Inspiration for DMs and those who want to become DMs in the world of D&D and beyond.
S07 E10: Mailbag #14
On this season's mailbag finale, Kyle answers a lot of questions, including those about "Help! I agreed to DM!", planning your adventurers' day, working with established worlds, time jumps, fast travel, and ending or continuing when losing players.
S07 E09: History of the Paladin Class
On this episode, Kyle delves into the origins of the paladin class, starting with the original use of the word in epic poetry. The class has evolved constantly throughout the editions, culminating in the 5e version we have today.
S07 E08: The Villain Spectrum
In a D&D campaign, you are going to run through a lot of villains. In this episode, Kyle teaches you a technique for quickly creating an array of villain types you can use to build a diverse rogues' gallery.
S07 E07: The Conditions - Part 2
The continuing saga of Conditions! This episode poses paralyzed, peaks at petrified, prepares poisons, postures prone, reminisces on restrained, and uncovers the mysteries of unconscious—all with strategies for players and monsters.
S07 E06: The Conditions - Part 1
Navigate combat buffs and debuffs smoothly with an understanding of Conditions! This episode tackles blinded, the horribly misused charmed, deafened, the frustrating frightened, grappled, incapacitated, and the RAW-wrecking invisible.
S07 E05: Mailbag #13
In-party deception, length of play, traps, group skill checks, and professional DMs. The mailbag is open and questions are answered!
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I’ve never played D&D, but I’ve listened to a few podcasts, and my husband said that he thinks I’d be a fun DM. He recommended this podcast, and I am LOVING IT. It’s not so crunchy that I get lost as a newbie, and Kyle gives great examples and ideas for setting limits and stretching boundaries. DMGI is in between seasons right now, and I’m finally caught up and ready for the next season. I plan on re-listening with a notepad to takes notes on some of what has been said. Great job, Kyle!
Exactly what I needed!
As a new DM. This is the information I was looking for. The breakdowns of the mechanics of engaging story creation is great. I realized that I had fallen into some common traps of the overly ambitious new DM. But most importantly, I have easy solutions to escape those traps thanks to the show. For the first time in my short rime behind the screen, I am feeling less overwhelmed and more confident. The benefits of listening are compounded. Clear concise and informative!
The title says it all.
I love the great ideas that come from this podcast. I have gone back to re-listen to some episodes. Get inspired.