By Everett Downs
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Four adventurers have been brought together by fate... and a goat... and tasked with taking on the villainous Count Strahd von Zarovich and saving the village of Barovia. They've agreed to do it - for a modest fee, of course. Welcome to Freelance Heroism - a bi-weekly 5th-Edition Dungeons & Dragons actual-play podcast and member of the Minionworks Podcasting Network! Our current campaign is Curse of Strahd, a Gothic horror-inspired setting in the dangerous and fog-shrouded land of Ravenloft. While the setting is serious, our heroes are anything but. Will they survive the horrors of Castle Ravenloft and defeat Strahd? Join us and find out every other Sunday!
||ExplicitEpisode 30 - A Tale of Two Professionals||In which the party meets Kaeviir's shockingly nice mirror double and learns some surprising information.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 29 - Chu Chu Jelly||In which the party confronts Ragnic the Butcher.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 28 - Battle of the Black Brigade||In which the party seeks out the first of their evil doubles.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27 - Through the Looking Glass||In which the party finds more than they bargained for at Lady Fiona's.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Rim Lipping||In which the party attends a not-so-average book club and cannot abide the guests.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Bards: Not Just for Adrie||In which the party accepts a mission from a bard to save some souls.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 - The Shawshank Rag-demption||In which The Professional and Chunakote seek to break Ragnic out of jail, while Adrie has a talk with a bard.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 - Need a Hand?||In which a festival is held in honor of the group, but the celebrations quickly go amiss.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIncident at Absalom Station (Roll for Relief Re-Broadcast)||The last of our four Roll for Relief games!||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22 - No Manners Manor||In which the Freelance team settle into their new manor and take care of some business around town.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - Twenty Pieces of Silver||A young rogue asks the party for assistance to solve a case of graverobbing.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFreelance Minions (The Roll for Relief Crossover Event Re-Broadcast)||Happy Holidays from your friends at Minionworks!||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - Nope House - Part Three||The finale of the Nope House sessions||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Nope House - Part Two||Part two of our session||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Nope House - Part One||And, trust us, you can't put it on hold...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSamhain in Salem (Roll for Relief Re-Broadcast)||Happy Halloween from Minionworks!||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 - Nature Calls||And, trust us, you can't put it on hold...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - The Parent Tap||Because everyone knows abandoned half-orcs make great child-rearing experts...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Baboon Rape Cloud||Seriously, don't ask...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoll for Relief - A Message from Minionworks||An announcement from Nathan Lett on the upcoming charity event, Roll for Relief||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Chasing Ghosts||It beats being chased BY them...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Burning Down the House||Due to some technical issues, here's a recap episode...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Enter the Bone Zone||That's what she said...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - Plus Nineteen||Bone. Grind. Make your own jokes.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - Arcan'ta||The question to keep in mind - was he unlucky before or AFTER meeting our heroes?||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - The Witch in the Woods||Shaky-Cam™ not included...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Falling off the Wagon||Or has the wagon fallen on our heroes?||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves||... oh my!||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - The Confessional||There are two sides to every con-artist...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Attack of the Ineffective Tomatoes||You say to-MAY-to, I say UH-oh...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Breakfast, a Butcher and a Blinsky||Never skip the most important meal of the day...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Aerodynamics||Lack of cooperation can be a real drag...||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Enter the Duck||For whom the duck quacks, it quacks for thee...||4/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1.5 - The Bitter Restart||Every story needs an addendum to its beginning...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - The Bitter Start||Every story needs a beginning...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 0 - Welcome to Freelance Heroism!||A welcoming word from the... professionals.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
D&D with sheep jokes
While this is one of the games promoted by the minion works it stands out in its own right. This game follows the book of the curse of sthrad (whatever I am from Hawaii and can't spell). The sound is decent for a first episode and the jokes run quick and fast. This could easily be a new group I will wait with antica.....pation to listen to on my drive to work
That Ragnic Doh.
Okay, you caught me. I'm reviewing my own podcast. Seriously though guys, give us a listen. If you don't like it, I'll give you your money back!
An excellent start! Looking forward to future eps.
I was tuned into this podcast via the fine folks running the Minionworks Network. I'm glad I did. I'm really liking where this is going! The players are obviously having fun and there's definitely a hilarious dynamic being laid down, especially between Ragnic and The Professional. (I think I've forgotten his actual name because he's been called "The Professional" so many times, it's now stuck.) I can only see good things and good soup on the road ahead.
I have to say my favorite moment so far is the exchange between Ragnic and Adrie about the voice Ragnic hears, though the "closing of the door" comes in at a very close second. And I can see the goat becoming a fan favorite, to be honest. My crazy theory based on absolutely nothing is that she'll either be their greatest ally or their greatest enemy. Or maybe both.
The only downside is the audio quality. It's a bit raw in these initial episodes, but that's somewhat expected as the crew finds its technical footing. But thus far, the content really makes up for it.