Difficulty Class

Difficulty Class

By Difficulty Class
Welcome to Difficulty Class, a Podcast about all things Dungeons and Dragons and occasionally other fun TTRPGs. Hosted by Treavor Bettis and Allie Deutschmann, each week we bring a topic to talk about, plus give time for listeners to write in with questions or their own advice for playing D&D. If you’d like to be part of the show you can write in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com Intro/Outro by Jay Yi @PoundJayYi Cover art photo provided by Alex Chambers on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@alexchambers.
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Bonus Episode: Unearthed Arcana with Magic Tattoos!
On this bonus episode we talk about the recently released unearthed arcana which gave us some awesome new summoning spells plus tattoo magic! 
1:30:52
April 1, 2020
Ep. 41: Explorer's Guide to Wildemount Review
On this episode we review Wildemount! Allie's boyfriend, Spencer joins us to fill us in on all the things we didn't pick up on from the show and Treavor sounds like he's recording through a cardboard box (sorry in advance). We had a really good time recording this episode and would love to hear what you all thought about the book yourself! You can send in your thoughts, questions, or topics to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:27:10
March 27, 2020
Ep. 40: Gaming Online
On this weeks episode we talk about gaming online in these strange times we are living in. For the first time we are recording in separate places as we self isolate, but continue to try to play D&D without being in the same place as our friends. 
49:21
March 20, 2020
Ep. 39: Tableside Chat with Wiz
On this episode we talk with Wiz - owner of Wiz's Wondrous Items on Etsy. She is celebrating her First Purchase Anniversary and we talk to her about what it's been like starting, running, and making products for her RPG shop. After that we FINALLY talk about Pathfinder 2e since Wiz herself is our Game Master. Do we like it? Is it better than first edition? And how easy has it been of Wiz to convert Curse of the Crimson Throne to 2e? Find out! Lastly we answer some listener questions about making gold mean something and what our dice superstitions are.  If you have your own questions, topic suggestions, or advice for the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:32:13
March 13, 2020
Ep. 38: Creating Character Hooks & Connecting Campaigns
On this weeks episode listener Jonathan Shipp gives us a topic about Creating Character Hooks. After that we talk about Connecting Campaigns and how we go about laying the seeds for that ahead of time. If you would like your question, topic, or advice read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com and we might read it on a future episode!
1:01:53
March 6, 2020
Ep. 37: The Problem With Unearthed Arcanas
On this weeks episode we talk about the recently released Unearthed Arcana which updates the Artificer, Druid, and Ranger. After that we talk about some of the things that we aren't quite liking about Unearthed Arcanas as of recently and discuss what we'd like to see instead. If you would like your questions, topics, or stories read on the show please send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com and we might read them on a future show.  REMINDER: 2/29/2020 is the last day you can get $5 off your order fro DungeonNotebook.com!
1:27:41
February 28, 2020
Ep. 36: The Blood Hunter
On this VERY long episode we play through The Blood Hunter by Anthony Joyce - an adventure made for one DM and one Player. We had a freaking blast playing this and hope you have as much fun listening to it. After the adventure we give our thoughts on it, give out some Champion Loot for Idle Champions, and Treavor talks about his recently announced podcast I'm Gonna Podcast. You can send in questions for next weeks episode to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
3:02:03
February 21, 2020
Ep. 35: UA Subclasses 2 & PC Romance
This episode is sponsored by dungeonnotebook.com - makers of the Tome of Delving. Keep track of character stats, spells, wild shapes, inventory - and a bunch of other stuff as well as the adventure itself in this hardcover notebook. Use discount code DC5 at checkout to get $5 off your purchase between now and 2/29/20.  On this weeks episode we talk about the Unearthed Arcana that came out last week and what we think of the new subclasses it introduces for the Bard, Cleric, and Sorcerer. After that we discuss player character romance and why one of us is cool with it and the other is hesitant. Lastly we answer a listener question from our friend Dallas about our first encounter with a dragon as both a player and DM. If you would like your question, topic, or story read on the show send them in to DifficutlyClass@gmail.com!
1:25:24
February 14, 2020
Ep. 34: BBEG Mechanics & Playing at Higher Levels
On this episode listener Ryan Fitzgerald gives us a topic of how to make your BBEG interesting from a mechanic standpoint. Do we add items, change numbers, just break the game? Find out! After that we talk about playing the game as players get up into the higher levels and what we do to handle that. After that we pull out an extra part of Ryan's topic and talk about a type of story that we just don't enjoy.
1:08:30
February 7, 2020
Ep 33: We Build a Dungeon
This episode is sponsored by https://dungeonnotebook.com/ makers of the Tomb of Delving. Use Discount code DC5 at check out to get $5 off your purchase of this awesome character and adventure record book! On this weeks episode we build a dungeon with the help of polls answered by listeners like you! Find out what won and see how we go about building a dungeon on the fly. Spoilers; it goes a lot better than we thought it would - well, at least we think so! After that we read some listener mail and answer a question about players changing characters. If you would like your question read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:44:53
January 31, 2020
Ep. 32: Tyranny of Dragons Review
On this episode we review Tyranny of Dragons (really this time) - the first campaign written for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. We start off with a spoiler free discussion, but after the DMs Guild Spotlight it is all spoilers all the time. After that we answer some listener questions about the campaign which were sent in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com just like you can with any questions, topic suggestions, or stories would want us to talk about on the show!
1:30:14
January 24, 2020
Ep. 31: Wildemount & Unearthed Arcana 1/14/20
The last week was so crazy we had to push back our Tyranny of Dragons review. Instead we talk about everything from Hero Forge raising over $900,000 in less than 10 hours, to Idle Champions launching a new show, all the way to announcement of Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. Plus we make our own announcement about joining the Idle Champions Partner Program! After all of that we go through the recently released Unearthed Arcana and talk about our thoughts on the new subclasses. If you would like your question, topic, or story read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:13:56
January 17, 2020
Ep. 30: Deck of Many Things & Monster PCs
On this episode we have a jam packed episode where we talk about new book leaks, lay offs at Fantasy flight, new Idle Champions characters, Hero Forge 2.0 - and that's only the news! After that we get into two listener topics about The Deck of Many Things and Monster Races as Player Characters! Lastly we answer a question from Brian an interesting way to do Initiative. If you would like your question, topic, or story read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com! 
1:10:04
January 10, 2020
Ep. 29: DnD Beyond & PC Families
On this episode we talk about maybe not killing a player-character's family because it makes the bad guy more bad and why Treavor loves using DnD Beyond. After that we answer some questions from our awesome listener Henry. If you would like your question answered on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:06:31
January 3, 2020
Ep. 28: All the Games We Didn't Play this Year with Dusty Hill
On this last episode of 2019 Treavor and Dusty talk about what a crazy year 2019 has been for TTRPGs and content creation. Dusty reminds us that there were A LOT of other RPGs we wanted to play this year that we just, well, didn't. We still answer a listener question at the end about helping players with getting inspired about character creation, but other than that it's just a good old conversational episode. Got your own TTRPG resolution for 2020? Send in your game picks to DiffictulyClass@gmail.com and we might read them on the next episode!
1:13:31
December 20, 2019
Ep. 27: Handling NPCs & Saying No to Players
On this episode we talk about handling multiple NPCs at a time and how not to look like a crazy person talking to yourself in front of your players. After that we talk about Saying No to Players and why that is more of a balancing act than you may think. After that we answer a few questions from our awesome listeners. If you would like your questions read on the show you can send them to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:15:46
December 13, 2019
Ep. 26: Party Roles & Metagaming
On this episode we talk about if we like assigning roles in parties for both in and out of combat. After that we talk about metagaming and our love hate relationship with it. After that we answer a listener question from our good friend Dusty. If you would like your question, topic, or story read on the show send them into to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.
1:19:46
December 6, 2019
Ep. 25: Psionic Unearthed Arcana & Gaming with the Family
On this episode we talk about the new Unearthed Arcana which re-introduced Psionics into the playtest material. It's a very different this time around and we give our first impressions about what we think of this new direction. After that we talk about gaming with your family during the holidays and why bringing DnD to Thanksgiving dinner might not be a bad idea. After that we get a little corny with a small bonus topic. If you would like to write into the show with a question, topic suggestion, or story you can send them to DifficultyClass@gmail.com. Happy Holidays!
1:05:46
November 27, 2019
Ep. 24: Eberron & DnD vs Rick and Morty First Impressions
On this episode we get our hands on the new Eberron: Rising from the Last War book and the DnD vs Rick and Morty box set! We give our first impressions about both products and where we think both types of products might go in the future. At the end we answer a question from our good friend Hector about other settings we'd like to see as books in the future. If you would like to write in your own questions, topic, or advice you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:19:20
November 22, 2019
EP. 23: Role-Playing & How We Prep
On this episode we talk about Role-Playing and what the book says about it. After that we talk about our DMing Prep Styles - how they started, how they have changed, and what we probably need to do to improve them. At the end we answer a Listener Question from our friend Brian about Cut-Scenes and if it's okay to do them. If you would like your question, topic, or advice read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:46:26
November 15, 2019
Ep. 22: Unearth Arcana: Class Variants & Describing Combat
On this episode we do our first Listener suggested topic which is Describing Combat! After that we talk for quite a bit about the recently released Unearthed Arcana which was about Class Feature Variants and what we thought about them. At the end we answer a fun listener question from our friend Hector. If you would like your question, topic, or advice read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.
1:47:46
November 8, 2019
Ep. 21: Tyranny of Dragons Collectors Edition Impressions & Xanathar's Guide to Everything Review
On this episode we give our first impressions of the Collectors Edition of Tyranny of Dragons - released for its 5th anniversary. After that we review our first supplement on the show, Xanathar's Guide to Everything. What do we think of the book, and how does it rank for both players and DMs? Well tell you! (...spoilers, its the only one on the list so far soooo....) Lastly listener Brian tells us and you what we've been missing when talking about Adventure League DnD. If you would like your questions, topics, or thoughts read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:09:00
November 1, 2019
Ep. 20: Tableside Chat with Ben AKA Puffin Forest!
On this episode we talk with our friend Ben - also known as Puffin Forest on YouTube! We chat about how he got into DnD with 4th edition, what other RPGs he likes as well as what it's been like making his hilarious videos. Then at the end Ben answers a few questions from some of our listeners. If you would like your questions read on the show (though probably not answered by Puffin Forest) you can send those in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:39:51
October 25, 2019
Bonus Episode 2: UA Fighter, Ranger, Rogue
We knew this was going to take up a good amount of time - so rather than cram it into a normal episode we broke it out on its own for you listening pleasure.  In this bonus episode we talk about the recently released Unearthed Arcana which rounded out the core classes with the Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue. We go over each one of them and what their new archetypes bring to the game, as well as give our thoughts on what we think of them.
53:16
October 20, 2019
Ep. 19: Tableside Chat with Justice Arman
On this (even longer) episode we talk with Justice Arman - author of the recently released Step Right Up on DMs Guild! We talk to him about his journey through creating content for Dungeons and Dragons as well as how he goes about doing so. Thought about trying to write adventures for DMs Guild? This is the episode to listen to. After that we answer some listener questions about what adventures to run for strangers, some battle mat problems, and what our top 5 campaign books are. If you would like your questions read on the show you can send them in to DiffictulyClass@gmail.com!
1:53:01
October 18, 2019
Ep. 18: Character Deaths & TPKs
On this extra long episode we talk about Character Deaths and what we do when they happen - as well as TPKs (Total Party Kills) and how we feel about them. Also at the beginning we take a dive into the recently released Unearthed Arcana for the Druid, Cleric, and Wizard. If you would like your question, story, or topic read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:44:51
October 11, 2019
Ep. 17: Getting into the Hobby & Session Zero
This week we talk about how best to get into the hobby of Dungeons and Dragons - from both a Player and DM point of view - as well as disscuss why doing a Session Zero can really help both DM and Players. At the end we answer some listener questions about homebrewing, which we should probably do an episode about at some point. If you would like your questions, topic, or whatever read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:09:57
October 4, 2019
Ep. 16: Boss Fights & Throwing Too Much at Your Players
On this episode we talk about ways we make Boss Fights more interesting and what to do when you Throw Too Much at Your Players. We also give our impressions of Hellbound Heists in our DMs Guild Spotlight - a new set of adventures from a collections of authors. At the end we talk a little bit about our listener Aaron's homebrew and give a little advice on homebrewing itself. If you would like your question, topic, or homebrew idea read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:24:16
September 27, 2019
Ep. 15: Avernus First Impressions & DMing for Strangers with our friend Evan!
The week we give our first impressions of Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus and talk to our fellow professional DM Evan - who started it all at our bookstore. He and Allie answer some old questions from Dungeon Driver, and then the three of us talk about DMing for Strangers. After that Dallas writes in with a question about description in game. If you would like your questions answered on the show you can send them in to DifficutlyClass@gmail.com
1:30:23
September 20, 2019
Ep. 14: Separating Ability Scores from Race & DnD Video Games
On this episode we talk about Separating Ability Scores from Races and what ways we could see that working - as well as Dungeons and Dragons Video Games. At the end we answer a question from listener Aaron who asks what is the best advice we've received as DMs. If you would like your question, topic suggestion, or story read on the podcast send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.  
1:19:35
September 13, 2019
Ep. 13: Unearthed Arcana (9/2019), The Problem with Charisma Checks, & DMing When You're Uncomfortable
On this episode we talk about the new Unearthed Arcana that was recently released and go over the new archetypes for Sorcerer and Warlock. After we talk talk about the problem some people are finding with Charisma Checks and what you can do (or can't do) about DMing when you're uncomfortable. If you have questions, topic suggestions, or stories you would like read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com and we might read them on the show.  
1:11:41
September 6, 2019
Ep. 12: Theater of the Mind & Battle Mats
On this episode we talk about running games Theater or the Mind style and some ways we have done it - as well as our experiences with Battle Mats and why we like using them. If you have any questions, topic suggestions, or stories you would like to be read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.   
1:10:50
August 30, 2019
Ep. 11: Curse of Strahd Review
On this episode we are reviewing Curse of Strahd. We give our spoiler-free thoughts at the beginning, followed by a relevant DMs Guild Spotlight, then get deep into spoilers about the story, layout, and artwork. Also, in order to give an idea of what this campaign can do, we give a recap of what happened when our group played through it. Finally we see where this ranked for us against Storm Kings Thunder and Tomb of Annihilation.  If you would like you questions read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com 
1:44:23
August 23, 2019
Bonus Episode 1: UA Barbarian/Monk
On our first ever bonus episode we talk about the recent Unearth Arcana which brought new archetypes for the Monk and Barbarian - which wasn't going to fit in with our Curse of Strahd Review. If you have any thoughts or questions about these archetypes or about Dungeons and Dragons in general you can send those in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.
19:34
August 22, 2019
Ep. 10: Uncomfortable Topics & Impostor Syndrome
On this episode we get into some heavy topics and discuss why you shouldn't bring some of these elements into your game. We also talk about Impostor Syndrome and how Critical Role has made some DMs worried they aren't good enough. But, we also have some fun with listener questions as well as a good DMs Guild Spotlight. If you would like your question read on the show you can send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:03:00
August 16, 2019
Ep 9: Improvised Encounters & Puzzles
On this episode of Difficulty Class we talk about Improvising Encounters and how much of a challenge making Puzzles can be. We also get back on the Alignment conversation with a listener question. If you would like your question read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:19:04
August 9, 2019
Ep. 8: Comparing 4e and Pathfinder to 5e
On this episode we talk about 4e and Pathfinder and how different they are to 5e, as well as answer a few listener questions at the end. If you would like your question read on the show send them into DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:34:23
August 2, 2019
Ep. 7: The Satanic Panic and Alignment
On this episode we talk about the Satanic Panic of the 80s and what people thought DnD players were doing, as well as discuss Alignment and how it affects the way you play your character. If you have questions for the show - or a suggestion for the DMs Guild Spotlight send those in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com The Satanic Panic - 12:35 DMs Guild Spotlight - 37:40 Alignment - 39:12
1:10:10
July 26, 2019
Ep. 6: Playing D&D with Kids
On this episode we talk about D&D books for kids - including the recently released Young Adventurers Guides - as well as talk about actually playing D&D with kids. If you’d like your questions to be read on the show send them into DifficultyClass@gmail.com
1:19:49
July 19, 2019
Ep. 5: Stranger Things Box, Pacing, & Backgrounds
On this episode of Difficulty Class we talk about the Stranger Things Starter Kit, give some advice on Pacing, and discuss why Backgrounds and Backstories are important. If you would like your question read on the show send them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com!
1:21:53
July 12, 2019
Ep. 4: Magic Items & Villains
On this episode of Difficulty Class we talk about when to give our magic items and some of what makes a good villain. We also have a DMs Guild Spotlight for pricing magic items as well as answer a listener question about problem players.
1:13:32
July 5, 2019
Ep 3: The Essentials Kit
On this episode of Difficulty Class we talk about the Essentials Kit (8:17) and how to Integrate Pre-Written Adventures into your Homebrew (53:01) - as well as answer a listener question about good first adventures. If you would like you’re question read on the show you can write them in to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.
1:11:18
June 28, 2019
Ep. 2: Incorporating Gods & When to Use Skill Checks
On this episode we talk about ways to utilize Gods in your campaign (6:00) and when best to call for Skill Checks (26:10). Be sure to write in your questions to DifficultyClass@gmail.com.
54:37
June 21, 2019
Ep. 1: Storm King’s Thunder Review
On this episode Allie and Treavor review Storm King’s Thunder! There is a spoiler free discussion at first, but spoilers start at 19:15 and go all the way to 52:10 where we answer a listener question. If you’d like your question to be read on the show write them in to difficultyclass@gmail.com
1:01:33
June 14, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 7
In the final episode of the first Adventure Series the gang... well the gang kicks some ass.
50:03
June 7, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 6
On this episode of the first Adventure Series the gang make some friends and get into more trouble in a cave possibly full of goblins. Do they pick the wrong way to go? Find out!
34:21
May 31, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 5
In the episode the party fights some more goblins, take a nap, and find some pupper bois.
31:23
May 24, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 4
On this episode the gang is all here! Chad, Holden, and Jay are joined by Alex and Caitlin as they venture into forest in search of Gundren Rockseeker.
41:00
May 17, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 3
On the third episode of this Adventure Series Chad And Holden are joined by Jay Yi from We Are Not Game Devs as they figure out what to do in Phandalin.
32:33
May 10, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 2
On the second episode of this adventure series Chad and Holden get into more trouble on the road and then meet some totally not bad guys in a tavern.
37:09
May 3, 2019
Adventure Series 1: Episode 1
In this first episode of an Adventure Series Chad And Holden from Respawn, Aim, Fire join me as their DM on the road to Phandalin.
32:47
April 26, 2019
Ep. 0: Tableside Chat - Dusty & Tara
On this relaxed episode of Difficulty Class Dusty, Tara, and I talk about RPGs that we’ve always wanted to run.
39:17
April 19, 2019
Announcements
On this episode... We’ll, you should just listen.
08:00
April 15, 2019
Incorporating Character Backstories
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Incorporating Character Backstories in your campaigns and Dusty left my first listener message on Anchor!
20:56
April 5, 2019
Give Your Players What They Want... Sort of
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about sort of giving your players what they want and how you can put a twist on it.
14:35
April 5, 2019
Character Death
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Character Death and why it sucks, is needed, and what to do about it.
16:47
April 2, 2019
Plot Twists
On this episode of Dungeon Driver my friend Dusty asks how to handle plot twists in both pre-written and Homebrew games.
20:43
April 2, 2019
First Time DMing
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I give some tips on DMing a game of Dungeons and Dragons for your first time.
19:48
March 29, 2019
Dungeon Design
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about designing dungeons and give some advise how you can design and draw your own.
16:37
March 28, 2019
Other RPG Systems
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I suggest some other RPG Systems that I love and gush about why you should try.
19:36
March 26, 2019
The Game That Makes You Want to Quit
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about the game that makes you want to give up and what you can do when it happens.
17:56
March 25, 2019
Setting the Scene
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Setting the Scene and give some tips on how to immerse your players.
18:23
March 22, 2019
Appreciating your DM and Playing a Character with No Backstory
On this episode of Dungeon Driver my friend Eric asks how to show appreciation for a DM and how to play a character with no backstory.
17:56
March 21, 2019
How to Run a Homebrew Campaign
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk how I run a Homebrew Campaign and give some tips on how to run your own.
19:29
March 19, 2019
How to Run a Pre-Written Campaign
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about how I run pre-written campaigns and give some advice on things you can do when running your own.
18:33
March 18, 2019
Making NPCs
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about making NPCs and give possibly telling you to make your own god.
14:50
March 15, 2019
Splitting the Party
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Splitting the party and give tips on how to handle it when it happens. I also give a key tip to players about splitting the party in Dungeons.
14:19
March 14, 2019
Boss Fights
In this episode of Dungeon Drive I talk about Boss Fights and ways you can make them more interesting.
19:51
March 13, 2019
Controlling the Monsters
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Monster A.I. and some things you can do to immerse your players in combat.
16:33
March 12, 2019
World Building
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I answer questions from Luke and Allie about World Building and give advice on things to think about when building your own world.
26:57
March 9, 2019
Experience Point vs Milestone Leveling
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Leveling Up with Experience Points versus Milestones and give some advise for both.
16:42
March 8, 2019
Roadside Chat: Tara Bettis
In this episode of Dungeon Driver I ask my wife Tara some questions and topics I’ve answered from previous episodes while on the road to our vacation.
35:27
March 4, 2019
Review: Tomb of Annihilation
On this episode of Dungeon Driver I review Tomb of Annihilation - first part is spoiler free, at 14:11 I do a mild spoiler pitch of the game, and the second half is a full on spoiler review.
41:19
March 1, 2019
Player Knowledge vs Character Knowledge
On this episode of Dungeon Driver my friend Kyle asks how to determine Player Knowledge vs Character Knowledge and I talk about DM Knowledge.
14:24
February 27, 2019
Third Party Classes
On this morning episode of Dungeon Driver I quickly talk about Ghosts of Saltmarsh and Dusty asks how to handle players that want to use Third Party Classes
12:11
February 26, 2019
Episode 20: Give your players magic items early
On the twentieth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about giving your players magic items early in the campaign and how game breaking items are okay!
17:45
February 26, 2019
Episode 19: Items for every DM’s Toolkit
In the nineteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver Stephen Duetzmann asks what are some must have items for a DM’s toolkit and I talk a little bit about D&D Beyond.
14:58
February 23, 2019
Episode 18: Fudging Rolls
On the eighteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Fudging Dice Rolls and why that’s okay.
13:12
February 20, 2019
Episode 17: Session Zeros
On the seventeenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about Session Zeros and how they can help you start your campaign.
11:09
February 20, 2019
Episode 16: A World of Your Own
On the sixteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe! ...it makes sense when you listen to it.
16:40
February 16, 2019
Episode 15: Speeding Up Combat
On the fifteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver Stephen Duetzmann from Engage! A Family Gaming Podcast asks for tips on speeding up combat.
14:47
February 15, 2019
Episode 14: Crazy Moments
In the fourteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver my sister Kristy asks about the craziest things that have happened in a game both as a DM and a Player.
16:42
February 13, 2019
Episode 13: Encounters
On the thirteenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about building encounters and give some advise on ways to go about it.
17:04
February 13, 2019
Episode 12: D&D on Skype
On the twelfth ever episode of Dungeon Driver my podcast buddy Chad of Respawn, Aim, Fire asks if playing D&D over FaceTime is good for a first time player and I talk about finding a group online.
12:21
February 11, 2019
Episode 11: Expressing Yourself in D&D
On the eleventh ever episode of Dungeon Driver my friend Bri gives me a topic on players expressing themselves through their characters and I talk a little bit about expressing yourself as a DM.
12:57
February 11, 2019
Episode 10: Adventure - A Normal Tuesday in the Yawning Portal
In the tenth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I run the opening part of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist for Jay and Alex of the podcast We Are Not Game Devs.
55:09
February 11, 2019
Episode 9: House Rules
In the ninth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I answer Allie’s question about house rules, and gives some advice on implementing your own.
15:26
February 6, 2019
Episode 8: Tips on Improvising
In the eighth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about being on We Are Not Game Devs, Stephen Duetzmann gives me a topic on improvising, and I recommend some D&D things to watch/listen to.
14:03
February 6, 2019
Episode 7: Knowing the Rules
In the seventh ever episode of Dungeon Driver Dusty asks me what I wish I had known when I started DMing that I know now.
15:11
February 5, 2019
Episode 6: This Show
On the sixth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about this show and what I have been thinking of doing for it. More importantly I ask people like you to send in your suggestions for what could happen on this show.
11:26
February 4, 2019
Episode 5: Gaming with Kids
In the second ever fifth episode of Dungeon Driver I talk about running D&D for kids and Stephen Duetzmann of Engage! A Family Gaming Podcast asks for advice for younger DMs.
16:19
February 2, 2019
Episode 4: Party Size
On the fifth ever episode of Dungeon Driver I answer a question from NerdTalk and Stephen Duetzmann gives me a topic. Hope I have enough gas to get home!
13:55
February 1, 2019
Episode 3: Prep Advise
In the third ever episode of Dungeon Driver I answer two questions about prepping for a game of Dungeons and Dragons.
15:21
January 30, 2019
Episode 2: Why DM?
In the second episode of this show my friend Bri asks me why I like being a DM.
13:00
January 30, 2019
Episode 1: Favorite Spells
The first episode of what will hopefully be a long running show! In this episode I nervously talk about my three favorite spells in Dungeons and Dragons and try to figure out what the hell I’m doing doing.
12:58
January 30, 2019