Today we don’t talk about D&D!? What? You say?! It’s true. We are talking about a new favorite game of ours, Darkest Dungeon, a roguelike RPG out now on Steam early access. This game will mess you up. Heroes die all the time so get attached at your own peril. Sometimes they break and need to spend time praying or drinking to forget the horrors they have seen. Listen to hear us discuss many of the game’s mechanics as well as a few party builds we’ve come to rely on. Enjoy!
Darkest Dungeon on Steam – http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060/
We continue to explore the “ideal” party. Four Druids… No but seriously. How about the classic, Fighter, Wizard, Cleric, Rogue? Bard, Warlock, Druid, anything? And other winning combos.
All about how to calculate CR’s for enemies with PC classes… Oh wait you can’t, because, uhh, potato? If you try you will find yourself sucked into some evil infinite circular logic loop of the DMG. Try it, we dare you! (Oh and if you do figure it out please tell us! Steve hasn’t been the same since.)
Did all the players roll Fighters?… Balance! Tank, Caster, Healer, Thief! Co-ordination is king. How to defeat an Evil sorcerer of higher level. Bard/Warlock tag teaming and other stories.
How Far Is Too Far?
And How Far Is Not Far Enough?
Building a Better D&D Experience
by Meorty Matt
Anytime you pick up a game that involves pen & paper, dice, cards with a lot of words on them, or even a video game that grants you the freedom to build a character to your liking, there will come a moment when you have a clear choice. That is, a choice between doing what makes sense thematically (or flavor-wise) and doing what makes sense for your own self-interest. At the best of times, these two options will not be diametrically opposed or might actually be the same option. At the worst of times, extreme suspension of disbelief is required to continue without wanting to shout obscenities or throw something. What does any of this have to do with 5E?
5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons is not perfect. There, I said it. Continue reading
This episode we talk about styles of DM’ing a game. Are you more open world or linear quest? I know one thing we all agree on is that the players always ruin everything! Killing vital story NPC’s? Check. Murdering each other? Check. Chasing shiny objects? Check. What’s a DM to do?!
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We debate campaign setting balance. How much magic is in the world? Apex predators. The tippyverse?! How to create an internally consistent game world. Trap invaders with a banquet! What are your thoughts on the issues?