The Blizzard Watch crew usually gets together once a month to play a D&D game that I can only describe as wacky and wonderful.
Here's a little secret -- I don't do a lot of formal planning for running my D&D games.
There are a lot of excellent Dungeons & Dragons setting books out there that will give you all the details you need to run a game in their setting, and those settings (also known as campaign settings, world settings, campaign worlds and/or simply campaigns) are often excellent.
Sooner or later, someone always suggests this one.
I don't feel like I need to convince you to buy the D&D's Explorer's Guide to Wildemount -- if you're playing D&D, then you probably already know about Critical Role and Matt Mercer's campaign setting for that long-running, streamed D&D series.
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 we’ll be hosting our recurring D&D Spectacular starting at 2:30 PM CDT on our Twitch channel.
If you've been a reader here for a while, you may remember my post about Odyssey of the Dragonlords, a really very good setting by two ex-Bioware developers with convincing track records.
This is another of those topics which applies to most, if not all, tabletop RPGs to some extent, but it's worth discussing in terms of Dungeons and Dragons just because more people play that game.
One of the fun things about Dungeons and Dragons is looking at all the cool options that you'll probably never actually get to play, because there's just not enough time to play sixteen D&D games in a week.
If you're interested in getting started playing Dungeons and Dragons (or indeed, any pen and paper roleplaying game) it can seem somewhat daunting, especially if you've never done it before.