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Vox Arcana is a Dungeons & Dragons podcast about game design, philosophy, storytelling, and role playing, from the perspective of three different Dungeon Masters.

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Vox Arcana is a Dungeons & Dragons podcast about game design, philosophy, storytelling, and role playing, from the perspective of three different Dungeon Masters.

    #61 Mystery & Intrigue

    #61 Mystery & Intrigue

    From world building to scene description, an element of mystery can make any game better. In this episode, William, Jake, and David discuss how to control your genre and tone, creating interesting backstories, and tips for injecting intrigue into your sessions.



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #60 Downtime

    #60 Downtime

    When the players aren’t traversing dungeons or slaying monsters, they do all sorts of other things: Shopping, training, carousing, running businesses, researching… The list goes on and on! This episode we dive into all sorts of downtime activities and how to make downtime incredible.



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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #59 [Bonus] Post-Total Party Kill

    #59 [Bonus] Post-Total Party Kill

    Sadly, episode #59 is lost, but instead you'll hear one of our Patreon bonus episodes where Will tells us about his first total party kill. The conversation quickly turns into one about lethality, tone, and the nature of death in role playing games.



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    • 34 min
    #58 Sandbox Games

    #58 Sandbox Games

    Every Game Master wants to free up their players to explore the world around them, but how? In this episode William, Jake, and David go through tips and tricks for creating an amazing sandbox for your players to play in.



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    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #57 2019 Year in Review

    #57 2019 Year in Review

    The times, they are 'a changin'! Before the new year, we look back at our favorite moments and important lessons from 2019, as well as looking forward to the future in perhaps our most introspective episode yet.



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    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



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    • 52 min
    #56 Running an Open Table

    #56 Running an Open Table

    William, Jake, and David discuss a controversial gameplay philosophy to solve D&D's biggest problem: Scheduling!



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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

JerL$ ,

Fantastic Discussion of All-Things about being a DM

So much great information and opinion. Second only to Matt Colville in those regards. These guys are fun and conversational without going off the rails. I recently DM'ed for the first time in 28 years and I have these guys to, at least partially, thank for helping me get prepared and enthusiastic to run a game. Thank you William, Jake and David. Keep up the good work.

LMongo13 ,

Definitely give it a listen

Just started listening to this podcast and I’m glad I did. Insightful but relaxed, these guys are fun to listen to. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Talon_Rex ,

Retains its value

I’ve listened to every episode of this podcast and I always tune in right when the new episode drops. As a DM/GM when the time is coming for me to get creative and prep for my gaming table I always come back to this, I’ll re-listen to old episodes before I sit down to work if they pertain to my area of interest for that day.

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