Can a Dungeon Master Be a Player?

As a Dungeon Master I’ve found there are many occasions where I wanted to be a player as well. If only to steer away my players from certain doom. But can a Dungeon Master be a player?

Encouraging Shy D&D Players

Many DMs have shy D&D players in their gaming group. Often shy players aren’t as active and engaged as their fellow party members. Whether you – the Dungeon Master – encourage shy players can impact the game drastically. So how do you encourage shy D&D players?