After going to the same college for four years and moving to the same city after college, we all decided to meet and become friends by playing RPGs together. After listening to several actual play podcasts we thought, "Hey! We can do that." And so we did.
Zack is the dreamer of the group that continually bothers Cody to record more things with him. He has too many hobbies and even more video games to play and books to read. His favorite games are Bastion, God of War (the new one), and Overwatch where he is a Tracer main.
Zack is currently the Dungeon Master for Voyage of Vagabonds. He is the voice of Aleki in Crystal Heart. Additionally, he can often be heard on the Gamer Noob episodes and on the Wandering Gamer Network's YouTube channel doing Let's Plays.
Caitlin is a more recent player of RPGs. She started after college, and managed not to be scared off by Cody, Mandi, and Vinnie. She loves reading and talking about books. Her main contribution to the group outside of recording is giving everyone, but mostly Cody, lots of sass.
Caitlin is currently the voice of Nyx Trueshot in Voyage of Vagabonds and Mora in Crystal Heart. Her musical talents can be heard in the Crystal Heart Actual Plays. She was the Game Master for Live from the Night Owl and is occasionally on Gamer Noob and Wandering Gamer Network's YouTube channel doing Let's Plays.
Vincent, frequently referred to as Vinnie, is the old man of the group. He is 2-3 years older than everyone else, and they make sure he remembers it. He and Cody were in the same fraternity in college and were involved in many of the same activities including Pep Band and the Robotics team. He met Mandi through Cody and met Zack and Caitlin after college. Vincent enjoys reading (mostly science fiction and fantasy), video games (especially JRPGs), board games, anime, and playing his mellophone to cheer on his local soccer team. Vincent is also a proud cat dad to two beautiful black cats, Severus and Buckminster.
Vincent is currently the voice of Dain Farwalker in Voyage of Vagabonds and Malcom Llewellyn in Outlaws Wanted. He previously voiced Reizo Matsuno in Crystal Heart, BAXTR in Live From the Night Owl and Chip McGuire in Phoenix Investigations. Vincent is also involved in the Wandering Gamer Network's YouTube channel doing Let's Plays.
Cody has been playing Dungeons and Dragons wrong since he was a teenager. He started loving tabletop RPGs when a stoner that he worked with let him borrow some 2nd edition books. Fortunately for Cody, the first people he played with had never played DnD, so they could not fact check what he claimed the rules were. But since then, Cody has been obsessed with creating clunky narratives and obtuse characters. Aside from tabletop RPGs, Cody enjoys cooking, tables, video games, Dark Souls, complaining about Game of Thrones, complaining in general, audiobooks, and hording snippets of wire.
Cody is also the laziest member of the World Shop podcast, where he regularly ignores the format of the podcast that he came up with and sasses Jordan.
Currently Cody voices Franny on Voyage of Vagabonds and GMs Outlaws Wanted.
Mandi started playing DnD in college when she found out it is a great excuse to be a Theater Nerd. Since then Mandi has enjoyed creating interesting characters and planning the occasional game. Even though Mandi did not start playing DnD until college, before that she was still a total nerd that loved series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, and Star Wars. Aside from tabletop, Mandi loves Disney, planning all the things, Pokemon Sun, Lego Games, vlogging, editing, Star Wars, and drawing cute pictures of our characters.
Currently Mandi voices Mella on Voyage of Vagabonds and Vika on Outlaws Wanted.
Host and Writer for World Shop Podcast. Jordan loves to creat and sometimes even destroy. Jordan was trained in the art of world building by ancient monks in the land of Shangri La. A self proclaimed master of Movies, Comics and anime Jordan tries to use these references to add color to his world building. He strictly follows the format of his show even though if Cody strays from that path. Cody presents loose world building while jordan seeks to be as convoluted as possible. He is of house Slytherin and his patronus is the ocamy, and it is said that he can even speak to snakes. Sometimes he stays up late at night and wonders "am I the bad guy?". Jordan's major influences are Full Metal Alchemist, Saga, Marvel Comics, and Studio Ghibli Films.