D&D 5E News Week 10 2018 - Playing D&D in a Castle

March 14, 2018

How you can play D&D in a castle.  Plus, we tell you about Jamie King, the latest celebrity to come out and say she plays D&D. Find out how high the Player's handbook is getting on Amazon’s Best Seller List. Further, there is two new RPG job openings we tell you about. Moreover, how to get all 151 Pokemon stats for D&D 5E FREE. Gotta get them all.


Links in the show Notes:

Play Dungeons and Dragons in a castle

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Reboot Might Be Headed to the UK

Do We Still Need "Oriental Adventures"?

New Celebrity, Jaime King, Says She Plays D&D

The Mines of Chult Coming Soon

Player’s handbook #3 Amazon Best Sellers

Amazon’s Best Sellers in Fantasy Gaming

Pokemon D&D 5E Conversion

    The Book of the Dead: An Undead Bestiary

    Lycanthrope Class

Adventure League: Community Spotlight: Atlanta Blerds!

AAW Games LLC is hiring!



Aquilae: Western Realm Gazetteer (Pathfinder/5E)


DMs Guild Adventures:

DDAL07-11 A Lesson in Love (5e)

DDAL07-12 In Search of Secrets (5e)


How To Choose Your D&D Character Class



D&D 5E News Week 10 2018 - What is in Dragon+ including FREE stuff & Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Update

March 7, 2018

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes Update: From multiple sources. In addition, What is inside Dragon+ this month including all the FREE stuff! Plus, The Orr Group says D&D 5E is doing great on Roll20 Virtual Tabletop with 66% of all players.  Also, Out of the Borderlands form Goodman Games is about to be released we tell you how and when. Next, we have some kickstarters to tell you about too. One is Rappan Athuk a megadungeon from Frog God Games updated for 5E and improved and nicknamed Dungeon of Graves. Another kickstarter is the remastered Grenadier miniatures. Finally, we finished in less than one hour.

Dragon+ Mordicanin’s Tome of Foes

The Risin Midsts Free Download

The Crypts of Kelemvor Free Download

New Gryffon Studios Video Blog: Let's Start Adventuring!

The Orr Group Industry Report: Q4 2017

Last Call for Pre-Orders on Into the Borderlands! Debuting at Gary Con!

Is the Beast Master Broken?

5 favorite Beast Master companions.


Rappan Athuk: Reborn for Fifth Edition! Go down the Well!

Dragon Lords: Grenadier miniatures

Total Party Kill Bestiary: 5E Monsters for Veteran Heroes

The Demonplague - A 5E Campaign With Sandbox & Hexcrawl



Beyond Damage Dice: Kobold Weapons


D&D 5E News Week 09 2018 - New job Announced with D&D Team!

February 28, 2018

New job Announced with D&D Team! There is also a need for an Animator for the D&D Beyond Team!  Mike Mearls Fun Happy Hour is introduced to you this episode.  In addition this weeks news tells you about the following.  First, new Adventure League Legal Adept adventures and other content. Plus, we look into Mike Mearls Fun Happy Hour. We tell you about some great podcasts on The Ranger, preparing for and running  Convention Games  and unusual pets for your D&D game.  In the blog section we tell you about DM David's’ blog on avoiding railroading reactions to game twists. Also, We tell you about a blog featuring Garrett Colon on tailoring your adventure.

Links In Show Notes:

New job with D&D Team

D&D Beyond looking for Animator




The Risen Mists


Variety Reports: ‘Nightwing’ Director Eyed for ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ at Paramount and AllSpark Pictures

D&D Beyond You Tube Video: The Raven Queen In Dungeons & Dragons

ICV2 Reports on Massive D&D Ship

Mike Mearls Happy Fun Hour



Pirate Campaign Compendium for 5E and Pathfinder RPG

On Ouisconsin: A 5E Dungeons and Dragons Adventure




The Tome Show: All About Rangers! (Tome 296)

Down With D&D:#136 – Prepping and Running Convention Games



DM DAVID: 5 Situations That Tempt Every Dungeon Master to Railroad Their Player's

Community Spotlight: Garrett Colon on Tailoring Adventures





D&D 5E News Week 08 2018 - Introducing Kids to D&D!!!!

February 21, 2018

This Weeks’ Metagaming moments D&D 5E News. Where to get four FREE D&D 5E Adventures.  In addition, how to get your kids playing D&D.  Next, Rumors about a new Planescape Book!  What’s more, we tell you to get your tickets to GenCOn now.  This is based on the brisk pace of GenCON sales.  People may trash it for being too big and crowded, but people are still flocking to GenCON! Plus, Merric Blackman on how to keep your adventure on schedule.  Moreover, a great 5e Random Character Generator. Equally, two new D&D 5E Adventure League Adventures. Furthermore, there are two kickstarters including Dan Haas’s latest Dimgaard offering.  Also,  One podcast by Christopher & Shawn on Down With D&D on Initiative and modes of Play. Plus, we cover the latest Tome Show about Sexual Harassment an important topic we need to talk about to improve the environment so we can grow our community.  We we tell you about two blogs. One great blog on reading published adventures by Mike Shea. The second one is for Grayhawk enthusiasts.

Links in Show Notes:

How to Introduce Your Kid to Dungeons & Dragons

Gen Con tickets selling at record pace, on course for sellout

D&D 5e Random Character Generator

What is up with Dungeon + There has not been a new issue since December.

Another possible Planescape Hint?

Merric Blackman on DMing on a Time Crunch

More FREE Adventures

A nerdy Madison tech startup wants to make it easier to play D&D

Roll for Guild

Hirelings and Henchmen

Community Spotlight: Jay Elmore on Bringing Convention Games to the Next Level



Creatures of Vathis: Volume One (D&D 5e & Pathfinder)

Dimgaard Vol. XXVI - DnD Adventures

The site which has free Dimgaard sample adventures


New Adventures on DMs Guild:

DDAL07-09 Unusual Opposition (5e)

DDAL07-10 Fire, Ash, and Ruin (5e)



Down With D&D: Initiative and Modes of Play

Sexual Harassment and the Gaming Community (Tome 295)




SLY Flourish:Reading Published Adventures

Grayhawkery: World of Greyhawk Largest Cities




Common Ground Gives Extra Life Event



D&D 5E News Week 07 2018 - Drizzt is Back!

February 14, 2018
  1. R. A. Salvador is back with Drizzt novel, Timeless.  Third Party Publisher Arcana Games Publishes “Game of Thrones” Style  D&D 5E Adventure Path with FREE Quick Play Rules available for download.  This month’s Unearth Archana on Exploration Pillar of 5E play. Plus, there are two kickstarters that are blowing up by notable authors Mike Shea and Matt Colville. Wrapping up you are told about four conventions coming up in the New York Area, New England, two in the south, and Canada


Links in Show Notes:

Comic book/wwg reported: Publisher Releases 'Game of Thrones' Style Campaign Compatible with Dungeons and Dragons

Download the PDF at DrivethruRPG

Download Quickstart Rules for FREE

The Old Spice Gentleman Class

First announced by Comic book/wwg


Strongholds & Streaming


DM David: Do Dungeons & Dragons Players Hate Linear Adventures? Not When DMs Avoid Two Pitfalls

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

There is a free PDF preview



Total Confusion 32



Deadwinter Day 2018



D&D 5E News Week 06 201 - Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

February 7, 2018

New Book Release Announced!! Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. Spurs speculation about possible Grayhawk or Planescape products. In Addition, we tell you about a great new article on building your Adventure League Community. Plus, You are informed about a video about 10 alternatives to starting your D&D game in a tavern.   Also, this episode introduces you to a great podcast about reskinning monsters. Moreover, you can find out about a kickstarter for a book containing 100 D&D 5E encounters. Likewise, 37 rules interpretations from Jerimy Crawford from Twitter..Finaly we announce two conventions in Minnesota and Los Angeles coming up.

Link in the Show Notes:

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

Nathan Stewart’s Fireside Chat Friday 02 February with Mike Mearls, they announce Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes:

Mike Mearls, Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes on D&D Beyond YouTube

Dragon Talk Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes with Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzenoble, Kate Irwin and Jeremy Crqawford on Twich

EN World posting


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Evil at Baldur’s Gate arrives this April

Nerdarchy: 10 Ways to NOT Start in a D&D Tavern- Game Master Tips


Limitless Encounters 2 - 100 DnD5e encounters

Report on  Comicbook/wwg - February 3, 2018

Everything we know about Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes.



DwD&D#134 – Logos on the DMs Guild



Orccon 2018

Con of the North


D&D 5E News Week 05 2018 - A Little Bit of Everything; Pre-order B2 Keep on Borderland, Adventure League Revolution in Mulmaster.

February 1, 2018

This week how to preorder D&D 5E conversion of B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. Plus, we tell you about Tome of Beasts on Roll 20!  Alsso, New D&D unpainted Miniatures from W!zkids of Adventurer’s Camp.  In addition, there is an update on the Power Gaming By Consensus Fighter, we choose a race and now are looking at ability value array.  In addition I review some blogs including one by +BRANDES STODDARD.  An other blog we look at is a review by Bryce Lynch on the Tenfootpole.com blog.  Then again I look at Adventure League Revolution in Mulmaster.   Next Episode of power Gaming by Consensus, The Fighter.  Then, Podcasts including Wayne Brekke and his son Alex Brekke on D&D5e Podcast Episode 20 Dwarves. Finaly, this is done in 58 minutes.

Links in the Show Notes:

Preorder Goodman Games Original Adventures Reincarnated #1: Into the Borderlands

Tome of Beasts Comes to Roll20!


ADVENTURE lEAGUE: Roleplay, Roleplay, Roleplay!

DM's Guild No Longer Allows Creator Logos On Product Covers

New Dungeons & Dragons Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures Adventurer's Camp

Changing Your Game with Social Interactions in Dungeons & Dragons

Is D&D Too Focused on Combat?

Power Gaming by Consensus


Curse of the Lost Memories - Dungeons & Dragons & Pathfinder

Comet over Echo Rock, a 5th edition adventure level 2-4



ADVENTURE lEAGUE: Roleplay, Roleplay, Roleplay!

DM DAVID: The Fun Thing D&D Players Love that No One Mentions and that the Game Almost Lost

TenFootPole.com:(5e) The Halls of Runehammer

DMs Guild: The Halls of Runehammer



DwD&D#133 – New Player's

DnD5e Podcast Episode 20 - Dwarves!


Table Top Babble: 057 - Sydney from Encounter Roleplay on Storytelling


D&D 5E News Week 04 2018 - DM Background Checks & Mike Mearls Tweet, “Your Fired”

January 24, 2018

New Wizards Play Network Terms & Conditions require background checks.  We tell you about the  new D&D Designer. New Survey on Three New Unearthed Arcana Subclasses.  Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated are now Available for Preorder. Also explored is Mike Mearls’ controversial Tweet, “Your Fired.”  Also included is the price of Into the Borderlands. A story explaining the D&D Revival. In addition, we review three podcasts including Zack, Kat, Vince & Sal’s POCKET MIMIC PODCAST AFTER DARK #19 – GEM COATED.  Also, we review James Intracasao’s Tome Show: Review of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (Tome 294). Plus, 15 rules interpretations from twitter. Also Shawn Merwin and Christopher Snezack’s Down with D&D’s Strategy Game or Story Engine

Links in show notes:

Background checks required for store organizers & DMs in Adventure Adventure League

Retailer Post: Unfunded Mandates (Tradecraft)

reddit thread on the background checks policy

Kate Welch is WotC's New D&D Designer


Mike Mearls Tweets,”Hey guys! You’re all fired from D&D. Find another game.”

Is planescape book coming This year?

Mike Mearls: Running a Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated Are Available for Preorder on Amazon.com

Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated on IMGUR showing what is in the boxes

Dungeon & Dragons’ revival helped by simpler rules, storytelling

MSRp Announced for Into the Borderlands.

New Adventurers League Adventures on Dungeon Masters Guild:


CCC-BLD 01-03 Bleeding Gate: Lineage




Ultimate NPCs: Warfare for 5th Edition

The Folio #18 & #19, 1E & 5E Adventures

Dimgaard Vol. XXV - 5e DnD Adventures

On the Shoulders of Heroes - Reborn

The Hidden Halls of Hazakor



Geek Dad: More One-Shot ‘D&D’ Adventures for Fifth Edition

Alphastream: D&D Minis Bring Annihilation to Life

Mike Mearls Wants You To Be Prepared

Mike Mearls latest video on D&D Beyond for first Time Players.




Tome Show: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (Tome 294)

DwD&D #132 – Strategy Game or Story Engine


D&D 5E News Week 03 2018 - FREE Adventure League Certification for Extra Life Awards/B2 Keep on the Borderlands 5E Conversion

January 17, 2018

B2 Keep on the Borderlands 5E Conversion Update from Goodman Games.          Magic the Gathering Crossover IXALAN Setting and FREE IXALAN adventure X Marks the Spot. This episode also contains information on two new adventure releases one by Kobold Press and one by Dias Ex Machina Games.  We also discuss FREE Adventure League Certification for Extra Life Awards.  In addition, We review two blogs.  In the first we tell you about Unearthed Arcana content now being added to D&D Beyond. In the second, DM David talks about 3 Pieces of Dungeon Masters Gear I Love. Not to forget 8 rules interpretations from Jeremy Crawford on Twitter. The time is 44 minutes 44 seconds


Links in the Show Notes:

Shawn Merwin becomes Full Time freelance RPG designer.

B2: The Keep on the Borderlands.

Wrath of the River King for 5th Edition

A Fistful of Dragons (An Adventure by Dias Ex Machina)

Dungeons & Dragons Beyond YouTube Video:Jeremy Crawford on School of Invention, Circle of Spores and the Brute

In Ixalan Dinosaurs Fight Vampires

Extra Life Adventure League rewards Available

click here to download PLANE SHIFT: IXALAN

D&D Beyond YouTube Video: Divine and Arcane Magic

Click here to download the IXALAN adventure  X Marks the Spot


Fantasy Magic Item Cards: RPG Items for 5E

New Adventure LEague Adventures on the Dungeon Masters Guild:

DDIA-XGE Underworld Speculation

CCC-SFBay-02-01 Old Enemies Arise



D&D: Unearthed Arcana Comes to DND Beyond

DMDavid: 3 Pieces of Dungeon Masters Gear I Love and 1 Failed Experiment



Encounter RP

Dungeon Draw

lDwD&D#131 – All About Setting





Dreamation 2017

Winter Fantasy

Origins Game Fair



D&D 5E News Week 02 2018 - The Eclectic Mix - Dale Esterling/Dead Man’s Hand

January 10, 2018

This week is an eclectic mix.  First, this Episode I am joined by Dale Esterling Writer of Dead Man’s Hand a magicless authentic Old American West Campaign.  In addition, find out how soon Critical Role is starting.  Then, we find what is the Best Class for Multiclassing, how to Enhancing the Death and Resurrection Part of the Game and the Cure for Murder Hobos, How you can find the Statistics for Playable Races for Monsters Out of the Monster Manual  Plus, Three New Subclasses Released in Unearthed Arcana.  The Introduction to Power Gaming by Consensus project.  Also, 31 Rule clarifications by Jeremy Crawford from Twitter. Plus, Three New Adventure League Adventures and Three New Blogs That Are Good to Read


Links in the show notes:

Dead Man’s Hand an D&D 5th Edition Adventure Series for the Old American West is Released by BDT Press

New Critical Role Campaign Starts This Week


Unearthed Archana Releases Three SubClasses

Death and Resurrection D&D Beyond Youtube Video