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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 Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast Website: www.thespark.network/ Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com/ Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
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May 14, 2018

The party picks up Ferguson from his bath and head off to the Coffin Maker's shop. Time to play Bad Cop, Bad Cop and get those bones back!

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 6/1/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below.

The Podcasts of Foes is running from May 7-20, 2018 on the Dungeon Delve RSS feed. Our episode is out TODAY, May 14, 2018.

"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

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
-"Thinking Music," "Umbrella Pants," "Fantastic Dim Bar," "Digital Bark," "Deep Noise"
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!

May 7, 2018

Bucky, Drew, Josh, and Nick become teenage superheroes in Nerds on a Roll's world of Halcyon City. Loren, NOAR's Game Master, has a special one shot whipped up for our TI team that runs parallel to an early NOAR arc. This three-part crossover series is from our Patreon a couple of months back.

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 exclusive bonus episodes as well as crossover episodes like this one before anyone else, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

"Taking Initiative" and "Nerds on a Roll" are podcasts on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network
Twitter: @TI_Pod // @NerdsOnARoll
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative // patreon.com/nerdsonaroll
Twitch: twitch.tv/thesparknetwork

The theme music comes from Nerds on a Roll. Details about the song can be found in their normal descriptions.

Apr 30, 2018

Leaving Argynvosthold behind them, the party heads back to Vallaki. Ferguson decides to have some time alone with his sword while the rest of the group tackles a good 'ol fashioned mystery!

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 5/4/18 at 10pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below.

The Podcasts of Foes will run from May 7-20, 2018 on the Dungeon Delve RSS feed. Our episode will go up on May 14th.

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

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

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
-"Past the Edge," "Snowdrop," "Lasting Home," "Plaint," "Walking Along"
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!

Apr 23, 2018

Bucky, Drew, Josh, and Nick become teenage superheroes in Nerds on a Roll's world of Halcyon City. Loren, NOAR's Game Master, has a special one shot whipped up for our TI team that runs parallel to an early NOAR arc. This three-part crossover series is from our Patreon a couple of months back.

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 exclusive bonus episodes as well as crossover episodes like this one before anyone else, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

"Taking Initiative" and "Nerds on a Roll" are podcasts on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network
Twitter: @TI_Pod // @NerdsOnARoll
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative // patreon.com/nerdsonaroll

The theme music comes from Nerds on a Roll. Details about the song can be found in their normal descriptions.

Apr 16, 2018

The party's time in Argynvostholt is coming to a quick close, but it seems that Ferguson has an idea. I can't tell if that sentence is a good or bad thing. He's creepy.

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 5/4/18 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiative

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
-"Wounded," "Thunder Dreams," "Interloper," "Anxiety," "Lightless Dawn," "Unease Piano," "Sunset at Glengorm," "Dreams Become Real,"
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!

Apr 9, 2018

Bucky, Drew, Josh, and Nick become teenage superheroes in Nerds on a Roll's world of Halcyon City. Loren, NOAR's Game Master, has a special one shot whipped up for our TI team that runs parallel to an early NOAR arc. This three-part crossover series is from our Patreon a couple of months back and will be released in full over the next several weeks.

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 exclusive bonus episodes as well as crossover episodes like this one before anyone else, the chance to ask us questions for "Talking Initiative" and mailbag episodes, and our main episodes early!

"Taking Initiative" and "Nerds on a Roll" are podcasts on The Spark Network. You can find us at:

Website: thespark.network
Twitter: @TI_Pod // @NerdsOnARoll
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative // patreon.com/nerdsonaroll

The theme music comes from Nerds on a Roll. Details about the song can be found in their normal descriptions.

Apr 2, 2018

The hunt for Vladimir and the Cloak of Argynvost continues within the walls of Argynvostholt, but will our party be able to handle the challenge at hand?

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 4/6/18 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiative

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
-"Snowdrop," "Feral Chase," "Darkling," "Crypto," "Black Vortex"
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!

Apr 1, 2018

If you caught this on 4/1, April Fools! If you did not, this is now awkward. But hey, drop in to listen to the characters respond to some Patreon backer questions! This episode features a question from Pinkiechu and smdl2!

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 4/6/18 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiative

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

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

Mar 27, 2018

This is the first episode of "Into Ivy Mansion," a D&D 5e one shot DM'd by Bucky. The players include Donna, Drew, Josh, Morgan, and Nick. If you'd like to listen to the rest of this series, please visit our Patreon at the link below and see how you can support the show.

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 4/6/18 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiative

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die" for the theme song

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

Mar 19, 2018

Within Argynvostholt lies some challenges...especially if your party member decides to physically launch himself at the newly discovered foes without thought of consequence. Thanks Ferguson.

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 4/6/18 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiative

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
-"Ghostpocalypse - 4 Temptress," "Devastation and Revenge," "Action," "Darkling"
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!

Mar 5, 2018

Ven has a real deep dive into himself and talks some stuff out. There's about to be some real changes. Get ready for some backstory!

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!

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

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

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
-"Cryptic Sorrow," "Ghostpocalypse - 2 The Call," "Dark Hallway," "Giant Wyrm," "Dreams Become Real," "Rynos Theme," "Night on the Docks," "Quinns Song - A New Man"
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!

Feb 19, 2018

The group followed a somewhat possessed/guided Arcene to a creepy (no kidding) mansion, where they've come across a short humanoid figure having a sandwich in front of a large dragon statue.

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!

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

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

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," "Earth Prelude," "Awkward Meeting," "Impromptu in Blue," "Despair and Triumph," "Lightless Dawn"
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!

Feb 5, 2018

Leaving the fate of Rictavio in the hands of...well, Josh really...the party continues onward back towards Vallaki. Kent is slaphappy, Ferguson is cryptic as always, and Ven decides to do some light reading.

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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/MGv46RV

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Water Lily," "Just As Soon," "Anguish," "Promising Relationship," "Long Note Three," "Long Note Two," "Cryptic Sorrow," "Aftermath," "Fresh Air"
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!

Jan 22, 2018

Werewolf? There wolf, there castle. Now that that obvious reference is out of the way, we dip back into Barovia where Josh ruins a touching moment between Kent and Van Richten with some evil people pups. It's a combat episode, everyone!

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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

This episode features special guest Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch) from the Venture Maidens podcast (@venturemaidens).

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Prelude and Action," "Black Vortex," "All This," "Scattershot," "Long Note Two," "Heavy Heart,"
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!

Jan 8, 2018

They arrived at the wizard's tower and got a super special book (cheeeeeck that off the list). BUT, alas, Rictavio has yet another identity: Van Richten, the one from Madam Eva's tent. Remember that stinger on episode 19? The whole post-episode...thingy...yea, well, that! Hop on in and find out a bit more about the gunman who came around.

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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

This episode features special guest Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch) from the Venture Maidens podcast (@venturemaidens).

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Laid Back Guitars," "Long Note One," "Spacial Harvest," "Lost Time"
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!

Dec 22, 2017

Bucky and Drew share some changes going on and introduce our guest-filled "Meanwhile in Barovia" series starting next year.

Dec 22, 2017

Happy holidays! Have an early episode, on us! Today you can experience a new episode just like a Patreon subscriber: flippin' early. Like, Friday instead of Monday early. As an audience, you've been incredible and it's just a little something from us to you to say thanks. Hopefully this can get you through some solid commute time to wherever you may be headed. And if you're not headed anywhere, listen to it anyways? Or if you're around family, grab your closest boombox (boombox? Yes, boombox) and blast that s&%#.

Last episode, our party of classy individuals found themselves at a wizard's tower, thanks to Rictavio's direction, but they seem to be in a predicament. Ferguson is being testy with Rictavio, Kent seems to be hurt when he approaches the tower, and Ven can't [enter dance move here because I'm not savvy enough these days to come up with an appropriate reference, you kids and your sweet moves...]. What wiiiill they do?

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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

This episode features special guest Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch) from the Venture Maidens podcast (@venturemaidens).

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Metaphysik," "Ghost Processional," "Road to Hell," "This House," "Invariance," "Long Note Four," "Laid Back Guitars"
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!

Dec 18, 2017

Well...uh oh. Will this be the end for Hew and this party of misfits? It's the finale, so anything goes, right?

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 now 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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Guests this episode include Adam and Joel from "D&D is for Nerds" and Sage from "The Venture Maidens."

The "Hackinstone's Gambit" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "Hackinstone's Gambit Theme Song"
-"Final Battle of the Dark Wizards," "Devastation and Revenge," "Prelude and Action," "Burnt Spirit," "Crossing the Chasm," "Lobby Time," "Obliteration," "At the Shore," "Cheery Monday"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

SFX used in this episode are from freesound.org.

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!

Dec 11, 2017

Our party has a guest! The famous Rictavio arrived from Madam Eva's neck of the woods to help out the group. But...wait a minute. He has a very different tone compared to the last time we heard him. People have too many secrets around here!

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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

This episode features special guest Celeste Conowitch (@cconowitch) from the Venture Maidens podcast (@venturemaidens).

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Thinking Music," "Blue Sizzle," "Sneaky Snitch," "Dragon and Toast," "Sunset at Glengorm," "Metaphysik"
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!

Dec 4, 2017

Finished with the forge, our party takes the 40 mile shortcut (yes, it's a shortcut) to the mine. It's a long journey, anything can happen. But will anything happen? Will our party be lucky enough to avoid the looming threat of Tinder? And what the hell is Otto doing?

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Guests this episode include Adam and Joel from "D&D is for Nerds" and Sage from "The Venture Maidens."

The "Hackinstone's Gambit" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "Hackinstone's Gambit Theme Song"
-“Long Note One," "Long Time Coming," "Darkest Child," "Thief in the Night," "Final Battle of the Dark Wizards"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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SFX used in this episode are from freesound.org.

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!

Nov 27, 2017

The party made it to the gates of Vallaki, hoping to get Ireena to safety, but what awaits them inside?  Is Ireena truly safe anywhere she goes?  And what is going on with the Cleansing Hand?  Are Kent and Ferguson somehow tied to the same organization?  We shall see where their adventure takes them, and hopefully that is far from TPK land.

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

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Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Anguish," "Lone Harvest," "Fantastic Dim Bar," "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!

Nov 20, 2017

Seems like the party cleared out the first section, but will greed drive the party to death? And what IS Hackinstone's real purpose for this mission? Is there something he's not telling us? Probably, because what's a story without some type of twist? That's just how narratives work these days, come on now.

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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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
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Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Guests this episode include Adam and Joel from "D&D is for Nerds" and Sage from "The Venture Maidens."

The "Hackinstone's Gambit" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "Hackinstone's Gambit Theme Song"
-“Deadly Roulette," "Lobby Time," "March of the Spoons," "Thief in the Night"
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 "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!

Nov 13, 2017

With Callista and Ismark gone, Ven, Ferguson, Kent, Arcene, and Ireena make their way to Vallaki and have a nice chat on the way.

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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
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Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

The "The Gunman Comes Around" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "The Gunman Comes Around Theme Song"
-"Long Note Three" and "Teller of the Tales"
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!

Nov 6, 2017

Whew, glad we got those firenewts out of the way. Sure hope that was the end of them! Yep, just one room. Josh went easy on us for once and just let us get the treasure and oh no, nevermind. There's more. So much more...

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 now 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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Guests this episode include Adam and Joel from "D&D is for Nerds" and Sage from "The Venture Maidens."

The "Hackinstone's Gambit" logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast.

Music credits for this episode:
Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "Hackinstone's Gambit Theme Song"

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!

Oct 30, 2017

Make sure to stay after the credits for a special message from Bucky.

In the finale of the Barovian Rhapsody arc, the party takes on the hags of the Old Bonegrinder windmill! Save the kids! Destroy the evil beings! Ferguson, bring that windmill down!

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 now 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, 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
Facebook: Taking Initiative Podcast
Tumblr: takinginitiativepodcast.tumblr.com
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

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

Music credits for this episode:
-Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) for the "Barovian Rhapsody Theme Song"
-"Darkling," "Mountain Emperor," "Full On," "Promises to Keep," "Village Consort," "Tranquility Base"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

SFX used in this episode are from freesound.org.

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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