58 episodes

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign is an improvised fantasy adventure where the fate of our heroes rests on the roll of a 20 sided die. 20 is a spectacular success and a 1 is a critical failure. New episodes posted every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month!

Presented by The Bearded Company, an improv company in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign The Bearded Company

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

Break the Dice: The Improvised Campaign is an improvised fantasy adventure where the fate of our heroes rests on the roll of a 20 sided die. 20 is a spectacular success and a 1 is a critical failure. New episodes posted every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month!

Presented by The Bearded Company, an improv company in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

    The Astral Sea

    The Astral Sea

    Greetings, Mortals!
    Welcome to the FIRST EPISODE of campaign 5.5, our mini campaign! Picking up where we left off with Phaelan in campaign 5 after the hammer had fallen, he must now figure out how to truly forge a new age of kindness and literally bring the world back together while roaming wild space and the astral sea. What does "forging a new age" really mean for Phaelan? And who will help him (and who might hurt him) along the way?
    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon
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    Our performers:
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_
    NPC / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills
    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic
    Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

    • 38 min
    Campaign 5 Wrap / Campaign 5.5 Preview

    Campaign 5 Wrap / Campaign 5.5 Preview

    Greetings, Mortals!

    We wrap up our epic adventures in Campaign #5 of Break the Dice on this episode! We'll touch on all our favorite (and least favorite) moments, ask each other questions, and preview what's ahead in our upcoming mini Campaign #5.5! We hope you come along for the ride.
     

    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
     

    Support the Podcast on Patreon

     
    Hang with us on our Discord

     
    Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows

     
    Follow Us on Twitter

     
    Like Us on Facebook

     
    Check Out Our Insta

     
    Tickets to our LIVE Shows!

     
    Our performers:

     
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories

     
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_

     
    Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants

     
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels

     
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp

     
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills

     

    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic

    • 40 min
    The Door of Reality

    The Door of Reality

    Greetings, Mortals!
    Welcome to the season finale of Campaign 5! Heroes Phaelan and Phinaeus have completed all the steps in their mission to free the Shattered Lands from its current Ice Age -- but can they drop the hammer that will forge a new age? Will their friendship be strong enough to survive this final chapter? And what does "forging a new age" really mean?
    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon
    Hang with us on our Discord
    Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows
    Follow Us on Twitter
    Like Us on Facebook
    Check Out Our Insta
    Tickets to our LIVE Shows!
    Our performers:
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_
    Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills
    Special Guest NPC: Alexander Andrews-Villareal Instagram: @mouselesswonder
    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic
    Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon
     

    • 35 min
    The Spear of Filth

    The Spear of Filth

    Greetings, Mortals!
    Our heroes Phaelan and Phinaeus have one final stop on their mission to bring Spring back to the Land of Roving Ice Sheets: raising a giant sunken ship from the frozen depths. But as Phalen descends far below the icy water to retrieve it, Phinaeus is paid a visit by the sinister Frost spirit who has a...very...enticing offer.
    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon
    Hang with us on our Discord
    Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows
    Follow Us on Twitter
    Like Us on Facebook
    Check Out Our Insta
    Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House
    Our performers:
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_
    Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills
    Special Guest NPC: Alexander Andrews-Villareal, Instagram: @mouselesswonder 
    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic
    Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

    • 36 min
    The Monocle of Minor Inconvenience

    The Monocle of Minor Inconvenience

    Greetings, Mortals! Our heroes Phalen and Phinaeus visit the final clan in the land of the Roving Ice Sheets on their mission to bring Spring back to the Shattered Lands. But will their stop at the Tribe of the Hound connect them in more ways than one? And what magical being could possibly be large enough to wield a giant hammer of the ages?
    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon
    Hang with us on our Discord
    Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows
    Follow Us on Twitter
    Like Us on Facebook
    Check Out Our Insta
    Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House
    Our performers:
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_
    Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills
    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic
    Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

    • 40 min
    The Cocktail of Catastrophe

    The Cocktail of Catastrophe

    Greetings, Mortals!
    Our heroes Phalen and Phinaeus find themselves aboard a giant floating ice bar - but, as it turns out, they are not alone. A lovely (?) lady from Phalen's past is also aboard...and she may have sinister plans for her estranged husband and his new rabbity friend.
    Break the Dice is an improvised podcast in the style of a classic D&D adventure.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon
    Hang with us on our Discord
    Buy Bearded Merch & See Our Live Shows
    Follow Us on Twitter
    Like Us on Facebook
    Check Out Our Insta
    Enter our Giveaway courtesy of Mox Boarding House
    Our performers:
    Game Master / Allen Voigt: Instagram: @prettgoodstories
    Phaelan Maerdock / MJ Marsh: Instagram: @mj_marsh_
    Phineaus Phlash / Maria Bartholdi: Twitter and Instagram: @MissMariapants
    NPC / Tyler Michaels King: Website: TylerMichaels.com, Insta: @tylermichaelsking, Twitter: @tylermichaels
    NPC / Joe Rapp:  Twitter and Instagram: @fakejoerapp
    NPC / Tyler Mills: Twitter: @tydmills
    Special guest: Lucas Vonasek
    Accompanist / Jack Barrett: Website: jackbarrettmusic.com, Instagram: @jackbarrettmusic
    Some background ambiance courtesy of: Tabletop Audio // Support them on Patreon

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

The erykweb ,

Deer God

I have listened since the very first episode aired, and I've not had a podcast make me laugh quite so hard so often before!

Chuck Schmercz ,

Another great improv to add to your favorites

Recently started listening to the podcast and I’m going through the back log first. So far it’s been great! The improvisers are very expressive and have great voices, plus they have good chemistry with one another. Improv podcasts are my favorite, and, since some of my favorites are either over or on their last season, I was happy to find another that is still going strong. Looking forward to listening to the rest. (The first campaign’s weird Uncle-Brother scenario and the improvisers’ reaction to it was hilarious!)

Steve M Anderson ,

My new favorite D&D Podcast

I listened to the whole first season at work yesterday. Two of my favorite podcasts are The Adventure Zone, which is a d&d actual play show, but I think BTD fixes a lot of the pacing issues of actual play, and Mission to Zyxx, which I believe is the new York UCB, and I think their production is on par with that. Actually structurally I think BTD works better because of the dice rolling element. The fact they have been doing this so long shows, there's none of the wobbliness most shows like this have while they're finding their feet.

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