GM Word of the Week

You can’t spell Game Master without “pretentious.” Well, you can, actually. But let’s pretend you can’t so I can make a point. My point is a good Game Master needs a lot of big, fancy words at their disposal to make their flavor text as confusing as possible. Oops. I mean engaging, not confusing. More at



The wild world of D&D is full of all kinds of weird, strange, and deadly creatures. Fortunately there is always some real-world explanation behind them that we can tap into. Except, what if there isn’t? Then what do we talk about? What if no one knows where a particular critter came from? Well, how about we provide some context, then? And we might as well discuss a few other things that we don’t know the answer to, but are all connected to the first thing. How does that sound? Good? Good. We are supported by the kind ongoing donations of our listeners at


 2019-07-23  25m