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Maximum HP

By Maximum HP
Dungeons and Dragons, gaming, and creative conversation as it relates to the gaming world. New episodes released sporadically. B/X, AD&D, S&W, old school rules, new school world.
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S03 E01 Swords & wizardry Leaves Frog God Games
Matt Finch takes full ownership over S&W rules and what that looks like.
12:48
March 28, 2022
S02 E10 Bards - Class or Background?
I personally don't care for the Bard class, and I'll offer my explanation. Is it problematic as a class? should it be a background story to a great character? Do any of these new classes need to be a class? #Bard #dungeonsanddragons #classes You can reply here on Anchor or at http://MaximumHP.com under the podcast section. Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
21:13
October 14, 2021
S02 E09 B3 Palace of the Silver Princess
B3 Palace of the Silver Princess *SPOILER ALERT* Dungeons and Dragons, under TSR, released B3 Palace of the Silver Princess in 1983. Many brave adventurers have taken on this quest by Jean Wells. Jean was the first woman writer employed by TSR If I'm not mistaken. #DungeonsandDragons #TSR #DnD #TTRPG You can reply here on Anchor or at http://MaximumHP.com under the podcast section. Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
21:52
September 22, 2021
S02 E08 For the GM Sections
Taking a look at Swords & Wizardry and Labyrinth Lord's Referee sections. What is inspiring, what is helpful and how it's organized changes how the GM interacts with the information. let me know what you think at MaximumHP.Com Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
22:38
September 15, 2021
S02 E07 Adventure Writing
Adventure Writing My approach to Dungeons and Dragons adventure writing, some of the resources and strategies I have used to get from idea to rolling dice. Writing and planning adventures is an art and everyone has a different path. Comment here on Anchor or at MaximumHP.com Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
33:25
September 08, 2021
S02 E06 The rest of the classes
Classes The rest of the classes for Labyrinth Lord and BX Dungeons and Dragons. Just taking a look at how they work, where they land and getting used to them. Finding way to play, getting through backgrounds and abilities. why level caps work for BX. Comment here or at MaximumHP.com Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
22:13
September 01, 2021
S02 E05 Labyrinth Lord B/X Fighters and Clerics
Classes In this episode I hop into the classes of Dungeons and Dragons B/X and Labyrinth Lord and discuss the ones typically seen as "the most boring" when I think they aren't. My homebrew solution to help out clerics is discussed and way to approach play of these two classes to expand beyond the typical vanilla techniques of play. The Labyrinth Lord system is FREE on the Goblinoid Games website https://goblinoidgames.com/index.php/downloads/ Comment here on Anchor or over at MaximumHP.com Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
20:04
August 25, 2021
S02 E04 Labyrinth Lord Character Creation
Character Creation in Labyrinth Lord Dungeons and Dragons basic character creation sounds brutal for any RPG, with just 3d6. This episode I take a close look at Labyrinth Lord RPG and how characters are rolled up and share thoughts on why it works and how I've played it. A correction: I mention monster Hit dice as D6, it is actually D8. You can reply here on Anchor or at http://MaximumHP.com under the blog section. Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
17:37
August 18, 2021
S02 E03 Swords & Wizardry Light
S&W Light I take a look at Swords & Wizardry Light from Frog God Games and discuss my thoughts and why I'm using it. It's free, it's short, it's helpful. It turns out you CAN get into Dungeons & Dragons in the blink of an eye. I really like the rules set up for this ultra light system. Get SW light free here. let me know what you think at MaximumHP.Com Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
16:22
August 12, 2021
S02 E02 GM (Game Master) Anxiety
Caller Josh inspires a whole show talking about his strategies around GM anxiety Let me know what you think of LL on the blog https://maximumhp.com/podcast/the-podcast-is-coming-back/ Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
23:21
August 08, 2021
S02 E01 Taking a Look at Labyrinth Lord
This episode I take a look at why I like Labyrinth Lord, B/X, and why I'm moving toward using it more. The Labyrinth Lord system is FREE on the Goblinoid Games website https://goblinoidgames.com/index.php/downloads/ My apologies I misspoke in this episode OSE IS available for Free from Necrotic Gnome. https://necroticgnome.com/ Let me know what you think of LL on the blog https://maximumhp.com/podcast/the-podcast-is-coming-back/ Sponsor this podcast with a little change: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp Leave a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maximumhp/message
22:20
August 08, 2021
011 Game Master Prep
In this episode, I'm flying solo again and talk about Game Master preparation. Some quick notes on what I do, some thoughts on how players can help the GM, and some things to consider when running a game.
20:05
October 31, 2020
010 A switch to 5E and dealing with traps
This episode is a solo reflection on 5e and playing digitally on Roll20. Then a look at avoiding the trap of rolling for traps.
17:55
October 24, 2020
009 - Roleplay encounters
Herman Sims and Lloyd Metcalf talking about RolePlay encounters and more. http://MaximumHP.com
31:55
April 18, 2020
008 - Tim McMenamin - Virtual Gaming
Tim McMenamin and Lloyd Metcalf talking about virtual gaming, more Gary Con thoughts, and making gaming happen in 2020. http://MaximumHP.com
23:21
April 11, 2020
007 - Gary Con Goers Virtual Review
I put out some feelers to talk with Gary Con folks about their experiences switching to Virtual Gary Con v.s. "analog". What we found were some great tips and techniques for going virtual. Kelley Johnson, Rich Franks, and Ken Spencer (https://www.whynotgames.com/) weigh in. http://MaximumHP.com
35:07
April 04, 2020
006 - Danny Lee Grimes from Wizards of the Couch
In this episode I chat with Danny Lee Grimes from Wizards of the Couch around digital RPG, getting into it, and what his recipe for success is. Https://MaximumHP.com
20:19
April 01, 2020
005 - Tim Kask on his Virtual Gary Con Experience
I get to chat with special guest Tim Kask about his experiences with setting up for Virtual Gary Con and making the switch!
36:01
March 30, 2020
004 MaximumHP - Tales From the Table Part II
Herman and I continue Tales From the Table. Epic events and memorable moments. http://MaximumHP.com
31:57
March 29, 2020
003 MaximumHP - Tales From the Table
Herman and I recount tales of our memorable moments as DMs and Players of both 1e and 5e editions. http://MaximumHP.com
41:36
March 29, 2020
002 MaximumHP - Power gaming - difficult players
Power gaming in 1E and 5E, challenging players and saying NO as a DM. All tough calls in the game and Herman Sims and I discuss our own take and strategy. http://MaximumHP.com
42:13
March 29, 2020
001 MaximumHP - Virtual Gary Con XII Trials and tribulations
Herman converted last minute from pencil and paper to virtual and it wasn't smooth. We discuss Virtual Gary Con XII, the struggles, and our gratitude that it exists.  http://MaximumHP.com
36:45
March 29, 2020