Meta Episodes

"Away from the table" discussion around the wider D&D cultural impact and about how TTRPGs have affected our lives. Includes real-world talk about podcasts, streaming, and the TTRPG family.
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Business

Dec. 31, 2021

This episode I had the pleasure of hosting the founder of Paladin Roleplaying, Neil, to discuss running a TTRPG business. We talk about how the grassroots explosion has impacted the hobby, and what the future might now hold;…

Guest: Neil
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Education

Dec. 24, 2021

For this episode I'm joined by Sam Cheung, known online as the Educational DM , who takes us through his years of experience in the educational and pastoral applications of Dungeons & Dragons. We discuss the various ways pla…

Guest: Sam Cheung
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Editing

Dec. 3, 2021

For this extremely meta episode, I'm joined by producer and host of the Chafing Armor actual play podcast, Michael Corley. This one is light on actual D&D content, so please bare that in mind! Anyway, Michael and I discuss t…

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Inspiration

Nov. 19, 2021

For this inspirational episode I'm joined by Russel E Welch III, owner of Lingering Shadows Productions and Dungeon Master for their Spawn of Chaos actual-play series. Inspiration is about bringing something exemplary, be th…

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Monster

Nov. 5, 2021

This week I am joined by Lucas Zellers, host of the 'Making a Monster' podcast to talk, unsurprisingly, about monsters! This episode is broadly split into two halves, the first focusing on mechanical minutia of running stat …

Guest: Lucas Zellers
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Humour

Oct. 1, 2021

This episode I'm joined by table top game creator and narrative designer Geoffrey Golden to dissect humour, which we all know is everyone's favourite thing to do! I start by absolutely butchering Kevin MacLeod's surname and …

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Narrative

Sept. 24, 2021

This episode I'm joined by Adam from Snyder's Return to debate the pros and cons of narrative focused TTRPG systems. Such an interesting topic overflowing with meaning, subjectivity, and design intent; this episode covers it…

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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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Marketing

July 23, 2021

This episode I am joined by professional marketer Zack Applewhite, of Applewhite Games , who takes us on a whistle-stop masterclass of content marketing tips, advice, and real-world examples to help us better promote the ama…

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Random

July 2, 2021

This episode I'm joined by Nikki from Beholder to No One , the award winning TTRPG podcast featuring discussions and one-shots. Broadly this episode can be summed up as "how random elements affect gameplay", however as we qu…

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Style

June 25, 2021

This episode I'm joined by Joe Dunn ( @jcd0818 ) to talk about a very stylish topic. Joe has 17 years TTRPG experience across multiple systems including D&D, Pathfinder, and Powered by the Apocalypse, so is exceptionally qua…

Guest: Joe Dunn
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Friction

June 18, 2021

This episode was recorded 8th April 2021 and includes lots of swearing, puns, and memes . You have been warned! For this extended episode I gathered the cast of Cosmopunk, the actual-play homebrew Starfinder podcast, to disc…

Guest: Cosmopunk
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Dice

June 11, 2021

This week I'm joined by Aaron Saltzman ( @five2lif ), host of Feats & Fantasies actual-play podcasts Cataclysm Rising and Trivium of Time, to discuss everything about dice. We start by talking about how the requirement of ra…