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Terrible Warriorsis an actual-play podcast all about the enjoyment of playing Tabletop RPGs. No matter if you have played them all your life, or have never picked up a d20, we’re here to show that anyone and everyone can play.

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Terrible Warriorsis an actual-play podcast all about the enjoyment of playing Tabletop RPGs. No matter if you have played them all your life, or have never picked up a d20, we’re here to show that anyone and everyone can play.

Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Spotlight: The End of Time & Other Bothers

    Spotlight: The End of Time & Other Bothers

    Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Sean Howard from The End of Time & Other Bothers!

    You may remember Sean as our uncontrollable stripping scoundrel in the Root: The RPG kickstarter special we hosted in 2019. When he's not turning his clothing into improvised weaponry he's hosting a LOT of really cool podcasts. In particular he's the GM and mastermind behind The End of Time & Other Bothers, an Actual Play podcast using Dungeon World and set in the fictional world of one of Sean's other podcasts, the radio drama Alba Salix.
    Along with End of Time he's also responsible for other long form improvised dramas and actual-play shows and in this interview we break down what we love and what we don't love in the intersection of improv and tabletop storytelling. Like most of the conversations I have with Sean this went all over the place and I hope you get something out of it that will inspire and motivate you towards your next game.

    You can follow Sean on Twitter at @passitalong
    And you can stay up to date on his podcasts @AlbaSalix
    or by visiting AlbaSalix.com
    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Session Zero: MÖRK BORG

    Session Zero: MÖRK BORG

    "Life Locked and Failing in a DARK FORT" We crash back into another Session Zero flailing for our lives in the madness of MÖRK BORG.
    "Name Your Character If You Wish. It Will Not Save You" MÖRK BORG dominated at the 2020 Ennies winning awards in Product of the Year, Best Writing, and Best Layout and Design, along with walking away with silver in Best Game. And once you hold the book in your hand you know exactly why it won in all those categories. MÖRK BORG screams off of every page and draws you into the pitch-black heavy metal world of the apocalypse where your characters’ lives are fleeting and pointless and the stakes are so high no one will triumph for long.
    Rather than make a single character each, Justin and Jo made three characters. You see, in MÖRK BORG your characters might not last very long so it’s a good thing that character creation takes literally seconds to complete. Four dice rolls and a very lean equipment management system and you’re back in the game. You can mourn the loss of your previous character later. In MÖRK BORG, the story is told by the setting and collective experience of the players, and interestingly not entirely but the individual characters you play.

    We had a LOT of fun delving into this session and of all the games we’ve looked into during our Sessions Zero this is the first where we didn’t want to stop and just keep going right into the game itself
    Special Thanks Special thanks to Free League Publishing for sending us a copy of MÖRK BORG to try out and you can get your own copy now at MorkBorg.com or on Drive Thru RPG

    Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock and Jo Drummond
    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where today's patrons will receive copies of all our character sheets from today's episode.

    • 52 min
    Spotlight: The Critshow

    Spotlight: The Critshow

    Today in a Terrible Warriors Podcast Spotlight, Justin connects with Rev from The Critshow! 

    The Critshow is in their 3rd season of playing Monster of the Week but that wasn't what they had originally intended to do. Days before they had planned to launch their pathfinder actual play podcast they sat down and recorded a dummy session using Monster of the Week as a stand-in game. After recording the tech demo they realized they had stumbled up the real show they wanted to make. 

    The Critshow has since expanded to include Tales from the Omniverse, a series travelling between multiple words and game rules, and have invited developers of the games they're playing to join them on the show. Currently their working closely with the creator of Rapscallion as they play through a Patreon exclusive campaign called Perilous Tides. 

    Rev has put a lot of thought into the show he's producing and the intentions behind that show and I'm sure you're going to love listening to The Critshow as much as I have. 
    You can follow the Critshow on twitter @thecritshow
    And you can follow Rev himself on twitter @RevDeschain
    Find out everything you need to know about The Critshow at https://thecritshowpodcast.com/

    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    • 42 min
    Session Zero: Cyberpunk RED

    Session Zero: Cyberpunk RED

    In our next Session Zero we plug into Night City and create our crew playing Cyberpunk RED in one of the most iconic RPG settings of all time.

    Special thanks to R. Talsorian Games for sending us a copy of Cyberpunk RED to try out and you can get your own copy now on talsorianstore.com

    Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Brendan Frye, and Velvet Duke

    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where today's patrons will receive copies of all our character sheets from today's episode.
    Corrections The audio has since been corrected but an original release of this episode made the mistake of saying that CD Projekt Red purchased R. Talsorian Games. This is not true and R. Talsorian remains independently owned by the Pondsmith family.

    • 52 min
    Spotlight: For Crits & Giggles

    Spotlight: For Crits & Giggles

    Today in a Terrible Warriors: Spotlight, Justin connects with Kieran Bennett to talk about this own actual play podcast, For Crits and Giggles Kieran Bennett started Crits & Giggles five years ago with his real world best friends and gaming group. Together they decided to not only play a game of D&D that Kieran would write up for them but that they would also record those games and transform it into a podcast. Inspired by such shows as Geekly Inc's Greetings Adventurers (formerly Drunks&Dragons) they set out to explore the world that Kieran had created and uncover the mystery that surrounded it.
    You can follow Kieran on twitter @mrk_bennett
    You can follow For Crits & Giggles @forcngpodcast or by visiting forcritsandgiggles.com

    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    • 59 min
    Session Zero: Klingon Core Rulebook

    Session Zero: Klingon Core Rulebook

    In our inaugural Session Zero we return to one of our favourite games of the past couple of years, Star Trek: Adventures and it’s new Klingon Core Rulebook.

    Special thanks to Modiphius for sending us a copy of the Klingon Core Rulebook to try out and you can get your own copy now on Drive Thru RPG or by visiting modiphius.com. 

    Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Jordynne Erin, Cassie Chui, and Velvet Duke

    Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where today's patrons will receive copies of all our character sheets from today's episode.

    Want to make a Klingon character of your own? Sign up to Role today and use this character sheet template we’ve made for you by using this link: https://app.playrole.com/sheet-templates/5d4839c1-star-trek-adventures-klingon/save

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

tvtastegood ,

Always a great time.

From the darkest corners of your mind with Call of Cthulhu and Neon Genesis Evangelion, to ridiculous with Spirit of the Century or Wild Talents Silver age, this group is fun and entertaining.
I can honestly say I have listened to all the episodes at least twice, if not more. With edition of 'The Edmonton Crew' this show has done some amazing work and keeps me wanting more.

K_Carey ,

Love it

I only recently started listening to the terrible warriors, but I fell in love from the start. I don't listen to every campaign. But I have discovered gaming systems that I really want to try, thanks to the terrible warriors. So often, they remind me of the games that I play with my friends. I always get a good laugh when I listen to them.

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Really Fun!

Terrible Warriors shows how different fandom scenarios can be gamed as a D&D adventure. Entertaining sessions in various genres.

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