The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast

The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast

The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast is a TTRPG podcast that helps collaborative storytellers build great campaigns using psychology. Each episode dives into different aspects of tabletop roleplaying games, and offers listeners (psyclithids) tricks of the trade for how to improve their own games. Your host, Robert Walker, is a longtime DM and student of psychology and is the author of "Session Zero: The DMG to Writing Great Campaigns in any System."

Recent Episodes

Jan. 30, 2024

Generative AI In TTRPGs

Episode Details & Links Today we will be discussing a hot topic, generative AI in TTRPGs. I will share my opinions on the topic as well as how I have used it in my own games recently. Tricks of the Trade Information & Links …
Nov. 27, 2023

(Remastered) Season 2 Finale: 10 Psychological Concepts in TTRPGs

Episode Details & Links Greetings, adventurers! This is a re-recorded version of the Season 2 Finale, which sadly encountered some recording issues with a corrupted file. But I have solved the problem and recorded again with…
Nov. 19, 2023

Season 2 Finale: 10 Psychological Concepts in TTRPGs

Episode Details & Links Greetings, adventurers! For the grand finale of this season, let's delve deep into the nuances of the human psyche and uncover ten psychological concepts that wield formidable influence within the tap…
Nov. 14, 2023

Psychology of Manipulation

Episode Details & Links Today I discuss how players, characters, and dungeon masters can all use manipulation to move a game in a direction that they favor. Tricks of the Trade Information & Links For Tricks I share 3 specif…
Oct. 29, 2023

The Psychology of Fear

Episode Details & Links Today we talk about the psychology of fear. How to utilize fear for immersion, what tools a DM can utilize to evoke fear in their players, and a real play example of fear. Tricks of the Trade Informat…
Oct. 22, 2023

Campaign Longevity and Burnout

Episode Details & Links On today's quick episode I address how burnout can get in the way of campaign longevity. I give you tips for avoiding burnout, combatting it as it happens, and rekindling excitement after burnout. Bec…