Episode 103 – Back from Hiatus and Handling Lore Dumps

Ryan and Ben discuss the best practices for prepping for your first session after a hiatus and then dig into the best way to drop a big pile of lore!

Community Pages: 2023 Unrolled; The Physical Edition of the Deck of Many Things Releases; MCDM Where Evil Lives; Newsletter of M.T. Black Games.

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Episode 102 – News, Yeti Monster Fixing, and the 2023 Holiday One Shot

Ryan and Ben spend some time taking a look at some Wizards of the Coast news, spend some time monster fixing the abominable yeti, and create our holiday one shot!

Community Pages: Hasbro Layoffs; Christian Hoffer’s twitter post; D&D Beyond Dungeons of Drakkenheim; D&D Beyond Lairs of Etharis; Vecna: Eve of Ruin and Quests From the Infinite Staircase announcement; A Peek at the 2024 D&D Player’s Handbook; How the Lich Stole Christmas

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Episode 101 – Unearthed Arcana 8 and Warforged

Ryan and Ben discuss the highs and lows of Unearthed Arcana 8 and what it means to be a Warforged.

Community Pages: Unearthed Arcana 8 summary; Playtest 8 PDF; Playtest 8 video; Heroes’ Feast Adventure Book; Heroes’ Feast: The Joys of Running a High Level Adventure; Stonefold Kingdoms Magnetic Dungeons and Foldable RPG Terrain Kickstarter.

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Episode 97 – Playtest 7 and 8 along with Changing Classes

Ryan and Ben summarize the new UAT 7 and 8 playtests and talk about a player character changing classes.

Links: Playtest 7; Playtest 7 summary; Playtest 8; Playtest 8 summary; Introducing maps video; Maps on D&D Beyond; Claim Lightning Keep; How to build glitch characters in Planescape; Claim Lost Mine of Phandelver.

Episode 95 – Baldur’s Gate 3 discussion and WOTC news

Ryan and Ben gush about Baldur’s Gate 3 and talk about some of the differences between fifth edition rules and rules of the game. Then they take a look at some of the news coming out from Wizards of the Coast.

Community Pages: Gamerant’s Biggest Rule Changes in Baldur’s Gate 3; Community Update on AI generated images; Playtest Five Survey Results; Rolling back Playtest Five; GenCon DMG and Monster Manual sneak peek interview; Revisiting classic campaign settings; Lack of high level play; Giants of the Starforge; Baldur’s Gate 3 DnDbeyond dice and character sheets; Planescape Preorder; Deck of Many Things Preorder.