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.

August 27, 2021

Editions

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+ y...

Rules Meta

April 09, 2021

Health

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 t...

DM Advice Rules

March 19, 2021

Rules

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 w...

Rules

March 12, 2021

Encounters

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 encounters...

DM Advice Rules

February 19, 2021

Space

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 play...

DM Advice Rules

January 22, 2021

Progression

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 pro...

DM Advice Rules

January 01, 2021

Time

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 al...

Player Advice Rules Role Playing

December 25, 2020

Structure

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 you...

DM Advice Homebrewing Rules

October 30, 2020

Ability

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, such...

Player Advice Rules Role Playing