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The world’s biggest tabletop RPG weekly news show! News and chat about Dungeons & Dragons (and other tabletop roleplaying games)!

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This week, Morrus and Peter catch up on the huge news week including the tablet of contents from Fizban's Treasury of Dragons and give an update on the Level Up: Advanced 5e Kickstarter stretch goals. In the news, Paizo employees form a labor union, a new Dungeons & Dragons book based on Critical Role, Cowboy Bebop getting an official RPG, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about superspy drink orders.

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News

Ed Greenwood contributing to a sourcebook about Thay https://www.enworld.org/threads/ed-greenwood-is-contributing-to-a-sourcebook-about-thay.683295/

Paizo employees form United Paizo Workers labor union https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-workers-unionize.683304/

Official Twitter account of United Paizo Workers https://twitter.com/PaizoWorkers

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons Table of Contents https://www.enworld.org/threads/fizban-is-in-the-wild-with-the-table-of-contents.683216/

“My Five Favorite Things from Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons” by Rob Wieland https://www.enworld.org/threads/my-five-favorite-things-from-fizban%E2%80%99s-treasury-of-dragons.683267/

Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons available on Tuesday, October 26 https://amzn.to/3lSVxR7

Cowboy Bebop RPG Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-cowboy-bebop-rpg-is-coming-next-year.683227/

“D&D’s The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Mocks the Game’s Worst Rule” https://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-wild-beyond-the-witchlight-worst-rule-thac0/

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner passed away https://apnews.com/article/business-hasbro-inc-brian-goldner-rhode-island-324aa984129d48923002440b31e71609

News Digest for the Week of October 15 (Pathfinder Arena Kickstarter) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-october-15.683328/

New Critical Role Hardcover Adventure https://www.enworld.org/threads/wotc-announces-new-critical-role-hardcover-adventure.683252/

Five Torches Deep https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264584/Five-Torches-Deep?affiliate_id=36142

Five Toches Deep: Highfane Peaks on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sigilstonepublishing/five-torches-deep-highfane-peaks

Hunter: The Reckoning 5e https://www.enworld.org/threads/hunter-the-reckoning-announced-as-next-to-be-updated-after-v5-and-w5.683314/

Justin LaNasa interview with TheEvilDM https://www.enworld.org/threads/justin-lanasa-shares-his-opinion-of-en-world.683326/

Free RPG Day on October 16 https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-rpg-day-2021-%E2%80%93-what%E2%80%99s-on-offer.683272/

G4 TV D&D Show https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-tv-series-coming-this-fall-from-g4.683277/

Level Up: Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

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Kickstarters

CHEW: The Roleplaying Game https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peteyp/chew-the-roleplaying-game

Follow Me Down https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drowningmoonstudios/follow-me-down

Secrets of the Vibrant Isle https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/secrets-of-the-vibrant-isle

The Traveler’s Guide to the Toxic Seas https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/duskteller/the-travelers-guide-to-the-toxic-seas

Survival of the Able (Back from the Dead) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/accessiblegames/survival-of-the-able-back-from-the-dead

Naltulth: Candulhurst https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smunchygames/naltulth-candulhurst

Knights of the Round: Academy https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oneeye01/knights-of-the-round-academy

Organic Towns https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shanecollins/organic-towns

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-level-up-chew-survival-of-the-able-and-more.683245/

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Level Up: Advanced 5e

Level Up: Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

RPG with DBJ on Level Up 5e Kickstarter Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlpehRrDnNo

Combat Maneuvers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhi979CVGD4

Armor and Materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz3mpMdykTU

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the players try out an interesting new game mechanic.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Morrigan Robbins to talk about the launch of the Level Up: Advanced 5e Kickstarter. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons blog updates monster stat blocks and descriptions, upcoming D&D books delayed, a Minsc and Boo book appears, disappears, and appears again, new Star Trek sourcebook released, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about the oddities of dragon names.

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Morrigan Robbins

Loremother Games https://www.loremother.com/

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/morriloremother

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News

Level Up: Advanced 5e Kickstarter Launches https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

D&D books delayed by the “shipocalypse” https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-books-delayed-by-the-shipocalypse.683181/

News Digest for the Week of October 8 (Tarrasque “miniature” announced, Twitch hack and information leaks, PAX Unplugged) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-october-8.683160/

Minsc and Boo’s Journal of Villainy (has re-appeared) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/365114/Minsc-and-Boos-Journal-of-Villainy-5e?affiliate_id=36142

Dicebreaker Article on Minsc and Boo’s Journal of Villainy https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/dungeons-and-dragons-5e/news/dnd-5e-minsc-boo-journal-of-villainy-surprise-release-vanish

Raiders of the Serpent Sea: Player’s Guide https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/373264/Raiders-of-the-Serpent-Sea-Players-Guide--FREE?affiliate_id=36142

Star Trek Adventures IDQ Year Five Tie-In https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/373045/Star-Trek-Adventures-IDW-Year-Five-TieIn-PDF?affiliate_id=36142

Burn Bryte: Aeon’s Gate with Roll20 Reserve https://roll20.net/reserve

D&D Studio Blog Creature Evolutions https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-studio-blog-sage-advice-creature-evolutions.683076/

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Kickstarters

Level Up: Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

Fight With Spirit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/storybrewers/fight-with-spirit-a-sports-drama-rpg

Flabbergasted! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wandererstome/flabbergasted-a-comedic-tabletop-rpg

The Practical Guide to Becoming a Great GM https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/guysclanders/the-practical-guide-to-becoming-a-great-gm

SlyFlourish’s The Lazy DM’s Companion https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slyflourish/the-lazy-dms-companion

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-the-practical-guide-to-becoming-a-great-gm-the-lazy-dms-companion-and-more.683059/

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Level Up: Advanced 5e

Level Up: Advanced 5e https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

Class Preview: Adept https://www.levelup5e.com/news/class-preview-adept

Realmwarp Media https://www.realmwarpmedia.com/

Guild of Imagination https://guildofimagination.com/

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a fighter and cleric debate the existence of the gods...in a fantasy world...

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Craig Campbell to talk about his upcoming Kickstarter for Secrets of the Vibrant Isle. In the news, revised Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks announced for 2024, Monsters of the Multiverse for D&D coming as part of a gift set, shipping issues in tabletop gaming makes it to Time Magazine, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about the causes of turnip shortages.

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Craig Campbell

NerdBurger Games https://www.nerdburgergames.com/

Secrets of the Vibrant Isle on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/secrets-of-the-vibrant-isle

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News

The Future of D&D (New Core Books in 2024) https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-future-of-d-d-new-core-books-in-2024.682891/

Zooming in on Monsters of the Multiverse https://www.enworld.org/threads/zooming-in-on-monsters-of-the-multiverse-updated.682893/

A Closer Look at January’s D&D Rules Expansion Gift Set https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-closer-look-at-januarys-d-d-rules-expansion-gift-set.682894/

Level Up: Advanced 5e Monstrous Menagerie Introduction https://www.enworld.org/threads/read-level-ups-monstrous-menagerie-introduction.683023/

Level Up: Advanced 5e Core Rulebook Introduction https://www.enworld.org/threads/read-level-ups-core-rulebook-introduction.683010/

Level Up: Advanced 5e Kickstarter launches October 5 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e?

Critical Role Season 3 https://www.polygon.com/22702412/dungeons-dragons-critical-role-season-3-premiere-movie-theater-tickets-price

News Digest for the Week of October 1 (Diana Jones Award trophy missing, Shipocalypse article in Time Magazine, Dust Studios closing) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-october-1.682993/

Mothership RPG Getting Boxed Set via Kickstarter https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2021/10/sci-fi-horror-rpg-mothership-gets-a-new-boxed-set.html

Tanares RPG closes Kickstarter at $2.1 million from 9,403 backers https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragorigames/tanares-rpg

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Kickstarters

Into the Odd https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bastionland/into-the-odd-remastered

The Long Dark/When Dark Falls https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2047552974/nightfell-a-fantasy-setting-for-alan-bahrs-tombpunk

Far Away Land: Adventures in the Materiosphere https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scg/far-away-land-rpg-adventures-in-the-materiosphere

Apocalyptic Record https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/339646881/apocalyptic-record-for-werewolf-the-apocalypse-20th-ann-ed

Mecha & Monsters: Evolved https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/mecha-and-monsters-evolved-a-tinyd6-rpg

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-into-the-odd-werewolf-the-apocalypse-and-more.682932/

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Secrets of the Vibrant Isle

Get notified when this Kickstarter goes live on October 5 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/secrets-of-the-vibrant-isle

Artist Ashenwave on Twitter https://twitter.com/Ashenwave

The Broken Cask from Shoreless Skies Publishing https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/365717/The-Broken-Cask?affiliate_id=36142

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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September 30, 2021

Sketch #95: The Battle Plan

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, the party goes over the battle plan before a grand confrontation.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Shane Stacks to talk about the ENnie Awards and Level Up: Advanced 5e electronic tools! In the news, Free League announces a Blade Runner RPG, update on the upcoming Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, previews of new Dungeons & Dragons books plus D&D Celebration this weekend, 5e Legend of the Five Rings, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about reminiscing past glories over a pint.

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Shane Stacks

Shane Plays https://shaneplays.com/

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News

Free League Making Blade Runner RPG https://www.enworld.org/threads/free-league-announces-blade-runner-ttrpg-for-2022.682818/

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Details Announced https://www.enworld.org/threads/monolith-updates-on-the-batman-rpg.682779/

Path of the Planebreaker Campaign Setting for 5e from Monte Cook Games https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cook-games-announces-path-of-the-planebreaker-for-5e.682841/

D&D Celebration This Weekend https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-celebration-schedule.682722/

Pre-Order the New Dungeons & Dragons Hardcover Product for Release January 25, 2022 for $169.95, to be announced at D&D Celebration https://amzn.to/3EOcrHP

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Available Now https://amzn.to/3EQqCMz

EN World Review of The Wild Beyond the Witchlight https://www.enworld.org/threads/the-wild-beyond-the-witchlight-an-in-depth-review.682786/

Preview for Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons https://www.enworld.org/threads/fizbans-treasury-dragons-ranked-by-challenge-rating.682795/

Pre-Order Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons Coming October 26, 2021 https://amzn.to/3ufuMIT

Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War available now https://enpublishingrpg.com/collections/newly-added/products/copy-of-judge-dredd-the-judge-child?variant=40919502028994

Legend of the Five Rings coming to 5e https://www.geeknative.com/135142/adventures-in-rokugan-legend-of-the-five-rings-comes-to-dds-5e/

Orr Group Releases Q2 2021 Roll20 user statistics https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-and-call-of-cthulhu-climb-again-in-roll20s-latest-stats.682843/

Gen Con Attendance down 50% due to lower ticket availability and COVID fears https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/49358/gen-con-attendance-down-50

Demiverse: A Campaign Setting for 5e on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536638253/the-demiverse-a-campaign-setting-for-5e-and-those-who-wander

News Digest for the Week of September 24 (Inferno Quickstart) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-24.682855/

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Kickstarters

Queerz! RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sonofoak/queerz-rpg

Total Party Chill live stream archive playing Queerz! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1148152244

Blackbirds RPG https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/andrewsmcmeel/blackbirds-rpg

Duster https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/occupiedhex/duster

Legends of the MetaVerse https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lotmv/legends-of-the-metaverse

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-blackbirds-rpg-queerz-rpg-duster-and-more.682749/

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ENnie Awards and Level Up: Advanced 5e Electronic Tools

The 2021 ENnie Awards https://ennie-awards.com/

2021 ENnie Award Winners https://www.enworld.org/threads/congratulations-to-the-2021-ennie-award-winners.682756/

Archive of the ENnie Award Ceremony Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tFtcl4BAII

NECA Announces Warduke and Grimsword Action Figures https://news.toyark.com/2021/09/23/dungeons-and-dragons-neca-reveals-warduke-and-grimsword-figures-444789 (Note: Shane did, in fact, pre-order the figures)

Level Up Advanced 5e https://www.levelup5e.com/

Get notified when Level Up Advanced 5e goes live on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e?

 

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a career advisor must deal with a potential adventurer's confusion over classes.

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This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Anthony Alipio to talk about Level Up: Advanced 5e’s new Ranger class! In the news, more previews of the new D&D book The Wilds Beyond the Witchlight, Paizo launches a community content program amid controversy, Haunted West releasing next week, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about reinventing the circular locomotive assistance disc.

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Anthony Alipio

Anthony Alipio on Twitter https://twitter.com/dm_fromscratch

VSR Ink https://www.vsr.ink/

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News

Former Paizo Employees Makes Allegations of Abuse, Harassment, Toxic Working Environment https://www.enworld.org/threads/jessica-price-ex-paizo-employee-spills-the-beans.682682/

Paizo Community Content Programs Pathfinder Infinite and Starfinder Infinite https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-launches-community-content-program.682721/

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Table of Contents https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-witchlights-table-of-contents.682665/

Jabberwock Preview from D&D Beyond https://www.enworld.org/threads/beware-the-jabberwock-d-d-beyond-has-a-sneak-preview-of-the-the-wild-beyond-the-witchlight-monster.682596/

Harengon (rabbitfolk) Preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/preview-witchlights-new-rabbit-people.682708/

NPC Stat Block Leaks https://www.belloflostsouls.net/2021/09/dd-witchlight-leaks-reveal-action-figure-stat-blocks.html

Interview with Justice Smith about D&D Movie https://www.enworld.org/threads/d-d-movie-action-packed-funny-as-hell.682688/

How to RPG with Your Cat https://www.enworld.org/threads/teach-your-cat-to-role-play.682707/

Level Up: Advanced 5e Preview of the Tarrasque https://www.enworld.org/threads/check-out-level-up-advanced-5es-tarrasque.682714/

News Digest for the Week of September 17 (Haunted West release, Shackleton Expanse for Star Trek Adventures) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-the-week-of-september-17.682730/

Star Trek: The Shackleton Expanse Campaign Guide https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/371128/Star-Trek-Adventures-Shackleton-Expanse-Campaign-Guide?affiliate_id=36142

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Kickstarters

Quest-O-Nomicon https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/questonomicon/quest-o-nomicon

Peculiar Discoveries https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/349607276/peculiar-discoveries-magic-items-and-companions-for-5e

Gravemire https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clawhammergames/gravemire

Mana Games Café https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/managamescafe/mana-games-cafe

Long Rest Tabletop Games Café https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/longrest/long-rest-tabletop-games-and-coffee-shop-in-stoke-on-trent

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News  https://www.enworld.org/threads/rpg-crowdfunding-news-%E2%80%93-quest-o-nomicon-gravemire-tomb-of-immolation-and-more.682645/

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Level Up: Advanced 5e Ranger

Level Up: Advanced 5e https://www.levelup5e.com/

Get notified when the Kickstarter launches https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/level-up-advanced-5th-edition-a5e

Unbreakable Volume 1 https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/306865/Unbreakable--Volume-1?affiliate_id=36142

Unbreakable Publishing https://unbreakablerpg.com/

Kybertron: Legacy https://www.vsr.ink/blog/big-robot-energy

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Please support us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/morrus

Don’t forget to join the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033145023517295/ and join us on Discord at https://discord.gg/VAuxX8M

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey and Peter Coffey

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Kickstarter Game Research: Egg Embry

Kickstarter Game Theme: Lyrics by Russ Morrissey, Vocals by “drwilko”, Guitar by Darryl Mott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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September 16, 2021

Sketch #93: I Forgot the Title

Each week we revisit a short skit from the main podcast, a year or more back. In this one, a fighter learns of the forgetfulness of wizards.

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