Category Archives: D&D

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #42

This episode: Ghostbusting in Blingdenstone at the behest of another ghost. Can you do nonlethal damage to a lycanthrope? The art of messing with NPCs heads. The psychology of icebergs.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #30

This episode: We tangle with priests of Demogorgon and recover the infernal relics while the Mysterious Stranger decides to remain mysterious. Oh yeah we find a room in the Luskan sewers we missed previously.

This a let’s play of the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends.

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

https://swordcoast.com/

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #41

This episode: Rolling with the punches as a DM. Blingendstone’s ghost problem and the great Burrow Warden conspiracy. Is a grid map essential to playing D&D? There’s always more to learn about your fellow players. Shane’s cat bites his toe.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #13

This episode: We continue clearing the cave of its undead problem for the dwarves. Are we about to encounter a lich?! Shane gets confused on D&D 2E vs 3E cleric spontaneous casting.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #40

This episode: Should you allow a player to “redo” a level choice? Ogremoch’s Bane can be a puzzle for both players and DMs. Possible politics within Blingdenstone. Teachable moments with new players. Can the Arcana skill only be used trained? Rapier haggling. When is a bow not a bow?

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #39

This episode: More of the Rockblight in Blingdenstone as the party draws very close to finishing the area. Shane fixes a DM blunder. Buying weapons and armor in the Caves of Clatter. Further notes on alignment and changing alignment.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #38

This episode: Blingdenstone continues as we finish up the temple cleansing in the Rockblight, receive blessings from Gurnik (and bargain blessings away?) plus a new member awaits the party in the Foaming Mug taproom. Shane discusses crafting and “downtime activities” while an adventure is in full swing.

HELPFUL DOC! Timeless Advice from Keep on the Borderlands by Creighton Broadhurst:
http://www.creightonbroadhurst.com/timeless-advice-from-keep-on-the-borderlands/

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #29

This episode: We spend half the time running around trying to remember how to get to places around Luskan and the other half fighting a big honkin’ bunch of demons. 

This a let’s play of the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends.

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

https://swordcoast.com/

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #37

This episode: Cleansing the temple in Blingdenstone’s Rockblight is elementary. The “enthusiasm” of brand new players. Sometimes metagaming is just gonna happen. Smartphones at the table aren’t always a bad thing.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Chris Perkins on Volo’s Guide to Monsters & D&D in the Toy Hall of Fame! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 77

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 11/19/2016:
Chris Perkins on Volo’s Guide to Monsters & D&D in the Toy Hall of Fame!

Highlights: Geek news; Chris Perkins joins to discuss D&D‘s Induction into the Toy Hall of Fame and the new Volo’s Guide to Monsters book.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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NEWS ITEMS

Shane’s Volo’s Guide to Monsters review
http://shaneplays.com/dd-volos-guide-to-monsters-review/

 D&D inducted into Toy Hall of Fame | Wizards of the Coast
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/toy-hall-fame

Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/studio-ghibli-hayao-miyazaki-out-of-retirement/

GUEST: CHRIS PERKINS

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Chris Perkins is a designer and story manager for D&D and a celebrity DM. He’s also a darn nice guy and has a chiweenie named Milo.

Chris on Twitter: @ChrisPerkinsDnD

Chris’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Perkins_(game_designer)

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