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Hi! I'm Michael "Chgowiz" and I podcast about my love for running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons! Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) or on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/messageFind episode posts and other D and D content at my blog here: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/)

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Hi! I'm Michael "Chgowiz" and I podcast about my love for running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons! Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) or on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/messageFind episode posts and other D and D content at my blog here: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/)

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By wsteyert - Jun 08 2019
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Wish there was more :( Where’d you go Michael? The podcast just ended? I need closure lol.

Keep it up!

By Vwelch - Dec 17 2017
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I love AD&D! We need more insight from the days of AD&D!

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28 Ratings
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Great Info!

By wsteyert - Jun 08 2019
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Wish there was more :( Where’d you go Michael? The podcast just ended? I need closure lol.

Keep it up!

By Vwelch - Dec 17 2017
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I love AD&D! We need more insight from the days of AD&D!
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The Dungeon Master's Handbook Podcast

Latest release on May 28, 2020

All 42 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 39 - Reading Unearthed Arcana - The Barbarian

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By Crom, I've finally reached the (infamous) Barbarian class as I read through 1st edition AD&D's Unearthed Arcana! This episode, I review the class and share if I'd use it in my campaign.

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)  You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.  

I blog at: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com

I stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits
Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

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May 28 2020

22mins

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Episode 38 - Reading Unearthed Arcana - Paladin, Druid, Fighter

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Join me as I continue my a series of episodes where I read through the (in)famous supplement to AD&D: Unearthed Arcana! Will I use UA in my campaign? Let's find out! This episode, I cover the Paladin, the Druid and the Fighter. I found some surprising elements in each, see what I think about the changes to each class!

Show Notes Links:

Con of Champions - (May 23-25, 2020) - https://tabletop.events/conventions/con-of-champions

What do you think?!
Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)

You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

I stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits
Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

May 22 2020

27mins

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Episode 37 - Reading Unearthed Arcana - The Cavalier

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Join me as I continue my a series of episodes where I read through the (in)famous supplement to AD&D: Unearthed Arcana! Will I use UA in my campaign? Let's find out!

This episode gets into the classes section of UA, where I discover and consider the cavalier! I had a lot of fun considering the options presented, but let's see if it will make it into my campaign as a PC option.

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)

You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

I blog at: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/ and stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

May 08 2020

32mins

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Episode 36 - Reading Unearthed Arcana - Intro, Comeliness, Races

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I've decided to pick up the (in)famous supplement to AD&D: Unearthed Arcana! Join me as I begin a series of episodes where I read through the book and see what all the controversy is about. Will I use UA in my campaign? Let's find out!

This episode is the introduction to the series, and I go over the comeliness attribute option and the rules expansions for races and sub-races.

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)

You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com - I stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

Apr 24 2020

35mins

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Episode 35 - Catching up on Call Ins and Q/A

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It's been a month or so since I've caught up with my call-ins, and I have plenty of observations and questions from some other great podcasters! This is a bit longer than my usual episode, but I hope you enjoy!! 

Thanks to these great folks for the call-ins and messages!

Nerds RPG Variety Cast - Jason

Gothridge Manor - Tim Shorts

Roleplay Rescue - Che Webster

Hindsightless / Weal or Woe - Joe Richter

Confessions of a Wee Tim'rous Bushi - Menion (aka Rob)

Thank you for listening and calling in!


Show Notes and Links:

Target 20 (link to Delta/Daniel Collin's blogpost on D&D combat algorithms)

Philotomy's Combat Sequences  (link to PDF of Philotomy's OD&D Musings which include this sequence)

The Domesday Book (PDF of essay by S. James Ross on Medieval Demongraphics in RPGs)

Road stops for overland adventures (blogpost of mine on generating road stops/rest areas during your game)

My interview on Hobbs & Friends podcast


What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)

You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com - I stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.


--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

Apr 15 2020

39mins

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Episode 34 - Demystifying AD&D - Pursuit and Evasion

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A recent question on the AD&D subreddit (/r/adnd) serves as the topic for this episode - regarding the rules around pursuit and evasion in both the dungeon and wilderness.

This is also my first ever streamed recording session! I had two supporters ask some great questions after the recording.

Stream recording: https://youtu.be/YrzWX6l2atI

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)

You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com - I stream at: http://twitch.tv/chgowiz

Credits

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)

Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

All music used with permission.

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Apr 08 2020

30mins

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Episode 33 - Gaming Thoughts on COVID Thursday

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A quick episode to talk about what's going on with my shelter-in-place gaming life. Lots of changes and I'm very busy these days! 

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com 

Credits
Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

Apr 02 2020

10mins

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Episode 32 - Interview With My 1x1 OD&D Player - My Wife!

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My first guest on The Dungeon Master's Handbook! I interview my wife who has been the player in our 11 year one on one OD&D campaign. She talks about what makes it work for her and answers questions from redditors!

Show Notes

Link to a very old wiki I maintained for the 1 on 1 campaign: https://the-vale-solo-campaign.obsidianportal.com/

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com 

Credits
Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

Mar 26 2020

32mins

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Podcast Episode 31 - Playing the Ultima CRPG setting in OD&D

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In this episode, I take a break from AD&D and talk about a different gaming love - how I combined OD&D and the Ultima CRPG setting from the early 80s into a great homebrew RPG game!

Show Notes

Links to my Ultima/OD&D Game "Siege Perilous"

Players Rulebook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwiMsojGKI2KUldjYjRGRXhNWjg
Game Referee's Guide: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwiMsojGKI2KT29LTWdWdms4TW8

Inspirations and Sources

Swords & Wizardry White Box (this page has links to all free PDF versions of Swords & Wizardry): http://snw.smolderingwizard.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4
Skathros's Swords & Wizardry Companion: http://swcompanion.wikidot.com/
Minimal Space Combat by Timothy Swenson: http://www.oocities.org/svenqhj/MSCbook.pdf
Ultima Codex Wiki: http://wiki.ultimacodex.com/wiki/Main_Page

What do you think?!

Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them! (312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada) You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/message  or email me at chgowiz@gmail.com.

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com 

Credits

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)

Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

All music used with permission.

--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thedungeonmastershandbook/message

Mar 10 2020

38mins

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Podcast Episode 30 - Finishing Up Demystifying AD&D Combat

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In this episode, I wrap up my attempt to demystify AD&D combat with a correction, some odds-ends and Weapons vs. AC! 

What do you think?!  Leave me a voice message and let me know what you think or ask questions if you have them!
(312) 625-8281‬ (US/Canada)
You can also leave a message on Anchor: anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/message 

Find episode posts and other D&D content on my blog: chgowiz-games.blogspot.com 

Credits Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF) Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK) Stinger music by TJ Drennon - Check out his Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/TJD/ Stinger music by Nightingale - https://www.looperman.com/users/profile/207475 All music used with permission.

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Mar 04 2020

21mins

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