D&D as a coping mechanism

People with mental illnesses know that there are things we do to help us deal with our demons on a day-to-day basis. These are activities that help us focus, or relieve anxiety, or help stave off the racing, dangerous thoughts. Coping mechanisms have to be healthy and constructive to be worthwhile, though. Drinking, drugs, violence, promiscuity, etc., tend to be destructive while things like writing, … Continue reading D&D as a coping mechanism

5 things I’ve learned being a DM so far

When I first decided to run a D&D game for my friends, I was incredibly nervous. I worried about forgetting rules or plot points. I hoped my NPC’s would come off as unique from each other instead of varying tones of the same exaggerated English accent. I hoped I wouldn’t bore my friends to the point of them nodding off. I hoped I could inspire … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned being a DM so far