The most difficult part of dnd prep is FOR SURE finding the time and space to practice voices/accents. I've basically taken to doing it in the car on my commute lol. Matt, Brennan, Aabria... I feel you.
i dont watch any of the media that hes in, but whenever i see a clip of brennan lee mulligan reciting a monologue or descending into madness or both-
i just want to let him know that no one can do it like him... there is something in his brain that just prints out these monologues in real time with perfectly orchestrated lines and i want to learn how he does it
one of the DMs I play with has, like, 70 slips of paper that say, "Loading," with bits of random D&D mechanics advice ("partial cover grants +2 to AC") that he slots onto his DM screen when he needs to look something up, assemble something, or think up a mechanic for player bullshit.
The Exandria DMs talking about the shit their partners put up with bc they're obsessed with worldbuilding is hilarious. The idea of brennan lee mulligan standing in his kitchen, in the dark, holding a half filled thing of half and half, staring into the middle distance and thinking about dnd is the funniest thing I've heard in a while
"Let me be clear. This was put into this fucking questionnaire to come for me. And I'm going to explain something. If you're at home and you're afraid to tell your gaming group that you're a snacker, I've got your back, okay? Because it's okay to fucking snack, all right? When you're out there--some of us SWEAT from the MOMENT we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. Some of our boooddiiess are betraying us constantly. Would I have chosen this paper white, fur covered, constantly sweating body? No! I wouldn't have. Does it require constant almonds? YES. Almonds all the time, okay? And I'm not going to apologize because these two fucking elevated beings, these two hovering (what are the pre-Skeksis, pre-mystic light beings from the Dark Crystal?)--YOU TWO! SOME OF US ARE POD PEOPLE, OKAY? I'm a little PODDLING. And I need to snack! If I could have another MOUTH in my back so that I could--the BIGGEST obstacle in my GM-ing, ALL RIGHT, is that the same place I talk from is where the food needs to go!"
[Matt: well we know what to get him for christmas]
"A mouth in my back! So that I can have a friend shoveling SALAMI into an open furnace in my torso while I narrate. AND I'M NOT SORRY. I LIKE TO SNACK.