Month in Review: January 2011

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on January 31, 2011

We began January with what turned turned out to be one of our most inflammatory articles to date. It created a lot of comments (the most we’ve ever received on any article) and polarized the online gaming community. We also covered a wide variety of other topics in January including the latest DM app for your iPad, action points, henchmen, conflict resolution strategies,adventure hooks, skill challenges, LFR and D&D Encounters (season 3 and season 4).

If you missed any of the excitment throughout January this is you chance to get caught up. Below is a recap of everything we ran during the last month. We encourage you to read any of the articles you might have missed or to revisit some of your favourites.

We want to thank everyone who visited Dungeon’s Master throughout the month of January, with a special shout out to everyone who left us comments. We measure our success largely based on what you, the readers, have to say. We welcome your feedback and encourage continued debate and discussion on every article we write.


D&D Encounters

We shared weekly recaps throughout January as D&D Encounters moved into the final chapter of Keep on the Borderlands. In February, March of the Phantom Brigade, season 4 of D&D Encounters begins. We posted the pre-generated characters for your convenience as well as the first look at Fortune Cards. Be sure to visit the D&D Encounters Archive, a repository of all our D&D Encounters articles including the weekly recaps and the pre-generated characters.

Skill Challenges

In January, Dungeon’s Master added one new skill challenge to our library. In Skill Challenge: Secret Identityreputable PCs need to complete their primary objective without revealing who they really are. Check out our extensive Skill Challenge archive by clicking on the Skill Challenges tab at the top of the page.

Living Forgotten Realms (LFR)

Inspired by our 7 Reasons I Hate LFR article, the Dungeon’s Master team worked with an LFR author to try and come up with The Best LFR Adventure Ever. Listen to the interview with the author and the actual play podcast. Read all about the creative process and then judge our success for yourself.

DM Resources

A Look Ahead

Tomorrow marks the Dungeon’s Master second anniversary, so join us as we share the State of the Dungeon. February promises to be another great moth here at Dungeon’s Master. We’ll keep doing what we’re good at and bring you top quality D&D articles every day. Articles on skill challenges, new adventuring hooks, DM tips, weekly write-ups of D&D Encounters and a look back on the highs and lows of D&D Encounters season 3. We’ll also be looking at the idea of character identity throughout February with articles for both DMs and players. Thanks again to everyone who visited Dungeon’s Master in January. We hope you’ll continue visiting Dungeon’s Master every day in February for more great D&D articles.

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1 Blinkey January 31, 2011 at 9:17 am

A great month of articles that inspired me to comment rather than perform my usual lurking. You folks do a great job and have rapidly become one of my regular reads. The number of times i’ve read an article here and gone away with a new perspective or with more to think about has been great. My thanks and appreciation for all your hard work.


Blinkey 😉

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