Heroes Rise, eightieth entry: Professional Villainy

Heroes Rise, eightieth entry: Professional Villainy

Welcome, brave adventurers…

… to the eightieth entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday July 13th, and released Wednesday July 17th over at heroesrisepodcast.com.

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In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Mikey’s backstory is an entire book! Next we check out some D&D News as we uncover:

  • A Bloomberg article discussing professional DMs and the success of 5e
  • And a sneak peek at new art from Descent into Avernus

After that we’ll take a Short Rest to hear some Wisdom from the Masters on keeping villains around before finally heading over to the Scrying Pool to see what you have to say.


A Short Rest:Wisdom from the Masters: Maintaining Villainy

mThis Week’s Community Questions
What’s your take on the idea of being a professional DM? Valid career path, or too much work and stress for too little reward?
What are your theories on the Hellwasp Nest? How do you think you could get rid of the thing?
Tell us about your best D&D villains? Why did you hate them, how did they keep staying alive? Or, how did they die way before their time?

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