Podcast, Podcast! Hear All About It!

A few links that I’d like to share today. Both of them are podcasts, and both of them discuss this site to a certain extent.

The first is a recent interview conducted by Flagons & Dragons. You may recall my interview with Carl Bussler of Flagons & Dragons a few months ago; well, he turned the tables on me and asked many great questions over the course of an hour. If you’re curious about how I developed the blog, the artist who created my mascot, Iddy the Lich, or would like to know more about my approach to DMing or writing, then please check it out. He inquired about several of my prior blog posts, including my response to errata, analysis of combat speed, and research to determine if I had an evil d20. Thank you again to Carl for taking the time to conduct the interview!

The second podcast I wanted to acknowledge was The Exemplary DM Podcast. I’ve spent the past few weeks catching up on their first and second seasons of the show, and it’s a goldmine for specific ideas, characters and “fixes” for DMs looking to improve their campaign. While listening to Season 2, Episode 2 (posted on 6/2/11), I was surprised to hear the name of The Id DM mentioned by the hosts. I had sent them a long email about the troubles I was having with extended rests and the flow of combat throughout the story of my campaign. The email to them was so long I turned it into a blog post on solving the extended rest riddle. The hosts read my email during the podcast – with some embellishments here and there – and respond to the ideas I offered. You should be listening to The Exemplary DM Podcast already, but here is another great reason to check it out if you’re not on board yet.

Before I close, if you know of another podcast where my site is mentioned, then please contact me so I can check it out. This way I don’t almost drive off the road when I’m listening to a pod because suddenly they are reading something I wrote!

Hey, that’s me!? *screeching tires*

Author: The Id DM

The Id DM is a psychologist during the weekdays. He DMs for a group of fairly loyal and responsible PCs every other Friday night. In the approximate 330 hours between sessions, he is likely anxious about how to ensure the next game he runs doesn't suck.

4 thoughts on “Podcast, Podcast! Hear All About It!”

  1. Good podcast, I liked it… with one exception… “this guy in my group”…. “the other DM I play with”…. WTF? How about some name droppage?!?!? j/k It was a good podcast, kudos and well deserved.

  2. AJ,

    That reminds me of another story to illustrate the same idea. I was talking to a friend, John, over lunch a month or two ago. I was talking about “my wife” a few times during lunch. John has known my wife and I for four or five years and he finally stopped me, “Why do you keep saying “your wife”? Why don’t you just say her name? I know who she is!” I thought that was funny. So, I guess I’m saying you’re not alone! 🙂

    1. I really enjoy the format of Exemplary DM. The DM Roundtable is good in a free-flowing way, but Exemplary DM is tight with specific tips each episode. They are both good to have in your podcast rotation. I typically listen while driving or walking on the treadmill. 🙂

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