Carpe DM: Make Your Game
By Chris Hockabout, Meredith SK, Alexei Othenin-Girard
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||ExplicitEpisode 11: Genetically Engineering the Perfect Player||Hey everyone, we are back from our quasi-impromptu hiatus with an episode all about getting and keeping players! We talk about scheduling, player-group composition, and which traps and pitfalls are best for ensuring that your players keep coming back to||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Big Bad Con||Welcome to our Big Bad Con episode! We had a great time there, and interviewed some wonderful folks, including the founder of Big Bad Con, Sean Nitner! Interviewees: Brian Thomas Ian Norris Dev Purkayastha Sean Nitner||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: A Creature of Unutterable Foulness||We’re not dead!! We’re alive!! Kind of! Undead, maybe!! But we’re back, and we’re bringing you Episode 9 of Carpe DM! This episode, we talk about plotting out your first adventure arc, and reveal the secrets of the Turtle Mountain||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 (Actually 7.5): Turtle Cartography||In this episode, the gang puts together a map for Turtle Mountain itself, pointing at some of the interesting things that players will explore. We talk about the importance of blank spaces, vantage points, and how Disneyland can guide your map-making. N||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: And Then It Eats You||Hey everyone, welcome to the (slightly belated) Episode 7. We split this one up into two eps for technical and content reasons, so 7.5 is coming out next week. This week, were talking specifically about making NPCs for Merediths Turtle Mountain campaign||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Moaning in Ogre (Monsters)||Welcome to Episode 6 of Carpe DM. In this episode, we talk about the monsters that infest the various worlds of Dungeons and Dragons. How to read stat-blocks, choose monsters for encounters, and make monsters unique and memorable! Is a Zombie Ogre an og||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Hero Fatigue (NPCs Part 2)||Hey everyone, thanks for bearing with us through our technical difficulties. This week on Carpe DM we talk about NPCs as party members, a giant demon who explodes when you kill it, and we delve into some of the inhabitants of the mysterious Turtle Mount||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Dramatis Personae (NPCs Part 1)||This week, James Rouse Iniguez joins us to talk about the basics of sketching out a campaigns NPCs, or Non-Player Characters. We discuss making memorable NPCs, the Rule of Cool, and delve even more deeply into the Mystery of Turtle Mountain.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Into the Wilderness||On todays episode, we look at different structures for adventures, and talk about methods of introducing adventures and villains to make them exciting to players. Were joined by our now-permanent co-host, Chris Hockabout and our guest, Colin Fahrion.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Flavors of Fantasy||In this episode, Meredith and Alexei dig into the fundamentals of setting up a campaign world. We talk about the various underlying assumptions that go into building a fantasy world, and how to communicate those to your players. Whats the difference bet||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great for beginners
I have been looking for resources to grow as a dm because I am new to this side of the screen. This does a great job explaining how to start and they are fun to listen to!
Fantastic podcast for D&D beginners!
Alexei Othenin-Girard and Chris Hockabout thoughtfully, hilariously, and lovingly guide Meredith SK through the intimidating process of growing from a player to a Dungeon Master. Alexei's and Chris's advice is solid and Meredith is a smart beginner whose fresh questions point out places often skipped by experts because they have forgotten what it was like to encounter D&D for the first time. Using the 5e Dungeon Master Guide chapters as an outline of the podcast and recurring segments like "Monster of the Week" give the show a strong direction and make it the ideal resource for gamers who are ready to try their hand at DMing!
I love the turtle
I want to play in this world!