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Radio Free Borderlands is a show about D&D spanning the entire run of the game. You will get the past, present, and future of the game, along with product reviews, retro reviews, gaming advice, talk on the culture of gamers, and whatever can be shoehorned into the overall narrative of D&D. No matter what edition you play, you will find topics on it.

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Radio Free Borderlands is a show about D&D spanning the entire run of the game. You will get the past, present, and future of the game, along with product reviews, retro reviews, gaming advice, talk on the culture of gamers, and whatever can be shoehorned into the overall narrative of D&D. No matter what edition you play, you will find topics on it.

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There is no better D&D podcast out there.

By Jon Lee Pettimore - Jun 10 2019
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I’ve been a fan of the show for years and I’m at a loss to describe Dan’s passion for the hobby. In an era where WoTC is not engaging with the fans on a serious level, Dan is bringing us news and reviews from current products and older editions. He puts serious time and effort into his show and there is no denying his passion for the hobby. Cheers to you, Dan. Thank you for all your hard work. You’re an inspiration.

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By Christiano B - May 27 2015
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I really enjoy the nostalgia of retro d&d. Great podcast!

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
4
4
0
0

There is no better D&D podcast out there.

By Jon Lee Pettimore - Jun 10 2019
Read more
I’ve been a fan of the show for years and I’m at a loss to describe Dan’s passion for the hobby. In an era where WoTC is not engaging with the fans on a serious level, Dan is bringing us news and reviews from current products and older editions. He puts serious time and effort into his show and there is no denying his passion for the hobby. Cheers to you, Dan. Thank you for all your hard work. You’re an inspiration.

Great

By Christiano B - May 27 2015
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I really enjoy the nostalgia of retro d&d. Great podcast!
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Radio Free Borderlands: A Dungeons & Dragons Podcast

Latest release on Jan 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 156: Four Years Into 5e and Our Wishlist

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HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a moment or an hour to talk about not only where 5th Ed. has gone over the past four years, but also where we'd like to see some of the products go. Someone please convince WotC to listen to this!

Sep 17 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: Episode 100: The Rise and Fall of TSR

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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a look behind the wizard's curtain to some of the stories that made it out of TSR, hopefully constructing a framework that will let us see perhaps why such a successful company like TSR had such a big fall. We talk about the early successes, the devastating losses (RIP Don Kaye), the betrayals, the bad decisions, and that business deal they made back in the 80s that probably killed the company in the end. Please keep in mind that much of what happened back then is heresay, and we tried our best to discuss things we've heard from multiple sources. But, we may have missed some stuff, or misheard some stuff. A big and controversial conversation for #100!

Jul 25 2016

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Episode 146 - Upping Your Con Game

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SPECIAL GUEST: Al. SYNOPSIS: With con season coming up, Dan & Al talk about some of the unique situations that happen when running a game in this environment, from pre-gens and pacing to the various differences between con games and your home game.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #4: Episode 151: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, Reviewed

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SYNOPSIS: My summary of the contents of the book as well as my overall thoughts on the product itself.

Jun 26 2018

18mins

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Rank #5: Episode 89: The Art of Basic & 1st Edition

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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: The art plays a very important role in D&D. It inspires us, draws us in, and helps jump-start the imagination when needed. It also sometimes hints at where we were in real life at the time the art was created. These ideas, as well as discussions on some of the iconic A/D&D artists from the Basic/BECMI and 1st Edition era, will be presented to you.

May 06 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Episode 136: Tomb of Annihilation, Reviewed

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SYNOPSIS: Dan goes through the contents of the latest 5th Edition D&D adventure, and gives his personal feedback.

Nov 13 2017

19mins

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Rank #7: Episode 115: Edition War & Nerd Rage! Oh My!

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: I try my best, without judgement of your favored version of the game, to look into the causes of the edition wars by comparing two transitions. I also try to kill the notion of "nerd rage."

Feb 18 2017

22mins

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Rank #8: Episode 109: Volo's Guide to Monsters, a Walkthrough Review

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YOUR HOST Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back to work after countless problems. For this review we walk through the sections of this new accesory together! Apologies for the less-than-stellar sound quality, I'm still trying to get the details right on my new system.

Nov 22 2016

30mins

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Rank #9: Episode 121: Tales from the Yawning Portal, Reviewed

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YOUR HOST: Dan SYNOPSIS: In this episode I give you my own personal rundown of the latest (and yet still oldest) set of adventures released for 5th Edition.

May 05 2017

25mins

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Rank #10: Episode 104: Fifth Edition, Year Two in Review

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: If you listened to the Year One in Review you probably know what I was hoping for this year. Did I get it? Here's my take on the past year in D&D, and what I hope to see in Year 3.

Sep 12 2016

23mins

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Rank #11: Episode 111: Immortality and Demigodhood

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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Audio quality isn't up to my normal desired levels but the content & topic is good even though I sound like I'm using a tin can for a microphone. Today Al & Dan discuss the rules concerning immortality & divine ascension amongst PCs through the editions and where they thought these rules hit perfect and where they maybe needed some help.

Dec 13 2016

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 75: The Economy of Gaming

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SPECIAL GUEST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Al from Geekery in General Podcast joins me tonight to discuss the economics of D&D, from the distribution of treasure and cash as a DM to finding ways for the players to spend their money.

Oct 31 2015

41mins

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Rank #13: Episode 137: Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Reviewed

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SYNOPSIS: Dan goes chapter-by-chapter in this review of the newest 5th Edition supplement, and the first major 5e rules expansion.

Nov 20 2017

25mins

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Rank #14: Episode 81: Retro Review - Palace of the Silver Princess

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: It's been awhile since I've done one of these, so I decided to delve into a true classic, B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. I include information on the controversial origins of the module, pricing if you want to find it now, some of the interesting choices of formatting & more.

Feb 02 2016

16mins

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Rank #15: Episode 106: Storm King's Thunder, the Review

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Better late than never, here's Dan's review of the newest module to hit your FLGS.

Oct 11 2016

20mins

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Rank #16: Episode 95: The Art of 2nd Edition

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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Continuing on with the art theme, Al & Dan got together to talk about the 2nd Edition artwork, and how it evolved with the financial troubles of TSR, the anti-80s 90s, and the WotC purchase.

Jun 19 2016

1hr

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Rank #17: Episode 112: Retro Review - Player's Option: Combat & Tactics (1995)

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: My recording woes are over! Time to make up lost episodes, first with this retro review which I've wanted to do for months. We'll be checking out this rules tome which is one third (or fourth depending on who you talk to) of the rules expansions which made up the "2.5 edition" rules.

Dec 19 2016

17mins

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Rank #18: Episode 124: A Re-Evaluation of the D&D Cartoon

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YOUR HOST: Dan

SYNOPSIS: The 80's D&D cartoon wasn't awful by any means, despite my jokes about it. This time around I take the side of defending this old classic for my generation.

Jun 16 2017

30mins

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Rank #19: Episode 152 - A Trivial Episode

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GUEST CO-HOST: Al. SYNOPSIS: Al & Dan break out the cards from the AD&D Trivia Game (released in 1991) and see how bad they score, proving that verbatim knowledge of the rules does not make one a better or worse player.

Jul 15 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Episode 91: Travelogues - Eberron

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YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back on our journey through the settings, this time the recent addition of Eberron. Explore Sharn, meet some warforged, and try not to restart the Last War.

May 28 2016

34mins

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