Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 29

Dungeon Talk: Episode 19 – More topics, less valuable

Hello all, Here is Episode 19 of  Dungeon Talk; our General advice/discussion podcast.   I would call this a ‘lite’ episode. We spend the majority of the time discussing the outrage over a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory Televsion show. We then talk some about Gencon. Then we finally get to our regular …

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May 29

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb G. Building Cities, pt. 2

In my last article, we talked about the concepts behind building cities for your game. You have an infinite amount of options available to you when it comes to what is in your city and who inhabits it. No-matter what choices you make for the content of your city, you will still need a geographical …

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May 22

GM’s Toolbox by Caleb G. Building Cities, pt. 1

Towns and cities play a crucial role in any DnD game.  In the majority of campaigns, they are where the PCs first meet.  They provide refuge from monsters and enemies encountered while traveling.  They offer healing and an opportunity to buy and sell items.  And they usually serve as the background for important scenes that …

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May 18

The Campaigns: Made Men – Episode 16: A Key Moment of Opportunity

Hello all, Here is Episode 16 of our DnDNext Actual Play podcast. In this Episode The PC’s go off-script in a beautiful way and finally take charge of their circumstances. We also introduce a new player/PC. Travis, just back from a tour in Afghanistan joins our table again and plays Quarian an Elf, unlike any …

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May 17

Roll then Role-play

Hello all, Recently I wrote an post called No Roll Before It’s time wherein I covered what I think should be the proper flow of action between Players and DM’s. 1. DM’s give information 2. Players ask questions or declare actions 3. DM asks for a roll or check if required. 4. Repeat. In that post …

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May 13

Dungeon Talk: Episode 18 – Fair thee well, dear Flynn. We hardly knew you . . .

Hello all, Here is Episode 18 of  Dungeon Talk; our General advice/discussion podcast.   We had Niko and Rob joining us tonight. We have moved back to recording my house again and there’s a little background noise to deal with. We’ve actually invested in some higher-end recording equipment which should drastically improve our ability to …

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May 04

The Campaigns: Made Men – Episode 15: Sins of the Father

Hello all, Here is Episode 15 of our DnDNext Actual Play podcast. In this Episode Zaine meets with the Elven Chief and learns more about his Father’s last days before disappearing.  The sound quality of this episode was very up and down. I spent way too much time trying to equalize the highs and lows. …

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