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DoubleDM is creating a huge content library of D&D and TTRPG Advice for you. Every episode covers a specific topic filled with advice, insight, and inspiration for Game Masters and Players to create better Games, Characters, and Worlds alike to get the most fun out of your Game Nights. We cover a giant mountain of different topics from getting you started to DM your first game to handling death as an important story moment. We got you covered to become the best Game master you can be. So join us on our journey of growing and learning and start listening in today!

DoubleDM is creating a huge content library of D&D and TTRPG Advice for you. Every episode covers a specific topic filled with advice, insight, and inspiration for Game Masters and Players to create better Games, Characters, and Worlds alike to get the most fun out of your Game Nights. We cover a giant mountain of different topics from getting you started to DM your first game to handling death as an important story moment. We got you covered to become the best Game master you can be. So join us on our journey of growing and learning and start listening in today!

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DoubleDM is creating a huge content library of D&D and TTRPG Advice for you. Every episode covers a specific topic filled with advice, insight, and inspiration for Game Masters and Players to create better Games, Characters, and Worlds alike to get the most fun out of your Game Nights. We cover a giant mountain of different topics from getting you started to DM your first game to handling death as an important story moment. We got you covered to become the best Game master you can be. So join us on our journey of growing and learning and start listening in today!

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@DoubleDMpod

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English


Episodes

How To Start a Great Campaign

11/28/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we talk about how to start a new D&D and TTRPG Campaigns, something that happens more often than ending one. This episode talks about what the first session of your new TTRPG campaign should accomplish and how you can make sure to create the best first session and make the best first impressions ever. The first session of a campaign is the first view the players get of the world, story and also their characters so getting it right is important. And here you will...

Duration:00:55:50

How To Create Great D&D Backstories!

11/21/2022
In today's episode, we cover the topic of Player Character backstories and how you can write great engaging D&D backstories your GM can use to weave you into the world and narrative of the campaign. A great backstory can mean a lot of different things depending on the game, world, campaign, other players and so much more and that's why we are talking about what steps you should take to create a great fitting backstory or if you are a GM what steps you should take so your players create the...

Duration:01:01:48

How Do You Create A Good Session 0?

11/14/2022
In this episode, we discuss Session 0s and especially what makes a Session 0 a good Session 0. In Session 0 you can do a lot of stuff but most importantly you lay the groundwork for your campaign in and out of the game by ensuring Safety, Managing Expectations, Creating Characters, and a whole lot more. It depends a lot on what you need from your Session 0, however, there are a few key points that we believe create the perfect session 0 and we are covering them in this episode. For more...

Duration:00:58:06

Why D&D is Inspiring with Shelly Mazzanoble & Greg Tito

11/7/2022
Join us today as we talk to Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito from DragonTalk the Official D&D Podcast. Today's Episode talks about the Inspirational Stories made possible by Dungeons and Dragons and the People that love to play it. We gush over amazing people, talk about fun stories, and discuss the infinite fountain of inspiration this community has to offer. Shelly and Greg join us to talk about their upcoming Book "Welcome to Dragon Talk" and why this Community and the Game that it forms...

Duration:00:59:03

Creating Unorthodox D&D Content w/ Bart Wynants

10/31/2022
This week we talk to Bart Wynants about Spurned of Orcus his D&D 5e Kickstarter which has been built by new up-and-coming TTRPG writers through blind collaboration with a minimal prompt style approach. If this seems a little unorthodox to you, that's because it is!! This Kickstarter is something new and exciting to talk about so we just had to talk to Bart, the organizer for this, and what the process of this looks like. Bart also talks about his love for Immersive Storytelling and how he...

Duration:01:05:41

How To Help New D&D Players

10/24/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we are starting our countdown to episode 100 of DoubleDM. We will be revisiting some of our older topics and adding some new content, ideas, and inspiration to them we learned over the years since creating those episodes. This is the first episode of this countdown and what better episode to start than episode 2 where we talked about accommodating new TTRPG players at your tables? So in this episode, you will hear lots of advice focused on creating a safe, fun,...

Duration:00:56:26

Here's Why You Are A Great Game Master

10/17/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we discuss why you are a great Game Master and TTRPG Player too. We discuss that it is hard to define a Game Masters Value at a TTRPG Table and what work you need and should do for your Games. We also discuss the comparison between different GM Styles and the GM vs. Player Comparison and why we think it's not healthy to always compare yourself to others. For more information check these timestamps: 19:00: Does the Game Master do more work than the...

Duration:00:55:21

Making Death Impactful in D&D

10/10/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we talk about our most recent new TTRPG experience, a Total Party Kill in one of our D&D Games. So this episode talks about how to deal with a Player Character Death in D&D and TTRPG as a Game Master and how you can make it an impactful story moment or as a player and how to deal with your PC dying. We also talk about how to use Ressurection in D&D and what to do as a table when a TPK happens. For more information check these timestamps: 17:00: How was our...

Duration:01:01:50

Metagaming isn't bad in D&D!

10/3/2022
Join us for this episode where we discuss why Metagaming isn't always bad in D&D and TTRPG. You will find tons of advice and insight on how to handle metagaming as a DM so it does not destroy the tables enjoyment or immersion. We even talk about how metagaming will elevate your game's immersion, engagement, and enjoyment. For more information see these Timestamps: 13:00: let's chat about Metagaming 18:30: Worldbuilding as a Fix for Metagaming? 21:00: Metagaming with BBEGs 25:00: let's...

Duration:00:53:57

How To Run A Premade Module

9/26/2022
In this episode, we talk about running, preparing, and also writing Premade Modules for D&D and TTRPG. We help with lots of advice and insight into how it is to run a premade campaign and what things to keep in mind while doing so. After this episode, you will have a better understanding of how premade modules want to run and played so you can pick one up from a store or website and be ready to run a game of TTRPG in no time. For more Information, see these Timestamps: 13:00: What is a...

Duration:00:52:07

Why Your Game Master Attitude Matters!

9/19/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we discuss TTRPG Game Master Attitudes and Mindsets. By that, we mean your attitude towards running tabletop roleplaying games, the players and their characters, and the world you created. It's not about which Mindset is better than the others cause GM Mindsets are heavily dependent on a lot of factors like the group of players you have and even depend just on the person you are. Obviously, we can all agree that an Asshole shouldn't be a Game Master, right? In...

Duration:00:50:36

How To Create Your Next Urban Adventure in D&D

9/12/2022
In this week's episode, we discuss Urban Adventures in D&D and TTRPGs and answer questions about creating, running, and planning Urban Adventures to create your next fun session of Roleplay and Action. Urban Adventures are defined by two aspects that play together constantly, the city and the adventure. In this episode, we will discuss how to make these two parts play together to create a fun adventure inside a city. We talk about different story beats and tools you can use inside your city...

Duration:00:56:09

OneD&D, The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly

9/5/2022
It's finally time. The future of D&D is here. Well sort of... There was a big announcement Stream a few weeks ago that talked about the future of Dungeons & Dragons. It was revealed that the new "edition" of D&D will be... still D&D 5th Edition. Wizards are just gonna stop using the Edition Suffix from now on and wants us to do the same. But there were still some announcements and even a 21-page document released that give a picture of how D&D will look in the future. In that Document, you...

Duration:00:58:30

How To Make Dungeon Crawls More Engaging

8/29/2022
In this episode of DoubleDM we discuss Dungeon Crawls and Exploring Dungeons in D&D and other TTRPGs. When it comes to Dungeon Crawls it's about exploring and mystery for us. Learning about an Unkown and often Hostile Environment and how to traverse and survive it. That's why Dungeon Masters should create an experience using their dungeons that is about exploration. In this episode, we discuss how we make our dungeons interesting and engaging to our players and how to make every dungeon...

Duration:00:50:17

How To Make D&D Combats More Dramatic

8/22/2022
This episode of DoubleDM answers the Question: "How to make D&D Combats more dramatic?" We talk about the basis of drama and action sequences and how you can make them play together to create incredibly fun, interesting, and bone-chilling experiences in D&D and TTRPG for your players to revel about weeks later. We discuss how you can use the dramatic question to elevate your storytelling and how that question is embedded in everything you do in a Game of D&D and other TTRPG. We present you...

Duration:00:54:51

How To Use Recurring NPCs in TTRPGs

8/15/2022
In this episode, we are discussing the use of recurring non-player characters for your D&D Game and talk about their functions for the story and worlds you create. This episode is less about creating these Important NPCs and more about how you can use them to create a more deeply connected world and narrative in your games. In this episode, you will find lots of advice centered around how to use Important NPCs for your Story to help or antagonize your players to create a more engaging...

Duration:00:52:45

How To Build Better Settlements in D&D

8/8/2022
Episode 79 of DoubleDM discusses the topic of creating Settlements and Cities for your D&D and TTRPG Homebrew Worlds. This Episode focuses on the worldbuilding and developing aspects of Settlement creation. We have lots of advice geared towards creating believable, fantastical, engaging, and interesting settlements for your players to explore and fall in love with. We talk at length about different aspects that shape the way a city will look, feel and work such as Geography, Economy, and...

Duration:01:00:26

DoubleDM #78: Personality vs. Stats, how they both create a Character

8/1/2022
In this episode, we discuss Personality vs. Stats and what is more important for a D&D and TTRPG Character. We discuss if there is a distinction between the two and why you will always need both to create a great TTRPG Character We highlight the many different ways Stats can manifest into your character and how they can influence their Personality and at the same time highlight how the Personality of your Character will also have an influence on their stats. This episode also features a...

Duration:00:57:13

DoubleDM #77: How To Make Boss Battles Memorable

7/25/2022
In this episode, we are discussing Boss Battles in D&D and TTRPGs and especially how you can make them more memorable, interesting, and engaging for your players. For us Boss Battles can and should do a lot of things for your Games, like give closure on certain parts of the story, reward your players for a victory, but also leave them on the edge of their seats for the whole fight. This is a big task and oftentimes can be achieved through so many different ways that you really are spoiled...

Duration:00:59:11

DoubleDM #76: Why You Should Pay Attention To Environments

7/18/2022
Episode 76 of DoubleDM discusses the Topic of Using Environments for your D&D and TTRPG Sessions and Campaigns. We discuss a lot of different ways Environments can be used to create Immersion, Challenges, and so much more. For Example, we discuss how they are Influential Factors in Worldbuilding and how you need to pay attention to a settlement's environment when creating it as it will have a lot of influence on its infrastructure, people, and appearance. Another way is how they are needed...

Duration:00:51:45