123 – re:play City of the Crepuscular Queen 1/

We start our play of Daniel’s homebrew setting and system, City of the Crepuscular Queen.

The first seven minutes or so explain to our magic user, Jim, how magic even works. We venture into discussions on what makes a good and/or fun spell. Thereafter, it’s onto the action.

There’s an entire cycle of play, which let the players (and lets you) get a decent idea of what D&D can be like without D&D. Tense NPC interaction, spell mishaps, combat, hippie storygame nonsense—it’s all here, folks.

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

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122 – re:play City of the Crepuscular Queen 0/

We start our play of Daniel’s homebrew setting and system, City of the Crepuscular Queen. (Warning: mild Bloodborne spoilers.)

This episode starts with a discussion of mechanics and theory, intrinsic vs extrinsic rewards, using drama to structure your game, and giving creative pressure release valves.

Then Daniel moves into orienting the players on the setting, stuff they need to know in order to play their characters.

And finally we set up the first moment of actual play.

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

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121 – re:play Hot Springs Island 6/

9 minutes of actual Hot Springs Island play, followed by GG NO RE: UNPLUGGED.

We talk about what we actually are looking for when playing and running RPGs, what effect the DM’s investment in the setting has on the game, using Coggle with investigative games, creating dungeons map-last instead of map-first, shots fired about the utility of unstocked maps, designing for emergent gameplay vs designing something inherently engaging with emergent gameplay a bonus feature, and old multiplayer games. Enjoy, if you can.

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120 – re:play Hot Springs Island 5/

Loosely an actual play, we spend the first 20 minutes talking about Star Wars. Then we look at statues.

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119 – re:play Hot Springs Island 4/

We actually play Hot Springs Island this time! We meet people, kill monsters, and talk about what’s good and bad so far about the module, concluding with general thoughts on the role of random generation in modules.

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118 – re:play Hot Springs Island 3/

We talk about how Chartopia can help you organize your random tables, high school drama club, how motion blur is terrible except in VR, and play a little bit of the actual game. More proper play next episode.

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117 – re:play Hot Springs Island 2/

We continue our actual play of Hot Springs Island, using a hacked up version of 5e to be more like the upcoming Pathfinder 2e playtest. This one has us fully exploring a hex and getting sidetracked by film criticism and grits criticism.

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112 (ggnoRE:PLAY) Limit Breaker – Tomb of Annihilation Part 4 Final

We continue our game of WotC’s newest module, Tomb of Annihilation. It’s a remix of Tomb of Horrors and Dwellers of the Forbidden City.

We have reached our limit. This is the final episode. Listen and see why. We’ll have concluding remarks and a review on our next episode.

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111 (ggnoRE:PLAY) One Hex Traveled – Tomb of Annihilation Part 3

We continue our game of WotC’s newest module, Tomb of Annihilation. It’s a remix of Tomb of Horrors and Dwellers of the Forbidden City.

We, uh, travel 10 miles in this episode. But that’s more entertaining than it might sound. We hope.

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109 (ggnoRE:PLAY) Dinosaur Racing – Tomb of Annihilation Part 2

We start up a side-game of WotC’s newest module, Tomb of Annihilation. It’s a remix of Tomb of Horrors and Dwellers of the Forbidden City.

This time, it’s dinosaur racing. That’s it. Dinosaur racing and YouTube clips, the podcast.

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