148 – Blood Pools

We had an off week this time; so, instead of a typical episode, here’s a crosspost from Daniel’s podcast, Detect Magic, in which he talks about a system he’s going to be using in the upcoming Dungeon Academy actual play episodes. 

Blood Pools is a system for modeling how characters get better at fighting particular monsters (and in general) that’s separate from the XP system.

Blog post with more info about the Blood Pool rules: https://detectmagic.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/blood-pools/

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147 – re:play Dungeon Academy 8

Suspicion over the murder of Secundus spreads among the faculty. Luna’s romance gets complicated. Luna and Tacitus study wand creation. And the rest of the party sneak into the sewers beneath the dorm and find some unexpected things.

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Dramatis Personae

The PCs

Saggitarius (Tim)

Nike (John)

Tacitus (Asa)

Luna (Jim)

 

The NPCs

Anastasia, Warden of Saints

Lucilla, Master (Drakophon Shades 1-B)

Antonius, Master (Hawkenfin Stars 1-C)

Phoebe (Drakophon Stars 1-B)

Domitius (Drakophon Shades 1-B)

Resources

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146 – re:play Dungeon Academy 7

New audio gear! The students visit Pluto in the hospital, busy themselves with normal school stuff, and romance blossoms for Luna.

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Dramatis Personae

Saggitarius (Tim)

Luciana (Mason)

picture of Pluto (John)

Pluto (John)

Luna (Jim)

Tacitus

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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145 – re:play Dungeon Academy 6

Fighting the bandits — Saggitarius grapples the bandit leader Arbor — Luna finds out her wand shoots 2d6 fire (17 charges left) — our first PC death — 316 gold, 79 XP each.

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Dramatis Personae

Saggitarius (Tim)

picture of Pluto (John)

Pluto (John)

Luna (Jim)

Octavius (Stacy)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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144 – re:play Dungeon Academy 5

Back in that Dungeon Academy. What happens in this ep:

  • Espying a spider-man
  • resurrecting a skeletal smith
  • speaking with the spider-man
  • a dead alchemist holds a magic wand and magic hat and magic robes (+1 hp, help you hide against the night sky)
  • held up by bandits
  • the mechanical benefits of romance

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Reference Images

The [REDACTED]

Iambic tetrameter flavor text of the entrance to the woods:

Beyond the mossed and tumbled walls, the air convolves with inky swirls. Beneath the moons dance shimmering wisps. But on the road, beneath the looming trees, the night is dark and clear.

Entrance to the Woods (Gustav Doré)

Dramatis Personae

Saggitarius (Tim)

picture of Pluto (John)

Pluto (John)

Luna (Jim)

Octavius (Stacy)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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143 – re:play Dungeon Academy 4

Pluto hits the books, looking for info on the sewer system, and meets Nero, the winner of the joust — prequel jokes — a magic-gril looking for her lost seeing eye dog — entering the dungeon proper for the first time — a weeping humanoid spider.

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Reference Images

Here are some places visited in the ep. 

Campus Map

The Womb

Door to the Dungeon

 

Dramatis Personae

Here are the NPCs featured in this ep.

Nero

Phoebe

And the PCs.

Saggitarius (Tim)

picture of Pluto (John)

Pluto (John)

Luciana (Mason)

Luna (Jim)

Octavius (Stacy)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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141 – re:play Dungeon Academy 3

More Dungeon Academy actual play. They chill at the joust and then sleep. The next day, we see what a cantrip classroom looks like, and someone gets a rival. The mystery of the moaning grate deepens.

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Dramatis Personae

Here are the NPCs featured in this ep:

Nero, 3rd year winner of the joust

Octavia, Master in the College of Stars

Balbus, rival to Luciana

Ianuarius, Master in the College of Stars

Domitius, Batman-like thief/rogue in Hall Drakophon

We don’t have pictures for all the PCs yet, but here’s what we do have so far:

Saggitarius (Tim)

Pluto (John)

picture of Pluto (John)

Luciana (Mason)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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140 – re:play Dungeon Academy 2

The Dungeon Academy students attend their first church service, a memorial to the student who was recently murdered under mysterious circumstances. Then they hit the books to try to solve a mystery and enter the first joust of the year, courtesy of the 1971 Chainmail rules.

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Headmaster Thoughts

I was rushing. I need to take time to let the different locations settle into the senses to get a feel for the campus. Maps and visual aids will help, but that’s no excuse to skimp verbally.

Also, on a research failure, I need to give you something else unrelated that fleshes out the setting. And I shouldn’t tell them the DC of research checks. And everyone who fails (or is in a group that fails) should take stress.

Dramatis Personae

Here are the NPCs featured in this ep:

Secundus, the murdered freshman

Anastasia, Warden of Saints

We don’t have pictures for all the PCs yet, but here’s what we do have so far:

Saggitarius (Tim)

Pluto (John)

picture of Pluto (John)

Luciana (Mason)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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Church Music:

139 – re:play Dungeon Academy 1

This starts our play of Dungeon Academy, Daniel’s homebrew campaign framework in which you play students in dungeon-school, D&D Hogwarts with the serial numbers filed off. In this episode, we see what a Sunday morning at the academy looks like.

The players are new to this as well; so you’ll be learning the game as they do. There’s live game design, and you can see the process by which some of the mechanics are refined in play.

Be sure to check out our new players page to see who (most of) these voices belong to.

We don’t have pictures for all the PCs yet, but here’s what we do have so far:

Saggitarius (Tim)

Pluto (John)

picture of Pluto (John)

Luciana (Mason)

And here’s what the custom trifold character sheets look like:

Group Facing

Player Facing

Player Facing Expanded

And, last, here’s the turn-planning sheet that the players were putting their minis on in order to let the ref know what they intend to do on the upcoming turn:

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