42 episodes

Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn is a long-form, serialised, high-fantasy, improv fiction podcast driven at its core by tabletop role-play. Released weekly every Sunday at 10:30AM BST.



Hosted and Game Mastered by Ray Stevens, accompanied by his players, Tom (Erbak), Liz (Tobe), Vinny (Mhurren) and Nina (Myx), with occasional guest appearances, he invites you into a world both familiar and strange, these adventures take place in a home-brew alternate version of the Forgotten Realms.



The core cast of Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn​ features a diverse group of players who've come together from across the country to tell the shared tale of “The Scales of Justice”, a band of heroes (though some would call them mercenaries).



Our story is told through improv and tabletop role-play, however, for the purposes of the show, much of the mechanical aspects of this are removed, cutting the fuss and leaving the story and character interactions behind.



What starts as a simple 'muscle for hire' job, brings the party together to aid a city under siege and the civilians within. A cult, known only as the Cult of the Dragon, seek to unleash Chaos in the world and as our heroes learn of their plans, the race is on to put a stop to their ambition. In classic high-fantasy fashion, the overarching problem of the plot is seemingly almost insurmountable in scale and by extension, each character is dealing with their own personal goals and issues which we develop throughout the show.



You can find out more about the characters, the world and what's going on through our website https://tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for the show; please feel free to contact us on twitter @DarkDragonsInn

Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn

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Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn is a long-form, serialised, high-fantasy, improv fiction podcast driven at its core by tabletop role-play. Released weekly every Sunday at 10:30AM BST.



Hosted and Game Mastered by Ray Stevens, accompanied by his players, Tom (Erbak), Liz (Tobe), Vinny (Mhurren) and Nina (Myx), with occasional guest appearances, he invites you into a world both familiar and strange, these adventures take place in a home-brew alternate version of the Forgotten Realms.



The core cast of Tails from The Dark Dragons Inn​ features a diverse group of players who've come together from across the country to tell the shared tale of “The Scales of Justice”, a band of heroes (though some would call them mercenaries).



Our story is told through improv and tabletop role-play, however, for the purposes of the show, much of the mechanical aspects of this are removed, cutting the fuss and leaving the story and character interactions behind.



What starts as a simple 'muscle for hire' job, brings the party together to aid a city under siege and the civilians within. A cult, known only as the Cult of the Dragon, seek to unleash Chaos in the world and as our heroes learn of their plans, the race is on to put a stop to their ambition. In classic high-fantasy fashion, the overarching problem of the plot is seemingly almost insurmountable in scale and by extension, each character is dealing with their own personal goals and issues which we develop throughout the show.



You can find out more about the characters, the world and what's going on through our website https://tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for the show; please feel free to contact us on twitter @DarkDragonsInn

    Not dead – Just sleeping

    Not dead – Just sleeping

    It's the hiatus-extendo-hiatus-part-2-the-infinatusing

    • 3 min
    The early-mid-year hiatus

    The early-mid-year hiatus

    Unfortunately, health has taken its toll on productivity this year. I could potentially keep pushing to try and get episodes edited in time for release, but truthfully, I don't think I can manage it right now.



    For those of you enjoying and looking forward to the latest updates on Myx, Scraw, Mhurren, Tobe, Erbak and The Doomsingers adventures, I'm sorry to keep you waiting.



    We're aiming to be back in July, to give me enough time to get back on my feet. Much love to all of you

    • 1 min
    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Nine

    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Nine

    You might notice this episode is a touch different in that it's a little unfinished (In terms of intro/outro).



    Torn between releasing today or in a few days when my voice maybe comes back, I decided I'd release today instead.



    I'll update it when I can, but I'm sure you won't REALLY mind too much, right? Sorry for those of you who enjoy the intro babble. I just SUPER don't have it in me and I'd rather you got the episode at all!





    What's New?

    Voices at play launched! It's available on every major platform AND WE'RE DOING A GIVEAWAY UNTIL THE END OF APRIL! https://twitter.com/VoicesAt/status/1112637697150070784



    Draw will take place on Wednesday and our 5 winners will be contacted directly!



    Check out https://ttrpg-voices.com and https://twitter.com/VoicesAt this is very exciting. You should be excited. We're almost at a thousand downloads in our first month, so if you haven't picked it up yet, please do!

    Screaming into the void

    Check out our Linktree! https://linktr.ee/DarkDragonsInn



    It's a nice simple way to find us on just about any social media platform you can imagine.

    Funding at the Inn

    Without your support, our show is a lot more limited on the services we can provide. Drop us a tip and for as little as $1 a month, you gain access to a variety of rewards https://patreon.com/DarkDragonsInn



    If you'd prefer to make a one-off donation, try https://ko-fi.com/DarkDragonsInn



     

    • 47 min
    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Eight: The more you know

    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Eight: The more you know

    Thanks to everyone who has so far checked out Voices at play, the actual play podcast i'm currently co-ordinating for the project by the same name. If you haven't given it a listen yet, please do! It's available on every major platform.





    What's New?

    Voices at play launched! It's available on every major platform AND WE'RE DOING A GIVEAWAY UNTIL THE END OF APRIL! https://twitter.com/VoicesAt/status/1112637697150070784



    Check out https://ttrpg-voices.com and https://twitter.com/VoicesAt this is very exciting. You should be excited.

    Screaming into the void

    Check out our Linktree! https://linktr.ee/DarkDragonsInn



    It's a nice simple way to find us on just about any social media platform you can imagine.

    Funding at the Inn

    Without your support, our show is a lot more limited on the services we can provide. Drop us a tip and for as little as $1 a month, you gain access to a variety of rewards https://patreon.com/DarkDragonsInn



    If you'd prefer to make a one-off donation, try https://ko-fi.com/DarkDragonsInn

    The mysterious echo

    This week, we're promoting Queer Dungeoneers!



    You can find them here queerdungeoneers.podbean.com and on Twitter @QueerDungeons

    • 56 min
    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Seven : Movement in dark places

    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Seven : Movement in dark places

    Identity...We put so much value in the individual but what does it mean simply, to be?





    What's New?

    Voices at play launches TOMORROW!



    Check out https://ttrpg-voices.com and https://twitter.com/VoicesAt this is very exciting. You should be excited.

    Screaming into the void

    Check out our Linktree! https://linktr.ee/DarkDragonsInn



    It's a nice simple way to find us on just about any social media platform you can imagine.

    Funding at the Inn

    Without your support, our show is a lot more limited on the services we can provide. Drop us a tip and for as little as $1 a month, you gain access to a variety of rewards https://patreon.com/DarkDragonsInn



    If you'd prefer to make a one-off donation, try https://ko-fi.com/DarkDragonsInn

    The mysterious echo

    This week, we're promoting Merely Roleplayers!



    You can find them here https://merelyroleplayers.podbean.com  and on Twitter @merelyroleplay

    • 43 min
    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Six : The depths of Baldur’s Gate

    Season Two: Episode Twenty-Six : The depths of Baldur’s Gate

    Understand, that as hard as we tried to be heroes. Sometimes...we were just people.



    Afraid. And in the dark.







    What's New?

    Voices at play launches April 1st! An actual play podcast featuring a broad variety of people from marginalised communities, supporting and playing the games of marginalised creators! We'll be featuring monthly game roundtable style reviews from both a GM and player perspective!



    Check out https://ttrpg-voices.com and https://twitter.com/VoicesAt and our Patreon, where you can support the project https://patreon.com/VoicesAt



    Screaming into the void

    Check out our Linktree! https://linktr.ee/DarkDragonsInn



    It's a nice simple way to find us on just about any social media platform you can imagine.



    Funding at the Inn

    Without your support, our show is a lot more limited on the services we can provide. Drop us a tip and for as little as $1 a month, you gain access to a variety of rewards https://patreon.com/DarkDragonsInn



    If you'd prefer to make a one-off donation, try https://ko-fi.com/DarkDragonsInn



    The mysterious echo

    This week, we're promoting plane shift podcast!



    You can find them here https://planeshiftpodcast.podbean.com/  and on Twitter @planeshiftcast

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Mawdrigen ,

Welcome to the Dark Dragons Inn indeed!

This is not just another D&D podcast, this boasts very good descriptions of the NPC's and locations, and excellent interplay between the player characters. Even better they have a Catch Up episode (1A) which you can jump to if you want to get into the action once their teething problems are out of the way complete with comedy gnomes and flashbacks. Follow along with the heroes as they try and deal with the Cult of the Dragons. Very entertaining and well recommended!

RobKaiju ,

Dark But Not Gloomy!

It's great to see the show match their sound quality with the story staandard, this show has goe one leaps and bounnds since it launched and has now becone on of my few 'Must Listens'.

Both the DM and Players bring such passion, dedication aand joy to their roles, you can't help but be swept along with them. This is a crowded genre at the moment but this shows stands with the best of them.

discocyst ,

Welcome to the Inn

From the start, we are greeted by our DM/Host/Publican and are made to feel nothing if not welcome. Like old regulars in a local pub, or indeed, an inn. You sit down to listen to another of the owners tales. The strength of this podcast lies squarely in its characters. Both fleshed out and well played, they feel like real people who have been together for a while. There is a real sense of familiarity among the group as they have all gotten to know one another. Of the characters, a particular favourite is Scraw, the bugbear barbarian with an almost limitless enthusiasm for battle. While it is often easy to play such a character as one dimensional, Scraw still has subtleties that make him feel more than just a character. Complimenting the characters is the story. A story told well and with the addition of some sound effects to help bring it to life.

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