s2e9: Out of the Abyss Review

 

Although this is the last episode of season 2 proper, we have a lot more material from the season that we’re not going to release right now. This episode just skips to the end of the campaign because, to be honest, we were done with it.

And not just with this module, but with WotC’s big modules in general.

So, in season 3, as we’ve already hinted in our last post, we’re going to do things differently. Continue reading

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s2e7: Gently Slapped by a Baby

We continue hexcrawling in the under-Underdark, and all’s well. Everything is fine, really, and the campaign takes a wacky turn into romantic comedy!

Out of Context D&D: 

  • “Thub-nub is my slave name.”
  • “Objectively, it subjectively went fine.”
  • “They don’t like being gently slapped by a baby.”
  • “Jim: You’re gonna have to do a lot of drinking on a lot of lonely nights to get rid of this imagery. Asa: I’m doing that anyway.”
  • “You remind me of a winter treat.”
  • “Dungeon Snap!”
  • “Let’s hold hands and run.”
  • “I love weird magic stuff. At least I know what I’m dealing with when I’m dealing with unknown magic stuff.”
  • “For our listeners: Tim is explaining a trashbag.”

We reference Kung Fury at some point. If you haven’t seen it: http://www.kungfury.com/.

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s2e3: Romancing the Mushroom

We execute our plan to get—wait for it—out of the abyss. 

“I’m his egg; he’s my chicken.”

CAST & BUILDS

Jim: Dungeon Master

Daniel: Gaul (human druid 1)

For my free human feat at level 1, I chose sentinel, which makes me pretty tanky.

My plan is to class up to druid 2 in order to get wild shape, and then hit up monk for some levels.

This is to make a kung fu panda build, in which I turn into a panda (or whatever) and use kung fu.

Tim: Igneum (human sorcerer 1)

Tim was going for a full on fire fire fire all the time fire draconic sorcerer build.

The action algorithm was something like this: if (fire) or not (fire) then fire.

Apparently, this build gets a bonus to fire bolt. So, yeah. It’s a thing you can do if you like burninating the countryside and/or the peasants.

Asa: Thub-nub (halfling bard 1)

Asa was going for the standard (for our group) heal+debuff bard, I think. But, as you will find out in the next few episodes, this build took a turn for the weiiiiirrrrd.

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s2e2: Think Before We Think




We are bad at planning prison breaks — somehow we settle on an escape plan — actual D&D.

This episode is more like a documentary on how people come up with goofy D&D plans. It’s half an hour of us figuring out what in the world to do next. It seems to be mostly a process of throwing out the worst ideas we can think of and gradually trying to work out way up. 

CAST

Jim: Dungeon Master

Daniel: Gaul (human druid 1)

For my free human feat at level 1, I chose sentinel, which makes me pretty tanky.

My plan is to class up to druid 2 in order to get wild shape, and then hit up monk for some levels.

This is to make a kung fu panda build, in which I turn into a panda (or whatever) and use kung fu.

Tim: Igneum (human sorcerer 1)

Tim was going for a full on fire fire fire all the time fire draconic sorcerer build.

The action algorithm was something like this: if (fire) or not (fire) then fire.

Apparently, this build gets a bonus to fire bolt. So, yeah. It’s a thing you can do if you like burninating the countryside and/or the peasants.

Asa: Thub-nub (halfling bard 1)

Asa was going for the standard (for our group) heal+debuff bard, I think. But, as you will find out in the next few episodes, this build took a turn for the weiiiiirrrrd.

“Crunk Knight” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

s2e0: Out of the Abyss Intro

Time for season 2. 

This season, we have a DM switch. Jim is taking over the holy seat, and I’m playing a character.

I’m scared.

We talk about the upcoming campaign, optional / house rules, what to expect, and go over the starting PCs.

LINKS

CAST

  • Jim (DM)
  • Asa
  • Daniel
  • Tim