We’re starting a side-project, “Now This is Podcasting!” to complain about Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi powers (this is totally not a joke). Rob and Matt review the recent RPG kickstarter news (4:40). Big daddy Matt Colville’s new book “Strongholds and Followers” has more than 1 million dollars pledged. Check it out! There are only 5 days left! Then, we make ourselves sad by remembering the “epic bacon fail” of Pathfinder’s sad, sad MMO kickstarter. Matt and Rob have a quick chat about “Into the Wild,” the new Unearthed Arcana from WotC. (15:00)
On to the main event: Unwanted Advice! We save your game from yourself in D&D's only podcast advice column.
“I’ve got dyscalculia (difficulty doing arithmetic) is it reasonable to ask for an accommodation at the table?” (21:25)
“I suspect my Dungeon Master of cheating. Can I ask my DM to make all their rolls in the open?” (25:30)
“I love running in-person games, but I hate running online. How can I make running online less exhausting and more fun?” (40:20)
And finally, our first “wanted” question from David! “I played a lot of D&D back in the late 80s. I'm getting back into D&D to teach my nephews, who are 6 and 8. Any tips on helping kids to learn and grow (as gamers and as people) via D&D?” (49:20)