Dads 'n Dragons

Dads 'n Dragons

<p>What happens when a 40-year-old who grew up on role-playing games sits down to play with his kids? Welcome to Dads 'n Dragons, a live-play D&D podcast in the world of Ravnica. I’ve always wanted to share this hobby with my kids, and when the time came I thought it would be easy! I was wrong. In Dads ’n Dragons you’ll hear unique takes on role-playing, on problem solving, and dumb jokes that you can’t get anywhere else. </p><p>Follow the gang on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/dadsndragons">@dadsndragons</a> for the latest updates! </p>... Show More

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November 13, 2019 48 min

Turlen gets a request for aid from his neice, Fifiline, but it leads into the dangerous Gruul lands known as the Rubblebelt. Ryan learns that letting players name NPCs sometimes means he has to say "Fifiline" for several episodes. 

Special Wrap up this episode with Alex (Yarven)!

Magic the Gathering cards mentioned: 

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  • November 5, 2019 59 min

    Yarven tries to save some civilians, Skylar tries to save Yarven, Turlen tries to save the whole group, and Zofvys tries to save... Ravnica? Find out in the epic conclusion to the War of the Spark! 

    Special Wrap up this episode with Scott (Turlen)!

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  • October 22, 2019 45 min

    Our heroes stand in awe as they realize legendary dragon Nicol Bolas has brought war to Ravnica. Outmatched, for now all they can do is run and survive. Amidst the chaos, they must defend the helpless against those with no mercy, both foreign and Ravnican. 

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • Scott! Turn on your microphone!
  • Opposed Skill checks don’t get crits. Houserule it if you want, but be consist... Read more

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  • October 14, 2019 48 min

    Invasion! Zofvys, Skylar, and Yarven enlist the help of dwarven cleric, Turlen, to save innocent citizens from zombie marauders. In the background, an epic battle between planeswalkers brings war to Ravnica.

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • Get them involved, the game only works if people actually play
  • Let players describe visual effects of magic or moves in a fight
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    October 8, 2019 35 min

    Krenko is determined not to go back to prison, so it's going to take the skills of all three heroes to keep him from getting away. Tune in for part two of the warehouse fight here! 

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • Options, options, options. Don't leave your players stuck. If they are getting frustrated, maybe they just aren't visualizing everything you are. Try suggesting 2-3 options plus "... Read more

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  • September 30, 2019 41 min

    The trap to capture Krenko is sprung! Can Zofvys hold out until help arrives? Will Krenko get away? Will there be exploding goblins? This episode guaranteed to answer at least one of those questions.

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • First level is just, the worst. Everyone has to start somewhere, I guess that's the point, but don't forget how low their hit points are at first level. 

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    September 23, 2019 54 min

    The gang convinces Falish to lead them to the shipment drop-off so they can finally meet Krenko, but things don't go as smoothly as they plan. 

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • Be on the player's side too, don't give into the urge to always be the antagonist. 
  • Encourage creativity when you see it. 
  • Is D&D a great math tutor, you ask? Is 1d8+5 better than 1d10+3?
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    September 18, 2019 42 min

    Our unlikely trio of heroes accepts a mission to find Krenko, a goblin mob boss, and bring him back to justice. 

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • The clues you think might be obvious are not always so obvious to your young players (or your older ones). Instead of getting frustrated and just giving it away, give them time to figure it out, or reward the player with the highest perception or insight roll wit... Read more

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  • September 2, 2019 36 min

    The gang gets out of a sticky situation, gets to know each other a little better, and gets a new mission from a mysterious official.  

    Some tips we learned in this episode:

  • Include in your prep specific things to help them think about their characters (e.g. thought-provoking questions).
  • Sometimes 'on-the rails' (heavily guided) adventures make for better experiences with younger players.
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    September 1, 2019 45 min

    A Goblin, a Minotaur, and a Tiefling walk into a coliseum, but the fights get interrupted for something much bigger.  In this first episode we kick off a D&D campaign in the city-plane of Ravnica and explore what it's like to play D&D with your kids.  Listen along and you’ll hear unique takes on roleplaying, on problem solving, and dumb jokes that you can’t get anywhere else. Follow the gang on Twitter Read more

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