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)

Theme music for CCQ is “Monarchy,” the title track of the album from Mosh: https://iammosh.bandcamp.com/album/monarchy

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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/.

Theme music for CCQ is “Monarchy,” the title track of the album from Mosh: https://iammosh.bandcamp.com/album/monarchy

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99 – Great Grey Gator (ggnoRE:CAP Alabamia 6)

We recap a ransom gone wrong and talk about the importance of irrevocable consequences when the dice hit the table. Daniel gives out the mystical DCs that turn 5e into Apocalypse World (spoiler alert: 12 and 20). Show notes: https://ggnorecast.com/99.


“River Valley Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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96 – Mortality is a Big Deal for Me (ggnoRE:CAP Alabamia 5)

An intimate session. John/Evenstar and Tim/Cleophus pick up some hirelings and explore the dragon shrine again.

Henchmen

Jeff Rients made a lovely table/mechanic for acquiring hirelings and henchmen. You can grab the pdf that Daniel made of Jeff’s rules here. It looks a little something like this.

Skerples

Skerples made a fantastic post taking snippets about historical rulers and turning them into random tables. Plus we’re continuing to play this session in the Tomb of the Serpent Kings.


“River Valley Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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92 – S N E K B O I B O S S F I G H T (ggnoRE:CAP Alabamia 3)

Recapping an actual bossfight with special mechanics you can steal and an abortive PC kingship.

We reference skeleton jellies, which I think Arnold K made up.

When Daniel talks about Apocalypse World style task resolution, here’s how he does it in 5e:

  • DC 20: all good
  • DC 12: successful generally, but with some complication
  • Less: bad

Daniel doesn’t use this unless there’s some way to make the 12-19 result interesting; otherwise, he defaults to DC 15 for a binary success target.

Daniel’s new ruling based on Tim’s shenanigans: if an item’s container is not explicitly marked on your sheet, Daniel assumes it’s stored in the worst place possible when it matters most.

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