Tales From the Dork Side

A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Actual Play Podcast

June 6th, 2017    

Episode 23 - Blowin’ It Out Of Proportion

Look, this episode is kinda...tangential. If you're looking for our normal blend of concise narrative focus mixed with adroit observations about the human condition and the pervasive inevitablity of death, I'm sorry but your princess is in another castle. However, if you came seeking a veritable cavalcade of jokes told in the style of 1980's rap icon Kurtis Blow, then have we got a podcast for you. Pull up a chair (or don't, it's an easily transportable medium), relax, and get down with your bad self - provided you do so in a responsible manner. We don't want to get sued.
 
On this episode: Max helps Luke pull himself together. Morris and Toboggan tie up some loose ends. Jabs makes several new friends, and Murmur gets an adject lesson in Imperial bureaucracy. Well, check it out y'all - Basketball!
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
 
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
 
Ricky as Toboggan
 
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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May 22nd, 2017    

Episode 22 - The Flavor Toboggan Party Sub Platter

 
The party fights their oddest foe to date, and begins to sense that something may be amiss...
 
On this episode: Jabs learns about dying...again. Morris turns the clock to hammer time and Toboggan is too legit to crit. Murmur's myriad mystical missles murder magnificently. Foes are crumpled. An old ally has got soul, and it's super bad.
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
 
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
 
Ricky as Toboggan
 
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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May 9th, 2017    

Episode 21 - The Clay After Tomorrow

As a new threat rears its cowled head, the party must come to terms with their newfound abilities. Loyalties will be tested. Alliances will be formed. Fates will be decided. Crotches will be punished. Well, mostly just the last one. If we're being honest.
 
On this episode: Jabs learns a new word the hard way. Murmur scores a ring out. Morris' new friend has him on pins and needles. Murmur practices a little sculpting. Morris tells it like it is. The clones attack.
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
 
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
 
Ricky as Toboggan
 
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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April 25th, 2017    

Episode 20 - Wookie of the Year

 
The party finds themselves caught in a literal powderkeg, with any chance of escape looking out of reach. Fate, however, has other plans for the intrepid heroes...
 
On this episode: Toboggan's actually got this. Murmur trips up, chokes up, and rings up an old friend. Morris puts the hammer down. Murmur Forces Vader's hand. Jabs evokes an old favorite. A fight brings back the party's robes gallery.
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
 
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
 
Ricky as Toboggan
 
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
 
 
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April 10th, 2017    

Episode 19 - Razing the Bar

 
The party has been confronted with a mysterious new figure, who might finally be able to explain how they can return to their home plane. First, however, they must deal with the most vexing challenge they've ever faced...Jabs. 
 
On this episode: Jabmiral Ackbar. The party convenes in the powers boothe. Max hears a murmur of things to come. The clock strikes, and the Empire strikes back.  Morris Forces Jabs' hand. The party fights a semi-armed and not especially dangerous foe. An explosive cliffhanger.
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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March 27th, 2017    

Episode 18 - See, It’s A Wookie. That’s Good Enough For Me.

The party has arrived at Mos Eisley spaceport, courtesy of Luke's uncle, Owen, who has a message he needs them to deliver to a certain someone they may already be seeking of their own accord. What secrets will they uncover in this wretched hive of scum and villany? Has Jabs' time away from the party made him into a moral, rational, force of good? Who is this mysterious new player in the saga of our intrepid heroes? These answers and more can be found in the newest installment of Tales From the Dork Side...
 
On this episode: Bantha-Man begins. Max learns how to lose friends and alienate...aliens. The party takes their second time out and Jabs uses it to confer with a holy Rodian. Jabs flexes his bard muscles and blows minds. Morris has stool issues. By George, the party makes a new ally. 
 
The players:

Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg

Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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February 27th, 2017    

Episode 17 - Owen Money

The party finds themselves in an abattoir of carnage, awash in the gore of their (quite literally) fallen adversaries and with Jabs once more lost to the sands of fate, time, and...sand. They still have no clue as to where their ultimate goal or destination lies, and their new allies are proving singularly unhelpful in that regard. They may not have much in the way of new hope, but a chance vision shows Morris and Murmur that there may be a phantom menace lurking in their future. 
 
On this episode: Max suits up and Morris dries out. Murmur comes to her wits' end whilst dealing with the ends of Luke's wit. Morris Forces the reintroduction of a familiar villain and revelations about Jabs' new identity leave the party lots to Chew on. The party heads to the one place they Mos want to be. 
 
The players:

 Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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February 13th, 2017    

Episode 16 - Can’t Hardly Goldthwait

 

The party has once more been forced from a possibly beneficial alliance by Jabs' penchant for cold blooded murder, and they find themselves now caught in the crosshairs of two, admittedly, glacially slow opposing forces. They seek to get their new ally back to his home and begin unraveling the riddle of his mysterious droid, but when new revelations arise, they are forced to a realization - their salvation may lie with Jabs and his new banth of brothers. 
 
On this episode: The party has a lightsaber fight. Morris learns that though there is no "I" in "team" there is one in "Jedi." Jabs rides toward the party under a Tusken sun. Nibbles teaches Jabs about banthanatomy. Max critically misses his opportunity.
 
The players:

 Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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January 30th, 2017    

Episode 15 - Sith Happens

 

Stranded in a new realm, the party find themselves confronted with yet another iteration of their most ponderous companion, this one seemingly known to their new ally. Will this version of Jabs be able to shed some light on where the group has ended up this time, and will they ever learn the value of diplomacy over homicide?

On this episode: Murmur uses a plot hole to deal with some loose ends. Jabs gets up to some new old tricks. The party learns how to lose friends and alienate Jawas.

The players:

 Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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January 16th, 2017    

Episode 14- The Moria, The Merria

The party has found themselves closer to their goal than ever. The Fellowship is close, and with them, the ring our heroes seek. However, one hellish obstacle stands in their way. Literally. How will the party deal with this creature? Hint - it, like most things, involves Thunderwave.
 
On this episode: Jabs meets his nemesis for the first, second, and third time. Murmur and Morris help Jabs fall from, or at least with, grace. Pleasantries and jewleries are exchanged. The party begins a new chapter somewhere far, far, away.
 
The players:

 Tom as the DM

Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Ponderous Jabs, the Rap Battle Bard

 Questions or comments? Send us an email at talesfromtheds@gmail.com or hit us up on Twitter at @talescast! Also, please drop us a review or subscribe if you like what you hear. Thank you!

 Theme Song Credit:

"Overworld" and "Adventure Meme" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
00:0000:00

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