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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

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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...

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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 @am_quizitor & @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.  

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 @am_quizitor & @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?

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

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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Episode 31 - Tempest Squadron Discussion and Q&A

Episode 31 - Tempest Squadron Discussion and Q&A

We look back on our Star Wars storyline, Tempest Squadron; answer some listener-submitted questions; talk over each other a lot, and reminisce about all of the dirty jokes that didn't make it into the final edit.

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Episode 30 - Flight Of The Tempest (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 30 - Flight of the Tempest (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Pursued by the Empire,  Rebel pilots Kortez, Thnock and Klyne along with their contact, Vayla, and her father, make a desperate flight for freedom from the Imperial planet of Thrasis VII. Overhead, a massive Star Destroyer blocks their escape. Can they make it to safety and return to the Rebel Fleet?

Our Star Wars storyline, Tempest Squadron, comes to a dramatic conclusion!

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Episode 29 - The Ugnaught Infiltration (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 29 - The Ugnaught Infiltration (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Klyne, Kortez and Thnock, along with their contact V, launch their plan to rescue V's father and escape the planet with some new X-Wings for the Rebellion.

First, however, they must infiltrate the Imperial Decommissioning Facility - A huge installation that is home to the remnants of the Old Republic Fleet.

Will they be up to the task?

 

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Episode 28 - The Hunt For V (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 28 - The Hunt for V (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Returning to the Sleeping Fleet Cantina, our Rebel pilots Thnock, Klyne and Kortez face the hardest test of their mission so far - Identifying their contact, V, in a bar full of drunkards.

Can they find the information they seek? Are they any closer to getting hold of new X-Wings for the Alliance? Will Thnock ever wipe the Buffalo sauce from his face?

The mission on Thrasis VII continues....

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Episode 27 - Welcome to Regis City (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 27 - Welcome to Regis City (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

 

Arriving on the Imperial world of Thrasis VII, our heroes begin their secret mission

Venturing into the planet's capital of Regis City, seeking out their contact, V, things don't exactly go to plan...

 

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Episode 26 - The Mission to Thrasis VII (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 26 - The Mission to Thrasis VII (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Kortez and Vaad come to the rescue of the Close Encounter as they try to escape Imperial pursuit in the Yavin system.

As the Rebel fleet regroups, our three heroes are brought together for the first time, and charged with a vital mission for the Alliance....

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Episode 25 - Yavin Exodus (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Episode 25 - Yavin Exodus (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

In the wake of their successful attack on the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance must evacuate their headquarters on the moon of Yavin IV, before Imperial reinforcements arrive.

Alderaanian ex-smuggler Klyne is assigned to the flight crew of the freighter 'Close Encounter'. Kortez finds himself flying patrol with a talkative Sullustan, who tries his patience, and meanwhile, on Nubia, Ugnaught droid expert Thnock carries out a daring heist on an Imperial droid factory.

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Episode 24 - The Cross-Town Caper (The End Of The World)

Episode 24 - The Cross-Town Caper (The End Of The World)

Fleeing from the recording studio, the guys try to make their way across town in the midst of alien invasion. Death waits behind every corner, screams and explosions pierce the night air, and to top it all off, Mark left his car at AJ's house, so they've got to walk.

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Episode 23 - Escape From The Studio (The End Of The World)

Episode 23 - Escape From The Studio (The End Of The World)

What starts as a regular podcast recording quickly takes a turn for the sinister, as lights from the sky are reported across the globe and the guys are forced to fight for their very survival.

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Episode 22 - The Tomb of Grazak (D&D5e)

Episode 22 - The Tomb of Grazak (D&D5e)

In the finale of our D&D5e storyline, 'The Relics of Meilar', our heroes delve into the long-lost Tomb of Grazak, alongside some new friends. What horrors or treasures will they find within?

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Episode 21 - Catastrophic Taint Failure (D&D5e)

Episode 21 - Catastrophic Taint Failure (D&D5e)

The battle with the cultists continues! Having tracked their quarry to the lost tomb of Grazak; Enothe, Pronce and Bork fight to reclaim the stolen Relic of Meilar.

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Episode 20 - BYOT (Bring Your Own Trouble) (D&D5e)

Episode 20 - BYOT (Bring Your Own Trouble) (D&D5e)

Our heroes finally track the cultists to their hideout at the lost Tomb of Grazak.

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Episode 19 - A Good Name For A Druid (D&D5e)

Episode 19 - A Good Name For A Druid (D&D5e)

Continuing their trek through the forest, our heroes Pronce, Bork and Enothe meet a new friend, and help him to find his kidnapped companion.

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Episode 18 - Warning Shot (D&D5e)

Episode 18 - Warning Shot (D&D5e)

Finding the ruined tower that they were sheltering in not quite as abandoned as they thought, our heroes Enothe, Bork and Pronce quickly discover that not everything, or everyone, is as they seem.

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Episode 17 - “Oh, Aye?” “Aye” (D&D5e)

Episode 17 - "Oh Aye?" "Aye" (D&D5e)

Bork, Enothe and the woodsman Hrolf find themselves in a mysterious forest where things are not as they seem.

This very special episode is our first of 2018, and is Jason's very first time DMing any kind of RPG!

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Episode 16 - Frustration and Folk Tales (D&D5e)

Episode 16 - Frustration and Folk Tales (D&D5e)

As the dust settles in the Erivale temple, our heroes Bork, Pronce and Enothe try to find out who stole the relic, and where they are going.

For one reason or another, we're a bit more liberal with the swearing in this episode, so consider this your warning!

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Episode 15 - The Tumble In The Temple (D&D5e)

Episode 15 - The Tumble In The Temple (D&D5e)

Our heroes Enothe, Bork and Pronce are in a fight for their lives to protect the temple relics of the Erivale temple! Who will come out on top?

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