My First Dungeon is the tabletop role-playing podcast where we help players learn new games and make each one better than the last. Each season we choose a new game and a different GM to run it, then we circle back around to discuss what went right, what went wrong, and how we can make our next game even better.
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My First Dungeon’s first sponsored season will take listeners to the frontier galaxy for a story of camaraderie, revenge, and, of course, sadness. Soul Muppet Publishing has created a game that captures that particular flavor of retro space westerns while bringing thoughtful mechanics to reckoning with one’s demons. The cast of this season—all familiar voices to fans of My First Dungeon—is thrilled to be exploring this game as they create a crew united in both sadness and love. In the end, this is a celebration of Orbital Blues and a call for fans new and old to support the brand new supplement Orbital Blues: Afterburn. Listeners can expect to laugh, cry, and grit their teeth through this action packed season alongside the crew of The 21st Night of September.
Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast is the latest release from Possum Creek Games. Often referred to as “the Saturday morning cartoon that never was,” this series endeavors to bring that lost cartoon to your ears in the form of recorded actual play. Our cast will step into the roles of the game’s pregenerated characters that fill the halls of the bed and breakfast, building off of the lovingly crafted residents and guests to tell our own version of this story. In the end, this series will serve as a primer for those considering picking up this game for the first time, a fresh take for those who already love the chapters within, and a reminder that there is always room for everyone at Yazeba’s Bed & Breakfast.
GM Carolyn Page takes on this Regency era game by Hayley Gordon that’s all about building, maintaining and sometimes destroying precious reputations in this Jane Austen and Bridgerton-inspired RPG.
This special edition eight-part season explores the thrilling world of Kieron Gillen and Grant Howitt’s brand-new TTRPG with six episodes of actual play, including our character creation session zero, following along the epic adventures of six old friends reunited, for better or worse, in the land of Glorthalion.
Start with a conversation between Sam Leigh and Brian Flaherty about solo TTRPGs, focusing on Leigh’s journaling game Anamnesis. Then sit back and enjoy a film noir interpretation of Brian’s game experience with an assist from Abby Hepworth.
Elliot Davis interviews Brian Flaherty about his first ever original one-page RPG, Schrödinger’s Cats, before playtesting it with a group of rough and tumble street cats in New York City.
These things are true: The world is dark and we are alive. Time to get a little spooky as GM Elliot Davis guides our players through an island adventure that’s doomed to fail, preceded by an interview with 10 Candles creator Stephen Dewey.
Who better to explain the rules of the pastoral delight that is Wanderhome than creator Jay Dragon? P.S. This delightful GM-less RPG has the added bonus of perhaps our favorite NPC of all time.
Part chicken, part Eldritch Horror, the PCs in Elliot Davis’s one-page RPG must come together to stop the evil doings of Bryson Foods before it’s too late, led by first-time Chicken Master Brian Flaherty.
The crew takes on Grant Howitt’s one-page RPG, Honey Heist, with just two stats: bear and criminal. Tune in to hear first-time GM Shenuque Tissera attempt to wrangle a group of mischievous bears.
Join host Brian Flaherty and first time dungeon master Abby Hepworth as they set out to learn and run a rootin’ tootin’ western-themed Dungeons & Dragons one-shot (ahem, two-shot).
Join host Brian Flaherty as he interviews TTRPG experts of all stripes, like Taylor Moore of Worlds Beyond Number and Keith Ammann of The Monsters Know What They’re Doing, to learn more about game creation, tips for improving your play experience and what goes on behind the scenes of some of your favorite actual play podcasts.