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SYNOPSIS: Get ready to raid the Tomb of Damara again! This time I'm taking on the AD&D 2nd Edition First Quest box set, which was created as an intro to the AD&D game. We'll talk about the contents, the pared-down rules, the adventures, and of course the CD.

Direct download: RFB-157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EST
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HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a moment or an hour to talk about not only where 5th Ed. has gone over the past four years, but also where we'd like to see some of the products go. Someone please convince WotC to listen to this!

Direct download: RFB-156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan finally gets back in gear to bring another entry into the Retro Review series, this time a late 1st Edition classic.

Direct download: RFB-155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST
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VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: Shannon & Devon. SYNOPSIS: The three of us discuss how the convention went, including the EGO II, the Final Fantasy TCG, Devon's ocarina, and Shannon's anime fix.

Direct download: RFB-154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News on the new settings, streams, the Dwarven Forge Kickstarter, gift sets for Christmas, Gen Con guests & I-65 closures, and how to completely fail at an announcement.

Direct download: RFB-153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EST
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GUEST CO-HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Al & Dan break out the cards from the AD&D Trivia Game (released in 1991) and see how bad they score, proving that verbatim knowledge of the rules does not make one a better or worse player.

Direct download: RFB-152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: My summary of the contents of the book as well as my overall thoughts on the product itself.

Direct download: RFB-151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST
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GUEST HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Dan & Al talk about the benefits and difficulties of rotisserie gaming, where each week there is a different DM and potentially different PCs.

Direct download: RFB-150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: New product announcements, beta races in UA, EGO II news, and more.

Direct download: RFB-149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EST
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VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: Rhiannon & Devon. SYNOPSIS: Tonight I sat down with the kiddos to talk about their first D&D session and what they thought about it. Note that while I tried to explain how to talk in the microphone they were a bit mousy so they aren't as loud as I am.

Direct download: RFB-148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News on Into the Borderlands, teases of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, D&D goes METAL, and more! \m/

Direct download: RFB-147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EST
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SPECIAL GUEST: Al. SYNOPSIS: With con season coming up, Dan & Al talk about some of the unique situations that happen when running a game in this environment, from pre-gens and pacing to the various differences between con games and your home game.

Direct download: RFB-146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News about Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, new pre-painted minis, new POD offerings, a new way to listen to RFB, and some rumors about Spelljammer & Dark Sun.

Direct download: RFB-145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: In this second musical episode, Dan discusses how the influence of Rush inspired gamers with their music and lyrics.

Direct download: RFB-144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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GUEST CO-HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Tonight we had a discussion on using the wilderness and travel to the fullest, instead of simply rolling for encounters. From using the environment to add a challenge to peppering the journey with sights and interactions, we talk all the ways to make the travel part of the adventure.

Direct download: RFB-143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EST
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SYNOPSIS: News on products from the early 90s and early 80s that are ready for you to buy them again; a new 3.5 class that smells like your deodorant, UA wilderness rules, and more.

Direct download: RFB-142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News on the upcoming Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, Goodman's Into the Borderlands, new DM's Guild rules, another unfortunate loss in the D&D community, and more.

Direct download: RFB-141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan goes back to some missed 5th ed. products that could use a review but didn't due to the lack of content of each on their own. Included are the DM's Screen, DM's Screen Reincarnated, D&D Adventure Grid, Dungeonology, Character Sheet Folder, and Cloud Giant's Bargain.

Direct download: RFB-140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News about the D&D Movie, new minis from Reaper, Dragon+, Gen Con & The E.G.O., and Star Frontiers! (For real! Star Frontiers!)

Direct download: RFB-139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: I know I promise news every month, but the pickings were slimmer than ever this time around. Summary of the GameHole Con panel, 2018 products, and not much more.

Direct download: RFB-138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan goes chapter-by-chapter in this review of the newest 5th Edition supplement, and the first major 5e rules expansion.

Direct download: RFB-137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan goes through the contents of the latest 5th Edition D&D adventure, and gives his personal feedback.

Direct download: RFB-136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Updates on Xanathar's Guide, Goodman's reprints of B1/B2, Empyria, Thunderbolt Mountain, and new rules updates.

Direct download: RFB-135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am EST
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SYNOPSIS: In this episode we travel to the not-so-distant-at-all past of fourth edition and this book of short adventures which span the difficulty levels.

Direct download: RFB-134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: New products, new apps, new options, and an interesting new Kickstarter campaign.

Direct download: RFB-133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan takes you through what he saw as the highs and lows of Gen Con 50. From the out-of-game parts of the E.G.O., Consignment Store surprises, to the van-oven.

Direct download: RFB-132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EST
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SYNOPSIS: All the news from August, including D&D Beyond, Fantasy Grounds, Unearthed Arcana, Starfinder, Star Wars, Reaper Bones IV, and more!

Direct download: RFB-131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: Dan walks you through the E.G.O. From Gen Con in a narrative based on the events of the sessions.

Direct download: RFB-130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am EST
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SYNOPSIS: Information regarding road conditions, weather, some recommendations, food info, retrospective information, a personal anecdote, and a bit of an editorial on WotC. You're probably not surprised on that last bit.

Direct download: RFB-129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: The RR series is back with this splatbook pioneer! Introducing kits to AD&D, adding proficiency rules, and more combat options.

Direct download: RFB-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: I need to not make this a habit... News about Reaper Bones, Top Secret, D&D Beyond, and Gen Con.

Direct download: RFB-127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EST
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GUEST CO-HOST: Al SYNOPSIS: Al and I talk about the connotations of "grognard," the original meaning, and how to get along with the new folks. And a whole lot of tangents that may or may not prove we've hit that grognard stage.

Direct download: RFB-126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: A bit late but it's summer. News about the new storyline, other new releases, Reaper's giant Tiamat, D&D Beyond, and my E.G.O. events for Gen Con.

Direct download: RFB-125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan

SYNOPSIS: The 80's D&D cartoon wasn't awful by any means, despite my jokes about it. This time around I take the side of defending this old classic for my generation.

Direct download: RFB-124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan
SYNOPSIS: The news for May (what little there is)! Announcement of a new storyline, AMA from Mearls, and new Wizkids minis.

Direct download: RFB-123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan
SYNOPSIS: Tonight I talk through message hammers and the need to decree a "right way to play" D&D. You probably know where this is going.

Direct download: RFB-122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan
SYNOPSIS: In this episode I give you my own personal rundown of the latest (and yet still oldest) set of adventures released for 5th Edition.

Direct download: RFB-121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan
SYNOPSIS: WotC has choked off the news, but I've still found some new info for you all! New deckbuilder game, MIA Kickstarters, Article changes, and a ton of new old PDFs.

Direct download: RFB-120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST
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HOST: Dan
CO-HOST: Al

SYNOPSIS: Al joins us again to talk about various places that we can seek inspration for our new characters. We dig into both in-game methods and throughout media.

Direct download: RFB-119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: News about e-tools, updated classics, miniatures, new products, and some rock & roll at Gen Con!

Direct download: RFB-118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm EST
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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Shannon SYNOPSIS: Shannon returns to talk about a topic that she wanted to discuss with us all, that of magic items that aren't really combat-focused. We also take a slight diversion to talk about the Book of Wonderous Inventions (BECMI).

Direct download: RFB-117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST
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SYNOPSIS: February has come & gone, but here's what has been in the news for D&D for the month, as well as our monthly list of Cons to look forward to!

Direct download: RFB-116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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Episode 115: Edition War & Nerd Rage! Oh My!

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: I try my best, without judgement of your favored version of the game, to look into the causes of the edition wars by comparing two transitions. I also try to kill the notion of "nerd rage."

Direct download: RFB-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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Episode 114: News Feed, January 2017

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Dan comes out of quarantine finally for an update on all the news for the new year, including the recently announced Tales From the Yawning Portal.

Direct download: RFB-114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am EST
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Episode 113: News Feed, December 2016

Synopsis: More Unearthed Arcana, New POD & PDFs, New WizKids minis, and the loss of a legend. For Summerlund and the Kai!

Direct download: RFB-113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Episode 112: Retro Review - Player's Option: Combat & Tactics (1995)

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: My recording woes are over! Time to make up lost episodes, first with this retro review which I've wanted to do for months. We'll be checking out this rules tome which is one third (or fourth depending on who you talk to) of the rules expansions which made up the "2.5 edition" rules.

Direct download: RFB-112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EST
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Episode 111: Immortality and Demigodhood

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Audio quality isn't up to my normal desired levels but the content & topic is good even though I sound like I'm using a tin can for a microphone. Today Al & Dan discuss the rules concerning immortality & divine ascension amongst PCs through the editions and where they thought these rules hit perfect and where they maybe needed some help.

Direct download: RFB-111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EST
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Episode 110: News Feed, November 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: The audio is a little better, but I'm still having issues. Therefore, here's the November news which will hopefully keep you happy until the promised new big-topic show can be finished. This month features info from Gamehole Con, a Hall of Fame nod, a PH2 denied, and the surprise big news that WotC didn't even bother to announce!

Direct download: RFB-110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EST
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Episode 109: Volo's Guide to Monsters, a Walkthrough Review

YOUR HOST Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back to work after countless problems. For this review we walk through the sections of this new accesory together! Apologies for the less-than-stellar sound quality, I'm still trying to get the details right on my new system.

Direct download: RFB-109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Episode 108: News Feed, October 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Not much news, but some updates on Volo's Guide to Monsters, the "labyrinth" rumor from Amazon, encounter building from UA, new Classics, conventions, and more.

Direct download: RFB-108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EST
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Episode 107: The Zeppelin Connection

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Dan spends 20 minutes gushing over one of his favorite bands and how they inspired his D&D gaming over the past few decades and rules editions. (and hopefully inspires you to check out Achilles Last Stand and No Quarter)

Direct download: RFB-107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EST
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Episode 106: Storm King's Thunder, the Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Better late than never, here's Dan's review of the newest module to hit your FLGS.

Direct download: RFB-106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST
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Episode 105: News Feed, September 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Find out why a major Asian Shipping Corporation may cause problems with your gaming, why some theater-goers didn't get their freebie module, what "Labyrinth" means, and where I have been.

Direct download: RFB-105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm EST
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Episode 104: Fifth Edition, Year Two in Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: If you listened to the Year One in Review you probably know what I was hoping for this year. Did I get it? Here's my take on the past year in D&D, and what I hope to see in Year 3.

Direct download: RFB-104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EST
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Episode 103: News Feed, August 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News about Gen Con Attendance, Storm King's Thunder, some business-side numbers, and more.

Direct download: RFB-103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EST
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Episode 102: Gen Con 2016

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Shannon. SYNOPSIS: Dan & Shannon have a long and sometimes odd discussion on their take of this year's Gen Con. And Dan's love of the Consignment area. And Pokemon Go in the Exhibit Hall. And Crystal Pepsi.

Direct download: RFB-102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EST
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Episode 101: News Feed, July 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News about WotC on Twitter, new resources for virtual table tops, new PDFs, rumors involving Print on Demand, and more!

Direct download: RFB-101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EST
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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a look behind the wizard's curtain to some of the stories that made it out of TSR, hopefully constructing a framework that will let us see perhaps why such a successful company like TSR had such a big fall. We talk about the early successes, the devastating losses (RIP Don Kaye), the betrayals, the bad decisions, and that business deal they made back in the 80s that probably killed the company in the end. Please keep in mind that much of what happened back then is heresay, and we tried our best to discuss things we've heard from multiple sources. But, we may have missed some stuff, or misheard some stuff. A big and controversial conversation for #100!

Direct download: RFB-100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan SYNOPSIS: Info to help you make the best of Gen Con, for both new visitors as well as the Veterans! Everything from Gas prices in Indy to the lack of official WotC presence.

Direct download: RFB-099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EST
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Episode 98: Edition Jumping

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Nobody likes to waste money. So we discuss going back and forth between editions for different campaigns, some of the benefits and hinderances of this, as well as ways to make each campaign fit within a larger narrative, even when jumping from one edition to the other. Play 'em all, we say!

Direct download: RFB-098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EST
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Episode 97 - News Feed, June 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: All the news from June, including info on Storm King's Thunder, Volo's Guide to Monsters, new PDF downloads, and the July conventions!

Direct download: RFB-097.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EST
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Episode 96: The World is Your Inspiration

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Never limit your game ideas to the fantasy themed books, TV, and film! Al & Dan discuss using places, people, history, and all sorts of other things here in the real world to inspire you in game!

Direct download: RFB-096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Episode 95: The Art of 2nd Edition

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Continuing on with the art theme, Al & Dan got together to talk about the 2nd Edition artwork, and how it evolved with the financial troubles of TSR, the anti-80s 90s, and the WotC purchase.

Direct download: RFB-095.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST
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Episode 94: Retro Review - Exemplars of Evil

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: It's been awhile, so another retro review is in order, this time the late 3.5-era supplement Exemplars of Evil!

Direct download: RFB-094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EST
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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Time to steal the plots & other aspects of our favorite movies again! Choices this time include Labyrinth, The People Under The Stairs, Game of Death, The Incredibles, Star Wars, and The Magnificent Seven.

Direct download: RFB-093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am EST
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Episode 92: News Feed, May 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNPOPSIS: Check out all the news that's been scrounged for the month of May!

Direct download: RFB-092.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EST
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Episode 91: Travelogues - Eberron

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back on our journey through the settings, this time the recent addition of Eberron. Explore Sharn, meet some warforged, and try not to restart the Last War.

Direct download: RFB-091.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EST
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Episode 90: Diversions - Marvel Super Heroes

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: In an all-new series (I know, there are a lot of them already) we discuss this classic of 80s-90s era TSR.

Direct download: RFB-090.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EST
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Episode 89: The Art of Basic & 1st Edition

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: The art plays a very important role in D&D. It inspires us, draws us in, and helps jump-start the imagination when needed. It also sometimes hints at where we were in real life at the time the art was created. These ideas, as well as discussions on some of the iconic A/D&D artists from the Basic/BECMI and 1st Edition era, will be presented to you.

Direct download: RFB-089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EST
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Episode 88: News Feed, April 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: More news about the movie, leadership change at WotC, MTG for D&D, Baldman Games, miniature deals and ripoffs, and old-new stuff on PDF.

Direct download: RFB-088.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST
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Episode 87: Over the Top

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al SYNOPSIS: Sometimes in the course of a campaign one aspect goes way out of whack and over the top. Too much violence, campaign-jumping, sexism, terrible humor attempts, etc. Dan & Al discuss many of the ones that could and do often happen, with ways to see if you may be the one going over the top.

Direct download: RFB-087.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Episode 86: Curse of Strahd, the Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Pretty straightforward, actually. Our official review for the newest 5th edition adventure!

Direct download: RFB-086.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EST
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Episode 85: News Feed, March 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News on Curse of Strahd, new Classics, minis, and some rambling about Pine-Sol.

Direct download: RFB-085.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EST
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Episode 84: Crash & Burn

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: My campaign has crashed & burned. Let's discuss why, and maybe figure out ways to fix it!

Direct download: RFB-084.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST
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Episode 83: News Feed, February 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Updates on the D&D Movie, Curse of Strahd, D&D Classics, GMs Guild, and the passing of two legends of the art.

Direct download: RFB-083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST
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Episode 82: Through the Multiverse

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Love it or hate it, the idea of PCs jumping from one campaign setting to another has always been with the game. In this episode is some history, as well as my own opinions on the subject and how to make it work under certain circumstances.

Direct download: RFB-082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST
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Episode 81: Retro Review - Palace of the Silver Princess

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: It's been awhile since I've done one of these, so I decided to delve into a true classic, B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. I include information on the controversial origins of the module, pricing if you want to find it now, some of the interesting choices of formatting & more.

Direct download: RFB-081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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Episode 80: News Feed, January 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Despite the unfortunate technical problems that plagued the previously recorded and now scrapped episode, I am back with this month's news feed. And what a month of news it was.

Direct download: RFB-080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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Episode 79: Travelogues - Birthright

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: The holidays are over, and the travels continue! This time we will be visiting the realm of PC nobles, Birthright! Learn all about what makes this setting special.

Direct download: RFB-079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EST
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Episode 78: Travelogues - Mystara

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: In this first of a relatively frequent new series of episodes, I give the basics of Mystara, the Known World, for those of you who are uninitiated to the setting. Also included are the campaign settings based on Mystara, including Red Steel and Hollow World.

Direct download: RFB-078.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EST
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Episode 77: News Feed, November 2015

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Dan catches you up on all the D&D news from the past month, including new classics downloads, rumors from Chris Perkins, the White Wolf purchase, and more.

Direct download: RFB-077.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST
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Episode 76: Terrain Talk

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: You have your minis to show combat, but how about their surroundings? Tonight we discuss the options of the past and present for making your minis feel like they're in the dungeon.

Direct download: RFB-076.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EST
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Episode 75: The Economy of Gaming

YOUR HOST: Dan. SPECIAL GUEST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Al from Geekery in General Podcast joins me tonight to discuss the economics of D&D, from the distribution of treasure and cash as a DM to finding ways for the players to spend their money.

Direct download: RFB-075.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm EST
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Episode 74: News Feed, October 2015

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Even though the news is lacking this month, there's still some interesting stuff to talk about! 4e PHB, Sword Coast Legends, Conversion docs, and more!

Direct download: RFB-074.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am EST
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Episode 73: Converting Up Modules

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: This week I try to show that your old previous-edition modules aren't useless, as we discuss ways to convert old modules up to later editions.

Direct download: RFB-073.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EST
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Episode 72: Comedy and Shtick

YOUR HOST: Dan SYNOPSIS: Using jokes, humor, and shtick in game. How much is too much?

Direct download: RFB-072.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm EST
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Episode 71: News Feed, September 2015

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Another month has passed, and some news has fallen to us, including the WotC forums, new minis, new PDFs, and ranger fixes.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EST
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Episode 70 - Out of the Abyss: The Speed Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Out of the Abyss has released, and I have my hands on a copy! We're going to do a quick review of the adventure, while avoiding any potential plot spoilers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST
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Episode 69: Characters Based on the Party

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: While I have ranted about this idea in the past, I feel like I should give some clarity as to why, and discuss how I think this idea can work.Shoutouts to Den of Earth and Eric the Cavalier!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EST
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Episode 68: News Feed, August 2015

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: New movie! New PDFs! New books! Old video games! All sorts of news this month!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm EST
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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: I'm calling myself out on some issues. The laundry has been cleaned. This transition episode discusses where we were, where we are, and where we're going as a podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm EST
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Episode 66: Retro Review - Creative Campaigning (1993)

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Let's warp back in time to 1993, the era of Soundgarden and flannel to review this made-for-DMs guide, and what the book may or may not be good for.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EST
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Episode 65: One Podcaster’s Gen Con Experience

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: All by my lonesome I give my first-hand account of Gen Con 2015! From food truck lines, event book errors, and impromptu board games to a whole lot of lost income, I go day-by-day.

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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Shannon. SYNOPSIS: We're only a few days out until the con! Dan & Shannon discuss some of the specifics of this year's convention so that you can have a great year, including some travel & weather tips.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EST
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Episode 63: Preserving Your Legacy

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Tonight Dan discusses creating a legacy of characters within the same bloodline; the benefits, possible issues, and some ideas that may help in creation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EST
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Episode 62: News Feed, July 2015

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Once again, here's your monthly stream of news

for D&D! While the topics are fewer due to the summer wait for convention announcements, there are still some great pieces of news, and a quick roundup of Gen Con events!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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Episode 61: Year One of Fifth Edition in Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: In this episode, Dan discusses what he and his group see as the positives and negatives of 5e so far, as well as some public feedback found as well as hopes and expectations for year two!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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Episode 60: That's My Backstory & I'm Sticking To It

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Backstory can be a good or bad thing, depending on the amount & detail you put into it. In this episode we discuss the finer art of ensuring your backstory is both detailed and peppered with bits for the DM to use.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:01am EST
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Episode 59: News Feed, June 2015

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: All the compiled news that I could find since the last news feed is here for your listening joy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EST
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Episode 58: Retro Review - Fiend Folio (1981)

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: The format of this book makes the review less lengthy as normal. But today Dan reviews the ultimate in psychedelic weirdness for D&D!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST
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