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Nov 15, 2017

This week's hosts: Ian, Oisin, Cathal and Sean

This week we let Seán talk about his favourite thing in the world, D&D 5th Ed, specifically, a review of the core books.

 Show Notes:

  • 00:40 – Take it away Seán!
  • 00:50 – The first of many times where we poke fun at Seáns obsession
  • 01:50 - Xanathar trumps all
  • 02:00 - The rules are Free!
  • 02:10 - Seán has a problem
  • 03:00 - Once upon a time there was a gamer called Seán who was happy that D&D 5th Ed didn’t have loads of books…
  • 04:15 – Bounded Accuracy
  • 06:00 – The recession hit the sword coast hard
  • 07:25 – The train of derailment comes to a stop
  • 08:30 – We reiterate, it’s free!
  • 08:45 – Book thumping
  • 09:50 – Seán doesn’t like having too much class
  • 10:20 – Are humans the monsters?
  • 10:55 – What does a dragon look like?
  • 12:40 – Suggestion for book designers “Turn to page 50 if you’re a grizzled old gamer.”
  • 13:50 – Cathal on the Dungeon Masters Guide: “Buy it more if you’re going to create your own game, otherwise, use the free rules.”
  • 14:30 – Product placement defenestration
  • 14:40 – The first adventure is free
  • 15:20 – The player companion is available for free online, you don’t have to pay for it… Seán did.
  • 15:41 – Now with added blank pages!
  • 16:30 – Flying breaks everything
  • 16:55 – Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit
  • 18:40 – Cheating death with XKCD
  • 19:20 - Gaming stores get it early
  • 20:30 – Send your Captain Planet D&D builds to party@theadventuringparty.net
  • 20:45 – Cathal needs to work on his shocked voice
  • 21:05 – Adventures in video games
  • 21:40 – Quote of the episode. Oisin: “If you’re playing a first level wizard you’re basically remapping quicksave and quickload to the left and right mouse buttons.”
  • 23:27 – That annoying underground gnome (Svirfneblin)
  • 25:05 – Cathal disturbs Ian
  • 25:45 – Volos guide to monsters
  • 26:28 – Seán gets kicked out for forgetting Elminster
  • 27:30 – The key to becoming a knowledgeable low level adventurer… running away.
  • 28:20 – Oisin suffers paralytic cynicism
  • 29:20 – Is Volo’s guide necessary? No
  • 29:30 – Everything Explodes!
  • 30:50 – The Xanathars pet goldfish breaks Oisin
  • 32:05 – Seáns mighty need
  • 33:10 – Discover your childhood neuroses with this handy table!
  • 34:30 – Cool extra guidelines that you should feel free to ignore
  • 34:56 – Pages and pages of encounters
  • 35:41 – A cape that billows on command
  • 36:08 – The useless orbs break Oisin
  • 37:18 – How to get in to your class
  • 38:17 – Seán’s favourite book that’s not needed is Volos guide to Monsters
  • 38:46 – Seán slips in one last book
  • 39:19 – TL:DR – Seán loves D&D 5th Ed, we need to invest in a gag, you don’t need the book but Seán thinks they’re great.
  • 39:42 – Seán’s final word
  • 40:11 – The party is over
  • 40:20 – The Outro
  • 40:52 – Podcast Ends
  • 2 minutes after the recording stops – Seán confesses that he was worried he wouldn’t be able to talk about D&D 5th Ed for a full episode and then continues to talk about D&D 5th Ed!