Radio Free Borderlands is a show about D&D spanning the entire run of the game. You will get the past, present, and future of the game, along with product reviews, retro reviews, gaming advice, talk on the culture of gamers, and whatever can be shoehorned into the overall narrative of D&D. No matter what edition you play, you will find topics on it.
Synopsis: Dan & Al discuss the recent big news that D&D is finally returning to these two classic settings!
A continuation of Dan & Al's gamer's playlist. Featuring Blue Oyster Cult, Blind Guardian, Deep Purple, Fates Warning (again), Black Sabbath, Manowar, & HammerFall.
Dan & Al decided to create the ultimate D&D musical playlist. This selection includes Triumph, Fates Warning, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Rainbow, Metallica, & Queen.
With all the talk around the community on the 2 classic settings that are coming, I thought it would be interesting to predict what we may be seeing next year. Of course, if you saw my record in my family's NFL Picks game, you would take any predictions from me with a huge grain of salt.
SYNOPSIS: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft had some big changes to the original Domains of Dread. Why do these changes bother those of us who have played for decades? How much setting baggage is too much? Could reboots be a good thing?
SYNOPSIS: Tonight is all about this 1st Edition rules expansion, which gave the players new classes, spells, subraces, and more.
SYNOPSIS: Today I dive into what may be my favorite video game RPG trilogy! Let's revisit the world of Erdrick & the Dragonlord.
SYNOPSIS: In this new ongoing series, I had Al on to discuss this SNES classic, and translating the world of Cecil, Rydia & Kain into D&D.
SYNOPSIS: You deserve an explanation as to why the release schedule is so spotty. So here it is. Lots of personal news here but it will explain stuff I suppose. Also some tips on packing your D&D stuff for moving.
SYNOPSIS: I got my PoD stuff from the DM's Guild finally, so it's time to discuss the quality of the legacy products that are available.
SYNOPSIS: Can I still have a con experience without the con? Well, I certainly try. From Netflix to eBay, we try to do with what we have.
SYNOPSIS: A shorter episode, but I wanted to discuss the amazing power metal band Rhapsody of Fire and how the Emerald Sword Saga & Dark Secret Saga could both be made into incredible campaigns.
SPECIAL GUEST: Al SYNOPSIS: I went and found ten D&D questions of various levels of stupidity for Al and I to debate (or agree) over.
SYNOPSIS: Yea, I have no idea why the audio sounds like that. I tried everything to fix it but I'm no professional. As you can tell. Anyway, topics include metagaming, D&D Metal, edition-swapping, and Critical Role's new book.
SYNOPSIS: I think it's time to discuss the endless comparisons gamers are making to the big-shot online games. We need some perspective.
SYNOPSIS: It's the least I can do for the month and a half wait.
SYNOPSIS: I take you through my thoughts on the Acquisitions Incorporated supplement released collaboratively between WotC & Penny Arcade.
SPECIAL GUEST: Shannon! SYNOPSIS: We talk about our yearly journey to Indianapolis for the biggest game convention of them all!
SYNOPSIS: Dan gives his thoughts on Ghosts of Saltmarsh and all its Greyhawk-y goodness. Also, some questions are answered and a shout-out to a new podcast from one of our listeners!
SYNOPSIS: A special sleep-deprived (and thus a bit rambly and off-the-cuff) multi-topic episode to break the silence, discussing my thoughts on the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter models, the Wizkids D&D minis, and my trip to Khaos Kon in Oshkosh.
Synopsis: Dan goes on about his geeky fanboy experience in Lake Geneva for Gary Con and all the games and fun that went with it.
SYNOPSIS: Tonight I walk through this legendary series of books that span 20 years of D&D magic items!
SYNOPSIS: In the last of my fall reviews (only a month late!) I tackle this M:TG crossover setting book. Do I look at it with an open mind, or will grognard tendencies win the day?
SYNOPSIS: Dan reviews this historical book, where it's almost like a review and a retro-review all in one!
SYNOPSIS: It's time again to jump down the hole in the Yawning Portal and spend some quality time in Halaster's playground! How does the 5th Ed. trip to Undermountain fare when compared to the 2e, 3.5 and 4e delves? Let's find out!
SYNOPSIS: There's gold in them there.... um... sewers or something? After a very stressful few weeks, Dan's back with his take on the newish Waterdeep - Dragon Heist, because it would be silly to do the review for DotMM first.
SYNOPSIS: Get ready to raid the Tomb of Damara again! This time I'm taking on the AD&D 2nd Edition First Quest box set, which was created as an intro to the AD&D game. We'll talk about the contents, the pared-down rules, the adventures, and of course the CD.
HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a moment or an hour to talk about not only where 5th Ed. has gone over the past four years, but also where we'd like to see some of the products go. Someone please convince WotC to listen to this!
SYNOPSIS: Dan finally gets back in gear to bring another entry into the Retro Review series, this time a late 1st Edition classic.
VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: Shannon & Devon. SYNOPSIS: The three of us discuss how the convention went, including the EGO II, the Final Fantasy TCG, Devon's ocarina, and Shannon's anime fix.
SYNOPSIS: News on the new settings, streams, the Dwarven Forge Kickstarter, gift sets for Christmas, Gen Con guests & I-65 closures, and how to completely fail at an announcement.
GUEST CO-HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Al & Dan break out the cards from the AD&D Trivia Game (released in 1991) and see how bad they score, proving that verbatim knowledge of the rules does not make one a better or worse player.
SYNOPSIS: My summary of the contents of the book as well as my overall thoughts on the product itself.
GUEST HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Dan & Al talk about the benefits and difficulties of rotisserie gaming, where each week there is a different DM and potentially different PCs.
SYNOPSIS: New product announcements, beta races in UA, EGO II news, and more.
VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: Rhiannon & Devon. SYNOPSIS: Tonight I sat down with the kiddos to talk about their first D&D session and what they thought about it. Note that while I tried to explain how to talk in the microphone they were a bit mousy so they aren't as loud as I am.
SYNOPSIS: News on Into the Borderlands, teases of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, D&D goes METAL, and more! \m/
SPECIAL GUEST: Al. SYNOPSIS: With con season coming up, Dan & Al talk about some of the unique situations that happen when running a game in this environment, from pre-gens and pacing to the various differences between con games and your home game.
SYNOPSIS: News about Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, new pre-painted minis, new POD offerings, a new way to listen to RFB, and some rumors about Spelljammer & Dark Sun.
SYNOPSIS: In this second musical episode, Dan discusses how the influence of Rush inspired gamers with their music and lyrics.
GUEST CO-HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Tonight we had a discussion on using the wilderness and travel to the fullest, instead of simply rolling for encounters. From using the environment to add a challenge to peppering the journey with sights and interactions, we talk all the ways to make the travel part of the adventure.…
SYNOPSIS: News on products from the early 90s and early 80s that are ready for you to buy them again; a new 3.5 class that smells like your deodorant, UA wilderness rules, and more.
SYNOPSIS: News on the upcoming Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, Goodman's Into the Borderlands, new DM's Guild rules, another unfortunate loss in the D&D community, and more.
SYNOPSIS: Dan goes back to some missed 5th ed. products that could use a review but didn't due to the lack of content of each on their own. Included are the DM's Screen, DM's Screen Reincarnated, D&D Adventure Grid, Dungeonology, Character Sheet Folder, and Cloud Giant's Bargain.
SYNOPSIS: News about the D&D Movie, new minis from Reaper, Dragon+, Gen Con & The E.G.O., and Star Frontiers! (For real! Star Frontiers!)
SYNOPSIS: I know I promise news every month, but the pickings were slimmer than ever this time around. Summary of the GameHole Con panel, 2018 products, and not much more.
SYNOPSIS: Dan goes chapter-by-chapter in this review of the newest 5th Edition supplement, and the first major 5e rules expansion.
SYNOPSIS: Dan goes through the contents of the latest 5th Edition D&D adventure, and gives his personal feedback.
SYNOPSIS: Updates on Xanathar's Guide, Goodman's reprints of B1/B2, Empyria, Thunderbolt Mountain, and new rules updates.
SYNOPSIS: In this episode we travel to the not-so-distant-at-all past of fourth edition and this book of short adventures which span the difficulty levels.