How We Roll #162 – Under the Axel (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #162 – Under the Axel (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

Mike’s players’ journey through Yartar continued, as their dungeon master continued to make up new details on the fly.

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How We Roll #161 – The Major Subplot I Improvised (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #161 – The Major Subplot I Improvised (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

Even when you’re running a pre-written adventure, sometimes you find yourself inventing an entire political thriller on the fly…

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How We Roll #160 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 6: Bestiary

How We Roll #160 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 6: Bestiary

This week we conclude our six-part review of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, as we dive into the new monsters in the book’s bestiary.

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How We Roll #159 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 5: Halflings and Gnomes

How We Roll #159 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 5: Halflings and Gnomes

This week, we review chapter five of Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, which gets into the minutiae of halflings and gnomes.

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How We Roll #158 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 4: Gith and Their Endless War

How We Roll #158 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 4: Gith and Their Endless War

This week we bring you part four of our review for Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, which explores the gith and their perpetual civil war across the planes.

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How We Roll #157 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 3: Dwarves and Duergar

How We Roll #157 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 3: Dwarves and Duergar

This week we continue with part three of our Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes review, as we dig into the dwarves and the duergar.

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How We Roll #156 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 2: Elves

How We Roll #156 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 2: Elves

This week we continue our review of the new D&D handbook, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes as we dive into the elves, the eladrin, the drow, and the shadar-kai.

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How We Roll #155 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 1: The Blood War

How We Roll #155 – Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review, Part 1: The Blood War

This week we kick off our review of the new D&D handbook, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. We begin with the demons, the devils, and their age-old Blood War.

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How We Roll #154 – What We Know About Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Stream of Many Eyes Recap, Part 2)

How We Roll #154 – What We Know About Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Stream of Many Eyes Recap, Part 2)

Wizards of the Coast just announced two new adventures, to be published later this year. Today we talk about their expansive new Undermountain campaign, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

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How We Roll #152 – Old Bonegrinder (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #152 – Old Bonegrinder (Curse of Strahd Recap)

In our most recent Curse of Strahd recap, the party comes face-to-face with the danger at Old Bonegrinder… which Mike had spoiled for him years ago.

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How We Roll #151 – The Fire Giant’s Traps (Adventure Prep)

How We Roll #151 – The Fire Giant’s Traps (Adventure Prep)

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been building an adventure – today we’re gonna fill it with traps!

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How We Roll #150 - Building Maps in Photoshop (Adventure Prep)

How We Roll #150 - Building Maps in Photoshop (Adventure Prep)

This week, Mike plays around with photoshop to make a map for an upcoming Valkyries adventure.

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How We Roll #149 - Random Mini Packs (Adventure Prep)

How We Roll #149 - Random Mini Packs (Adventure Prep)

This week, Mike uses three packs of random miniatures as inspiration for a brand-new adventure for his Valkyries group. 

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How We Roll #148 – 12 Hours of D&D, Part 2 (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #148 – 12 Hours of D&D, Part 2 (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week brings part two of Mike’s recap of a 12-hour Curse of Strahd adventure!

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How We Roll #147 – 12 Hours of D&D, Part 1 (Curse of Strahd Recap)

How We Roll #147 – 12 Hours of D&D, Part 1 (Curse of Strahd Recap)

This week, Mike discussed the first half of an epic Curse of Strahd session that lasted 12 hours!

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How We Roll #146 – Consequences as Conditioning

How We Roll #146 – Consequences as Conditioning

This week, Mike discusses the ways your behavior as a DM can influence the players… sometimes in ways you may not have intended.

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How We Roll #145 – Against the Giants 4 Realz (Daniel’s Campaign Recap)

How We Roll #145 – Against the Giants 4 Realz (Daniel’s Campaign Recap)

This week, Mike recounts the dramatic conclusion to the hill giant encounter from Tales of the Yawning Portal

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How We Roll #144 – Testing the Party’s Limits (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #144 – Testing the Party’s Limits (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In the latest Princes of the Apocalypse recap, the gang must try to survive a midnight ambush, as well as a DM who is still getting a handle on a new system for building encounters… 

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How We Roll #143 – Caravan, Take 2 (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #143 – Caravan, Take 2 (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In his Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, Mike took another crack at designing a leg of the adventure to focus on a caravan journey, since that didn’t go so well for the last group that tried it…

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