Dice Shame is a show made from many years of playing RPGs, improv, writing and acting. It's a comedy Actual Play based loosely around the Storm King’s Thunder D&D campaign that focuses on intense and heartfelt character moments, player and NPC growth, and a great balance of meta comedy and in-character laughter and love. To us, roleplaying is all about the story and the characters; Dice Shame allowed us to build on a well-known formula in a way we think you're going to be jazzed to hear.
As Canadian streamers, we cut our roleplaying teeth running RPGs on our YouTube channel The INVICTUS Stream every week for the past 7 years and have loved every second of it. That experience laid the groundwork for what Dice Shame is and has become, a show about being at the table with your friends. We still game together every Wednesday at 8pm EST!
In the summer of 2019, Harlan and Jo drove down from Toronto to Indianapolis to attend GenCon with their friends Rob and Justin. After a long chat about what they wanted to see more of and what they wanted to make; Justin, Jo & Harlan decided to start Dice Shame with the principals of high-quality audio, tight fast-paced editing, enhanced SFX to bring scenes to life and meaningful music to accompany it. Moreover, we wanted to emulate the real-life friendships we had and bring that, not only to the table, but to the ears of the listeners.
Our sister show, Malevolent, began as a Dice Shame/INVICTUS Patreon-exclusive bonus show in April of 2020 and evolved into a standalone project after its stellar reception. Malevolent is an ongoing Audio Drama which follows Arkham Investigator Arthur Lester as he unravels the mysterious circumstances that have befallen him. The show combines Eldritch Horror with choose-your-own-adventure elements and every stitch of audio is produced, written, edited and performed by Harlan!
Dice Shame and Malevolent podcasts are both members of the Rusty Quill Network.
Episode 50 of Dice Shame was featured on Wizards of the Coast's Dungeon Delve podcast as part of their Podcasts of the Frostmaiden celebration.
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Content Warnings: swearing, violence, horror, mental illness and suicide.
Dice Shame is unofficial fan content permitted under the fan content policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast (c) Wizards of the Coast LLC