Sidekicks & Sidequests

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

117 episodes of Sidekicks & Sidequests since the first episode, which aired on February 19th, 2020.

  • Episode 097 - Nox, Nori, and the Dragonstar

    March 8th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins

    We join the table of Katie DeMatteis & Ben MartinMooney to roll the dice to create an unlikely pair: a teenage yeti on a summer internship for deep sea archaeology and a child running an apothecary for her parents. With mathematics and astronomy, they discover the Dragonstar. However, it's in a set of underwater ruins that Nox needs cleared of a dragon, and Alanora (Nori) wants you to bring back that meteor!

  • Episode 098 - Spruce the Maedar Bureaucrat

    March 22nd, 2023  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 44 secs

    We return to the table of Elyse Basile and roll the dice to create Spruce. A bureaucrat trapped in a Feywild gilded cage, this maedar (male medusa) is stuck with superfluous paperwork. He has a clue to the location of the Tome of Avarice. The question is, are you able to find someone to swindle or switch places with him for the location to the legendary book?

  • Episode 099 - Scherazade & Sprocket, Mother and Son

    April 5th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins

    We return to the table of Max Cicchino and roll the dice to create a mother and son pair: Scherazade & Sprocket. Each are competitors in their public-facing lace-making and their underground black markets. The son needs you to acquire a particular piece, and the mother wants you to destroy the item. Each path comes with its own rewards and consequences...

  • Episode 100 - The Levitating Platter's First Patron's Pub Night

    April 19th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins

    It's the 100th episode of the podcast. I'm joined by my friend and Patreon supporter, Anson Jablinski. It becomes a podcasting reunion of sorts as we discuss Sidekicks & Sidequests, future goals, and future offerings.

  • Episode 101 - Leeroy Jenkins the Vampire

    May 3rd, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We return to the table of Mark Wilson and roll the dice to create a LEEROY JENKINS, except, not THAT Leeroy. No, this one charged into a dungeon, got killed, respawned as a vampire, and now just wants to be a reclusive painter in a remote desert town. But when his prized portrait is stolen and the thief flees into the sun-scorched sands, he will need the help of heroes to retrieve the work and perhaps save his soul in the process...

  • Episode 102 - The Pumpkin Lady

    May 17th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 43 secs

    We join the table of Sam Rusk, who brings an infamous NPC from her own home game to the table, simply known as "The Pumpkin Lady". We roll the dice to reveal a true name, but she's an otherwise mysterious archfey who is morally gray and highly questionable. Rumors abound of her lavish rewards with those who are loyal.

  • Episode 103 - Mirquo the Tabaxi Falconer

    May 31st, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We join the table of Steven Trinkl, my fraternity brother and brother-in-arms as we joined the TTRPG hobby! We roll the dice to create a tabaxi named Mirquo, a proficient falconer with a companion falcon named Graybill. He hunts for food and skins, but also serves a benevolent faction akin to the Harpers. Mirquo could use your help returning a library book...that's stuck on a pirate a town overrun by sea beasts!

  • Episode 104 - Bo Jang & Paul the Avenger

    June 14th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins

    We join the table of Alex a.k.a. LegalKimchi from YouTube! With some inspiration, we roll the dice to create Bo Jang, who is a metal/armor mimic. From a subset of symbiotic mimics who prefer to eat minerals and organics in order to increase their density, this old gal is as tough as beskar and light as mithril! She and her bearer, the illustrious Paul the Avenger, need the party's help to stave off war by playing match-maker at a gala event.

  • Episode 105 - The Goblin's Guard

    June 28th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 14 secs

    We join the table of Kevin Ngo, a long-time listener, first-time podcast guest! Inspired by his children, he wanted to make a trio of bobble-headed goblin siblings who run a neutral, safe zone in the dungeon with access to clean water and fresh turkey legs (if you have the coin!) Sisters Rosewald Daybrace (The Money), Arili (The Muscle), and their brother Finn Wheatly (The Cook) need your help to chase down some gnolls who committed the greatest sin in the food industry: DINING AND DASHING!

  • Episode 106 - Khira the Death Knight Chimneysweep

    July 12th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins

    We join the table of Mike Christensen a.k.a. SuperGeek Mike from YouTube! We roll the dice to create Khira the Death Knight. In the employ of wicked masters, she utilizes disguises to learn all about her targets before she brings them to ruin. Currently appearing as an unassuming chimneysweep, she has a lead on a fabled ring in the hands of a gambler that she needs back.

  • Episode 107 - OK Computer the Clockmaker

    July 26th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  42 mins 53 secs

    We join the table of my niece, Lexi! She's never been a stranger to playing pretend, fairy stories, or using her imagination. So she rolled some dice and made an Astral Elf that is friends with a dragon! I don't think she's old enough to understand the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or the Radiohead reference, but she's pretty "Lucky" that her "Subterranean Homesick Alien" wasn't some kind of "Paranoid Android".

  • Episode 108 - Sunnie Pondborn the Giff Gravedigger

    August 9th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins

    We return to the table of Tony Vasinda and roll the dice to create a Giff gravedigger named Sunnie Pondborn. A kid that's got a story like Clark Kent, Mallow, and Po, his adoptive parents look after him as he apprentices for Pa, using his exceptional physical prowess to help out. But when Pa gets sick, a naïve boy who has never left the graveyard needs an escort across town to retrieve the medicine safely!