Tag Archive: D&D

Jan 10 2017

DwD&D#82 – Storm Kings Thunder Chapter 4

Let’s get down with some ice. It’s cold here. it’s cold in SKT. It’s cold everywhere. I will not fight blue dragons today. I need more levels before we can play. That’s what’s up in chapter 4 of SKT, so tune in and hear Cindy Moore’s return to the mics. It’s on.

Links

Goodman Games is looking for 5e writers

Jan 03 2017

DwD&D#81 – What’s New & the Monk UA

Let’s get down with the Monk and lay the skinny on some cool happenings around the D&D landscape. That’s this weeks groove on Down with D&D.

Links

Winter Fantasy

DM Guild Spotlight – The Complete Adventures of MT Black

Kobold Press – Heroes of Nuria Natal: Face of Bastet

Dragon Talk – Jeff Greiner of the Tome Show

Don’t Split the Podcast Network

Ultimate D&D Gaming Table – Super Fan Builds

Monks: Unearthed Arcana

Dec 27 2016

DwD&D#80 – UA Bards & Fighters

Let’s get down with the talkers and the beat sticks and folks with the missile weapons. It’s Bards and Fighters on this installment of Down with D&D. We will get back to the news next time. There’s just so much design goodness to look at right now.

Links

Dec 25 2016

The Streets of Avalon. One: Shapeshifers

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

The Streets of Avalon are a hard place, and especially harder when trouble comes knocking at your door. Join Grandma, Fionn, Marus, and Vassar as they deal with a mysterious box that has come into their possession that everyone seems to want.

Mud-splat, thunder, scream, scene switch & rain sounds by Mike Koenig

Editing by Chris Sniezak

Dec 22 2016

DwD&D#79 – Getting into AL and Clerics

Let’s get down with the holy holy and how to start with the Adventurer’s League. That’s what we’re grooving on this week which brings with it a little Christmas. So Merry groove on with your bad self Christmas and D&D into the night.

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Dec 13 2016

DwD&D#78 Greg Marks on the D&D Adventurer’s League

Let’s get down with D&D AL Admin Greg Mark’s. We talk AL changes, misconceptions, content, and some hints at future seasons. Enjoy and find your OP groove.

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Dec 06 2016

DwD&D#77 – What’s New & SKT Chapter 2

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get running since the giants are a coming. We cover what’s new in D&D and then fight back against the giants attacking all over the world. It’s Storm King’s Thunder chapter 2 and a little on chapters 3 and 4. Get down.

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Nov 29 2016

DwD&D#76 – Speculating on the Future

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets speculate on future D&D story lines with Wayne from Advantage to Insight. Hope you enjoy and sorry about any audio quality issues with the episode.

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Labryrinth

Nov 22 2016

DwD&D#75 – Mike Shea on Fantastic Locations and DM Surveys

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some D&D. It’s all about Mike Shea and his work this week as we talk Fantastic Locations, The Lazy DM, and his DM survey. It’s all inside on this weeks Down with D&D.

Links

Sly Flourish

The Lazy DM

Fantastic Locations

The DM Survey

 

Nov 15 2016

DwD&D#74 – What’s New & UA Barbarians

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with the raging and some of the other places things are happening in D&D. That’s right, we’re expanding our reach of What’s New in D&D to other places and spaces plus we groove on the newest UA on our favorite ragers, the Barbarian.

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Nov 08 2016

DwD&D#73 – GameholeCon Car Edition

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGetting down in a car on the Gamehole.. That’s me and Shawn this week and the audio is not as good as you’ve come to expect from us but I wanted to get something out rather than nothing. That means the groove is a little more industrial than I prefer. Enjoy and we’ll talk to you next week sounding like our usual selves.

Oct 25 2016

DwD&D#70 – What’s New & Interesting Combats

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet get down with some fisticuffs. It’s about making the fight as fun as possible today. We also hit what’s new in D&D briefly. Let’s rock n roll.

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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.

Links

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.

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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.

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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.

Links

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?

Links

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

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/faithful

Topic 2 – MIKE MEARLS ON THE ROLE OF ACTUAL PLAY ON GAME DESIGN

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.

Links

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

http://kieranstrange.bandcamp.com/album/adamantine-heart

 

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.

Links

The Queen City Conquest

Evercon

Gamehole Con

Knights of the Night

Erin Flanagan’s Patreon

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