I’ve DM’d a D&D game five times. At the last session, we wrapped up the first “chapter” of the unfolding saga and finished up the session with some story-based levelling up of the characters. Now they have more skills, more HP (not the sauce… although…), and can, as a result, face more peril. devil emoticon. What delights me most are all of the loose ends that can rear their heads as we go forward. grin emoticon. The world continues to expand in a big bang fashion while we’re not gathered at the table. And I’m starting to get a feel for the characters – I have high hopes for the journey the players are taking them on internally. I can’t wait to see what they do with what I’ve got up my sleeve for their next challenge.