DM to GM

DM to GM are Russ More (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean Howard (The End of Time and Other Bothers). They're answering your questions to help you feel more comfortable playing the games YOU want to play.

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Why Follow Your Gods?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer Skullking20's question! They're planning an amazing monster-themed while building out their pantheon of gods. The big question is how do you figure out WHY someone in game would follow a specific god?
13 min
2
I'm Prepping a Campaign! What Do I Focus On?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer GalenRex's question! They are playing in a couple campaigns while also prepping their own, so what should they focus on to get the game going smoothly?
15 min
3
How Do I Keep Talking To Myself!?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer Amyj's question about character voices and speaking to yourself, keeping voices straight and ways to enhance your players involvement as NPCs!
13 min
4
Player Anxiety About Playing In A Space
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer Andrey's question about a player at their table who is showing signs that they might not be comfortable with the game their planning.
20 min
5
Hurry Up! Pick Up The Gems!
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer Jorien's epic question about how you patiently wait for players to pick up the gems that you placed in the world you're playing in.
15 min
6
Don't Go There! Safety Mechanics at the Table
13 min
7
Homebrewing for YOUR table
15 min
8
Breaking Down the Partial Success
16 min
9
Up the Creek Without a Prop Map
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer Cohen and Michelle's questions surrounding the mystic andmystery of maps and props at the table! Do they help? Where can you start? Let's find out!
14 min
10
Cost of Entry and Magic is WILD!
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer GM Phobi's questions in this second part. We talk about the tools you need and the cost of entry to play a game which turns into more of a consent issue in the WAY people run games. We also talk about changing the rules and what you can expect from the table.
18 min
11
How Much To Plan In The Fae
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer GM Phobi's questions over 2 parts, and this is the first. We talk about things like "how much do you need to plan to get started", "how to play Fae NPCs" and "endowments at the table".
18 min
12
Approaching World Building Through Threats
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) answer GM Andreas's question that takes us on a journey through the undefined tools used to approach world building through the threats that exist in the world you're creating.
27 min
13
What Do We DISAGREE on?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) take the reigns on one of Sean's questions to try to find something they DON'T agree on. It goes well...
12 min
14
Are You Worried That You WIll STOP Having Ideas?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) take a question from Cohen Ryan who asks "Are you worried that you will STOP having ideas?" and give you some ideas, tools and tips for when that writer's block strikes.
18 min
15
Managing a Murder Hobo Family and Changing the ...
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) take a question from listener James who asks "How Can I Manage My Murder Hobo Family", which carries them on to talk about the social contract of the game and the risks within your world.
21 min
16
7 Ways To A Fun Session - A Bar and a Lost Goblin
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) sit down a present a new series, "7 Ways to a Fun Session". We show you how ideas can come easier when you have a partner or group to bounce ideas off of.
18 min
17
Presents... Snyder's Return - Featuring Lauren ...
Today Adam speaks with Legendary DM of the Dungeon Drunks Podcast, DnD Beyond Community Manager, Player of popular Characters and Professional Oboe Player about getting into the Hobby, favoured encounters, jumping into fellow shows and getting started as a D&D group. You can find Lauren Urban and Dungeon Drunks Podcast via the links below.
40 min
18
The Guide to Winging It
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) crack open their gamebooks to give you a few quick tips and tricks to rolling with the punches, living on the edge of your seat, soaring on the wings of the eagles! ... We're talking about winging it!
28 min
19
Can You Run a Game Without Voices?
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) are breaking down whether voices are necessary to have a fun time running or playing a game. We also walk you through out tickle trunk of voices that we use for our public games. Spoiler alert - it's not that many!
9 min
20
World Breakers!
Russ (Dumbgeons & Dragons) and Sean (The End of Time and Other Bothers) are taking you through the terrifying world of what to do when the players break the world or the game session you have planned. We hopefully give you some tips and tricks to feel more comfortable when NOTHING goes to plan.
13 min
21
You Have 30 Minutes to Prep! Don't Panic!
You have 30 minutes before the gang arrives to play the game. You look at your notes and there is NOTHING WRITTEN DOWN! WHAT DO YOU DO? Listen to this short episode to give you a launch point and hopefully take some of the stress away and you can sit down to a fun game.
16 min
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e26 - Alignment, What is it Good For?
In this week's episode we tackle alignment in TTRPGs. Why is it there? What is it good for? And do you need to use it?
24 min
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e25 - Zero to Hero, A Session Zero Guide
In this week's episode we find out what a Session Zero is and what questions you can ask your players to get the most out of it.
40 min
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e24 - Tell Me What You Want - Mailbag
In this week's episode we answer a mailbag filled with questions. Including; Learning a New System? How to stop railroading? Get players to tell you what they want? How much do I prep in advance? What goes into making a good big bad?
31 min
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e23 - One on One Gameplay - Mailbag
In this week's episode we answer a mailbag filled with questions. Including; Recommendations and tips for running games for 2? Playing with your significant others? Keeping track of homebrew rules? More tips for incorporating horror elements? Things we forgot to mention about playing online?
27 min
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e22 - Our Mashed Potato Episode
In this week's episode we talk about tips and tricks for engaging your players, getting nervous new players involved and catching people up who have been away from the game for a while!
24 min
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e21 - Talking and Playing - Mailbag
In this week's episode we answer all the random questions we've been sitting on. Including; Tips for running a large group? More tips on using modules? Using sound and music? How do you let players down easy, when you need a break? Restricting races/classes? Players taking YOUR fun away? Backseat DM/GMs? When in-game decisions affect out of game relationships?
40 min
28
e20 - Putting the Roleplay back in TTRPG
In this week's episode, we find ways to put the Role-play back in Tabletop Role-playing Games with some exercise and tips to bring to your table.
31 min
29
e19 - Playing from a Distance
In this week's episode, we tackle the question on everyone's mind, how do we keep playing games when we can't leave our homes. We discuss useful tools and systems to get you started playing table top games in an online world.
26 min
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e18 - Burn Down the Tavern!!! - Mailbag
In this week's episode we answer all the random questions we've been sitting on. Including; How do you riff forward? How do you module? Safety tools at the table. Distances in combat? Moving forward without railroading? Maze Planning? How do you enjoy the game?
32 min
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e17 - Prepping for D&D
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
24 min
32
e16 - Prepping for Offworlders
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again... New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and...
30 min
33
e15 - One Shot - Offworlders
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
190 min
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e14 - Moves in PbtA & Ideas for D&D
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
39 min
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e13 - Playing PbtA - The Basics!
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
23 min
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e12 - Bringing Horror to Your Table?
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
35 min
37
e11 - Building Encounters An Easier Way?
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
24 min
38
e10 - ...To Module... or To Homebrew?
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
40 min
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e09 - How Do We End It All?
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
25 min
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e08 - One Shot - Lawless Walrus Western
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
126 min
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e07 - Mailbag with Tiffany Alvord
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
33 min
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e06 - Scott wants to entertain a younger table!
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
17 min
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e05 - yourfrienddevin wants Fallout to meet X-men
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
15 min
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e04 - Cloudy Frog mixing fantasy and tech while...
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
14 min
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e03 - Alllexia is threatening to run Fate!/Mike...
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
29 min
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e02 - Kit Is Looking To Wing It!
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
30 min
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e01 - Help Me Bring The Steampunk!
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
28 min
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DM to GM Trailer
Russ More () and Sean Howard () have heard it time and time again. New DMs/GMs find they're held back by something or hung up on an idea. We answer your questions to help YOU feel more comfortable and confident getting a game started for you and your...
1 min