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DDOcast 145, Part 1 – Crunchy Bits Collection

(The MP3 file can be downloaded HERE Right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3)

Hi everyone!

This is Volume 1 of Crunchy Bits and was complied and released in two parts by Jerry back in November 2009. I thought it would be a good idea to release put these out this week since Sig and I will be out for this weekend and there will be no live show for Ep. 227.

We understand that its been a while and some things may have changed, but most of the advice and knowledge still applies. If you listen to it and have any questions feel free to send us an email or post in our forums. We hope you enjoy this republishing of Crunchy Bits!


July 28, 2011

P.S.: I’ve kept Jerry’s original message but will make another post for part 2 of the collection. If I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I may republish the Crunchy Bits Notes here on

P.P.S.: Oh and 2009 is back when I was finishing up school and our play time in DDO was at its low point, and well before we inherited DDOcast from Jerry.

Hello Everyone,

Doing something different this week for the long Thanksgiving holiday. The following is a two-parter featuring all of the “Crunchy Bits” in one place! Sigfried and Anne did an amazing job with these, and I’ve had numerous requests to put all 26 of the segments together and release it.

I figure long road trips for Thanksgiving and the introduction in recent months of new players to DDO makes this is a great time to finally get this done. New players and veterans alike will get a lot out of this – here’s the crunchy stuff! Presented by Anne and Sigfried on DDOcast, here’s a treasure trove of useful advice and information and a great way to delve deeper into DDO!

This is a lengthy show. I’ve split it into two parts, each a little more than two hours long. Consider this both a “show” and an archive, a reference spot for the future.

Listen in parts or as part of a long road trip, enjoy! All of the Crunchy Bits show notes can be found HERE.

Visit for any and all of the episodes in which these originally ran. Approximately September of 2007 through August of 2008. With just a few exceptions, all of the information contained within is accurate as of the time of production. Keep in mind that lots of rules have changed in DDO over time. Still, a ton of good information is here.

Thanks Sigfried and Anne for your hard work and research.

November 25, 2009


DDOcast’s Crunchy Bits Master Class with Sigfried and Anne Trent, hosted by Jerry Snook
Part 1: Left click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3.

:15 Introduction and chat with Sigfried and Anne
12:41 1-Two Weapon Fighting
22:20 2-Two Handed Fighting
32:05 3-Armor Class
43:05 4-Mod 5 Strategy
53:46 5-Races of DDO Overview
1:03:41 6-Ranged Combat
1:15:24 7 (accidentally called 6 in the segment)-Spell Casting Basics
1:26:57 8-Cleric Strategy
1:36:44 9-Bonus Stacking
1:47:46 10-Dynamic Duo
1:56:12 11-Intimitanks
2:05:54 12-Battle Wizards
2:17:52 13-Saving Throws
2:27:11 Outro by Jerry


TOTAL TIME: 2:27:44

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