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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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Nov 4, 2019

Six months after Nightstone...

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code BAYE-RAZZ-LIND. Code is valid from 11/04/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 11/18/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 11/16/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Drums of the Deep,” "Folk Round,” "Midnight Tale,” "Mister Exposition,” "Teller of the Tales,” "Virtutes Instrumenti,” "Willow and the Light,” "Windswept"

Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 

Bardy - College of the Maestro Bard by Matthew Mercer

Moose - UA Beast Conclave Ranger by Wizards of the Coast

Mortimer - Holy Heart Fighter by Anne Gregersen (Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea)

Surreal - Path of the Storm Herald Barbarian by Wizards of the Coast

Xel - Way of Time Monk by Drew Tillman

 

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

Oct 21, 2019

After dealing with Snigbat’s concerns and the goblin/prisoner issue, the party quickly finds themselves in an ogressive situation.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code REHS-VIAL-TIDE. Code is valid from 10/21/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 11/04/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 11/16/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Clash Defiant,” “Hitman,” “Five Armies,” “Crossing the Chasm,” “Dreams Become Real,” “Reawakening”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

Bardy - College of the Maestro Bard by Matthew Mercer

Moose - UA Beast Conclave Ranger by Wizards of the Coast

Mortimer - Holy Heart Fighter by Anne Gregersen (Aaralyn's Stolen Notes to Velea)

Surreal - Path of the Storm Herald Barbarian by Wizards of the Coast

Xel - Way of Time Monk by Drew Tillman

 

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

Oct 7, 2019

Operation: Snigbat is underway as the party begins their trek into the goblin cave to save the people of Nightstone.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code GIPS-SESS-GREX. Code is valid from 10/7/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 10/21/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 10/19/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Long Note Two," "Amazing Plan," "Scheming Weasel Slower Version," "Dreams Become Real," "Long Note Three"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Sep 23, 2019

After the interrogation and a rather disturbing chat with The Master Archivist, the party gets ready to set out and do...hero things?

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code PHAT-HOGS-UGHS. Code is valid from 9/23/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 10/7/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 10/19/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

"Gymnopedie No 1," "Marty Gots a Plan," "Magic Forest," "Oppressive Gloom," "Bittersweet," "Sneaky Adventure," "Investigations"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Sep 23, 2019

Syrinscape: https://syrinscape.com/

 

Syrinscape is a revolutionary sound design app that adds evocative, immersive, ambient background sound and a movie-like sound track to your tabletop RPG gaming experience. Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines to dank vermin-filled dungeons and the spooky depths of the underdark.

 

#TakingSyrinscape Giveaway Dates

Giveaway #1 (Avernus SoundSets): 9/23-10/6

Giveaway #2 (Avernus SoundSets): 10/7-10/20

Giveaway #3 (Avernus SoundSets): 10/21-11/3

Giveaway #4 (6-Month Syrinscape Subscription): 9/23-11/17

 

Each person will be entered once per giveaway period. Giveaway #4 will have a maximum of 4 entries per person (1 per each 2 week period). All winners will be announced on Twitter the day after the giveaway ends and will be put in contact with Syrinscape to claim their gift when it is ready to be released.

Sep 9, 2019

With the Seven Snakes stopped in their steps (some permanently), the party brings their prisoners back to the Nightstone guards for questioning.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code BOUK-SHWA-EDDY. Code is valid from 9/9/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 9/23/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 9/21/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Clean Soul", "Hidden Agenda", "I Knew a Guy", "Investigations", "Lightless Dawn", "Lost Time", "Stay the Course", "Tranquility Base"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Aug 26, 2019

The Seven Snakes, a Zhentarim group, are at the gates of Nightstone and it seems that negotiations fell short. With one of Moose's arrows firing straight at the newcomers, it looks like the party has some combat on their hands.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code OWLY-FLIT-DORT. Code is valid from 8/26/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 9/9/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 9/21/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Clash Defiant", "Drone in D", "Industrial Cinematic", "Investigations", "Mountain Emperor", "Scheming Weasel (slower version)", "Take a Chance", "Volatile Reaction"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Aug 12, 2019

The party continues to uncover what's going on in Nightstone with Kella, a Zhentarim agent, in the hands of the guard and Moose's intent of goblin murder in very plain view for all to see. Let's hope Kella's friends stay away long enough to get everything back in order.

 

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over if you'd like to support the show. You can get our episodes early, your name on our website and access to bonus content.

 

Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code WORE-REHS-PILY-WOAD. Code is valid from 8/12/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 8/26/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 8/24/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Despair and Triumph,” “sneaky-adventure,” “oppressive-gloom,” “Long Note Two"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Jul 29, 2019

The party goes pumpkin picking.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code CHIA-GLUM-CACK-LOTA. Code is valid from 7/29/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 8/12/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 8/24/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Unanswered Questions,” “Gone Beyond,” “Relent,” “Despair and Triumph,” “Long Note Two,” “Call to Adventure”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Jul 15, 2019

Hello! I’m Xel! Who are you?

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code SPAR-HELP-FLUE-WILD. Code is valid from 7/15/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 7/29/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 7/27/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Clean Soul,” “Magic Forest,” “Thunder Dreams,” “Relent,” “Long Note Two,” “Deadly Roulette”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Jul 1, 2019

You get a goblin and you get a goblin...

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code CRAB-GUTS-COWS-VIMS. Code is valid from 7/1/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 7/15/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

 

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 7/27/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Floating Cities", "Hidden Agenda", "Immersed", "Shores of Avalon", "Sneaky Adventure"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Jun 17, 2019

Nightstone seems to be overrun.  We better get a group of capable people to take care of that.

 

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code DUBS-PAVE-PREP-GEMS. Code is valid from 06/17/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 7/1/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 06/29/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

 

"Action", "Darkling", "Full On", "Invariance", "Long Note Two", "Marty Gots a Plan", "Sneaky Adventure", "Spacial Harvest", "The Descent", "Unrelenting"

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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

 

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

Jun 5, 2019

This is the audio from a Twitch live stream on 6/4/2019 over at twitch.tv/geeklyinc.  The session features the system Beyonder and it was DM’d by James McEntire, Director of Product for Flying Nightbear Games, creators of Beyonder.  You can find the game and information at https://fnbgames.com/.

 

DM/Players

James McEntire (FNB Games): @James_McEntire_

Jennifer Cheek (Greetings Adventurers!): @JenniferCheek

Eoghan Falvey (How We Roll): @HowWeRollEoghan

Tim Lanning (Greetings Adventurers!): @TimLanning

Josh Perault (Taking Initiative): @XiroxisTheBeard

Renee Rhodes (Fate and the Fablemaidens): @RaeDeAnneR

 

Groups

Fate and the Fablemaidens: @FateFMCast

Flying Nightbear Games: @FNBgames

Greetings Adventurers! (Formerly Drunks & Dragons): @DnDPodcast

How We Roll: @HWRPodcast

Taking Initiative: @TI_Pod

Jun 3, 2019

A new adventure begins as several individuals head to Nightstone.

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Get your free Idle Champions Gold Chest using the code FEEB-MONO-NEAP-DREG. Code is valid from 06/03/2019 at 12:30 am ET thru 6/17/2019 at 12:30 am ET.

The next episode of "Talking Initiative" is on 06/29/2019 at 2 pm ET and can be found on Twitch at the 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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

"Decline", "Earth Prelude", "Healing", "Long Note Two", "Magic Forest", "Past the Edge", "Rites", "Soaring", "Spacial Harvest", "Sunset at Glengorm", "Thunder Dreams"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

May 31, 2019

Here is our live recording from D&D Live 2019: The Descent!  You can catch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/vdYda09poRY

Ft. special guests David Alvord (@RockIt_Art) from North by North Quest (@NxNQuest) and Eugenio Vargas (@DMJazzyHands) from The Last Refuge (@dndlastrefuge).

Feel free to drop us a review on iTunes and cast Message to us over social media. Also, we have a Patreon. Hop on over if you'd like to support the show. You can get our episodes early, your name on our website and access to bonus content.

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 Caio Santos (@BlackSalander).

The theme song was created by Neil Martin (@BardicMartin) of "The Lucky Die."

All mentions to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), including the 5e ruleset and the "Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus" module refer to property owned by Wizards of the Coast (WotC). We do not own the rules or module. We just enjoy playing!

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

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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."

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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...

 

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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.

 

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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?!?

 

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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.

 

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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!

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