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

For the week ending November 2, 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 five podcasts are the best of the bunch, and should be at the top of your weekend listening list.

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 Pathfinder adventure path, Giantslayer!

This week’s synopsis:

As the heroes continue their delve into the strange tomb within the mountain, they are greeted by more of its strange inhabitants.

 

Here’s the link: Episode 179: Y Tu Mammoth También.

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 of the Sarissa arrives in Castrovel to far less fanfare than they received upon returning to Absalom Station.

 

Tune in to Episode 30: Unwelcome to the Jungle.

3 Fortunes Untold

Fortunes Untold

Fortunes Untold is a show where a group of gamers get together and review different tabletop RPGs. But they don’t just tell you about the games, they show you how they play. The crew tries out the rules, test drives the setting, and at the end of the adventure they hand out Experience Points and see if the system levels up.

This week, they wrap up their adventures with Dead Gentleman’s Demon Hunters system.  Here’s the synopsis:

Do you have a leprechaun stuck up in your tree? Do you think that sinkhole off of I-30 might actually be a Hellgate? Would Santa Clara be perfect except for all the damn vampires? Then you need The Brotherhood of the Celestial Torch.

They’re not the police. They’re not the army. They’re Demon Hunters. Here’s the thrilling conclusion!

 

Here it is: Episode 5!

 

4 The New Path Podcast

The New Path Podcast

The New Path Podcast is dedicated to the Pathfinder Play Test created by Paizo Publishing, Doomsday Dawn!  They’ve completed Part One, “The Lost Star,” and just wrapped up Part Two, “In Pale Mountain’s Shadow.”  The crew does a great job of highlighting the rules differences between Pathfinder and the playtest material as they play, so tune in and get a feel for how PF2.0 might work!

The latest episode’s synopsis:

Join our Game Master Matt as he runs Hannah, Wes, Adam, and our new friend Casey through Paizo’s Pathfinder Play Test – Doomsday Dawn!  This wraps up our play through of In Pale Mountain’s Shadow!

Give them a listen here!

5 The Titans of All’Terra

The Titans of All’Terra

The Titans of All’Terra is a podcast brought to you by Joshua Lorimer of Sneak Attack! fame.  This DnD 5e actual play podcast is brand spanking new, so get in on the ground floor now!  It is also 100% family friendly, so round up the kids and make this a family event.  There are eight episodes total to tune in to today, including a welcome, character and setting introductions, and the first two episodes of their campaign.

The first episode’s synopsis:

The High Captain of Lestraad has summoned several unique individuals to the command building.  What begins in his office may very well change the future of All’Terra.

Enjoy Episode One:  A Non Boat Based Adventure!

Happy listening!