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Join your hosts, Jorge, Joel, and Ish, on a thrilling adventure through the complex world of D&D! Whether you’re a recently initiated traveler or a seasoned DM looking for cheap entertainment, in this channel you’ll be sure to find helpful tips, wacky stories, and compelling arguments on why making psychotic NPCs like those in Zelda might actually be a good thing. Happy travels!

Join your hosts, Jorge, Joel, and Ish, on a thrilling adventure through the complex world of D&D! Whether you’re a recently initiated traveler or a seasoned DM looking for cheap entertainment, in this channel you’ll be sure to find helpful tips, wacky stories, and compelling arguments on why making psychotic NPCs like those in Zelda might actually be a good thing. Happy travels!
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Join your hosts, Jorge, Joel, and Ish, on a thrilling adventure through the complex world of D&D! Whether you’re a recently initiated traveler or a seasoned DM looking for cheap entertainment, in this channel you’ll be sure to find helpful tips, wacky stories, and compelling arguments on why making psychotic NPCs like those in Zelda might actually be a good thing. Happy travels!

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English

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469-573-3984


Episodes

Worldbuilding Part 1: An Introductory Lesson

6/9/2018
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This is it. This is the moment you've been waiting for. After weeks and weeks of planning, hours of helping your players make their characters, days upon days of writing story and plot, it's finally time for your campaign to start. You narrate the starting Kingdom, elegant, lined with gold, everything you imagined it would be... but then the players decide they want to leave. Oh no, you didn't plan this far. Everything important was supposed to happen in this Kingdom, you had dungeons...

Duration:00:39:54

Player Politeness

6/2/2018
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After creating your character and pouring your heart and soul into making it, it's understandable that one would be excited to use that character in a campaign. Sometimes, maybe a little too excited... more often than not, sometimes players decide that the campaign is going a little too slow for their liking, and they really believe that their character is the thing to save it. However, even though the loudest player might make the biggest splash, it can also attract the most enemies......

Duration:00:36:27

Character Creation: Playing the Part

5/26/2018
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As a player, it would be natural to focus mainly on your characters, leaving it up to the DM to take care of all the NPCs. However, the "non" in "non-playable character" turns out to be more of a suggestion than a rule. Join the Bozos this week where we conclude our character trilogy and talk about making the game yours through planning and using NPCs!

Duration:00:35:19

Character Creation: Collaboration

5/19/2018
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Creating a character can be tricky, but as soon as you have backstory and personality down, it comes naturally. However, all because you make a character doesn't mean that other players are going to see them the way you do. Although it can be difficult to establish the tone and overall enjoyability of your character, the Bozos are happy to help! Join us this week as we talked about the importance of not only making, but playing your characters, as well as tons of ways to make them...

Duration:00:29:12

Character Creation: Pointers on Personality

5/12/2018
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Detail is all about what makes a character. What shapes them, what made them who they are, what makes them tick, and most importantly, what connects them to you, the player. However, the key aspect of making a character is making it fun to play, and that's exactly what the Bozos help you do this week! Speaking of characters, join the Bozos this week on a very special episode of Basements and Bozos, where this week, we have a special guest to help us give advice on how to make a great D&D...

Duration:00:32:07

Video Game Vision

5/5/2018
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Dungeons and Dragons has been known to be the closest thing to tabletop Skyrim for quite a while. Although it's true D&D includes things such as leveling up, collecting loot and fighting monsters, there are some mechanics from video games that simply cannot be translated into real life. Join the Bozos this week as they teach you how to avoid (or get out of) the video game mentality!

Duration:00:38:21

The Restriction of Rules

4/28/2018
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As a DM, deciding what your players can and can't do is a hard decision, especially when it has the potential of ruining their fun. Of course, rules are important in D&D; if they weren't, they wouldn't have written three books about them, but this week, join the Bozos as we teach you that twisting the rules doesn't necessarily mean breaking them.

Duration:00:32:38

Combat Control

4/21/2018
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The ability to do whatever you want in D&D can be overwhelming, almost to the point where you feel like you want to punch everything. Sometimes, that's exactly the case, but no need to fret! Join the Bozos this week, where they show you how to manage your combat!

Duration:00:39:54

NPCs: Your Alternate Personalities

4/14/2018
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As a DM, getting your players attention can be difficult at times, especially if they get tired of your voice... Thankfully, in this episode of Basements and Bozos, we teach you how to give your NPCs personality, bringing everything from your taverns to your kingdoms to life!

Duration:00:36:14

Tweaking Your Tone

4/7/2018
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Setting the mood is a major part in making an immersive campaign, maybe even dictating whether your players decide to stick around. That's why, this week, the Basement Bozos give tips on how to maintain (and if need be, tweak) your tone!

Duration:00:41:53