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Tales from Trantor is an “actual play” podcast series, recorded by a group of Australians as they play table-top roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons, Cyberpunk Red and Traveller. We currently play online and over the Internet, so you may occasionally notice background noise, static or other interference that couldn’t be removed through the power of editing.

If you haven’t heard of it before, role-playing can be thought of a bit like “group storytelling”. One player takes on the duty of being the administrator of the game (commonly called a Game Master or Dungeon Master), and creates a story for the other players to follow, representing many different characters, enemies and monsters the other players will encounter along the way. Everyone else plays as a character in the story, and interact with the environment of the story.

After the game sessions, the editor of the podcast (Ben) adds ambience, sound effects and music to the recording to make the finished episodes. Most of the content added is royalty free, but when other media is used, proper credit is provided in the episode description and Attributions page as required or requested by the author.

If you’re interested in supporting the podcast, the most important thing you can do is help us get our podcast out there! Reviews and likes on podcasting platforms go a long way, and sharing the podcast with your friends can help to grow our audience.

Because the podcast is non-commercial (and a labour of love), we operate at a monetary loss due to website and podcast hosting. If you’d like to support us further you can make a once-off donation via Ko-Fi through the link below. Your contribution will help us to keep making new campaigns and episodes for years to come!


If you’d like to contact us, please send an email to [email protected], or get in touch with us on Twitter (@TrantorTales)


Tales from Trantor is produced and edited on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people.