112 episodes

An actual play podcast of high adventure, low dice rolls and intermediate levels of terrible puns in which five old friends imagine ourselves to be dynamic and exciting heroes in a game of Dungeon World.

Crudely Drawn Swords is a long-term campaign following a team of heroic(?) adventurers as they follow a quest that will take them through strange lands, across dangerous seas and on perilous journeys through unknown regions.

If you are a fan of podcasts like Friends at the Table, The Adventure Zone, Critical Role, Acquisitions Inc or Campaign then our mixture of epic storytelling, memorable characters and hilarious antics will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Routinely contains strong language, extraordinarily bad accents and a certain inscrutable charm.

Crudely Drawn Swords - A Dungeon World Actual Play Podcast Crudely Drawn Swords

    • Leisure
    • 4.9, 29 Ratings

An actual play podcast of high adventure, low dice rolls and intermediate levels of terrible puns in which five old friends imagine ourselves to be dynamic and exciting heroes in a game of Dungeon World.

Crudely Drawn Swords is a long-term campaign following a team of heroic(?) adventurers as they follow a quest that will take them through strange lands, across dangerous seas and on perilous journeys through unknown regions.

If you are a fan of podcasts like Friends at the Table, The Adventure Zone, Critical Role, Acquisitions Inc or Campaign then our mixture of epic storytelling, memorable characters and hilarious antics will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step.

Routinely contains strong language, extraordinarily bad accents and a certain inscrutable charm.

    S4E03: Skin To Skin

    S4E03: Skin To Skin

    Hector doesn't need to stay around to supervise the capture of the Hawks - his ambush has sprung and he has plenty of troops on hand to bring them down. All he needs to do is get clear and wait, meanwhile the Hawks are fighting for their lives.

    • 43 min
    S4E02: Not Invincible

    S4E02: Not Invincible

    It was a trap, but of course they always knew it would be. If they could decapitate Hector's operation it would be a massive advantage, but of course, he has resources far beyond their reach, and he is not afraid to risk his troops lives to capture a treasure beyond value.

    • 43 min
    S4E01: To Reshape The World

    S4E01: To Reshape The World

    "I fear The Hawks are doomed. I found the Reaching Scroll I shared with Bambari scrawled over with unreadable symbols, so dense that it almost looked scorched. Not long after that we had word of a terrible power in the south- where the armies of our enemies marched there lies a wasteland of ash and ruin. The Icewatchers have been forced back, but the settlements they left behind were caught in the blazing flames of The Drake's breath and there has been no word from the forces we had set to harrying them. A strange quiet has settled over the remains of Caris, the stragglers of our armies finding their way north to Merrowvale, a city more canvas than stone these days. We have most of the kingdom's population but little of its food, and much of our most fertile land has been frozen, marched across and now burned. It has been a strange few months, it feels as though the world is holding its breath, waiting to see what happens next." - Extract from a letter sent by Saffron la Gorge, the princess scholar.

    • 1 hr
    S3I2- Towers And Canals, part 2

    S3I2- Towers And Canals, part 2

    Once long ago there was a city, the capital of a grand empire. Now there is a ruin of shattered rock, home to ogres and crows. How did this great metropolis fall? To find out, we put together a team quite apart from The Hawks to turn a Microscope on that period of history, this is the second part of this game. It doesn't come to a grand conclusion because history isn't like this, but hopefully it will provide an enjoyable ramble through the past.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Crudely Drawn Swords Without Master Part 5: The Softness of Rest

    Crudely Drawn Swords Without Master Part 5: The Softness of Rest

    The Rogues approach Coilspite's lair, but can they defeat the power that resides within and overthrow the devastating force of the serpent sorceror's will?

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Crudely Drawn Swords Without Master Part 4: The Kindness of Leonard Glank

    Crudely Drawn Swords Without Master Part 4: The Kindness of Leonard Glank

    Confronted by the sorcerer Coilspite, the mystery of an empty cage and a panoply of peril, the Rogues must find their way through the mysterious realm to free the prisoner therein if they are to continue their quest in the real world.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

LauraK31 ,

Drama, hilarity and so many puns!

I love this podcast. It is all the best bits of sitting in a room with mates who are witty, sarcastic and so good at puns! The setting is a well crafted fantasy world, our heroes have multi-layered personalities and when plot and characters collide, it inevitably never goes according to plan. Over three seasons they've uncovered a compelling world and have a mission that I actually care about - I've no idea how they're going to achieve it and have some doubts that they can but I am with them all the way!

I thoroughly recommend this podcast and that you start from the start to follow the characters through their journey. I haven't said anything about the plot because I don't want to spoil anything. I hope you enjoy as much as I have!

Ackits ,

Hilarious listening

I love the world the GM builds, so great.

It's ridiculous and clever and funny. Mexican dwarves, chuckle brother references and hilarious comedy between the characters.

The season 2 interlude is brilliant. Deedee becomes amazing!
Some slightly ropey sound early on - but worth sticking with it!

The Doomsinger ,

Word salad can be an intimidating feast

If you're jumping in at the start of season 2, as I was off the back of a recommendation from a friend, the intro can be somewhat overwhelming. More than a few fantasy names i'm not familiar with and my brain usually shuts down. You know how it is.

But if you push past the recap style intro, the hard-to-follow-because-I-don't-know-the-world-yet feeling dissipates and you're brought right intothe thick of the story as it quickly introduces a wide range of characters that are genuinely enjoyable. Be aware though. The crude in crudely drawn swords is the only warning you get about the humour ;]

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