Dice Friends is LoadingReadyRun's Tabletop RPG show, available both as video and as podcast. It generally consist of Dungeons & Dragons 5th editions (with occasional foreys into other systems). As of this writing, it is currently made up of 2 larger campaigns and several mini-campaigns.
List of Dice Friends Campaigns
The episodes can be found on their Youtube channel, as well as on Twitch and as podcasts on the LRR website.
- Escape from the Semolo Plateau, with Dale Friesen as the DM, and Paul Saunders as Dande (Tabaxi Monk), Kathleen DeVere as Morra (Elf Rogue), Brendan Beej Dery as Bontan (Dwarven Cleric) and Graham Stark as Snak (Goblin Fighter). Set in the Forgotten Realms during the events of the Tomb of Annihilation adventure, on the island continent of Chult, a large island which is basically a self contained Death World filled with dinosaurs, undeads, dangerous plants and disease. The players are group of convicts on the titular Semolo Plateau who aim to recover their freedom, and get involved in larger events. This campaign is 10 episodes long so far.
- Dragon's Orders. the continuation of the above adventure.
- Murder on the Semolo Plateau, with Cameron Lauder as the DM, and Ben Ulmer as Rigen (Human Bard), Coriander Dickinson as Lenta (Dwarven Barbarian), Ian Horner as Aten (Human Ranger) and Kathleen DeVere as Daji (Human Rogue) as member of the Semolo Plateau militia trying to solve the murder of a wizard who had been visiting. This mini campaign is three episodes long and shares continuity with Escape From the Semolo Plateau.
- Burning Bright, with Cameron Lauder as the DM, and returning players Ian as Worth (Human Paladin), Cori as Rose (Human Paladin), Graham as Marten (Human Paladin). Joining them is Adam Savidan as Beloc (Half-Orc Paladin). A 2 session long mini-campaign.
- Camp Nettlebee, with Kathleen De Vere as the DM and returning players Cameron Lauder as Niann (Half Elf Ranger) and Ben Ulmer as Peloton (Halfling Wizard). Joining them are Alex Steacy as Ulrica (Human Fighter) and Serge Yager as Malfeasance (Human Bard). Set in a summer camp where children are going missing, the group plays as the children from Cabin 3. 3 session long mini-campaign.
- Enigma of the Startunnels, with Cameron as Yuri Armstrong, Cori as Ruby Ride, Ian as Krancor, Kathleen as Inspector Assayer and later, Beej as Carfax Seagull in a 3 episode mini-campaign run by Dale with a 60s science fiction tone running on Fate Core.
- The Sand Witches of Dry Gulch, a bonus episode starring Kathleen as Euphomia Flunt, Dale as Zal the Accursed, Ben as Terry Goodstuff and Ian as another Krankor in a one-off adventure run by returning LRR crew member Jeremy Petter to promote his new Deck of Many Things app. Set halfway between the standard D&D fantasy world and a spaghetti western, the town of Dry Gulch has had it's water diverted away to the nearby Pewter City who are selling it back to them. The party is attempting to correct this injustice and solve some personal problems when they find the legendary Deck of Many Things. Hilarity Ensues.
- Music of the Spheres, with Beej as Peter Tremaine, tech guy extraordinaire, Serge as @Franky, social media celebrity, Matt as Norman Weiss, New age pharmacist and Kathleen as Jessica Wilston, Crossfit Trainer. Cameron returns to run a game of Call of Cthulhu 5th Edition.
- Bylaw and Order, a campaign following a party consisting of Cameron, Ian, Serge, and Ben as they seek to have an extensive new food safety bylaw ratified for the Azorius Senate, a complicated and dangerous prospect in the city of Ravnica. Run in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, using content from the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica campaign sourcebook.
Dice Friends Contains Examples Of:
- Accidental Pervert: Niann. While investigating the first cabin, he finds another camper's bra in a chest. Malfeasance sees this and proceeds to spend the entire rest of the campaign calling Niann a pervert.
- Adults Are Useless: The only remotely helpful adults in Camp Nettlebee are Jaspar Prutchett and possibly Morra, and it is debatable both whether Morra is really helpful and whether she's even an adult. note
- Animal Wrongs Group: Morra's attempts to rescue animals invariably ends badly for the rescuee.
- By-the-Book Cop: Daji is very obsessed with rules and regulation.
- Most of Dale's NPCs are rather... quirky.
- Morra. She's a student from Waterdeep who transferred to Chult (A notoriously dangerous island) as part of a school project and then decided to devote herself to rescuing lizards. As counselor in charge of Cabin 3 in Camp Nettlebee, she's possibly even worse.
- Bomb Throwing Anarchist: Euphomia quickly turns into one of these after getting demoted from her clerical position.
- Dark and Troubled Past: At first it seems like Snak has those, as he abandoned his tribe of goblins and was imprisoned when it was found he was stealing militia supplies and stockpiling it (some of it outside town, like he was preparing to flee). Turns out Snak just left his tribe because he's asocial and his tribe really likes group hug. They are still otherwise on good term - though the rest of the party seem to get along with them more than Snak does.
- Death World: Chult. Between the Dinosaurs, the tropical (magical disease), the rampant undead, the parasites, potentially hostile (and sometimes insane locals), it is incredibly lethal. Cameron makes ample use of the expression "dying of Chult" in his game.
- Fun with Subtitles: Another member of the crew manning the streaming computer will add annotations, funny jokes and subtitle by the DM's face and under each character's name, reflecting what's going on.
- His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Inspector Assayer's first name is actually Inspector.
- Killer Game Master: Jer's reputation as this from Temple of the Lava Bears is brought up in Dry Gulch.
- Meaningful Name: Snak is bite-sized.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: The monsters of Chult are named this way. They're not literally half-this-half-thats, but the residents are too busy trying not to die to work out new names for them so they just approximate.
- Mythology Gag: "40 points of acid damage" from Temple of the Lava Bears comes up from time to time.
- One Steve Limit: Averted - in Dry Gulch there are 2 Euphomias and a never-ending supply of Krankors.
- Overly Long Name: Dande's full name, which he had kept hidden for personal reasons, is eventually revealed to be Golden Dandelion Gale.
- Remember the New Guy?: How they swap out Yuri Gagarin for Carfax Seagull when Cam couldn't make it.
- Sense Freak: Inspector Assayer is always delighted by new tactile sensations.
- Too Dumb to Fool: Daji's description of Rigen and why he trusts Rigen: "he's too idiotic to be capable of deceit."
- Trade Snark: Carfax Seagull, for no discernible reason.
- You All Meet in a Cell: The first campaign begins this way.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Morra.