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Welcome to the Dungeon Master's Block the place where we focus on the dungeon master, the most important person in the game. Follow us on Twitter at @DMs_Block

Episode Date
DM-Nastics 122: Urban Mission, Quest, Thing!
00:20:20
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We dive in Waterdeep for this one…
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Aug 16, 2018
160: Ancestral Analysis; Tieflings (feat. Lysa Chen)
00:41:03

DMs Neal and John sit down and talk with Lysa Chen and talk all things tieflings.

Lysa Chen: @mercyfuldm

www.lysachen.com

Patreon

Aug 05, 2018
DM-Nastics 121: Let’s. Get. Monstrous! (feat. James Introcaso)
00:21:54
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: This monstrous playable race we make should be at every table!
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso
Forum Post: 121: Let̵ [...]
Jul 30, 2018
159: Breaking the 4th Wall (feat: Derek Nekritz)
00:47:53

DMs Mitch and John sit down and talk with Derek Nekritz about NPC’s the Game, and breaking the 4th wall in your own Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.

Derek Nekritz: @Archmage_Derek

Patreon

Jul 22, 2018
DM-Nastics 120: Boldy Going Back Where Someone Else Went
00:29:49
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: #whalesdontfloss it comes up!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
[...]
Jul 15, 2018
158: Legendary Weapons (feat. Peter Welmerink)
00:53:26

DMs Mitch and John talk sit down and talk to Author Peter Welmerink about how awesome Legendary Weapons are, tips on how and when to introduce them into your campaigns, and some cool original ideas to inspire the creation of your very own Legendary Weapons. 

Peter Welmerink: @PWelmerink

Patreon

Jul 09, 2018
DM-Nastics 119: Let the Deities Hit the Floor!
00:23:29
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Gods are droping like celestials flies!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM John
< [...]
Jul 01, 2018
157: Home-brewing Content (feat. TC Sottek)
00:48:23

DMs Mitch and Neal talk to TC Sottek about when to start homebrewing content, tips on how to do so, and play testing!

TC Sottek: @chillmage

Patreon

Jun 25, 2018
DM-Nastics 118: Gods Among Us 6: Technonsense (feat. Celeste Conowitch)
00:25:24
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It’s like a technical manual, but WAY more fun!
In the gym: DM Neal and Celeste Conowitch
Forum Post: [...]
Jun 17, 2018
156: Bardic Knowledge (feat. Kyle from BomBARDed)
00:46:22

DMs Neal & John talk to Kyle the Dungeon Maestro for the BomBARDed podcast and get him to share his bardic knowledge with us!

BomBARDed: Podcast Twitter

Patreon

Jun 10, 2018
Dm-Nastics 117: Dash of This, Pinch of That (feat. Daniel Marshall)
00:28:28
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Another Stong Bad reference another great episode!
In the gym: DM Neal and Daniel Marshall
Jun 03, 2018
Ep 155: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; Monsters of the Multiverse II (feat. #MagicMark)
00:53:37

#MagicMark is back to talk with DMs Mitch & John about more monsters of the Magic the Gathering Multiverse! This time, we take a look at the Soltari and the Praetors!

 @Real_Rix

Patreon

May 27, 2018
DM-Nastics 116: Mysterious Myths and Legendary Legends
00:24:54
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Another Stong Bad reference another great episode!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
May 20, 2018
154: World Building; Map Changes Over Time (feat. Deven Rue)
01:02:44

Deven Rue joins us to talk about making changes to your map over time!

 

Deven’s Twitter: @DevenRue

Deven’s Website: rueink.com

Patreon

May 13, 2018
DM-Nastics 115: Ruins are like Parfaits (feat. Bruce Cordell)
00:27:29
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We delve deep into our minds for this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and Bruce Cordell
May 06, 2018
153: RAAH Real Monsters; Homunculus (feat. Sydney Shields)
00:55:42

Sydney Shields joins us at the DMB to talk about the glory that is the homunculi!

@Sydniac

@WanderQuestPod

Patreon

Apr 29, 2018
DM-Nastics 114: Big Trouble in Little Menzoberranzan
00:29:48
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: There is gun poewder everywhere, and it’s awesome!
In the gym: DM Neal and Wolfgang 
Forum Post:
Apr 22, 2018
152: Secret Societies (feat. Satine Phoenix)
00:56:57

Satine Phoenix joins us at the DMB to talk about Secret Societes…but shhhhh….don’t tell anyone.

@SatinePhoenix

Patreon

Apr 15, 2018
DM-Nastics 113: Score A Goal, Unit, Basket! (feat. Lou Anders)
00:22:50
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Its game time!
In the gym: DM Neal and Lou Anders
Apr 08, 2018
151: Monster Cultures (feat. Mattias Johnson)
00:52:22

DMs Mitch and Neal sit down with Mattias Johnson and discuss Monster Cultures!

Symbaroum - Facebook

Patreon

Apr 01, 2018
DMN 112: Legen (Wait For It) Dary Weapons (feat. Craig Campbell)
00:27:18
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We give some General Information about weapons!
In the gym: DM Neal and Craig Campbell
Forum Post: #
Mar 25, 2018
150: D&D Monster Trivia
01:07:29

Its a special crossover episode between Geek Wars and the Dungeon Master’s Block! Come hear teams from the DMB and DMNastics battle it out in D&D Monster Trivia!

@geekwarspod

 

Patreon

Mar 17, 2018
DM-Nastics 111: Rocks Fall, Everyone Gets A Funeral (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
00:29:03
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: So much death, but so much fun!
In the gym: DM Neal and Morgan Jenkins
Tie Back Episode: 134: Funeral for a PC
Mar 11, 2018
149: Low Fantasy (feat. Calvin Johns)
00:48:50

DMs Neal and Andrew sit down with Calvin Johns and discuss Low Fantasy!

Anthropos Games

Patreon

Mar 04, 2018
DM-Nastics 110: All Too Familiar
00:26:28
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We make a ton of new friends!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Tie Back Episode: 133: The Bond of A Familiar
Forum Post: #110: All Too Familiar
Feb 25, 2018
148: Urban Adventures (feat. Adam Carnevale)
00:42:40

Adam Carnevale from Sanspants Radio’s D&D is for Nerds actual play podcast is here this week to discuss Urban Adventures!

 

@RetroArchetype

https://sanspantsplus.com

 
Feb 18, 2018
DM-Nastics 109: So Many Stars So Little Time
00:24:34
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: WE set sail on a journey through the stars!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Feb 11, 2018
147: Monsters As Playable Races (feat. James Introcaso)
00:55:32

James Introcaso is back, and this time to talk with DMs Mitch and John about Monsters as PCs! 

 

@JamesIntrocaso

https://dontsplitthepodcastnetwork.com

 
Feb 05, 2018
DM-Nastics 108: Keeping Your Cool
00:29:20
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Coudln’t ask for a cooler co-host for this episode about the rule of cool!
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso
Jan 28, 2018
146: Treasure Maps (feat. Joshua Lorimer)
00:49:21

Joshua Lorimer from Sneak Attack rejoins DMs Mitch and Neal on the DMB. This time they will talk all about treausre maps and how to run a campaign around them!

 

@Joshuathehippie

http://www.sneakpodcast.com

 
Jan 21, 2018
DM-Nastics 107: Wetter is Better
00:21:38
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: This one is Rich (Howard) with aquatic goodness!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #107: Wetter is Better
Jan 14, 2018
145: Death of a God (feat. Aram Vartian)
00:54:14

DMs Mitch and Neal sit down with Aram Vartian of Godsfall to talk about what would happen in your world if a god were to die.

 

Jan 07, 2018
DM-Nastics 106: Monster Menu by Spidersbane
00:26:07
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: DM Morimoto is here! Food mage battle for the ages!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Tie Back Episode: No Tie Back
 
Dec 31, 2017
144: A Very Merry DMB Christmas 2017
00:51:22

DMs Mitch & Neal sit down and take a look back at 2017, and look ahead to 2018 and whats in store. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you!

Kobold Press: Website Twitter  Patreon

Dec 24, 2017
DM-Nastics 105: Gods Among Us 5
00:24:31
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: My name is Nudd!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #105: Gods Among Us 5
Dec 17, 2017
143: Divine Spotlight VIII; Gond (feat. Celeste Conowitch)
00:38:05

Today DM’s Ian and Neal sit down and discuss Gond with Celeste Conowitch of the Venture Maidens for this Divine Spotlight episode, If you are interested in the Lord of All Smiths then this episode is for you.

Celeste: Twitter

Venture Maidens: Website Twitter

Patreon

Dec 11, 2017
DM-Nastics 104: The Good, The Bad, and That’s It!
00:23:20
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Magic goes right. Magic goes wrong!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Dec 03, 2017
142: Monster Harvest (feat. Daniel Marshall)
00:44:27

DMs Neal and Ian sit down to talk about the pieces and parts of creatrures and how to use them with Daniel MArshall of Playground Adventures.

Creature Components Vol 1

Playground Adventures

Nov 26, 2017
DM-Nastics 103: Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Us!
00:26:11
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It’s time for space ships! The best kind!
In the gym: DM Neal and ThatBronzeGirl
Nov 20, 2017
DM-Nastics 102: Walk It Out, Walk It Out
00:24:53
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Magic card bountiful bonanza!!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Nov 05, 2017
141: RAAH Real Monsters IX; Wendigo
00:36:02

DMs Mitch and Neal sit down to talk about the lengends and myths that surround the Wendigo. Enjoy this super creepy episode of RAAH Real Monsters. 

 

Oct 29, 2017
DM-Nastics 101: Traps, Tricks, and Treasure (feat. Mike Mearls)
00:29:38
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: So many ideas so little time.
In the gym: DM Neal and Mike Mearls
Forum Post: #
Oct 22, 2017
140: Worldbuilding; Ruins (feat. Bruce Cordell)
00:44:05

DMs Neal & Ian sit down with, Senior Designer for Monte Cook Games, Bruce Cordell to discuss making ruins in your world and how to make them more interesting.

Numenera 2: Kickstarter

Bruce Cordell: Website Twitter Facebook

Monte Cook Games: Website Twitter  Patreon

Oct 22, 2017
DM-Nastics 100: The Century Mark
01:21:51
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We get super random in this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh, and many many more!
Tie Back Episode: None
 
 
Oct 08, 2017
139: World Building; Stacking the Gun Powder (feat. Wolfgang Baur)
00:42:36

DMs Mitch & Neal sit down with Kobold-in-chief Wolfgang Baur to discuss building conflict into your homebrew world aka stacking the gun powder.

Kobold Press: Website Twitter  Patreon

Oct 01, 2017
DM-Nastics 99 - 2 Dungeons 2 Furious (feat. Chris Lindsay)
00:25:45
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Vin Diesel would love this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and Chris Lindsay
Sep 24, 2017
138: Sports and Games (feat. Lou Anders)
00:51:31

Hey there Blockheads! Join DMs Ian and Neal as the talk with a returning guest, Lou Anders, about creating games and sports for you D&D Worlds.

Sep 17, 2017
DM-Nastics 98: Artifact Checkers
00:26:04
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Magic card bountiful bonanza!!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #
Sep 10, 2017
137: PC vs PC
00:43:29

DMs Mitch & Andrew sit down to discuss a difficult situation for any DM…when PCs get into conflict…and even combat.

Sep 03, 2017
A DMB Announcement
00:02:29

Important news from the DMB about our show moving forward.

Music: Going Higher by Bensound (Royalty Free Music) http://goo.gl/YmnOAx

Sep 02, 2017
DM-Nastics 97: Tarrasque Me No Questions
00:23:34
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The tarrasque gets some much needed love in this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and John Arcadian
Forum Post: #97: Tarrasque M [...]
Aug 31, 2017
136: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; Enchantment Plots (feat. #MagicMark)
00:44:15

In this installment of our Magic the Gathering series, #MagicMark joins DMs Mitch and John to make enchantment cards into campaign plots!

Aug 27, 2017
DM-Nastics 96: Magic School Masterpiece (feat. Eric Scull)
00:26:43
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: A rival magic school enters the world!
In the gym: DM Neal and Eric Scull
Forum Post: #96: Magic School Masterpiece[...]
Aug 24, 2017
135: World Building; Republics
00:30:30

DMs Neal & Ian continue would Worldbuilding: Governments series by talking about Rebublics.

Patreon

Aug 20, 2017
DM-Nastics 95: Building Better Bases
00:21:34
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: we bounce around some base reonovation ideas for you to use!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #95: Building Better Bases[...]
Aug 17, 2017
134: Funeral for a PC
00:39:25

DMs Mitch & Ian discuss holding funerals for a PC that dies in your campaign.

Patreon

Aug 13, 2017
DM-Nastics 94: All Dragons Welcome
00:20:47
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We dig deep for crazy dragon types!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Aug 10, 2017
133: The Bond of A Familiar
00:40:24

DM Mitch is joined by DM John, a new host, to discuss the familiar, the lore behind it, and how to use them in your game.

Patreon

Aug 06, 2017
DM-Nastics 93: Party Here, Party There! (feat. Michael Ross)
00:21:58
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We split this party, and it gets kinda dark!
In the gym: DM Neal and Michael from the RPG Academy
Forum Post: #93: Party Here, Party There! [...]
Aug 04, 2017
132: Divine Spotlight; Selune
00:31:30

 Today DM’s Ian and Andrew sit down and disuss Selune for this Divine Spotlight episode, If you are interested in the Goddess Moon, Stars, and Wanderers, this is the episode for you. 

Patreon

Jul 30, 2017
DM-Nastics 92: Build It To Break It (feat. #MagicMark)
00:23:03
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Munchkin madness and broken builds!
In the gym: DM Neal and #MagicMark
Jul 27, 2017
131: Rule of Cool (feat. Kim Hidalgo)
00:41:57

We chat with Kim Hidalgo of Girls Guts Glory about the Rule of Cool.

Kim Hidalgo: Twitter

Girls Guts Glory: Twitter Website

Jul 24, 2017
DM-Nastics 91: Naga Give You Up
00:19:44
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Naga give you up. Naga let you down with this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #91: Naga Give You Up
Jul 20, 2017
130: Get Up and Role Play (feat. Cody Bushee)
00:48:30

 

In this week’s episode, DMs Mitch and Ian are joined by Cody Bushee from the Bearded Men D&D improv group to talk about getting up and away from the table to play. So throw out those dice and character sheets, metaphorically of course, and get up and role play.

@codybushee

@beardedmenLA

dungeonmasterblock@gmail.com
 

Intro and Outro Music in this episo [...]

Jul 17, 2017
DM-Nastics 90: Moons Over Dayeimbe (feat Rich Baker)
00:19:36
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We have the best movie idea EVER in this one!
In the gym: DM Neal and Rich Baker
Forum Post: 90: Moons Over Dayeimbe [...]
Jul 14, 2017
129: D&D Movie; Hopes & Dreams (feat. Zeroes Talking Heroes)
00:47:07

This special episode of the DMB, DM Mitch is joined by the cast of the Zeroes Talking Heroes podcast to discuss our hopes and dreams for the upcoming D&D movie. You can also hear DM Mitch as a guest on Zeroes Talking Heroes, discussing the 2000 Dungeons and Dragons movie, as well as the episode on The Warriors.

@zthpodcast

     zthpodcast.com   

Jul 09, 2017
DM-Nastics 89: Patrons Poems (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
00:30:35
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Lyrical genius abounds in this one!
In the gym: DM Neal aka Joatmoniac and DM Morgan aka DM Dougspiracy 
Forum Post: 89: Patr [...]
Jul 06, 2017
128: RAAH Real Monsters VIII; Kuo-toa
00:31:25

In this, the 8th installment of our RAAH Real Monsters series, we look at the Kuo-toa in all their craziness.

Jul 02, 2017
127: Creation & Inspiration VII; Top Tens Part 03
00:45:44

Another Creation & Inspiration is here, this time a special 3 part episode series, with all four current DMB hosts sharing their Top Tens!

Jun 25, 2017
DM-Nastics 88: Its So Mind Numbing (feat. Rich Howard)
00:20:36
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We bought the second set of VHS tapes for Hooked On Psionics!
In the gym: DM Neal and Rich Howard
Jun 22, 2017
126: Creation & Inspiration VII; Top Tens Part 02
00:40:40

Another Creation & Inspiration is here, this time a special 3 part episode series, with all four current DMB hosts sharing their Top Tens!

Jun 18, 2017
DM-Nastics 87: It’s the Journey And The Destination (feat. Will Jones)
00:21:43
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: So many places to go, and so much awesome time getting there!
In the gym: DM Neal and Will Jones from Encounter Roleplay
Jun 16, 2017
125: Creation & Inspiration VII; Top Tens Part 01
00:43:46

Another Creation & Inspiration is here, this time a special 3 part episode series, with all four current DMB hosts sharing their Top Tens!

Jun 11, 2017
124: World Building; The Underworld (feat. Erin Evans)
00:46:31

Erin Evans stops by the DMB to discuss creating Underwolrds for home-brew worlds.

Jun 04, 2017
DM-Nastics 86: Something Old, Something New
00:20:25
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Just the two of us, and the two of them, and the two of them.
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #
Jun 01, 2017
123: DMs; Best or Worst Players?
00:43:03

DMs Mitch and Neal sit down and discuss DMs as players, and whether they are the best or worst kind of player….

May 28, 2017
DM-Nastics 85: Better Get Backup
00:25:30
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: 
In the gym: DM Neal and Greg Tito
May 25, 2017
122: D&D In Space (feat. ThatBronzeGirl)
00:41:30

In this episode DMs Mitch & Neal are joined byJasmine aka ThatBronzeGirl. She is a Dungeon Master, creator of , partnered twitch streamer, and we talk about D&D … In Space!

@BronzeGirlGames

Twitch.tv/thatbronzegirl

May 21, 2017
DM-Nastics 84: Monarchy Madness
00:25:37
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Making More Mega Monarchy Madness Mania!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #84: Monarchy Madness and [...]
May 18, 2017
121: Randomly Generated Story (feat. Tolkien Professor)
00:45:49

In this episode DMs Mitch & Neal are joined by Cory Olsen of Signum University to discuss the usage and benefits of random roll tables!

@tolkienprof

@SignumU

May 14, 2017
Dm-Nastics 83: Backstory Bonanza!
00:21:10
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Grab your sarsaparilla! It’s a Bonanza!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post:
May 11, 2017
120: Mega-Mega Dungeons (feat. Mike Mearls)
00:39:04

In this episode DMs Mitch & Neal are joined by Mike Mearls of WOTC to discuss Campaign long dungeons!

@mikemearls

May 07, 2017
DM-Nastics 82: Dragons 2 - Draconic Boogaloo
00:23:05
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It’s a dragon, but not any dragon! An Arsenic dragon!? Say wha!?
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso
Forum Post:
May 05, 2017
119: Throwing Out Alignment (feat. #MagicMark)
00:45:09

In this episode, DMs Mitch, Neal and #MagicMark discuss the idea of getting rid of the constraint of alignment for your players.

@Real_Rix

Apr 30, 2017
DM-Nastics 81: Market for Magical Mayhem
00:15:47
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: A magic shop for the ages, but then we go WAY off the rails!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Tie Back Episode: 97: Downtime Activities
Apr 27, 2017
118: Competitive One Shot (feat. Chris Lindsay)
00:39:02

In this episode DMs Ian& Neal are joined by Chris Lindsay of WOTC to discuss Competitive One Shots!

@Onnatryx

Apr 24, 2017
DM-Nastics 80: Spell Your Doom!
00:18:58
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content:So many cards! So many new ideas!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Forum Post: #8 [...]
Apr 21, 2017
117: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; Artifacts of the Multiverse II (feat. #MagicMark)
00:38:53

#MagicMark is back, and so is our MTG series! Mark and DM Mitch return to taking MTG arifacts and making them into D&D items! 

@Real_Rix

Apr 16, 2017
DM-Nastics 79: It’s Evolutionary! (feat. Greg Leatherman)
00:21:58
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Gotta evolve them all!
In the gym: DM Neal and Greg Leatherman
Apr 13, 2017
116: RAAH Real Monsters VII; The Tarrasque (feat. John Arcadian)
00:43:51

John Arcadian joins DMs Neal and Ian in a discussion about the dreaded Tarrasque. 

@johnarcadian

@gnomestew

Apr 09, 2017
DM-Nastics 78: I Don’t Remember This Canon
00:19:32
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Happy Holidays … All of them, and then some!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Apr 07, 2017
115: Schools of the Arcane (feat. Eric Scull)
00:48:29

In this episode, DMs Mitch and Neal talk to guest Eric Scull about all things Schools of Wizardry!

Eric’s Twiter: @spielerman
Mugglecast:
Improvised Star Trek: 
 
Apr 02, 2017
DM-Nastics 77: All Your Avatar, Are Belong To Us
00:28:12
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Avatars abound! We build them like it’s going out of style! Also, Josh gets an upgrade!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Tie Back Episode: Episode #
Forum Post: DM-Nasti [...]
Mar 30, 2017
114: All Your Base (feat. Matthew Colville)
00:46:57

In this episode, DMs Mitch & Neal are joined by the MAtthew Colville to discuss the base your players can call home, and how to put it in your game. 

Mar 26, 2017
DM-Nastics 76: Failure Fun Time! (feat. Joshua Lorimer)
00:24:17
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We fail so much in this episode, but it is so good!
In the gym: DM Neal and Joshua Lorimer
Forum Post: DM-N [...]
Mar 23, 2017
113: DMing for Kids (feat. the Newbie DM)
00:34:14

In this episode, DMs Mitch & Ian are joined by the Newbie DM to discuss DMing for Kids, as well as passing on the DM torch. 

Mar 19, 2017
DM-Nastics 75: Humble Beginnings (feat. James Introcaso)
00:23:19
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We take some characters, plant seeds and harvest plot trees!
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso
Tie Back Episode: None
 
Mar 16, 2017
112: Racial Profiling; Dragonborn
00:30:38

DMs Neal and Ian discuss Dragonborn.

Mar 13, 2017
DM-Nastics Special aka DM-Spastics (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
01:21:01
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Amazing look behind the scenes, and must listen to content at the VERY end! 
In the gym: DM Neal aka Joatmoniac and DM Morgan aka DM Dougspiracy 
 
 
Morgan’s Twitter: @MoronJenk 
Going In Blind:
Mar 09, 2017
111: Let’s Split Up Gang (feat. Michael Ross)
00:53:22

In this episode, we are joined by a good friend of the show and returning guest, Michael of the RPG Academy Podcast Network. Together, Michael, Mitch and Ian discuss splitting the party, and how to effectivly DM sessions in which this happens.

Mar 05, 2017
DM-Nastics 74: Throwback Time! (feat. Ryan Hennesy)
00:18:41
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We throw it all the way back, and make magic items like crazy!
In the gym: DM Neal and Ryan Hennesy
Forum Post: DM-Nastics [...]
Mar 02, 2017
DM-Nastics 73:Turning Zero Into Heroes (feat James Introcaso)
00:21:21
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We progress through the progression and take you with us!
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso
Feb 23, 2017
110: Tales from Munchkin Land (feat. #MagicMark)
01:02:43

In this episode, #MagicMark and DM Mitch sit down to discuss Min-Maxing and Munchkining. 

Feb 20, 2017
DM-Nastics 72: Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend (feat Suzanne Wallace)
00:23:33
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Cute and Cuddly and Courageous! Animal companion time!
In the gym: DM Neal andSuzanne Wallace of Roll20
Forum Post: DM- [...]
Feb 16, 2017
109: RAAH Real Monsters VI; Nagas
00:39:24

In this, the 6th installment of our RAAH Real Monsters series, we look at the all the diffrent kinds of Nagas.

Feb 13, 2017
DM-Nastics 71: You Are NOT In A Tavern (feat. David M. Ewalt)
00:18:31
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Tons of ways to start yoru campaign, and many comic references!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Dave
Forum Post:
Feb 10, 2017
108: World Building; The Skies (feat. Rich Baker)
00:48:20

In this episode, we return to our World Building series, and are joined by Rich Baker to discuss the creation of Sun, Moon and Stars.

-
 
Feb 05, 2017
DM-Nastics 70: A One Ghost Town (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
00:30:50
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We make many things, and go off the rails, often!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Morgan Jenkins
Feb 02, 2017
107: Divine Spotlight VI; Nerull
00:35:17

In this episode, we return to our Divine Spotlight series. For this one we change it up and focus on one deity to give them the attention they need and desrve. For the new format we tackle Nerull.

-
 
Jan 29, 2017
DM-Nastics 69: All the Small Things
00:20:08
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Be on your guard! Mouse gaurd!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
Jan 26, 2017
106: Hooked On Psionics (feat. Rich Howard)
00:42:47

DM Neal and DM Andrew are joined by Rich Howard of the Whelmed Podcast to talk about all things psionics.

Jan 23, 2017
DM-Nastics 68: The Plot _________! (feat. Jim McClure)
00:16:45
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We go absolutely mad in this one!
Jan 19, 2017
105: Are We There Yet? (feat. Will Jones)
00:46:04

DM Mitch and DM Andrew are joined by Will Jones of Encounter Role-Play to talk about travel in d&d games.

Jan 16, 2017
DM-Nastics 67: Gala-Kan you dig it!? (feat. Rohit Sodhia)
00:17:27
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: There can only be one, and then another one.
In the gym: DM Neal and Rohit Sodhia
Jan 12, 2017
104: Intergenerational Role-Playing (feat. Derek White)
00:54:20

DM Mitch is joined by Derek White, aka the Geek Preacher to discuss the importance of Intergenerational Role-Playing.

Jan 09, 2017
DM-Nastics 66: Buried in Beard
00:16:13
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The bearded buddies go deep, and get emotional!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Jan 05, 2017
DM-Nastics 65: Way Way Back in the Day (feat. Aram Vartian)
00:21:47
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Outstanding original origins!
In the gym: DM Neal and Aram Vartian
Dec 30, 2016
103: A Very Merry DMB Christmas III
00:42:44

Our third Chritmas episode celebration! This year we continue the tradition of asking the 12 questions of Christmas! We hope you enjoy!

Dec 24, 2016
DM-Nastics 64: Cramped In A Lamp
00:17:37
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Your wish is our … play thing to be twisted!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Josh
[...]
Dec 22, 2016
102: One World, Multiple Impacts (feat. Greg Tito)
00:57:47

In this episode, DMs Mitch and Neal are joined by Greg Tito, Comm Manager of Dungeons and Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. Together they will explore the idea of running multiple groups through the same world, and the amazing things that can happen when they interact and impact each other!

@Gregtito
Dragon Talk Podcast

Dec 19, 2016
DM-Nastics 63: Gods Among Us 4 (feat. JM Perkins)
00:19:28
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: This one is truly divine!
In the gym: DM Neal andJM Perkins
Dec 16, 2016
Ep 101: World Building; Monarchies
00:45:39

In this episode, we are introduced to a new host, DM Ian, and together, he and DM Mitch discuss Monarchies.

Dec 12, 2016
DM-Nastics 62: Tenser’s Taxation (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
00:21:06
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Magic mayhem must manifest!
In the gym: DM Neal and Morgan Jenkins
Dec 09, 2016
100: Confessions of a Struggling DM
01:23:49

We did it! 100 Episodes recorded for the DMB! For this special celebration of our accomplishments, we are joined by a number of amazing guest who are here to share with you…their failures! Yes, thats right, to celebrate our success we decided to talk about our failures as DMs and GMs and how we have grown, learned, and become better DMs through our struggles. 

Dec 05, 2016
DM-Nastics 61: Is One the Loneliest Number? (feat. Jeff Stormer)
00:16:53
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We build an adventure for a single character
In the gym: DM Neal and Jeff Stormer
Dec 01, 2016
99: Character Backgrounds & Futures (feat. Chris Jackson)
00:40:38

 Author Chris Jackson stops by the Block to discuss PC’s background and how as DMs we can honor them in our campaigns. 

Nov 28, 2016
DM-Nastics 60: Everybody was Kung Fu FIGHTING! (feat. Rich Howard)
00:18:22
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The things we make this time will blow your mind, or take it from you!?
In the gym: DM Neal and Rich Howard
Nov 24, 2016
98: RAAH Real Monsters V; Dragons (feat. Ivan Van Norman)
00:55:02

On this, our fifth installment of the RAAH Real Monsters series, we discuss a staple of any fantasy world…Dragons. And to join us to talk dragons….none other than the Dragon himself…Ivan Van Norman! 

Nov 21, 2016
DM-Nastics 59: It’s Frohtastic!
00:11:24
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Wow! Much island. Such floating.
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Andrew
Tie Back Episode: Episode #72: The Epilogue
Nov 17, 2016
97: Downtime Activities
00:40:52

DMs Chris and Neal join forces to discuss how to run downtime activities, such as shopping and festivals. 

Nov 14, 2016
96: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; Spells of the Gathering (feat. #MagicMark)
00:59:28

#MagicMark is back, and so is our MTG series! This time we take a look at some MTG spell cards, and are inspired by them to create some new spells for D&D!

Nov 07, 2016
DM-Nastics 58: Crazy Kobold Carnage (feat. Shawn Merwin)
00:16:47
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Kobolds abound, and not your run of the mill ones either!
In the gym: DM Neal and Shawn Merwin
Tie Back Episode: Episode #71: The Big Con 
Forum Post: DM-Nastics [...]
Nov 03, 2016
95: Battle Monsters (feat. Greg Leatherman)
00:57:18

DMs Mitch & Chris are joined by Greg Leatherman of the Dungeons and Dragonites podcast to discuss how to use monsters in your world to do battle with each other…much like the popular game, Pokemon!

Oct 31, 2016
DM-Nastics 57: The Aspects of Greenwood (feat. James Introcaso)
00:20:50
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The magic of Greenwood is on display! Feast your ears!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM James Introcaso
Oct 28, 2016
94: Haunted House Tips and Tricks
00:33:50

DMs Chris & Neal go over ten ways to scare the pants off of your players this Halloween, by using a Haunted House. They also have a surprise in store, so stay tuned to the entire episode!

Oct 24, 2016
DM-Nastics 56: Siege of the Beast (feat. JM Perkins)
00:19:11
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Lusina Tirion is under attack. Our ideas will help forever change the town!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM JM Perkins
Forum Post: 
Oct 20, 2016
93: Non Canonical Nonsense
00:40:45

DMs Mitch & Chris take this week to discuss running adventures in your world that are not considered canon. 

Oct 17, 2016
DM-Nastics 55: Telling the Tale (feat. Suzanne Wallace)
00:25:29
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Tips , tricks, and stories about what player influence can do for you!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Suzanne Wallace 
Tie Back Episode: 
Oct 13, 2016
92: Solarian Islands Epilogue; Where Are They Now?
00:44:28

On this episode DM Chris leads a disucssion about the final night of his Solarian Islands campaign. Questions will be asked and answered by both the GM and player!

Oct 10, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 14
00:09:36

A battle with Solarian knights, a group of battling drug addicts and a portal to another plane. All this leads us up to our last night before the Epilogue of the Adventures of the Solarian Islands

Edited by: DM Chris
Oct 07, 2016
91: The Fun in Failure (feat. Joshua Lorimer)
01:03:10

Joshua Lorimer, better known as Graek stops by the DM’s Block to join DMs Mitch & Chris in a discussion about how failure in role playing can be fun….even…dare we say it….more fun than success!

Oct 03, 2016
90: End of the Unending Journey
01:01:27

Another campaign behind us, we sit down for another Epilogue Night discussion. Hear the conclusion to DM Mitch’s campaign, Journey on the Unending Sea, and listen in on the post game discussion with the players.

Aug 29, 2016
89: Heroic Sacrifices (feat. Keith Baker)
00:58:31

We are joined this week by Keith Baker, the creator of Eberron, Gloom and the new RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command. Keith talks with us about the role of Heroic Sacrifice in Role Playing games, and brings some great ideas from his new RPG, Phoenix: Dawn Command. 

Aug 22, 2016
88: Zero to Hero 02 (feat. Ryan Hennesy)
00:51:35
In our second episode of Zero to Hero, we invite Ryan Hennesy, a fairly new DM and listener of the Dungeon Master’s Block, onto the show to tell us about his DMing journey thus far.
 


Aug 15, 2016
87: Zero to Hero 01 (feat. Elyssa Grant)
00:42:25

On this episode of the DMB, DMs Mitch & Chris are joined by Elyssa Grant, a past producer at Wizards of the Coast, and a new Dungeon Master. Elyssa joins us this week to tell us about her time as a DM and how her journey so far has been.

 

@Hobbitzez

 

Aug 15, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 16
00:15:29
The group continues on their quest through the abyss. Will they make it to the Black Lantern Crig has been rambling about? Come find out this week in Story Time.

Edited By DM Chris.

Jul 29, 2016
86: Everybody Get Rangerous
00:41:55

In this episode, DMs Chris and Neal focus on the Ranger Class, and discuss it from a DM’s perspective. 

 

Jul 25, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 13
00:21:47

The players was left with a dilemma in our last Story Time episode. Do they train up the civilians to fight back against Harlon Planor and the Solarian Knights or do they go and find the rest of the remaining weapons.  Come and find out with us!

Edited by: DM Chris.
Jul 22, 2016
85: Come Together Right Now (feat. David M. Ewalt)
01:02:03

David M. Ewalt joins DMs Mitch and Chris this week to talk about how to successfully bring together a group of players around the table, and have a merry time together!

 
Jul 18, 2016
84: Smallsville (feat. Flawful Jared)
01:02:02

On this episode we are joined once again by Flawful Jared. The topic that we discuss is running an entire campaign, in one small town…

Jul 11, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 15
00:19:44

The Crew of the Whetlash delves further and further down into the underworld. Along the way, they face torments beyond their wildest nightmares…the black lantern is a prize far from easy to retrieve. 

Edited by: DM Chris
Jul 08, 2016
DM-Nastics: Update Time!
00:02:39
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Status update on DM-Nastics!
In the gym: DM Neal

Intro & Outro Music in this episode is Rock Instrumental Music №28 (creative commons) by 
Jul 06, 2016
83: Little Heroes, Big World (feat. Luke Crane)
00:52:15

In this episode, we are joined by Luke Crane, the creator of the Mouse Guard RPG, to discuss running adventures, where the heroes are small and tiny creatures. 

 
Jul 04, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 12
00:17:59

One shots are great. They allow us to add to the overall story of the current campaign we are running. The governor was assassinated and the players get to figure out how it went down. Join us this week for Story Time!

Edited By: DM Chris
Jul 01, 2016
DM-Nastics: 1 Year Gymiversary!
00:33:45
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We started this all one year ago, and we throw it WAY back to celebrate!
In the gym: Pretty much everybody ever! 
Jun 29, 2016
82: Creation & Inspiration V #TTTTTT (feat. Jim McClure)
01:21:14

In this second part of the Creation & Inspiration episode, we hear Jim’s, Mitch’s and Neal’s Top Tens!

Jun 27, 2016
DM-Nastics 46: Getcha Guild On!
00:19:26
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We build a guild, but what kind?
In the gym: DM Neal and DM James Introcaso 
Jun 22, 2016
81: Creation & Inspiration V Plot Is Not A Dirty Word (feat. Jim McClure)
01:00:14

Creation & Inspiration is back, and joining us this time is Jim McClure of Talking Tabletop. In this episode we discuss the idea of Plot lead DMing, and how plot can often get a bad rep. 

Jun 20, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 14
00:20:01

The remaining crew of the Whet Lash are judged for their sins. Upon judgement a terrible journey begins through the lands of the dead…and some of the group may have a more difficult time than others…

Edited by: DM Chris
Jun 17, 2016
DM-Nastics 45: Order of the White Tiger
00:20:30
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It’s samurai making time! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Dougspiracy!? 
Forum Post: D [...]
Jun 15, 2016
80: Play by Post Gaming (feat. Rohm Sodhia)
01:14:12

This week, we are joined by Rohit Sodhia of Gamer’s Plane to discuss play by post gaming.

Jun 13, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 13
00:18:45
The Crew of the Whet Lash has reached shores, although they have lost their ship in the process. In this story time we meet a new PC, Crig, hear a bit of his strange story, and the remaining crew embarks on yet another journey…perhaps more dangerous than their previous one…

Edited By: DM Chris

Jun 10, 2016
DM-Nastics 44: Build-A-DMBPC
00:21:42
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We stat out the whole DMB crew!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Tie Back Episode: 
Jun 08, 2016
79: Racial Profiling; Dwarves
00:50:48

This week, DMs Chris and Mainprize take a look at dwarves, and why we love them.

Jun 06, 2016
DM-Nastics 43: Monstrous Mayhem
00:16:50
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Time to make a monstrous race!  
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Forum Post: 
Jun 01, 2016
78: World Building; Origin Story (feat. Aram Vartian)
01:13:27

This week we are joined by Aram Vartian of the Godsfall Actual Play Podcast. Together we discuss how worlds can begin…

May 30, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 12
00:18:22

This week we join our players as they continue to explore Crescent Cove.  What else could they possibly run into? Probably nothing too bad.

Edited By: DM Chris
May 27, 2016
DM-Nastics 42: You Too Can Create!
00:24:51
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: A race has been created and they are awesome!
In the gym: DM Neal and Suzanne from Roll20
Forum Post: 
May 25, 2016
77: RAAH Real Monsters IV; Djinn, Efreets & More
00:44:57

In this, the fourth installment of our RAAH Real Monsters series, we look at the magical Djinn, the evil Efreets Chris’ home-brew monsters, the Mind Hawks and Mitch’s Black Forest Seekers.

May 23, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 11
00:15:19

We did a one shot this week because not everyone could be there *cough* *cough*…Looking at you DM Chris.  Enjoy part one of our story surrounding the mysterious ship “The Rising Sun”!

Edited By: DM Chris

May 20, 2016
DM-Nastics 41: The Ballad of the Battle Bards
00:21:26
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: This one should be music to your ears! Bards unite!
In the gym: DM Neal and Alex from BattleBards
Forum Post: 
May 18, 2016
From the Vault: Geek Wars #1
02:09:47

Our first From the Vault Bonus Episode. Enjoy a game of Geek Trivia lead by your host, DM Mitch. Teams #Dominance and Hodor face off in an epic battle to prove….who the biggest geeks truly are….

May 16, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 11
00:13:39
Our group was just attacked by Dire Wolves…the other half returns this week with some bad news for the refugees…and whats happened to Ashter Vesh…

Edited by: DM Chris

May 13, 2016
DM-Nastics 40: What’s In The BOX!
00:16:15
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We decided to get postal in this one. Literally!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Forum Post: D [...]
May 11, 2016
76: Divine Spotlight V; Fharlanghn, Garl Glittergold & Sher Aryeh
01:10:18

During the 5th installment of the Divine Spotlight Series, DMs Mitch & Chris talk about Fharlanghn, Garl Glittergold & Sher Aryeh. 

May 09, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 10
00:14:06

We join our adventurers again in the Forest Hux with nearly 300 civilians that have been displaced from their homes.  What will the group do with them? Only this story time will tell! Join us!

Edited By: Chris Thompson
May 06, 2016
DM-Nastics 39: There Was That One Time. Yes, And…
00:27:42
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We improv a fight vs Doppelgangers! Yes! And!? 
In the gym: James D’Amato, DM Neal, and DM Mainprize 
Tie Back Episode: Episode #59: Improvisation
Forum Post: 
May 04, 2016
75: The Price of Magic (feat. Rodrigo Lopez)
01:17:27

Arcane Magic is a wondrous thing. In your home-brew world it can work in many different mysterious ways. On this episode of the DMB, DMs Mitch & Chris are joined by Rodrigo Lopez of the Critical Hit podcast to talk about the lore of Magic!

May 02, 2016
DM-Nastics 38: Would You Rather?
00:18:12
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Would You Rather, but filled with twisted fantasy twists! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Tie Back Episode: Episode #58: Moral Dilemmas 
Forum Post: DM-Na [...]
Apr 27, 2016
74: Small Group Games (feat. Jeff Stormer)
01:16:42

Ever wonder what to do when players cancel last minute? Or perhaps you are in a small town, and can only find one other person who wants to play RPGs? This episode is for you. Jeff Stormer of the Party of One Podcast joins us to talk about how to DM for groups of 1-2 players. 

Apr 25, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 10
00:35:13
After half the crew is enslaved by a terribly powerful Marid, and Steven Creel is no longer with them…our heroes are left in a dark place. And their paths are unclear…literally…as a thick fog rolls in. 

Edited by: DM Chris

Apr 22, 2016
DM-Nastics 37: Question Quest
00:19:22
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Questions were asked, answer were given, and things were learned! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Forum Post: 
Apr 20, 2016
73: Hey Hey We’re the Monks (feat. Hinju)
01:13:30

DMs Mitch & Chris sit down and discuss the class of Monk. We are lucky enough to also be joined by a real monk, named Hinju…but unfortunately he wasn’t able to speak much. 

Apr 18, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 09
00:24:07

Our crew, full of ailments some of which are mental and some of which are physical limp their way away from the Temple.  What ever could happen? Are they cured? Do they find their next mission?  Come find out on this weeks Story Time!

Episode Edited by: DM Chris
Apr 15, 2016
DM-Nastics 36: Gods Among Us 3
00:12:14
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Lightning never strikes twice … or does it!?
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Forum Post: 
Apr 13, 2016
72: The Epilogue
01:12:09

On this week’s episode of the DMB, DMs Mitch & Chris sit down to discuss how to successfully run an Epilogue Night, and wrap up the story that is your campaign. This is quite possibly Mitch & Chris’ favorite episode to date, we hope you enjoy it, as much as we did!

Apr 11, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 09
00:33:46

The crew of the Whetlash heads towards what seems to be land. Have they finally reached the other side of the world? Or is this yet another tragic tale waiting to be told?

Episode Edited By: DM Chris
Apr 08, 2016
Dm-Nastics 35: Who Really Grinds My Gears!?
00:16:55
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: More monocles than you can shake a gear laden cane at! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Tie Back Episode: Episode #55: Steampunkery 
Forum Post:  [...]
Apr 06, 2016
71: The Big Con (feat. Shawn Merwin)
01:14:54

On this episode of the DMB, DMs Mitch & Chris are joined by author and game designer, Shawn Merwin, to discuss how to properly prepare for running games at Conventions.

Apr 04, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 08
00:21:59

This week we delve back into the dungeon crawl that we find our characters in.  What voice is in Sees’rs head and what will become of him.  Will the other members presume him dead and leave? Come find out on this weeks Story Time!

Episode Edited By: DM Chris
Apr 01, 2016
DM-Nastics 34: Give It Up!
00:19:36
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Many much magic items were made on giving Tuesday! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Tie Back Episode: No Tie Back Episode
Mar 30, 2016
70: World Building with Ed Greenwood 02
01:00:20

The second part of the DMB’s interview with Ed Greenwood. 

Mar 28, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 07
00:18:58

This week the group makes it to their mysterious destination while on their hunt for the Maul of Uthur.  What ever could go wrong this week? Come and join us for this weeks Story Time

Edited By: DM Chris
Mar 25, 2016
DM-Nastics 33: By Odin’s Beard!
00:24:43
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It gets barbaric in this one, and a clan comes forth that is not to be trifled with! 
In the gym: DM Neal and Lou Anders
Tie Back Episode:
Mar 23, 2016
69: World Building with Ed Greenwood 01
01:07:30

Ed Greenwood drops by the Block for a special interview with DMs Mitch & Neal. Together we pick Ed’s brain about his upcoming projects and the art of world building. This is one you won’t want to miss…

 
Mar 21, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 08
00:30:02

Food is scarce…very much so. Starvation is setting in, and morale is becoming an ever increasing problem. The crew tries to fish…300 feet under the surface of the sea in order to remedy their food problems. But lack of food is not the only danger in this weeks episode. A dark fog is on the horizon….

Edited by: DM Mitch & DM Chris.
Mar 18, 2016
DM-Nastics 32: Tipping the Scales
00:18:00
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We dragon deadlift in this one and feel the burn! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Tie Back Episode: Episode #54: Panthia Epilogue 
Forum Post: 
Mar 16, 2016
68: Combat Expertise
01:20:33

DM Mitch & DM Chris take this week to talk about how to keep combat moving, and how to introduce different elements to keep it fresh. Make combat more than just a grid and some minis! 

Mar 14, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 06
00:21:33

This week our group finds their way to the Island of Pohee to find a pair of daggers that once belonged to our group of reincarnate heros. What adventures await them in the Twin Peaks? Come and find out.

Episode edited by: DM Chris  
Mar 11, 2016
Dm-Nastics 31: Thou Shalt Coven
00:11:55
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Time to get your broomsticks out and ride!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Tie Back Episode: Episode #51: Thou Shalt Not Coven 
Forum Post: 
Mar 09, 2016
67: Player Influenced Story Telling (feat. Reid)
01:35:33

This week DMs Mitch and Neal are joined by DM Reid of the Sneak Attack Actual Play Podcast. Together we talk about Player Influenced Story Telling and how it will bring new life to your D&D campaigns!

 
Mar 07, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 07
00:25:05
Another ship appears on the horizon. Has our crew reached the other side of the world? Lets find out in this week’s Story Time. 

Edited By: DM Chris

Mar 04, 2016
DM-Nastics 30: The Final Countdown!
00:26:28
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Everyone dies, but we tell their tales! 
In the gym: DM Neal and Morgan Jenkins 
Tie Back Episode: 
Mar 02, 2016
66: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; If You Guild it They Will Come (feat. #MagicMark)
01:27:04

#MagicMark is back to talk with us about building Guilds for your D&D worlds and Campaigns. To delve in deeper into the MTG Universe, we will look at the plane of Ravnica and the 10 guilds that rule there.

 
Feb 28, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 05
00:22:53

The group has now joined up with the Bounty List after their framing for crimes they didn’t commit.  As the classic Pringles catch phrase goes…”Once you pop the fun don’t stop.” Whatever could they run into this week? Ghosts perhaps? Come and find out.


Edited By: DM Chris
Feb 25, 2016
DM-Nastics 29: Anything But Common
00:21:11
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The Beardforce unites! Bringing you awesome commoners to add to any town! 
In the gym: DM Neal, DM Mainprize, and J.M. Perkins 
Tie Back Episode: 
Feb 24, 2016
65: Long Ago in a Distant Land…
01:01:22

This week DMs Mitch and Neal come together to talk about one of their favorite cartoons…Samurai Jack. We take a close look at season one of this show, and gain inspiration for D&D campaigns from it…so WatchOut!

 
Feb 22, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 06
00:27:35
The mystery of the fired cannon may have a more sinister answer than we think. Cedric locks himself up, Son’ Zean punches a friend, and a simple fishing trip goes very very wrong on this week’s Voyage of the Unending Sea…
Edited By: DM Chris
Feb 19, 2016
DM-Nastics 28: It’s A Trap! Then Another Trap!
00:15:15
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: It gets Traptastic in this one! 
In the gym: DM Neal and Andrew Pourciaux 
Tie Back Episode: Episode #48: Dungeon Obstacles 
Foru [...]
Feb 17, 2016
64: Run DMPC
00:48:33

This week on the DMB, DM Mitch & DM Chris talk about the infamous DMPC. We take a look at why they are hated, when it is ok to use them, how to and how not to run them. 

 
Feb 15, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 04
00:27:38

Back to the Solarian Islands we go. Now that some mischief has happened in the city where will the group be sent next? Tune in and find out.

Edited: DM Chris
Feb 12, 2016
DM-Nastics 27: Time, You Flat Circle You!
00:25:38
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: Dayeimbe’s timeline gets some content! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Tie Back Episode: 
Feb 10, 2016
63: RAAH Real Monsters III; Githyanki, Githzerai & More
00:57:07

We return to the RAAH Real Monsters series to take a look at some Astral Pirates and Monks of Limbo. 

 
Feb 08, 2016
Story Time: Voyage on the Unending Sea 05
00:28:40
The crew of the Whet Lash is running low on drinkable water, gets some flying visitors and Cedric almost meets a cannon ball face to face. 

Edited by: DM Chris

Feb 05, 2016
DM-Nastics 26: Triple Threat Power Set
00:13:42
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We do a power set of three DM-Nastics in one! 
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
Feb 03, 2016
62: You Too Can Create! (feat. Roll20)
01:09:22

On this episode of the DMB we are joined by some of the crew of Roll20, to discuss some advice on creating your own content, and the new DM’s Guild.

 
Nolan T. Jones: 
Suzanne Wallace:
 
Feb 01, 2016
Story Time: Voyage On The Unending Sea 04
00:22:59

After defeating the Skrags…somehow things just get even grimmer. It’s another Story Time, with the Voyage on the Unending Sea…

Story Time edited by: DM Chris
Jan 30, 2016
DM-Nastics 25: Cover It All
00:49:49
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We let the album covers of yesteryear inspire us!
In the gym: DM Neal and Morgan Jenkins
Tie Back Episode: None< [...]
Jan 27, 2016
61: The Sounds of D&D (feat. Alex Jarzebinski)
01:22:53

This week we are joined by Alex from Battlebards to talk about using sounds in your D&D campaigns. 

 
Jan 25, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 03
00:17:32

Our groups return from their separate adventures and reunite together.  With some information  from Ashter Vesh in hand it is time for them to decide what to do next.  Join us this week to find out what they decide to do!

Story Time edited by: DM Chris
Jan 22, 2016
DM-Nastics 24: Deep Deep Down
00:29:21
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: We go deep deep down into the depths of our world to bring it to yours! 
In the gym: DM Neal and James Introcaso 
Tie Back Episode: [...]
Jan 20, 2016
60: Mailbag of Holding 02
00:53:19

Once again we have an entire episode dedicated to our mailbag of holding, where we focus on stories, ideas and questions from YOU, the listener!

 
Jan 18, 2016
Story Time: Solarian Islands 02
00:24:26

We check back in again with our players as they adventure through the Solarian Islands. Who are the people that blew up the Amber Dictator? Who is Alzog?  More questions are being asked than answered.  Lets see if any of them are answered this week.

Story Time edited by: DM Chris
Jan 15, 2016
DM-Nastics 23: Order! ORDER!
00:31:59
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: A paladin order is brought into the light!
In the gym: DM Neal, DM Mainprize, and Paladin Caleb 
Tie Back Episode:  [...]
Jan 13, 2016
59: Improve Your Improv (feat. James D’Amato)
01:26:06

This week James D’Amato of the One Shot Podcast Network joins us to discuss the wonders of improvisation! So join us…accept no substitutes! We are the Dungeon Master’s Block! 

 
Jan 11, 2016
Story Time: Dilemmas!
00:10:17

This week in Story Time we talk about past Dilemmas we have put our players through.  Sit back, prop your feet up, and get your notebooks ready to start taking notes.  We have some good ones for you. 

Story Time edited by: DM Neal
Jan 08, 2016
DM-Nastics 22: Advice From the Masses
00:20:27
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds! 
Content: The forum users share their great wisdom!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize 
[...]
Jan 06, 2016
58: Moral Dilemmas
00:43:24

DMs Chris and Neal take this week to talk about giving your PCs some tough moral dilemmas! 

 
Jan 04, 2016
Story Time: How the Lich Stole Christmas
00:05:23

How the Lich Stole Christmas

Written and Narrated by: DM Mitch
Edited by: DM Mitch
Voice of the Lich: DM Chris
Voice of the Gnome Child: DM Neal
Voice of Santa Claus: DM Chris
Background Audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S2zctAvNs8
Dec 25, 2015
DM-Nastics 21: Cryptozoic Christmas
00:30:44
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Forum Post: 
Dec 23, 2015
57: A Very Merry DMB Christmas 02
00:58:10

It’s that time of year again. Christmas time! Come celebrate with DMs Mitch, Chris and Neal as they take a look back at 2015, and look ahead to 2016! There may even be some singing…

 
Dec 21, 2015
Story Time: Voyage on the Unending Sea 03
00:31:42
The Noggles meet their judgement, a storm threatens the crew’s safety, and songs will be sung.

Story Time edited by: DM Mitch
Dec 18, 2015
DM-Nastics 20: Stick It To You
00:11:36
Welcome back to DM-Nastics - the gym for Dungeon Masters to work out their minds!
In the gym: DM Neal and DM Mainprize
Dec 16, 2015
56: Divine Spotlight IV; Grummsh, Boccob and Obris
01:03:28

In the fourth installment of the Divine Spotlight series we will take a look at the gods Grummsh, Boccob and one of DM Chris’ homebrew gods, Obris. 

Dec 14, 2015
Story Time: Solarian Islands 01
00:22:36

We kick things off with DM Chris behind the screen! We look at our players as they begin their adventure through the Solarian Islands.

Story Time edited by: DM Neal
Dec 08, 2015
55: Steampunkery (feat. Shawn Ellsworth)
01:52:58
If you are looking for a new type of campaign to put your players through you have come to the right place.  This week we are joined by Shawn from Tribality.com to talk everything and everything Steampunk.  Sit back and enjoy the conversation we have about movies, books, rules, ideas, etc that deal with Steampunk.
 
Some of Shawn’s Info:
Dec 07, 2015
54: Panthia Epilogue
01:27:23
This week we talk about yet another campaign that has come to an end. We discuss the last session and the epilogue of the Dragon Wars campaign with Dale the Dragon that was DM’d by DM Chris.  Come see what happens in the conclusion of this campaign.
 
Nov 23, 2015
Story Time: Voyage on the Unending Sea 02
00:22:22

The group has escaped the clutches of an angry mob of religious zealots and begun their journey on the Unending Sea. But it doesn’t take long before our ship, the ‘Wet Lash’ is facing some new troubles…

Story Time edited by: DM Mitch
Nov 17, 2015
53: Creation & Inspiration V- Part 02; Top Tens with Lou Anders
02:13:52
In the conclusion to our special 2 part episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, DM Mitch, DM Chris & Lou Anders go through their list of Top Tens!

 @LouAnders

 

Nov 16, 2015
Story Time: Voyage on the Unending Sea 01
00:20:56

With DM Mitch at the helm we begin a new campaign, and thus a new adventure in the world of Aatos. We begin our adventure in the country of Treca, with a new group. Three ships, The Wet Lash, the Sea Chariot and the Noggles Demise are all ready to begin a voyage, from which there may be no return…a Voyage on the Unending Sea. 

Story Time edited by: DM Mitch
Nov 09, 2015
52: Creation & Inspiration V- Part 01; World building with Lou Anders
02:16:35
In this special 2 part episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, we are joined by Lou Anders Author of the Thrones & Bones Series. In this, the first part, we take a look at Qualth, the world of Thrones & Bones, and Lou gives us a deeper look into World Building. 

 

Tune in to our next episode for our TOP TENS!

@LouAnders

 

Nov 09, 2015
51: Thou Shalt Not Coven
01:52:30

This week, DM Mitch is joined by the Lord of the DMnastics Kingdom, DM Neal aka Joatmoniac. With Halloween passing on by, we decided to talk a look at Horror gaming, and another look at Witches, their covens and Witch Hunts. So grab some eye of newt and gizzard of lizard, jump on your Nimbus and fly with us!

 

 

Nov 02, 2015
50: Rider’s End; A Shemish Epilogue
01:43:26

All Campaigns must come to an end one way or another. Join us in this special episode to discuss the epilogue of the Adventures in Shemish campaign, and see where the Riders of Shemish ended up…

 

 
 

 

Oct 26, 2015
49: Commoner Cat-astrophe (feat. JM Perkins)
01:39:26

JM Perkins is back to talk to us about his new book, the Adequate Commoner…and cats…but mostly cats. 

 

Other Places to read JM’s work:
 

 

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Oct 20, 2015
48: Dungeon Obstacles
01:55:27

On this episode of the DMB, DMs Mitch & Chris talk about the many obstacles our PCs can encounter in dungeons, specifically traps, puzzles and bosses! So grab you master thieves tool kit, and an ever-burning torch, and help explore!

 
 
Oct 12, 2015
47: World Building; Jumping Timelines Batman!
01:26:03

On this episode of the DMB, we podcast from a boat…and bring you a relaxed discussion on creating Timelines for your worlds.  

 
Oct 05, 2015
Bonus Ep: DMnastics
00:33:53

DM Neal and Rich Howard bring you a special Bonus episode of the DMB.

 
 

 

Sep 14, 2015
46: Deep, Deep Down (feat. James Introcaso)
02:18:07

On this episode of the DMB, we are joined by James Introcaso of the Tome Show Podcast. Together we discuss the horrors that lurk deep deep down in the underdark, and how to make an underdark for your very own home-brew worlds.

 
Guest Info:
james.introcaso@gmail.com
 

 

Aug 30, 2015
45: Paladin Born, Paladin Bred (feat. Paladin Caleb)
02:16:00

This week on the DMB, DM Mitch and Paladin Caleb take a look at all things Paladin. Alignment, Oaths, Blackguards, we talk about it all! We also have a special D&D IN SPACE Story Time! 

 
Aug 24, 2015
44: DMing for Dummies
01:41:47

This week on the Dungeon Master’s Block, we give tips and pointers to those of you who either are new DMs or perhaps want to give DMing a go for the first time! Class is in session!

 
Aug 17, 2015
43: RAAH Real Monsters II; Minotaurs, Mindflayers & More…
02:04:03

This week on the Dungeon Master’s Block, DM Chris returns to us as we jump back into our RAAH Real Monsters series. In this episode we look into Minotaurs, Mindflayers, Mitch’s home-brewed Mirror-Men, and Chris’ Ice Shriekers. So home onto your brain, and lets go!

 
Aug 10, 2015
42: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D V; Monsters of the Multiverse (feat. #MagicMark)
01:46:59

This week on the Dungeon Master’s Block, with DM Chris gone on his honeymoon, DM Mitch and #MagicMark return to our MTG series, and take a look at the Monsters of the MTG Multiverse. We will break down Eldrazi, Slivers, and Nephilim, and talk about how to use them in a d&d campaign. We hope you are prepared!

 
Eldrazi:
Eldrazi.png
 
Montauk Monster:
MontaukMonster.jpg
 
Nephilim Cards:
5nephilim.jpg
Aug 03, 2015
41: Meat Man’s Meat; A Look at Adventure Time (feat. Flawful Jared)
01:43:15

This week on the Dungeon Master’s Block, with DM Chris gone on his honeymoon, DM Mitch and Flawful Jared take a look at one of their favorite shows, Adventure Time! There are so many amazing ideas that flow from this show, that could be amazing in any Dungeons and Dragons Campaign! So Common and Grab your friends, cuz were headed for very distant lands! 

 
Jul 27, 2015
40: Divine Spotlight III; Corellon, Kislev and Quom
01:34:44

In the third installment of the Divine Spotlight series we will take a look at the gods Corellon, Kislev and one of DM Mitch’s homebrew gods, Quom. So listen in….or we will put a curse on you.

 
Jul 13, 2015
39: Creation & Inspiration IV- Part 02; Mimic in a Bottle & Top 10s (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
02:15:36
The moment you have waited for is finally here. DMs Mitch, Chris and Morgan give us their Top Tens in this conclusion to our 2 part Creation & Inspiration episode! 
 
 
 
Jul 06, 2015
38: Creation & Inspiration IV- Part 01; Going In Detailed (feat. Morgan Jenkins)
02:13:16
In this special 2 part episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block, we are joined by DM Morgan of the Going In Blind Podcast. In this, the first part, we discuss the importance of details and how to be aware of them, and use them at your tables.
 
We also have a new segment, called DMnastics, with guest hosts, DM Neal and DM Phil. 
 
Tune in to our next episode for our TOP TENS!
 
 
 
Jun 29, 2015
Hired Heroes 01; Origin Story
01:14:43
Join Mahleil, Sev and Tarhun on their adventures in Magrathen! The Dungeon Master’s Block proudly presents, their first ever Actual Play. 
 
Jun 22, 2015
37: Return to the Depths (feat. Rich Howard)
03:12:08

This episode we are joined by Rich Howard for another edition of Aquatic Campaigns.  We are glad he is back and once again he is taking us to school to learn all there is to know about running aquatic campaigns.  

 
Below are all the things that we talked about in this episode:
 
 
Jun 16, 2015
36: Reservoir Blink Dogs (feat. Shawn Ellsworth)
02:21:05

This week we are once again joined by our bucko, Shawn Ellsworth of Tribality.com. Shawn joins us to talk about how to run a successful heist for your players in a fantasy world. 

 
Website:
 
Email for Shawn:
info@tribality.com
 
Jun 08, 2015
35: Level UP (feat. Caleb G)
02:25:19

This week we are joined by Caleb from the RPG Academy to talk about how we as the Dungeon Masters of the game handle Leveling Up! 

 
 

Jun 01, 2015
34: Bringing the Magic of Magic into D&D IV; Artifacts of the Multiverse (feat. #MagicMark)
01:24:08

You want items? We got items! #MagicMark joins us once again to take a look at the wonderful worlds of Magic the Gathering. On this episode we pull together some of our favorite artifact cards and take a look at how they could be some really great items for any D&D campaign!

May 25, 2015
33: Neverending Stories
01:51:28

Why do most RPG players have more unfinished Campaigns under their belts than finished ones? This week we take a look at stories that never get their deserved endings, and how we as the Dungeon Masters can do our best to see that our stories come to a close in the way they are meant to.

 
May 18, 2015
32: World Building; Towns & Cities
01:26:41

Back to back World Building Episodes! This week we discuss how to make settlements in your world, from the tiny thorp to the bustling metropolis. 

 
May 11, 2015
31: World Building; Picking Your Pantheon (feat. #MagicMark)
01:55:47

With DM Chris down for the count due to sickness, #MagicMark joins DM Mitch to talk about how to choose your world’s Pantheon, and the different aspects that can effect the way the gods of your world work! 

 
May 04, 2015
30: The Player’s Block (feat. Rich Howard)
02:47:50

This week we are joined once again by Richard Howard. On this special episode, we focus on the Player. Join us for a special story time, and great discussion on what it means to be a player in D&D and how to be a better player and team member.

 
Stories of Matt Welty:
 
Email Rich Howard at rich@richhowardauthor.com 
 
Apr 27, 2015
29: League of Legends Shurima
01:45:54

This week we exit from the swirling sands of Shurima to share with you the vast knowledge that we learned.  We warn you to not wander alone into these shifting sands but to let us be your guide to the Oasis.  Sit back and enjoy.  Get your writing utensils ready. 3…2…1…press play now.

Apr 20, 2015
28 RAAH Real Monsters I; Beholders, Spiders & More
01:47:51

In our first episode of our new series, RAAH Real Monsters, we explore the Beholder, Spiders, Goblin Grenades and Life Stealers. 

 
 
Apr 13, 2015
27 Divine Spotlight II; Moradin, Kord, Nyax and the Green Empress
01:36:09

Annointed by the Gods of DnD we were told to share the information they told us. DM Chris and DM Mitch are joined on their journey through the realm of the Gods by a special guest.  Tinzien the DM from the Deathd4dishonor podcast has journeyed with us and will help share with us how these Gods can be used in our campaigns.  So sit back and bask in the light of these Gods as we bring to you our Divine Spotlight #2.

 
Here is some info on Tinzien and the Deathd4Dishonor podcast.
 
Mar 30, 2015
26 Arr Ya Ready Kids!?!? (feat. Shawn Ellsworth)
01:40:34

This week we are joined by another one of our friends from Tribality.com.  First Mate Shawn was gracious enough to share with us his thoughts and passions on anything and everything Pirate Campaigns.  So sit back, grab your favorite tankard and fill it with the most raunchy grog you can find and enjoy this episode dedicated completely to Pirates!

 
Website:
 
Email for Shawn:
info@tribality.com
 
Mar 23, 2015
25: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D III; Leonin, Noggles and Kithkin (feat. #MagicMark)
01:35:38
On our third Magic the Gathering episode, we are of course joined by Magic Mark as we discuss the Magic races of the Leonin, Noggles and Kithkin, and how you can use them in your own D&D campaigns and worlds!
 
Brandon’s Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/FrndlyCombatant
Mar 16, 2015
24: Survivalist and Horror Campaigns (feat. JM Perkins)
02:13:49

This week we are joined by another one of our friends from Tribality.com.  We have author and game designer JM Perkins sharing his wisdom and knowledge pertaining to survivalist and horror campaigns.  Sit back, relax, but not too much, and keep your guard up because after what we talk about you may begin to look around you and you may see all the creepy crawly things you thought could never harm you in a different light.  Enjoy everyone!

 
Buy some of JM’s work people!
Mar 09, 2015
23: You Are Not In A Tavern
01:16:02

This week we focus on how to successfully start a campaign.  It is fun and all to start in a tavern, but at times that start can become…well…stale like the left over bread in the cellar. As much fun as over sized mutated rats can be or the town hobo who babbles about tales of ages past, consider starting your campaign a different way this time around. Listen closely to the ideas and consider implementing some of your own.  If you do so let us know! We would love to hear them. 

 
Mar 02, 2015
22: Creation & Inspiration III- Synergy (feat. Michael Ross)
02:03:32
This week for our third episode in the Creation & Inspiration series, we are joined by Michael from the RPG Academy. Michael shows us Synergy; a new way to use Magic the Gathering cards to create stories for your D&D games. We also each have a Top Ten List for you! It’s a great episode! Enjoy!
 
 
Let us know what you think.  You can communicate with us in many different ways.  They are listed below.
Feb 23, 2015
21: Making Memorable NPCs (feat. Flawful Jared)
01:23:46

We are joined this week by Flawful Jared, as we discuss how to make NPCs worthy of remembrance. 

 
Let us know what you think.  You can communicate with us in many different ways.  They are listed below.
Feb 16, 2015
20: Mailbag of Holding
01:29:15
This week we dump out our mailbag of holding to answer some questions, share ideas and stories from you the listeners! 
 
Let us know what you think.  You can communicate with us in many different ways.  They are listed below.
Feb 09, 2015
19: Under The Sea (feat. Rich Howard)
01:47:00

Everything Aquatic Campaigns! This episode we have a guest Rich Howard join us.  Rich has been around the RPG community for years and has been playing DnD since his first sleep spell at the age of 8.  We thank his older brother for his dedication to the RPG community ever since.  We talked about a lot in this episode dealing with Aquatic Campaigns.  Listed below our some of the links that we talked about in the episode.

 
Rich Howards Column’s and Websites:
Feb 02, 2015
18: League of Legends Delving into the Freljord
02:08:55

This week we start a new series on The Dungeon Master’s Block where we focus on the ever popular game League of Legends.  We have noticed the growth over the past few years and decided to begin work on showing you how some of you favorite champions, items, and much more, can become an integral part into your gaming world.

 
This week we delve into the realm of the Freljord.  We put on our snow boots, Coats, and grab our Dire Boar mounts and travel in to see what we can find.  We show you some of the potential champions that you could use as NPC’s in your world.  We unearth some unique items that could find their way into your worlds as well.  With your ice pick in hand what are you waiting for.  Hit the play button.
 
Here is the Risk Board we discuss in the Lightbulb section:
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Jan 26, 2015
17: Divine Spotlight I; Pelor, Olidammara & Erebus
01:28:20
This is our first episode in the Divine Spotlight Series. On these episodes we will choose 3 gods to discuss, give ideas for extra lore, and adventure hooks to use in your campaigns. On this episode we will take a look at Pelor, Olidammara, and Erebus.
 
Jan 19, 2015
16: Good, Bad, Unkillable Villain
01:32:35

On this episode we discuss what makes a great villain a great villain. Strike fear into your players today!

 
The Crit Fumble Chart of Doom
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Jan 11, 2015
15: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D II; Color Alignment Pie (feat. #MagicMark)
01:40:37
On our second Magic the Gathering episode, we invite Magic Mark back to discuss an alternative alignment system…the magic color pie! 
 
Color_Wheel.jpg
 
Jan 06, 2015
14: A Very Merry DMB Christmas
01:54:14

This week we are proud to present our very first DMB Christmas episode.  We have a lot jam packed into this episode so hunker down, grab your egg nog and cookies and prepare to have your ears pleased with this special episode of the Dungeon Master’s Block.  Here is what you are in for:

 
Story Time: This week we extended our episode’s story time to be well…pretty much the whole episode.  We share our favorite stories over our years of playing DnD.  We laugh, reminisce, and pretty sure someone might even cry…not really but close when we talk about Daima.  
 
Twitter Jokes:  We share the best answers to the twitter jokes that we have posted over the past month.  Special shout outs to those of you that won.  These are classic.
 
MailBag of Holding:  As a gift from us to you we include a new segment to our sho [...]
Dec 24, 2014
13: Dungeon Builder’s Block (Crawling Through Dungeon Creation)
01:20:28

Welcome back to another episode.  Glad you could join us.  This week we have a jam packed episode.  We crawl through what it takes to build a quality dungeon that both you and your players will enjoy.  We love dungeons here at the Dungeon Master’s Block and we want you to enjoy and share our love for dungeons.  

 
Story Time:  We share what happened last week in DM Mitch’s campaign.  A few good laughs if you listen in.  We also share a story from one of our community members here at the Dungeon Master’s Block.  
 
The Meat:  This week we delve into the who, what, where, why, and how of a dungeon. We cover a lot of valuable materials.  We help you gain some ideas that may help you out with some of your future dungeons.  Hope you enjoy.
 
Light Bulb:  DM Chris created some stone walls to help enhance the dunge [...]
Dec 15, 2014
12: Creation & Inspiration II
01:17:45

Our Second Creation & Inspiration Episode

 
Story Time: We talk about our past 2 nights of D&D, including opening a Tavern that doubles as a Tavern, as well as playing a video game like dungeon crawl!
 
The Meat: We have 6 new tips to use when creating stories, and being inspired. Then we move into our second TOP TEN!
 
Lightbulb:  Evernote is a great free program that can be used to take great notes for any D&D campaign!
 
Dec 08, 2014
11: World Building; Time & Space
01:11:51

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.  
Nov 24, 2014
10: Flawed, Flawless, or Flawful (feat. Flawful Jared)
01:28:47

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.
Nov 17, 2014
09: Death & Dying
01:19:03
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.”
 
Nov 11, 2014
08: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D I (feat. #MagicMark)
01:16:39

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.
 
Nov 03, 2014
07: Halloween Special; The Big 4
01:59:04

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 ele [...]
Oct 29, 2014
06: Creation and Inspiration I
01:41:47

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.
 
Oct 19, 2014
05: How to Handle Problem Players
01:06:44

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.
Oct 13, 2014
04: Everything Neutral Characters
01:12:25

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 so [...]
Oct 04, 2014
03: Character Building & Alignment Specific Campaigns
01:16:06

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!  
 
Aug 21, 2014
02: Character Creation Nights & Rolling for Stats
00:51:18

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.
 
Aug 07, 2014
01: Building a World (Pilot)
00:53:14

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.
 
Jul 23, 2014
00: Welcome to the Block Party
00:02:27

This episode is to welcome you as a new listener, to the Block Party! 

 
Jul 22, 2014