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Episode 62 - It’s Oh So Quiet (Things From The Flood)

Episode 62 - It's Oh So Quiet (Things From The Flood)

Regrouping  to form a new plan, our three investigators, Sora, Antony and Hazel, decide to make their way back to the nearby military installation to follow up on the strange hazmat-suited people that Hazel had seen earlier in the day. But can they even get into the base?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @Dragon_PRPG & @Deadhorsepod. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 61 - Saturday Night (Things From The Flood)

Episode 61 - Saturday Night (Things From The Flood)

All thoughts of strange happenings driven from his mind by the prospect of having a date to the roller-disco, Antony is in for a rude awakening as Hazel returns from the M.O.D. base with news of mysterious figures at work. For Sora, the weird happenings are feeling less and less like a game, and Kev's awkward behaviour is not helping matters.

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Episode 60 - Girls and Boys (Things From The Flood)

Episode 60 - Girls and Boys (Things From The Flood)

It's the morning before the roller-disco! With a week of strange occurrences behind them which show no signs of letting up, can Antony, Hazel and Sora remain focussed on their investigation of the weirdness, or will the lure of a night of fun overcome them?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @Dragon_PRPG & @Deadhorsepod. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 59 - The Sign (Things From The Flood)

Episode 59 - The Sign (Things From The Flood)

Swallowing their fears, Antony, Hazel and Sora must try and find out what has happened to the family of their friend, Kev. At every turn, however, nothing is as they expect, and each must come to their own conclusions as to what has happened, even as the adults in their lives refuse to believe that anything is wrong...

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Episode 58 - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Things From The Flood)

Episode 58 - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Things From The Flood)

The year is 1994. Sixty years after a series of gruesome murders rocked the seaside town of Twynham-on-Sea, a new mystery rears its head in the community; one that teenage friends Hazel, Sora and Antony find themselves inevitably drawn into...

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @Dragon_PRPG & @Deadhorsepod. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 57 - The Sunken City of Ión-Tarnis (D&D 5e)

Episode 57 - The Sunken City of Ión-Tarnis (D&D 5e)

Following the clues to the final resting place of The Tideblade, Roxy, Marie and Obadiah find themselves on an undersea adventure to the sunken city of Ión-Tarnis led by Captain Pete Smiles. But what dangers lie in store for them beneath the waves?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MegthePict @EmJayEe & @Deadhorsepod. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

PWD Q&A - Call of Cthulhu Postmortem

PWD Q&A - Call of Cthulhu Postmortem

Looking back at our recent Call of Cthulhu storyline, 'Family Ties', AJ, Eden Amy and Mark answer YOUR listener-submitted questions!

Follow our players on Twitter at @MonkeyMagicEden, @MegThePict and @MarkusMalice87. Find us on Twitter at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 56 - The Dead Elf’s Verse (D&D5e)

Episode 56 - The Dead Elf's Verse (D&D 5e)

Free from prison, and aboard Captain Smiles' ship, The Grinning Skull; Roxy, Marie and Obadiah are told of the legendary sword known as The Tideblade, which the Captain has been seeking for some time. Following the clues, their quest leads them to a quaint village, built among the ancient ruins of a long-destroyed city...

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Episode 55 - Sentenced To The Crag (D&D5e)

Episode 55 - Sentenced to the Crag (D&D 5e)

Clapped in Irons and sentenced to serve hard time in the most remote prison in Vallanna; all hope seems lost for Roxy, Obadiah and Marie. Chained to notorious pirate Pettigrew "Pete" Smiles, however, escape and adventure may be in their immediate futures...

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PWD Worldbuilding - The Demon War

PWD Worldbuilding - The Demon War

In the second of our World Anvil Summer Camp 2019 tie-in episodes, AJ and Amy take a look at the conflict which shook our homebrew D&D world of Vallanna, known as The Demon War...

Find us on Twitter at @PretendWithDice, @MegthePict & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 54 - Family Ties (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 54 - Family Ties (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

In the thrilling conclusion of our Call of Cthulhu story, with the safety of all of Twynham-on-Sea hanging in the balance, our investigators Barnard, Madam Sway and Alistair find themselves face-to-face with the horrific creature behind the murders in the town, and are drawn into a confrontation that will cost them dearly...

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PWD Worldbuilding - World Anvil Summer Camp 2019

PWD Worldbuilding - World Anvil Summer Camp 2019

AJ and Eden take a look at the World Anvil community challenge, Summer Camp 2019, and talk through some of the worldbuilding prompts to create some new locations and items for our homebrew D&D world of Vallanna...

Find us on Twitter at @PretendWithDice, @MonkeyMagicEden & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 53 - Breaking & Entering (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 53 - Breaking & Entering (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Continuing their hunt for the mysterious Doctor Quartley, our investigators reach his house, but find their search has hit another dead end. Frustrations mounting, and with the sense that time is running out, they must decide whether to stay on the right side of the law, or plunge past the point of no return, in search of the truth...

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 52 - Offices & Operating Theatres (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 52 - Offices & Operating Theatres (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Demanding answers about Jenkins, Barnard and Madam Sway break into the office of the doctor running the sanitarium. Meanwhile, from his hiding spot in the operating theatre, can Alistair observe firsthand what is being done to the patients?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 51 - Interrogation & Investigation (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 51 - Interrogation & Investigation (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Alistair and Madam Sway face police questioning about their role in the murders plaguing Twynham-on-Sea, before joining Barnard for a trip to the Sanitarium, where they uncover some sinister truths...

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

The PWD 2-Year Anniversary Q&A

The PWD 2-Year Anniversary Q&A

Celebrating 2 years of the podcast, AJ, Eden and Ollie answer YOUR listener-submitted questions!

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Episode 50 - Suspicion & Memories (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 50 - Suspicion & Memories (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Still reeling from his encounter with the mysterious creature behind the theatre, Alistair finds himself as the prime suspect for the series of murders that have been occurring in town. Without a clear picture of what exactly happened to him, can our investigators get to the bottom of it all?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 49 - Caliban (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 49 - Caliban (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Continuing their investigation of the unsettling events at the theatre, as the clues start to come together, Madam Sway and Barnard must deal with some less-than-helpful police officers, while Alistair follows the trail outside, finding himself alone, and face-to-face with something he cannot comprehend...

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PWD Worldbuilding - The Elven Realms and The Legend of Pel’Ambar

PWD Worldbuilding - The Elven Realms and The Legend of Pel'Ambar

In our third Worldbuilding episode, AJ and Amy talk about the lands and cities of the elven people living within the borders of Vallanna, and come up with the tale of an unlikely and controversial elven folk hero...

You can find out more about our custom D&D setting, Vallanna, including the map referenced in this podcast, on our WorldAnvil page here - https://www.worldanvil.com/w/vallanna-pretendingwithdice

Find us on Twitter at @PretendWithDice@ajheretic666 and @MegthePict, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 48 - After The Fall (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 48 - After The Fall (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Reacting to the shocking circumstances which brought the theatre performance to an abrupt halt, Madam Sway, Alistair and Barnard find themselves embroiled in yet another investigation, with eerie similarities to the first...

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 47 - A Night At The Theatre (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 47 - A Night At The Theatre (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Barnard meets an aloof butler in the service of a local noble, before he, Alistair and Madam Sway head to the Regency Theatre for the performance of The Tempest. Yet, they can't seem to shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong...

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Episode 46 - Reflections In The Rain (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 46 - Reflections In The Rain (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Madam Sway braves the weather to walk around the harbour, spying the imposing and private manor house on the shoreline; Barnard tries to visit Jenkins yet again, only to find Jenkins' medical procedures may be more serious than he had thought; Alistair pays a visit to his old friend Abraham, ahead of the evening's performance of The Tempest.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

PWD Interviews…Nikoli of Penance RPG

PWD Interviews...Nikoli of Penance RPG

AJ is joined for this bonus interview episode by Nikoli of the Penance RPG Podcast. They talk about custom game systems, running rpgs with chaotic casts, convention appearances and much more!

Check out Penance RPG on all good podcast providers, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @PenanceRPG.

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Episode 45 - Putting Thoughts Aside (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 45 - Putting Thoughts Aside (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Barnard talks his way back to the crime scene, meeting the surprisingly nonplussed vicar along the way, before rejoining Madam Sway and Alistair, where they discuss whether the strange events in the town are really any of their business...

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PWD Worldbuilding - Shalefast and The Fantastic Squeeze-Box

PWD Worldbuilding - Shalefast and The Fantastic Squeeze-Box

In our second Worldbuilding episode, AJ and Amy build the Dwarven town of Shalefast, and take a look at the pub that Amy's character Meg owns.  

Find us at @PretendWithDice, @MegthePict & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 44 - Unshielded By Faith (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 44 - Unshielded By Faith (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Reeling from the gruesome tale related by a police officer at the church, Madam Sway finds herself running into Alistair, who decides to investigate the situation personally. What grisly scene awaits him in the priest's private quarters?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

PWD Worldbuilding - Large Towns of Vallanna

PWD Worldbuilding - Large Towns of Vallanna

In our first Worldbuilding episode, AJ and Eden take an overall look at our homebrew D&D setting of Vallanna, and flesh out the details of some of the larger towns. Eden then pitches a brand new thing for the setting.

Find us at @PretendWithDice, @MonkeymagicEden & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 43 - Signs Of Some Strangeness (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 43 - Signs Of Some Strangeness (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Beginning their first full day in Twynham-on-Sea, our protagonists set about their own business. Madam Sway makes for the town's theatre, finding it seemingly deserted; Alistair visits the windy, forbidding clifftops and spies a mysterious manor house, and Barnard pays a call to a comrade from the Great War, who is undergoing treatment at the town's Sanitarium.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

PWD Interviews…Lexa of Dead Horse Podcast

PWD Interviews...Lexa of Dead Horse Podcast

In our very first bonus episode, AJ talks with Lexa, of the Dead Horse Podcast, about podcasting, roleplaying and a bunch of other stuff!

Check out the Dead Horse Podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes and all good podcast providers, and follow them on Twitter @HorsePodcast.

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Episode 42 - An Evening Arrival (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

Episode 42 - An Evening Arrival (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

We begin our brand new Call of Cthulhu storyline. Our protagonists arrive at the sleepy seaside town of Twynham-on-Sea -  home to an up and coming doctor who purports extraordinary medical powers,  an insular fishing community, suspicious residents, reclusive landowners, and an inexplicable feeling of dread.

Each has their own reason for visiting the town, yet they find themselves drawn together by circumstance and fate.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MegthePict & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 41 - A Matter Of Time (D&D5e)

Episode 41 - A Matter Of Time (D&D5e)

In the dramatic conclusion of our D&D storyline, 'Rates Of Change', our adventurers Enothe, Pronce and Bork finally make it to the centre of Wildmeadow, coming face to face with the Cult of the Bleeding Eye, and discovering the source of the time-distortions that have plagued the village.

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Episode 40 - We’re Going To Need A Bigger Bork (D&D5e)

Episode 40 - We're Going To Need A Bigger Bork(D&D5e)

Our adventurers fight for their lives in the village of Wildmeadow! The time distortions have produced a huge, frightening, insectoid monstrosity, and it's intent on eating Bork, Pronce, Enothe and Elys for lunch! Can they defeat it and continue their quest to fix time?

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Episode 39 - Rates Of Change (D&D5e)

Episode 39 - Rates Of Change(D&D5e)

Tentatively approaching the village of Wildmeadow with their new companion Elys, our adventurers Enothe, Bork and Pronce find that the laws of time and space are not acting as they should. Can they make their way to the centre of the village and unravel this mystery?

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Episode 38 - Back On The Road (D&D5e)

Episode 38 - Back On The Road (D&D5e)

Having gone their separate ways in our last episode, following a big argument, our adventurers Bork, Pronce and Enothe discover that they need each other, after all. Except for Bork, who was doing alright on his own, actually.

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Episode 37 - Pronce’s Purloined Portrait (D&D5e)

Episode 37 - Pronce's Purloined Portrait (D&D5e)

Making the most of their time in the city of Laranna, Pronce gets his portrait painted; Bork runs into his cousin Roland, and Enothe gets super hangry.

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Episode 36 - The Green Flask (D&D5e)

Episode 36 - The Green Flask (D&D5e)

We kick off our third Dungeons & Dragons story-arc - 'Rates of Change'!

After several days on the road, following their exploits at the Tomb of Grazak, Bork, Enothe and Pronce bid farewell to their travelling companions and head south. Still in pursuit of the Cult of the Bleeding Eye, surely a quick stop in the city of Laranna couldn't be much trouble, could it?

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Episode 35 - The Money And The Mute (Shadowrun 5e)

Episode 35 - The Money And The Mute

The dramatic conclusion to our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

Selas' confrontaion with Dieter comes to a head, while Giles' date with Dascha seems to be going surprisingly well. Together, can the boys get Bonnie out of trouble and save the town from the sleazy club owners' insidious influence?

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Episode 34 - The Tourist And The Tunnel (Shadowrun 5e)

Episode 34 - The Tourist And The Tunnel

We continue our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

After questioning Bonnie about the debt that she owes, Selas and Giles have some time to kill. They take in the local sights, and explore the village, before heading off on their missions/dates.  

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Episode 33 - Eastenders and Eggplants (Shadowrun 5e)

Episode 33 - Eastenders and Eggplants

We continue our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

Selas and Giles continue their recon of the local club scene. Selas is subjected to a severe misunderstanding of some old-world soap operas, while Giles lands himself a date with a woman twice his height.

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Episode 32 - The Inn & The SIN (Shadowrun 5e)

Episode 32 - The Inn & The SIN

We kick off our brand new Shadowrun 5e storyline, 'A Giant's Thing'!

In the village of Cerne Abbas, two Shadowrunners -  Selas and Giles, are hired by the owner of a small inn, to help save a local lady from being forced into a life of servitude by  a corrupt businessman.

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