Dan and Paul discuss the gear they’ve bought for gaming over the years – what works, what doesn’t, and what has turned out to be just plain silly.
Dan and Paul go over words of advice for new DMs thinking of running their first game.
Dan and Paul discuss magic that takes over your character, from paralysis to charm, and how to deal with it from both the player and DM’s perspective.
Dan and Paul discuss metagaming in D&D – what it is, how to prepare for it, and how to deal with it when it catches you by surprise.
Dan and Paul discuss how to introduce new characters into a game, whether due to new players showing up to the table or an unexpected character death mid-game.
Dan discusses the basics of D&D dice math and probability, and dispels some common misunderstandings. There will be a quiz! Torben Mogensen’s Troll dice roller: http://hjemmesider.diku.dk/~torbenm/Troll/ Second Best D&D Adventure podcast: https://secondbestdnd.simplecast.com/ Paul’s Gameblog: https://www.paulsgameblog.com/
Dan and Paul discuss what is unique about the role of the DM at the table, and why they enjoy DMing games.
Dan and Paul discuss Humor in Gaming, including systems that have supported to to various degrees, and how best to write and prepare for including humor in your game.
Dan is joined by guest artist and educator Isabelle Garbani, who works from Brooklyn in sculpture, recycled materials, and public installations. Together they look at and discuss the evolution of D&D art in the 0th and 1st Editions of the…
Dan and Paul discuss the separation of player and character – should you do it, when should you do it, and what problems does it create or solve?