Lex & Brett return to their in-depth discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. This week they begin exploring Chapter 9: Dungeon Master’s Workshop. They begin with some general guidelines for considering optional and variant rules for your game. Then the ability option of using proficiency dice. Next up are some skill variants, including ability check proficiency, background proficiency and personality trait proficiency.
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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 221: Overview of Rules to Focus on as a DM and Where to Find them
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
Episode 223: DMG Chapter 4 - Creating Nonplayer Characters
Episode 228: DMG Chapter 5 - Adventure Environments - Dungeons
Episode 232: DMG Chapter 5 - Adventure Environments - Wilderness Part 1
Episode 233: DMG Chapter 5 - Adventure Environments - Wilderness Part 2
Episode 235: DMG Chapter 5 - Adventure Environments - Settlements & Unusual Environments
Episode 239: DMG Chapter 5 - Adventure Environments - Traps
Episode 242: DMG Chapter 6 - Between Adventures - Linking Adventures Together
Episode 256: DMG Chapter 6 - Between Adventures - Downtime Activities
Episode 257: DMG Chapter 7 - Treasure
Episode 259: DMG Chapter 8 - Running the Game - Table Rules
Episode 260: DMG Chapter 8 - The Role of the Dice
Episode 261: DMG Chapter 8 - Exploration, Social Interaction & Objects
Episode 262: DMG Chapter 8 - Combat, Chases, Diseases, Poisons, Madness & Experience Points
Reasons to Consider These Guidelines:
PC - PC Balance
PC - NPC Balance
Speed of Play
Ability Check Proficiency
Personality Trait Proficiency