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GM Melissa
Western Massachusetts
Neverending quest to have more fun while gaming.
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Long time, no post. In the six months that have gone by since my last post, I have learned much about being a DM*. I think I find I learned the most, and became the most grounded, when I DMed for people I've never played with before. DMing for strangers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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One of my goals in running any RPG is to get that player reaction where they go, "Whoa!" "Sweet!" "That's freakin' cool!" Apparently I like my players to be from 1996, but so be it. My last game, I had one such moment where I did something cool, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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So last night's weekly game I'd consider an unmitigated success. People cracked up laughing, there were "Oooh"s "Ahh"s and "Oh shit!"s. There were pithy comments by my players. There was the slaying of many undead. Sometimes I run a bad game. Not every game has people smiling and interested. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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So there were 3 encounters from my big Underdark adventure on Saturday that I did not use at all. They're lower level, so I know I'm not going to use them any time soon. So I thought I'd share. (Details of Monster stats not given, due to Wizards copyright.) EL... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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It began almost a year ago - news came that the legendary PAX would be heading east, to my home turf. For many months, there had been preparations. Grouping up with friends to secure a hotel, a countdown on a google wave with events and plans, learning of the D&D... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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Beginnings are important. They set the tone of what's to follow. Whether this is a first impression interview at a job, the start of a new relationship, or when players sit down to start a brand new game of D&D. I'm terrible at beginnings. I always like to rush into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at Dice & Drama
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