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Dungeon Master's Block

Welcome to the Dungeon Master's Block the place where we focus on the dungeon master, the most important person in the game. Follow us on Twitter at @DMs_Block

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44: DMing for Dummies

This week on the Dungeon Master's Block, we give tips and pointers to those of you who either are new DMs or perhaps want to give DMing a go for the first time! Class is in session!Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.com Music in this episode is...One Touch (Original Mix) by PlatinumEDM is licensed under a Creative Commons License.Release: https://soundcloud.com/platinumedm/on...License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Promoted By : Aman Shine Khanuja [ The Man Behind CCFML ;-) ]This Music is promoted on Creative Commons Free Music Library ( Allowed For Reuse & Monetization )https://www.youtube.com/FreeMusicLibraryThis episode edited by: DM MitchDMnastics by: DM Neal

1hr 41mins

17 Aug 2015

Rank #1

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99: Character Backgrounds & Futures (feat. Chris Jackson)

 Author Chris Jackson stops by the Block to discuss PC's background and how as DMs we can honor them in our campaigns. @ChrisAJackson1 jaxbooks.comPatreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode isThe Passion HiFi - The Art of Soul by Free Hip Hop Beats https://soundcloud.com/freehiphopbeat...Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...This episode edited by: DM Mitch

40mins

28 Nov 2016

Rank #2

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98: RAAH Real Monsters V; Dragons (feat. Ivan Van Norman)

On this, our fifth installment of the RAAH Real Monsters series, we discuss a staple of any fantasy world...Dragons. And to join us to talk dragons....none other than the Dragon himself...Ivan Van Norman! @Hydra_Lord Ivan's Facebook Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode is"Before I sleep" by "Muciojad" is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. http://bit.ly/MuciojadBeforeIsleep https://youtu.be/AX_EIddyj0cThis episode edited by: DM Mitch

55mins

21 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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140: Worldbuilding; Ruins (feat. Bruce Cordell)

DMs Neal & Ian sit down with, Senior Designer for Monte Cook Games, Bruce Cordell to discuss making ruins in your world and how to make them more interesting. Numenera 2: Kickstarter Bruce Cordell: Website Twitter Facebook Monte Cook Games: Website TwitterPatreon Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro and Outro Music in this episode is Digital Math - Journey (Part 2) by Agrofox from https://soundcloud.com/cyan-de/cyande-prate  This episode edited by:Neal Powell

44mins

22 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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96: Bringing the Magic of Magic to D&D; Spells of the Gathering (feat. #MagicMark)

#MagicMark is back, and so is our MTG series! This time we take a look at some MTG spell cards, and are inspired by them to create some new spells for D&D! Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode is"Night Life" by "Hired Beats" is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. http://bit.ly/HiredBeatsNightLife https://youtu.be/yXnjeAIJAAEThis episode edited by: DM Mitch

59mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #5

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187: Puzzles (feat. James Eck)

DMs Mitch and Neal sit down with James Eck of Mind-Weave RPG to talk all about puzzles and how to tailor them to your players. DMs Block Discord: https://discord.gg/ehJBu2 Twitter: @DM_Eck https://mindweaverpg.wordpress.com/ Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comMusic provided by Argofox: Arcturus - Liftoff https://youtu.be/KIMIYq0Ckzs Episode edited by: Neal Powell

47mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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172: The Warlock Within (feat. Richard Baker)

Richard Baker is back to join DMs Mitch & Neal as we take a look at the Warlock Class, and imagine all the ways to be creative with pacts and patrons as DMs! Facebook: Richard Baker Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro/Outro Music: New Horizon by ADERINThis episode edited by: Mitchell Connelly

49mins

20 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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125: Creation & Inspiration VII; Top Tens Part 01

Another Creation & Inspiration is here, this time a special 3 part episode series, with all four current DMB hosts sharing their Top Tens! Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro and Outro Music in this episode isThe Ason ID EPBuy: https://www.beatport.com/release/ason...Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/as... This episode edited by: Mitch Connelly

43mins

11 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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102: One World, Multiple Impacts (feat. Greg Tito)

In this episode, DMs Mitch and Neal are joined by Greg Tito, Comm Manager of Dungeons and Dragons at Wizards of the Coast. Together they will explore the idea of running multiple groups through the same world, and the amazing things that can happen when they interact and impact each other! @GregtitoDragon Talk Podcast Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comMusic in this episode is cdk - Sunday by cdk (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755This episode edited by: DM Mitch

57mins

19 Dec 2016

Rank #9

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152: Secret Societies (feat. Satine Phoenix)

Satine Phoenix joins us at the DMB to talk about Secret Societes...but shhhhh....don't tell anyone. @SatinePhoenix Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro/Outro Music: We're Coming In (Free Download) by SmaXa is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. http://bit.ly/WereComingInSmaXa https://youtu.be/5WRZ-bC5XzE  This episode edited by:Mitch Connelly

56mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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194: World Building; Tombs (feat. Jim Zub)

DMs Neal and Mitch are joined by Jim Zub to discuss Tombs in your home-brew worlds! www.jimzub.com Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comMusic:Bad Love (Niwel Remix) (Instrumental) by Niwel Genre and Mood: Dance & Electronic + Inspirational Episode edited by: Mitchell Connelly

57mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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127: Creation & Inspiration VII; Top Tens Part 03

Another Creation & Inspiration is here, this time a special 3 part episode series, with all four current DMB hosts sharing their Top Tens! Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro and Outro Music in this episode is"Earth Tones" by Hpnotic718 https://soundcloud.com/hpnotic718Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... This episode edited by: Mitch Connelly

45mins

25 Jun 2017

Rank #12

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32: World Building; Towns & Cities

Back to back World Building Episodes! This week we discuss how to make settlements in your world, from the tiny thorp to the bustling metropolis. Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comThe Song in this Episode is Charli XCX Ripoff Beats by Nathan AlfordThis episode edited by: DM Mitch

1hr 26mins

11 May 2015

Rank #13

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139: World Building; Stacking the Gun Powder (feat. Wolfgang Baur)

DMs Mitch & Neal sit down with Kobold-in-chief Wolfgang Baur to discuss building conflict into your homebrew world aka stacking the gun powder. Kobold Press: Website TwitterPatreon Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode is P!rate by CYAN!DE from SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/cyan-de/cyande-prate  This episode edited by:Neal Powell

42mins

1 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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53: Creation & Inspiration V- Part 02; Top Tens with Lou Anders

In the conclusion to our special 2 part episode of the Dungeon Master's Block, DM Mitch, DM Chris & Lou Anders go through their list of Top Tens! @LouAnders www.louanders.com www.thronesandbones.com Lou Ander's Blog Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro & Outro Music in this episode is Lets Rock! (Original Mix) by Tommy ReKstyle is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.   http://bit.ly/TommyReKstyleLetsRock https://youtu.be/9CO3AAAQgksThis episode edited by: DM Mitch & DM NealDMnastics by: DM Neal

2hr 13mins

16 Nov 2015

Rank #15

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158: Legendary Weapons (feat. Peter Welmerink)

DMs Mitch and John talk sit down and talk to Author Peter Welmerink about how awesome Legendary Weapons are, tips on how and when to introduce them into your campaigns, and some cool original ideas to inspire the creation of your very own Legendary Weapons.  Peter Welmerink: @PWelmerink Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro/Outro Music: Wontolla - Pistol & Cutlass Published by Argofox. https://soundcloud.com/argofox/wontolla-pistol-cutlass Episode edited by: John Quinn

53mins

9 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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120: Mega-Mega Dungeons (feat. Mike Mearls)

In this episode DMs Mitch & Neal are joined by Mike Mearls of WOTC to discuss Campaign long dungeons!@mikemearls Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode isFree music for videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKpg...Music by: http://youtu.be/3yExvW1xZuMDownload music: https://soundcloud.com/mi77ermusic/st... This episode edited by: DM Mitch

39mins

7 May 2017

Rank #17

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59: Improve Your Improv (feat. James D'Amato)

This week James D'Amato of the One Shot Podcast Network joins us to discuss the wonders of improvisation! So join us...accept no substitutes! We are the Dungeon Master's Block! www.oneshotpodcast.com James D'Amato @OneShotRPG NPC (Noisey Person Cards)http://paracosmpress.com/npc/ Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode isOrthodox Unknown By LittleLight is licensed under a Creative Commons License.Release: https://soundcloud.com/little-light/o...License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...Promoted By : Aman Shine Khanuja [ The Man Behind CCFML ;-) ]This Music is promoted on Creative Commons Free Music Library ( Allowed For Reuse & Monetization )https://www.youtube.com/FreeMusicLibraryThis episode edited by: DM Mitch & DM Neal

1hr 26mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #18

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68: Combat Expertise

DM Mitch & DM Chris take this week to talk about how to keep combat moving, and how to introduce different elements to keep it fresh. Make combat more than just a grid and some minis!  Patreon @DMs_Block Facebook Stitcher iTunesdungeonmasterblock@gmail.comIntro Music in this episode isThe Architects (Original Mix) by Zero Chaotic is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Release: https://soundcloud.com/zero_chaotic/t... License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...This episode edited by: DM Mitch

1hr 20mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #19