Metagaming Moments LXII - Sharn 7

January 18, 2019

#DnD5E #Eberron In this Podcast we continue the Countries, Territories and lands series.  We explore the Skyway and City of the Dead areas of Sharn this episode. This should wrap up our exploration and description of Sharn the city of towers.  Finally it is short at about 13½ minutes.

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D&D 5E News Week 03 - Updated Artificer/Sidekick Changes

January 16, 2019

#DnD5E News There was a pair of tweets lately.  The first, is the D&D team put out the artificer will be the next unearthed arcana in February.  The second, Jeremy Crawford is thinking of changing the sidekick rules. Also, there is a look at Skill Challenges in your Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons game. Plus how D&D 5E is doing on Fantasy Grounds Digital Tabletop. Plus we point you to a blog on how to write fun encounters dealing with insurmountable foes. Furthermore, there is information on a blog and podcast on running puzzles in adventures. Furthermore, you find out about the 40 year old D&D tournament sponsored by National Association of Crazed Gamers at GENCON. Moreover, if you are thinking of running The Dungeon of the Mad Mage we enlighten you about a couple resources that you may want to read or listen to before running or playing the mega-dungeon. Finally the podcast takes about 20 minutes.

 

Links:

Dungeon & Dragons Tweets about Artificer

Jeremy Crawford Tweets about Sidekick Changes

Top Games Played On FG In 2018: D&D, Pathfinder, Savage Worlds

Running Skill Challenges in 'Dungeons & Dragons'

Skill Challenges in 5e

Almost Heroic Presents: Skill Challenges

Encounter of the Week: The Abandoned Festival

Encounter of the Week: The Dying Unicorn

Crazed Gamers Celebrate 40 Years at Gen Con

GENCON Ticket Sales Open

 

Blogs:

Facing Insurmountable Foes

How to Run a Megadungeon in D&D

Exploration and Making the Mind Work

Three Reasons the Ecology of Monsters Can Make Creatures Worse

 

Podcasts:

All About Megadungeons! (Tome 315)

Table Top Babble 107 - Puzzles in RPGS

DwDnD#175 – Listener Q and A

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Metagaming Moments LXI - Eberron Religions Part1

January 13, 2019

#DnD5E In this podcast the religions of Eberron are discussed.  Specifically in this episode we look at the Sovereign Host. In addition it is just short of 15 minutes.

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Metagaming Moments LX- Eberron Dungeons & Dragons: Infestation II #1

January 10, 2019

#DnD5E #InfestationII In this episode we review an Eberron comic book so you can see if it worth reading to get more immersed into the World of Eberron and the city of Sharn. I am joined by my comics expert Rob Jazo.

 

 Links:

Dungeons & Dragons: Infestation II #1

Paul Crilley

Valerio Schiti

Scarletgothica

Hero Twice a Month

 

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D&D 5E News Week 02 - New D&D Book on Seafaring & Boats

January 8, 2019

#DnD5E News this week brings you the one product that is scheduled and announced for 2019.  Following is information from Soilers and Swag with leaks from Kate Welch and Nathan. Next, There is what James Haeck of D&D Beyond claims “What Might Be Next for D&D in 2019.”  In addition, there is information on a new actual play video series featuring Disney princesses. Plus, Infinium Game Studio 2019 Plans. Yet there is more, particulars on Scarred Lands Creature Collection from Handiwork Games. Plus, we have new kickstarters including a new trap collection. To finish, this one lasts36 minutes and 39 seconds.

Links

Spoilers & Swag with Kate and Nathan

'Dungeons & Dragons' First 2019 Book Will Have Nautical Themes

What Might Be Next for D&D in 2019?

Disney Princesses Play 'Dungeons & Dragons' in Delightful Video Short

Scarred Lands Creature Collection for D&D 5E Coming!

 

Adventure League Adventures on Dungeon Masters Guild:

CCC-TRI-10 Contact

CCC-AN-01 Secrets of Golden Fire

CCC-ELF-02 An Adventuring Party Walks Into A Bar

 

Kickstarters:

Retro 1E & 5E Fantasy Mini-Adventure Set 2

Treacherous Traps for 5th Edition!

 

Blogs:

Storytelling with Spells: Fireball

Underwater Combat in D&D 5e

The True Story of the Cthulhu and Elric Sections Removed from Deities & Demigods

 

Podcasts:

Down with DnD #174 – Sidekicks

Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Review (Tome 314)

Game Masters Journey 237: More Burnout Strategies, Tools for Grid Play, Alignment, Return to Numenera & More!

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Metagaming Moments LIX - Sharn 6

January 6, 2019

The next in the Part of Countries, Territories and lands series.  This is our look at Sharn the city of towers. We have worked out way up from the cogs and are now covering the upper plateau of Sharn. We discuss The Gray House, the vampire house, Drunken Dragon, a tavern to find adventures and the Art Temple in the university district. To end it is just short of 43 minutes long.

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D&D 5E News Week 01 - Great New D&D Humble Bundle/ Mearl’s on Adventure Art

January 2, 2019

#DnD5E News: There is a humble bundle with a package worth $446.

Plus, Matt Mercer states how player's should not blame their DM’s for not being as entertaining as he is and tells them and it’s THEIR responsibility to bring to the table what facet they want to see in it.  Also, a Story of the resurgence of D&D in Spokane Washington's Inland Northwest. Also again, find out what four new languages D&D is now being published in. In addition, we look at an other +Bryce Lynch Review, this time its an Eberron adventure. Moreover,  we tip you off about a blog on using the help action to make you a better tactician.Finally , the time is 34 minutes and 42 seconds.

Links:

Mearls on RPG Art

'Critical Role': Matthew Mercer Gives Heartfelt Message to 'Dungeons & Dragons' DM

The unlikely resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons makes its way to the Inland Northwest

The Great Midwinter Cookie Exchange

D&D REleased in FOur More Languages

Cubical 7 Has Released 5E Compatible Adventures in Middle-earth - Bree-land Region Guide

Med Students Craft Terrifying Diseases for 'Dungeons & Dragons'

Humble has another D&D bundle with over $446 worth of PDFs available.

 

Kickstarters:

Into the Wyrd and Wild

Monsters & Magic: 100+ New Creatures and Items for 5e

 

New Adventure League Adventures on the DMs Guild:

CCC-JGD-01 Left Black and Blue: A Red War Story

CCC-APL-01-01 It's Not Easy Being Gene

CCC-TRI-11 Flooded Dreams

CCC-TRI-12 Ill Met in Ylraphon

CCC-TRI-13 What Lies beneath Ylraphon

DDAL-ELW10 The Killing Blade

DDAL-ELW11 Secrets Below

 

 

Blogs:

5E Adventure Review: A Wrinkle in the Weave

How to Use the Help Action in D&D 5e

(5e) The Mad Mage of Xen’drik

A Dungeons & Dragons Summoning Spell Reference

 

 

 

 

Podcasts:

Waterdeep Dragon Heist (Tome 311)

DwDnD#173 – Player Contributions

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Metagaming Moments XLVIII - Eberron Groups 4

December 27, 2018

#DnD5E #Eberron  This is an other review of the groups of Eberron.  Here we will look at the Way-finders Society, The Trust and The Swords of Liberty among others.To close the podcast lasts a few seconds under eight minutes.

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D&D 5E News Week 52 - Cheap D&D Hardbacks/New AL Live Play

December 25, 2018

#DnD5E News has some great stories.  First, Geektyrant Site claims you can get Waterdeep Dragon Heist for $13.98 and similar deals on D&D Hardbacks on Amazon NOW!  Additionally, I discuss  Fistful of Platinum a new Live Play from Adventure League. There is also, an update on the The Streets of Avalon kickstarter. Moreover, there is an Origins update.  Next, D&D wins another award. Also, Find out about a new Hell based adventure setting kickstarter. Moreover, we cover +Mike Shea ‘s latest blog on adventure hooks.  Plus, the benefits of befriending in game monsters. What is more, you are informed about two podcasts on Urban/City-Based adventures.

 

Links:

In Which We Talk About… Fistful of Platinum

Now is the Perfect Time to Get DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Books

Winter Fantasy News

Winter Fantasy Event Grid

In Which We Talk About… Fistful of Platinum   

    The core information about Fist Full of Platinum is over on imgur

SURVEY: SIDEKICKS

'Dungeons & Dragons' Players Should Try Befriending Monsters

 

New Adventures on Adventure League:

CCC-BMG MOON 1-1 Moonshae Treasure Hunt

CCC - ELF - 001 Life's a Party

 

Kickstarter:

The Streets of Avalon

Monsters & Magic: 100+ New Creatures and Items for 5e

 

Blogs:

Adventure Hooks

Podcasts:

Down With DnD #172 – Urban Adventures

Ravnica (Round Table 163)

DM's Deep Dive Episode 21 Live Tuesday December 11th!

 

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Metagaming Moments LVII - Eberron Review Jack of Daggers

December 23, 2018

#DnD5E #Eberron This is part of the reviews of the Embers of the Last War Adventure league Series of Adventures.  This one I Look at Jack of Daggers by Ginny Loveday someone I respect and from what I hear the Adventure Path Producer is James Intracaso another person I respect.. Nonetheless, it is not that good.  I had one of the most frustrating experience I have had running an adventure running this adventure. Let me just say I think the Creatures/ NPC section is a counterproductive exercise in over-indulgence. Finally the run time of this podcast is 33 minutes and 39 seconds.

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