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 • …

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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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July 27, 2022

r/DMAcademy Advice V: Did I Forget My Pants?

[#71] In this week's DM Advice segment, we cover questions we wanted to weigh in on from the DMAcademy advice subreddit. We covered a lot of ground on this episode! It's OK to be sad even when a campaign ends …

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July 22, 2022

RPG Horror Story: No, Using a Character Sheet Is NOT "Rules Lawyering"

[#70] In this Horror Story, Josey regales us with an extremely dubious accusation of meta-gaming. You can read the original post and comments here. Josey mentioned the Boston Tea Party chain of UK cafes. We invoked the sublim...

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July 21, 2022

50 Tips For Dungeon Masters [Part 5: 41-50]

[#69] It's a nice episode as we complete our review of the Top 50 Tips for DMs. This week, it's #41-50. Our Top 50 Tips list come courtesy of MT Black Games . Halfling Hobbies has this great overview on …

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July 15, 2022

RPG Horror Story: Um Actually It's FEER-bolg

[#68] In this episode, Jim brings a tale of pedantry and the bad kind of axe-grinding. Check out the original post and comments . No matter how you pronounce them, firbolgs are pretty cool and have been around for a …

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July 13, 2022

RPG Wholesome Stories IV: VR Friends, Hot Wives, Grandmas, and Gooey …

[#67] It's time for another round of RPG Wholesome Stories! We've got the whole crew this week, and each of us came with a tale of gaming done right. Jason talked about a fun new game that started in a …

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July 9, 2022

RPG Horror Story: I'm A Baby And I Hate It

[#66] In this horror story, Jason brings the tale of a very weird and uncomfortable transformation. Jim is off at Origins for this episode. You can read the original post and comments here . This was apparently all kicked off...

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July 8, 2022

What's In Jason's Backpack?

[#65] In this discussion episode, Jim and Josey ooh and ahh as Jason shows off his next-level gaming backpack setup. Greg is off this week. The backpack itself is available here . He also totes a small Bluetooth speaker for …

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June 29, 2022

RPG Classic Story: The Ballad Of Edgardo

[#64] This week, Jason shres one of his favorite RPG Recap stories an epic tale of forum RG madness and triumph. You can find the original Ballad of Edgardo here. This was the kind of thing that could only happen …

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June 25, 2022

RPG Horror Story: Players Don't Understand 'Serious Campaign'

[#63] In this horror story, Greg shares the story of a serious campaign that provied to be anything but. Jim is off this week at Origins. You can read the original post and comments here . The crew discussed non-traditional …

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June 24, 2022

RPG Horror Story: Paladin Doesn't Care

[#62] Today, Josey tells us a story: Check out the original post and comments . Seven years is a long time to hold someone's interest . You probably shouldn't play an Oath of Devotion Paladin if you enjoy being an …

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June 22, 2022

50 Tips For Dungeons Masters [Part 4: 31-40]

[#61] We continue our delve into the Top 50 Tips for DMs. This week, it's #31-40. Our Top 50 Tips list come courtesy of MT Black Games . You always round down for damage . Josey explained why the barkeep …

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June 1, 2022

Enough Taverns! Other Places To Start Your Campaign

[#60] "Um, OK, so the camera opens on a boisterous tavern in the middle of town, what are each of your characters doing there?" is a perfectly OK way to start a D&D campaign, but there's a host of other …

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May 27, 2022

RPG Horror Story: Level 20 Party Loses To A Troll

[#59] In this short but sweet horror story, Jason brings a horror story about a Vecna-inspired practical joke . Jason mentioned a Practical Guide to Wishes . The 5e rules are actually pretty specific about what a Wish can do …

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May 25, 2022

r/DMAcademy Advice IV: Self-Spoiling, 'Useless' Items, Big Good Nice …

[#58] This week, Josey, Jim, Jason, and Greg have a six-pack of DM queries to consider: Should you spoil a campaign that died ? What do you do about that stupid magic item you made up ? How do you …

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May 20, 2022

RPG Horror Story: 'Fearless' Adventurers Defy the DM

[#57] In this horror story, Greg tells us about a struggle of wills between a DM and their badass PCs. This story comes to us from Reddit user u/Available_Regre t Sandstorms are legitimately terrifying . Superman is not the o...

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May 18, 2022

50 Tips For Dungeons Masters [Part 3: 21-30]

[#56] We continue our delve into the Top 50 Tips for DMs. This week, it's #21-30, and we're getting a little more into YMMV territory. Our Top 50 Tips list come courtesy of MT Black Games . Josey mentioned bespoke …

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May 13, 2022

RPG Horror Story: DM Out-Metagames The Metagamer

[#55] In this horror story, Josey brings us a story of metagaming one-upsmanship. There is some disagreement about what exactly constitutes metagaming . Sorry, but Psychic Scream is just messed up . We discussed what happens ...

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