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After a refreshing romp in a stream, Rumble Squad starts planning their next steps. The Earthen Soul gives them the lay of the land, and Orik thrills at the prospect of forging the...

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Have any burning questions for our cast? Submit them by tomorrow at 11:00am EDR as comments here, on Discord, or tweet them @RulesAsWritten. We look forward to answering them as we...

Rules: Broken Feats

DnD 5e broken feats:  the good, the bad, and the ugly. We discuss the rules for our favorite and least favorite feats and even offer suggestions on how to make them work for your ...

Belinda’s father shocks everyone with his friendly conversation, and the party learns of exciting games happening during the festival. Scriv finds his calling as an archaeologist...

After getting caught, the Rumble Squad gets tucked away in a secret location. Locked in a room with a sinister fey on the way, the party gets creative to get out of dodge.   Foll...

The mysterious mystic presents the party with a terrible choice, and Scriv regrets the consequences. The large city of Orinthal looms ahead, and the party is thrilled to meet Belin...

Rumble Squad is on the run! With a new enemy in pursuit, the party tries to make a break for freedom fighting off creatures along the way. Will Elean’s prayers to nature be answe...

Scriv leads the way to find the source of the terrible scream, and the party is shocked by what they find. After a sudden and brutal fight, Belinda is confronted by what she most f...

The Rumble Squad springs into action! After an awkward conversation with some old acquaintances for Luven and learning more about Nissa’s past friends, a simple name drop brings ...

Jack walks the party through their next steps after interrogating the fanatical tiefling Faithfulness. Scriv has a heart to heart with his dad, Akiva and Valen discuss the shadowy ...

The party finally gets a chance to relax and focus on some of their hobbies as they wait for word back from the Nephenee. Nissa acquires some items, Luven begins experimenting, Ori...

Austea Mailbag #2

Bethany, Rachael, Mike, and Jane share some behind the scenes shenanigans and help answer your questions! Join us as we discuss previous games and some of our favorite moments in t...

The party has several conversations about their past and about their journey going forward. Akiva explains the full extent of his deal with Umbra to Belinda. Scriv and Valen have a...

The party, now having completed their quest begin to make their way back to Isenthias and send in a report to the Nephenee. As they leave the ruins of Neverhelm however, they disco...

The party confronts Gorvenal and the intruders excavating the ruins of Silverkeep. As Scriv faces his past, Belinda heals in a sinister fashion, Aldric confronts a wayward employee...

Rules: Unearthed Arcana

What is Unearthed Arcana, and how have we embraced using this raw material for our characters in the podcast? We are joined by our friend and DnD RAW cast member, Nick Ducharme, to...

What are your DnD or podcasting questions for us? We are recording our next mailbag episode! Just about anything is fair game! Leave a comment, email dm@dndraw.com or tweet @rulesa...

Deep in the ancient city of Neverhelm, Orik grills the long lost Ivelios about what he knows. While Elean handles some orcs and Luven tries to make a new friend, Nissa turns her at...

The party begins to discover Veripole’s secrets deep underground. Scriv confronts a dark memory, Akiva politely eats some health food, while Aldric reassures the party of his fai...

The party decide to pass through the flames as they encounter Rydaht the spellweaver once again. Luven tries to talk down the orcs as the party focuses their attention on taking do...

We discuss how you can embrace theater of the mind for running narratively driven combat and  the limited rules as written for running combat without a grid. We are joined by our ...

In Scriv’s hometown, Belinda fills in an old ally, and the party enjoys a fabulous breakfast. Akiva outlines his plans for future friendships. Scriv struggles with his old identi...

The party bring their charms and strength to bear on an orc, as they try to understand how the orc tribe is involved with the spell weaver. Elean receives a tempting offer, and the...

After the betrayal and undead attack, the party tries to make sense of things with Zoulless over breakfast. Belinda finally shares some of her secrets, and Scriv’s talents as a s...

Separate from our main campaign, in this one shot we imagine what our characters would do in a darker world, where the gods are dead, and most have given up hope. Our two Orinthal ...

Darkest Timeline: Teaser

We have a special one shot releasing tomorrow where we imagine what our characters would do in a darker world, separate from our main campaign. Bethany and Jane discuss how Belinda...

We answer your questions and bring you up to speed on the Serviceable Plots and Rumble Squad parties in our campaign! Tony, Bethany, Nick, Chris, and Adam share some behind the sce...

Their first trial by fire! The party puts it all on the line to solve some puzzles and uses creativity talk to a new friend. Special thanks to our Patreon supporter Roy for servin...

The party defends the inn from an undead force and are shocked by a sudden betrayal! Akiva puts it all on the line, Scriv cares for the clerics, Belinda keeps it all together, and ...

Spellcasting cannot be contained in a single episode! We return to discuss even more things about spellcasting with our guest Jacky, also known as Death by Mage.  Please feel free...

The party tries to sneakily follow the Spellweaver, but end up getting in another fight! They use all of their abilities to find a way to defeat a new magical foe.   Special thank...

After rescuing the githzerai, the party seeks to rest at a small inn. Belinda warns the party that the mysterious old woman they met is not who she seems, while Akiva again shares ...

The party scores some free traps, and treks through the woods in pursuit of the spellweaver. Elean struggles with the darkness, while Luven practices on-the-road poison-making. Vas...

The party leaves Ahmiran, much to the relief of Constable Marsk, and Akiva learns about the political insanity that awaits in Orinthal. Belinda and Valen have a painful conversatio...

Rules: Errata

Don't feel like going through the errata that Wizards of the Coast just released? We have done it for you! Monster Manual Player’s Handbook Dungeon Master’s Guide Follow us on ...

The party meets the sinister spellweaver who leaves them to fend off his hobgoblin minions.   Follow us on Twitter @RulesAsWritten or email us at dm@dndraw.com. We'd also love to...

Belinda and Scriv try to puzzle through the mysterious prophecy, and the academy provides some helpful magic items. Valen and Akiva see the sights in Ahmiran and acquire some fun, ...

A mysterious tiger watches the squad as the make their way through the forest to find Egos. Elean organizes a crucial river crossing. Everyone, including anvil, goes into stealth m...

Rules as written on rules! Our friend Ross from Dice for Brains joins us for a meta episode where we discuss the role of rules in DnD fifth edition. From being a recovering rules l...

Akiva wakes up from his nightmare to get advice from Valen, but fails to hide his distress from Belinda. The party gathers around to eat bacon and plan their next steps, before Bel...

Luven shares his shock at the mysterious person who disappeared in front of the alchemy shop, while Nissa defends snooping. Orik teaches his new apprentice how to smith, and Elean ...

After defending the port from an undead attack, the party gets a much needed drink at a tavern. Belinda and Valen share their fears about their missing deities. Akiva tries to look...

The squad tests their skill at carnival games and show of their fancy dance moves. After having a bit too much to drink, they make some new friends in town and finally get a lead o...

Here is our review of Waterdeep Dragon Heist, which I mainly use as an excuse to continue the discussion on my favorite character in the Forgotten Realms, Jarlaxle! I discuss what ...

Today we go over spellcasting and all of the complicating factors involved. What are your thoughts on using components vs an arcane focus? Do you ever have issues remembering the d...

Ahmiran falls under attack from mysterious undead and the party leaps into action to save the city! Scriv coordinates a rescue, Akiva runs for the leader, Belinda targets the leade...

Nissa recovers from her near death experience, and the squad discovers they have rescued some adorable children! The make their way to town to return the children and get some answ...

Valen dresses to impress as the party prepares to meet the constable in Ahmiran’s barracks. Akiva’s clever disguise fails to pass muster, and Belinda and Scriv keep telepathic ...

Rules: Multiclassing

Today we go over multiclassing and how it is used, or abused, in game. How may of you use multiclassing in your games? Do you feel it can make a character overpowered? How has mult...

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