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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Reflections on DMQuests, Factions, and other successes and failures

Time marches on, and here we are just 2 days until the end of the year and the end of my time as an admin. In this reflections post I’m going to talk about what we’ve done well in the AL from my perspective and what we’ve not done so well in the hopes that DMs and players...

Reflections on Organizing D&D and Community Involvement

My time as an admin is coming to an end. In that time I want to reflect on a few things. In this short article, I’ll talk about organizing for D&D and participating in the community. Organizing We need DMs to continue to grow this hobby. DM’s are usually the organizer for their...

Faces of the Adventurers League 2017

As part of this year’s Midwinter Festival, we requested pictures of your Adventurers League parties accomplishing heroic deeds. Send, we asked, and send, you did! The images show many an adventurer (and pirate… and dinosaur…) in your homes, at your friendly local game stores, and...

Midwinter Reflections on the Year

As we close out the year we begin reflecting on the road that led us to where we are now. Contemplating the past helps us understand the present and make our next steps clearer. What have you and your characters done this year and where are they heading? Who have they adventured with and how have...

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...

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...