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Dungeon Dads

68 EpisodesProduced by Dungeon DadsWebsite

Dungeon Dads is a D&D 5e actual play podcast. Our characters live the adventurer life, our players live the dad life.

68 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Episode 52: The Under Dome

October 11th, 2021


At the Center of the World, in the Under Dome, old friends gather to seek new knowledge. They get more than they bargained for as the dads bring …

Episode 51: The Hole

September 27th, 2021


With many dead strewn across the now quiet dam, Abel and Filnyr keep a watchful eye as Ionus addresses the Monterrans. Felipe tries to help the …

Episode 50: Falling Down

September 13th, 2021


The fate of the Monterran forces hang in the balance as the War of Water's End rages on, and the battle at the top of the tower remains unfinished. Gail Neverwinter seems to have gained the upper hand as Abel and Ionus …

Episode 49: The War at Water's End

August 30th, 2021


On one side, the well-trained regulars of Harkness hunker down to defend the dam. The Boats of Monterre approach to engage on the water and the …

Episode 48: D*mn that River

August 16th, 2021


Abel, Filnyr and Ionas journey down the river with Felipe Madamba to clear the path for the imminent Monterran warships heading to Waters' End. Felipe takes issue with their tactics and tries to add his personal style …

Episode 47: Undercarriage of the Future

August 2nd, 2021


Felipe Madamba is not what they expected. Filnyr gets a strange offer. Ionas reconnects with his past, and Abel hatches a plan to save some foreign …

Episode 46: Inglorious Bastards

July 19th, 2021


Filnyr, Abel, and Ionus have an opportunity to cripple the Hark Army and rescue some hostages that could put them in Felipe Madamba's favor. …

Episode 45: Tricky Tower

July 5th, 2021


Filnyr, Abel and Ionas finally put Robert's Gift in their rearview, but the Threeway promises many tricky dilemmas. Can the Dads navigate this slice …

Episode 44: From Both Ends

June 21st, 2021


Midnight is imminent, bringing with it the return of Mr. Percy, and the devastating effects of the poison that has been "anointed" on Ionas. Having just survived the assassination attempt, Tim, John & Sam push back …

Episode 43: Family Ties

June 7th, 2021


Filnyr, Abel and Ionas still have several hours before their appointment to reunite with Mr. Percy, so they spend a little more time with the wagon train. Ionas uses his name to find information about Monterre and try …

Episode 42: Gilbraine Wagon Train

May 24th, 2021


Abel awakens to a very excited Filnyr and Ionas, who have quite the tale to tell.  Meanwhile, Pawson discovers a curious group of travelers heading …

Episode 41: The Finger

May 10th, 2021


After a well-deserved night's rest, Ionas and Filnyr find themselves up early and Abel showing no signs of rising anytime soon. So, they explore the ruins on Robert's Gift and find much more than they expected. 


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Episode 40: Yoron Your Own

April 26th, 2021


Following an inexplicable flash of light and ensuing chaos, Ionas & Filnyr prepare themselves to face a cadre of disciples of Tempus prepared to …

Episode 39: The Willing and Abel

April 12th, 2021


The Nameless Monk guides Abel, Filnyr & Jonas to Robert's Gift, to confront a group taking Abel's old writings a bit too literally. Along the …

Episode 38: A Bird With No Name

March 29th, 2021


Eager to leave the Red Cloud Mountain behind, Abel is forced to confront his past and the group is forced to detour while the scrying eyes keep watching them. What is the statute of limitations on pillage and sack?


Episode 37: Snowflower and the Several Dwarves

March 15th, 2021

The Holdershek dwarves of the Red Cloud Mountain arrive to confront our adventurers. Abel Rockbrother, sometimes Snowflower, hopes he can rely on …

Episode 36: Chaos Embodied

March 1st, 2021


With his mother's voice and Mr. Percy's story echoing in his mind, Ionas has a restless night as the camp sleeps. When a mysterious figure emerges from the darkness with a debt to settle, will he be ready?


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Episode 35: The Magical Mr. Percy

February 15th, 2021


Filnyr, Abel, and Ionas discover that old friends have learned new tricks and that old tricks have found new friends. The plot thickens like a bowl …

Episode 34: Calamity in Three Parts

February 1st, 2021


Our heroes complete their ascent, but the heart of Red Cloud Mountain is ancient and strange, and the will of Donatus is impossible to fathom. Ionas is driven by his hunt for understanding. Abel keeps a wary eye on …

Episode 33: Ascending the Mountain

January 18th, 2021


Abel, Filnyr, and Ionas assess their situation after their run-in with the gith monks. With Pawson urging them forward, they make several unsettling discoveries as they climb Red Cloud Mountain. Some secrets may be …

Episode 32: Follow the White Wolf

January 4th, 2021


After being run out of Lakenhearth under curious circumstances, our heroes find themselves in the middle of Little Finger Lake with too many allies in desperate need of help. Their new companion, Pawson, attempts to …

Episode 31: Springing the Trap

December 21st, 2020


Thinking their trap is set, Abel, Ionas, Filnyr and Despo Goodshower await the approach of Helsputh's rival, who has arrived with a larger entourage than they anticipated. The trap is sprung... but on whom?

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Episode 30: Setting the Trap

December 7th, 2020


After a home-cooked meal with Helsputh, during which they learn much about the Brine, Abel and Jonas refuse an offer that would bond them forever, …

Episode 29: Warm Food, Cold Spirits

November 23rd, 2020


Our heroes finally make it to Lakenhearth for a much needed rest. Jonas and Florn have a chance to resolve some issues. Filnyr flexes his cooking …

Episode 28: A Helping Hand

November 9th, 2020


After realizing that what happened at the tower was not an isolated event, Filnyr, Ionas & Abel try to assess the extent of damage and lives lost …

Episode 27: Meanwhile... In Lakeshire

October 26th, 2020


As our heroes do their best to make the best of the situation at the tower, our story moves back to Lakeshire. A professional named Argon "Stormfeather" has been tasked with rescuing someone named Grim Portnoy from the …

Episode 26: Smells Like Brine Spirits

October 12th, 2020


Barely alive and running low on options, standing at a tree of unknown origin and purpose, Filnyr, Abel & Ionas find themselves stuck between the Ederran army, and a growing darkness that approaches from the Briar …

Episode 25: Master of Puppets

September 28th, 2020


It's open war at the ruined temple as Paresseux's reach extends beyond the spear pieces to command the minds of those around him. Our heroes fight …

Episode 24: Enter the Paladin

September 14th, 2020


After handling their separate threats, our heroes are hurt, nearly out of resources, and still have some distance to travel to make their way back to Lakenhearth. It won't be made any easier as Paresseux's "Paladin" …

Episode 23: Modern Caster General

August 31st, 2020


As Filnyr & Abel try to find their way back to the Lakenhearth militia's wagon, Ionas, Florn & the militia have to deal with a surprise of their own. Without his compatriots, Ionas is left to his instincts, and …

Episode 22: Uh Oh!

August 17th, 2020


With a small militia protecting them & Despo Goodshower in tow, the guys flee the Battle of the Briar and head toward Lakenhearth as fast as they can, hoping to beat the Ederran army there. The situation quickly …

Episode 21:The Battle of the Briar

August 3rd, 2020


Our heroes find themselves once again atop the bramble wall, this time looking outward over a fierce battle between soldiers of the Hark army and …

Episode 20: Interview with a Vampire

July 20th, 2020


Our heroes spend the night in Grove Relache, waiting for the arrival of the White Lady. Unexpected dangers loom and familiar faces make surprise appearances, but the fellas worry that their decision may have... grove …

Episode 19: Schnobik's Chagrin

July 6th, 2020


It's a schnodown with Jonas's half-brother Schnobik in the Grove Relache. Is blood thicker than water? Is blood thicker than... more blood?

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Episode 18: Reborn a Bramblin' Man

June 22nd, 2020


Our heroes journey to the mysterious Grove Relache, where the search for Schnobik -- or whatever he has become -- begins. New allies "join" the fight and new dangers present themselves in the heart of the woods.

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New Bonus Episodes are Now on Patreon

June 15th, 2020


The dads discuss the traumatic events of episodes 16 and 17. For the full episode, join us on Patreon!


Dad References:
  1. No Way Out
  2. The Fugitive

Episode 17: Blood Murder Hex Magik

June 8th, 2020


Filnyr, Abel and Jonas flee from one crime scene to another as signs are given, portents are read, and secrets are revealed!


Dad References:

Introducing: Mountain City Mayhem

June 1st, 2020


It's the first episode of our new premium campaign, Mountain City Mayhem! Join Darbin, Milo, and Tarbuk as they try to make it in the big city of …

Episode 16: A Song and Ice and Fire

May 25th, 2020


It's a bard, a blast, and a back alley brawl as our heroes face down a new threat. But whose side are they on, and is it the right side? No, …

Bonus 15-1: New Announcements, Old References

May 18th, 2020


Hot talk about episodes 14 and 15! Hornitos! We're launching a Patreon on 6/1! Texas lightning! All new premium campaign! Prince sing along! Don't …

Episode 15: Use Your Illusion Too

May 11th, 2020


It's a real come to Geezus moment as our heroes return the unconscious jumper Sil Moonbrook to Geezus of the Orc Wars in fulfillment of their deal. …

Episode 14: The Familiar and the Natural One

May 4th, 2020


Jonas picks a fight with a child.


Dad References
  1. The Little Rascals
  2. Smurfette
  3. "He's just a boy!"


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Bonus 13-2: Questionado

April 27th, 2020

In this episode, a metaphorical tornado of questions. Plus, a literal tornado!


Support the show on Patreon:   Check out …

Bonus 13-1: Level Up! Level 5

April 27th, 2020


Level 5 is a big one... what new spells will John choose?!?!?


Support the show on Patreon:   Check out our sweet …

Episode 13: Ha Shay Vo Lar

April 20th, 2020


The battle is over but who is left to pick up the pieces, both literal and metaphorical? It may be time for our heroes to decide whose side they're …

Episode 12: Horunae in the Woods

April 13th, 2020


Rella Splittoe guides our heroes to a midnight showdown with the Horunae brothers. Will the gang survive and rescue the mysterious Sil Moonbrook, or will the dastardly brothers add four more notches to their belts?


Episode 11: High Tea

April 6th, 2020


Our heroes sit down for a hot cup of bula at the Waterdeep consulate. John almost quits the podcast... find out why!


Dad References:
  1. Dikembe …

Episode 10: All Roads Lead to Lakeshire

March 30th, 2020


Our heroes finally make it to Lakeshire, home of the Brine's embassies and center of its ladybone production. Will they stay the course, or will big …

Episode 9: Attack of the Necroslavers!

March 23rd, 2020


It's a fight to the death against some bad hombres. You know what's worse than necromancers or slavers? Necroslavers!


Dad References:
  1. Alanis …

Bonus 8-1: Shoo be Doop

March 16th, 2020


The dads process their experiences from episode 8, argue about who had the hardest time painting minis, and shout out to some of our awesome fans.


Episode 8: Stay on the Path

March 9th, 2020


The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Will our heroes stay the course or …

Bonus 7-1: So We're Painting Some Minis

March 2nd, 2020


The dads debate rules of passive perception and challenge each other to a miniature painting contest. Peanut butter is discussed.


Dad References:

Episode 7: Lost in the Woods

February 24th, 2020


The gang must flee Gnome's Gap while fending off the dangers of the forest: mysterious enchantments, wild beasts, and... a log on the water.

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Bonus 6-1: Level Up! - Level 4

February 17th, 2020


This bonus episode includes some in-depth discussion of D&D mechanics, as the Dads discuss the details of new skills, and why they're choosing certain spells and abilities for their characters at level 4. If you're …

Episode 6: Piece of Hut

February 10th, 2020


A journey to a mysterious purveyor of trickster magic at the center of an enchanted forest. What could go wrong?


Dad References:
  1. Pizza Hut
  2. "You …

Bonus 5-1: Ask a Dad

February 3rd, 2020


A few shoutouts, a few questions, a few answers, and a lot of tangents. It's time for some real talk with the dads.


Dad References:
  1. Mitch Hedberg …

Episode 5: Forest Fighter

January 27th, 2020


Filnyr, Jonas, and Abel are in a fight for their lives as battle erupts in the forest. Who lives and who dies may all come down to a roll of the dice.

Bonus 4-1: La Cage à Paresseux

January 20th, 2020


Origin episode for Filnyr Omajyre. These prologue episodes, recorded before episode 1, are individual adventures with each of the party members that …

Episode 4: Mission Incompetent

January 13th, 2020


The Goodshower Spearmen are given a mission of critical importance to the Hark army, but the mysterious sentient blade Paresseux Incompetent has another agenda. As the bond between Filnyr and Paresseux grows, the rest …

Bonus 3-2: Level Up! - Level 3

January 7th, 2020


Time to level up to 3! What new spells and abilities will the dads choose? Listen and find out... if you dare.

This bonus episode includes some in-depth discussion of D&D mechanics, so if you're just in this for …

Bonus 3-1: Rockbrother Rising

January 6th, 2020


Origin episode for Abel Rockbrother. These prologue episodes, recorded before episode 1, are individual adventures with each of the party members …

Episode 3: Unknown Gnomes

December 30th, 2019


The gang deals with the aftermath of their attempt at espionage. Tensions mount both within and without the group as a new threat is revealed and the …

Bonus 2-2: Just Enough DnD to Understand this Podcast

December 24th, 2019


This bonus episode is for anyone who has been enjoying the podcast but finds the entire concept of Dungeons and Dragons a bit mystifying. Sam and Thom explain some basic DnD concepts, discuss why we chose this format in …

Bonus 2-1: Jonas Silverwind - Time F*cked

December 23rd, 2019


Origin episode for Jonas Silverwind. These prologue episodes, recorded before episode 1, are individual adventures with each of the party members …

Episode 2: Across the Lines

December 16th, 2019


Jonas, Filnyr, and Abel are given the task of rooting out the mysterious "Hank," the enemy agent convincing new recruits to desert. It's a counter-espionage extravaganza as Jonas spies a new business opportunity, and …

Bonus 1-2: Level Up! - Level 2

December 9th, 2019


In addition to the guys' thoughts on their first episode, this bonus episode includes some in-depth discussion of D&D mechanics, as the Dads discuss the details of new skills, and why they're choosing certain …

Bonus 1-1: Creating the Characters

December 9th, 2019


Listen as each Dad tries to find the best method to roll character stats when faced with Thom's novel approach. They also choose classes, races, and …

Episode 1: Welcome to Harkness

December 3rd, 2019


Jonas (John), Filnyr (Tim), and Abel (Sam) sign up -- for various reasons -- to be new recruits in the army of King Robert Hark. They each come in with different expectations, but it's safe to say that no one is …

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