Backwater Bastards is a free “comedy improv” actual play podcast. The current campaign is called “Orbital Refuse” and utilizes a D20 based game system and world created by their DM, Dick Dynamite. Backwater Bastards is a fully edited show featuring light table talk/comedic elements and immersive roleplay scenes. Episodes are released biweekly on Thursdays. The cast are a team of international artists recording from 3 different countries, and the show hosts occasional guests from throughout the game and film art industry. Gameplay and “rule chat” is edited to create a more seamless listening experience, giving the listener more of a story-style experience affected by the mercy of intermittent dice rolls.

Series Status

Ongoing - Multiple seasons / arcs

Episode Frequency & Length

Bi-weekly
1-2 Hours

Type & Channels

Podcast
Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pocket Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Youtube, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Discord, Website
Backwater Bastards
2020
Backwater Bastards is a free “comedy improv” actual play podcast. The current campaign is called “Orbital Refuse” and utilizes a D20 based game system and world created by their DM, Dick Dynamite. Backwater Bastards is a fully edited show featuring light table talk/comedic elements and immersive roleplay scenes. Episodes are released biweekly on Thursdays. The cast are a team of international artists recording from 3 different countries, and the show hosts occasional guests from throughout the game and film art industry. Gameplay and “rule chat” is edited to create a more seamless listening experience, giving the listener more of a story-style experience affected by the mercy of intermittent dice rolls.

Rules & Source Material

Home Brew, Other IP / Universe
Indie / Original System
Rule of Cool, Very Casual, Comedy, Guests / Interview, Home Brew Rules

Format, Setting & Vulgarity

Single Continuous Campaign / Season, One-Shots, Rules / Meta / Industry Chat
Fantasy, Space
Gore and Violence, Sexual Theme, Swearing / Cursing, Substance Abuse

Cast & Player Characters

Female, Male, Multicultural, Childhood Friends, Co-Workers, All Knowledgeable of the Rules
Fighter, Healer, Tinkerer, Villain / Anti-Hero, Custom Classes

Cast Voice Distinctness

Fairly Distinct

Audio Quality & Equipment

XLR Mics, Hear Dice Roll
Includes Music, Includes Sound Effects, Includes Original Compositions

Editing Style

Fully Edited , Mastered

Video (if applicable)