Rules Episodes

These episodes will include deep-dives into specific rules, often focusing on interpreting "rules as written" (RAW) versus "rules as intended" (RAI), and the implications that can have on an adventure.
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Death

Nov. 26, 2021

This episode features the "Bard Killer" Seven from the 7th Roll podcast, and we talk all about the concept of death in our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. We coin the phrase "murderhobo DM"; a DM who is more than comfortable w…

Guest: Seven
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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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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
DM Advice Rules Season 1

Health

April 9, 2021

CW: In-game, player-character death, injury, harm, sexual identity, allusions to suicide and euthanasia. Player mental health & disorders and physical exhaustion. For this season finale, I'm joined by Cal a.k.a The Baron to …

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Rules

March 19, 2021

Oh dear, hopefully we don't make any enemies with this episode all about the rules! Andrew Block and I discuss a range of topics interspersed with luke-warm takes and personal opinions. If that doesn't sell it, I don't know …

DM Advice Rules Season 1

Encounters

March 12, 2021

This meaty episode is all about encounters within your TTRPG game. I'm joined by @XhangoGames and somehow we manage to squeeze an awful lot into a little over an hour! We sandwich mechanical examples for spicing up encounter…

Guest: XhangoGames
DM Advice Rules Season 1

Space

Feb. 19, 2021

A bumper landmark episode, as for the first time I'm joined by two guests! Two-thirds of Tabletop Journeys , Josh and Lewanika, join me to talk all about space within D&D 5e. They share their extensive experience of role pla…

DM Advice Rules Season 1

Progression

Jan. 22, 2021

I'm joined once again by my DM confidant and close friend of 20 years, Jamie Mitchell, where we talk all about "Progression". We spend a lot of time talking about the age-old discussion of milestone versus XP. Despite the pr…

Guest: Jamie Mitchel
Player Advice Rules Role Playing Season 1

Time

Jan. 1, 2021

Back on home turf with Tim Hill who plays Ulrik in our actual-play podcast Dungeons, Dice, and Dudes . In this episode we discuss not only the mechanical impact of time in-universe on topics such as split parties, but also a…

DM Advice Homebrewing Rules Season 1

Structure

Dec. 25, 2020

The first European episode! Despite the relatively benign sounding topic of "Structure", Ian ( @thefoolishswamidm ) and I discuss many thoughtful and deep topics, such as empathy, care, and responsibility. In this episode yo…

Player Advice Rules Role Playing Season 1

Ability

Oct. 30, 2020

Jack Wain and I discuss what "ability" means within the 5e context. We take a look at what makes an effective player and how those skills are transferable to being a successful DM. We discuss ability skills and how some, suc…

Guest: Jack Wain