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We Speak Common

By We Speak Common

Welcome to We Speak Common - a podcast network about Dungeons and Dragons. Discover the world of D&D and learn alongside people just like you. Join this community of likeminded people and trade game tales, rules and tips to enjoy D&D even more. Discovery new mechanics and story telling techniques through our 3 core shows Tinker's Toolbox, Table Fables and Legends & Lore, and many other shows along the way. To get involved in the conversation follow us on twitter at @WeSpeakCommon. You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/wespeakcommon
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Ep. 233 - Finding your prep style
Ep. 233 - Finding your prep style
It's all about prep this week. We're going to break down our own prep styles, why we use them and how we found them for ourselves. We'll give tips on how to find your style and what types of things you need to be thinking about when preping your games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:21:17
January 26, 2023
Ep. 232 - How to Resurrect your friends
Ep. 232 - How to Resurrect your friends
This week, we try to breath life into the dying... no we aren't talking about the OGL, we're talking about Resurrection rules. We'll talk through the do's and don'ts for making resurrection great in your games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:07
January 19, 2023
Ep. 231 - How to kill your players and have them thank you for it
Ep. 231 - How to kill your players and have them thank you for it
Player character death is an inevitability in any TTRPG, so how do you make it satisfying and enjoyable for your players. This week we'll talk through our own expereinces with character death and how we made it a fitting end of our party. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:18
January 12, 2023
Ep. 230 - What we want from the final year of 5e
Ep. 230 - What we want from the final year of 5e
2023 brings us one step close to the new itteration of Dungeons and Dragons. As we enter the final year of 5e, I sit down with Ray to talk about what we want to see, and what we expect to see, from 5e for its final year of support. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.
01:17:14
January 05, 2023
Ep. 229 - The festive year in review and what we learned
Ep. 229 - The festive year in review and what we learned
It's that festive time of year and we're getting all reflective. On our final episode of 2022 we look back at what were the ways D&D changed for us this year and what we learned from those experiences. Grab a cup of mulled wine, a ginger bread man and enjoy the fireside chat.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.
01:08:05
December 29, 2022
Ep. 228 - How, when and should you take rules from other TTRPG systems
Ep. 228 - How, when and should you take rules from other TTRPG systems
If you've ever explored other TTRPGS and board games you've most likely found yourself thinking something along the lines of, 'wow this rule is really cool, I wonder how I could bring it into my D&D game'. We certainly have, and today we talk about how, when and if you should be pulling different rules into D&D. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:23:38
December 22, 2022
Ep. 227 - How to make monster appearances make sense
Ep. 227 - How to make monster appearances make sense
Random encounters can sometimes feel just a bit too random. This week we'll talk all about what to think about and focus on to make those last minute monster appearances make sense and mean something to the overall story.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:17
December 15, 2022
Ep. 226 - 5 things you need to run a great dragon encounter
Ep. 226 - 5 things you need to run a great dragon encounter
This week Ray joins me to dive into what I did well and what i did not so well in my last D&D Session. We'll go through a Dragon encounter with a fine tooth come to help you perfect your game changing battles. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:14:43
December 08, 2022
Ep. 225 - How to run the Great Old Ones
Ep. 225 - How to run the Great Old Ones
This week we're talk about unfathomable creatures of great power. Incomprehensible to the mortal mind. The Great Old Ones. What/ who are they and ow do you incorporate them into your D&D Games? We're going to Dragonmeet: https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/ Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:19:02
December 01, 2022
Ep. 224 - How to run interparty conflict
Ep. 224 - How to run interparty conflict
This week we're getting into a topic that can cause issues. Conflict between player characters can be problematic, so how do you pull it off in a way that is safe, fun and makes great stories. We've done it many times so we'll get in to why we think it has worked for us and what you need to do to pull it off. We're going to Dragonmeet: https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/ Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:59
November 24, 2022
Ep. 223 - How to hide a villain in plain sight
Ep. 223 - How to hide a villain in plain sight
How do you hide the evil mastermind right in fornt of your players? It's tricky with the risk of constant discovery, so this week we'll talk about how and when to pull of the hidden villain ark, plus how to deal with them being discovered! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
57:13
November 17, 2022
Ep. 222 - When and why to fudge your dice rolls
Ep. 222 - When and why to fudge your dice rolls
No Dm and every Dm fudges their dice, the trick is in the how, the why and the when. This week we'll talk all about those three points. And of course its all hypothecial... we never fudge our dice rolls... Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:00:18
November 10, 2022
Ep. 221 - How to make Inventory meanginful
Ep. 221 - How to make Inventory meanginful
It's one of those things that gets forgotten. You find 50,000gp in a dragon horde and just stuff it into your pockets... But how to do you make that inventory meaningful to your game without getting bodged down in mechanics? We've got you covered this week. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:30
November 03, 2022
Ep. 220 - How to run D&D for kids
Ep. 220 - How to run D&D for kids
This week we're talking about the small hell spawns that destroy lives - Children. James, a professional teacher and dealer of children joins us to talk about bringing the younger generation into D&D. When you're little brother wants to play what do you need to consider and think about when teaching him D&D? Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:36
October 27, 2022
Ep. 219 - How and when to run Hex Crawls
Ep. 219 - How and when to run Hex Crawls
This week we're talking all about Hex Crawls. What are they and when do they work. We'll talk about our experiences using and playing in Hex Crawl games and what tips and tricks we have to make them work best for you.   Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:23:31
October 20, 2022
Ep. 218 - Learning from other systems: Monster of the Week
Ep. 218 - Learning from other systems: Monster of the Week
This week the show is highjacked by two hunters to talk all about what they've learned playing and running Monster of the Week, and how that has shaped their D&D Games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:18:51
October 13, 2022
Ep. 217 - How to run prison breaks and heists
Ep. 217 - How to run prison breaks and heists
This week we're talking about all the crimes, well two of them. How do you run prison breaks and heists in D&D. We'll talk about the motifs and tropes you should think about hitting and what and how to prepare. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:45
October 06, 2022
Ep. 216 - How to manage game time
Ep. 216 - How to manage game time
This week we're talking about how to manage game time. From what to think about during prep to how to keep your eyes open for signs that times are dragging or went by way too quickly. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:05:06
September 29, 2022
Ep. 215 - What to do when a session just isn't going well
Ep. 215 - What to do when a session just isn't going well
Sometimes things just don't go to plan. Today we're talking about what you can do to help with the session just goes wrong. We'll dive into pre-game fixes, what to do during the session and how to work through the problem. Plus so nice after care suggestions.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:56
September 22, 2022
Ep. 214 - How to run published adventures in different settings
Ep. 214 - How to run published adventures in different settings
Have you ever picked up and adventure and wanted to run it in a homebrew setting? Or maybe in one of the other published campaign settings? This week we're talking about doing just that. We'll talk through our experiences with setting shifting and give tips and a step by step process on what you need to think about when doing it. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:51
September 15, 2022
Ep. 213 - How to improve Alchemy in D&D 5e
Ep. 213 - How to improve Alchemy in D&D 5e
This week I'm joined by Heavy arms to talk about Alchemy. What is it? Where does it come from? and what do we think of when we use the word? We'll talk through how Alchemy is in base 5e and what you can do to make it a breathing park of your D&D world. Check out Heavyarms: heavyarms.com Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:30:49
September 08, 2022
Ep. 212 - How to run better Spelljammer ship-to-ship combat
Ep. 212 - How to run better Spelljammer ship-to-ship combat
This week we're talking about the lack of ship-to-ship combat rules in 5e Spelljammer. We'll go over how we run ship combat, what was in 2e Spelljammer you can use and how we run 5e Spelljammer now. Plus if you just want some 3rd party documents you can grab and start using we'll shout out our favourites! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:18:45
September 01, 2022
Ep. 211 - BONUS: One D&D: A conversation
Ep. 211 - BONUS: One D&D: A conversation
This bonus episode is all about One DnD and the new playtest material we've seen. We'll have an unscripted chat about our thoughts, feelings and the internet's reaction. Check out Running Off The Rails: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ALLVYC7hWRCSiqdlNJap2?si=76e1909e33be4927 Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:38:00
August 30, 2022
Ep. 210 - How to run side adventures for your party Part 2
Ep. 210 - How to run side adventures for your party Part 2
This week I'm joined by Ray and Wesley to continue our conversation about Ray's little side adventure in our on going campaign. We'll talk about all the hows, whys and what happened's but from Wes' perspective as member of the greater party.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:11:19
August 25, 2022
Ep. 209 - How to run side adventures for your party Part 1
Ep. 209 - How to run side adventures for your party Part 1
This week I'm joined by Ray to talk about his side adventure in our on going campaign. We'll talk about how why and when to take a PC out of the party and run a solo adventure for them. We'll talk about the pros and cons of doing it and when you should considerer it. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:30:59
August 18, 2022
Ep. 208 - How to run romantic swashbuckling adventures
Ep. 208 - How to run romantic swashbuckling adventures
This week we're talking about swashbuckling adventures and moments. Those heroic, romantic, amazing moments that can happen in your campaign's. What you need to know and think about with running a full Swashbuckling campaign and how to encourage moments of it in any game. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:01:52
August 11, 2022
Ep. 207 - How to write good character dialogue
Ep. 207 - How to write good character dialogue
This week we're talking about talking. What makes good character dialogue? We'll delve into what we think about when we speak as our characters and npcs. We'll talk about voice and sounds to help accompany the actually words you use, and why accents are the be all and end all! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
59:33
August 04, 2022
Ep. 206 - How to pace your games when the party is split
Ep. 206 - How to pace your games when the party is split
This week we're back on the old classic - Pacing! But today we talk about it in the specific scenario that you've split the party. We'll talk about how to keep everyone engaged, how to maintain flow and what to do if theres combat involved. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:22
July 28, 2022
Ep. 205 - Pen and paper character sheets Vs DnD Beyond
Ep. 205 - Pen and paper character sheets Vs DnD Beyond
Oh god, it's happening. This week Sam and I sit down to discuss the pros and cons of writing up your own character sheet to use digital tools such as DnD Beyond. We'll talk about why you should write up one sheet your self at least once before using a digital tool! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:06
July 21, 2022
Ep. 204 - How to run Illusions
Ep. 204 - How to run Illusions
This week we're talking about illusions. There are some super powerful illusions spells in 5e, but theres also much more common ones that seem to be catching people out. This week I'm joined by the master illusionist himself - Wesley - to dive into and talk about how to handle these spells as players and DMs. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:21:20
July 14, 2022
Ep. 203 - What is alignment and how do you use it?
Ep. 203 - What is alignment and how do you use it?
What is alignment and how do you use it? The age old debate, am I evil or just morally questionable? Today we'll dive into the history of alignment in D&D and why that doesn't quite work with 5e. We'll also talk about how and why you should use it. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:15:54
July 07, 2022
Ep. 202 - How to introduce new Player Characters to on going campaigns
Ep. 202 - How to introduce new Player Characters to on going campaigns
This week we're diving into introducing new characters to your on going campaigns. We'll talk about why it's harder than starting a campaign with a new party, what you need to think about as a player and DM building the new character, and how to bring them in in new and interesting ways. PLUS, we'll announce our 200th Epode Giveaway winners. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:19:47
June 30, 2022
Ep. 201 - How to run set piece council meetings in D&D
Ep. 201 - How to run set piece council meetings in D&D
This week James and I talk about councils and their meetings in D&D. What do you need to to do to effectively run a large meeting that your PC's are attending. We'll give hints and tips for doing this in a traditional way, the talk about how we changed things up in our session. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:13
June 23, 2022
Ep. 200 - Celebrating 4 years of WSC Ft. Giveaway and Announcement
Ep. 200 - Celebrating 4 years of WSC Ft. Giveaway and Announcement
This week we're celebrating 200 episodes and nearly 4 years of We Speak Common! I'm joined by James and Sam to talk about some of our favourite D&D moments over the last four years and we want to hear yours! The WSC Discord server is open and waiting for you - Come and join us to talk all about your best D&D stories! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:08:13
June 16, 2022
Ep. 199: How to write descriptions like a creative writer
Ep. 199: How to write descriptions like a creative writer
This week we're diving into creative writing. I'm joined by Alex-Gray, creative writer for Dscryb to give you tips and tricks for painting your players imaginations. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:11:04
June 09, 2022
Ep. 198 - How to stop your BBEG getting stomped
Ep. 198 - How to stop your BBEG getting stomped
This week we're diving into how to keep you BBEG alive for at least the first few rounds of combat. We'll talk general tips you can use for any boss and then dive into specifics for casters and front liners.   Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
55:37
June 02, 2022
Ep. 197 - How to read a stat block
Ep. 197 - How to read a stat block
This week we'll be delving in to the depths of the humble stat block. We'll talk through the things you find on every block, what they mean and how editing them effects your monsters. Then we'll tackle some of the more unique things you can find on your 5e stat blocks and how they interact with different rules in the game.   Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:26:54
May 26, 2022
Ep. 196 - Tips and tricks we learnt from DMs
Ep. 196 - Tips and tricks we learnt from DMs
This week, while Ben recovers from the rona, Sam takes the helm to make sure you get a new episode. He's joined by Patreon member Dave to talk about the different tips and tricks they've learnt from watching other Dms. Plus they turn the question to the Patreon community to get their best tips too.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:13:06
May 19, 2022
Ep. 195 - What is and how do you run high fantasy
Ep. 195 - What is and how do you run high fantasy
This week we're sitting down to have a conversation about high fantasy. What exactly is it? How do you run it? And how is 5e intrinsically high fantasy? If you're D&D 5e settings but don't want to lean into the high fantasy themes, this will chat will help.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:01:46
May 12, 2022
Ep. 194 - Xp Vs Milestone levelling
Ep. 194 - Xp Vs Milestone levelling
This week we're comparing the two different types of levelling in D&D. Experience Points and Milestones. We'll delve into the pros and cons of both methods, how and why you should use each, and what to think about when planing ahead. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
54:07
May 05, 2022
Ep. 193 - How and why you should re-flavour character classes
Ep. 193 - How and why you should re-flavour character classes
This week I'm joined by Wesley to talk about re-flavouring character classes, something he does expertly. We'll talk about why this is something you should consider doing, how to do it and give some examples from when we've pulled it off.   Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
52:26
April 28, 2022
Ep. 192 - How to create Mythic creatures
Ep. 192 - How to create Mythic creatures
This week we're talking about Mythic creatures and encounters, what are they? How should you use them and how do you make your own? James and I introduce Mythic creatures to you if you've not used them yet, we'll talk about how and why they are so great and then give advice on creating your own. We'll even make a Mythic version of a big D&D creature that you can use. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:10:40
April 21, 2022
Ep. 191 - How to make Legendary Resistances better, mechanically and narratively Ft. Giveaway
Ep. 191 - How to make Legendary Resistances better, mechanically and narratively Ft. Giveaway
This week I'm joined by Ray to talk about Legendary Resistances. We'll get into what they are, why they are good and not as bad as everyone thinks and then how to improve them. We'll talk about how to incorporate them narratively into your sessions and touch on the mechanics to back that up.  We're also introducing Ray's Kitstarter: Emry's Log of Legendary Eminences.  This new simple mechanic turns Legendary Resistances into story beats and new mechanical challenges. Check out the kickstarter today and head over to the We Speak Common Twitter to enter into the giveaway to win a digital copy of the book! Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:02:48
April 14, 2022
Ep. 190 - How to design a dungeon
Ep. 190 - How to design a dungeon
This week we're talking about one of the D's in D&D - Dungeons. How do you design them, what are the four things you need to include in your design and why should you redefine what a dungeon actually is! Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:01:31
April 07, 2022
Ep. 189 - Dming for the first time, Pre written VS Homebrew
Ep. 189 - Dming for the first time, Pre written VS Homebrew
This week we delve into what you should do for your first time behind the DM chair. Cassy and I will talk about the pros and cons of running homebrew over a writen adventure and give tips and advice for what you should do regardless of the choice you make to help you out. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:58
March 31, 2022
Ep. 188 - How to use and represent Pantheons in D&D
Ep. 188 - How to use and represent Pantheons in D&D
This week My friendly RE and History teacher joins me to talk about religion. No wait, don't go... we also talk about mythology, pantheons and how to use and represent them in your D&D games. Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
56:20
March 24, 2022
Ep. 187 - How I run D&D on Discord
Ep. 187 - How I run D&D on Discord
This week a chilled solo episode as I break down how I run D&D games over discord. I'll talk through the set up I have, the bots I use and the conversations I had to have with my party to transition us to a fully online campaign.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:09
March 17, 2022
Ep. 186 - How to pull off Player Character Story Arches
Ep. 186 - How to pull off Player Character Story Arches
This week we're talking about player character story arches. What are they, how do you plan them and pull them off. I'm joined by my player Ray to talk about his recent character arch in our campaign and how it went. What to conceder and how to get PC arches in your games.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:14:20
March 10, 2022
Ep. 185 - Creating a creature to horrify your players
Ep. 185 - Creating a creature to horrify your players
This week Sam and I get our creative brains going as we create a brand new creature, stated out for you to use in your games! Grab the full stat block and lore by joining the We Speak Common Patreon Discord Server Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:09:11
March 03, 2022
Ep. 184 - What players want
Ep. 184 - What players want
This week I'm joined by D&D creator, Heavy arms to talk about what palyers want. What does that mean and how does asking the question help you as a player, DM and Content creator in D&D.  Check out Heavy arms at heavyarms.com Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:09:53
February 24, 2022
Ep. 183 - Running D&D for absent players
Ep. 183 - Running D&D for absent players
This week Sam and I join forces to talk about absentee players. We've all had a player call out of a session last minuet, and a few of use have players that have to fall out of a campaign of an extended period. So what can you do to help fix your plot and narrative when this happens to you? Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:09:01
February 17, 2022
Ep. 182 - How to use your players as co-authors
Ep. 182 - How to use your players as co-authors
This week we're focusing on story telling as Ray joins me to talk through the concept of players being co-authors. What is a co-author, why should you care and how can you set up this dynamic.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while s