The RPGBOT.Podcast is a thoughtful and sometimes humorous discussion about tabletop RPGs, seeking to help players get the most out of tabletop games by examining game mechanics and related subjects with a deep, analytic focus.

The RPGBOT.podcast is hosted by Ash Ely, Randall James, Random Powell, and Tyler Kamstra, and is produced in association with The Leisure Illuminati.

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Podcast Episodes and Announcements

  • Battle Tactics for Dungeon Masters – RPGBOT.Podcast S2E62
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss how Dungeon Masters can handle tactical decisions for monsters in combat. We examine creatures’ stats and personalities, and use those to offer suggestions for how you as a DM/GM can make tactical decisions which make sense for the creatures and feel threatening without feeling like you’re abusing your players.
  • Frog God Games Art Director Casey Christofferson – RPGBOT.News S2E61
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.News, we talk to Casey Christofferson, art director of Frog God Games. We discuss what an art director does day-to-day, his history working in tabletop games, and the past, present, and future of art in tabletop RPGs.
  • Stranger Things as a Window into Dungeons and Dragons – RPGBOT.Podcast S2E60
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss Stranger Things and its representation of Dungeons and Dragons and the people who play. Stranger Things has introduced a wide audience to the wonderful world of Dungeons and Dragons, but without a guide it may be difficult for curious viewers to find their way into the hobby. We explain the tropes, the references, the themes, and how you can find your way into D&D.
  • Unearthed Arcana: Wonders of the Multiverse – RPGBOT.News S2E59
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss the newly-released Unearthed Arcana document, “Wonders of the Multiverse”. We discuss glitchlings, fate clerics, card-based nonsense, rune carving, whatever happened to giants and their adoption process, and our predictions for what WotC is planning to release in the future.
  • Villains – RPGBOT.Podcast S2E58
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss villains and antagonists in TTRPGs. We talk about what makes antagonists interesting and effective in your games, and how you can create interesting antagonists.

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