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Rudy and James announce some business (SOME GEN CON BUSINESS PERHAPS?) and discuss how "The Behemoth" from S2-9 and S2-10 came to be.  A monster that is also a dungeon?  Who woulda thunk it?!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-9: The Behemoth and the Havoc, Part 1

The Behemoth Rises!  And then continues on its way, uncaring of everything around it.  Behemoth!!!

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Warden: Alex Basso
Talana: Bonnie MacDonald
Raritan: Andrew Timmes
Leilani: Evie King
Massere: Lili Timmes
Darol: Vegas Lancaster
Umah: Kat Faye
Townsperson 1: Alex Basso
Townsperson 2: Liz So
Assassin: Liz So

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Sickness has put recording and editing behind for a week, so instead of the normal episode Rudy and James discuss how to run your own mini-gaming-convention!  Scheduling, eating, and sleeping (the main tenants of any convention) are broken down in detail in this ILLUMINATING BTS episode!

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UH OH.  UH OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.  It's the Dames & Dragons crew!  They're here!  LOCK YOUR DOORS.

Listen to Rudy and James talk to Noel, Kat, and Kaitlin about Minnesota, D&D Club, Minnesota, what it's like to play an Ent in a play, and Minnesota!  Also they have a brief chat about Minnesota.  Hooray friends!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - Episode 0-5: Dogs & Dragons

IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER VARNE ANNOYING QUEST!  He is joined by FOUR DOGS played by the four players from DAMES & DRAGONS!  Listen in as they run into several obstacles that are solved using super smart dog intelligence!  Hooray Dogs!  Hooray Dames & Dragons!

HOORAY!!!

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Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Lilith: Bonnie MacDonald
Barker: Kat Faye
Gobbo: Noel Shiri
Stumpers: Kaitlin Fox
Clyde: Sophia Zoom
Ariel: Noel Shiri

DAMES & DRAGONS

Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-8: The Tree of Olphamus

WELL WELL WELL.  WHAT HAVE WE HERE?  An audiodrama based on Dungeons & Dragons ?!

I mean, yes, obviously.  BUT TODAY, in this new episode, we have Party 13 facing off against another adventuring party in a series of trials in THE TREE OF OLPHAMUS!  Whooooo!  Tree of Olphamus whooo!  LISTEN AND ENJOY!
 

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Massare: Lili Timmes
Leilani: Evie King
Raritan: Andrew Timmes
Talana: Bonnie MacDonald
Drell: Matt Uhrich
Felba: Liz So
Crab: Vin St. John
Rake: Jennifer Fischer
Holdar: Vegas Lancaster
Olphamus: Mark Smith

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Rudy and James answer the age old question plaguing tabletop RPGs from their introduction - where do I find people to play games with?  ALSO - we are holding a contest to win 2 Gen Con 4 Day Badges!  Listen in to hear the rules on how to enter!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-7: The Duke of Swords

THE DUKE OF SWORDS.  SWORD DUKE MAN.  He is here, and he is played by EBERRON CREATOR and LEGENDARY GAME DESIGNER KEITH BAKER!  What will Party 13 do when they face him?  Listen in, and find out!

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Cronk: Lili Timmes
Cyrial: Maria Aromando
Raritan: Andrew Timmes
Margaret: Lili Timmes
Fagan: Alex Basso
Burgess: Andrew Timmes
Kullfax: Dave Breidenstine

SPECIAL GUEST
Duke of Swords: Keith Baker

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Rudy and James sit down and rap with you, the people, about GEN CON.  HOW DOES EVENT REGISTRATION WORK?  WHAT IS HOUSING LOTTERY?  When is the DSPN Panel?!  Learn all this things AND MORE in the OFFICIAL Have Spellbook, Will Travel Gen Con Guide!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-6: Cyrial's Story

THE MYSTERY IS FINALLY, FINALLY REVEALED.  SERIOUSLY.  Since Andar first said "Cyrial" in our first episode, the story of what exactly he meant by that is now complete (until we admit that he was actually talking about Cheerios).  

I'M GOING TO SLEEP.

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Aurox: Vegas Lancaster
Cyrial: Maria Aromando
Mekar: Dave Breidenstine

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Rudy and James are joined by Rob Martin, the creator and lead editor of the HSWT Wiki, to discuss some of the older radio shows that pioneered this medium.  This is a very interesting and awesome listen if you like audiodramas and want to learn more about their history and how they were produced!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - 0-4: The Perfect Crime

Prison Story!  Prison Story!  PRISON STORY!

Old Man Wisely and equally Old Man Urian have had it UP TO HERE with this prison, and they're finally ready to push back!  But to do so, they'll need help from some of the wackiest misfits they've ever met!  Will they succeed in their heist?  Will they get caught!?  Tune in to find out!

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Orgoth: Rudy Basso
Percy the Dire Squirrel: Vegas Lancaster
Halfling Jim: Ray Fallon
Guard: Alex Basso

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AN IN PERSON BTS!  James visited Rudy late last year and brought good friend Lili Timmes to record at his home!  Listen as this PRO-EBOOK trio discuss how to be a great host, build a home sound booth, and be great pals!  Hooray BTS!  Hooray Pals!

 PVC Pipe Sound Booth Frame!

PVC Pipe Sound Booth Frame!

 Oh snap, with Sound Blankets.

Oh snap, with Sound Blankets.

How To Edit a Podcast!

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-5: Fortress Aurox

With Serpico returned to his father, Valenco's promise of loot and quests needs to be fulfilled!  What information does he have?  What goodies will he give to our heroes?  Why does this episode have "Aurox" in the title when Rudy swore up and down that Aurox is super gone!  TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Lindy the Lizardfolk Librarian: Sarah Stryker
Valenco: Vin St. John
Leilani: Evie King
Masserre: Lili Timmes
Raritan: Andrew Timmes
Talana: Bonnie MacDonald
Baron le Zoup: Rudy Basso
Aurox: Vegas Lancaster
Cyrial: Maria Aromando

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Hey Friends!  Due to holiday scheduling madness we've had to push S2-5 back to next week, but instead here is James and Rudy discussing how they would adapt HSWT to movie form, in celebration of the recent D&D news.  It's an alternate universe bonanza with switched genders, familial bonds, and a drunk or two.

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Rudy and James are joined by Rich Howard, who played Ned the Shark in the latest episode of the show!  Rich explains his acting background ("It's Cold in Them Thar Hills!"), his RPG background, and his personal connection to storytelling.  Strap in, this one gets deep.

Check out Rich's podcast Whelmed: The Young Justice Files

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - S2-4: Lead with Courage

A new challenge awaits Party 13!  A mysterious inn in the middle of the jungle?  Surely mystery is afoot!  Listen in as Party 13 deals with one of the most confusing and frustrating foes they've ever faced - teenagers!

Special thanks to Rich Howard for his contribution to this episode!  Check out Whelmed: The Young Justice Files to hear more Rich!

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Old Man Wisely: James Introcaso
Urian: Vin St. John
Lora Braidwine: Sarah Stryker
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon
Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Benicio Markanti: Dan Keyser
Thoven Battlebeard: John Fischer
Leilani: Evie King
Masserre: Lili Timmes
Raritan: Andrew Timmes
Zabba: Bonnie MacDonald
Valenco: Vin St. John
Ned the Shark: Rich Howard
Serpico: Vegas Lancaster
Wally: Andrew Timmes
Hira: Evie King
Fira: Lili Timmes
Erthock: Dave Breidenstine

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Ohoho!  Happy December!  For James and Rudy, presents came early, and they have brand new microphones that they want to talk about, to you!  Hear some inside podcast talk as they break down the difference between XLR and USB, what to get when, and some general advice on podcasting.

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Have Spellbook, Will Travel - 0-3: Spinning a Varne

Aha!  Another pause in our story as we explore a strange and entertaining side story.  Verda is a land of mystery and intrigue - what strange events may befall one of our heroes while Party 13 explores it?  Past and present collide in this new episode!

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Varne Stormleaf: Rudy Basso
Lilith: Bonnie MacDonald
Dalla: Alex Basso
Ollie: James Introcaso
Minkus: Ray Fallon
Andar Patrone: Ray Fallon