Aug 09

Welcome to Detention, Episode 3!


Hello students! Welcome to a new bonus feature on The RPG Academy, Detention!


We were so happy to hear good feedback about this bonus content that we decided to make more!

In this episode, Michael joins Scott and meΒ join to talk about all kinds of nonsense. As usual, these episodes are a little more rough around the edges, with less editing to reflect a more conversational tone. They also include more of the tangents, bad jokes, and adult language that we tend to use when we’re hanging out and having fun.

In Extra Curricular, we talk about the Netflix Original show Stranger Things. In Dead Campaigns, Michael shares the story of an early campaign that he ran and the ways that youthful excitement (and ignorance) impacts a campaign. Also, there’s a vampire pirate ghost lich. And in Class Review, we move on in that classic 4 member balanced party to discuss the Cleric.


-Professor Crunch-

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  1. I’ve been enjoying detention a lot. I guess to keep that up, I must aim to misbehave. I really want to watch Stranger Things, and I like the high level that you guys were talking about it, because spoiler free is really nice. I’d also be curious to have you give your thoughts on it once you have all finished it, do some reviews on D&D centric things, maybe as “Curriculum Review” or “A the Math Book Turns”. Well, probably not that last one.

    Especially as WOTC is coming out with new supplements, to touch on those could be interesting as part of another podcast such as Detention or Faculty Meetings, or as a 20-30 minute chunk of content of it’s own that comes out infrequently, just when you guys get new books.

    I’m also enjoying the talks about the different classes. Since you are starting with D&D for each of the classes, I wouldn’t mind hearing a little bit more about the different paths that you can take on all of them and what you like/dislike about those. You did touch some on that with the rogues, but not to get super crunchy about which mechanic gives you the best power build, but somewhat crunchy with a if you are interested in playing this type of character, look at this for this abilities flavor.

    1. I’m glad you’re liking the new segment and we will definitely work with the suggestions you gave. I do want to dig deeper into the class options. We’ll probably make a second pass and then mix in some background options.

    • Richard Kreutz-Landry on August 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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    Well, pretty much everything I was going to say Scando already said. πŸ™‚

    My sentiments exactly.

    • Red Rabbit on August 10, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    I’m really liking these. The class reviews are my favorite. A I’d personally like a little more crunchiness, and a little more depth on the domains, archetypes, etc. Overall, 5 stars and a virtual high five. Keep them coming. Still waiting on the wizard review.

    1. Funny you should mention wizard…we just finished recording…

      And yes, I want to get to the crunch. That was my original intention but things evolved to a lighter tone. We’ll get back to crunch in a second pass on the classes. Probably.

        • Red Rabbit on August 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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        I better hear some good things about wizards…

    • Red Rabbit on August 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    Just a thought though. Flavor wise I really enjoy clerics. Mechanically, they are one of the strongest classes in 5e. They can tank, heal, and are full casters. To me, being such generalists, they tend to step on the toes of other clssses, that tend to fit into these niches. Imo. That’s my only complaint on clerics.

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