The Dungeons & Dragons Lorecast

Tom & Stuart take you on a journey of the imagination to a far away wizard's tower where they discuss the lore behind Dungeons and Dragons. This is the best way for everyone from experienced dungeon masters to new players to learn about the worlds, gods, races, histories, locations, and more behind D&D.

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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
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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
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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
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57: Gold & Silver Dragons + The MegaDog Summon
Stuart digs into Gold & Silver dragons and Tom reveals a new summons, the MegaDog!
51 min
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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
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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
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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
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53: Oozes
Oozes come in many types, and are way cooler than you may have known.
50 min
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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
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51: White Dragons Lore & The Spectral Merchant
Stuart opens the tome on White Dragons and Tom reveals the Spectral Merchant.
30 min
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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
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49: The Mysterious Mordenkainen
Who is Mordenkainen? How was he created and is his goal to balance all things truly good?
68 min
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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
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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
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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
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45: The Lord's Alliance + The Magical Workbench
Stuart explores the Lord's Alliance and Tom reveals the Magical Workbench.
28 min
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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
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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
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42: The Emerald Enclaive + The Icy Shoes of Escape
Stuart goes on assignment to explore yet another secret organization...
24 min
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41: Secret Organization: The Harpers + Lipstick...
Stuart goes on assignment to explore a secret organization...
23 min
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40: Chromatic Dragons & Black Dragon Details
The perspective from the point of Chromatic Dragons, plus Black Dragon details.
52 min
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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34: Monsters of the Underdark + The Lute Del Amore
Stuart goes adventuring into the Underdark and gets... high on mushrooms?
28 min
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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
29
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
30
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
31
The Mysterious Beholders
Beholders are some of the strangest and most powerful monsters in D&D.
49 min
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
Baldur's Gate 1 - Story and Events + The Loot G...
The story and events of Baldur's Gate 1.
59 min
36
Hobgoblins & The Dance-Dance Party Pants
Hobgoblins are very different than other goblinoids and have a unique society.
49 min
37
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
38
Maglubiyet, God of Goblins & His Underlings & T...
We talk about Goblinoids, their god Maglubiyet, and their social structures.
42 min
39
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
40
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
41
Demons vs Devils - The Blood War
Tom & Stuart discuss the delicate balance between the lawful evil devils and the chaotic evil demons.
59 min
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
Let's Visit Waterdeep + The Bow of Transposition
Stuart visits Waterdeep and comes back with some stories to tell, and a hangover.
56 min
46
The City & History of Neverwinter + Mysterious ...
Everything we know about the city of Neverwinter.
49 min
47
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
48
Magic - History, Types, and How it Works + The ...
What exactly is magic? How does it work? Where did it come from?
57 min
49
Dragonborn, #DnDLive2020 Unboxing & The Winged ...
Where did the Dragonborn come from? What are they like?
52 min
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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