107 episodes

Each week I talk to a new guest from the TTRPG community about how they got into gaming, their highs and lows behind the screen, best advice for new and aspiring Dungeon Masters and Game Masters, and their amazing work and projects!

I post a new episode each Wednesday, so check for the latest, pick a guest that interests you, or start from the beginning!

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    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Each week I talk to a new guest from the TTRPG community about how they got into gaming, their highs and lows behind the screen, best advice for new and aspiring Dungeon Masters and Game Masters, and their amazing work and projects!

I post a new episode each Wednesday, so check for the latest, pick a guest that interests you, or start from the beginning!

    Season 4 Part 2 Update!

    Season 4 Part 2 Update!

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    • 4 min
    Benjamin and Dane Overthink the Magic in D&D

    Benjamin and Dane Overthink the Magic in D&D

    Benjamin and Dane liked to think about the real-life implications of the existence of certain spells, items, and monsters in their game worlds, and decided to start their show, Dispel Magic, to talk about the most outlandish examples!
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    Dispel Magic Twitter
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    Dane's Twitter
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    Adventure Dice Advent Calendars - Use HN2DM for 10% Off!
    Affiliate Links
    1985 Games
    Gemmed Firefly: Use Code DRAGON for 15% Off!
    Hero Forge
    Adventure Dice - Use Code HN2DM for 10% off!
    DM's Guild
    DriveThru RPG
    Song Credits
    Intro and Outro by Danijel Zambo, Quickfire Chaos Intro by Exekat - from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    Intro License code: V6S3IIRCDBKZA04H
    Outro License code: E6HIMIAQP22TUA1X
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    Quickfire Chaos Ambience: Arcane Anthems
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    • 57 min
    Eric Silver Chats Podcasting, Actual Plays, and Unique Storytelling

    Eric Silver Chats Podcasting, Actual Plays, and Unique Storytelling

    Eric is an actual play dm, game designer, and a creative professional at multitude where he spends all day helping podcasters make their dreams come true
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    Eric's Twitter
    Eric's Work
    How Not to DM Links
    How Not to DM Linktree
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    RPGMatch.org
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    Adventure Dice Advent Calendars - Use HN2DM for 10% Off!
    Affiliate Links
    1985 Games
    Gemmed Firefly: Use Code DRAGON for 15% Off!
    Hero Forge
    Adventure Dice - Use Code HN2DM for 10% off!
    DM's Guild
    DriveThru RPG
    Song Credits
    Intro and Outro by Danijel Zambo, Quickfire Chaos Intro by Exekat - from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    Intro License code: V6S3IIRCDBKZA04H
    Outro License code: E6HIMIAQP22TUA1X
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    Quickfire Chaos Ambience: Arcane Anthems
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    RPG Match Wants You to Find Your RPG Soulmates

    RPG Match Wants You to Find Your RPG Soulmates

    RPG Match started working on his website/app after he noticed there wasn't a great place to find people who want to play the same games and the same way as he did. Thus RPG Match was born!
    Guest Links
    RPG Match Twitter
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    How Not to DM Links
    How Not to DM Linktree
    Sponsor Links
    RPG Match - HN2DM Badge!
    Episodify.com
    Adventure Dice Advent Calendars - Use HN2DM for 10% Off!
    Affiliate Links
    1985 Games
    Gemmed Firefly: Use Code DRAGON for 15% Off!
    Hero Forge
    Adventure Dice - Use Code HN2DM for 10% off!
    DM's Guild
    DriveThru RPG
    Song Credits
    Intro and Outro by Danijel Zambo, Quickfire Chaos Intro by Exekat - from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    Intro License code: V6S3IIRCDBKZA04H
    Outro License code: E6HIMIAQP22TUA1X
    Quickfire Chaos Intro License code: 4KHRVTG25QD01LNT
    Quickfire Chaos Ambience: Arcane Anthems
    Support Danijel Zambo:
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    • 55 min
    Doug Levandowski on Making Kids on Bikes, Kids on Brooms, Teens in Space Feel Different, Special

    Doug Levandowski on Making Kids on Bikes, Kids on Brooms, Teens in Space Feel Different, Special

    Doug started his game design career from a random Facebook post to his friends. He's in the middle of working on fulfilling Kids on Bikes 2e and the upcoming Kids in Capes!
    Guest Links
    Doug's Itch Page
    Kids on Bikes
    Kids on Brooms
    Teens in Space
    How Not to DM Links
    How Not to DM Linktree
    Sponsor Links
    Episodify.com
    RPGMatch.org
    Adventure Dice Advent Calendars - Use HN2DM for 10% Off!
    Affiliate Links
    1985 Games
    Gemmed Firefly: Use Code DRAGON for 15% Off!
    Hero Forge
    Adventure Dice - Use Code HN2DM for 10% off!
    DM's Guild
    DriveThru RPG
    Song Credits
    Intro and Outro by Danijel Zambo, Quickfire Chaos Intro by Exekat - from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    Intro License code: V6S3IIRCDBKZA04H
    Outro License code: E6HIMIAQP22TUA1X
    Quickfire Chaos Intro License code: 4KHRVTG25QD01LNT
    Quickfire Chaos Ambience: Arcane Anthems
    Support Danijel Zambo:
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    • 53 min
    Neil is Adding Authentic Celtic Flavor to His TTRPG, "Fey Earth"

    Neil is Adding Authentic Celtic Flavor to His TTRPG, "Fey Earth"

    Neil is the creator of Fey Earth, the TTRPG and actual play heavily influenced by real Celtic myth that he grew up learning. The game is coming out early 2024 on Kickstarter!
    Guest Links
    Fey Earth Links
    How Not to DM Links
    How Not to DM Linktree
    Sponsor Links
    Episodify.com
    RPGMatch.org
    Adventure Dice - Use Code HN2DM for 10% off!
    Affiliate Links
    1985 Games
    Gemmed Firefly: Use Code DRAGON for 15% Off!
    Hero Forge
    DM's Guild
    DriveThru RPG
    Song Credits
    Intro and Outro by Danijel Zambo, Quickfire Chaos Intro by Exekat - from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):
    Intro License code: V6S3IIRCDBKZA04H
    Outro License code: E6HIMIAQP22TUA1X
    Quickfire Chaos Intro License code: 4KHRVTG25QD01LNT
    Quickfire Chaos Ambience: Arcane Anthems
    Support Danijel Zambo:
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    Spotify

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

caxxd ,

Great Show for newbies or oldies

Derrick does a great job at making D&D (and other systems) approachable for all. It is great to hear and learn from so many other DMs.

fdyjjvceer ,

Great show

Found this show through his appearance on the Dungeoncast, and it’s become one of my weekly listens. Love all of the content and the interviews

Doc Elliott ,

Good content, poorer editing in EARLY episodes.

I’ve enjoyed the guests that have been on, but some of the episodes are cut into each other. It makes for some unfinished interviews and disconnected ideas. It would be nice if you were able to revise some the earlier episodes to make sure they play all the way through. Thanks

EDIT: Kept with the show and it cleans up by season 2. I’d still like to hear some of the missing chunks of early season 1, but Derrick upped his game over time and the is show is top notch.

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