3 Steps to Establishing Locations in Dungeons & Dragons

The Nerdd

If you’ve ever run a game of Dungeons & Dragons, or are the Dungeon Master, I know for a fact that you’ve said this sentence:

As you arrive to the [LOCATION], you notice [INTERESTING FACT] and [IMPORTANT INFORMATION]. What do you do?

The game is constantly about going to new places, meeting new people, and probably hitting them with something sharp. In fact, that’s literally the three pillars of the game, Exploration, Social, Combat. Well, the rule books cover combat in depth, and socializing is something that happens naturally, as this is a social game, but the exploration part gets overlooked by the rules, and it’s hard to really nail down what exploration is. So today, I’m going to give you the three steps I use to establish a new location when the party arrives.

I’m also going to use three example locations to give you actionable ideas…

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