Our Story

The Arcs

Our adventure is organized into story arcs. If you're new to D&D, be sure to start with the Beginners episodes below! Then, meet the cast and peek behind the scenes in the Afterparty, released the day after every new episode.

(We also offer accessible mono audio versions of each episode here.)

The Recaps

Want to catch up on the adventure or refresh your memory? Check out these short recaps of our episodes so far. You can stream them and read full transcripts at the links below.


Meet the Characters

These short vignettes introduce you to our heroes and the world they live in.

Did you hear this story when you were little? The one about the monsters who tried to eat the world and the heroes who rose up to save it? Everyone’s grandparents told this story a little differently, but it always had a happy ending. (Transcript here)

Mile five on the road to Fidapolis. Weather: humid. Ground: swampy. Oat cakes: delicious. (Transcript here)

Excerpts from the recovered journal of Johnny B Goodlight. Ages 11-41. (Transcript here)

Hard restart switch activated. Systems loading. Loading. Environmental scan initiated. All clear. (Transcript here)


Arc I: Wedding Party

Our heroes crash a wedding to save a prince.

New to D&D?

Listen to the Beginner versions of our first two episodes!

D&D pro?

Skip the tool tips and listen to episodes one and two!

Our heroes begin their lifelong friendship… or are forced into working together because they’re in jail. Inara find some pants. Tracey reads quietly to himself. Johnny makes a toast. (Transcript here)

As you listen to this episode, you'll hear Amanda pop in everyone once in awhile to explain what's going on. But don't worry, you're getting the same story as Episode One. (Transcript here)

As you listen to this episode, you'll hear Amanda pop in everyone once in awhile to explain what's going on. But don't worry, you're getting the same story as Episode Two. (Transcript here)

The wedding continues and no one has died…yet. Can they keep Alonzo and Greg safe for the entire wedding? Will it be happy ever after after all? Tracey looks for bread. Johnny goes to the bar. Inara gives everyone a hand. (Transcript here)


The Afterparty

After each episode we sit down for the Afterparty, where we break down our game and answer your questions about how to play Dungeons & Dragons and other roleplaying games at home.

 

Today, we’re talking about our D&D cred, magic, barbarian rage, the relationship between players and their characters, and Kermit the Frog. It’s a party, and you’re invited! (Transcript here)


The Punchbowl

Even on our off weeks, we're thinking about D&D and what it’s like to be a player in 2018 and beyond. Every so often we interview those who are pushing the game forward creatively, communally, and socially. Listen here!

 

Today we sit down with Carey Pietsch, the artist behind the graphic novel The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins. We talk changing from gaming to audio to visual art, choosing the color of grass, and making magic items pop. (Transcript here)