Listen to these Great Recorded Game Sessions

RPG PodcastsIn RPT#525, Carl made this reader tip request:

What would be the best videos or audios of RPG sessions that a new DM should watch or listen to?

Several great readers responded with their suggestions. Thanks!

1. Penny Arcade, I Hit It With My Axe


I’m rather fond of the Penny Arcade podcasts. When D&D fourth edition debuted in 2008, Wizards of the Coast did a session with the guys from Penny Arcade and PvP. Future sessions added Wil Wheaton.

If you want video, I’d recommend “I Hit It With My Axe” from The Escapist. A word of warning, though: everyone who plays is in some form of adult entertainment, and though that’s not the focus of the show, it is occasionally mentioned.

– Stuart

2. Critical Hit

I really enjoy the Critical Hit 4e podcast at

– Erick I.

3. GrumpyGM

Hi Johnn!

Here’s a link to a very decent gaming ‘cast, GrumpyGM.

– Thomas M.


GrumpyGM is a number of different games that include (and are generally run by) one or more members of the Chronicles: Pathfinder Podcast.


For new players or DMs who are getting into D&D through D&D Encounters I recommend you check out the actual play podcasts in our D&D Encounters Archive. A new episode is posted after every weekly session. It’s also a good way for players joining the D&D Encounters mid-way through the season to get caught up on the story.

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