I have been playing tabletop for years but only just started getting into roleplay. I have played one session as a player then I got thrown into the role of DM.. it's been interesting. I am looking for somewhere I can go to get advice on how to better run my games, I've read quite a lot over the past month or so but it'd be nice to have a conversation with someone rather than just reading other people's threads! I hope to start building my own campaigns once I've got the hang of it so I'm also looking forward to having somewhere to bounce ideas and share successes!
My guys are about 1/3 of the way through Lost Mines of Phandelver, we don't get chance to play every week but we try our best. I plan on running some more of the pre-built campaigns after this to really get to grips with what the hell I'm doing.
I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be someone else - Oscar Wilde
Post by DM Onesie Knight on Apr 5, 2018 20:33:57 GMT
Welcome to the block party! Premade adventures are a great way to familiarize yourself with the nitty gritty nuts and bolts of running a game. But don't be afraid to make it your own! Change stuff! Cut some stuff out and add some other stuff! It's yours!
Great to have new blood. Pre-gen stuff is awesome in your position, but some advice I always want to remind new DMs with a group of new players... Don't forget your players haven't done the "boring and obvious" yet. They haven't started an adventure in a tavern hovered over a treasure map. They haven't killed the goblin king. They havent defended the caravan from orcs... There's a lot of low hanging fruit out there that can be inspirational for you and is new and exciting for your players. If you are excited and passionate, your players usually will be too.