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

07: Halloween Special; The Big 4

October 28, 2014

The Dungeon Master's Block welcomes you to our first ever Halloween Special Episode.  If you are a fan of horror or Halloween in any way this podcast is certainly going to get at the inner gore within you.  We talk about the classics.  We call the the Big Four.  Here is what you can expect out of this episode:

Story Time: We discuss the creepiest moments we found ourselves in as either a DM or a player.  
The Meat:  We discuss the Big Four.  They are: Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, and Zombies in that order.  We talk about: What makes them scary, what are their stats, and how do you use them/fight them as a DM or player.
Light Bulb: Our Light Bulb moment for you all this week is we talk about costumes for a Halloween edition of your campaign or just a regular night.  They can add a fun element to any night.

06: Creation and Inspiration I

October 18, 2014

We are excited to publish the newest episode here on the Dungeon Masters Block.  We couldn't wait to get this episode out to you.  We believe that there is a lot of content in here that may be very useful and helpful to you as DM's or players.  Sit back and Enjoy!

Story Time: We travel into the stories of DM Chris' latest campaign.  We talk about the 68th annual worm wrangling event in the city of Milner as well as the wolf races that you could gamble on.
Meat Time:  We share with you all where we get most of our inspiration from and where we think you could possibly get some inspiration from in the future.  We also share a listeners email about his idea for this creativity episode.  We also share our top 10 list of ideas for either future campaigns or short adventures within a campaign.  We hope that this will spur you on to continue to create amazing adventures for your players
Light Bulb:  We share our initiative board with you all.  If you like it feel free to steal the idea.  We gladly encourage you to use it.  

05: How to Handle Problem Players

October 13, 2014

We had a ton of fun making this episode for everyone! We hope you enjoy it.  We love your feedback.  Please email us at dungeonmasterblock@gmail.com

Story Time: This time we talk about Mitch's campaign and we talk about a cave to his lands gods.  We also talk about the riders of Shemish a new riding gang in the city of Southfar.  In Chris' campaign we talk about the three Dwarves that are encountered: Dwalin, Blanin, and Amren.  Each of them brought their own set of fun to the night.
Meat Time: We talk through how to handle problem players within any group.  We offer suggestions and possible resolutions for a few different situations.  We also offer ways to possibly avoid them from the beginning.  
Light-bulb:   We talk about the dungeon tiles that we use in our campaigns.  We have attached a few photos below.  They are great!  

04: Everything Neutral Characters

October 3, 2014

Episode 4.  Let the excitement ensue.  Lots in here.  Jam Packed.  Enjoy.

Story Time: Who doesn't like some Gnolls that transform, transportation pools and epic prison escapes even Andy Dufresne would be proud of.
Meat:  This episode we discuss neutral characters.  They can be amazing to have in your campaigns, but at times they can be a hastle.  We discuss everything neutral.
Lightbulb:  Everyone's campaigns can go long from time to time and sometimes breaks are needed.  So what do we do during those breaks? We will tell you!

03: Character Building & Alignment Specific Campaigns

August 21, 2014

This week we have a ton of stuff for you!   So sit back and relax.  Here is a little preview of whats to come:

Story Time:  Zombie sheep, and Dragons disguised as humans. Nough said
Meat Time:  We talk through character alignment and how it can create either a great environment to play...or not.  We also talk through making campaigns where only specific alignments are allowed.
Light Bulb:  This week we talk through our RPG Trophy and how that plays a huge effect into helping people develop their characters.
Enjoy the episode.  If there is anything you would like us to talk through in future episodes feel free to let us know in the comments below!  

02: Character Creation Nights & Rolling for Stats

August 7, 2014

This episode we explore a few new areas that we will add to every show.  They include:

-Story Time.  We share our own stories from the campaigns we led in the past week.
-The Meat.  This is where we get into the topics that we will be discussing this episode.  Full of juicy nuggets of meat.
-Light Bulb.  This is our idea section of things we do or use that we may find helpful to you as DMs in your own campaign.

01: Building a World (Pilot)

July 23, 2014

Welcome to our first ever episode of The Dungeon Master's Block.  We will continue to upload podcasts bi weekly and believe me you won't want to miss out.  

For all of you DMs out there looking for a podcast to listen to we have you covered.  So sit back, relax and enjoy our first episode of The Dungeon Master's Block.