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The Broadswords

Rashemen is a land steeped in superstition, ruled by witches and entrenched in snow. Berserkers reign and spirits roam the frozen wastes. Yllairies, Keilah, and Mépris all have their own reasons for journeying north, but they soon find they have something in common—they are pawns in a divine plot. Join the broads as they unravel the mysteries of Rashemen. The Broadswords is a non-binary and women-led actual play D&D podcast.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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S2E7: Just Within Reach

The broads have been reunited at the temple of Chauntea. They seem to have arrived in the City of Splendours during a time of upheaval. There has been an explosion, and rumours are flying throughout Waterdeep. Will they be able to find Keilah's bagpipes? We're joined by special guests Chris Perkins, Adam Carnevale and Ross Rockafellow. This episode was brought to you by Les Artisans d'Azure For CC Attribution, please visit here

2hr 2mins

13 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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S2E15: Wholesome

After being rescued from a shipwreck by their new druid friend, the broads head out in search of a ship. This episode was brought to you by Poster Burner.

45mins

31 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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S1E22: Cursed Howl

After the catastrophic events of the blood magic ritual, the Vremyoni and Hathran mourn their fellow brothers and sisters while others rejoice in their new found freedom.  Can Yllairies reconcile her feelings of guilt? Thank you to Ross Rockafellow, Jeremy Oleksa and Kristine Chester for joining us in this adventure.   Want to see more stuff by us?  Visit our Patreon page and pledge today!  [http://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords.com ](http://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords.com) For CC Attribution, please visit:  https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e23/ ‎

2hr 19mins

25 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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S2E14: God Touched

Lucius/Lucian - which is it? No one knows - helps find Yllairies Jr. But can they find Keilah?We are joined by Orion Black in the role of Lucius/Lucian.This episode was brought to you by PosterBurner.com and Dungeon Crate.

36mins

17 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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S2E19: B&E

The broads are on a side quest to get the money the Countess L'Adair owes a blacksmith. Their plan is convoluted, but when has that ever stopped them before?

42mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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S1E19: Breakfast?

After defeating the Banshee and learning some cool new moves, the broads head into the capital city of Rashemen.  Want really amazing dice accessories?  Head on over to http://www.wyrmwoodgaming.com with some shipping promo codes!  For U.S. customers, use the code 'broadsquad' for free shipping.  For those of us outside the U.S., get $10 off international shipping with the code 'broadsquad10' And want sweet dice to go with your sweet dice accessories?  Use the promo code 'BroadSquad' over at htttp://www.tabletoploot.com for %15 off all your orders!  Music Attribution  "Firesong" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Fresh Air" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

59mins

14 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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S2E13: The Shore

The broads are shipwrecked and meet Lucius, played by guest Orion Black.This episode is sponsored by Dungeon Crate.

43mins

10 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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S1E24: The Portal - Season Finale Part One

The broads say farewell to Buckminster Eden and follow Kenithar and Bronlei through the portal to the Shadowfell. Special Guests: Adal Rifai, Kristine Chester, Jeremy Oleksa, Ross Rockafellow and Travic McElroy! For CC Attribution, please go to: https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e25/

52mins

22 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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S1E20: What Did You Do?

The broads make it to Storung, the Vremyonni keep in the mountains.  It is time for Yllairies to meet her father.  Will he live up to her exacting expectations? Meanwhile, Mépris and Keilah decide to take advantage of being around a bunch of magic item crafters. We are joined by special guests Ross Rockafellow from Dice for Brains and Jeremy Oleksa of the Dice Unkind. Victoria will be at GenCon!  Go see her at events with The RPG Academy, Hello From the Magic Tavern, Godsfall, The Dungeon Rats, Neo Scum and Travis McElroy! The Broadswords will be featured guests at PodCon!  Go support the Con and get registered early!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/podcon-2-community For muic and SFX CC Attribution, visit here: https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e21/

53mins

28 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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S2E9: The Crescent Grove

While our lovable tiefling barbarian has a midnight adventure, Yllairies and Keilah have their own nocturnal experiences. We are starting a new show and we have an open casting call going on. You can apply here: https://forms.gle/iaMYkX3G1tNw232b8 Theme Music by Victoria Rogers "Arcadia" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Comfortable Mystery" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Cottages" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Funkorama" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Garden Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Heart of Nowhere" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Ritual" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Shores of Avalon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Soaring" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 10mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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S2E11: Why Have a Ghost For a Hand?

The broads team up with Sgt. Pippy to track down Keilah's bagpipes. They make a new friend along the way and eat cake.Special guests are Tiffany Alvord of North By North Quest and Lysa Penrose of Tales From the Mist, Dungeons and Dragons and The DMs Guild.Please note, Victoria was having some computer issues both during the recording of this session and when editing it.

53mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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S1E21: Blood Magic

In an act of desperation to save her father from possession, Yllairies does something she had sworn to never do: perform blood magic. Everything is going to be fine. . . Special guests are Ross Rockafellow of Dice for Brains and Jeremy Oleksa of The Dice Unkind. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month for a patron-only live stream of a Fate game set in the Mass Effect universe.  Pledge only $1 a month and you get access.  Visit http://www.patron.com/TheBroadswords today! For CC Attribution, please visit here:  https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e22/

53mins

11 Aug 2018

Rank #12

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S1E13: Roaring Spirits

Lady Yhelbruna has delved into the memories of our heroines. All three have been touched by the Draconic god Bahamut, and the Othlor of Rashemen wants to know why. Congratulations to Reanna K. for winning the Listener Appreciation Contest!  And more congrats to patron Kara F. for winning the Patreon Dungeonology draw! For music CC attribution please go to:https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e13/ What to be a patron and gain access to doodles by Bianca, special episodes, and the chance to play games with us?  You can!  Visit https://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords

45mins

7 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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S1E12: Fire Bolts and Bath Tubs

Lady Yhelbruna, Othlor of Rashemen, has been peering into our heroines' pasts.  Next up: Yllairies. We have two guests in this episode!  Kristine from Heroes of the Hydian Way reprises her role as Lady Yhelbruna and Daniel from Bros and Dragons plays someone from Yllairies' past. Our Patreon is going strong.  Pledge today and gain access to behind the scenes episodes, session doodles, and a chance to play some one shots with Victoria as the DM!  You can become at a patron at: http://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords For Music and SFX CC Attribution, please go to: https://thebroadswords.com/cc-attribution-s01e12/

45mins

24 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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S1E18: Ancestral Protection

The broads emerged from the tomb triumphant, only to find that the rest of the group had left them with Novik.  Awoken in the night to the shrieks of a banshee, the party tries to smooth talk the undead creature.  Mépris is confronted with something from her past. . . Adal Rifai of Hello From the Magic Tavern and Siblings Peculiar continues with his guest role as Novik. Congratulations to Jammy Scribbler!  You won the Fan Art Contest! For music attribution, please go here. Want to join our Patreon?  You can!  http://www.patreon.com/TheBroadswords Thanks to our sponsor, eat-it-ology.

38mins

30 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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S2E8: Dream Walk

The broads head back to the Temple of Chauntea after capturing and turning in their turtle. Keilah was so close to regaining a memento of her past. Meanwhile, Mepris tosses and turns in bed. . . Adam Carnevale of D&D is For Nerds joins us! The episode was brought to you by Les Artisan D'Azure. Theme Music: Victoria Rogers Other Music: "Dangerous" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Long Note Two" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Cottages" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Northern Glade" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Fantasia Fantasia" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Seventh Seal" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Spider Eyes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Stormfront" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Rise Again" Serpent Sound Studios (serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1hr 17mins

25 May 2019

Rank #16

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S2E6: Lucid Dreaming

Yllairies steps into the plane of dreams and has to figure out how to get to Waterdeep from there. We're joined by Lauren Urban of D&D Beyond and Dungeon Drunks! She plays Jams, named after the artist who did our new logo! This episode was brought to you by our patrons. Music Theme Song: Victoria Rogers "Dreamy Flashback" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Frozen Star" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Cottages" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Northern Glade" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Welcome to the Show" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52mins

30 Mar 2019

Rank #17