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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

#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!

Duration:01:09:32

#65 Hot Takes

8/4/2020
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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Duration:01:18:15

#48 Roleplaying as a Player

6/25/2019
Listen up, players! It’s time to up your roleplaying game.

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!

Duration:01:30:14