Help a fledgling newbie DM out?

thewenglishwarlock:

myjawislikeashovel:

Hey everyone! I’ll be running a D&D group based on the newest edition and I’ve never really DM’ed before. Are there any articles/websites/places I could go to for information on basically anything? 

Thanks in advance!

corruptionpoints gives  some really groovy and friendly advice.

A lot of the friendly tumblr GMs are happy to help with questions or give advice.

Good luck and most importantly have fun :D

I’ve got a whole GM advice tag for dungeon masters, and my askbox is always open.

How I Convinced My D&D Players To Kill Their Characters

thegentlemangamer:

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It was a master stroke. A four-session buildup to an incredibly satisfying payoff. A mystery that led both to a major realization, and tons more questions.

Let me tell you how we got here.

My players wanted to do an Eberron game in the new edition of D&D. Their character backgrounds were as disparate as you can imagine, and I was trying to think of something that would make shoehorning them into a party easier.

So I screwed with their heads.

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outofcontextdnd:

"I believe it’s time for my usual disclaimer: now would be an excellent time for someone who doesn’t have 6 Charisma and no ranks in Diplomacy to interrupt me and take charge of the conversation."

outofcontextdnd:

Fighter: I think there’s one of them snake people in there.

Wizard: You mean a naga?

Fighter: … Dude, I don’t think it’s okay for you to use that word.