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Looking to improve your abilities as a DM? Here's some inspiration - ideas to help you have a better experience at your table, from a DM with decades of experience.

From player management to adventure design, Davis covers a lot of bases with practical tips to make your games better, as well as the theory which underlies them.


Seriously, this is the Version 2.0 issue of You Can Try, with more tips and tricks for the busy DM.

Click here to find other titles by R P Davis!

Not a DM? Looking for player-focused tips? Look no further!

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February 11th, 2020
I picked this up a long time ago when DMing was more of an aspiration than an actual thing that I did. Now that I'm filling the role, I decided to blow the virtual dust off and see what the author had to say. There's lots of great info - and ex [...]
April 1st, 2018
This is a great 'Stuff every DM is gonna ask' document. I summarizes a LOT of advice I've found in little pieces on different blogs/videos, etc and says it all in a quick, conversational tone that's enjoyable to read. Just buy it. It's useful. [...]
November 28th, 2017
A well written and organized collection of DM tips, tricks, and tools useful for the novice or veteran. Every concept explored in this resource is explained in simple language with wonderful examples provided. A great addition to ANY DMs tool set. [...]
April 23rd, 2017
I've been DMing for little over a year now, and though I'd been told and experienced some of the tips in this book, there were many other's I'd never considered, including links to helpful content. Reading through this, there are many i [...]
August 15th, 2016
This product is a well-written and very informative guide that I think every new and new-ish DM should at least peruse (heck, some experienced DMs may want to take a look, as well). There are a lot of great tips in here, and I, for one, will definitely [...]
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