Second Best: A DnD Adventure is a comedy podcast where a bunch of New York City improvisers play D&D.
Second Best follows the adventures of Bug, Yolanda, Gail, and Hue in a fantasy realm called Milarien. They’re not the finest adventurers in the land - a fact they’re reminded of a lot - but that won’t stop this determined bunch.
Stephen Buckley is your dungeon master, the players are Ali Gordon, Glo Tavarez, Marty Scanlon, and Stephen Kelly.
In the frozen realm of Nydahar, the Tranquility Team must prove their worth by doing what they do worst: telling the truth. Meanwhile, in the high-tech land of Kordoth, Hue and her twin brother Omine have Luck on their side. [This arc features special guest Zach Cherry (NBC's I Feel Bad, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Crashing]
Our heroes (real life players) recap the events of Second Best Season 1 (and add insights, personal reactions, and behind-the-scenes commentary) in preparation for Season 2 launch on 11/14.
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Hamletton comes to a thrilling and unwritten conclusion in our Season 1 finale. Is it curtains for our heroes? Yolanda does crowd work. Bug knows friend from fiend. Gail uses her social network. Hue is not herself.
The show must go on! Our heroes continue juggle entertaining the audience and protecting a Princess. Hue keeps the peace and keeps the pace. Gail gets an upgrade. Bug discovers a strange possession. Yolanda casts a different kind of bird.
As the curtain opens, two of our heroes are in the audience dealing with unexpected guests, while two are onstage dealing with unexpected ghosts. Yolanda heals on her terms. Bug keeps an "aye" out. Hue takes the lead. Gail blows up someone's spot.
The morning after The Tranquility Team’s perfectly mundane goat encounter, they are tasked with playing cultural diplomats to a visiting princess. Bug babysits. Yolanda has a heart to (Shale)hart. Hue goes on. Gail really wrecks an egg.
Precious cargo in tow and worldview only slightly shaken, the Tranquility Team attempts a daring escape. Bug bears down for a duel. Yolanda resin-ates with enemies. Hue speedruns a level. Gail does hard physics.
The team continues their journey through the perilous levels of O’Doult’s mansion, and encounter some unusual guests along the way. Gail shortens the tour. Yolanda shuts things up. Everyone sees Hue. Bug draws up holy power.
A frightening monster is only the second-most dramatic thing the team discovers on a boat this week. Yolanda finds out that marriage hurts. Bug accidentally intimidates. Hue kills with comedy. Gail collects rent.
The gang kicks off their risky animal-smuggling mission by attempting the most dangerous task of all: getting on a boat. Gail loses her nerve and her knives. Bug never lets go. Yolanda and Hue pull off the perfect con.
The team receives a new mission once their swampy scepter journey comes to an end, but not before a run-in with the First Best heroes. Gail learns a dark place to hide a dagger. Bug meets someone dumber than him. Hue has a weird one. Yolanda slaps.
The gang heads to a fancy research institute where they act very proper indeed. Yolanda is reunited with her one true love. Bug gets in a big boy talk. Hue makes her dreams come true. Gail eats a salad.
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Our heroes bring their un-frog-ettable swamp detour to a close. Yolanda hears voices. Gail attempts diplomacy. Hue plays god. Bug lightens up. [Stick around after the episode for a Q&A from Twitter with the team!]
Our first fight! The team explores secret doors, secret passages, and make secret discoveries about Blackhollow's demon problem. After a nap Yolanda does a 'quick recap' for the police chief which goes as poorly as you'd expect.
Note that sound is sub-optimal for about ten minutes, but after that it's crystal clear.
The Tranquility Team (that's our heroes - Bug, Yolanda, Hue, and Gail) begin a mission in Blackhollow, investigating some demon sightings. After speaking with Guards, Mayors, Bartenders, Bartenders, and Doctors, they devise an ingenious, elaborate demon trap.