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Hello, Adventurers!

  • Mailbag IV

    24 MAY. 2024 · In this episode, the trio tackles fan queries from Reddit's r/DMAcademy. Topics include strategies for dealing with players who kill the main villain too early, the ethics of using loaded dice on players, and the endlessly amusing dangers of cursed items. With lively debates and practical advice, they cover how to navigate unexpected player behaviors and create fun, engaging game experiences. Whether you're a game master or an adventurer, you'll find valuable insights and plenty of laughs. Send us your questions to helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadevnturerspodcast.com/voice
    35m 28s
  • Monster Deep Dive: Owlbears

    20 MAY. 2024 · In this podcast episode, Dungeon Masters Jason Portizo, Joe McCall, and Jim Crocker examine the intriguing world of Owlbears, iconic monsters from Dungeons & Dragons. They discuss the origins, characteristics, and ecology of Owlbears, including their role in campaigns and their place in popular culture. The episode delves into Owlbear behavior, combat tactics, and notable encounters, while also addressing the creature's surprising rise in popularity, especially after the 2023 D&D movie. The hosts share insights from primary sources and discuss various Owlbear variants and mythologies. Sources: https://www.cbr.com/dnd-anatomy-owlbears/ https://www.cbr.com/facts-dungeons-dragons-owlbears/ https://www.themonstersknow.com/owlbear-tactics/ Owlbear-Themed One-Shot by DMDave: https://dmdave.com/free-adventure-owlbear-wood/ tell us your mom's favorite monster! helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    25m 38s
  • RPG Horror Story: These Players WANT To Be Railroaded??

    17 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of 'Hello Adventurers,' the hosts discuss a unique challenge faced by a dungeon master (DM) when players wanted to follow the 'Curse of Strahd' module strictly, without any deviations or creative input from the DM. This situation highlights the importance of having a session zero to ensure the DM and players are on the same page regarding game expectations. The inexperienced DM, taken aback by the rigid demands, decides not to proceed with the campaign. The hosts consider the players' perspective, suggesting that previous negative experiences might have led them to such extremes. They humorously explore possible outcomes and solutions, emphasizing the collaborative and improvisational nature of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) and role-playing games. The episode wraps up by inviting listeners to share their thoughts or similar experiences. Send us your horror stories to helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or tell us yourself in your best (worst?) Strahd voice at helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    18m 8s
  • Building Your Library In Phases

    13 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of 'Hello, Adventurers,' hosts Jason Portizo, Joe McCall, and Jim Crocker present a comprehensive guide for RPG players and Dungeon Masters on strategically building their game library. They cover essential starting points for newcomers, recommended buys for progression, and explore specialized resources that enhance gameplay and creativity. The discussion is structured into phases for easier navigation, beginning with fundamental texts like the Player's Handbook and progressing to more nuanced and genre-specific materials. Key suggestions include resources for character development, effective game mastering techniques, and techniques for incorporating improvisation into roleplaying. The hosts stress the importance of thoughtful acquisition based on the player or DM's stage in their RPG journey and interests, also highlighting the value of third-party publications and other non-traditional resources that enrich the gaming experience. Did we miss your favorite book? Tell us at helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice Grab the books here! (affiliate links where applicable) Player's Books: PHB: https://amzn.to/4bfgOeX Tasha's: https://amzn.to/3UEKTxj Live To Tell The Tale: https://amzn.to/4bgeCDK Eberron Rising: https://amzn.to/4bfWfPn Toms of Heroes: https://amzn.to/44FyFsX Deep Magic: https://amzn.to/3yg0jAN Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: https://amzn.to/3yjF8h5 LOTR Box Set: https://amzn.to/4dFLnvZ How To Win Friends and Influelce People: https://amzn.to/3JZQ4mM Game Master's Guide to Proactive Roleplaying: https://amzn.to/3WIYvKN DMs Books: Core Set: https://amzn.to/3UXsu0b Supplemental Set: https://amzn.to/44DpaKI The Monsters Know...: https://amzn.to/3wwMflF Lazy DM Guide: https://amzn.to/3WCKzSs Explorer's Guide to Wildemount: https://amzn.to/3QJSARQ Tome of Beasts: https://amzn.to/3yoYilv Game Master's Guide to Astonishing Random Tables: https://amzn.to/3JVggPc How to Write Adventure Modules That Don't Suck: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/182608/How-to-Write-Adventure-Modules-That-Dont-Suck?affiliate_id=2836000 Improv For Gamers: https://evilhat.com/product/improv-for-gamers-second-edition/ Hamlet's Hit Points: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/83450/Hamlets-Hit-Points?filters=0_0_0_10139_0?affiliate_id=2836000
    47m 41s
  • Third-Party Book Club: How To Write Adventure Modules That Don't Suck

    10 MAY. 2024 · The DMs discuss the importance and practicality of third-party resources for game masters looking to enrich their role-playing experiences. They spotlight 'How to Write Adventure Modules That Don’t Suck' by Goodman Games, a collection of essays from 25 authors offering actionable advice on crafting compelling D&D adventures. While examining its applicability across different RPG systems, the hosts analyze its significance among essential GM tools, particularly for seasoned GMs aiming to refine their game design skills beyond standard modules and official D&D materials. The episode also touches on broader third-party publishing trends, highlights notable publishers like Kobold Press, and provides thoughtful insights on maintaining a balance between creativity and user-friendly adventure design. buy the book https://www.drivethrurpg.com/en/product/182608/How-to-Write-Adventure-Modules-That-Dont-Suck?affiliate_id=2836000 tell us your favorite 3rd party book at helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com
    25m 12s
  • TPK! Or: "Everyone is down! Now what?"

    6 MAY. 2024 · In this episode, the discussion centers around the Total Party Kill (TPK) scenario in role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, providing DMs with strategies to maintain the game narrative following the party's defeat. The conversation progresses from acknowledging character death as a significant aspect of gameplay to methods for avoiding a premature end to the campaign after a TPK occurs. Key tactics include scenarios such as the 'Left for Dead' situation, where characters are incapacitated instead of killed; 'Adventure in the Afterlife', where characters navigate challenges in the afterlife to return to the living world; and the 'It Was All a Dream' approach, offering a narrative reset. The hosts stress the importance of discussing character mortality and post-TPK game continuation during session zero to manage player attachment to characters, noting changes across different D&D editions. The episode wraps up with an invitation for listeners to share their own strategies for handling TPKs and other campaign obstacles. Tell us about your best (or worst) TPK! helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    26m 49s
  • RPG Horror Story: DM Forgot To Include New Player

    3 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of 'Hello Adventurers,' the DMs discuss a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) horror story shared by REDDIT user bronze_soul24, titled 'DM invited me then didn't include me.' The story recounts the user's negative experience of being excluded from gameplay for most of a five-hour online D&D session due to poor DM management and player engagement. The hosts explore the challenges of introducing new characters into an ongoing game and stress the importance of including all players from the start. They offer advice on how DMs can better facilitate new player introductions using strategies like cutscenes, flashbacks, and direct inclusion to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone. The episode highlights the significance of communication, expectation setting, and creative storytelling in role-playing games. Original Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/dndhorrorstories/comments/1cb2qut/dm_invited_me_then_didnt_include_me/ Send us YOUR horror story! helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com
    23m 57s
  • Jason Just Learned About Painting Miniatures

    29 ABR. 2024 · In this podcast episode, the hosts delve into the world of miniature painting for Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts. They recount their personal journeys, from initial attempts as amateurs to honing their skills and discovering the joy of painting miniatures. The episode provides a comprehensive guide for beginners, covering essential supplies like paints, brushes, lighting setups, and miniature selections. Additionally, they touch on optional but beneficial tools such as miniature handles, magnifiers, and wet palettes. The hosts also discuss the advantages of having a dedicated painting space and introduce advanced tools like airbrushes and high-quality sable brushes for experienced painters. They stress the significance of community involvement in the hobby, offering suggestions on connecting with fellow painters through online platforms and local game stores. Practical tips for storing painted miniatures, as well as ideas for customization and kit-bashing, are shared to inspire creativity among listeners. Overall, the episode fosters a supportive atmosphere for listeners to exchange painting stories and tips, contributing to a thriving painting community. Jason's actual stuff:  Army painter start set: https://amzn.to/3xWSVdd Reaper starter set: https://amzn.to/4dt2Bwu Light with magnifier: https://amzn.to/3xUfgs3 Paint Puck water cup: https://amzn.to/3UbMfPK Paint palette: https://amzn.to/3UmwfdQ Brush Set: https://amzn.to/4aUdTYW Wood handle: https://amzn.to/3UCJb0J Tweezers: https://amzn.to/44mcLL8 Side cutters: https://amzn.to/49ZS6O9 X-acto knife: https://amzn.to/3xUfgIz Wet Palette: https://amzn.to/3wf5FLQ Desk: https://amzn.to/3WkchmF Heat gun: https://amzn.to/3Wpagpz Apron: https://amzn.to/3WpaqgF Paint storage: https://amzn.to/3JDDCIZ Airbrush: https://amzn.to/3UCJxo5 Mini storage: https://amzn.to/3y65Auj Size 1 sable brush: https://amzn.to/3xUjY94 tell us about your journey with miniature painting! helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    50m 31s
  • Mailbag III

    26 ABR. 2024 · In this episode of 'Hello Adventurers', the DMs engage in discussions about Dungeon Master Player Characters (DMPCs), various role-playing techniques, and the intricacies of balancing the roles of DM and player within a campaign. They draw distinctions between DMPCs, NPCs with heightened agency, and cohorts, highlighting the critical nature of player agency and the potential challenges that DMPCs can pose in overshadowing player characters. The episode also addresses listener questions on the utilization of accents and voices in role-playing, transitioning from a player to a DM role, and practical strategies for supporting new DMs. The hosts share personal stories and offer advice on enhancing the role-playing experience, cautioning against the misuse of DMPCs, and emphasizing the importance of respecting player choices and maintaining a player-centric approach in crafting game narratives. Send us your questions to helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or tell us yourself at helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    50m 42s
  • Monster Deep Dive: Mimics

    22 ABR. 2024 · In this lively podcast episode, the DMs plunge into the Dungeons & Dragons universe, honing in on one of its most iconic and unpredictable creatures: the Mimic. The conversation kicks off with a fun chat about each host's beloved monster before delving deeply into the intricacies of Mimics.  The hosts share valuable insights into the Mimic's abilities, including its shape-shifting prowess, sticky nature, and tactical combat strategies. They highlight how Mimics can add an element of surprise and suspense to the game by masquerading as anything from a mundane object to a deadly threat. Emphasizing the role of creativity in game mastering, they discuss using Mimics to create psychological tension and present challenges that go beyond simple combat encounters.  The episode also explores various ways to enrich Mimic encounters through storytelling elements, strategic combat tactics, and interactions with other elements within the dungeon environment. Wrapping up with a call for listener engagement, the hosts invite feedback and anecdotes about their audience's most memorable Mimic encounters. TheMonstersKnow Mimic Tactics: https://www.themonstersknow.com/mimic-tactics/ DM Dave's Mimic Museum One-Shot (free version): https://dmdave.com/free-adventure-mimic-museum/ Tell us your craziest mimic story! helloadventurerspodcast@gmail.com or helloadventurerspodcast.com/voice
    33m 48s

"Hello, Adventurers" is a round table-style discussion show about Dungeons and Dragons and other TTRPGs from the creators of Curmudgeons and Dragons. Hosted by Jason Portizo, Jim Crocker, and Joe...

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"Hello, Adventurers" is a round table-style discussion show about Dungeons and Dragons and other TTRPGs from the creators of Curmudgeons and Dragons. Hosted by Jason Portizo, Jim Crocker, and Joe McCall. Episodes release every Monday and Friday
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