Death Saving Bros – A Live Play 5e Dungeons & Dragons Podcast Test Run

NOTE: These episodes were produced under project name PHB Podcast

My friends and I have been getting together every Sunday for almost two years now to play Dungeons & Dragons 5e. We’ve had a blast doing it, and we want to share that fun with others.
We also want to make sure we go about this the best way possible. So we’ve put together a series of test episodes to work out the kinks of recording and storytelling. Please give us your feedback in the comments! It only helps us to get better before our official launch.

Check back every Tuesday and Thursday over the next few weeks for new episodes. We’ll see you on the adventure trail!

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Karsus, Pt. 2 – Test Episode 9

With the elves of Silverymoon under the control of Karsus, Lord Uriven almost done reading the Coronation Sword, and Bhaal threatening to consume White Jesus’s mind, will our heroes be able to save the world one last time? Roll for initiative!

This is the thrilling conclusion to the adventures of White Jesus (Brad Richards), Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), and Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), led by Dungeon Master Paul Camper.

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Karsus, Pt. 1 – Test Episode 8

Our heroes have faced many obstacles, but there always seems to be more. White Jesus (Brad Richards) might lose his mind to Bhaal at any moment, Karsus is secretly plotting some dastardly deed, and the only way to get to his hideout in Silverymoon is by making a seven-month journey in a few weeks. But no need to worry. It’s not like the fate of the world rests in their hands.

The adventure continues with White Jesus, Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), and Thelor Ax (Matt Smith) as led by Dungeon Master Paul Camper.

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We Are We – Test Episode 7

Imbuing all the Bhaalspawn seems to have had consequences a little more complicated than White Jesus (Brad Richards) expected. Instead of receiving all of Bhaal’s powers he wound up with the god of murder stuck in his head. Thelor Ax (Matt Smith) and Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro) have yet to find out if their dragonborn friend is still in control of his body. Dungeon Master Paul Camper continues to guide us on the adventure.

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We Can Always Kill the Other One Later, Pt. 2 – Test Episode 6

It turns out our heroes may have killed the wrong person after all. But keeping true to form, Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), and White Jesus (Brad Richards) shrug off the mistake and roll initiative to kill the right one. Hopefully they’ll finally finish collecting the Bhaalspawn. Dungeon Master Paul Camper continues to lead the adventure where we left off in the high room of Balthazar’s monastery.

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We Can Always Kill the Other One Later, Pt. 1 – Test Episode 5

Inside the monastery our band of dysfunctional heros are facing the challenge of deciding who to believe: Balthazar or Melissan? Staying true to form, they chose to attack first and decide later. In their words, if they kill the wrong person they can always just kill the other later. This week’s episode picks up the fight between Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), White Jesus (Brad Richards) and the head monk of Amkethran, Balthazar. Paul Camper continues as Dungeon Master.

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The Monastery – Test Episode 4

After defeating Yaga-Shura, our heros returned to Amkethran with Melissan, but she was kidnapped by Balthazar’s minions. Now our heroes are locked outside the monastery and they must fight their way inside. Only then will they be able to figure out who is their ally and who is their foe.

The adventure continues with Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), and White Jesus (Brad Richards), led by Dungeon Master Paul Camper.

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Gagged and Bound in Amkethran – Test Episode 3

Amkethran is the next destination for our adventurers. They’ll need to regroup, resupply, and lay out a plan with the monk Balthazar for finding the next Bhaalspawn. But things have changed since they were last in town. An old enemy has reappeared, new ones lurk around every corner, and everyone is hiding secrets, especially Balthazar and Melissan. Who can our heroes trust?

The story continues with Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), and White Jesus (Brad Richards), led by Dungeon Master Paul Camper.

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To Slay a Fire Giant – Test Episode 2

After convincing (coercing?) Nyalee to remove the spell protecting her son from harm, our adventurers head to Saradush to confront Yaga-Shura. They’ll soon realize that just because he can be harmed doesn’t mean he will be. In order to extract the Bhaalspawn essence, Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), and White Jesus (Brad Richards), along with special guest Brad Renfro as Tim the Enchanter, will need to fight through an army of mercenaries and slay the fire giant Yaga-Shura.

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The Druid and the Heart – Test Episode 1


We join our adventurers Gary Longshaft (Ben Renfro), Thelor Ax (Matt Smith), and White Jesus (Brad Richards), along with special guest Brad Renfro as Tim the Enchanter, shortly after finding a sword that would allow them to harness full control over the fabric of magic. But in the final moments when they’d acquired the sword it was stolen by Karsus, the most formidable wizard of all time. Now our adventurers must find a way to stop Karsus before he destroys the world. They’ve decided to help White Jesus ascend the throne of Bhaal by finding the dead god’s offspring and taking a bit of Bhaal’s power and essence from each of them. The current target is a fire giant, Yaga-Shura, whose flaming heart protects him from harm. Only his mentally unstable mother Nyalee can undo the spell.

We start near the end of a campaign, but this is the first step towards figuring out our presence and process as podcasters. We apologize for any lack of plot clarity.

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4 thoughts on “Death Saving Bros – A Live Play 5e Dungeons & Dragons Podcast Test Run”

  1. Just got done with the first episode. Hilarious, vulgar, and entertaining. Can’t wait to hear how you all develop as you continue to play and cast. Was a little hard to follow along at first, but once the adventure started it got easier to stay invensted. Also, always enjoy hearing the sultry voice of Dick Cheese.

  2. I was so into episode 3 that I made an out loud noise of unhappiness…by myself…in my room… at 4:15 am…at the end of the episode. Too short! Good stuff guys. Can’t wait for the 4th episode.

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