Episode 14: Unwanted Advice 3

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)