GMJ 221: Does a New DM Need to Know the Rules to Run D&D?

How much of the rules should you know as a beginning GM? Lex gives a breakdown of where the basic rules of the game can be found and what to focus on. He also gives his thoughts on how to approach campaigns that make certain classes, subclasses, races, etc. undesirable to play as PCs.

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Lex's Series on the Player's Handbook

Episode 137: PHB Prelude through Chapter 4

Episode 138: PHB Chapter 5 - Equipment

Episode 139: PHB Chapter 6 - Multiclassing & Feats

Episode 140: PHB Chapter 7 - Ability Scores

Episode 142: PHB Chapter 8 - Adventuring part 1

Episode 143: PHB Chapter 8 - Adventuring part 2

Episode 145: PHB Chapter 9 - Combat

Episode 146: PHB Chapter 10 & Appendices - Spellcasting, Conditions & Exhaustion

Lex's Series on the Dungeon Master's Guide

Episode 151: DMG Introduction - Know Your Players

Episode 152: DMG Chapter 1 - A World of Your Own

Episode 154: DMG Chapter 1 - Gods of Your World

Episode 155: DMG Chapter 1 - Developing Gods & Pantheons for Your World

Episode 156: DMG Chapter 1 - Mapping Your World

Episode 158: DMG Chapter 1 - Creating Settlements for Your Campaign

Episode 161: DMG Chapter 1 - Factions & Organizations

Episode 163: DMG Chapter 1 - Magic in Your World

Episode 164: DMG Chapter 1 - Creating Campaigns

Episode 165: DMG Chapter 1 - Creating Campaign Events

Episode 173: DMG Chapter 1 - Play Style & Tiers of Play

Episode 175: DMG Chapter 1 - Flavors of Fantasy

Episode 179: DMG Chapter 2 - Creating a Multiverse

Episode 183: DMG Chapter 2 - The Astral Plane

Episode 200: DMG Chapter 3 - Creating Adventures

Episode 202: DMG Chapter 3 - Creating Encounters

Episode 207: DMG Chapter 3 - Random Encounters


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