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A dad and daughter duo exploring playing role-playing games with kids, complete with family-friendly advice, game reviews, and actual play sessions.

Almost Bedtime Theater Dan & Rachael

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A dad and daughter duo exploring playing role-playing games with kids, complete with family-friendly advice, game reviews, and actual play sessions.

    Banda's Grove: Review, Actual Play (Ep 16)

    Banda's Grove: Review, Actual Play (Ep 16)

    A transcript of this episode is available via the episode page on Buzzsprout.
     In this episode, we review and play the game “Banda’s Grove.”
     00:10 – Intro and announcements 01:11 – Game review 08:28 – Actual play Banda’s Grove is the work of Pandion Games.  You can find more information and purchase the game through itch.io.  You can also find the creators on Twitter as @PandionGames.
     We are running a contest for a free printed copy and electronic copy Stacks of Goblins by CobblePath Games.  To be entered in the drawing, email or tweet us with a question, comment, or suggestion before March 31, 2022. 
    How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtime Our intro and outro theme music are by McRoMusic, who can be found on Patreon at patreon.com/mcromusic.
     This episode incorporates the following additional pieces by McRoMusic: 
     The Apples of Hesperides Discovery of a Lifetime We also used ambient soundtracks and music by Michael Ghelfi, and music by Filip Melvan of Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can find their content on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDed9jQ1Y1gKeyjvkyFGkCA and on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/MichaelGhelfi. 
    Ambient Soundtracks
    Campfire in WoodsFrozen TundraMusic
    Hidden Gem (Michael Ghelfi)The Festival of Life (Filip Melvan)

    • 37 min
    Stacks of Goblins: Review, Actual Play (Ep 15)

    Stacks of Goblins: Review, Actual Play (Ep 15)

    *** A transcript of this episode is available via the episode page on Buzzsprout. ***

    In this episode, we review and play Stacks of Goblins.
    00:10 – Intro and announcements01:10 – Game review06:44 – Actual play session (character building)12:23 – Actual play session (the adventure) Stacks of Goblins was created by Jack Milton and edited by Steph Williamson, of CobblePath Games.  You can find more information and purchase the game through itch.io.  You can also find the creators on Twitter as @CobblePath.
    We are running a contest for a free electronic copy of Stacks of Goblins.  To be entered in the drawing, email or tweet us with a question, comment, or suggestion before March 31, 2022. 
    How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtime Our intro and outro theme music are by McRoMusic, who can be found on Patreon at patreon.com/mcromusic.
    This episode also incorporates the following pieces by McRoMusic: 
    Tavern LoopTown LoopFey Wyrm’s HollowMarch Through WildwoodOn Til MorningShooting StarsThe following ambient soundtracks were also used.  They were created by Michael Ghelfi, who can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDed9jQ1Y1gKeyjvkyFGkCA
     CoveCrowded Tavern

    • 51 min
    Adorablins: Review, Actual Play (Ep 14)

    Adorablins: Review, Actual Play (Ep 14)

     *** A transcript of this episode is available via the episode page on Buzzsprout. *** 

    In this episode, we review and play the game “Adorablins.”
    00:12 – Game review07:15 – Actual play sessionAdorablins was created by Kristin and Tim Devine of Dice Up Games.  You can find more information at DiceUpGames.com or by visiting their Kickstarter (open through February 3, 2022). 
    TTRPGkids.com also has an in-depth review of the game and an interview with the creators.
    How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtimeOur intro and outro theme music are by McRoMusic.  He can be found on Patreon at patreon.com/mcromusic.
    This episode also incorporates the following additional pieces by McRoMusic: 
    The Path ForwardShooting StarsThe WildsStory and LegendWinter and Summer

    • 39 min
    Adventures of Alathea #4 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 13)

    Adventures of Alathea #4 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 13)

    In this episode, we continue an actual play session of Dungeons & Dragons 5e that Dan ran for Rachael when she was eight.  Along the way, we discover:
    Kail getting excited,The Machine,A rather nice igloo,The source of the storm, andA dragon tattoo. How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtime This episode features music and soundscapes by Michael Ghelfi, including: 
     Ice Temple [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 3]Frozen Tundra [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Storm Giants Fortress [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Of Fire and Steam [Steam Powered Orchestra]Professor Edgar Winkle’s Invention [Steam Powered Orchestra] These and many more can be found at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDed9jQ1Y1gKeyjvkyFGkCA

    • 32 min
    Adventures of Alathea #3 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 12)

    Adventures of Alathea #3 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 12)

    In this episode, we continue an actual play session of Dungeons & Dragons 5e that Dan ran for Rachael when she was eight.  Along the way, we discover:
    A small figure,Troublesome twine,Alathea is not hungry,The Belly-Button Turn-Off Button, andFirebolts on ice. How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtime This episode features music and soundscapes by Michael Ghelfi, including: 
    Frozen Tundra [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Cold Cave [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Storm Giants Fortress [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Of Fire and Steam [Steam-Powered Orchestra]Ice Temple [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 3] These and many more can be found at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDed9jQ1Y1gKeyjvkyFGkCA

    • 33 min
    Adventures of Alathea #2 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 11)

    Adventures of Alathea #2 - D&D Actual Play (Ep 11)

    In this episode, we continue an actual play session of Dungeons & Dragons 5e that Dan ran for Rachael when she was eight.  Along the way, we discover:
    The history of Don Del Torro,Kail has plans,Something exciting after all,80% comfortable is enough, andLooking super hard to beat. How to reach us:
    Email: AlmostBedtimeTheater@gmail.comTwitter: @AlmostBedtime This episode features music and soundscapes by Michael Ghelfi, including: 
    In The Airs You Are Free [Stream Powered Orchestra]Plane of Air (with Storm) [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2]Frozen Tundra [RPG – D&D Ambiences Vol. 2] These and many more can be found at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDed9jQ1Y1gKeyjvkyFGkCA

    • 25 min

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