3D Scenery. I have often stood in awe of the spectacular setups some DMs pull off. Inspiring stuff that really makes me want to try and build some of it for myself.  I may need some help though. For those who do not suffer zero-fine-motor-skills-syndrome like me, Tom Henderson has provided us with a great article on Using 3D Scenery Effectively at conventions. I will have to find some way to play at his table one […]

Using 3D Scenery effectively



With the time to start packing for Winter Fantasy upon me, time to post some useful content. From an actual professional no less. John duBois provides us with tips on how not to lose our voice while DMing at conventions. Having lost my voice several times at a convention I for one will be trying to follow the tips below and many thanks to John for his insights. Keep Your Voice Healthy, by John duBois […]

Keep Your Voice Healthy



Yet another of our Gencon seminars for you. Unfortunately this seminar ran out of time, so you will find a few slides lack audio. Additionally some of the information in this seminar has been….deprecated. In part by that new guild on the block, and in part by other developments. Time moves ever on, its what it does :). As always, questions and comments can be directed to our email

Herald’s Guild Seminar: DMing 201 – Running D&D in Public


Over the last year a lot of behind the scenes activity has gone on within the Herald’s Guild. We are going to try and make that more transparent so it does not get quite so silent here. For now I would like to present one of the things we have been working on. Our code of conduct. The Herald’s Guild wants to be a resource for DM’s, providing advice, experienced insights, tips, tricks and hopefully […]

Code of Conduct


Welcome to 2016 one and all. Lets make it a good one. So the holidays have passed and by now the first of the new years resolutions have gone the way of the lost kobold meeting a group of murder hobos. Winter Fantasy is about a month away and I for one am looking forward to it. Today we are posting the second of our seminars, Shawn Merwin and Chuck Benscoter provide us with advice […]

Herald’s Guild Seminar: DMing 102 – Storytelling



As you may remember, last Gen Con we ran several seminars for Dms. Part of those seminars was the promise that we were recording the sessions and that they would be posted on this site. Time to make good on that promise. For your viewing (mostly listening) pleasure we present DMing  101: Table Management: We are working to get the other 3 seminars posted a.s.a.p. and hope you enjoy and find use in this content. […]

Herald’s Guild Seminar – DMing 101: Table Management


Love GMing? We want to hear about it! The Herald’s Guild of Dungeon Masters is starting to churn its engines again, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us stoke the fires. As we rush toward Winter Fantasy and 2016, we want to start producing regular content for our members. Some of that content, like our seminars, will come from us; however, we’re just a tiny portion of the many knowledgeable and experienced DMs that […]

Calling All Authors!


I want to thank all of those who applied for our open positions we posted in October. We had a lot of great applicants to go through but after careful thought and consideration we have made our choices. Social Media Manager:    Dustin Snyder Herald’s Guild DM Manager:  Krishna Simonse Herald’s Guild HQ Manager:  Willi Burger Future Programs Manager:  Shawn Merwin We have lots of exciting things planned for 2016 and we hope to start unveiling […]

Announcing the Baldman Games Fave Four