Dungeon Master's Journey

Dungeon Master’s Journey is a discussion podcast for DMs and players of Dungeons & Dragons hosted by Lex Starwalker. The show explores strategies players and DMs can use to enhance the gaming experience for everyone at the table. Lex also discusses the creation of his homebrew D&D setting, Primordia, providing a valuable worldbuilding resource for DMs creating their own setting.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h6m. Bisher sind 283 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 283: All Good Things... | DMJ 283


In the season 14 finale episode, Lex revisits his discussion of degrees of failure, success at a cost and player agency. He also talks about some of his favorite aspects from some 5e settings (and a non-D&D setting) that you might want to use in your own homebrewed D&D setting.


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episode 282: PC Races & Subraces, Reskinning Classes, Mining from Previous Editions, Beyond Pass/Fail & Player Agency | DMJ 282


Lex discusses reskinning or redesigning a class that doesn’t fit your campaign instead of removing it. Just as the classes available to play in a campaign set the tone & flavor for the campaign, so too can you achieve a specific goal through the PC races & subraces you allow (or don’t allow).


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   2h6m
 
 

episode 281: Removing Classes from the PHB - Feedback | DMJ 281


For many DMs the default assumption is that all the player character options in the Player’s Handbook should be allowed in their game. However, one of the best things you can do to improve the flavor & focus of your D&D campaign just might be to cut some of the PHB options out.


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 2020-07-01  1h50m
 
 

episode 280: Maybe You DON'T Want to Use Everything in the Player's Handbook | DMJ 280


For many DMs the default assumption is that all the player character options in the Player’s Handbook should be allowed in their game. However, one of the best things you can do to improve the flavor & focus of your D&D campaign just might be to cut some of the PHB options out.


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 2020-06-27  1h52m
 
 

episode 279: Campaign Recap: For Whom the Bel Trolls & Where's Wahl, Though? | DMJ 279


Lex is joined by Brett & Phoebe, to recap a session of their D&D campaign, Blood of the Avatars. This week the PCs make a deal with a devil. This is a homebrewed campaign set in Lex’s D&D world, Primordia, that is currently using elements of the published campaign, Descent into Avernus.


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 2020-04-27  59m
 
 

episode 278: Creating a Monster | DMG Chapter 9 | DMJ 278


Lex returns to his in-depth discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. This week he discusses how to create a full monster stat black. You can use this process to complete a new monster that’s as complete as any monster in the Monster Manual. This builds on the framework established in episode 276.


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 2020-04-20  1h47m
 
 

episode 277: Campaign Recap: Arkhan? No, Ar-CAN'T! & Pit Stop | DMJ 277


Lex is joined by two players from his D&D group, Phoebe & Craig, to recap two sessions of their campaign, Blood of the Avatars. This is a homebrewed campaign set in Lex’s D&D world, Primordia, that is currently using elements of the published campaign, Descent into Avernus.


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 2020-04-15  1h14m
 
 

episode 276: Modifying a Monster & Creating Quick Monster Stats | DMG Chapter 9 | DMJ 276


Lex returns to his in-depth discussion of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. This week he discusses how to modify a monster and how to create quick monster stats.


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 2020-04-10  1h47m
 
 

episode 275: Matt Mercer's Heroic Chronicle from Explorer's Guide to Wildemount | DMJ 275


Lex discusses Matt Mercer’s Heroic Chronicle system from Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount. This is a great system for fleshing out PC backstories and grounding them in the setting of your campaign. This system is especially fantastic for DMs using their own homebrewed campaign settings, but DMs using


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 2020-03-31  1h6m
 
 

episode 274: Running Higher Level Characters in a Lower Level Adventure | DMJ 274


Lex discusses how he would approach running an adventure for PCs who are significantly higher level than the adventure assumes. He also gives his thoughts on dealing with a problem player who’s out to ruin the fun for everyone else at the table. Finally, Lex ponders how he’d handle a character who g


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 2020-03-24  1h18m