65 episodes

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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    • 5.0, 56 Ratings

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

    #64 Lasting Consequences

    #64 Lasting Consequences

    This episode we dive into gruesome injuries, lingering effects, and how to make combat more scary and less trivial. In the Question Vault we answer a question about essential GM supplies we each utilize at the table.



    Follow us:

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    Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast

    Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



    For more episodes:

    patreon.com/voxarcana

    • 57 min
    #63 Interview with Matt Corley

    #63 Interview with Matt Corley

    Friend of the pod Matt Corley returns to talk about module design, historical fiction, and the tabletop RPG community coming together during crisis.



    Check out Matt's kickstarter right here:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/37222410/the-devils-city-for-5e



    Follow us:

    Twitter: @voxarcanapod

    Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast

    Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



    For more episodes: 

    patreon.com/voxarcana

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #62 Large Parties vs. Small Parties

    #62 Large Parties vs. Small Parties

    Do you prefer your sessions bustling with players piled around the table or a smaller scale, more intimate experience? In this episode, William, Jake, and David discuss the pros and cons of small parties and large parties.



    Finally, we dig into the newly released Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount and create a backstory utilizing some of the random tables held within.



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    Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast

    Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



    For more episodes:

    patreon.com/voxarcana

    • 57 min
    #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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    Twitter: @voxarcanapod

    Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast

    Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com



    For more episodes:

    patreon.com/voxarcana

    • 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.



    Follow us:

    Twitter: @voxarcanapod

    Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast

    Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com

    For bonus episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

    • 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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    Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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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