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||CleanCF Diecast Episode 35: Boss Blag||Consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/canonfodderpod! Welcome back to the Diecast! After Korri used a pair of irresponsibly adhesive boots to stow away aboard Skyreach Castle, Leaky and Cezzaria had to give chase on wyvern. Landing up||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 34: How to Train Your Wyvern||After their run-in with the mysterious Troldemort on our last episode, the Diecast crew is ready to march into the snowy village of Parnast and demand access to Skyreach Castle, where Rezimir has taken refuge. Unfortunately, that's not what happen||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 33: Troldemort's Magical Menagerie!||While hiking towards Parnast, the Diecast crew encounter an odd wagon on the roadside. Strange music tinkers from within, like the grinding of rust or the breaking of glass. Signs promising great deals on magic goods look good but can Tr||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 32: The Dod Rune||On the last episode of the CF Diecast, the crew's fierce pursuit of Rezimir led them into the heart of a blizzard, where they encountered a trio of trolls. Despite their best efforts, the trolls defeated the crew. Now, they awaken hanging upside d||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 31: Playing in the Snow||Don your danger cloaks, listener! The Diecast crew is jumping through the portal at Naerytar and into an unknown and frostbitten land as they hound the fleeing, collapsing Dragon Cult forced under Rezimir. The hunt is on, and it's about to get dea||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 30: DRAEZIR!||Part VIII of the Naerytar Incident subplot! Last week the Diecast Crew discovered a musical conspiracy in the bowels of Castle Naerytar's dungeons...but this week, they discover something even stranger! Leaky has the magic word, but will they||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 29: B.A.B.||Part VII of the Naerytar Incident! Nearing the end of their assault on the dragon cult's base, the Diecast crew charges into the dungeons of Castle Naerytar, hot on the heels of Rezimir and the vile bullywug forces. But all is not as it seems||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 28: The Tel-E-Scope||Part VI of the Naerytar Incident subplot! The Diecast Crew explores the inner keep of Castle Naerytar in this explosive exploration episode! New enemies! New mysteries! Loot! And what's that on the horizon? Could it be a dragon-hunting expedi||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 27: Vegevengeance||Part V of the Naerytar Incident subplot! Leaky, Cezzaria, and Korri continue their conquest of Castle Naerytar in this tasty trek through the kitchens, the treasure hall, and more. This episode has it all! Roleplay, combat, arguments over location||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 26: Hammer of the Gods||Part IV of the Naerytar Incident subplot! At last, having reclaimed his Dwarven Thrower, Leaky and the Diecast are thrown nether and yonder. They awaken on the black shores of an endless shore, below a towering, impossible tree. A one-handed m||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 25: Lost and Found!||Part III of the Naerytar Incident subplot! It's been a literal year in the making, but Leaky, Cezzaria, and Korri have finally confirmed the dragon cult's key activity at Castle Naerytar--and that a particularly important piece of that treasu||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 24: Plan D||Part II of the Naerytar Incident subplot! Roll a stealth check, listener! This week's Canon Fodder Diecast follows the crew deeper into Castle Naerytar, which is infested with strange creatures that want to kill them. Do they try to communica||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 23: Best Laid Plans||Part I of the Naerytar Incident subplot. What's the worst way to infiltrate to a decrepit castle filled with reptilian dangers and cultic nonsense? Find out in this spectacularly unpredictable episode of the Canon Fodder Diecast as Leaky, Cezzaria||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 22: You Don't Have Proficiency in Heads||YOU DON'T HAVE PROFICIENCY IN HEADS: Great Lizard's Lisp, listener! What is yon boggish abomination?! Leaky, Cezzaria, and Korri paddle out towards Castle Naerytar in this aquatic adventure, but it's not necessarily smooth sailing in this extra-lo||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 21: Korri's Trials (or how to be a good person)||KORRI'S TRIALS (or how to be a good person): Who left Cezzaria all alone with the sharp objects?! What will come of the Dragon Cultists Korri discovered while performing medicine without a license? This week's episode is a doozy as the Diecast cre||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 20: No Strangers to Love||Who scratches songs by the midnight oil, listener? The Diecast does! This musically-inclined episode sees the adventurers finally arrive at Carnath Roadhouse, north of Waterdeep, freshly muddy from the swamp and ready for action. But did they take||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 19: I TRUST YOU!||Hang on to your hats, bullies and buddywugs! In this roleplay packed episode, Leaky faces the final round of his Trial by Combat (for the crimes of being a dwarf), Cezzaria wields her newfound power as an optiate of the masses, and Korri finds her||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast #18: Mother of Frogs||All hail the Age of Frogs! If this week's episode doesn't bring you into the grace of Heqqit, Our Divine Froggy Lady, then your soul is surely lost to the nine hells, listener. Take heart and wear hats! The Diecast crew sure does. Or do they? Also||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 17: Swamp Crotch||Dunk yourself in bullywug repellent, listeners! The Diecast crew strikes forth from Waterdeep in a hustle, hoping to finally discover whence the Dragon Cult is dragging their stolen cargo. But the Mere of Dead Men and the abandoned hills that surr||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCF Diecast Episode 16: An Array of Hats (and other bad puns)||THE HOME STRETCH! Our morally ambiguous dragon-hunters are on the last leg of their journey to Waterdeep, with only the fortified town of Daggerford and a few frosty miles yet remaining...but the road is never so dangerous as when it appears most||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiecast Episode 15: Helmet of Exposure Therapy||RUN! SPIDERS! SPIDERS RIDING HORSES! The Diecast's wagon train to Waterdeep gets really weird in our 15th episode, and the roleplay gets even weirder, and the combat gets deadlier. This one is not for the faint of heart. Ready to roll for init||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiecast Episode 14: A Deft Hop!||Grab your gear, listener! The Diecast hits the road in Episode 14 as the crew continues to investigate the dragon cult and defends a wagon crew heading north towards Waterdeep. This episode is heavy in roleplay and combat. If you love it, please ta||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiecast Episode 13: A Foul Detour||Give your paper boats a good coat of paraffin and grab some headphones, Listeners! We're headed into the sewers of Baldur's Gate to search for the missing and murderous Robert Gray, who escaped along...a very foul detour. If you're loving the show||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiecast Episode 12: The Seedy Underbelly||Get your brown pants on, listener, because the Diecast is heading down into the seedy underbelly of the Blackgate district in search of missing persons, stolen treasures, and that no-good stinking Dragon Cult. Roll for initiative! Follow us on Twitt||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Critmas Episode: The Wizard's Winter Workshop||MERRY CRITMAS, listeners! The Diecast is skating onto your music players and media devices with a very special Critmas episode, just for you! This two-hour extravaganza is 100% holiday home-brew and child-safe! Leaky, Cezzaria, and Korri the Wyrmcr||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 11: The Fate of the Fancy Pants (And Other Crimes)||Get your detective hats on, good listener! Our defective detectives scour the hidden spaces of Blackgate district for signs of the Dragon Cult, and for the missing persons. It all seems to point to Niebolt Street...what could be going on? Find out||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 10: Behold the Fancy Pants||Get your bargaining pants on, Listener! This episode, the Diecast crew hits the mean streets of Baldur's Gate, and begins searching for signs of the dragon cult and its freight while upgrading equipment at fancy-pants big city vendors. You ready f||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 09: Ready Player Three||Who knocks at the door, listener? Leaky and Cezzaria get down to business with Ontharr From and figure out just how they're going to track down the dragon cultists in this ninth--and perhaps most aggressively Bavarian--episode yet. Follow us on Twitter&||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 08: The Tides Have Turned||Strap on your riding chaps, listeners! The Diecast crew hits the road in this episode as we move into a whole new segment of the episode. Also, we debut a new pre-show segment in which we do a five-ish minute discussion. This week's pre-show chat is a "||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 8.5: Memorial to the Brave (Bonus Episode!)||Grab your talismans you filthy barbarians, and join us for this very special Diecast episode. Leaky seeks the Memorial to the Brave in this special mission written especially by Travis for Kyle and Leaky. We'd love to hear your feedback on this||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 07: Posse of Idjits||Just how much does a dragon egg weigh? And precisely how many glue bombs does it take to finally pin a kobold to the ground? What is the dragon cult really up to? Is Leaky actually Cezzaria's pet? These are the hard-hitting questions the Diecast ||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 06: Failing the Stairs Check||Gather your dice, minions! Diecast returns deadlier than ever as Leaky and Cezzaria struggle to understand and navigate exotic concepts like "stairs" and "rope ladders." This one...well, it gets weird. But we're having a blast with the Diecast&||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 05: The Garbage King||Cinch your kilts, listeners! Diecast is storming your way as Leaky and Cezzaria return to the bandit camp from which they barely escaped for dubious ethical reasons! We're having a blast with the Diecast and are really happy to be hearing from y||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 04: He Can't Even Break Yarn!||With Leaky in chains and his life on the line, Cezzaria must decide: leave him, join the bandits and get rich (and perhaps laugh during the execution), or rescue Leaky, the whining monk guy, and figure out what the heck is up with the bandit. For a Cha||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode #02: I Am A Sweaty Man||The siege of Greenest continues, while Leaky and Cezzaria exercise lethal and unnecessary force in driving the invaders out. But the dragon circles overhead, slowly, and the lives of villagers are at stake. Somewhere, a pair of boots goes unclaimed....||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode 03: Person-Sized Crockpot||Following the siege (and counter-seige?) of Greenest, Cezzaria and Leaky decide to pursue the bandits out of the kindness of their black hearts. But as the saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay... TL;DR We recommend you li||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanD&D Diecast Episode #01: A Demand for Soap||And Lo! Out of the corrupted Dessarin Valley come two adventurers: the mad dwarf barbarian Leaky, of the Golden Tur Clan, and the deadly thief Cezzaria. On this debut episode, Leaky and Cezzaria crest the emerald hills surrounding the town of Greenest,||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast: Episode #06: Halo: The Fall of Reach||Oly Oly Oxen Free! This is the finale of the first Canon Fodder Podcast season! Kyle, Lindsey and Travis gush over one of our favorite videogame novels: Halo: The Fall of Reach while comparing it to the narrative in the prequel game Halo: Reach. Clic||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #05: Elite: Legacy||Prepare your fusion reactors to go critical this week, folks. We're discussing Michael Brooke's Elite: Legacy, and the open-world space simulator Elite: Dangerous. Up-front, we're going to be very critical of the book. But don't let that steer you away||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #04: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||According to our calculations, today was the best day to kill you, listeners! And we'll do it with this fourth episode of the Canon Fodder Podcast, in which we discuss the over-the-top Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and its tie-in novel by Sean Willia||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #03: Borderlands: Gunsight||Look at us! We're dancin' we're dancin'! (I feel dirty writing that. Sorry, Internet.) Episode 03 of the Canon Fodder Podcast drops today, and you're looking at it! This week we shoot the breeze over Borderlands: Gunsight, a pre-sequel(?) by Jo||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #02: Dead Space: Martyr||Praise Altman, you chixculubs! Episode 02 of the Canon Fodder Podcast has finally arrived! This week we're gnawing on Dead Space and it's prequel tie-in Dead Space: Martyr. If you weren't sold by last episode's cynicism, you'll be thrilled by this e||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #01: Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising||Good news everyone! Our first full podcast episode is live! Bad news everyone! We're pretty brutal. On this episode of the Canon Fodder Podcast, we examine Mass Effect Andromeda and its tie-in novel, Mass Effect: Andromeda: Nexus Uprising. We've also wr||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanon Fodder Podcast Episode #00: The Prologue||Oi! Our pilot episode of the Canon Fodder Podcast is now live and waiting for your hungry ears. In this episode, Kyle and I lay our grand plans for the project, discuss the format, dish out the reading schedule, and generally have a good chortle hum dr||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Both the podcast and the Diecast are awesome. The podcast is full of useful information and comical shenanigans. The Diecast is just plain fun to listen to.
Games, Books, D&D - Lot of fun!
Leaky and Cezzaria a lot of fun. Kyle and Jenn have great chemistry as players, and keep the story moving with antics, roleplay, and good mechanics discussion. The latter episodes of the regular show are really well done, too. The quality picked up as they went.
Deep, thoughtful conversation and utter chaos
The podcast contains two series: one discusses how books based on games relate to their respective game, the other is an exercise in madness as two evil characters navigate the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Both are entertaining, but in very different ways.
I don't have the time I used to have to read and play games, so I enjoy the book discussions as a substitute for playing the games and getting the story. Travis and Kyle clearly love the medium of games, and show that with their honest discussions of the good and the bad of both the game and the stories that expand the game's world.
In Dicast, the entertainment comes from the chaotic and terrible choices made by each of the characters. The conniving elf is forced to put up with a cannibalistic dwarf as he searches for his next battle/meal. Their purpose is a mystery. I think maybe even to themselves.
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- Category: Video Games
- Language: English
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