Episode 20 - Meeting the Missus

It’s now into the morning in session 12 of Tavern Tales after a marathon session lasting over 4 hours…

It seems that Yasheria is well-loved by the smaller folk as Erky and now Gilthrax have declared their love for her, and now she’s handed over her boots of levitating. But we carry on as more goblins awaken from the noise to combat in the laboratory and a quaint conversation in the arboretum as the Silverkins stumble, and bludgeon their way about in the bowels of the Sunless Citadel.

Episode 19 - My Mother's Boots?

Let us slip south in the southern section of the Sunless Citadel where Firesnakes have stolen a shield and our party, all the smaller for the loss of both Torin and Sydork, now walks with a great deal more trepidation. Is it because they’ve grown wiser the further they’ve delved, or because there are gaping two foot wide bottomless holes crisscrossing the floor? With a belly full of Bugbear Stew what awaits our Silverkins around the next corner?

Tavern Tales Junior - Episode 006

This is episode 6 of our monthly released Tavern Tales Junior, a dnd liveplay podcast starring kids, for kids.

The group has been captured and get to see a bit of what Menzoberranzan looks like before their final destination. Will it be K’ryc’s childhood home, the T’ufr family residence, or will it be the home of their hated rivals, the Gouldwicks? This session marks a monumental shift in the game for the players as they start to figure out what it means to be at the table and playing a roleplaying game, but be prepared to hear a lot of the DM’s voice again for this episode.

Episode 18 - A Unique Bugbear Encounter

The group shares a chuckle and a short rest following their greasy adventure with skeletons and twig blights, and now find themselves investigating the noises coming from a natural opening into a cavern. Light flickers dimly therein, but who, or what, awaits our stalwart Silverkin adventurers. With such low party numbers will they now be able to finish the adventure?

Episode 17 - Greasing the Shaft

With Grenl firmly in charge of the goblins above, corpses looted and a long rest achieved, our party now looks to the daunting task of descending the shaft. While it’s pretty easy for Yasheria, what they all encounter at the bottom is largely due to Oriana’s wild magic. Thus we enter the final map of The Sunless Citadel, the first adventure in Wizard’s of the Coast’s Tales from the Yawning Portal, a 5e Dungeons and Dragons campaign module.

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Episode 16 - Yasheria's Shafted

It looks as though the tea has cooled and Grenl gets what she wants as initiative is about to be rolled as the Hobgoblins move to attack the Silverkins. So much for sophisticated Tea on fine bone china.

This is the continued adventure in the Sunless Citadel, the first adventure in the Tales from the Yawning Portal campaign module by Wizard’s of the Coast for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition.

Tavern Tales Junior - Episode 005

This is episode 5 of our monthly released Tavern Tales Junior, a dnd liveplay podcast starring kids, for kids.

They’ve defeated the Driders and finally found their way to Menzoberranzan! But there are drow patrols in the mushroom forest and loyal comrades in arms to rescue. Will they be able to achieve their goals, or will they be captured by Drow and sold off as slaves?

Episode 15 - Civilized Hobgoblin Tea

With Yasheria shaking down a goblin for their boots, and Meepo delivering an unexpected gift, our family, now without Sydork, elect to attempt diplomacy after they find the leader of the goblins is a large Hobgoblin with his three hobgoblin attendants holding court in front of a large shaft leading to a lower level.

These are the continuing adventures of the Silverkin Family of adventurers as they delve ever further into the Sunless Citadel, the first adventure in Wizard’s of the Coast’s Tales from the Yawning Portal, a Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition campaign module.

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Episode 14 - Goblinville

There’s a fire in Drayden just burning to get out and Erky Timbers feels the same way as the Silverkins delve deeply into the lair of the Goblins and their thriving village within the Sunless Citadel. This is the continuing adventure of the first dungeon in Tales from the Yawning Portal from Wizard’s of the Coast’s Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition.

Tavern Tales Family - Episode 003

Welcome back to the table for the last episode of Tavern Tales Family Edition, for 2017. We’ll be back again next December with more of the amalgamated adventures of The Order of the D. For now, sit back and enjoy the next two hours’ journey to Waterdeep and delivery of the crate we’ve been hauling since Redlarch. These sessions took place over November and early December of 2017.

And I honestly dare you to come up with a more insane, and yet wonderful, name for an inn in a Fantasy setting as is revealed in this episode.

We’ll continue with our regular slate of Tavern Tales and Tavern Tales Junior in 2018.

Tavern Tales Family - Episode 002

Welcome to Tavern Tales Family Edition, our December special starring Marie-Claire as our Dungeon Master in the Dragonborn adventures “The Order of the D.” We hope you are enjoying the continued adventures of Flaria Dragonia, the blue dragonborn monk and harpist along with her cousin, Thayan the white dragonborn cleric of Bahamut, the grizzled green dragonborn Fighter, Koste and no one’s friend, Benson the red dragonborn sorceror of gold dragon heritage.

The group has left Redlarch and is on their way to Waterdeep with a container on behalf of a friend. These are the three sessions of Tavern Tales Family that took place in September and October of 2017.

We hope you enjoy the episode.

Tavern Tales Family - Episode 001

December has always been a month about Family for us and so we’d like to use December going forward to take a break from our regular Tavern Tales and Tavern Tales Junior routine and present to you every Wednesday this December our Tavern Tales: Family edition. We have a whole new intro and outro song thanks to @TryHardNinja. This episode has a warning at the start. The audio is a bit rough given that it was the first ever podcast we recorded, and edited. We’ve gotten a lot better since that fun Sunday afternoon in July of 2017, but this session and the two that follow when we went on vacation are near and dear to us, so if you can handle the lower audio quality we’d love to present to you the tales of our Dragonborn friends and family; The Order of the D.

Starring: The Goulds.

Tavern Tales Junior - Episode 004

This is episode 4 of our monthly released Tavern Tales Junior, a dnd liveplay podcast starring kids, for kids.

The Knights of the Lord's Own have defeated the Umberhulks only to lose half the party to an ambush by driders! While there are riches to be gained in the caves of the umberhulks much of the party has overlooked the disappearance of their friends. If only the road to Menzoberranzan wasn't so fraught with danger.

While Tavern Tales generic flag is “explicit” there is no explicit content in Tavern Tales Junior.

Episode 12 - Bargaining with Bubbles

The lair of Calcryx, the white wyrmling has been breached, but the tale has once again been interrupted in the telling by the use of yet another story mote. What will happen now with such a large change in the story? We continue to delve ever further into the Sunless Citadel with our dedicated adventurers, the Silverkin Family.

Episode 11 - Gnomish PTSD

Well, it turns out that the voice in the room beyond does not belong to Calcryx. Now begins an hour long episode with great personal events for the players outside of the game as well as the introduction of a significant NPC, or two. Which NPC proves to be the most significant remains to be seen, but the Silverkin Family proceeds ever further into the Sunless Citadel.

Episode 10 - Sydork's Luggage

Goblins in the Sunless Citadel! Will Torin have a chance to converse with them or will Sydork and the rest of the party visit death upon them all? Who are the goblins working for? Are they actually working for anyone? These are the continued adventures of the Silverkin Family as we continue on within session 8 in the Sunless Citadel, the first dungeon adventure in Tales From the Yawning Portal.

Tavern Tales Junior - Episode 003

This is episode three of the monthly released Tavern Tales Junior, a dnd liveplay podcast starring kids, for kids.

In this episode our very resourceful Lord’s Own knights have gotten the drop on a trap set by a pair of Umberhulks on the way to Menzoberranzan to ask for aid in the defense of the attack on Fairhaven by the forces of Ashardalon. They have blindly dispatched the first umberhulk and now turn their attention to the second. What else awaits these intrepid adventurers in the Underdark? And will they be able to dispatch this second Umberhulk without injury?

While Tavern Tales generic flag is “explicit” there is no explicit content in Tavern Tales Junior.

Episode 9 - The Family's Together Again

With both Orianna and Torin returning to the group we finally find goblins! With more family antics, trapped doors, treasure from the previous game it does take a while to get to those goblins, but I promise, finally! Goblins! Apologies for the audio differential for Torin, we’re still trying to balance Sydney’s audio while she’s away in Boston learning to become an Optometrist.

Episode 8 - Skeletons about to get "Rept?"

With Orianna off looking for Torin the remaining three in the party have pushed forward into the territory of the goblins getting themselves into no end of trouble. They’ve explored a now defunct fountain that provided them with an elixir of fire breath and decided to breach the door of a locked, trapped and no doubt dangerous room. And now that they have done so will they manage to survive before their siblings return? Or will Orianna and Torin come back to corpses?

Starring: Marie-Claire Gould, Aaron Infusino, Julianna Rees, and Kyle Gould.

Episode 7 - A Broken Fountain

In this episode we delve further into The Sunless Citadel, the first adventure in Wizard’s of the Coast’s Tales from The Yawning Portal, where our adventuring circus family, the Silverkins, have made their way into the domain of the goblins and begin the process of finding the townsfolk, “rescuing” Calcryx the white wyrmling and finding Sydork’s long lost childhood luggage?

Tavern Tales Junior – Episode 002

This is episode two of the monthly released Tavern Tales Junior, a dnd liveplay podcast starring kids, for kids.

The knights of The Lord’s Own have reclaimed the halfling farmer and his daughter Arabella and have begun the long trek through the Underdark towards the Dark Elf city of Menzoberranzan in the hopes of finding their way out again and getting the Halflings home. They meet old friends along the way and encounter a horrific pair of monsters. The actions of these young heroes will delight and entertain audiences of all kinds.

While Tavern Tales generic flag is “explicit” there is no explicit content in Tavern Tales Junior.

Episode 6 - I'm a Mephit in a Bottle, baby

With the Cursed Dragon Priest troll finally destroyed our little level 2 family takes a brief respite before continuing on into the lair of kobolds, with a brief foray into a room with a pair of crazed mephits, Vape and Glassy. While Torin takes advantage of a necessary monkish ritual the rest of the group proceeds onwards as we delve further into the Sunless Citadel, the first adventure in Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Episode 5 - Just the Tips

The Silverkin family has finally  found the sarcophagus of the cursed Dragon Priest and despite every warning and locked door before them they nonetheless proceed to unearth a monster that may very well spell the end of the entire adventure.  They worked so well together, and loved each other so much…  Will they survive to finally move on from this side adventure and finally delve into the Sunless Citadel proper?

Episode 4 - A dragon statue, a riddle and a scheming quasit

A dragon statue, a riddle and a Quasit await the Silverkin Family in this episode as they get closer and closer to the tomb of the Dragon Priest.  But how long will they spend cowering in the doorway after so narrowly avoiding death in the ‘hallway of doom' before proceeding into what is doubtlessly more sharp and pointy death?

Tavern Tales Junior – Episode 1 – Descent into the Underdark

Once a month we’re releasing an alternate Tavern Tales called Tavern Tales Junior. We’ve replaced all of our regular players with a band of stalwart young adventurers.  They have set off as part of The Lord’s Own, a faction of knight protectors for the city of Fairhaven, an alternative city to Neverwinter.  This is the second game for Tavern Tales Junior, but our first recorded episode.  Tavern Tales Junior is a curated 5e Liveplay starring kids, for kids. While Tavern Tales generic flag is “explicit” there is no explicit content in Tavern Tales Junior.

Episode 3 - Canon in D

Our third podcast recording from the beginning of the fourth game set in the Tales from the Yawning Portal, by Wizards of the Coast. After defeating yet another giant rat, the family has found an orb playing quiet music. What will they do with it?  Will they dance?

Tavern Tales – Episode 002

Our second podcast recording from the end of our third game set in the Tales from the Yawning Portal by Wizards of the Coast. Skeletons have animated and attack the party only to lay Torin low, again.  How will this small band of brothers, and sister... and apparently slave, hope to survive the horrors of the Sunless Citadel if simple skeletons are giving them trouble?

Tavern Tales – Episode 001

Our first podcast recording from our third game set in the Tales from the Yawning Portal by Wizards of the Coast. The Silverkin Family has left Oakhurst along the old road in the dead of night.  Finding the ravine they have left the confines of civilization to delve into dungeons perhaps best left undelved.  We pick up with a recap of what has come before and lead into entering the Sunless Citadel perhaps never to return.