Pirates of Salt Bay was a weekly live actual play series where a group of actors, gamers and improvisers played the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons 5e.
Pirates of Salt Bay premiered on September 24, 2019 with "Series Premiere" (1x01), and ran for four seasons before concluding on September 29, 2020 with "S4E5" (4x05). The show aired live on the Saving Throw Twitch channel, and past episodes are archived on the YouTube channel.
Links to the YouTube playlist for the entirety of the Salt Bay run (Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Pirates of Salt Bay, Tales from Salt Bay), as well as several podcast links for Vana's Good Society tale, can be found through Linktree.
The series follows a group of four pirates who, in the course of fighting, drinking, making money and seeking love, encounter an ancient and powerful evil.
Attracted by promises of power and success, the crew gets sucked into a situation far beyond what most pirates could handle - but these are no ordinary pirates!
Ghosts of Saltmarsh
Ghosts of Saltmarsh was a three-episode mini-series which is considered the precursor for what would eventually be Pirates of Salt Bay. The cast and main characters from Ghosts of Saltmarsh carried over into Salt Bay, as well as the main baddie, Hadal.
Tales from Salt Bay
After the series finale of Pirates of Salt Bay, it was announced that a new interlude series would take its place. Officially called Tales from Salt Bay, this interlude series saw several of the players from Salt Bay run their own one-or-more-parter interludes with the system and/or setting of their choosing. Regular GM of Salt Bay, Aabria Iyengar, joined each interlude as a player.
For a list of episodes, see Pirates of Salt Bay (Episodes).
Cast & Characters
- Aabria Iyengar as the GM
- Eric Reichert plays Dirty Hank, a dwarf Elemental Disciple Monk
- Havana Mahoney plays Addi Balmyar, a half-elf Arcane Archer Fighter
- NegaOryx plays Trislynn Orana, a void tiefling Rogue
- Teri Gamble plays Eoj Reymurts, a halfling Fighter (Champion)
- Lauren Bond (aka RandomTuesday) plays Jewel on the Far Coast, a Tabaxi pirate (S1E3)
- SaintSpider plays Taran Q'Vore , an Aarakockran bard (S1E4)
- Gullible Gambit plays Ilyrio Lupineheart , a dashing human rogue (S1E7)
- Samuel Tucker Young plays Tater, a tot (S2E2)
- Aki plays Imarielli, a cleric of Helm (S2E7)
- Jason Mills plays Dradur Backbreaker, a half-orc divine soul sorcerer (S2E8)
- Bluejay plays Archie, a water genasi tot (S2E10)
- Reuben Bresler plays Jasper Bilgewater, a human artificer (S3E4, S3E5)
- Curiousjoi plays Catch, a mysterious bounty hunter (S3E7)
- Dustin Fletcher plays Tomi Gallows, a human pirate (S4E2, S4E3)
- Mika Midgett plays Brae Gol'bck (S4E3)
Main Recurring NPCs
- Hadal, the big bad for most of the campaign, Elder God of the Ultra Abyss
- Rose, daughter of Addi and Eoj
Complete List of NPCs
For a complete list of all NPCs that have appeared on the show, see Pirates of Salt Bay (NPCs).