Haste! Painting Minis, D&D Next Cosmology, Player Advice & More!

Episode 88 |


The Excellence In Innovation Awards are going on once again, be sure to cast your votes! Also, sorry for the delay in episodes – we’ve been pretty busy over here!


Mini Painting AdviceMiniature Painting

Painting miniatures can be daunting, especially after a huge thing like the Reaper Miniatures kickstarter, check out this article on how to get the job done and not freak out about having tons of unpainted minis laying around.

D&DNext Cosmology Unveiled

In a recent Legends & Lore article, Mike Mearls pulled the covers off of D&D Next’s cosmology. Some interesting stuff in here, especially about Spelljammer. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!

Advice For…(gasp) Players!

It’s not that often that we see articles that aim to actually help players, and to top it off – this one is actually really good. Be sure to check it out and discuss with us your own tips for players old and new, did they miss anything in this article? Disagree? Enlighten us!

Tip Corner

Tip: A user Carlos from Brazil wrote us to provide a tip for the infamous “Two NPC’s talking to one another dilemma” with the following:

1.) Ask 1 or 2 players to do the roleplaying of the NPCs (with a quick briefing) themselves – fun and get the table engaged or 2.) I do a written dialog and again ask 1 or 2 players to read it.

Twitter Poll

We are asking you! How many of you refer to gaming in general as “D&D” regardless of what system you play?

Listen to find out!

Music Credits | Intro: “Prelude” | Outro: “Stande Alone” | by LukHash |

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  1. From Mark AKA “Twiggyleaf” who is currently having issues commenting on the site here, while troubleshooting in the meantime he’s asked me to comment on his behalf. Herein is his comment:

    With regard to using D&D as a generic RPG term for Fantasy Role Playing sessions, I was thinking about this very thing a few days before hearing the Podcast. I tend to do it too (that is, tell people I will be playing D&D on Thursday night, even though it is Pathfinder that we are actually playing).

    Part of this is habit (developed from years and years of playing D&D through many editions). I think it will continue to be the case for some time because 1) in the early days, it was the only REAL choice and TSR were able to corner the market of perception; and 2) the legacy remains from my earlier point, but it also remains so because it is such a catchy name, and a name that most people worldwide (roleplayers and non roleplayers alike) now recognize.&quot

  2. For my household, the kids and I refer to our games simply as ‘RPGs’. Whether we play Star Wars, OSRIC, Mutant Future, or Castles & Crusades, we refer to these games as RPGs. The kids always ask me, ‘Hey, Dad! Are we playing RPGs today?’. I love telling them ‘Yes!’

  3. I know this is well over a year late, but I’ve been going through the backlog of Haste podcasts.

    To answer the “what do you call it” question, I refer to it as Game Night to those who don’t play or are otherwise unaccepting of tabletop/roleplaying games. To those who are, I refer to it by the actual name of what I am playing at that time. Usually it is D&D, but I have played in other systems (Fallout, FATE, etc.).