Second Best: A DnD Adventure
By Second Best Productions
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Second Best: A DnD Adventure is a real-play D&D 5e comedy podcast created by NYC improvisers. Second Best follows the adventures of Bug, Yolanda, Gail, and Hue in a fantasy realm called Milarien. They’re not the finest adventurers in the land - a fact they’re reminded of a lot - but that won’t stop this determined bunch. Stephen Buckley is your dungeon master, the players are Ali Gordon, Glo Tavarez, Marty Scanlon, and Stephen Kelly.
||ExplicitEp 28: Dockblocked - Part 5||The Tranquility Team ties up loose ends in Nydahar the only way they know how: loudly. Yolanda tries diplomacy. Bug grows his portrait collection. Gail proves she's a pro pirate. Hue drops the ultimate piss- sorry, DISS track.||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 27: Dockblocked - Part 4||The Tranquility Team faces off against the creepy Ladies of The Bay. Bug is body positive. Yolanda raises a friend's spirit. Gail loses a knife. Hue takes a prank too far.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 26: Dockblocked - Part 3||The Tranquility Team, bogged down by the bragadocious Edris Elbow, make their way into the cave in search of hags. Hue gets thicker skin. Bug declines an advance. Gail gets reminded of home. Yolanda definitely doesn’t flirt.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 25: Dockblocked- Part 2||The team explores more nautical means of escape. Hue picks up an accent. Yolanda gets mad lovestruck. Bug advocates self-care. Gail will not have this dance. DM Stephen goes ham on some NPC voices.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24: Dockblocked - Part 1||With their secret divulged and no way to leave Nydahar, the gang gets creative with their exit strategy. Gail and Bug seek alternate means of escape while Hue and Yolanda say hello to their little friend. (Stick around for a Q&A with the team after the||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 23: The Descent||The newly reunited team descends down Mount Mourning. Hue comes down the mountain with new powers. Bug comes down with a cold. Gail finds a window of opportunity. Yolanda lets it all out.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 22: The Ascent - Part 4||In the final chapter of The Ascent, our divided heroes find themselves in a race against time in two different worlds.||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMerry Milari-mas! (BONUS December Antic)||Surprise! Enjoy this special bonus antic! We hope you're having a lovely holiday season wherever you are. We'll be back next week for the finale of the 'The Ascent!' You can hear more antics as a $5 or more Patron!||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 21: The Ascent - Part 3||In Kordoth, Omine and Luck keep up appearances while Hue powers up. In Nydahar, the rest of our heroes begin their arduous ascent up Mount Mourning. [This arc features special guest Zach Cherry (NBC's I Feel Bad, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Crashing)]||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 20: The Ascent - Part 2||In the frozen realm of Nydahar, the Tranquility Team must prove their worth by doing what they do worst: telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the high-tech land of Kordoth, Hue and her twin brother Omine have Luck on their side. [This arc features special||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 19: The Ascent - Part 1 (Season 2 Premiere)||In the Season 2 premiere, everyone finds themselves in foreign lands: what remains of the Tranquility Team on a pilgrimage to a far-away region, and Hue in the bizarre high-tech world of Kordoth.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 1 Recap & Cast Chat||Our heroes (real life players) recap the events of Second Best Season 1 (and add insights, personal reactions, and behind-the-scenes commentary) in preparation for Season 2 launch on 11/14. Hungry for more Second Best? Why not check out our Patreon whic||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS Episode + Patreon Announcement!||We're launching a Patreon! But don't worry, we're not too busy to release something fun in your feeds. Enjoy this spooky Second Best antic! Antics are fun mini-episodes that are available to $5 Patrons on our newly launched Patreon starting today! See||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 18: The Final Curtain - Part 4||Hamletton comes to a thrilling and unwritten conclusion in our Season 1 finale. Is it curtains for our heroes? Yolanda does crowd work. Bug knows friend from fiend. Gail uses her social network. Hue is not herself.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 17: The Final Curtain - Part 3||The show must go on! Our heroes continue juggle entertaining the audience and protecting a Princess. Hue keeps the peace and keeps the pace. Gail gets an upgrade. Bug discovers a strange possession. Yolanda casts a different kind of bird.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 16: The Final Curtain - Part 2||As the curtain opens, two of our heroes are in the audience dealing with unexpected guests, while two are onstage dealing with unexpected ghosts. Yolanda heals on her terms. Bug keeps an "aye" out. Hue takes the lead. Gail blows up someone's spot.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 15: The Final Curtain - Part 1||The morning after The Tranquility Team’s perfectly mundane goat encounter, they are tasked with playing cultural diplomats to a visiting princess. Bug babysits. Yolanda has a heart to (Shale)hart. Hue goes on. Gail really wrecks an egg.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 14: The Goat||The team retreats to Gail’s house to hide their precious cargo, but someone - or something - has beaten them there.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 13: The Monstrous Menagerie - Part 3||Precious cargo in tow and worldview only slightly shaken, the Tranquility Team attempts a daring escape. Bug bears down for a duel. Yolanda resin-ates with enemies. Hue speedruns a level. Gail does hard physics.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 12: The Monstrous Menagerie - Part 2||The team continues their journey through the perilous levels of O’Doult’s mansion, and encounter some unusual guests along the way. Gail shortens the tour. Yolanda shuts things up. Everyone sees Hue. Bug draws up holy power.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 11: The Monstrous Menagerie - Part 1||The gang goes undercover to infiltrate O’Doalt’s mansion full of rare and dangerous creatures. Yolanda Greases up. Bug gets competitive. Gail and Hue revive a classic grift||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 10: The Docks - Part 2||A frightening monster is only the second-most dramatic thing the team discovers on a boat this week. Yolanda finds out that marriage hurts. Bug accidentally intimidates. Hue kills with comedy. Gail collects rent.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9: The Docks - Part 1||The gang kicks off their risky animal-smuggling mission by attempting the most dangerous task of all: getting on a boat. Gail loses her nerve and her knives. Bug never lets go. Yolanda and Hue pull off the perfect con.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 8: The Scepter & the Frog - Part 5||The team receives a new mission once their swampy scepter journey comes to an end, but not before a run-in with the First Best heroes. Gail learns a dark place to hide a dagger. Bug meets someone dumber than him. Hue has a weird one. Yolanda slaps.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 7: The Scepter & the Frog - Part 4||The gang heads to a fancy research institute where they act very proper indeed. Yolanda is reunited with her one true love. Bug gets in a big boy talk. Hue makes her dreams come true. Gail eats a salad. If you tweet about us, thanks! Be sure to use||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 6: The Scepter & the Frog - Part 3||Our heroes bring their un-frog-ettable swamp detour to a close. Yolanda hears voices. Gail attempts diplomacy. Hue plays god. Bug lightens up. [Stick around after the episode for a Q&A from Twitter with the team!]||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 5: The Scepter & the Frog - Part 2||A quest for true love quickly devolves into an uncomfortable, swampy work retreat. Gail loves love. Yolanda sobers up. Bug counts bottles. Hue tweets.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 4: The Scepter & the Frog - Part 1||Our second best heroes begin their journey to the Gwomma Institute. Gail stuffs it. Bug names a horse. Hue tries some new material. Yolanda finds love, warts and all.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 3: Blackhollow - Part 3||The Tranquility team wrap up their adventures in Blackhollow. Yolanda flips out. Gail stabs things she shouldn't. Hue meats a monster. Bug dreams big.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 2: Blackhollow - Part 2||Our first fight! The team explores secret doors, secret passages, and make secret discoveries about Blackhollow's demon problem. After a nap Yolanda does a 'quick recap' for the police chief which goes as poorly as you'd expect. Note that sound is su||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1: Blackhollow - Part 1||The Tranquility Team (that's our heroes - Bug, Yolanda, Hue, and Gail) begin a mission in Blackhollow, investigating some demon sightings. After speaking with Guards, Mayors, Bartenders, Bartenders, and Doctors, they devise an ingenious, elaborate demo||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 0: Prologue||Prologue to Second Best: A DnD Adventure. Dungeon Master Stephen Buckley tells us about the world he created, and the players (Ali, Glo, Marty, and Stephen Kelly aka SK) introduce their characters.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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While Second Best may seem to start slow, stick with it. The real joy in this podcast comes once the players have gotten their footing and everyone's figured out a good balance between roleplaying and comedy that will HOPEFULLY make you laugh out loud but will DEFINITELY at least make you breathe harder through your nose while you're standing around in the kitchen. The jokes are hilarious, the characters are unique and only get better, and there's a genuinely moving world and story.
I started listening to Second Best to get my RPG podcast fix because none of the other podcasts I’d listened to had made me laugh so much and I love every second of it. This podcast rules and everyone should give it a shot!
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I watch a lot of stand up comedy so this set of improvisers is perfect. They’re hilarious! The story is very good and their game is full of different ways of getting quests done and handling situations.