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Taking Initiative

A podcast on The Spark Network, sporting some good ol' D&D fun. Featuring silly accents, shenanigans, and tomfoolery, with the occasional uh-oh moments. Twitter: @TI_pod Website: www.thespark.network/ Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative Twitch: twitch.tv/thesparknetwork
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Nov 12, 2018

NOTE: The Idle Champions code was replaced since the initial announcement.  The audio file here was updated to compensate.  The code is now: TALK-INGI-NIAT-IVE!

 

NOTE: Talking Initiative is now scheduled for Saturday 11/17 at 8p ET on the Spark Network Twitch channel.

 

Josh makes announcements about Idle Champions, PAX Unplugged, the finale arc, our newest cast member and Talking Initiative.  Bucky doesn't approve of his humor.  He's rather ashamed, honestly.

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

 

The Idle Champions code is good from 11/12/18 12:30a PT to 1/1/19 12:01a PT.

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

 

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Balloon Game," "Smooth Lovin," "Jazz Brunch"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Nov 12, 2018

With a major goal accomplished, the Death Walkers and friends return to Argynvostahoolihast to rest and prepare.

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 11/16/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

 

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Dark Times," "Wounded," "Quinns Song-The Dance Begins," "Cryptic Sorrow," "Night on the Docks," "Promising Relationship," "Despair and Triumph," "Long Note Four," "Quinns Song-First Night," "Long Note Two," "Day of Chaos"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Nov 5, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

Cast for "The Marionette"

Jonathan "Bucky" Buckmaster - DM

Casey (The Lucky Die) - Natalya Alexandrovna Alyokhina

Celeste Conowitch (The Venture Maidens) - T.A.N.K.

Jonathan Serna (Dungeon Drunks) - Billy Beau Bob Boom

Sage Stafford (The Venture Maidens) - Aeshlynn

 

Music credits for this episode:

Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Marionette" was written by Robert Alaniz and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Oct 29, 2018

The sunsword seems close, but so does Baba Lysaga...and it's looking bad.

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

 

Check out Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms on Steam and use the code at the beginning of episode 44 to unlock a free gold chest!  The code is good from 12:30am PT on 10/15/19 to 12:01am PT on 11/01/19.  You can find Idle Champions on Twitter at @idlechampions.  Let them know we got you a gold chest with the hashtag #TakingInitiativeChampions.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 11/16/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

 

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Zombie Chase," "Night Break," "Ghostpocalypse - 7 Master," "Redletter," "River of Io," "Shamanistic," "Feral Chase," "Unrelenting," "Very Low Note," "Firebrand," "Tempting Secrets"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Oct 22, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

Cast for "The Marionette"

Jonathan "Bucky" Buckmaster - DM

Casey (The Lucky Die) - Natalya Alexandrovna Alyokhina

Celeste Conowitch (The Venture Maidens) - T.A.N.K.

Jonathan Serna (Dungeon Drunks) - Billy Beau Bob Boom

Sage Stafford (The Venture Maidens) - Aeshlynn

 

Music credits for this episode:

Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Marionette" was written by Robert Alaniz and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Oct 15, 2018

So begins the battle of Berez. Let's see if we can avoid it, shall we? 

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

 

Check out Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms on Steam and use the code at the beginning of this episode to unlock a free gold chest!  The code is good from 12:30am PT on 10/15/19 to 12:01am PT on 11/01/19.  You can find Idle Champions on Twitter at @idlechampions.  Let them know we got you a gold chest with the hashtag #TakingInitiativeChampions.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 10/19/18 at 11pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

 

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Oppressive Gloom," "Blue Feather," "Despair and Triumph," "The Escalation," "Welcome to HorrorLand"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Oct 8, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

Cast for "The Marionette"

Jonathan "Bucky" Buckmaster - DM

Casey (The Lucky Die) - Natalya Alexandrovna Alyokhina

Celeste Conowitch (The Venture Maidens) - T.A.N.K.

Jonathan Serna (Dungeon Drunks) - Billy Beau Bob Boom

Sage Stafford (The Venture Maidens) - Aeshlynn

 

Music credits for this episode:

Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Marionette" was written by Robert Alaniz and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Oct 1, 2018

The party talks with Argynvost and the Order of the Silver Dragon to plan their venture into Berez.

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

 

Check out the Podcasts of Waterdeep going on now on the Wizards of the Coast Dungeon Delve RSS feed! For details, visit: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/podcasts-waterdeep

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 10/5/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

 

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Lightless Dawn," "Ossuary 5 - Rest," "Spring Thaw," "Dark Fog," "Ossuary 2 - Turn," "Very Low Note"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Sep 24, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

Cast for "The Marionette"

Jonathan "Bucky" Buckmaster - DM

Casey (The Lucky Die) - Natalya Alexandrovna Alyokhina

Celeste Conowitch (The Venture Maidens) - T.A.N.K.

Jonathan Serna (Dungeon Drunks) - Billy Beau Bob Boom

Sage Stafford (The Venture Maidens) - Aeshlynn

 

Music credits for this episode:

Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Marionette" was written by Robert Alaniz and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Sep 24, 2018

All 10 PoWD episodes in this continuous story are on the Dungeon Delve RSS feed!

In a seedy, secret gambling hall, multiple individuals are seeking information about the rumored hoard in Waterdeep. But who is working for who? Who knows what? Will these people befriend each other or will it end in a bloodbath?

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

 

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

 

Guests

James D’Amato (Scrach): @OneShotRPG

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo (Valindra): @kahlanrock


Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"Walking Along," “”Achaidh Cheide,” “Long Note Two,” “Celtic Impulse,” “Sneaky Snitch,” “Deadly Roulette,” “As I Figure,” “Thief in the Night,” “Lobby Time,” “Shores of Avalon,” “Covert Affair,” “Prelude and Action”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sound FX from freesound.org

 

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Waterdeep: Dragon Heist" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Sep 17, 2018

With the Death House finally in the past, it's about time the Death Walkers and friends accomplish their next task: take on Berez.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

Check out the Podcasts of Waterdeep going on now on the Wizards of the Coast Dungeon Delve RSS feed! For details, visit: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/podcasts-waterdeep

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 10/5/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Anguish," "Fantastic Dim Bar," "Lost Time," "Cryptic Sorrow," "Spider Eyes," "Very Low Note"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Sep 10, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

Cast for "The Marionette"
Jonathan "Bucky" Buckmaster - DM
Casey (The Lucky Die) - Natalya Alexandrovna Alyokhina
Celeste Conowitch (The Venture Maidens) - T.A.N.K.
Jonathan Serna (Dungeon Drunks) - Billy Beau Bob Boom
Sage Stafford (The Venture Maidens) - Aeshlynn

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Marionette" was written by Robert Alaniz and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is the property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Sep 3, 2018

It's time to finish this house once and for all. Let's get Mykil back, shall we?

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

Check out the Podcasts of Waterdeep starting on 9/10/18 on the Wizards of the Coast Dungeon Delve RSS feed! For details, visit: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/events/podcasts-waterdeep

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 9/7/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"The Escalation," "Unrelenting," "Steel Rods," "Movement Proposition," "Ossuary 2 - Turn," "Tempting Secrets," "Corruption," "Promising Relationship"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Aug 23, 2018

*Episode edited by Nick Figueroa and Josh Perault

In this spin-off miniseries of Hackinstone's Gambit, Thunder, Raindrop and Biter find themselves in another part of Chult. Will they blunder this up or will they get some mysterious magical item?

Adam: @RetroArchetype
Joel: @GoddammitZammit
Josh: @XiroxisTheBeard
Nick: @nikofigs

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

"D&D is for Nerds" is a podcast with SansPants Radio. You can find them at:

Website: sanspantsradio.com
Twitter: @sanspantsradio
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sanspantsradio

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Long Note Four," "Hard Boiled," "Teller of the Tales," "Cool Vibes," "Twisting"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Tomb of Annihilation" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Aug 22, 2018

*Episode edited by Nick Figueroa and Josh Perault

In this spin-off miniseries of Hackinstone's Gambit, Thunder, Raindrop and Biter find themselves in another part of Chult. Will they blunder this up or will they get some mysterious magical item?

Adam: @RetroArchetype
Joel: @GoddammitZammit
Josh: @XiroxisTheBeard
Nick: @nikofigs

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

"D&D is for Nerds" is a podcast with SansPants Radio. You can find them at:

Website: sanspantsradio.com
Twitter: @sanspantsradio
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sanspantsradio

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Long Note Four," "Hard Boiled," "Teller of the Tales," "Cool Vibes," "Twisting"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Tomb of Annihilation" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Aug 21, 2018

*Episode edited by Nick Figueroa and Josh Perault

In this spin-off miniseries of Hackinstone's Gambit, Thunder, Raindrop and Biter find themselves in another part of Chult. Will they blunder this up or will they get some mysterious magical item?

Adam: @RetroArchetype
Joel: @GoddammitZammit
Josh: @XiroxisTheBeard
Nick: @nikofigs

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
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The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

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-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Water Lily," "Temple of the Manes," "Long Note Three," "Long Note Four"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 20, 2018

Back down into the depths of the Death House we go. The first part of the house wasn't TOO bad. This will be fine, too. Right?

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 9/7/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

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The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Deadly Roulette," "Night Break," "One of Them," "Bump in the Night," "Chase Pulse," "Unseen Horrors," "Very Low Note," "Spiders Web"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Aug 6, 2018

This house still sucks.

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 8/10/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

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The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Oppressive Gloom," "Darkest Child," "Deep Noise," "Ossuary 6 - Air," "Night of Chaos"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jul 23, 2018

Back inside we go...

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 8/10/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
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Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Ritual," "Horror_Spacial Winds," "Come Play With Me," "Gathering Darkness," "Blue Sizzle"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jul 16, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

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"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

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Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Beast" was written by Alan Patrick and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jul 9, 2018

Credits Correction: The end credits state that Drew Tillman is playing the Revised Ranger from WotC's Unearthed Arcana.  This is incorrect.  He is playing the Consensus Ranger by ZIPPERONDISNEY on Reddit.

The mist around the Death House is gone. It's time for our heroes to meet back up where it all started.

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 7/13/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

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Thank you to special guest Celeste Conowitch of the Venture Maidens podcast. You can find her on Twitter @cconowitch or the Venture Maidens @venturemaidens

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Earnest," "Smoking Gun," "Tempting Secrets," "Invariance," "The Descent"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jul 2, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

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"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord:https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Beast" was written by Alan Patrick and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jun 25, 2018

It's a mad rush to get back some old friends!

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 6/29/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast

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Thank you to special guest Celeste Conowitch of the Venture Maidens podcast. You can find her on Twitter @cconowitch or the Venture Maidens @venturemaidens

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:

-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

-"The Dread," "Spider Eyes," "Night on the Docks," "Sunset at Glengorm," "Earnest," "Village Consort," "Prelude and Action," "Tranquility Base"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jun 18, 2018

Barovia is a big place where many unfortunate people find themselves trapped. While Taking Initiative is currently focused on the Death Walkers, this side project will be looking at other poor souls, watching them struggle just to get out alive.

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. It's only a cantrip. We'd love to hear from you! Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over and see if you'd like to support the show. You can get your name on our website, access to bonus episodes, art work, the Taking Initiative compendium, and our main episodes early!

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (Network): @The_Spark_Net
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
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Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord:https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the theme song

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). "The Beast" was written by Alan Patrick and the D&D 5e Adventurers League Team. It is property of Wizards of the Coast. We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

Jun 11, 2018

Disclaimer: This episode has a REAL rough moment. Barovia sucks hard.

We pick back up at the Blue Water Inn after a truly rough night.

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The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 6/29/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below.

"Taking Initiative" is a podcast on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network/takinginitiativepodcast
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Twitter (The Spark Network): @The_Spark_Net
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

Thank you to special guest Celeste Conowitch of the Venture Maidens podcast. You can find her on Twitter @cconowitch or the Venture Maidens @venturemaidens

The original artwork for the logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song
-"Fantastic Dim Bar," "Dark Fog," "Loss," "Laid Back Guitars," "Wounded," "Steel and Seething," "The Dread"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Curse of Strahd" module refer to the property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

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