He was the co-host of the Starter Set Dungeons & Dragons podcast and is the creator of the Tales of Tarthage crime drama podcast. Starter Set - A Dungeons & Dragons podcast serves as a guide to new players trying the game for the first time while providing veteran players with customised ‘homebrewed’ content and discussions on narrative implications of the game.
Tales of Tarthage is a D&D inspired crime drama set in the fictional city of Tarthage. The show follows the lives of four members of an Extraordinary Crimes Unit as they investigate a series of murders in the build up to an election. The show examines the human stories and themes of economic struggle, corruption and the war on crime in an otherwise fantastical setting. It draws inspiration from the work of David Simon, Jed Mercurio and JRR Tolkien, as well as real stories from members of the UK law enforcement community. Its second season concluded in December with season three planned for Summer 2022.
Starter Set Studio is a small content creation platform used by Ed Silvester and Sam Bradley to publish work that complements the Wizards of the Coast Tabletop Roleplaying Game, Dungeons & Dragons.
Their current published works are the Starter Set Manual of Homebrew Heroes which contains four brand new playable races, and the People’s Republic of Aqualibrium Map which allows players to set their own adventures in the city homebrewed during the Making a Metropolis series on Starter Set.
Ed and Sam will be producing a new series of podcasts about the upcoming Marvel Multiverse Tabletop Roleplaying Game in 2022 which will include an explainer show breaking down the game’s mechanics, and a Let’s Play podcast series.