Tales From the Dork Side

A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Actual Play Podcast

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/
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January 3rd, 2017    

Episode 13 - DM Xposition

 

The party finds themselves in a perilous predicament, propped upon precipitous protrusions promising painfully permanent passing. It is, for lack of a better word, a pickle. Will they be able to escape their fate once more now that an even more powerful force has taken an interest in ensuring their demise? More importantly, what explains the new abilities mainfesting in some of their companions? Even more importantly, is Jabs' seeming immortality finite, and if so, is he going to use up all his luck doing stupid stuff?
 
On this episode: Jabs grades his life on a sliding scale, Toboggan hitches a ride to the party, Max nurses grudges and wounds, and Murmur finally figures out her type.
 
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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November 28th, 2016    

Episode 12 - The Day The Music Died

The party's most formidable (and formerly most T-shirted) foe has once more reared his ugly head, but this time the companions find themselves trapped in the confines of the goblin's cave and with nowhere to run. Will they be able to best this menace a second time? More importantly, what is Words On Trees talking about?

On this episode, the party goes sweet on Sauron, Jabs checks out, and the fight for survival begins on the ledge of tomorrow.

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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November 12th, 2016    

Episode 11 - Stiff Competition

The party begins the episode locked in a struggle for their very lives. Not against the goblin warband they've happened upon, per se, but definitely against each other. Their journey has taken an unexpected turn and now that they find themselves in new terrain, having escaped the forest, a new set of problems arises.

On this episode, Toboggan's got it, Morris calls in sick, and Jabs proves that everything he's ever loved is a phallusy. 

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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October 28th, 2016    

Episode 10 - The Men Who Stare At Scrotes

The party has come face to disembodied face with the architect of their new reality, and, in their own patented fashion, have decided to do everything they can do irritate this omniscient overlord into a homicidal frenzy. However, they also seem to have located an artifact of potentially unimaginable power, if only they figure out how to utilize it as something more than a T-shirt dispenser...

On this episode, the party engages in some deus exposition, Max writes a wrong, and Jabs gets awfully cocky.


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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October 14th, 2016    

Episode 9 - Bough Chicka Wow Wow

The party is trapped in an inescapable forest, and they find themselves confronted with potential new allies and potential new enemies. When a piece of the bigger mystery reveals itself to them, will they seize the opportunity to proceed on their quest or will they let it divide them? More importantly, now that Jabs has found love, will he turn over a new leaf?

On this episode, Jabs explores a hole new world, Max meets the spirit in the sky, and the party meets a cold-blooded new villain.

The players:

Tom as the DM
Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Rapelstiltskin, 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

October 2nd, 2016    

Episode 8 - Scoop Tha’ Goop

Our intrepid party stands at the entrance to a vast forest of wicked bramble and treacherous shadow. It is a place they have been warned of, as it holds more danger beneath its boughs than they have faced before. To overcome it, they must utilize wit, stealth, and teamwork - so, you know, they're probably screwed.


On this episode, a forest is breached, Jabs scores some sweet lute, the party finds the Bush of Magnetism, a battle is concluded, and illusions of grandeur are pondered.

The players:

Tom as the DM
Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Rapelstiltskin, 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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September 17th, 2016    

Episode 7 - James Gandalfini

The party has found themselves in a strange new land, and are struggling beneath the weight of their unanswered questions - Will they find a way to return home? How did they get here and for what purpose? Why have they been drawn together with such diverse companions? Does Jabs ever shut up?


On this episode, the party meets a king and gains a little more information, a goal is established, some health is restored, and wizards are named - at length, and often incorrectly.

The players:

Tom as the DM
Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Rapelstiltskin, 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

September 10th, 2016    

Episode 6 - Beyond Thunderdome

Harken, dear listeners, as our party comes together for the first time in this new episode of the podcast that the A.V. Club heralds as "a podcast that we've never heard of, nor listened to." This episode has it all - adventure, comedy, tragedy, romance, conflict, rules discussions, and impromptu musical interludes! It's like Hamilton, but with way more gnomes. 


On this episode, the party assembles, and treachery is revealed. Copyrights are possibly infringed. Strange affinities manifest. The local fauna is parleyed with, aggressively. Jabs brings the thunder, and Max is going to be Thor in the morning. 

The players:

Tom as the DM
Jared as Maxidermy Gilberg
Alicia as Murmur Mouse
Ron as Morris P. Mossycrotch
Ricky as Toboggan
Kurt as Rapelstiltskin, 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" 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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