196 episodes

A podcast that samples various RPG systems with a focus on narrative driven role playing and editing.

Essential NPCs ENPC Productions

    • Leisure

A podcast that samples various RPG systems with a focus on narrative driven role playing and editing.

    S10 Bloops

    S10 Bloops

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10 Bloops

    Synopsis:
    Go behind the scenes of Series 10 and listen to all the goofy moments that were cut out of the episodes!

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 9 min
    1010 - Welcome to the Neighborhood

    1010 - Welcome to the Neighborhood

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10E10 - Welcome to the Neighborhood

    Synopsis:
    Having made their final move, the fate of the Church of Many Tentacles is uncertain.

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Open Those Bright Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Melodie Victoria" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Scheming Weasel Slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "One-eyed Maestro" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Crowd Hammer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    • 2 hr 31 min
    1009 - The Sojourn

    1009 - The Sojourn

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10E09 - The Sojourn

    Synopsis:
    Doskvol's friendly neighborhood cult is at it again, and their willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Open Those Bright Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Melodie Victoria" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Scheming Weasel Slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "One-eyed Maestro" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Crowd Hammer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    1008 - Lost Lamb

    1008 - Lost Lamb

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10E08 - Lost Lamb

    Synopsis:
    Short on time, the cultists make a daring play to recover the missing member of the Church of Many Tentacles.

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Open Those Bright Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Melodie Victoria" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Scheming Weasel Slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "One-eyed Maestro" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Crowd Hammer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    • 59 min
    1007 -Picking up the Pieces

    1007 -Picking up the Pieces

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10E07 - Picking up the Pieces

    Synopsis:
    Struggling to deal with the fallout of their last score, members of the Church of Many Tentacles try their best to stay focused.

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Open Those Bright Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Melodie Victoria" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Scheming Weasel Slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "One-eyed Maestro" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Crowd Hammer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    1006 - Fire and Earth

    1006 - Fire and Earth

    Essential NPCs Podcast - S10E06 - Fire and Earth

    Synopsis:
    The cultists put it all on the line in their attempts to secure the artifacts necessary to escape the city.

    Cast:
    Daniel Baron, Tommy Cottin, Ryan Covert, Sean Foer, Addie Gia, Seth Lilley

    Music:
    "Open Those Bright Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Melodie Victoria" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Scheming Weasel Slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "One-eyed Maestro" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    "Crowd Hammer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

Fenrir449 ,

Awesome

These guys have a great base of rotating cast members and each arc feels like the perfect exploration of a system. They do a great job of giving you a sense of game their playing. This is one of my favorites every week.

AlexWuzard ,

Dedicated and delightful!

I'm so happy every week when this podcast pops up in my feed. And they really do put out an hourlong episode every week! The GMs are knowledgable, the players are fun and usually very good actors, and Words With The GM and PostGame Chatter segments are great ways to learn about all the games they play. Thanks guys!

TimbobK ,

Story, humor, tips

I hunted around after TAZ Balance, and I settled on Essential NPCs so hard I became a Patreon supporter. Story comes first here — everyone embodies their character and looks for ways to support the narrative, and if they talk a lot about dice rolls and mechanics during play that seems to be mostly edited out to limit distraction. However, next episode the pre-game chatter dives behind the scenes to explore how and why the GM made the scenes work. Addie is so super as GM that I’ve been working through only her series, but I’ll give the other guys a chance soon! I also keep getting charmed by new players as they join the table — apparently Chicago gaming stores must be full of voice actors who do improv comedy. Thanks for sharing this delightful podcast!

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