Tag Archive: D&D

Oct 18 2016

DwD&D#69 – What’s New, UA Encounter Building, and Personal Tips Grab Bag

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with what the WotC folks think is the new way to make situations to mess up your players and get down with some monsters and foes. We also hit up a little of what’s new and then get into our personal Grab Bag tips for things we do in games.


Unearthed Arcana: Encounter Building

Oct 11 2016

DwD&D#68 – D&D. Tool Kit or Specific Fantasy Game?

DownwithD&DOMG. We gots a PK this week to talk D&D with us and chat about the age old question concerning D&D and how people use it and view it. Tool kit or specific game as it relates to fantasy. Get down with us to get some knowledge dropped on you.

Download the Audio File: D&D Toolkit or Specific Game

Couple Gnome Stew Articles

An Outsiders Look at What D&D is Doing as a Brand

Troy’s Crock pot Tinkering with the Ranger


Oct 03 2016

DwD&D – Dragon + and A Great Upheaval

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGet Down, or maybe it’s get up. Anyway things are looking up for the giants as we raise the rocks on a Great Upheaval and see what’s inside chapter one of Storm Kings Thunder. We also look at what was lurking inside the most recent issue of Dragon +. Hope you enjoy and keep on getting down with D&D.


A Great Upheaval

The Character Cache

Oct 03 2016

The Lounge – Have Spellbook Will Travel

hswt-imageHey Folks. Today I have Rudy Basso and James Intercaso to chat about the best damn radio play drama comedy I did an interview on for this particular episode, Have Spellbook, Will Travel. Tune into to hear about this D&D inspired and exceptionally well produced audio drama comedy.


Have Spellbook Will Travel website

HSWT email – havespellbookwilltravel@gmail.com




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Sep 26 2016

DwD&D#66 – What’s New in D&D & The Ranger

DownwithD&DGet Down. It’s new stuff this week with Sage Advice and a few other tid bits and then we dive into the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana and see what this remix is all about. So lets check the animal companion before we wreck the animal companion.


Extra Life Extras

Sage Advice

Melvaunt Core Trilogy

The Revised Ranger


Sep 19 2016

DwD&D#65 – Hacking & Running Curse of Strahd

DownwithD&DLet’s get down in Barovia. It’s all Ravenloft today as we talk about running and then hacking the Curse of Strahd. So lets get down with the hammers and stakes.

Sep 12 2016

DwD&D#64 – What’s New & Cloud Giant’s Bargain

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteHey folks. It’s time to get down with Acquisitions Incorporated and the GIANTS in the sky…or at least on the clouds. We also touch on what’s new in D&D. Get down and feel the bass, or is that the approaching of giants?


DDAL 5-1 Treasure of the Broken Hoard

Aug 31 2016

MMP#223 – Five Important Games

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. Today we’re talking about games that we believe matter to game design and have influenced the gameosphere as a whole. We also social media up and there was a lot of it this week. The G+ community was rocking. Thanks everyone.

Time Stamps

0:58 – What’s Going On

18:16 – The Workshop: Five Important Games

1:15:07 – The Social Media Depository

1:30:49 – Podcast Round Up

Aug 22 2016

DwD&D#61 – The Faithful & Actual Plays Influence on Game Design

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get down. It’s Chris and Shawn talking about the Unearthed Arcana on the Faithful and then delving into an article posted on ENWorld on Mike Mearls talking about actual plays influence on game design and then giving a few opinions of our own. Break it down for D&D.

Topic 1 – Unearthed Arcana: The Faithful



WotC’s Mike Mearls on the History/Future of RPG Discusion & Design

We don’t learn sports by reading the rules

The Future of D&D, or How the Internet Changed a Game

Aug 13 2016

DwD&D#60 – Gen Con 2016 & What’s New

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down. Shawn and I recap a little from Gen Con 2016 but then we get into all the theater that surrounds D&D plus the new things that are on the horizon. So get let us get down.


Jul 29 2016

DwD&D#59 – What Does D&D Mean to You

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down with some more sentiment. It’s what does D&D mean to you this time as we go to the community with Randy Farmer among others, and outside of it to some others who work on and around D&D. We have audio from James Intercaso, Phil Vecchione, and Greg Marks. We have words from Mike Mearls and Chris Sims, and we hear Shawn Merwin’s thoughts on D&D and what it means to him. Get Down.


Randy Farmer link

The World Builder Blog

The Round Table


Jul 26 2016

MMP#218 – Deliberate Practice

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week Phil, Chris, & Bob talk about deliberate practice and how you can be a better GM through deliberate practice as well as a little Pre GenCon talk and a little about Mexico. Thanks for listening and leave some feedback here or in the G+ community.

Time Stamps

1:21 – What’s Going On

21:42 – The Workshop: Deliberate Practice

Deliberate Practice

1:14:47 – The Social Media Depository

Emily Care Boss’ Romance Trilogy is available for Pre-Order shared by Eric Farmer

Modiphius gets Star Trek shared by Ben Wilson

What? Fantasy Flight Mansions of Madness 2nd edition shared with me by Drew Smith

Asmodee acquires F2Z games

The Pax Crew of Acquisitions Inc is playing D&D on the Big Screen

Empire’s Reign and other Ninja Crusade 2E Expansions

The 2016 Metatopia Scholarship

1:42:24 – The Podcast Round Up



Jul 23 2016

DwD&D#58 – What D&D Means to Me

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down and we’re doing it without the Mad Wizard Merwin. That’s right. I went to my very deep bench to grab some friends to talk about what D&D means to them. I have Mark, Tom, and Brett to help me out, get down, and spin some wonderful tales about family and gaming. So get in and get down and lets go kill some monsters.


The Queen City Conquest


Gamehole Con

Knights of the Night

Erin Flanagan’s Patreon

Jul 12 2016

MMP#216 – Damage

ItunesMMpodcast_WhiteHey Folks. This week we take some hits and let the pain settle into our bones. That’s right, we’re talking about damage. We also get into the Ennies and the Diana Jones Awards in the social media depository. Hope you enjoy and thanks for helping us become a 2016 Ennie nominee for Best Podcast.

Time Stamps

1:34 – What’s Going On

8:52 – The Garage: Damage

1:16:24 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

The Diana Jones Awards

1:40:34 – Podcast Round Up

Adamantine Heart



Jul 08 2016

DwD&D#57 – Teos Part 2

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down. It’s part two with Teos Abadia and we continue the conversation.

Jun 24 2016

DwD&D#55 – Origins 2016

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down in Columbus, Ohio for Origins 2016 with the Mad Wizard, Rob Schwalb, the Baldman Dave Christ, and Sean Molley. That’s what’s on the playlist for this interview heavy episode from the D&D room at Origins.


Baldman Games

Shadow of the Demon Lord

Forge in Magic from Paradim concepts

Jun 21 2016

Advantage to Insight – Episode 1: Prep

eyeHey Folks. This is the first episode of Advantage to Insight, a D&D podcast by @Visionary. You can find more of their content by following this web link. Feel free to let us know what you think of the show.

Pre-Production Notes

“This is Advantage to Insight! Where we roll two d20s and…”

“…we immediately forget our Wisdom modifier!

“Welcome to the show where we talk about Dungeons & Dragons until we get completely off topic!”

“My name’s Wayne.”

“And I’m Alex.”

Why?: hard to find the right balance of prep and unused prep

Alex’s notes:

DM prep

  • module or open world?
  • if module, repercussion ready for straying too far.
  • Some NPCs sketched out
  • Where are they likely to go
  • Ideas for maps, but we both tend to map as we go
  • will they ever go back?

Wayne’s notes:

What are you preparing?

Prep which layer of game

  • Setting (home brew or established)
  • Campaign (module or no)
  • Story Arc (chapter)
  • Session
  • How comfortable are you with prep

Prep vs improv

Thank you Chris of Misdirected Mark
Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Jun 08 2016

MMP#211 – The Salon with Bob

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. On this episode we reopen the salon and talk about the geeky books, TV shows, and movies we’re into and how we can relate them to games. Also it’s only me, myself, and Bob as Phil is out of town for the first of two Philess weeks. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the Salon.

Time Stamps

1:14 – Have you met Bob

3:50 – What’s Going On

7:28 – The Salon

54:24 – The Social Media Depository

1:10:46 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 03 2016

DwD&D#52 – The Grid and Theater of the Mind

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteIt’s time to get down with some D&D. Let’s get moving and rocking and rolling with the tactical and the narrative. It’s the Grid and the Theater of the Mind in this installment of getting down with D&D.


May 27 2016

DwD&D#51 – What’s New and Curse of Strahd 2: Barovia

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get down. Lets do this thing with Curses of Strahd and Merric Blackman and the News and all the good stuff you love to get down with. Alright, you’ve been primed. Now dance and dice on.


LiveStream from Meltdown Comics

Could Season 5 be Giant Themed?

AL Writing Switches to Royalty Only

May Sage Advice

New Version of the System Reference Document Released

Third Party Spotlight: Death in the Cornfields by Merric Blackman

May 20 2016

DwD&D#50 – Community Topics

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets Get Down for the 50th time. To celebrate or mail it in we take the community topics we’ve been collecting and go through each of them. So this time it’s all about getting down with the community. Go D&D.


May 16 2016

Talking Games 11: Gateway Games

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got about games to bring new people into the hobby. It’s gateway games staring Senda and Phil.

May 13 2016

DwD&D#49 – Getting Noticed

DownwithD&DIt’s time to get down. Ok, we’re treading into some new territory lately with new segments we’re trying out. This time we’re talking about getting noticed by the industry so you can get paid for your writing. Shawn lays down some mad knowledge within this episode so get ready to get down.

May 06 2016

DwD&D#48 – Adventure Design Musings

DownwithD&DLet’s get down. It’s putting words together for others today in a way that they can use those words to facilitate games for others. I guess I could of just said we’re talking about adventure design but what’s the fun of that. Time to groove.


Apr 22 2016

DwD&D#46 – Pop Culture D&D and OotA Final

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down. I am. I am. It’s pop culture in D&D inspired by Michael Bedensky and then we finish up with the Underdark and finally emerge from the Abyss, a little crazier but still sorta there. Now for the bad news. My audio got messed up bad so I had to go to the back up recording. It’s not as good as our normal fare but next time I promise it’ll be solid. Get Down. Be Solid. Wave your tentacle arms in the air like you just don’t care. Peace.

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