Remember the last D&D combat post? This week, we’re expanding on those themes some more to talk about BOSS BATTLES! Here are a few things I use to augment the Heroes of Iyastera baddies and help my players feel like the epic heroes they are!
Being a GM is a big job: you need to be familiar with the rules (or at least know where to find them in the reference books), create engaging challenges for your players to solve, and weave it all together in an interesting story that will capture the imagination. If you’re lucky enough to be running an on-going campaign, it can definitely feel like the work is never-ending. It’s easy to fall into rabbit hole after rabbit hole of worldbuilding, campaign prep, and NPC creation, but after a while you start to learn techniques that make it a bit easier on your time and mental energy stores!
There are a lot of different opinions and interpretations of character alignment in the RPG world and just as many ways to use it in your game! Some groups use it as a definitive compass for how their characters will handle situations, while others see it as more of a flexible guideline. Some groups don’t really use alignment at all. Keep on reading!
How much do I love RPGs? Let me count the ways…I love the role-playing, the sense of community, the exploration and storytelling…but let’s be real here. One of the most exciting things in D&D is, without a doubt, the loot!! It’s a great way to reward your players, help balance out a party and make the drag between levels a bit more rewarding. These things are especially important when running D&D for young players who can sometimes get discouraged by unlucky rolls or become bored with the “grind” that us older players sometimes pride ourselves on enduring!