Episode 46 – It’s Trappin Time!

Hiya Folks! Cr’aig here with another fancy tale from the GDM guys. This week GDM Chris discusses his maniacally fiendish trap that he put together for a competition. Here’s hoping he wins and doesn’t test it on me! GDM Jay talks about a mirror that is never fashionably late and about how to protect your library. They also talk about the gravity wizard…..again…for the last time….we hope.

Behold! Scent of Gold editing gone wrong.

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Grumpy Special Speculation

In this special unplanned episode GDM Chris, GDM Jay, and GDM Reverend Panda talk about the info drop from WoTC about their planned books for 2022. This leads them down the rabbit hole into what could be, what should be, and what they would like to see. There might have been a discussion about the licensing of other products WoTC might have access to and if G.I. Joe should be a table top game. Listen in true believers and enjoy!

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If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

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Episode 45 – GDM Chris Leaves the House

Hello GDM fans! In this episode the guys discuss Christopher’s sojourn into the outside world, where he visited a number of magically enchanted gaming stores to get into different shenanigans. Along the way he found life, laughter, love, and a gumball machine filled with miniatures. Oh what a tale! The guys also regale us with tales of Beholder animatronics, gravity wizards, and even try to figure out why Booming Blade is good.

GDM Christopher also found a few really cool products that he would recommend to all aspiring DMs. The Tome of Beast Pawns and Tome of Beast 2 Pawns from Kobold Press. You always need more tokens and minis. With over 300 punch-out cardboard monsters at your disposal you will always have the monsters you need, when you need it.

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If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

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Grumpy Review – The Wild Beyond the Witchlight: A Feywild Adventure

So, on the back of the announcement of the new D&D Adventure – The Wild Beyond the Witchlight: A Feywild Adventure – the image below was “leaked” showing off the back cover of the book. Now, if this back cover is to be believed, and be sure to take all leaks with a grain of salt, my initial impression is that this book will have a lot more than just an adventure.

Back Cover art and description to the The Wild Beyond the Witchlight: A Feywild Adventure (Dungeons & Dragons Book)

I took a few days to think about it and these are my best Grumpy Guesses™. First and foremost, the UA Folk of the Feywild is definitely going to be included. Unless the last book in 2021 is going to be a full Feywild Campaign book, then this might be the last official place to release them. Hopefully they fix some of the mechanical issues with the races before then. Otherwise, their flavor hits home right in line with this adventure! Juggler Rabbits! Trapeze Owls! Seedy Feywild Hobgoblins! Fairies selling treats!

Next is the small level range for the book. The level range is 1-8, which is honestly a great range for a campaign. By the time you get to 8ish in level, the campaign is normally so off the rails that the DM has had to adjust for so much player choice. It is nice that this ends early and lets the DM continue to homebrew after that point. Hopefully, since this is such a short adventure, there will be a lot more Feywild-specific information to allow for some great homebrew creation. Something along the lines of the recent Van Richten’s Guide, where they list out the different domains, would be interesting to have all the Feywild locations and their associated antagonists outlined to allow for this.

Time has not been kind to this realm.

Lastly, I hope this book changes something core. Frostmaiden has this huge initial feeling that you could drastically affect the current Faerûn world, but it just ended up being a prequel. This is very underwhelming when you read the endings outlined in that campaign. This back cover states that “Time has not been kind to this realm,” so I am hoping for some large specific changes to happen, specifically in the Feywild. DnD 5e is a great edition of the game. The adventure books are great. But it feels like most of what is being written is just re-hashing the older content into 5e rules and not furthering world growth. When I played 4e, we had the Spellplague and the Sundering, two huge events that changed the landscape of Faerûn. So far all that has really happened is Elturel being pulled into Avernus and Acquisitions Inc set up shop in Waterdeep. All the other adventures and their effects have been self-contained.

This grumpy DM is really looking forward to this adventure. We are starting my own homebrew Feywild adventure soon and should have it partially released before this book is out in September. All in all, I think this is a must-have book. You can pre-order it on Amazon or at your local game store.


Pre-order your copy of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight: A Feywild Adventure

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Do me a favor and watch our Feywild stream when it begins on 7/10 at 8pm EST. Be sure to also listen to our Podcast where we will discuss all the information about this new campaign as it gets released.

Till next time!
– GDM Christopher

Episode 44 – The Wizarding World of Faerun

Oh look! New Books! The GDM guys discuss/speculate on the new DnD5e books that were recently announced which are The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, a Feywild adventure and Strixhaven, which is a new Magic the Gathering book. Let’s say it’s mixed reviews. Also more Magic the Gathering talk about the new DnD set coming soon, more gravity wizard shenanigans, and a whole host of other topics. It’s so difficult to keep these guys on track!

You can view a few of the DnD spoiled cards at https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/05/20/drizzt-dourden-comes-to-magic-the-gathering

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Episode 43 – Super Heroes or Loser Zeroes?

Hey listeners, GDM Jay here. I had to step in and do Craig’s job, so my apologies for any issues with the episode. He decided to wander off and burn down a village or something instead of doing his job. Anyways, in this episode me and GDM Christopher discuss different methods of assigning stats for PC’s and talk about some new Dragonborn changes in Unearthed Arcana. We also discuss the variant types of kobold’s. Enjoy, I’m gonna go find Craig and take him behind the wood shed.

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If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

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Episode 42 – The Tarrasque and the Gnats

In this latest episode of the Grumpy Dungeon Masters the guys discuss GDM Chris saving his party from assured destruction. GDM Jay also helps GDM Chris with making a gravity wizard and learns something new about Simulacrum along the way. The guys also discuss how to kill a Tarrasque with birds and what media they would like to see made into the 5E system. Hint, it has robots.

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If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

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Episode 41 – Ballad of the Drunken Dipshits

In the newest episode of the Grumpy Dungeon Masters the boys discuss amazing and terrible party names. Every adventuring party needs a name, but some are better choices than others. The guys also chat a bit about the upcoming DnD Magic the Gathering set with spoilers and finally GDM Jay begins his new campaign. Meet the new campaign, same as the old campaign.

Follow the Grumpy Dungeon Masters on your favorite social media platform, links below! Be sure to join us every Saturday at 8pm EST on Twitch for our Live Play D&D session of Rime of the Frostmaiden.

If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

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Intro Music Provided by:
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Hit N Smash by Rafael Krux
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Episode 40 – Out of Time and Other Things Wizards Do

Hey listeners. Craig here! In this episode of the Grumpy Dungeon Masters the guys talk about a home brew class in great detail. Learn about the Chronomancer and how it is without a doubt the greatest wizard/cleric/bard/druid/fighter/monk in existence. They also spend a little bit of time talking about fireball again, but not too much time. Most of the time is spent talking about the excellence of the Chronomancer. Anyways, I’m now out of time.

You can find the link to the Chronomancer here. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnearthedArcana/comments/3vhk15/5e_chronomancer_entire_class/
***No trolling or bashing the creator of the class, the post is 6 years old***

Follow the Grumpy Dungeon Masters on your favorite social media platform, links below! Be sure to join us every Saturday at 8pm EST on Twitch for our Live Play D&D session of Rime of the Frostmaiden.

If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
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Intro Music Provided by:
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Hit N Smash by Rafael Krux
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Grumpy Guest – Reverendpanda

Coming at you not exactly live from the Grumpy Dungeon Master studios we have a new guest! He goes by the name of Reverendpanda on Twitch and primarily does a stream about campaign building. Check him out at the following link. https://www.twitch.tv/reverendpanda The GDM crew and guest discuss more about campaign building, add more to Craig’s back story, and allow the guest DM to go off on an epic rant in proper true Grumpy Dungeon Master fashion.

Follow the Grumpy Dungeon Masters on your favorite social media platform, links below! Be sure to join us every Saturday at 8pm EST on Twitch for our Live Play D&D session of Rime of the Frostmaiden.

If you are looking for a new gaming chair. GDM highly suggest a new Killabee Gaming Chair. GDM Christopher and three of the Frostmaiden players each have one. They are the best chair you can get with more options than any other gaming chair!

Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Gaming chair experts and innovators of computer chairs for work and play. The best gaming chair for Big and Tall people! Click the logo above for $10 off any chair purchase!

Intro Music Provided by:
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Hit N Smash by Rafael Krux
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5360-hit-n-…
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…
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