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TRAILER - Dice Tower Theatre

A 60 Second Promo for our show.  Great place to start for new listeners interested in listening to our story.  Swords and Sorcery, High Fantasy and just a great tale spun from a gaming table.  No dice fall in this show.  It is just the distilled story from our game presented in a fully cast, orchestrated format for you to enjoy.   You can go episode by episode or check out the Supercuts at the end of each section for an interruption free experience.

Prologue Part 1 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.  Join us as we begin our adventure in a blacksmith's shop...

|CAST|
| YOUNG SOPHIE - Sabrina Patten
| YOUNG CORDELIA - Arianna Atchley
| YOUNG BENEDICT - Jesse Davis
| YOUNG ZORIN - Gryffn Foote
| YOUNG ZANE - Storm S Cone
| LARAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

 

Prologue Part 2 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.  The children have gone to see what is in the old mine...

|CAST|
| YOUNG SOPHIE - Sabrina Patten
| YOUNG CORDELIA - Arianna Atchley
| YOUNG BENEDICT - Jesse Davis
| YOUNG ZORIN - Gryffn Foote
| YOUNG ZANE - Storm S Cone
| LARAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Prologue Part 3 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.  The children have gone to see what has happened in town in this chilling conclusion to the Prologue...

|CAST|
| YOUNG SOPHIE - Sabrina Patten
| YOUNG CORDELIA - Arianna Atchley
| YOUNG BENEDICT - Jesse Davis
| YOUNG ZORIN - Gryffn Foote
| YOUNG ZANE - Storm S Cone
| LARAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

 

 

SUPERCUT - Prologue

Thanks to our Patrons you can now enjoy all 3 Prologue Episodes Cut into ONE continuous story.  No interruptions.  

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 For more information about the show and our world visit Http://home.dicetowertheatre.com 

 

|CAST|
| YOUNG SOPHIE - Sabrina Patten
| YOUNG CORDELIA - Arianna Atchley
| YOUNG BENEDICT - Jesse Davis
| YOUNG ZORIN - Gryffn Foote
| YOUNG ZANE - Storm S Cone
| LARAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/ 
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/ 
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley

| EXTRAS - Matthew Bianchi
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

 

 

S1E1 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.  Where are they at now that 10 years have passed in Port L'For...

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S1E2 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.  Tonight will be a night to remember...

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S1E3 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay. Tonight Port L'For has unexpected guests...

GUEST VOICES: Sam Weigel and Piper Cleaveland from the "World Forge" Podcast.

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Episodes are every 3 weeks

S1 INTERMISSION Episode!

***The Story Continues Sept 16th!***  

In this episode Mike Atchley shares more about the world, characters and gives some much deserved kudos to everyone involved.   ***LINKS: The World Map, Cast/Crew Bios, Transcripts and Store can be found at DiceTowerTheatre.com *** Support JessoLaurus at - https://ko-fi.com/JessoLaurusRex and the World Forge Podcast on your favorite podcatcher ***TWITTER: Storm Silver Cone - @StormyCone, Brian Dowling - @BrianMDowling, Joleen Fresquez - @MsSpicyDinosaur, Cody Miller - @CodyLMiller5, Sarah Jenkins - @extrajenky, Sabrina Patten - @OwlGirlS, Jesse Davis - @ImJesseDavis, Jesse Phillips and Laura Jerdak-Phillips - @JessoLaurus, Matthew Bianchi - @beeonkeyco, World Forge Podcast @WorldForgePod *** 

S1E4 - Dawn of Dragons

Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay.

The heroes learn memories can be joyful, or carry their own price to tax the spirit...

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S1E5 - Dawn of Dragons

The heroes following Elloveve's direction, enter First Port, or the Elven City of Akeshba'lol. They are seeking a way to the rich city of Bellz in the new country many miles away.  The Ivory Library inches ever closer and its secrets...

This Episode features Daniel from The Happy Go Lukky Podcast, Brad from The Gigantic Adventures of Jeff and Simon Both of whom are core members of the family friendly PodiconGo Network.  And returning as guests are Sam and Piper from the The World Forge Podcast assisting us with sounds as well as lending VA Talent

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Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay with episodes every 3 weeks

S1E6 - Dawn of Dragons

"An Unlikely Conversation..."

The Heroes sail the southern sea westward towards the rich new nation of Bellz, home of the Ivory Library aboard The Sun God...

This episode features Daniel from The Happy Go Lukky Podcast again reprising his role as the sea captain along with Chris from the Amazing Wildlife podcast both of whom are core members of the family friendly PodiconGo Network.

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Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay with episodes every 3 weeks

S1E7 - Dawn of Dragons

"The Ivory Library..."

Cordelia researches the secret tomes of the Ivory Library, discovering the world and possibly the key to taking down Lord Pallus...

This episode features David S. Dear from the Ninth World Journal Podcast, Cheyenne Bramwell from The Magical BS Podcast and Piper Cleaveland from the World Forge Podcast.

Music for todays episode composed, recorded and provided by Will Savino from Music D20 - https://www.patreon.com/musicd20

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Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay with episodes every 3 weeks

S1E8 - Dawn of Dragons

"The Long Night..."

In this season finale, Cordelia pays the price for the knowledge shes gained, putting her own life on the line ...

This episode features David S. Dear from the Ninth World Journal Podcast and Cheyenne Bramwell from The Magical BS Podcast.  

"The Fire" - Written and performed by Rebecca Atchley - https://www.facebook.com/Rebecca-121392625925808/

All other Music for today's episode was composed, recorded and provided by Mike Atchley

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THANKS TO OUR PATRONS: WE WILL RETURN FEBRUARY 2020 WITH SEASON 2! 

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Dawn of Dragons is a radioplay style retelling of a TTRPG campaign over 5 years of gameplay with episodes every 3 weeks.

Podcast Promo List:
Ninth World Journal (https://ninthworldjournal.libsyn.com/)
BiCurean (https://www.bicurean.com/)
HappyGoLukky (https://happygolukky.com/)
Aethurean: Dark Saga (https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354)
IWB - Ignorance Was Bliss (https://iwbpodcast.com/)

SUPERCUT - Season 1

Thanks to our Patrons you can now enjoy Season 1 cut into ONE continuous story.  No interruptions.  

*** Support the Show *** https://www.patreon.com/DiceTowerTheatre  

 
 For more information about the show and our world visit http://home.dicetowertheatre.com   

 
|CAST|
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| ZANE - Storm S Cone
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| PURSER,DEKKION,JOLITH - Matthew Bianchi

| AVAR - Adam Gilles Kidjoaka
| SQUIB, GAMBLER, VOICE OF THE WORLD BOOK - Piper Cleaveland - The World Forge Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/world-forge-875618 
| CITIZEN, EXTRAS, FOLEY - Sam Weigel  - The World Forge Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/world-forge-875618 
| CAPTAIN TRISCUIT - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/ 
| GOLDLEAF THE BARTENDER - Brad Zimmermann - The Fate of Isen Podcast - https://www.fateofisen.com/ 
| ELONA THE FAIR, KIRI - Lesley Beckmann
| DRAGON TURTLE - Chris Ponds - The Amazing Wildlife Podcast - https://amazingwildlifepodcast.com/ 
| AESCHELUS THE VII - JD Rose
| RUE - David S Dear - A Ninth World Journal Podcast - https://ninthworldjournal.com/ 
| BELINIAL ONE-EYE - Cheyenne Bramwell - https://www.cheyennebramwell.com/  
| YOUNG SOPHIE - Sabrina Patten
| YOUNG CORDELIA - Arianna Atchley
| YOUNG BENEDICT - Jesse Davis
| YOUNG ZORIN - Gryffn Foote
| YOUNG ZANE - Storm S Cone
| LORAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/ 
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/ 
| KOBOLDS - Haley Munoz and friends
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

 

S2E0 - Season Launch

Welcome Back!  Join us for a recap of Season 1, an overview of the religious pantheon of the world, and an introduction to the cast for season 2!   

Season 2 Cast (Roles not provided to avoid spoilers)

S2E1 - The Games

What will happen when Benedict and Zorin travel to the tournament of heroes in Ellington? 

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|   CAST -- DUKE OF ELLINGTON - Michael J Rigg - Copperheart and Steamrollers Adventure Podcasts - http://riggstories.com/   |  JESSICA - Maddy Searles - The Prickwillow Papers Podcast - https://theprickwillowpapers.libsyn.com/  |    ELIAS SILVERTONGUE - Scott C. Brown - Website:  https://twobards.com/podcast.html  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/twobardsproductions/  Twitter:   https://twitter.com/twobards Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/twobards  |  SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen  |  ZORIN - Cody Miller  |  LAMPREY - Matthew Bianchi  |  ROBERT THE GUARD - Corbin Miller - The Paudeville Podcast - https://paudeville.com/  | JOEY and GUARD - Benjamin Corley  

S2E2 - The Baron

S2E2 - The Baron

Our party makes the journey from Ellington to the land of Darkovnia in search of a great artifact to help in the growing war. What awaits them?

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|CAST|

| BARONESS SHAE SILVERBRAND - Aicila Lewis - The BiCurean Podcast - https://www.bicurean.com/
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/
| FOLAS BELAM - Sam Weigel - The World Forge Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5CqKFlbuBlzSMh388n16zf
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Be sure to follow them at https://twitter.com/BraveAdventure5 When they reach 1000 followers, one person will win a custom paper mini of their OC!

 

S2E3 - The Deep

EARLY RELEASE! - S2E3 - The Deep

What awaits the adventurers in the deep?

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|CAST|

| THE STRANGER - Phill Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/

| MISTRESS VALYA and JANICK - Bridgett and Stephan Farruggia - https://www.seraphimtheatricalentertainment.com/
| DRIDER - Benjamin Corley
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Be sure to follow them at https://twitter.com/BraveAdventure5 When they reach 1000 followers, one person will win a custom paper mini of their OC!

S2E4 - Chains of Darkness

Weeks have passed while bound by the elves deep in the underworld. How will they escape?

Check out this episode's music brought to you by Fogweaver! -
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|CAST|

| THE STRANGER - Phill Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/

| MISTRESS VALYA and JANICK - Bridgett and Stephan Farruggia - https://www.seraphimtheatricalentertainment.com/
| LORVANA BIRDSONG - Kara Danvers
|SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Be sure to follow them at https://twitter.com/BraveAdventure5 When they reach 1000 followers, one person will win a custom paper mini of their OC!

Podcast Promo List: -

|| We Be Pirates - https://open.spotify.com/show/2melLE1I3Ob6G492IZI7xr

|| The Aethuran Dark Saga - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354

|| Happy Go Lukky - https://happygolukky.com/

S2E5 - City of the Great Forge

|CAST|

| THE STRANGER - Phill Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/

| KEGOG - Corbin Miller - Paudeville Podcast - https://paudeville.com/

| LORVANA BIRDSONG - Kara Danvers
|SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Be sure to follow them at https://twitter.com/BraveAdventure5 When they reach 1000 followers, one person will win a custom paper mini of their OC!

Podcast Promo List: -

|| Paudeville - https://paudeville.com/

|| Happy Go Lukky - https://happygolukky.com/

|| The Aethuran Dark Saga - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354

 

S2E6 - The Prisoner in Ruby

Will they find Zane kept prisoner in the deep dwarf slave market?  What else awaits them in this city of the great forge?

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|CAST|

| FERRA IRONSTONE- Nikki Richardson - Top of the Round Podcast - https://www.totrpodcast.com/
| THE STRANGER - Phill Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354
| THE AUCTIONEER - Trevor Rupe - Dungeons Deep RPGs - https://dungeonsdeeprpgs.simplecast.com/
| HALFLING MERCHANT - Bhavneet Athwal - Drive With Us Podcast - https://drivewithuspodcast.com/
| CULTIST - Brian Penaloza - Soul Bear RPG - https://soulbearprod.com/
| GRETA THE ETTIN - Steph Dewey - Montane Punk - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgk5padshDZoMVemuDS3ZaQ
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/
| JADE - Kara Danvers
| SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| ZANE - Storm S Cone
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Podcast Promo List: -
|| Top of the Round Podcast - https://www.totrpodcast.com/
|| Drive With Us Podcast - https://drivewithuspodcast.com/
|| Soul Bear Productions - https://soulbearprod.com/
|| Happy Go Lukky - https://happygolukky.com/
|| The Aethuran Dark Saga - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354

S2 - Intermission

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Transcript:

Welcome to the Intermission for Season 2 of Dawn of Dragons.  Lets take a break to discuss the background of this season and where it came from at the table.  Also answer a few questions about the game itself and offer a few tips and tricks to enhance your own tabletop game. Finally I’ll close with an actual play of the fastest run of the Infamous module S1 - Tomb of Horrors With Colten Janssen who normally plays Skotmir, and JD Rose who you haven’t met her character yet. So I will warn you all before we get to that part at the end of this show, if you ever want to run it as a player you may want to skip it as it does reveal some surprises.

 

I do want to take a moment to shout out to our latest Patrons Daniel Nichols and Corey Phauth for joining our team of supporters that make it possible to put this show out to you.  Every dollar goes into the show’s production and improving its quality so a big thank you to you both.

 

This season as discussed starts with our first game in the city of Ellington.  In our actual game we went from playing that custom game in a day to playing a separate run of the original Ravenloft I-6 module.  I actually converted the original to 5e before Curse of Strahd came out haha go me! But towards the end of conversion as i was doing my victory lap i remembered House of strahd from 2nd edition and i did a quick google to discover Expedition to castle ravenloft which 3rd converts to 5th soooo much easier.   Hahaha so oh well that was fun anyways. Joleen joined us for the run as Ireena actually. I made her a PC just to see what would happen as her story unfolded. We finished it and we went into our dawn of dragons world which as I’ve mentioned before had ALOT of influence from the dragonlance novels. Originally i wanted to do Dragonlance but i kept making things up that flew in the face of the original stories.  Finally decided to just make our own thing for a while.

Well when i looped the story back to the first game and they met up with the original party we knew they needed to go get a great artifact.  Well I thought it would be a great opportunity to try out a new freshly purchased 5e Module Out of the Abyss. So Starting in Episode 3 this season that’s when I thought I'd give it a try. 

Well those familiar with the module can tell i can’t follow instructions well and though without getting into specifics it has much of the backdrop and some of the encounters but really the whole game traditional underdark here has morphed into more of an underworld from greek myth, almost another dimension all together, a statement that that will make more sense as we progress through the rest of the season.

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So now lets answer some recent questions:

First one is from our latest patron Corey.  He asked “What point did you all decide to take the Campaign and make it an Audiodrama?” So I was keeping all my notes and as we progressed more players joined or people came back from a break and needed to be caught up with the story.  Well after a while there were so many ties and so much detail spanning the sessions that i was rambling for 45 minutes retelling the story everytime someone would come in. I started to fear messing up so i started a Blog. Well i realized noone but me was realling reading or referring to it so i needed something entertaining they could rely on.  Nothing like going through a story arc and the reveal falls flat because the name revealed the players can’t remember. So i tried something different. Being an old AV geek and actor i thought i could do a session recap as a one person audiodrama with only my voice. That was alot of fun, I may throw it up on our Patron for those curious. So then i was hit up by some old friends that told me i needed to make a full show on it.  One being Asha Hall. Well i looked at my blog entries and realized I had written these in a storybook format. Poor Grammar but storybook format. So i told the team I’m going to do the prologue as the first 3, and grab some of our acting friends to help me flesh out the world. I told myself, if it takes off yay if not well I captured the first part for kicks.

And well it did.  As far as I’m concerned, you listening right now is the show’s success. Doesn’t matter if its 10 or 10,000 I’m just glad someone is enjoying our story.

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So I sometimes get asked some questions around the game itself and some of those tips and tricks that work at our table.  Now I’m in no way the wise old sage of tabletop gaming but these are some of the questions and answers i’ve given recently.  For you to use or not use as you see fit.:

How do you keep your players together?

The easy answer to this is trust, and building trust doesn’t just happen at the table.  It comes from years of friendship and sharing experiences with each other. SOme good some bad some stressful but all of which had elements of those crucible times in them.  For those that may not be familiar a crucible is that melting pot where you put metals or maybe chemicals and subject them to extremely high temperatures. Many times this is changing them into something different.  Well life and its experiences and those you are with act no differently. You take yourself and another person and put yourselves in a situation of high heat or pressure and you will become a different person and you will both see things differently.  This action itself doesn’t have to be good or bad nor the results either. But you will be changed and what you take with you can effect that. With our table I have been fortunate to be working with some of the closest friends and family and that strengthens the bonds between all players and the game master.  

This also opens the game up for scenarios and what would you do that could be uncomfortable with people you don’t know.  Also opens it up to better AHA moments such as the dark spirit of Benedict at the table with Cordelia in episode 8 actually played out like that at the table.  Joleen as a player was genuinely surprised and horrified that she had to attack one of her most trusted allies and family members in that moral dilemma.  

For the dungeon master, game master storytellers out there.  How do i speed up combat?  

First you need to identify there is a problem with the players.  You don’t have to flip the table and say hey John why are you so slow?!  That doesn’t help build trust. Instead provide the data and look at it together.  Use a stop watch in the first round. Write down how long each person takes before it goes to the next player.   Be open to the realization your 15th level Necromancer fighting the party is the one holding things up. Now look at the times and think of a positive way to present it.

I made the observation we all took 5 minutes to decide what we were doing.  So when you frame it that this is supposed to happen in 6 seconds everyone easily agreed there was an issue.  That’s the key, everyone has to agree there’s an issue. Otherwise regardless of what you do they will still stick to much of thier old ways as possible.  Its not wrong its human nature.  

Then heres a few tricks.  

Let everyone know they have 20 seconds to commit on thier action Fight, dash, cast a spell or dodge.  If they take too long the go to is dodge.  

They can ask 2 questions.  This actually helps in the normal narrative as well for large groups.  Roll a standing initiative for the whole session for everything but combat.  Thats the order you ask each person what they are doing. As part of this they can ask you 2 questions about the environment.  Then move to the next person and ask what they are doing.

Give everyone a note card to keep with their character.  The only thing on it is those goto actions in combat. Attacking with two weapons at the same time or an attack and disengage combination or whatever.  Helps to see the menu sometimes to know what to order, even when you know its going to be the chicken salad.

With Spellcasters have them design a Offensive and Defensive go to spell especially like a cantrip with the rolls required next to it.  Too much time looking things up bam they just attack the closest enemy with Firebolt or cast mage armor on themselves. Also helps players realize the value of preparing a little outside the game or between turns.

On that note one of my less experienced players asked me I really want to be a better player what do I need to do.  Well first off noone is ever perfect and if you are you are playing the wrong game. This is a game that shines when you explore the flaws in the characters while celebrating thier successes.But lets hit a few things i suggest to spice things up.

Instead of asking the Game Master “what do I see”  better yet turn to a player and ask them even if you don’t know.  Challenge the game master to describe it to the player you put on the spot and see what happens.  Great way to spark roleplay and as you get to know each other brings me to the next point.

Stop trying to roll everything yourself.  Your paladin stumbles across a locked door.  He wants to open it. DON’T. Ask the Rogue standing behind you to do it.  Better yet Eldrith Half Moon dost thou believe this door is locked or worse trapped by a nefarious evil-doer?  Can you assit me? Hey DM canEldrith get advantage or a better DC if i help? Many DMs would rule yes.

The point is help each other shine.  Players took thier mantles to stand out at something.  Didn’t say good at as some want to be the bard who can’t sing or the slowest Monk in the world.   If thats your table help serve it up to them and hopefully they will return the favor when opportunity arises.  Share in the spotlight. Everyone should have a moment every session. Try to help make it happen. List everyones character names at your side and only refer to their characters.  Make a check next to those that get a moment and try to help the others to as well.

And here is one final tip.  Never say you can’t do anything or there is nothing you can do.  Because if all else fails you absolutely can run. Running away to fight another day is one of the oldest story elements ever.  Do it. And come back stronger to finish the job. Sounds like 1000 hollywood movies or bestselling novels. Just needs training montage. 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Now is the final treat. We are ending with a recording of a the fastest run of Tomb of Horrors I have ever had the pleasure of running.  This was done with two randomly generated PCs just for the run and it took about 2 and half hours before they met their end. Gain this may be spoilers to those wishing to run this classic so you have been warned.

S2E7 - A Song in the Dream

A mysterious stranger joins the party, and the strange underworld speaks riddles cloaked in dreams.

Warning:  This episode deals with aspects of terror that may be uncomfortable for some listeners.

Follow us on twitter @DiceTowrTheatre and subscribe to continue the adventure.

Support the show and get exclusive content with our Patreon Program! www.patreon.com/DiceTowerTheatre  

 

|CAST|

| FERRA IRONSTONE- Nikki Richardson - Top of the Round Podcast - https://www.totrpodcast.com/ 

| LARAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/

| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/ 

| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| JADE - Kara Danvers
| SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| ZANE - Storm S Cone
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Corey Phautch, Daniel Nichols
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures

http://braveadventures.com

Podcast Promo List: -
|| 3 Spooked Girls - https://www.3spookedgirls.com/
|| Happy Go Lukky - https://happygolukky.com/

S2E8 - The Deep King

Who is truly in charge of this great underground city?

Follow us on twitter @DiceTowrTheatre and subscribe to continue the adventure.

|CAST|

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Daniel Nichols and Corey Phautch
and Brave Adventures for their support!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

Podcast Promo List: -

|| Chronosphere Fiction - https://fishbonius.com/chronosphere-fiction
|| Top of the Round Podcast - https://www.totrpodcast.com/
|| Tales of Asperran - https://www.toapodcast.com/
|| Happy Go Lukky - https://happygolukky.com/

S2E9 - The Promise

Lost in the darkness, far underground. True love's sweet beacon, calling without sound. 

The promise was given, and a debt now comes due. Born only in shadow, a light can shine through. 

Follow us on twitter @DiceTowrTheatre and subscribe to continue the adventure. 

|CAST| 

| THE STRANGER - Phillip Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354 

| ZANE - Storm S Cone 

| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins 

| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez 

| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling 

| ZORIN - Cody Miller 

| ERALIN - Jordan Thompson

| LORVANA BIRDSONG - Kara Danvers  

| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley 

COVER ART BY @emillustration.art  http://instagram.com/emillustration.art

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley 

Thanks to Haley Munoz 
and Brave Adventures for their support! 
http://patreon.com/braveadventures 
http://braveadventures.com 

Podcast Promo List: - 
|| The Aethuran Dark Saga - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354 

S2E10 - The Six Winds

The Season 2 Finale!

Join us at Home.DiceTowerTheatre.com to continue the adventure with discussion, t-shirts, world codex, transcripts and more!

|CAST|

The Legendary Six Winds: 

The Adventurers:

  • | SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
  • | CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
  • | BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
  • | ZORIN - Cody Miller
  • | ZANE - Storm S Cone
  • | ERALIN - Jordan Thompson
  • | NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

All Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Closing Credits Song "Dawn of Dragons" written and performed by Daniel Nichols www.happygolukky.com

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Daniel Nichols and Corey Phautch
and Brave Adventures for their support this season!
http://patreon.com/braveadventures
http://braveadventures.com

***We Will Return November 1st 2020 for Season 3!***

SUPERCUT - Season 2

Thanks to our Patrons you can now enjoy Season 2 cut into ONE continuous story.  No interruptions.  

*** Support the Show *** https://www.patreon.com/DiceTowerTheatre    
 
For more information about the show and our world visit http://home.dicetowertheatre.com     

|CAST|
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| ZANE - Storm S Cone
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/ 
| SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen  
| DUKE OF ELLINGTON - Michael J Rigg - Copperheart and Steamrollers Adventure Podcasts - http://riggstories.com/    
| JESSICA - Maddy Searles - The Prickwillow Papers Podcast - https://theprickwillowpapers.libsyn.com/  
| ELIAS SILVERTONGUE - Scott C. Brown - Website:  https://twobards.com/podcast.html   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/twobardsproductions/   Twitter:   https://twitter.com/twobards  Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/twobards   
| LAMPREY - Matthew Bianchi  
| ROBERT THE GUARD - Corbin Miller - The Paudeville Podcast - https://paudeville.com/   
| JOEY and GUARD - Benjamin Corley
| THE STRANGER - Phill Usher - Aethuran Dark Saga Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aethuran-dark-saga-634354 
| FOLAS BELAM - Sam Weigel - The World Forge Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5CqKFlbuBlzSMh388n16zf
| BARONESS SHAE SILVERBRAND - Aicila Lewis - The BiCurean Podcast - https://www.bicurean.com/ 
| MISTRESS VALYA and JANICK - Bridgett and Stephan Farruggia - https://www.seraphimtheatricalentertainment.com/ 
| DRIDER - Benjamin Corley  
| LORVANA BIRDSONG - Kara Danvers
| KEGOG - Corbin Miller - Paudeville Podcast - https://paudeville.com/ 
| FERRA IRONSTONE- Nikki Richardson - Top of the Round Podcast - https://www.totrpodcast.com/ 
| THE AUCTIONEER - Trevor Rupe - Dungeons Deep RPGs - https://dungeonsdeeprpgs.simplecast.com/
| HALFLING MERCHANT - Bhavneet Athwal - Drive With Us Podcast - https://drivewithuspodcast.com/ 
| CULTIST - Brian Penaloza - Soul Bear RPG - https://soulbearprod.com/
| GRETA THE ETTIN - Steph Dewey - Montane Punk - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgk5padshDZoMVemuDS3ZaQ 
| ERALIN - Jordan Thompson
| THE DWARF KING and LORD HYRO KING OF THE SILVER MAPLE ELVES - Matthew Bianchi
| GREEN HEARTSTONE - Laney Flannigan
| THE SWORD - Haley Munoz
| JADE - Kara Danvers
| THE KING OF THE GREY DWARVES - Daniel French - Chronosphere and Fishbonius Sound Design - https://fishbonius.com/chronosphere-fiction 
| DWARF GUARDS- DM Mike - Tales of Asperran Podcast - https://www.toapodcast.com/ 
| BERYL - Piper Cleaveland - The World Forge Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/world-forge-875618 
| SHAR - JD Rose
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| ELONA THE FAIR - Lesley Beckmann
| LORAHANA SHIELDHEART - Laura Jerdak - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/
| EREBUS SHIELDHEART - Jesse Phillips - https://www.facebook.com/JessoLaurusRex/ 
| KELDOR IRONFIST - Mike Atchley 
| LUCILIUS KETTLEBANE - Benjamin Corley
| LORD PALLUS - Ian Wilkinson
| NARRATOR - Mike Atchley

Season Music/Production by Mike Atchley
Except S2E4 - Chains of Darkness music by FOGWEAVER (Used by permission) - https://thefogweaver.bandcamp.com/  

Tower Talk - Joleen Takes Over

WHO IS THIS? - Join Joleen the voice of Cordelia Shieldheart as she takes over the studio to run a very special episode while we prepare for Season 3!  She is Joined by JD Rose and Storm Cone from our cast as they give a few shootouts to some of their favorite podcasts. || 

Production by Joleen Frequez

All Music by Mike Atchley - 

Closing Credits Song "Dawn of Dragons" written and performed by Daniel Nichols www.happygolukky.com

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Daniel Nichols, Joleen Fresquez, Brian Dowling, Colin Holmes and Corey Pfautsch.  

-Tune in to Stage Left Productions’ “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms”, streaming October 8th-11th!  Get tickets here! https://stageleftdenver.com/tickets%2Fmerch 

-Get your Paper Miniatures of the Dice Tower Theatre Characters here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/326300/Brave-Adventures-Dice-Tower-Theatre-Paper-Miniatures 

Promos and shout-outs to:

- Top of the Round - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/top-of-the-round-808056

- HappyGoLukky Podcast - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-happygolukky-podcast-859851 

- Wizards and Wine - https://open.spotify.com/show/5ETMszdUlhDYn5RD22mA2Z 

- The Lucky Die - https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-lucky-die-599883 

 

***We Will Return November 2020 for Season 3!***

S3E1 - Shield of Faith

SEASON PREMIERE -

Keldor and Zorin begin to tell a tale of what happened after the adventurers returned from the twilight world beneath the hills of Darkovnia.  

 

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Daniel Nichols, Joleen Fresquez, Brian Dowling, Colin Holmes, Toni Folmar and Corey Pfautsch. 

*** Support the Show *** https://www.patreon.com/DiceTowerTheatre      
 
For more information about the show, transcripts and to explore our world visit http://home.dicetowertheatre.com      

|CAST|
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| ZORIN - Cody Miller
| VIX - Daniel Nichols - The Happy Go Lukky Podcast - https://happygolukky.com/ 
| SKOTMIR - Colten Jannssen  
| ELLOVEVE HAWKLIGHT - Jessica Atchley
| KELDOR IRONFIST/NARRATOR - Mike Atchley 

| CREW |
Music/Production by Mike Atchley

Casting: BrianCover Art - TikTok: underratedblobfish/ Instagram: emIllustration - https://www.instagram.com/emillustration.art/ 

S3E2 - Phoenix Rising

The adventurers return to Ellington without the great artifact, preparing to meet with the Duke and find out what storm lies on the horizon.   

Thanks to Haley Munoz, Daniel Nichols, Joleen Fresquez, Brian Dowling, Colin Holmes, Toni Folmar and Corey Pfautsch.  

*** Support the Show and gain access to the Secret Code go to *** https://www.patreon.com/DiceTowerTheatre      
 
For more information about the show, transcripts and to explore our world visit http://home.dicetowertheatre.com       

|CAST|
| BENEDICT - Brian Dowling
| CORDELIA - Joleen Fresquez - Twitter: @MsSpicyDinosaur Intstagram:https://www.instagram.com/missspicydinosaur/ 
| DUKE OF ELLINGTON - Michael J. Rigg - Twitter: @MichaelRigg - Https://riggstories.com 
| ELIAS SILVERTONGUE - Scott C. Brown - Twitter: @TheScottCBrown
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialScottCBrown 
Twitter: @TwoBards
https://www.facebook.com/twobardsproductions 
| ELLOVEVE - Jessica Atchley
| GIRL - Saoirse Brown
| KELDOR - Mike Atchley - Twitter: @mcstalkie
| LAMPREY - Matthew Bianchi - Twitter: @beeonkeyco
| MILOSLAVA MUGWORT - Kaitlyn Athoff
| SHOPKEEP - Alex Gilmour
| SKOTMIR - Colten Janssen
| SOPHIE - Sarah Jenkins
| VIKTOR - Ben Corley
| VIX - Daniel Nichols
| ZORIN - Cody Miller - Twitter: @CodyLMiller5
| THE CROWD -
Tal Minear- https://talminear.com/, Chris Herrera, Abigail Richardson, Hannah Mullen, Mike Atchley, Joleen Fresquez | 

| CREW |
Music/Production by Mike Atchley

| Casting: Brian Dowling 
| Cover Art - TikTok: underratedblobfish/ Instagram: emIllustration - https://www.instagram.com/emillustration.art/ 

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