by Mike Shea on 02 November 2012
Below is an archive of all of the Sly Flourish DM Tip Twitter posts for October 2012. Get daily DM tips at http://twitter.com/slyflourish!
#dnd tip: The #dnd adventure novels can give you a lot of good background and inspiration for your adventure.
8 Things That Ruin D&D Games - http://t.co/hmoppxR9 I dont agree with the last one but this list is pretty good. #dnd
Loving this Tome Show episode about freelancing: http://t.co/kuq2c6Be
#dnd tip: Want your traps to feel real? Describe the sounds of counter-weights moving behind the walls.
listen to @Squach, @deadorcs, and I at our Gencon episode of Behind the DM Screen: http://t.co/Qb6ln0xz #dnd
#dnd tip from @squach Use prophecy to add constraint to your own overactive imagination.
The setpiece battle in my next Eberron #dndnext game. The Chamber of Arasis Krast: http://t.co/0uZjRzOO
#dnd tip from @deadorcs Min-max terrain work by spending your time making terrain that will have maximum use at your table.
Want some Gardmore tips? Listen to @Squach and I on our Gencon Behind the DM Screen: http://t.co/LrjrjaeU #dnd
Interesting videos on building #dnd terrain and props: http://t.co/Otxm7Z00
Check out this gallery of people's old #dnd maps and handouts: http://t.co/x3ADvRzS
Interesting article on threatening epic tier parties by hitting what they love instead of their AC: http://t.co/yBKlL22j #dnd
#dnd tip: Practice the fine art of not writing down great ideas. If they're really great, they'll come back.
Great #dnd article by Ed Greenwood (all his articles are fantastic!) on letting players fill in the story: http://t.co/J3QcnoKe
Fun article about @StephenAtHome's #dnd campaign back in the day: http://t.co/E8amJVYg
#dnd tip: Consider running the old Ravenloft module with your #dndnext playtest on Halloween! http://t.co/HwQgzgtd
Dungeon! looks like a good gateway to getting people into #dnd: http://t.co/VPwYtrN5
#dnd tip: Looking to build your own Perkins-style map archive? Here's a link to the WOTC Map Archive: http://t.co/m7dbRyi6
My Halloween adventure arrived: http://t.co/xC2OSsK4
More awesome Colbert on his #dnd paladin's choice to melt off the face of a merchant while discussing WoW and politics: http://t.co/eUIq0sFV
#dnd tip: For those on a budget, the Monster Vault is worth it just for the tokens, adventure, and map. http://t.co/FTwknyYa
#dnd tip: Use Star Trek as a model for island adventures just like Chris Perkins.
excellent article on #dnd treasure maps: http://t.co/KICgXoA3 thanks @ameron_dm!
I'm still waiting to hear word of my Mararthur grant for writing awesome #dnd stuff. If you know someone, send word: http://t.co/G84LIDn6
Very interesting article on static monster damage in @13thAge: http://t.co/FHOXOhKV
The cover of Elminister's Forgotten Realms is fantastic: #dnd http://t.co/9MPMzf1n
Great ideas for Dungeon Command accessories by @bandofmisfits: http://t.co/BnQCBURt
#dnd tip: Tap into the imagination of your players to fuel your game's story.
If you are a voracious reader, Elminister's Forgotten Realms gives you every mundane detail you could want. #dnd http://t.co/9ZgbwNp1
Check out @Squach's Gamma World / Ravenloft Halloween mashup. http://t.co/2axZMwAb
#dnd tip: From Perkins: if you're going to rip off someone's idea, rip off @montecook. He's a master.
Looks like Amazon fixed the product link for Dungeon! https://t.co/kxZC1oxg Looking forward to it!
#dnd tip: Spend prep time on hand-outs and other table gimmicks to make your game interesting.
Ed Greenwood on making awesome #dnd magic items: http://t.co/gz3PxTc5
#dnd tip: Play tons of other games and steal the mechanics and stories that work for you.
#dnd tip: Always be ready for PCs to throw your primary quest-giving NPC off a cliff.
Dungeon! A game about punching out tiny coffin tokens. http://t.co/NwZyFB12
@thepareport: Dungeon! isnt dumbed down D&D, its a role-playing game for kids http://t.co/SUIbpgFt
This article by Perkins sounds a whole lot like @newbiedm: http://t.co/SnJFNVSf
Thanks to @Squach for the kind words on the Tome News podcast: http://t.co/w4TWFTyw #dnd
#dnd tip: Skill as a roleplayer and as a DM comes with practice. Get out there and do it - a lot.
Anyone know how Troglodytes treat their dead?
@gregbilsland Funny, I just wrote: "Troglodytes have no burial rights other than tossing the bodies into a sunken pit."
#dnd tip: Take a queue from Borderlands 2 and have your villain interacting with your PCs often, even very early on.
The co-op rules for Dungeon! look like a great way to play: http://t.co/CkKwDM7J #dnd
Enjoyed this article by @BrainClouds on static #dnd monster damage calculations: http://t.co/Xep2P2za
#dnd tip: Want an example of a sandbox story? Check out True Blood.
#dnd tip: Get over the fear of failure. Recognize this fear and allow yourself to make mistakes.
Ran a #dndnext arena battle tonight. Five random encounters in an hour. Fun!
#dnd tip: Convey a new piece of information with each piece of improvised dialog.
Like @gregbilsland, I find that converting old #dnd modules to #dndnext is quite easy: http://t.co/9aOUH1hJ
#dnd tip: Imitate voices from TV and movie characters.
How will YOU celebrate Halloween? #dnd http://t.co/eASQl34n
It isn't exactly lazy #dnd DMing, but Ed Greenwood's idea for a player pack isn't bad: http://t.co/nDCDZG8f
Good article on running close to the cliche without crossing the line by Chris Perkins: http://t.co/ZDRVFwis
#dnd tip from Ed Greenwood: For every loose end you tie up, add three more. http://t.co/NgmcEMDu
Power out. @rosamoonshadow and I did some theater of the mind role playing based on her thief, Cattail, and the Sunsword she "liberated".
Did the whole thing in dialog and some 2d6 rolls. I have a simple system that works really well, I think, as a bare bones RPG.
Power is back. Im digging the latest #dndnext playtest docs. http://t.co/zCsBNRA2
Good article on using Dungeon! In your #dnd game by @learningdm: http://t.co/3vXV2Vux
#dnd tip: This episode of @planetmoney has a fantastic description of 1400s era money management including sand-abacuses:...
The Paizo deck-building pseudo-rpg looks pretty interesting: http://t.co/6542GBGD
#dnd tip: If you use "theater of the mind" take the opportunity to go big. Vast rooms, huge statues - things you can't do with a map.
@obsidianportal I ran Ravenloft last Saturday and tonight I have a spooky night in Tanaroa on the Isle of Dread planned.
An acrylic sheet over the board of the Dungeon! Board game works really well. No coffins needed. http://t.co/7qihAOTt
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