D&3 Podcast – Episode 2 – Magic


This is the second episode for a podcast that I have put together and includes Ian from Black Dragon Games and Jon from Tale of the Manticore.

Featuring myself, Ian, and Jon answering D&D questions from the Twitter and Facebook TTRPG communities.

The theme was Magic and we managed to answer some really interesting questions over an hour or so.

Listen and let us know what you think in the comments below, or on my Twitter.

While You’re Here…

Since 2021 I have been publishing d12 Monthly, a monthly zine, which has a ton of articles for any edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Printed copies are available in my store. The PDF is available on DriveThruRPG and you can get both, plus support my work, via my Patreon.

I will also be releasing some more products in the near future.

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3 Replies to “D&3 Podcast – Episode 2 – Magic”

  1. I never liked the Vancian system for many of the reasons stated in the podcast but the most important reasons are that it slows down the game and makes it less fun. You have all these wonderful spells that are only useful out of combat in specific situations. Are you gonna memorize them on the off chance that they might be useful? Of course not. You’re gonna memorize a spell that has a 95% chance of being useful with the result that you have spells you never cast. Spell points makes the learning and use of such spells possible and promotes creative casting. Once I found a simple spell point magic system (which I modified to suit my needs), I never went back. The power level imbalance is modified in organic ways to even things out. Been using a spell point system for 30+ years and will never go back.

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