Month in Review: November 2012

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on December 3, 2012

We may not have published a lot of articles in November but the ones we did were solid. If you missed any of them this is your chance to get caught up. Yes we’ve focused a lot of attention on D&D Encounters but that’s not all we’ve got.

In November we ran an article on magic items with charges, something that we don’t have in 4e D&D but we certainly could, we explored the idea of using D&D Bingo cards to add more to your game by encouraging the players and their characters to do things they might not otherwise deem necessary, and we looked at the upcoming season of Lair Assault (which certainly looks like another home run from the Wizards creative team). Check out all of our highlights from November below.

As always I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers. By coming back regularly and leaving your comments it helps us get a better idea of what you want and we do our best to try to provide it. If there’s something you’d like to see on Dungeon’s Master or there’s a topic you like us to cover, let us know in the comments or contact us by email or Twitter.

Highlights

DM Resources

  • D&D Bingo - Want to encourage your players to do more creative or outrageous things? Give them a D&D Bingo card and reward them for completing it.
  • Magic Items With Charges - We look at how 4e mechanics can capture the flavour of magic items with charges so prevalent in previous editions of D&D.

Recommended Reading

  • 7 Great Post-Apocalypse Books - If you like the new TV show Revolution then you should check out these great reads about how humans strive to survive after the end of the world.

 D&D Encounters

War of Everlasting Darkness is the thrilling conclusion to the Rise of the Underdark story-arc from Wizards of the Coast. This season’s adventure incorporates some of the D&D Next play-test ideas into 4e mechanics for a whole new kind of D&D Encounters.

Check out our special episode of Recounting Encounters in which we interviewed one of this season’s authors Shawn Merwin.

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.

Lair Assault

A Look Ahead

In December we always run out Greatest Hits from the previous year. This December is no exception. Beginning in mid-December we’ll comb through the archives to find our best articles and share them with you once again. As we’ve done in previous years, I’ll compose a new introduction for each article in which I’ll let you know what I think on that topic now that some time has passed. In some cases I come at the post with a whole new light so be sure to check them out.

This season of D&D Encounters has only a few more weeks remaining and we’ll keep covering the adventure through to the end. We’ll of course follow it up with a Report Card when all is said and done.

With my regular D&D game on hiatus until 2013 I’m forced to seek inspiration elsewhere. By going outside of my comfort zone I’ve got some great ideas on where to take your 4e D&D game that I’ll be sharing in December. Be sure to visit Dungeon’s Master throughout December to get your D&D fix.


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