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tl;dm - A D&D DM Podcast

Jun 6, 2018

It has been some time since the tl;dm duo has had a chat, and they're back in all their rambling, opinionated... glory?

They lead off with a discussion on how DnD fundamentally changes as a play experience as the party levels up, and what that means for different styles of play. From the DM standpoint it also impacts...


Jan 29, 2018

Picking up right where Live Play 7 left off, the DnD Eastern Campaign gang continues into the depths below Flern to confront the Aboleth that mind controlled them mere days ago. Like Live Play 7, this episode features Tyler as DM and Alan, Erin, and Jeff as the PCs.

The boss fight of revenge ensues, with monstrous feats...


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...


Jul 17, 2017

In this followup from Live Play 3, Alan's PCs in the Eastern Campaign find themselves in the courtroom for their trial. Facing charges that they are definitely culpable for, the gang decides to plead not guilty and try their luck before judges and gods.

Of course, this involves donning Southern Lawyer characters and a...