As a new DM trying to prepare a campaign for his friends… how deep into prep should I go? I know how much of a loaded question that is, but I want to build this beautiful world and have this great story framework, while simultaneously NOT railroading the players into a single path. Any suggestions?
mikemearls115 points19 days ago
I tend to build my campaigns in quick episodes, with a good knowledge of the main NPCs who might drive the action to help flesh stuff out.
This article has proven useful to me:
http://slyflourish.com/fronts_in_dnd.htmlCommentfrom discussion AMA: Mike Mearls, D&D Creative Director.