D&D 5E News Week 01 2018 - Mike Mearls Exploration/Autism

January 3, 2018

This week we look into Exploration & Mike Mearls Latest Posts on it.  Also, we talk about the D&D Movie. D&D helping Autistic people is another topic.  In addition we talk about the Philly hipster D&D scene. We go on to cover two New Adventure League Titles on DM’s Guild (one is free), three kickstarters, a blog by  +MIke Shay, two podcasts one hosted by Shawn Mearls and Chris Slezak and two conventions in the south. I do this all in a little over 32 minutes.

Links in the Show notes:

How slaying dragons and rolling dice can help people with autism

More D&D Movie News

Why are Philly hipsters now all playing Dungeons & Dragons?

Mike Mearls Explores Making Exploration a More Exciting and Interesting Pillar of D&D Play

On 12/29/2017 he tweeted a second Exploration Guide Sheet for Witchlite Fens

Here's the Travel domain (focusing on exploration pillar)




Dungeons & Dragons 5E Location Module: Sylvanhome

Anthro-Adventures RPG Setting, Now for 5E & Pathfinder

Hunters Mark 5E Adventure Book: Hunt for Monstrous Dinosaurs


New Adventure League Titles on DM’s Guild:

DDAL00-03 Those That Came Before

Do not forget the free adventure we told you about last week: DDAL00-04 Winter's Flame



Sly Flourish Making Awesome Dungeons



DwD&D #129 – Lysa Chen

The Tome Show: Dragon Turtle! (Monstrous Ecologist 002)



Paradise City Comic Con


D&D 5E News Week 52 - FREE Stuff

December 27, 2017

At least 3 free things! Mike Mearls Ask Me Anything Update - Comments on Mystic/Ranger/Artificer/It is beginning to look alot like Eberron/Planescape/Subclasses.  How to get a new FREE Adventure League Adventure. How to get a FREE adventure league certification for 10 FREE downtime days. How to get FREE Tomb of Annihilation Tomb of Nine Gods Maps.  Also 24 FREE paper Medieval miniatures. Moreover, we cover a podcast with a magic item you may wish to use for your home campaign. Additionally, how to get your FREE Pocket Mimic: After Dark Compendium no.1. Furthermore, we tell you about four upcoming conventions.

DDAL00-04 Winter's Flame (5e) =New Free Adventure League Adventure

24 Free Mideavil Paper Miniatures from evandro novel

Free Toumb of the Nine Gods Maps for Toumb of Anihilation FREE in Dragon + Magazine

Free downtime days for Adventure League

Mike Mearls Gets Promotion

Robert Adducci Takes New Position

Update from Mike Mearls Ask Me Anything on Reddit



Sly Flourish: Letter to a New Dungeon Master


Compilation of Sage Advice Segments on the Dragon Talk Podcast




D&D News Week 50 - Adventure League Personnel Changes/Free Adventure

December 13, 2017

We reveal the changes in Adventure League Personnel and why.  How to get a free WoC D&D 5E adventure.  In addition, D&D 5e One Ring Roleplaying Game has Moria box set coming. If you are looking for a bargen we tell about Troll Lord Games 40% off and Konold Press & Frog God Games Humble Bundle.  Also, we review two blogs that review the items on the DMs Guild.  It Takes 37 minutes & 5 Seconds

Links in Show Notes:

Changes in Adventure League

Cubicle 7 Announces a Moria Box Set for  The One Ring Roleplaying Game™ and Adventures in Middle-earth™.

Troll Lord Games 40% Off until December 19th on Drive Through RPG.

Kobold Press and Frog God Games D&D 5E Humble Bundle

Free D&D Adventure Based on Magic the Gathering Plane Shift: Ixalan Setting

Dungeon Masters Guild New Adventure League Adventures

DDAL07-06 Fester and Burn (5e)

Deluxe Digital Map Pack: DDAL07-06 Fester and Burn

DDAL07-06 Fester and Burn (5e)

Deluxe Digital Map Pack: DDAL07-07 Rotting Roots

DDAL07-07 Rotting Roots (5e)

Deluxe Digital Map Pack: DDAL07-08 Putting the Dead to Rest





Dungeons & Dragons 5E Location Module: Sylvanhome



Merric's Musings:Xanathar’s Lost Notes to Everything Else – A First Look at the Subclasses

Loot The Room: Best of DMs Guild – November 2017

Adventure Anthology of PB Publishing

Jungle Treks

Mole’s Magnificent Items

Scroll of Strange Races

Sharkfolk Player Race

Draconomicon 1: Chromatic Dragons

Treasures and Trinkets for Tier 1 Adventure

All the Dragons! The Dragons! Volumes 1 and 2 Bundle


D&D News Week 49 - Tomb of Beasts II, clues About 2018 D&D 5E Books, Free Magic Item

December 6, 2017

How to Get Free Magic Item, Tomb of Beasts II is being kickstarted, Clues about D&D 5E 2018 Products, New Job at WotC, Hear About Visit To D&D Office, New Survey Shows People Think Combat is Not Too Slow, New Adventure from Fat Goblin Games. Dice Monkey goes to WotC D&D Office and finds out why settings books are not too popular there. It lasts about 2 hours & 15 minutes.


The Links in the Show Notes:


Dice Monkey Blogger Goes to Visit D&D Team

New at WotC Sr. Cloud Engineer Job

Erata of Elemental Evil Player’s Companion and Princes of the Apocalypse Posted

Elf Subraces Survey Out Now.

Fat Goblin Games Issues The New Adventure: Genesis

Sly Flourish Twitter Poll: Iss Combat too Slow and why?

Free Magic Item ( Snow Globe ) from Adventure League


Masters and Minions: A 5th Edition Supplement

The Blood Plague: D&D 5E Dark Fantasy Adventure

Dice Tower of Power - Simple Cardboard Dice Rolling Solution

For $7.00 you can get a wooden dice tower castle on Etsy


New Adventure Leage Adventures on DM’s Guild:

CCC-TRI-02 Impression Left Behind (Part Two of the Yulash Series)

CCC-TRI-01 Into the Darkness (Part One of the Yulash Series)

CCC-ODFC01-01 Hammer and Anvil

CC-ODFC01-02 Black Blades, Black Wings

CCC-ODFC01-03 Elders' Eyes Upon You

CCC-GHC-04 - Shade Of The Dark

CCC-GHC-05 - Trail Of Treachery

CCC-GHC-06 - What You Wish For

CCC-GHC-07 - The River Runs Red

CCC-GHC-08 - Death In The Ruins



D&D 5E News, Week 46 - Adventure League & Miniatures Special

November 15, 2017

New Elf Subraces, New D&D WizKids Minitures & Adventure League Specal: Possible changes to the adventure league level advancement, gold and magic item rewards. Extralife Adventure League Rewards, Adventure League Survey. It takes about 1 hour 23 minutes.


Links in the show Notes:

Are the D&D Adventurers League Rules About to Change?

Extra Life Raised $114,000 so Adventure League Players Get a few rewards

Adventure League Survey

Elf Subraces in This Week’s Unearthed Arcana

How to Create Your First Dungeons & Dragons Character

WizKids Commemorates First Edition 'D&D'

New Miniatures: Monster Menagerie III

Wiz Kids is going to make Terain

Regarding two known Sexual harassers people do not want at conventions:

Frog God Games CEO Bill Web was investigated by his own partner that admitted he did it and said it was inappropriate and upsetting.

Frank Mentzer’s actions are well documented on a twitter string

Also Frank Mentzer situation is explained by James Introcaso in Table Top Babel 41.


The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia for 5E



DM David: Would You Play With a Dungeon Master Who Kept Your Character Sheet and Hid Your PC’s Hit Points?



DwD&D#124 – Xanathar’s Guide to Everything DM Stuff




3rd Annual Holiday Around the Moonsea

Stuffed COWS



D&D 5E News, Week 45 - Xanathars Guide to Everything Spells & Common Magic Items Previews

November 8, 2017

How to make better boss Battles (from Sly Flourish Blog),Xanther’s Guide to Everything Spells & Common Macic Items preview, Job at WoC. More sexual harassment discussions regarding Mongoose Publishing and North Texas RPG Convention.

Game Designer Job at WoC Available

A Player’s Guide to Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire

Mongoose Publishing removes Misogynous Titles from Their Inventory


Jeremy Crawford Previews Spells in D&D Beyond You Tube Video

New Race Feats Appearing in D&D's 'Xanathar's Guide to Everything


WoC Dragon+ Webzine has preview of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Dread Gazebo Posted List of Subclasses in Xanather's Guide to Everything

Xanather’s Guide To Everything is out at Your Friendly Local Gaming Store Depending When You are Listening Could Be Now since release date is November 10 or In A Day or Two.

DM’s Guild New AL Adventures:

DDAL07-03 A Day at the Races (5e)

DDAL07-04 A Walk in the Park

DDAL07-05 Whispers in the Dark



Brandes Stoddard has 5 new Magical Bows and an arrow for you on his Harbinger of Doom blog.

Sly Flourish: Collected Experiences Running D&D 5e Boss Fights

WoC Dragon+ Webzine has preview of Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

Dungeons on Demand: Volume Four

Dread Gazebo Posted List of Subclasses in Xanather's Guide to Everything

Xanathar's Guide to Everything Nerdarchy Flip Through and First LOOK!

Xanther’s Guide To Everything is out at Yo Friendly local Gaming Store Depending WHen You are Listening Could Be Now since release date is November 10 or In A Day or Two.  


DwD&D#123 – The Mechanics of Campaigns




PAX Unplugged

Wiz Kids at PAX Unplugged

    1. PAX UnpluggedEats:

      1. Reading Terminal Market

        1. Out front of convention center walk left to 12th street.  Turn right on twelth street .  When you get to Culthburt it will be on your left
        2. Best things to eat:
          1. Pressed duck Sang Kee Peking Duck House:

            1. Great rice greens and duck
          2. Soft Pretzel at Miller's Twist
            1. Soft PRetzels are special to Philly.
          3. Pita with Chick pea Sauce at Kamal’s Middle Eastern
            1. Delicious salad on pita.  Has a nice clean wholseome taste.
          4. Spataro's for a cheesesteak
            1. You should not leave town without eating one
      2. Hard Rock Cafe
        1. Out front of convention center walk left to 12th street.  When you get to market you should see the huge guitar on your left.  The doors are on the corner.
      3. Vietnom Resstaraunt
        1. Out front of convention center walk left to 11th street. Take left on 11th.Walk about 5 blocks .  Crossover Race then Cross over Spring.  It will be on your right. On your left id the vietnam palace which is good, but not as good as the vietnam.
      4. Chinatown
        1. Out front of convention center walk left to 11th street. Take left on 11th.Walkabout 3 blocks .  Take a right on Race street.
        2. Pick any restaurant they are all good.
      5. Sang Kee Peking Duck House
        1. One of my favorites in China town.
        2. Take a right on Race street. When yoou get to ninth street take a left .  Go two blocks it will eb on your left on the end.
        3. Great duck .  You can get to to go.  It will be cold.  Through it in your trunk and take it home to eat with your family & friends.  I have taken it home and microwaved it and it is still good.
      6. Philly Cool places
      7. Geno’s Steaks & Pat’s King of Steaks
          1. The two steak houses claiming to be the original
          2. Out front of convention center walk left to 9th street. Take right on 9th. Walk 16 blocks until you hit Passyunk Avenue. About 34 minutes.
          3. Here will be Gino’s Steaks.  
          4. Crossover Passyunk to get to pat’s king of Steaks.  
          5. There probably will be a line in the evening.
          6. THey are the originals but not all Philadelphians think they are the best.  There are bragging rights to eating these places .  You can always say I had a Gino’s Cheese Steak and I think such and such about this steak.  They are like the standards you measure all cheesesteaks against.
        1. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
          1. 22 minute walk
          2. Take a left out the front of the convention center to 12th. Take a left on & follow 12th eight blocks until spring garden street and turn right.Go six big blocks until you get to seventh street.  Take a left on seventh.  Poe’s house is about a half a block on the left.
          3. The basement has a hidden area that they tie into one of Poe’s scary story the park rangers tell on the tour.
        2. Independence Square (Liberty Bell Visitors Center Independence Hall)
          1. Take a left out the front of the convention center to 6th. Follow 6th past Market then Chestnut.  Independence square will be on your left.v

D&D 5E News, Week 44-Professional Dungeon Mastering, and More Xanathar’s Guide to Everything Previews

November 2, 2017

Professional Dungeon Mastering, New Rules Compendium, and More Xanathar’s Guide (Eldritch Invocations) and PAX Unplugged updates, Frog God Games’ Bill Webb Sexual Harassment Scandal, Listings of Free WoC D&D Adventures You Can Download, Jeremy Crawford’s Broken Foot, New Adept Product & New Chance to Win  Lost Tales of Myth Drannor!. Plus our regular Rules Clarification Update, Podcasts, Blogs and Convention Updates. It takes 1 hour & 58 minutes.


This Guy Is Living His Best Life as a Professional D&D Dungeon Master

Updated Rules Compendium for October Posted

New Chance to Win  Lost Tales of Myth Drannor!

Share Your Stories page.

Jeremy Crawford Broke His Foot and is Not Going to Game Hole Con

D&D's Barbarian Path of the Storm Herald in Xanathar's Guide to Everything

Paladin: Oath of Redemption Is Coming to D&D's Xanathar's Guide To Everything

D&D's Monk: Way of the Kensei in 'Xanathar's Guide to Everything'

D&D's Druid: Circle of the Shepherd Appearing in 'Xanathar's Guide to Everything'

More Sexual Harassment Allocations This time D&D5E 3rd Party Publisher Frog God Games  CEO Bill Webb at Paizocon

New Adept Product: Encounters in the Jungles of Chult

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons


Scald’s Forge Collected links to free WoC Adventures

Kobold Press Warlock Patreon Goes over $1750


New Adventure League Adventures on DM’s Guild

CCC-BMG-19 HULB2-1 Winter's Frosty Kiss





Geek Dad: 5 Reasons the Critical Role Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Is an Essential Buy for Any D&D Fan



Game Master's Journey 183: The Astral Plane

DwD&D#122 – Endings




PAX Unplugged:

PAX Unplugged Convention Schedule Posted

PAX Unplugged Convention Schedule Posted