The Adventuring Party (podcasts)
Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.

This Weeks Hosts: Liam, Brian, Sean and Eoin

This week the party discuss the upcoming Leprecon Games convention.


00:58 Why is Leprecon not in Leprecon?

01:30 Eoin reminisces about how things were... back in his day

02:00 Liam can get you a venue in exchange for bananas

03:00 Leprecon... Allegedly the oldest Con in the country

03:35 Friday Night exists

03:50 Pathfinder Society also exists

04:18 Crimson Sky, the mystery of the missing swan

04:57 Is Warbirds a thing?

05:50 Coreolis Combine Larp

06:30 Living Brains

06:50 Mysterious black clad men

07:30 Ah... Horror theme

08:30 Eoin is an evil Werewolf

10:00 If you see Eoin in the werewolf game.... get him.

10:45 Betrayal on the high seas (Yarrr!)

11:35 Fate Accelerated Tangent

12:50 Brians internal auto correct gives up

14:00 Broken Brujah Tangent

14:45 Liam speaks Spanish... or possibly French

17:10 Pro Wrestling Entertainment Circuit Larp

19:16 Warbirds of Thena -the Metal band

21:05 Brian holds a picture of the board games locker up to the microphone

21:50 Extended Wargame tangent

22:40 GW Tangent within the Wargame tangent

27:02 </tangent>

27:17 Wild speculation about CCG's

28:55 Wild speculation about Special events

29:25 The party just discusses where they're going to eat



















Direct download: adventuringparty20170215.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Brian, Sean, Cathal and Eoin

Join us in celebrating 8 years of The Adventuring Party by taking part in our annual pub quiz! Up for grabs is €50 in your local gaming store. Even if you live outside of the Emerald Isle - we'll sort it out with your local shop.

Answers by email to - the closing date for entries is midnight, March 8th.

Show Notes:

  • 02:10    The editor COULD have cleared up the muddled ramblings of Sean at this point, but its more fun to keep them in!
  • 02:30    Thats the 8th of March for all you quiz entrants out there.


  • 03:20    Round Cathal (Dice Game Score = 26)
    • C1 In Tron one of most popular sports involved throwing circular items at each other until someone was derezzed, what were these items called?
    • C2 Turanga Leela became the first woman to play in the professional league of which sport?
    • C3 How many points is a golden snitch worth in quidditch?
    • C4 Where would you expect to play Flamingo Croquet?
    • C5 Jiggly Ball, the ultimate use of tennis balls was featured in which tv show?
    • C6 What is the appropriate defense to "You fight like a dairy farmer"?
    • C7 In final fantasy 7 you get a gold chocobo if you breed a wonderful chocobo with what colour?
    • C8 The blue shell which punishes the winning player is from what racing game?


  • 06:35    Round Brian (Dice Game Score = 34)
    • B1 What is the cause of the zombies in The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue?
    • B2 Where on Earth are you closest to space?
    • B3 Poncho, Hawkins, Billy, Blain and Mac were members of whose team?
    • B4 Which US Civil War officer is attributed the quote 'The only good Indian is a dead Indian'?
    • B5 Who vows to make alien bastards pay for shooting up his ride?
    • B6 What rank is Al in Quantum Leap?
    • B7 The recently released 5th edition of which classic board game comes with d6's, d8's and a d16?
    • B8 Provide a forumla to determine the total number of pips on any given die type?


  • 10:35    Round Sean (Dice Game Score = 42)
    • S1 Not counting the starter set or the three core rulebooks, how many supplement books and adventure books have been released by Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition to date? (Not including Adventurer’s League scenarios.)
    • S2 In One-Punch Man, How did Saitama, get his superpowers, according to himself?
    • S3 During a protest on Ceres Station, you see a poster that reads “Remember the Cant.” Who’s face is on the poster?
    • S4 In Doc McStuffins, who gave Doc her Magic Stethoscope?
    • S5 Nicki Minaj voices which Steven Universe character?
    • S6 In the main Marvel continuity, how many humans have carried the title of Captain Marvel?
    • S7 In the Lupin the Third board game, Lupin’s victory condition is to escape with the treasure and all of his gang with him. What is Fujiko’s victory condition?
    • S8 In the board game, Doggy Go! How many breeds of dogs are there?


  • 14:55    Round Eoin  (Dice Game Score = 36)
    • E1 Who was the 30th entrant in the 2017 Royal Rumble?
    • E2 What system is currently being used by Conan, Mutant Chronicles and Infinity RPG’s?
    • E3 In Star Wars Destiny, what point cost is the elite version of Luke Skywalker?
    • E4 Which monster devours iron with a wave of its feathery tendrils?
    • E5 Which anime series last year involved a person travelling back to his own youth in school?
    • E6 How many years late is Far West rpg?
    • E7 Which publisher is working on the 4th edition  of Warhammer Fantasy RPG?
    • E8 Which Pathfinder small creature has the fastest Base land speed in the game?


  • 20:43    Round Liam  (Dice Game Score = 14)
    • L1 Gencon has an anniversary this year, which one is it?
    • L2 In 2016, in the regular marvel continuity, who killed War Machine (James Rhodes)?
    • L3 The day after Gencon what is happening in 14 of the continental states of the USA?
    • L4 What game won "Spiel des Jahres" this year (in the overall game of the year category)?
    • L5 Where is Leprecon taking place this year?
    • L6 What is the current theme/season for pathfinder society?
    • L7 What are the playable powers in Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition?
    • L8 What team has won the most superbowls? (In the case of a tie who did it first)


  • 25:35 Thank you to last years winner who generously gave their prize back to charity.
Direct download: adventuringparty20170208.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Seán, and Mary.

This week, the party take a look at some D&D Adventures from the time of great change before 5th ed D&D.

01:00 - History lesson for those not familiar. During the dev of 5th ed it was known as D&D next.
01:15 - The Second Sundering
01:49 - Ghosts of Dragonspear castle
09:00 - Murder in Baldurs Gate
16:37 - Legacy of the Crystal Shard
16:50 - RA Salvatore
22.41 - Scourge of the Sword Coast
25:00 - Mike Schley
36:50 - Dead in Thay
28:50 - Scores

Direct download: adventuringparty20170201.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Seán, and Mary.

This week, the party discuss the fast approaching convention, Warpcon!

03:02 - Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. I'll never miss a chance to tag this.
05:15 - Wild Speculation.
05:42 - The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea
07:58 - Eoin doesn't think there's much punk in steampunk.
09:01 - Red Currency
09:40 - 7th Sea.
12:10 - All for some Dutch Gold.
13:50 - Well, This is Awkward...
16:32 - Scion. In fact, lots of White Wolf. Feels like the 90s.
17:02 - An Inevitable Time.
19:12 - Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan -
19:50 - Night's Black Agents -
19:55 - The Red Connection
21:11 - Tales of Toholon: Space is Hell
22:30 - Event Horizon -
24:20 - Dragon's Den -'_Den_(UK_TV_series)
24:30 - Cat Tobin -
24:45 - James Wallis -
24:50 - Rory Priest, Colm Lundberg, Love2Hate -

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This week's hosts: Liam, Cathal, Ian, and Stu.

This week, the party discuss magic item economies.

00:40 - This is one of our main sources of content. And that's a secret between you and me, internet.
01:24 - Liam's take on D&D 5th Edition. -
03:40 - Cathal's alternate take on D&D.
08:40 - Tilt your loot towards your player's strengths.
09:44 - Don't stop to develop your character, the whole world is gonna end if you don't punch out this next boss!
10:20 - A flexible rulesystem. Let the GM handle the problems!
13:30 - Maybe the problems were with the campaign, rather than the system?
14:08 - Good, because I was about to retitle this episode "Magic Item Economy in 5th ed."
17:05 - Stu disagrees with tailoring loot to the party needs.
18:40 - Craft your own magic items!
22:40 - Exalted! -
24:10 - Magic items as contraband. (Like rare tech in sci-fi games?)
24:37 - Even when speaking about Exalted, Liam still has Dungeons & Dragons on the brain.
25:50 - Shadowrun! -
26:30 - Also weapons as contraband.
31:50 - Magic items with purpose. As opposed to Magic Items as a second source of experience and stat boosting.
32:55 - Traveller -
33:40 - Heavy Gear -
35:10 - Change your perspective.

Direct download: adventuringparty20170118.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Cathal, Ian and Stu

This week, the party answer a query from a totally legit listener.

00:49 - Seems Legit...
01:28 - Default solution is off the table.
01:55 - Fellow Host Brian is mean
02:32 - Foreboding...
03:45 - Project for listeners... build a medieval battery
13:08 - That time I woke up upside down on the ceiling with a knifein my belly... good times.
15:25 - The old Switcheroo
16:08 - We're going prospecting asteroids... so I made a spy!
17:23 - My Character always knew he wanted to be a professional cartographer!
18:36 - The Big brown envelope of DOOOOM!
21:11 - The return of... Foreboding.
24:50 - Goblin genocide is wrong... we think... maybe

Direct download: adventuringparty20170111.mp3
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This week's hosts: Cathal, Liam, Mary and Sean

This week the party discusses snowflake characters, what are they and does everyone need to have one?

Show notes:

  • 00:23     Boardgame cafe in Cork doing a kickstarter to stock their boardgames library. If you feel like supporting them follow the LINK.
  • 01:52    This isn't judging other players by the way, I just have "Escapism" as very high on my list of priorities for entertainment be that roleplaying, reading or watching tv - Cathal
  • 05:25   Traveller and its lifepath system
  • 07:10    Serenity/Firefly
  • 07:56    Pathfinder
  • 10:02    Convention-games vs Home-games
  • 12:20    Character Backstory vs World Backstory
  • 13:30    Is skilled writing (or lack thereof) to blame?
  • 14:20    What is a backstory for?
  • 16:05    Collateral damage, a fantastic idea for wanting vengeance.
  • 20:50    Tune in next time and we might tell you if he survived
  • 21:00    Heavy Gear
  • 21:55    GMs just say NO!
  • 25:53    It may be bad form but I'm giving quote of the episode to myself "Your parents, no they're dead, your sister, no she's dead, do you care about anybody? YOUR Gold, actually your gold is here and it's been kidnapped!"
  • 26:39    Party self-correction of overly snowflaked characters.
  • 30:27    GM using backstory to torment players.
  • 33:39    Aberrant
Direct download: adventuringparty20170104.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Sean, Liam and Mary

Special guest: Donnie Kingston

This week, the party hit their book shelves and bring this years edition of recommendations of books that gamers would like. 

Show Notes:

  • 00:33 - Once again, our Special guest Donnie. With us entirely of his own volition. 
  • 01:31 - Recommended by Eoin: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks 
  • 05:48 - Recommended by Sean: Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds 
  • 09:35 - Recommended by Liam: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 
  • 13:30 - Recommended by Mary: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 
  • 17:58 - Recommended by Donnie: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams 
  • 18:41 - Poor auld Elijah Wood. Been in tons of stuff but will probably be forever known as... yore man... ehm... Frodo
  • 21:54 - Recommended by Eoin: The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher 
  • 26:39 - Recommended by Sean: Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales 
  • Quote of the episode: It's weird to say that one of the most grabbing things about that is what it looks... on a podcast...
  • 30:00 - Recommended by Liam: The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming by Teri Litorco. Her Youtube channel is also worth a look
  • 34:00 - Recommended by Mary: An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
  • 36:13 - The Regency Period was from 1811 - 1837 when King George IV ruled first as Regent and then as King of Great Britain. 
Direct download: adventuringparty20161228.mp3
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Apologies for the delay. Episode will be posted later today.

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This week's hosts: Eoin, Sean, Liam and Mary

Special guest: Donnie Kingston

This week, the party get into the festive season with the annual Kris Kindle/Secret Santa.

Show Notes:

  • 00:37 - Once again, our Special guest Donnie
  • 01:00 - Dice game rules: Roll 6 dice (d4,d6,d8,d10,d12,d20). If you get no 1s you are out. If you get any 1s, score their sides in points (ie 6 for getting a 1 on the d6) and reroll all the remaining dice. Keep going till all players are out. Highest score wins.
  • 03:14 - Secret Santa rules - Recycle unused games or buy something of nominal value €10. Don't give something you wouldn't be happy to receive.
  • 04:20 - Last years episode
  • 04:34 - Spyrium
  • 07:00 - Side-tracked with Bloodbowl Vrs Guild Ball starter set face-off
  • 08:25 - Pirate Flux!
  • 10:13 - That is a rather stylish monkey
  • 12:01 - Puerto Rico 
  • 12:30 - Quote of the episode "These are historical things... unpleasant historical things"
  • 16:12 - For our non-Irish/UK listeners, Iceland is a supermarket chain who specialise in frozen goods.
  • 17:00 - Credit unions, decent for car loans
  • 17:33 - Got the order wrong here, tune in next week for a full review of this in next weeks, books for gamers episode.
  • 18:00 - Civilised Guide to Tabletop Gaming
  • 18:50 - 8 minute empire: Legends review episode
Direct download: adventuringparty20161221.mp3
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