Adventures in Erylia

aCTUAL pLAY pODCASTS

These podcasts are similar to ours. They are all shows that tell a continuous story led by some form of game master with input from the players and influenced by dice. Because it is our main genre, most of these other podcasts take place in a fantasy setting, however not all of them use Dungeons and Dragons as a rule-set, and there are even other genres, like Sci-Fi

Dungeons and Randomness is a huge actual play “network”. They have over 200 episodes out, and just recently began their second arc, while also switching from 4th edition to 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. Through Arc 1, Jason, the DM, was running 4 separate groups through a story set in his hand crafted world, Theria. In Arc 2, we are following 3 groups, in a Theria that takes place a few years into the aftermath of Arc 1. Jason was a huge inspiration for me to begin working on Erylia, and my love for the show is what got me to start a podcast of my own.

The Glass Cannon Podcast is a Pathfinder based actual play, that is running the adventure path, Giant Slayer. They are now the official Pathfinder Podcast, recognized by Paizo, Inc. These guys have an amazing chemistry together, and I am glad to see them succeeding as well as they are now. I recently got the opportunity to meet Troy, the DM, while he was near my home city and it was an amazing experience. I hope to one day have the kind of fan base that they do and be able to do meet up events similar to what they’ve had going on recently.

Androids & Aliens

Androids & Aliens is the second flagship podcast from the Glass Cannon Network. Androids & Aliens is played using Paizo's Starfinder system and the group is running through the Dead Suns campaign. The regular Glass Canon crew has also added a new player for this campaign, Eli. The story and characters in this story are very different from what we have scene in the Giant Slayer campaign and if you're not getting enough Glass Cannon in your life, I highly recommend giving it a listen as well.

I am happy to have finally caught up on another podcast and be able to add it to this page! Once I finished getting caught up on The Audacity to Podcast, it was time for me to find some new shows to listen to. I added quite a few and Four Orbs is the first one I decided to stick with. They are a newer podcast without the same backlog D&R or the GCP has. Four Orbs is another D&D Podcast set in a homebrew world with some interesting mechanics added in. Dave, the DM, does a great job of introducing new story arcs with guest players in short introduction arcs.

Redemption is a podcast that is set in the Star Wars universe and starts shortly before the clone wars. It is played using the Edge of the Empire role-playing system, which is quite different from the Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder rules system. I love the story that is told on Redemption, especially since so much of what we see in the movies focuses on things on a colossal scale. The GM for this show has also ran one of the absolute best GM Characters I have ever heard in a show, a humorous droid named R3-A1.

Godsfall

Godsfall is an interesting mix between an D&D 5th edition actual play and an audio drama. It is very highly produced and features a wide and diverse cast. There is one party that is the main focus of the story, but Aram, the DM, brings in other regular players to help tell the stories of other areas of the world. It helps keep the world alive and breathing while the main cast is in one area of the world. The game itself has some rather interesting twists from a tradition fantasy setting like D&D is normally played in. As Aram has described it, he has mixed in some super hero elements from the comic books he also loves. They still take on a magical spin, but some of the powers he has added to the game give it a very unique story flavor.

FEAR THE BOOT

Fear the Boot has only just recently started doing an actual ply, which is on it’s own feed, but they are one of my longest listened to podcasts. They’ve been around almost since the beginning of podcast and have nearly 600 episodes in their feed! They are more of a talk radio type podcast, with a focus on tabletop and roleplaying games.

INTER-PARTY CONFLICT

Inter-party Conflict is a roleplaying game themed question and answer podcast. They source questions from their community, then both of the co-hosts discuss it and try to come up with some sort of answer for it. They also do a segment called The Dragon’s Hoard where they share and discuss community submitted magical items. I actually started listening to these guys after connecting with one of the hosts on Reddit.

The Daily Tavern

Though the name might imply this is daily show, it is not. The Daily Tavern is a semi-weekly radio show set in the fictional Shatterpoint City. In each episode, Arthur, our radio host, broadcasts about news and various events going on within the city. I have no idea how Arthur manages to keep up with all of the stories and other news pieces for the goings on in the city, but he does. Every time that my handheld glowing rock lights up with a new broadcast from the tower, I know I am in for some entertainment, as well as the news.

Other Podcasts

Not everything we listen to is directly gaming related, but we want to be able to give a shout out to those podcasts as well. You may find something you like.

BETTER PODCASTING

Better Podcasting is the first podcast I started listening to after starting Adventures in Erylia. Honestly, I wish I had known about them and started listening to them sooner. Listening to them, and talking with Stephen and Stargate Pioneer on Twitter and Reddit was a lot of the inspiration behind the decision to buy better gear and ultimately relaunch AinE.

THE AUDACITY TO PODCAST

I’ve only just recently begun to listen to The Audacity to Podcast. I was drawn to it for a few reasons. First, I got caught up with Better Podcasting and wanted to continue expanding my knowledge of podcasting. Also, Daniel J Lewis goes over a lot of tips and tricks when it comes to using Audacity, which is the software that I use for editing. Lastly, Daniel is a very well known and well respected member of the podcasting community, and I recognized his name even before I started listening to his podcast.

GOOD MORNING THERIA

Good Morning Theria is a spin-off show from Dungeons and Randomness. Jason and his co-host Bri talk about things that are going on in their lives, things that are going on in nerd culture, and read and respond to their listener emails.