The show

The Stubborn Heroes is an Actual Play Dungeons & Dragons 5E Podcast set in the Homebrew World of Varian. 

But... We are so much more than just that. 


In 2015 - the Heroes banded together to try a game most of them had not played before. A game that has been the pillar of the tabletop gaming community for nearly five decades...

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition is a game of role-play and adventure where you take on the identity of a PC (Player Character) within a fantasy world created by you, and your friends. It is a collective experience of story, combat, and world building that takes place within your minds! All of your actions are decided by the Roll of the Dice, the consequences of which are decided by the DM (Dungeon Master - AKA Game Master by some folks). The DM and PCs - by working together, weave a tale of mystery, intrigue, and adventure that is unique to them.

After playing through their first Campaign (which we call Campaign 0), Adam (The Stubborn Heroes DM) decided that the groups world and lore were so rich and their play-style so accessible, that they should record their sessions and release it as an audio podcast. Since releasing their first episode in 2016, the podcast and community around it has grown exponentially. 

Campaign 1 tells the story of The Unfated Ones and their adventures as they grow in power and silliness, exploring the world of Varian and making many friends as well as enemies along the way.

Campaign 2 takes place in The Isles of Umbra, a mysterious and previously isolated area of Varian, untouched by the rest of the world. The heroes, known as The Six, are just as mysterious as the Isles in which they find themselves.

So please join us by the fire and read on, where you will learn more about the world and expanded universe that has grown around this crazy show of ours...




We strive to produce content that our fans want to see and hear, which means making our social media accounts much more than just ways to promote the podcast.

Here's a list of our accounts and what you can expect to find on each platform.


  • Audio of all episodes uploaded the day after release.

  • Lore and History posts uploaded every two weeks,

    • Exploring the Campaign 2 setting​ - The Isles of Umbra

    • The Ten Houses that rule the Ten Kingdoms of Umbra

  • Our after-show, Stubborn Breakdown, released once a month where we:

    • answer fan-submitted questions

    • discuss the podcast

    • talk about our characters

    • ramble on about anything on our minds


  • Announcements

    • Episodes​

    • Lore & History posts

    • After-shows

    • Fan-art contests

    • Special events

  • Retweets from

    • Fans​

    • D&D podcasts we enjoy

    • Maybe some other stuff


  • Announcements

    • Episodes​

    • Lore & History posts

    • After-shows

    • Fan-art contests

    • Special events

  • Monster Mondays

    • Showcasing a 'monster' from the podcast, briefly discussing its appearance in an episode and its game mechanics​

  • Whatchamacallit Wednesdays

    • Showcasing an item or object from the podcast and its significance​

  • Fan Art Fridays

    • Showcasing art created BY or FOR our fans


  • All the same things as Twitter except no retweets

  • Do people still use Facebook?