Dungeons + Drama Nerds is a podcast produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percy Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, three dramaturgs interested in the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGS). Episodes release weekly alternating between Actual Play and Commentary episodes investigating a certain TTRPG system (Dungeons & Dragons, Apocalypse World, and Paranoia will all be featured in the first season).
Episode 48: Season 2 Announcement - Blades in the Bride of the Kids on Bigfoot's Lancer
Todd, Nick, and Percy share the full slate of games for the second season of Dungeons + Drama Nerds. Mark your calendars for the first episode of Season 2, which releases May 26!
Episode 47: Moving Towards A Shared Dramaturgy; or, Season 1 Wrap Up and Mail Bag
Todd, Nick, and Percy celebrate the end of season 1 with some reflections on the season and on their evolving thoughts about theatre and tabletop role-playing games. They also answer some listener questions!
Episode 46: Ultraviolet Clearance - GMing Paranoia
This week, we talk about the GMing style built into Paranoia and the effect it has on gameplay.
Episode 45: We Saved 73 JPEGs You Desperately Need (A Conclusion and Interview Episode)
Our Paranoia crew saves Friend Computer's JPEGs, and, more importantly, gets those sweet, sweet experience points. Then, the cast chats with Percy to talk about the campaign and hear all of Ben's GM secrets!
Episode 44: Backstories For All Who Want Them
Nick, Todd, and Percy talk character backstory across different RPGs - how much is too much? Do you need it at all?
Episode 43: Gunpowder Bae
Our Paranoia crew continues on their mission to find the server for Friend Computer but are forced to finally confront Big Zo, using a shop vac, laser rifles, and the power of working class solidarity.