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Vox Arcana is a Dungeons & Dragons podcast about game design, philosophy, storytelling, and role playing, from the perspective of three different Dungeon Masters.

Vox Arcana is a Dungeons & Dragons podcast about game design, philosophy, storytelling, and role playing, from the perspective of three different Dungeon Masters.

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United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Vox Arcana is a Dungeons & Dragons podcast about game design, philosophy, storytelling, and role playing, from the perspective of three different Dungeon Masters.

Language:

English


Episodes

#69 The End

2/17/2021
This is it. In this final episode of Vox Arcana, William, Jake, and David look back on our favorite moments from the show, and say goodbye to you, Dear Listener. Keep subscribed to this feed to eventually get all of the Patreon bonus episodes.

Duration:00:46:33

#68 DM Pet Peeves

2/3/2021
Every Dungeon Master has certain quirks which make their tables unique including things that drive us nuts! This episode we look at some of our various pet peeves in our games including methods of alleviating them. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast

Duration:00:57:23

#67 Using Tropes

1/18/2021
It is impossible to tell a story without tropes. In this episode, we dive into what tropes are, how to use them in your games, ensuring tonal consistency, and how to enhance some overused tropes. In the Question Vault, we answer a question about resisting the urge to metagame. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:14:18

#66 Building Better Monsters

11/18/2020
Adversaries are essential in all roleplaying games. Here’s how to make those enemies strike fear into the hearts of all PCs! Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:09:32

#65 Hot Takes

8/5/2020
We heard hot takes are selling like hot cakes, so we decided to assemble a few of our own. Here’s our spicy, scalding, blazing hot takes about D&D and tabletop RPGs. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:10:38

#64 Lasting Consequences

6/26/2020
This episode we dive into gruesome injuries, lingering effects, and how to make combat more scary and less trivial. In the Question Vault we answer a question about essential GM supplies we each utilize at the table. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:00:57:30

#63 Interview with Matt Corley

5/27/2020
Friend of the pod Matt Corley returns to talk about module design, historical fiction, and the tabletop RPG community coming together during crisis. Check out Matt's kickstarter right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/37222410/the-devils-city-for-5e Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:06:14

#62 Large Parties vs. Small Parties

4/29/2020
Do you prefer your sessions bustling with players piled around the table or a smaller scale, more intimate experience? In this episode, William, Jake, and David discuss the pros and cons of small parties and large parties. Finally, we dig into the newly released Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount and create a backstory utilizing some of the random tables held within. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email:...

Duration:00:57:40

#61 Mystery & Intrigue

4/1/2020
From world building to scene description, an element of mystery can make any game better. In this episode, William, Jake, and David discuss how to control your genre and tone, creating interesting backstories, and tips for injecting intrigue into your sessions. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:14:35

#60 Downtime

3/17/2020
When the players aren’t traversing dungeons or slaying monsters, they do all sorts of other things: Shopping, training, carousing, running businesses, researching… The list goes on and on! This episode we dive into all sorts of downtime activities and how to make downtime incredible. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For bonus episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:19:22

#59 [Bonus] Post-Total Party Kill

3/6/2020
Sadly, episode #59 is lost, but instead you'll hear one of our Patreon bonus episodes where Will tells us about his first total party kill. The conversation quickly turns into one about lethality, tone, and the nature of death in role playing games. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com

Duration:00:34:24

#58 Sandbox Games

1/27/2020
Every Game Master wants to free up their players to explore the world around them, but how? In this episode William, Jake, and David go through tips and tricks for creating an amazing sandbox for your players to play in. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:11:18

#57 2019 Year in Review

12/31/2019
The times, they are 'a changin'! Before the new year, we look back at our favorite moments and important lessons from 2019, as well as looking forward to the future in perhaps our most introspective episode yet. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:00:52:39

#56 Running an Open Table

12/9/2019
William, Jake, and David discuss a controversial gameplay philosophy to solve D&D's biggest problem: Scheduling! Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:01:45

#55 Collaborating with Players

11/20/2019
Collaboration plays a central part in every single tabletop RPG, so in this episode, dungeon masters William, Jake, and David dive into how to best collaborate with players from character creation to story arcs to mind control. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:00:56

#54 Game Preparation

11/12/2019
Note taking? Game prepping? Improve your techniques in this week’s round-table discussion that will surely reduce the amount of time you spend wasting on prep! Follow us on social media: Twitter memes and deep thoughts: @voxarcanapod Facebook: Articles and gaming news @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: Amazing fantasy art and some behind-the-scenes materials @voxarcanapodcast Email questions and feedback to: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:11:51

#53 Deities and Religion

9/22/2019
Gods, pantheons, cults, creation myths, crusades... This episode we get downright theological as William, Jake, and David dive into all things divine in roleplaying games. In 'The Creature Feature,' we discuss angels and how to utilize them at your table. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com For more episodes: patreon.com/voxarcana

Duration:01:19:46

#52 Strongholds & Followers

8/19/2019
In this episode William, Jake, and David dive into Matt Colville’s D&D 5e supplement Strongholds & Followers and see where it fits in the D&D product ecosystem. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com If you want more episodes of Vox Arcana, head to patreon.com/voxarcana to get access to our back-catalogue of bonus episodes.

Duration:01:15:44

#51 High Seas Adventures

8/12/2019
Dirty pirates, cunning smugglers, beautiful port cities, horrors from the depths – this episode is all about maritime campaigns and what makes them great! Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com If you want more episodes of Vox Arcana, head to patreon.com/voxarcana to get access to our back-catalogue of bonus episodes.

Duration:01:25:30

#50 Advanced Dungeons

7/29/2019
For our 50th episode, we add more thoughts on to our very first episode and delve back into the topic of dungeons! This time around, we discuss mega-dungeons, misconceptions, and exploration. In the Question Vault, we answer a question about health, long rests, and grievous injuries. Follow us: Twitter: @voxarcanapod Facebook: @voxarcanapodcast Instagram: @voxarcanapodcast Email: voxarcanapodcast@gmail.com If you want more episodes of Vox Arcana, head to patreon.com/voxarcana to...

Duration:01:12:25