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Community Spotlight: Merric Blackman on DMing on a Time Crunch
Feb13

Community Spotlight: Merric Blackman on DMing on a Time Crunch

Merric Blackman is an Australian Dungeon Master “co-opted” into community organizing. In addition to running lots of D&D Adventurers League games in Ballarat, Merric organizes Adventurers League for conventions in Victoria, Australia, including PAX. “I also write an awful lot about what I do,” Merric adds, and in fact, you might know him best as an avid reviewer and D&D blogger on his website,...

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Standards and Expectations

Dungeons and Dragons is a great big game, full of zaniness and acts of heroism that should inspire us all. Why do we say “should”? Quite honestly, it’s because of how our modern culture is married to our hobby. The game has grown beyond the boundaries of the table and now encompasses digital play, tabletop play, theater of the mind play, social media discussion and commentary, and so much more. Gaming now has many...

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Community Spotlight: Petrina Ho on Building Your Local Community
Feb06

Community Spotlight: Petrina Ho on Building Your Local Community

Petrina Ho is a community champion of Singapore’s growing D&D Adventurers League scene. A Dungeon Master, event organizer, photographer, and community leader of local group DDALSG, Petrina helps game stores across the country start flourishing AL game nights, supports conventions like Singapore’s annual RPG Day, and organizes seminars and workshops to train Dungeon Masters and educate players on all things D&D. In...

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Roleplay, Roleplay, Roleplay!
Jan25

Roleplay, Roleplay, Roleplay!

One of the biggest and most impactful tools that a tabletop gamer can use is the story. Whether they are acting as a player or serving as a Dungeon Master, the story provides ample opportunities to roleplay. By putting ourselves in the proverbial shoes of our characters, what do we see? What do we do? Why? Recently a group of Adventurers League players (and their characters, of course) have decided to take matters into their own hands...

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Charities and Adventurers League and dice rolls, oh my!
Jan11

Charities and Adventurers League and dice rolls, oh my!

  In recent months we have introduced a lot of new ways for players to experience content, and one of the biggest adjustments that we’ve made is to open up play options for the D&D Adventurers League Epics that were played in previous seasons – but there’s a catch. See, the D&D Adventurers League (and of course, Wizards of the Coast) really, really want to support charities. Our core charity is Extra...

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Reflections on my time as a D&D Adventurers League Admin
Dec31

Reflections on my time as a D&D Adventurers League Admin

So, here we are, my last day as a D&D Adventurers League admin. I’ve been posting some reflections, one on organizing and community involvement and one on successes and failures in the AL. This post, my last post as an admin is going to be a general reflection post about my time working in this great program and the wonderful people that make it worth participating in. I apologize if it get’s a bit sappy, but D&D...

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