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2
Sep

Haste! On Adventure Writing Hacks, Signature Monsters, and Depression

Episode 120|

Announcements

  • Vanguard wrap up, huge thanks to all who participated and congrats to Wolfhound on winning the huge prize pack. Bits and pieces will be on their way soon!
  • New Backgrounds are up, more soon!
  • Having just recovered from con crud, we will be judging the Summer of Flames contest soon.

27
Aug

Fresh Backgrounds to Kick off September!

Okay so September isn’t here just yet, but we’re getting started early with another bundle of campaign background updates. Here’s what we’ve got going up this week.

13
Aug

Concord of Ashes, August’s Campaign of the Month

Today we’re joined by GM Haligaunt to talk to him about his Vampire: The Masquerade campaign, Concord of Ashes. These vampires don’t sparkle folks! Read on for all of the awesome-ness!

5
Aug

Summer of Flames D&D Contest

It Burns!

It’s August and Gencon is just around the corner, the temperatures are rising and so is everyone’s anticipation for the next edition of D&D. We’ve been covering a lot of news regarding 5e on the Haste Podcast and Jerry has been talking about it a lot on his blog.

Obviously, we’re pretty excited ourselves and so we’d like to give everyone a chance at winning some awesome 5e schwag, whether you’re going to gencon or not this year! What better goodies to give away than some 5e D&D Starter Sets, and maybe even a Player’s Handbook! The contest is simple, but you’ve only got until the end of Gencon to enter, here’s how:

In one line: Tell us the best way to beat the heat! Whether you’re avoiding fireballs, surviving a red dragon’s breath, or simply not shriveling up under the Dark Sun.

Some examples:

“I cast any remaining ice spells inside my house before I go to sleep and re-memorize everything, just so I have some A/C while I sleep”

“Huddle behind my my shield and hope all this ‘dwarven craftsmanship’ pays off when the dragon starts spewing fire”

“Stow my canteen of water in the last place anyone would look – inside the severed orc head that dangles from my belt.”

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Also available in a Ladies fitted T-shirt sizes.

Contest Specifics

How to enter:

  • In one sentence or less, and in a D&D (or at least “fantasy”) themed response, tell us how you or your character is beating the heat this summer. Get creative!
  • Submit it as a comment below, no more than 3 entries per person, one entry per comment

On August 17th, at midnight, the contest will close. Afterward, 4 winners will be randomly chosen to win a D&D 5e Starter Set, and one additional hand-picked winner of our choice will receive a d20Monkey “Whining is Coming” T-shirt along with a D&D 5e Player’s Handbook, and a Starter Set as well.

Note: Contest winners limited to US/Canada only due to shipping expenses, if you are overseas you are still welcome to enter, upon winning we can offer a year of free Ascendant subscription time.

31
Jul

Tact-Tiles Return, Breaking D&D is Bad, and is Ragequitting Okay?

Episode 119|

Announcements

Congrats to our Fool contest winner, we had to pick 4 instead of 3 because it was so hard to decide! Our winning NPCs are Roger Larrabee (telepath), Barkley (fey guardian), Craig the Battle Droid (butler artillery), and Terrence McGoven (awkward helicopter pilot).

Additionally, we’ve got a brand new d20Monkey Caption Contest up, also be sure to check out Brian’s new “Whining Is Coming” edition war T-shirt design.

Lastly, if you consider yourself a D&D history junkie be sure to read Ambush At Sheridan Springs – a story about how Gary Gygax lost D&D.

24
Jul

New Backgrounds for July

Fresh Backgrounds For You!

More backgrounds are here! Each with a complimentary color scheme for you campaign so that you can just click and go. Let’s discuss this week’s batch!

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