Features

Feature articles for DMs and Players.

Defining Your Game

20
August 14, 2011
Setting the PCs Up to Fail

You know what pisses me off? I know what you’re thinking: everything. And yes, that’s true. But it was a rhetorical question as a lead in to a point. So just go ahead and say “I don’t know, Angry DM, what pisses you off?” And then I can say “people who say ‘I had...
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Tearing 4E a New One: Short Rests and Encounter Resources

74
February 22, 2011
For DMs

Wherein the Angry DM takes a very critical look at encounter resources, short rests, and what they are doing to your game for better or for worse.
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Taking the Game Seriously

5
November 6, 2010
Taking the Game Seriously

Wherein The Angry DM explores Gamma World as a serious RPG, rambles about the game's lack of focus, and defends his performance of the "crit dance."
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Playing Mind Games: The Peanut Butter Conundrum

14
August 28, 2010
For DMs

Wherein The Angry DM discusses the impact of having too many options, gives DMs permission to place limits, and discusses useful CIA interrogation techniques for your game.
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The D&D Boss Fight: Colmarr’s Monster Mayhem

20
August 20, 2010
The D&D Boss Fight

Playing a role-playing game is a lot like being in a relationship. When the game is first released, there is a honeymoon period wherein everything is shiny and new and the game can do no wrong, just by virtue of its being new. It is a lustful time when long nights are spent under...
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