122 episodes

A podcast about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, set in an office building. Roll for a coffee break!

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    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

A podcast about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, set in an office building. Roll for a coffee break!

https://www.machineculture.com/desks-and-dayjobs/

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 15: Big (Your Name Here)

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 15: Big (Your Name Here)

    Greetings dear listeners! Our heroes wake to greet a new day at NPC Inc. and there’s excitement on the horizon. With plans for date/Boyz nights ahead of them and pockets full of Gundam models, our heroes arrive - only slightly hungover and going through nicotine withdrawal - to face a day of secret software lessons, new faces, and a dreaded disruption in the mystical Work Flow. Can our heroes put their noses to the grindstone and get through their workday so they can enjoy their Wednesday night plans? Or will a quest for knowledge lead them to a world (and floor!) like they’ve never seen before?

    In this episode
    Gerbbi chalks up a couple of “whoopsies”
    Maxwell pulls off a bare-minimum lie
    Agnes gets emails IRL now
    Tory gets some bad news about smoothies
    And Stuart gets some emails from Hunter’s Mark(et)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 14: No Nudes is Good Nudes

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 14: No Nudes is Good Nudes

    Greetings, dear listeners! Our heroes are once again scattered across their office finishing up Tuesday business and celebrating their victories over a day watering plants, making speeches, and…stealing cakes from old people. Will the end of the day turn their triumphs against them? Will prolonged exposure to Hobe Shadetree cause Maxwell to reveal his secrets? Will Tory’s decision to lead the Marketing department make a riff between her and her twin? Will series of unfortunate rolls lead to a mess for Agnes and Gerbbi? And who the hell is this strange new employee that’s watching everyone and who do they report to? Find out in this exciting episode that’s also a pitch for a savory version of La Croix!

    In this episode
    Maxwell pitches “Boy Day” and “Nat 2”
    Agnes makes a cake mistake
    Gerbbi avoids being a cake tracker
    Tory takes a look into the Portal of Time
    Stuart Little meets Dennis the Menace
    And everyone can take a handful from the Pickle Bucket

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 13: The Angels & Devils on Your Shoulder

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 13: The Angels & Devils on Your Shoulder

    Our heroes have eaten and rested, dear listeners, but there’s still some work to do before their Tuesdays concludes! As most of the Special Projects group heads to the Sales floor to finish watering plants, Agnes goes to visit Mama Storybrook and Tory confers with her brother and the Marketing team about her impending speech. Are you ready for an end of day heist, dear listeners? Are you ready for a motivational speech that breaks all the rules? Are you ready for a lot of jokes about angels shitting on shoulders? Well if you are, go ahead and press play on this exciting episode!

    In this episode
    Maxwell gets really, really focused
    Tory excepts Jesus as her anti-smoking savior
    Stuart takes a big whiff of Sales floor
    Gerbbi have book? Or Gerbbi no have book?
    And Agnes does some coven shit

    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 12: A Queek Peek

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 12: A Queek Peek

    Greetings, dear listeners! The heroes of NPC Inc. are back, and happy birthday? It might not be your birthday, but for some reason the cast really wanted to wish you one anyway. To catch you up, our heroes triumphed over some of the accounting department’s meanest employees only to watch in horror as their manager Hobe Shadetree was pulled deeper into the foul-smelling, brutally cold accounting department. Can our heroes come up with a plan to pull Hobe from the “stink zone”? Or will they spend so much time experimenting with holding their breath, hacking the AC, and using plants to purify the air that Hobe is lost forever? Also when are they ever going to have time for lunch??

    In this episode
    Agnes drops some Danny Devito based lore
    Maxwell becomes Static Shock
    Gerbbi makes a confession
    Tory learns what a fob is
    And Stuart bets it all on a coin toss

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 11: Don’t Dream & Drive

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 11: Don’t Dream & Drive

    I hope you’re ready to get rowdy, dear listeners! Because in this all-battle episode, our players, much like the tides of battle, get pretty “turnt.” With Stuart and Tory already lured into the stinky hallway of the Accounting department, the others quickly scramble to fend off the aggressively singing receptionists, Ada and Brady, and a host of damp-looking clerks. Insults will be hurled! Commands will be commanded! A party member will experience a moment of bliss while looking at a painting! Gwen will misremember the plot of Jumanji! And a dreaded Natural 1 will lead to a shocking conclusion that might change the Special Projects division forever…

    In this episode
    We get some max-damage from the Gerbster
    Agnes discourages dreaming while driving
    Tory won’t grapple till marriage
    Maxwell is chaotic-horny
    Stuart gets pressured into saying “Bozo”
    And we “stink” Hobe is going to be ok

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 10: If a Palm Frond Falls in an Office…

    The Hoffman Chronicles, Vol 2, Episode 10: If a Palm Frond Falls in an Office…

    It’s off to the Accounting floor for our heroes, dear listeners! With Tory in tow, they take a dive to the first floor of NPC Inc. to water some plants and hopefully glimpse the noble King of Numbers. But it’s a perilous journey two floors down, and danger may or may not lurk around every corner in the coastal-themed lobby of the newly renovated floor. Can our heroes water and prune all the plants in time for lunch? Or will a pair of fashionable receptionists lure them to their overpoweringly-scented graves?? And yes, listener, the sounds you’ll occasionally hear in the background are the sounds of record-setting rainfall in Chicago and a room full of birds. Enjoy this episode that also doubles as a relaxing “sounds of nature” meditation podcast!

    In this episode
    Agnes rustles up some trouble
    Maxwell has a Gundam model in his pocket (and he’s happy to see you)
    Gerbbi rolls so high he ceases to exist
    Stuart defends natural numbers
    DM Hobert shows off his stamps and says “Pottycast”
    And Tory trades smoking for whippets and birds

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

TheKrablar ,

Finally time to follow the command to rate and review.

I’ve been listening to this show for years now... I can’t even tell you how I found it at this point. I’ve laughed from beginning to end. Some day, when these guys are TAZ big I look forward to seeing them tour in Seattle!

Honestly though, just name a character after everyone who listens and I bet you’ll get a lot more reviews :) YMCA and David Old in two seconds of each other. Oof the middle school flashbacks!

Ada June ,

This is one of the funniest DND Podcasts

This podcast is so much fun to listen to, espicially now when I have a lot of time on my hands. The idea of having an office setting DND campaign is brilliant and very relateable. I love all the characters but Agnes and Stuart are my favorites :) their comedic timing is great and I get so excited when a new episode is up.

reviewerrr556753 ,

You don’t need to know anything about DND!

I have never played DnD and I don’t know anything about it other then your role dice for your actions. That being said, this is one of my FAVORITE PODCASTS!! I stop a podcast I’m in the middle of to to start this one when I see it pop up. They are funny and I love how they are in the Midwest!

More trips to fantasy Wisconsin please!!!!

- DJ Skyler Vibes

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