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Dark Dice is a horror actual-play D&D podcast that uses immersive soundscapes to create an added layer of immersion. Six travelers embark on a journey into the ruinous domain of the nameless god. They will never be the same again.

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Dark Dice is a horror actual-play D&D podcast that uses immersive soundscapes to create an added layer of immersion. Six travelers embark on a journey into the ruinous domain of the nameless god. They will never be the same again.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Long Road: Chapter 1A: Recovery

    The Long Road: Chapter 1A: Recovery

    Having failed in their quest, the survivors begin the long process of recovery from a terrible journey.
    Dark Dice is an Actual Play podcast created using the 5th edition rules of Dungeons and Dragons. Dialogue with NPC's has been replaced with a full voice cast and immersive sound effects create an added layer of immersion.

    Story by Travis Vengroff (Game Master)
    Produced, Co-Edited, and with Sound Design by Travis Vengroff
    Transcription and Production Assistance by Hem Cleveland
    Dialogue Editing by Sarah Buchynski
    Mixed, Mastered, and Additional Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions
     
    Cast:
    Narrator / Game Master – Travis Vengroff
    Father Sindri Westpike – Eyþór Viðarsson
    Rowena Granitepike – Hem Cleveland
    Aud – Theo Merksamer
    Neddard - Ryan Philbrook
     
    Music: (in order of appearance)
    Music Director - Travis Vengroff
    "Empty Hearts" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff, stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "Ilmater's Hope" written and performed by Steven Melin, with Scott Semanski on Cello, Matheus Souza on Violin, Enzo Puzzovio on Hurdy Gurdy & Hammer Dulcimer, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, and featuring Budapest Strings (orchestra) recorded by Musiversal
    Dark Dice art by Allen Morris with lettering by Kessi Riliniki

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Hem Cleveland | Carol Vengroff
    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850
     
    Content Warnings:
    Memory Loss, References to Cannibalism & Murder, Post Traumatic Stress
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    • 28 min
    The Long Road: Chapter 1B: Unavenged

    The Long Road: Chapter 1B: Unavenged

    A new chapter begins as five travelers find themselves in the captivity of Imperial Elven slavers. (This is the first episode to feature Jeff Goldblum!)
    Dark Dice is an Actual Play podcast created using the 5th edition rules of Dungeons and Dragons. Dialogue with NPC's has been replaced with a full voice cast and immersive sound effects create an added layer of immersion.

    Story by Travis Vengroff (Game Master)
    Produced, Co-Edited, and with Sound Design by Travis Vengroff
    Production Assistance by Hem Cleveland, Icelandic Translations by Eyþór Viðarsson
    Dialogue Editing by Sarah Buchynski
    Mixed, Mastered, and Additional Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions
     
    Cast:
    Balmur - Jeff Goldblum 
    Narrator / Game Master – Travis Vengroff
    Soren Arkwright - Peter Lewis
    Ildrex Mystan - Russ D. More
    Glom Vogelberg - Sean Howard
    Gaelle Vogelberg - Holly Billinghurst 
    Father Sindri Westpike – Eyþór Viðarsson 
    Rowena Granitepike – Hem Cleveland 
    Elven Captor – Danilo Battistini 
    Player 6 (Dwarven Druid) - Tanja Milojevic
     
    Music: (in order of appearance)
    Music Director - Travis Vengroff
    "Empty Hearts" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff, stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "Questionable Associates" - Written, Orchestrated, Performed, and mixed by Brandon Boone, Copyist Steven Melin, featuring Scott Semanski on Cello, and Enzo Puzzovio on Hurdy Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer
    "Domain of the Nameless God" (Dark Dice S2 Theme) - Written, orchestrated, and performed by Steven Melin, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, with Vocals by Aeralie Brighton, Hurdy-Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Staring Into the Abyss" –Written and performed by Steven Melin, with cello by Sam Boase-Miller, hurdy gurdy, hammer dulcimer, and lutes by Enzo Puzzovio, arranged with lyrics by Travis Vengroff, and vocals by the Budapest Scoring Choir.
    "The Dead Pines" - Written and mixed by Steven Melin, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, Orchestrated by Christopher Siu, with Enzo Puzzovio on Hurdy-Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer, Matheus Souza on Violin, Scott Semanski on Cello, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Hemin Yosto (Red Ice)" – Written and Performed by Enzo Puzzovio, arranged and with additional vocals by Travis Vengroff, and percussion and wind instruments by Josh Barron
    "Mother's Prophecy" - Written by Travis Vengroff, Chanted by Rook
    "Out of Body" & "Haunted" Written and performed by Nicolas Jeudy of DARK FANTASY STUDIO
    "Campfire" written and performed by Steven Melin, with Scott Semanski on Cello, Copyist Peter Jones, and Budapest Strings recorded by Musiversal
    Dark Dice art by Allen Morris with lettering by Kessi Riliniki

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Hem Cleveland | Caroline Edwards | Kate Cafaro | Jennifer Rudin | Mike Abrams | Greg Tito | Todd Kenreck | Carol Vengroff
    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850

    Content Warnings:
    Betrayal, Death, Decapitation, Gaslighting, Impalement, Memory Loss, Murder, Poison, Stabbings
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    • 48 min
    The Long Road: Chapter 2B: Quartet

    The Long Road: Chapter 2B: Quartet

    Having survived their first encounter, the team seeks a safe place to rest.

    Check out Russ' show Facing Fate!

    Story by Travis Vengroff (Game Master)
    Produced, Co-Edited, and with Sound Design by Travis Vengroff
    Additional Sound Design & Editing by Dayn Leonardson
    Dialogue Editing by Sarah Buchynski
    Mixed, Mastered, and Additional Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions

    Cast:
    Balmur - Jeff Goldblum
    Narrator / Game Master – Travis Vengroff
    Soren Arkwright - Peter Lewis
    Ildrex Mystan - Russ D. More
    Glom Vogelberg - Sean Howard
    Gaelle Vogelberg - Holly Billinghurst
    Father Sindri Westpike – Eyþór Viðarsson
    Rowena Granitepike – Hem Cleveland
    Iaus Innskeep – David Ault
    Sister Tsavorite Cavernsfall – Kaitlin Statz
    Flygia of Zarketh – Kessi Riliniki
    Himself - Steven Melin

    Music: (in order of appearance)
    Music Director - Travis Vengroff
    "Empty Hearts" & "Journey from Ilmater's Hope" – Arranged & Performed by Travis Vengroff, stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "What Lurks in the Dungeon" - Written and Performed by Steven Melin
    "Domain of the Nameless God" (Dark Dice S2 Theme) - Written, orchestrated, and performed by Steven Melin, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, with Vocals by Aeralie Brighton, Hurdy-Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Elven Wood Cutting Song" - Written by Jeff Goldblum, Steven Melin, Mike Pettry, and Travis Vengroff, orchestrated by Mike Pettry, featuring vocals by Jeff Goldblum, Peter Lewis, Russ D. More, Travis Vengrof, and Holly Billinghurst
    "A Nice Round"- Written by Jeff Goldblum, Steven Melin, Mike Pettry, Brandon Strader, and Travis Vengroff, orchestrated by Mike Pettry, featuring vocals by Jeff Goldblum, Peter Lewis, Russ D. More, Travis Vengrof, and Holly Billinghurst
    "Questionable Associates" - Written, Orchestrated, Performed, and mixed by Brandon Boone, Copyist Steven Melin, featuring Scott Semanski on Cello, and Enzo Puzzovio on Hurdy Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer
    "Theme of the Realmweaver" - Written, Orchestrated, and Mixed by Steven Melin, with Copyist Peter Jones, Violin by Matheus Garcia Souza, Hurdy-Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Captain's Tribute" "Just Married" "Adam" "The Evil Inside" "Haunted" "Ancient Ceremony" & "Dead Roses" Written and performed by Nicolas Jeudy of DARK FANTASY STUDIO
    "Neverborn" and "Adrift" - Written by Brandon Boone, featuring vocals by the Budapest Scoring Choir.
    "Devil's Gamble" - Written by Steven Melin, with lyrics by Travis Vengrof & Eyþór Viðarsson, and vocals by the Budapest Scoring Choir.
    Dark Dice art by Allen Morris w/ lettering by Kessi Riliniki
    Episode art by Daniel Govar

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Hem Cleveland | Caroline Edwards | Kate Cafaro | Jennifer Rudin | Mike Abrams | Greg Tito | Todd Kenreck | Our Fool & Scholar Discord Lampreys! |Carol Vengroff

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850

    Content Warnings:
    Aging, Blood, Children in Danger, Dark Speech, Death, Memory Loss, Mourning (of a dog, gone long ago), Lack of Self-Control, Starvation
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    • 44 min
    The Long Road: Chapter 3B: Sleepless

    The Long Road: Chapter 3B: Sleepless

    The team has issues sleeping, and also staying awake, as they discover that they are not alone...

    Story by Travis Vengroff (Game Master)
    Produced, Co-Edited, and with Sound Design by Travis Vengroff
    Additional Sound Design and Editing by Dayn Leonardson
    Production Assistance by Hem Cleveland
    Dialogue Editing by Sarah Buchynski
    Mixed, Mastered, and Additional Dialogue Editing by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions

    Cast:
    Balmur - Jeff Goldblum
    Narrator / Game Master – Travis Vengroff
    Soren Arkwright - Peter Lewis
    Ildrex Mystan - Russ D. More
    Glom Vogelberg - Sean Howard
    Gaelle Vogelberg - Holly Billinghurst

    Music Director - Travis Vengroff
    "Empty Hearts" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff, stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "Domain of the Nameless God" (Dark Dice S2 Theme) - Written, orchestrated, and performed by Steven Melin, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, with Vocals by Aeralie Brighton, Hurdy-Gurdy & Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Danse Sanguis" - Written and Performed by Steven Melin and Travis Vengroff, Arranged and Performed by Steven Melin, with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5
    "Here Comes The Boar Knight"- Written by Steven Melin, Orchestrated and Performed by Mike Pettry
    "Theme of the Realmweaver" - Written, Orchestrated, and Mixed by Steven Melin, with Copyist Peter Jones, Violin by Matheus Garcia Souza, Hurdy-Gurdy & Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal
    "Adam" & "Haunted" Written and performed by Nicolas Jeudy of DARK FANTASY STUDIO
    "Devil's Gamble" - Written by Steven Melin, with lyrics by Travis Vengrof & Eyþór Viðarsson, and vocals by the Budapest Scoring Choir.
    "Chain Dance - Medieval Dance" – Stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and Performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    “Danse Silencieuse" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and Performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "Journey From Ilmater's Hope" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengrof with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and Performed by Andrey Vinogradov
    "Campfire" written and performed by Steven Melin, with Scott Semanski on Cello, Copyist Peter Jones, and Budapest Strings (orchestra) recorded by Musiversal
    Dark Dice art by Allen Morris with lettering by Kessi Riliniki
    Episode art by Erebusodora

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Hem Cleveland | Caroline Edwards | Bryan Thornally | Greg Tito | Our Fool & Scholar Discord Lampreys! | Carol Vengroff

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850
    
    Attribution Licenses:
    https://freesound.org/people/edbles/sounds/102295/

    Content Warnings:
    Abuse (family - paternal), Animal Mutilation, Betrayal, Blood, Corpse Mutilation, Drinking Sounds (11:43), Gaslighting, Grotesque Shapeshifting, Helplessness, Lack of Self-Control, Loss, Memory Loss, Mourning (of a dog, gone long ago), Self-cauterization, Teeth
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    • 48 min
    The Long Road: Chapter 4B: Lost

    The Long Road: Chapter 4B: Lost

    Hunted, the team struggles to find their way to Ilmater's Hope...

    Story by Travis Vengroff (Game Master)
    Produced, Co-Edited, and with Sound Design by Travis Vengroff
    Additional Sound Design by Dayn Leonardson
    Production Assistance by Hem Cleveland
    Dialogue Editing by Sarah Buchynski
    Mixing and Mastering by Brandon Strader

    Cast:
    Balmur - Jeff Goldblum
    Narrator / Game Master – Travis Vengroff
    Soren Arkwright - Peter Lewis
    Ildrex Mystan - Russ D. More
    Glom Vogelberg - Sean Howard
    Gaelle Vogelberg - Holly Billinghurst
    Sister Tsavorite Cavernsfall - Kaitlin Statz
    Iaus Innskeep - David Ault

    Music: (in order of appearance)
    Music Director - Travis Vengroff
    "Empty Hearts" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff, Written and performed by Andrey Vinogradov

    "Domain of the Nameless God" (Dark Dice S2 Theme) - Written, orchestrated, and performed by Steven Melin, Copyists Peter Jones & Steven Melin, with Vocals by Aeralie Brighton, Hurdy-Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer by Enzo Puzzovio, and Budapest Strings Recorded by Musiversal

    "Questionable Associates" - Written, Orchestrated, Performed, and mixed by Brandon Boone, featuring Scott Semanski on Cello, and Enzo Puzzovio on Hurdy Gurdy & Hammered Dulcimer

    "Adam" & "Just Behind" Written and performed by Nicolas Jeudy of DARK FANTASY STUDIO

    "Realmweaver's Prelude" (Gaelle's Song for Glom) - Written and Arranged by Travis Vengroff, Performed by Holly Billinghurst, Guitar by Careless Juja

    “Danse Silencieuse" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and Performed by Andrey Vinogradov

    "Danse Sanguis" - Written and Performed by Steven Melin and Travis Vengroff, Arranged and Performed by Steven Melin, with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5

    "A Burden Shared" - Written by Steven Melin, featuring Violin by Matheus Garcia Souza, & Hammered Dulcimer by Kyle Paxton

    "Journey From Ilmater's Hope" – Arranged and Performed by Travis Vengroff with Cello by Sam Boase-Miller and stock media provided by avinograd/ Pond5, Written and Performed by Andrey Vinogradov

    Dark Dice art by Allen Morris with lettering by Kessi Riliniki
    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850

    Special Thanks to:
    Our Patreon supporters! | Hem Cleveland | The Lucky Die Podcast | Our Fool & Scholar Discord Lampreys! | Carol Vengroff

    Content Warnings:
    Abuse (family - paternal), Betrayal, Blood, Cannibalism, Corpse Mutilation, Death, Eating Sounds (39:56-41:15), Gaslighting, Helplessness, Lack of Self-Control, Loss, Memory Loss, Mourning, Suffocation, Teeth, Vomiting (18:08-19:18)
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dark Dice Musical Outtakes (and Preview)

    Dark Dice Musical Outtakes (and Preview)

    Greetings Adventurers,
    We here at Fool and Scholar Productions are VERY close to our 2700 Patron goal, in which we will release a Dark Dice Musical of over 20 minutes in length, and in honor of being SO very close, we wanted to share some clips from the musical as well as our favorite bloopers and outtakes. Please consider helping us reach our goal for basic financial stability and work/life balance, by checking out our Patreon page... And now I'll get back to editing the next episode of Dark Dice. But in the meantime... here's something to keep you entertained.

    This is a Fool and Scholar Production.
    For early episodes and bonus content join us at: https://www.patreon.com/FoolandScholar
    Check out our Merch: www.DarkDice.com
    Free Transcripts are also available: https://www.patreon.com/posts/dark-dice-22460850
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Indolent Wolf ,

Amazing

The calmness of the GM/DM when narrating is amazing. It comes off as true unbiased narration that’s descriptive enough to completely consume you.

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