March 2013 archive

Mar 30

Dungeon Talk: Episode 15 – Group discussions

Hello all, Here is Episode 15 of our Dungeon Talk Podcast. We kept to the segments again, but we added some special guests;  Niko, who you may know as Grexil, and Jared, who played Wang for a few sessions on the the Made Men Podcast, joined us for Ep 15. Segments 1. Table topics  1 …

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Mar 27

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb G. Recurring Villains part 1

When planning a campaign, it is important to consider both the ultimate goal and how to get your players to that point.  Every DnD adventure is different, but we can identify certain themes that repeat themselves.  Usually games revolve around getting to a specific location, finding a specific item, or killing a specific person or …

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Mar 24

D&D and MTG: Synergy Part 1

A few days back, I had a half-formed idea. What if I bought a pack of MTG cards and used the cards in that pack as inspiration to design a session or start  a new D&D campaign?   I didn’t think it through very well but threw the idea out on Twitter to see if …

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Mar 23

The Campaigns: Made Men – Episode 12: The Old Stone Fort has risen

Hello all, Here is Episode 12 of our Made Men DnDnext actual play podcast.   Had a return of a few technical glitches this episode. Lots of background noise and pops and clicks. Also, in two different places there are side conversations going on that muddle the sound pretty badly. Luckily both times it is …

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Mar 22

Dungeon Talk: Episode 14 – Here come the Segments

Hello all, Here is Episode 14 of Dugeon Talk.  Evan and I are still experimenting with the format and in this Episode we tried out a more formalized format with specialized segments. We liked it a lot. Hope you do too. Segments: 1. Tabletopics – Setting tone in your RPG game.  We had a session where …

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Mar 09

The Campaigns: Made Men – Episode 11: Escape from Mairhaposa

Hello all, Here is Episode 11 of our DnDNext actual play podcast. I recorded a live intro for this one so no text one here. (I would love some feedback if you prefer live one or text one . . .)   Not much technical or spoiler-y things in this episode.   As always, feedback …

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Mar 02

Dungeon Talk : Bonus Episode 1

Hello all, During a recent recording Evan and I found ourselves on about a 15 minute tangent. We decided to start over, but thought it might be funny to hear how easily we drifted off the tracks. So here’s a short outtake. Hope you enjoy.   Thanks!!   MIchael – AKA Mumbles   E-mail us …

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Mar 02

Dungeon Talk: Episode 13 – A change of pace

Hello all, Here is Episode 13 of Dungeon Talk. In this Episode Evan and I touch on or discuss the following topics.  This is the general order that we go in, but we do jump back and forth a bit as well. 1.  Wanting to change up and play a non-fantasy RPG 2.   Game rotation. …

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Mar 01

New Podcast coming soon

Hello all, If you’ve been listening to the Dungeon Talk podcasts you may have noticed me mention that I listen to a bunch of podcasts now. Pretty much if I’m in the car, I’m listening to a podcast.  As a self-professed “Movie Guy” I am loving the “HOW DID THIS GET MADE” podcast. It’s one …

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Mar 01

A new home page for actual play podcasts

Hello all, I’ve made a few minor changes to our site’s main page. I added a “The Campaigns” page which you can drop down to the Made Men podcast. I will be compiling all the Made Men episodes here to make it easier to find them and go back to the beginning.   Eventually we’d …

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