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The world’s biggest tabletop RPG weekly news show! News and chat about Dungeons & Dragons (and other tabletop roleplaying games)!

Episodes

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about how to be a good player in an RPG. In the news, Pathfinder Kingmaker pre-orders are up, replica props of D&D magic rings and a life-size Quasit familiar, Brandon Sanderson’s Starlight Archive getting an RPG, and more! Plus Egg Embry’s Five Minutes at DragonCon with Jodi Black and a brand new sketch about an adventurer’s trip to the accountant.

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News

Pathfinder Kingmaker Pre-orders Open https://www.enworld.org/threads/kingmaker-preorders-open.691817/

Stormlight Archive RPG Coming in 2024 https://www.enworld.org/threads/stormlight-rpg-coming-from-brandon-sandersons-novels.691814/

News Digest for the Week of September 23 (Modiphius to distribute Ironsworn: Starforge, D&D After School program, Magic Rings and Quasit life-size props, Print-on-Demand D&D 3.5 Core books, TSR News Update) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-23.691812/

Starlight Arcana: A 5e Astral Supplement & Campaign on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kelfecil/starlight-arcana-a-5e-astral-supplement-and-campaign

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air by PJ Coffey coming soon to Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea-three-if-by-air

Heroes of Cerulea – Pixelated Dungeon Crawl Tabletop RPG on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackfiskforlag/heroes-of-cerulea-pixelated-dungeon-crawl-tabletop-rpg

Campaign Options: Mazes on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brokenrulergames/campaign-options-mazes

EN Publishing’s Dungeon Delver’s Guide: A Sourcebook for D&D 5e and A5E https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e

Pinnacle Entertainment Group Game Changer https://peginc.com/gamechangers/

Deadlands Lost Colony: Maw of Oblivion https://peginc.com/campaign/maw-of-oblivion-for-deadlands-lost-colony/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a very rude visitor should learn to articulate questions properly.

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September 17, 2022

Ep 218: Gamemastering Styles

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about different GMing styles. In the news, Wizards of the Coast moving offices, Pathfinder 2e: Kingmaker Adventure Path coming soon, more new Dragonlance minis from WizKids, a TSR News Update, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the hero’s followers looking for more recognition for their hard work.

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News

Wizards of the Coast Moving https://www.enworld.org/threads/wizards-of-the-coast-is-moving-but-not-far.691597/

Wizards of the Coast Files Motion for Injunction Against NuTSR https://www.enworld.org/threads/wizards-of-the-coast-requests-injunction-against-nutsr.691440/

News Digest for the Week of September 16 (Pathfinder Kingmaker 2e Releasing Soon, One Ring Ruins of the Lost Realm, WizKids Dragonlance Minis, Origins Award Changes) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-16.691601/

Dave Arneson’s letter to TSR requesting to run D&D for Wizards of the Coast https://www.enworld.org/threads/dave-arneson%E2%80%99s-pitch-for-the-future-of-tsr-and-d-d-in-%E2%80%9897-to-peter-adkison.691492/

Cubicle 7’s Vault 5e: Uncharted Journeys on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cubicle-7-games/vault-5e-uncharted-journeys

Bullets & Bleedthroughs: A 5e Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/388876038/bullets-and-bleedthroughs-books-of-before-and-now-a-5e-rpg

Book of Riddles Complete Edition for Role-Playing Games https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deniss91/book-of-riddles-complete-edition-for-role-playing-games

DesiQuest: A high-quality actual play Dungeons & Dragons show featuring an all South Asian cast https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandeepisbrown/desiquest

EN Live Sponsored Actual Play Schedule for Winter https://www.levelup5e.com/news/sponsored-level-up-advanced-5th-edition-actual-plays

Cast Party: Memories of Holdenshire audio podcast https://cast-party.com/

Tales of Initiative: The Dawn of Vengalia https://www.twitch.tv/tales_of_initiative

Table Quests: Wish You Were Here http://twitch.tv/tablequests

Star-Crossed Seaway https://www.enliverpg.com/shows/campaign

Trailer for the finale of Star-Crossed Seaway https://www.instagram.com/p/CikVI4kjoPf/

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GM Styles

Your GM Style & Why It Matters on Great Gamemaster https://www.greatgamemaster.com/dm/game-master/2022/your-gm-style-why-it-matters-the-5-common-gm-styles%EF%BF%BC/

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the characters attempt to manipulate the fact the DM hasn't prepped to their advantage.

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This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about establishing atmosphere and tone in an RPG. In the news, D&D apologizes for Spelljammer race lore, Monty Python licensed RPG on its way, Paizo’s Lisa Stevens retires, a TSR News Update, and more! Plus Five Minutes at DragonCon with Egg Embry interviewing Steve Jackson and a brand new sketch about the party discovering their first Spelljammer ship.

 

Editor's Note: The original upload of this episode was incorrectly exported causing an issue with the audio. It has now been fixed. I apologize for the error.

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News

Monty Python’s Cocurricular Medieval Reenactment Programme https://www.enworld.org/threads/theres-an-official-monty-python-rpg-coming.691377/

News Digest for the Week of September 9 (Munchkin Video Game, Paizo’s Lisa Stevens Retires, Kickstarter Personnel Changes) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-9.691422/

NuTSR Customer Financial Data Breach https://www.enworld.org/threads/nutsr-financial-data-breach.691241/

Wizards of the Coast Requests Injunction Against NuTSR https://www.enworld.org/threads/wizards-of-the-coast-requests-injunction-against-nutsr.691440/

TechCrunch: Patreon confirms security team layoffs https://techcrunch.com/2022/09/09/patreon-security-layoffs/

Wizards of the Coast Apologizes for Spelljammer Race Descriptions https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-apologises-for-spelljammer-race-descriptions.691242/

The Anatomy of Adventure by M.T. Black on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1367769523/the-anatomy-of-adventure

A Selection of Slimes by Philip Reed Games on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philipreed/a-selection-of-slimes-odd-oozes-for-rpgs-by-philip-reed

Free League announces Blade Runner Starter Set https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/52067/free-league-reveals-blade-runner-rpg-starter-set

Critical Role and Hipdog releasing Critical Role Makeup https://www.hipdot.com/collections/critical-role

Dungeon Delver’s Guide from EN Publishing on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e

Hexagram #10, an Old-School Size for The Fantasy Trip from Steve Jackson Games on Kickstarter (ENDING MONDAY!!) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warehouse23/hexagram-10-an-old-school-rpg-zine-for-the-fantasy-trip

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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September 8, 2022

Sketch #141 Resolutions

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the Fellowship talks about the New Years Resolutions.

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This week, Peter and Jessica talk about algorithmic “AI” generated art in RPGs. In the news, One D&D playtest larger than D&D Next, Fandom sells Cortex RPG to Dire Wolf Digital, new miniatures from WizKids, Sideshow Collectibles Tiamat statue, controversy with Spelljammer, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the horror of getting a player to try another system.

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News

Fandom Exiting RPG Business with Sale of Cortex https://www.enworld.org/threads/fandom-exiting-rpg-business-with-sale-of-cortex.691116/

News Digest for the Week of September 2 (WizKids Classics Minis, Sideshow Tiamat Sculpture, Ultra PRO Dragonlance Accessories, Pathfinder Kit & Kaboomle Clothing Line) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-2.691191/

Dungeon Delver’s Guide on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e?

More People Test One D&D Origins Playtest Than D&D Next https://www.enworld.org/threads/more-people-test-one-d-d-origins-playtest-than-d-d-next.691169/

Kickstarter notification page for Kit & Kaboomle Pathfinder clothing line https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/savagesparrow/kit-and-kaboomle-a-pathfinder-apparel-collection

Edit: Wizards of the Coast statement on the Hadozee controversy  (posted less than a minute after this episode was) https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/statement-hadozee

PanzerLion on Twitter https://twitter.com/POCGamer

Stefan H. on Twitter https://twitter.com/Umbral_KnightX

Peter’s upcoming Kickstarter for One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea-three-if-by-air

RPG Print News (Doctor Who 2nd Edition collector’s edition release) https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-print-news-%E2%80%93-cubicle-7-and-more.691085/

RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-the-thief-the-necromancer-graveyard-of-the-gods-peacemaker-and-more.691106/

Graveyard of the Gods for D&D 5e and Pathfinder 2e on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matthewjhanson/graveyard-of-the-gods

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Algorithmic Art and RPGs

Kotaku “AI Creating ‘Art’ Is An Ethical And Copyright Nightmare” https://kotaku.com/ai-art-dall-e-midjourney-stable-diffusion-copyright-1849388060

OneBookShelf/DriveThruRPG policy on “Third-Party Tool and AI-Generated Images” https://onebookshelfpublisherservice.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/227866467-Product-Standards-Guidelines

Into the Odd by Chris McDowall and graphic design by Johan Nohr https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/games/into-the-odd/

Note: The image for this week's episode was an algorithmically generated art piece which "won" an art competition https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/02/technology/ai-artificial-intelligence-artists.html

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the heroes debate the best way to travel by air.

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This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about the upcoming Dungeon Delver’s Guide for Level Up: Advanced 5e. In the news, official Dragonlance miniatures, details on Marvel Multiverse release, Wizards of the Coast “Learn to Play D&D” events, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the frustrations of random generation.

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News

Official Dragonlance Miniatures https://www.enworld.org/threads/official-dragonlance-minis-are-on-the-way.690982/

News Digest for the Week of August 26 (Marvel Multiverse release, Wizards “Learn to Play D&D” Weekend, Games Industry Conference, Star Trek Adventures mission, eBay purchases TCP Player, ) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-august-26.691018/

Egg Embry interview with Connor Alexander about Coyote & Crow: Stories of the Free Lands https://www.enworld.org/threads/coyote-crow-stories-of-the-free-lands-an-interview-with-connor-alexander.690686/

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Dungeon Delver’s Guide

Dungeon Delver’s Guide for Level Up: Advanced 5e on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-sourcebook-for-5e-and-a5e

Introducing the Dungeon Delver’s Guide https://www.levelup5e.com/news/introducing-dungeon-delvers-guide

Preview of Myceliad and Ratling https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-the-mycelial-and-the-ratling

The NODES System https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-the-nodes-system

A Look at Traps https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-a-look-at-some-traps

Welcome to Underland https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-welcome-to-underland

Equipment Preview https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-lets-go-shopping

New Backgrounds https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-backgrounds-that-dont-fade-into-the-background

Skeletal Hordes Monster Preview https://www.levelup5e.com/news/dungeon-delvers-guide-skeletal-hordes

The Secret World of Alex Mack (Nickelodeon TV show from 1994-1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108921/

Solspace: The Spartan Gambit https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/303621/WOIN-W5-Solspace-The-Spartan-Gambit?affiliate_id=36142

Level Up: Combat Maneuver Card Deck https://enpublishingrpg.com/collections/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e/products/combat-maneuvers-card-deck-level-up-advanced-5th-edition

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

Ask your Awfully Cheerful Question on Twitter using the hashtag #AwfullyCheerfulQuestion, email morruspodcast@gmail.com, or contact us on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@enpublishingrpg

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

Check out all the media content from EN World at http://enliverpg.com

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the minions of the evil lich fret over his upcoming birthday.

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