19 Hits the Dragon

19 Hits the Dragon

19 Hits the Dragon a bi-weekly podcast about Dungeons and Dragons, Tabletop RPGs and other nerdy things. In Season 2 Mike is sitting down with some of his favorite creators in the TTRPG space to discuss aspects of the games we all love to play.

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October 30, 2021 114 min

Welcome to the darkest, most chilling reaches of deep space.

 

This is the Actual Play Miniseries, Chariot of the Gods, hosted by the Dads with Nerdy Ambitions, Tabletop Journeys, and 19 Hits the Dragon podcasts.

 

Subscribe at the following links so that you don’t miss a minute of the thrilling adventure:

 

Dads with Nerdy Ambitions:  https://redcircle.com/shows/dads-with-nerdy-ambitions

Tabletop Journeys:  https://www.ttjo...

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Welcome to the darkest, most chilling reaches of deep space.

This is the Actual Play Miniseries, Chariot of the Gods, hosted by the Dads with Nerdy Ambitions, Tabletop Journeys, and 19 Hits the Dragon podcasts.

 

Subscribe at the following links so that you don’t miss a minute of the thrilling adventure:

Dads with Nerdy Ambitions:  https://redcircle.com/shows/dads-with-nerdy-ambitions

Tabletop Journeys:  https://www.ttjourneys...

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October 23, 2021 80 min

CW for suicide and body horror skip over 45:25-46:05 to avoid the suicide content.

Our episode part 3 and the finale of a 1-Shot that was concepted by Zac Harrison a.k.a. @Conan_Lybarian, our editor Hannah Miller and Myself when we opened a random pack of "The Adventures of Johnny Quest" trading cards. 

In today's episode the crew unravels the horrifying mystery plaguing Broken Cradle. Will they save the town, wil...

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October 16, 2021 63 min

Our episode today is the second part of a 1-Shot that was concepted by Zac Harrison a.k.a. @Conan_Lybarian, our editor Hannah Miller and Myself when we opened a random pack of "The Adventures of Johnny Quest" trading cards. 

In today's episode our motley crew pursues the leads of their jobs. They have a run in with some strange figures in an alley along the way. A horrific encounter they were not prepared for; thou...

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October 9, 2021 72 min

I had the good fortune of connecting with our intrepid DM for this One-Shot Zac Harrison a.k.a. @Conan_Lybarian a while back and cracking random trading card pack with him and and Hannah and then concepting a One Shot based around the cards we pulled from the pack.  Today we bring you a play through of that very One-Shot that Zac has put together using the concepts we came up with in that pack cracking session. 

I am also deli...

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The TTRPG space is full of interesting and unique settings where your games can take place but sometimes the story you want to tell doesn't quite fit into any of the established locations and you need to set out for new waters and establish a land of your very own.  World building is a time honored tradition in the sci-fi/fantasy realm and something that we as TTRPG creators have a unique position in. 

Today I am joined by Jon...

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Have you ever gone to your well of inspiration, whatever mental or emotional place you go to draw up ideas for your stories, and found that well dry or close to empty? Well today I'm joined by Ryan Johnson author of the DMs Guild campaign Wintry Blast to talk about his strategy for forcing inspiration. 

 

Ryan draws random MTG cards and converts them to D&D creatures, encounters, magic items and the like. His campaign on ...

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The role of Game Master at a table is something of a circus act, a juggler or plate spinner keeping all the pieces moving and enthralling your players as a participating audience. This is something that requires skill and like all skills requires time and practice to execute flawlessly. Like any showman however you must also be aware of audience or your table in the case of a Game Master. The biggest difference between the Game Mas...

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It's no secret that many TTRPG games are fairly short lived for a variety of reasons. There are however the chosen few out there that are able to carry a campaign to completion. Last episode I sat chatted with Christian Borchert to talk about how to keep your players invested so they return to your game week after week. Today we're going to talk about the other side of that. You've got your players coming back now what ...

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One of the unspoken roles of the Game Master is the responsibility for bringing everyone together for each session. Doing that successfully requires a certain set of skills. Investing your players in the games, in their characters, and in each other as a group takes work. Without the knowhow it can be really difficult. Often TTRPG groups will fall a part due to a lack of cohesion or fall prey to the highest CR monster of all, the d...

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The world is full of interesting and unique people, but filling the world up yourself can seem like a daunting task for a GM. You're players keep asking every guard their name, wanting to know the back story of every person in the tavern, or possibly the true motives of the quest giver. So how do you handle that?

Well never fear dear listeners. David Easley, the GM of Trials of the Apocalypse joins me today with his advice on ...

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Are you an aspiring Game Master? Have you and your friends been interested in playing D&D or another TTRPG but no one wants to step into the Role of GM? Maybe you've been watching Critical Role and now you're itching to run a game yourself but you're feeling nervous about getting behind the screen? Well fret no longer friend. Today Dan Ryan of Non-Fiction Gaming sits down with me to share some tips on how to get sta...

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June 5, 2021 102 min

Traps are a longstanding tradition in Dungeons and Dragons and many other tabletop RPGs. Whether is through ambush, bamboozle, ensnarement, pitfall, or a demonic face with a sphere of annihilation in it, Game Masters have a variety of ways they can ensnare their player.

Today I am joined by Josh Newton and Lewanika Miller of Tabletop Journeys to inspire you our listeners on how to craft unique traps for your games. From the intrig...

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Tabletop RPGs come in a variety of forms and offer a myriad of options in terms of style, setting, theme, goals or purpose. One thing that is central to all TTRPGs however is the player character. As Sean so aptly puts it in our discussion, "It's hard to have a story without characters." And while the Lone Wolf Rogue can be fun to play for a time we want to peel back the layers to discover who these characters are and w...

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What is a One shot and why do we play them? Where do I begin the creation process? What should I focus on when writing? How do I prepare for when my players inevitably ignore the tasks in front of them and go have a light lunch instead? 

 

My very first guests Alex Rodriguez and Brian LeBlanc aka Helix Missionary from the delightfully chaotic Two Weeks One Shot are here to answer these very questions.  They've joined me to  s...

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We have a lot of great content in store this season and I'm super excited to get all of our episodes to you our listeners. In the mean time enjoy a peek at the conversations to come! 

 

Huge thank you to Paul Mackie for the rocking theme song and our editor Hannah Miller for all the amazing work she does! 

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May 1, 2021 1 min

19 Hits the Dragon is back in action May 8th! Join Mike as he sits down with some awesome TTRPG creators to talk shop about our favorite aspects of gaming.

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February 26, 2021 7 min

Hello listeners, Mike here with a quick announcement. You may have noticed we don’t have a full episode this week. We’re beginning a brief hiatus as we make some adjustments to the show moving forward. I explain in more detail in the clip we have uploaded today.

In the meantime I’ll still be reachable on twitter @19hitsthedragon or via email at 19hitsthedragon@gmail.com. If you are a creator in the TTRPG world and are inte...

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CW for this episode: Extreme bodily harm, drug use/addiction, mental illness, discussion of psychopathy and dissociation

We return to the Dark Future of Cyberpunk Red for our final installment (for now) of this series of episodes. LAst week we talked about combat and all the ways that bullets can hurt you. Today we continue this conversation by covering the critical injuries that can occur when you take damage some of which are qu...

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We are back in the dark future of Cyberpunk Red! Today we highlight the core mechanics of the game and how your edgerunner succeeds or fails in their attempts to topple the megacorps. 

We spend a little time talking through various aspects of the numerous skills before slowing down to unpack the role abilities. These are abilities and features that are distinct to each role and make each option unique. Are you a Rockerboy with a ...

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