Kill Every Monster

Kill Every Monster

Dungeons & Dragons is many things to many people, but it was designed to be a game about killing monsters. We examine the lore and mechanics of each creature and ask a central question: are they really a monster? Co-hosts Dylan and Aram are joined by a guest for a DM-deep-dive into a classic D&D monster. The first part is a discussion, and the second is a one-shot Actual Play where our guest takes on the role of the monster. Each episode of Kill Every Monster is a contained story, so you never have to worry about being caught up or listening out of order.

Episodes

December 18, 2023 60 mins
Dylan and Aram answer your questions about season 3 of Kill Every Monster. CAST Dylan Malenfant: Co-producer, Gamemaster Aram Vartian: Co-producer, Editor MUSIC "A Truly Powerful Force" by NC Music "Capital City" by Stephane Lorello COMMUNITY Discord TikTok Twitter Reddit Instagram Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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As is our tradition with each batch of creatures, Dylan and Aram run through all the monsters from season 3 and debate if they would do a murder.  CAST Dylan Malenfant: Co-producer, Gamemaster Aram Vartian: Co-producer, Editor MUSIC "A Truly Powerful Force" by NC Music "Capital City" by Stephane Lorello COMMUNITY Discord TikTok Twitter Reddit Instagram Facebook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...
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November 21, 2023 96 mins
The Monster Manual describes Dinosaurs as “behemoths that are among the oldest reptiles in the world. Predatory dinosaurs are savage, territorial hunters. Herbivorous dinosaurs are less aggressive, but they might attack to defend their young, or if startled or harassed. Dinosaurs come in many sizes and shapes. Larger varieties often have drab coloration, while smaller dinosaurs have colorful markings akin to birds. Dinosaurs roam r...
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October 29, 2023 85 mins
We are joined by Juni Ruiz. Juni is a Pro GM, content creator, and very nerdy dad. When he's not running after his adorable toddler or co-hosting Warlocks & Waffles, the *only* 8 a.m. TTRPG morning show, he brings characters to life on TTRPG streams and podcasts. Inexplicably, he still finds time to watch too much anime and keep up with his other favorite fandoms/hobbies, such as Pokemon, Power Rangers, more anime, and board games....
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October 9, 2023 103 mins
The Monster Manual does not describe people, despite them being the most common enemy your players will face. We are joined by Haley Whipjack and Gus Rachels. Haley Whipjack is an educator, podcaster, and passionate fan of making fun things. They are a cohost, GM, and player on TTRPG actual play podcast Unprepared Casters, while also pursuing personal creative projects on her TikTok and YouTube channels. Gus Rachels is a multidisci...
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September 24, 2023 14 mins
Twenty years ago, we played a game. We recorded that game and shared it over the airwaves of our high school radio station, WKEY AM 1360. People listened. So did other things. Twenty years later, we were invited to play a live reunion show for the hardcore fans. Little did we know, this time the game was real. Dead Ghost Productions is an award-winning podcasting collective for storytellers. Dead Ghost is focused on telling immersi...
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September 18, 2023 77 mins
The Monster Manual describes Modrons as “beings of absolute law that adhere to a hive-like hierarchy. They inhabit the plane of Mechanus and tend its eternally revolving gears, their existence a clockwork routine of perfect order.” We are joined by Jeff Stormer.  Jeff is an award-winning podcaster and game designer living in Philadelphia, PA. His podcasting experience began in 2015 with Party of One, a still-running TTRPG actual pl...
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September 3, 2023 78 mins
Monsters of the Multiverse describes Qilin as “noble, celestial creatures. In the Outer Planes, Qilin in service to benevolent deities take a direct role in the eternal struggle between good and evil. In the mortal world, Qilin are celebrated far and wide as harbingers of destiny, guardians of the sacred, and counterbalances to the forces of evil. We are joined by Connie Chang.  Connie is a queer and trans Chinese-American Game Mas...
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July 23, 2023 9 mins
Hey people, this is Aram. I wanted to check in and update our listeners about what has been going on behind the scenes of Kill Every Monster. We are currently on our mid-season break and will be back in September with TTRPG designer Connie Chang and the chimerical Chinese creation known as a Qilin. Patreon supporters will get an early preview of the Qilin episode next week. Speaking of our amazing supporters, we were recently invit...
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July 3, 2023 45 mins
The Monster Manual describes the Tarrasque as a “fifty feet tall and seventy feet long behemoth, weighing hundreds of tons. It carries itself like a bird of prey, leaning forward and using its powerful lashing tail for balance. Its cavernous maw yawns wide enough to swallow all but the largest creatures, and so great is its hunger that it can devour the populations of whole towns.” We are joined by Harli Kane. Harli—whose pronouns ...
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June 19, 2023 77 mins
The Monster Manual describes the Tarrasque as a “fifty feet tall and seventy feet long behemoth, weighing hundreds of tons. It carries itself like a bird of prey, leaning forward and using its powerful lashing tail for balance. Its cavernous maw yawns wide enough to swallow all but the largest creatures, and so great is its hunger that it can devour the populations of whole towns.” We are joined by Harli Kane. Harli—whose pronouns ...
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June 6, 2023 87 mins
Medusa are described in the Monster Manual as “victims of a terrible curse, the serpent-haired medusa petrifies all those who gaze upon it, turning creatures into stone monuments to its corruption.” We are joined by Nikki. Nikki is an educator, streamer, and LGBTQ+ & Disability advocate. She is also the Producer at Tea TRPG, a Twitch channel dedicated to creating a fun and safe place for marginalized members of the TTRPG communi-te...
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May 15, 2023 92 mins
Blink dogs are described in the Monster Manual as creatures that “take their name from their ability to blink in and out of existence, a talent they use to aid their attacks and to avoid harm.” We are joined by Jessica Marcrum. Jessica Marcrum, also known as angrynerdgirl, was killed by an angry mob before rising from the grave, laptop in one hand and a feral cat in the other. A perennial ENnie nominee and occasional winner, she is...
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May 1, 2023 39 mins
Black Dragons are described in the Monster Manual as creatures who “loathe seeing the weak prosper and revel in the collapse of humanoid kingdoms. They make their homes in fetid swamps and crumbling ruins where kingdoms once stood.” We are joined by Austin Taylor. Austin is a professional podcaster, narrative designer, game performer, and therapist. They are one of the designers of Deimos Academy and a cast member on Transplanar RP...
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April 17, 2023 82 mins
Black Dragons are described in the Monster Manual as creatures who “loathe seeing the weak prosper and revel in the collapse of humanoid kingdoms. They make their homes in fetid swamps and crumbling ruins where kingdoms once stood.” We are joined by Austin Taylor. Austin is a professional podcaster, narrative designer, game performer, and therapist. They are one of the designers of Deimos Academy and a cast member on Transplanar RP...
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April 3, 2023 95 mins
The Monster Manual describes Will-o’-wisps as “malevolent, wispy balls of light that haunt lonely places and battlefields, bound by dark fate or dark magic to feed on fear and despair.” We are joined by Amelia Som. Amelia is an ethereal immortal currently making content in the tabletop game space. They create videos on TikTok and appear in several podcasts and livestreams, including Unprepared Casters and GuildFellows. To see what ...
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March 20, 2023 94 mins
The Pokédex describes Gengar as “mean-spirited creatures that enjoy tormenting people, hurting them and overtaking them. They are most active during full moons, creeping out in the dead of night and disguising themselves as shadows.” We are joined by Miki. Miki Ljuljdurovic, also known online as xwater, is a Nintendo focused content creator in the gaming space. As a top player of video games made for children, he boasts some seriou...
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March 6, 2023 101 mins
Pixies are described in the Monster Manual as “standing barely a foot tall and resembling diminutive elves with gossamer wings like those of dragonflies or butterflies, bright as the clear dawn and as luminous as the full moonrise. Curious as cats and shy as deer, pixies go where they please. They like to spy on other creatures and can barely contain their excitement around them. The urge to introduce themselves and strike up a fri...
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January 9, 2023 33 mins
For our Season 2 round-up episode, we revisit Dylan's idea to go through each monster and debate if they would Do A Murder. MUSIC "A Truly Powerful Force" by NC Music "Capital City" by Stephane Lorello CAST Dylan Malenfant: Co-producer, Gamemaster Aram Vartian: Co-producer, Editor COMMUNITY Discord TikTok Twitter Reddit Instagram Facebook Kill Every Monster is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons podcast. In each e...
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December 26, 2022 87 mins
The Monster Manual describes Rocs as huge beasts with “wingspans that spread two hundred feet or more. At rest, perched upon the mountain peaks that are its home, this monstrous bird rivals even the oldest dragons in size.” This episode, we are joined by Sian Ford Sian, whose pronouns are she/her, is a PhD candidate at McMaster University studying Astrobiology and the origin of life on Earth and other planets. In her free time, she...
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