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What to Listen to this Weekend: The 5 Best RPG Podcasts

For the week ending June 22, 2018

There is a glut of great RPG podcasts out there for nerds. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to begin! But we’ve got you. These four podcasts are the best of the bunch, and should be at the top of your weekend listening list.

Then we have a rotating 5th slot where we’ll highlight a podcast that had a particularly great episode on something related to one of our favorite RPG systems. It could be news, reviews, DM tips, or it could just be a particularly good episode.

Tune in to hear what you’re missing!

What to Listen to this Weekend

1 The Glass Cannon Podcast

The Glass Cannon Podcast

What is the Glass Cannon Podcast? Well, in the spirit of old school Dungeons and Dragons, a collection of five super-nerds (Joe O’Brien, Grant Berger, Matthew Capodicasa, Skid Maher, and Game Master Troy Lavallee) emerge blinking from their parents’ basements to engage in an Actual Play campaign of Paizo’s epic new Pathfinder adventure path, Giantslayer!

This week’s synopsis:

After stone-shaping into the strange temple within Skirgaard, the party comes face to face with a terrifying creature and an old friend.

Here’s the link:  Episode 160:  Welcome Back, Slaughter.

2 Androids and Aliens

Androids and Aliens

The aforementioned GCP crew take to the stars in an all new campaign in Paizo’s newest system: Starfinder. As a direct result of the Patreon support for Glass Cannon, they’re working through the Dead Suns AP in an all new podcast, and they’ve brought along a new cast member, Ellinor Dilorenzo!

This week’s synopsis:

The crew reaches the quarantine zone where the derelict mining ship and mysterious Drift Rock float ominously in space.  Hoping to discover what happened to the rising crew, they hesitantly board the Acreon.

Tune in to Episode 11 – Hakuna Akata!

3 The Drift

The Drift

With Sneak Attack! being on a brief hiatus between Seasons 1 and 2, we’ll take this opportunity to highlight our own podcast The Drift!  In this episode, Skid Maher of GCP fame walks you through the character creation process of Starfinder.

This week’s synopsis:

This week on The Drift, we are joined by Skid Maher, cast member on The Glass Cannon Podcast, and creator of amazing characters like Gelaborus Finn, Nestor Coyne, Pembroke the Pensive, and Jane Low.

Here it is:  The Drift Episode 12:  Skid Explains Starfinder Character Creation.

(Don’t worry, Sneak Attack! will be back soon with a brand new season 2!)

 

4 The Called Shot Podcast

The Called Shot Podcast

The Called Shot Podcast is playing through the official Skull and Shackles Adventure Path from Paizo. Called Shot includes all the gloriously dense Pathfinder RPG rules but presents them in a swashbuckling pirate adventure!

This week’s synopsis:

Join the crew this week as they entertain a dragon!

Hard to port and right into Episode 46 – This Episode is Just Right!

5 The Lucky Die

The Lucky Die

This week’s featured podcast is Mistress Volonda leads a party of 3 PCs in a home-brewed campaign set in the world of Mikron.  In this first episode, you’ll meet the party even as they meet one another…in prison.

We’re going to highlight the first episode so you can jump in right at the beginning.  Its not terribly old, so the backlog is definitely manageable.

The first episode’s synopsis:

Balance leaves his cell, Rhal-Jakk defends his breakfast, and Zaltana tries to communicate with her deity.  A friendly guard gives an inmate some grave news.

Click here to listen to Episode 1 – Falsam Prison Blues.

Happy listening!