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Welcome to Daydreaming about Dragons, in which I'll think out loud about the techniques that help make tabletop role-playing games fun.

I am always looking for feedback about your play experiences.

I can't wait to hear from you.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daydreaming-about-dragons/support

Daydreaming about Dragons Judd Karlman

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Welcome to Daydreaming about Dragons, in which I'll think out loud about the techniques that help make tabletop role-playing games fun.

I am always looking for feedback about your play experiences.

I can't wait to hear from you.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/daydreaming-about-dragons/support

    Daydreaming about Dragons, Episode 89. What to do with post-great-game energy. / Inspiration Goat brings us Our Flag Means Death

    Daydreaming about Dragons, Episode 89. What to do with post-great-game energy. / Inspiration Goat brings us Our Flag Means Death

    Links

    1 - Into the Forest, Trophy Gold: Roots of Old Kalduhr | https://githyankidiaspora.com/2022/04/15/1-into-the-forest-trophy-gold-the-roots-of-old-kalduhr/

    Context, Cool Shit and Consequences: structure for GM's notes | https://githyankidiaspora.com/2022/03/09/context-cool-shit-consequences-structure-for-dms-notes/


    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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    Daydreaming about Dragons Episode 88, Tabletop Technique: Considering the Murder-Hobo / Inspiration Goat: Closed Caption in Dune

    Daydreaming about Dragons Episode 88, Tabletop Technique: Considering the Murder-Hobo / Inspiration Goat: Closed Caption in Dune

    Links

    Curse of Strahd at my table| https://githyankidiaspora.com/tag/curse-of-strahd/


    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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    Episode 87 Tabletop Techniques: When should the DM make stuff up and when is it okay to ask the players to make stuff up/ Inspiration Goat: Peacemaker and the earnestness of comedy's straight man...

    Episode 87 Tabletop Techniques: When should the DM make stuff up and when is it okay to ask the players to make stuff up/ Inspiration Goat: Peacemaker and the earnestness of comedy's straight man...

    In which I talk about a situation concerning armor in the Thursday Night D&D game and Peacemaker and earnest characters.

    Links

    Who is the Thursday Night D&D Party? | https://githyankidiaspora.com/2021/10/25/thursday-night-dd-crews-characters/




    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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    • 25 min
    Bonus Episode: 2021 Light Reflection and Gratitude

    Bonus Episode: 2021 Light Reflection and Gratitude

    Links

    Actual Play's Twitch Channel |

    https://www.twitch.tv/actualplay |

    Actual Play's Youtube Archive |

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ActualPlay |


    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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    Reply Show Winter's Night

    Reply Show Winter's Night

    In which I reply to several call-in's emails and DM's concerning world-building, end-of-game reflections, goblin-chess and moving a timeline forward to get to the exciting stuff in a setting.



    In the Wake of the Sorcerer-Kings |

    https://githyankidiaspora.com/2021/11/19/in-the-wake-of-the-sorcerer-kings/

    The Dazzling Art of Storm Cook |

    https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/storn-cook


    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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    • 21 min
    Episode 86 Pitching Games and Inspiration Goat brings us Pictures of Pistols

    Episode 86 Pitching Games and Inspiration Goat brings us Pictures of Pistols

    In which I talk about pitching games to friends and how a picture of a pistol inspired thinking about firearms in our science fiction and fantasy.



    Links

    Actual Play's Twitch Channel |

    https://www.twitch.tv/actualplay |

    Actual Play's Youtube Archive |

    https://www.youtube.com/c/ActualPlay |

    Wanna see my Pitch Slideshow? |

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zXwXdcfV6lOEQxa9QF09vCxZjZRMxw66ZQd6rqF26Fg/edit?usp=sharing

    Situation Mining |

    https://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/situation-mining/ |

    Burning Wheel Ideas |

    https://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/burning-wheel-campaign-ideas/

    D&D Ideas |

    https://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/dd-ideas/ |

    Moons of Leviathan blog posts |

    https://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/category/moons-of-leviathan/

    ArtSTOR |

    https://www.jstor.org/site/artstor/

    Pistols in Blades in the Dark |

    https://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/2021/11/10/pistols-in-blades-in-the-dark/ |

    Anne Leckie's homepage |

    https://annleckie.com/ |






    Daydreaming about Dragons Merch | https://shopofjudd.threadless.com/collections/daydreaming-about-dragons |

    Inspiration Goat's Twitter | https://twitter.com/InspirationGoat |

    Dictionary of Mu | https://pakasthreadgames.bigcartel.com/product/the-dictionary-of-mu


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Codexier ,

Pure Inspiration

I’m always super excited when a new Daydreaming About Dragons episode drops. Judd’s topics range a wide scope of RPG themes but never fails to be interesting. The nicest thing I can say is this podcast alone gave me the inspiration and courage to DM for the first time and I haven’t looked back. Give it a listen and you’ll be hooked too!

MattRah ,

charming, inviting, and informative

“Daydreaming About Dragons” is a thoughtful look at what actually makes the tabletop RPG hobby work. It draws on a wide variety of game systems and techniques, as well as popular media such as movies, TV, and books. Anyone interested in learning more about how to run effective RPGs would do well to listen to this podcast and to join in the conversation.

JD1974Gtowm ,

At the table techniques

I love listening to Judd’s daydreams and techniques. As a long-time GM/Referee, Judd’s podcast feels like I’m at the table with a fellow RPG enthusiast that is passionate about games and conversing about games.

This podcast is facilitating and sharing RPG conversations across different media (podcasts, streams, blogs, emails, tweets).

I am someone that loves the RPG hobby and talking about its many facets, and I highly recommend this podcast.

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