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About This Show
In this podcast we hope to provide examples and reusable material for you, the DM, to use in your stories and campaigns. We hope inspire you with functional content that you bring to your own table to the delight or potential misery of your players. This is a podcast inspired by years of playing Dungeons and Dragons from both sides of the screen and also by our friends at the table who have helped us get to the point where we are confident enough in our geekery to do a podcast about it. This podcast is not intended to be safe for work - or suitable for young children, but neither is our DnD table. So get out caffeine or beer and PREPARE TO EMBARK ON A FANTASTIC JOURNEY TO REALMS UNKNOWN!
Most Recent Episode
Season 3, Episode 6 - The Cliffhanger Episode, Part One
Apr 20 15
How can you as a Dungeon Master take advantage of the dramatic mechanic of the cliffhanger in your campaign tonight? How can you avoid disappointment while preparing for excellence when setting your players up to maximum anticipation? Are you sitting at the edge of your ear seats? Because we're about to drop a cliffhanger on you. And no, Sylvester Stallone is not involved. We recorded so much content about cliffhangers that we couldn't resist the oh-so-meta urge to split one ginormous cliffhanger episode into more than one episode about ... dun dun dunnnnn ... cliffhanger endings to your campaign sessions! But first ... dun dun dunnnn... we read some emails! from William: Wulfgar's real life manifesto of warTweet from @rzrstrm: with a recommendation for Game Night Games in Salt Lakefrom Robert: EDM stuff and validation of William's Wayne's World referencefrom Blair: Hey Exemplary DM!Who can recommend online Pathfinder char generation tools?perhaps HeroLab?In which we discussed Zero Charisma.Twitter convo about winter from the sprawling metropolis of Rochester, MN, as a preview of the stuff we discuss on twitter, aside from funny dnd quips.Many metals become brittle in cold weather.The frost, sometimes it makes the blade stick.Also, mutated Alpacas in Gamma World. from the wife : i can haz moar podcast?Skill challenges should be well described, not just math, a "choose your own adventure"The side conversations and camaraderie during long journeys and uneventful time from adam: re: Thoughts on a horror campaign? http://weir-with-awl.obsidianportal.com and their professional cartographerHighly recommend DM's do NPC accents, "the better the worse"from andy: DM appreciationpicking up the torchthanks Andy for warming our cockles Top 10 Tips to Implementing Cliffhangers At the end of your next D&D session, pull an old trick from: the end of every Dan Brown chapter, the end of Star Trek:TNG The Best Of Both Worlds Pt. 1, the end of Christopher Nolan’s Inception and all three of his Batman films, the final episode of Twin Peaks, the end of X- Men II, the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Back to the Future movies, the end of Matrix Reloaded, the end of the first Kill Bill, the end of the first season of Jericho, the end of the patched version of Portal 1 which came out right before Portal 2, the end of the old BBC show Blake’s 7, the end of Half Life 2, the end of Mass Effect 2, the last episode before t