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The best podcasts for Scratching that dark fantasy itch

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Who am I?

I am an actor and writer who has been striving to understand how to operate within the world as a creative. It can be so hard sometimes. It can sometimes feel that 'judement' is ingrained into the choice. But lately I've discovered so much more joy by doing things creatively for my own enjoyment, to my own taste, and for my own creative expression. I feel that is the best way to approach a life in creativity. There are enough people out there, that you'll find those who share your taste, and they are your audience. I have found a lot of peace in dark fantasy stories over these last few years. There's something about dark fantasy that transports me. It's similar to my relationship with horror - it's the 'human' element, that is always so relatable, even if the context is wildly different to our own reality. Dark fantasy and horror rely on the human experience to make it impactful; so I often find myself more connected to the story than in epic or high fantasy.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

My podcast is a dark fantasy adventure based on the 90's cult classic video game - Planescape: Torment. It balances pulpy, fast-paced action with a slow-burning journey that explores 'identity' from many aspects and perspectives.

What is my podcast playlist about?

This list is about escaping into other worlds. Harsh, sometimes terrying, but you'll find comfort in the characters.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Dark Dice

Why this podcast?

Dark Dice is one of the actual play podcasts that got me into wanting to write fiction. I love the blending of game mechanics with the storytelling of audio fiction, it's a wonderfully dark story. A must listen for all of us spooky nerds out there.

Dark Dice

Dark Dice

Fool and Scholar Productions

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4.5

Dark Dice is a horror actual play D&D podcast that uses immersive soundscapes to create an added layer of immersion. Each season, travelers embark on a journey into the dark corners of a world with dragons & monsters. They will never be the same again.

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9 Listeners

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2. Milestone RPG

Why this podcast?

I have just started listening to this, and I'm in love. The chemistry between all the players is wonderful, the sound is fun and immersive, the gm is brilliant. This really hits a good balance of hearing a live game, while still being engaging to listen to.

Milestone RPG

Milestone RPG

Milestone RPG

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Morning does not rise this day on Barovia, and the gloom is darker than ever in this domain of dread. Four Barovians are going to experience what it truly means to survive the end of days. Perch on the shoulder of the Unnamed and follow this new Dungeons & Dragons adventures set in the gothic horror world of Ravenloft.

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3. Camlann - An Audio Drama

Why this podcast?

The storytelling in this show is gorgeous. Every aspect, the music, sound scaping, characters and tone all feel so cohesive. There's an intimacy to it all that really sells the idea that this is a group of people, isolated in a vast unknown world.

Camlann - An Audio Drama
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Camlann is a post-apocalyptic fantasy by Ella Watts from Tin Can Audio. It’s a serialised fiction podcast inspired by folklore and Arthurian legends. Alternatively - it’s about three idiots and a dog in Wales, fighting for their lives. This series was funded by Creative Scotland and the Inevitable Foundation.

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5 Listeners

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4. The Lucky Die

Why this podcast?

I love this podcast. The music and huge journey of it all, is so magnetic! Really engaging story that explores the characters wonderfully.

The Lucky Die

The Lucky Die

Blighthouse Studio | Realm

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An actual play D&D podcast, The Lucky Die is a character driven story, set in an apocalyptic fantasy world. In Diskora, Demons and Celestials have started stalking the lands, tensions between the factions leave death in their wake and blood red clouds boil across the sky. You would be forgiven for thinking that the end was nigh, question is - do you want to face the end alone? I guess we're about to find out.

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5. Midst

Why this podcast?

Such a unique way storytelling. I don't mind saying it took me a little time to get used to it, but the payoff is so good. The shared responsibility of the 'unreliable narrators' themselves becomes a method of storytelling in its own right. Brilliant stuff

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Critical Role

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4.8

Three mischievous narrators spin a surreal, reality-bending, sci-fantasy space western about a crotchety outlaw, a struggling cultist, and a diabolical bastard making awful decisions in a world on the edge of disaster.

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10 Listeners

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