128 – re:cap City of the Crepuscular Queen 6

Another episode in which we use shortish clips of actual play to illustrate topics of general RPG interest. This time, the examples are a bit longer and interspersed with memes. Daniel talks about:

  • using common thematic elements across multiple campaigns
  • how taking time up front to develop lore behind your setting will enrich your game
  • how to use Pinterest to populate your adventure locations
  • when to draw maps for players
  • and how bards can be tolerable (it’s to supply high quality rumors)

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127 – re:cap City of the Crepuscular Queen 5

Something a bit different this time. Daniel recaps the session with voiceover, cutting in clips of the actual play, and commenting on particular mechanico-structural elements. Let us know what you think.

Here’s the link to the post I wrote showing you what a pathcrawl is and how to run one and why you might want to: https://detectmagic.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/pathcrawl/.

And my Chartopia collection of the 1981 Moldvay Basic D&D Treasure Types: https://chartopia.d12dev.com/en/collection/112/.

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126 – re:play City of the Crepuscular Queen 4

This ep is another example of a full mythic play-cycle: suffering in the world of humanity caused by evils within and/or without, leading to a journey to the underworld and mortal combat with its denizens, which are inimical to human interests and values, followed by the liberation of its secrets and wealth, with the protags returning to the world of humanity bearing sorrow, experience, boons, and, perhaps, an adumbration of the eschaton.

In other words, town problem > dungeon > town resolution.

This episode is also heavily choreographed in the fight(s). The game doesn’t have to play out this way, but I think everyone was into it. I know I like an intense and gorily choreographed monster fight, and that’s what you get.

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125 – re:play City of the Crepuscular Queen 3/

A recap of last episode, and then the party engages Batman-mode when the cleric hears a terrible accusation against the local priest. Tragic backstory, magical investigations, barrow mounds, communing with darkness, and unexpected inquisition: THIS WEEK ON GG NO RE.

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