Have Spellbook, Will Travel
About This Show
Have Spellbook, Will Travel is a fully produced and voice-acted comedy radio drama set in a magical, fantasy world. New episodes are released every other Wednesday, with a behind-the-scenes show appearing in between episodes. These BTS shows feature interviews with the cast, discussion between the writers, and other interesting trivia about production. The show itself is directly inspired by events that have happened in the Dungeons & Dragons games of the creators, Rudy Basso and James Introcaso.
Most Recent Episode
Have Spellbook, Will Travel - Episode 0-5: Dogs & Dragons
4 days ago
IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER VARNE ANNOYING QUEST! He is joined by FOUR DOGS played by the four players from DAMES & DRAGONS! Listen in as they run into several obstacles that are solved using super smart dog intelligence! Hooray Dogs! Hooray Dames & Dragons!
Rated 5 out of
A Budding Series That Shows Great Promise
As it's description would say "Have Spellbook, Will Travel" is a fictional adventure told in the vein of an old time radio show and drawing heavy inspiration from classic fantasy settings, namely Dungeon and Dragons. In fact it draws so heavily upon D&D that it was hard not to imagine the show as the adventures of a motley crew of Player Characters bumbling their way through a fantasy world of their own creation. The shows humor also draws from its influence and a major part of its comedy comes from parody, such as the character's semi 4th wall breaking analogy that their bad luck is akin to rolling a 1 and a particular bandit groups unique political structure. While it is not necessary to have a understanding of D&D to "get" every joke, they will hit all the more harder with one.
The characters themselves are split between those that conform to typical stereotypes and those that act in a manner contradictory to the image of their "class" which in itself is sort of stereotypical. There isn't necessarily anything wrong with stereotypes (especially in a parody) as it will generate a lot of humor, but for me this was a slight turn off. That being said it was only the first episode which served as more of an introduction to said characters rather than doing any real character building and the characters themselves are likable enough.
All in all I enjoyed it very much and can see the potential in the work. Looking forward to updates.
Date published: 2016-05-02