11: World Building; Time & Space

November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.  We had a blast at Comic Con Grand Rapids last weekend.  So if we saw you there and you are listening to this episode of the podcast we greet you!  We have a lot in this episode as it is about some of our favorite things as DM's world creation.

Story Time: We explore the wonderful world of Aatos.  DM Mitch hosted a game last week that created a lot of fun memories and some of which include stone giants.
The Meat: We talk about three of our favorite things.  Time. Space. And Maps.  We have a lot to share with you about each of these areas of being a DM.  Some examples of our work are below for you to peruse through.  
Lightbulb:  There is not a lightbulb this week.  We instead list off a bunch of DnD things and people that we are thankful for.  Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
DM Chris' World (Panthia):
Example Calendar (Panthia):
DM Mitch's World (Aatos):
A Timeline of Aatos:
Example Month of Fantasy Calendar (Aatos):

10: Flawed, Flawless, or Flawful (feat. Flawful Jared)

November 16, 2014

This is our 10th episode here at the DM's Block.  We are so grateful to you as a community for making this podcast so worth doing every week.  Continue rocking and never hesitate to chat with us.  We love hearing from you. We have our friend Jared join us, the king of flawed characters, to share some of his expertise in playing a flawed character. Here is what we have for you in this 10th episode:

Story Time: We have been doing a Twitter campaign and we run through a few stories that we have had during our experiment.  We also run through DM Chris' last night of DnD.  Dragons, Dragons, and more dragons.
The Meat:  We discuss the pros and cons to playing and having both flawed characters and flawless characters.  We talk through some of our favorite NPC's that had flaws as well as some of our favorite PC's we have had in our group.
Light bulb:  We talk through gambling this week for our light bulb.  We share some of our favorite implementations of gambling into our campaigns and give you a few ideas to spark you interest in gambling with your own players.

09: Death & Dying

November 11, 2014
Story Time: We discuss the past week in Mitch's Campaign and a story of the almost death of Chris' 3 characters. 
The Meat:  We discuss the rules of death, dying and resurrection. 
Light Bulb: Our Light Bulb is about the "Life Point."

08: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D I (feat. #MagicMark)

November 2, 2014

We are joined this week by one of our players...Mark, as we talk about the lore of Magic the Gathering and how to use it in Dungeons and Dragons.


Story Time: We discuss some of our most hilarious dungeons and dragons memories. Content includes ham falling from the sky on savage northerners, a dwarf caught in an explosion, and a dead loxodon.
Meat Time:  Magic the Gathering has been played by many Dungeons and Dragons gamers. But most don't know the fascinating lore behind it. This week for the first time, we talk about how to use the lore from Magic as inspiration in your D&D campaigns! Content includes Planeswalkers, Myr, Loxodons, and Rhox. 
Light Bulb:  We talk about our different ways of collecting miniatures...for cheap.
Dragon Minis from DM Chris
Homemade Mini by DM Mitch
More Homemade Minis from DM Mitch