DDO Players News Episode 135 – Breaking Tables

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On the show this week, we talk about the upcoming Artificer changes, and breaking tables with a giant D20?


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Game News

Updates On Cleric Turning Proposed Changes

U36: Artificer & Battle Engineer Changes

The DDO Chronicle: Issue 238

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  • Select Adventure Packs
  • Quest XP Elixirs


From The Dungeon

Critical Role Podcast

Modiphius Announce Star Trek RPG Pre Orders

The Tablebreaker: The Ultimate d20 On Kickstarter


On The Table Top

2017 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

12 Realms: Dungeonland Back On Kickstarter

Drinking Fluxx Coming In July


Week in Gaming

Drac Week


Druid Lvl 9 (Soon To Be WolfLock) At 20 will be Dragon-Wolf-Lock

Against the Slave Lords

  • Secret of the Slavers’ Stockade


Video Games (All for review)


  • Black Desert Online
  • Expeditions: Viking
  • Renowned Explorers: International Society



Pineleaf Week

Dragonborn Favored Soul Level 5


  • Archbishop’s Daughter
  • Return to the Sanctuary
  • Duality

Tangleroot Gorge

  • Doom of the Witch-doctor: The Way to Zulkash
  • Doom of the Witch-doctor: Zulkash, Herald of Woe
  • The Last Move: The Way to Yarkuch
  • The Last Move: Yarkuch’s Last Stand

House Phiarlan

  • Caged Trolls


Human Monk (Monk 7/Warlock 6) Level 13


  • A Cabal of One (Casual)
  • Feast or Famine (Failed)
  • The Maze of Madness (Abandoned due to inability to handle doors – Compendium lies)
  • Trial by Fire



  • Tower of Frost (Casual – rerun a few times)



  • Memoirs of an Illusory Larcener
    • I think I now see why hirelings are a pain here: all NPC’s are limited in move
    • Alas, no shrines and too many opponents make end fight impossible solo+hireling
    • Did manage to return after death to finish with a fresh hireling


Trial of the Archons

  • The Archon’s Trial (may be the first time I took the jump section)
  • Demon Assault
    • I have determined that one issue I have is returning to turn on my aura
  • The Devil’s Details


  • Cobras




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Featured Comments

Mok Task – On Tablebreaker: Ultimate D20

How to justify a $250 block of aluminum that is really, REALLY cool……



This week we have 2 emails!

Patrick From DDO Cast sent in an email (Held from last week)

Hey guy, great job you are doing with the show!

pineleaf mentioned the orbs in Dreams of Insanity but didn’t know what they do.  those are chaos orbs and they cast a random effect on you when they hit you.  This can be things like death spells (yikes!), tensers transformation, irresistable dance and so on.  They aren’t always debuffs, you can get jump for instance, it’s chaos! Also, pro tip, if your int or cha or wis is too low to hit the runes in that end fight, the orbs can cast the +4 stat spells on you (owl’s wisdom etc)

great show!





Kerkos Writes In About Dracs Favorite Subject Beer!

Hey Drac,

We have an annual party at our house that I thought you would appreciate that we call the Beer Tasting Party.  Attendees bring 2 beers to be shared as part of the competition.  These beers are kept in a separate cooler (or kiddie pool) from the other beers that folks are casually drinking as we build up to go time.  Each beer (so the two beers donated is “a beer”) is given a letter for the matching game to come.  Once we’re set, I type the list of beers in letter order for the right column of the ballot and have numbers with blanks for the left column.  Example:

_____ 1.         A. Fat Tire

______2.        B. O’Doul’s

______3.        C. Miller Genuine Draft

Typically, we have 15-20 beers in the list.  I sit in my driveway with a beer wench or two and label small sample cups with the numbers, typically 3 oz cups.  With 20 participants, we go through quite a few cups, so be prepared!  Randomly pick a beer from the pool and pour small samples for everyone to taste.  All of the participants will get beer number 1 at the same time and attempt to determine which beer it is from the right column and put that letter next to number 1.  Important point: make sure you have an extra ballot outside with you and keep track of the beers you’re serving.  This is the answer key for once the sampling is complete.

We have had years where the winner was able to only determine 5 of the 15 and years where a guy determined 15 of 16.  You might ask how you can miss one in multiple choice.  He put the same answer twice as he was unable to discern Miller Light from Coors Light, so he put the same answer twice.

As an extra piece, we ask the participants to circle the beer that was their favorite.  When we go over the answers, we make fun of folks that pick the non-alcohol brews or the Michelob Best (Beast).

We’ve done embroidered hats, etched beer mugs, gift cards etc for prizes for the winners.  Also, the looser (worse guesser) generally gets a booby prize that has ranged from toilet shaped shot glasses to plungers to a sympathy card and DIY nacho kit.






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