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The RPGBOT.Podcast

The RPGBOT.Podcast is a thoughtful and sometimes humorous discussion about Tabletop Role Playing Games, including Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder as well as other TTRPGs. The discussion seeks to help players get the most out of TTRPGs by examining game mechanics and related subjects with a deep, analytic focus. The RPGBOT.Podcast includes a weekly episode; and The RPGBOT.News and The RPGBOT.Oneshot.You can find more information at https://rpgbot.net/ - Analysis, tools, and instructional articles for tabletop RPGs.Support us at the following links:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rpgbotTwitter: https://twitter.com/RPGBOTDOTNETFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpgbotdotnetInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rpgbot/The RPGBOT.Podcast was developed by RPGBOT.net and produced in association with The Leisure Illuminati.

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RPGBOT.Podcast - Survival

In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss TTRPG survival mechanics. We discuss what we want from a survival game, what is currently available in games like DnD and Pathfinder, and what we can steal from other games to make survival work in our favorite TTRPGs. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE RPGBOT.Podcast Episodes RPGBOT.Podcast Episode 15 – Food RPGBOT.News – Caleb Valorozo-Jones on Neurodiversity in TTRPGs Articles from RPGBOT.net Forbidden Lands – A Review DnD 5e Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (affiliate link) Other Stuff Derek Batts and the The Third Gallon Podcast Giffyglyph

1hr 4mins

12 Aug 2022

Rank #1

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RPGBOT.News - Dark Archives for Pathfinder 2nd Edition

In this episode of the RPGBOT.News, we discuss Pathfinder 2e’s latest supplement, “Dark Archive.” We look at the two new classes and the mountain of other character options, as well as the included adventures and DM resources, including all sorts of cool, spooky stuff. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE RPGBOT.Podcast Episodes Book of the Dead – RPGBOT.News S2E38 Pathfinder 2e Dark Archive (affiliate link) Archives of Nethys Other Stuff Pathfinder Society X-Files

35mins

11 Aug 2022

Rank #2

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RPGBOT.Podcast - Battle Tactics for Dungeon Masters

In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss how Dungeon Masters can handle tactical decisions for monsters in combat. We examine creatures’ stats and personalities and use those to offer suggestions for how you as a DM/GM can make tactical decisions which make sense for the creatures and feel threatening without feeling like you’re abusing your players. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE RPGBOT.Podcast Episodes RPGBOT.News – MOAR The Monsters Know What They’re Doing with Keith Ammann Villains – RPGBOT.Podcast S2E58 Other Stuff MCDM and Matt Colville The Monsters Know What They’re Doing (affiliate link) Two for the Money Image by Peggy un Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay.

54mins

5 Aug 2022

Rank #3

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RPGBOT.News - Frog God Games Art Director Casey Christofferson

In this episode of the RPGBOT.News, we talk to Casey Christoferson, art director of Frog God Games. We discuss what an art director does day-to-day, his history working in tabletop games, and the past, present, and future of art in tabletop RPGs. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE Casey Christoferson Catpocalypse Meow 5e Kickstarter Facebook Instagram Frog God Games Twitter Bill Webb Necromancer Games Frog God Games Artists mentioned by Casey (WARNING: Some of the art may include nudity and depictions of violence) Adrian Landeros ArtStation Instagram Artem Shukaev Behance Instagram Brian Leblanc Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Quentin Soubrouillard Artstation Thuan Pham Instagram Other Stuff Everquest Fiery Dragon Gamehole Games Alex Kammer Jeff Easley Larry Elmore Monty Cook Sword and Sorcery Studios Troll Lord Games TSR White Wolf Wizards of the Coast World of Warcraft X Planet games

43mins

4 Aug 2022

Rank #4

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RPGBOT.Podcast - Stranger Things as a Window into Dungeons and Dragons

WARNING: This episode contains spoilers! In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss Stranger Things and its representation of Dungeons and Dragons and the people who play. Stranger Things has introduced a wide audience to the wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons, but without a guide it may be difficult for curious viewers to find their way into the hobby. We explain the tropes, the references, the themes, and how you can find your way into D&D. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners.

1hr 8mins

29 Jul 2022

Rank #5

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RPGBOT.News - Unearthed Arcana: Wonders of the Multiverse

In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss the newly-released Unearthed Arcana document, “Wonders of the Multiverse”. We discuss glitchlings, fate clerics, card-based nonsense, rune carving, whatever happened to giants and their adoption process, and our predictions for what WotC is planning to release in the future. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE RPGBOT.Podcast Episodes Unearthed Arcana: Giant Options – RPGBOT.News S2E44 RPGBOT.News – Call of the Netherdeep and Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn Other Stuff Unearthed Arcana: Wonders of the Multiverse

38mins

28 Jul 2022

Rank #6

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RPGBOT.Podcast - Villians

VOTE FOR RPGBOT IN THE ENNIES Voting for the Ennies is now open. You’ll find us under Best Online Content. We need your help to take home an award, so if you can spare a few minutes to support us we would really appreciate it. SHOW NOTES In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss villains and antagonists in TTRPGs. We talk about what makes antagonists interesting and effective in your games, and how you can create interesting antagonists. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE RPGBOT.Podcast Episodes RPGBOT.Podcast S2E9 – Alignment (part 1 of 2) RPGBOT.Podcast S2E9 – Alignment (part 2 of 2) Articles from RPGBOT.net DnD 5e – Practical Guide to Alignment DnD 5e – The Monsterizer DnD 5e – Encounter Builder Other Stuff ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Batman The Joker Beauty and the Beast Gaston Big Bad Booklet, Hitpoint Press Colby “Bea” Munro from the Crit Fails Podcast Exemplars of Evil (affiliate link) Hamlet Halo Forerunners Jason Fight Club Final Fantasy 14 Emmet Silk Fullmetal Alchemist Dante Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister I am Legend (the book) (affiliate link) Jeff Bezos Les Misérables Inspector Javert Loki, The Series Mean Girls Regina George Moana Phantom of the Opera Portal Prometheus Romancing the Stone Romeo and Juliet Se7en Starcraft Arcturus Mensk Star Wars Darth Maul Darth Vader Stranger Things Thanos The Cable Guy Movie The Mummy The Northman Voldemort Warcraft Arthus Wandavision Vecna Xanathar

1hr 27mins

22 Jul 2022

Rank #7

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RPGBOT.News - Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel

Vote for RPGBOT in the Ennies Voting for the Ennies is now open. You’ll find us under Best Online Content. We need your help to take home an award, so if you can spare a few minutes to support us we would really appreciate it. Show Notes In this episode of the RPGBOT.News, we discuss the newly-released adventure compendium Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel. We discuss the setting of the interesting process to create the book, the radiant citadel as a setting, and the included adventures. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. Materials Referenced in this Episode DnD 5e Candlekeep Mysteries (affiliate link) Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel (affiliate link) Tales from the Yawning Portal (affiliate link) Image by Jasmin from Pixabay.

32mins

21 Jul 2022

Rank #8

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RPGBOT. Podcast - Tools

Vote for RPGBOT in the Ennies Voting for the Ennies is now open. You’ll find us under Best Online Content. We need your help to take home an award, so if you can spare a few minutes to support us we would really appreciate it. Show Notes In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss tools in TTRPGs. We dig into how tools are implemented in games like DnD and Pathfinder, and we discuss how to make tools mechanically meaningful and how to use them as a story device. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. Materials Referenced in this Episode Articles from RPGBOT.net Practical Guide to Tools – DnD 5e DnD 5e Players Handbook (affiliate link) Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (affiliate link) Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook (affiliate link) Other Stuff Brennan Lee Mulligan Call of Cthulhu (affiliate link) Dimension 20 Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Fantasy Flight Star Wars (affiliate link) Star Trek (The Chris Pine version) Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

1hr 2mins

15 Jul 2022

Rank #9

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RPGBOT.News - roll20 Announcements with Emily Floyd and Kenton Hansen

Vote for RPGBOT in the Ennies Voting for the Ennies is now open. You’ll find us under Best Online Content. We need your help to take home an award, so if you can spare a few minutes to support us we would really appreciate it. Show Notes In this episode of the RPGBOT.News, we talk to Emily Floyd (Director of licensing) and Kenton Hansen (product director) of Roll20. We discuss Roll20’s recent projects, including a new partnership with DMsGuild, Project Fire Bolt, and other enhancements to the platform, as well as what Roll20 has planned for the future. If you’ve enjoyed the show, please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, and rate us on Spotify or your favorite podcast app. It’s a quick, free way to support the podcast, and helps us reach new listeners. Materials Referenced in this Episode roll20 @Roll20App Roll20 Blog Roll20 Announces Partnership with Dungeon Masters Guild

51mins

14 Jul 2022

Rank #10