Homebrew Adventure for busy gamemasters and homeschool parents Time is a commodity and I hope to show you a simple adventure design to inspire you to prepare less for your tabletop roleplaying games. If you are a busy gamemaster, … Continue reading Recipe for Adventure Design
There is plenty of information on how to better prepare for your tabletop roleplaying games, but what about how to better improvise during the session? I have learned a few tips from people who think quickly on their feet and … Continue reading Improve your Improvisational Skills as a Dungeon Master
Welcome Sojourners! Enjoy this end of the year update! I have a few things in production and in planning. As a gamemaster and dad, I always have my kid’s campaign running. While the games are not produced, I still like … Continue reading Happy New Year from Jonathan
In our family, we homeschool, and you may think of this as the DIY of education. We also play Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, as that was the game we first learned. By blending learning styles such as Garner’s, along … Continue reading Multiple Intelligences and Table Top Role Playing Games
Imposter syndrome can be described as doubting one’s self. I have heard many artists and professionals dealing with this phenomenon, including many game masters who sit behind the screen and wonder if they are doing their best, or even if … Continue reading Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Dungeon Master
Back in the 80s, my family homeschooled. I remember the days of workbooks, reading assignments, playing outside and household chores. During 2020, everyone in the USA experienced a sort of homeschooling. This landed most everyone staying at home with their … Continue reading Homeschool like a Dungeon Master, Share a Story and Find your Values
[Or more about how we are story formed] Maybe you have seen the 20 sided dice show up in pop culture lately, or heard the name of the world’s best role playing game. I don’t know about you, but most … Continue reading Life lessons from playing Dungeons and Dragons
A common problem between the screen and the game I had to call a tow truck the other day. My car was stuck and I wasn’t going anywhere. It is frustrating to feel helpless, but I’m grateful for the 24/7 … Continue reading Getting Unstuck as a Game Master
click here for the original link on Subtack! There are few events in life in which trust is foundational to participate. Grief and Play are two of those times in which trust is necessary. They both ask us to abandon reason and logic, to express emotion and to submit yourself to relationships. Trust is a powerful force. Listen to the Audio below! But how does trust link to grief and play? Through Imagination. Listen below and subscribe to my substack! May your story continue! Continue reading Trust and our Imaginations
Listen now (40 min) | Sojourners Awake Podcast Episode Analysis — Read on sojournersawake.substack.com/p/study-is-only-one-part-of-life Continue reading Study is Only One Part of Life – by Sojourners Awake!
We play Dungeons and Dragons. A lot. So much that I decided to record our sessions, edit them for quality content and lace with background music from TableTop Audio. You can sojourn with us by listening to the podcast. Search on your favorite platform and leave a rating and review! May your story continue! Continue reading Visit the Podcast
How to be a good Host as a Dungeon Master A Story to Begin Getting folks together week after week is the reason I keep playing Dungeons and Dragons, and I have this habit of meeting new people and inviting them to my house or online meeting hub for a friendly game and evening of storytelling. Integrating a new person at the table can present some challenges to the current flow of the game, especially if everyone has been playing together for a while. I present to you a few ways you can welcome a new player with ease without … Continue reading You have a New Player at the Table!
In this early morning chat, my friend Johnn and I chat about game mastering. Highlights of the Discussion 1:00 Slippery Slopes and Hard Choices 4:00 Why is Rolling Dice Fun? 7:00 Relationship between Food and Gaming 21:00 RPG as an Art form – do we replicate reality or abstraction? 29:00 RPGs and Teamwork and Understanding People 31:00 When your players are smarter than you 41:00 Stacking between the System, Setting and Story 47:00 The power of asking players “what are your intentions?” I hope that if you are a game master, you have enjoyed this chat between two friends. Comment … Continue reading RPGs and Philosophy of Gaming
Listen now (83 min) | Von confronts himself in the Abyss — Read on sojournersawake.substack.com/p/sin-and-repentance Follow me on Substack! Continue reading Sin and Repentance – by Sojourners Awake!