Season 3 Episodes

The third season of Thinking Critically: A D&D Discussion. Another 25 episodes of 100%, bona fide, primo Dungeons & Dragons content, featuring an incredible cast!
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Mythology

April 15, 2022

For the season final I'm joined by Ramji, DM of The 4th Culture , an Asia-based TTRPG show which focuses on global voices and set in an Asian-influence homebrew world. We discuss global mythology and it's impact on TTRPGs, s…

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Community

April 8, 2022

This episode features Hope of the eponymous HopeForTTRPGs who shares with me how to build and maintain an active and safe community. She goes through some personal pitfalls and anecdotes of that growth, and the unique challe…

Guest: Hope4TTRPGS
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Dynamics

April 1, 2022

Once again I'm joined by Ian a.k.a TheFoolishSwarmi , this time to talk about the different kind of dynamics in D&D. Most of the episode is focused on the discussion of how D&D is inherently a human experience, and how reali…

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Assemble

March 25, 2022

This episode stars Michael Kesavan, a.k.a. Dead Aussie Gamer, to talk about assembling the best game. Turns out, diversity and versatility are key, both in-universe and out of game. The types of players you have, and the cha…

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Continuity

March 18, 2022

This episode I host Jarrod Jahoda and Matt Morris of Mid-Level Adventurers to talk all about maintaining continuity in your TTRPGs. We share many tips DMs can use to maintain internal consistency within their campaigns, as t…

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Storytelling

March 11, 2022

Minor Spider-Man: No Way Home spoilers in this episode! I'm joined by Sam Bradley from Starter Set Studios to talk all how to tell, or be told, a good story. We dissect a couple of common storytelling tools such as 'show, do…

Guest: Sam Bradley
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Consequences

March 4, 2022

This episode I'm joined by Rev from The CritShow , the Powered by the Apocalypse podcast, to talk about the consequences of our actions. We agree that any consequence, positive or negative, must fit the the scale and scope o…

Guest: Rev
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Kickstarter

Feb. 25, 2022

Once again I'm joined by professional marketer and crowdfund-whisperer Zack Applewhite, of Applewhite Games , who shares his expertise in producing successful Kickstarters. 01:34 - Reframing Crowdfunding 12:29 - How To Get S…

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Motion

Feb. 18, 2022

This full house episode I'm joined by the cast of The Fourth Leg podcast: Joe, Hunter, & Kelci. And we talk all about motion, momentum, and movement in your TTRPGs. One way you can keep the game moving as both a GM and playe…

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Alignment

Feb. 11, 2022

Once more I'm joined by Scott, a.k.a. Optional Rule! This time we discuss the hot topic of alignment in Dungeons & Dragons. Scott takes us through the history of alignment, and how it impacted and shaped the earliest edition…

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Relationships

Jan. 28, 2022

This episode I'm joined by Hunter Royall from the " A Sundered World " podcast to talk about all the different relationship vectors in TTRPGs. The first being that between player and character, and how it's not always affect…

Guest: Hunter Royall
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Hooks

Jan. 21, 2022

This episode I'm joined by Mike from Games Played Badly , to chat about story hooks in your TTRPGs! Ultimately, hooks are the main way to keep players engaged, with the GM acting as a kind of circus master; organised chaos. …

Guest: Mike
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Horror

Jan. 14, 2022

This episode I'm joined by the GM of the Negative Modifier podcast, Charley, to discuss horror in our TTRGPs. Horror is variable and subjective, and so has unique challenges when attempting to introduce it into your setting.…

Guest: Charley
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Items

Jan. 7, 2022

This episode features David Weinberger from the Shonen Flop podcast to talk all about introducing magical items into your Dungeons & Dragons campaign. It becomes apparent quickly that David and I run very different games whe…

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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