DDO Players News Podcast 160 – No Miniatures, Just Cardboard



It’s our annual year-end review and resolutions show!


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DDO Year In Review


Update 34: Death or Glory, published on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Tower Of Frost Quest

Reaper Difficulty

  • Reaper Difficulty offers a new challenge for the toughest adventurers! Reaper difficulty can be selected from the quest portal UI for many quests and raids throughout the game. When you select Reaper difficulty, there is also a drop-down list of between one and ten Skulls, which affects quest/raid difficulty and reward. Special Reaper Bonuses can be found on items acquired in Reaper Difficulty, there is an increased chance to get named items, and you’ll earn Reaper Experience. Reaper XP will award a Reaper Point at certain thresholds that can be spent on abilities in a special Reaper benefit tree, among other things! Warning: Reaper difficulty is meant for players who enjoy a serious challenge. You have been warned!


Update 35: Dawn of the Dragonborn, released on Thursday, March 16th, 2017


The Newcomers and Black and Blue

Raid: Riding the Storm Out

Racial Reincarnation

  • Reincarnation has now expanded! Get Racial Past Life Feats when you reincarnate to add additional flavor and customization to your vault of heroes. Want to get started? Find the Heroic Heart of Blood, available now in the DDO Store and via Tokens of the Twelve in-game.


Update 36: Duel for the Underdark. July 12, 2017

The Mines of Tethyamar

Third Time’s a Charm

Graveyard Shift

Records of the Past

Strike Back

Desire in the Dark


Update 37: Mists of Ravenloft, released on Wednesday, December 6th

The Mists of Ravenloft

Intro quest

Into the Mists

In the Shadow of the Castle

Death House

Fresh-baked Dreams

An Invitation to Dinner


The Vampire Hunters

Oath of Vengeance

A Raven at the Door

A Mad Tea Party

Sealed in Amber


The Light of the Land

The Final Vintage

Wrath of the Earth

Ravens’ Bane



The Curse of Strahd

Old Baba’s Hut

The Land of Barovia Wilderness Area

Sentient Weapons

  • Sentient Weapons allow players the opportunity to discover weapons with their own personality and customize their powers! See more information about Sentient Weapons in the News and Notes below, and find Sentient Jewels and more in the Mists of Ravenloft expansion.


Veteran Status Level 10

  • Veteran Status Level 10 is now available as a limited-duration event. When the event is active, players will be able to create characters and begin their adventure at level 10 with updated gear, a limited-duration level 10 hireling cleric



In Mists of Ravenloft, there are three tiers of Keepers of the Feather Favor:

Tier 1 is granted at 60 Favor and grants Blessings of a Feather Feat.

Tier 2 is granted at 120 Favor and provides a Small Augment Bag.

Tier 3 is granted at 180 Favor and provides access to the Vistani Knife Fighter universal enhancement tree on a per-character basis. Once unlocked for a character, the availability of the enhancement tree persists through reincarnation.


New races:

Heroic Aasimar

Iconic Aasimar Scourge


Which update was the best update of 2017?

Pineleaf – Update 37: Mists of Ravenloft

Drac –  Update 37: Mists of Ravenloft (Did you think I’d answer any other way!)

What is the best Non Raid/Quest Thing Added To DDO IN 2017?

Pineleaf- Dragonborn race

Drac- Reaper Difficulty


What are you most looking forward to with DDO in 2018?

We will talk about after the producers letter!


Our DDO Resolutions

How Did We Do From Last Year?

Pineleaf- Monk to Lvl 20, Something Ravenloft Maybe (depending on timing of release etc.)

Drac- Get ANY character I have to 28, to run Haunted Halls!, Play my WolfLock more on Argo!


This Year Resolutions

Pineleaf – Aasimar to level 15 (no Veteran status allowed)

Drac – Get ANY character to 28, Run Haunted Halls, Run Strahd Raid…


From The Dungeon

Steve Jackson Returning To Fantasy Trip


On The Table Top

River Horse Games Bringing Highlander Board Game


On The Screen

World Health Organization Will Add “Gaming Addiction” To Mental Health Disease List


Week in Gaming

Drac Week

Druid Lvl 10 (Soon To Be WolfLock) At 20 will be Dragon-Wolf-Lock

Mists Of Ravenloft

  • Into the Mists
  • Death House
  • Fresh-baked Dreams
  • An Invitation to Dinner


Ranger Lvl 10 With Pineleaf

Mists Of Ravenloft

  • A Raven at the Door (L11 Quest)
  • Mad Tea Party


Dungeons & Dragons 5E

Tyrant of Zhentil Keep – A 5E Solo Gamebook



  • Houdini’s Poutini
  • One Deck Dungeon
  • Hotshots
  • Tomb Of Annihilation
  • Stop Thief


Video Games

  • 7 Days To Die Permadeath Challenge
  • Survive The Night


Pineleaf Week

Human Druid 10 (with Drac)

Mists of Ravenloft

  • A Raven at the Door (L11 Quest)
  • Mad Tea Party

Halfling Paladin 10

  • The Newcomers (unable to get past the shooting puzzle room)


  • Started level 2 of the Dungeon.
  • Started with the corridor that connects the air, fire, and water temples together.
  • Minecraft Hardcore Challenge for January – moving a village to the Nether

Other Games

  • One Deck Dungeon Forest of Shadows – started a campaign at Standard difficulty.
  • Ran two games and won the second.
  • Now it’s time to head to a tougher dungeon and boss.



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