73 minutes | Feb 13, 2020

Night School Ep.3: D&D - Being a DM

Welcome to BedtimeGamer’s newest addition to our podcast content, Night School, where we dive into everything you need to know about a specific topic in the nerd world. Our first series is all about getting started with RPGs, focusing specifically on Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition.In this episode of Night School: D&D series, Shawn, Emily, Austin, and Drew are joined by Shawn's brother, Kevin, to discuss the ins and outs of being a Dungeon Master. The DM is basically the referree and rulemaster of Dungeons & Dragons, but they are much more than that! We discuss how the DM is integral for a fun experience, drafting a story that entices their players and pivoting to continue to progress the story when needed. Austin, Drew, and Kevin draw on their experiences as DMs, while the group at large discusses what they enjoy from their DM and tips for any would-be DM listeners to help you get started!Episode ContentIntroductions - 00:00:14The role of the DM- 00:01:30Who should DM - 00:02:41What you need to DM - 00:08:22How do you choose a campaign? - 00:16:26Prep work: how much and how to - 00:22:17Tips for starting to DM - 00:31:00Our favorite DM / campaign moments - 00:42:55Listener questions: 00:55:40Recommended resources - 1:05:50
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