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Episode 05 – Clusterfork!

This week, we jump straight into the action as our heroes battle some interestingly named enemies. As usual, Dustin rolls just fabulously (from the perspective of the players, at least). Odessa pistol whips some fools in the noggin. Abraxas somehow stabs a skeleton in his skeleton guts – bet you didn’t know that was a thing! And Pippa displays her mighty fine marksmanship with a crossbow.

Can our heroes outmaneuver the massive number of enemies they must face? Or will they succumb to frost damage before they’re given the chance?

Get ready to find out!

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The Fantastic Worlds Podcast is a Fantastic Pods production. We would like to thank Amy Hankenson for writing our wonderful theme song.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
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Episode 04 – Ten-Penny for your thoughts

After finally reaching level 2, Abby, Angel, Dustin, and Kay discuss the new elements being added to the game and touch on the interpersonal relationships between their characters.

This week our heroes finally make their way to the High Sentinel Lodge where the team learns a lesson in hippology. They make a tentative alliance with a fairly untrustworthy person, whose name Odessa can’t seem to pronounce, and Pippa has no patience for. Bonus, Abraxas may or may not get a fancy bear skin rug.

Will our heroes make it out of the lodge in one piece? Or will their salty sense of humor get them killed by Game Dad?

Join us to find out!   

Music and Sound by Syrinscape.
https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?att
Because Epic games need Epic game sounds

The Fantastic Worlds Podcast is a Fantastic Pods production. We would like to thank Amy Hankenson for writing our wonderful theme song.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
Visit us at fantasticworldspod.com

Help us out by subscribing to our podcast and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts. Help spread the word and telling friends and using the hashtag #worldstraveler.

Thank you for listening!

Episode 03 – Frosty the Snow Bitch

Odessa gets dunked in cold water by a shitty snowman after eating his nose. Pippa and Abraxas talk Irrisen. And some deeply idiotic bandits get their comeuppance.

Plus, we find out more about Odessa’s past.

Will Dustin’s NPCs begin using human words? Will our heroes ever reach High Sentinel Lodge?

Join us to find out!

Music and Sound by Syrinscape.
https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?att
Because Epic games need Epic game sounds

The Fantastic Worlds Podcast is a Fantastic Pods production. We would like to thank Amy Hankenson for writing our wonderful theme song.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
Visit us at fantasticworldspod.com

Help us out by subscribing to our podcast and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts. Help spread the word and telling friends and using the hashtag #worldstraveler.

Thank you for listening!

Episode 01 – This is How We Get Bandits – Remastered

Episode 1 of The Fantastic Worlds Podcast is here! Let’s meet our heroes: Pippa Locksley (Abbie), the bougie thief with a heart of gold, Abraxas Hillrunner (Angel), the socially-awkward winter druid, and Odessa Granade (Kay), the mysterious and sassy gunslinger and her living teddy bear Jim.

Our adventure starts in Taldor, but you’ll have to listen to find out where it leads! Join us as our heroes meet nobles, talk to guards with weird names (cough, cough Illin Orstag), and learn that they may be contending with the influence of Irrisen, the fabled land of everlasting winter.

Other happenings: Abraxas eats a lot of meat, Odessa scores with the blacksmith’s daughter, Pippa says “winter-touched” but it sounds like “wiener-touched,” and Dustin (AKA Game Dad) gets angry at the party for semi-breaking the fourth wall.

Ghost Processional Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Music and Sound by Syrinscape.
https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?att
Because Epic games need Epic game sounds

The Fantastic Worlds Podcast is a Fantastic Pods production. We would like to thank Amy Hankenson for writing our wonderful theme song.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)

Help us out by subscribing to our podcast and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts. Help spread the word and telling friends and using the hashtag #worldstraveler.

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Why I Game – Kailey O’Connor

There’s something magical about slipping out of your skin and into another. Allowing your surroundings to slip away as you submerge yourself in a place far far away. The homework, the chores, and the stress of the day fade away like dust motes in the air as you draw your sword, pick up your ax, or prepare your spells and become engulfed in the ethereal landscape of your imagination.

I grew up chasing my imagination. Whether it was picking up a controller to play Zelda, opening a book to get lost in the pages, or just staring off into space daydreaming. I spent as much time as I could in running through the creations of amazing minds and seeing through the eyes of other people. I was fascinated with overcoming the impossible and making magic a part of everyday life.

Eventually, I wrote my own stories and drew my own pictures. Creating worlds made of colorful stardust, brilliant flower-strewn fields, and towering trees filled with light. I basically consumed and produced anything I could get my hands on that connected me to these impossible fantasy realms. When RPGs finally hit my radar it was like finding a piece of my soul that had been missing all along. This culture that let me do pretty much anything as long as it fell within the parameters of the world that’s been built.

I’ve traveled our own globe, our own pretty blue and green marble that floats through space. I’ve been across Europe, roamed Asia, and sailed through the Caribbean, but it pails in comparison to the worlds I’ve seen built. Lands built from ruin, cities where people never die, realms that run on clockwork hearts, and of course the occasional dungeon riddled with monsters trying to devour me whole. All still impossibly beautiful places created by incredibly creative people.

This is why I game.

I game because it gives me the opportunity to share these adventures, ideas, and personas with other people and in turn, I get to take part in theirs as well. Like peeking behind the curtain of someone’s facade to see the vast landscape of their mind. The magnificence of seeing what they’ve built and their appreciation of your own creation.

I game because It creates a sense of community and closeness with the people around me. Acquaintances have become close friends after we’ve bonded over our love of RPGs. People I probably never would have met otherwise have become staples in my life.

I game because of the moments that are so impossibly ridiculous that it could only ever happen in an RPG. I game because of the confidence it gives me and the confidence I see in the faces around the table. I game because it lets me escape my self-imposed monotony. I game because I love who I am when I’m playing. I game because of the laughter, the love, and the heartbreak.

All of this and more is why you should game too…