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Ratman and the Maze (DnDeBrief 028)

D&DeBrief episode 028 - Ratman and the Maze

Summary: The gang visits the Library of Therondimus, learning just how big the repository of knowledge actually is. They meet the curator, the caterer, and a new friend.  

Debrief: We discuss methods of note-taking as a player and as a DM.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Meet The Queens (DnDeBrief 027)

D&DeBrief episode 027 - Meet The Queens

Summary: As the gang travels to Kalport, Khonnos uses a dangerous spell and ends up unconscious for enough time to make the others worry. They reach Kalport and are greeted with a summons from the queens. They parley with the queens, meet the Abbot of Straben, and then take their leave to go investigate the Library of Therondimus. 

Debrief: This episode's long and expansive debrief starts at the 2 hour 22 minute mark. We discuss RPGs as a coping mechanism, the 5-minute workday phenomenon in D&D, play-styles and systems, the evolution of D&D, and why the inspiration mechanic is oft neglected.  

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

The Metaphysics of Souls (DnDeBrief 026)

The Tome Show is now hosting the D&DeBrief actual play D&D 5e podcast. This is episode 25, if you are not caught up with the story, you can find previous episodes under the Actual Play category at TheTomeShow.com or search the back catalog of the Tome Show using your favorite podcatcher.

D&DeBrief episode 026 - The Metaphysics of Souls

Summary: As the gang travels to Kalport they discuss their situation and decide how to proceed. When they arrive they are greeted with a summons from the queens.

Debrief: The debrief topic in this episode is how do you know how much information to give the players? How do you ensure they get all the info they need? When do you give the clues? And what are the consequences for too many clues or not enough clues? 

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Intervention (DnDeBrief 025)

The Tome Show is now hosting the D&DeBrief actual play D&D 5e podcast. This is episode 25, if you are not caught up with the story, you can find previous episodes under the Actual Play category at TheTomeShow.com or search the back catalog of the Tome Show using your favorite podcatcher.

D&DeBrief episode 025 - Intervention

Summary: Sharkface convinces Marcel to use the amulet to try and heal his crew and the results are... mixed. 

Debrief: The debrief topics in this episode includes player agency, cursed items, and subtle, but powerful items in a game, as well as Sam giving more insight as to why the duel with Sharkface didn't turn out the way everyone thought.

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

The Three-Fold Lake (DnDeBrief 024)

The Tome Show is now hosting the D&DeBrief actual play D&D 5e podcast. This is episode 24, if you are not caught up with the story, you can find previous episodes under the Actual Play category at TheTomeShow.com or search the back catalog of the Tome Show using your favorite podcatcher.

D&DeBrief episode 024 - The Three-Fold Lake

Summary: In the aftermath of the battle the group has to prepare for the coming storm. Khonnos and Marcel question Emmeryn's mom while Axley deciphers the book of Proofs. Emmeryn makes plans for their next journey and Khonnos tries to contact his patron to get some needed answers. 

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of roughly 1-hour episodes. As a result, this episode has no debrief. The team is working on a way to get 15 minutes of debrief in every episode! Stay Tuned!

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

  

Storm Wyverns and Flower Faces (DnDeBrief 023)

D&DeBrief episode 023 - Storm Wyverns and Flower Faces

Summary: This session features a challenging combat with Storm Wyverns... Does the entire party survive? The aftermath sees sharkface telling the truth about his crew and a how he gained his transformative powers.

Debrief: We discuss game effects that take away the ability to act (e.g. stun, paralyzed) or be effective (blinded) and how that affects the challenge of an encounter. We also briefly discuss Sam's changes to using distance and theater of the mind stylings in combat during this game. We also touch on the difficulties for the DM of playing a spellcasting enemy.

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Of Duels and Defectors (DnDeBrief 022)

D&DeBrief episode 022 - Of Duels and Defectors

Summary: Axley and Emmeryn start to transcribe the latest scribbles in the book of proofs. Khonnos parlays with Sharkface's second in command, Azenahnah, and learns that Sharkface really wants Marcel's amulet not the royal sword. Do they trust the pirates? And who is attacking?!?

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, this episode has no debrief. The team is working on a way to get 15 minutes of debrief in every episode! Stay Tuned!

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Toddeus Comes and Toddeus Goes (DnDeBrief 021)

D&DeBrief episode 021 - Toddeus Comes and Toddeus Goes

Summary: What can an aged goat tell the party about an ancient magical book? The Book of Proofs has finished its evaluation so the group calls on Toddeus to help them decipher the coded proof. The group makes chilling realizations about the fate of the Common Plateau and the origins of Blaxley - they have learned more than they bargained for!

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, this episode has no debrief. The team is working on a way to get 15 minutes of debrief in every episode! Stay Tuned!

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

The Coral Dog (DnDeBrief 020)

D&DeBrief episode 020 - The Coral Dog

Summary: A Coral Dog, a SkullSword, and a Book of Proofs! The party debates what to do with the dog-creature in the Hokka Temple and also try to decide what statement to write into the Book of Proofs for evaluation. As they make their plans for their journey to the temple they find Blaxley Chillingquest sitting in front of the skull sword they can't shake off. He tries to convince Axley to wield the sword and the group gets the idea the sword speaks to Blaxley. They make their way into the depths of the temple where the coral dog is to be found. The room is very different from the way it was when they were here previously. The boiling mud room has changed into a frozen ice pool. They interact with the coral altar dog and something unexpected happens! And then Bolem returns...

Debrief: This debrief is a very brief chat amongst the group. We talk about the changes in the characters and their places in the setting, and how the game is going in general.

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

The White Axiom (DnDeBrief 019)

D&DeBrief episode 019 - The White Axiom

Summary: The group settles in to take a long rest and Emmeryn has a heart to heart talk with her mother, Reyla. When she leaves Reyla's hut she has an argument with Blaxley, who seems to have been eavesdropping. Khonnos and Marcel study their maps, finding another clue as to what might be wrong with them. Khonnos and Axley find that the Book of Proofs has evaluated their first statement, but the book identifies Khonnos as Bolem.

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, the debrief portion of the stream will become its own episode and this episode has no debrief topic.

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

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