Episodes
Now that Titans Call is out and Nils finished his Actual Play (currently in production) we wanted to talk about our experience running games for more than just players. What was it like to think of an audience? What responsibilities come with this? Is it harder than just normal GMing? Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0...
Published 02/12/24
The Titan crushes the City of Andoras. Will our fated heroes survive the assault? Check here for all further information: You can find us on the Web under these Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.doubledm.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/DoubleDMpod⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/doubledmpod/?hl=de⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://ko-fi.com/doubledm⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you want to reach out to us via E-Mail use:...
Published 02/07/24
The Mysterious Story of Titans, Cultists, and the Apocalypse begins. We meet the Trio of Characters that might be able to stop it all. Check here for all further information: You can find us on the Web under these Links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.doubledm.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/DoubleDMpod⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/doubledmpod/?hl=de⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://ko-fi.com/doubledm⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you want to reach out...
Published 02/07/24
3 years of this... damn. Thank you all for listening through all these years and especially thank you to all our friends and listeners that handed in questions for us to answer. If you want to hand in more questions for us to answer just use Social Media, our E-Mail or the built in feature on Spotify. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0...
Published 02/05/24
7th of February Will Cyradion Duskwood ever uncover the mysteries his father kept secret for so long? Attribution: -(Audio by) Michael Ghelfi Studios ⁠⁠https://michaelghelfistudios.com/⁠⁠ Tracks include: -Elven Kings Garden -A Dreadful Reflection --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doubledm/message
Published 02/02/24
7th of February Will Maisy Graves uncover the Mysteries of the Thorned Roses, or will her Chest be locked forever? Attribution: -(Audio by) Michael Ghelfi Studios ⁠https://michaelghelfistudios.com/⁠ Tracks include: -A Halfling in the Kitchen -A Dreadful Reflection --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doubledm/message
Published 01/31/24
7th of February Will Aidan Fringe ever learn to deal with the past and what it means for the future? Attribution: -(Audio by) Michael Ghelfi Studios ⁠⁠https://michaelghelfistudios.com/⁠⁠ Tracks include: -One Day Before The Adventure -A Dreadful Reflection --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/doubledm/message
Published 01/31/24
We want to have fun playing right? So why take gaming too serious and not try to think outside the box? In this episode we talk about a reddit post we found and the discussion sparked from it about if a Wizard can take a UA spell that wouldn't fit the setting. But how can we make the spell fit our setting? What ways do we have to make our settings work broader and yet still be thematic and engaging? And let's be real, doing fun stuff is just more fun than saying no. Our Midroll Music is...
Published 01/29/24
WE FINALLY DID IT! We talk about Balance in TTRPGs and why it's such a false goal to aim for. In this episode, you will find a discussion around Balancing your games and encounters filled with arguments and advice on why balance shouldn't be your focal point of designing and how you can use that time way better to create more fun encounters. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0...
Published 01/15/24
Get ready for the 7th of February Attribution: -Our Intro Music was created by Screwdiver, find him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/intl-de/artist/2H2bSfkRbeEksjbwMZ2dbX -The Titan Sounds as well as the Magical Built-Up Sound were both created by Eli through their Ko-Fi Commissions: https://aghostofeli.carrd.co/ -(Audio by) Michael Ghelfi Studios https://michaelghelfistudios.com/ Tracks include: -The Forbidden Book -Terror in the Woods --- Send in a voice message:...
Published 01/10/24
Happy New Year DMs and welcome to the first episode of 2024 Today is all about Nils Hot Take from Christmas about Rules Light TTRPGs being worse than Rules Heavy Games for Beginners. But what even makes a System Rules Light or Heavy? That's what we discuss, we weigh the two types of systems and discuss if the distinction has any sort of value to the Space and you as a GM. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...
Published 01/08/24
HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH THIS SPECIAL SATIRE EPISODE!! Everyone has different opinions about TTRPGs and in any discussion we will find something to disagree on so let's get some of the most contested points we have made or want to make out there! As always this episode is supposed to be a talkshow about TTRPGs with some great bits of advice for you to use and this episode is no different, yet the lesson today is: "It is okay to disagree and play in your way!" Our Midroll Music is...
Published 12/25/23
We're running a Q&A again!! If you're using Spotify you can instantly use the built-in feature otherwise you can refer to our Social Media channels for a place to drop questions. Often times when we play TTRPGs we don't have time to spend hours outside the game to prepare our world and create deep lore... So why not Worldbuild while we play One-Shots and Campaigns? Not so fast. How does that even work? Should you even do worldbuilding during play? What are other ways to...
Published 12/18/23
Everyone loves it when the GM hands you an old letter from an NPC or gives you a physical puzzle to touch. But what more is there to Props and using them? Handouts and Props are a great addition to playing TTRPGs, but how can we design these handouts to fit our table and needs to evoke immersion, help share information and create a better sense of play. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0...
Published 12/11/23
Character Development is a crucial aspect of playing and enjoying a Tabletop Roleplaying Game. It's what Characters revolve around, yet how do we create moments for it at the table? Let's discuss that today. We feature stories of how development works in our games and give a ton of advice on setting the stage for development and creating characters that are open for development. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...
Published 12/04/23
Evil Campaigns are a big old fascination of the TTRPG space, but what do they actually mean, and if we need them? We also discuss Character conflict and why Campaigns using a denominator like "Good" or "Evil" might not be that great in the end and why just playing campaigns with strong themes and even better defined characters will still lead to the same outcome just in a more natural better way for storytelling. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod...
Published 11/27/23
Pets are often a minor thing in TTRPGs and yet everyone wants to have an Owlbear Baby (Thank you Baldurs Gate) or a Dog, Cat, Bird, Snake, Arachnid and so on. We think pets are as stated a minor thing but still believe this is a great topic to talk about since pets can do great things at the table for roleplay and even mechanical reasons, however at the end its really up to you what you do with pets. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under...
Published 11/20/23
A discussion that always makes the rounds in the TTRPG Space is the discussion about Realism and how it can help you or hinder you in play. As you might already guess, we think it's neither and both simultaneously. We discuss what Realism can do for you, how discussions around Realism are sometimes not what they are and how you can use Realism in your games to the degree you want to! Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By...
Published 11/13/23
Magic Items are some of the coolest parts of playing D&D and TTRPGs, cool items to give your players an edge over your monsters and villains? Yes please! But what goes into making these good magic items? That is todays topic and we talk about making magic items, what magic items we've created, errors we've made and lessons we learned. We talk about Inspiration and the Creative Process going into items, so you get a great grasp on making even better ones for your games later. Our...
Published 10/30/23
Today we discuss the topic of raising the stakes at your TTRPG tables and dealing out consequences for your Players actions and what's the best way for you to have fun doing it. For us, stakes are mostly the threat of a consequence for a character's actions coming to be, it's not the threat itself but just that that threat is likely to happen, so how do we play this unseen gambling game in our TTRPGs? This episode answers that question and many more! Our Midroll Music is "Midnight Tale"...
Published 10/23/23
Today we have an incredible topic and episode for you that discusses chaos at the D&D and TTRPG tables. But what does that mean and why do you want more of it? What we understand as chaos is the innate randomness and creativeness of TTRPGs that allow for truly unexpected things to happen. Living in the Moment of the Game and Experiencing it is what you want from most games and today we're here to help you understand how you can invite more and let loose when playing. Our Midroll...
Published 10/16/23
We've talked a lot about Worldbuilding so far and today we focus on Worldbuilding Places and Locations but even more so we highlight fundamentals in our worldbuilding and how you can lay your own. Our discussion focuses on locations and what you need to create in order for your locations to work, geography, economy, people and so much more, but we also focus on more general aspects of worldbuilding and what makes worldbuilding a great foundation for play. Our Midroll Music is "Midnight...
Published 10/09/23
This time we're talking about Lairs in D&D and other TTRPGs. Lairs are places your Monsters, Villains and just Entities are at home and feel safe, but how do we make these places actually interesting and not just a place for another combat? Our discussion focuses on all aspects of a lair, be it the vibe you want to evoke, the combat you want to hold in it, or the Personality and Facettes of the Villain it should portray. Lairs are more than just a place, they are a reflection of...
Published 10/02/23
This time we're joined by Leigh also known as the creator of Albyon Abseys Geographical Almanac, a D&D 5e Supplement that provides you with some of the most interesting and evocative locations for your home games! We discuss where Leigh and his team get their ideas from, what inspiration they use for creating their content and what that creation process looks like. We talk about the absurd, bizarre, and unconventional locations they've created and what you can do with all the...
Published 09/25/23
Today we're finally talking about the biggest Gaming Hype of this year. I don't know if that's true but it sure felt like that in the D&D Space. And for good reason, Baldurs Gate 3 is one of the best video games I've ever played, and it's based on a TTRPG... but how can the video game relate back to the TTRPG and how does it bridge the medium gap? Today we discuss the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Baldurs Gate 3 and how this incredibly immersive RPG Video Game can help us learn...
Published 09/18/23