Mar 17

The Campaigns: Wrought Iron, ep 1 – I Remember . . . pt 1


Hello and welcome to The Campaigns, the Actual Play podcasts from The Rpg Academy. This is episode 1 of our newest DnD 5e actual play podcast:

Wrought Iron

in this episode we meet our characters.

Arhamie Mot played by Michael  (@TheRpgAcademy)

Deign Seaborne played by Scott Brown (@Pachetra)

Cassander Ziegengeist played by Matt Parody (@MattParody)


and learn a bit about our characters history together.


Please enjoy Wrought Iron, Ep 1 – I remember . . . Part 1




This Adventure was written by and is being run by Caleb (@TheCalebG)



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  1. Really liked the first episode. The characters sound really interesting and I’m curious as to the world and the story that is going to unfold. Caleb does a good job telling the story, and the players are very fun to listen to. I find that three is a good manageable size group. It’s also always somewhat interesting to hear a player playing a PC of a different gender than their own.

    1. TheScando,
      Thanks!! WE had a lot of fun with that game and I really like the characters and the world so far. I went back and forth quite a while on playing Arhamie as male/female. When I originally thought of the character she was female, but I was hesitant to play one for fear that i’d do a terrible job. I don’t want the fact that i’m playing a female to be a thing. It just happens that she’s female, it’s not a joke or set up for a joke. And I want to do a good job, but I figured after the Jamaican accent of Dragon Moon I shouldn’t be afraid of trying it 🙂


    • Richard on March 17, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    I downloaded the podcast and listened to it. It was a lot of fun, and I was very impressed at the overall quality (and effort put into being descriptive on the part of not just the DM, but the players).

    I also really like the “so here’s what really happened…” format. I am curious: Did you play the whole scenario through, and then go back and record the scenes in the tavern? Or did you make a list of all of the things you referred to in the tavern scene and then tried to find a way to work them into the story somehow? I’m guessing the former. Either way, you handled it brilliantly.

    Thanks for an entertaining listen. Are all of your AP podcasts this format?

    1. Richard,

      first off – thank you very much for listening and more so for leaving a comment. Our show has been around for about 4 years and we’re sorta in the mid-tier in terms of popularity, but pretty much if someone listens they like our show. So every DL helps and then commenting even more so – so TY very much 🙂

      We have tried very hard to get our audio quality up and while we do still have some occasional hiccups (and some of our older eps are downright awful) we generally have some of the best audio you’ll hear on an RPG hobby podcast.

      As to your actual question, to go behind the scene’s, Caleb (my co-host on our GM theory/discussion shows) is the DM for this game and he HATES low level play so the idea of starting at 1st level was killing him so we compromised. We’d start at 3rd level, but use flashbacks to give some background on our characters/world. So we know in broad strokes what was going to happen (Find a thing, explore a thing) but that’s about it. We’ve been playing together for a while and we have a good feel for one another and beyond that there were some places where we had to do at take 2 or have brief discussion about what happened or was going to happen which I cut out of the audio. Next week’s episode is our second flashback episode and then starting with episode 3 it’s a more traditional game where we don’t have any knowledge of what’s happening.

      This was the first time we’ve used this particular format for a game, but i’d said that all our series are pretty good. We’ve always had a focus on story and RP vs. mechanics/crunch and we try (to varying degrees of success ) to be funny/entertaining.

      If you want to listen to a game I ran you can search for Made Men or a New World or Dark Discovery. Caleb started a game previously called Dead Center which is among my favorite things we ever did, but one of our players had IRL issues and that series died very quickly, with only 3 eps, but they are fantastic 3 eps.

      Thanks again for listening and hopefully we will continue to keep you entertained.

      For some short plugs, we have a website (, a Facebook page /TheRpgAcademy and are very active on twitter @TheRpgAcademy AND we started our own tabletop convention called AcadeCon which we are going to be raising funds on KS for soon.


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