Ego Check with The Id DM – Mark Meredith on Rediscovering 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

Mark Meredith

Welcome to 2021! This week I’m joined by Mark Meredith and we start out 2021 by going in the “sorta-way-back machine” to discuss 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons with Mark Meredith. He has been writing for Dice Monkey for over 10 years and recently started to rediscover 4e with his family. He talks about surprising aspects of the edition after years away from it. He speaks to the forward-facing design and energy from the tactile nature of combat. We highlight some of our memories of the edition and focus on positive elements of the 4e experience. It was great fun to talk about the edition and it makes me want to play it again!

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Teos Abadia on Adventure Flowcharts & Visual Aids Ego Check with The Id DM

Teos Abadia joins me to present his thoughts on visual aids in D&D adventures and how they may not accomplish their intended goals. He offers examples of graphics and flowcharts that do not seem to add helpful information to the DM as they attempt to run an adventure. We discuss player choice and the utility of the *illusion of player choice and how to incorporate both in a campaign. Teos address some common pitfalls in published D&D content and how that might be remedied in the future.
  1. Teos Abadia on Adventure Flowcharts & Visual Aids
  2. Katie Gordon, Ph.D. on The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook
  3. Mark Meredith on Rediscovering 4th Edition D&D
  4. Ronen Givony on Not For You: Pearl Jam and the Present Tense
  5. Matt Forbeck on Shotguns & Sorcery

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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.

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