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timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy



Not Another D&D Podcast is an actual play D&D 5e podcast brought to you by the Headgum Podcast Network.

Website: https://www.naddpod.com/
Podcast feed: https://warp.gumballcdn.com/v1/rss?...d-and-d-podcast

THE BAND OF BOOBS

Emily Axford - Moonshine Cybin, "Crick Elf", Spore Druid
"Crick elf Druid and heir to the Crick Mee Maw. Her people were ostracized by the High Elves to the dank shores of the Crick, where they set up their stumps and threw a rager of a crawdaddy boil. Lover of fungus and ambassador of decay. Purveyor of fine hospitality and even finer vengeance. Known for her jambalaya, gumbo, wrasslin', and lawyerin'. Freckled, ferocious, and dangerously fertile.
Moonshine is accompanied by her loyal oppossum and scribe, Paw Paw Gump, who is known for his fine scramblin' and his excellent lawyerin'."

You may know Emily from: Former CollegeHumor writer/cast member, Comedy writer and co-author of the book "HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact"

Jake Hurwitz - Hardwon Surefoot, Human, Great Weapons Fighter
"The Bastard of the Mountain, a human fighter raised by dwarves. Thick of calf and quad, 6 foot 6 of muscle and beard. The Great Axe of Irondeep, Pride of the Dwarfanage, The Oft Dead. Having dug further into the Irondeep Mountains than any man or dwarf before him, Hardwon believes his next great adventure lies above ground, and has set off to see the world."

You may know Jake from: Former CollegeHumor writer/cast member, Host of If I Were You, advice podcast with Amir Blumenfeld

Caldwell Tanner - Beverly Toegold V, Halfling, Oath of the Ancients Paladin
"A teenaged "City Halfling" from the Cloud-wreathed summit of Upper Galaderon. Beverly is part of the Green Teens, a group of junior paladins who strive to honor the Order of the Ancients, and also collect as many merit patches as possible. He hopes to one day become a full-fledged Green Knight like his father before him; but for now he'll settle with trying to keep his new scoutmasters from getting brutally murdered by all manner of man and monster."

You may know Caldwell from: Drawfee YouTube show, Animator for Disney Channel's Big City Greens

Brian Murphy - Dungeon Master (All NPCs)
"Creator of Bahumia and voice to all the heroes, villains, nobles, and thieves that inhabit it. Tolerator of goofs and distributer of consequences."

You may know Brian from: Former CollegeHumor writer/cast member, Comedy writer and co-author of the book "HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact"

VERY GENERAL AND LOOSE PLOT THAT WON'T SPOIL A NEW LISTENER

Not Another D&D Podcast follows three unlikely adventures (who eventually take on the unofficial nickname "The Band of Boobs") as they travel around the land of Bahumia in the wake of a giant conflict between good and evil centered around a party of three heroic and godlike adventurers. Just to be clear, NADDPOD is not about these heroic adventures who defeated evil incarnate and brought peace to the land. It's about the Band of Boobs.

If you're a fan of The Adventure Zone's Balance Arc, you will almost definitely love NaDDpod. Stolen from a post I made in the McElroy thread:

quote:

NADDPOD is a perfect spiritual successor for TAZ Balance.

- Takes place in a completely original world created by DM Brian Murphy that combines fantasy with more modern elements like trains and elevators (sound familiar?)
- Started adding music in post (written by Emily Axford aka Mooshine Cybin, one of the players)
- DM just announced on a Patreon live stream the other day that he has now essentially made NADDPOD his full time job, and they have the next 3-4 sessions recorded already
- Weekly eps released every Thursday like clockwork
- TONS of goofs
- All three player characters are endearing and have great chemistry
- Memorable NPCs with a lot of personality

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Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


ONE BIG THREAD

e: for content and very up to date spoilers, after Moonshine's long ongoing sexually aggressive behaviour, her making GBS threads herself at the idea of a threesome and inviting Balnor was the funniest possible payoff.

Not Operator fucked around with this message at 20:23 on Sep 11, 2018

Tom Funk
Feb 19, 2010


I am glad this thread exists.

One of the things I love so much about this podcast is that character death definitely feels like a real possibility. I love TAZ dearly, but I have never ever been worried about out heroes. There's an actual sense of danger here, and and that makes this pod so engaging. Also, man, Murph really puts it out there with some of the character voices. Really impressive.


...but if something ever happens to Cob, I'm coming after Murph

Herbotron
Feb 24, 2013



This is a good podcast.

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

I already listen to so many RPG podcasts, am I really about to add another to the list?

Apparently I already have the first three episodes downloaded, guess Iíll give it a listen after work!

Phlag
Nov 2, 2000

We make a special trip just for you, same low price.




Ramrod XTreme

I love these guys. It's probably my most anticipated podcast each week these days.

They also have a Patreon. $5 per month gets you access to the weekly "Short Rest" podcast, a behind the scenes, out of character discussion about that week's episode.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Phlag posted:

I love these guys. It's probably my most anticipated podcast each week these days.

They also have a Patreon. $5 per month gets you access to the weekly "Short Rest" podcast, a behind the scenes, out of character discussion about that week's episode.

HIGHLY recommend Short Rest. Totally worth the minimum $5/month, and one of the only Patreon's I've ever subscribed to due solely to the offer of their extra content.

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

So I listened to the first episode last night, and Iím already kinda in love. It reminds me so much of early TAZ: Balance, which is still my gold standard for a comedy RPG podcast. I was nearly in tears during the exchange between Beverly and the scoutmaster.

ďSo all I gotta do is get the gold back from those ruffians over there-ď

ďNope. Donít talk to them. Donít get the gold back from them. Thatís just a loss! Letís just chalk that one up to a loss!Ē

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


It can't be overstated what an astounding DM Murph is, by the way. Fantastic voices, keeps the pace of the game up, and manages to keep an interesting, twisting plot going while still rolling with all his players bullshit.

I also love "Finish Him." Its a brilliant little flourish and a clever addition.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Not Operator posted:

It can't be overstated what an astounding DM Murph is, by the way. Fantastic voices, keeps the pace of the game up, and manages to keep an interesting, twisting plot going while still rolling with all his players bullshit.

I also love "Finish Him." Its a brilliant little flourish and a clever addition.

He's one of the only male GMs who can do a woman's voice without making it a goddamn joke.

I'm pissed that Emily said, "the fungus among us" because I had used that line in the little game I'm building. She must have hacked into my computer and stolen it. There is literally no other explanation.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

NeuroticLich posted:

So I listened to the first episode last night, and Iím already kinda in love. It reminds me so much of early TAZ: Balance, which is still my gold standard for a comedy RPG podcast. I was nearly in tears during the exchange between Beverly and the scoutmaster.

ďSo all I gotta do is get the gold back from those ruffians over there-ď

ďNope. Donít talk to them. Donít get the gold back from them. Thatís just a loss! Letís just chalk that one up to a loss!Ē

Keep us updated as you make your way through the series! I loved hearing first impressions whenever a new listener would post TAZ reactions in the McElroy thread.

For everyone else:
New episode will presumably drop tomorrow as it does every Thursday. Maybe we should do spoiler tags when discussing the new ep for the next week or two as new folks find this thread and jump in from ep.1? What do y'all think?

eke out
Feb 24, 2013




i'm very proud of the band of boobs for [new ep spoilers]actually making a smart plan to escape that encounter on the boat and pulling it off. i thought there was a really good chance they could get someone killed there, given their past history.

quote:

For everyone else:
New episode will presumably drop tomorrow as it does every Thursday. Maybe we should do spoiler tags when discussing the new ep for the next week or two as new folks find this thread and jump in from ep.1? What do y'all think?

yeah it's probably best to spoiler the current week's stuff plus some of the Major Plot Events that have happened, now that the show has gone beyond purely goofing off and actually has a narrative you can spoil

eke out fucked around with this message at 14:11 on Sep 13, 2018

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



C'mon, PawPaw. Get back in my overalls!

https://i.imgur.com/LbAqwjZ.mp4

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Inzombiac posted:

C'mon, PawPaw. Get back in my overalls!

https://i.imgur.com/LbAqwjZ.mp4

Paw Paw GIT!

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Is there any fan art of the Paw Paw healing spirit?
That cracks me up every time.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


I was looking for another good D&D podcast after catching up with the current season of "Dragon Friends" (bar the Tomb of Annihilation videos), and after trying a few other ones this has definitely caught my interest pretty much straight away. I'm only 3 episodes deep, but the cast seem to be having a blast and everyone seems to have created really fun characters. Beverly being Caldwell's attempt to make an eternally "good boy" shonen protagonist makes a lot of sense now that I've heard him talk about it in the first bonus episode and the interactions are nearly always gold. Hardwon failing every action after making dramatic statements of confidence is great for instance. I'm delighted to have a few dozen episodes worth of content to catch up on. That said, is there a catch-all D&D podcasts thread or anything since I don't see one in the live forums on a quick scan and I'm wondering which other ones might be worth a shot. I've tried a few others, but don't want to get in to specifics if there's a better thread to talk about it in.

On a more relevant topic, the OP specified that Brian Murphy created the world of Bahumia specifically for this adventure and I'm just wondering to what extent he's created new elements? I'm not a D&D player, but I have some passing familiarity with the parts Gygax and his successors created from general nerd osmosis and through listening to various D&D podcasts but I've never heard of Crick Elves for instance; so were they a new thing he created or just a more obscure element of the general D&D setting that he imported? "City" halflings are obviously new, and the towns and campaign story are presumably his creations too but I'm just kind of unclear on how much is stuff he's created specifically for this adventure and would like some clarification I guess.

tsob fucked around with this message at 20:59 on Sep 15, 2018

eke out
Feb 24, 2013




tsob posted:

On a more relevant topic, the OP specified that Brian Murphy created the world of Bahumia specifically for this adventure and I'm just wondering to what extent he's created new elements? I'm not a D&D player, but I have some passing familiarity with the parts Gygax and his successors created from general nerd osmosis and through listening to various D&D podcasts but I've never heard of Crick Elves for instance; so were they a new thing he created or just a more obscure element of the general D&D setting that he imported? "City" halflings are obviously new, and the towns and campaign story are presumably his creations too but I'm just kind of unclear on how much is stuff he's created specifically for this adventure and would like some clarification I guess.

I think most all the things you describe are Murph's creation, but none are exactly big deviations from the standard dnd stuff, which tends to include a lot of regional subraces that have slightly different mechanics and encourages DMs to branch out by tweaking things like that.

Like so far his setting is original in the sense that it's not using stock locations or storylines or anything - unlike how Dragon Friends blundered through the Ravenloft module, for instance - but it's a relative normal high-magic dnd setting that uses standard monsters, classes, and gods. (and I don't mean any of that negatively)

Farg
Nov 19, 2013


hardwon reminds me of coach mcguirk

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Iíve gotten through three episodes now and Iím madly in love. I think Moonshine might be my favorite? Iím certainly excited to see them eventually go to the actual Crick and hopefully see her ďChildren of the CrickĒ goof come to fruition.

Beverly is a close second place for me, with Hardwon being last. So far Hardwon has been just fine. Kinda reminds me more of Merle from TAZ, where a lot of the comedy comes from Hardwon/Merle just not using all of the powers at their disposal, or just rolling really badly. But it being Jakeís first time playing D&D, just like Clint, Iím sure heíll come into his own sooner or later. It takes some time to get comfortable with it.

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


I don't think its spoilers to say that yeah, they do go to the Crick, and it is such a good arc. If you love Moonshine now, you have so much to look forward to.

Also I don't think your rankings will change, but Hardwon grows on you.

JT Jag
Aug 30, 2009

Fandom is misery.



Hardwon is, weirdly enough, the straight man of the team

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



Moonshine is my favorite because she is very maternal and extremely horny.

El Padrino
Dec 24, 2005

No es nada personal, solo negocios.

I nearly choked when Moonshine's ovaries throbbed when the party laid eyes upon Shae. That was unexpectedly hilarious

Farg
Nov 19, 2013


Ok this show rules

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


Yea, after 11 episodes I am loving the poo poo out of this show. Hardwon having a buff off with a barbarian for ownership of the phrase "watch this!" and finally actually managing something impressive after failing consistently before that, Moonshine rolling 3 1's in a row to turn a quick epilogue moment to wrap up Moonstone in to a battle, Beverly's slow descent in hosed up poo poo, Denny being a complete piece of poo poo all the time; it's great. Plus, as of the latest arc I've listened to I have to say Orc Fraiser Crane in fitted armor is such a great character basis; Adam's voice suits the idea pretty well too. That the arc is delving in to implanted memories only makes it better. Can't wait to get to the Beverly's dad, Hardwon's parents, the Crick and meeting the 3 legendary heroes. That Brian has to write down every stupid off the cuff idea Emily comes up with for the Crick just so he can make the place authentic when they get their is great too.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



"Y'all, can you get pregnant in a threesome?"
-Moonshine, the best drat character of all time

Jeremor
Jun 1, 2009

Anyone foolish enough to stand in my path...
shall endure the pain of a thousand deaths...


Yeah this is my favorite podcast right now for sure. All of the characters are hilarious and it's actually a well run game of dnd in spite of it. The new guest character is great too, hoping she sticks around.

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Beverly trying to jam a crocodileís mouth open with a stick in episode 4 is basically every player Iíve had in my D&D campaigns in a nutshell.

Sankara
Jul 18, 2008




Hmm, a live show. TAZ hasn't exactly inspired me when it comes to live shows. Hope it's good!

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


Doctor Reynolds posted:

Hmm, a live show. TAZ hasn't exactly inspired me when it comes to live shows. Hope it's good!

The big problem with TAZ live shows always seems to be the pacing. Here's hoping Murph can solve it.

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

TAZ liveshows are fun to be at live, but man do I find myself never finishing them when theyíre released on the feed. Havenít even listened to yesterdayís, even though itís my absolute favorite show.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



NeuroticLich posted:

TAZ liveshows are fun to be at live, but man do I find myself never finishing them when they’re released on the feed. Haven’t even listened to yesterday’s, even though it’s my absolute favorite show.

I like them alright and you gotta give each one a shot because that wrestling one was BONKERS.

eke out
Feb 24, 2013




in the after show they were talking about next time they do a live show, switching to the variant where enemies do twice as much damage but have half as much health to speed up the combat, which i support 100%

NeuroticLich
Oct 30, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Inzombiac posted:

I like them alright and you gotta give each one a shot because that wrestling one was BONKERS.

The wrestling one Iíve finished and that is a really good one. I think Iíve got like a 50/50 record with actually finishing them. Some of them have my favorite moments too! The casino heist with Lup has one of my favorite scenes with Merleís insect plague, for instance.

I dunno. Like, theyíre not bad, but I just have a hard time getting into them sometimes.

tsob
Sep 26, 2006

Chalalala~


It's cool that what is primarily a vehicle for comedy silliness can still have genuine emotional pathos at times. I listened to episode 14 or 15 yesterday, where at the end Hardwon is told that his father was an airship pilot, and the pause after he's told it is amazing. As is his line that he was down in the mountain while his father was in the sky. Beverly finding the scrapped versions of his dad's letter was great too.

mike12345
Jul 14, 2008

"Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries."







Listened to one of the recent pirate episodes, that is a really fun podcast. Is the quality good from the get go, ie can I start listening with ep. 1?

Not Operator
Jan 1, 2009

Not A doctor, THE Doctor!


Yes, its good from the start.

I specifically remember one of the first people to post about it in the McElroy thread had issues with a prolonged gross joke discussion about dragon pussy in the first episode. That's about as blue as the show ever got though.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT, EAT BRAINS ALL DAY



mike12345 posted:

Listened to one of the recent pirate episodes, that is a really fun podcast. Is the quality good from the get go, ie can I start listening with ep. 1?

Oh absolutely listen from the beginning. There are continuing plot threads throughout. The pirate arc kinda does its own thing but you meet Apple Stumper, err, Crumper... Bumper? and she's a delight.

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Inzombiac posted:

Oh absolutely listen from the beginning. There are continuing plot threads throughout. The pirate arc kinda does its own thing but you meet Apple Stumper, err, Crumper... Bumper? and she's a delight.

Scrumper. You were so close!

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Sankara
Jul 18, 2008




Okay, the live show was very funny.

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