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tl;dm - A D&D DM Podcast

Dec 11, 2017

In this episode, the tl;dm lads spend some time talking about setting mood and creating creepy situations as a DM, and the importance of shaking things up in getting a reaction from players in a Dungeons & Dragons adventure arc.

After a campaign diary update they move on to discuss character backstories. Whether...

Dec 4, 2017

Tyler and Alan FINALLY give some feedback on Dungeons & Dragons latest official book, Xanathar's Guide to Everything. In addition to breaking down some fun potential in spells, and general review of the material, the lads talk about the new subclass options and the spaces they occupy in party composition. Spoiler alert:...

The Party Mystery Mechanics

Nov 29, 2017

In the Eastern campaign, we recently ran a pair of back-to-back sessions that took place at the D'Anon manor. Without getting bogged down by recaps and backstory, the party broke into teams of two (one team for each of the two sessions) to interact with the NPCs at the masquerade ball. The idea was to create a system...

Nov 8, 2017

We just had so much fun gabbing that we needed to talk some more in this... BONUS EPISODE. Specifically we wanted to talk all about the player-DM relationship, and how to remember the nature of the game on either side of the screen.

Nov 6, 2017

Alan and Tyler get together to talk about taking your heroes to zeros... essions. What they are, why they're important, and suggestions for how to navigate them.