I know I’ve talked a few times about my favorite podcast, Godsfall, on here before, but I’m bringing them up again because they finally have a tumblr! If you’re interested in them already and haven’t seen it, it’s @godsfalldc. If you’ve never heard of Godsfall or have heard of it and weren’t sure it’d be up your alley, I’ll take a moment to talk about it here.
What is Godsfall?
Godsfall: Divine and Conquer is a D&D actual play podcast set in a homebrew world created by Aram Vartian, a freelance visual designer based out of DC. The show is releasing its 3rd season in March and follows 7 young people who realize that they are the reincarnations of the old gods, who died in a calamitous war that almost destroyed the entire world. Suddenly thrown into a conflict much larger than they are and given incredible powers they must learn to control, the Godlings are at the heart of the action as a century of relative stability is rapidly coming to an end.
Why would I like Godsfall?
Godsfall is not only well-written, but also has some incredible characters - and players. In addition, the world is unique and interesting, and Godsfall does well what a lot of other IPs don’t do at all, including:
PCs that are diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, sexuality, gender, and worldviews
Healthy and happy relationships between characters
Specifically, a happy and healthy gay relationship between two of the godlings! That is explicitly confirmed within the first season!
Neither of those two characters have died and their relationship develops naturally and lovingly(spoilers, I guess)!
Morally ambiguous characters that you can still enjoy rooting for
Villainous PCs whose inclusion makes sense and who you can also still enjoy rooting for, if that’s what you’re into!
Open and honest discussion about some of the social issues around gaming and fantasy
A DM(and players) who care about having those discussions and making the best story they can for everyone
Action! Excitement! Jokes!
Incredible editing and production - Godsfall integrates sound effects, background sounds, and mood/theme music seamlessly and it really shows. The technical quality of this podcast alone probably makes it worth listening to.
Again, a really fantastically awesome story set in a deep and complex world that still holds a balance between fresh and familiar elements of the fantasy genre.
That’s right, there’s a worldbook! If you decide you like Godsfall a lot and like to play D&D, you can play D&D in the world of Godsfall how cool is that it’s really cool and I’m very excited to get my copy
as for the show itself, it’s right on iTunes - just type in “Godsfall”, hit enter, and download all of it and binge it all in one week! Or don’t, maybe you have self control when it comes to consuming media. I know I don’t! Haha!
(I can’t wait until March 1st you have no idea the hype is killing me)