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How to create a DND campaign

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

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Creating a D&D campaign that works, that engages your players session after session and gives them the tools for their characters to grow is one of the great pleasures of DMing.

Throughout the course of a great campaign, the players and the DM have the chance to create a story together and in doing so have an amazing transformative experience. A great quest that draws in the players is a truly timeless thing and this post, on the topic of how to create a D&D campaign, sets out some ideas and principles for you to experiment with.

As with all posts on this blog, the advice is simple - borrow what works, ignore what doesn’t and create the game that YOU want to play. There are no hard and fast rules, so magpie as many ideas as you can and use them to make something amazing.

What is a Campaign?

A D&D campaign is an ongoing series of related or connected adventures, often set in the same location or us