Mar 20, 2019

21 - Enemy at the Gate

The heroes prepare for a long journey as their focus now turns to finding much-coveted dragon bones, one of the final components needed for Elwyn's device. 
They ponder the origins of a mysterious black orb before learning of a new threat, and pick the wrong party member to bluff a group of dragonborn. 

 

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Mar 14, 2019

Behind The Screen - Campaign Planning Episode 5

In this Campaign Planning episode, we recap what happened in episodes 17-20 and discuss the challenges of creating an open-ended quest, overland travel, and creating a moral dilemma as the heroes venture to a new location.

 

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Mar 6, 2019

20 - The New Alliance

It's our twentieth episode in our Dungeons and Dragons campaign!
The heroes see the light of day as their long journey underground comes to an end. Elwyn informs the group of what he has been doing since they've been gone, Elasha makes Spruce wary of his interactions with Shigar Stoneskin, and the group gets an unexpected gift for saving Warren the Deep Gnome.

 

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Feb 28, 2019

Overland Travel

This week we're talking about overland travel in Dungeons and Dragons. Do you narrate through it? Do you have too many random encounters? In this episode we look at some options for making travel interesting and engaging.

 

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Feb 20, 2019

19 - Rescue

As the heroes learn that several of their allies have been taken prisoner and are at the mercy of Agorand the half-dragon tyrant, they hatch a daring rescue plan, but the slightest error could spell disaster.

 

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Feb 14, 2019

Chase Scenes

This week we talk about chase scenes, starting with examining the rules for chases in the Dungeon Master's Guide, and then looking at some alternative rules and mechanics to make these scenes easier for DMs to run and more fun for players.

 

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Feb 6, 2019

18 - Take No Prisoners

The heroes deal with the aftermath of the battle against the Iron Titan. Shigar Stoneskin, the leader-in-hiding of the Warriors Alliance, explains his unexpected presence in the underground ruins.
After seeing some familiar faces, Fey goes too far while trying once again to prove herself to the group.

 

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Jan 31, 2019

Creating Villains - Druids

We're back talking about how to use player classes in the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook to generate ideas for enemies and villains in your campaigns. This time, we look at making a villain based on the lore and abilities of the Druid and come up with the Elemental Druid and the Circle of Decay.

 

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Jan 23, 2019

17 - The Ruins Part 2

The heroes have finally reached the object of their quest, but have to face down an angry Iron Titan first. Some unwelcome guests interrupt, and death saves are rolled. 

 

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Jan 17, 2019

Behind The Screen - Campaign Planning Episode 4

With the campaign marching along, it's time for Tim to discuss the remaining campaign plot points that have been subtly foreshadowed. Is the master plan ambitious or ludicrous? 
Warning: DON'T listen to this if you want to avoid spoilers!

 

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