Sidekicks & Sidequests

Building a world, one character at a time.

About the show

The unofficial Dungeons & Dragons podcast that helps to put humans back into humanity and breathe life into your campaign NPC's with backstory and bravado.

Sidekicks & Sidequests is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.

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  • Episode 120 - Penance the Quaggoth Clairvoyant

    February 7th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 5 mins

    We return to the table of Seth Crenwelge and we roll the dice to create Penance. She is a quaggoth child who is a clairvoyant. She needs you to do an odd job around town, which if you do, could lead you to the "Wishing Well" of anything you'd you trust her word?


  • Episode 121 - Rembrandt the Young Artist

    February 21st, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 7 mins

    We join the table of Dr. Holly Ordway to create a dragon named Rembrandt. A dragon like the kind found in Beowulf, this young dragon is more interested in art and artistry. So what is a young dragon eager to build up their horde to do if they want to do it without typical dragon's greed?

  • Episode 122 - Lugo Aabergast the Pentadrone

    March 6th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 33 mins

    We join the table of Chef Mike Haracz to create a pentadrone modron named Lugo Aabergast (double a's to get at the top of the list!). A higher level modron, plugged into Law and the Algorithm, sold his antiques business and now is a traveling consultant and monk of sorts. But when he comes against Big Ale, can he depending on the heroes to step up?

  • Episode 123 - Pyrex and the Ultimate Egg

    March 20th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 19 mins

    We join the table of Mandi Quin, an artist and V-Tuber. We roll the dice to create the perfect NPC just in time for Easter: a little harengon egg collector named Pyrex! He needs your help to make his chickens comfortable: just journey to the canyon to retrieve the Sunstone. Consequences? What are those?

  • Episode 124 - Finnegan the Brave the Elemental Farrier

    April 3rd, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 20 mins

    We join the table of Allison Kunz and Ryan Timpte, the parents behind "The Kids Table"! They opt to "kaiju" (we meant "Jaeger") an NPC together through the random tables: Finnegan the Brave! He's an earth elemental who is a child apprentice to the farrier in town. But everyone makes fun of him behind his back; will you help Finnegan tackle the local troll to help him earn his moniker?

  • Episode 125 - Kiara the Teenage Tailor of Invisibility (LIVE at FateCon 2024!)

    April 17th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  52 mins 23 secs

    This was a panel/live episode I did at the inaugural FateCon 2024 on Friday, March 29, 2024 at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington, TX! I was able to present and explain what my podcast is live, and we created a delightful teenage tailor of invisibility cloaks! A medusa girl whose mom ascended to godhood and looks up to her grandmother. But now...she needs some strapping adventurers to carry grandma to the market!

  • Episode 126 - Aravind the Thri-Kreen Astrologer

    May 1st, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 29 mins

    We join the table of KP of KP11 Studios to create Aravind, the thri-kreen astrologer. A desert dweller who made his way to the stars of the Astral Sea, he has built a home, observatory, and laboratory inside of an asteroid. He has a fabled Star Chart that he is working on, and he needs the heroes to help him complete his master telescope and ensure his view is unobstructed. What mysteries are to be revealed?

  • Episode 127 - Howard the Arcane Archivist

    May 15th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  58 mins 59 secs

    We return to the table of Brian Rose and we roll the dice and use a framework to create Howard. He is a firbolg and a retired adventurer working in the great Arcane Library. He's happy to share knowledge and help you cut some of the more tedious tests and paperworks to gain the benefits of the library...if you but help recover his mother's recipe book...

  • Episode 128 - Sir Larl the Blue Digger

    May 29th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 10 mins

    We return to the table of Kay Laird and we roll the dice to create Sir Larl (or is it Yanni?)! A blue slaad, digging and digging, finally digs too deep. And now the prophecy Red Solstice may soon be fulfilled. Will the players be able to find the cure in time before the undead rise again?

  • Episode 129 - Kaltarii the Maker of Dreams

    June 12th, 2024  |  Season 5  |  1 hr 32 mins

    We join the table of Glaiza Champion to create Kaltarii, a dreamkin somnian (which comes from MCDM Productions Arcadia!) He is regarded like Banksy, creating murals and public art that is beautiful and harkens to the dreams of people. But Kaltarii would like his real name back from the book...held by his father...will you help stage a library heist?