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DnD RAW is a party of friends who mostly follow rules as written (RAW) for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with unearthed arcana material. We have two diverse parties in our actual play podcast, Serviceable Plots and Rumble Squad, who deliver compelling storytelling with laughs along on the way. On our second show, Rules As Written, we are joined by some of our favorite podcasters as we debate and discuss rules of fifth edition in our endless quest to push the game to its limits.

Twitter: @RulesAsWritten
Website: DnDRAW.com
Email: dm@dndraw.com

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DnD RAW is a party of friends who mostly follow rules as written (RAW) for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition with unearthed arcana material. We have two diverse parties in our actual play podcast, Serviceable Plots and Rumble Squad, who deliver compelling storytelling with laughs along on the way. On our second show, Rules As Written, we are joined by some of our favorite podcasters as we debate and discuss rules of fifth edition in our endless quest to push the game to its limits.

Twitter: @RulesAsWritten
Website: DnDRAW.com
Email: dm@dndraw.com

    Rumble Squad #2.4: I Don’t Want to Anger a Turtle Mountain

    Rumble Squad #2.4: I Don’t Want to Anger a Turtle Mountain

    The final challenge of Zaratan awaits and the party can finally obtain the Soul of the Earth. Though the party has done well, their meeting with the Elder Elemental of Earth may not be everything that they expect though wisdom and some warnings are imparted on the party before their excursion into the Plane of Earth is completed.


     


    Special thanks to our Patreon Supporter Christopher Reinert for serving as producer on this episode! Want access to behind-the-scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon!


     


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


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    “Heroic Age” by Kevin MacLeod 


    License: CC BY


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for providing music for this episode.


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.

    • 42 min
    Sharpened Quill #7: Aruxus Went Down to Orinthal

    Sharpened Quill #7: Aruxus Went Down to Orinthal

    While Belinda and Scriv secure a new contact and potential employee, Akiva and Nissa set the stage for a Bard Off. As the Ball finally comes to a close, the party get a chance to see the fruits of their labor and make great strides for their new company, Sharpened Quill!


     


    Special thanks to our Patreon Supporter Christopher Reinert for serving as producer on this episode!


     


    Want access to behind-the-scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon! If you are interested in a look behind the curtain of how we keep track of all of the quests, we are going to be releasing our players’ team to-do list documents for each session to all patrons going forward. This includes our plans for which characters need to have a heart-to-heart, what letters are they writing to family at home, and which NPCs can’t be trusted!


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


    Discord: Chat with us!


     


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for music from this episode!


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.

    • 41 min
    Sharpened Quill #6: This Seems Very Petty

    Sharpened Quill #6: This Seems Very Petty

    With the party successful in helping Darvin through their multi-prong approach, they continue to try and make a name for themselves by helping various important figures achieve goals throughout the Ball. Though as the party begins to come to a close, could an important figure make a quiet appearance?


    Special thanks to our Patreon Supporter Christopher Reinert for serving as producer on this episode!


    Want access to behind the scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon! If you are interested in a look behind the curtain of how we keep track of all of the quests, we are going to be releasing our players’ team to do list documents for each session to all patrons going forward. This includes our plans for which characters need to have a heart-to-heart, what letters are they writing to family at home and which NPCs can’t be trusted!


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


    Discord: Chat with us!


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for music from this episode!


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.

    • 49 min
    Boulder’s Tale

    Boulder’s Tale

    This week we will be going into the story of Boulder, Earthen Guardian of the Rugorim. Listen in as he sits peacefully with Rumble Squad’s mascot Anvil and tells the story of when he first met the Elder Elemental Zaratan and his journey in becoming a guardian of the Rugorim.


     


    Want access to behind-the-scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon! If you are interested in a look behind the curtain of how we keep track of all of the quests, we are going to be releasing our players’ team to-do list document for each session to all patrons going forward. This includes our plans for which characters need to have a heart-to-heart, what letters are they writing to family at home, and which NPCs can’t be trusted!


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


    Discord: Chat with us!


     


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for providing music for this episode!


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.

    • 11 min
    Rumble Squad #2.3: The Strength of the Mountain

    Rumble Squad #2.3: The Strength of the Mountain

    After a confrontation with several earth elementals, Rumble Squad begins the Challenges of Zaratan. As the team begins the process of collecting the elements of the Soul Forge, will they be strong enough to handle what the Plane of Earth has to throw at them?


     


    Special thanks to our Patreon Supporter Christopher Reinert for serving as producer on this episode! Want access to behind-the-scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon!


     


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


    Discord: Chat with us!


    “Heroic Age” by Kevin MacLeod 


    License: CC BY


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for providing music for this episode.


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.

    • 50 min
    Sharpened Quill #5: Your Future within the Empire

    Sharpened Quill #5: Your Future within the Empire

    The case of the mangled marzipan, Favian’s secret dealings, and a meeting with the Queen! Sharpened Quill continue with their investigations and work diligently in order to aid Darvin in his bid to become head of the Nathandem household.


     


    Special thanks to our Patreon Supporter Christopher Reinert for serving as producer on this episode!


     


    Want access to behind-the-scenes content, unreleased outtakes, and adding to the story? We would be thrilled if you support us on Patreon! If you are interested in a look behind the curtain of how we keep track of all of the quests, we are going to be releasing our players’ team to-do list documents for each session to all patrons going forward. This includes our plans for which characters need to have a heart-to-heart, what letters are they writing to the family at home, and which NPCs can’t be trusted!


    Twitter:@RulesAsWritten


    Email: dm@dndraw.com


    Discord: Chat with us!


     


    Thank you to Tabletop Audio for the music from this episode!


    Music d20
    We want to thank Will for making his music available for podcasters, and we are thrilled to use some of his tracks for this episode. You can support Music d20 on Patreon at patreon.com/musicd20. You can also follow him on Twitter @Music_d20.


     


    Investigations by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

thatgeek1234 ,

The best

By far, my favorite dungeons and dragons podcast! I love Rachel’s jokes, Bethanys play style, Nissa’s(can’t remember players name) creativity, Tony’s organisation, and all the other folks are over at dnd RAW.
Best,
Thatgamer1234

railroadtrack ,

Great Podcast.

I love the characters, DMing, and Bethany’s laugh. A great time, everytime. Well, I not real excited about the non DnD content but even this is performed and produced with the expected level of precision and fun. Don’t forget their Patreon!

Sub2meOnYT ,

I came up with this while listening to y’alls broken feats episode

Edit: Okay, so I’m creating a big boss for my campaign. This big boss relies a lot on opportunity attacks, he has the sentinel feat, the mage slayer feat, the polarm master feat, and a reach weapon (glaive). He’s a 18th level, bugbear cavalier fighter. The cavaliers 18th level ability tho. It’s so broken.
Another character who I thought up is a Warforged warlock 5/rouge 9/ paladin 6 (celestial, arcane trickster, and oath of ancients), He has a Defender Rapier (finesse weapon), 40 AC with defensive duelist and 39 with shield (+3 plate mail, a +3 shield, a defender rapier[using the bonus for AC, +3], the defensive duelist feat [+6 to AC for one attack], the shield of faith spell, +1 for being a warforged, and if he doesn’t use defensive duelist, he can cast shield instead, in addition to this he has both a cloak and ring of protection, which is a +1 to AC for each item, +2 total), 5 3rd level spells (pact magic and multi class spells), and sneak attack, divine smite and the eldritch invocation eldritch smite. you use all of these every round because sneak attack is conditional but often comes into effect, and eldritch and divine smites can be used as long as you have a spell slot, which means you can stack them and use two of your five third level spells to do 4d8 radiant and 4d8 force and 5d6 sneak attack damage.
The best counter to this build is a spell caster that has wisdom save spells.
But even then, he has counter spell and can just use that.
He also has a 22 in both Charisma and Dexterity (using the manuals that buff your stats by two [see DMG]
And even if the counter spell doesn’t work, he has the resilient feat to get him proficiency in Wisdom saves and the Lucky feat (I rolled good stats)
Even more broken xD (especially after I buffed the AC by 8)
This build is perfectly legal and doesn’t break attunement rules.
This is the most ridiculously OP build I’ve seen in 5E
And on top of that, he has narrative justification for his multiclassing!
He was a criminal who took a job that ended badly.
One of the gods saved him by making a deal with him.
After awhile he grew to worship that goddess and became a Paladin.
Also,
Zoulinda
or
Belindiss.
(Belinda X Zouliss)
And
Akivlen.
(Akiva X Valen)
Or
Shalen
(Scriv X Valen)
Because shipz

Y’all remember that prophecy? “A broken heart will bring about the dawn of evil” hmmmm...... Episode 36 anyone? “Beware the day the sun goes dark”?

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