Dungeons + Drama Nerds
Roll to be Turned On & Confused

Roll to be Turned On & Confused

October 5, 2022

Our Thirsty Sword Lesbians head towards a strange circular clearing amid the wilderness of the Untamed astride the giant beast who just moments ago was menacing their small village - what will they discover at its center? 

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

Our Thirsty Sword Lesbians campaign features Gina Femia as Coney Shiversville, Mieko Gavia as Malta Regina, Percival Hornak as Adelaide, Jon Jon Johnson as Nymeria Wu, Leo Mock as Rugosa, and this game is Gay Mastered by Tess Huth. 

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Tongues Out, Swords Out: Queerness and Villainy

Tongues Out, Swords Out: Queerness and Villainy

September 28, 2022

Todd and Percy are joined by Kory Flores to talk about the longstanding link between queerness and villainy in media, queer-coded villains, and how villainy manifests in Thirsty Sword Lesbians. They conclude by asking: what makes a good villain?

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Immediately Kiss in a Dangerous Situation

Immediately Kiss in a Dangerous Situation

September 21, 2022

Our crew of thirsty sword lesbians attempts to intervene as Adelaide's train car speeds toward almost certain death at the hands of a giant monster - will they save her life? Can these disaster lesbians defeat the monster? Who will calm the villagers? Listen to find out!

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

Our Thirsty Sword Lesbians campaign features Gina Femia as Coney Shiversville, Mieko Gavia as Malta Regina, Percival Hornak as Adelaide, Jon Jon Johnson as Nymeria Wu, Leo Mock as Rugosa, and this game is Gay Mastered by Tess Huth. 

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Whatsapp Romeo, or, Setting-Agnostic Games and Stories

Whatsapp Romeo, or, Setting-Agnostic Games and Stories

September 16, 2022

Nick and Percy are joined by Ben Ferber and Kory Flores to talk about setting-agnostic game systems, specifically what "setting-agnostic" tends to mean, and how that parallels with setting and adaptation in the theatre. 

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!.
Thank You, Fellow Law Abiding Citizen

Thank You, Fellow Law Abiding Citizen

September 7, 2022

We join our crew of thirsty sword lesbians at a funeral in the Untamed, where they celebrate with dancing, dueling, and, uh ... megafauna?   

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

Our Thirsty Sword Lesbians campaign features Gina Femia as Coney Shiversville, Mieko Gavia as Malta Regina, Percival Hornak as Adelaide, Jon Jon Johnson as Nymeria Wu, Leo Mock as Rugosa, and this game is Gay Mastered by Tess Huth. 

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Very Fraught and Very Steamy: Queerness in Theater and Games

Very Fraught and Very Steamy: Queerness in Theater and Games

August 31, 2022

Todd, Nick, and Percy are joined by Romana Isabella to look at queer theater in relation to queer games and how "queer" can manifest differently in each medium. Topics include queer historiography, Oscar Wilde, Charles Ludlam, Ms. Blakk for President, and how much Willy Loman sucks.

Sources include:

- "Fucking With Dignity: Public Sex, Queer Intimate Kinship, and How the AIDS Epidemic Bathhouse Closures Constituted a Dignity Taking" - Stephen M. Engel and Timothy S. Lyle  

- “Discovery and Redefinition: Creating Openness and Agency via Queer Growth Routes” - Sarah Cypher

- "The Incidental Queerness of Dungeons and Dragons"

- Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre and Postmodern - Carolyn Dinshaw

- "Powered by the Apocalypse: How a Rule-System Nurtured a Queer Fanbase" - Maria Fanning

- Galatea - John Lyly

- Ridiculous Theatre: Scourge of Human Folly: The Essays and Opinions of Charles Ludlam

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
The F-Boy Island of Actual Play Podcasting

The F-Boy Island of Actual Play Podcasting

August 24, 2022

Join our crew of Thirsty Sword Lesbians as they create characters and do some shared worldbuilding, and learn more about Gay Master Tess Huth's mission to create the F-Boy Island of actual-play podcasts!

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

Our Thirsty Sword Lesbians campaign features Gina Femia as Coney Shiversville, Mieko Gavia as Malta Regina, Percival Hornak as Adelaide, Jon Jon Johnson as Nymeria Wu, Leo Mock as Rugosa, and this game is Gay Mastered by Tess Huth. 

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Patreon Teaser: Interview with Dex Phan

Patreon Teaser: Interview with Dex Phan

August 20, 2022
As a treat, we're bringing you a clip from our Patreon series of collaborator interviews, featuring Dex Phan from our games of Apocalypse World and Blades in the Dark! To listen to the full interview, join us on Patreon at the link below. 
 
If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Powered By Lesbians

Powered By Lesbians

August 17, 2022

Todd, Nick, and Percy are joined by Ben Ferber to talk through the rules of Thirsty Sword Lesbians by April Kit Walsh, published by Evil Hat Productions and Gay Spaceship Games, and chat about what they're most excited about in our upcoming game!

This is the dril tweet that helped originate the Sword Lesbian meme.

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean. Season Three features contributions from Christopher Diercksen, Ben Ferber, Kory Flores, Tess Huth, Romana Isabella, Leo Mock, Jon Jon Johnson, and Dex Phan.

If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
Patreon Teaser: Interview with Tess Huth

Patreon Teaser: Interview with Tess Huth

July 20, 2022
This week we're bringing you a clip from a new interview series, starting with Tess Huth! To listen to the full interview, join us on Patreon at the link below. We'll be back in August with the start of Season 3! 
 
If you’d like to help us continue exploring the intersection of theatre and tabletop roleplaying games, consider leaving us a review on your podcast app of choice or supporting us - and getting access to our patron-only bonus content - at patreon.com/dungeonsanddramanerds. You can find our social media and website links, including our cast bios, at our linktree. Be sure to tune in next week for another episode of Dungeons and Drama Nerds!
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