• Justin Handlin

10 Mistakes You're Making as a Dungeon Master RIGHT NOW!


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10 Mistakes You're Making as a Dungeon Master RIGHT NOW!


As a Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master, you've got a lot on your plate. Between game prep, story development, connecting all the characters into the plot and so much more. You, just like all of us, can often fall into making some common mistakes. Below we've collected 10 of the most common mistakes you may be making as a DM right now, and not be aware of it.


1. Inappropriate Rewards

  • It's very common for DMs to hand out way too much treasure. This is a very quick way to lead to the characters becoming so powerful, that the DM struggles to balance encounters around the CR system.

  • On the other side of it. We have some DMs th