Adventurers, alight! Veteran gamemaster Brennan Lee Mulligan dives deep into role-playing games, with tips for everyone from first-time players to other pros.
Creating Rounded Characters (with Lou Wilson)
Lou Wilson joins Brennan for Fantasy High secrets, first-time DM fails, and tips for scary villains.
Keeping a Game Going (with Amy Vorpahl)
Amy Vorpahl and Brennan talk antisocial orphans, nine-year campaigns, and babies that ruin games.
Raising the Stakes (with Brian Murphy)
Brian Murphy and Brennan discuss when to kill off PCs and reveal what's behind their DM screens.
Playing in a Safe Space (with Erika Ishii)
Erika Ishii and Brennan chat about honing social skills through DnD and building trust with players.
Being the Mean GM (with Noah Diamond)
Noah Diamond and Brennan dig into overpowered magical items and what to do when PCs just wanna loot.
Finishing a Campaign (with Molly Ostertag)
Molly Ostertag and Brennan get into the ethics of fudged dice rolls and why 5e is so queer-friendly.
Building Your Own Campaign Setting (with Matthew Mercer)
Matthew Mercer and Brennan get into Harry Potter's rad world building and those tricky NPC accents.
Leveling Up (with Satine Phoenix)
Satine Phoenix and Brennan chat about level splits, bending the rules, and letting your PCs fail.
What to Do With a Nat 20 (with B. Dave Walters)
B. Dave Walters and Brennan talk about making twists more twisty and manifesting character traits.
Giving Yourself Permission to Feel (with Marisha Ray)
Marisha Ray and Brennan tackle crying during gameplay and players with different ways of listening.
Playing a Cooperative Game (with Nick Marini)
Nick Marini joins Brennan to talk about making characters to fit a world and being a flexible PC.
Healing Through D&D (with Krystina Arielle)
Krystina Arielle joins Brennan to talk about playing as the nervous newbie and the experienced one.
Reunion with the Cast of Escape From the Bloodkeep
Ify Nwadiwe, Amy Vorpahl, & Erika Ishii join Brennan to discuss the big moves & ships of the season.
Reunion with the Cast of Escape From the Bloodkeep Pt. 2
Matthew Mercer, Rekha, & Trapp join Brennan to discuss all the surprises and challenges of the show.
Introducing Horror to a Game with Ivan Van Norman
Ivan Van Norman joins Brennan to discuss setting horror expectations and how to play traitorous pcs.
Finding Fun in Failure with Siobhan Thompson
Siobhan Thompson joins Brennan to generate random characters and talk about The Unsleeping City.
Killing Off Characters with Jack Covell
Jack Covell joins Brennan to talk about letting go and running campaigns without intense planning.
Storytelling As a Game Master with Peter Warren
Peter Warren joins Brennan to discuss how studying screenwriting made them better DMs, & vice versa.