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Welcome to We Speak Common - a podcast network about Dungeons and Dragons. Discover the world of D&D and learn alongside people just like you. Join this community of likeminded people and trade game tales, rules and tips to enjoy D&D even more. Discovery new mechanics and story telling techniques through our 3 core shows Tinker's Toolbox, Table Fables and Legends & Lore, and many other shows along the way.

To get involved in the conversation follow us on twitter at @WeSpeakCommon. You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/wespeakcommon
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It's all about prep this week. We're going to break down our own prep styles, why we use them and how we found them for ourselves. We'll give tips on how to find your style and what types of things you need to be thinking about when preping your games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week, we try to breath life into the dying... no we aren't talking about the OGL, we're talking about Resurrection rules. We'll talk through the do's and don'ts for making resurrection great in your games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Player character death is an inevitability in any TTRPG, so how do you make it satisfying and enjoyable for your players. This week we'll talk through our own expereinces with character death and how we made it a fitting end of our party. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
2023 brings us one step close to the new itteration of Dungeons and Dragons. As we enter the final year of 5e, I sit down with Ray to talk about what we want to see, and what we expect to see, from 5e for its final year of support. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.
It's that festive time of year and we're getting all reflective. On our final episode of 2022 we look back at what were the ways D&D changed for us this year and what we learned from those experiences. Grab a cup of mulled wine, a ginger bread man and enjoy the fireside chat.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.
If you've ever explored other TTRPGS and board games you've most likely found yourself thinking something along the lines of, 'wow this rule is really cool, I wonder how I could bring it into my D&D game'. We certainly have, and today we talk about how, when and if you should be pulling different rules into D&D. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Random encounters can sometimes feel just a bit too random. This week we'll talk all about what to think about and focus on to make those last minute monster appearances make sense and mean something to the overall story.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week Ray joins me to dive into what I did well and what i did not so well in my last D&D Session. We'll go through a Dragon encounter with a fine tooth come to help you perfect your game changing battles. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're talk about unfathomable creatures of great power. Incomprehensible to the mortal mind. The Great Old Ones. What/ who are they and ow do you incorporate them into your D&D Games? We're going to Dragonmeet: https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/ Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're getting into a topic that can cause issues. Conflict between player characters can be problematic, so how do you pull it off in a way that is safe, fun and makes great stories. We've done it many times so we'll get in to why we think it has worked for us and what you need to do to pull it off. We're going to Dragonmeet: https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/ Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
How do you hide the evil mastermind right in fornt of your players? It's tricky with the risk of constant discovery, so this week we'll talk about how and when to pull of the hidden villain ark, plus how to deal with them being discovered! Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
No Dm and every Dm fudges their dice, the trick is in the how, the why and the when. This week we'll talk all about those three points. And of course its all hypothecial... we never fudge our dice rolls... Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
It's one of those things that gets forgotten. You find 50,000gp in a dragon horde and just stuff it into your pockets... But how to do you make that inventory meaningful to your game without getting bodged down in mechanics? We've got you covered this week. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're talking about the small hell spawns that destroy lives - Children. James, a professional teacher and dealer of children joins us to talk about bringing the younger generation into D&D. When you're little brother wants to play what do you need to consider and think about when teaching him D&D? Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're talking all about Hex Crawls. What are they and when do they work. We'll talk about our experiences using and playing in Hex Crawl games and what tips and tricks we have to make them work best for you.   Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week the show is highjacked by two hunters to talk all about what they've learned playing and running Monster of the Week, and how that has shaped their D&D Games. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're talking about all the crimes, well two of them. How do you run prison breaks and heists in D&D. We'll talk about the motifs and tropes you should think about hitting and what and how to prepare. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
This week we're talking about how to manage game time. From what to think about during prep to how to keep your eyes open for signs that times are dragging or went by way too quickly. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sometimes things just don't go to plan. Today we're talking about what you can do to help with the session just goes wrong. We'll dive into pre-game fixes, what to do during the session and how to work through the problem. Plus so nice after care suggestions.  Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Have you ever picked up and adventure and wanted to run it in a homebrew setting? Or maybe in one of the other published campaign settings? This week we're talking about doing just that. We'll talk through our experiences with setting shifting and give tips and a step by step process on what you need to think about when doing it. Discord: https://discord.gg/pHZ8Q42Saf Want to get involved? Support the Podcast on Patreon Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommon Email us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.com Visit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/   Join the WSC Discord Sever: https://discord.gg/enVrvFPg Check out our Partners:   The Dice Dungeon - Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk Use Code 'WeSpeakCommon' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.         dScryb - Enhance your theatre of the mind with expertly crafter boxed text of monsters, locations and spells at https://dscryb.com   Use Code 'COMMON' at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Podcast Theme: "Street Dancing" by Timecrawler 82 (freemusicarchive.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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