Thinking Critically: A D&D Discussion

Thinking Critically: A D&D Discussion

A discussion show with different guests each episode. We take a single concept or idea and discuss what that means within the D&D framework to help you get the most out your sessions, whatever side of the screen you sit on. Consider it an NPR-style, bitesize mix of thought-provoking analysis and humorous anecdotes!

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Aesthetic

Sept. 17, 2021

CW: 36:40-37:10 Single reference to rape and sexual coercion in the context of the Vampire trope. Philippa Mort joins me to talk about the varied and wonderful topic of aesthetic. The discussion starts around the different a…

Guest: Philippa Mort
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Streaming

Sept. 10, 2021

CW: A fictional anecdote containing references to NPC children dying and descriptions of gore & bodily harm to children, all within a Dungeons & Dragons context. This episode Robert Hartley , the DM for Viva La Dirt League ,…

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Content

Sept. 3, 2021

This week I'm joined by Quinn the GM to talk about content creation! Quinn is a serial producer, having released 15 products on Dungeon Masters Guild and showing no signs of slowing down, and he takes us through a BTS of his…

Guest: Quinn The GM
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Editions

Aug. 27, 2021

This episode, Fabio Vollono of Morgue Miniatures takes us on a trip through time and all the varied & fantastical incarnations of Dungeons & Dragons. Edition by edition, we discuss how the game has changed over the last 30+ …

Guest: Fabio Vollono
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Failure

Aug. 20, 2021

I'm joined by one of the hosts of the Double DM podcast , Emil Auerbach, to talk all about failure: how it comes about, how to mitigate it, and most importantly, how to learn from it. Failure is an intrinsic part of Dungeons…

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Puzzles

Aug. 13, 2021

Puzzles, the marmite of Dungeons & Dragons! I'm joined by Michael Wu, a.k.a. DM Micycle , to discuss the nuances of designing puzzles for TTRPGs. Certain considerations have to made during the design process, as puzzles are …

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Magic

Aug. 6, 2021

" Perpetuating the success of fireball. " Cat McDonald of Peach Garden Games brings her perspective of being an indie TTRPG designer and knowledge of the occult to this talk about magic in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. She…

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Pressure

July 30, 2021

For this discussion I'm joined by Matt Perkins, DM/podcaster/YouTuber extraordinaire, to talk all about pressure in your TTRPGs! We split the term down the middle by differentiating narrative (in-game) from "meta" (OoG) pres…

About the Host

Danilo Vujevic

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Hey, I'm Danilo! I'm from Southampton in rainy ole' England. I love D&D, video games, and K-Pop (ONCE, ReVeluv) - talk to me about any of these things! I've been playing D&D for five years as both DM and player, and I'm currently two years in to running a fully homebrew campaign with six friends. I love sharing my NPCs, plot hooks, and other collateral so if you're in need of some inspiration, just let me know! This podcast is my passion project, and the best bit has been interacting with a whole bunch of talented and creative individuals. I also play the insufferable Quinn in the Dungeons, Dice, and Dudes actual play podcast, click the link in the footer if you want to hear six handsome individuals play D&D and having a blast.