This is the second post in a series of DND DM tips that are designed to help first time Dungeon Masters/Game Masters as well as give experienced DMs/GMs some new perspective to improve their games. The information here applies to all TTRPG games. As a Dungeon Master (DM), we all aim to entertain our players. …
You’ve spent hours planning tonight’s D&D Session with great care. You know what monsters your player’s will encounter, what town or other locations they want to visit, and you’ve created the perfect NPC to show off how your BBEG (Big Bad Evil Guy) isn’t to be trifled with. Your friends brought the pizza and drinks, have sat down with their character sheets and their lucky dice, and turn to you, hoping for a night of fun.
Suddenly, shortly into your session somewhere between your players buying a ton of gear from Tristan, the salty merchant NPC you created and a combat against the BBEG’s main henchman, who you were certain they were heading to, they act unpredictably.