Tag Archive: Shawn

Feb 21 2017

DwD&D#88 – Storm Kings Thunder Chapter 5

Guh is in the house. No really. She’s in the house and we can’t move her. We could use a hand over here so get on down and help us move the largest of the Hill Giants. While you’re here we’ll chat about STK chapter 5.

Feb 14 2017

DwD&D#87 – What’s New in D&D Feb 13

Let’s get down with the sorcerer, Dragon Talk, and some new products for D&D.

Links

Feb 07 2017

DwD&D#86 – Winter Fantasy with Lindsay, Shea & Introcaso

Let’s get down at Winter Fantasy with Chris Lindsay, Mike “Sly Flourish” Shea, and James Introcaso. They market D&D products, they write blogs, they record podcasts, they’re everywhere D&D is and now they’re down with it.

Links

The World Builder Blog

Sly Flourish

Don’t Split the Podcast Network

Jan 31 2017

DwD&D#85 – What’s New in D&D Jan 31st

Let’s get down with the most current things in D&D. Shawn and Chris hit up a variety of things that came up between Jan 16th and Jan 30th. Strap in and enjoy.

Links

The Book of the Tarrasque 

Ask the Oracle: Cellphones

Where to find the D&D Team 2017

Midgard Kickstarter

DM Guild Spotlight – Banquet of the Damned

Merric’s Musings – A Tip for Quicker Play

Mike Shea’s DM’s Deep Dive

The 100 Dungeons Kickstarter

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

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 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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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.

Links

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.

Nov 01 2016

DwD&D#71 – Phoenix Dawn Command & D&D

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some Alphastream and Phoenix Dawn Command. Teos wrote this article about how PDC relates to D&D, read it here. Shawn and I talk about it on this episode and bring some of our own ideas to the table too. Let it spin mix master. Let it spin.

Links

Phoenix Dawn Command

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.

Links

A Great Upheaval

The Character Cache

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 14 2016

MMP#225 – QCC Recap & Safety Redux

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we recap our experiences of the QCC and get into a chunky discussion about safety since we have a safety fail at the table. Then there’s social media and a little podcast action.

Time Stamps

2:21 – What’s Going On

10:54 – The Salon: QCC Recap

1:29:07 – The Social Media Depository

IGDN spotlight Synthicide Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Deadlands – Good Intentions

Kickstarter: Rockalypse

1:55:14 – Podcast Round Up

 

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

Sep 05 2016

DwD&D#63 – What’s New and Inspiration

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteCan you feel the rumble of the giants as they stumble and the little folk they fumble as their world starts to crumble.

The Giants come.

Will you get down and disappear beneath their thunder or rise to the occasion and gain and give the inspiration to fight them?

It’s Down with D&D.

Topic 1 – What’s New?

Topic 2 – D&D’s Inspiration Rule

 

 

Aug 29 2016

DwD&D#62 – Greg Marks on Organized Play and thee Adventures League

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteToday we feature the Skerrit himself on playing with the group, how it works, and how to keep it organized. It’s Greg Marks getting down with D&D this time around and we’re gonna take a run at the most recent remix on the League of Adventurers as it pertains to D&D. Get Down.

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 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.

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