Starter Set is the podcast that takes you deeper into the pages of Dungeons & Dragons. If you’re new to the game and want to get started or have been playing and need something else all things DnD in your life, this is the podcast for you!
This week we've built some awesome game mechanics to bring your Fighter to life!
Inspiration Points - Fighters pt 1 / EP 119
We discuss what makes a Fighter a Fighter when it comes to storytelling and building your character?
Starter Set origin story
Before Starter Set there was Sam's podcast, Thinking Out Loud, and Ed was a guest...
Campaign Chronicles 16 - New Friends
Maelstrom is under fire but a new ally makes themselves known...
Fantastical Subclassical - Order of the Symbiot...
For our Fantastical Subclassical we're building a brand new subclass on the show!
Fantastical Subclassical - The Detonator Rogue ...
It's all gone a little bit Guy Fawkes as Ed unveils his new explosive Rogue!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 12 - The Train
Season one concludes as our heroes close in on the killer...
Tales of Tarthage: EP 11 - The Barrowman Pull
Answers finally reveal themselves but is it already too late?
Fantastical Subclassical - The Cohort Ranger / ...
For the good of the crew AND you! We're making Rangers cool again!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 10 - The Peaceful and the...
As Morthos strikes again, those close to the election face their demons.
Fantastical Subclassical - The Bastion Fighter ...
Grab your shields and get ready to deal some damage!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 9 - The Warning
The clues aren't adding up but there's bigger concerns as the election approaches...
Fantastical Subclassical - The Way of the Four ...
We're homebrewing a brand new subclass for your Monks!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 8 - The Chase
So close and so far, the killer is on the run but are the ECU close to catching up?
Fantastical Subclassical - The Wild Spirit Patr...
We're homebrewing subclasses starting with Warlocks who want to be a bit more Druidic
Tales of Tarthage: EP 7 - The Visitors
A trip to the Eastern Wilds puts the crew closer to the killer, but not quite close enough...
Campaign Chronicles 15 - Tails & Trouble
Our heroes split up as the Undercity begins to reveal its secrets...
Tales of Tarthage: EP 6 - The Lesson
Nathan and Nia go clue hunting but find out more than they bargained for.
We Cast Sending - Role to Cast / EP 112
We're talking all things TTRPG with the awesome Role to Cast podcast
Tales of Tarthage: EP 5 - The Books
As Nathan hits the drink, Balasar is hitting the books...
We Cast Sending - Nick from Verse Studios / EP 111
We're chatting to Nick from Verse studios, the home of Arclands! The ultimate homebrew experience!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 4 - The Votes
As the crew set about warning the election candidates they might be in danger, Nia finds that Tarthage may be doomed already.
We Cast Sending - Bonus Action / EP 110
We discuss magical items and their creation with Bonus Action!
Tales of Tarthage: EP 3 - The Game
As the team regroup, a game of Cratergrate gives everyone a chance to unwind.
Tales of Tarthage: EP 1 - The Coat
A body, skinned and tossed into the river, begins a journey into the city of Tarthage.
Tales of Tarthage: EP 2 - The Hut
Nathan makes a grim discovery in the Eastern Wilds before a chilling discovery is made closer to home
We Cast Sending - Jennifer Kretchmer / EP 109
We talk to Jennifer Kretchmer, writer on Candlekeep Mysteries, inclusion champion and general D&D enthusiast!
We Cast Sending - SlyFlourish / EP 108
We chat all things D&D with SlyFlourish!
Campaign Chronicles 14 - The Filthy Lucre
Pursued by enemies unknown, our heroes find sanctuary in an unlikely place. But for how long?
Miscellaneous Marvels - Multiclassing / EP 107
We're breaking down Multiclassing and how to do it without breaking everything!
Miscellaneous Marvels - Goliaths / EP 106
Is bigger better? We're talking Goliaths and finding out!
Miscellaneous Marvels - Battle maps or the mind...
We deep dive on how to properly run combat in D&D 5e and discuss the pros and cons of two popular systems.
Miscellaneous Marvels - Genasi / EP 104
Another show another race, this week we're explaining why Genasi are super adaptable!
Miscellaneous Marvels - Blood Hunters / EP 103
We're breaking down the Blood Hunter class and building you an awesome backstory along the way!
Miscellaneous Marvels - Tortles / EP 102
We break down Tortles. Stats, lore and much more!
Campaign Chronicles 13 - The peaceful and damned
Mystery and danger unfold as our heroes journey deeper into the Undercity.
Tasha's Teachings: Exploring the Crucible with ...
We chat with podcaster and writer Stuart Watkinson about Tasha's Crucible of Everything Else
Tasha's Teachings - Sidekicks / EP 100
The Claws of St Nicholas: Part 2 - He knows if ...
Can the gang kill the monster and save the children?
The Claws of St Nicholas: Part 1 - You better w...
Four unlikely allies uniting to hunt down an ancient evil in old Londinium town...
Tasha's Teachings - Group Patrons / EP 99
Breaking down everything cool about Group Patrons
Tasha's Teachings - Character customisation / E...
We're discussing character customisation in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything!
Tasha's Teachings - What works and what doesn't...
Brand new series for a brand new book! In Tasha's Teachings we're going to break down each element in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything starting with an overview of what works and what doesn't...
Campaign Chronicles 12 - Beneath the Southern C...
The Guardians of the Glade return in another instalment of Campaign Chronicles! There's intrigue in the air as our heroes finish one mission only to find another beneath their feet. Romance, action and adventure await!
Bang! One Shots - Player vs Player / EP 96
This week on Bang! One Shots, we're talking about how you can pit your players against each other as a DM and survive as a player! There's also gambling, jokes and a couple of Michael Caine impressions...Background beats by YondoMusic!
Bang! One Shots - Playing Villains / EP 95
It's good to be bad on the last instalment of Bang! One Shots. We're breaking everything you need to create a wicked One Shot where your players are the baddies!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Bang! One Shots - Christmas / EP 94
We're getting entirely too festive for this time of year! We break down some Yuletide tropes and game hooks for your next Christmas One Shot campaign!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Bang! One Shots - Halloween / EP 93
In our brand new series we're helping you create a seasonal One Shot adventure. This week we discuss tropes, game hooks and soundtracking your Halloween One Shot!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Campaign Chronicles 11 - Under a bad moon
Our heroes are on the road once more as they travel towards the Southern Citadel. But evil stalks them at every turn and they soon find one of their own in danger!
Creature Features - Make Your Own Monster / EP 92
Creature Features draws to a close with a round or two of homebrew monster action as Sam and Ed build their own monsters on the show!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Cambion & Derro / EP 91
Things are getting freaky as we look at the ever crafty Cambion and damn insane Derro! We're talking stats, lore, game hooks and more!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Dragon Turtles & Trolls / E...
This week we're going under the sea and to a crazy land of the Trolls! We're breaking down Dragon Turtles and Trolls with stats, lore, game hooks and much more! Plus a few silly noises at the end!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Neogi & Merfolk / EP 89
We venture out among the stars and then deep below the oceans in a distinctly unusual instalment of Creature Features!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Giants & Doppelgangers / EP 88
We're back with more funny noises and D&D knowledge than ever as we breakdown Giants and Doppelgangers, stats, lore, game hooks and more!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Basilisks & Blights / EP 87
Our exploration of magical creatures continues this week as we unpack Basilisks and Blights looking at how they play, what they look like and how you can get them into your game!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Creature Features - Aboleth & Ankheg / EP 86
It's a brand new series and things are getting monstrous! This week we're breaking the Aboleth and the Ankheg, how to use them, what they do and why they're interesting!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Campaign Chronicles 10 - Bark and bite
Our heroes underground adventures meet a thrilling conclusion in the latest Campaign Chronicles as the dark Druid summons an unholy army beneath the surface of the earth. But is there a darker secret hidden somewhere close?
Worldbuilding Wonders - Campaign Setting / EP 85
It's the last in the Worldbuilding Wonders series and we're going out with a bang! Cohost is building a world on the fly thanks to some quick fire questions from Sam and giving to a guide of things to use in your own campaign...Background beats by...
Worldbuilding Wonders - Magic / EP 84
It's a kinda magic? This week we're exploring magic in Koraxia and everything that comes with it, including a couple of Random Encounters!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - The Cabal of the Undyin...
We've created heroes and now we're looking at the biggest, baddest villains Koraxia has to offer. Meet the Cabal of the Undying!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Heroes and villains / E...
This week we're talking heroes, villains and everyone in between. Meet some of Koraxia's colourful characters and stay til the end for some more random encounters!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Guilds & Factions / EP 81
Shadowy Monks, chaotic mercenary armies and an enchanted orchestra to name but a few. This week we're talking guilds!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Towns / EP 80
We're taking another tour of Koraxia, this week taking in some of the towns and their deep dark secrets! Plus, another couple of RaNdOm EnCoUnTeRs....Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Races in Koraxia / EP 79
A Half-Orc empire, Siberian Simians and Dwarves in the mountains. We're building Koraxia's population and there's a few surprises along the way!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Cities / EP 78
Take a tour through the land of Koraxia, a land almost entirely engulfed by the Empire of the Blue Sun! We visit Solarix, Dorak and the Archipelago of Ghii, not to mention the New North South... Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Ancient Race / EP 77
Where did all these magical weapons and items come from? What's a god civil war? All these questions, and more, are answered on this week's show as we continue Worldbuilding Wonders!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Worldbuilding Wonders - Gods / EP 76
In our brand new series we begin work on our homebrew world!
Campaign Chronicles 9 - The Bloody Grove
Chaos ensues as the hoard of Blights attacks but that's just the beginning for our heroes as they pursue an old evil deeper underground. What awaits in the bloody grove? Only time will tell...
Homebrew Heroes - Create Your Own! / EP 75
The season finale of Homebrew Heroes gives you advice and tips on how to create your own homebrew race and mix it into your world. Ed and Sam also take improv to a new level as they create a new race on the show!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Homebrew Heroes - Gan'Gi / EP 74
Meet the Gan'Gi, an amphibious homebrew race!
Homebrew Heroes - Convergent / EP 73
Meet the Convergent, our new homebrew race!
Homebrew Heroes - Sicantio / EP 72
Our second homebrew race is another uniquely strange creation that you can play in your own campaign! Plus Ed is here with a character from his box... which is also a thing!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Homebrew Heroes - Simians / EP 71
We break down our first homebrew race, Simians.
Homebrew Heroes - Races for homebrew worlds / E...
In the first of a brand new series we explore how you can decide which Races best fit your homebrewed world plus there's plenty of interesting story hints and tips for your own campaign.Background beats by YondoMusic!
Campaign Chronicles 8 - A Growing Evil
With Wendy trapped in the lair of the Kobold queen our remaining heroes accompany travel deeper underground, facing new dangers along the way...
Sub Classical - Sorcerers & Warlocks / EP 69
A psychic alien symbiotic or a patron ripped from the deepest darkest ocean! How do you draw your power? Sorcerers and Warlocks close out our Sub Classical series.Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Bards & Paladins / EP 68
Get ready to cash some life cheques because we're giving Paladins an awesome new skillset while also making your Bard the Bardiest Bard that there ever was. Plus Great Mandibles... kinda.Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Barbarians & Monks / EP 67
Bored of playing a stereotypical Barbarian? Want to juice up your Monk? Sub Classical is here for you! Plus, there's even a guest appearance from everyone's favourite side character, Great Mandibles... Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Artificers, Druids & Rangers / ...
Sub Classical rumbles on in a flurry of Marvel references as we unpack some more awesome subclasses!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Bards, Clerics & Sorcerers / EP 65
Sub Classical rumbles on and this week we're spicing up the spell casters, song smiths and... simple healers in your party with a little help from Unearthed Arcana!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Barbarians, Monks, Paladins & W...
It's another instalment of Sub Classical and this week we're spicing up the brains and brawn of your crew with some awesome new sub classes!Background beats by YondoMusic!
Sub Classical - Fighters, Rogues & Wizards / EP 63
A brand new series begins now and we're deep diving on some brand new classes that can be played right now! There's also the return of "What's That Spell?"Background beats by YondoMusic!
Expanding Eberron - Artificers / EP 62
We deep dive on Artificers as our Expanding Eberron rumbles to a close
Expanding Eberron - Kalashtar / EP 61
There's something about the way they look... we're exploring Kalashtar and finding out how you can play one in your own campaign! There's also an interesting look in Sam's character box...Background beats by YondoMusic!
Expanding Eberron - Shifters / EP 60
We're getting shifty this week as we deep dive on Shifters! How do they play? Where are they from? All questions will be answered before another look into Sam's character box...Background beats by YondoMusic!
Expanding Eberron - Warforged / EP 59
This week we're deep diving on Warforged and taking a look at how they work
Expanding Eberron - Changelings / EP 58
For our next series we'll be expanding and deep diving on all the stuff coming out of the the DnD 5e book, Eberron: Rising from the Last War. There's also two character boxes to dive into and who could forget training talks?!?!Background beats by...
Enchanter's Corner - Wizards / EP 57
Enchanted items for the Wizard in your crew!
Enchanter's Corner - Warlocks / EP 56
Brand new enchanted items for the Warlock in your crew!
Campaign Chronicles 7 - Quid Pro Quo
Our heroes find themselves at the mercy of a new foe...
Enchanter's Corner - Sorcerers / EP 55
Abracadabra! This week we're bringing you two brand new enchanted items for the Sorcerers in your crew. There's also hilarity and intrigue as Ed and Sam recount their real life DnD training...
Enchanter's Corner - Rogues / EP 54
It's another trip to Enchanter's Corner and we're bringing you two brand new enchanted items (stats, lore and all). We also check in with Ed and Sam's training...
Enchanter's Corner - Rangers / EP 53
Limericks, Barbarians and Ye Old 007! This week's show has everything, including two brand new enchanted items (stats, lore and all) for the Ranger in your crew!
Enchanter's Corner - Paladins / EP 52
This week we're creating items of wonder and intrigue for the Paladin in your crew! We also hear about Sam's recent off the cuff one shot and Ed's... loin cloth research...
Enchanter's Corner - Monks / EP 51
We're talking Monks and creating two brand new enchanted gizmos for the class! There's also some delightful stupidity at the end of the show!
Enchanter's Corner - Fighters / EP 50
We've made it to episode 50 and, in true Starter Set fashion, we're doing nothing to celebrate other than carry on with Enchanter's Corner. This week we build two rather useful shields for the fighter round your table plus there's an update on Sam's first ever stint as DM... which lasted 13 hours...
Enchanter's Corner - Druids / EP 49
We're back! And we're talking Druids, specifically crafting two brand new magical items (stats, lore and all) for you to use in your own game! There's also a super sweet edition of 'Last Orders!'
Enchanter's Corner - Clerics / EP 48
This week we're building enchanted items for the Cleric in your party with co host Ed dropping possibly one of the best EVER! There's also a bawdy instalment of 'Last Orders!'
Enchanter's Corner - Barbarians / EP 47
This week we're crafting two brand new magical items (stats and all) for the Barbarian in your life! Plus another lively installment of 'Last Orders"...
Enchanter's Corner - Bards / EP 46
We've built a city and now we're turning our hand to creating enchanted items that you can use in your own DnD game at home! This week it's items for Bard! There's also another instalment of 'Last Orders!'