Dungeons & Dragons Lorecast

You love Dungeons and Dragons; the myths, the legends, and the unforgettable characters. Every week, Crit and Sergio dive into the lore behind the world's most popular tabletop roleplaying game. They also cover the latest news and releases as well as offer tips and advice on how to min/max and roleplay characters.

Episode 88: Patron Chat - Ideal Party Composition
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: Patron Chat with Lupus, Wulf, and R...
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
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 (Patron Chat)
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 were-everything.
70 min
Episode 77: Big Ol' Monsters and the DM's Who L...
Crit and Sergio discuss big ol' monsters.
68 min
Episode 76: Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
Crit and Sergio discuss Fizban's treasury of dragons
71 min
Episode 75: Vampires
Crit and Sergio discuss Vampires
79 min
Episode 74: Ghosts
Crit and Sergio discuss Ghost
65 min
Episode 73: Genasi
Crit and Sergio discuss Genasi
64 min
Ep 72: SPELLS with Witcher Lorecast Toastie and...
We talk spells, spells and more spells with our guests Toastie and Stewart
109 min
Ep 71: Wild Beyond the Witchlight
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
68: Changeover Episode
Tom and Stewart pass the D&D Lore torch to Crit and Sergio
63 min
67: Why Fiction is Important (Monthly Patron Chat)
Stuart and our patrons discuss the importance of fictitious worlds.
59 min
66: Eberron: Silver Crusade
The Silver Crusade was an attempt to destroy Lycanthropy - werewolves!
24 min
65: 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
64: 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
63: 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
62: 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
61: 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
60: 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
59: 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
58: 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
57: Gold & Silver Dragons + The MegaDog Summon
Stuart digs into Gold & Silver dragons and Tom reveals a new summons, the MegaDog!
51 min
56: 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
55: 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
54: 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
53: Oozes
Oozes come in many types, and are way cooler than you may have known.
50 min
52: 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
51: White Dragons Lore & The Spectral Merchant
Stuart opens the tome on White Dragons and Tom reveals the Spectral Merchant.
30 min
50: 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
49: The Mysterious Mordenkainen
Who is Mordenkainen? How was he created and is his goal to balance all things truly good?
68 min
48: 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
47: 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
46: 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
45: The Lord's Alliance + The Magical Workbench
Stuart explores the Lord's Alliance and Tom reveals the Magical Workbench.
28 min
44: 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
43: The Order of the Gauntlet + The Soul Fist
Stuart checks out the Order of the Gauntlet while Tom talks about the Soul Fist.
24 min
42: The Emerald Enclaive + The Icy Shoes of Escape
Stuart goes on assignment to explore yet another secret organization...
24 min
41: Secret Organization: The Harpers + Lipstick...
Stuart goes on assignment to explore a secret organization...
23 min
40: Chromatic Dragons & Black Dragon Details
The perspective from the point of Chromatic Dragons, plus Black Dragon details.
52 min
39: Dragon Sex & Race Issues + The Dragon Spiri...
We begin our look into dragon lore and get a little bit caught up on dragon sex and race issues.
62 min
38: Kobolds & The Mechanical Arm
This episode is all about Kobolds, the little dragon people who live underground and smell like wet dogs. Bet you didn't know that!
51 min
37: Liches in D&D & The Pool Towel
Liches are some of the most powerful undead creatures you can encounter. We take a closer look without... getting too close.
57 min
36: The Calendar of Harptos & "Magick! Energy D...
We take a look at the Calendar of Harptos, it's origins, and how the seasons and holidays differ from the real world.
67 min
35: The Drow & The Invisible Light
Stuart's exploring the tower and discussing the Drow while Tom stuffs his face and talks about invisible lights.
29 min
34: Monsters of the Underdark + The Lute Del Amore
Stuart goes adventuring into the Underdark and gets... high on mushrooms?
28 min
33: PiratePeter & The LandShip
PiratePeter joins us in the tower to discuss his D&D experiences plus we reveal his own special item, the LandShip.
52 min
Mindflayers & The Mariachi Mustache
Stuart sets off alone and discusses Mindflayers while Tom thinking about mustaches and how much he misses his friend.
31 min
Four Halloween Monsters & The Fortune Teller's ...
Stuart takes us on a little "adventure" to discover the details of four classic monsters and how to string them together into a mini-quest. Tom talk's about a talking skull.
53 min
The Mysterious Beholders
Beholders are some of the strangest and most powerful monsters in D&D.
49 min
Volothamp Geddarm & Haunted Doll #2
Volothamp Geddarm is the unreliable narrator and storyteller of the D&D universe. A quirky fellow with some a very interesting story himself.
51 min
Baldur's Gate Expansions & Haunted Doll #1
We conclude our recap of Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 with an explanation of the expansion content for both games, plus the first of our Haunted Doll magical items.
56 min
Baldur's Gate 2 Recap & The Potion of Unexpecte...
We're getting you ready for Baldur's Gate 3 with a recap of the events of Baldur's Gate 2.
57 min
Baldur's Gate 1 - Story and Events + The Loot G...
The story and events of Baldur's Gate 1.
59 min
Hobgoblins & The Dance-Dance Party Pants
Hobgoblins are very different than other goblinoids and have a unique society.
49 min
Bugbears, neither bug nor bear. Discuss.
Bugbears, the origin of the name, how to use them in your campaign, and their connection to their gods.
47 min
Maglubiyet, God of Goblins & His Underlings & T...
We talk about Goblinoids, their god Maglubiyet, and their social structures.
42 min
The Nine Hells + The Flawed Portable Portal
The Nine Hells are a horrific place and home to the Devils of Dungeons and Dragons.
71 min
Creating Truly Unique Adventures w/ Tom Knauss
Tom Knauss from Frog God Games joins us to talk about creating truly unique environments and stories for roleplaying adventures.
57 min
Demons vs Devils - The Blood War
Tom & Stuart discuss the delicate balance between the lawful evil devils and the chaotic evil demons.
59 min
Creating DM Content w/ Jeff Stevens
Jeff Stevens pops into the tower and we discuss writing and creating campaigns and publishing your D&D work.
59 min
Tieflings + The Ring of Ghostform
Tom returns from an adventure, Stuart teaches us about the cursed origins of Tieflings, and we discuss a really cool ring.
53 min
Exploring Baldur's Gate + Your "Best Friend" Ma...
We're excited for the release of Baldur's Gate 3, so we sent Stuart out to the City of Baldur's Gate to learn more about it and the people who live there, while Tom creates a magic dog.
58 min
Let's Visit Waterdeep + The Bow of Transposition
Stuart visits Waterdeep and comes back with some stories to tell, and a hangover.
56 min
The City & History of Neverwinter + Mysterious ...
Everything we know about the city of Neverwinter.
49 min
Icewind Dale + The Immovable Ice Rod
Icewind Dale is a community of towns at the very northwest portion of Faerun, and the topic of an upcoming D&D source book. Let's get to know the area and what may be going on up there.
35 min
Magic - History, Types, and How it Works + The ...
What exactly is magic? How does it work? Where did it come from?
57 min
Dragonborn, #DnDLive2020 Unboxing & The Winged ...
Where did the Dragonborn come from? What are they like?
52 min
Don't be a Deep Gnome + The Cat Lady's Robe
We discuss Gnomes in all of their goofy glory plus the Cat Lady's Robe magical item.
47 min
The Resurrections of Evil Gods + Mimic's Clay
This week we discuss how evil gods achieve resurrection, how to use this concept in your own stories, and our new magic item-Mimicks Clay.
51 min
The First Mortals to Become Gods + The Scroll o...
During the Time of Troubles mortals ascended to godhood for the first time. Here's their story.
50 min
When Gods Became Mortal, The Time of Troubles +...
The Time of Troubles was a year of upheaval among the gods that forever changed the fabric of the world.
44 min
The Low-Down on Halflings in D&D + The Halfling...
This week is all about halflings and our special magical item of the week, the Halfling Half-Ring.
35 min
Elminster's Candlekeep Companion Interview w/ A...
We interview two of the creative minds behind Elminster's Candlekeep Companion, Anthony Joyce & Justice Arman. We talk about creating custom content for Dungeons & Dragons, working with Ed Greenwood, some of the hidden lore behind the creation of the Candlekeep, and more!
62 min
Dwarf Lore + The Mysterious Beard of Mystery
Learn all about the dwarves - their origins, personalities, culture, and why they don't get along with dragons. Well, at least, according to our dragon friend in the dungeon. Seems he's been alone for a little too long.
47 min
The Elves + The Double Bladed Sword of Truth
Let's talk about Elves, baby. Where they came from, what they're like, and why they throw such banging parties.
42 min
The Age of Dragons (The Dawn Age) + The Dragon ...
Dragon and Giant empires, war, elves invading the world from the Fey Wild. Oh, and we find our own... uh... new friend.
43 min
The Days of Thunder & Creator Races - Creation ...
Before the time of men, elves, and dwarves there was the time of the creator races - the Days of Thunder...
48 min
The D&D Creation Story Part 1 + NPC "Big" Mac t...
Creation stories are always a little bit crazy and out there, and this one is no different. Gods, primordials, demons, worlds. We help you get your head around the beginning of existence in Dungeons & Dragons.
40 min
The 5 Core Assumptions of D&D - Dungeons & Drag...
Do you know the 5 core assumptions of D&D? Tom & Stuart kick off the show as they stumble into an unexpected situation, discuss the core assumptions of Dungeons & Dragons, and reveal our first custom NPC build.
39 min