The Inspired DM Podcast
  • Mathew & Logan
8 episodes
Taking a world of inspiration, and boiling it down to the ideas that can become Tabletop RPG content. Each episode comes with classic podcast conversation followed by a small gameplay segment.

Episodes

Session 6 - Anime Protagonists
2021 Jul 281h 24m 5s
Welcome weary travelers! Come on in and join Podmasters Logan and Mathew as well as SPECIAL GUEST and friend of the Pod, Dana Searing, as they discus their favorite anime in this weeks episode. Which anime protagonists are best suited for D&D? Come find out as Dana, Logan, and Mathew talk about their favorite anime protagonists and what makes them unique and powerful. Stay tuned until the end where Dana and Mathew put their anime characters to the test against a hideous monstrosity run by Logan in the anime mashup live-play. Will our protagonists make it out alive and see another episode? Only one way to find out.
Session 5 - Weaving Worlds: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft
2021 Jul 141h 4m 54s
Welcome weary travelers! Come on in and join Podmasters Logan and Mathew as they discuss the recently released D&D sourcebook, Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft. They explore some of the many domains of dread and their unique characteristics, discuss the unique new monsters introduced, and attempt to summon the bagman. Stay tuned till the end where your beloved Ashe finds himself lost in the mists, stumbling into one of these domains of dread. Will he be able to find his way out? Will his sanity ever be the same?
Bonus Round - Logan's Guide to Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft
2021 Jul 0414m 17s
Welcome weary travelers! The encounter has already begun as Podmaster Logan discusses the recently released 'Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft'. Initiative has been rolled and its Logan's turn to take a first look at the book and share his first impressions. Hopefully you'll be inspired to pick up a copy of your own and check in soon when Logan and Mathew Discuss a topic after reading it themselves.
Bonus Round - Mathew's Guide to Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft
2021 Jul 0214m 23s
Welcome weary travelers! The encounter has already begun as Podmaster Mathew discusses the recently released 'Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft'. Initiative has been rolled and its Mathew's turn to take a first look at the book and share his first impressions. Hopefully you'll be inspired to pick up a copy of your own and check in soon when Logan and Mathew Discuss a topic after reading it themselves.
Session 4 - Regulating Rules: Item Durability
2021 Jun 241h 12m 51s
Welcome weary travelers! Come on in and join Podmasters Logan and Mathew as they discuss ways to attack more than just hit points in Tabletop RPGs. They muse on the popular media trope known as "Hollywood Acid" and discuss ways to engage with pre-existing mechanics to make your own. Stay tuned till the end when Mathew runs Logan through the ringer, threatening to cut, crush, and dissolve all the things he holds dear on his 5th Edition character sheet.
Session 3 - Inventing Items: Castlevania
2021 Jun 101h 30m 13s
Welcome weary travelers! Come on in and join Podmasters Logan and Mathew on their discussion of season 4 of the Netflix show Castlevania. We will be focusing on the amazing items that appear in the show, like forge weapons and daylight armor. Stay tuned for the end where Logan and Mathew stat up Alucard's weapons to be used in a 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons game.
Session 2 - Creating Characters: Hades
2021 May 271h 3m 55s
Welcome weary travelers! Come join us as we dive deep into the award winning video game, Hades! Podmasters Logan and Mathew discuss all things Hades and how you can incorporate mechanics and character ideas into your Dungeons and Dragons game. And in the end, we create a character to escape the underworld using 5th Edition rules and put them to the test!
Session 1 - Making Monsters: Lycanthropes
2021 May 191h 26m 32s
Welcome weary travelers! Come join us as we talk about one of the most prolific monster types of all time: Lycanthropes! Podmasters Logan and Mathew go on a deep dive discussing the intricacies of werewolves and their kin followed by a wonderful little 5th Edition gameplay session where a monster of our own creation rolls its first dice.