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 playing, not only table top but also live action. Starting with the nitty gritty of combat, we discuss how well the framework emulates the real world, and ways to enhance your combat encounters through interesting use of space. There is also lots of useful information on how to build a compelling sense of exploration of the unknown, in the absence of space travel in vanilla 5e. And we bring to a wholesome close about how D&D improves our own personal mental space, something of huge importance in these critical times.

  • 02:22 - The theatre of combat - using the space to stage epic encounters
  • 39:07 - To boldly go - exploring "space"
  • 62:13 - The abstraction of distance and occupying a space
  • 72:33 - Mental space - why we play

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Intro Music: 'Local Forecast' by Kevin MacLeod
Intermission Music: 'Chill' by Kevin MacLeod
Outro Music: 'Local Forecast - Elevator' by Kevin MacLeod

Tabletop Journeys


Friends for much longer than any of them care to admit, Tabletop Journeys bring extensive RPG experience from even before they met. For almost 100 years combined, they have played in and ran tabletop and live-action games of every stripe. Since then, they have discussed, argued, kibitzed, broken down, built up, rearranged, and dissected every imaginable topic, frequently in living rooms in front of horrified onlookers who couldn’t get a word in edgewise. The Tabletop Journeys project started as friends wanting to get together over Zoom to talk about the games they were running, the stuff that they had bought, and things that they thought were cool. And now, we hope that you do too!