Hi all! I'm running my first-ever campaign (D&D 5e), and so far it seems to be going well after about seven sessions (except for the fact that Roll20 and I have an ongoing feud). I'm putting my PCs through a modified version of the Caves of Chaos right no... This looks like an interesting online tool for making maps, so I thought I'd pass it along -- I am really bad at reading but I love to read the most classic of fantasy stories and I draw a lot of inspiration from them. Puzzle-wise I think my inspiration is usually either just websites of riddles or old video games from my childhood. Also I lov... My first campaign was one long story and it really felt like I was railroading the players... because it was a kind of world-end scenario where they HAD to persue it or else evil would win and there would be no hope. So I really regretted that bad bi... My group often plays a round of Epic Spell Wars and make sure to use the recommended silly voices while we play, it helps everyone get comfortable with roleplaying. Do you guys do anything or do you just jump right in? I have a player who constantly gets a bit overshadowed by the other players being a bit enthusiastic and loud. They are too polite to shove a word or two in and I feel like it's discouraging them from getting into the game(ending up on their phone and dis... I'm always trying new ways to plan my games, including methods for map making. I've gone from using grid paper to using special map making sofware to using digital drawing software to do it myself. How do you map?