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A show where Tabletop Roleplaying Game enthusiasts Speak Dicely together! Our host, Teni Brant, loves hearing roleplaying stories, debating rules, and discussing how to write better stories for our games. This podcast has an emphasis on Dungeons and Dragons, and is a branch of the Dicely DnD YouTube channel
 
The #1 Evidence Based Growth Podcast on the Internet. The Science of Success is about the search for evidence based personal growth. It's about exploring ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you, and learn from experts and thought leaders about ways we can become better versions of ourselves.
 
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This week on the Speak Dicely podcast, we're talking about the practitioners of "The Old Magic", the protectors of the natural world. Druids can transform into animals, and are bestowed with magic fueled by the natural world. Teni is joined by LauraK483 and Michael to talk about these natural spellcasters: the different features of the Druid class,…
 
Who doesn't love feeling invincible? The Barbarian can help you achieve that feeling while also obliterating everything else in front of you! Teni is joined by Jesse Beam and KoibaRNG to talk about the seemingly simple smashers: we talk about the class features, some of the subclasses, and our own experiences playing and creating Barbarian characte…
 
After a week off, Nindie Nation is back with not only EVERY game releasing through May 30, but the BEST games from LAST week as well! We’ve got Trifectas comin’ out of our ears and metal music blasting in the background, so let’s get this show on the road with Pathway, Never Yield and so many more in Episode 115! Don’t Forget that Oxenfree is the c…
 
Teni does not hide his bias in considering today's class his favorite. Joined by Cole Larson and returning guest Josh Vardy, the crew is talking about the priestly warrior class: Clerics. Whether you want to heal and support, or get in the fray and bring divine retribution upon your foes, Clerics give you those options. We go over the features of t…
 
We move on to talking about the front man of most D&D parties: The Fighter. Teni is joined by Matt Costin and Ryan Worthing to talk about the martial masters of Dungeons and Dragons on this episode of Speak Dicely, and this episode also premiers a new minigame! (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion is advised). Follow Matt: Group…
 
As part of a new project at Nindie Nation, we've decided to dig through our backlogs and find games that NEED to be played. After voting (and a well-timed sale), the Nindie Nation community decided on Guacamelee! as our first title. Some are playing for the 3rd time, some are playing for the first, and this is the discussion of how we enjoyed this …
 
This next class is the iconic spellcaster, Wizards! On this episode of the Speak Dicely podcast, Teni is joined by Christy Clow and KoibaRNG to talk about the spellbook-toting power houses! We go over all of a Wizard's class features, talk about how to make an interesting Wizard character, talk about some of our favorite spells, and much more! How …
 
What do we do when the new releases are a bit...lacking? We have a great time, that's what! Join us for a sillier than usual episode, and you just might find a couple surprises! Street Cleaner, Save Me Mr. Tako, and Nongunz all look right up the Nindie Nation alley, and the deals this week are hot too! If you want to participate in the backlog club…
 
So begins a series of episodes where we'll explore the different available classes in D&D! Teni is joined by Socoler and Dallis MacKenzie to talk about the Rogue class: we tell character stories, talk about the pros/cons of the class, and rank it overall. If you don't know if you should try out a Rogue, give this episode a listen! Be sure to listen…
 
Teni is joined by ThatDutchGeek, SellotapeBeanie and Logan "LCKraken" to discuss our process of Worldbuilding. We talk about our own individual processes, different areas a worldbuilder can focus on, and hopefully some of our tips and ideas can be useful in your own worldbuilding processes! (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion i…
 
This week we have more potential hits than we've had in a LONG time - Smelter, Shantae, Fez, Moon Raider, and many more to easily keep your Joy-Cons synced. Plus - The first wave of Indie World eShop deals are expiring, so we pick 9 that you don’t want to miss! Follow us on Twitter @NindieNation, Twitch.TV/NindieNation, and join us on Discord! List…
 
Sometimes we want our tabletop roleplaying games to be more than just combat. We want to engage out players in other ways. Ways that will engage their problem solving minds, and encourage team work. I'm joined by Wall DM and Matt Costin to talk about Puzzles in D&D and our tabletop games: What do puzzles look like in a TTRPG sense? Why should Game …
 
D&D isn't a perfect system. And in recent times, how the "Races" in the game operate and the language and lore around them have been the topic of much controversy. But, the publisher has begun to introduce rules to help begin addressing the issues that exist within the game rules. In this episode I'm joined by Christy Clow, and Eugene Marshall from…
 
Greetings Citizens, we’ve got a great show this week with Cozy Grove, Say No! More, Astro Aqua Kitty, and after taking a week off, the Neglected Nindies were re-worked to focus on the 7 BEST new releases from LAST week…so we’re not missing anything (besides jabs at some of that garbo). The deals are hot, the games are excellent, and Nindie Nation E…
 
Our host, (and always has been) Niki DeGoey, is joined today by Chelsea Driver and Natalie Voorn to talk about being D&D Adjacent. None of them play Dungeons and Dragons, and so they talk about how the ttrpg playing habits of their significant others affect their lives, as well as their own nerdy interests! This is an April Fool's day episode, so h…
 
Today we are talking the type of NPC that we love to hate! Villains! They are the opponents to our players, and whether a Villain is well made can impact your entire game. I'm joined by Nic Casali, Ryan Worthing (The Fantastic Fiend) and Logan Cracknell (LCKraken) to talk about Villains. What are some common villain archetypes? How do you create a …
 
When we make characters for tabletop roleplaying games, most every system will give them a "job" or "role". In D&D, this is called a "Class". Teni is joined by Matt Costin, and Twitch streamers/D&D Players in the Dungeon Select crew: KoibaRNG, SirDuke33, and Socoler to talk about Character Classes. We talk about our opinions of classes, our preferr…
 
This week we've got Otters, Monster Trucks, Cards, and Pirates - Really a nice spread compared to the last couple weeks, with 6 Neglected Nindies, 20 New Releases, and 9 great eShop Deals. Don’t forget to go check out the poll on our YouTube channel and vote for your pick in the very first Nindie Backlog Club, and join us this Thursday at 10PM EST …
 
On this episode of the Speak Dicely podcast, Teni is joined by Dallis, Jason and Logan to talk about Trust in Tabletop Roleplaying games. There are conversations about their own stories of trust, moments where trust was strong and weak, and how to help your table trust each other. Of course, it is easier to have trust at a table where everyone know…
 
Teni is joined by OnePageMage and Anthony Saul to talk about One Shot Adventures! Why play a one shot adventure? What is the goal of a one shot? What should you focus on when designing them? We go into these questions and more, and later on we design some magical items in our game segment! (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion is…
 
In November 2015 the first episode of the Science of Success hit the iTunes airwaves. This was after nearly six months of behind-the-scenes work recording episodes, planning the show, and getting ready for launch. I did not expect the show to do as well as it did, we garnered tons of initial traction, hit new and noteworthy, and so much more. What …
 
Teni is searching for more questions to read during "Question Dicely"!Submit a question about Tabletop RPGs and Dungeons & Dragons! It can be a serious question, but it doesn't have to be, as long as it gives Teni and his guests something to talk about! You can send your questions through: Twitter - https://twitter.com/dicelydnd Instagram - https:/…
 
Teni is joined by Nic Casali and Ryan Worthing (The Fantastic Fiend) to talk about Nonplayer Characters, or NPCs. We talk about why they are important, the different kinds of NPCs that exist, and how to use them and create them for your stories. It's pretty much agreed, that we all think NPCs are super important to giving fictional worlds the breat…
 
In this episode we discuss the incredibly important thing that everyone (including you!) get’s wrong about presence, we explore how to prime yourself for the best performance in moments of pressure and high stakes situations where other people are watching and judging you. We look at the results from thousands of experiments over the last few decad…
 
This episode does contains talks of sexual assault that might be stressful to some listeners. Teni is joined by Twitch streamers LauraK483 and BelleMist to talk about experiences of women in the tabletop roleplaying community. We talk about the issues that women face in the community, as well as in the greater internet culture. We also talk about s…
 
In this episode we share the lessons from Astronaut Scott Kelly's amazing career - form what it takes to become an astronaut, to surviving NASA's grueling training, the powerful experience of being in outer space and the lessons you can apply to your life with our guest the first human to spend a year in space - Scott Kelly.…
 
The week kicks off with Valentine’s Day love and the love keeps on coming with some AWESOME releases this week including Cathedral, Thomas Was Alone, Speed Limit, and Anodyne 2. We’ve got 7 Neglected Nindies, 20 New Releases, and 11 of the best eShop deals ever, so get on in here and keep the conversation going on Twitter and Discord!…
 
Teni is joined by Jamal Park and Tanner Eads from the podcast, "Typewriters and Dice", to talk about Player Wealth: how much is too much? What can players spend their money on? How do we give value to wealth when the player's already have everything they're looking for? We touch on these topics and more, and could be helpful to any GM's with their …
 
In this episode, we discuss how to identify and defeat the stories that hold you back, how to use your complaints as a compass to improve your life, powerful methods for creating permanent habit change, and we unmask the number one reason why you resist making big changes in your life with our guest Jen Sincero.…
 
One of the toughest challenges a Game Master will face, is continually engaging your players. How can we keep the attention of our players during a session? What does player disengagement look like? What about a Dungeon Master who isn't engaged? Teni is joined by Will Bartley of Cup of Hemlock Theatre and returning guest, Anthony the DM to talk abo…
 
John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System™, simple software for building the value of a company used by thousands of businesses worldwide. His best-selling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You was recognized by both Fortune and Inc. as one of the best business books of 2011 and has been translated into…
 
A D&D adventure is made up of different scenes where the players have an objective to complete to continue the story. These are called Encounters, and DMs can make encounters in each of the Pillars of Adventure: Combat, Exploration, and Social Interaction. Teni is joined by Anthony Saul and Matt Costin to talk about how Game Masters can create Enco…
 
Cyber Shadow, Golden Force, Olija, Project Starship X, Sword of the Necromancer, and so many more... We've got an INCREDIBLE week of new indie games PLUS a 20-minute Q&A with all of you! 13 Neglected Nindies, 26 New Releases, 9 eShop deals, and the names of my cats! What are you waiting for? Let's kick off the next 100 episodes and keep the convers…
 
If you're looking to bring your tabletop experience to a whole new level, learning to stay in character is something that players should learn how to do! Nikki Haggart and Annie Yao of Chaotic Goat Productions join Teni to talk about how we stay in character. (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion is advised). Follow Christy Clow:…
 
If you're looking to bring your tabletop experience to a whole new level, learning to stay in character is something that players should learn how to do! Nikki Haggart and Annie Yao of Chaotic Goat Productions join Teni to talk about how we stay in character. (The podcast contains foul language, listener discretion is advised). Follow Chaotic Goat …
 
In this episode we discuss an old trick palm readers use that you can leverage to get people to do what you want, why persuasion does not lie just in the message itself, but rather in how the message is presented, what the research reveals about why the context matters as much, if not more, than the content itself, why you shouldn’t ask people for …
 
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