The party decided to venture to the Feywild to gain strength to fight former-Emperor Cade. Unfortunately the Raven Queen had other plans. Through divine intervention, our adventurers found themselves in the dark and depressing wasteland that is Shadowfell. There they were met by a few old faces and new. Finding sanctuary at the Red Rake (run by Mistress Ferr), Verity got a shock when coming face to face with someone she never thought she'd see again. 

----------------------------------

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons 

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new allies, Lenore, Taabi and Brilia. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.  Brilia, a former housewife turned adventurer who learned her warlock abilities to protect her partner, Kos.

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games. 

The adventures caused more than a few fires- both literally and figuratively speaking- as they successfully reunited the Hillgaurd family. Taabi and Brillia were made aware of both Arsen and Verity’s royal heritage through a gossip collum delivered by a peppy new friend, Fennir. Fennir also brought news from "Carrotcake" delivering a sticky letter from their estranged party member Elly. 

The party are beginning to recognise the urgency to face the mess they left behind in Caraquette and the impact the political turmoil is having on lands around it. A folk in the road presented itself and some party members struggled to choose which path to take. What lies ahead, the uncertainty of the Feywild or a journey back to lost allies and loose ends?

----------------------------------

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons 

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new allies, Lenore, Taabi and Brilia. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.  Brilia, a former housewife turned adventurer who learned her warlock abilities to protect her partner, Kos.

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games. 

The adventurers split the party...again! Brillia, Arsen and Lenore chased after an emotional Vertity while Tabbi, Kos and Arriana prepared to integrate the Hilligaurd Family.

Verity stumbled upon some creepy death hags on her rage walk and was almost tricked into making a deadly decision. Back at the bar Arriana and Tabbi played good cop furry cop and managed to uncover the family's connection to a corpse snatching resurrection cult. Lenore, Arsen and Brillia caught up to Verity and dispelled the hags tickery with a well placed zone of truth.

After a quick boink across the head the adventurers dragged the unconscious hags back to the bar to compare their findings. The party put hag and cult together and used locate object to find the missing Hillgaurd sibling as well as the stoney reanimation of Lord Hillgaurd’s corpse.

The party were confronted with a moral dilemma when they discovered the corpse snatcher's intentions were not as sinister as they had originally assumed.

 

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth.

linktr.ee/darknessanddragons Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. They are joined by new allies, Lenore, Taabi and Brilia. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead. Brilia, a former housewife turned adventurer who learned her warlock abilities to protect her partner, Kos.

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games.

The Shady Bunch picked up where they left off, investigating the missing corpse of Lord Hillguard. Arinna charmed the townsfolk, uncovering some helpful DNA evidence while Lenore and Arsen batted heads and noticed some suspicious behaviour from the youngest Hillguard sibling. Verity discovered a photograph depicting a mysterious fourth Hillguard child which led the party to investigate the towns ‘Wall of memory’. Brillia imparted some celestial wisdom to Verity and gave us a glimpse of her own troubled past. The adventures prepared for a murder mystery style interrogation and Arsen enlisted the musical stylings of Tabbi to serenade Verity and finally confessing his love.

----

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new allies, Lenore, Taabi and Brilia. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.  Brilia, a former housewife turned adventurer who learned her warlock abilities to protect her partner, Kos. 

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games. 

The party gives Arsen a makeover in attempts to disguise his royal heritage, leaving him with a fantastic cut and very questionable colour. With support from the loving Brillia, Kos faced her demons as the adventures reunited the body of Lord Harrock Hillguard with his grieving family. The return of their fathers body brought up questions of entitlement for Lord Hillgaurd’s three children and our adventures bonded and shared secrets over fine dwarven liquor. The party were prepared to pay their respects at Lord Hillguard’s funeral but were instead confronted with a missing corpse and a very shocked congregation.

----

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new allies, Lenore, Taabi and Brilia. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.  Brilia, a former housewife turned adventurer who learned her warlock abilities to protect her partner, Kos. 

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games. 

After returning Kos to her home and girlfriend, Brillia, the party sets in for a relaxing night only to be interrupted by a devastated Kos escaping from the house to meet her death like a warrior. The group, joined by Brillia, head out in search of Kos before she can get herself killed. Lenore and Verity talk redemption and why the raven queen might have brought them together. Tabbi entrusts his dinner to Ariana and Arsen and a party member makes a sweet and surprising exit.

----------------------

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. They are joined by new allies, Lenore and Taabi. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games.

The gang meets a small band of misfits on the road. After a small meet and greet, the party goes to sleep and find themselves in a strange new dream land where they are faced with some of their worst nightmares.

 

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new allies, Lenore and Taabi. Lenore, a follower of the Raven Queen, finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. Taabi, a nomad who will do anything to survive, also seeks the secrets of the dead.  

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games. 

We start the second season off with a bang as the party is separated after an attack. Verity meets a new companion by the name of Lenore, who, after joining with Ariana and Arsen, go to rescue Elly. With a mission from their new friend, the party dives deep into a cave for a mysterious coin.

We are a Dungeons and Dragons 5e actual play focussed on roleplay over combat. Dive into Season Two, and join the team as they head into the treacherous North to find the survivors of the Massacre of Asgarth. linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Dragging themselves out of the chaos from their royal assassination, Verity, Elly and Ariana are in mourning. Reclaiming her title, Princess Verity faces her need to repent for the murders in her past. Elly leaves behind the man she loves to find what remains of her people, long thinking them dead. Ariana struggles with what it means to be both Penny and Anisha, as her mind merges with that of a villager she was unable to save. 

They are joined by new ally, Lenore-- a follower of the Raven Queen, who finds herself drawn to helping these lost young women, but holds secrets that may change the meaning of magic. 

Twitch Stream: Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm EST
YouTube/Podcast: Saturdays, 12pm EST
Join our community: linktr.ee/darknessanddragons

Our game is also made possible thanks in part to magicartbook, who created our gorgeous character art, and 2minutetabletop.com, who creates the beautiful maps you see during our games.

This week, we recap Season One, talk about where our characters came from, and how their experiences have changed them. We chat with our fans about what they want to see in Season Two.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot.

Our story features:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue and the former Princess of Lunaris. She escaped her role in the Caraquette court as consort to Crown Prince Atlas and since, has fallen in love and defected with his younger brother, Arsen. Motivated by a need to repent, Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, the barbarian turned Commander and party leader who believes in freedom above all. Having seen her people murdered by the Caraquette crown, she is devoted to vengeance. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Ariana (formerly Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette), after capturing the soul of a dying Elven girl, Penny fused with Anisha to become Ariana. Skilled in both necromancy and nature magic, she is still very much an unknown factor to her allies. Ariana is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost to YouTube and our Podcast every Saturday at noon.

We close the chapter in Season One with a grand celebration. Also, a fire in the library starting from Cade’s materials. Verity and Elly speak to Atlas about his new role as Emperor and convince him to let the Unseen rebels leave the city. Verity and Arson get 'engaged', Elly’s love interest provides a final farewell, and Ariana’s multi-class is revealed.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Darkness and Dragons is a D&D actual play livestream for mature audiences, with an emotionally deep narrative and character-driven plot. Our story features:

  • Ryan/Verity, a rogue and the former Princess of Lunaris. She escaped her role in the Caraquette court as consort to Crown Prince Atlas and since, has fallen in love and defected with his younger brother, Arsen. Motivated by a need to repent, Ryan is played by Laura (she/her) @darkmoondice
  • Elly Pilwicken, the barbarian turned Commander and party leader who believes in freedom above all. Having seen her people murdered by the Caraquette crown, she is devoted to vengeance. Elly is played by Sarah (she/her) @theoddscollector
  • Ariana (formerly Penny Lillyanne Van-Ness Planchette), after capturing the soul of a dying Elven girl, Penny fused with Anisha to become Ariana. Skilled in both necromancy and nature magic, she is still very much an unknown factor to her allies. Ariana is played by Michael (he/him) @notesreviews
  • Our game is GMed by Melissa (she/her) @feministgamer

You can join in the Darkness and Dragons community by following us on Twitch (where we air live every Wednesday from 6:30pm-9pm EST), YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you get your podcasts! We repost to YouTube and our Podcast every Saturday at 3pm EST.

Load more