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Old 08-26-2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default I've just started DMing

Is there any helpful advice I should know?
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:37 AM   #2
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Deadmine-ing?

If so, you are better off using the abbreviations ''VC''(As in Van Cleef). DM is used for Dire Maul now.
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:39 AM   #3
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Don't railroad the plot!

"An old man staggers towards you, whispers something inaudiable, and collap-"
"I cast Cure Critical Wounds."
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What's DMing?
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:57 AM   #5
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Dming as in being a Dungeon Master for AD&D

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Dming as in being a Dungeon Master for AD&D

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D'oh, I should've guessed that.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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Are you running a campaign in 3E or 3.5E?
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2nd Edition, actually.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:36 AM   #9
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Not sure about 2E; I haven't played in forever. IIRC, rangers are WAY too powerful in 2E, so you may want to change dungeons and monsters SLIGHTLY after all the chars have rolled stats. Definitely come up with your main storyline and dungeons BEFOREHAND, but if you get a group that all have +12 mods at L1, it's fine to up the level of the monsters. However, don't be an i***t about it; don't put in an event that nobody can complete, however getting back at a one-sided character is allowed.
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Thanks for the advice!
I love DMing. I can terrorize my friends if they mess up. :P



...then I give them a Ring of +2 Attack rolls...

Then I have a dragon appear...

...then I give him Drizzt Do'Urden's scimitars....

Then Akar Kessel appears...

You know, just the usual stuff. I try to make it as fun as possible by adding little treasures, even if small, through the land.. I make it even more fun by guarding them with some kind of monster or death trap or a puzzle. I am also fond of stockpiles of riches hidden in area you might not suspect. (e.g. below the floorboards under the desk at an inn or under the fountain in the middle of the town square)
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