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Author: Dave Friant

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D&D Power Gaming Munchkin Can Be a Fun Way to Play

You may find this hard to believe, but Nerdarchy has been accused of being power gaming munchkin players in the past. It’s true we sometimes enjoy optimizing or coming up with ridiculous character builds for fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons. When we analyze D&D character classes we often do it from a min/max standpoint with the mechanics. But in all fairness the mechanics are the part of the game that aren’t subjective so that seems like a fair place to start. Even though we don’t actually play our games as power gaming munchkins at the table we do have a lot of fun building crazy D&D builds and combos. We are actually likely to play suboptimal characters or even things we’ve complained about in videos.

D&D Campaign Setting

From Billy Goats Gruff to D&D Campaign Setting

Nerdarchist Dave here with a recap of one of our latest videos where we were inspired by Studio Woe’s Gruff – A Tactical Card Game of Mutated Monster Goats. They have a KickStarter for Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares you can check out, a stand-alone game fully compatible with the Gruff rules system and other Gruff games. Talking with the creator of Gruff really got my juices flowing for a semi-silly D&D campaign setting somewhere between Ravenloft and Dark Sun, but with evil shepherds and lots of goats.


E70 YR1- 5E D&D Bard our First look Podcast

Episode 70 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Another look at one of our first look vids. This time we are going over the bard in 5e D&D. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e70-yr1-5e-dd-bard-our-first-look Bard Performing Their Way Through D&D 5E| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKVpux8Fvlk 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Classes Bard...


E67 YR1- Nerdarchy’s First Look at the 5E D&D Druid Podcast

Episode 67 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Here is our first druid discussion. It so happens that is during our review of 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e67-yr1-nerdarchys-first-look-at-the-5e-dd-druid Wild shaping with Druids in 5e| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_38uC1JVN_A 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Classes| Wild shaping...


E66 YR1- Skill Proficiencies in D&D 5E Podcast

Episode 66 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Here is another one of our early vids when 1st started talking bout 5e. At this point we were just going through the player's handbook. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e66-yr1-skill-proficiencies-in-dd-5e Getting Proficient with Proficiencies In D&D 5E| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDGqSTStspw Dungeons and Dragons...


E65 YR1- Playing Backgrounds & Equipment with D&D 5E Podcast

  Episode 65 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Double episode with a deep dive into the players handbook of the newest edition of the world's most popular role-playing game. This time we will look at the background and equipment section from the PHB. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e65-yr1-playing-backgrounds-equipment-with-dd-5e Nerdarchy Breaks Down Backgrounds...


E63 YR1- We are Talking the Fighter and Rogue in D&D Podcast

Episode 63 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Time for another double feature. This time we are talking character classes throughout the editions of D&D. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e63-yr1-we-are-talking-the-fighter-and-rogue-in-dd On Guard Here Comes The Fiercesome Fighter| Dungeons and Dragons Character Classes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3812yon5fY Dungeons and Dragons Classes| On Guard Here Comes The Fiercesome Fighter Nerdarchist...


E62 YR1- From Madness to Spell Points Another Dive into the 5E DMG Podcast

Episode 62 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One We continue our delve into the Dungeon Masters Guide for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Yup we are going right in order so we end up with madness paired with the option rule for spell points. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e62-yr1-from-madness-to-spell-points-another-dive-into-the-5e-dmg Madness in D&D...


E60 YR1- Diseases, Tricks, and Hazards from the 5th Edition Dungeon Masters Guide Podcast

Episode 60 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Our first time combining three videos to create our podcast in our DMG deep dive. https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e60-yr1-diseases-tricks-and-hazards-from-the-5th-edition-dungeon-masters-guide Disease in Dungeons and Dragons 5e from the 5th Edition Dungeon Masters Guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHS4mMciC6I 5E Dungeons and Dragons Disease in the 5th Edition Dungeon Masters Guide...


E58 YR1- DMG Deep Dive with the Aasimar and Traps Podcast

Episode 58 of Nerdarchy the Podcast Year One Time for another double feature podcast episode as we delve into the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Masters guide.   https://soundcloud.com/david-friant-458990853/e57-yr1-dmg-deep-dive-with-the-aasimar-and-traps Aasimar Straight From The 5E Dungeon Masters Guide| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Races https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr9CijmKb9Q 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons Races|...

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