Episodes
Location, location, location! This week’s episode of the It's A Mimic! podcast roams the steampunk-Victorian-London-inspired streets and surrounding area of Baldur’s Gate. Join the well-informed panel of Dungeon Masters as they dig deep into the history, lore, establishments, and notable citizens that call Baldur’s Gate home. (Bonus, Terry finally learns what the acronym “SCAG” stands for, in Dungeons and Dragons!)   Cold Open 0:00 Intro 0:28 Baldur’s Gate in 5e 2:55  Commercial...
Published 10/19/21
This episode of Legend Lore covers the newest publication from Wizards of the Coast, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight.  With a few new character options, a module with a heavy focus on the social and exploration tiers, and a deep dive into carnival life, the Feywild finally becomes the focus of a 5th Edition adventure!  But is it worth the price, let alone the time to play?   Disclaimer 0:00 Intro 0:31 Expectations 4:20 Covers and Layout  9:24 Into the Feywild 17:50 Witchlight Carnival...
Published 10/15/21
Do the dragons of Dungeons and Dragons feel somewhat lackluster to you?  Well, in this week’s episode of the It’s A Mimic! podcast, the panel of Dungeon Masters look to a plethora of other sources for inspiration.  This includes one of the best third party sources for additional dragon shenanigans, as well as looking back to what previous editions of this beautiful game had to offer for our majestic winged lords of the skies.  With the information from this episode, you can now restore some...
Published 10/12/21
This episode covers the Wizards of the Coast publication Acquisitions Incorporated.  An adventure for players levels 1-6!  New guild building rules!  A new race!  New spells!  New backgrounds!  New trinkets!  New vehicles!  New and familiar NPC's!  Terrifying monsters!  A guide to leveling up a guild franchise!  And a tongue-in-cheek look at how to make your PC fit into a corporate setting! Should you buy it?  Is it worth your money?  Join our DM's as they go over their opinions of the...
Published 10/08/21
It’s time to grab the clay, fire the kiln, and get your hands dirty crafting a custom campaign world of your own design!  The It’s a Mimic! podcast’s panel of Dungeon Masters team up with special guest Brian, The Bearded Nerd, to talk about what exactly homebrew is, what the potential problems are, and what tips might help you craft your own world for Dungeons and Dragons.    The Bearded Nerd Podcast is available at https://open.spotify.com/show/4GwJRIJg2ExBIM4ngEWhKN The Bearded Nerd...
Published 10/05/21
This episode of Legend Lore takes us out of the Forgotten Realms and into the first Magic: the Gathering setting: Ravnica.  But is the book Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica worth the price tag?  One of the Dungeon Masters comes in skeptical to start with, but with 10 guilds, a deep bestiary, and a fantastic layout, it’s no surprise when things keep looking better and better for Niv-Mizzet, Rakdos, and the other inhabitants within these pages. Disclaimer 0:00 Intro to Episode...
Published 10/01/21
Are the gods truly gods?  Who can throw a tarrasque?  And when might it be appropriate to use a laugh track during combat?  This episode of the It’s A Mimic! Podcast sees the panel of Dungeon Masters answer these questions and more, as they dig around in the lore and stats of Illithids, their allies, and their pets.  Things get slimy and tentacly in Dungeons & Dragons this week, so prepare Mind Blank, watch out for space ships, and for the love of God, don’t walk where it’s...
Published 09/28/21
Pet peeves, invisible stirges, Superman Returns, and seven-year-old Dave.  There may be twenty questions asked, but there are too many answers for polite company.  This mailbag episode of the It's A Mimic! podcast covers far more than Dungeons & Dragons.  Too much, really.  Dan sincerely apologizes for his cohosts' behaviour...   @_itsmiaca u/anotherskip @colton_adrian @dalecritchley u/digglybluemoonya @itsgrahamslife @j.sealy @pepperina_sparklegem u/Roll_or_Dice @spidey_rich Sara...
Published 09/23/21
Its a min-maxer’s dream as the It’s A Mimic! Podcast goes for their fourth round at our resident divine spell slingers of Dungeons and Dragons, the Cleric.  This time around the panel of Dungeon Masters look to serve and protect with the Order Domain, to build and create with the Forge domain, and to confuse and obfuscate with the Arcana Domain.  So while Megan and Brad throw those references around and Dan forgets how to podcast - dust off your prayer smocks, load the incendiary rounds, and...
Published 09/21/21
It’s been almost three years since the It’s A Mimic! podcast has covered druids, but the seasons have changed and the stars have aligned, so the panel of Dungeon Masters has convened to discuss nature, death, dreams, and rot.  The last druid episode was not particularly flattering for the class, but there have been quite a few new books for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition since that recording.  So the DM’s are ready to sit down and go over the Circle of Dreams and Circle of Spores, as well...
Published 09/14/21
Time to take a deep breath and exhale - It’s time for Dragonborn on the It’s A Mimic! podcast!  This week, the panel of Dungeon Masters discuss the much-maligned and -beloved final race in the Player's Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons.  Topics range from a societal breakdown to religious outlooks, and include the viability of breath attacks, the offerings from Strongholds & Followers, and the mind of Matt Mercer... all while Terry shows us just how much Uncle Terry has grown in the past...
Published 09/07/21
As the panel of Dungeon Masters peers through the mists and into the domains of dread, they keep an eye out for what ghostly jaunts might inspire them, and what seems just a little too edgy.  This is an odd campaign setting that isn’t properly explained in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition until the latest book, Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft, came out, and these DM’s revel in their love for all things terrifying, as they take a quick look at over two dozen little domains. Cold Open...
Published 08/31/21
Things get more colourful, fantastic, creepy and.. well... familiar this week on the It’s A Mimic! podcast as the panel of Dungeon Masters, Adam, Brad and (for his first time in the Guild House) Kyle breakdown some of the creatures that are the dragon-ish cousins of Dungeons and Dragons 5e.  So sit back, get comfortable and find familiarity with the Pseudodragon, embrace the chaos and be more of fae with the Faerie Dragon, and mix it all up in a weird egg/scale soup for the Drake.   Cold...
Published 08/24/21
Dan, Terry, and Adam spend this episode talking about the ins and outs of utilizing midweek content for Dungeons & Dragons.  The panel of Dungeon Masters use real world successes and failures from their previous campaigns to address the strengths and weaknesses of exploring roleplaying between sessions, including levels of immersion, time commitment, and character building.  It gets personal this week for the It’s A Mimic! podcast, as the trio reminisces about old characters, discusses...
Published 08/17/21
The panel of Dungeon Masters sifts through their minds to see what tasty morsels they may have for you when you’d like to play with Illithids.  That’s right! The It’s A Mimic! podcast finally digs into one of the most popular Dungeons and Dragons villains: Mind Flayers!  But as they pick each other’s brains about Mind Flayer society, the Elder Brains that run the place, and the super-powered Ulitharids, they have to wade through quite a few icky details.  I hope you have some strong mental...
Published 08/10/21
Sorcerers in Dungeons & Dragons are at the mercy of limited resources, long rest recharges, and lackluster flavour… until now.  This week on the It’s A Mimic! podcast, the panel of Dungeon Masters sit down and discuss the ins and outs of what Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything has done for sorcerers.  The Aberrant Mind and the Clockwork Soul get the spotlight, as well as the new sorcerer spells and the optional rules!   Cold Open 0:00 Intro 0:24 Sorcerer Overview 4:09 Tasha’s Optional...
Published 08/03/21
It's time once again for the It's a Mimic! podcast to work out their anger issues with the latest additions to the Barbarian class from the new 5th Edition book for Dungeons and Dragons: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.  From new mechanics options to two new magical subclasses, the panel of Dungeon Masters covers all the new info about the slobbering mess that is the barbarian.  Do barbarians finally shake the reputation of being a weaker max level class, or do they still fall short of their...
Published 07/27/21
From diabolical histories to devilish features, Tieflings are the unwanted scoundrels of the Forgotten Realms in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition.  But do they deserve the infamous reputations they’ve been given?  Why do players like them so much?  And how many different kinds are there, exactly?   Cold Open 0:00 Intro 0:45 Tieflings 4:12 History 9:41 Feral 12:07 Asmodeus 27:59 Baalzebul 29:03 Mephistopheles 32:09 Fierna 36:56 Glasya 41:50 Levistus 43:31 Dispater 48:50 Zariel...
Published 07/20/21
From avalanches to Verbeegs to madness-inducing shards of crystals, there is a lot going on in the frozen north of the Forgotten Realms.  This week, the panel of Dungeon Masters digs into the ice and snow, and uncovers the details of the tiny settlements and big problems that can be found there.  But it’s not all wooly axe beaks and snowy owl bears in Icewind Dale.  Frost Giant Zombies, insane White Dragons, and a wrathful god are also hiding in the white conditions...   Cold Open...
Published 07/13/21
In this episode of the It's A Mimic! podcast, Terry finally returns from cavorting around the multiverse, and joins Adam and Dan in the guildhouse to discuss Wyverns, Hydras, and Dragon Turtles!  As the panel of Dungeon Masters wade into the deep end of the conversation about the dragons-that-aren't-dragons, we learn that Terry has made some troubling new friends, Dan secretly has a new favourite monster, and Adam enjoys one really bad horror movie that no one else has seen.   Discussion...
Published 07/06/21
Five different stages of story.   Seven different plots.  Seventeen stages of a hero's journey.  And two unique one-shot ideas.  This episode is jam packed with ideas and techniques to flesh out story beyond the standard goblin-smashing, MacGuffin-snatching, dragon-seducing elements of Dungeons & Dragons.  Join Dan and Adam for one more week of Storytelling tips before Terry and the rest start to trickle back into the Guildhouse.  And don't forget to pick up the four books we talk about...
Published 06/29/21
This week, the It's A Mimic! podcast grabs inspiration from a famous work about writing, and looks at a multitude of plot hooks and conflicts that can add drama to a campaign arc.  These are great tools to have for when a player inadvertently opens up a potential subplot or side quest, so that you - as a Dungeon Master - can capitalize on the appropriate theme.  Additionally, these are great options for players to bring to their DM's as themes and experiences that they'd like to...
Published 06/22/21
Guess who's back!  Back again!  Terry's back!  Tell a friend!  In this mailbag episode, Dan and Adam finally get some company in the Guildhouse again, and it's back to business as usual!   The questions that were asked this time round were submitted by:   @avatar_idalia @colton_adrian u/fuckoffitsathrowaway @hexdm @jacky_rackem u/KingOfRott @m.v.willms @mattyyiangou @nick._.long @pepperina_sparklegem @theriffraff u/Roll_or_Dice @spidey_rich u/SuperfluousDyrth @upthe_hall   Available...
Published 06/21/21
This episode covers the Wizards of the Coast publication Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft.  Seventeen featured Domains of Dread!  Twenty-two additional domains!  New races!  Dark gifts!  Bard and Warlock subclasses!  New backgrounds!  New NPC's!  Terrifying monsters!  A guide to horror campaigns!  And how to make your own pocket dimension!   Should you buy it?  Is it worth your money?  Join our DM's as they go over their opinions of the overall usefulness of this book.    Available...
Published 06/20/21
This episode covers the Wizards of the Coast publication Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft.  Seventeen featured Domains of Dread!  Twenty-two additional domains!  New races!  Dark gifts!  Bard and Warlock subclasses!  New backgrounds!  New NPC's!  Terrifying monsters!  A guide to horror campaigns!  And how to make your own pocket dimension!   Should you buy it?  Is it worth your money?  Join our DM's as they go over their opinions of the overall usefulness of this book.    Available...
Published 06/18/21