The Dungeons and Randomness podcast is an actual play D&D podcast which has been in production since 2012. Every year they do a 12-hour live stream event called Theriathon where they celebrate the podcast and play games, talk to fans, and the like.
While consistently producing a podcast for 7 years is something to be celebrated, this year they have a particularly notable reason to celebrate. During Theriathon, they will be launching the Kickstarter for their upcoming book, The Adventurer’s Guide to Theria Volume One: Ellara!
When?: Saturday, April 20th at 12 PM EDT
They’ve also made an event on Twitch if you are interested in setting a reminder for yourself so you can be sure to tune in.
The Kickstarter project has now launched. Check it out!
What is The Adventurer’s Guide to Theria Volume One: Ellara?
The book is a campaign guide to their world, Theria. This is the first volume of the series and will feature Ellara as it’s the most prominently featured continent on the show. After this volume is funded and released they intend to release more campaign guides and resources for Theria.
As expected with a campaign guide, the book is going to be full of information on the towns, cities, and other locations found throughout Ellara. They will flesh-out these locations in detail so DMs will have all the information they need to run their own games in Ellara.
I’m a sucker for campaign guides that add a lot more to the game than just a glorified setting guide. My interest was officially piqued when I saw that creatures, items, and encounters are a focal point of the book. It’s nice to be able to get a new book and pick and choose what parts of it you want to use. Give me a ton of statblocks and items and I’ll do just that!
Listeners of the show will already be aware of a lot of these locations, characters, creatures, etc. However, they’re also adding additional content that hasn’t fully been explored on the show. For example, “The Demonic Pantheon”.
The book will also contain historical information about the continent and the world of Theria. The historical events and information covered spans the time periods before and during the show. There’s plenty of new information in the book even for avid listeners of the podcast!
If any or all of this sounds interesting to you, be sure to check out Theriathon this weekend and check out their Kickstarter!
If you enjoyed what you read be sure to check out my ongoing review for all of the official D&D 5e books!
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