Episode Archive

116 episodes of Like Dragon Like Son since the first episode, which aired on April 10th, 2020.

  • Calling For More Roleplay Not More Skill Checks

    Episode  |  December 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    ability check, proficiencies, roleplay, social interaction, three pillars

    This week we take a look at how as a DM (and players) we can choose to make fewer calls for skill tests, and instead use those moments of the game to do more roleplay. We look at reducing how often the dice decide (and derail) the story, and how to use Ability Checks best when conflict demands it.

  • Fresh Spells From the Cauldron of Everything

    Episode  |  November 27th, 2020  |  37 mins 33 secs
    spellcasters, spells, tasha's cauldron of everything

    This week we look at the spells made official in the recent release of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything

  • Into the Cauldron, Part 2 -- The UA that made it, got nerfed, or got cut

    Episode  |  November 20th, 2020  |  59 mins 46 secs
    fighting styles, subclasses, tasha's cauldron of everything, unearthed arcana

    In this second part of our special two-part episode, we look back at the UA documents and compare what we have been playtesting with what is now official content in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.

  • Into the Cauldron, Part 1 -- The UA that made it, got nerfed, or got cut

    Episode  |  November 20th, 2020  |  58 mins 57 secs
    fighting styles, subclasses, tasha's cauldron of everything, unearthed arcana

    With the release of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, we look back at the UA documents and compare what we have been playtesting with what is now official content.

  • Subclass Survey: The Best & The Worst

    Episode  |  November 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 39 secs
    rules, subclass, subclass survey, tier list, tips

    In preparation for the release of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, we take a look at some of the best and worst subclasses in the game so far (in Jack's opinion), explaining why each one deserves their spot among the greats and the not so greats.

  • The Endless Web

    Episode  |  November 6th, 2020  |  45 mins 45 secs
    gameplay, level 20, rules, tips

    Have you ever felt that combat isn't spicy enough anymore? This week, we discuss a 20th level halloween one-shot we played, sharing our experiences and giving tips on how to make your 20th level combat work as a player and a DM. We delve into the spooky details and difficulties both on the table and in the character sheets.

  • DM's Workshop: College of the Dirge

    Episode  |  October 30th, 2020  |  35 mins 12 secs
    bard, college of the dirge, homebrew, rules, subclasses

    This week we return to the DM's Workshop to explore one of our own homebrew subclasses for bard, the College of the Dirge. A bard which turns their bardic inspiration into a curse and draws from the clerical powers of destroying undead. We discuss tips and tricks when designing subclasses, and talk about how to design abilities around a theme.

  • Finding the Right Balance for Combat Encounters

    Episode  |  October 23rd, 2020  |  46 mins 59 secs
    adding flavor, combat, three pillars, tips, weirdness, xanathar's guide

    Answering the age old question: how to make combat challenging, without killing the whole party.

  • P.A.N.D.A. PVP

    Episode  |  October 16th, 2020  |  37 mins 14 secs
    combat, homebrew, pvp, rules, tips

    Have you ever wanted to run a battle against your friends at the table? Do you feel the pvp in dnd kinda sucks? This week, we take a look at how to make P.V.P. (Player versus Player) combat actually fun, by following a core set of rules we refer to as P.A.N.D.A.!

  • The Fey Prince & The Magic of Wine

    Episode  |  October 9th, 2020  |  38 mins 52 secs
    artificer, eberron, roleplaying, rules, satyr, spells, steal this character

    Have you wanted to play a Satyr? How about an Artificer who isn't all about gadgets and technology? This week, we talk about how to bring personality into your builds, from adding flavour to spells to making skills feel more like a profession, through the lens of a fey prince outcast who brings magical wine to the world, longing to someday return home.

  • Tour of the Multiverse: The Inner Planes

    Episode  |  October 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 34 secs
    city of brass, dungeon master's guide, planes of existence, rules, tips

    Don't forget to write us a postcard! This week, we take a tour around the Inner Planes, which are the 'planes' of existence that you'll most likely end up on at some point. From the feywild to the hidden city of Aaqa to the glorious coastal City of Brass, pack your bags as we take you on an exclusive journey!

  • Flagons & Fisticuffs: A Guide to Bar Fights

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2020  |  39 mins 3 secs
    equipment, feats, fighter, monk, rogue, rules, steal this character, tips

    Ah yes, the classic D&D setting, a tavern. This week, we explore how to make the most of a tavern fight, exploring different character builds, feats, and supplements. Whether this is your first bar fight or your fiftieth, tune in this episode as we delve into the world of tavern brawls!

  • So You Killed the Dragon... Now What?

    Episode  |  September 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    downtime, dungeon master's guide, player's handbook, rules, tips, xanathar's guide to everything

    In this weeks episode, we take a look at everything Downtime, the shopping episode of every D&D party. Join us this episode as we teach you how to buy from shady dealers, lose all your money while gambling, and create vile rivals which will spite you at every turn.

  • Putting the Character into NPC

    Episode  |  September 11th, 2020  |  44 mins 1 sec
    dungeon master's guide, npcs, roleplaying, rules, tips

    Today, we open our Dungeon Master's Guides, delving into the world of NPCs. Whether its the most beautiful goblin you've ever seen, or the best poison dealer this side of Faerûn, we discuss the tips and tricks of making memorable NPCs for your next game.

  • Pages of the Mages

    Episode  |  September 4th, 2020  |  49 mins 9 secs
    d&d lore, spells, wizards

    In this weeks episode, we take a close look at the famous wizards of the D&D world, understanding their history and appreciating their iconic spells, such as Tasha's Hideous Laughter. Join us as we delve into... the pages of the mages!

  • A Spoonful of Barbarian Helps the Medicine Go Down

    Episode  |  August 28th, 2020  |  31 mins 52 secs
    barbarian, feats, healer, steal this character

    This week we look at how to make the best Healer out of... a Barbarian? That's right, we delve into a barbarian Jay plays which would rather heal than rage using a feat you may have overlooked.