How We Roll #163 – FaceTime with Yan-C-Bin (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #163 – FaceTime with Yan-C-Bin (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike concludes the Yartar arc of his Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, and plays a dirty trick on his players.

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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 #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 #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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How We Roll #140 – Factions (Princes of the Apocalypse)

How We Roll #140 – Factions (Princes of the Apocalypse)

This week, Mike discusses a session of Princes of the Apocalypse where the party met a few new NPCs, each with their own allegiances…

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How We Roll #136 – Downtime and Conjuration Spells (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #136 – Downtime and Conjuration Spells (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike recaps the Princes of the Apocalypse session where all four players became 5th level druids, and things just got silly.

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How We Roll #134 – A Barely-Balanced Fight (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #134 – A Barely-Balanced Fight (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In our latest recap of Mike’s Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, the party finally reached a battle that they had nearly out-leveled.

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How We Roll #131 – The Nostalgia of 5th Edition

How We Roll #131 – The Nostalgia of 5th Edition

This week, we discuss one of the most prevalent design aspects of Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition… a tendency to retread the history of the game.

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How We Roll #125 – Improvised Beauty (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #125 – Improvised Beauty (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In the most recent Princes of the Apocalypse session, the party went to a character’s homeland and proceeded to improvise the best session so far.

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How We Roll #123 – How To Run a Published Adventure (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #123 – How To Run a Published Adventure (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike talks about his advice for how to run a pre-written adventure, from the perspective of someone who has been doing it totally wrong. 

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How We Roll #120 – The Tiny Details You Forget (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #120 – The Tiny Details You Forget (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

In this week’s Princes of the Apocalypse session, Mike forgot a minor detail about a scene, and it’s haunted him ever since.

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How We Roll #115 – This Took A Turn (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

How We Roll #115 – This Took A Turn (Princes of the Apocalypse Recap)

This week, Mike’s Princes of the Apocalypse took a turn as the party fought a very unexpected monster…

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How We Roll #92 – My First Total Party Kill (Final Tyranny of Dragons Recap)

How We Roll #92 – My First Total Party Kill (Final Tyranny of Dragons Recap)

In 10 years of playing tabletop games, Mike has never lost an entire party at once. That changed this month. Pour one out for the Knockdown Crew…

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