Feb. 3, 2023

Soul Coins and Safety Tools: A Horror Story with a Happy Ending [RPG …

[#95] Jason and Jim delve into the horror stories that can come up in Dungeons and Dragons, from the tales of players tasked with retrieving soul coins to the challenges of being a relationship with your DM. With their special …

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Jan. 27, 2023

Civil War, Unexpected Guests, and Where's All The Chariots? [DMAcadem…

[#94] Jim and Jason offer advice to DMs about civil wars, chariots, and a hybrid advice/horror story! - https://www.reddit.com/r/DMAcademy/comments/zvfdhx/i_have_caused_a_civil_war_in_my_campaign_need_help/. -...

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Jan. 20, 2023

We Liked It Our Way Better! [RPG Horror Story]

[#93] This week, Jim, with a horror story about how to ruin an otherwise-great game just by not shutting up when it’s over. - https://www.reddit.com/r/rpghorrorstories/comments/yvxw4y/it_would_have_cost_you_nothing_to_keep_that_to/ - In case you...

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Jan. 13, 2023

Gary Had A Pizza, Now Has Nothing [RPG Horror Story]

[#92] This week, Josey brings us a terrifying tale of a player who snapped for getting exactly what he deserved. CW: Brief, veiled description of in-game sexual assault. - Check out...

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Jan. 6, 2023

Stuck At the Kids' Table [RPG Horror Story]

[#91] Jason relates the tale of a grown-ass man unknowingly being invited to a game for teens. - Check out the https://www.reddit.com/r/rpghorrorstories/comments/yk1hfy/think_im_playing_with_a_group_of_adults_end_up_in/. - Monks aren’t at all...

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Oct. 21, 2022

"We don't think you're going to stick around" [RPG Horror Story]

[#90] In this Horror Story, Jim delivers a tale of a store game that doesn't go so well. Josey is off this week. Read the original post and comments. For the business wonks, a report on commercial rents on Long …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Top 15 WORST DM Advice Ever [Part 2: 9-15]

[#89] We tackle the back half of the 15 WORST DM tips ever uttered. Spoiler: they pretty much earn that distinction honestly. Greg's computer is sadly toasted this week. Read the original list of Bad Advice . We tackled the …

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Sept. 30, 2022

I Thought A Mile Was 1000 Feet! [RPG Horror Story]

[#88] Jim delivers a charming Horror Short Story about some Imperial Entanglements. Read the original post . Speaking of delightful, chek out this list of obsolete unites of measurement . Check here if you need more accurate ...

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Sept. 28, 2022

Objection! [r/DMAcademy Advice VII]

[#87] It's a DM Advice Episode! We offer our takes on questions from the DMAcademy subreddit . Submit your own burning RPG questions to us for a future DM Advice segment. Everyone is here this week! Some people think that …

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Sept. 23, 2022

A Deck Of A Few Stuff [RPG Horror Story]

[#86] Josey reminds us that introducing the Deck of Many Things is literally the worst thing that anyone can do to thier game. Yes, even a nerfed version of it. That only destroys up your campaign more slowly. Greg is …

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Sept. 21, 2022

RPG Wholesome Stories VI: Great Newbies, Supportive Partners, and Elv…

[#85] In this semi-regular feature, we take a break from horro to remember that RPGs are supposed to be fun, and that players and GMs are supposed to be awesome. Jim's brings a tale of the bullet-journalisng newbie. Here's a...

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Sept. 16, 2022

Do Players Really NEED To Learn Their Class Features? [RPG Horror Sto…

[#84] Jason brings us the story of a DM frustrated by a player not interested in learning much about the cool class features of her PC. Jim is maybe-sorta-kinda on her side and it makes for an interesting back-and-forth! Jose...

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Sept. 15, 2022

Adventurer Classes In Pop Culture - Fairy Tale Edition

[#83] The entire crew gathers to go over how we'd stat out a bunch of fairy tale/Disney characters! There's some confusion over which versions we're working with but it gets sorted eventually. Check out the orginal article we...

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Sept. 9, 2022

Does this...look humanoid...to you? (spoiler: yes it does) [RPG Horro…

[#82] This week, Greg brings a tale of the DM who didn't know how creature types worked. Jim is stil travelling this week. You can read the original post and comments . The campaign in question was set in the …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Little Bro Derails Campaign To "Win" [RPG Horror Story]

[#81] This week, Jason shares the tale of a young player who didn't really get how D&D works. Or maybe understood it too well. Jim is on the road this week. Read the original post and comments . Josey mentioned …

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Aug. 31, 2022

Old Man Henderson [RPG Classic Story]

[#80] The party gathers 'round as Jason tells the tale of the player who "won" Call of Cthulu: Old Man Henderson. You can read the original post and comments. Catch up on the Call of Ctulhu RPG . For stories …

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Aug. 24, 2022

Are You SURE???? [r/DMAcademy Advice VI]

[#79] We dive into the DMAcademy SubReddit to offer our takes on a handful of D&D-related conundrums. How do you feel about Saying NO ? (Spolier: We're mostly fine wth it!) Recruiting and the challenges of playing with strang...

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Aug. 20, 2022

The Cleric is NOT a Catholic Priest and That Joke Wasn't Funny [RPG H…

[#78] In this episode, Jim brngs a horror story about the difference between problematic jokes in private games with your friends and making strangers uncomfortable in public settings. CW: Veiled discussion of sexual abuse of...

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Aug. 18, 2022

Top 15 WORST DM Advice Ever [Part 1: 1-8]

[#77] It's an anti-advice espiode, as we delve into the Top 15 WORST Pieces of DM Advice, (possibly) Ever. Follow along as we cover the first half of the list . Everything we love can be found at curmudgeonsanddragons.com • …

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Aug. 12, 2022

Those WERE The Bandits! [RPG Horror Story]

[#76] In this Horror Story, Josey is our host (at least for the into)! Jason brings us the tale of miscommunication between the DM and the party. Jim is off this week. You can read the original post and comments …

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Aug. 11, 2022

The Monsters Know What They're Doing [Third Party Book Club #1]

[#75] In this NEW segment Jason, Josey, and a very laggy Greg (sorry! I tried fixing it!) talk about their favorite books published by anyone other than WotC, Jim is off this week. THis week, we're talking about the pretty …

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Aug. 5, 2022

Savage Super Session Zero Screwup [RPG Horror Story]

[#74] This week's Horror Story comes from Josey. Jim and Greg are off this week. You can read the original post and comments here. This story is about a superheroic game using the Savage Worlds system . We talk a …

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Aug. 4, 2022

DnD Movie Date Night With Jason and Josey!

[#73] Jason and Josey discuss the trailer for the forthcming D&D movie Honor Among Thieves. Greg and Jim are off this week. Josey admits she's never seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy. (I Know, right?) The very first D&D …

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July 29, 2022

The Drama Started WAY Earlier Than The PVP [RPG Horror Story]

[#72] This Horror Story of a player overstepping another PC's boundaries in a pretty problematic way comes to us via Greg. Josey is off this week. You can read the original post and comments here . We talked about The …

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