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Dragon Turtle! (Monstrous Ecologist 002)

In this episode of the Monstrous Ecologist we tackle one of the oldest and one of the largest monsters in D&D, the Dragon Turtle!

Your Host: Jeremiah McCoy
http://jeremiahmccoy.com

Questions should be emailed to TheTomeShow@gmail.com

Thank you to our sponsors: Noble Knight Games

SOURCES

Chinese Mythology, A to Z by Jeremy Roberts

Wu Za Zu, Xie Zhaozhe (note: I could only find excerpts of English translations. The full book is hard to acquire.)

Chinese Art, Stephen W. Bushell

Dragon Turtles first appearance: 

Dungeons and Dragons Original Edition; Book 2 held the first image and Book 3 had the first description of the monster.

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual

2nd Edition Monster Manual

3rd Edition Monster Manual

3.5 Monster Manual

(note: there are no 4th edition Dragon Turtle official write ups)

5th Edition Monster Manual

Links:

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Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
 
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Maps vs Theater of the Mind (Tome 293)

In this episode Jeff and Tracy sit down with guests Ishmael Alvarez, Mike Shea, and Sam Dillon to discuss map use in your D&D games. The use of maps and minis necessarily differs from so-called theater of the mind play, and this group discusses the ins and outs of both methods. Lots of great tips and advice come out the discussion no matter which style you prefer.

Links:

Sly Flourish's Guide to Narrative Combat in 5e D&D

Mike on Twitter

SlyFlourish.com

Ishmael Alvarez on Facebook

Sam on Twitter

RPG Musings

Tracy on the Web

Tracy on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Behind the DM Screen (Nov 2017)

I this episode Jeff, Mike, and Sam talk about their games from November 2017. Included in their campaign talk is a quick discussion on how to traverse a maze-like enviornment or a long journey without resorting to throwing a meaningless random encounter at the party every time the PCs get lost.

Links:

Mike on Twitter

SlyFlourish.com

Sam on Twitter

RPG Musings

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Matt Mercer (Gamer to Gamer)

In this Episode, Jeff sits down with Matt Mercer, DM of the very popular Critical Role Podcast and creator of the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting (listen to our review of the book in Tome episode 289). Matt talks D&D - how did he get started with RPG gaming, answers whether he enjoys playing or DMing more, and talks about the carzy ride of being on a popular D&D video-cast! 

Thanks to our sponsor: Noble Knight Games - where out of print is available again! Be sure to tell them that the Tome Show sent you!

Thanks to Amy Vorpahl for our opening bumper music!

Links:

Matt Mercer's You Tube Channel

Geek & Sundry Critical Role Podcast Page

Matt Mercer on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Tomb of Annihilation Review (Tome 292)

In this episode, Jeff and Tracy sit down with Allison Rossi and Jonathan Green to talk about the latest D&D hardcover adventure book, Tomb of Annihilation. They discuss the story elements, main villains, timing constraints, death curse, the trap filled final dungeon, and everything in between. Is it worth the price? Listen to this episode to find out!

 

Links:

Allison on Twitter

Jon on Twitter

Tracy on the Web

Tracy on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Rebinding Your Damaged Books (Tome 291)

In this episode Jeff is joined by two Tome Show newbies - Simon Oberbrinkmann and Jason Shamblin - to talk about rebinding damaged D&D books. The 5e D&D core books are notorious for falling apart due to the glue used in the binding process. What can you do do when this happens? Other than Calling Wizards of the Coast's customer service line, you can rebind your books yourself, or have a local shop do it. Listen to this episode to hear more!

Here are images of the rebound books discussed in the episode:

Spiral Bound by local office supply store:

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Professionally Bound book 1

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Professionally Bound book 2

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Sleeve Bound 

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Sleeve Bound comparison to hardcover PHB

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Links:

Simon on Twitter

Jason on Twitter

Bumper Music by Amy Vorpahl

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Behind the DM Screen (September October 2017)

In this episode Mike, Sam, and Jeff talk about their games from September and October 2017. Included in their campaign talk is a quick discussion on how to increase the feeling of oddness in a setting, how to provide a good experience to your players when their PCs are on a long journey, and what to do when the PCs decide NOT to engage with a powerful enemy. 

Links:

Mike on Twitter

SlyFlourish.com

Sam on Twitter

RPG Musings

Jeff on Twitter

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
 
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Alignment in D&D (Tome 290)

In this episode Jeff and Tracy are joined by an all star cast! Their guests are Dan Dillon, a prolific freelancer who publishes most of his work with Kobold Press, Shawn Merwin, who hosts the Down with D&D Podcast and writes for the Adventurer's League, and Stephen Radney-MacFarland, a former D&D designer who now designs for Paizo Publishing! This motley group has a lively discussion about alignment in your games - a bit on the history of alignment systems, how they have evolved over the different editions of the game, if you should use them, why you should use them, how you should use them - the good, the bad, and the ugly! 

Thank you to our sponsor NOBLE KNIGHT

Links:

Stephen Radney-MacFarland

Delve RPG

Shawn Merwin on Twitter

Down with D&D Podcast

Dan Dillon on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

 
 
 
 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
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Have Spellbook Will Travel (Performance Check 005)

In this episode of Performance Check, Jon interviews James Introcaso and Rudy Basso, creators and performers of “Have Spellbook, Will Travel”

Performance Check is a monthly show focused on how to be better roleplayers. Some shows focus on skills to use at the table to make more interesting and memorable characters that shine. We'll also be interviewing players from Actual Play podcasts and Twitch streams, learning how they have crafted their characters and what we can learn from them. Performance Check isn't about mechanics or making the best build or the most technical character, it's about making characters that people remember and love for years to come

Have Spellbook, Will Travel:

Don’t Split the Podcast Network

Guests:

James Introcaso

Rudy Basso

Host:

Jon Green

 
 
 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 

 

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The Secrets of Solace (Tome Book Club)

Our effort to catch up on backlogged book club episodes continues! In this episode, Tracy, Jeff, and Eric discuss The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson. 

Thank you to the sponsor fo this episode: Noble Knight

Links:

 

Jaleigh Johnson on the Web

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dungeons & Dragons Classics

 
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