Episode One: Fake Beards & Broken Necks

You can check out the first episode of Flintlocks and Fireballs here: Fake Beards and Broken Necks!

In the sleepy port town of Scarroll’s Cove, three strangers are brought together by chance, fate and the lack of seating space in a cramped bar. When privateer (not a pirate!) halfling Corzin Horhace, drow bard Celestia Stardust and mysterious bearded stranger Scamp become aware of a series of brutal murders, danger lies overhead…

Each week on Flintlocks and Fireballs, join actors Robbie Bellekom (as Scamp), Sam Burns (as Corzin Horhace) and Ellie Sparrow (as Celestia Stardust) with Dungeon Master Jason Phelps for adventure in the Napoleonic world of Calcinea, a setting for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.

Music Credit: Basically everything except the theme tune is by Kevin MacLeod. Rated 15+ (We swear like sailors.)

We’re Nearly There!

It’s the 10th of July!  In just under six hours the first episode of Flintlocks and Fireballs will go live, so as a little treat here’s a map of the region of Calcinea we’ll be starting in – the Dragon Coast.  Follow our party on this little globetrotting map as we chart their journey episode by episode across the seas and shores of Calcinea!

The first episode won’t go live until 7pm GMT (6pm British Summer Time), but when it does you’ll be able to find it here (and eventually on iTunes):



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Cast Announcement: Ellie Sparrow

Ellie Sparrow will be playing Celestia Stardust, a drow elf bard.

Ellie Sparrow is an actor, playwright and co-director of theatre company Break the ‘Verse. Their first arts council funded play was on at the end of last year, which she cowrote, aided heavily by red wine. 
Ellie Started role playing when the DM of this campaign made her 4 years ago. She thought the whole thing would be incredibly lame and agreed that she’d try it once. She has never been more wrong. It was not lame. And here she is 4 years later on a D&D podcast.

Charsheet Ellie

A Map of Calcinea

This map is now outdated and, well, has more than a few problems with it.  Stay tuned for a more comprehensive map on Friday 13th!

It’s just over a week until Episode One of Flintlocks and Fireballs is released, so here’s a little bit of background to the setting.  At the campaign’s start, the year is 1797 (by the Regency Calendar) in the world of Calcinea.  We’ll go into a little more detail about where things are and what things are as time goes on.  For now, all I’ll say is our campaign will start in the north-western edge of the map, along the Dragon Coast.

Cast Announcement: Sam Burns


Sam Burns, playing halfling sailor Corzin Horhace, is a level 29 human, been playing D&D for about 9 years. It started off as a Nerdy oasis in the desert of first year drama school and has progressed from there to a major obsession.

When the opportunity came to combine it with his first love of acting he leapt at it like Halflings leap at second breakfast.

Sam is currently in Circle of Spears’ latest production, Outside the Box, in Barnstaple, June 28th, 30th, Jul 1st. https://bit.ly/2lChwf1 #DnD

Flintlocks and Fireballs, a Napoleonic 5e D&D podcast, will air its first episode July 10th at 7pm GMT!

Charsheet Sam

Welcome, Traveller

Flintlocks and Fireballs is a D&D 5E podcast, featuring the adventures of four British voice actors in the unique Napoleonic setting of Calcinea.  You can catch us Tuesdays at 7pm GMT on Podbean, iTunes and YouTube.  The first episode is due to come out at 7pm GMT on the 10th of July.

You awaken to find yourself in a strange place.  The floor lurches side to side, and what little light filters in through the tough wooden boards above gives the impression that this space is cramped, a curving oak-planked floor beneath you that bends upwards until it reaches the ceiling, heavy rocks beneath you, pressing harshly into your legs.  Your feet are soaked, and there is an acrid scent to the air.

Thunder seems to bellow, but a fraction of a second later this strange room hurls itself violently to the side.  You are thrown from your perch against the wooden wall, which cracks and splinters.  Forcing the boards aside, you find yourself in an open deck, figures desperately running back and forth, struggling to load heavy iron balls into cannons thrust forth through the portholes.  Light spears into the deck from a hole by the slagged remnants of one cannon and its gunners.  The boards there are slick and red.

Your gorge rises, threatening to eject what little contents fill your stomach, and you struggle over to a ladder, seeking an escape from the madness.  The light above blinds you for a moment, and with a crack the hatch beside you explodes into splinters, the lead musket ball missing your skull by half an inch.  You duck back down a moment, then are forced up to the deck by fearful sailors below, desperate to get to the surface.  These strange figures burst up past you, some men and women of a familiar kind, others half the size, others thick, muscled and green or grey skinned.

Another crack, but this time from above.  Floating above the mizzen mast is a woman, hair tied back in a tail beneath a black tricorne and garbed in a scarlet knee-length coat, who is hurling bolts of lightning at the mast and sailors alike.  A crack from the deck and billowing smoke, as a trio of sailors on the swivel guns shoot the lightning-wielder from the sky.  In the distance, three more ships are turning for another set of broadsides.

Just as you get your bearings, a great rumbling comes from beneath the ship.  Huge, suckered tentacles rise from the waves, wrapping around the length of the vessel and dragging it down.  The timbers crack and splinter, the ship sundering, and as the water rushes up to meet you, you catch a glimpse of a vast, baleful eye…

Welcome, traveller, to Calcinea.  Welcome to a world four hundred years on from the age of sword and sorcery, where three wanderers will try to forge a future by blade, spell and musket in a world on the brink of revolution.  Welcome to Flintlocks and Fireballs.

Flintlocks and Fireballs is a D&D 5E podcast, featuring the adventures of four British voice actors in the unique Napoleonic setting of Calcinea.  You can catch us Tuesdays at 7pm GMT on Podbean, iTunes and YouTube.  The first episode is due to come out at 7pm GMT on the 10th of July.