Dungeons & Dragons Lorecast

You love Dungeons & Dragons; the myths, the legends, and the unforgettable characters. Every week, we dive into the lore behind D&D as well covering as the latest news and releases from the world's most popular roleplaying game.

Episode 141: The Icewind Dale Trilogy
We continue discussing The Legend of Drizzt saga!
71 min
Episode 140: D&D Casting Call (Jan. Patron Roun...
Who would YOU cast in a D&D movie/TV show?
70 min
Episode 139: Cyric the Mad God, pt. II
We continue our lore dive into the Mad God himself, Cyric!
63 min
Episode 138: Cyric the Mad God, pt. I
We begin our lore dive into Cyric, the cruel man who became a Mad God...
84 min
Episode 137: The Second Sundering
The cataclysmic event that forever altered the Forgotten Realms...
63 min
Episode 136: 2023 PreD&Dictions (Dec Patron Rou...
This week, Mary and Sergio - alongside Lorecast Patrons and friends - ponder their orbs...
65 min
Episode 135: Tiamat
What has five heads, is evil as all get out, and the subject of this week's lore dive? If you guessed anything other than Tiamat, we need to have a talk.
80 min
Episode 134: Bahamut, the Platinum Dragon God
Bahamut.... Paladine... Fizban... who is the Platinum Dragon God?
65 min
Episode 133: Shar, Mistress of the Night
Shar has come to represent all that is dark, shadowy, and evil in D&D. But what are her origins? And what are here goals?
69 min
Episode 132: Dragonlance First Impressions - Sh...
Shadow of the Dragon Queen is here! What can you expect from Krynn's debut in 5e?
80 min
Episode 131: D&D&Gratitude (Nov. Patron Roundta...
We sit down with Patrons and discuss what about D&D and TTRPGs makes us thankful.
53 min
Episode 130: The War of the Lance, pt. II
We finish the lore dive into one of Krynn's most momentous events!
62 min
Episode 129: The War of the Lance, pt. I
The next D&D adventure takes place during this fraught time in Krynn's history... so let's dig into the lore surrounding it!
53 min
Episode 128: The Spellplague
The Year of the Blue Flame takes a devastating turn...
66 min
Episode 127: Homebrew Horror (Oct Patron Roundt...
What sick, devious items, creatures, and locations could we come up with to spookify your D&D adventure?
74 min
Episode 126: The Origin(s) of Asmodeus
We discuss the ruler of the Nine Layers of Hell, Asmodeus
64 min
DnD Lorecast Presents: Travis Vengroff
Fool and Scholar's Travis Vengroff, co-creator of Dark Dice, sits with us to chat.
50 min
Episode 125: Shadowfell
The dark and mysterious... and deadly Shadowfell plane is cover this week!
71 min
Episode 124: Trio of Horror Monsters in D&D
This week, we spotlight Moloch, the intellect devourer, and the Bagman as part of Spooky Season!
64 min
Episode 123: Monster Rankings (Sept. Patron Rou...
The monsters you love to hate and hate to love! We rank them here!
64 min
Episode 122: Drizzt - The Dark Elf Trilogy
We explore the origins of Drizzt the Drow ranger!
77 min
Episode 121: Changelings
The lore behind the Eberron race of the Changeling is highlighted this week!
64 min
Episode 120: Minsc and Boo
Giant purple skull tattoo? A hamster? A desire to fight evil? What could go wrong?!
50 min
Episode 119: Red Wizards of Thay
We discuss the most notorious and nefarious spellcasters of all Faerun... the Red Wizards of Thays!
54 min
Episode 118: Fantasy D&D Draft (Aug. Patron Rou...
The Loremasters sit down with some Wizards to fantasy draft the perfect D&D party
56 min
Episode 117: Spelljammer 5e First Impressions
We take a look at D&D's newest campaign setting... D&D in space!
81 min
Episode 116: Spelljammer, pt. 2 w/ Bipolar Dice...
We discuss Spelljammer from 3e to today!
67 min
Episode 115: Spelljammer, pt. 1
On the cusp of its 5E release, let's do a little prep work and figure out what this Spelljammer thing is all about!
62 min
Episode 114: Favorite NPCs (July Patron Roundta...
We discuss our favorite official and homebrew NPCs!
56 min
Episode 113: Journeys Through the Radiant Citad...
We discuss the lore behind the new adventure anthology!
73 min
Episode 112: Yuan-Ti, the Serpentfolk
The Serpentfolk known as Yuan-Ti are as cunning as they are deadly... learn about them here!
38 min
Episode 111: Lord Soth and Sithicus
The DnD Lorecast discusses the infamous death knight and his Domain of Dread
44 min
Episode 110: First Half of 2022 (June Patron Ro...
What have the Fine Folk of the Patreon been playing the first half of 2022?
77 min
Episode 109: Tasha, pt. 2
We conclude our look at the lore and history behind Tasha!
31 min
Episode 108: Tasha, pt. 1
Iggwilv... Tasha... Hura... who is this mysterious witch?
24 min
Episode 107: Warduke
Who is the mysterious and cruel Warduke?
37 min
Episode 106: Demogorgon
A look at the lore (and differences between its TV counterpart) of D&D's Prince of Demons
29 min
Episode 105: Quirks, Rituals, and Superstitions...
Do you have a dice jail? Do you have a catchphrase after rolling a nat 20? This episode is for you!
45 min
Episode 104: Xanathar
Who or what is The Xanathar?
46 min
Episode 103: Vecna, pt. 2
Sergio continues discussing Vecna through 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions!
50 min
Episode 102: Vecna, pt. 1
Sergio and a guest host sit down to discuss D&D's most infamous archlich Vecna!
46 min
Episode 101: Best and Worst D&D Moments (April ...
Crit and Reaper talk Favorite D&D moments and the worst D&D Moments
44 min
Episode 100: Tenser, Bigby, & Melf
Crit and Sergio talks some of Dungeon and Dragon's OLDEST characters!
63 min
Episode 99: Hirelings & Companions w/ Stuart Wa...
Crit and Sergio sit down with old friend Stuart to discuss hirelings, retainers, and companions
69 min
Episode 98: Magic Items (March Patron Roundtable)
Crit sits down and talks magic items with patrons
41 min
DnD Lorecast Presents: One Night Strahd w/ Adam...
Sergio discuss the One Night Strahd remix with co-writer Adam Seats
63 min
Episode 97: Ravenloft, pt. 4 - Strahd von Zarovich
None other than Strahd himself takes center stage as we wrap up our Ravenloft series!
46 min
Episode 96: Critical Role-Call of the Netherdee...
The new adventure from Critical Role is out and Crit and Sergio give their first impressions!
77 min
Episode 95: Ravenloft, pt. 3 - Domains of Dread
The Ravenloft series continues with a look at the Domains of Dread and their Darklords!
54 min
Episode 94: Ravenloft, pt. 2 - Rudolph van Richten
Crit and Sergio continue their Ravenloft series with monster hunter Rudolph van Richten!
57 min
Episode 93: D&D and the Satanic Panic (Feb. Pat...
Crit and Sergio are joined by some of their Patrons to discuss how D&D was caught in the middle of controversy in the 1980s
81 min
Episode 92: Ravenloft, pt. 1 - The History of R...
Crit and Sergio start their Ravenloft series with a look at the campaign setting's history
67 min
Episode 91: Weapons of Legacy
Crit and Sergio discuss Weapons of Legacy
73 min
Episode 90: Favorite 5e Adventures
Crit and Sergio run down their favorite 5e adventures
67 min
Episode 89: Monsters of the Multiverse First Im...
Crit and Sergio dig into the newest D&D book
65 min
Episode 88: Ideal Party Composition (Jan. Patro...
Sergio chats with Lupus and Coffee about how to build a 3, 4, or 5+ player party
62 min
Episode 87: Elminster Aumar
Crit and Sergio discuss Forgotten Realms' most powerful wizard
61 min
Episode 86: Drizzt Do'Urden
Crit and Sergio talk about the wildly popular Drow ranger
66 min
Episode 85: 2021 Wrap-Up (Dec. Patron Roundtable)
This episode we chat with some of our wonderful patrons about the end of the D&D year
71 min
Episode 84: To Become a God, Pt. 2
Crit and Sergio finish their discussion on becoming a god
57 min
Episode 83: Strixhaven First Impressions
This episode we discuss the new Strixhaven, A Curriculum of Chaos.
84 min
Episode 82: To Become a God
This episode we discuss how to become a god
77 min
Episode 81: Holidays in D&D
Sergio discusses popular celebrations in D&D campaign settings
35 min
Episode 80: D&D&Gratitude (Nov. Patron Roundtable)
What are we thankful for in D&D?
68 min
Episode 79: Homebrew-ha-ha
Crit and Sergio discuss the fun of homebrew!
69 min
Episode 78: Were-Everything
Crit and Sergio discuss werewolves, werebears... were-EVERYTHING!
70 min
Episode 77: Big Ol' Monsters and the DM's Who L...
Crit and Sergio discuss the biggest and the baddest in the Monster Manual.
68 min
Episode 76: Fizban's Treasury of Dragons First ...
Crit and Sergio discuss the latest D&D offering Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
71 min
Episode 75: Vampires
Crit and Sergio discuss those creatures of the night, vampires!
79 min
Episode 74: Ghosts
Crit and Sergio discuss ghosts in D&D
65 min
Episode 73: Genasi
Crit and Sergio discuss Genasi
64 min
Episode 72: All About Spells (Sept. Patron Roun...
We talk spells, spells and more spells with our guests Toastie and Stuart
109 min
Episode 71: Wild Beyond the Witchlight First Im...
Crit and Sergio take an in depth look into Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Crit introduces a magic coin.
67 min
Episode 70: Aarakocra
Crit and Sergio take an in depth look into Aarakocra and Crit introduces 2 magic items for the price of one!
66 min
Episode 69: Orcs!
Crit and Sergio take an in depth look into Orcs and history and mechanics behind them and the magical item today it: War Drums!
66 min
The Changeover Episode
Tom and Stewart pass the D&D Lore torch to Crit and Sergio
63 min
68: Why Fiction is Important (Monthly Patron Chat)
Stuart and our patrons discuss the importance of fictitious worlds.
59 min
67: Eberron: Silver Crusade
The Silver Crusade was an attempt to destroy Lycanthropy - werewolves!
24 min
66: Eberron: King Galifar ir'Wynarn & The Ring ...
King Galifar ir'Wynarn was foundational in the 1,000 year history of Eberron, plus Tom shares the Ring of Location.
56 min
65: Eberron: Dragon Marks & Ring of Summoning Y...
Stuart explains how Dragon Marks work and their social and racial connections, Tom gives you a ring of summoning... yourself?
57 min
64: Eberron: Ages Past + The Ring of Foliage
Stuart delves into the history of Eberron and Tom gives you a ring of magic plants.
26 min
63: The Best non-D&D Table Top RPG's (Monthly P...
We discuss our other favorite TTRPG systems with our patrons and try not to be edgelords.
79 min
62: Eberron: An Introduction
We begin our exploration of the world of Eberron with an overview of the history and what makes this different than Faerun.
48 min
61: Gnolls & Summoning 1,000 Pigeons
Stuart digs into the lore behind Gnolls and Tom gives you a way to summon 1,000 pigeons.
34 min
60: The OTHER Worlds of D&D + Summoning Ring: S...
There's much more to D&D than just the world of Faerun. Let's talk about other popular settings and then YOU can vote on which one we cover in more depth!
69 min
59: The Future of D&D Content - Monthly Patron ...
We discuss the difference between official D&D content and creator's content, the future of D&D, and DM styles.
70 min
58: Gold & Silver Dragons + The MegaDog Summon
Stuart digs into Gold & Silver dragons and Tom reveals a new summons, the MegaDog!
51 min
57: Brass & Copper Dragons + The Megacat Summon
Stuart explains the details behind two more of the metallic dragons, Brass & Copper and Tom reveals a gigantic cat. Wait, that doesn't sound right.
49 min
56: The Episode that Proves How Nerdy We and Ou...
I'm trying to figure out exactly how to describe our discussion, but I can't. So I'll say this. We prove how nerdy we really are. Enjoy.
92 min
55: Chromatic Dragons: Brass
It's time to move on to Chromatic Dragons, the "good" guys of the dragon world. Let's start with Brass Dragons.
30 min
54: Oozes
Oozes come in many types, and are way cooler than you may have known.
50 min
53: Remote Play Events & The Psychological Bene...
We discuss remote play events with our Patron Lupus Malum and wax a little philosophical about the human impact of role playing.
85 min
52: White Dragons Lore & The Spectral Merchant
Stuart opens the tome on White Dragons and Tom reveals the Spectral Merchant.
30 min
51: Blue Dragons & The Window of Far Sight
Blue Dragons are evil creatures. We finish our story from 2 weeks ago and learn how sinister these dragons can actually be.
54 min
50: The Mysterious Mordenkainen
Who is Mordenkainen? How was he created and is his goal to balance all things truly good?
68 min
49: What if YOU had to survive in a D&D world? ...
We discuss what we would do if we were pulled into a D&D world. How would we survive as just ourselves?
81 min
48: Red Dragons & The Extremely Potent Coffee
Stuart teaches us about Red Dragons, the most dangerous of the Chromatic Dragons, and we begin the story of one of the most powerful of the Red Dragons to ever have existed. Plus, Tom gives you some coffee.
61 min
47: The Zhentarim + The Infinite Lunchbox
Stuart digs into the Zhentarim and Tom gives you an idea for an infinite lunchbox, or really, an infinite box of any kind.
22 min
46: The Lord's Alliance + The Magical Workbench
Stuart explores the Lord's Alliance and Tom reveals the Magical Workbench.
28 min
45: DM Styles - Jan 2021 Patron Chat
We chat with our Patron, Lupus Malum, about getting into D&D, being a DM, and more.
70 min