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Total Party Thrill is a podcast for GMs and players where we discuss our campaigns in order to inspire yours. We draw heavily from a 3-year, level 1-20 D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th Edition Eberron campaign. Each episode covers a particular aspect of game planning and playing, and we share tips and advice drawn from our own experience. Then follow us into the Character Creation Forge, where we build iconic character archetypes from outside traditional D&D using the D&D 5E rules. Follow us on Twitter: @TPTCast

Total Party Thrill is a podcast for GMs and players where we discuss our campaigns in order to inspire yours. We draw heavily from a 3-year, level 1-20 D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th Edition Eberron campaign. Each episode covers a particular aspect of game planning and playing, and we share tips and advice drawn from our own experience. Then follow us into the Character Creation Forge, where we build iconic character archetypes from outside traditional D&D using the D&D 5E rules. Follow us on Twitter: @TPTCast
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Total Party Thrill is a podcast for GMs and players where we discuss our campaigns in order to inspire yours. We draw heavily from a 3-year, level 1-20 D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) 5th Edition Eberron campaign. Each episode covers a particular aspect of game planning and playing, and we share tips and advice drawn from our own experience. Then follow us into the Character Creation Forge, where we build iconic character archetypes from outside traditional D&D using the D&D 5E rules. Follow us on Twitter: @TPTCast

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Episodes

TPT #168: Mind Control & The Lie Detector

10/18/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane suggest, charm, command, and even dominate a discussion of the various mind-influencing effects in RPGs. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders strike a bargain, and The Lie Detector is keeping an eye on you in the Character Creation Forge. (59m) Sponsors: Kobold Press: Their latest adventure for 5th Edition, Tales of […]

Duration:00:59:10

TPT #167: Scrying and Surveillance & The Eye of Horus

10/11/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane keep an eye out for the best ways to handle farseeing, remote viewing and good old-fashioned mirror-gazing. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders eat a bullet, and The Eye of Horus watches it all happen in the Character Creation Forge. (61m) Sponsors: Elderwood Academy: High-quality dice and gaming accessories. […]

Duration:01:01:14

TPT #166: Making Disease Matter & The Rangerer

10/4/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane have an infectious discussion of ways to make disease more than an inconvenient die roll in your games. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders bid farewell, and The Rangerer outshines her ranger counterparts from the shadows in the Character Creation Forge. (59m) Sponsors: Archvillain Games: Check out their Character […]

Duration:00:59:24

TPT #165: Post-Apocalyptic Settings & Furiosa

9/27/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss what lies beyond the end of the world. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders conduct an experiment by smashing things, and Furiosa fights, shoots, and drives (like, really well) in the Character Creation Forge. (64m) Sponsors: Kobold Press: Publishers of the Creature Codex for 5th Edition D&D. Important […]

Duration:01:04:18

TPT #164: Playing Kalashtar & The Mindhunter

9/20/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss playing one of Eberron’s most exotic races, Kalashtar. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders settle in for a home-cooked meal, and the Mindhunter seeks her quarry with little more than mental prowess in the Character Creation Forge. (58m) Sponsors: Kobold Press: Publishers of the Creature Codex for 5th […]

Duration:00:57:52

TPT #163: Using Illusions & The Scarecrow

9/13/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to dream up and play convincing and creative illusions. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders tour a manor house, and the Scarecrow turns fears into reality in the Character Creation Forge. (59m) Sponsors: Kobold Press: Publishers of the Creature Codex for 5th Edition D&D. Important Links: Table […]

Duration:00:59:49

TPT #162: Theater of the Mind & The Psycophant

9/6/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane use their imaginations–and only their imaginations–as they discuss theater of the mind combat. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders crank up an engine, and the Psycophant is less charming the more you get to know him in the Character Creation Forge. (62m) Sponsors: Elderwood Academy: Purveyors of finely crafted dice […]

Duration:01:02:27

TPT #161: Playing Chaotic Good & Robin Hood

8/30/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane continue the alignment series with an outlook that’s more complex—and even more rewarding—than it seems. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders make an uncharacteristically valiant stand, and Robin Hood jumps fences and dodges trees in the Character Creation Forge. (60m) Important Links: DSPN: Check out the other great shows […]

Duration:01:00:08

TPT #160: Time Travel & The Highlander

8/23/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane tackle one of the most difficult–and rewarding–RPG plot devices as they discuss time travel. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders read the instruction manual, and the Highlander is the last one standing in the Character Creation Forge. (56m) Sponsors: Zobeck Gazetteer: Check out this latest supplement for 5th Edition […]

Duration:00:56:56

TPT #159: Using Vehicles and Ships & The Spellslugger

8/16/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane wander near and far as they discuss how to fit boats, airships, magic trains and spaceships into your game. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders let the wrong one in, and the Spellslugger bobs in the Weave in the Character Creation Forge. (55m) Sponsors: Audible: Download a free audiobook. Important […]

Duration:00:55:06

TPT #158: The Mega Mournland Mailbag Special

8/9/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane celebrate the third anniversary of Total Party Thrill with a jumbo-sized mailbag episode. We talk Gen Con, answer listener questions, and give some advice. Finally, we make our long-awaited return to the Eberron campaign setting as we walkthrough the latest D&D 5th Edition supplement, Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron. (74m) Sponsors: Zobeck […]

Duration:01:14:00

TPT #157: Ken Hite & The Nosferatu

8/2/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane chat with industry legend Ken Hite, the man responsible for Vampire: The Masquerade 5e, Nights Black Agents, The Dracula Dossier, The Fall of Delta Green and way too many other things. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders ring the bell, and the Nosferatu puts ugly to good use in […]

Duration:01:16:56

TPT #156: Vampire The Masquerade 5th Edition Review

7/26/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane don their trench coats, apply their eyeliner, and sharpen their fangs as they bite into the brand new Vampire The Masquerade 5th Edition to tell you how it tastes. They discuss the latest advancements to the World of Darkness storyline, the revamped mechanics by lead designer Kenneth Hite, and weigh in on […]

Duration:01:11:44

TPT #155: Targeting the PCs & The Homing Missile

7/19/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss how to pick on the players and hit them where it hurts, without hurting any feelings. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders finally fight back, and the Homing Missile just can’t quit you in the Character Creation Forge. (51m) Important Links: ENnie Award voting: You can vote for […]

Duration:00:51:08

TPT #154: Crossing the Moral Event Horizon & Sub-Zero

7/12/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane ponder the tipping point when evil becomes too evil as they discuss crossing the moral event horizon. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders find an unexpected friend in the Verzehaus, and Sub-Zero helps his enemies chill out in the Character Creation Forge. (57m) Important Links: TPT Character Creation Forge Codex: […]

Duration:00:57:04

TPT #153: Miniatures & The Mini-Mage

7/5/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane zoom way in and examine all the ways to get the most out of using minis in your game, whether, painting, collecting or just admiring. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders make better targets than tacticians, and in the Character Creation Forge, the game never ends for the Mini-Mage. […]

Duration:01:03:03

TPT #152: The Rifts Campaign Setting & The Glitter Boy

6/28/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane visit one of the most legendarily bonkers campaign settings in RPG history as they discuss Rifts. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders attempt to repel a siege, and the Glitter Boy stomps loudly and carries a gigantic gun in the Character Creation Forge. (54m) Important Links: TPT Character Creation […]

Duration:00:54:37

TPT #151: Playing Neutral Evil & Littlefinger

6/21/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane continue a new series with an alignment that needs a little finesse to play well. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders find the big guns, and Littlefinger stabs you in the front in the Character Creation Forge. (48m) Important Links: TPT Character Creation Forge Codex: It’s finally here! A […]

Duration:00:48:39

TPT #150: Power Creep in Game Design & The Death Shroud

6/14/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane discuss both the challenges and merits of power creep in RPGs. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders make a run for it, and The Death Shroud forsakes the light in the Character Creation Forge. (56m) Important Links: TPT Character Creation Forge Codex: It’s finally here! A huge thanks to […]

Duration:00:56:17

TPT #149: Gaming Conventions & Heavens Above, Hells Below

6/7/2018
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Hosts I-Hsien and Shane pack it up and hit the road for a (metaphorical) tour of gaming gatherings. In the Dynasty Unwarranted campaign, the Rogue Traders get help from an old friend, and Heavens Above, Hells Below sees merit in both sides in the Character Creation Forge. (53m) Important Links: TPT Character Creation Forge Codex: It’s […]

Duration:00:53:52