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Best podcasts about Justin Lewis

Latest podcast episodes about Justin Lewis

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Officially Sign Kostas Antetokounmpo To 2-Way Deal | JaVonte Green Suffers Hip Injury

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 37:14


Haize & Pat react to the Chicago Bulls signing forward Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract while also waiving Justin Lewis. The Guys then talk about Javonte Green's hip injury and how it could affect the rotation for opening night. Lastly Lavar Ball provides an update on Lonzo Ball's injury. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Follow & Subscribe to the Locked On Bulls podcast on these platforms... Apple: https://apple.co/3j3eTl4 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3B0g3E3 Audacy: https://bit.ly/3kbDsvc Stitcher: https://bit.ly/3AWMK5i Google: https://bit.ly/3gjlExj Megaphone: https://bit.ly/3swPaUW Follow Locked On Bulls on Twitter Locked On Bulls: https://twitter.com/LockedOnBulls Haize: https://twitter.com/CEOHaize Pat: https://twitter.com/PatTheDesigner Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How to Be a Better DM
Unearthed Arcana Part 1: Character Origins

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 28:36 Transcription Available


https://betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot (One Shot Sign up) Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host, Tanner Weyland, here with my cohort Justin Lewis. We're here to help you tell better stories as you DM sessions of D&D.  As you might have heard, Wizards of the Coast has announced that they will be releasing the next non-edition edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Rather than being a specific edition, this will instead be a constantly changing iteration of D&D called One D&D. We've talked about this on https://betterdungeonmaster.com/episode/wizards-presents-onedd-updates-in-the-world-of-dd (Episode 61) of the show if you want more in depth-information and opinion on the release. As part of OneD&D, Wizards of the Coast has decided that they will release bits and pieces of the new system from time to time, allowing us all to playtest and give feedback on the material. Well, a month or so ago they released the first grouping of this new content and today, we're going to talk about it. Main Topic: Unearthed Arcana: Character OriginsSo today we're going to talk about the first installment of OneD&D Playtest materials. You can get this by going to https://media.dndbeyond.com/compendium-images/one-dnd/character-origins/CSWCVV0M4B6vX6E1/UA2022-CharacterOrigins.pdf?icid_source=house-ads&icid_medium=crosspromo&icid_campaign=playtest1 (DNDBeyond). You'll have to login and enable OneD&D playtest material but that's free so no worries there. We're going to mention certain points and then give our opinions about them after each point.  Choose Class First Choose Your Origin Origin is broken down into your race, background. Racial Traits: Size Speed Creature Type Life Span Special Traits Background Traits: Ability Score Bonus Skill Proficiencies Tool Proficiencies Language Feat Equipment Considered Starting Races Human Ardling Dragonborn Dwarf Elf Gnome Halfling Orc Tiefling New Racial Legacy Trait Applies currently to Tieflings and Ardlings Rules for Creating a Background “Background Features Ability Scores. When you determine your character's ability scores, choose two of them, and increase one by 2 and the other one by 1. Alternatively, choose three ability scores, and increase each of them by 1. Skill Proficiencies. Choose two Skills. Your character gains Proficiency in them.  Tool Proficiency. Choose one tool. Your character gains Tool Proficiency* with it.  Language. Choose one language from the Standard Languages and Rare Languages tables (these appear later in the document). Your character knows that language.  Feat. Choose one 1st-level Feat. Your character gains that Feat.  Equipment. Your character gains 50 GP to spend on starting equipment. The character keeps any unspent GP as spare coin. Current Sample Backgrounds: Acolyte Artisan Charlatan Criminal Cultist Entertainer Farmer* Gladiator Guard* Guide* Hermit Laborer* Noble Pilgrim* Sage Sailor Soldier Urchin Feats  Feats have levels, prerequisites and repeatable tags on their descriptions ConclusionAnnouncements:To finish today's show off, we just want to share a few housekeeping items. First is that if you want to watch the upcoming October One-shot being hosted by none other than Bone Daddy Rob from This Dungeon is Occupied, then make sure to get on our email list. We're going to send out a calendar invite with the date and time for that. I've gotten a glimpse of the storyline and let me tell you that Bone Daddy knows his stuff. Sign up for our email list by going to https://betterdungeonmaster.com/email (https://betterdungeonmaster.com/email) and input your email and Name. Next thing is that we are looking for feedback on the show. You can help us get you even more resources for creating amazing stories by going to https://betterdungeonmaster.com/feedback (https://betterdungeonmaster.com/feedback) and telling us what

How to Be a Better DM
5 Tips to Improve your Writing

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 14:32 Transcription Available


You run frantically through the streets. The cold winter air bites at your face, though the stinging in your eyes comes not from the frigid wind but from the tears streaming down your face. You and your companions manage to climb the ladder onto the wall and then quickly let down a rope on the otherside. Before you know it, you're running aimlessly through the woods. “Ulv, what happened back there?” Hipam asks. In your mind you see you, Judir and Cojari talking to the rebel leader in his jail cell. Suddenly, you were surrounded by guards, and then your brother appeared from behind them. He mocked you and instructed the guards to take you all into custody. Then you heard a faint drum beat. Judir rushed forward and began fighting like a mad man. Utter chaos ensued. Judir fought with your brother and then the sound of a knife running through a man's belly. Judir fell. Then it was just you and Cojari. As the guards turn on you and Cojari, you remember hearing a drum beat and then one final chant. You saw a flash of light as Judir became an orb of fiery red light. Suddenly, you were flung to the ground. You came to and everything around you was dust and smoke and fire. Cojari was unconscious and being put in chains by a group of guards. Judir was completely gone. Your brother rose to his feet unsteadly staring daggers at you. To your left you saw a hole in the wall that hadn't been there before. You saw a hole that lead to freedom. You jumped. “We failed.” Was all you replied. “We failed” Those words seem to chase you deep into the wintry night filled with smoke, snow, and tears. What would you like to do now? IntroWelcome back to How to Be a Better Dungeon Master. I'm your host, Justin Lewis and together you and I are going to learn how to craft better stories for yourselves and your players as you DM sessions of D&D 5e and soon-to-be One DND. No matter how you slice it, you have to prepare for your D&D sessions and campaigns and that means writing in some way shape or form. Well, to become a better dungeon master then, that means you'll have to become a better writer. But how exactly does one do that? Don't worry, today I'll give you 5 simple tips to do just that. But before we do that, I have some housekeeping items to go over. AnnouncementsFirst let me give an enormous thank you to Rob, Tony, Jeff, Chaz, and Mark who joined me last Saturday for a very fun one-shot. They were excellent players, and if you're listening to this, I want to let you know you actually discovered the secret ending to the one-shot so congratulations on that! Remember, if you want to watch the upcoming one-shot with Bone Daddy Rob completely for free, just go to betterdungeonmaster.com/watch at the appointed time. I'll let you know when that is via the podcast and our Instagram. Now, let's get to today's topic! Before I go on, I need to say that I am not a professional writer. I do not have an English degree. Instead, I'm like you, a dungeon master who loves the hobby and wants to improve any way I can. These are some things that have helped me over the years. There are probably a few tips out there that I'm missing. Maybe you can help fill out this list. I also want to note that I'm purposefully keeping this episode short. I have a list of tips and I'm only doing a portion of them in an effort to make the episode more digestible. I'll come out with an extension to this list in a future episode. Write a LotThe first thing you need to do to become a better writer is to write, a lot. Just like any other thing in life, the only way to improve is by practicing. Having these weekly episodes to write has been an amazing exercise for me. Not only do I have to write in a way that sounds natural when speaking but I also have to think about the words I use. I also have to prepare for my D&D sessions and have the opportunity to work on one-shots for the podcast. Suffice it say, I have made a lot of progress...

How to Be a Better DM
How to Engage Unengaged D&D Players

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 31:22 Transcription Available


Warmup:Your D&D Group of 5 is suddenly and permanently moving to a D&D group of 4. Your players love having 5 characters. You get to now create a character that is actually your character. Intro:Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host, Justin Lewis, here with my cohort, Tanner Weyland. Together, we're here to help you learn how to craft better stories for your players as you play D&D. Today, we're going to talk about a big challenge today: how to engage players in D&D who don't seem to be engaged. Before we get to today's topic let's go through some housekeeping items. Main topic:JustinReality check. At some point (whether before or after trying any of these tips), you will have to come to grips with the fact that maybe your player doesn't actually want to play D&D. They might be playing just to make you happy or they are giving it a try and they don't really grasp it yet (or it isn't their thing). So when you get to a point when you don't know how to engage an unengaged player, ask them if they really want to play. Chances are, D&D isn't for them. Flank your players Your unengaged player is not just an unengaged person. No matter what you think, there is something in life that does engage them. So with this step, examine your player. Think about what they like to do in their free time. Think about what you might find them doing when they don't have any responsibility and can do whatever they want. If you can't think of anything, then ask them. Learn about your players. Something in what they choose to spend their free time on will trigger an idea. Let's think of a few possibilities. T.V.: Most people, when asked what they do in their spare time, will say they watch a handful of shows. This is golden material for you. Ask them what shows they like to watch and then go research those shows. Try and dissect what those shows bring to the table.  Video Games: A lot of people will also say video games. This is also golden material because not all games are the same. You get different things from playing Halo Infinite than you do Elden Ring. So ask them what games they play mostly. Then try and incorporate some of that game into the campaign. Social Media: Many people might say they spend a lot of time scrolling the feeds of social media. Excellent. Ask them about that or even follow them and do some research. You might be noticing a pattern. You see, everyone has things that they like. Your job is to figure out what your players like and then add that to the game. Bonus: After you get good at that, you can then start to anticipate what they *probably* will like. That is when the game gets even more exciting. Shorter Sessions TannerSide Arc: If your players are having a hard time connecting, do a side arc! Kind of like a bottle episode, but longer. Using what you learned about their favorite shows/games//genres, create a side arc that puts their character into an interesting situation. Just remember that you want them to have high control of the new arc—otherwise, they will be disconnected from the experience. The real joy of a side arc is that the players can have a real effect on the world. When it is the main campaign, DMs have to be careful with how much creative control. With side arcs, you can be more free with player control. Examples: Have them create a store, restaurant, or other business, and have them participate in a business rivalry. Have them wake up in a Squid Game style death game run by some noble. Make a boat journey where they run the boat. Intermission:Now that player came back. You have to get rid of your character that love. How do you do it? Main Topic Cont:JustinSecrets One way to help your unengaged player re-engage is to involve them in a conspiracy. Well, it's not actually that insidious, but you get the idea. Everyone loves a juicy secret. While you are at the table try incorporating whispers to a singular...

How to Be a Better DM
Starting a Homebrew D&D Project with Gaming Brew

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 37:40 Transcription Available


Warmup: From Tanner to Gaming Brew Intro Welcome back to How to be a Better DM. I'm your host Justin Lewis here with my cohort Tanner Weyland to bring you the best resources for you to become the world's best DM. We want to help you craft better stories for yourself and your players as you DM sessions of D&D. Today we have an awesome guest with us today but before we get into that let's talk about a few announcements. The first announcement is that we had to move the September one-shot to October first at 4:00 PM Mountain time. If you want to watch that, head over to betterdungeonmaster.com/watch. Due to a number of unforeseen circumstances, we had to move it. Next, we will be doing a giveaway soon on our Instagram so head over to at how to be a better dm on Instagram and make sure to follow us. If you've ever heard of the software Dungeon Alchemist, they've given us a download key to giveaway and all that will happen over on our Instagram :). We also still have one slot open as of this recording for the October one-shot so if you want it to come and claim it. After that fills up, we'll start prepping for November's one-shot so come and bask in the glory! I think that is enough announcements for today. So let's get into today's main topic: homebrewing. Today I have a veteran of homebrewing here with us and he can introduce himself as he so chooses but let's dive in with the first question. Main Topic: Homebrew Content How did you first think up the “Erenel Fiction Universe,” and what is its premise? How do you make a homebrew class How do you make a Homebrew Race How do you make a homebrew monster How much time does it take to make a Homebrew project. Do you make homebrew items for campaigns specifically or do you make things and then find campaigns to fit them in? What are the biggest mistakes you've made when making your homebrew projects? What tools have you used in making Erenel? What type of non-D&D research (politics, military tactics, economics) have you done for Erenel? Would you describe your playtest methods? How much have you revised in Erenel and changed? What is your favorite homebrew creation and why? What was the hardest homebrew creation for you? How do you determine time periods (does your World contain different eras with different technological advances)? Intermission Main Topic Continued Do you think DMs are daunted by the idea of homebrew? Why or why not? Is home brewing hard, in your opinion? How should beginners approach their first project? How to Reach out to GamingBrew: Twitch: Gaming Brew Gamingbrew.com Conclusion Mentioned in this episode: Support Us on Our Patreon You can help us get better equipment to help you tell better stories as you play D&D 5e. Every little bit helps. Right now we're saving up for a mixer so if you want to make that happen, click the link. https://betterdungeonmaster.com/patreon (Patreon Link) Play D&D With Us! Come play D&D with us as your host. Sign up for a free one-shot with either Justin, Tanner or a guest as your host. The one-shots will feature scenarios from every genre and will leave you wanting more. Play online, or in person (if there are enough local players) and enjoy a fun time with some other awesome people. https://betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot (One Shot Sign up)

Creativity in Captivity
INDIAN INK THEATRE COMPANY: Jacob & Justin Unmasked

Creativity in Captivity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 54:39


For almost two decades Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, the founders of Indian Ink Theatre Company, have pursued their idea of the ‘Serious Laugh'- opening mouths with laughter in order to slip something serious in along with a love of mask and story. The company blends western theatrical traditions with eastern flavors and has been critically acclaimed for their use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos and great storytelling. Together with a team of long-term collaborators Jacob and Justin have created an extraordinary series of award-winning plays that have delighted audiences throughout New Zealand and around the world. Indian Ink has won three Production of the Year awards, two Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Awards, won Best Play, Best Composer and Best Actor at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and broken box office records with tours throughout New Zealand, to Australia, Singapore and Edinburgh. "We aim to make theatre that is beautiful, funny, sad and true. We go to the theatre to be transported by a great story and to enjoy characters who live large in our imaginations. We want the experience to leave an indelible imprint on your hearts. That's why we're called Indian Ink!”

David Gornoski
THINGS HIDDEN 82: Live From Taiwan

David Gornoski

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 89:24


David Gornoski sits down with Stephen Young and Justin Lewis for a conversation on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and China's threat toward the island. Why does China see Taiwan as a threat? Does China have a claim on Taiwan? How are the people in Taiwan reacting to China's strongarm tactics? Should the US be involved in a potential war between the two countries? Does discrimination exist in Taiwan? Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com

How to Be a Better DM
Wizards Presents & OneD&D: Updates in the World of D&D

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 44:07 Transcription Available


 Warmup: Tanner to JustinIntroDungeons and Dragons is evolving. Wizards of the Coast has come out with some major announcements in the last few weeks and today, we're going to talk about them. Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host, Tanner Weyland, here with my cohort Justin Lewis. Together, we are going to learn how to craft better stories for you and your players as you DM sessions of D&D 5e and soon-to-be OneD&D (more on that later). Before we get to the meat of our conversation, let's go through some housekeeping items. First of all, our next one-shot is coming up on September 17th at 2:00 Mountain Time. All the spots are taken up, but you can still watch by going to betterdungeonmaster.com/watch to enjoy a good game of D&D. Our next one-shot will be on October 22nd, and we are still nailing down the exact time for the one-shot, and we'll let you know when we know. The important bit of information is that there is, at the time of this recording, only one open slot left in that one-shot. After that, we'll be opening up our November singup. If you want to explore “The Web of Waking Dreams”, an original horror one-shot created by friend of the show and guest host Bone Daddy Rob from This Dungeon Is Occupied, go to betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot and sign up today. Last thing I want to mention is that we need your help, desperately. Justin and I are committed to giving you amazing content, but sometimes we're a little too close to the work. We need outside eyes and ears to tell us what is actually helping you become the very best dungeon masters possible. So to do that, go to betterdungeonmaster.com/feedback and fill as much or as little of that survey as you want. All of it is useful to us to make better content that tears down your barriers to ultimate DMhood.  Main Content: Wizards of the Coast Presents - The FactsWizards will be releasing OneD&D in 2024. OneD&D will be created on the foundation of 5e but with input from the players OneD&D will have a virtual engine created from the Unreal Engine to help facilitate online play OneD&D Playtest material will be available periodically on DnDBeyond.  Now and beyond will be releasing digital/physical bundles Races changed to “backgrounds,” and the feats differentiate them. New race added, kind of the opposite of teaflings. Spelljammer is now released which are sourcebook for D&D in space. New resources for DragonLance will be released including a new companion board game that can be used to play through war scenarios. Initial Rule changes: Nat 20 automatically succeeds. No Monster/DM crit attacks. Magic attacks don't crit, but physical attacks do. Intermission: Warmup Cont.Main Content Cont: Wizards of the Coast Presents - The OpinionsJustin: Tanner: Questions for discussion Is the Virtual TableTop a good thing? Price concerns Constraint on creativity Push the envelope What is the purpose of Crits? Conclusion Mentioned in this episode: Play D&D With Us! Come play D&D with us as your host. Sign up for a free one-shot with either Justin, Tanner or a guest as your host. The one-shots will feature scenarios from every genre and will leave you wanting more. Play online, or in person (if there are enough local players) and enjoy a fun time with some other awesome people. https://betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot (One Shot Sign up) Death Roll Gaming Discount Hey there listener. We all know the intense discomfort one feels when bringing dice to a D&D session only to have them spill out of your bag and fly all over the table. Or when you roll a dice and it smashes into something making the roll garbled and you have to roll again. Well you can save yourself some embarrassment by purchasing a Dice coffer from Death Roll Gaming. They hand make dice coffers out of various types of wood in Appleton Wiscon. Each product is made with high quality and 5% of each sale...

How to Be a Better DM
5 Questions to Write a Better Backstory for Your D&D Character

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 22:06 Transcription Available


“This is it?” Ulv asked in a hushed whisper. “You wanted rebels. These are the only ones I know of. They've come here to talk to you, now say something.” Herlia responds tersely. You sigh and step forward. You look around the basement of the tavern. Only a few candles hang around giving the room a gloomy cast. You meet the eyes of each of the 5 people sitting on barrels in this dank cellar. “Thank you for meeting me. My companion here told me that you've had certain misgivings about the current regime?” Ulv pauses to let the listeners absorb his words. “Ay, and we've come here to see that justice is done upon his cursed head. Are you gonna' lead us to march against the king? Are we goin ta fight?” says one burly woman loudly. The others nod their heads and crack their knuckles. “Your courage is to be admired, but we're here just to observe and strategize. We don't want to take any undue risks. Now, who is your leader?” Ulv asks. “Oh, you mean Burto? He's a tactical genius he is.” “Great, where is this Burto?” Ulv asks. “Oh, he's in prison.” What would you like to do? Every dungeons and dragons game starts with character creation and if you don't help your characters flesh our a good backstory, your players will have a stale character they won't much like. Today, let's fix that. Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm Justin Lewis and I'll be your host and DM today as you and I learn how to craft better stories for yourself and your players as you DM sessions of Dungeons and Dragons. Today we will be talking about writing backstories, but first some housekeeping items. As I said before, we have our one-shot in September coming up on September 17th. All the slots for that are already filled but if you want to watch that show you can go to https://betterdungeonmaster.com/watch (https://betterdungeonmaster.com/watch) to watch the whole One-Shot at the time of the game. Otherwise sign up for October's one-shot with guest host Bone Daddy from This Dungeon is Occupied.  Now, let's talk about writing backstories. As we've said before, having your players flesh out their character at the beginning can help set them up for an incredible time playing D&D with you as their Dungeon Master. One big part of fleshing out their character is writing their back story. If there's one thing that any Dungeon Master is aware of it's that their players rarely write their backstories and if they do, they don't do it to the level we need. Well, no longer. You see, you, as their DM, will be able to ask them these questions and help them generate the back story they need. If you want, you can even write what they say down. Just make sure to form it in these terms. One last thing that I'd like to add before we get started. Help your players write backstories that are equal to their level. A level 1 character has only ever done level 1 things and lower. That doesn't mean that they can't have an interesting backstory. Instead, what it does mean is that the impact of what they've done is generally very small and localized, affecting mostly themselves and their family. They've never saved the world. In most cases, they may never have slain anything. For many level 1 characters, causing death is something they learn to do after they start adventuring. If a character is the exception then that should be a huge part of their backstory. What they've done is small but the emotional impact is huge. Parents One of the best ways to start your backstory is by asking “What were my character's parents like before the character was born?” See, this question will inform your character's story and help flesh out some of the later questions I'll have you ask. Many of our lives as people are determined by who our parents were before we were born. Where they decided to settle down if they did. Were your parent's warriors? Were they scoundrels? Were they simple farmers?  Why did they have a child? How do they regard you?...

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Is DeMar DeRozan One Of The most Overrated Players In The NBA?

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 36:25


On today's episode, Haize & Pat discuss DeMar DeRozan being named as one of the most overrated players not the NBA by Bleacher Report. The guys also talk about how important Andre Drummond will be for the team next season and Justin Lewis' surgery. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How to Be a Better DM
D&D Session Prep with This Dungeon Is Occupied

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 62:52 Transcription Available


Reach out to This Dungeon is Occupied at https://linktr.ee/thisdungeonisoccupiedpod (https://linktr.ee/thisdungeonisoccupiedpod) Warmup: Justin to This Dungeon is OccupiedPrompt: Think of the last group you DM'd for. Now describe  the character that you would like to have played in that group if you could add a new character for yourself. Intro:Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm Justin Lewis, and together with my cohost Tanner Weyland, we help you craft better stories for yourselves and your players as you DM sessions of D&D 5d regardless of how much time or money you have. Today we are joined by some awesome guests, the voices behind the This Dungeon is Occupied Podcast. We have Illideen, Thorn and Bone Daddy. I'll let them share their real names with you if they want in a second, but first, let's go through a couple of housekeeping items.  First of all, remember that we have the next one-shot coming up in September. Tanner is that game's Dungeon Master, and we have all the spots filled. If you're interested in watching that one-shot as a spectator you can go to https://betterdungeonmaster.com/audience (https://betterdungeonmaster.com/audience) at the time of the one-shot and enjoy an excellent show for a few hours. If you're interested in signing up for the next one shot, it will be in October and will actually be hosted by one of our guests here, Bone Daddy. He is a big fan of the horror genre so we thought it was appropriate to have him host a horror-themed Halloween one-shot. You can go to betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot to sign up for that. Lastly, we just want to thank you for all your support. We really appreciate everything you do for us. With every episode we strive to give you even better content, so please tell us if we do something wrong or right. Now, let's get into today's show. So let's get into our discussion topics. Feel free and introduce yourselves amidst our questions, but don't feel that you have to. Main Topic: Preparing for SessionsWhat's your main process for session prep? What tools do you use for session prep? How do you balance the main plot line and Individual Backstory plot lines? Break: Continuation of Warmup PromptPrompt: Now describe the moment when the character you described at the beginning of today's show betrays the other characters in the party. Main Topic Continued: Preparing for Sessions Cont.How do you know you've prepared enough? Do you go back and revise any preparation (like editing a paper?) How much do you write out word for word versus simple prompts? Close:linktr.ee/thisdungeonisoccupiedpod Mentioned in this episode: Death Roll Gaming Discount Hey there listener. We all know the intense discomfort one feels when bringing dice to a D&D session only to have them spill out of your bag and fly all over the table. Or when you roll a dice and it smashes into something making the roll garbled and you have to roll again. Well you can save yourself some embarrassment by purchasing a Dice coffer from Death Roll Gaming. They hand make dice coffers out of various types of wood in Appleton Wiscon. Each product is made with high quality and 5% of each sale goes to the charity of your choice. What's more, they are a supporter of How to Be a Better DM. So if you're in the market for a nice dice coffer go to deathrollgaming.com/discount/BETTERDM and you'll get a 10% discount on all your orders. You don't have to drop your dice anymore. Play D&D With Us! Come play D&D with us as your host. Sign up for a free one-shot with either Justin, Tanner or a guest as your host. The one-shots will feature scenarios from every genre and will leave you wanting more. Play online, or in person (if there are enough local players) and enjoy a fun time with some other awesome people. https://betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot (One Shot Sign up)

Bulls Talk Podcast
Bulls schedule review and update on injured rookie Justin Lewis

Bulls Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 26:04 Very Popular


K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss and break down the Bulls' 2022-2023 NBA schedule and discuss some new tweaks to the schedule by the NBA. The NBA is featuring a Rivalry Week where a few teams are matched up with a "rival" and the Bulls are on that list. They will be playing against the Charlotte Hornets as Lonzo and LaMelo Ball match up. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the injury to undrafted rookie two-way player Justin Lewis who the Bulls were high on.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The NBA Show
The NBA Show | #48 - Celtics, Grizzlies & Thunder Previews & NBA Rumors

The NBA Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 80:55


In today's show, we discuss the team previews for the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies & Oklahoma City Thunder, then discuss NBA rumors. ~ Kevin Durant to Celtics? Not close at all ~ Zion Williamson: Hate and pain from people I don't know wore on me It's already August and these players are still on the free agent market: – Collin Sexton* – Carmelo Anthony – Dennis Schroder – LaMarcus Aldridge – DeMarcus Cousins – Montrezl Harrell – Isaiah Thomas *Restricted free agents ~ Luka Doncic plans to win gold in EuroBasket ~ LeBron James: When Bronny makes his choice, you'll hear it from him ~ Tyler Herro: Trade rumors don't bother me ~ Alize Johnson agrees to one-year deal with Spurs ~ Carlik Jones signs non-guaranteed deal with Chicago ~ Mavs add Tyler Hall to training camp roster ~ Bulls rookie Justin Lewis to undergo surgery on right ACL ~ An NBA show brought to you by Cyro Asseo & Wil Upton, regarding every facet of the NBA. Daily on YouTube.com, Monday through Friday, 9:30 CT. -- Follow the show on Twitter @thenbashowyt, Cyro on all social media accounts @cyroasseo & Wil Upton @Wil_Upton -- Wil Upton: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8PK83soIXo9WYBwKxbYmQw Cyro: https://www.youtube.com/c/CyroAsseo/videos #bostonceltics #memphisgrizzlies #oklahomacitythunder #nbafreeagency #nbaoffseason #nba #nbapreview #nbarumors --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cyro-asseo-de-choch/message

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Will The Chicago Bulls Play Better Against Top Teams Next Season?

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 44:47


On today's episode, Haize & Pat discuss the Bulls' opening night matchup and ask if the Bulls will have a better showing against the better teams in the NBA next season. The guys also discuss Justin Lewis' upcoming ACL surgery and his future with the team. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

How to Be a Better DM
D&D Tips for New Players and DM's

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 42:47 Transcription Available


Warmup from Tanner to Justin:If you could make a character for an uninterested player, what would it be? Intro:Welcome back, adventurer! We're excited for another episode of How to Be a Better DM! Together, you and I will learn how to craft better stories for yourself and your players as you DM sessions of Dungeons and Dragons 5e, no matter your level of experience. Today I'm your host Tanner Weyland, with my compatriot, Justin Lewis.  With the references to D&D in popular shows like Stranger Things and even a Dungeons and Dragons movie coming out, the hobby has seen a large growth in new players and will likely see even more newbies join the game. This means that there will be both new DM's and new players who need help and need to be shepherded into the world of D&D. It's our job to make sure that happens in a way that encourages them to stay and today we're going to talk about just that! Before we get into today's main topic though, let's go through some housekeeping items!  We've finally finalized the date of the next one-shot. It will be held online on Saturday, September 17th around 2 PM Mountain Time. So far we have all 5 players signed up. For those four players, we'll be sending out a calendar invite to make sure they have the date settled. Next, just another shoutout to our show listener Robric Vanhelm. If you want to get his professionally made encounter in The League of Libraries: The Lorecroft Collection then go to betterdungeonmaster.com/robric and purchase it. All proceeds go to Robric who's made some amazing stuff. Well, I think that is enough jibber jabber so let's get to the meat of today's conversation. D&D tips for beginners. Main Topic: D&D Tips for BeginnersJustinTalk with your players/DM This tip goes both ways for new DM's and new players. For the new DM: You need to ask your players lots of questions about what they would add to your game or what hasn't really worked for them as well as tell them that they can freely talk to you and ask you questions. If you need info about a player's backstory, ask them without delay. If you want your players offering you info about their backstory, tell them nothing would make you happier. Ironically, for such a “nerdy” game this game teaches a lot about relationships. In order to have a successful campaign, you absolutely need constant and consistent communication from all parties involved. If nothing else, you need that just to keep the game consistently scheduled. Encourage players to unlimit themselves Sometimes new players might look to the DM and think, “What is it they want me to do here?” If that is how you play as a DM, I suggest you rethink your style. I know my wife has said that to me in the recent past during our game and I took that as a personal failure. You want your players to think outside the box and treat the scenarios as real world scenarios where there are infinite options. The mechanics of the game are there to be just that, mechanics, processes that explain how consequences come about. If they want to try something, they can. It's my job as the DM to think about how logically difficult (or perhaps impossible) that thing is and then let them try anyway.  So tell your players to let themselves imagine grand things and then try them out. You get out what you put in TannerTake ownership of the lore and content. As a new player, it may be easy to just arrive at the sessions and “tag along.” Instead, take ownership. Get some materials, whether you download or buy them. Also, know your own character's backstory in a deep way. Study a little bit of your class' mechanics every week. You might even want to study some of the deeper lore–that is when you can feel like a contributor, not a sidekick. Embrace Collaboration with both the players and DM This is in a similar vein to my other tip, but it is a practical tip for creativity: your best ideas will come when you try to create...

Because Jitsu Podcast
Justin Lewis - A Conscious Journey

Because Jitsu Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 110:01


The conscious existence we inhabit is forever perplexing, but also forever fascinating for those who are hungry to explore it. Returning guest of the podcast and long time friend - Justin Lewis - brings many personal and learned insights into the realms of consciousness, mindfulness, energies, vibrations and our ability to live our own lives in authenticity. I can never get enough of these topics, and absolutely loves going deep with people like Justin on them... so strap in! ----- Follow Justin's personal podcast "Justin's Journey" Here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1zMwKVeFS43i9r8xYf1iqD?si=bfe246fe7fe34f2f As mentioned last week, I will be limiting my Substack blasts to a couple times a week for now so as not to overwhelm your email inboxes. But, make sure to go subscribe to the Substack for links and articles about what we talk about in the shows here: https://thesocialdisorder.substack.com/

How to Be a Better DM
8 D&D Soundboard Tools DM's Can Use While DMIng

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 18:46 Transcription Available


You crest a hill and finally see it. Moedinar, your 2nd childhood home. A flood of mixed memories enters your mind. You stop and your companions follow suit. You look over the large city. You see tall but sturdy stone buildings. You see precise streets and roads laid out in a grid pattern. You see a very large wall all the way around the city. What catches your attention most of all though is the lack of livery. You don't see the traditional flag featuring a golden deer with enormous antlers, each one tipped with a candle, all on a field of deep green. You don't see any of that. Instead, you see white flags blowing silently on a chill breeze. Instead of a golden deer with candles, you see the head of a deer with antlers of fire and in the fire the symbol of the elemental cult of fire. Yes, it looks like the cults has been here the whole time. Light snow begins to fall. You look at your companions and ask, “Anyone got any ideas on how to get past the wall guard?” What would you like to do? Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm Justin Lewis and I'm your DM today and together you and I will learn how to craft better stories for you and your friends as you dungeon master sessions of D&D 5e. We'll help the noob DM, the Master DM, and everyone in between. As a DM, your highest goal will naturally be to achieve full immersion into the world you create. You want your players to feel like they are in the scenes you describe. There are many tools out there to help you do this, but to really achieve full immersion you need to engage all of the senses, including hearing. Therefore, many DM's have turned towards music and ambiance to help achieve this. Today I'll be sharing some D&D soundboard tools that you can use to help enhance your experience.  Before I get to the tools, however, let me go through a few housekeeping items.  First, a big thank you to everyone who has supported the show thus far. We really can't keep going on without your help and support. It's you that make this show possible. Second, I want to give a shoutout to show supporter Robric Vanhelm (Though that is his DM Name). He has given me and Tanner access to an encounter he authored on http://www.dmsguild.com/. It's an awesome encounter called The League of Libraries: The Lorecroft Collection. He has generously offered up the Promo Version of this encounter to any of our listeners. We'll make that available through our newsletter so if you want the promo version of the encounter go to betterdungeonmaster.com/newsletter. But after you get a taste for this encounter make sure to go to https://betterdungeonmaster.com/robric (https://betterdungeonmaster.com/robric). All proceeds go straight to Robtic the DM who is a fantastic supporter of our show so you should be a fantastic supporter of him. Lastly, if you haven't noticed, we've updated our website domain, so now going to betterdungeonmaster.com will be the home of the podcast. This means that moving forward the one-shot is at betterdungeonmaster.com/one-shot in case you want to sign up and you should! Spots are filling for our September one-shot. We have 3 so far and the target is 5 do get in before they fill up. I think that is way too many announcements so before I say anything else, let's actually get to the meat of the show. IntroBefore I get to my list, let me first give a few caveats. Caveat #1: I have only compiled tools that are free to use in some capacity. I want you to be able to be a better DM without breaking the bank. I know and understand what it's like to have a limited amount of time and resources to put toward this hobby. These are free so you can spend money on other things (like rent in some cases). Caveat #2: Your ambience/music situation will largely depend on your available equipment. If you have a cinematic surround sound system, great. If you have only a phone, great. It all works. How you use it is what matters. For the purposes of...

Bulls Talk Podcast
Dalen Terry, Marko Simonović Summer League recap and Drew League reaction

Bulls Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 30:58 Very Popular


Summer League has officially ended meaning it's time to recap. K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss and break down the play of rookie first-round pick Dalen Terry, second-round big man Marko Simonović and other players on the roster. Later in the pod, the crew discusses the game of the summer, the Drew League matchup in Los Angeles featuring LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan.(0:57) - Dalen Terry injury update and Summer League recap(9:30) - Can Marko Simonović make the Bulls' rotation?(15:25) - Justin Lewis impressed a lot of people(18:30) - Where will Malcolm Hill play?(24:30) - Drew League with LeBron James and DeMar DeRozanSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Bulls HQ
CHGO Bulls Podcast: Dalen Terry & Marko Simonovic Lead Bulls to Summer League Win Over Hornets

Bulls HQ

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 62:38


The CHGO Bulls crew break down the Bulls 89-73 win over the Charlotte Hornets in their fourth Summer League game. Dalen Terry continued his improvement through Summer League with strong defensive play and getting his scoring looks in transition. Marko Simonovic bounced back with his second double double, and Justin Lewis gave another strong showing on defense. Matt, Will and Mark also discuss the latest big news from around the NBA, Deandre Ayton signing a 4-year max offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers that the Suns quickly matched. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/CHGOSports WEBSITE: http://allCHGO.com/ BUY MERCH: http://CHGOLocker.com FOLLOW ON SOCIAL: Twitter: @CHGO_Bulls / @Bulls_Peck / @BawlSports / @wontgottlieb Instagram: @CHGO_Sports GET OUR FREE NEWSLETTER: http://www.allchgo.com/newsletter Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: PointsBet: Visit https://bit.ly/3sE8RMe or download the PointsBet App, make a deposit and use code “CHGO” to get 2 Risk Free Bets up to $2000, an annual CHGO membership and a free shirt! Mobile registration in Illinois is here! Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/CHGOBulls OWYN: OWYN is a 100% plant-based protein shake that gives you nutrition that works as hard as you do. Get 20% off your first order at liveowyn.com with promo code “CHGO20”. FOCO: CHGO has teamed up with FOCO to secure your access to the best sports collectibles and gear around! Get 10% off your order at FOCO.com with promo code “CHGO”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Be a Better DM
Dungeon Master Essentials: 7 Tools Every DM Should have in their Dungeon

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 23:52 Transcription Available


Warmup:Tanner: What would be the simple premise of a one-hour session you would plan for friends who hadn't played D&D? Intro:Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host Tanner Weyland, here with my counterpart Justin Lewis. Together we are going to learn how to weave better stories for you and your players while you dungeon master sections of D&D 5e. We will walk you through the steps from someone who's never played D&D to High-Level Dungeon Master.  Before we get to today's main topic, we have a couple of housekeeping items to go over. First of all we want to send a huge thank you out into the digital waves of the internet to Anna Craven. Anna has played in our one-shots a couple of times and she has also sent Justin and myself an amazing gift! She's hand-crafted notebook covers with the design of a dungeon on the front and back and created a very awesome Dungeon Journal. So far, Justin and I love these notebooks and want to say thank you so very very much! We'll be posting a picture of them on our Instagram at how to be a better DM so you can see the fine craftsmanship. Thanks again Anna, we really appreciate it! Next, another reminder that we are moving to a once-a-quarter schedule for our One-shots. The next one-shot will be held in September by myself. If you want to get in on it, sign up now. So far we have 2 slots with a tentative yes that will be confirmed soon. It's first come first serve so make sure you come first. Main Topic: Dungeon Master EssentialsJustinWater Sitting at the DM table can get very tiring especially if you aren't properly hydrated. You spend the entire session talking so naturally, you'll need some water. I've found that water is the best choice. While other beverages can have better taste, water allows you to keep your head and not get too antsy. The DM Screen  When I first started playing D&D, I saw the screens of the dungeon master and thought that it was unnecessary. Indeed, when I started DMing, I didn't use a DM screen. Then I started and I found that it made a huge difference. I saw two primary differences: My players regarded me more as the DM. I had more authority. Whether this was perceived or not, it doesn't matter. I like to think of the DM Screen as almost a part of the uniform of the Dungeon Master. I didn't have to worry about hiding my notes from my players. When you sit next to your wife while you play as I do, you have to guard the secrets you put on paper. A DM screen takes the temptation away from her.  Music Now, I'm generally not a heavy-handed person. Having music is a nice way to both set the mood and also remind your players that it's Dungeons and Dragons time. It's really nice to be able to turn the music up when players get distracted or start having side conversations. Rather than cutting the immersion when you ask your players to stop, you simply amplify the music volume and they get the hint. It's also great for just setting the mood in general. A must-have. Tabletop Minis I like D&D because it transitions from hyper-regulated combat to very fluid roleplaying. Having minis takes a lot of the guesswork out of combat and can make it a lot more visual. That said, it can be used as a crutch and should be used judiciously. You should also explore options for trying it in other ways. TannerA Great Seat/Proper Height Table:  You will be at the table for a while. You will want to enjoy the whole time. Nothing can ruin your experience like a bad seat that does not have a back, or one that does not encourage proper posture. Further, if you like to stand up and walk around the table, you don't want a table that is so low that you are bending below the waste to reach it (picture coffee table). Dice, and Extra Dice You are supposed to be the fastest of all the people there. While dice rolling software is nice, you need one that is either user-friendly (read: tablet) or you need a lot of...

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Summer League Reactions | Ja Morant Says What?

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 40:04


On today's episode, Haize & Pat discuss the Bulls first two summer league games and how Marco Simonovic & rookies Dalen Terry and Justin Lewis performed. The guys also discuss why we shouldn't read too much into summer league plus Ja Morrant says he would have cooked MJ on the basketball court. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Where Does Zach LaVine's Max Deal Rank Amongst Other Max Deals Given Out This Offseason?

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 35:51


On today's episode, Haize & Pat rank Zach LaVine's contract against other max deals given out in this free agency. The guys also give their winners and losers of the offseason and react to Justin Lewis being ranked 3rd in amongst all undrafted free agents. Do the guys think the Chicago Bulls got themselves a steal in Lewis or will he be just another player? Find out on today's Locked on Bulls. Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bulls HQ
CHGO Bulls Podcast: Dalen Terry Impresses at Bulls Summer League Camp

Bulls HQ

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 66:08


The CHGO Bulls crew discuss Dalen Terry and the strong impression he's making on his coach and teammates during Bulls Summer League practices. Coach John Bryant and Patrick Williams have already seen very promising signs from Terry's skills, work ethic and enthusiasm. Matt, Big Dave & Will also touch on Marko Simonovic's development, both physically and with his game. Can the big man finally crack into Billy Donovan's rotation next season? Plus, what can Bulls fans expect from undrafted two-way player Justin Lewis? The Marquette prospect earned All-Big East honors, along with Big East Most Improved Player in his sophomore season. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/CHGOSports WEBSITE: http://allCHGO.com/ BUY MERCH: http://CHGOLocker.com FOLLOW ON SOCIAL: Twitter: @CHGO_Bulls / @Bulls_Peck / @BawlSports / @wontgottlieb Instagram: @CHGO_Sports GET OUR FREE NEWSLETTER: http://www.allchgo.com/newsletter Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: PointsBet: Visit https://bit.ly/3sE8RMe or download the PointsBet App, make a deposit and use code “CHGO” to get 2 Risk Free Bets up to $2000, an annual CHGO membership and a free shirt! Mobile registration in Illinois is here! Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/CHGOBulls Strava Craft Coffee: Visit https://stravacraftcoffee.com and use code “CHGO25” to get 25% off your order. OWYN: OWYN is a 100% plant-based protein shake that gives you nutrition that works as hard as you do. Get 20% off your first order at liveowyn.com with promo code “CHGO20”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Hard Thing Podcast
How to Increase Your Charisma Score in Real Life

The Hard Thing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 14:54 Transcription Available


Welcome back to Becoming the Hero. I'm your Development Master, Justin Lewis, and together you and I will add more adventure to your life, help you level up in specific ways, and help you be the hero of your own story. If you've ever played Dungeons & Dragons you're very familiar with the Charisma score. It's the number that describes how well you interact with other people whether in a persuasive way or in an intimidating way. It dictates deception and shows your savvy in social situations. If you're like me, you've probably asked, “Why can't I have a good charisma score in real life?” In D&D you can get feats, items, or abilities that naturally improve your charisma score. Today, I want to talk about a few ways to boost your charisma score in real life without the use of magical items. Before we get to that, I want to share a specific announcement. My goal is to make episodes that actually make a difference in your life. To further that goal I will now be shifting to one episode a month. This should allow me to make very good content, laser-focused on moving the needle in your life. I'm extremely grateful for all the support you've given me and I want to ask you if there's anything else I can do for you, let me know via Instagram. For now, the episodes will come out on the first of every month. But until then, let's get back to charisma. Here are 6 ways to boost your charisma score in real life. Wonder and Curiosity The world is full of wonder and few things make as little sense as people. Behind every person is a history of experience and story. The absolute best way to boost your charisma score in real life is by getting curious about people. Honestly, that's one of the biggest benefits I've earned from doing podcasts is a natural growth in the skill of being curious. Naturally, I'm nervous about social encounters because I never know what to say or how to interact. This might make me say stupid things or speak rather quickly. When I change tactics and instead ask questions about the other members of the social interaction the encounter becomes much more interesting. In the next conversation you have with someone else, ask them a question you are genuinely curious about. You'll be surprised what happens. Practice Small Talk “Big gulps huh…. Alright…” If you've seen Dumb and Dumber, you are very familiar with this particular line. It comes at a point in the movie where the heroes have begun their adventure. Jim Carrey's character Lloyd says it to a few gentlemen waiting at a gas station and we, the audience, have a good laugh. We're laughing because it's such an awkward situation and Lloyd is unaware of the awkwardness or unable to circumvent it. I don't know about you, but I've been in situations exactly like that.  That's because I didn't understand the value of small talk. In my estimation, small talk forms the bridge from “stranger danger” to “let's be friends”. If you don't construct that bridge effectively, it might lead you to stand on a partially constructed bridge hovering over the awkwardness. To do small talk right, I think you need a few things. 1. You need to give the person you're talking to a reasonable belief that a conversation or relationship would be worthwhile.2. You need to match their current conversation expectations (I.e. if they are completely closed off then small talk won't happen, a bridge has two sides). 3. You need to set yourself up for better personal topics. A great one is your name. As I said before small talk should be a preface for deeper topics. Selective Vulnerability Speaking of deeper topics, You aren't just a person. You're a story. Every person with whom you come in contact with gets an opportunity to immerse themselves in the story that is you. Just like with books, if you don't interest people or hook them they won't be interested in reading your story. I've found that one way to do this is by sharing selective parts of yourself....

Lima Community Church of the Nazarene
Sunday School Stories | Part 1 | Justin Lewis - 6/26/22

Lima Community Church of the Nazarene

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 29:32


The message from Sunday.

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls
Will Justin Lewis Be Better Than EJ Liddell?

Locked On Bulls - Daily Podcast On The Chicago Bulls

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 41:44


On today's episode, Haize and Pat discuss their thoughts on what the Chicago Bulls did on draft night after a weekend to think. THe guys also discuss Coby White & the Bulls summer league roster and open the mailbag to respond to your voicemails. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bulls Gold: Chicago Bulls Podcast
2022 NBA Draft Recap Show (w/ Corey Tulaba)

Bulls Gold: Chicago Bulls Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 79:55


Corey Tulaba of No Ceilings joins us to recap the 2022 NBA Draft, discuss the Bulls selection of Dalen Terry, UDFA signing pickup of Justin Lewis, and what moves the Bulls should be looking at with free agency just days away. 

Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Pod
Bulls draft Dalen Terry!

Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:02 Very Popular


Jason and Ricky went on Spotify Live after the 2022 NBA Draft and discussed the Bulls selecting Dalen Terry with the No. 18 pick. We also touched on the two-way contract for Justin Lewis, the possibility of trading for Rudy Gobert and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SnoTap Network
Bucks Drafting MarJon Beauchamp Is A Pick For The Future | The Daily Tap Podcast

SnoTap Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 36:51


Milwaukee Bucks drafted for the future last night. Charlie recaps the NBA Draft for the Milwaukee Bucks. He explains why the Bucks were forward-thinking versus looking in the right now. Charlie goes in on what MarJon Beauchamp can do for the Bucks this year and next plus why it's on the Bucks to develop his talent (0-14 minutes). Charlie talks about Justin Lewis not getting drafted and why it happened. He explains that Lewis being smaller hurt him. Charlie also recaps the other Wisconsin-related players that were drafted (14-24). Charlie discusses the KD rumors and why the Bucks need to consider bringing him in plus teams in the East that scare me. Lastly, Charlie talks about the Brewers-Cardinals series and what we learned

Locked On Tar Heels - Daily Podcast On North Carolina Tar Heels Football & Basketball
UNC Tar Heel Brady Manek goes undrafted in the NBA Draft

Locked On Tar Heels - Daily Podcast On North Carolina Tar Heels Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 33:09


NBA Draft night came and went for Brady Manek without hearing his name called. After everything he showed in Chapel Hill last year alongside Caleb Love, RJ Davis, Armando Bacot, and Leaky Black, it seems that at least one NBA franchise would take a shot on him. Coach Hubert Davis said earlier in the week that Manek will be in the NBA next season. So now we wait to see what transpires in terms of a two-way contract and/or a Summer League Invite. During the draft, host Isaac Schade couldn't quit thinking about Leaky Black. Why? So many of the names being drafted or signed to two-way contracts were players that Black shut down last season, including Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, Dereon Seabron, and Justin Lewis. Walker Kessler was drafted 22 by the Memphis Grizzlies. Garrison Brooks was not drafted.   Follow the show: Locked On Tar Heels (YouTube) Locked On Tar Heels (LinkTree) Locked On Tar Heels (Twitter) Isaac Schade (Twitter) Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Milwaukee Bucks Podcast
MarJon Bueachamp selected by the Bucks and other NBA Draft notes (06.24.2022)

Milwaukee Bucks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 34:51


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Ben Steele joins host JR Radcliffe to discuss the NBA Draft, starting with Milwaukee's first-round selection of MarJon Beauchamp. How does the team's first first-rounder since 2018 fit? What's next for the Bucks now that Pat Connaughton is back in the fold? Plus: Ben looks at the many other Wisconsin connections in the draft, including first-round picks Johnny Davis and Pat Baldwin Jr., plus others who weren't taken like Justin Lewis, Alondes Williams and Michael Foster Jr. Music intro produced by Olivia Reiner and voiced by Michelle Rutkowski. Music during segments from SoundCloud, "Pursuit Music Logo." 

The Interviews
Shaka Smart

The Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 10:53


Marquette Men's Basketball Head Coach Shaka Smart joins Justin Garcia and Ben Brust on Wisconsin Basketball Draft Night to talk about Justin Lewis, Johnny Davis, and preparing for the NBA Draft as a coach.

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors
Looking at more potential Toronto Raptors options with the 33rd pick w/ Sam Ferris of Locked On NBA Big Board

Locked On Raptors - Daily Podcast On The Toronto Raptors

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 42:13


In Episode 1200, Sean woodley is joined by Sam Ferris of Locked On NBA Big Board to talk about how the Toronto Raptors should approach their pick at 33rd-overall in tomorrow's NBA Draft, and some specific players who could be available to them once they're on the clock. Off the top, Sean and Sam discuss the general philosophy the Raptors should employ with their second-rounder this year. Should they take a huge swing on a guy oozing with upside but with some major areas of improvement to figure out? Or should they be looking for a more polished player who might not project to be a star if all goes well, but instead seems like a safe bet to be a rotation player around Toronto's established core? Next, they dive into breakdowns of a handful of guys, including Michigan wing and Mississauga nativa Caleb Houstan, polarizing G-League Ignite guard Jaden Hardy, do-it-all Marquette wing Justin Lewis, Gonzaga point guard and Canadian Andrew Nembhard, Patrick Baldwin Jr., who struggled big time in college after being a highly regarded recruit, and Memphis forward Josh Minott, whose athleticism is hard to miss. Plus, who else does Sam think Raptors fans should be hoping for at 33? All that and more on today's show! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Arcade1up Pre-order now from arcade1up.com - that's Arcade, the number 1, Up, dot com - for an estimated early September ship date! They are giving away a NBA JAM Shaq edition to a Locked On listener! Enter for a chance to win a game console for your man-cave at arcade1up.com/lockedon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Heat - Daily Podcast On The Miami Heat
Miami Heat Best Fits, Jaden Hardy's Upside, Jake Laravia, Sleepers and More NBA Draft Talk with Rafael Barlowe

Locked On Heat - Daily Podcast On The Miami Heat

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 37:00


How deep is the NBA Draft and can the Miami Heat find a quality player with the No. 27 pick? Wes Goldberg and David Ramil are joined by Rafael Barlowe, Director of Scouting at NBA Big Board, to answer that question and look at potential Heat targets such as Dalen Terry, Jake Laravia, Jaden Hardy, MarJon Beauchamp, Christian Koloko, Justin Lewis and much more. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo code: “NBA” or go to your app store and download the app today. PrizePicks is daily fantasy made easy! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Arcade1up Pre-order now from arcade1up.com - that's Arcade, the number 1, Up, dot com - for an estimated early September ship date! They are giving away a NBA JAM Shaq edition to a Locked On listener! Enter for a chance to win a game console for your man-cave at arcade1up.com/lockedon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Lakers Legacy Podcast
Ep. 421: [Draft] Capital Punishment (2022 NBA / Lakers Draft Primer: Vince Williams, Keon Ellis, Justin Lewis, Jabari Walker, Kai Sotto, & More)

The Lakers Legacy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 44:56


And just like that, with no Celtics #18 banner rising in the rafters anytime soon - we are OFFICIALLY in the NBA Offseason. First up - the 2022 NBA Draft! ... Outline: Lakers 2022 NBA Draft Philosophy & Their Aggressive Pursuit of Some 2nd Rounders Intro to this year's Draft Class Breaking Down Teams w/ Multiple 2nd Round Picks Predicting Which 2nd Round Pick(s) The Lakers Will Trade For HALFTIME - Reviewing A Listener's Lakers Free Agency Roster Build Analyzing Some 2nd Rd to UDFA Draft Prospects: Johnny Juzang Jules Bernard Vince Williams Jr. Keon Ellis Justin Lewis Kai Sotto & Much More! ... Intro/Outro Music Provided By: Hello Harry - "Forever" (Search His Page Up on SoundCloud for More #Litty Beats) ... Please also Rate & Review us 5-stars on the Apple Podcast App. Patreon: Patreon.com/TheLakersLegacyPodcast YouTube - Lakers Legacy Twitter - @LakersLegacyPod Instagram: @lakerslegacypod Listen & Subscribe to us on: Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Google Play, etc. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bleav in Wizards
NBA Draft Guide: Ranking all of the guard and forward prospects likely to get drafted

Bleav in Wizards

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 89:53


Here is your definitive NBA Draft Guide leading up to the NBA Draft on June 23rd! In this episode, Kevin Broom from the #SoWizards Podcast (@So_Wizards) and Bullets Forever joins to help break down all of the guards and forwards that have a realistic shot to hear their name called on draft night and the range we think is most reasonable for them. In a companion episode on Kevin's podcast, we will cover all of the wings and centers likely to be taken. Guards discussed: Jaden Ivey, Kennedy Chandler, Blake Wesley, Ryan Rollins, Dalen Terry, Andrew Nembhard, TyTy Washington, Jean Montero, JD Davison, Jordan Hall, Tevin Brown, Alondes Williams, Iverson Molinar, Jamaree Bouyea, Scotty Pippen Jr., Collin Gillespie, James Akinjo, Trevor Keels, Huge Besson Forwards: Paolo Banchero, Jabari Smith Jr., Keegan Murray, EJ Liddell, Jake LaRavia, Nikola Jovic, Tari Eason, Jeremy Sochan, Justin Lewis, Dereon Seabron, Jaylin Williams, David Roddy, Jabari Walker, Josh Minott, Moussa Diabate, Brady Manek, Isaiah Mobley, Dom Barlow, Patrick Baldwin Jr. Presented by Betonline.ag!

The Hard Thing Podcast
How to Start Gamifying Your Life

The Hard Thing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 11:19


“Nope, too slow.” I stared at my best friend Ty in disbelief. How was it possible that I still didn't do the obstacle course in a fast enough time? I jumped from the board to the piece of plywood and then onto the large rock as fast as I could. How could I not have done it fast enough? I kept trying and later ended up leaving with my parents in tears. I tried so hard but couldn't make it. Welcome back to Becoming The Hero. I'm your DM, Justin Lewis. Today, you and I will learn how to take the lessons from our heroes (real and fictional) to help us add more adventure to our lives, make worthwhile memories, and level up in meaningful ways. The story I shared at the beginning of today's show was a real experience from when I was 12. My friend and I had set up a makeshift obstacle course. We jumped from obstacle to obstacle in the dirt field in their backyard. I timed him and then he timed me. It was so much fun. Nowadays, that would be considered exercise but back then it was just a game. Because it was a game we both were able to push each other and reach farther. We pushed our limits. That's the point of today's show. I want to share 5 ways that you can start gamifying your life to help you push your limits and have more fun. Also, sidenote, my friend was lying. When he timed me he lied about the time. I purposefully said I didn't do it faster than me to see how fast I could go. I ended up going a good 7 seconds faster than him. That's the power of gamification. Pedometer One of my recent gamifying tools has been a pedometer. Many of us live very sedentary lives unfortunately. I know I work online at home and so for 8 hours a day roughly, I'm on my tush in front of a screen. Obviously, we all have goals of improving our health and maybe shedding a few layers of triglycerides. For a lot of us we can get in the workouts, but improving our overall activity level is somewhat more difficult. Enter the pedometer. This isn't any revolutionary tech. We've had this for a while, but it has become more advanced. Add a smart watch and you've got even more capability in your hands. Let me tell you how I'm using it right now. You see, I'm not interested in massive change. In my estimation and knowing myself, I can burnout really easily. I'm looking more for long-term life-change. On the App that I have, it allows you to set a daily step goal. The step goals can be increased or decreased by 100. That's important. So I started this a few weeks ago and set the step goal to 5,000. That's important for me because based on the data in the app, prior to that, I was hitting or missing that number about 50% of the time. Ever week since I've hit my goal every day. Not just that, but I've also increased it gradually to 5200 steps per day. My idea is to gradually adjust it up but working on consistency over everything so as to help myself create a more all-around active life. Screen Time Widget The whole point of gamifying your life is making the worthwhile things you want to do more interesting and easy. The goal is to get you to live a more abundant, adventurous life, in the real world. That does mean that you'll have to spend time in the real world. There are some of us who might have trouble with that. Screen time Widgets let you see how much time you're spending where. The best way to fix things is to measure them distinctly. For example, My screen time says that I am down 43% from last week. Sweet… except for the fact that maybe I use my phone to do important things. But the app also allows you to see how much time is spent on which apps. From there you just identify the offending apps and then you lower the time on them. Calorie Counter Apps Another great way to help yourself gamify your life is by counting your calories with various calorie apps. There are tons of free ones out there. I do like MyPlate but there are so many out there. You can easily track what you eat, identify macro trends, and then adjust your...

Championship Blue
Shaka Smart on Homer & Tony

Championship Blue

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 7:24


Marquette head coach Shaka Smart joins Homer to give his memories and thoughts on the passing of Marquette legend George Thompson, how did he know George Thompson was so good, on creating Thompson's last great moment in Homer's eyes, on coining Thompson as the original Dwayne Wade, on listening to Thompson's and Wade's interaction after Marquette made the Final Four and on Justin Lewis staying in the NBA Draft and his departure from the Golden Eagles program.

You Know Ball: A (Mostly) Sixers Podcast
Sixers Wing Targets at Pick 23 featuring @ChuckingDarts

You Know Ball: A (Mostly) Sixers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 95:13


Chuck from the Chucking Darts podcast returned to discuss the Sixers wing targets with pick 23 including my favorite prospect who is falling down draft boards for some reason and even being mock drafted to the Sixers (!) in a few mock drafts ... LSU power wing Tari Eason. We discussed Tari's rise and fall on draft boards over the last year, his strengths and flaws, and why he could be the perfect upside swing for the Sixers if he is still on the board at 23. Next we discussed the late riser of this draft Jalen Williams of Santa Clara and why he could be a great fit on a contending win now team like the Sixers. Some other wing targets discussed included Christian Braun and Ochai Agbaji of Kansas, Jake Laravia of Wake Forest, Kendall Brown of Baylor, Marjon Beauchamp of the G-League Ignite, Nikola Jovic of Mega Mozzart and Chuck's favorite second round/undrafted free agent prospect sleeper Justin Lewis of Marquette. We also touched on a few other names as well. We ended the episode discussing the latest SLOP that dropped from Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report who reported that teams are trying to pry away 3&D wing and NBA nerd favorite OG Anunoby from the Toronto Raptors. We then debated, would you rather have the fourth pick in this draft or OG? Enjoy! We are excited to announce our very first partnership with Philly Sports Trips! Philly Sports Trips is dedicated to providing premium travel and tailgating experiences to the passionate fans of Philadelphia. You can book your Phillies and Eagles trips right now! Please support You Know Ball by booking a trip with Philly Sports Trips and select "The Bell and The Birdmen / You Know Ball" when booking your trip: https://phillysportstrips.com/ You can buy YKB merch including the Maxey Better Sadly shirt here: https://you-know-ball.creator-spring.com Visit here to donate and support You Know Ball: https://linktr.ee/YouKnowBall Your donations will help me keep the podcast free forever so those who cannot afford extra paywalled content will always have access to anything that I create. Any five stars reviews on your podcast platform of choice would also be appreciated. Follow Chuck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChuckingDarts Follow Chuck's podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/chucking-darts Follow my producer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Astro_Coyote Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trillbrodude

The Hard Thing Podcast
How to Create a Personal Inventory

The Hard Thing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 15:41


Welcome back adventurer, to Becoming The Hero.  I'm your DM, Justin Lewis.  Together, you and I will implement the lessons from our favorite heroes (real or fictional) to help us add more adventure into our lives, create worthwhile memories, and level up in every meaningful way.  We're here to help you become the hero of your story. I love ensemble stories. I love a group of diverse characters with diverse skillsets coming together to pull off some job, heist or coup.  One of my favorite parts of ensemble heist stories is the planning montage.  I always enjoy seeing the characters come together to figure out who's skills fit where.  The mastermind always sits down, writes a list of their assets, and makes a plan to minimize any liabilities. The mastermind connects the skills to the needs. The mastermind makes the plan come together and as Hannibal says from the A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Well, time to put on your Mastermind Hat. It's Montage time!!  You and I are going to do the same thing but for your life. We're going to map out assets, liabilities, strengths weaknesses, and so on. Together, we're going to help you perform a personal inventory to know what state your “Home Base” is in and help identify the foundation upon which you can grow everything else. But first a small anecdote. When I was growing up, I loved playing Starcraft. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a real-time strategy computer game where you control a faction of military units and fight against an opponent controlling a similar faction. You can build buildings and train military units.  I remember playing Starcraft via a LAN connection (raise your hand if you know what that means) with my friend Ty. I looked with jealousy at his base and noticed that he had so many more units and buildings than I did. In an effort to catch up, I would click the build button over and over and over again and all I would hear was that Protoss voice saying “Not enough Minerals” or “Not enough Vespene Gas”.  At the same time, I would get alerts saying my units were being attacked. I lost continually. I did poorly because I wasn't mature enough to acknowledge the dashboard that showed me how many resources I had. I did not completely understand my situation. It's the same way in life. It's very difficult to know what you need, how to get it, and how long it's going to take when you don't have an inventory telling you that information. That's the point of creating a personal inventory. It's almost a scoreboard you make to help yourself gauge and guide your efforts. If you've played any sort of RPG you know that your inventory is what you have.  In video games and Tabletop RPG's, it's often your backpack, bag of holding, or other space where you hold stuff.  Generally, to make you look cool in the game and not like you're carrying a bunch of stuff, you aren't depicted with that stuff even though it is in your inventory. Doing a personal inventory is very similar. You'll write down some things that you have that you don't quite carry with you. It's a more comprehensive and slightly abstract inventory. One other thing. A personal inventory is just that, it's personal. I'll suggest a few things that I recommend everyone put on their inventory, but yours will be different than mine. That's good because we value different things.   So let's get into it. Write it down I recommend you write this all down. In my opinion, on paper is the best option, but I understand that we live in a digital age. Writing it down helps it stick in your mind better and it helps you slow down and really articulate thoughts. It makes things more deliberate. So the first step to get a writing implement and prepare your mind. Separate it into categories While Video Games consider inventory to be anything you physically have, with this...

Game Theory Podcast
2022 NBA DRAFT EARLY ENTRY DECISION DEADLINE: Winners/Losers and Analysis

Game Theory Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 91:14 Very Popular


In this episode, Matt Pennie joins Sam Vecenie to break down the 2022 NBA Draft and its Early Entry Deadline Decisions. Who made critical decisions that will have ramifications? Who were the winners and losers? We dive deep into Drew Timme, Julian Strawther, Gonzaga, Marcus Sasser and Houston, Michigan, Caleb Houston and Moussa Diabate, NC State with Terquavion Smith and Dereon Seabron, Kansas with Kevin McCullar and Jalen Wilson, Harrison Ingram and Stanford, Trevor Keels and Duke, Trayce Jackson-Davis and Indiana, Justin Lewis and Marquette, Ryan Rollins and Toledo, Josh Minott and Memphis, Aminu Mohammed and Georgetown, and plenty of other big decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How to Be a Better DM
How to Make D&D More Immersive

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 16:08


You sit down at the fire. You've traveled a long distance to reach these particular nomads. You've heard tell that these nomads have mystical powers and can guide you on finding unknowable secrets. You look around. Their long arms show a fierce exterior, but they've let you sit in their circle. They've shared their meat with you. Their hair hides their faces though you can see pinpricks of light reflect off of their eyes and hidden behind their hair. They seem to look at you expectantly. “Um… what am I…” It's at that moment that one of their numbers starts beating a drum produced from somewhere within the folds of their outer garments. More drums are produced and the rhythm continues and amplifies. Soon the sound of beating drums is all you hear. It echoes the beating of a heart. Not your heart but the communal heart of this tribe. You let yourself fall into the rhythm. After a moment, you notice an elder stand up and walk towards the central fire. He chants some things and then throws some dust into the fire. There's a puff of green smoke and you smell a distinct earthy smell. Soon, your senses become slurred and you seem to drift from reality. Your eyes open and instead of at a ritual fire, you're standing waist-deep in the ocean. You look over and see another tribal member standing with you. You both wield spears and look for fish. You throw your spear.  Flash. Instead of being near a ritual fire, you're crouching low in a snowy copse of trees. You peer out from behind some bushes and see an auroch munching on greenery. The rest of your hunting party has snuck around to flank the beast. You hear the double hoot of an owl. That's the signal. You jump up and charge to attack the beast. Flash. Instead of at a ritual fire, you're in a grotto. You see a large stone monolith. Inscribed on the giant stone are ancient runes. They glow softly blue in the dim light. At the base of the monolith is a pool of water that seems pure and as you approach it starts to glow light blue. This is what you've come for. So what would you like to do? Welcome back to another episode of How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host Justin Lewis and together you and I will learn how to tell better stories as we DM sessions of Dungeons and Dragons 5e.  First of all, I've got to say thank you so much. Since we started the show, we've seen amazing growth that I never could have predicted. It's all because of you guys. You guys have allowed us to create cool content and spread it to some awesome people. Next don't forget to listen to the end of today's episode to hear how you can support the show. Today, let's talk about immersion.  Now, I'm not going to be talking about Virtual Reality, though we can all expect that within our lifetimes we'll see all sorts of leaps in bounds in that area. No, I'm talking about learning to help your players feel like they are in your world. You have to help your players slip the bonds of our time and space and instead drift through the planes to the material plane on which you play D&D. Better descriptionsNo amount of cool voice-changing software or LED lights will cover up bad storytelling. Storytelling is character, plot, voice, and conflict. It's also scene. You need to be able to paint pictures with your words.  Work on your descriptions of all points of your gameplay. There's a fine balancing act here though. You can't take forever describing something but you also shouldn't do it in just one word. You need to be concise and evocative.  It's helpful to describe things using your senses. Don't forget that sixth sense we all get. You know like when there's tension in the air and no one is saying anything but you can feel that something is wrong. One thing I'd recommend steering away from that is somewhat a crutch is using analogies from our world. I struggle with this because it's so helpful and easy but I think it pulls your players...

The Hard Thing Podcast
The 4 Personal Quests

The Hard Thing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 9:06


The 4 Personal QuestsWelcome, Adventurer to the first episode of Becoming The Hero. I'm Justin Lewis and I'll be your DM for today. You might think DM means dungeon master as in from Dungeons and Dragons. While I am an excellent Dungeon Master, that's not what DM stands for on this show.  No, here DM means development master. I'll explain more about that later. If you're listening to the show for the first time Becoming The Hero is The Personal Development podcast for nerds who see amazing heroes in their books, comics, games, or movies and desperately want to be like their heroes. This is the show to help you become like them. Do you know that feeling you feel when seeing a cool scene in a movie? I want you to have that feeling about yourself. It's going to take some mental shifts and also some work, but I truly believe that everyone can have lives they feel you can write a book or make a movie about. So let's get into it. You're probably thinking that now we need to talk about “setting goals” and being “SMART” about it. You're right…. And you're wrong. You don't need goals. You've likely been setting goals your entire life. You've probably hit some and missed some.  You need something more. You need a personal quest. Cast your mind. Think about Tolkein's Lord of The Rings, or Lucas' Star Wars, or Rowling's Harry Potter (and yes I know the faux pas I committed in having you compare Tolkein and J.K. Rowling, but just go with it for now). The hero in each of those stories doesn't set goals. Instead, they set out to accomplish something.  Frodo set out first to take the ring to Gandalf at the Prancing Pony and then to Rivendel and then to Mordor.  Luke set out to get off of Tatooine and then to help Princess Leia and then finally to become a Jedi like his father before him. Harry set out to become a wizard, and then pass his years in school and then fight He Who Must Not Be Named over and over and over again. I'm not saying that writing down goals isn't worth your time. You're going to be doing a lot of writing because you won't remember everything you think of. Instead, I'm saying you need to add a little more adventure into your life. Add more excitement and let that help fuel you onto the greatness you so truly desire. “Oh Great and Wise DM Justin, what kinds of personal quests are there?” Well, I'll tell you incredibly handsome and humble inner voice. In my estimation, there are exactly 4 types of personal quests. Everything else is just specifics. You can set out to acquire resources. You can set out to build relationships. You can set out to develop skills. And you can set out to further a cause. If you think of another category, please email me as I'd love to be illuminated. But seriously, all your personal quests fall into these categories. “Can I choose all of these quests?” Of course, you can inner voice, however, I don't know that I'd recommend it. You see, by choosing the quest, you also indicate exactly what VICTORY looks like. Accomplishing the quest happens in part because of the specificity. Do you want an example of unspecificity? Think about the movie Forrest Gump. Forrest is an amazing individual, but at a certain point, he loses all specificity in his life. He decides all he wants to do is run, so he does. He doesn't have any aim or goal, he just wants to run. That works for him because that's what he wants. He runs and runs and finally at one point, he decides he doesn't want to run anymore. His quest was to run. It wasn't to run any distance or reach any destination. In that regard, he did reach his goal, but for you and I, we'll need something a little more specific. So let's briefly talk about these 4 personal quests and then I'll give you today's side quest. Acquiring Resources:The goal of this quest is to “slay the beast” and “get the loot”. Whoa…. Hold your horses. I'm not...

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
The 10 college basketball players who shape next season's Top 25 — or the back of the first round in this year's NBA Draft (College Basketball 05/09/22)

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 58:49


Everyone knows about the Jabari Smiths, Chet Holmgrens and Paolo Bancheros of this year's NBA Draft. However, who are the guys on the fence who have yet to make a draft decision yet that could the NBA Draft ... or college basketball? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone do a deep dive on 10 prospects you need to know. (2:07) -Patrick Baldwin Jr (7:55) - Shaedon Sharpe (11:02) - Max Christie (16:15) - Justin Lewis (20:21) - Julian Strawther and Drew Timme Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.  You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast." Follow the Eye on College Basketballteam on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe Visit the Eye on College Basketball YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw For more College Basketball Coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Upside Swings
Scouting Depth Wings: Jalen Williams, Jordan Hall, Justin Lewis, Jake LaRavia, and Harrison Ingram

Upside Swings

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 117:11


The guys break down some more funky forwards Jalen Williams- 1:22 Jordan Hall- 27:53 Justin Lewis- 47:47 Jake LaRavia- 64:38 Harrison Ingram- 92:28 Tale of the Tape- 114:22

How to Be a Better DM
How to Find Your D&D Group

How to Be a Better DM

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 9:17


You walk into the tavern. Your sword and shield clinking together as you walk makes everyone in the tavern turn and look at you. Being somewhat new to this you try and act tough and scowl at everyone. It doesn't come off well and you look sort of foolish. You walk over to the bar and wait patiently for the bartender to come talk to you and ask you what you want to drink. He doesn't. Instead he serves all the other patrons who keep shouting at him.  “It seems the squeaky wheel does get the grease,” you mutter under your breath. You raise your hand and shout at the bartender and finally he comes over. He's a large half-orc fellow who looks like he's no stranger to a brawl. “Heyo, what'll it be?” He asks with a quizzical eye at your armor and clothing. You brush it off and say, “A simple ale please, and I was wondering if you could give me some direction?” The bartender stops and gives you more of his full attention.  “Yeah? What did you need?” “Well, I'm looking for sort of a group of companions. Do you know any mercenary groups that are open to a new member?” The half-orc smiles and says, “you must be new to this whole adventuring thing. Well these groups don't just accept complete strangers in. You'll have to prove yourself and they don't really go about looking for new compatriots.  Now, with that in mind,” and he turns you to look at the rest of the tavern, “over in that corner, yeah those dark elves, they are the Right Harvesters. They're a group of crow come up from the Underdark seeking the quell those who follow any demon or devil. Bunch of rightoues pricks you ask me. Over there with the ogre, they're the Blade Speakers. Mostly just ruffians and vagabonda really. Lastly, the group to your left here are the Whisper Wraiths. They're tied up with the Zhentarim pretty tight. So adventurer, here's your drink and I'm mighty curious what you're going to do.” So what would you like to do? Welcome back to How to Be a Better DM. I'm your host, Justin Lewis and I'm here to help you create better stories as you DM sessions of Dungeons and Dragons 5e. Today, let's talk about one of the first things that you'll do as a DM- finding your D&D group. This is going to be my hypothetical list for what I'd do if I wanted to find players for my D&D campaign. You might try different things, but this is what I would do first. Ask friends and familyThe first thing I do when starting a D&D campaign is ask my friends and family. For me personally, I try to start with my family just to build that relationship better but that's just me. I also don't just ask friends who I know would be interested. I ask any friend because D&D is a great way to build friendships. I've also been highly surprised at the people who've said yes and have even been extremely excited to try D&D. You just gotta ask. I think this is the best place to start because D&D can turn an acquaintance into a friend and a good relationship into a great one. Often D&D sessions turn into much more.  Ask Friends and Family for ReferralsEvery single one of your friends has friends who are not your friends. What better way to meet someone who might like the same types of things you like than by asking someone who likes the same types of things that you like? “But I don't really want to meet new people…” I get it. We're all introverts and we're all extroverts and we all like staying home and binging Netflix and we all like going out and partying. Sometimes you don't want to meet new people, but sometimes you don't want to be lonely. The fact of the matter is that you do have to put yourself out there, especially as a DM. You have to give so many invitations and most of them will naturally be no's. That's ok. Just ask your friends and family who say no who they might know who would say yes or even be interested in hearing what D&D is all about. Trawl the SocialsThe next thing I do is head

Because Jitsu Podcast
Justin Lewis - Beyond Real

Because Jitsu Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 74:51


My long time friend and avid Conspiracy considerer - Justin Lewis - brings some of his experiences and deep musing about the basis of reality itself into a facinating episode that will have you questioning absolutely everything you know and are!

Grizzly Bear Blues: for Memphis Grizzlies fans
3 & D: The Grizzlies NEED to win Game 2, Plus: Grizzlies Award Snubs

Grizzly Bear Blues: for Memphis Grizzlies fans

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 42:00


Ben Hogan is joined by BasketballNews' and former 3 and D host Justin Lewis. The guys discuss what the Grizz have to do to avoid falling behind 2-0. They also take a look at the MIP award and if Jaren was snubbed in the DPOY results. Finally, the two go over their over/under win totals they picked at the beginning of the season. Follow @sbngrizzlies, @3andDpod, @NotTheGolfer, @J_Timberfake_. Beats: Flemdawg1hunna, Graphics: Will Stone. Like, subscribe, download, and write a review to the Grizzly Bear Blues podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SnoTap Network
Murph's NFL Draft Manifesto: Packers' Top OLine + Tight End Targets | The Daily Tap Podcast

SnoTap Network

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 56:46


Charlie is joined by Nolan Murphy again to talk about the NFL Draft. This time around they are talking about the offensive lineman and tight ends that could be appealing for the Green Bay Packers. What Green Bay might do in the first two rounds with offensive linemen. Will they go tight end early? Charlie talks about Justin Lewis' departure, Positive & Negative Take from Brewers-Orioles & the Wisconsin Wednesday Shotski

The Sustainable Angler
EP 46. Justin Lewis from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

The Sustainable Angler

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 49:01


Aloha y'all! I love bonefish for a number of reasons, but they just so happen to live in the most beautiful places, which is why I am so glad I had the opportunity to interview Justin Lewis, who is a marine biologist and the Bahamas Initiative Manager for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. If you are curious, or you love bonefish, this episode is for you because we take a deep dive into the spawning habits of bonefish; how to properly handle a bonefish once caught; environmental threats to bonefish, such as habitat degradation, but also some inspiring habitat restoration initiatives like replanting mangroves; and finally, Justin's favorite bonefish fly. Special thanks to Justin for protecting what he loves and for sharing his knowledge with me on The Sustainable Angler. This episode of The Sustainable Angler is brought to you by Emerger Strategies.