Stuck in a rut? Bored of playing the same thing all the time? Here are some ideas for D&D New Year resolutions!
Get started with D&D
Maybe you’ve been a long-time lurker, and you’ve been meaning for ages to find a D&D group of your own. Well, no time like the present!
Play a new character
If the elf wizards and dwarven fighters are getting a bit stale, try one of these combos instead:
Improve your rules knowledge
I ran a whole series on this earlier in the year: rules you never knew.
Have a go at DMing
If you’ve been playing forever, why not have a go at a 1st-level adventure?
Get better at improv
This is something I’ve actively worked on over the last couple of years and will continue to practise. A key skill for all DMs.
My number one piece of DM advice: ‘prep as much as you need and no more’. Jeremy Crawford and Sly Flourish agree.
Run less combat
Wizards of the Coast have now published a campaign-adventure where combat is entirely optional. How do you do that?
Start a new D&D adventure
Not sure which one to pick? This article has you covered!
Read some new books
And not just books: films, TV shows, and video games, too! If you’re in a creative rut, give yourself inspiration.
Build a new world
Sure, it’s a mammoth undertaking, but there are excellent tools out there to make the process simpler! I highly recommend the World Builder’s Guidebook from AD&D days – a hidden gem.
Go back in time
If you’ve never run time travel in your campaign, you’re missing a treat. ‘Where we’re going, we don’t need rules!’
January sucks. But who said gifts were only for Christmas? If Santa didn’t bring you the loot you wanted, why not spend some of your hard-earned gold pieces on yourself?
Start collecting minis
Where to start? I have a list of 100 minis that will cover you for session after session.
Take it less seriously
Sometimes we can forget that D&D is all kinda silly. Embrace it. It isn’t Game of Thrones.
Try a different game
D&D is just the tip of the iceburg! Why not try Dungeon World, Blades in the Dark, or the Cypher System?
Happy New Year!
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