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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42: The Emerald Enclaive + The Icy Shoes of Escape
Stuart goes on assignment to explore yet another secret organization...
24 min
2
41: Secret Organization: The Harpers + Lipstick...
Stuart goes on assignment to explore a secret organization...
23 min
3
40: Chromatic Dragons & Black Dragon Details
The perspective from the point of Chromatic Dragons, plus Black Dragon details.
52 min
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
34: Monsters of the Underdark + The Lute Del Amore
Stuart goes adventuring into the Underdark and gets... high on mushrooms?
28 min
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
The Mysterious Beholders
Beholders are some of the strangest and most powerful monsters in D&D.
49 min
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
Baldur's Gate 1 - Story and Events + The Loot G...
The story and events of Baldur's Gate 1.
59 min
18
Hobgoblins & The Dance-Dance Party Pants
Hobgoblins are very different than other goblinoids and have a unique society.
49 min
19
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
20
Maglubiyet, God of Goblins & His Underlings & T...
We talk about Goblinoids, their god Maglubiyet, and their social structures.
42 min
21
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
22
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
23
Demons vs Devils - The Blood War
Tom & Stuart discuss the delicate balance between the lawful evil devils and the chaotic evil demons.
59 min
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
Let's Visit Waterdeep + The Bow of Transposition
Stuart visits Waterdeep and comes back with some stories to tell, and a hangover.
56 min
28
The City & History of Neverwinter + Mysterious ...
Everything we know about the city of Neverwinter.
49 min
29
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
30
Magic - History, Types, and How it Works + The ...
What exactly is magic? How does it work? Where did it come from?
57 min
31
Dragonborn, #DnDLive2020 Unboxing & The Winged ...
Where did the Dragonborn come from? What are they like?
52 min
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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!
47 min
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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