Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Episode 240: Episode Encountered!

Welcome back, everyone! This week we're joined by Freeman from Encounter This, a great podcast all about the monsters and villains you know and love from your favorite roleplaying games. With his help, we've brought a super-sized episode talking about monsters, villains, game mechanics- everything you could want! So strap in, get comfortable, and enjoy!

This week's winner of Seawood Scribe's Witch class supplement is James M! Congratulations, James! You should be getting that in your e-mail soon. Be sure to leave Seawood Scribe a review, so he can continue making great products in the future!

And if you're looking to win something cool, you're in luck! We still have one more fantastic drawing for fantastic leather goods from MaumeeRiverLeather.com, and this last drawing- for the awesome leather book cover- is going to be taking place on Tuesday, November 9th. To enter the drawing, all you need to do is leave us a review on the platform of your choice, and send us a photo. Don't miss out!

And remember, for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

Thanks for listening, and be sure to catch us next week- when we have the spooOOooOOkiest episode of the year!

Episode 240: Big Borrowed Evil Guys

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What monsters make the best Big Bad Evil Guy?

2. What is your favorite villain trope and how often do you use them?

3. What mechanics would you borrow from other game systems, why, and how do you keep/make them balanced?


Noteworthy Links:

Las Vegas

Arcade 1up, a series of slightly-miniaturized arcade cabinets for sale

Chaos Emeralds

Haguary, the first of many "suites" on Encounter This covering many different varieties of a given monster

Illithid Savant, a class designed specifically for Mindflayer PCs

The Borg

Mass Effect



Shadow of Mordor, a Lord of the Rings game with a "Nemesis" system where enemies level up as you kill them or they kill you

Blades in the Dark, an RPG by Evil Hat games

7th Sea, an RPG that was made so that heroes cannot be killed doing ordinary things


Dark Souls

Matt Colville, a great Youtuber that covers tons of D&D-related topics

Star Trek

Challenge Accepted, a Skill Challenge supplement for 5e D&D from Crit Academy

Tearable RPG


Zack McCracken and the Alien Mind Benders

Abomination Vaults, a new adventure path from Paizo

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