So You Want to Be a Dungeon Master?

I’m new to tabletop role-playing games or I’ve never been a DM before — how do I start my own campaign and run it well?

So you’ve played in a tabletop campaign before, but never run one yourself. Or you’ve seen an episode of Critical Role or Acquisitions, Inc. and wondered how they do it. Or you’ve heard tales of a game like Dungeons and Dragons and never got the chance to play, but the idea has caught you. You may feel lost about how to get started, but worry not! I am here to help.