Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn
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Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn is a long-form, serialised, high-fantasy, improv fiction podcast driven at its core by tabletop role-play. Released weekly every Sunday at 10:30AM BST. Hosted and Game Mastered by Ray Stevens, accompanied by his players, Tom (Erbak), Liz (Tobe), Vinny (Mhurren) and Nina (Myx), with occasional guest appearances, he invites you into a world both familiar and strange, these adventures take place in a home-brew alternate version of the Forgotten Realms. The core cast of Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn features a diverse group of players who've come together from across the country to tell the shared tale of “The Scales of Justice”, a band of heroes (though some would call them mercenaries). Our story is told through improv and tabletop role-play, however, for the purposes of the show, much of the mechanical aspects of this are removed, cutting the fuss and leaving the story and character interactions behind. What starts as a simple 'muscle for hire' job, brings the party together to aid a city under siege and the civilians within. A cult, known only as the Cult of the Dragon, seek to unleash Chaos in the world and as our heroes learn of their plans, the race is on to put a stop to their ambition. In classic high-fantasy fashion, the overarching problem of the plot is seemingly almost insurmountable in scale and by extension, each character is dealing with their own personal goals and issues which we develop throughout the show. You can find out more about the characters, the world and what's going on through our website https://tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for the show; please feel free to contact us on twitter @DarkDragonsInn
||ExplicitWhat is Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn?||Hello travellers, and welcome to Tails from the dark dragons inn. - Our show, is a long form, episodic, high fantasy, improv-fiction, audio drama podcast, driven by the medium of tabletop roleplaying games. But this is not an actual play.||1 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWelcome to 2019||Updates on the future of the show and the release of the next episode||3 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Twenty-Two : The bouncer hunt||To locate the proprietress of the Low Lantern, our heroes seek out her former employees and find more than they bargained for||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Twenty-One : Boats and bother||Hindsight is 20/20. Making calls in the moment is not as easy as it seems||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Twenty: Truth and Heartbreak||Our fortieth complete campaign episode! And there's still lots more to come||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Nineteen: Now, we wait and watch||As the Scales of Justice hit a sudden stop in their investigation; we timeskip as they spread out to reach their own conclusions||11 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Eighteen: A Fey day gone sour||Traditions as with all things have to start some place; a child's rhyme, lost to time, leaving not a trace. The fey, I fear are simple things just like a worm in Mud; the origins of all Fey Days begin and end with blood.||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Seventeen: Revelations||Assumptions are to the Scales of Justice, what Kryptonite is to Superman.||28 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Sixteen : The new arrival||Something wicked this way comes...||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Fifteen : This is why you don't split the party||Erbak couldn't make it for this episode and I forgot that so his intro is in there anyway but he's not in the episode AHHH already late! Oh well; Enjoy the show!||14 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Fourteen : Justice Divided||After barely surviving, things go wrong and the party disagrees on what happens next||7 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Thirteen: A great big giant kinda problem||The party faces a foe they can't possibly comprehend or conquer but they have no choice. Could it be the end?||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Twelve: Uninvited Guests||So there we were at the whims of a child, seeking secrets of wizards all the while, the clock moved onwards and with each passing day, our mission of truth slipped further away||23 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Eleven: Timing is everything||I once spoke with a rogue who said timing was key, when you take things of value as though they were free. That advice, i'm afraid, came two years too late; As Tobe screwed up, serving us on a plate||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode 10: The depth of intrigue||After their first night in the big city of Baldur's Gate comes to an unfortunate end, our heroes take their respite where they can find it and begin their investigations after the dawn of a new day||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Coming soon||A quick sneak preview of things to come. - Patrons at the $5 and above tier get complete access to the next Five episodes today! Otherwise, our next episode releases September 9th. Looking forward to sharing with you travellers!||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Nine: Wrong place, Wrong time||The last episode before our summer hiatus, starts with our heroes wading into waters deeper than they appear||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Eight: As the daylight dies||Despite all their best efforts, our heroes just can't catch a break.||29 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Seven: Risky whispers||When communication breaks down; the results can be disastrous||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSidequests: The spaces between us||In this special episode, we play Interstitial: Our hearts intertwined.||21 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSidequests: The children of Fairton Feat. Fandible (Part 2)||The small town of Fairton is home to a school, a mine, an abandoned Mall project and a small selection of teens who are a little more than ordinary. But now they're going missing...or worse? Turning up dead.||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Six: Curious Encounters||Our heroes travel across the city of Baldur's Gate, doing their best to tell friend from foe, but with everything that's happened, can they truly see the wood for the trees?||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Five: A city of strangers||As the dust settles in The Wide, our heroes have barely a moment to absorb what they have done before they are set upon by a series of strangers looking to aid them.||8 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSidequests: The children of Fairton Feat. Fandible (Part 1)||The small town of Fairton is home to a school, a mine, an abandoned Mall project and honestly? Not much else. Except, of course; for all the danger.||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Four: Twisting fate||A doppelganger? A hidden past? What does the flyer mean? How did anyone know our heroes would be in town? Baldur's Gate is filled with questions and only offering more mysteries at every turn||1 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Three: An urgent missive||Last week, our heroes got more excitement than they anticipated when they met Frume, as the revelry continues, an urgent request, sets our crew on the next leg of their journey.||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two: Episode Two: The Party Paladin||After having learned about Frume from a simple pastry maker, it's time to meet the man himself||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason Two - Episode One : A Dire Journey||In hot pursuit of the cult of the dragon, The scales of justice take a shortcut to Elturel.||10 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2 Trailer||Murder, Intrigue and Mystery, The second season of Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn takes an alternative approach to the Forgotten Realms||9 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1 Recap||The fastest way to get up to speed before diving in to Season Two||7 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSidequests: A Tale of Three Princesses - Part 2||The scales of Justice recover their friend and seek retribution||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSidequests: A Tale of Three Princesses – Part 1||Scraw, Mhurren and Tobe are set loose in a strange land as they fight to find a lost loved one.||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSideQuests: TechNoir Edition||The Scales of Justice. In another time, another place, another realm. What would have been? What might be?||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Welcome to the Inn
From the start, we are greeted by our DM/Host/Publican and are made to feel nothing if not welcome. Like old regulars in a local pub, or indeed, an inn. You sit down to listen to another of the owners tales. The strength of this podcast lies squarely in its characters. Both fleshed out and well played, they feel like real people who have been together for a while. There is a real sense of familiarity among the group as they have all gotten to know one another. Of the characters, a particular favourite is Scraw, the bugbear barbarian with an almost limitless enthusiasm for battle. While it is often easy to play such a character as one dimensional, Scraw still has subtleties that make him feel more than just a character. Complimenting the characters is the story. A story told well and with the addition of some sound effects to help bring it to life.
Welcome to the Dark Dragons Inn indeed!
This is not just another D&D podcast, this boasts very good descriptions of the NPC's and locations, and excellent interplay between the player characters. Even better they have a Catch Up episode (1A) which you can jump to if you want to get into the action once their teething problems are out of the way complete with comedy gnomes and flashbacks. Follow along with the heroes as they try and deal with the Cult of the Dragons. Very entertaining and well recommended!
Dark But Not Gloomy!
It's great to see the show match their sound quality with the story staandard, this show has goe one leaps and bounnds since it launched and has now becone on of my few 'Must Listens'.
Both the DM and Players bring such passion, dedication aand joy to their roles, you can't help but be swept along with them. This is a crowded genre at the moment but this shows stands with the best of them.