The Podcast I'd Been Looking For
Need a D&D live play podcast full of adventure & fun? The d20 Dames bring it! These five energetic ladies give listeners a delightful story, emphasizing role play and collaboration over combat and mayhem. They fight when necessary, but the Dames talk through many confrontations with wit and charm...and the occasional hilarious stumble. They even manage sometimes to make friends with NPCs who might have been enemies, with unexpected results. While not heavy on combat, there's plenty to keep your interest--in fact, I find their downtime episodes to be as riveting as the rest. Learning about the PC's backstories and personal quests helps make the characters come more fully to life. I had the honor to meet DM Kat Kruger (one of my favorite DMs!) and Jen Vaughn (who plays the charmingly awkward Riot) recently, and can attest to them being as kind and engaging in person as they are on the podcast. Give the d20 Dames a listen--you'll be glad you did!
Wholesome & Endearing
I love how kind and caring the Dames are. It's a great approach to D&D. All the characters are interesting and vibrant, even the NPC's. Kat builds a beauitful world with the Dames and the guest stars are a delight as well.
Wonderfully spun story and interactions!
I love d20 Dames! They’re one of the first dnd podcasts I listened to. I love the stories and adventures they go on and honestly they have affected greatly how this murder hobo tries to approach gaming. I’m playing my first character that tries to ask questions first and attack later and it’s a lot harder than the dames make it look! I’m so excited to see (hear?) the adventures that the Dames have yet to experience!
A can’t miss!
Amanda D Allen
I love this group and this podcast.
One of my favs!!
Witty yet gentle
One of my favorite liveplay podcasts. Full of great characters and fully-realized characters. The players excel at unorthodox reactions to the encounters and "monsters" they meet. My favorite character is the curde but quick-witted ranger Riot.
good game! it is awesome
I love their podcasts and interesting fun and not one video have I have heard a pun in every downtime 😂
It is so interesting it got me into d&d it is the only clean podcast I could find and this podcast is the best.
Girl Gamers for the Win
I found the ladies when they were mentioned in a D&D video I was watching and I was intrigued. I quickly googled them, read up on them and watched a vid on YouTube and I was hooked. I quickly went and subscribed to the podcast. I love their humor and how easy they make the game look. Gamer girl goals!!!
Just because I’m terrible at actually writing reviews doesn’t mean I don’t love this show.
I like to listen to podcasts pretty much all the time and I love a good story from funny people with soothing voices so this one is pretty perfect for a bad day or a good day or even a day that’s just a day. In one of the early episodes they discuss favorite snacks and when I heard one of the Dames likes Haw Flakes (my sister says they don’t taste as good as they used to but I think she’s just mistaken) I knew I was in good hands. This isn’t a review for Haw Flakes but if you want to try those while you listen to the show I support you. Just be careful you don’t eat on a laugh line.
This is an incredible example of women excelling at role playing games! The cast is hilarious, the stories are great, and it’s really just wholesome fun. When I listen, I always feel like I’m curled up in an armchair with a cup of tea, but also fighting baddies!
These Dames are a Critical Hit
I came across this podcast through the Uncaged Anthology NTG Gaming Live Play and I just adore them! Their approach to storytelling and gaming is something I try now to bring to my own home games, and their adventures always help make the work day a bit more exciting!
In top 3 of my favorite rpg podcasts! Great work ladies!!!
reminds me of the public radio women from SNL I mean that in the best possible way
D20 Dames is a barrel full of well-produced and thoughtful fun. Also family friendly, so can and should be shared with everyone! Thank you dames for the passion and energy you bring to the TTRPG community :)
Great D&D podcast on so many levels
I’ve become hooked on the D20 Dames. I play D&D as a kid, really in it just for the dungeon crawl aspect. As an adult I have come to appreciate the story telling aspect of D&D but didn’t have a group to explore and hone that aspect of the game. The D20 Dames storytelling is engaging and very enjoyable. After each episode I can’t wait for the next installment to find out what happens next. As a player and as a DM, there is much that I have learned and really enjoy. I can’t recommend listening to the D20 Dames enough.
The Dames are great
I've been listening to D20 Dames for the last year and it's one of my favorite D&D/storytelling podcasts. The players bring their characters to life and Kat is such a great DM. It's a great podcast to introduce to new D&D players, especially the little ones. Props to a year, and here's to many more.
Found another live play show that I love
I started listening to live play game because of all the amazing fan art I was seeing for Critical Roll. Now I still watch / listen to it but o gave found gaming groups who’s style and storytelling clicks better wit my tastes. The women behind the d20 Dames tell a great story and so obviously love what they are doing. It’s one of the few streams that is truly all ages friendly. Their show brings my so much joy. They are one of the reasons I’m, after decades away from TTRPG’s, getting back into the hobby. Thanks for the lovely, fun, show
Great Family Friendly Podcast
Such a wonderful podcast!! Jen is an amazing DM, and all the characters are so funny and love-able. It’s super great listening to a DnD podcast that focuses on friendships, characters interests, and community instead of dungeon battles all the time. The arc with Sildar had me laughing out loud, Riots budding romance had me blushing, and Rose is just so cute! Plus all the other NPCs are just great.
Great Podcast but could do without the cursing 😬
The structure is Awesome and the Dungeon Master is So accurate, But in the beginning they said that it was supposed to be a kid friendly podcast but towards the 2nd season, there was some cursing
Now my favorite...
This is the only dnd podcast I listen to now!
D20 Dames has been my go to podcast on regular long car rides as of late. All the episodes, both adventures and interludes are engaging and funny. I look forward to see where things keep going with the Dames!
D20 Dames to Die For
What a phenomenal actual-play D&D podcast. Every episode is fun, whether adventuring or “down time.” Give it a listen and catch up today!
And my title might be a little bit of hyperbole. But I’d certainly fail one of my death savings throws for them.
Can’t help but join in the giggle fits
The story telling and creative character development in this D&D podcast are amazing but what really sets it apart for me is the cast. I love that when I listen I feel like I’m part of the party, joining in on inside jokes and getting caught up in the type of giggle fits that you have to catch your breath after. The world building is beautiful, the characters are glorious creations and I can’t wait to see what shenanigans happen next. I rolled to fall in love and definitely did.
Season 2 is amazing!
fan of the Dames
I got hooked on actual play podcasts thru TAZ & have been listening to a few different ones. d20 Dames is shaping up to be one of the best. The characters' interactions are fantastic (more Riot/Lyta please!) and now that they're playing original adventures, the way they solve problems and find their way through situations is such fun.
Best D&D Actual Play Podcast
I stumbled across d20 Dames after hearing the DM, Kat Kruger, playing The Countess in Adventure They Wrote. I was soon hooked by the fun adventures of the dames.
With each episode, the characters get more flushed out and DM has some amazing NPC/PCs with varied voices and personalities. Not only do the characters play well together (i.e. their skills complement each other), but the cast members also have friendly banter. I find myself consistening laughing out loud at the shenanigans they get into.
I highly encourage folks to start listening to d20 Dames - it won't take long for you to catch up.
Chaotic Good Class Act
I've been sifting through this awesome new genre of RPG real plays with a focus on women and have been finding a lot of good stuff but this podcast has been my favorite sofar! The players seem to have a decent idea who their characters are right off the bat, the adventures aren't your boilerplate affair(after the intro), downtime is a focus AND the DM is writing her own content for other people to use! I can't wait to see where it goes from here.
A great family friendly pod
Great podcast with a hilarious cast. Also great that so many of the adventures they play come out as modules you can get!
A D&D podcast with heart
This podcast manages to be one of the most humane podcasts I listen to, while still being really funny. The characters have made the world they live in a better place, and are genuinely happy about it! Which is not to say there's no combat, conflict, or magic -- there's plenty of all of that, both within the party and without. I always am excited when I see a new episode in my podcatcher!
On another note, Sildar is one of the great NPCs of all time.
One of the best I’ve heard
I’m both happy and sad to have finally caught up, happy because I’ve heard all the amazing content thus far but sad that I can’t binge listen at work! I have loved every minute of this and can’t wait for the next adventure. If you’re looking for a dnd podcast with the right combination of funny jokes and intriguing plot line this is the podcast for you!
I am so charmed by these amazing women and their project! I am completely hooked. It is clear they all have a great chemistry with one another and the banter that results often makes me laugh out loud. The story is exceptional and well-delivered by the DM, and I never have to wonder which character is speaking because of good vocal delivery and character development. Yeah, the beginning episodes are a little bumpy, but these ladies have definitely hit their stride and I look forward to each new episode.
An excellent listen
I stumbled across this by accident, and so glad I did! It’s a wonderful listen, love the stories and the characters and the puns and laughs add a whole extra layer. Love it!
This show is Great
how is then name taken
I love the ladies in this show, and how much fun they are having.
Distinct and Meaningful
The Dames celebrate the unconventional. And that’s one of the best things about this show.
The podcast begins with vignettes of sorts through different prewritten adventures, including one by DM Kat Kruger. But though you may have seen (or even played) one of these adventures before, you’ve never heard it like this.
Each of the Dames bring distinctive voices to the table, making their characters real and meaningful, if unconventional in their approach to adventure. Chet is a great example of this, and I get such joy as a listener from those moments. They don’t always solve the puzzle in the most straightforward way, but they always solve it in the most worthwhile way. The whole podcast is worthwhile with great emotional payoff towards the end of season 1.
I’m excited to get further in to season 2 to know what happens next!
Great, wholesome Role Playing!
I love these ladies. They’re totally delightful and every moment is funny and heartwarming.
Great fun and positive role models for getting girls interested in Gaming
I love the premise of the show and the great role models. The story lines are creative and engaging. The cast chemistry is top notch. Definitely worth the listen!
Postive, and punfilled
I simply adore this show. The characters are engaging, the stories compelling, and best of all the DM and players feed off of each other in a really innovative fashion. They also are downright hilarious. I adore how they use humor to help the story line along without being heavy handed or forced. This is one of those podcasts you'll find yourself anxiously awaitng new episodes to be released. Perfect for those who are famliir with DnD and even better for those who are trying to learn how the game should be played.
An amazing actual play full of charm and wonderful surprises!
DM Lord Neptune
The D20 Dames is such an amazing podcast full of a lot of heart. Kat, the DM, mixes homebrew content with official content to create a beautiful world full of wonder and adventure! The player characters, themselves, are quite fun, too! From a Winged Tiefling Ranger to a Half-elf Warlock to a Human Monk, the Dames know how to have a good time. This especially shows when they talk their way out of a lot of encounters instead of simply smashing everything in sight!
The story is going into some amazing places, and I'm really excited to see where Kat will lead us next! Much love to the entire cast, here, as they are all wonderful people, well engaged on Twitter, and bring a great creative energy to the podcast and community as a whole. Definitely listen to this one if you enjoy APs. You will not regret it!
Finally Some Dames!
I love actual play podcasts, but I was so bummed that, at best, one member of a party might be played by a woman. As a girl fan of DND and fantasy, I really missed seeing myself in the characters/players. And the ladies here are an excellent batch — funny, engaging, and serious enough to still deliver on the adventure.
EPIC USE OF BREAD!
Ok, this has been so much fun to listen to. I don't listen to just any Real Play game, but this one has entered my rotation and made me insanely happy.
Addicting and hilarious
Thank you girls for making me laugh at work. If the episodes were longer I don’t think I could accomplish anything 😂 keep up the great work. I love the relationship with the npc’s and the players and please keep those puns coming. 😄
Fantastic Fantasy Adventure with Heart
A beautiful, genuine blend of humor, heart, and badassery from four very talented ladies. Can't wait to see where the misadventures take them next!
A New D&D Podcast? Roll for success!
It’s a crit 20! Seriously. I’m in love with this podcast. After getting hooked on The Adventure Zone, I’ve tried out a (potentially shameful) number of actual-play D&D podcasts and none of them come close to d20 Dames.
The DM is so excellent. Her voices are varied and fun, and the tales she’s crafted so far are so enjoyable. She lets her players really explore the world and try unconventional things.
The players are top-notch. Each of these ladies has such a unique and funny take on their characters and their interactions with each other and the world are so much fun! As a group, they hit their stride early and continue to come out with great content. I can’t say enough good things about this podcast!
I have been searching for other good D&D podcasts since catching up to The Adventure Zone, and d20 Dames is my absolute fave! Funny, fast-paced, great characters, and good adventures! The production quality is awesome - no straining to hear some people while others are too loud. You can focus on the game play and the great interactions between people. Don’t miss out on this one.
A most palpable hit!
This is so much fun- a fantastic addition to my regular podcast binge. Having an all lady lineup is such a refreshing change to the usual, tired stereotype- the banter runs smoothly and is charming- everyone sounds like they're having a gas.
Really looking forward to where it all leads...
It’s gonna be a nat20 cuz these dames are on a roll!! Only two episodes in and I’m already hooked. I can’t wait for more. More game AND more puns!!
This is a new 5e actual play podcast. Tired of trying to binge for hours to catch up on something probably over, or not worth your time? Why not hop on board to a very promising new adventure. It starts out with play from some standard adventures, but if this is any indication to the direction they are headed for with their original material, very promising indeed! Check it out now, and start your future binge from the beginning!
Not Another Nathan
Great start to a new podcast. The crew shows promise and personality in the first episode. Join in now
Just the beginning
I've had so much fun listening to just the first podcast that I DEMAND more be produced and quick! It feels like a typical tabletop session when out-of-character, but the ladies become so immersed in their characters that you tend to hone in on the story and focus on nothing else. Even a simple scene like a tavern seems alive when they voice it out! Seriously. Just subscibe. This is only the beginning!