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The Iron Bound Chest

29 EpisodesProduced by Austin MoragaWebsite

The Iron Bound Chest is a podcast that strives to provide listeners with a wealth of knowledge, advice, and entertainment that they can treasure forever.Each month I cover a specific topic on various subjects relating to gaming, life, and beyond. Each week, I interview DMs, GMs, players, podcasters,… read more

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Ep. 28 Doubt: Jamie from Attempted Adventure

December 16th, 2022


The first of a series of unreleased episodes from 2020. Together we dive into the doubt that can arise from being a first-time D&D player and DM. Find them on their website,, and …

Ep. 27: Completing Projects

December 16th, 2022


Hello once again! It's been almost exactly 2 years since I stopped publishing episodes for this podcast, but I've decided to do something special thanks to my friends, the Dungeon Dads. This episode is a look into what …

Ep. 26 Doubt: Ben, Lauren, Kyle, & Mike, Intelligence Check

December 10th, 2020


The biggest group I've had yet! I doubted that I could handle it, but I proved myself wrong! Please sit back and enjoy the fun and chaos that we all …

Ep. 25 Doubt: Nick & Beans, Know Your Roll

December 3rd, 2020


The last month of 2020 is upon us, as is the topic of Doubt: A discussion of how the feeling of doubt can affect gameplay and one’s own enjoyment, and how fun and friends can help battle doubt.

This week I am joined by …

Ep. 24 Emotion: Andy & Christian, From Afar Podcast

November 28th, 2020


This week I am thankful for the addition to the topic of Emotion from the amazing Andy and Christian, two players from the fantastic From Afar …

Ep. 23 Emotion: Gamer Mom Luna, Tale from the Tavern

November 20th, 2020


Continuing the topic of Emotion, this week I sat down with Gamer Mom Luna! Please enjoy our conversations about parenthood, gaming, and more!

Be sure …

Ep. 22 Emotion: Ryan, Dice Populi

November 13th, 2020


Another great discussion with another great person! The topic of Emotion is so vast and important to us as people, and I hope that it is important to …

Ep. 21 Emotion: Julz, Fate of Izen

November 6th, 2020


November is here and the topic of Emotion is upon us! Please enjoy all that Julz and I discuss in this episode, I had a lovely time talking with her, …

Ep. 20 Fairness: Meliora Henning

October 29th, 2020


To end the Topic of Fairness I am joined by Meliora Henning, comic artist, storyteller, and RPG enthusiast! She and I had such a wonderful discussion …

Ep. 19 Fairness: Grayson & Tristan, Mythguided

October 22nd, 2020


This week brings on guests Grayson and Tristan from the actual play podcast Mythguided: Forgotten Lore! Together we discuss the fairness of TTRPGs, as well as in our personal lives and the lives of those around us.

Ep. 18 Fairness: Mike, Billowing Hilltop

October 15th, 2020


Mike, from the Billowing Hilltop podcast, and I talk with each other about Fairness, how it is presented at our tables, and how he and his mates handle it.

Listen in to all the fun of the Billowing Hilltop podcast on

Ep. 17 Fairness: Amelia, Guild Fellows

October 15th, 2020


This week Amelia and I continue the important topic of Fairness, both in and out of the game, and dig deep into real life issues.

Catch Amelia and the rest of the Guild Fellows on iTunes, Spotify, and!

You can …

Ep. 16 Fairness: Joel, DnDnD

October 8th, 2020


This week I am joined by Joel who plays Juno Greenpoint from DnDnD, and we continue the discussion of Fairness! I thoroughly enjoyed this talk and getting into Joel's character's realizations of Fairness, as well as a …

Ep. 15 Fairness: Adam, Microphones & Monsters

October 1st, 2020


A new month, a new topic, and a new guest! Together Adam, the DM of Microphones & Monsters, and I talk about Fairness and how we can treat others with an open mind. Listen to Microphones & Monsters on Spotify, …

Ep. 14 Innovation: Dawn, Mimics and Mayhem

September 24th, 2020


The last episode in the Topic of Innovation is upon us! Dawn shares here experiences playing with her family and we talk about the ways that we can introduce change and innovation in our games. Listen to Mimics and …

Ep. 13 Innovation: Ed, Halaster's Compass

September 17th, 2020


Please enjoy episode 13 as I am joined by an experienced veteran of D&D! Ed and I talk all about Halaster's Compass, a settingless adventure that …

Ep. 12 Innovation: Megan & Tristan, Girl Meets Nerd

September 10th, 2020


Episode 12 brings you the amazing duo behind Girl Meets Nerd, one of my personal favorites, a podcast that is your beginner's guide to the Nerd-Verse! Together, the three of us discuss D&D, board games, video games, …

Ep. 11 Innovation: Brianna, Pseudonym Social

September 3rd, 2020


This week the founder of Pseudonym Social and host/producer of Tales of Adventure, Brianna joins me for a discussion on the subject of innovation! You can find out much more about the interesting, and frankly amazing …

Ep. 10 Imagination: Greg & Hannah, Ghosts on a Train part 2

August 27th, 2020


This week I sit down with the second half of Ghosts on a Train cast, Greg and Hannah in this two part double feature! We tackle the end of this month's topic of Imagination, character concept, and they tell me all about …

Ep. 9 Imagination: Guy & Stefen, Ghosts on a Train part 1

August 27th, 2020


This week I sit down with the first half of Ghosts on a Train cast, Guy and Stefen in this two part double feature! We tackle the end of this month's topic of Imagination, character concept, and they tell me all about …

Ep. 8 Imagination: Sean, Dungeons & Pop

August 20th, 2020


This episode, I am joined by Sean from Dungeons & Pop! Together we dive into how pop culture influences his podcast and how creative and …

Ep. 7 Imagination: Patch, Discount Dungeons

August 13th, 2020


This episode I am joined by Patch, who plays Atudak from Discount Dungeons! We continue the discussion of Imagination and delve into the importance of more atmospheric moments during sessions, and the ideas of moving …

Ep. 6 Imagination: Tyler, Miss-Rolled Adventures

August 6th, 2020


Episode 6 comes to featuring Tyler from Miss-Rolled Adventures! He and I discuss the new Topic of the Month: Imagination, and how we perceive and …

Ep. 5 First Times: Johnathan & McKenzie, TableTop Bureau

July 23rd, 2020


This episode I am joined by some of the fellows from Tabletop Bureau and their Tales of the Old Republic podcast, Johnathan and McKenzie! We dig into their inspirations behind their show: Star Wars! Together we discuss …

Ep. 4 First Times: Jon, Tale of the Manticore

July 16th, 2020


This episode I'm joined by Jon, the mastermind behind Tale of the Manticore, a gritty, one-man D&D podcast that pulls no punches. Together we …

Ep. 3 First Times: Johnny, Earth's Embers

July 9th, 2020


Episode three come to you with Johnny, the DM and creator of the world of Earth's Embers, a live play D&D podcast! Together we talk First Times, as well as a slew of other topics including the teaching of the …

Ep. 2 First Times: Zoob, The Broken Lords Podcast

July 9th, 2020


In the second episode I get a chance to talk with Zoob from the Broken Lords Podcast about First Times. He generously shares his experiences and beginnings of his foray into podcasting! Check out

Ep. 1 First Times: Thom Blaylock, Dungeon Dads

July 2nd, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of the Iron Bound Chest! Today, I sit down with Thom Blaylock, Dungeon Master on the all-fathers cast of Dungeon Dads, a fantastic actual-play D&D podcast. Together, we discuss this …


June 30th, 2020


This short and simple episode is the explanatory episode for the Iron Bound Chest podcast. It details my hopes and desires for the show and what listeners can expect in the future. Please give it a listen, and don't be …

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