How to Be a Dungeon Master (Self-Paced Course)


Have you always wanted to learn how to be a Dungeon Master? Beth the Bard has run over 500 Dungeons & Dragons sessions as a Forever DM and has plenty of advice to offer.

In this self-paced course, you’ll learn about: preparation, maps, NPCs, hooks, session zero, safety tools, commercial versus home-brew, dm screens, tokens and minis, setting expectations, assisting your players, conflict management, dm anxiety, narration, building drama, rewards, pacing, combat, encounters, and more!


Purchase of E-Course Includes:

1. Self-Paced E-Course via (Instructions Available After Purchase)

2. Ongoing, Private Discord Server to Discuss The Art of Dungeon Mastering


Separate Purchases Required:

1. The Dungeon Master’s Guide by Wizards of the Coast (Amazon or DnDBeyond)

2. The Player’s Handbook by Wizards of the Coast (Amazon or DnDBeyond) After purchase, you’ll have a PDF with instructions on how to access your e-course.

Topics for this course

4 Lessons


Hi, I’m Beth!00:00:00
Course Summary00:00:00
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Dungeon Master Life

Session Zero & Safety Tools

Setting Expectations

Helping Your Players





Helpful Tools (Physical)

Helpful Tools (Digital)

Narration & Building Drama

Story Pacing


Anatomy of Encounters

DM Anxiety

Conflict Management

Rewarding Your Players


Material Includes

  • Self-Paced Private Course
  • Video-Based Instruction
  • Discord Server
  • Opportunity for Zoom Consultations


  • The Dungeon Master's Guide by Wizards of the Coast (Amazon or DnD Beyond)
  • The Player's Handbook by Wizards of the Coast (Amazon or DnD Beyond)