Episode 113 – Monster Manual Art, Changes to Demiplane, and Encounters at Sea

Ryan and Ben take a look at the new Monster Manual cover are, discuss the Roll20 Demiplane news, and then try out a new segment all about combat encounters!

Community Pages: Monster Manual cover art; Roll20 purchases Demiplane; Captains and Cannons; Star Wars 5th Edition; Ginny Di’s Youtube Channel; How to make your players stop talking and fight.

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Episode 112 – More Updates and Insight Checks

Ryan and Ben discuss some of the newest updates then take a look at each other with insight checks!

Community Pages: Flee Mortals! on D&D Beyond; Where Evil Lives on D&D Beyond; Flee Mortals’ Creature Roles; Game Informer: Art of Dungeons and Dragons; Reddit Game Informer TLDR; Animal Adventures: The Faraway Sea.

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Episode 111 – Campaign Length and News

Ryan and Ben talk about some of the most recent Wizards of the Coast News and then discuss campaign and adventure length Matt Colville’s video “How Long Should an Adventure Be?”

Community Pages: How Long Should an Adventure Be?; D&D Beyond’s VTT map tool updates; Expanding the SRD; Polygon’s Vecna: Eve of Ruin review; Adventure Lookup;

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It

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Episode 110 – Longform Campaigns, Modules, and Horror with Jeff Reynolds

Ryan and Ben are joined by Jeff Reynolds to talk about running longform campaigns, the Curse of Strahd, and implementing horror elements.

Community Pages: Jeff’s Twitter; Legends of Barovia; A Guide to Curse of Strahd; Monster Loot – Curse of Strahd; She is the Ancient: A Genderbent Curse of Strahd; How Long Should An Adventure Be?

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Episode 109 – Variable Magic Settings and Animated Items

Ryan and Ben discuss different gameplay styles and options between High, Low, and No level Magic Settings. Then a Monster Fixer with an Animated Armor and discuss animating other items.

Community Pages: LEGO Dungeons and Dragons Game Night; Dumpstatadventures: Keep it risky or lose the fun.

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Episode 108 – News and Narrative Adventures in D&D

A bunch of news dropped out of Gary Con and Ryan and Ben take a look at it. Then they dig into the idea of Narrative Adventures in D&D using fifth edition.

Community Pages: New wizard character art; News about Vecna: Eve of Ruin; Dungeons and Dragons Look Back on the Past; Consulting with Matt Mercer and Deborah Ann Woll; All the news from the 50th Anniversary panel from Gary Con; Interview with Chris Perkins on new editions; Worlds Beyond Number and running a narrative adventure; LEGO Dungeons and Dragons: Red Dragon’s Tale set; Kobold Press’s Tome of Beasts 1; Descent into the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth; Daggerheart vs. the MCDM RPG.

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Episode 107 – March 2024 Mailbag

Ryan and Ben take a moment to answer some questions from the mailbag. Then they peek at the open beta of Daggerheart before introducing the updated edition of “Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It” by David Ewalt. And lastly, we peer through our telescopes at the most recent release by NASA?

Community Pages: Daggerheart; Demiplane’s Daggerheart Nexus; NASA’s The Lost Universe; Lin Codega’s review of “If Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It.”

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Episode 106 – Evil Campaigns and Bandits

Ryan and Ben discuss the possibilities available when running an evil campaign and then spend some monster fixing time on bandits.

Community Pages: Dev Update Core Rulebooks, Maps, and Third Party Content; Vecna: Eve of Ruin, Everything You Need to Know; Daggerheart.

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Episode 105 – Major News and Black Dragons

Ryan and Ben discuss the plethora of news released in the past 2 weeks and then peek into the lairs of black dragons.

Community Pages: Dungeons and Dragons turns 50; PC Gamer’s D&D coverage; Vecna: Eve of Ruin preorder; Everything you need to know about Humblewood; Bricktastic Dungeons and Dragons article; Mr. Rhexx’s Black Dragon video; Viva La Dirt League’s D&D Logic Playlist.

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Episode 104 – Latest Playtest Results and Multiclassing

Ryan and Ben take a peek at the latest playtest survey results and then discuss the odds and ends of multiclassing.

Community Pages: Playtest Survey Results; Screenrant’s 10 D&D Rule changes; D&D Beyond’s Playtest 8 Summary; Wargamer article for fixing CR; Mike Mearls 5e point encounters; Puffin Forest’s Most Abserd Character; Loke Battlemaps Terrain Set 2 kickstarter; Loke Battlemats.

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