Worldbuilding is the art of crafting universes in our minds, where stories come alive and characters find their purpose.
When I began delving into Dungeons & Dragons, Bob World Builder’s YouTube channel was among the initial resources I stumbled upon. His serene approach and uplifting content were not only a refreshing discovery but also alleviated the apprehension I felt as I embarked on this new journey. I feel I’m a world builder at heart, and I’ve found a ton of joy doing this for D&D. Therefore, in this Perception Check, I’d like to introduce you to Bob.
Bob World Builder
Bob is a multifaceted creator, delving into YouTube, publishing, podcasting, and voice-over work. While some lovingly refer to him as the “Bob Ross of D&D,” (I sure do) most simply know him as Bob.
His YouTube channel is chock full of great tips and experiments where he puts the rules of D&D to a test in the real world and they are quite entertaining.
The first video of his that caught my attention was “Which D&D Books Should You BUY? (2022).” I believe it’s an excellent guide, particularly for those uncertain about their purchases. By the time I found it, my collector’s instinct had already taken over, leading me to buy many of the books. Despite his and others’ suggestions, I was set on my chosen course. But, well, that’s just how I am.
A personal favorite video of his is I walked 24 miles to see if D&D Travel is REALISTIC. And in it, you can tell Bob truly has a passion for this hobby we all love. Well, you can see that in any single video of his.
Bob has a Patreon site where he offers a tier known as the “Builder” tier. Subscribers to this level enjoy all the perks from previous tiers, plus:
- The Monthly (5e) Pack: A fresh 5e PDF resource pack every month. These typically feature one-shot adventures crafted by top-tier TTRPG authors, but occasionally, they might be D&D 5e-compatible rules supplements. These one-shots are specifically designed for ease of preparation and seamless integration, complete with drag-and-drop utilities.
- Exclusive early access to podcast episodes.
- A specialized RSS link, allowing you to tune in via your favorite podcast platform.
- Periodic exclusive access to various rewards, sneak peeks into Bob’s drafts, and fully realized projects.
- An in-depth NPC character, supplemented with role-playing pointers.
- A novel 5e monster, paired with strategic combat guidelines.
- A unique 5e magical artifact.
- A straightforward encounter blueprint.
- Digital assets, including VTT tokens, maps, and cards.
- Access to a dedicated Discord community.
So be sure to check out Bob World Builders YouTube channel along with considering his Patreon membership. You’ll be glad you did.
Till next time!