Category: Podcast

Episode 9 – Grumpy Guide to Everything

Episode 9 of Grumpy Dungeon Masters. It’s a Grumpy Guide to Everything is out now! Listen and learn everything. Don’t and learn nothing.

Episode 8 – Cruel DM

Episode 8 of Grumpy Dungeon Masters where we talk about how cruel of a DM you should be.

Grumpy Special – Dread of the Ice Devil Playtest P2

We are excited to release part 2 of this extra special episode of the Grumpy Dungeon Masters. Join us as we run a few good friends through the end of Dread of the Ice Devil. Don’t worry nothing terrible will happen… Also sorry for… Continue Reading “Grumpy Special – Dread of the Ice Devil Playtest P2”

Episode 7 – Villains and those who break them

There are many good villains through out the history of storytelling. But only a few real good ones that immediately pop into your mind and take residence. And we aren’t just talking Mind Flayers. Also don’t give your PC’s stupid OP abilities and gear.… Continue Reading “Episode 7 – Villains and those who break them”

Grumpy Special – Dread of the Ice Devil Playtest P1

We are excited to release this extra special episode of the Grumpy Dungeon Masters. Join us as we run a few good friends through Dread of the Ice Devil. This week will be part 1 and next Thursday part 2. We didn’t cut or… Continue Reading “Grumpy Special – Dread of the Ice Devil Playtest P1”

Episode 6 – Surprise Acid Pit Workshops

In this episode we discuss the RPG Writers Workshop and begin to explain our experiences with it. Then we right turn straight into doing a surprise round in 5e and how no one does them right. Then another right turn straight into an acid… Continue Reading “Episode 6 – Surprise Acid Pit Workshops”

Episode 5 – Alignment

Alignment has always been a hotly contested point in Dungeons and Dragons. Some people think that it is pointless beyond a few spells or items. Some just have an idea of what each alignment means and plays that. Some just avoid it all and… Continue Reading “Episode 5 – Alignment”

Episode 4 – Types of Players

Rules Lawyers. Power gamers. RPGers. Wargamers. Every type of player is different. Every DM is different. A part of finding a group is to understand what kind of player or DM you are and then communicating that to your group. Open communication is essential… Continue Reading “Episode 4 – Types of Players”

Episode 3 – HobTown

Creating homebrew or custom content for your tabletop game is a staple of a DM’s skillset. DMs can spend decades creating a unique world for their players. But sometimes it’s not enough. For example: DM: On your way to the next major town you… Continue Reading “Episode 3 – HobTown”

Episode 2 – Magic Items

Magic Items. Everyone loves magic items. Big ones, small ones, ones that raise the dead. They are all great, but do you know how much work goes into making them? Sure you can just slap +1 attack and damage onto a sword, but that’s… Continue Reading “Episode 2 – Magic Items”