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January 18, 2019  

S1E034 D8 Night Apocalypse

In this extra-long season finale, our heroes finally face the remnants of the Cult of the Black Hand that they have been picking off throughout the campaign. But this time they have their leader, “Brass Beak,” to contend with.

Meanwhile, in real life, our players deal with a tornado touching down just a handful of miles from the play session as its accompanying torrential thunderstorm rattles the windows.

Who will survive season one’s finale and the D8 Night Apocalypse? Listen to find out and to hear news about our plans for season 2.

January 4, 2019  

S1E033 Ahrin’s Retreat

Our adventurers have made their way to the Painted Valley in pursuit of the leader of the Cult of the Black Hand who they plan to confront, right after the valley's done letting off a little steam.

December 28, 2018  

Audio Proficient: New Intro, Full Cut with Bloopers

As it gets closer to our podcast’s one year anniversary, we needed to make a new intro… and we wanted to record some new midrolls.

Here is the full audio from that session… unedited, uncensored. Maybe don’t listen to this at work or with your kids around, unless you use headphones.

This bonus episode shows you why we typically record midrolls without the whole crew.

 

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December 21, 2018  

S1E032 A Little Courtesy Terror

After the return of Ahrin and the Grease Wizard, our party regroups, plans, and sets out to track down and take care of the remnants of the Cult of the Black Hand. However, before they can face the cult leader, they've got to navigate some of the inherent dangers of the Painted Valley.

December 7, 2018  

S1E031 Jailhouse Brawl Part 2: Mob Mentality Modifier

Keira and Kalman wait nervously in the tumultuous atmosphere of Silvaire’s Blessing to see if Durn and Kip are able to make a break for freedom before dawn brings the hangman to bear. Meanwhile, amidst all the chaos, the fish have never looked nicer.

November 23, 2018  

S1E030 Jailhouse Brawl

Kip and Durn see if getting thrown in jail gets them noticed by the Cult of the Black Hand. Who will find our heroes first? The cult or the hangman?
November 9, 2018  

S1E029 A Room with a View

Kip, Durn, and Kalman try to get noticed by the Cult of the Black Hand by sowing a bit of chaos in Sylvaire's Blessing. Meanwhile, Keira finds a room with a view.

October 29, 2018  

Players Perspectives: 2018 Halloween Edition – Favorite Monsters

In this episode of Player’s Perspectives, Will, Aimee, and Mike discuss their favorite monsters from the first 28 episodes and tease a couple from upcoming shows as well.

Most bonus episodes like this one are for Behind the Screens Subscribers, but this one is free for non-subscribers as well to wish all of our listeners a happy Halloween from D8 Night!

October 26, 2018  

S1E028 Sometimes the Sneaky Way

After a brief layover in Moonglade to enjoy the festival of the moon, Keira, Durn, Kalman, and Kip experience a little of undercover city life in Silvaire's Blessing. 

October 15, 2018  

S1E027 A Disguise Problem

Our adventurers find out what it’s like to throw a costume party for a gnome who doesn’t attend. Meanwhile, Keira’s heartbroken by the stains on her shiny new kimono and the duck she’s left behind.

September 28, 2018  

S1E026 The One with All the Bureaucracy

Our heroes set out to find Kip Weedpuller and gather information about the Cult of the Black Hand, but they discover that tracking someone in disguise is harder than they expected.

September 14, 2018  

S1E025 Dear Listeners

In this episode, our heroes take some sorely needed downtime to revisit Gerry and Jenny’s Gem and Junk Juicer and chat with lodgers in Raventree. These chats include one with a strange, one-armed interloper, who though perhaps not a threat to the characters, may in fact be deadly to the players … and to you, our dear listeners. Also, we announce the winners of our 10,000 download giveaway during the midroll!

September 7, 2018  

Off-Book: Level 4

In this episode of Behind the Screens: Off Book, Keira, Durn, Ahrin, and the Grease Wizard move up to level 4. Listen in as they choose new abilities and possibly even hats.

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August 31, 2018  

S1E024 Shadow Puppets

When our heroes bring a cursed stone to a dark place, they must face the shadowy results, but lucky for them, they don't need to do so alone.

August 24, 2018  

Players’ Perspective: D8 Night Favorites

In this episode, we sit down and remember some of our favorite (and least favorite) characters of D8 Night and the experiences we had along the way.

Due to some spoilers, this will be split into several episodes, and later portions will be released in the future.

 

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August 17, 2018  

S1E023 Dropped Pretenses

Auntie Marlane and our adventurers have a chance for a precarious alliance, but when the true intentions of both sides are revealed, will our adventurers be able to make a gambit for the knowledge they need to cleanse the stone, or are they going to be dead meat?

August 3, 2018  

S1E022 Sausage First

After our heroes learn of Auntie Marlane and her library of knowledge, they set off to find her. To do so, they must traverse some of their old stomping grounds including a blighted field with a scarecrow constructed of meat and a certain previously looted troll hole. When our adventurers have the chance to make a deal to learn how to cleanse the Stone of Light, will they take caution or will they jump right in, sausage first?

July 27, 2018  

Actual Play: DMed by an 8-Year-Old: “Made up Monsters”

In this episode of Behind the Screens, listen as Will and Aimee's 8 year old son runs a few encounters he created. Aimee and Will play through his homebrew elements - including a battle with a Snoots. Yup. A Snoots.

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July 20, 2018  

S1E021 Al Bagula’s Famous Exhaustion Reducing Pastrami Sandwiches!

Ingredients: 90% jokes, 5% plot progression, 5% tasty snacks, and one hell of a view on the side.

July 6, 2018  

S1E020 In the Shadow of the Mountain (or, It’s All Uphill from Here)

Our adventurers visit the Temple of the Second Land. There, they are busy as beavers as they attempt to engineer a way to retrieve the second corrupted stone.

Next, Keira, Durn, Ahrin, and the Grease Wizard have more to contend with than cold and exhaustion as they climb the cracked and icy steps that ascend into the clouds toward the Temple of the Third Land. Before they can reach their goal, our heroes must first confront the darkness that looms in the shadow of the mountain.

June 29, 2018  

S1E019 AND A HALF! (Kalman’s Side Quest)

When two NPCs started talking, Will joked that he would record an episode by himself. 

This is that episode. 

What happens when an NPC goes on a sidequest all his own? Find out in Kalman's Side Quest. 

June 22, 2018  

S1E019 Hop Rocks

Our adventurers ascend the lower portion of Three Lands Peak to the Temple of the Second Land. However, the road proves to be paved with unusually difficult terrain, leaving them caught between a hop rock and a hard place.

June 15, 2018  

Game Master’s Guide to Episode 18

In episode 18, our heroes faced a puzzle involving bells and a vault in a crypt beneath the Temple of the First Land. 

In this edition of Game Master's Guide, Will describes the different potential solutions, outcomes, and pitfalls he created for this encounter. 

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June 8, 2018  

S1E018 Enough Bells to Last a Lifetime

In this episode, all 5 of our adventurers delve beneath the Temple of the First Land in search of hints about the blight. Before they go, they receive a warning: in the dark below the temple, when bells ring, heroes tend to die.

May 25, 2018  

S1E017 It’s “Whee” at First

In this episode, Keira, Durn and Kalman return to Three Lands' Peak to search for more clues to help put an end to the blight.

But when they arrive and Will poorly describes a trap, it's one of our heroes who suffers.

 

May 24, 2018  

Audio Proficient: Starting out

In this episode, Behind The Screens: Audio Proficient, Starting Out, Aimee talks about learning the new software and creating music -- it includes all published music in the background!

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May 11, 2018  

S1E016 Torches

Our adventurers' path has brought them back to Raventree, where the fallout from the corruption that they brought with them has come to a head. Now, an old friend and a fel blade stand between our heroes and their task. Who will keep the fire when it comes time to pass the torch?

May 10, 2018  

Actual Play: The Mine of Durngen and Dragon, Part 2

In this episode, Behind The Screens: The Mine of Durngen and Dragon, Part 2, we're continuing the story line started in the last BTS episode. Will Irvin, Kari, Ahrin, and Spot find the treasure they seek? Or will the cave swallow up another group of adventurers?

 

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April 27, 2018  

S1E015 Last Chance to be a Goat

Our adventurers’ return trip has been anything but smooth and still has a giant bump to overcome. And, when Ahrin and the Grease Wizard are called back through the dimensional rift, Keira, Durn and Kalman may find that not all is well in Raventree.

April 26, 2018  

Actual Play: The Mine of Durngen and Dragon, Part 1

In this episode, Behind The Screens: The Mine of Durngen and Dragon, Part 1, we give Sam a chance to DM a one-off to celebrate our oldest’s birthday, since he’s also addicted to Dungeons and Dragons. Will they find the treasure? Or will our adventurers find more than they bargained for....

 

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April 13, 2018  

S1E014 The Stone of Undying (or, It’s All Downhill from Here)

After overcoming the obstacles barring their entry into the Temple of the First Land in the last episode, our adventurers now find that corruption lurks at the western foot of Three Lands’ Peak. The fate of the Raventree and the life of the land around it hangs in the balance... and our adventurers find that going downhill isn't always as easy as it seems.

March 30, 2018  

S1E013 The Shrining

Our adventurers reunite at the foot of Three Lands Peak and proceed to the Temple of the First Land in search of the Stone of Undying; but when an altercation between Durn and the Grease Wizard threatens to doom the party, they find themselves stuck between a rock and a door face.

March 29, 2018  

Actual Play: Wildcard Bout

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After recording episode 2, Ive and Sam (AKA Ahrin and the Grease Wizard) asked for some extra combat practice to get a feel for their characters.

Will was happy to oblige by running the pit-fight scenario that culminates with a match-up against the people’s champ: Scaley!

But this time, a wildcard joins the fray in the way of Will and Aimee’s 7-year old son Isaiah and his Half-Orc Warrior: Feng. Who comes out on top in this no-holds barred quasi-cannon-not-quite-a-rematch rematch? Listen and find out.

March 16, 2018  

S1E012 Corn Smart

Our adventurers' quest to secure the Stone of Undying continues, but the road to the Temple of the First Land proves to be long, fraught with peril, and prone to interdimensional interlude.

March 2, 2018  

S1E011 Fire-Wolves and the Water Goat

After sorting out the intentions of the familiar visitor, Keira, Durn, Ahrin and the Grease Wizard set out on a journey for the Temple of the First Land in search of an artifact that might prove helpful in their battle against the spreading blight. Of course, finding that artifact hinges first on the party’s ability to overcome some difficult obstacles along the way. Not the least of which, perhaps, is the urge for PvP.

February 23, 2018  

Keira’s Episode 0 - Silverleaf

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This is an introductory play session for Keira with just Will and Aimee. Listen to some of Keira’s introduction as she begins her search for her mother.

Just a note, this was the FIRST thing we ever recorded as an impromptu session before beginning the campaign. We didn't know if we'd ever share it, but we thought it would be fun to add to the feed!

February 16, 2018  

S1E010 Four Packs and a Funeral

Keira, Durn, Ahrin, and the Grease Wizard make the return trip to Raventree with the spoils of battle in tow and meet a traveling vendor who just so happens to have equipment with their names on it. However, their celebration is short lived as they contend with dire prophecy, a rainy funeral, and the arrival of what may be either an old friend or a new threat.

February 15, 2018  

Off-Book: Ding! Level 3

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In this episode of Behind the Screens: Off Book, Keira, Durn, Ahrin, and the Grease Wizard move up to level 3. Listen in as they choose new abilities and decide their path.


February 9, 2018  

S1E009 Sausage in the Troll Hole

After Ahrin and the Grease Wizard return to see the devastation that followed the battle in Raventree, our adventurers set off to explore the bandit’s lair, but are delayed by tempting roadside attractions.

February 8, 2018  

Game Master’s Guide to Episode 8

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In this edition of Game Master's Guide, Will talks about how he built the opponents for Episode 8, and briefly touches on orc culture.

February 2, 2018  

S1E008 No Retreat: Winners Eat, Losers Meat

In this episode, Keira, Durn, and the Grease Wizard stand against the final waves of bandits and the bandit king himself. When the Grease Wizard disappears at an inopportune moment, will Keira, Durn, and the citizens of Raventree be able to withstand the assault or will they face defeat?

February 1, 2018  

Durn Hammerstone’s Episode 0 - A Durn Good Start

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This is an introductory play session just featuring Will and Mike. Listen in to a bit of Durn's back story as he begins his adventure in the mountains of Kufo, in the Dwarven city of Karg.

January 26, 2018  

S1E007 Every Time a Bell Rings, a Wizard Makes Some Grease

Keira, Durn, and the Grease Wizard finish preparations, and brace as the first wave of bandits attack the village of Raventree. 

January 19, 2018  

S1E006 Sometimes You Just Get Juice

In this episode, our adventurers visit Gerry and Jenny’s Gem and Junk Juicer for a very special shopping trip and some general monkeying about. Oh, and they also prepare for that bandit thing.

January 18, 2018  

Off Book: Building Durn Hammerstone

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In this bonus episode, the only character build we recorded for the main D8 Night campaign, Mike builds Durn the Paladin and selects his starting gear.
January 15, 2018  

Game Master’s Guide to Episode 5

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In this edition of Game Master's Guide, Will talks about the traps in Episode 5, including the solutions. 

January 12, 2018  

S1E005 Tim, The Interdimensional Trap Detector

Keira, Durn, and the Grease Wizard face off against their toughest foe yet: perception checks.

January 5, 2018  

S1E004 One for the Woad

Our adventurers meet a few real fun guys, and learn to always bring extra water.

January 3, 2018  

S1 D8 Night Giveaway Details!

<<<THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED>>>
CONGRATS to BRThornburg1 for being the winner!

Details on how you can win D&D related prizes by reviewing our show on iTunes!

 

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December 31, 2017  

S1E003 Blind Leading the Blind Part 2

Our adventurers learn how to tame their dragon and how to live life with no regrets.
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