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Wizards' Council Podcast

Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between.

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Why do we play RPG’s

So many years of rolling dice and creating stories with friends and strangers alike. After doing this for so many years, why do we continue to still do it? What keeps us coming back for more. Abe, John, and Matt sit around the table and discuss what it is that keeps this still coming back as DMs and Players, regardless of the system they play. So, sit back and relax as a couple of long time buddies shoot the breeze about what keeps them coming back. Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 12mins

3 May 2021

Rank #1

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Player Engagement

You’ve seen the thousand yard stare of a player clearly checked out. “What have I done that’s so boring?” you might think to yourself. Well in today’s session we wanted to discuss some ways to keep things interesting and engaging for players as you crawl through the dungeon. We toss around some ideas for things in and out of combat as well as some things players can do to help themselves. So find your comfy chair, grab a drink, and listen in.  Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 21mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Pol 101

Here ye! Here ye! We call to order this council to discuss the topics of politics in our games. From the hierarchy to the global and galactic scales of war and its ramifications. Our panel of council members discuss questions you need to ask yourself as you construct your governmental bodies. So, have a sit, pour yourself a glass of something, and listen in as the council presides over this session. Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 1min

5 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Campaign Retrospective

Hindsight is 20/20 and sometimes without someone to speak up you may not learn all of the lessons you may need to learn before heading into your next game that you run or even play in. Abe’s out due to some major event about Bowls or something, so we bring in a friend and discuss campaigns we’ve run and some of the take away from those campaigns. What did we do right and what did we do wrong. This is just a retrospective talk and we hope you enjoy and maybe take something good away from our conversation! Have a seat, drink up, and listen in as the council is in session. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 44mins

22 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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What makes an ideal DM?

You may have been lucky at some point to have a great DM at your table, but what made them great? Was it how they roleplayed an npc or how they crafted an engaging or thrilling adventure? Were they ready to go when they sat down at the table, prepared for the night’s activities.? If you had to take all those qualities and instill them into a DM, what would make an ideal DM to you? Today in our session we talk about the positive traits we want to see in ourselves as DMs and the DMs we play under as we think on the DM’s side of the screen. The ideal DM, the one we want to play with and the one we want to be. So grab a drink, sit down, and have a listen. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 23mins

8 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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What makes an ideal player?

We have all had great players at our table, but what made them great? Was it how they roleplayed or how they interacted with other players at the table? Were they ready to go when they sat down at the table? If you had to take all those qualities and instill them into a players, what would make an ideal player to you? Today in our session we talk about the positive traits we want to see in ourselves and our players as we sit on the players side of the screen. The ideal player, the one we want to play with and the one we want to be. So grab a drink, sit down, and have a listen. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 16mins

22 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Failure: A Steering into the Skid Story

Whether your rolls aren’t in your favor or you’re just not having the best of luck, we wanted to discuss what players and DMs could do to help one another and help themselves to handle and overcome failures at the table. Players and DMs both experience different things when they encounter it, but we hope to put some ideas out there to help you bounce back from it and hopefully, have fun with it when it happens. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 18mins

8 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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Smoke Break

While Matt is out once more, he promised to not cause any problems, Abe and John just have a sit down and talk session. Just random stuff that they have going on in each other’s campaign and just shoot the breeze just like they would post games when we weren’t subjected to a pandemic. So, join these two as they sit down for a smoke break. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 34mins

25 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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Downtime

Whether you are trying to pick up a new skill, change class, improve your social standing in society you need the time to do just that. And that is where Downtime comes in. In this episode we discuss what you can do between adventures and ideas for DMs and players. The story doesn’t go on pause during this time period the world keeps spinning and the DM can keep the world advancing in the background, while players work their way through noble courts, crafting items magic and mundane, or simply take the time to learn new tradeskills or language. So, sit back, relax, and let’s talk about what we can do on vacation. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri

1hr 24mins

11 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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Holiday Break 

Wizard Council is a biweekly podcast where we discuss the trials and tribulations that occurred while playing and running D&D and other RPGs. We will address issues ranging from problem players and DMs to the nitty gritty of fighting styles and everything in between. If you have any questions please reach out to us via e-mail at WizardsCouncilPod@gmail.com or through Twitter at @WizardsPod. Intro and Outro music by: David Fesliyan Artwork by: Gilbert Neri Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com

1min

28 Dec 2020

Rank #10