Pork Fried Dice is an actual-play Dungeons and Dragons podcast where we try to tell a compelling story, but have fun doing it. That is to say, we take the story seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Our goal is to have a show where our listeners feel like they are at the table with us. We are a roleplay-heavy podcast, because we like character interaction, but we’re also a group of people that make crude jokes, anachronistic references, and godawful (or clever, if you’re into that kind of thing) puns.
Find out more: www.porkfrieddice.com
237: "YoU'vE CoNviNcEd mE"
What's your greatest weakness?
Our community Discord
The incomparable PFD wiki.
236: I've Met Fate Many Time!
I'm typing this right before I release the episode, as I wasn't able to get it done last night having stayed up way too late recording an episode of Everwood, Neverwouldn't! It's weird to know that as soon as I hit "Publish Episode", millions of people can (and almost definitely will) read these words. And then they'll flood our community Discord and the PFD wiki, overloading all the servers and stopping all the downloadin'.
235: Titles Are For the Birds
Episosde Description Reader Task Alert! Episosde Description Reader Task Alert! EDRTA! EDRTA! It's back to school time, and this week's task is all about education. Head on over to the community Discord and tell us what your favourite subject in school/uni is or was. Biology? Art? Maths? Let us know. But then also tell us what you think the party members' favourites would be as well. Underwater Basket Weaving, perhaps? Who knows - maybe the answer can be found on the PFD wiki, if you feel like cheating!
234: The Halter Top of Eyes
This is the dawning of the Age of our community Discord! Or is it the Age of the PFD wiki? The great news is you don't have to pick - you can pick your Discord, and you can pick your PFD wiki, but you can't pick your Discord's PFD wiki. Except you can! And must!
233: Leave It To Three Loaf Cleaver
You've got 10 Episode Description reader tasks this week. 10! Head to our community Discord and give me the answers to the following questions:
1. When did you start listening to Pork Fried Dice?
2. Did you start with Episode 1 or try out the latest episode first?
3. Is there a certain way you'd prefer that we communicate important info (like delayed episode releases) to our listeners online?
4. What's your middle name?
5. Would you possibly be interested in any spinoff podcasts from any or all of the cast? Would you prefer that they be D&D-related or not?
6. Have you ever listened to an episode or episodes of PFD more than once? Why?
7. Do you prefer when we split our sessions into two shorter episodes or when we keep them as one longer episode?
8. Do you like the holiday/special episodes more or less than the regular episodes, if forced to decide?
9. Do you ever talk about Pork Fried Dice in your real life to non-listeners of the show? If so, does that person still speak to you?
10. What's your favorite color?
Bonus Task. Visit the incredible PFD wiki and tell me something awesome you find. There's no shortage of content to choose from!
232: Shoulda Bit Him in the Taint
Well, this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute - just sit right there. I'm gonna tell you how I became the prince of a PFD Discord...
...I pulled up to the house about seven or eight and I yelled to the blimp captain, yo Ool, smell ya later! Looked at my kingdom - I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the prince of the PFD wiki.
Oh yeah remember that guy
I only sept on turtles for self defense.
I literally have binged this so much my fiancé will make fun of me and ask what’s Rafina up to today?
He thinks he’s joking, but I know he’s really invested. *hueh hueh hueh*
Pork Fried Nice
There are two kinds of actual play D&D podcasts: the ones that try to be polished dramas, and the ones where the players spend twenty minutes debating whether to open a door. Pork Fried Dice is definitely the latter, which is just my cup of (twig) tea. What makes PFD stand out is the commitment all of the players have to staying true to their characters, even when the decisions they make hurt their chances in the game. K.T. sets the example here, struggling against their own impulses as a nice person to really inhabit Will, but all the players choose character truth over min/maxing and strategy. (This can sometimes be frustrating, but ultimately it makes for a better listening experience.) As the intro of the first episode points out, the tone (along with the DM) takes a marked shift in episode 10, becoming less grim/mean and more freewheeling fun, but it really finds its feet with the addition of Abby/Raphina in episode 18. She brings not only a much-needed second non-male voice but a balancing optimism, which brightens and softens the tone going forward. Listening to their back catalog has kept me sane through this election season, and I recommend them highly.