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.

Leisure
Games
1
Episode 109: Tasha, pt. 2
We conclude our look at the lore and history behind Tasha!
31 min
2
Episode 108: Tasha, pt. 1
Iggwilv... Tasha... Hura... who is this mysterious witch?
24 min
3
Episode 107: Warduke
Who is the mysterious and cruel Warduke?
37 min
4
Episode 106: Demogorgon
A look at the lore (and differences between its TV counterpart) of D&D's Prince of Demons
29 min
5
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
6
Episode 104: Xanathar
Who or what is The Xanathar?
46 min
7
*RE-RELEASE* Episode 89: Monsters of the Multiv...
Now available as a solo release, Crit and Sergio dig into the newest D&D book
65 min
8
Episode 103: Vecna, pt. 2
Sergio continues discussing Vecna through 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions!
50 min
9
Episode 102: Vecna, pt. 1
Sergio and a guest host sit down to discuss D&D's most infamous archlich Vecna!
46 min
10
Episode 101: Best and Worst D&D Moments (Patron...
Crit and Reaper talk Favorite D&D moments and the worst D&D Moments
44 min
11
Episode 100: Tenser, Bigby, & Melf
Crit and Sergio talks some of Dungeon and Dragon's OLDEST characters!
63 min
12
Episode 99: Hirelings & Companions w/ Stuart Wa...
Crit and Sergio sit down with old friend Stuart to discuss hirelings, retainers, and companions
69 min
13
Episode 98: Magic Item (Patron Chat)
Crit sits down and talks magic items with patrons
41 min
14
DnD Lorecast Presents: One Night Strahd w/ Adam...
Sergio discuss the One Night Strahd remix with co-writer Adam Seats
63 min
15
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
16
Episode 96: Critical Role-Call of the Netherdeep
The new adventure from Critical Role is out and Crit and Sergio give their first impressions!
77 min
17
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
18
Episode 94: Ravenloft, pt. 2 - Rudolph van Richten
Crit and Sergio continue their Ravenloft series with monster hunter Rudolph van Richten!
57 min
19
Episode 93: D&D and the Satanic Panic (Patron C...
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
20
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
21
Episode 91: Weapons of Legacy
Crit and Sergio discuss Weapons of Legacy
73 min
22
Episode 90: Favorite 5e Adventures
Crit and Sergio run down their favorite 5e adventures
67 min
23
Episode 89: Monsters of the Multiverse
Crit and Sergio dig into the newest D&D book
65 min
24
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
25
Episode 87: Elminster Aumar
Crit and Sergio discuss Forgotten Realms' most powerful wizard
61 min
26
Episode 86: Drizzt Do'Urden
Crit and Sergio talk about the wildly popular Drow ranger
66 min
27
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
28
Episode 84: To Become a God, Pt. 2
Crit and Sergio finish their discussion on becoming a god
57 min
29
Episode 83: Strixhaven
This episode we discuss the new Strixhaven, A Curriculum of Chaos.
84 min
30
Episode 82: To Become a God
This episode we discuss how to become a god
77 min
31
Episode 81: Holidays in D&D
Sergio discusses popular celebrations in D&D campaign settings
35 min
32
Episode 80: D&D&Gratitude (Patron Chat)
What are we thankful for in D&D?
68 min
33
Episode 79: Homebrew-ha-ha
Crit and Sergio discuss the fun of homebrew!
69 min
34
Episode 78: Were-Everything
Crit and Sergio discuss were-everything.
70 min
35
Episode 77: Big Ol' Monsters and the DM's Who L...
Crit and Sergio discuss big ol' monsters.
68 min
36
Episode 76: Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
Crit and Sergio discuss Fizban's treasury of dragons
71 min
37
Episode 75: Vampires
Crit and Sergio discuss Vampires
79 min
38
Episode 74: Ghosts
Crit and Sergio discuss Ghost
65 min
39
Episode 73: Genasi
Crit and Sergio discuss Genasi
64 min
40
Episode 72: SPELLS with Witcher Lorecast Toasti...
We talk spells, spells and more spells with our guests Toastie and Stewart
109 min
41
Episode 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
42
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
43
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
44
68: Changeover Episode
Tom and Stewart pass the D&D Lore torch to Crit and Sergio
63 min
45
67: Why Fiction is Important (Monthly Patron Chat)
Stuart and our patrons discuss the importance of fictitious worlds.
59 min
46
66: Eberron: Silver Crusade
The Silver Crusade was an attempt to destroy Lycanthropy - werewolves!
24 min
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
57: Gold & Silver Dragons + The MegaDog Summon
Stuart digs into Gold & Silver dragons and Tom reveals a new summons, the MegaDog!
51 min
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
53: Oozes
Oozes come in many types, and are way cooler than you may have known.
50 min
60
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
61
51: White Dragons Lore & The Spectral Merchant
Stuart opens the tome on White Dragons and Tom reveals the Spectral Merchant.
30 min
62
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
63
49: The Mysterious Mordenkainen
Who is Mordenkainen? How was he created and is his goal to balance all things truly good?
68 min
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
45: The Lord's Alliance + The Magical Workbench
Stuart explores the Lord's Alliance and Tom reveals the Magical Workbench.
28 min
68
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
69
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
70
42: The Emerald Enclaive + The Icy Shoes of Escape
Stuart goes on assignment to explore yet another secret organization...
24 min
71
41: Secret Organization: The Harpers + Lipstick...
Stuart goes on assignment to explore a secret organization...
23 min
72
40: Chromatic Dragons & Black Dragon Details
The perspective from the point of Chromatic Dragons, plus Black Dragon details.
52 min
73
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
74
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
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
34: Monsters of the Underdark + The Lute Del Amore
Stuart goes adventuring into the Underdark and gets... high on mushrooms?
28 min
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
The Mysterious Beholders
Beholders are some of the strangest and most powerful monsters in D&D.
49 min
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
Baldur's Gate 1 - Story and Events + The Loot G...
The story and events of Baldur's Gate 1.
59 min
87
Hobgoblins & The Dance-Dance Party Pants
Hobgoblins are very different than other goblinoids and have a unique society.
49 min
88
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
89
Maglubiyet, God of Goblins & His Underlings & T...
We talk about Goblinoids, their god Maglubiyet, and their social structures.
42 min
90
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
91
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
92
Demons vs Devils - The Blood War
Tom & Stuart discuss the delicate balance between the lawful evil devils and the chaotic evil demons.
59 min
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
Let's Visit Waterdeep + The Bow of Transposition
Stuart visits Waterdeep and comes back with some stories to tell, and a hangover.
56 min
97
The City & History of Neverwinter + Mysterious ...
Everything we know about the city of Neverwinter.
49 min
98
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
99
Magic - History, Types, and How it Works + The ...
What exactly is magic? How does it work? Where did it come from?
57 min
100
Dragonborn, #DnDLive2020 Unboxing & The Winged ...
Where did the Dragonborn come from? What are they like?
52 min