D&D Quest Prompt Leads To Hundreds Of Great DM Ideas
After a Twitter prompt was posted, Dungeon Masters were swamped with hundreds more Dungeons and Dragons quest suggestions. Dungeons & Dragons a classic fantasy role-playing games where a group of adventurers set out to complete quests set by the Dungeon Master. The role of the DM is to create and facilitate the narrative. This job involves many tasks including creating names and locations, designing story beats and dungeons, combat running, and more.
Although the job of Dungeon Master can be a rewarding one, it is not easy. It is also not easy to become overwhelmed by the volume and magnitude of the work involved. Adventures in D&D are as straightforward as fetch-quests – going to a location to retrieve a mythical relic – or as complex as uncovering and exposing a global network spies who have infiltrated courts around the globe. You can play through simple combat encounters or put players through intense intrigue and exploration. It is up to the DM to create these adventures and to guide the party through them. It can be a lot of work to put this together by yourself, so having DM resource for mapmaking and generating names as well as quest ideas is very helpful.
OregonRolledA20 posted a prompt for seven-word quest ideas on Twitter and received hundreds of responses. In the D&D community, there is a long-standing social media trend of asking players to post prompts. They can respond with short adventure intros or characters based on a brief theme or picture. Although this post fits neatly in that category, the responses were far beyond what is usually possible.
Although many of the replies could be dismissed as jokes it is possible to see that a keen Dungeon Master can make a serious and enjoyable adventure from almost all the ideas. This thread has a lot of creative and unique ideas for any DM looking to create a unique D&D adventure, or plot idea for their Dungeons& Dragons game.
While the job is a great one, the Dungeon Master role can be overlooked by many, especially those who have not yet taken on the title. DMs need to be aware of their limits and not feel guilty about borrowing material for their campaigns. Everyone has done it before so DMs should not feel guilty about reusing existing content to make their Dungeons & dragons game unique.