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Send Your Questions!

What are your DnD or podcasting questions for us? We are recording our first mailbag episode this Saturday! Just about anything is fair game! Email dm@dndraw.com or tweet @rulesasw...

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...

The party find themselves in a battle for their lives! Elean beast shapes, Orik heats up some metal, Luven hurls some vials, and Nissa does some serious sneak attacking! After near...

The party bonds over cheating at games, sparring, shared silence, and the wondrous taste of fried fish. Belinda, Scriv, Valen, and Akiva travel to the port city of Ahmiran to find ...

Here is the introduction to one of our two groups for our new campaign. Meet the Rumble Squad: Elean Foxe, the human barbarian-druid. Orik Fireforge, the dwarven cleric. Nissa Ture...

Join the new group as they receive their first quest and begin their journey in the world of Austea! Here is the introduction to one of our two groups for our new campaign. Meet Se...

Rules: Jarlaxle

This episode we discussed another character from the Drizzt Series, Jarlaxle D'aerthe, and his very, very impressive arsenal of magical items. Not to mention all of the swagger t...

Rumble Squad: Pre-Shot #2

We are giving a sneak peak at what we have been preparing for in our Season 2 of our actual play! Today is a glimpse at one of the two parties that will be featured in the upcoming...

Rules: Plot Points

We discuss the rules on Plot Points - a variant option for DnD5e. Does giving players more agency create challenges in the game? We are joined by Nathan, of The Talent Agency podc...

We are giving a sneak peak at what we have been preparing for in our Season 2 of our actual play! Today is a glimpse at one of the two parties that will be featured in the upcoming...

Rules: Traps

We discuss the rules on Traps: How do you handle finding traps in your game? What sort of traps do you use when building a dungeon? How do you handle Players disabling traps in in...

The New Gods of Austea

For Orinthal, we borrowed from the Forgotten Realms when it came to deities but when it comes to our upcoming Season 2 we are bringing in a whole knew Pantheon. Listen in and lear...

How Austea has Changed

Join us as we explore what has happened in the world of Austea as we begin preparing for the events of Season 2 of our actual play podcast. This time our episode is narrated by Reb...

I discuss the monsters and lore that was used in our Podcast of Foes episode while giving a review of the book Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. If you want to check out our Podcast of ...

We discuss the rules on Critical Success and Failures: With the rules so light on the subject, how do you treat it in your game? What spectacular things happen on a natural 1? We...

Orinthal #20: Epilogue

The party makes their choices and forges their own futures. Sarya looks to a bright yet challenging future. Torr faces the consequences of his deal. Kalima’s duty takes her far w...

Our Podcasts of Foes One-Shot! Meet The Justice Crew, Nyx the gnome warlock, Rikas the half-elf stone sorcerer, Chet the human fighter, Immeral the firbolg cleric, and Hera the ela...

Part two on the discussion of the rules on Tool Proficiency and Crafting: What is the worst tool proficiency? Can you make a serviceable pot? We are joined by Mike and Giuseppe, ...

Just some announcements for some of our major upcoming events: Our Podcasts of Foes episode is out on the Dungeon Delve Feed We are launching our discord server today where we will...

With Ralayan defeated and the Whispered Ones stopped the party faces the repercussions of their actions. The party is brought before King Vremor Rein as Sarya and Syldan must answe...

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