Season 1, Ep 2 – Tom The Traveler
Tom the Traveler
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date March 17, 2015
Episode no. S01E02
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Tom the Traveller
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Evan Jacover, Ryan DiGiorgi
Associate Producer {$associateproducer}
Editor Ryan DiGiorgi
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Audio assistance Jason Knox
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"Tom The Traveler" is the second episode of season one of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on March 17, 2015. This episode marks the first appearance of Steve Waltien as recurring guest Tomblain Belaroth.


This week, a new guest joins Chunt, Usidore, and I in the Vermilion Minotaur: A common, dirty traveler named Tom. I’m hoping to hear what life outside of Hogface is like from someone who has traveled across Foon.


Arnie and his co-hosts meet Tom the Traveler, a common, dirty, performer with the theater troupe The Cockticklers, claiming to be from Scrr. Tom explains how theater troupes work in Foon including how they got their name, Murder Plays, The Five Bees. Usidore is suspicious.

But after commenting on how beautiful Tom's skin is, Usidore confronts him and the truth comes out.

Tom is not a common traveler, but rather Tomblain Belaroth, prince of the Northeast Kingdom and heir to the throne. He explains that he ran away because he fell in love with a milkmaid even though he was supposed to marry a princess. Usidore encourages him to retake his throne, to help the kingdom withstand the Dark Lord.

Tom's absence from his home and love is compared to Arnie's absence from Earth. Tom agrees to consider his situation.

New Characters

Recurring Characters


A full transcript is available at Hello From The Magic Tavern - All The Words: Episode 2 - Tom the Traveler.

Earth References

  • Corporate improv shows
  • iO Theater - 5B graduation classes
  • Prince:
    • The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
    • "Purple Rain"
    • "When Doves Cry"
    • The New Power Generation
    • "Raspberry Beret"
    • "Little Red Corvette"
    • "Batdance"
  • "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac


  • Throughout the episode, Tom repeatedly (and mistakenly) refers to Arnie as Arnor.
  • At the intermission break, audio from the the Burger King drive-through is heard. It appears the podcast is interfering with the drive-through intercom.

Behind the Scenes

  • Steve Waltien discusses this episode in Behind the Tavern: Season 1, Ep 2 - "Steve Waltien"
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