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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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…

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Family

May 28, 2021

For this whirlwind tour I'm joined by Colin Anderson, a.k.a. Family Fantasy RPG , and we take you through what it means to find a family through TTPRGs. Colin has a wealth of experience in the family-friendly homebrew and TT…

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Environment

May 21, 2021

I am joined once more by Karim, a.k.a. FeverDreamStudios , and we talk about the environments we create, play in, and maintain. Again, a surprisingly broad topic with varied interpretations and connotations. We begin with th…

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Disaster

May 7, 2021

This episode I am joined by Heath, a.k.a Dag of Dahgda's Cauldron , and we discuss the surprisingly vast topic of "Disaster". With we start with how, much like conflict , it's an essential part of any adventure whether it's …

Meta Special Season 1

Season 1 Wrap Up

April 16, 2021

Well, here we are, 25 episodes later and a whole lot wiser! This is the wrap up and retrospective for season 1 and boy, what a journey it has been. This episode doesn't feature a guest, but instead you can humour me for an h…

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Acting

March 5, 2021

For this special [natural] twentieth episode, it's my pleasure to welcome Ben, Darrel, Vicky, Grace, and David from No Small Rolls ( @nosmallrolls ), the amazing actual-play podcast where there are no small rolls ! It's a la…

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Utilities

Feb. 5, 2021

In this useful episode I'm joined by Phill, a.k.a Blue Munchkinite , to discuss all the different utilities DMs and players use to help them play and generally increase the quality of their experience. Everything from maps, …

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Enhancements

Jan. 29, 2021

This episode I am joined by the creator of the My Sound Delve mobile app, Christian Borchert, and we talk about all the tricks, tools, and talents used to enhance your gameplay experience. Although we have different approach…

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Podcasts

Jan. 15, 2021

In this meta-episode we find ourselves discussing "Podcasts". I'm joined by Mike Hibbert ( @MikeHDnD ), who has been in the TTRPG and board game space for 40 years, and had 1000 listeners on his first podcast 15 years ago. W…

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Macro

Dec. 18, 2020

This episode I talk about all the big things with Nathan Briggs, my DM from our Dungeons, Dice, and Dudes actual-play podcast. We discuss how Dungeons & Dragons has changed over the years, from "nerds in the basement" to pri…