The Dungeon Master Guys, Episode 4

Some genres should probably not be mixed

Episode 4 – that’s some kind of milestone! Longer than a fiscal quarter (unlike what Dave may think a quarter is), shorter than a full year anniversary, still something worth celebrating. Our last episode before all three Dungeon Master Guys (Dave the Game, Chatty DM, and Newbie DM) head off to Gen Con in Indianapolis.

In this episode:

  • Newbie DM talks about railroading
  • Chatty DM gives some tips on how to keep players focused at the table
  • Dave the Game outlines how to run a flashback adventure
  • We answer two reader emails: one about mixing genres, and the other about “monster math” in paragon and epic 4e games

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The Dungeon Master Guys, Episode 4 (34 mins, 32 MB)

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  1. It’s funny. I was just writing a blog post over at, and then I heard Dave “The Game”‘s segment about switching up the lineup. I altered my post a little, and posted. You should check it out! I’m always interested in feedback.

  2. Wonderful ‘cast, guys! I have not yet ever used a flashback sequence, precisely, but in my current campaign I have used a dream sequence and a “meanwhile, elsewhere in the world” sequence, both of which are similar to flashbacks. Anyone interested can hear these in the Icosahedrophilia podcast, in the episodes “The Sands of Time” (dream) and “What Lay Beneath.”