First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

Join the Party is a new Dungeons and Dragons podcast a la The Adventure Zone. The podcast currently has three main plot episodes released as well as several bonus episodes. The show centers on the adventures of Inara Harthorn, a mischievous elf rogue; Johnny B. Goodlight, a charismatic half-elf warlock; and TR8c, or “Tracy,” a delightfully peppy robot barbarian.… Read More First Impressions: “Join the Party” Is the Best Crash Course in D&D and Roleplaying

Episode Review: Wolf 359, “Episode 47: Into the Depths”

This week, Wolf 359 returned with a bang. Not only did the team release a two-hour long prequel special available on Spoke, but their final season premiered with “Episode 47: Into the Depths.” Wolf 359 is a serialized fiction podcast, and its third season closed with major twists and important plot moments. Please understand that this review will,… Read More Episode Review: Wolf 359, “Episode 47: Into the Depths”

Two-Hour Wolf 359 Bonus Episode Available for Free on Spoke

Today, Wolf 359 released a two-hour long bonus episode on the “social audio” app Spoke. For those who haven’t listened yet, Wolf 359 is a science fiction audio drama that takes place on the space station Hephaestus and has themes of isolation, grey morality, and mental health. If you have not yet caught up, now is the perfect time; Wolf… Read More Two-Hour Wolf 359 Bonus Episode Available for Free on Spoke

On The Adventure Zone, Fandom, and the Pitfalls of Black-and-White Reasoning

On June 1st, 2017, First Second Books released art for their upcoming graphic novel for The Adventure Zone, a popular D&D podcast. The art featured redesigns for the three main characters who were all depicted as white in their original designs, as shown in the title image for this post. The redesigns made one character black… Read More On The Adventure Zone, Fandom, and the Pitfalls of Black-and-White Reasoning