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19 Hits the Dragon a bi-weekly podcast about Dungeons and Dragons, Tabletop RPGs and other nerdy things. Join Mike ah he sits down with some of his favorite creators in the TTRPG space to discuss aspects of the games we all love to play.

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19 Hits the Dragon a bi-weekly podcast about Dungeons and Dragons, Tabletop RPGs and other nerdy things. Join Mike ah he sits down with some of his favorite creators in the TTRPG space to discuss aspects of the games we all love to play.

    Season 3 Episode 12: The Self-Publisher’s Guide To The Multiverse w/ Tabletop Journeys

    Season 3 Episode 12: The Self-Publisher’s Guide To The Multiverse w/ Tabletop Journeys

    There are a ton of things that go into producing TTRPG supplements. Beyond creating whatever adventures, creatures, items and the like that are the focus of the supplement, there's artwork, layouts, edits upon edits to make it all look great and be the thing you're proud to publish. As one of our guests puts it "Writing a book is hard." 

    Today I'm joined by my good friends Josh Glen and Lewanika from Tabletop Journeys to talk about many of the challenges they faced and the lessons they learned along the way. they're here to offer advice on idea generation, to collaboration, play testing and incorporating feedback and so much more. 

    The resources they mentioned can be found below:

    Art work: Deposit Photos Pixabay

    Stat blocks: Tetracube, CR Calculator

    You can find The Traveler's Guide to the Multiverse on the DMs Guild here

    Check out their podcast by going to their website https://ttjourneys.com/ or wherever you get your podcasts. 

    Support their fully funded Kickstarter A Multiverse of Subclasses and help them hit their stretch goals. 

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 3 Episode 11: Plan As Little As Possible With Kerri Smith

    Season 3 Episode 11: Plan As Little As Possible With Kerri Smith

    Planning for player choices is incredibly challenging. TTRPG players are notorious for going left when you wanted them to go right or making any choice other than the ones you thought of and prepared for. So how can you as a Storyteller make your games just as enjoyable without spending so much time and energy on plans that you never use? 

    Today I'm joined by Kerri Smith of Crossroad Games with her deceptively simple yet incredibly concise answer "Only plan what the players can't change." We talk about Kerri's experience weaving stories with several players across short adventures and how planning as little as possible helped her work with the players to create compelling narratives.

    If you want to see Kerri in action you can find her games on YouTube to keep up to date with her latest projects follow her on Twitter @KerriSmith2012 catch all of her projects on her linktree as well: https://linktr.ee/KerriSmith2012

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 53 min
    Season 3 Episode 10: Planning to Wing It w/ Artemis of Cyberpunk Tales From the Oasis

    Season 3 Episode 10: Planning to Wing It w/ Artemis of Cyberpunk Tales From the Oasis

    Dungeon Master. Storyteller. Game Mom. Keeper of Arcane Lore. Whatever you are called, running any Tabletop RPG requires a lot of effort and a ton of labor on the part of the narrator. Countless hours can be poured into planning and preparing your games, especially if you're running a long form campaign. Well today I'm joined by Artemis the GM of the podcast Cyberpunk Tales From the Oasis to offer advice on how to cut down on the time you spend planning and put that effort into each session instead. We talk about how to keep your stories personal, keep the action of your games flowing, and how to make it all look like you were planning everything to happen that way all along. 

    To hear more from Artemis and the story he and his crew are telling you can head over to https://talesfromtheoasis.com/ or follow them on twitter @OasisCyberpunk

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Season 3 Episode 9: Finding Your DM Style w/ 4ever DM Justin

    Season 3 Episode 9: Finding Your DM Style w/ 4ever DM Justin

    There are so many different types of Game Masters out there. It can be easy to try and emulate what you've seen on Actual Plays or try to copy your previous GM in your own games. But how do you find your own voice, your own style? 

    Today I'm joined by Justin aka 4everDM_Justin to talk about his own style and approach to the table. We swap stories about how we've found our own style and the ways it's impacted our games for better or worse and how we've learned from mistakes along the way. 

    For some great insight and hilarious sketches, you can follow Justin on Twitter or TikTok or catch him streaming with Bards and Brews or catch his DM Prep streams. 

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 51 min
    Season 3 Episode 8: Let The Chips Fall Where They May; Crafting Engaging Stories With Miss-Rolled Adventures

    Season 3 Episode 8: Let The Chips Fall Where They May; Crafting Engaging Stories With Miss-Rolled Adventures

    Often in my conversations with guests, we talk about how TTRPGs are really just a form of collaborative storytelling. But DnD and other games like it have a habit of becoming a situation where the players are playing through a story that kind of exists without them specifically. So how do we change that and make our games something that can feel more like players have an impact on the story? 

    Well I'm joined by Tyler of Miss-Rolled Adventures to discuss exactly that. Tyler talks us through his journey as a beginning DM that went from focusing on every little detail of the world and rigid story structure to a more engaging and interactive game that is much more fun for everyone. We discuss a lot of great tips and talk about some missteps that have been made a long the way. We also have some fun story time talking about our games and giving examples of things that have gone well or poorly and what we've learned from those experiences. 

    If you're interested in seeing what other shenanigans Tyler and his players have gotten up to you can check them out on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/missrolled_adventures or give them a follow on Twitter: @missrolled

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Season 3 Episode 7: Does Experience Matter? New Players vs. Old Players w/ The Hussman

    Season 3 Episode 7: Does Experience Matter? New Players vs. Old Players w/ The Hussman

    I love sitting down at a table with people who are new to TTRPGs. New players are the best! They bring such life and nuance to games without any presumptions and expectations about what a game "should be." Though it can be kinda tough to get them out of their shell and I guess teaching them the mechanics of a game can take a while. You know what? There's nothing like a veteran player that knows the game and can sit down with a filled out character sheet and is ready to roll. I love playing with experienced players; they're the best! Which do you prefer?

    Today I'm joined by Chris Hussey aka The Hussman to talk about players old and new. What's so great about new players? Why is playing with the veterans of the game a great time? What are some struggles you might face with either type of player? How do you work with them? Well fret not cause we've got all the answers for you. 

    You can follow Chris on twitter @TheHussman and check out his podcasts at youngandholt.com and gunnforhireap.com  

    Follow me on twitter @19hitsthedragon for updates on the season and general nerd shenanigans.

    You can follow Hannah on @Bad8uddhist twitter to see her awesome crafts and get updates on edits and her craft streams. 

    Intro and Outro music by Paul Mackie

    If you enjoy the show consider leaving us a comment, rating, or review on your platform of choice then go out and tell 19 of your closest friends about us!

    • 1 hr 21 min

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