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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.

Location:

United States

Genres:

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

#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. The post #64 Lasting Consequences appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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. The post #63 Interview with Matt Corley appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:06:14

#62 Large Parties vs. Small Parties

4/28/2020
Do you prefer your sessions bustling with players piled around the table or a smaller scale, more intimate experience? The post #62 Large Parties vs. Small Parties appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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. The post #61 Mystery & Intrigue appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:14:35

#60 Downtime

3/16/2020
When the players aren’t traversing dungeons or slaying monsters, they do all sorts of other things... The post #60 Downtime appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:19:22

#59 [Bonus] Post-Total Party Kill

3/5/2020
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 post #59 [Bonus] Post-Total Party Kill appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:00:34:24

#58 Sandbox Games

1/27/2020
In this episode William, Jake, and David go through tips and tricks for creating an amazing sandbox for your players to play in. The post #58 Sandbox Games appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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. The post #57 2019 Year in Review appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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! The post #56 Running an Open Table appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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. The post #55 Collaborating with Players appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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! The post #54 Game Preparation appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:11:51

#53 Deities and Religion

9/22/2019
This episode we get downright theological as William, Jake, and David dive into all things divine in roleplaying games. The post #53 Deities and Religion appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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. The post #52 Strongholds & Followers appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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! The post #51 High Seas Adventures appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

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! The post #50 Advanced Dungeons appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:12:25

#49 Ability Scores

7/2/2019
This episode is devoted to those little numbers, their importance, and character stats’ overall effect on the game. The post #49 Ability Scores appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:18:15

#48 Roleplaying as a Player

6/25/2019
Listen up, players! It’s time to up your roleplaying game. The post #48 Roleplaying as a Player appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:02:25

#47 Roleplaying as a Dungeon Master

6/12/2019
There’s more to being a Dungeon Master than drawing maps and writing notes; don’t forget to roleplay! The post #47 Roleplaying as a Dungeon Master appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:30:14

#46 One-Shots

6/5/2019
What’s the fastest way to play D&D? In a one-shot, of course! The post #46 One-Shots appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:18:48

#45 Horror and RPG Design with Matt Corley

5/8/2019
This episode is an interview with game designer Matt Corley, where we dive into how to infuse horror in tabletop RPGs, general game design, and the tabletop gaming industry. The post #45 Horror and RPG Design with Matt Corley appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.

Duration:01:15:46