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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

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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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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

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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

Episode 19 - Three Lessons from Recent Games

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Surprise! I promised no set schedule for this podcast, and yet here I am, a week later, with another episode. I DM'd quite a bit of AD&D last week, so I thought I would cover some of the more interesting elements:

  • How I DM overland adventures
  • Playing a strange race that is very alien in thought
  • A quickie on AD&D by-the-book combat
  • What happens when a thief fails to pick a lock

I also talk a bit about my son, Vincent Victor, who lost his life last week.

Leave me a message!

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Three Hexes 'Zine!

I've created a 'zine for my Three Hexes blog series and campaign starter approach. First issue is here - please give it a read!  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293954/Three-Hexes-Zine-1?manufacturers_id=2806

I'd love to hear your questions, comments or if you just want to say "Hi!"

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
Episode Artwork by Mark Allen (http://www.marjasall.com/)

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Nov 12 2019

32mins

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Episode 18 - Casting Resurrect on the Podcast!

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From the unlikeliest of places came a great idea on how to continue this podcast! I talk about the current state of my campaign games, a few changes and future episodes. Thank you so much for the kind comments in the past year - I hope you continue to enjoy the show!

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Nov 05 2019

27mins

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Episode 17 - Populating Dungeons with Monsters and Treasure

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In this episode, Michael talks about how he populates his dungeons with monsters and treasures. Also, some trivia behind the lead-in music!

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Jul 17 2018

27mins

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Episode 16 - Weather in my D&D Campaign

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In this episode, I share how I came up with some logical, consistent weather rules and how I base that weather on the real world. It was a long journey through random charts and blog posts to get here, but I finally have a system that I'm happy with! 

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

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

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Jul 03 2018

19mins

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Episode 15 - Running a Wargames Campaign - HowTo

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This episode, I talk through an example of what I do to play wargames in my campaign world - the tools I use, how I use them. There are links below to the books I use as inspiration and to my rules and records I use. Hopefully this brings together what I've been talking about the past few episodes. See here for links to books and files: 

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

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

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Jun 04 2018

32mins

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Episode 14 - Wargames in your D&D campaign, Part 2

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In this second of two parts, I finish talking about one of my favorite aspects of my D&D campaign world - wargaming alongside my D&D gaming in the same campaign. I share how I set up my campaign and the tools/books I use to help me.

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May 22 2018

18mins

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Episode 13 - Wargames in your D&D campaign, Part 1

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In this first of two parts, I talk about one of my favorite aspects of my D&D campaign world - wargaming alongside my D&D gaming in the same campaign. It's full of challenges and considerations, but the payoff is so much fun! 

Links from this episode: Battle of McGillicuddy's Farm: http://oldguyrpg.blogspot.com/2011/04/chainmail-battle-of-mcguillicuddys-farm.html (Campaign lore from a wargame battle)


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

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

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May 08 2018

14mins

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Episode 12 - "How Do I?" Questions Answered!

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In this episode, I take a break from talking about creating and running old-school style D&D campaigns to answer some questions that I've gotten from listeners. Thank you for the questions and please keep sending them in! I answer: How I make a wandering monster chart How I make the first level of a dungeon How I run wilderness campaigns PS! Once again, I had allergies, sorry if I sound so quiet! Allergy season was here in the Chicagoland area when I recorded this! 

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

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

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Apr 24 2018

18mins

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Episode 11 - Running Online Games in my Campaign World

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In this episode, Michael talks about how he's extended his campaign from the tabletop into the virtual world, running play-by-post and VTT games from his campaign world.

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

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Apr 10 2018

23mins

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Episode 10 - How I Map My Campaign World

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In this episode, Michael looks at how he makes his maps for his campaign world, tools he uses and how he approaches mapping in general.

Link to Worldographer by Inkwell Ideas: http://worldographer.com/

PS! I'm really sorry my voice sounds so froggy! Allergy season is here in the Chicagoland area and I guess it's affecting me more than I realized!

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

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Mar 28 2018

24mins

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