204 episodes

The time of heroes was over. It was a time for … not-quite-so-heroes ! Join Dugongs and Seadragons, a live gaming podcast featuring an international collection of nerdy
marine biologists playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Dugongs And Seadragons The cast of Dugongs & Seadragons

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The time of heroes was over. It was a time for … not-quite-so-heroes ! Join Dugongs and Seadragons, a live gaming podcast featuring an international collection of nerdy
marine biologists playing Dungeons and Dragons.

    S2E19 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Uncut!

    S2E19 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Uncut!

    The Dugongs and Sea Dragons Crew did a presentation at Science Talk ’22 in Portland, OR called “Dugongs and Sea Dragons: Science Communication Through Games Podcasting.” Where we talk about how we started D&SD, what we set out to do, how we are doing with it, a short example adventure, and a Q&A period at the end. This is uncut 90ish minute presentation for your enjoyment.  
     
    Please support Dugongs & Sea Dragons on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DugongsAndSeadragons

    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2E18 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 3

    S2E18 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 3

    Part 3 of our Science Talk 22’ presentation: The thrilling conclusion of our adventure where our heroes go out to parley with a group of tide giants that have potentially been done wrong. Followed by questions from the audience at the panel.
     
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    • 27 min
    S2E17 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 2

    S2E17 – Season 2 Special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 2

    Part 2 – Our heroes are on a quest to find out about the missing ship and learn more about the mysterious malefactors, The Tide Giants! Which actually appear to be a peaceful group defending their own territory and demanding reparations for the damage caused by the fishing fleet.
     
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    • 26 min
    S2E16 – Season 2 special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 1

    S2E16 – Season 2 special! – Live at Science Talk ’22 Pt. 1

    Check in with us for the next few weeks for our live at Science Talk ’22 special!
     
    Part 1 – How Dugongs and Sea Dragons got here and the start of our adventure! The Cephalosquad are called in to deal with the mysterious loss of ships and the kidnapping of Carl’s tavern Chef.
     
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    • 24 min
    S2E15 – Lost at Sea

    S2E15 – Lost at Sea

    The Cephalosquad finds themselves lost in a desolate sea with nothing around them for miles and miles.
     
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    • 27 min
    S2E14 – Two Hundred Lost Souls

    S2E14 – Two Hundred Lost Souls

    The Cephalosquad enters the silent maelstrom.
     
    Thanks to all our supporters for making it possible to do 200 episodes! Here’s to 200 more!
     
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

ForScience! ,

Fun Facts & Fun Characters

This podcast is way better than it's apparently niche premise (Marine Science themed D&D) has any right to be. Like every actual play podcast/ show it takes a while to get rolling, but this group of ocean geeks have crafted a fun and dynamic group of characters. Following them on their adventures is an absolute joy. The science injected into the podcast deepens and colors the world, and helps to drive the story rather than dragging it down. Maybe best of all you can really tell this is made by a group of people who care and are having a great time. All in all a great podcast. I would recommend to anyone who likes D&D, the ocean, fantasy stories or all of the above!

Richard KL ,

Come for the D&D and marine bio, stay for the feels

The show's premise is pretty simple: a bunch of nerdy marine biologists playing Dungeons and Dragons, with the inevitable bits of marine science you'd expect thrown in.

The D&D gameplay is solid, weaving storylines together, cracking jokes, talking their way out of tense situations, etc. The marine science takes it to the next level, and it's presented in an entertaining way that matters in the context of the story. It's a great way to sneakily educate yourself and have a great time doing it.

All in all, it's an excellent game of D&D that has brought me to tears and made me laugh out loud. And on top of that I've been learning something along the way. It's a perfect combo.

Dolphinhugger ,

Keeps getting better

The episodes alternate between chats between the scientists who play the characters (on their science, and everything from gaming, acting and the wildlife of Newfoundland) and game episodes. The characters and their relationships are really starting to develop. Looking forwards to how the adventure progresses

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