Ep. 113 – How to make the most of running short sessions

This week, after running a few shorter D&D sessions, we’ll talk about the Pros of a shorter D&D game, how to make the most of it, and why it might be better than playing longer games. We’ll also talk more about some of the subclasses in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, and list our favourites for each class in all of 5e. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 112 – BONUS episode, How to use Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to its full potential

Whats this? A random Bonus Episode of We Speak Common appeared! Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is finally out, and we’ve read through it and can’t wait to talk about it ALL! Here’s how to use Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything to its full potential. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 111 – How to use environmental factors to improve encounters, and a lesson all DM's need to learn

This week we’re talking about the environmental elements you can use to enhance encounters, Ben shares an important lesson ALL DM’s need to learn, and we go over our important NPC tips and tricks. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 110 – Adventuring in fairy tales with Tales of the old world Ft. Giveaway!

This week we’ve got our grubby hands on an early copy of Tales of the Old World! Dive into these bite sized adventure with us and hear all about what you can expect in your copy releasing next week! PLUS we’ve got 2 copies to giveaway on our twitter, head over there now for your chance to win.  Ben’s Tomb of Annihilation DM Document We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 109 – Character and class concepts and how to do horror well in DnD

This week, after the hassle that will now be known as the “Lost Episode”, we discuss the character and class concepts we want to play the most. Plus the d&d Adventures we want to see in coming out next! We’ll also talk about our halloween oneshot and how to run creepy encounters and horror games!Ben’s Tomb of Annihilation DM DocumentWe Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 109 – Character and class concepts and how to do horror and creepy encounters

This week, after the hassle that will now be known as the “Lost Episode”, we discuss the character and class concepts we want to play the most. Plus the d&d Adventures we want to see in coming out next! We’ll also talk about our halloween oneshot and how to run creepy encounters and horror games! Ben’s Tomb of Annihilation DM Document We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 108 – Discussing Tasha's optional race rules, optimal party size and combining modules

This week we’ll delving into new info for the upcoming Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, what we think the best party size is and how to combine published modules so you get get through that back log!  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 107 – How Baldur's Gate 3's rules could change D&D forever

This week we finally talk about Baldur’s Gate 3. We’ll get into the rules that have been adapted and changed to port 5e into a video game, how they work out and what they could mean for D&D as a table top RPG.  We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 106 – How, why and if you should be running a session zero

This week we’ll be talking about our experiences running session zeros. We’ll get into how we run them and how we choose when we need to run them, plus the importance of setting up boundaries with your players. We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/ Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show. Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/ Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…

Ep. 105 – How to set up and pay off story arcs and hooks

This week we revisit a topic that got away from us! We’ll talk about how we set up story hooks and then pay them off over the course of their arcs.We Speak Common is bought to you in partnership with The Dice Dungeon. Get beautifully crafted metal sets of dice for your D&D game at https://thedicedungeon.co.uk/Use Code ‘WeSpeakCommon’ at checkout for 10% off your order while supporting the show.Didn’t hear the one thing that’ll get your creative brain going? let us know:Find us on twitter: @WeSpeakCommonEmail us at wespeakcommon@hotmail.comVisit us online at https://wespeakcommon.com/Music: “Street Dancing” by Timecrawler 82From the Free Music ArchiveCC by NC…