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23 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
S2e16- Bye Bye Barbarian
The Barbarian has been a constant favorite of those that love to hit things really hard and be a terror on the battlefield, but with all the new content being released we can't help but notice how little is aimed at our beloved tanks. Is there anything truly left for the Barbarian class, or is it a one trick pony slowly being phased out into the has-beens?
45 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
S2e15- Draconic Options UA
WotC has come through with some new Unearthed Arcana this week giving our draconic characters some new toys to play with. We'll be going over the new content that contains dragonborn variants, a major facelift for the kobold, and some extra spells and feats with all the dragon flavoring.
39 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
S2e14- Leveling Up! (Milestone v XP)
The growth of a character's power through the levels is one of the best things to experience. Today we talk about the different methods of leveling throughout an adventure, and the benefits and pitfalls of either.
15 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
S2e13- Exciting things to come!
No big new content or tangents this week folks, just a very exciting announcement about a project we have been working on and will hopefully come to fruition soon. Thank you all so much for your continued support of the show!
38 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
S2e12- Character Death
Death comes for even the strongest characters and can send ripples through your campaign. Today we discuss some of our personal deaths that have been most impactful, and some tips on how to use death of a character to enrich or affect the direction of your games.
51 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
S2e11- Folk of the Feywild UA
Some new Unearthed Arcana dropped this week containing four new races from the Feywild. We’re covering all their new features and backgrounds and talking about why rabbits are lame and Treents rule supreme. What are your thoughts?
62 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
S2e10- Underdark Character Build
Much like our Dragonslayer build, we set ourselves up with some loose parameters and set out to create characters we thought would thrive in the vast unknowns of the Underdark.How did we do? What would you do?
66 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
S2e9- The Future of Dnd
Fifth edition is going strong for now, but there's a lot of new content coming down the pipeline that could hint the silent transition into the next stages of the game. Today we sit down and give our thoughts on the future of the game, the new editions to come and some of our wants for when 5e gives way to the next edition of the game.
39 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
S2e8- Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft
WotC has a new sourcebook coming out this May and it's covering the darkness that is Ravenloft and the Domains of Dread. Join in as we cover what we know and what we want to know and our thoughts on it all.
38 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
S2e7- Avoiding Meta and Engaging Roleplay
Every player at the table has more than a few moments where they let their real thoughts break through the wall of fantasy and affect the actions of the character. In this session we talk about the different ways to handle or avoid meta gaming at the table, and the techniques and benefits to embracing failure and missed opportunity.
29 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
S2e6- What Makes a Good Villain
Today we sit down and put our evil minds together to detail what we think makes a great villain for any adventure. We reference film and media of course, but also bounce around the traits and capabilities we like to see a villain possess to create the best end game possible.
39 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
S2e5- Session Zeroes and Communication at the Table
Today we reel back and look at the backbone of any successful tabletop game: Communication. This begins with the session zero but has to carry throughout the campaign to avoid a number of issues and create the most streamlined and fun environment for GMs and Players alike.
54 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
S2e4- Character Building and Inspiration
In this continuation of our last talks on where we draw our creative inspirations, we talk characters. Pulling from acting experience, psychology and personal interest, we discuss where we look when building a character and how we think it best for them to develop.
56 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
S2e3- Campaign Concepts and Inspirations
We sit down and talk about our current campaigns and those of the past and break down where we draw our campaign inspirations from. We discuss media, preferred themes and a little philosophy as well.
55 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
S2e2- Favorite Monster and Playable Races
Today we continue our conversation on our favorite monster and player races. Interesting stories come up of campaigns past and present and how we gain inspiration for using our favorites to enhance story.
36 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
New Directions and Goblinoids
In the spirit of our new direction for the show enjoy a laid back talk about our thought on Goblinkind and how we've seen them used versus the way we use them.
56 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
The Mighty Tarrasque?
Today we give our thoughts on supposedly the most dangerous "campaign ending" creature to grace the realms. We'll compare the 5e Tarrasque to previous versions, as well as a slightly adjusted version and see which version we believe deserves the title of World Shattering Tyrant.
62 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
Unfortunately this episode is not about tinsel cannons and candy cane crossbows as the name may suggest. This is just a relaxed sit down around the holidays with our drink of choice, talking about firearms within the world of DnD. We go over history of usage across editions, general rules and some cool possibilities to augment and personalize your ranged weapon of choice.
60 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Mindflayers: Psionic Slavers of the Underdark
This week we delve deep down into the caverns of the Underdark, where nothing is safe, not even your thoughts. We're talking Ilithids, commonly known as mind flayers. You'll get a brief history of their people and a breakdown of their various types, all leading up to a homebrew big bad, Morwenna; Queen of the Hive!Morwenna by u/LucianAstaroth https://www.reddit.com/r/DnDHomebrew/comments/baw80s/morwenna_a_cr22_mind_flayer_queen_hellbent_on/?utm_source=BD&utm_medium=Search&utm_name=Bing&utm_content=PSR1
63 minutes | Dec 13, 2020
Dragon Slayer Builds
We've had fun talking about interesting dragon variants, but with all these terrifying new draconic foes there must be some heroes strong enough to take them on. With that in mind we set out a list of parameters and created what we think are some strong dragon slaying contenders. What do you think of our choices? Can you do better? Send your dragon slayers to Talk5e2me@gmail.com so we can put them to the test!
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