Icosahedrophilia Podcast 151: Fathoms Below, Part 1

We-e-e’re back, adventure fans! That’s right—the Icosahedrophilia podcast kicks off its fourth season before the 14th season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. We concluded our last regular episode (before the six-episode special edition City of Destinies arc) with our heroes being ejected from the Underdark into the depths of the ocean! What will happen to them now? If you want to know, you have to listen now or subscribe via iTunes, Zune, or plain old RSS!

This episode features the following segments:

Weighing Anchor

Mike Shea calls for your initiative roll.

The Staging Area

I briefly summarize the campaign backstory (referring listeners to the Story Thus Far recap episode for a more detailed history of the campaign). I also summarize the state of affairs at the end of “Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Part 7.”

The Weather Report

The PCs face danger beneath the waves!

The Prop Shop

I preview the rest of the “Fathoms Below” story arc, and remind you about our sponsor, Continue magazine. I also give a relatively lengthy review of Dungeon Command. The bottom line: I like it! Not as much as I like Lords of Waterdeep, but a more than I like the Adventure System games. Save yourself some money and help the show by purchasing Dungeon Command from the Icosahedrophilia store—unless you decide to stay away from it altogether because of the relatively high price point.

Sea Shanties

As always, our theme and bumper music comes from Racing the Wind and Gallows Jig from the album Phantoms of the High Seas by Nox Arcana, ©2008 Monolith Graphics. This episode also features, in the background, Defenders of the Realm by Nox Arcana, from the album Blood of the Dragon, ©2006 Monolith Graphics. All tracks are used by permission of the copyright holders.

I hope that you enjoy(ed) listening to Kiss of the Spider-Woman, Part 7, and that youll join us when the campaign continues in Fathoms Below, Part 1! However, that will have to wait a while, as the next six episodes present City of Destinies, a D&D Living Forgotten Realms Battle Interactive recorded at OrcCon 2012!

9 Comments on Icosahedrophilia Podcast 151: Fathoms Below, Part 1

  1. Thanks for an awesome birthday Present, the return of your Podcast!


  2. Welcome back! Just started listening to it.

  3. Woot! You’re back! I actually really like your plot arc, and it’s really getting awesome!

  4. Nice to have you all back!

    Additionally, great to hear the plug for Erdenstern. I’ve been listening to them since 2006.

    While they may not always be the best for looped gameplay background music, the are great for RPG inspirational themed music when creating a campaign arc or setting the mood for a gaming session or encounter.

  5. hurray! Love the first episode!

  6. Thank you! I’ve been anxiously waiting and am looking forward to more. :-)

  7. Just writing a quick line to say, hope everything is OK with the podcast and that there’s nothing serious behind the lack of updates. Hope all is OK with you and yours!

    • Everything’s fine. It’s just that some of my professional/career obligations are excessively time-consuming right now, and when I get free time, I give it to my family instead of to the podcast.

  8. Good to hear! I was afraid this may be going the way of the dodo, which would sadden me greatly as I think you do really great work and the story behind this is really amazing. Thanks for all your hard work!

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