Category Archive: Down with D&D

Shawn and Chris getting Down with D&D. Segments range from What's New in D&D to breaking down campaign books chapter by chapter to give you a guide to help run those campaigns.

Sep 19 2017

DwD&D 117 – James Introcaso on the Adepts Program and the DM’s Guild

Let’s get down with starting up. This time it’s James Introcaso from The Don’t Split the Podcast Network talking with us about the Adepts Program and the DMs Guild.

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Don’t Split the Podcast Network

The World Builder Blog

The Gith & Eladrin

The Lizard King

Beasts of the Jungle Rot

Encounters in Port Nyanzaru

Cellar of Death

Sep 12 2017

DwD&D 116 – Session 0

Let’s get down with starting up. This time it’s session 0 as Shawn & Chris keep up the series on campaigns.

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Sep 05 2017

Different Players, Different Campaigns

Campaigns once again and this time its about player types, DM types, and how to mesh those puzzle pieces together.

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Aug 29 2017

DwD&D#114 – Starting a Campaign

Let’s get down with beginnings. Session 0, finding players, campaign concepts, and how much to plan. We do a brief cover on all these ideas and more.

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Aug 23 2017

DwD&D#113 – GenCon 2017

Let’s get down with GenCon 2017. Shawn was there, chatted with some folks, and we talk about everything else that Shawn experienced and heard about at the show.

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Aug 15 2017

DwD&D#112 – The Good DM and Incomplete Adventurers

Let’s get down with what’s wrong and what’s missing from adventures. It’s another discussion about adventures from a different lens.

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Aug 08 2017

DwD&D#111 – Monsters as PCs

Let’s get down with the kobolds, lizardfolk, and medusa as characters you can play. Shawn & Chris are talking Monsters as PC races on this episode. Do you claw or do you bite?

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Aug 01 2017

DwD&D#110 – Rethinking Campaign Expectations

Let’s get down with stories, arcs, and campaigns. It’s rethinking campaign expectations this week as we talk about a number of ways to structure campaigns.

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Jul 25 2017

DwD&D#109 – Gaming with Kids

Let’s get down with kids and teens playing some D&D with special guest Rory Merwin.

It’s the experience, the do’s and don’ts, and as much help as we can cram into 50 minutes for running D&D games for kids.

Jul 19 2017

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian – Episode 2: Survival

The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne talk about more than just sand and desert. Join us for a survival guide to Athas!

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  • Survival and scarcity: lore, story, and mechanics

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Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

  • obsidian@athas.org

Credits

Jul 18 2017

DwD&D#108 – Initiative

Let’s Get down with the order of turns. We’re talking Initiative in D&D, RAW, DMG alts, and Greyhawk initiative, plus we throw a few of our own favs in there.

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Jul 15 2017

DwD&D#107 – Expectations for Published Adventures

Let’s get down with adventures, how they look, how they should look, and what we want inside them to make them easier to run. Shawn & Chris are looking at adventures and how their presented on the page.

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Jul 04 2017

DwD&D#106 – AP and Storytelling Podcasts

Let’s get down with Celeste Conowitch and James Introcaso as they chat with us about Actual Play and Narrative podcastings affect on the gaming landscape and some things to thing about if you wanted to get into making these kinds of podcasts.

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Jun 27 2017

DwD&D#105 – Investigation v Perception

Let’s get down with spotting stuff and knowing how it all goes together. Shawn and Chris talk about Investigation and Perception on this weeks Down with D&D.

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Jun 20 2017

DwD&D#104 – Origins 2017 Recap

Let’s Get Down. It’s all Origins all the time as the Mad Wizard recaps us on all the conventions hotness.

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Jun 13 2017

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian – Episode 1: Templars

The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne talk about the roles templar play in your game: enemy, ally, and setting. Welcome to Dark Sun!

Topic

  • Templar: lore, story, and mechanics

Contact

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

  • obsidian@athas.org

Credits

Jun 13 2017

DwD&D#103 – Jungle Adventures

Let’s Get Down. It’s gettin hot in here, and bugs are buzzing, the plants are hungry, and the locals eat, well, us. Time to talk about jungle adventures as we get down with some D&D.

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  • No time for Links Dr. Jones

Jun 06 2017

DwD&D#102 – Stream of Annihilation

It’s time to get annihilated with the zombies, dinos, and zombie dinos. We’re talking the Stream of Annihilation. Go Green Devil Doorway.

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Jun 03 2017

DwD&D#101 – Eberron Noir

It’s Mark Knapik talking about Eberron and Noir. So let it rain…and be monochrome.

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May 23 2017

DwD&D#100 – Our Favorite D&D Things

Let’s get down with those D&D things we love for our 100th episode.

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May 16 2017

DwD&D#99 – Gnolls

Let’s get down with demonic hyenas. It’s all about Gnolls on DwD&D this week.

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There aren’t any links this week because the Gnolls destroyed them. They’re so mean.

May 09 2017

DwD&D#98 – Freelancing

Let’s get down with the work. It’s all about freelancing this week on Down with D&D.

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May 04 2017

DwD&D #96 – Making Monsters That Matter

Let’s get down with the creatures we find in dungeons. It’s all about making monsters that matter.

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Apr 26 2017

DwD&D#96 – Eberron: Two Fisted Pulp

Let’s get down on top of a lightning rail. Chris and Mark make their way to Eberron to talk about some two fisted pulpy action.

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Apr 18 2017

DwD&D#95 – Into the Dungeon

Let’s get down in the dungeon. It’s about exploration, combat, and role-playing on this track of down with D&D. We have the Mad Wizard and Cindy with Chris today. So tune in and get dank.

Congratulations to Space Rhino and Jordan Conrad for their winning submissions to the adventure generator contest.

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