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Join three Dungeon Masters with a combined experience of over thirty years in the hobby, as they come from different backgrounds and experiences to break down and discuss 5th Edition lore, mechanics, monster breakdowns, role playing, Dungeon Mastering, player tips, world building, storytelling, and other RPG and pop culture content. If you're interested in learning the game, looking to hone your skills as a player or DM, or trying to find some extra inspiration to take your game to the next level, then this podcast is for you.

It's A Mimic‪!‬ It's A Mimic!

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Join three Dungeon Masters with a combined experience of over thirty years in the hobby, as they come from different backgrounds and experiences to break down and discuss 5th Edition lore, mechanics, monster breakdowns, role playing, Dungeon Mastering, player tips, world building, storytelling, and other RPG and pop culture content. If you're interested in learning the game, looking to hone your skills as a player or DM, or trying to find some extra inspiration to take your game to the next level, then this podcast is for you.

    E130 – Off to the Races – Tieflings: Fiendish Tails of Lineage

    E130 – Off to the Races – Tieflings: Fiendish Tails of Lineage

    From diabolical histories to devilish features, Tieflings are the unwanted scoundrels of the Forgotten Realms in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.  But do they deserve the infamous reputations they’ve been given?  Why do players like them so much?  And how many different kinds are there, exactly?


     


    Cold Open 0:00
    Intro 0:45
    Tieflings 4:12
    History 9:41
    Feral 12:07
    Asmodeus 27:59
    Baalzebul 29:03
    Mephistopheles 32:09
    Fierna 36:56
    Glasya 41:50
    Levistus 43:31
    Dispater 48:50
    Zariel 52:01 
    Mammon 55:02
    Character Builds 58:10
    Outro 1:06:17
    Post-Credit 1:07:24
    Bloopers 1:08:35


     


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    Logo by: Kate Skidmore

    • 1 hr 8 min
    E129 – Lore – Icewind Dale: Icy What You Did There

    E129 – Lore – Icewind Dale: Icy What You Did There

    From avalanches to Verbeegs to madness-inducing shards of crystals, there is a lot going on in the frozen north of the Forgotten Realms.  This week, the panel of Dungeon Masters digs into the ice and snow, and uncovers the details of the tiny settlements and big problems that can be found there.  But it’s not all wooly axe beaks and snowy owl bears in Icewind Dale.  Frost Giant Zombies, insane White Dragons, and a wrathful god are also hiding in the white conditions...


     


    Cold Open 0:00
    Intro 1:36
    Bryn Shander 12:14
    Targos 13:06
    Easthaven 13:17
    Termalaine 13:36
    Bremen 14:40
    Caer-Konig 15:13
    Caer-Dineval 16:49
    Good Mead 17:40
    Lonelywood 18:54
    Dougan's Hole 20:08
    Avalanche 22:53
    Non-5e Info 37:08
    Chardalyn 39:44
    Inspiration 57:36
    Outro 1:15:25
    Blooper 1:18:50


     


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    E128 – Dragon Mastery – Draconic Creatures: Heads or Tails… Or Shells?

    E128 – Dragon Mastery – Draconic Creatures: Heads or Tails… Or Shells?

    In this episode of the It's A Mimic! podcast, Terry finally returns from cavorting around the multiverse, and joins Adam and Dan in the guildhouse to discuss Wyverns, Hydras, and Dragon Turtles!  As the panel of Dungeon Masters wade into the deep end of the conversation about the dragons-that-aren't-dragons, we learn that Terry has made some troubling new friends, Dan secretly has a new favourite monster, and Adam enjoys one really bad horror movie that no one else has seen.


     


    Discussion Start 1:11
    Wyvern 9:09
    Hydra 34:55
    Dragon Turtle 1:01:33
    Wrap Up 1:25:14
    Ironscale Hydra 1:27:23


     


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    E127 – Dungeon Mastery - Storylines: Readers of the Lost Arc

    E127 – Dungeon Mastery - Storylines: Readers of the Lost Arc

    Five different stages of story.   Seven different plots.  Seventeen stages of a hero's journey.  And two unique one-shot ideas.  This episode is jam packed with ideas and techniques to flesh out story beyond the standard goblin-smashing, MacGuffin-snatching, dragon-seducing elements of Dungeons & Dragons.  Join Dan and Adam for one more week of Storytelling tips before Terry and the rest start to trickle back into the Guildhouse.  And don't forget to pick up the four books we talk about this episode:


     


    The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, by Georges Polti
    The Seven Basic Plots, by Christopher Booker
    The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell
    How Many Trucks Can a Tow Truck Tow, by Charlotte Pomerantz


     


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    E126 – Dungeon Mastery - Storylines: Drama with Trauma

    E126 – Dungeon Mastery - Storylines: Drama with Trauma

    This week, the It's A Mimic! podcast grabs inspiration from a famous work about writing, and looks at a multitude of plot hooks and conflicts that can add drama to a campaign arc.  These are great tools to have for when a player inadvertently opens up a potential subplot or side quest, so that you - as a Dungeon Master - can capitalize on the appropriate theme.  Additionally, these are great options for players to bring to their DM's as themes and experiences that they'd like to explore.


     


    1 Supplication
    2 Deliverance
    3 Crime pursued by vengeance
    4 Vengeance taken for kin upon kin
    5 Pursuit
    6 Disaster
    7 Falling Prey to cruelty or misfortune
    8 Revolt
    9 Daring Enterprise
    10 Abduction
    11 The Enigma
    12 Obtaining
    13 Enmity of Kin
    14 Rivalry of kin
    15 Murderous Adultery
    16 Madness
    17 Fatal Imprudence
    18 Involuntary crimes of love
    19 Slaying of kin unrecognized
    20 Self-sacrifice for an ideal
    21 Self-sacrifice for kin
    22 All sacrificed for passion
    23 Necessity of sacrificing loved ones
    24 Rivalry of superior vs inferior
    25 Adultery
    26 Crimes of love
    27 Discovery of the dishonour of a loved one
    28 Obstacles of love
    29 An enemy loved
    30 Ambition
    31 Conflict with a god
    32 Mistaken jealousy
    33 Erroneous Judgement
    34 Remorse
    35 Recovery of a lost one
    36 Loss of loved ones


     


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    M016 - Mailbag of Holding - Too Old to Drink

    M016 - Mailbag of Holding - Too Old to Drink

    Guess who's back!  Back again!  Terry's back!  Tell a friend!  In this mailbag episode, Dan and Adam finally get some company in the Guildhouse again, and it's back to business as usual!   The questions that were asked this time round were submitted by:


     


    @avatar_idalia
    @colton_adrian
    u/fuckoffitsathrowaway
    @hexdm
    @jacky_rackem
    u/KingOfRott
    @m.v.willms
    @mattyyiangou
    @nick._.long
    @pepperina_sparklegem
    @theriffraff
    u/Roll_or_Dice
    @spidey_rich
    u/SuperfluousDyrth
    @upthe_hall


     


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    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

curtthewurt ,

Best Podcast for new DMs

I can’t recommend these guys enough. As a new DM I’ve found their episodes to be extremely informative and enlightening. It’s helped me to think about my campaigns in a totally different way and is in turn making my campaigns more enjoyable for the players.

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Fun , informative and chatty.

A group with great chemistry will give you a good fundamental understanding of a creature in an entertaining way.

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Awesome

My first ever podcast review, these guys are funny as hell and really know their information. It’s great to learn more about DND (especially since I’m new) and have fun listening at the same time. My favorite podcast for sure.

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