Thornvale

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A weekly Games, Actual Play and Horror podcast
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I enjoy this podcast, the storylines are funny entertaining and sometimes scary. I really like the characters and the actors.
My favorite Monster of the Week AP!
Wonderful show with a super confident DM/GM/Keeper. Susannah leads these fledgling monster hunters through hoops and ladders and laughs at each and every one of their missteps and I love it.
Once you start listening to this podcast, there's no going back. It's a wild ride, so get ready because you'll enjoy the ups and downs and everything in between.
If you like epic monsters and creepiness, but also laughing your ass off and getting really emotionally invested in fictional characters, then you'll love Thornvale! I can't say this enough. I LOVE this show. <3
What I really like about this monster of the week podcast over some of the others I listen to is the growing sense of danger. The injuries some of the characters get dealt by Susannah are starting to build and I worry for their survival going forward.
One of the few actual-play RPG podcasts that's good right from the beginning! Definitely worth a listen if you're into RPG podcasts! Looking forward to more.
ThornvaleThanks so much, Alex! That means a lot!
Good Ole Monster Huntin! Get ready to wrangle some monsters, because this podcast does not back down from a challenge! Right out the gate the podcast starts off strong with a nice scene of this monster striking the small town of Thornvale. You are given a sense of excitement and dread as you realize what the party will be up against is no walk in the park and the danger is very high. The characters are set up nicely in this small town and nothing feels forced at all as you get to know each of them while they begin to investigate this mystery. The DM does a great job at bringing in a lot of exciting moments for the players to bounce off of, never leaving them with an awkward moment of “Well now what?”. The quality continues to improve as the show goes along and the usage of music is a great touch that really helps build the scenes. So if you are looking for a fun Monster of the Week podcast, want to learn the game along with the players, and want to hear some weird monster tales that happen in this small town nestled in the middle of Florida, then look no further because they have you covered!
ThornvaleSo glad you like the show and the music! Our Keeper works very hard on the music, so we're thankful that it's appreciated.
The mysteries and the writing are what keeps me coming back. They have a great GM who knows how to keep the tension up from episode to episode, even after the monsters are hunted. The characters keep surprising me, as new facets of them are uncovered with each arc.
ThornvaleThanks for the review Grahame. We hope we can keep the tension up for you.
I love Susannah! She comes up with the best monsters or new versions of classic monsters. I can't wait to hear what the next monster is every time another is slain!
ThornvaleThanks JamBelly! That means a lot!
A super fun and spooky show! S.Lewis is a great host and I delight in the way she makes her husband and friends squirm as thing get more and more tense as the story goes on!
ThornvaleOur Keeper sure does love making our players squirm. Thanks for listening!
Susannah and the crew vibe so well and know exactly what their listeners want. Their podcast game is on point, both on and off the mic.
ThornvaleThanks for the kind words. We really appreciate it.
This podcast has lovable characters and it's fun to try and guess the monster of the week alongside the characters. It gets exciting real fast. Give it a try!!
ThornvaleThanks Germaine! Hopefully we can keep it "real" for you. :)
THIS IS EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED IN AN ACTUAL-PLAY TYPE OF PODCAST. HOLY SHIT. You get to know each of the characters and fall in love with them and protect them like they're you're kids and want the best for them. Please go listen to this podcast right now. You won't regret it one bit. IT GETS INTENSE REALLY FAST AND I LOVE THAT.
ThornvaleThanks for this awesome review. It means the world to us.
I listen to a lot of actual play podcasts, and this is one of my favorites. I literally just made an account to give them a good review. The system they use is simple which makes it great for listeners so you don't get bogged down by too much rolling. The modern setting and story are a breath of fresh air among so many DnD actual plpodcasts. The editing is great and they always release on time. Overall a great show and I highly recommend it.
ThornvaleThat's so great, Ace of Spades! Glad you enjoy it so much.
Finished the first ARC today and am really enjoying it. The Monster of the Week system lends itself to some really fun story telling. The cast for this is great and I can not wait to dig more into this. So much more to get caught up on. I expect so many more fun hours spent with this in my ears.
Very fun actual play of Monster of the Week. Interplay of characters is stellar
ThornvaleThanks a bunch, OddOod!
I'm an avid consumer of "monster of the week" content. From The Adventure Zone (amnesty), to the TV show "Supernatural." I love the spooky, mysterious and episodic adventures of monster hunters. I absolutely love the format, and this show has filled a void in my life that I've been desperately searching for in this genre. It's got humor, supernatural monsters, secret cults, and a few hunters that get WAY in over their heads. The cast is wonderful, and their chemistry is electric. A must watch for someone looking for "monster of the week" style shows. :)
ThornvaleHappy to fill that void for you. Amnesty was a big influence on us, so it's cool to be in the same boat now.
Susannah and the crew do a great job with this actual play podcast. Monster of the week is a nice deviation from D&D. The story, characters, and, chemistry of the cast is fantastic and only gets better the more you listen. Don't skip over this one.
ThornvaleThanks so much for your awesome review!
It's really hard not to have fun alongside the cast as they try to keep Thornvale safe. And it's pretty much impossible not to love Oliver Allen Evans!
ThornvaleThanks so much for listening. We love Oliver too!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Susannah Lewis
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Feb 28th, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 15th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
156
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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