122 episodes

The Dice For Brains Podcast is an actual play show telling serialized stories through the course of a season with a focus on character and story development. The show is produced by an inclusive group that brings new players to the world of tabletop role playing games. Experience organic narratives by following along with new and veteran players as they explore your favorite story worlds, all with the assistance of tabletop rpgs.

Season 1-3: The Kido Rebellion Trilogy (Star Wars rpg).
Season 4-6: Worlds and Orders Trilogy (Star Wars rpg).
Season 7: Fantastic Beasts of the North American Swampland (Genesys - Wizarding World).

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The Dice For Brains Podcast is an actual play show telling serialized stories through the course of a season with a focus on character and story development. The show is produced by an inclusive group that brings new players to the world of tabletop role playing games. Experience organic narratives by following along with new and veteran players as they explore your favorite story worlds, all with the assistance of tabletop rpgs.

Season 1-3: The Kido Rebellion Trilogy (Star Wars rpg).
Season 4-6: Worlds and Orders Trilogy (Star Wars rpg).
Season 7: Fantastic Beasts of the North American Swampland (Genesys - Wizarding World).

    SWRPG | Partisans of Parsh Episode 2 - An Instant Operation

    SWRPG | Partisans of Parsh Episode 2 - An Instant Operation

    Pal, Soli, Salculdia, and Nulus get to the rebelling almost immediately upon arriving on Parsh. After a very brief introduction to base command, the crew of Aegis Squadron jumps into a mission to collect a cell head currently late for a meeting.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    SWRPG | Partisans of Parsh Episode 1 - Mind the Uptake

    SWRPG | Partisans of Parsh Episode 1 - Mind the Uptake

    Meet Pal, Soli, Salculdia, and Nulus, the last remnants of Aegis Squadron. After a vicious ambush, the last remaining U-Wing arrives on the planet of Parsh. The local Rebellion contingent is in desperate need of significant reinforcement and our crew may not be enough. See this game live on TWITCH or YOUTUBE!

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Genesys | S07 Episode 11 - And the School in the Swamp

    Genesys | S07 Episode 11 - And the School in the Swamp

    In the Season 7 finale, Renilda, Marceline, and Reid are hot on the trail of the Totemic. They may not have time to free the fantastic beast and prevent Aggadeane Leigh Walton from doing something extreme upstairs to Warwool Prestalo.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Genesys | S07 Episode 10 - And the Lack of Southern Hospitality

    Genesys | S07 Episode 10 - And the Lack of Southern Hospitality

    Arriving at the map location somewhere in the Okefenokee Swamp, the makeshift MACUSA investigation team is confronted by a hidden structure. The final layers of intrigue are exposed and the team has a chance to complete a few separate objectives.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Genesys | S07 Episode 9 - And the Injury Notwithstanding

    Genesys | S07 Episode 9 - And the Injury Notwithstanding

    With one of the team injured, our MACUSA representatives must seek help from a local. A revealing chat with Aggadeane Leigh Walton sends the group deep into the Okefenokee Swamp in search of more than just Warwool Prestalo.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Genesys | S07 Special Episode - Act II & XP

    Genesys | S07 Special Episode - Act II & XP

    Join us for a chat about Act II and hang out with the players bringing the story to life. There are player tips, GM tips, laughs, and insights. Learn about some of the mechanics in the Genesys RPG and spend some experience with us!
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

feathered ,

Top notch collaborative storytelling

This is one of the best actual play podcasts. The GM and players use the mechanics seamlessly to constantly layer character and worldbuilding. I especially like the touch of characterbuilding interludes at the beginning of each episode. It’s also extremely successful as audio storytelling: either the players are unusually immersed or this is exceptionally edited, because there’s very little out of character decision making—something that really bogs down most roleplaying podcasts, especially in combat. I never have the urge to skip through combat scenes in this podcast, which I can’t say for my other favorites like NADPOD or the Adventure Zone or Friends at the Table. If you like those podcasts you should definitely try this one!

Tcooper204 ,

Group story telling at its best!!

If you’ve ever wondered what role playing games are, this is it. It’s group story telling, and this podcast is the perfect example. LISTEN TO IT! The way Ross narrates the story, the the players play their characters, and the production quality really makes it. There is a ton of story and role play while letting the dice influence some events without letting the mechanics get in the way. This is binge worthy. LISTEN TO IT! I’m telling everyone one I know who play RPGs they need to listen to this. It’s great for both the GM and the player.
THANK YOU D4B!!!

GM Creepy Demon Guy ,

Literally My Favorite Podcast

I listen to about 20 podcasts on a rotating basis and I can safely say that Dice For Brains is without competition, my favorite. It gets better with time going from really good to great to BREATHTAKINGLY GREAT. Ross describes scenes quickly enough to keep the story going, but vividly enough to stick in my mind for weeks afterwards. The rotating cast gives us characters who run the gambit from interesting to downright fascinating. The best compliment I can give it however is that it is the only podcast to ever change my behavior. When I recently started up a campaign, instead of using my normal Pathfinder or D&D systems, I used Genesys (fantasy Edge of the Empire) and I made sure to include a new player (which I never do). Listen to it! You will not be disappointed!

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