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

S2E6: Winning at TTRPGs

Feb. 5, 2023

Episode Details & Links Today I'm joined by Nate and Chris Pohl as we discuss what it means to "win" in a TTRPG. We share a few different ideas that could constitute good winning or bad winning and how we can make sure our g…

S2E5 Running Low or No Prep Sessions w/ Do We Level Up Podcast

Jan. 29, 2023

Episode Details & Links On today's episode I'm joined by Laura & Noel from the Do We Level Up Podcast . We discuss their show and their experiences with running low and no prep sessions. Tricks of the Trade Information & Lin…

The Psychology of Paying Attention

Jan. 22, 2023

Episode Details & Links Today we are talking about keeping your players attention at the table. Tricks of the Trade Information & Links Most of our episode today is tricks of the trade that will help you keep the attention o…

S2E3: Creature Centered Campaigns w/ Matt & Bobby from Twenty Sides

Jan. 15, 2023

Episode Details & Links Today I am joined by Matt and Bobby of the Twenty Sides Podcast to discuss their show and our main topic, creature centered campaigns. In knowledge check I'll be talking about the debate that violent …

S2E2: To Retcon, or Not to Retcon w/ Dustin Archer

Jan. 8, 2023

Episode Details & Links In todays episode I'm joined once again by my friend Dustin to discuss retcons. What they are, when they can occur, and when they should be used or not. Tricks of the Trade Information & Links We disc…

S2E1: Worldbuilding with Monte Cook

Jan. 1, 2023

Episode Details & Links Hello and welcome to the Season 2 premier! On this episode I sit down with the legendary Monte Cook and we discuss his background and the elements of worldbuilding. Tricks of the Trade Information & L…