For Dummies

  • Whether you've been a Dungeon Master (DM) before and want to fine-tune your skills or want to get ready and take the plunge, this is the book for you. It gives you the basics on running a great game, info for more advanced dungeon mastering, guidelines for creating adventures, and tips for building a campaign. It shows you how to: Handle all the expressions of DMing: moderator, narrator, a cast of thousands (the nonplayer characters or NPCs), player, social director, and creator Use published adventures and existing campaign worlds or create adventures and campaign worlds of your own Conjure up exciting combat encounters Handle the three types of encounters: challenge, roleplaying, and combat Create your own adventure: The Dungeon Adventure, The Wilderness Adventure. The Event-Based adventure (including how to use flowcharts and timelines), The Randomly Generated Adventure, and the High-Level adventure Create memorable master villains, with nine archetypes ranging from agent provocateur to zealot To get you off to a fast start, Dungeon Master For Dummies includes: A sample dungeon for practice Ten ready-to-use encounters and ten challenging traps A list of simple adventure premises Mapping tips, including common scales, symbols, and conventions, complete with tables Authors Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker wrote the hugely popular Dungeons and Dragons For Dummies. Bill has been a game designer since 1986 and leads the D&D creative team at Wizards of the Coast. Richard is a game developer and the author of the fantasy bestseller Condemnation. They give you the scoop on: Using a DM binder to keep records such as an adventure log, PCs' character sheets, NPC logs/character sheets, treasure logs, and more Knowing player styles (role players and power games) and common subgroups: hack'n'slasher, wargamer, thinker, impulsive adventurer, explorer, character actor, and watcher Recognizing your style: action movie director, storyteller, worldbuilder, puzzlemaker, or connector Using miniatures, maps, and other game aids Using 21st century technology, such as a Web site or blog, to enhance your game The book includes a sample adventure, The Necromancer's Apprentice, that's the perfect way to foray into DMing. It includes everything you need for a great adventure-except your players. What are you waiting for? There are chambers to be explored, dragons to be slain, maidens to be rescued, gangs of gnoll warriors to be annihilated, worgs to be wiped out, treasures to be discovered, worlds to be conquered....

  • Your fun and accessible user's guide to the Samsung Galaxy S 7 Technology alone can be intimidating, and the printed documentation and online support that come with a new smartphone can be just as baffling. Thankfully, Samsung Galaxy S 7 For Dummies is here to give you easy-to-follow guidance on all the features and capabilities of this exciting new device. From set up and configuration to texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet, it leaves no stone unturned! Samsung dominates the global smartphone market and users swear that once you go with the Galaxy S, you never turn back. From the most useful features to the core applications to the techniques to get the most out of the device, this book makes getting to grips with your Samsung Galaxy S7 a snap! Whether you're upgrading from an older model and need new feature details, switching over from another Android or Apple device, or finally trading in that antiquated flip phone, you're about to discover just how fast and easy it is to get up and running on your new smartphone. Maximize camera and video capabilities Stay active with social media Download apps and sync with a PC Expand your phone's potential with new software releases This is the handy reference you'll want to keep close by as you learn to get the most out of your Galaxy S 7 smartphone!

  • Be more productive and simplify your life with Outlook 2016! Ever feel like you're drowning in your inbox? Outlook 2016 For Dummies helps you lower the metaphorical water levels by quickly prioritizing incoming email. Instead of wading through messages and tasks all day, use Outlook as it was intended-as a productivity tool-to organize your tasks on the to-do bar, filter junk email, make the most of Outlook's anti-phishing capabilities, manage email folders, use smart scheduling tools, leverage RSS support, collect electronic business cards, and integrate your Microsoft OneNote, Project, Access, and SharePoint files. This book is updated to reflect the latest and greatest features integrated into the Outlook 2016 user interface to ensure you're at the top of your Outlook game. With over 1.1 billion users worldwide and 90% market share for productivity suites, a figure that roughly translates into one in seven people the world over, odds are you'll need to learn how to use Microsoft Office programs-including Outlook-if you want to excel in the workplace. Get up to speed on the new and improved features of Microsoft Office 2016 Take advantage of often overlooked features that can simplify your day Discover new ways to filter junk email-and reclaim the hours that you spend sorting through spam each year Organize tasks and schedule meetings, keeping everyone up to date on the latest project and account progress If you're ready to take your productivity to the next level Outlook 2016 For Dummies is a must-read!

  • Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo!
    Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today's most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book's clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete - and fun - banjo instruction experience available anywhere! Bluegrass banjo has never been more popular and is heard today not only in country and folk music, but in jazz, rock and country styles. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies provides everything you need to know to play just about any kind of music on the five-string banjo by getting you started with the roll patterns essential to Scruggs style picking. You'll then add left-hand techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, play great sounding licks and perform classic tunes like "Cripple Creek" and "Old Joe Clark." You'll navigate up the neck on the instrument as well as learn the essential skills you need to play with others in jam sessions and in bands. You'll even tackle contemporary banjo styles using melodic and single-string scales and picking techniques. Choose a banjo and accessories that are just right for you and your budget. Put on your fingerpicks, find your optimal hand position and start playing with the help of online audio and video. Explore the fingerboard using melodic and single-string playing styles. Accompany others in different keys with roll patterns and chord vamping techniques. Keep your banjo sounding its best with practical and easy set up tips. Bill Evans is one of the world's most popular banjo players and teachers, with over forty years of professional experience. In Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies, he shares the tips, secrets and shortcuts that have helped thousands of musicians, including many of today's top young professionals, to become great banjo players.

  • Discover how brands are created, managed, differentiated, leveraged, and licensed Whether your business is large or small, global or local, this new edition of Branding For Dummies gives you the nuts and bolts to create, improve, and maintain a successful brand. It'll help you define your company's mission, the benefits and features of your products or services, what your customers and prospects already think of your brand, what qualities you want them to associate with your company, and so much more. Packed with plain-English advice and step-by-step instructions, Branding For Dummies covers assembling a top-notch branding team, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotions, avoiding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, and healthy. Whether you're looking to develop a logo and tagline, manage and protect your brand, launch a brand marketing plan, fix a broken brand, make customers loyal brand champions-or anything in between-Branding For Dummies makes it fast and easy. Includes tips and cautionary advice on social media and its impact on personal and business branding programs Covers balancing personal and business brand development References some of the major brand crises-and how to avoid making the same mistakes Shows brand marketers how to create brands that match their employers' objectives while launching their own careers If you're a business leader looking to set your brand up for the ultimate success, Branding For Dummies has you covered.

  • The bestselling guide to getting the most out of your Android Samsung Galaxy S9
    Samsung Galaxy S9 For Dummies documents all the features and capabilities of this popular smartphone, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is perhaps a bit baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phone. All aspects of the device are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the new features and capabilities. Whether you're looking for approachable guidance on the basics like texting, e-mailing, and accessing the internet, or more advanced topics like downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone's potential with new software releases, this trusted resource covers it all. Take pictures, watch movies, and record videos Use maps and navigation Stay connected on social networking sites Make sense of software updates  You'll want to keep this book close by, referring to it often as you explore the features and functions of your new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone.

  • Get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone! Whether you're seasoned in all things Samsung or get seized up at the thought of learning new technology, this no-nonsense guide makes it fast, easy, and fun to unlock everything your Galaxy S8 has to offer. Starting with the basics, like setup and configuration, and moving on to more advanced topics, like expanding your phone's potential with new software releases, it leaves no stone unturned - offering you the clear and thorough guidance you need to make the most out of every feature and capability available in the Galaxy S8. There's a reason Samsung dominates the smartphone market - they design and manufacture an undeniably awesome product, and they just keep getting better with each new release. From texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet to taking pictures, watching movies, and downloading apps, the instruction provided in Samsung Galaxy S8 For Dummies will help you become a Samsung samurai in a snap! Use your S8 to stay in touch with calls, text, social media, and email Offers step-by-step instructions for personalizing and securing your phone Helps you troubleshoot common problem Have fun downloading games and apps, watching videos, taking photos, and much more Now get your Galaxy S8 out of its box and keep this book close by - things are about to get really fun!

  • Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (9781119543862) was previously published as Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies (9780470385562). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.   The easy way to make smart business transactions Are you a business owner, investor, venture capitalist, or member of a private equity firm looking to grow your business by getting involved in a merger with, or acquisition of, another company? Are you looking for a plain-English guide to how mergers and acquisitions can affect your investments? Look no further. Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies explains the entire process step by step-from the different types of transactions and structures to raising funds and partnering. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying targets, business valuation, doing due diligence, closing the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees and new ways of doing business. Step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making successful mergers and acquisitions Covers international laws and regulations How to take advantage of high-value deals Going beyond the case studies of other books, Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is your one-stop reference for making business growth a success.

  • Design your own fantasy D&D epic filled with adventurous exploits, cloaked characters, and mysterious monsters    If you're a Dungeons & Dragons fan, you've surely thought of becoming a Dungeon Master. Learning to be a DM isn't as hard as you might think, especially if you have Dungeon Master For Dummies tucked into your bag of tricks!  Whether you've assumed the role of Dungeon Master before or not, this illustrated reference can help you run a D&D game, either online or in person. From organizing your first D&D game to dealing with difficult players, this book covers everything a DM needs to know. Written for the newest edition of D&D by the experts at Wizards of the Coast, the game's creators, it shows you how to:  Run your very first campaign, from shaping storylines and writing your own adventures to dealing with unruly players and characters   Build challenging encounters, make reasonable rulings, and manage disagreements 

  • Sharpen your knowledge of C# C# know-how is a must if you want to be a professional Microsoft developer. It's also good to know a little C# if you're building tools for the web, mobile apps, or other development tasks. C# 7.0 All-in-One For Dummies offers a deep dive into C# for coders still learning the nuances of the valuable programming language. Pop it open to get an intro into coding with C#, how to design secure apps and databases, and even pointers on building web and mobile apps with C#. C# remains one of the most in-demand programming language skills. The language regularly ranks in the top five among "most in-demand" languages, typically along with Java/JavaScript, C++, and Python. A December 2016 ZDNet article noted 'If your employer is a Microsoft developer, you better know C#." Lucky for you, this approachable, all-in-one guide is here to help you do just that-without ever breaking a sweat! Includes coverage of the latest changes to C# Shows you exactly what the language can (and can't) do Presents familiar tasks that you can accomplish with C# Provides insight into developing applications that provide protection against hackers If you have a basic understanding of coding and need to learn C#-or need a reference on the language in order to launch or further your career-look no further.

  • Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies. With over 1 million apps available for the Google Android operating system, there's almost nothing you can't do with the Samsung Galaxy S5. This book will guide you through finding and installing the applications that work best for you and getting the most out of your device. Includes information on setup and configuration, the new camera features, video, GPS navigation, and media Find out how to sync the Galaxy S5 Discover tips and tricks to unlock your smartphone's full potential Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies is the lively, informative guide you'll want to keep handy. Whether you're new to the world of mobile devices, or consider yourself a more experienced user, this book and covers all the Galaxy S5 capabilities and features.

  • Get up to speed with the world's best email application - Outlook 2019  Of the millions of people who use Outlook, most only use about two percent of its features. Don't stay in the dark! Outlook 2019 For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of often-overlooked tips and tricks to make it work even better for you.   Inside, you'll find information on navigating the user interface; utilizing the To-Do bar; filtering junk email; smart scheduling; RSS support; using electronic business cards; accessing data with two-way sync and offline and cloud based access, and much more!  Make the most of Outlook's anti-phishing capabilities Share your calendar Integrate tasks with other Microsoft applications and services Manage email folders  If you're upgrading to the latest version - or have never used this popular email tool - this book makes it easier than ever to get Outlook working for you.

  • A logical, straightforward approach to learning the C# language C# is a complicated programming language for building .NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and a wide range of devices. The friendly All-in-One For Dummies format is a perfect way to present it. Each minibook is a self-contained package of necessary information, making it easy to find what you're looking for. Upgrades in C# 2010 include the ability to build Windows 7 applications and compatibility with Python and Ruby. C# is a somewhat complex programming language for building .NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and other devices Beginning C# programmers will appreciate how the All-in-One format breaks the topic into minibooks, each one addressing a key body of information Minibooks include creating your first C# program, Windows 7 programming, basic C# programming, object-based programming, object-oriented programming, Windows programming with C# and Visual Studio, and debugging Companion Web site includes all sample code Beginning C# programmers will find C# 2010 All-in-One For Dummies explains a complicated topic in an easy, understandable way.
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  • Gain a whole new outlook on e-mail Overwhelmed by e-mail and ready to simplify your inbox? You'll be surprised at all the things you can accomplish with this mini guide to effectively using Outlook 2010. From creating notes, managing e-mail, and maintaining your calendar to eliminating spam and tracking your schedule, you'll take back control of your inbox and stay organized with Outlook 2010 and help from For Dummies. Open the book and find: Tips for setting up the Navigation pane Easy e-mail essentials Steps for storing names and addresses How to use the Outlook calendar Ways to reduce spam

  • Play-and survive-in the game of Fortnite! Zombies. Battle. Survival. Fortnite has it all-and if you want to keep your gameplay going until the bitter end to outlast your competition, this book is the ace in your back pocket! Choose a gaming platform Download and optimize the game Play in each of the gameplay modes Scavenge, loot, and collect resources Avoid death and outlast your opponents  Who will be the last person standing? When you want to outlast the competition and make Fortnite yours, this book makes it easier than ever to come out on top.

  • The first step in making your ideas a reality SketchUp offers a vast array of tools that help you get your building, woodworking, and design plans out of your head and into a real model. Even if you've never dabbled in the software, SketchUp All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy to get started as quickly as the ideas pop into your head! Providing real-world insight from top SketchUp insiders, these six-books-in-one teach you how to tackle the basics of the program and apply those skills to real-world projects. You'll discover the basics of modeling as they apply to either free or paid versions of SketchUp before diving into creating models to use for making objects, constructing buildings, or redesigning interiors. Navigate the SketchUp product mix Get familiar with the basics of modeling View and share your models Make your architecture, interior design, and woodworking dreams a reality You have tons of great ideas-and now you can harness this powerful software to bring them to life.

  • Feeling hamstrung by your new Samsung? Figure out how to navigate your new phone in no time  Your Samsung Galaxy comes packed with features you'll use every day, and Samsung Galaxy S21 For Dummies is your guide to exploring them. What do you want to do first? Send a text or email? Take photos and videos? Make a basic call? Play games? Shop? This handy guide can help you do all that and so much more.   Get an overview of the buttons, screens, and apps that are essential to operating your new phone  Manage your contacts so you can stay connected with calls, emails, or texts  Surf the web and find new games and apps in the Google Play Store  Customize your phone with ringtones, wallpaper, and awesome accessories  Watch videos and movies, shoot your own videos, and take photos  Boost your productivity with calendar, GPS, and productivity apps  Secure your Samsung Galaxy with your face ID, thumbprint, and Screen Lock  Not only does Samsung Galaxy S21 For Dummies describe features and walk you through steps to use your new phone, it also shows you what the screens look like and where to tap to make things happen. It's like having a Samsung expert at your elbow. So pick up your copy today to make the most of your Samsung smartphone. 

  • Banjo For Dummies

    Bill Evans

    Here's the quick way to get pickin' with the best of `em  The banjo is both a staple of old-time music and an instrument that makes frequent cameos in today's chart toppers. Whatever your musical leanings, Banjo For Dummies will show you how to pick your way around your instrument, even if you have zero musical background! With a little practice-and the easy-to-follow instructions in this book-you can learn your way around the banjo, try out various musical styles, and discover what banjo culture is all about.  Think of this For Dummies guide as your personal banjo tutor, as you learn how to buy, tune, hold, play, and have fun with your five-string. You can also go beyond the book with online video lessons and audio files that will get you picking even faster. Follow the guidance of respected banjo performer Bill Evans and soon you may find yourself jamming with a band or rubbing elbows with the pros at your local bluegrass festival.   Learn the basics of banjo: how to strum chords, pick notes, and read tablature  Add new styles to your repertoire, including clawhammer, three-finger styles, vamping, and classic banjo  Play bluegrass music and learn how to network at festivals  Choose the banjo and accessories that work for you, and discover how to keep them in good shape  Banjo For Dummies is for anyone who want to learn to play the five-string banjo or brush up on banjo-playing skills. No experience required! 

  • Get the most out of the powerful new Samsung Galaxy S20 With its superfast refresh rate for seamless browsing and spectacularly enhanced camera-among many other goodies-there's a lot to enjoy about your sleek new Samsung S20. Whether you're a Samsung newbie or an upgrading customer, Samsung Galaxy S20 for Dummies is the perfect guide to the latest generation. From the basics, like setup and security, to the fun, like the supercool Single Take mode, this book has you covered from the moment you take your new smartphone out of its shiny new box. Want to watch movies? Navigate your way around with GPS? Say hello to family and friends on social media? All the easy-to-follow tips and tricks that make it fast and fun are pages away! Configure and personalize your new phone Get going with the best features, apps, and games Shoot eye-popping photo and video with 30x zoom and nighttime mode Sync with your other devices Whatever you want to use it for gaming with friends, in-app conferencing or emailing for work, shooting home movies, sending witty Tweets-or even making phone calls-this friendly, no-nonsense how-to is the best guide to your galaxy. Enjoy!

  • Take off the training wheels with Motorcycling For Dummies!
    Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there's a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you're new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You'll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You'll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term "easy rider."

  • Get up to speed on the new features of Outlook 2010 with this fun and friendly guide Although Microsoft Outlook is the number one most popular e-mail and productivity tool, many utilize only a fraction of its true potential. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through an abundance of often-overlooked tips and tricks so that you can take advantage of all that Outlook has to offer. Outlook 2010 For Dummies introduces you to the user interface, and explains how to use the To-Do bar, filter junk email, and make the most of Outlook's anti-phishing capabilities. Before you know it, you'll be managing e-mail folders; sharing your calendar; using RSS support; integrating tasks with OneNote, Project, Access, and SharePoint Services; accessing data with two-way sync and offline access; and more. Shares invaluable advice for taking advantage of the newest version of the most popular e-mail and productivity tool: Outlook 2010 Reveals little-known tips and tricks of underused features of Microsoft Outlook Presents information in the beloved fun and friendly For Dummies style, showing you how to manage your e-mail, share your calendar, use RSS support, access data, and more Describes how to manage your day by filtering junk e-mail, using the To-Do bar, taking advantage of anti-phishing capabilities, and much more This helpful guide shows you how to work smart with Outlook 2010!

  • Outlook 2013 For Dummies

    Bill Dyszel

    The fun and friendly way to manage your busy life with the new Outlook 2013 As the number one e-mail client and personal information manager, Microsoft Outlook offers a set of uncomplicated features that maximize the management of your e-mail, schedule, and general daily activities, with the least amount of hassle possible. This easy-to-understand guide walks you through Outlook 2013 and introduces you to the latest features. You'll learn how to find information quickly, handle e-mail, coordinate schedules, keep current with contacts and social networks, and much more. Walks you through getting started with Outlook 2013 and then provides you with complete coverage on e-mail basics, advanced e-mail features, working with the calendar, managing contacts, and integrating Outlook with other applications Shows you how to track tasks, take notes, and record items in the journal, as well as filter out junk e-mail, activate Outlook's privacy and security features, and more Explains how to customize your Outlook, manage all the information within Outlook, and take Outlook on the road Outlook 2013 For Dummies offers you a whole new outlook on Outlook 2013!

  • Find your way around AutoCAD 2014 with this full-color, For Dummies guide!
    Put away that pencil and paper and start putting the power of AutoCAD 2014 to work in your CAD projects and designs. From setting up your drawing environment to using text, dimensions, hatching, and more, this guide walks you through AutoCAD basics and provides you with a solid understanding of the latest CAD tools and techniques. You'll also benefit from the full-color illustrations that mirror exactly what you'll see on your AutoCAD 2014 screen and highlight the importance of AutoCAD's Model view, which shows different line weights for printing in different colors. Covers the latest AutoCAD features and techniques, including creating a basic layout, navigating the AutoCAD 2014 interface, drawing and editing, working with dimensions, plotting, adding text, using blocks, and more Shows you how to make the best use of color in your AutoCAD designs, take advantage of the AutoCAD DesignCenter, and showcase your work to potential clients and customers Includes practical advice and guidance on real-world methods and tips used by architects, engineers, and other CAD professionals to create compelling 3D models and detailed technical drawings  You'll quickly get up to speed on all AutoCAD has to offer with AutoCAD 2014 For Dummies in your toolbox.

  • Explore the capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy S 6 with this definitive guide! Learning to use a new phone can be both difficult and frustrating. With confusing documentation and baffling support, the references provided by phone manufacturers can be intimidating. Enter Samsung Galaxy S 6 For Dummies! This extensive yet practical guide walks you through the most useful features of your new Samsung Galaxy S 6-and it shows you all the best tricks to getting the most out of your device. With an accessible and fun, yet informative writing style, this is a text that you'll refer to again and again as you explore the capabilities of your new smartphone! Samsung is the largest phone manufacturer in the world, so it's no wonder that its flagship smartphone products-the Galaxy S line-have made quite a splash. Built around the Android operating system, the Galaxy S 6 is so much more than a phone, it is a mobile device with endless capabilities, so why not explore and use that functionality? Set up and configure your new smartphone to fit your needs and preferences Review the phone's features and capabilities Access key functionality, such as texting, emailing, accessing the internet, using navigation, capturing photos and videos, social networking, watching movies, downloading apps, securing and synching your phone with your PC Expand the capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy S 6 by downloading new software upgrades Samsung Galaxy S 6 For Dummies clearly explains the features and capabilities of your new phone-and will have you up and running on your smartphone in no time!

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