It was another strong month here at Dungeon’s Master. We covered a wide variety of topics including sex and drugs in D&D, Wheaton’s Law, social media, essential RPG books and of course D&D Encounters. If you missed any of our articles from July than now is the time to get caught up. We’ve provided links below to everything we posted in July along with a brief description of each.
Our readership increased in July thanks to a couple of controversial articles and some amazing Star Wars pre-gens for D&D Encounters. We want to thank everyone who visited our site last month, especially those of you who comment regularly. Your feedback lets us know if we’re doing a good job and the overwhelming majority of comments are usually quite positive. Please keep reading and please keep providing your comments and questions.
Me, Me, Me
It wasn’t until I was grouping the articles for July’s Month in Review that I realized how much narcissism was going on this month. Here are three articles that are all about me.
- Only Ten – Ameron’s List – If you could only keep 10 print books from your own RPG collection, what would they be?
- Ameron’s 2012 GenCon Schedule – I share my GenCon itinerary and provide additional commentary about some of the events.
- Dungeon’s Master Joins Twitter, Follow @ameron_dm – Can’t get enough Ameron or Dungeon’s Master? Follow me on Twitter to get your fill. I’ll be Tweeting regularly from GenCon in August.
- Don’t Be a Dick – 4 Tips for Following Wheaton’s Law – Inspired in part by things I’ve witnessed at my own gaming table, I’ve provided four tips that (if followed) will ensure you don’t break Wheaton’s Law.
- Master of the Dungeon Webcomic – Epic Treasures – Matt Domville provides us with another great web comic. This time he pokes fun at epic treasure.
- Never Leave a Man Behind – Just because a PC is unconscious doesn’t mean you can or should forget about him.
- The Things We Do Not Talk About in D&D – A frank discussion about sex, drugs and slavery in your game and some reasons for including or excluding them.
Season 9 continues on as the heroes faced an elite squad of Drow, visited the stalactite fortress called the Demonspur, stormed the gates of Zadzifeirryn, and carefully navigated the spider-filled maze of caverns to the heart of the Drow city.
- D&D Encounters: Web of the Spider Queen (Week 7)
- D&D Encounters: Web of the Spider Queen (Week 8.)
- D&D Encounters: Web of the Spider Queen (Week 9)
- D&D Encounters: Web of the Spider Queen (Week 10)
- Star Wars Pre-Gens for D&D Encounters – If you’re looking for some new pre-gens try these familiar faces from Star Wars created using by-the-book D&D mechanics.
Each week I join Alton from 20ft Radius as we discuss the week’s encounter. We summarize our experiences and provide our thoughts on what worked, what didn’t, and what we’d do differently.
Visit the Dungeon’s Master D&D Encounters Archive for all of our ongoing weekly coverage as well as other great D&D Encounters articles and resources.
A Look Ahead
August is GenCon month so expect relevant and related articles before, during and after the con. For those who can’t make it to Indianapolis this year be sure to follow me on Twitter (@ameron_dm) to keep on top of my GenCon experiences.
August will be a big month for D&D Encounters. Expect the usual field reports every Thursday (including the week of GenCon) along with the season report card when season 9 ends. We know that season 10 will be another Drow-themed adventure and as soon as we get a copy we’ll do our usual preview and share the highlights.
In between Gencon and D&D Encoutners there will still be articles about good old D&D. Upcoming topics include epic terrain, my experiences at D&D Camp, a new skill challenge (it’s been a while since we’ve done one of those!), and a new Master of the Dungeon webcomic.
As always we welcome your input and encourage you to send us your questions or suggestions, and we’re always looking for guest posters if you’re interested in writing for Dungeon’s Master. Be sure to visit Dungeon’s Master regularly in August for more great D&D articles.
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