Spelljammer: Adventures in Space is a must-buy D&D set because you need magic space boats in your campaign
Spelljammer: Adventures in Space is a massive set of three different supplemental materials for Dungeons and Dragons DMs to explore, and this article will give you some concrete examples of how to use it in your own campaign -- beyond the naturally effusive praise afforded to magic space boats, of course. Spelljammer comes with three books, the adventure Light of Xaryxis -- which, as an adventure, is basically designed for you to use it in a game -- the monster book Boo's Astral Menagerie which by virtue of being a book full of monsters is even easier to use in a campaign, and finally the Astral Adventurer's Guide.
I haven't been running as many TTRPG games lately as I'm used to, so when I got to run our latest D&D Spectacular, I very deliberately went into it throwing everything I possibly could at the players.
Some DMs will tell you that as a new Dungeon Master you should be aiming to craft your own world and personally design each and every adventure your party embarks on.
Some people are what's called eternal DMs -- they got into Dungeons and Dragons or other TTRPGs and started running games at some point, and it became almost all they ever do.
The first time I realized I could just give players a level whenever I felt it was appropriate for the story, I almost fell over.
One of the biggest pitfalls for novice game masters of any tabletop RPG is knowing how and when to say no to players.
Here's a little secret -- I don't do a lot of formal planning for running my D&D games.
I remember when I decided to start my first Dungeons and Dragons game as a DM, and found about a month into it that I'd accidentally created my own campaign world.
If there's one thing that every Dungeons and Dragons game needs, it's a Dungeon Master.
I've been playing and Game Mastering various tabletop RPGs for a long time -- from old school Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder, to Wraith the Oblivion, Exalted, and Talislanta. I've run GURPS, Champions, Silver Age Sentinels, Unknown Armies, Conspiracy X, Call of Cthulhu, Earthdawn, Heavy Gear... it's a lot of games.