DM Bootcamp 2023

Session 3: How is a Dungeon Master Different from Players

Join our DM Bootcamp’s Session 3 to explore the key differences between the role of a Dungeon Master and that of a player in Dungeons & Dragons.

What is the Role of a Dungeon Master?

The Dungeon Master is the architect of the game world, responsible for creating and narrating the story, designing the challenges, and controlling the non-player characters and creatures that populate it. They set the stage for the players to immerse themselves in an epic adventure.

How is a Dungeon Master Different from Players?

While players focus on creating and playing a character, the Dungeon Master must take on multiple roles, including narrator, referee, and adversary. They must anticipate and react to the choices of the players, manage the game mechanics, and maintain the balance between challenge and reward. The Dungeon Master also creates the world and the storyline, while the players explore and shape it through their actions and decisions.

Why Attend Session 3 of our DM Bootcamp?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the unique role of a Dungeon Master in the game of Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Learn how to balance the game mechanics and create an engaging narrative for your players.
  • Understand the differences between playing and leading the game, and the challenges that come with it.
  • Get hands-on practice with experienced DMs and fellow players, and receive personalized feedback on your skills.
  • Leave with the confidence to take on the role of Dungeon Master and lead your own epic adventures in Dungeons & Dragons.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills as a Dungeon Master. Join us for Session 3 of our DM Bootcamp and take the first step towards becoming a master of the game.

Learn more: [DM Bootcamp 2023]

  • Entry fee: Free 
  • Dates: 28 May & 4 June 2023
  • Format:  How is a Dungeon Master Different from Players
  • Prize Support: Dungeons and Dragons RPG: Monster Manual

Participating Stores


Timeless Board Games – 28 May

Nexus Hub – 28 May

Jix Hobbies – 28 May

Free State

Oracle Gaming – 4 Jun

Western Cape

Sword & Board – 28 May

Battle Bunker Paarl – 28 May

Durbanville Games – 28 May


The Unseen Shoppe – 28 May

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