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

  • RANGER Levels 5 – 20 – Yeah, I’m not going to be using Hunter’s Mark either – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E67
    In this RPGBOT.Podcast episode, we discuss the progression of our ranger characters from levels 5 to 10, highlighting the challenges and features of each level. We explore the spells, feats, and abilities available to rangers at each level, providing insights and comparisons. We progress our Ranger Builds focusing on the abilities and features gained at different levels. We Talk about the improvements and limitations of the characters, comparing the effectiveness of various spells and abilities.
  • MUNDANE MEDICINE (Remastered!) – Bandages to Potions: Healing Beyond the Spellbook – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E63
    Medicine is often seen as a background feature in the world of fantasy games, overshadowed by the glitz and glamour of magical healing. But in reality, mundane medicine plays a crucial role in the survival and success of adventurers in these fantastical worlds. In this remastered episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we dig into the often overlooked world of mundane medicine in RPGs and how it can add depth and complexity to your gaming experience. Join us as we explore the mechanics, skills, and strategies of mundane medicine in popular RPGs like DnD 5e and discover how you can make it a meaningful and impactful aspect of your game.
  • RANGER Levels 1 – 4 – Archery to Beast Mastery: Choosing the Right Build – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E65
    In the part 1, we break down features of the Ranger class in D&D 5e. We analyze the shortcomings and improvements of the Ranger class, including Favored Enemy, Favored Foe, and Natural Explorer. We discuss the usefulness of certain skills, the challenges of overland travel, and the limitations of the Ranger class in different game settings.
  • PANDEMONIUM: Speaking of things that are chaotic… – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E64
    Are you ready to face the unknown? Welcome to the RPGBOT.Podcast. In this episode we explore the mysterious realm of Pandemonium, a plane unlike any other. Deep within its chaotic depths lies a world of enthralling enigmas and mind-bending madness. In this post, we will dig deeper into the bizarre nature of Pandemonium to uncover its secrets. So, grab your gear and hold on tight as we embark on a journey to unveil the chaotic depths of Pathfinder 2’s most enigmatic plane.
  • PF2e Howl of the Wild Review: Bigger, But Also Smaller Beasties – RPGBOT.Podcast S4E62
    In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we review the Howl of the Wild release for Pathfinder second edition. We explore the various features and options available in the book, including the introduction of tiny and large races, rules for riding PCs, and the addition of new ancestries like the Athamaru, Awakened Animals, Centaurs, and Merfolk. We highlight the unique abilities and mechanics of each ancestry and discuss the potential gameplay implications; and, talk about our excitement for the expanded wilderness and aquatic options in the book. We breakdown the new ancestries and character options in the Pathfinder Second Edition Advanced Player’s Guide.

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