Category Archives: Podcasts

Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 233rd entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday, January 21st, 2023, and released Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ostron and Ryu went to PAX Unplugged and talked to the goodfolk of Goodman Games. Next we check out some D&D News, brought to you by the letters “O”, “G”, “L” and the number 1.1. Yeah, we’ve got some things to wade through. After that we’ll take a Short Rest and head into the Gnomish Workshop and take a look at everyone’s AC; before finally heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you have to say. Community Questions

Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 232nd entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday, January 7th, 2023, and released Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. Unfortunately Ostron can’t join us this week. According to his vacation request he has to, quote “attend a wild party”… Wait, that can’t be right… Maybe he meant a “wild-magic party”? That still doesn’t seem right… Anyway, playing the role of “guy who ruins everyone’s fun” tonight is Tony from our sister-show, Guard Frequency. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ryu shows us a new (Android) app she’s chatting with. Next we check out some D&D News as we take a look at the OneD&D Cleric and Species Playtest, and since there’s a lawyer on the show we thought it would be a waste to not at least touch on the OGL 1.1 controversy. Well, Tony thought it would be a waste,…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. I’m Mikey, and joining us on our quest this evening is. . . no-one. Lennon is currently buried under 17 feet of snow. Ostron has locked himself in his room and says he “won’t come out until he solves it.” Ryu, or KayDee, rather, stormed out of the guild hall shouting “I’ll show them whose heart is three sizes too small!” RaeRae got a unicorn as a gift so theres no telling when or if we’ll ever see her again. Branwen is building a new Ikea scratching post for Cinder. Gath accidentally glued his mouth closed while assembling minis. Bloodlake is out buying some Universal Solvent to unglue Gath. Tomathanes is on hold with tech support because his sending stone bricked when he tried to update the firmware. Indigo Spectre has wildshaped into a goldfish and I’m not sure which one is him, and…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 231st entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday December 10th 2022, and released Wednesday December 14th 2022 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ryu and Ostron went to PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia last week and spoke to some people called … “Wiz?” kids? I dunno, they’re probably not a big deal. Next we check out some D&D News as we take a look at the latest hardcover release, Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen After that we’ll take a Short Rest and head into the Archives of Candlekeep and look at all things Thessal (and how to make them); before finally heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you [all] have to say.  Community Questions

Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 230th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday November 26th 2022, and released Wednesday November 30th 2022 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ryu has found something more deadly than an official adventure’s first level encounters… [volume 1 | volume 2] Next we answer all of those D&D questions we never thought we’d get asked as DMs, as we gather around the campfire and engage in some Dissonant Whispers After that we’ll take a Short Rest and head into the Archives of Candlekeep and get the lowdown on Graz’zt; before finally heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you [all] have to say. Community Questions

Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 229th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday November 12th 2022, and released Wednesday November 16th 2022 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. This week we’re going to wander into the Market of Minauros to see what mysterious and magical items have filtered up for sale. Angel’s Bacchanalia: Holiday Feasts & Celebrations for D&D Itza’s Guide to Dragonbonding: A DnD 5e supplement Quest Decks 2.0: Adventure Cards for your RPG Games Next we check out some D&D News as we discuss the new art released for Takhisis, as well as looking at the prelude to adventure for Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen; and then we’ll open up our Quest Logs as Indigo Specter takes us through the Tomb of Annihilation. After that we’ll take a Short Rest and head into the Archives of Candlekeep and learn all about the Gnolls and Yeenoghu, before…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 228th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, and released Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Lennon has somehow lost his atlas. Luckily, he can just search for a new one. Next we check out some D&D News as we discuss the upcoming adventure module release: Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen Dragonlance What is Dragonlance  Knights of Solamnia [1], [2] High Mages of Sorcery [1], [2] Lunar Sorcerer Preview  [1], [2] For a refresher on the history of the setting, check out Heroes Rise ep 206  where we discussed Dragonlance in detail, or read up on Libby’s notes on Dragonlance from the Candlekeep archives Beadle and Grimm’s Shadow of the Dragon Queen Steel Edition  After that we take a Short Rest and hear some Wisdom of the Masters on why you’re…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 227th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday, October 15th, and released Wednesday, October 19th over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ryu has crafted a new spearhead! Then we head into the Archives of Candlekeep and take a Long Rest as we attempt to tackle a subject that’s taken 38 mainline novels to cover: the legendary deeds of Drizzt Do’Urden And finally we’ll be heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you have to say. Community Questions What’s your experience with Drizzt Do’Urden? Have you read all of the novels? Any of the novels? Has he shown up in a video or RL game? And now that everyone has a baseline impression, what do you think of the prototypical drow ranger? Is he a worthy figure to carry the D&D banner after overcoming adversity and solving problems in…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 226th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday October 1st, and released Wednesday October 5th over at heroesrisepodcast.com. In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack, Ostron’s been keeping a database of critters… Hopefully that’s a list of creatures, and not a list of Critical Role fans… Anyway Next we check out some D&D News as we take a look at how the next edition is going back to the future, with the latest Unearthed Arcana for the OneD&D Playtest: Expert Classes. After that we take a Short Rest and head into the Archives of Candlekeep and learn all about Lord Soth (aka Strahd Light); before finally heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you [all] have to say. Community Questions The new UA is out! What do you think about the new classes? Do you agree the ranger has a role now?…

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Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 225th entry into our chronicle, recorded at various points over the last 5 years, and released Wednesday 21st September over at heroesrisepodcast.com With one host missing and a lack of sulpherous stand-ins, Lennon and Ostron help Bloodlake out with some DM tips… At least until Ostron falls asleep. Zero Triggers The Tone of Your Campaign New Players and Combat Intelligent Villains Winging It The Future of Heroes Rise As you may have noticed in recent months, Wizards of the Coast has been a little slower to release content. When Heroes Rise started, Wizards’ marketing strategy relied much more on being constantly in the public eye. That is no longer how Wizards operates. Their approach now seems to be more of a blitz, where tons of content will drop all at once, and then they go quiet for weeks or even months…

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