Played by: Jennifer Cheek
- Class: Druid (Ep.1-5), Warden (Ep.6-126) (4e), Paladin (Ep.127-154), Warden (Post-Time Skip-) (5e)
A dwarf Druid, then Warden, then Paladin, then Warden again. Aludra serves as the party's tank and was the only remaining character that debuted in episode 1, before retiring from adventuring to rule the dwarven people in Deephome.
Fills the role of the party's "heart." She is the nurturer of the party, started as its healer and, before the plotline involved her actual family, she was adopting NPCs with Thom. She developed a deep romantic relationship with new party memeber, Jaela.
- Arranged Marriage: Escaping one of these is the reason she left the dwarven kingdom to pursue a life of adventure. Her betrothed is actually a pretty swell guy.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: In the fallout of the Oakback rebellion and as a result of the strength she displayed, the king abdicated his throne to her.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Aludra has her share of admirers and Jennifer makes it clear that she's not at all skinny - despite her height, she's heavier than every PC except Thom.Jennifer: She's a busty gal!
- Butt-Monkey: Mostly in terms of mechanics. Jennifer Cheek's legendarily bad rolls are generally described as Aludra flailing around like a drunker toddler.
- Catchphrase: Albeit a forced one in "Aludra eats the bacon."
- Gameplay and Story Integration: When it became clear that the group was in need of a defender, Luccan directed the group to a "place of great power". There, Aludra lost the ability to transform but became much sturdier - in other words she changed from Druid to Warden.
- Happily Married: To her queen-consort, Jaela.
- Stone Wall: Aludra is slow and not terribly accurate, but with her monstrous Constitution and AC, she is by far the best at taking hits.
- Team Mom: She is the motherly soul of the party, usually the first to advocate peaceful solutions. With Thom, she even adopted a young githyanki boy named Bucky.
- Trademark Favourite Food: Boob burritos. That is, burritos cooked and stored at the perfect temperature between her boobs. The party agrees that they are delicious and she always stays well-stocked.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: At the very beginning, Aludra's druid class allowed her to shapeshift into various animal forms. Much, much later, one of Toby's common tactics was to transform Aludra into a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Played by: Mike Bachmann
- Class: Warlord/Bard (4e), Barbarian (5e)
A dragonborn warlord, later barbarian. Thom is the wild card, as is any other character played by Mike Bachmann. First introduced in episode 1.
- Ax-Crazy: He is the most reckless and bloodthirsty of the group. An off-hand remark by Tum (and a lapse in Mike Bachmann's attention) resulted in him decapitating a captive Thokas, and he quickly decided that a dragonborn with a tail (which is highly unusual) must die so that Thom remains the only tailed dragonborn in the world. He is also a practitioner of Tantric Death - the act of getting as close to death as possible without dying.
- Berserk Button: Thom is volatile at the best of times, but Steve hijacking his body for a short while enraged him. And on the subject of Steve, "Gnollllls...".
- Blood Knight: He loves shedding blood. It doesn't matter whose.
- Catchphrase: "Gnollllls..."
- Establishing Character Moment: When Thom beheads Thokus without hesitation at Tum's request, he establishes himself as something of a loose cannon.
- Evil Weapon: Blood Drinker, which synergises very well with Thom's abilities to the point that Thrifty begins to regret introducing it...
- Heroic Sacrifice: Thom makes one - by accident - when he closes the portal to the Abyss.
- Fire-Forged Friends: "Friends" is probably too strong a term, but he eventually softens (a bit) towards Steve.
- Replacement Scrappy: In-universe, this is what he feels about the Battle-Crazed Greatsword(+1) whenever he cannot wield Blood Drinker.
Played by: Tim Lanning
- Class: Sorcerer (4e), Storm Sorcerer (5e)
A human Storm Sorcerer. A charming, if arrogant and abrasive scion of a noble house. Harper serves as the party's main spellcaster, courtesy of the tattoos etched into his skin. First introduced in episode 32 to fill the void left by Tum.
- Awful Wedded Life: It seems that way on the surface, given that he's married to the very haughty, classist Ashayara Dayne after the Time Skip. Indeed, he seems all too happy to leave Pelor's Hope and attend Aludra's wedding. Likely subverted given their six children, their... farewell as Harper leaves for Deephome and Dayne's grief and fury believing the party to be responsible for Harper's death.
- Catchphrase: "My dark past..."
- Early Installment Weirdness: The party initially seems to be entranced by Harper, given his 17 Charisma. In fact, Tim demonstrates the power of Harper's charisma by having him squat down and [[Squick take a dump on the ground in front of the party]], who were somehow impressed by this display of "charisma". By the next episode, Harper's abrasive personality began to emerge and he began to become tolerated at best.
- Easily Forgiven: After the events of Episode 79, Harper is the only one who averts this in regards to Ros. Even when she brings the cavalry after the party retrieves the Demonomicon, Harper is prepared to kill her when he spots her again. Granted, the rest of the party did not personally experience the betrayal like Harper.
- Hidden Depths: Even after the Time Skip, Harper remains his angry neurotic self. But while he brings Jaela to Deephome as a favour to an old friend, he not fooled by her intentions - he has no desire to see her ruin the upcoming wedding and the chance for peace. His discussion with her on the boat shows that he understands the traits and importance of being a true leader, including the personal sacrifices. Not that it stopped him from being blinded by his own desire for revenge, fatally so.
- The same conversation also reveals his attitude towards his tattoos. He sees them as a sign of his obligations
- Killed Off for Real: He and the rest of the party clutched the Idiot Ball hard in Longcryer's Tower, ignoring (or misunderstanding) all the warnings that they were walking into a trap. The result: Ludicrous Gibs as Harper's tattoos exploded.
Played by: Nika Howard
- Class: Avenger (4e), Paladin (5e)
A deva avenger, later aasimar (though still called deva in-story) paladin. Jaela is most often on the front lines. First introduced in episode 82.
Develops a relationship with Aludra.
Part of a group of characters that the party played as one-offs to help a macguffin move closer to the core plotline. Both he and a couple of the others have made reappearances later on.
Played by: Mike Bachmann
- Class: Bard
A changeling bard. Jett is something of a washed-up rockstar and runs support for the party. First introduced in episode 161.
Played by: Steven Strom
- Class: Wizard
A githyanki wizard. Junpei served as the party's original spell caster. First introduced in episode 1.
Played by: Tim Lanning
- Class: Rogue
A halfling rogue. Tum did roguish, stealthy things for the party during his brief stint as a member of it. First introduced in episode 1.
Is remembered fondly by fans and sometimes people forget how short a time he was a character due to his large impact.
Has been brought back at least once as a ghost during a holiday themed episode.
- Catchphrase: "Slyyyyy flourish!" and "Call me Darkblade."
Tower Of Grey
Minor/Guest Player Characters
Minor Adventuring Parties
Friendly NPCsAll NPCs are played by Dungeon Master Michael "ThriftyNerd" DiMauro unless otherwise noted.
An NPC the party rescues and becomes a very important character over time. Is the captain of the party's ship, becomes nanny/caregiver to Bucky (Thom & Aludra's adopted orphan son) when the party goes places unsafe for children, develops a deep relationship with Thom that starts with a shared sexual deviancy but turns into one of the longest lasting romantic relationships.
Aludra and Thom's adoptive son who is left with Roz a lot when the party gets distracted by plotlines.
A donkey bought by the core party that they refused to give up because of the on-going joke about the 'speak to animals' scroll/spell. Ended up becoming Bucky's constant companion.