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The Next Session

The advice podcast to plan your next role-playing adventure.Adam Johns is a professional game master with over 20 years of experience. Allysa Johns has been in theater for 11+ years and knows her way around a good story. Together they are an old married couple who each grew up in the 90's. Join A&A as they help answer your conundrums such as, "Help! 5/6 of my players are werewolves and they don't know it yet. The full moon is in 2 days!" Or, "Which RPG should I chose? D&D? Lasers & Feelings? FATE?"Whatever it is, Adam & Allysa will help you with your Next Session. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

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Ep 46 Rats & the Ray of Enfeeblement

Next Session Help: YungComfy wants to know “How would a wererat respond to a talisman with a rat on it / what magical significance would it hold?” GallicPontiff has concocted a rat faced beholder and needs help coming up with some rat themed abilities. Ask a GM: Brand new DM, Fair_Setting_2915 wants to know where exactly to begin as a new DM. What should they buy? What resources do they need? Use That Spell!  Ray of Enfeeblement. It’s really fun to say! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

46mins

19 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Ep 45 Misty Dungeon & Mislead

Next Session Help: Vainwin’s players made a deal with a devil who is going to bust a dragon out of an Eiffel Tower sized magical pillar. But the big question is how?  Trick_Willingness440 is designing a mist based dungeon and wants to know what should go into it.  Ask a GM: Calthiss is unsure if using “narrative traps” where players don’t get a save are okay to do all the time.  Use That Spell!  Mislead Thanks for listening!  As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast  Twitter: @thenextsession  Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

47mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Ep 44 Item X and Illusory Dragon

Next Session Help: Silvere01 has new players who don’t want to do anything but win D&D by getting item “X” to “CityCity.” They need help motivating the players to slow their roll and let things happen more organically. Ask a GM: Feeling-Idea2513 wants to know how Adam rolls for stats. TheMasterDungeon asks, “Do smaller creatures take more damage from larger creatures?” In D&D 5e the answer is no. But let’s see what Adam says. Use That Spell!  Illusory Dragon Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

43mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Ep 43 Potion Shop & Plant Growth

Theresamouseinmyhous wants to set up a fight in a potion shop where it is near impossible not to knock potions on the ground. Diet Toothpaste finally gets to DM in person again but is feeling a bit nervous coming out from behind the zoom screen. After the break, Art by Adam DMs for sometimes 12 kids with only 30 minute sessions and is looking for advice on how to streamline the process. Use That Spell!  Plant Growth! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

53mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Ep 42 Temples & Tree Stride

PeachasaurusWrex asks, “What the eff is in this temple?” Then, Hyperionfin’s Bard pulled a Flames card from the Deck of Many Things and needs help coming up with how a demon is pursuing him. After the break, Teeleert wants to know, “Is it metagaming to know another class's spell list?” Use That Spell!  Tree Stride! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

49mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Ep 41 Gulthias Tree, Grief, & Guardian of Nature

Macpadmore wants to reflavor a Gulthias tree. How about chocolate mint? Then, Oswaldsumbrella asks, “[How do] I depict realistic grief without making the session a total downer?” Adam says, "Make it a total downer!" After the break, Resurectionist needs some quick help with a rules lawyer who thinks they broke Wild Shape by applying the spell Mask to it, and BulgarianThornbill wants to know what check to use when a player says their character has “heard about *blank* location.” Use That Spell!  Guardian of Nature! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

57mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Ep 40 Season 2 Finale

It's the end of Season 2 and we welcome special guest Adam Davis from Game to Grow! We have too many questions, so it comes down to the roll of the dice to see which ones we answer this week.  Use That Spell: Spirit Guardians! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

1hr 16mins

31 May 2021

Rank #7

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Ep 39 Cursed Gold & Cordon of Arrows

TheRealForteGaming has a plot where the villain is bent on removing magic from the world. The players are about to meet some of the villain’s followers and TheRealForteGaming wants some help. Then, Reynosomarkus’ players are going to steal gold from “the physical manifestation of greed” and wants some ideas on how they can curse the loot. After the break, Manemeth wants to know why Tritons get the ability to cast fog once per long rest instead of control water. Allysa learns that Tritons are a race, and not just a weapon for King Triton. Use That Spell!  Cordon of Arrows! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

49mins

24 May 2021

Rank #8

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Ep 38 Sending Stones, Scribes, and Sun Blade

Benry007 is back and needs help with his campaign in the Beastlands. After the break we have 2 Ask a GM questions! Whiskeybenthellbound wants to know how Sending Stones work. Specifically, how do we use sending stones? AllUrBaseRBelong2Gus wants to assign a player to be the scribe. Good idea? Bad idea? Yes idea! Search the Room!  And old classic, the Sun Blade. Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

1hr 7mins

18 May 2021

Rank #9

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Ep 37 Space Sword & Synaptic Static

Ehbean’s players have come across some ingots from space and needed us to brainstorm different effects the space metal would have. Space sword! After the break we have two Ask a GM questions! Benry007 wants to know, “Should I fix a player's weakness with a magic item?” TabaxiCab asks us about a 2 person D&D game, or what other TTRPG’s would work well for 2 people? Use that Spell!  Synaptic Static! Thanks for listening! As always, you can ask us a question at www.nextsessionpodcast.com Instagram: @nextsessionpodcast Twitter: @thenextsession Facebook: @thenextsession--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nextsessionpodcast/support

59mins

10 May 2021

Rank #10