Fate and the Fablemaidens
By Fablemaiden Cast
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Fate and the Fablemaidens is an actual-play D&D 5th edition podcast created by four friends who love goofs and games
||CleanQ&A Special: Return of the Pickle Jar||This is the part of the adventure where we return to our beloved pickle jar, talk about developmental stages, and get interrupted by our dogs. The cast of Fate and the Fablemaidens turn one!||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive Show Special: AnimeFest 2018||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens learn about Kentancky Island, investigate missing cake, and threaten to throw people overboard. Merryweather defends her brother’s honor, Twyddle has chicken on her mind, and Wynni gets up close and personal. The Fablemaidens perform at AnimeFest 2018.||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Return to the Tribe Lands Part 3||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens strike a deal, rent a room, and face their pasts. Wynni feels right at home, Twyddle gets restless, and Merryweather has productive downtime. The Fablemaidens settle into Underwall.||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRavnicasts Special: The Selesnya Conclave||This is the part of the adventure where three renowned members of the Selesnya Conclave accept a guildmaster-given quest, sprint across the Tenth District of Ravnica, and try to return a kitten to the sky. Selesnyanigans ensue as Zoorja, the loxodon paladin, Aravis, the centaur ranger, and Eden, the Simic hybrid bard, face off against rival guilds in an adventure of gargantuan proportions. Featuring special guest Jeff Ramos of Overrealmed Podcast.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive Show Special: The Second Pickle Jar Incident||This is the part of the adventure where the cast brings back the pickle jar, talks about the joys of podcasting, and plays AP-CS-HH FateFM edition. The cast of Fate and the Fablemaidens answer questions live at Hub City Comic Con.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeast of the Moon Special||This is the part of the adventure where we mix it up with some holiday cheer, creative crossovers, and podcast friends. Prim, Cornelia, and Snowdrop encounter a small situation at Lord Frost’s birthday party… and it's going to be a tough nut to crack. The Fablemaidens (and friends) celebrate the Feast of the Moon!||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Journey to the Tribe Lands Part 2||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens narrowly dodge out of the way, learn what makes a good friend, and set sail to their destination. Merryweather slows it down, Wynni bypasses an interrogation, and Twyddle wrestles with her past. The Fablemaidens get caught in family drama.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Journey to the Tribe Lands Part 1||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens refurbish a boat, meet a new authority figure, and prepare for their trip. Twyddle tries on new voices, Merryweather “teaches” engineering, and Wynni twirls a greeting. The Fablemaidens get tracked.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Breakfast Tacos||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens recover, relax, and receive some new stuff. Wynni works on a new fashion trend, Twyddle cries in a bathroom stall, and Merryweather tinkers purrfectly. The Fablemaidens eat breakfast tacos.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetroverse Special - Take On D&D Part 2||This is the part of the adventure where we continue our after-school special with the Brunch Crew, relive childhood memories, and jam out to some cool tunes. Pull your hair up into a high ponytail, adjust your shoulder pads, and get out your Walkman. The Fablemaidens escape the Retroverse?||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetroverse Special - Take On D&D Part 1||This is the part of the adventure where we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming, join forces with a friend, and meet a new Fate. Travel back with us to 1985, tease out your hair, and get ready to dance. The Fablemaidens enter the Retroverse!||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Roc and Roll Part 9||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens facilitate reconciliation, attend a concert, and bring along their friends. Merryweather is a calming force, Wynni sees a familiar face, and Twyddle becomes a trendsetter. The Fablemaidens drop the mic.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Roc and Roll Part 8||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens recover from their biggest fight yet, remind themselves of their mission, and decide whether or not to stick it out. Twyddle finally opens her gift bags, Merryweather puts her tinkering skills to the test, and Wynni finds her voice. The Fablemaidens have it out.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Roc and Roll Part 7||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens defeat the evil before them, hang on the edge of the rift, and leave their hearts on their sleeves. Wynni provides comfort, Twyddle comes to grips with her new reality, and Merryweather lets it all out. The Fablemaidens face a new kind of challenge.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Roc and Roll Part 6||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens find another planar rift, join forces with a band, and face a powerful party-crasher. Merryweather helps a star, Wynni harnesses the power of humor, and Twyddle tempts a rock. The Fablemaidens make a splash.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Roc and Roll Part 5||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens meet up with new friends, perform a song, and disregard boundaries. Wynni communicates nonverbally, Twyddle finds all the free things, and Merryweather fangirls. The Fablemaidens roc and roll all night.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Roc and Roll Part 4||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens disregard a security guard, check all the doors, and comfort the sick. Merryweather swipes some invites, Wynni runs ahead, and Twyddle finds the snack table. The Fablemaidens get a backstage pass.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Roc and Roll Part 3||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens run through a crowd, barely miss their person, and do a different kind of surfing. Twyddle locks eyes on her target, Merryweather scares everyone, and Wynni cleans up the mess. The Fablemaidens steal the show.||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Roc and Roll Part 2||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens argue with a security guard, argue with a food vendor, and argue with an innocent bystander. Wynni cries in a crowd, Twyddle has a good ol’ fashioned throwdown, and Merryweather answers to a new name. The Fablemaidens crash a music festival.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQ&A Special: The Pickle Jar Incident||This is the part of the adventure where the cast discusses being women in podcasting and gaming, along with the elusive snark and AP-CS-HH McElroy edition. Sam questionably proposes a new game, Becca wears glasses and sweats, Renee struggles to say goodbye, and Laura has a pickle jar. The cast of Fate and the Fablemaidens answers questions from Fablemates.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Roc and Roll Part 1||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens get some new accessories, make a wardrobe change, and hold hands in a crowd. Merryweather stands up for her right to bright clothes, Wynni gets aggressive, and Twyddle investigates pillows. The Fablemaidens get ready to roc and roll.||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Fish Tacos||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens reach their destination, get cool things, and, of course, eat fish tacos.`||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Temple of Rooms Part 6||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens tackle an urn, have impromptu storytime, and learn the truth about Dr. Rhett. Twyddle plans a social outing, Merryweather touches every door, and Wynni cries out of confusion. The Fablemaidens conquer the temple!||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Temple of Rooms Part 5||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens return from their celestial encounter, demand money through a door, and vow to make a new friend. Wynni gets a mysterious twin, Twyddle addresses her anxieties, and Merryweather dances through the flames. The Fablemaidens actually accomplish a thing.||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Temple of Rooms Part 4||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens move in bullet time, try to trick Fate with weird ideas, and attempt to get out of this pickle alive. Merryweather shows off her knot knowledge, Twyddle gets creative with her bear trap, and Wynni goes toward the light. The Fablemaidens find their quest.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Temple of Rooms Part 3||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens admire mysterious murals, meet an angel, and insult someone’s boss. Twyddle ignores the conversation, Merryweather collects her rope, and Wynni hums a little ditty. The Fablemaidens face their first crisis.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Temple of Rooms Part 2||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens thoroughly check some tents, solve their first riddle, and distrust an archaeologist. Wynni uncovers some undergarments, Merryweather yells at a door, and Twyddle plays with building blocks. The Fablemaidens descend into the tomb.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Temple of Rooms Part 1||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens loot crates, befriend some tents, and go camping. Merryweather has a totally completely very original idea, Wynni makes the best of her situation, and Twyddle makes a weird appearance change. The Fablemaidens attempt to escape the desert.||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - First Flight Part 2||This is the part of the adventure where the Fablemaidens come together to right what has gone wrong, save who they can, and face their fears. Twyddle scoops up her friends, Merryweather searches for her brother, and Wynni makes her parents proud. The Fablemaidens defend the airship.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - First Flight Part 1||This is the part of the adventure where Fate brings the Fablemaidens together for the first time, sticks them in a party for a podcast campaign, and things almost immediately start going wrong. Wynni worries about a friend, Merryweather takes note of closed doors, and Twyddle intimidates everybody. The Fablemaidens take to the skies.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction||This is the part of the adventure where we meet the Fablemaidens, learn about the players behind them, and get ready for the journey that awaits.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser Trailer||Dungeon Master Renee Rhodes has an important question before we start.... Just how DO you pronounce the name of our fantasy setting? Fate and the Fablemaidens roll initiative on Feb. 19, 2018.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Everything I could want in an AP
Let's review the checklist. Quality audio, quality editing, quality players, quality DM, story, characters, NPCs, voices, equipment choices, dice rolls, combat... Quality across the board! Everything feels very narrative here, including the combat. It doesn't feel like we're bogged down by rules at every bend, even though there's a decent amount of dice rolling.
The DM is top notch, too, because she comes up with some fun puzzles for the players as well as fun scenarios for them to interact with. The players have personality for days, and interjects this personality into the characters on a frequent basis. The characters have some amazing quirks and all of them ooze with personality that it’s easy to be completely entranced by their actions. And because of all this, the DM is throwing them into some amazing situations.
In terms of production, the music is fantastic. It really gets me into the podcast right away and leaves me wanting more when we hear it on the way out of an episode. It seems like the DM, playing as Fate, will be creating poetry for each of the story arcs, and I find that it definitely draws me in deeper into the world. And the quality of the editing is astounding! I think the only thing missing are sound effects for various things happening in game, but that’s entirely unnecessary when the characters and the DM describe things so well, that it’s hard not to picture everything going on.
To top this all off, they are all FUNNY! I’ve made this comparison before, but if you combine Roll Like a Girl with The Broadswords, you get something that looks a bit like Fate and the Fablemaidens. It works so well that it’s quickly launched to one of my favorite podcasts out there, and I listen to well over 30 of them on a regular basis. Do yourself a favor and subscribe and listen now. They are too good to pass up, that is for sure!
Strong Start, Promising Even Better Future
What an utterly charming debut! In addition to incredibly professional and compelling production values (that theme song is KILLER) this podcast manages to establish three distinct and engaging characters within the first episode. The DM has a great tone and is clearly setting up an excellent plot line, and I'm excited to see what happens next.
Fun and unique cast of characters
I’ve been listening to a lot of D&D podcasts lately, and I can tell this one is going to be great! The player characters are an interesting mix of races which is really fun, and the dynamic of the DM being Fate within the story is fantastic. The story is only just beginning but I’m already eager to hear more!