Tales for Tuesday is a weekly post where I share a random episode from a random real-play podcast. This is Tales for Tuesday on January 1, 2019.
Show: Dice and Valor
Web Site: http://www.diceandvalor.com/
Episode Number / Title: The Visitors Campaign, Episode 36
Episode Tagline: "The city is holding a public hanging and our heroes will be attending as VIPs."
Episode Direct Download/Listen URL: http://www.diceandvalor.com/dungeons-dragons-the-visitors-episode-36/
In my review last month I didn’t particularly care for the Dice and Valor podcast, but the polyhedral gods rolled up an episode of their show for the year’s first “Tales for Tuesday” post. Not being one to want to displease the RNG powers that be, I gave it a listen.
Some of the audio issues appear to be better later in the series, but they are baby steps to be sure. The DM is no longer having some of her exposition clipped by a bad setting on the microphone. However, the cast are still sharing a room mic that picks up way too many environmental noises. In this episode it sounds like there is an old fashioned coffee urn brewing coffee in the room (or either that someone sitting near the mic is taking hits off a water bong for the first half hour). There is also a bit of unintended humor around the 17-minute mark when an uninvited guest makes an appearance in the room where the team are recording.