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Stack o' Dice is a D&D 5e actual play podcast set in the homebrewed world of Vardalon. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stackodice!

Stack o' Dice is a D&D 5e actual play podcast set in the homebrewed world of Vardalon. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stackodice!

Location:

United States

Description:

Stack o' Dice is a D&D 5e actual play podcast set in the homebrewed world of Vardalon. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stackodice!

Twitter:

@StackODice

Language:

English

Contact:

703.328.7089


Episodes

Special: What the DM's Learned

8/10/2020
Special: Being behind the DM's screen can be challenging, but it can also be extremely rewarding! Rhett takes some time to share his thoughts on what he's learned as a dungeon master for both the podcast and other games. Share your lessons with us on Twitter and Instagram (@stackodice) or by email (stack.o.dice@gmail.com)! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help...

Duration:00:23:56

Special: The Spective

7/31/2020
Special: Spoilers ahead! If you haven't caught up on our actual play episodes, proceed at your own risk. Otherwise, join in an informal conversation as we relive some highlights. ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our show! We're glad you're sharing our story; we really appreciate your support and hope you enjoy what we've created together. We're...

Duration:00:30:40

Ep 78 - Breath of Heaven

7/20/2020
Ep 78: Battle has been joined on the Sea of Grass as the Witani face one of the Reaver's armies. The Heroes of Arden find themselves in a desperate fight, not only for their lives, but for those of an entire people. Join us now to hear the exciting conclusion of our second season! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our show! Our new spots for Dice Envy...

Duration:01:10:55

Creation Corner: Cities, Part 2

7/13/2020
Creation Corner: Hang in there, Stackers! This is our last Creation Corner episode for the season, and next week we'll close it out with the final actual play episode for Season 2. This week, Thane and Rhett meet again to show the process for timeline and narrative driven town building with a from-scratch walkthrough as we create a brand-new town. It's a lot of fun, and we hope you'll enjoy it, too. You can find the town map in our online storage location. ----- Stack o' Dice is an...

Duration:00:43:27

Creation Corner: Random Encounters

7/6/2020
Creation Corner: We're in the middle of travel season, so we're filling the time with another special episode. This time, Thane and Rhett discuss the lowly random encounter. Instead of just another fight, these special occasions can become a welcome and enriching part of your game and your world. Check out ways to rethink your use of random encounters now! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set...

Duration:00:28:21

Ep 77 - Riders on the Storm

6/29/2020
Ep 77: Dawn breaks, and with it comes a forbidding day and a looming battle. Join us now to see how the heroes take on the foe! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our show! Our new spots for Dice Envy and Battlebards use music from Battlebards! We hope you like our use of: Urban Center - Village of Gnomes - Score MusicMoises AlvarezCapital City -...

Duration:00:46:04

Ep 76 - Calm Before the Storm

6/15/2020
Ep 76: Having arrived back at the Witani camp, Tira, Bash, and Peter have formed a plan with the Witani rulers. Now, on the eve of battle, they must make final preparations before the onslaught. Join us now in this penultimate episode of Season Two. ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our show! Our new spots for Dice Envy and Battlebards use music from...

Duration:00:46:51

Creation Corner: Storytelling

6/8/2020
Creation Corner: More quarantine fare while we try to wait out COVID. We think the end may be in sight! In this episode, Thane and Rhett take some time to go over ways to spice up the narrative in your games. The great thing is, it works for both Dungeon Masters AND players! Check it out, and share your thoughts with us. Thanks for your continuing patience. We'll be back to actual play episodes soon! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link,...

Duration:00:50:12

Creation Corner: Cities, Part 1

6/1/2020
Creation Corner: More quarantine fare while we try to wait out COVID. In this episode, Thane and Rhett dive into cities. We often take these locations for granted, but they can become an incredibly rich part of any campaign. Listen in now to find out how! Here are links to some of the resources we reference in this week's episode: Differences between different road types:https://lifehacker.com/the-difference-between-streets-boulevards-avenues-an-1789115850Medieval...

Duration:00:44:18

Special: Firsthome

5/25/2020
Special: Last week we talked a bit about the firsthome concept that applies to the dwarves in our world of Vardalon. This week, Rhett expands on the concept with a 1.5 hour writing challenge that shares the creation of the Ironstag Clan's firsthome. We hope you enjoy it, and if you're inspired to draw what it looks like, we'd love to share it! Catch us on our Twitter and Instagram feeds @stackodice, or by email at stack.o.dice@gmail.com. ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of...

Duration:00:18:08

Creation Corner: Making the Game Your Own

5/18/2020
Creation Corner: More quarantine fare while we try to wait out COVID. In this episode, Thane and Rhett talk about ways Dungeon Masters can get a feeling of comfort in running D&D games. But it's not just all about DMs--players can take part in adding a feeling of comfort and ownership of a game world as well. We also mention a great podcast that's sure to get you hooked on puzzles and escape rooms--check out Escape This Podcast for some excellent listening. Listen now to find out...

Duration:00:33:51

Creation Corner: The Heroic Cycle, Part 2

5/11/2020
Creation Corner: More quarantine fare while we try to wait out COVID. In this episode, we finish exploring the heroic cycle as laid out by Joseph Campbell in his classic 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The excerpts we read in this episode come from the Wikipedia article on the heroic cycle; if you're interested, do check it out! We also mention a special document that covers Epic Level Characters on the DM's Guild. If you want to take your players beyond what's covered in the...

Duration:00:44:05

Creation Corner: The Heroic Cycle, Part 1

5/4/2020
Creation Corner: More quarantine fare while we try to wait out COVID. In this episode, we start exploring the heroic cycle as laid out by Joseph Campbell in his classic 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The excerpts we read in this episode come from the Wikipedia article on the heroic cycle; if you're interested, do check it out! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and...

Duration:00:49:57

Creation Corner: Getting Around

4/27/2020
Creation Corner: We've recently seen a bump in the number of social media posts on how distance and travel are a challenge for Dungeon Masters. If this describes you, pull up a chair and get ready to share some time with Rhett as he breaks down the distances and speeds of the various forms of travel! In this episode, we provide a handy spreadsheet that pulls together the various references in both the Player's Handbook and the Dungeon Master's Guide into a single handy place. We also share...

Duration:00:41:32

Special: Support Your Local Podcast

4/25/2020
Special: Some recent questions from Stackers have asked about supporting the show. Meredith and Rhett take some time to share the best ways to do just that. There are ways to help right now, and some ways to help in the future. We hope you'll be excited about them, and we especially want to hear from you! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, http://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our...

Duration:00:14:13

Special: Wamberbash's Invenstories with Michael

4/20/2020
Special: After so much time in a game, the lowly character sheet becomes a piece of nostalgia as level after level of character history transforms it. We continue our mini-series with Michael, who reminisces with Rhett about the items in his inventory, sharing where they came from and what they mean to him and to Peter. Plus, mystery yams! Stackers, what are your favorite invenstories? The items on our character sheets can represent great adventures, devious plots, and lost love; we'd love...

Duration:00:19:46

Special: Peter's Invenstories with Thane

4/18/2020
Special: After so much time in a game, the lowly character sheet becomes a piece of nostalgia as level after level of character history transforms it. We continue our mini-series with Thane, who reminisces with Rhett about the items in his inventory, sharing where they came from and what they mean to him and to Peter. Stackers, what are your favorite invenstories? The items on our character sheets can represent great adventures, devious plots, and lost love; we'd love to know about your top...

Duration:00:29:29

Special: Tira's Invenstories with Meredith

4/12/2020
Special: After so much time in a game, the lowly character sheet becomes a piece of nostalgia as level after level of character history transforms it. Meredith takes some time this week to talk with Rhett about the items in her inventory, sharing where they came from and what they mean to her and to Tira. Stackers, what are your favorite invenstories? The items on our character sheets can represent great adventures, devious plots, and lost love; we'd love to know about your top...

Duration:00:34:28

Special: The Little Man of Kassara

4/6/2020
Special: Esymires has been an ongoing non-player character through the course of our adventure. This week, we take a look at a bit of his history and get to know him better. We hope you'll enjoy this exclusive peek, and that you'll share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Instagram. ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, http://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support our show! We're glad you're...

Duration:00:20:08

Special: Summer 2020 Fare

4/4/2020
Special: ARE YOU READY TO. . . test character concepts against each other? That's exactly what we intend to do this summer in a bracketed tournament-style contest that will pit characters against each other. We're still working out the details, but this teaser episode gives you some ideas that we're taking into account. ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, http://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy your next set of dice, and you'll also help support...

Duration:00:03:00