Boss encounters are a quintessential part of 5E Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games. But, running boss encounters is difficult. Too often, what we get fails to live up to the lofty expectations, leaving everyone at the table feeling a bit disappointed – and none more so than the DM. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at how to run boss encounters in 5E D&D.
In this article, and in more articles to come, I will present my overhaul of Rime of the Frostmaiden’s story and structure – an ‘Eventyr Edition’, if you will. The intention is that it will be a helpful guide for anyone running Rime of the Frostmaiden, whether they’re a new DM or a seasoned veteran.