Dungeons + 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!
The Future of Play + Season 3 Announcement

The Future of Play + Season 3 Announcement

June 15, 2022

Join Todd, Percy, and Nick as they chat about their favorite moments from Season 2 and announce the games for next season (and the wonderful people who will play them)!

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean.

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!
My Girlfriend Senses Were Tingling

My Girlfriend Senses Were Tingling

June 10, 2022

This week, Nick sits down with the cast of our Lancer campaign to talk about their favorite moments, ask each other questions, and brainstorm NPCs related to Pothole McDuck. 

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean.

Our Lancer game features Julia Doolittle as the GM, Todd Brian Backus as Derrick McDuck, Jovane Caamaño as Hatuey, Ben Ferber as 18,000/Fish, and Tristan B Willis as Decency B. Damme. Lancer was written by Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson Morgan and was published by Massif Press.

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!
Truth Will Not Win Today

Truth Will Not Win Today

June 7, 2022

This week, our Lancer campaign comes to its thrilling conclusion as Fish and Peaches duke it out, the former aided by our team of lancer pilots! Who will win? Where our pilots find themselves in the aftermath of battle? Tune in 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.

Our Lancer game features Julia Doolittle as the GM, Todd Brian Backus as Derrick McDuck, Jovane Caamaño as Hatuey, Ben Ferber as 18,000/Fish, and Tristan B Willis as Decency B. Damme. Lancer was written by Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson Morgan and was published by Massif Press.

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!
Bridgerton Could Never

Bridgerton Could Never

May 26, 2022

Our crew of lancer pilots makes a dramatic entrance to confront Dr. Bertrand Russell, and combat ensues!

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean.

Our Lancer game features Julia Doolittle as the GM, Todd Brian Backus as Derrick McDuck, Jovane Caamaño as Hatuey, Ben Ferber as 18,000/Fish, and Tristan B Willis as Decency B. Damme. Lancer was written by Miguel Lopez and Tom Parkinson Morgan and was published by Massif Press.

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!
S2E49: Put Your Goddamn Plays in Space, You Cowards!

S2E49: Put Your Goddamn Plays in Space, You Cowards!

May 18, 2022

This week, Nick, Todd, and Percy talk about plays set in space and speculative fiction, the themes and questions those kinds of stories explore, and how we can realize them onstage. 

Plays discussed:

The Absentee by Julia Doolittle

Last Ship to Proxima Centauri by Greg Lam

Dungeons and Drama Nerds is produced by Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, and Nicholas Orvis, and is mixed and edited by Anthony Sertel Dean.

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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