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Shawn and Chris talk about the brand and game of DnD. News, DM topics, reviews of products, articles, and play test material, movies, streaming, the DMs Guild, writing and publishing, they cover anything and everything to do with Dungeons and Dragons.

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Shawn and Chris talk about the brand and game of DnD. News, DM topics, reviews of products, articles, and play test material, movies, streaming, the DMs Guild, writing and publishing, they cover anything and everything to do with Dungeons and Dragons.

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 5

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 5

    We've learned what we can of the harsh environment and been introduced to the basics of the Ten Towns, it's time to delve in, addressing the various mysteries and threats that lay within. And what the heck is a chwinga, anyway?







    Elisa Teague is now the Senior Producer leading the roleplaying division for Renegade Game StudiosNazi Dracula Must Die!Sly Flourish: Thinking Two Horizons OutWizKids and D&D launch store portal for D&D minisTo get you started, the new store offers a set of 3 “yeti tyke” special minis for free if you spend $100Birds of Paradise: DMs Guild release providing aarakocra and kenku subracesEberron Oracle of War campaign releasesKeith Baker starting an online Patreon Eberron CampaignChris Perkins and Greg Tito did a Lore You Should Know on Ten Towns(Also did one on Reghed Nomads)

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    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 4

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 4

    What are the Ten Towns and how do characters in the Icewind Dale interact with them? Shawn and Teos break down this chapter and all the resources, therein.







    Sage Advice updated to version 2.5Dungeons & Dragons Annual 2021… Europe Only?Ice Road Trackers is on the DMs Guild and already gold!Jobs! Associate Game Designer for D&D products! Associate Development Editor to rework and revise manuscripts! Monte Cook Games is hiring a Managing Editor! MCG is also hiring a Community Relations Coordinator!One of the authors of Rime, Anne Gregersen, launched a Kickstarter ending Nov 4: Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea (Reprint) - 5e SettingJeff Stevens launching kickstarter, Adventures of the Potbellied Kobold, on Oct 6th!Jeff also released recently Encounters in the Savage ArcticThe Three Musketeers Graphic novel Kickstarter from Scott Gray and Aviv OrZargoth’s Tome of Familiars, Kickstarter ending Nov 5DM David on “Illusionism” and False ChoicesWizKids New Adult Black Dragon figure, $70, over 240mm (9.4 inches) tallWizKids is now releasing two papercraft sets for Icewind Dale themed houses

    • 1 hr 6 min
    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 3

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 3

    The exploration of the frozen lands continues with a discussion on the many ways the environment can kill! As a bonus: tips on fishing the knucklehead trout!







    Baldur’s Gate III Release Delayed a WeekBaldur’s Gate III General InformationSly Flourish - Dreamscape InvestigationsWizKids announces next minis set - Fang and TalonsCheck out the Purple Worm!Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Dice and MiscellanyDragon Talk with Celeste Conowich and Ashley WarrenSecond installment of Traps article series by Greg MarksDMCA Takedown information from David Fox of Zweihander RPG

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    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 2

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 2

    The Gents continue their long trek across the frozen wastes of the Icewind Dale, this time, addressing some advice for new GMs!







    D&D Celebration was a success!Free adventure!Digital Publishing at Wizards of the Coast has two new jobs, Creative Lead and Narrative Design LeadGrim Hollow KickstarterSkullkickers KickstarterHeroQuest on Hasbro Pulse!WizKids releases Hand and Eye of Vecna!PAX Panels are Available on YouTubeAs always, hit us up on Twitter @downwithdnd!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 1

    DwDD – Icewind Dale, Pt 1

    Shawn and a safe-and-sound Teos kick off a series on the cold, unforgiving landscape of Icewind Dale!







    Avalon Hill is now directly part of HasbroWatch the “Best Thing about HeroQuest” videoHeroQuestSeason 10 AL rules releasedD&D Celebration! Sep 18-20... NOW!!!PAX Online Underway! Sep 12-20... ALSO NOW!!!Greg Marks writing new series for Kobold Press on Exploration and TrapsMore Kobold Press - The Scarlet Citadel KickstarterOfficial D&D at Spirit Halloween!As always, hit us up on Twitter @downwithdnd!

    • 59 min
    DwDD – Using the Mythic Odysseys of Theros in Your Campaign, Part 3

    DwDD – Using the Mythic Odysseys of Theros in Your Campaign, Part 3

    The final journey into the mythical realms of Theros as Shawn and Teos talk about how your players can deal with the gods!







    Wizards Announces Magic the Gathering set - Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms - comicbook.comWizards Announces Magic the Gathering set - Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms - IGND&D Celebration! Sep 18-20PAX Online about to start! Sep 12-20Fireside w/ Peter Adkison - A New show Joining the D&D stream lineup on TwitchWizKids minisIGN Reviews Icewind Dale: Rime of the FrostmaidenThe Gamer Gang Does SameFollow @NewbieDM on Twitter!As always, hit us up on Twitter @downwithdnd!

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Tigrannasaurus ,

Get the word from someone who writes it

Mike is a legend in the game and this podcast is a personal masterclass that shouldn’t be missed. An active chat that is folded in effortlessly. It’s really very good. A must for Game Masters and Game Designers.

rollsouth ,

Should be the official DnD podcast!

Love the mix of general and DnD community news, plus great guests and discussion on a specific topic. Hosted by two seasoned and smart people who have a long history of involvement in the hobby.

Highly recommended!

MatthewAussie ,

A good listen but sometimes distracted

I have been listening to Down with Dnd for a long time now. It's always been a great show for topic discussion. Shaw and Christopher are both ingrained in the dnd envrionment (5e) and it shows. Both voices come from different viewpoints, with Shawn while not 'on the inside' seems more on the pulse which means Christopher is able to adopt different less industry viewpoints (even though Christopher is on the inside in his own way)

Something things though to note

A) The main topic can suffer a bit esp when the two guys get distract by a random news topic. (in terms of time alloted to the main discussion topic). This dosnt always happen but it is noticeable

B) Because one of the podcasters is a prolific author it can mean a very one side conversation on certain products. Its a shame, because the topic is worth talk about, if you only have one side of a two person team talking about it, it can often feel very limited.

A Good podcast with a wide variety of topics.

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