S3-E16: King of Dungeons Review

In our last episode, we had Baz Stevens on the show, and this week we open the covers his The King of Dungeons and share our thoughts and reactions to the book. We talk about the new mechanics that are introduced, the things that were changed, what we liked, and what we didn’t like.

If you’re wanting to pick up a copy of the book, you can do so at DriveThruRPG.


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S3-E14: That Iconic Look: The Archmage

Back in Episode 7 of last season, we talked through various ways to use the Diabolist in a campaign, and this episode, we do a similar thing as we take another close look at another Icon of the Dragon Empire: the Archmage!

However you pronounce it, he’s a magical force to be reckoned with, and we discuss how he’s portrayed in the books, some ways to align him differently, and even some campaign ideas with him as a focal point.

If you have used the Archmage in your campaign, we’d love to hear about it! Leave us a comment on who the Archmage really is!


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S3-E13: Starting a Campaign

This week we do a bit of a follow-up episode to the one we did on Ending a Campaign and talk about various things to keep in mind when starting one. But it’s not just about what to do with the setting or story, but we also dive into what Session 0 might look like.


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S3-E12: Random Encounters: Monster Fight!

For this week’s episode, we get together to brainstorm our first adventure of the season!  It’s an Adventurer-Tier encounter about stumbling into some Monster Fights in the town of Karrax.

Who’s organizing the Fights? To what end? What are the PCs going to do about it? We discuss various options on how to handle these sorts of questions and more!

And while we placed this in our world of Ta’nar, we also provide some insight on how or where you could alternatively use this in the Dragon Empire.


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S3-E11: Antagonists and Villains

This week we discuss antagonists and how they’re different from villains. Antagonists aren’t just the ‘Big Bad Evil Guys;’ they’re the NPCs who are set alongside or against the PCs to add depth to the campaign and bring more out of the characters and your campaign world.

Why you should put effort into creating them? What makes a good antagonist? What are some things to avoid? Listen in as we give our perspective on these questions and more!


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S3-E10: Gygaxian Rock Opera

This week we welcome Benjamin Feehan onto the show to talk about his experience with the campaign idea of “‘What if there was a party of just bards that put on performances and delved dungeons to pay their bills?”

In addition to covering the ramifications of running an all-bard party, we talk about things like wrapping a campaign around a central idea or theme, necessary mechanics for doing Performances, and how one could best make use of the 13th Age system to further explore this idea.

A few of the other things Ben has worked on are the Grapple Gun Universe books, Jadepunk, and Shadowcraft: The Glamour Wars.


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S3-E09: Iconic World

This week we give you an overview of the world of Ta’nar, which is a Gygaxian fantasy setting that, while being the brainchild of JM, we’ve all had a hand in creating. It’s also the setting we’ll be placing all our Random Encounters that we brainstorm together, as well as any other published materials we may come up with.

We are currently in the process of putting together the past Random Encounters into PDF form in anticipation of reaching our first Patron Goal. We are so close!


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S3-E08: Overworld and Beyond Review

This week we take an in-depth look at Overworld and Beyond: Adventures in the Planes! We give our usual high-level overview of all the content you can find between the covers, and spoilers: there is a LOT in this book!

If you’re interested in picking up a copy, you can get it in Print or PDF at DreadUnicornGames.com

 

 


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S3-E07: Interview with John Marvin

This week we welcome back to the show John Marvin of Dread Unicorn Games! He joined us to talk about some of the things he’s been working on and give an update on the “Gods and Icons” and “The Overworld and Beyond” products for 13th Age. 
If you’re interested in finding out more about the great products he’s been producing, head on over to dreadunicorngames.com!

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S3-E06: Interview with Rob Heinsoo

This week we welcome 13th Age game designer, Rob Heinsoo, back to the show to discuss a variety of topics: from what’s being played at his game table to reminiscing over the joys and pains of creating 13th Age in the first place.

While there were some technical difficulties with the phone call, we had an excellent time with him and hope you, our listeners, enjoy it too!


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