Game Master's Journey

Game Master’s Journey is a discussion podcast for GMs and players of tabletop RPGs hosted by Lex Starwalker. The show explores strategies players and GMs can use to enhance the gaming experience for everyone at the table. Lex often uses Dungeons & Dragons as an example, but many of the topics are relevant to all RPGs. Lex also discusses the creation of his homebrew D&D setting, Primordia, providing a valuable worldbuilding resource for GMs creating their own setting.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h4m. Bisher sind 265 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 265: Hero Points, Honor & Sanity | DMG Chapter 9: Dungeon Master's Workshop | GMJ 265


Lex & Brett return to their in-depth discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. This week’s topics include hero points, honor and sanity. They might have also stumbled on a compelling alternative to alignment if you’re looking for a different way to play with morality in your D&D game.


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episode 264: Homebrewing Guidelines, Ability Options & Skill Variants | DMG Chapter 9: Dungeon Master's Workshop | GMJ 264


Lex & Brett return to their in-depth discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. This week they begin exploring Chapter 9: Dungeon Master’s Workshop. They begin with some general guidelines for considering optional and variant rules for your game.


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episode 263: D&D Essentials Kit Review & Discussion | GMJ 263


Lex gives a thorough review of the D&D Essentials Kit. This is a great introduction to the game for new DMs and is a definite upgrade of the previous Starter Set.


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episode 262: DMG Chapter 8: Running the Game: Combat, Chases, Diseases, Poisons, Madness & Experience Points | GMJ 262


Lex & Brett wrap up their discussion of chapter 8 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide—Running the Game. Today they cover combat in D&D, chases, siege equipment, diseases, poisons and madness. They also talk about dealing with (or not dealing with) experience points at the table.


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episode 261: DMG Chapter 8: Running the Game: Exploration, Social Interaction & Objects | GMJ 261


Lex & Brett return to the Dungeon Master’s Guide to discuss exploration in D&D. Topics covered include travel pace, visibility, noticing other creatures, tracking, social interactions, changing NPC attitudes, roleplaying, engaging players and damaging & destroying objects.


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 09 September 2019  45m
 
 

episode 260: DMG Chapter 8: Running the Game: The Role of the Dice | GMJ 260


Lex & Brett discuss the various aspects of using dice in a D&D game: using ability scores, saves, DCs, proficiency bonus, advantage & disadvantage, inspiration, resolution & consequences.


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 02 September 2019  50m
 
 

episode 259: DMG Chapter 8: Running the Game: The Role of the Dice | GMJ 259


Lex & Brett discuss the various aspects of using dice in a D&D game: using ability scores, saves, DCs, proficiency bonus, advantage & disadvantage, inspiration, resolution & consequences.


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 26 August 2019  1h12m
 
 

episode 258: GM-to-GM Campaign Discussion | GMJ 258


Lex and Brett discuss their latest D&D campaigns—what they got right, what they got wrong, and what they’ve learned from the process. The also hit on some other topics including: using xp versus milestones versus hand-waving PC leveling; giving strongholds to the PCs; and whether or not to tell the


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 26 July 2019  1h27m
 
 

episode 257: DMG Chapter 7: Treasure | GMJ 257


Lex returns to his exploration of the Dungeon Master's Guide to discuss treasure and other types of rewards the player characters can earn through adventuring.


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 30 June 2019  1h30m
 
 

episode 256: DMG Chapter 6: Between Adventures: Downtime Activities | GMJ 256


Lex returns to his discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. This week he digs into downtime activities.


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 23 June 2019  1h4m