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Episode 71 - The Last Dragonslayer (D&D5e)

Episode 71 - The Last Dragonslayer (D&D5e)

With the summit of the Winged Peak within their grasp, the expedition make their final push towards glory. Along the way however, they stumble across more relics of the ancient Dragonslayer order, which lead them to believe the mountain may be hiding more secrets than they first thought.

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

Episode 70 - The Ascent Begins (D&D5e)

Episode 70 - The Ascent Begins (D&D5e)

Arriving at the foot of The Winged Peak, the expedition begin their historic attempt to scale the mountain. After Meg hears some unexplained noises in the middle of the night however, they begin to realise the mountain might have some secrets of its own. Who knows what they will find during the climb?

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

Episode 69 - Jackson Black’s Great Expedition (D&D5e)

Episode 69 -Jackson Black's Great Expedition (D&D5e)

A wandering adventurer and a retired rogue/pub-landlady find themselves drawn into the grand plans of a young aspiring explorer, who means make his name by conquer the highest peak in the Drakeseat Mountains. But is the expedition doomed to failure at the hands of its inept leader?

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

Episode 68 - Accidental Away Mission (Star Trek Adventures)

Episode 68 -Accidental Away Mission (Star Trek Adventures)

Returning to the USS Tenzing Norgay from a security conference, Lieutenant Leera Murphy and Ensign Jonny Conought find themselves stranded on an uncharted planet, with no way of contacting Starfleet!

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

PWD Interviews… Squid of Saviours RPG

PWD Interviews... Squid of Saviours RPG

AJ is joined by Squid, of Saviours RPG. They talk about making the leap from streaming to podcasting; dodgy accents, and the difficulties of travelling to conventions.

Check out Saviours RPG on all good podcasting platforms, and find them on Twitter at @SavioursRPG

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

Episode 67 - End Of The Road (Things From The Flood)

Episode 67 - End Of The Road (Things From The Flood)

Trapped underground in the M.O.D. bunker, Hazel and Antony must make the hard decisions which will determine the fate of Twynham on Sea, and come face-to-face with the reality that those they knew are not the same as they once were...

 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/

PWD Worldbuilding - Choosing A Pantheon

PWD Worldbuilding - Choosing A Pantheon

AJ and Liam take a look at the Gods of our homebrew D&D world of Vallanna, choosing which deities make the cut from other D&D worlds, and which ones can hit the bricks...

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

Episode 66 - Torn (Things From The Flood)

Episode 66 - Torn (Things From The Flood)

Events are progressing quickly and in a dangerous direction, as the mysterious organism afflicting Twynham-on-Sea has learned of the government quarantine! Tragedy strikes, and our teen investigators and their families are forced to flee from the very townspeople they have known all their lives...

 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/

PWD Bonus Session Zeroes - Teacup Emu (D&D5e)

PWD Bonus Session Zeroes - Teacup Emu

As we prepare to embark upon a new D&D adventure, we meet our brand new group of players - Shamsia, Katie and Liam; and chat about the characters which they're going to be playing...

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Episode 65 - A Things From The Flood Vivisection

Episode 65 - A Things From The Flood Vivisection

AJ, Dragon and Eden get together for an impromptu mid-season chat about our current ongoing Things From The Flood storyline, talking about the setting and the characters, share some theories (which AJ neither confirms nor denies) and give a behind-the-scenes look at the show.

 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 64 - My Name Is (Things From The Flood)

Episode 64 - My Name Is (Things From The Flood)

Hazel rejoins her friends and they all learn more about the supposed 'inorganic' life-form which is infecting the town, and the secretive quarantine procedures which have been put into place. But what of their families? Will they be safe? Who might already be infected?

 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/

PWD Worldbuilding - Serenal and Lake Arla

PWD Worldbuilding - Serenal and Lake Arla

AJ and Amy take an in-depth look at the 'Southern Capital' of our homebrew D&D world of Vallanna - the city of Serenal, on the shores of the huge Lake Arla; as well as look at some of the other communities in the area...

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

Episode 63 - Truly, Madly, Deeply (Things From The Flood)

Episode 63 - Truly, Madly, Deeply (Things From The Flood)

As Sora and Antony are escorted into the military base for questioning, Hazel is stuck trying to find her own way in, without being caught. Are the M.O.D. behind the mysterious goings-on in Twynham-on-Sea? Will Sora and Antony's cover story hold up? Who builds an underground base next to a river?

 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/

Dragonmeet 2019 Roundtable

Dragonmeet 2019 Roundtable

Following our third appearance at London-based tabletop-gaming convention, Dragonmeet, as part of the Podcast Zone, we got together two groups of our fellow attendees to share our experiences and memories of the convention.

Featuring Anjuli (@GeekGirlBookWrm), Jordan of Modified Roll (@ModifiedRoll), Naomi of Power Word Roll (@Power_Word_Roll) & No More Damsels (@NMDLondon), Ian of Dragon Wings (@DragonWingsPod), Richard of The D20 Future Show (@D20FutureShow), and Nikoli & Dragon of Penance RPG (@PenanceRPG).

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

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.

 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 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...

 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 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...

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

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...

 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 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...

 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 - 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!

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

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...

 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 - 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...

 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 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.

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

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...

 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 - 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/