Episode 25: Mind Control
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.
Episode 24: Metagaming
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.
Episode 23: Introducing New Characters
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.
Episode 22: Basic Dice Math
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/
Episode 21: DM’s Role
Dan and Paul discuss what is unique about the role of the DM at the table, and why they enjoy DMing games.
Episode 20: Humor in Gaming
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.
Episode 19: D&D Art (1974-1980)
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…
Episode 18: Player vs. Character
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?
Episode 17: Sub Classes
Paul and Dan discuss additional classes beyond the big four – from AD&D sub-classes to the current list on D&D Beyond.
Episode 16: Learning D&D
Dan and Paul discuss how they were first exposed to the hobby, and how that process has changed for new players over the years.