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D&D 5e - World of Arkonis Episode 2 - Who is the Duke?

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In this very adventure, our four adventurers have just woken up for the day, and decide to search out the "Duke" and see what he's about.

Traveling to the main city of the land to find out the answers they seek, they run into some troubles along the way, get lost in the main city various times, attempt to figure out the mystery of "Club Darkness", visit the Red Light District, and find the Duke in "Club Dance", employee a dancer named Bingo Starr to grab a personal item from the Duke. Laughs are had, fun found and adventure unfolds as the group explores the main city!

Download Episode 2 here

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D&D 5e - World of Arkonis Episode 1 - Meet the characters

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Welcome to the world of Arkonis podcast! Let's meet the party, Steelfang, Old Humey, Ulfric and Dolan, hosted by The Evil DM, Vince from the Pocket Mimic Podcast!

The Characters of the game will describe who they are, what they are playing reacting to this weird world and warped mind of DM Vince.

The group meets up with the "Duke gang" and try to figure out who are the silver robed people?


Download Episode 1 here

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TSR's Marvel Superheroes - Episode 2 - Finale

TSR's Marvel Superheroes - Episode 1

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 10 - Finale

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 9

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 8

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 7

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 6

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 5

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 4

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 3

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 2

AD&D 1e - The Legend of Fin Fang Foom 1

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 24 - Finale

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 23

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 22

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 21

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 20

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 19

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 18

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 17

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 16

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 15

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 14

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 13

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 12

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 11

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 10

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 9

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 8

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 7

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 6

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 5

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 4

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 3

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 2

AD&D 1e -Book of Sorrows AP Episode 1

AD&D 1e - Book of Sorrows AP Episode 0

Ask the Evil DM Question - Advice on Monsters, Encounters and How do you know?

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Another email came into the "Ask a DM" email box, by "Ralph", as that's how it was marked on the email form that asked me a question about Monsters, their stats and encounters. Mostly asking me if I reference the book during a game, hand write them/print them on a sheet a paper. He was having trouble with encounters and wanted to know what's his best option and what should he do to keep it easy for him? also wants to know, when should he throw encounters at his group?

Well excellent questions there!

Designing Quest items, as talked about on The Pocket Mimic Podcast, After Dark #9!

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On the After Dark Show for the Pocket Mimic Podcast, Myself, Sal and Zac, spoke about designing up quest items for your campaign in some detail, here is the items broken down for you to use during your games if you'd like!

Ask the Evil DM Question - How to prevent exploitation of low healing?

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Got a question today from someone named "Kind of Matthew Mercer but Ginger" in the old email box asking advice about the healing system, death blows and how his players are using the heal for 1 hp to bring a character back from death saving throws.

No, your character doesn't need all high stats to play a game of D&D.

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Something that has always bugged me in D&D and this dates back to the days of playing D&D in the '80s, but its more of a thing since the "MMO/video gamer generation" (let's go with that for now) has moved into playing D&D, was that all their stats have to be high, and anything less then having a +2 modifier on your stats was a "waste of time".

Ask the Evil DM Question - Stop creating to impress, just do it for you!

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A question was asked to me today (via email at the top) about writing up custom spells and the person was worried about if the spell already existed, not so much to save him time or work, but because he didn't want to be unoriginal in his spell idea.
I said to him to get more information, "if you have an idea in your head, why not just talk to your DM, work with him and make a custom spell to the way YOU like it?"

Interesting idea for a Monster, a Soul sucking mirror.

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Exploring ideas for creepy monsters today when I was looking at the mirror... yep, I'll wait for the jokes. *looks around, then down waiting for insults*
Anyhow, I was looking at the mirror and then I thought about the Evil Dead 2 movie, in the scene where Ash was looking at himself and then the reflection comes to life grabbing him by the shoulders.

Minor Thoughts on Quest Items as I prep for the podcast.

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This weekend when we sit down to record the Pocket Mimic Podcast, after we do the main show, we will be sitting down to do the After Dark show, and we will be talking about, Designing up a item worth questing for, along with trying to throw up a seed or two for using that item in your campaign.

Designing a Pet for 5e, As talked about on the Pocket Mimic After Dark #8!

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This week on the Pocket Mimic Podcast, After Dark Show #8 I sat down with Sal and spoke about designing a familiar or a pet for a character in game. So for this show I quickly grabbed an old favorite of mine, the WAR CHICKEN! I explained the backstory of how it was created and how I used her for the player's character.

Do you plan out your campaigns or just fly by the seat of your pants? Do you use McGuffins?

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When first starting a game, you normally will sit down and maybe get an idea of what you want to do, but do you plan things out? or do you wing it by the seat of your pants?

Stop worrying about a DM's rules, if you don't like it, move on.

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First I want to say, I think online gaming is a great tool for gaming and while its been around for a long time, in these last few years, playing on line has become so easy, its almost the same experience as sitting at table with your friends in person playing the game. DM's can post up their game, allow people to read up on the game and decide if they want to join based on the DM's rules.

Stop Worrying about damage and best combo for race/classes and just play dammit!

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Haven’t really updated in a while, been very busy with life, the podcasts I am doing and actually gaming on a weekly basis. 
I have a lot of things going on and coming down the pipe, but something today I read online, really resonated with me, and it brewed in my head while driving to work.

Got a question about 5e? "Ask The DM" is now open!

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I've been getting a lot of questions about podcasting and D&D 5e from twitter and my personal social media sites. I try to answer them all, but sometimes I am at work and I forget or that question gets lost in the shuffle of social media.

Satanic Panic Kickstarter - Government Agents combating the evils of tabletop RPGs?

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So I've lived through the era of the "Satanic Panic" and roleplaying games in the '80s. Yes I'm old, and yes I was playing D&D as a kid, when this happened.

#BuffySlays20 is trending today.. and why not celebrate along! #RPG

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On March 10th, 1997 this little show premiered on TheWB channel all over the USA, called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  While it had an interesting start it wasn't instantly loved by all as it is today.

Actual Play Podcast and why you SHOULD listen to as many as you can!

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Most people can't stand actual play podcasts, mostly find them boring or the audio quality is SO bad, it makes your ears bleed to the point everyone around you feel like Ash from the Evil Dead movie.

Review: Improved Round Table Initiative - what is this for 5e?

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Today we are talking a look at a product from the DM's Guild called, Improved Round Table Initiative by a guest poster on this blog. Let's call her "IDGAF" for now..... until she decides on a name, which I am sure she will.
I'll admit to having done some things to make combat go quicker. I DM a big group, and some of the players can get a bit distracted on their turns. We’ve implemented time limits with a default Dodge action, I plan on having initiative tracker cards at our next session. Even with those, sometimes I feel like the turns go a bit long on some players, but we’re working on it. For those DM’s that are having problems keeping track of initiative and want to streamline combat a bit more, Improved Round Table Initiative could be one of those options.

Review of Nerzugal’s Game Master Toolkit for D&D 5e

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A couple of days ago, I took look at a really cool tool for a DM by Nerzagul called, "The Dungeon Master Toolkit". Feel free to go take a look that before reading this, don't worry I will wait. Done? Good! Well today is a follow up, as I found out Nerzugal released a new toolkit on RPGNOW, now named the GAME MASTER TOOLKIT and he's released this new one under the OGL version 1.0a.

Review of Nerzugal’s Dungeon Master Toolkit for D&D 5E

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Today I am going to take a look at a great resource for DM’s, Nerzugal’s Dungeon Master Toolkit. I’m sure quite a few people already know about this product – Heck it’s a Platinum Best Seller on the DM’s Guild site – but it’s PACKED with 100 pages of juicy goodness for Dungeon Masters of new and old to get something useful out of it.

A0 The Rising Knight (5e Rules) - Troll Lord Games, major discount today, Only $1.40!

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The deal of the day today is an introductory 5e adventure by Troll Lord Games, and its only $1.40?! How can you beat that! Head over to Drivethrurpg now!

Check it out and buy it now!

Mazes & Perils RPG - Sleep Spell Errata/Adjustments

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Thank you to some play testing this weekend with the Snakes Heart Revised Module for Mazes & Perils by +William Pfaff .

He found that the sleep spell was missing somethings in its description and with out those things, it turns a level 1 spell into a kill machine for munchkins to go wild with!

Mazes & Perils Wisdom Chart and New Mechanic?

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For those that have been wondering, "Where is the Wisdom bonus modifier chart?" and "What's the incentive for Clerics putting a high score in Wisdom and not using it as a dump stat?" The answer is here and will be included in the new errata for the book.

Mazes & Perils - Necromancer Class design and thoughts

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I'm always working, and always creating things for my games, but the last week had me exploring a class that I've always enjoyed creating in whatever D&D game I am playing. 
The Necromancer!

Mazes & Perils Short Sheet? Mini Sheet? Ideas for a compact character sheet

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This an idea I got after in my head after playing at someone's house, we had limited space at the small table, and people kept having to shuffle papers of their character sheet with their note pad and books.

Black Pudding Issue #2 now in print!

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