Dungeons & Drama Nerds

Dungeons & Drama Nerds

Creating podcasts that explore the intersection of theatre and TTRPGs.

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About Dungeons & Drama Nerds

Dungeons + Drama Nerds is a podcast produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percy Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, three dramaturgs interested in the intersection of theatre and tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs). In the summer of 2019, we decided to take a break from sitting in the corner of rehearsal asking "But why?" and turn a Twitter thread into reality. Since our launch in May 2020, we've released nearly 100 weekly episodes. The podcast alternates between episodes of actual play, in which our amazing Ensemble play the games we've chosen to highlight, and commentary, in which we discuss the game with the cast, interview theater and tabletop artists, and take deep dives into topics ranging from consent and safety tools to Big Trans Mechs. Every episode of the podcast is mixed and edited by the incredible Anthony Sertel Dean.

We believe that theater and tabletop games have a great deal to learn from one another, and one of our goals is to bring these two art forms into conversation. If you're a lover of performance, of imagination, or of play (and plays!), come on in and join the conversation.

For more information, check out our website, or find us on your podcast app of choice!
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Release the EP! + Dice ASMR
As a Thank You for reaching this goal we'll release the entirety of  Todd's high school Pop Punk EP Lyrics Write Themselves.

We'll also start a new bi-monthly series of patron-exclusive Dice ASMR recordings featuring a rotating cast of our ensemble members.
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