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Taking Initiative

A D&D 5e actual-play podcast with a bit of audio drama flair. Featured in the Wizards of the Coast "Podcasts of..." events. Twitter: @TI_pod Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative Twitch: twitch.tv/takinginitiativepodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w/featured
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Mar 20, 2019

We continue our crossover adventure by making a lot of plans!

 

Episode 01: Dungeon Drunks https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dungeon-drunks/id1167257243?mt=2

Episode 02: HERE!

Episode 03 (3/22): How We Roll https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-we-roll-podcast/id968956607?mt=2

 

We're giving away 3x Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms t-shirts and 3x sets of exclusive Idle Champions dice to three lucky winners! The promotion runs from March 18-22:  https://gleam.io/uocoB/podcast-oneshot-giveaway

 

Dungeon Drunks @DungeonDrunks

Lauren Urban @OboeCrazy

Taking Initiative @TI_Pod

Josh Perault @XiroxisTheBeard

How We Roll/Joe Trier @HWRPodcast

Idle Champions @idlechampions

Chris Dupuis @Gameguruchris

Katherine Crane @TehArtMonkey

 

Music credits for this episode:

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

 

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 module. We just enjoy playing!

Mar 18, 2019

Announcements from Josh and Bucky about Idle Podcast: Bug Support, the #TakingElderwood giveaway and the beginning of our second season!

Mar 4, 2019

The End.

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.

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code DELO-COLT-NECK-FARL. Code expires 4/1/2019 12:30am ET.

The next and final "Talking Initiative" episode for the Curse of Strahd campaign is on 3/9/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below.

Cast

Josh Perault @XiroxisTheBeard as the DM

Jon Buckmaster @bucky_masters as Ven

Morgan Conroy @thistleraven as Charlotte

Nick Figueroa @nikofigs as Kent

Drew Tillman @Cyber_Sasquatch as Krusk

Guest Starring

Kristen DiMercurio @kdimerc as Maureen aka Wifey

Sage Stafford @staffofsafe as Ezmerelda

Zach Valenti @zachvalenti as Strahd Von Zarovich

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:

Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discord.gg/VS7F3Hd

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w

The original artwork for the Death Walkers logo was created by Kati Kawaguchi (@_KidKati) from the "Nerds on a Roll" podcast. All modifications for the arc were done by Josh Perault.

The new Taking Initiative logo was created by Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

Music credits for this episode:

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

-"Shadowlands 1 - Horizon," "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge," "Shadowlands 4 - Breath," "Shadowlands 5 - Antechamber," "Shadowlands 6 - The Pit," "Shadowlands 7 - Codex," "This House," "Devastation and Revenge," "Crossing the Chasm," "Bittersweet," "Long Note Three," "Hitman"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

Common License 0 SFX 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!

Feb 18, 2019

Trigger Warning: Gun Violence

Credit Change: Drew Tillman's Twitter handle is now @Cyber_Sasquatch

Map of the crypt:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PCiSDJ8dKtk1xjCIQYsStu45NyTzYuF_/view?usp=sharing

A new challenger(?) approaches for the penultimate episode of "The Death Walkers: A Curse of Strahd Campaign."

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.

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code GUGA-DUCK-KINS-DAMP. Code expires 3/4/2019 12:30am ET.

The next and final "Talking Initiative" episode for the Curse of Strahd campaign is on 3/9/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below.

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:
Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com
Twitter: @TI_Pod
Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative
Discord: https://discord.gg/VS7F3Hd
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/takinginitiativepodcast
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w

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
-"Shamanistic," "Stormfront," "Unrelenting," "Very Low Note," "Immersed," "Shores of Avalon," "Cryptic Sorrow"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Common License 0 SFX 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!

Feb 4, 2019

Map of the crypt: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PCiSDJ8dKtk1xjCIQYsStu45NyTzYuF_/view?usp=sharing

 

Don't touch the teleportation machine, don't touch the teleportation machine, don't touch the teleportation machine...

 

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.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code RUSE-PEAK-DELL-GEAT. Code expires 2/18/2019 12:30am ET.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 2/9/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:

Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discord.gg/VS7F3Hd

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w

 

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

-"Morgana Rides," "Long Note Four," "Echoes of Time v2," "Unnatural Situation," "Nervous"

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 21, 2019

Cyrus takes us for a ride. What awaits us back at the castle? Probably nothing terrible.

 

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.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code SPAM-TELD-ALPS-CORF. Code expires 2/4/2019 12:30am ET.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 2/9/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:

Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discord.gg/VS7F3Hd

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w

 

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

-"Drone in D," "Enter the Maze," "Metaphysik," "Undaunted," "Interloper," "Master Disorder"

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 7, 2019

Wait...we are WHERE?!?

 

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.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code MIXY-HENT-PUNG-THEN. Code expires 1/21/2019 12:30am ET.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 1/12/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:

Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Twitter: @TI_Pod

Patreon: patreon.com/takinginitiative

Discord: https://discord.gg/VS7F3Hd

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCwWvHLXdUS2G3RE7CRr71w

 

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

-"Deep Noise," "Fantastic Dim Bar," "Immersed," "Relaxing Piano Music," "Fresh Air," "Anguish"

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 21, 2018

In the depths of Castle Ravenloft, the Death Walkers and friends make new friends. I kid, I kid, everyone in here sucks.

 

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.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code TALK-INGI-NIAT-IVE!. Code expires 1/1/2019 12:01a PT.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 1/12/18 at 8pm ET and can be found at the Twitch link below:

 

You can find "Taking Initiative" at:

Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Twitter: @TI_Pod

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

-"Clash Defiant", "Echoes of Time v2", "Giant Wyrm", "Long note One", "Long Note Three", "Loss", "Ossuary 5 - Rest", "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!

Dec 17, 2018

Here's an announcement episode concerning the Spark Network as a whole and changes to the Taking Initiative Patreon.

 

Nerds on a Roll Twitter: @NerdsOnARoll

The Lucky Die Twitter: @TLDPod

Taking Initiative Twitter: @TI_Pod

NEW Taking Initiative Website: takinginitiativepodcast.com

Taking Initiative Patreon: patron.com/takinginitiative

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

 

Patreon Changes:

$1: Name on website

$3: Early access to episodes, Talking Initiative question priority

$5: Bonus content (backlog and future releases), access to "Meanwhile in..." streams, ability to ask Mailbag questions

 

Theme song created by Neil Martin @bardicmartin

Dec 17, 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!

Dec 10, 2018

Bone, bones, more bones, bone bone bone, and BOOOOONE...oh hey, who is that coming down the hall?

 

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.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code TALK-INGI-NIAT-IVE!. Code expires 1/1/2019 12:01a PT.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 12/15/18 at 8pm 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

-"Full On", "Gathering Darkness", "Malicious", "Serpentine Trek", "Sneaky Snitch", "The Escalation", "This House", "Unseen Horrors", "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!

Dec 3, 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!

Nov 26, 2018

It's dinner time. Don't be late.

 

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!

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code TALK-INGI-NIAT-IVE!. Code expires 1/1/2019 12:01a PT.

 

The next "Talking Initiative" episode is 12/15/18 at 8pm 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

-"Day of Chaos," "Unseen Horrors," "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," "Myst on the Moor," "Ossuary 2 - Turn," "The Escalation," "Long Note Two," "Night of Chaos," "Metaphysik"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

 

All sound FX 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!

Nov 19, 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!

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

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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.

 

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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

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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!

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.

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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

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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? 

 

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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.

 

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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

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 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 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!

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