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S02E18: Know Thyself

S02E18: Know Thyself

2021-09-1301:01:22

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss character creation that incorporates roleplay and mechanics with the setting of the campaign.  Topics include what makes a serious character, whether to go general utility or specialization, and how to pick from your stable of characters.  Also, we do some character creation on the fly with Let's Build Something!In the news segment, we take a look an article from screenrant.com about the likelihood of D&D 6e:https://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-6th-edition-books-release-when-6e/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comHandbook of Heroes - https://www.handbookofheroes.com/archives/comic/incorporealListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E17: House Arrest

S02E17: House Arrest

2021-09-0601:05:05

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we take a look at the use of house rules in your game.  Topics include potions as a bonus action, crit damage, and a review of multiple house rules.  Also, we play a game of Say It Ain't So!In the news segment, we take a look at the upcoming Foundation and Wheel of Time series, as well as the Dune movie:https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-tv-plus-foundation-trailer-wont-stick-to-the-books-and-thats-good/https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/2/22558071/amazons-wheel-of-time-show-is-finally-revealed-in-its-first-trailerhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/dune-is-an-absolute-marvel-and-the-best-sci-fi-film-in-yearsOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this bonus episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we look back at another unreleased pilot episode.  Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E16: Mind The Gap

S02E16: Mind The Gap

2021-08-2350:18

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we take a look at the use of filler sessions when your group is missing a player or two.  Topics include how to use a filler before a plot climax, ideas for fillers between main story arcs, and skipping ahead during a filler to set up a great flashback.  Also, Matt tests out his SCP knowledge in Trivia Time!In the news segment, we take a look at some social encounters that work great in a filler session:https://www.thegamer.com/dungeons-dragons-awesome-social-encounters-next-campaign/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E15: Deadliest Catch

S02E15: Deadliest Catch

2021-08-1601:02:24

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we take a look at the use of deadly monsters in your encounters.  Topics include slaying downed PC's, multipart monsters, and we review a homebrew enemy.  Also, we create some of our own monsters in Let's Build Something!In the news segment, we discuss gamerant's top ten deadliest high level monsters:https://gamerant.com/dungeons-dragons-deadliest-high-level-monsters-ranked/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, Sara hosts with special guests Ice & Mr. Valentine to discuss finding your authentic self through D&D.  Topics include quotas for representation, the LGBTQ+ hero, and expressing trans NPC's in authentic and meaningful ways.  Also, we have a Palate Cleanser to get to know our guests!In the news segment, we discuss the pulled art contest from D&D Beyond due to public criticism:https://techraptor.net/tabletop/news/dnd-beyond- contest-pulled-due-to-backlashMr. Valentine's art & social media links:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9d_WdU8YPMptKI3SqBj7bwhttps://www.instagram.com/legacy.torr/https://twitter.com/legacy_torrOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E13: All For One

S02E13: All For One

2021-07-2655:12

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss ways to keep your group from splintering or fading away.  Topics include protecting game day, keeping the momentum, and chaos at the table.  Also, Sara does a Hostile Takeover!In the news segment, we discuss WotC's change in formatting of adventures to more bite-sized bits:https://gizmodo.com/d-ds-lead-rule-designer-explains- why-actual-play-has-in-1847342631Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss the use of factions.  Topics include ways to use factions in your game, an opposing faction to druids, and what to do when players join separate factions.  Also, we create our own factions in Let's Build Something! In the news segment, we discuss the announcement of Fizban's Treasury of Dragons:https://www.ign.com/articles/dnd-fizban-treasury-dragons-revealOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this bonus episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we look back at our very first recording of the podcast.  Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss the Mutants & Masterminds system.  Topics include house rules to make things easier for new players, ideas for a shadow manipulation hero, and how to avoid being a mega douche.  Also, we put Matt's knowledge to the test in Trivia Time!  In the news segment, we discuss the announcement of Marvel releasing a new TTRPG in Spring 2022:https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/captain-america-birthday-readsOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://foundfamiliar.comMutants & Masterminds - https://greenroninstore.com/collections/mutants-mastermindsListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E10: New Clothes, New Me

S02E10: New Clothes, New Me

2021-06-2801:03:08

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss roleplaying characters that are the opposite of you.  Topics include playing a super intelligent archmage, dealing with players concerned about having to be the face of the party, and how to RP and older person.  Also, we review 1985 Games' The Genesis Box: Deck of Stories in Proving Grounds!https://1985games.com/products/the-genesis-boxIn the news segment, we discuss the recent brouhaha on Twitter of E. Gary Gygax, Jr's comments on the Live From The Bunker podcast regarding TSR:https://www.geeknative.com/132526/the-new-tsr-games-clarify-position-as-key-names-appeared-to-distance-themselves/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comSoundstripe - https://www.soundstripe.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E09: Session Expired

S02E09: Session Expired

2021-06-2101:02:33

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss structuring your sessions.  Topics include a two day journey with depleted resources and a emotionally focused festival.  In the news segment, we discuss the recent Unearthed Arcana from WotC:https://media.wizards.com/2021/dnd/downloads/UA2021_06_08_MagesStrixhaven.pdfOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E08: The Toolkit

S02E08: The Toolkit

2021-06-1459:01

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss DM resources.  Topics include general advice for a new DM, building an affordable DM screen, and organizing NPC information.  Also, we rank some our must have DM resources in our segment, Pick Is In! In the news segment, we discuss the announcements of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos:https://www.forbes.com/sites/robwieland/2021/06/11/dungeons-and-dragons-had-a-busy-week/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comHomemade DM Screen by Skill Tree - https://youtu.be/ENnauCGgTdMForged Dice DM Screen - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078BJNQVP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Listen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss the D&D paladin class.  Topics include picking a feat/weapon, understanding smites, and roleplaying a multiclassed pally.  Also, we rank our favorite paladin subclasses in Pick Is In!  In the news segment, we discuss Rene-Jean Page's paladin role in the upcoming D&D movie:https://www.gamesradar.com/bridgerton-star-rege-jean-page-teases-his-role-in-dungeons-and-dragons-movie/As well as the status of a potential third campaign for Critical Role:https://decider.com/2021/06/04/will-there-be-a-campaign-3-critical-role/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E06: Roll With It

S02E06: Roll With It

2021-05-3158:48

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss dealing with minor group problems.  Topics include accidental cheating, arguing over skill checks, and not feeling a new character.  Also, we do some character creation based on songs in the Palate Cleanser!  In the news segment, we discuss some upcoming ttrpg releases for 2021:https://gamerant.com/table-top-rpgs-didnt-know-2021/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E05: Dirty Deeds

S02E05: Dirty Deeds

2021-05-2451:08

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss underhanded characters and how to play them.  Topics include limiting intraparty deceit with players who don't know each other, including the DM on your dastardly plans, and whether a DM should put their thumb on the scale to tempt players into betrayal.  Also, we create some morally questionable character in Let's Build Something! In the news segment, we discuss a recent article in Forbes detailing the amazing growth for D&D in 2020:https://www.forbes.com/sites/robwieland/2021/05/19/2020-was-the-best-year-ever-for-dungeons--dragons/?sh=5bfddecb4f37Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comSoundstripe - https://www.soundstripe.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E04: Before All That

S02E04: Before All That

2021-05-1701:04:56

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss the absolutely necessary Session 0.  Topics include what to include in a session zero, providing a campaign synopsis, and whether a second session zero might be useful.  Also, we build our own session zero in Let's Build Something! In the news segment, we discuss the upcoming release of Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft:https://www.polygon.com/22430494/dungeons-dragons-van-richtens-guide-to-ravenloft-reviewOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, our friends from the Monday group discuss the social changes experienced in becoming D&D players.  Topics include what the neighbors will think, how significant others react, and the stigma that still is attached to Dungeons & Dragons.  Also, we play a quick game of Say It Ain't So!In the news segment, we discuss the recent announcement that the upcoming D&D movie has started filming:https://collider.com/dungeons-and-dragons-movie-filming-begins/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E02: Heavy Load

S02E02: Heavy Load

2021-05-0358:12

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we touch on the introduction of lore into games.  Topics include how to best execute a lore dump on your players, how much info to attach to in-game history and arcana checks, and bringing previous edition lore into your world.  Also, Matt does the DnDTag!  In the news segment, we discuss the amazing Jeff Goldblum joining an actual play podcast:https://www.thegamer.com/jeff-goldblum-elven-sorcerer-dungeons-dragons-podcast-dark-dice/Other products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comSoundstripe - https://www.soundstripe.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
S02E01: Fresh Start

S02E01: Fresh Start

2021-04-2601:04:55

In this episode of the Potomac RPG Podcast, we discuss introducing a new character to an existing campaign.  Topics include how a DM can help integrate a new character into an established party, dealing with a player who is bored with their character, and whether to create a new character based on opposing motivations.  Also, we play a quick game of Say It Ain't So!In the news segment, we discuss the recent Draconic Origins Unearthed Arcana released by WotC:https://media.wizards.com/2021/downloads/Unearthed-Arcana-2021-Draconic-Options.pdfOther products and items discussed on the show:Potomac RPG Store - https://store.potomacrpg.comFound Familiar - https://www.foundfamiliar.comListen to the Potomac RPG Podcast on:iTunes | Spotify | Pocket Casts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn | CastboxAnd follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @potomacrpgGot a question for us?  E-mail us at questions@potomacrpg.com★ Support this podcast ★
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