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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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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/
58:18
February 10, 2022
D&D Agony Aunt - The woes of switching settings
This week on D&D Agony Aunt! The show where I take your exact issues and queries with your personal D&D games and discuss them with guests. Ray and I talk about the ups and downs of switching from one setting to another, the things you need to consider and do to pull it off. Got a problem or situation you want us to talk through? Email it in to wespeakcommon@hotmail.com and set your subject to D&D Agony Aunt 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/
58:53
February 08, 2022
Ep. 180 - How to give out magic items without breaking the game
This week we talk through magic items and filling your campaign with them. We'll dive in to balancing the game and working around these powerful items, aswell as creating your own and editing them as you play. 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/
56:59
February 03, 2022
Ep. 179 - Who are the Gith and how can you use them?
This week, as a Patreon reward, Firestorm has picked our topic. We're delving into the lore of the Gith - the yellow skinned pirates of spelljammer, the over-throwers of the Lilithid empire and the splintered people of the planes.  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/
01:01:39
January 27, 2022
Ep. 178 - What's coming in D&D 5.5?
This week, after sifting through the leaks, we're talking about what we might see in what has been dubbed by the community as D&D 5.5. We'll talk about how hopes and what we don't want to see, what we think the leaks might suggest for the future and what are patreon supporters have told us they want to see. 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/
01:17:28
January 20, 2022
Ep. 177 - Creating and using scenes and set pieces
This week I'll be talking about how to create and run Scenes and Set Pieces in your D&D games. I'll talk through the difference between the two, how to prepare and run them, and give a shot check list to go through as you develop your own. 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/
01:14:22
January 13, 2022
Ep. 176 - Creating a new magic item for you D&D world
It's the start of a brand new year, so lets create a new magic item for you to take into your D&D games. Phoebe joins me as we create the Crown of Tiny Dragons. 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/
56:02
January 06, 2022
Ep. 175 - New rules for running larger encounters and mobs in D&D
Larger encounters always run slowly. This week I'll presenter an optional rule that'll help those big encounters run more smoothly and much easier. Plushow to run a mob in D&D 5e. 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/
59:36
December 30, 2021
Ep. 174 - Improved Ship combat for D&D 5e
This week we're talking aot ship to ship combat and how to make it run more smoothly, while adding in a team play element. We'll go over the issues with the current official rules and present new ones that will work in sea, air or space!  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/
01:16:30
December 23, 2021
Ep. 173 - What 5e doesn't tell you about Demons and how to use it
This week, after taking a deep dive into older editions and their Lore, Sam joins me to talk all about demons and the Abyss. Theres lots of lore that hasn't been reprinted for 5e but is still canon and really helpful if you're planning on running Demons as a main antagonist. We'll dive into it all today and give some suggestions on how to use it. 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/
01:15:14
December 16, 2021
Ep 172 - How to write one page one shots w/ One Page Mage
Grab the One Page Mage  Guide to Oneshots on the We Speak Common Patreon Now! This week I'm joined by One Page Mage to talk about writing adventures, One shots and how to run them effectively in one session. We'll dive into creative tips and give advice on how to write. PLUS Patreon supporters of We Speak Common get a copy of the One Page Mage Guide to One shots For more One Page Mage follow him on Twitter: @OnePageMage 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/
58:09
December 09, 2021
Ep. 171 - How to write great adventures for home and professionally w/ Andrew B
This week I'm joined by Adventure Writer and DM Challenge winner Andrew B to talk about the tips he has for writing adventures, both for the table and professionally.  For more Andrew follow JaysNDragons on twitter. 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/
01:00:41
December 02, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 7 - The Final Frontier
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • The Void Dragon • Escape from Shrlogoth • Stormwall • At Night (Modern Nights) • A Warriors Sorrow • At Night • The Dragon Hoard • Battle of the Dune • Daggers in the Dark • Drenger • Trollocs • The Last Stand • The Hoard Daniel Birch - freemusicarchive.com • Safe as House Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Twisting • Diversion • Furious Freak All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:48:35
November 30, 2021
Ep 170 - How to create and use Player Setting Guides
This week we're talking about how to create and use a player setting guide. Do you need one and is the right time to create it? What should you include and how should you design it? All this and more in this weeks episode of Tinker's Toolbox. Shape We Speak Common by filling out our Listener Feedback Survey: https://forms.gle/oPvKtNK2FjStrHug7 Closes On December 2nd 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. Manscapped - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 'COMMON' at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. 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/
01:05:13
November 25, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 6 - On the Dark Side of the Asteroid
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • Forgotten King's • Wayland • The Void Dragon • Escape from Shrlogoth Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Leaving Home • Limit 70 • Twisting • Andreas Theme • Shadowlands 2 Daniel Birch - freemusicarchive.com • Safe as House All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:03:49
November 23, 2021
Ep. 169 - Running animal companions, mounts and familiars
This week, Phoebe joins me to talk through our experiences with animal companions, familiars and a touch of advice on mounts. What do you need to know before you party all get pets?! Shape We Speak Common by filling out our Listener Feedback Survey: https://forms.gle/oPvKtNK2FjStrHug7 Closes On December 2nd 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. Manscapped - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 'COMMON' at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. 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/
01:09:19
November 18, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 5 - Many Hands, Light Work
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • The Mountain • The Forest • Edmond's Field • Small Town Feeling Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Leaving Home • Limit 70 • Furious Freak • Intuit 256 • Mana Two - Part 1 • Mana Two - Part 3 • Andreas Theme • SCP-X6X • Man Down • Blip Trance • Lightless Dwan All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:33:55
November 16, 2021
Ep. 168 - How to create memorable encounters with Geoffrey Golden
This week I'm joined by narrative designer Geoffrey Golden, to talk about how to make a memorable encounter! We'll delve into the three pillars you'll need to pull off that fight your party will never forget. Geoffrey: @geoffreygolden   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. Manscapped - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 'COMMON' at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. 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/
01:06:47
November 11, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 4 - Luck Be a Lady
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams  Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network  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/    Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • The crazy Squirrel tavern • One hundred friend tavern • Edmonds Field • The Streets of Baeralon  Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Special Harvest • Leaving Home  All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:04:10
November 09, 2021
Ep. 167 - How to run Vampires and Werewolves as Monsters, NPC's and Player Characters
To keep the spooky vibes for one more week, we're talking about Vampires and Werewolves in D&D. How do you run them as monsters and interesting NPC's... but also, what happens when a player gets bitten? We'll talk through the best ways to have vampiric and lycanthropic player characters. 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. Manscapped - Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code 'COMMON' at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. 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/
01:17:50
November 04, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 3 - A Whole New World
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • Battle of the Dunes • The Hoard • The Last Stand • Daggers in the Dark • Stormwall • Edmonds • One Hundred Friends Tavern Table Top Audio - tabletopaudio.com • The Bog Standard Daniel Birch - freemusicarchive.com • Growing Pains Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Special Harvest All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:17:49
November 02, 2021
Ep. 166 - How to Run Horror in D&D
It's Spooky season! Halloween is right around the corner and we love a special spooky event game here, so this week I'm joined by Patreon Dave to talk all about running horror in D&D. We'll give you some tips for inspiration, what D&D books to grab and how important it is to add light moments in the darkness. 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/
01:05:14
October 28, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 2 - We're not in Waterdeep anymore
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Promising Relationship • Screen saver • Babylon • Bleeping Demo • Furious Freak • Lightless dawn Daniel Birch - freemusicarchive.com • Safe As Houses • Growing Pains The Fiechters - YouTube • Into the Unknown Tabletop Audio - Tabletopaudio.com • Waterkeep • Medieval town Ivan Duch - ivanduch.com • Edmond’s Field • Small Town Feeling • A Warriors Sorrow • The Streets of Baerlon All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:41:50
October 26, 2021
Ep. 165 - How to play Spelljammer in 5e
"Spelljammer Confirmed!" Okay, okay so we don't know for sure that we are getting a Spelljammer for 5e, but we're willing to bet money on it. If you live in a world where that exists this episode will fill you with inspiration for you campaign and book suggestions to expand those rules. If you're in a world where a 5e Spelljammer book isn't out yet, this episode is everything you need to play Spelljammer in 5e!  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/
01:20:58
October 21, 2021
The Cosmic Causeway Ep. 1 - One small step for Ralph
Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Theme "NanoPhage" by Tri-Tachyon (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Soundtrack: Ivan Duch - https://ivanduch.com • Into The Forrest • Small Town Feeling • The Temple • Escape from Sharlogoth • Daggers in the Dark • The Horde • Battle of the Dunes • The Streets of Baerlon All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
01:32:56
October 19, 2021
Ep 164 - What actually is Spelljammer?
"Spelljammer Confirmed!" Words we've seen on twitter and shouted from bloggers and YouTubers for years... but what actually IS Spelljammer? This week, James and I delve into the Lore to give you the basics of what the setting is actually made up of. Welcome to Spelljammer 101. 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/
01:15:56
October 14, 2021
We Speak Common Presents - The Cosmic Causeway Announcement Trailer
We Speak Common Presents - The Cosmic Causeway is a Spelljammer 5e mini series. Join a ragtag group of life long friends as they head out from Waterdeep on a mission for the Watchful Order, and dive head first into the world of Spelljammer. What they'll find is far more exciting, and terrifying, than anything they could every imagine. Sit back into that helm and hold on tight, we're heading to Wild Space! Cast DM: Ben Norris Bugs: Phoebe Hammond Zidar: Wesley Crutchley Halxian: Samuel Walpole Matches: James Williams Written and produced by Ben Norris as part of the We Speak Common Network 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/   Tracks Kevin MacLoed - incompetech.com • Bicycle • Late Night Radio • Sincerely • Wholesome • Exciting Trailer   All tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com
26:22
October 12, 2021
Ep. 163 - How to run Descent into Avernus: what we learnt from a 2 year campaign
We just finished a 2 year Descent into Avernus campaign. Myself and James the DM talk through all the things that went well and what he changed to make the game better for us. If you're getting ready to run DiA, strap in and enjoy. 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/
01:32:28
October 07, 2021
Ep. 162 - What is the Feywild really like?
This week, my friend and player, Wesley tells me all about the Feywild and the mischievous Fey. With Wild Beyond the Witchlight out and in our hands, this episode should give you a great starting point to understanding the wider Feywild before running the adventure, are starting your own in the plane. 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/
01:08:24
September 30, 2021
Ep. 161 - What is Co DMing and how do you pull it off
This week its Duo DMing 2 electric boogaloo! James joins me to run through what Co-DMing actually is and how we pull it off. The tips and tricks to get the feeling just right and what to think about if you're considering giving it a go. 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/
01:01:19
September 23, 2021
Ep. 160 - Everyone-Games, A D&D charity event
This week I'me joined by Chris and Phill to talk about Everybody Games and their D&D charity events on the 1st and 2nd of October! Find out more about Everybody Games and there event at: everyone-games.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/
54:36
September 16, 2021
Ep 159 - D&D Agony Aunt: Rebuilding a lost campaign
Welcome to the first of the reborn D&D Agony Aunt! The show where I take your exact issues and queries with your personal D&D games and discuss them with guests. This week Sam and I talk about getting a campaign back on track after it's fallen off the rails. Got a problem or situation you want us to talk through? Email it in to wespeakcommon@hotmail.com and set your subject to D&D Agony Aunt 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/
01:07:24
September 14, 2021
Ep. 158 - How play chaotic characters without being THAT guy
This week, Aaron's Games joins me to talk about his chaotic characters and how to play them with derailing the campaign. We'll talk about how to utilise these methods ad a DM for chaotic NPC's too. Check out Aaron's Games on Youtube 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/
01:08:13
September 09, 2021
Ep. 157 - Why counterspell is the most balanced spell in D&D
This week I'm joined by Ray to talk about Counterspell. I'll explain why it's actually the most balanced spell in the game, and together we'll talk about ways to help people who don't think its a fun spell. 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/
01:36:39
September 02, 2021
Ep. 156 - How to hombrew with the right Design Philosophy
This week I wanted to talk about design philosophy. What are the things I think about when creating hombrew and why I think people should add to 5e, rather than change it.  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/
44:12
August 26, 2021
Ep. 155 - D&D Agony Aunt: Warlock City Culture
Welcome to the first of the reborn D&D Agony Aunt! The show where I take your exact issues and queries with your personal D&D games and discuss them with guests. This week Sam and I talk about what a city formed by Warlocks might be like, and how their culture would differ from anything we've seen before. Got a problem or situation you want us to talk through? Email it in to wespeakcommon@hotmail.com and set your subject to D&D Agony Aunt 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/
01:00:25
August 24, 2021
Ep. 154 - What's the Lore you need to know with Jorphdan
This week I'm joined by D&D Lore legend, Jorphdan (The PH is silent), to talk all about LORE. Whats the bits you need to look out for, what do you need to know when preping and building a setting, and how did Jordan get in to Dungeons and Dragons to begin with? Check out Jorphdan on YouTube. 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. Check out Obsidian portal at obsidianportal.com        "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:05:38
August 19, 2021
Ep. 153 - What to think about when playing high tier games
This week, I'm joined by Something Wicked's, Patrick Higgins to talk about high tier D&D. There's lots to think about in higher level games, so this week we'll go into some overall tips to help as a DM and Player as you start to get into Demi God levels of power. Check out Something Wicked on Twitter and Twitch: @Something5e 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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:20:35
August 12, 2021
Ep. 152 - How to achieve good Pacing
Here we are again, we went through all of that and where did it bring you? Right back to me, right back to pacing. We've talked about it before, but we all grow and learn and so its time we revisit one of, if not the most important aspect of D&D and storytelling. 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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
59:59
August 05, 2021
Ep. 151 - Who is Halaster Blackcloak & Adding a story to Dungeon of the Mad Mage
This week we're delving into the lore of the mad mage himself! Who is Halaster Blackcloak? We'll talk about adding a story to the famous Undermountain and its 5e adventure: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, AND how you can port it to any setting you like. 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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:22:22
July 29, 2021
Ep. 150 - Creating Compelling NPC's Ft. World Forge
Celebrating 150 episodes I'm joined by the duo who were out first ever guests on the show, World Forge. We talk through creating compelling NPC's. Our different tactics to make great characters that are memorable, and how they change when we're thinking about long last NPC's and one time cameos. Check out World Forge on Twitter: @WorldForgePod and Spotify 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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:09:34
July 22, 2021
Ep. 149 - How to play and run evil characters
This week we're talking about evil PC's. How do you run them, should you run them? How do you play them?! It's a mix bag of advice out there for what you should and shouldn't do when it comes to evil player characters. We'll talk about our experiences running and playing these types of characters together to give you our best hints and tips to pull 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.         "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
July 15, 2021
Ep. 148 - How to create and use Dynamic Locations Ft. Giveaway
This week we're talking about Dynamic Locations! What are they, how do you create them and how do you run them in your games? These are something I swear by which work great in Sandbox games and to add the feel of a living breathing world. Also a podcast update and the reinstating of the D&D Agony Aunt! 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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
56:59
July 08, 2021
Ep. 147 - How to use old Player Character's in cameos effectively
When you've been playing in the same world for years, you start to build up your own legends and fables of forgotten player characters. So how do you use those to your advantage? Those stories don't just stop and disappear from the world, they become myth and legend. Today I'm joined by RJd20 to talk about how to use PC cameos in the most effective way! RJd20: https://www.rjd20.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.         "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:11:48
July 01, 2021
Ep. 146 - How to create and use a calendar in your setting
Calendars, love em or hate em, they can help create the effect of a living world. But whats the best way to make a calendar and then how do you actually start using it effectively and not just as a piece of lore that doesn't matter? This week we'll look at a few calendars from 5e settings, then talk about why they work and why they don't. We'll talk about making our own and break down how to start using it to make your world feel alive. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:13:50
June 24, 2021
Ep. 145 - How to utilise combat roles in your encounters
Spice up your D&D Encounters with combat roles. We'll talk about the old 4e method, why you shouldn't use it, and what to do instead. We'll recap all the D&D announcements from this past week, and talk about that existential dread you get from killing a PC. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
51:32
June 17, 2021
Ep. 144 - How to deliver story beats in combat encounters
Just because initiative has been rolled, doesn't mean you can't deliver story beats! Today we'll talk about injecting flavour and storytelling into the mechanical side of Dungeons and Dragons 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:08:15
June 10, 2021
Ep. 143 - How to use the Tiers of Play in your games
This week we'll talk about the tiers of play and new interesting ways to implement them into your homebrew 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
57:32
June 03, 2021
Ep. 142 - How to write your worlds Creation Myth
This week I grab my world building friend and delve into the ways we write our Creation Myths. Hear about our wolrds and their stories and how we started the process of creating them. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:13:49
May 27, 2021
Ep. 141 - BONUS: How to use Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft
A brand new book is here, so lets talk about the content inside and how you can start using it in your current game without starting a new 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
50:18
May 22, 2021
Ep. 140 - How to make any idea a D&D session
This week I help a brand new DM take her idea and create it into a D&D adventure to show how any starting off point can become a session. We'll go through what to do as a first time DM. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:14:34
May 20, 2021
Ep. 139 - Who is Strahd Von Zarovich
This week, before the release of Van Richten's Guide To Ravenloft, we talk about one of the most iconic D&D villains and key figures in the Domains of Dread - Count Strahd Von Zarovich. Strap in, grab a blood pack, things are getting spooky. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:15:31
May 13, 2021
Ep 138 - How to add lingering injuries and better poison to your game
This week we'll look at making poisons pack more of a punch, and deep dive into how lingering injuries can add great layers of character development and plot hooks into your games. Plus I prove why you should read the DMG. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
59:42
May 06, 2021
Ep. 137 - How to create risk and consequence in your games beyond death
This week Joe returns for one more episode to talk about risk and consequence in your D&D games. We'll talk about the ways we raise the stakes beyond the threats of death in our D&D sessions. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
52:45
April 29, 2021
Ep. 136 - How to create lasting deep connections with your characters and worlds
In this weeks episode of Legends & Lore, I welcome back and old friend to talk about the inspirations behind his Paladin. Thats right, Joe's back! We'll talk about creating deep and lasting connections with your world and your characters. 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.         Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:07:39
April 22, 2021
Ep. 135 - How to handle Player Character death
PC death is inevitable, but how do you make it memorable and a suitable closing for the character? I'm joined by the player I most recently killed to talk through the experience, what went well and what didn't and how to make the most of the situation from both sides of the table.  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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:06:46
April 15, 2021
Ep. 134 - How to make D&D Accessible
Today I'm joined by Brad and Chris to talk about how they made D&D accessible for the blind. We'll talk about the struggles and changes that have to be made and how D&D really can be fore everyone.  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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
51:44
April 08, 2021
Ep. 133 - How to run War in D&D 5e
War, what is it good for? Interesting fight scenes and cinematic moments! This episode is all about running war in D&D 5e, I'll tell you how I would tackle it and why, and when its good idea to use a rule system and when not to. 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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
42:25
April 06, 2021
Ep. 132 - Legends & Lore: How to use iconic monsters Ft. Giveaway
This week is all about the BIG iconic D&D monsters, the ones you think about when someone says Dungeons And Dragons. We'll delve into the Owlbear, Minic, Mind Flayer and Beholder (with a brief touch on Dragons), we'll talk about their in game lore and stats and how to use them in iconic ways.  ps. the giveaway is NOT an April Fools Joke! Head to our instagram! 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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:18:50
April 01, 2021
Ep. 131 - Tinker's Toolbox: How to create great rivals for your PC's
This week, DM from The Wandering Bards of Wildemount, Tariq joins me to talk about building great rivals. If your a DM looking to spice up you players time in game, or a player wanting to flesh out your backstory, we've got you covered. We'll go into BBEG rivals all the way down to childhood bully rivals! Enjoy.  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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:03:03
March 25, 2021
Ep. 130 - Table Fables: Fixing Ben's homebrew campaign
How the Turn Tables! This week I sit in the guest chair and tell Sam all about my own derailed sand box campaign. Welcome to Estoroth, Ben's homebrew continent full of adventures ready to be had.   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.       Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:23:37
March 18, 2021
Ep. 129 - Legends & Lore: Eberron 101
This week James joins me to talk about Eberron! We were both very excited to get into what little we know about this interesting setting, we'll scratch the surface and give you ways to used it as a campaign setting and in your current 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.     Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:06:18
March 11, 2021
Ep. 128 - Tinker's Toolbox: How to create compelling cursed items
This week I'm revisiting cursed magic items. I sit down with my DM friend Ray to talk about creating compelling magic items that affect your story, the key aspects they need and how to build them. Then we build one!  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.   Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:33:24
March 04, 2021
Ep. 127 - Table Fables: How I got my significant other into D&D
This week Phoebe joins me in the one room in our house that's not her domain. We'll talk about what it was like getting her to try D&D, how to approach sharing your hobby with your partner, and things to think about with having your other half at the table.  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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:10:60
February 25, 2021
Ep. 126 - BONUS: Fixing a derailed campaign
Today I try to help fix my friend Sam's derail sandbox campaign. If you're feeling the similar non-direction in your campaign, grab a chair and join us, this might just 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.ukUse 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.comUse Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:38:17
February 23, 2021
Ep. 125 - Legends & Lore: How to build your own character lore
This week I'm joined by Star Trek Discovery actor, and DM of Disco Does D&D, Noah Averbach-katz to talk all about building your own player character lore and background. Plus how to work with you DM and players to link it into the overall campaign story to make it the best it can be. 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:11:07
February 18, 2021
Ep. 124 - Tinker's Toolbox: How to balance action economy when encounter building
This week I'm joined by Sean from the Arcanery to talk through encounter building, but specifically thinking about balancing that dreaded action economy.  Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on PatreonFind us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit 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.ukUse 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.comUse Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:07:01
February 11, 2021
Ep. 123 - Table Fables: How to get into role playing your characters
This week we're talking about getting into Role Playing! It can be tough for new players, and DMs struggling to juggle all their NPC's. I'm joined by the best role player I know to exchange tips and tricks, and talk about why you should jump into RPing. 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:01:08
February 04, 2021
Ep. 122 - Legends and Lore: Tasha, how to use her in your campaign
This week we delve into the lore and history of THE Tasha. Find out all of secret names, deeds and relationship and grab advice on how to drop her into your next session.  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/ We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:05:25
January 28, 2021
Ep. 121 - Tinker's Toolbox: How to run Sword & Sorcery in 5e
This week my good friend Ray stops by to talk about Sword & Sorcery, the well love genre and how to pull it off in 5e. We'll talk about some ways you could try to emulate the S&S feel in your games, and inevitably get over excited and want to run it ourselves.    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/ We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
56:06
January 21, 2021
Ep. 120 - Table Fables: What I learnt running Waterdeep Dragon Heist
This week is our first episode of Table Fables! I'm joined by player and Co-DM James to talk all about our adventures in Waterdeep. I'll be talking about what I learnt along the way prepping and running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. What I changed, what I kept and things that I would do differently looking back. 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/ We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:43:36
January 14, 2021
Ep. 119 - A New Beginning
It's time to talk about the future of We Speak Common! It's an exciting time as in this short update we introduce three new shows, new ways to listen and a way to support the podcast! Get a full run down in the Press Release Want to get involved? Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Support the Podcast on Patreon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.co Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
22:50
January 07, 2021
Ep. 118 - Why running Factions is a must in your games
Well. Here we are my friends, Joe's final episode. As we raise a glass to a great DM, amazing play and top notch best friend, we talk about why factions are so important to your D&D campaign and building a living breathing world. We'll end an era of the podcast by talking about our best moments as DM's and players.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:15:38
December 31, 2020
Ep. 117 - How to plan a desert campaign and stealing from other systems
This week Joe talks all about his current obsession, Cyberpunk Red. The rules that stand out, how we could use them in D&D and why it's peaked his interest. We'll then get into our weekly topic, Desert campaigns. We'll give you places to seek inspiration, our thoughts on ideas floating our each others heads and why we hate sand - It's course and rough, and its gets everywhere.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
56:57
December 24, 2020
Ep. 116 - How to dominate the Wizard BBEG & Giveaway
This week Joe spills all the details on the parties fight with Manshoon. He apologises to Ben and drops his fellow party mates in the dirt! Plus, we're doing a special giveaway for Joe's final episode on New Years Eve, find out more at the end of the episode.   We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
59:36
December 17, 2020
Ep. 115 - Developing interesting NPC's from the mundane
This week we're going to help rob make his mob boss and interesting villain for some tier 2 PC's! Ideas you can take and develop to build out more interesting NPCs in your own games.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
44:42
December 10, 2020
Ep. 114 - How to balance role-playing with charisma checks
Ever find yourself role-playing a really convincing argument but the persuasion check comes out really low? Or maybe your lying through your teeth really badly in character but you get a 20 on the deception check? This week we're going to talk about how we marry the two together, how to align roleplaying with what the dice decide.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
46:35
December 03, 2020
Ep. 113 - How to make the most of running short sessions
This week, after running a few shorter D&D sessions, we'll talk about the Pros of a shorter D&D game, how to make the most of it, and why it might be better than playing longer games. We'll also talk more about some of the subclasses in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and list our favourites for each class in all of 5e. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:05:04
November 26, 2020
Ep. 112 - BONUS episode, How to use Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to its full potential
Whats this? A random Bonus Episode of We Speak Common appeared! Tasha's Cauldron of Everything is finally out, and we've read through it and can't wait to talk about it ALL! Here's how to use Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to its full potential. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:15:46
November 20, 2020
Ep. 111 - How to use environmental factors to improve encounters, and a lesson all DM's need to learn
This week we're talking about the environmental elements you can use to enhance encounters, Ben shares an important lesson ALL DM's need to learn, and we go over our important NPC tips and tricks. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:06:19
November 19, 2020
Ep. 110 - Adventuring in fairy tales with Tales of the old world Ft. Giveaway!
This week we've got our grubby hands on an early copy of Tales of the Old World! Dive into these bite sized adventure with us and hear all about what you can expect in your copy releasing next week! PLUS we've got 2 copies to giveaway on our twitter, head over there now for your chance to win.  Ben's Tomb of Annihilation DM Document We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:01:02
November 12, 2020
Ep. 109 - Character and class concepts and how to do horror well in DnD
This week, after the hassle that will now be known as the "Lost Episode", we discuss the character and class concepts we want to play the most. Plus the d&d Adventures we want to see in coming out next! We'll also talk about our halloween oneshot and how to run creepy encounters and horror games! Ben's Tomb of Annihilation DM Document We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:23:54
November 05, 2020
Ep. 108 - Discussing Tasha's optional race rules, optimal party size and combining modules
This week we'll be delving into new info for the upcoming Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, what we think the best party size is and how to combine published modules so you get get through that back log!  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
47:21
October 29, 2020
Ep. 107 - How Baldur's Gate 3's rules could change D&D forever
This week we finally talk about Baldur's Gate 3. We'll get into the rules that have been adapted and changed to port 5e into a video game, how they work out and what they could mean for D&D as a table top RPG.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:14:59
October 22, 2020
Ep. 106 - How, why and if you should be running a session zero
This week we'll be talking about our experiences running session zeros. We'll get into how we run them and how we choose when we need to run them, plus the importance of setting up boundaries with your players. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:07:06
October 15, 2020
Ep. 105 - How to set up and pay off story arcs and hooks
This week we revisit a topic that got away from us! We'll talk about how we set up story hooks and then pay them off over the course of their arcs. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:06:23
October 08, 2020
Ep. 104 - Critiquing our own Dming and how we improved
This week we talk about our experiences at each others tables, mainly the things that we could improve on and how we go about doing that.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:09:46
October 01, 2020
Ep. 103 - Homebrew rules to bring to your table Ft. Dragon Wings and the Dice Dungeon
This week we're joined by our friends from Dragon Wings, and Ben from our sponsor, The Dice Dungeon, to talk all about the homebrew rules we bring to our tables. Theres a lot of people on this episode, so sit back and enjoy the nonsense that ensues while maybe finding that next rule to bring to your game. Check out Dragon Wings and their adventures with a giant chicken HERE We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:24:46
September 24, 2020
Ep. 102 - How to bring prestige classes back into D&D 5e
This week we dig up the old Unearthed Arcana for prestige classes in 5e. We'll shine the spotlight onto the community and talk about how we think prestige classes should look in 5e.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:13:03
September 17, 2020
Ep. 101 - How to move on when your session just doesn't go well
This week, after finally playing a game of D&D after the dry spell, we talk about what when down in our games and how to work with players doing things you just don't plan for. Plus, this week it's all about how to move on when you have a bad session. We're all human, so we'll talk about some of our bad sessions and what we do to pick ourselves back up. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:02:46
September 10, 2020
Ep. 100 - What Tasha's Cauldron of Everything means for your D&D Game
Can you believe it? 100 episodes. Thank you so much for joining us here in our community, even if this is your first stop by, it means a lot to have you here. To celebrate we'll announce the 4 winners for the 100th episode giveaway in this episode. Plus this week we're talking about our best bits and favourites, and we'll delve into what the new book, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, means for your games.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:22:17
September 03, 2020
Ep. 99 - Puzzles, Traps and their place in your game
This week we're talking about puzzles, traps and how they fit in to every D&D game. Got a Dungeon? TRAPS. Got a thief hitting a shop? TRAPS. Puzzles on the other hand... they might be used the way you expect.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:07:47
August 27, 2020
Ep. 98 - How to create and reward players with Epic Boons
This week we'll finish off naming and building the lore for a brand new set of Arcane Prison dice by the Dice Dungeon. We'll talk all about the betrayal in our recent games, and how to create and reward with Epic (and less epic) boons!  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://www.thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:00:21
August 20, 2020
Ep. 97 - Should you use the Spell Point and Death Save variant rules
This week we'll talk about our interest in the spell point variant rules and talk about an altered death save system. Plus our partners at the dice dungeon have a mission for us as we get closer to our 100th episode.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with 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. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:12:37
August 13, 2020
Ep. 96 - Tales from the table and using Floating AC
This week we'll delve into what's going on in our games! The stories, the tales and how we pulled them off - plus how the players went in completely different routes than we planned for. We'll also talk about AC and a floating rule variant.   We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://www.thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:04:37
August 06, 2020
Ep. 95 - How to run established NPC's that have in game Lore
How do you approach running a 'famous' NPC? You've picked up Dragon Heist and all the villains are well known characters, so where do you start? We'll talk about our approaches to setting up and successfully using NPC's with LORE.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://www.thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:04:15
July 30, 2020
Ep. 94 - Breaking down the new UA feats and why you shouldn't be a chef
This week we'll talk about our experience using digital character sheets and then get into breaking down the new Unearthed Arcana Feats that are available to download and use now! Spoiler alert, don't be a chef.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://www.thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 From the Free Music Archive CC by NC
01:08:57
July 23, 2020
Ep. 93 - Class build guides and explaining D&D to an outsider
This week we'll talk about how we explain D&D to the people in our lives that have no clue what we spend so much time doing! We'll also get up close and personal with our character sheets and talk you through our build guides! We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://www.thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn't hear the one thing that'll get your creative brain going? let us know: Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Emai