By Spencer Crittenden and Cohen Edenfield
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Harmontown's "Dungeon Master to the Stars" Spencer Crittenden and game designer Cohen Edenfield discuss the finer points of leading a role-playing session in this surprisingly accessible advice show.
||ExplicitBureaucrabcy||The Masters Manual are back on a cheerful Chuesday evening to talk playing DnD with kids, getting high in character, as well as Keyforge, a new card game! How will they alternate Displacer Beasts? What's a Dreamfruit Tree? All will be revealed! At the v||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPortal Potty||The boys are running late and record a weekendisode covering Mimics, Mage Movements, Metal Slug and more! Find out how to run modules that your players have done before and how to avoid spectacle creep in this mad morningtide morass! Sponsored by Porta||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hobbit of Holiday Cheer||The boys seem to think it's Christmas as they talk Cthulhu, Red Dead Redemption, and Desert Eternals in this very special New Years Episode. What's a Wood Woad, and who are the Enlightenmen? Find out! Sponsored by Billson's Beetle Bottles||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitZeno's Parasocks||The Masters Manual are sick and sloppy but struggle through all the same as they discuss splitting the party, one-trick ponies, and Super Smash Bros, in this, a very Mastery Christmas. Sponsored by Blood Batteries||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHell Dwarves||What do champagne elementals, hell dwarves, and Vector Man all have in common? They're all discussed in this episode. Yeah, I don't blame you for being disappointed, it's kinda a cop-out answer. They're also all motile, and capable of death. That do any||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStancho Polaris||Cohen and Spencer discuss their recent happenings and blast into more Season 2 goodness as they try to turn Mario Kart into a dungeon and riff more fantasy stuff. Sponsored by Grapes of Wrath (From the Makers of Goodberry)||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAgapomancy||The Masters Manual are back in the Studio for another Bone-Flickin' Season of Fantasy Make-em-ups. Check out a fresh new take on Goblins involving potatoes and electricity. Sponsored by SpellBrain's Summoning Strings||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE LOST EPISODE -1 - 1: Frostio Glass||It's a long lost episode, excavated and dug up just for you. Season 2 should kick off next week!||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Edition Interview with Dungeon Master Bodie||Spencer forgot Cohen and just did an interview with Bodie, a cool artist and Dungeon Master living the dream and arting around abroad.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1 Finale Part 2: Scry Bother||It's the end of Season 1 and the Mans are kicking it off with a 2 part Season Finale! In Part 2 they do all the fun bits and test out a couple new ones too! Check out Part 1 for all the question answering fun and more!||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Finale Part 1: Load-Bearing Gods||It's the end of Season 1 and the boys are kicking it off with a 2 part Season Finale! In Part 1 they catch up on answering questions and play Helga Cruciform! Check out Part 2 for all the segments and more!||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Dice||It turns out there aren't any dice but the boys shake, ramble and roll as they discuss Alternate Gelatinous Cubes and the controversial DM-PC.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheadley Wheaps||The Manual Masters talk Octopath Traveler some more, argue about Naruto and come up with ways to make NPCs "stick" in this Gruffin Tumble adventure.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanO'Houlihan The Living Pub||The boys break format to dig in deep to some questions and discover the wonders of O'Houlihan the Living Pub. Sponsored by O'Houlihan's Cast Ointment.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wurm That Has Always Been||This one is fine? Spencer tries to help Cohen come up with an idea for his campaign. Loot is Tabled and Brutes are Fabled, and Purple Worms are Altered, One of DnD's biggest (literally) monsters, made even bigger? Find out how!||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Scrubble||Octopath Traveler fever is sweeping the podcast! Cohen takes on the listeners in Helga Cruciform Vs. The Mob. Learn about the Scrubble, the Kill Seeker, and an Alternate Dragon Birth that isn't Dragon Eggs.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrieva The Relentless||Mastery has never been this manual! We're talking nonsense, pitting Helga Cruciform against The Machine, helping out and riffing down. Learn all about Space Squids!||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPexus the Muscle Mage||Cohen and Spencer are high on audience reaction! Magic chat, competitive name riffing, some magical gear and a crazy new take on man's original foe: Trees.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFail Mail||Name riffs, Loot Table with some Fail Mail, sordid tales, and more! What the heck is a Knuckle Lord and what does it have to do with phylacteries? Find out now on Master Manual!||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTake That, Convention!||Possibly the most self-hating episode in our run! Endure it! We talk about character creation for beginners, introduce a brand new segment called Loot Table Or Brute Fable, and attempt to Alternate Lore up some Merfolk as this epic adventure continues!||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHelga Cruciform||Back in the saddle! Mixing up the format, starting with the Nameless Naming Segment and doing it right by giving her a name! Talking rules lawyers, individual limits, fresh starts as well as BearOwls! We're in it now!||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMummy Mystery||Cohen and Spencer are at it again! Tackling the tough questions, riffing some wild names, and brainstorming Alternate Mummy Lore! We seem to be getting better at this!||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBoardwalk Vampire||The Inaugural episode of Master Manual. Spencer and Cohen answer questions and riff up a fresh new take on Vampires. We get better at this, I promise.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
It's a podcast!
As a neurotypical human worm baby I like processing audio with my aural orifices and this podcast is most definitely audio. I love the fact that it fits into my ear canals which I've found to be an issue with those *other* podcasts. I guess the only drawback to inserting this show into my hearing mouths is that Spencer's beard is a bit scratchy, but its totally worth the price of admission.
Roll for Insight
What I appreciate most about this podcast is the insight offered about DMing. It’s helped my group figure out stuff as we’re playing our very first campaign.
We appreciate the heck out of it!
A DnD podcast that doesn’t find itself charming
Do you love dungeon mastering because you wrangle mechanics and npcs like cards in a deck from magic the gathering. Do you tire of twee dnd content that involves voice actors preening about how creative the are in exchange for some self loathing down to earth guys who love the game and love to run it? Listen to this podcast. I appreciate the magic items, name contests, and questions about real game management for those of us without 7 years of Thursday nights to run our own regular campaign.