Dungeon Masters Helping Each Other

Adventures in Nerdery

About a week ago I got into a conversation with a couple of people on Twitter about being a Dungeon Master and how it’s essentially a very solitary role. It all started because I felt a hankering to create a new campaign setting, but with a twist. I wanted to create it with other DMs. I wanted input from other Dungeon Masters, and for each of us to build our own sections of this world that we would eventually be able to show to players. Like a kind of gift to the rpg and D&D community. Not a setting devised and created by one person, but a collective of DMs all putting their unique stamp on it, creating a wholly new and different world where each nation feels different than the other. I thought if nothing else it would be a fun exercise and chance to meet and learn from…

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20 D&D Bard Quest Ideas

A bunch of great ideas here! I think 13, 19 & 20 are my faves. Lots of juicy roleplaying opportunities there.

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Today we have a guest blogger, Mia Johnson from Tipsy Badger. She has prepared 20 D&D Quest Ideas for bards.

  1. The children of the surround farmland have been disappearing, some say a satyr play his flute just on the edge of the woods, enticing them to join his dance.
  2. Despite the disappearing members and strange accidents happening around the traveling circus, the troupe seeks new headliners for this evening’s show.
  3. A haunting melody rouses the party from their sleep to see a ghostly veiled woman drifting towards a pond, beckoning the party with her hand before sinking below the water.
  4. Drunken revelry draws the party’s attention to  a crowd of townsfolk gathered round a fighting pit, the betting pot valuing a small fortune.
  5. The whole town decorated in fresh flowers and summer banners, many walls and posts…

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Hwæt!

In this house we respect women, including trans women, support LGBTIQA+ rights, and punch Nazis, so if you’re misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, racist, fascist and/or a Nazi do yourself a favour and fuck off right now.

To the rest of you: Greetings. I am a Bard IRL, tend to favour Bards and Rogues in D&D (as a player, not a DM), and also in video games when such characters are available. I am a proud bisexual non-binary person and as such I have adopted the gender neutral pronouns they/them, but I don’t mind if someone refers to me as he/him or she/her. I’m also older than dirt so please forgive me if I accidentally misuse a neologism.

Raised a Christian, I became a Neopagan at age sixteen. In my twenties I hung out with a lot of Wiccans and Traditional Witches. I eventually became a Trad Witch and an Anglo-Saxon Heathen. I am a longtime member of Heathens Against Hate. While I am not anti-Christian, I decry the blatant hypocrisy of those who call themselves Christians whilst continuously preaching a “Gospel” of hate. And despite them, I am a Jesus fan.

Some of you may know me from my Tumblr or my Twitter. Given the recent changes to the former, which I will probably be writing about at length very soon, I was motivated to launch this WordPress blog. However, I had always intended to do so, I just tend to procrastinate.

I also tend to look on the bright side, so maybe one good thing to come out of the whole Tumblr debacle is that I finally got up off my ass and did this.

At any rate, welcome to the new blog. I look forward to showering you all with effulgent wisdom and of course, bardic lore. 😉

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