25 episodes

Welcome to The Land Above, an adventure story podcast using the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons rule set. Eighty years after being banished from their homes on the surface, the monstrous races of this fantasy world have formed new communities in the labyrinthine underground of the Dark Below. Join our diverse cast of LGBTQ+ players weekly as they explore their strange new subterranean home where sunlight is just a myth and monsters may turn out to be heroes. Follow the show on twitter @TLApodcast. Part of the Nerdsmith Network. Find more great nerdy entertainment at Nerdsmith.org

The Land Above Podcast Matthew A. Seibert

    • Games
    • 4.9, 12 Ratings

Welcome to The Land Above, an adventure story podcast using the 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons rule set. Eighty years after being banished from their homes on the surface, the monstrous races of this fantasy world have formed new communities in the labyrinthine underground of the Dark Below. Join our diverse cast of LGBTQ+ players weekly as they explore their strange new subterranean home where sunlight is just a myth and monsters may turn out to be heroes. Follow the show on twitter @TLApodcast. Part of the Nerdsmith Network. Find more great nerdy entertainment at Nerdsmith.org

    Episode 18: In Exchange, Part Two - January 15, 2020

    Episode 18: In Exchange, Part Two - January 15, 2020

    The party has a rough encounter on their way to Glimmerdoom Lake.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 17: In Exchange, Part One [UNFINZALIZED] - January 1, 2020

    Episode 17: In Exchange, Part One [UNFINZALIZED] - January 1, 2020

    Crown gets caught. Resa gets an ultimatum. The party goes on a rescue mission. This is an unfinalized edit. The final edit will be released when my health improves.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 16: In Good Faith, Part Four [UNFINALIZED] - December 15, 2019

    Episode 16: In Good Faith, Part Four [UNFINALIZED] - December 15, 2019

    The Urchin Camp welcomes a new family member. Ghost takes a stand for her children. This is an unfinalized edit. The final edit will be released when my health improves.

    • 53 min
    Update: December 31, 2019

    Update: December 31, 2019

    A quick update regarding my state of health and episode releases.
    Important Points:
    1. Episodes 16 and 17 being released tomorrow in an unfinalized format.2. Behind the Scenes Bonus content for episode 16 being released tomorrow for Patreon subscribers.3. Episodes 16 and 17 will be revisited and properly finished when my health improves.
    I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2020.

    • 1 min
    Patreon Bonus Content #3: Behind the Scenes Teaser

    Patreon Bonus Content #3: Behind the Scenes Teaser

    Support The Land Above Podcast on Patreon and get access to our twice monthly bonus content! Enjoy this short clip from our Behind the Scenes discussion of Episode 15, available exclusively to our patrons at the Wild Mage tier and above!
    Go to Patreon.com/TLApodcast for more information and to become a patron today!

    • 1 min
    Episode 15: In Good Faith, Part Three - December 1, 2019

    Episode 15: In Good Faith, Part Three - December 1, 2019

    Onerin encounters other blood hunters. Parcel Day brings new faces to Bungole.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Hdhjauaha ,

Music to My Ears!

I love Listening to this podcast while I am cooking simply because of the way they break up the uploads. Everyone has such distinct voices and the sound effects never take away from the story telling like I have heard in other podcasts.

The story itself keeps me pondering outside of the sessions as it’s really unique to me and I honestly don’t have a clue what’s going on. But it’s a good thing, as I don’t feel necessarily lost or confused. I just feel like I get to be with the characters in a world that’s new but very established through the storytelling of the dm and the personal, more private lives of the characters themselves. I cannot mention enough how much I love everyone’s voices and while there’s a great professionalism to the podcasts themselves, I don’t feel overwhelmed or hesitant to join in on the fun as I still feel new to DnD.

Userr28379 ,

Excellent, with surprising depth

I'm almost caught up (Episode 9 had me gritting my teeth) and I'm really, really appreciating the care and effort Matthew and his players are putting forth. The world building is fully formed, and the top-line story is really nice. Well paced and engaging, with a nice balance of action and description.

But this podcast really comes alive in characterization. Each character starts the story well formed, and time is spent in both interactional character building and in vignettes from the characters that demonstrate their backstory and motivations. This latter is, from the podcasts I've heard, pretty rare and it's very refreshing. We feel as if we're joining lives already in progress and I found myself instantly hooked. Very excited to see where this is going, and I dearly hope everyone survives!

minimarker ,

So Good!

Only one episode so far but I’m already hooked on this world and story! I can’t wait to hear what happens next!

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