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Role of the Dice Podcast
60 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
Episode 229 - Starting Story Struggles
While on his way to Gen Con 2022, Lee chats about the challenges of coming up with campaign plots in open settings where anything is possible. But on the flip side, with roleplaying settings that can limit the types of stories told.
34 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
Episode 228 – Sidekicks
Dale and Lee chat about using, and hopeful not abusing, sidekicks in your TTRPG!
15 minutes | Jan 1, 2023
Quickie - End of 2022 Show
We want to say thank you to all of our listeners! In this episode we chat about what table-top games we will be playing in 2023!
51 minutes | Dec 26, 2022
Episode 227 – Crafting
There is so much crafting can add to your RPG, allowing your PCs to make anything their minds and wallet can come up with. But how does the GM facilitate this when the inevitable crafted item will be exploited or abused? How can crafting be incorporated into a story? We take a deep dive into crafting on this episode of RotD!
43 minutes | Dec 19, 2022
Quickie - One D&D - Packet #3
Dale and Lee go through the third packet of One D&D, which covers potential changes to the cleric class and new species!
47 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Episode 226 - Complications
You can strike fear into your PCs by thinking they’ve succeeded in a task only for them to have to overcome another threat! Is this complication to add excitement or "punish" the players? Where does this complication come from? Is it on the GM’s whim? And what if the complication you've inserted is too grand? Join us for our in-depth discussion of compilations!
64 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
Episode 225 - Warlock Patrons
Are "problematic players" drawn to play the warlock class? Is it because of all the classes, the warlock is the one who seems most inclined to steal the spotlight? How does the DM deal with the demand of that PC to be the main character of a campaign? How do you effectively incorporate your warlock into the party? We answer those questions and a whole bunch more in this episode of RotD!!!
43 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Episode 224 - Dan & Lee Talk RPGs #14
Dan and Lee talk about their current experiences in roleplaying. Topics range from some PCs not being included in social encounters, theater of the mind problems, out growing certain RPG systems or play styles, and so much more in this jam packed episode!
32 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Quickie - One D&D - Packet #2
Dale and Lee give a quick review of the second packet of One D&D. And maybe they don't agree with one another on some of the potential changes to 5e...
13 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Quickie - Gamehole Con 2022 Wrap-Up
DM Dale talks about his experiences at Gamehole Con 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin!
49 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Episode 223 – Cosmic Horror
In this episode, we discuss why using cosmic horror in tabletop roleplaying is so difficult, but then give our tips on how to make it work for you!
55 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Episode 222 - The D&D Planes
Join us as we chat about setting adventures in the various planes of D&D as well as a review of 5e Spelljammer!
78 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Episode 221 – You F’ed Up! Now What?!?
Sometimes a mistake is made that could potentially end the campaign. What do you do?!? Have a listen to this episode to learn from our grand errors and a whole bunch more valuable info to avoid these pitfalls in roleplaying!
80 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Episode 220 - How to Prep
Should a gamemaster always be prepping? Sometimes is feels that way, but is it true? In this episode, we give you our insight on how to prep for your roleplaying adventures!
42 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Quickie - One D&D
We give our take on the first One D&D packet and what these playtest rules could mean for the future of this roleplaying game juggernaut!
56 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Episode 219 - NPC Roundup!
NPCs are a vital part of table-top RPGs but sometimes they can get out of hand. In this episode, we give you our ideas on how to mitigate those problematic NPCs!
41 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Episode 218 - Living in a Fantasy World
Join us for a world building discussion about the hazards of living in a fantasy world!
35 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
Episode 217 - Gen Con 2022 Wrap-Up
We give our take on Gen Con 2022 and the future of experiencing the largest gaming convention in the world!
50 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
Episode 216 - Dan & Dale & Lee Talk RPGs #13
In this latest edition of RotD, we chat about going to Gen Con 2022, third party D&D 5e supplements, and a ton more!
60 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
Episode 215 - Roleplaying in Pop Culture
Dale and Lee have in-depth conversation about how Dungeons and Dragons has influenced pop culture and vise versa. Come join the discussion!
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