Making Your Game Less Crunchy

Let’s talk about making D&D 5e less crunchy and a little bit smoother.

We’ve all brought new players into the fold over the years and we want to maximize their enjoyment, the way I like to do this is remove the crunchiness that I don’t think adds anything to the game. Feel free to pick and choose the ones you feel will make your life easier and decrease the admin work. I myself pick and choose based on the feel of game I’m going for.

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How Dungeon World made me a better Game Master in one session

I, like most of you reading this, I will sometimes get an itch that can only be scratched by playing a new system, it mostly starts with “X system fixes that one thing that bugs me about system Y”. My core players are normally very understanding and will give me a session or two of their time; before we return back to our core game. This has been hit and miss over the years, with Dungeon World being both a hit and a miss. It missed with the players, we come from a deep D&D background so no maps and no initiative was a little too much. But the game was a real hit with me, I took its lessons and principles to heart.

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