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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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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
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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!

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
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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!

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
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 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?

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"
-“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
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!

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.

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

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
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 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.

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"
-“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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

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.

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 "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
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 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!

Oct 23, 2017

Lesson learned: don't smoke, kids.  You become a weird creature with a phallic nose.  Speaking of lessons, let's see if Biter learns his lesson for running straight into a room of firenewts.  Barbarians, am I 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"

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 16, 2017

After a nice night of sleep in the windmill with absolutely no nightmares or issues at all, the party wakes up rested and ready to go. Like, really go. GTFO!

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"
-"Echoes of Time v2," "Loss," "Wounded," "Stormfront," "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!

Oct 9, 2017

With the Executioner's Run behind them, the party gears up and heads out into the jungles of Chult, following the leadership of their smooth talking, very suave guide: Hew Hackinstone. Will the party survive the adventure ahead? Will the tabaxi brothers finally befriend Biter? Will their volcanic destination swallow the party up in one large molten bloop? Let's find out!

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"
-“The Path of the Goblin King," "Cheery Monday," "Industrial Revolution," "Undaunted," "Dark Fog," "Hitman"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Oct 4, 2017

Six DMs join forces to celebrate Wizards of the Coast's Podcasts of Annihilation event! Join Lauren, Will, Adam, Celeste, Josh and Joe for a one shot adventure set in Chult. They may not be the best gang of thieves but the job has to happen tonight. And who better to steal from a giant bird than a bunch of cats?

DM: Lauren Urban @OboeCrazy from Dungeon Drunks @DungeonDrunks

Ironic: Adam C @RetroArchetype from D&D is for Nerds @SanspantsRadio

Shiny Object: Celeste Conowitch @cconowitch from Venture Maidens @venturemaidens

Tripod: Joe Della Bella @JOEtheDM from You Meet in a Tavern @YMIATavern

Ten Tongues: Will Jones @EncounterWill from Encounter Roleplay/Turncloaks @EncounterRP @TurncloaksPod

Eclipse: Josh Perault @XiroxisTheBeard from Taking Initiative @TI_Pod

Podcasts of Annihilation: http://dnd.wizards.com/poa

Find more Podcasts of Annihilation content on the Wizards of the Cost Dungeon Delve RSS feed

 

Oct 2, 2017

Trigger warning ~@41 minutes through to the end for extreme violence, including self harm

Taking Strahd's advice (um, what?), the party hopped into the nearest shelter to avoid the heavy rain and dangerous night. However, will this windmill prove to be safe? Will Strahd be back to claim them? And who are these strange women?

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!

For information about Aram Vartian's (Godsfall, The Dungeon Rats) Godsfall Worldbook at godsfall.com/worldbook

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

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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"
-"Dreamlike," "Spacial Harvest," "Giant Wyrm," "One of Them," "Long Note Two"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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 "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 25, 2017

Welcome to Chult, a land of hot weather, jungles, dinosaurs, and untimely deaths! This is our Podcasts of Annihilation episode that appeared on the Dungeon Delve feed on September 18th. Missed it over there and want to have a listen? Heard it over there and want to hear it again? Well, here you go! We hope you enjoy our unique take on the Executioner's Run and join us in two weeks for the continuation of this tale of ridiculous "criminals."

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!

Find us over at the Podcasts of Annihilation on the WotC Dungeon Delve RSS feed and make sure to catch the other podcasts involved!

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

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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"
-“Exotic Battle,” “Volatile Reaction,” “Silver Flame,” “Constance,” “Undaunted,” “Devastation and Revenge,” “At the Shore,” “The Descent,” “Killers”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Sep 18, 2017

Now that one problem is taken care of, it's off to Vallaki! I certainly hope nothing gets in their way...who am I kidding? This is Barovia!

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!

Find us over at the Podcasts of Annihilation on the WotC Dungeon Delve RSS feed today and stay around there all week to hear the other awesome podcasts involved in the event!

"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

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"
-"Despair and Triumph," "Fantastic Dim Bar," "Ghost Processional," "Oppressive Gloom," "Blue Feather," "Long Note Four," "Lightless Dawn"
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!

Sep 12, 2017

A quick announcement for our new Patreon and the upcoming Podcasts of Annihilation event with Wizards of the Coast.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TakingInitiative
Podcasts of Annihilation: http://dnd.wizards.com/poa

Both songs are from Neil Martin @bardicmartin

Sep 4, 2017

There was a vampire fiiiight!  Ferguson done did it now.  Doru is in the new guy's sights and the party needs to make a decision: trust the newcomer, or fight for the Father's son?

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!

Find us during the Podcasts of Annihilation on the WotC Dungeon Delve RSS feed on Sept 18, 2017.

"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

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"
-"Dangerous," "Inner Sanctum," "Darkling," "Frozen Star"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Aug 21, 2017

Ven finds that some group chats are in order, Kent continues to be a creep, Callista remembers some things, and Abraham...well, Abraham is having a rough time.  Wait, who is THIS?

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!

Find us during the Podcasts of Annihilation on the WotC Dungeon Delve RSS feed on Sept 18, 2017.

"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

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"
-"Despair and Triumph," "Long Note Two," "One of Them," "Prelude and Action"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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

Aug 7, 2017

Churros, anyone? No? Ok, I'll just have them later. Welcome back to Episode 13, where everything is stress free and everyone is a-ok. Our party ventures forth back to the village of Barovia, ready to discuss their next task with Ismark.

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!

"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

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"
-"Anguish," "Vanishing," "Casa Bossa Nova," "Past the Edge"
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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