Tales From the Dork Side

A Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Actual Play Podcast

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/
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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/
00:0000:00

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/
00:0000:00

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

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