The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast

The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast

The Dungeons, Dragons, & Psychology Podcast is an RPG themed podcast where each episode dives into different aspects of tabletop roleplaying games, frequently viewed through the lens of psychology. 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

E20: Twentieth Episode Extravaganza Roundtable W/ Nate, Keegan, Kimothee, & Dustin

Aug. 7, 2022

We've made it to our twentieth episode my psyclithids! Celebrate the achievement with our Twentieth Episode Extravaganza! On this episode we decide to have a roundtable without a specific topic. We share stories from our gam…

E19: Using Stat Methods to Foster Player Cooperation W/ Nate, Keegan, & Jamae

July 31, 2022

Hello Psyclithids! On today's episode I am joined by my friends Nate, Keegan, & Jamae as we discuss how stat rolling methods with greater diversity in numbers can actually lead to having more character cooperation in a game.…

E18: Character Backstories

July 24, 2022

Greetings psyclithids! In today's episode I am joined by Kimothee and Keegan and we discuss creating character backstories. We also delve into the importance of session zero for establishing comfort levels when dealing with …

E17: Monsters are not Stupid... Unless they have a low Intelligence W/ Dustin, Kimothee, & Jamae

July 17, 2022

Hello psyclithids! In todays session I am joined by members of my gaming group; Dustin, Kimothee, and Jamae as we discuss how monsters are oftentimes not played to their full potential and examine some of the reasons why thi…

E16: Alchemy, Mundane Items, and Powering them up W/ Jamae

July 10, 2022

In today's session I have finally settled on a name for my listeners, psyclithids. The illithids who are drinking the knowledge of psychology and D&D from my brain via this podcast. I'm joined for the main topic by my friend…

E15: Making Your Stories Canon W/ Dustin & Kimothee Archer

July 3, 2022

In today's session, I am joined by my friends and members of my gaming group, Dustin and Kimothee as we discuss turning your campaigns into the canon of your world. We talk about some of the benefits as well as the drawbacks…