Inspiration for Roll20 ASSH 2E

I was flicking through my Mewe Groups today and came across a quality Roll20 landing screen by J. K Hepler, it’s shows a wooden table top with some important tables, character tokens and a map on it. This great work inspired me to do something similar for my Zhanor upcoming Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerors of Hyperborea 2E game that I’m starting next weekend.

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Whither Westhaven

It seems like today is my day for posting about things faded or disappearing (see my previous post on deleting my Google+ account). If you’ve been keeping up with the various games and actual-plays that I run you may have noticed that there was no session video for my Rose of Westhaven game last week.

This is unfortunately because the game has currently gone on hiatus due to some unexpected scheduling issues with the group, rather than continue the game and try to re-cast I have made the decision to put the game on pause for the moment (although I may revisit it in the future at some point, who knows?)

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Podcast Episodes 56-59: Rose of Westhaven – Introduction & Adventure 1

In addition to putting the second season of our Rose of Westhaven Midderlands campaign on Youtube (you can find links here) I have decided to make the audio available in Podcast form as well for people who can’t–or prefer not to–sit and watch long Youtube videos.
S02E01 Introduction
Introducing the players and characters for the second season of our game.
S02E01 Part 1
In which a group of church hunters are drawn to the sleepy village of Otterdale by rumours of strange coins and ruins.
S02E01 Part 2
Our group of hunters press on into the subterranean depths of the Goman fortress.
S02E01 Part 3
Fresh from facing the horror of the fortress, the crusaders return to the village of Otterdale to relax and spend their hard-earned money carousing.
In this adventure we’re playing through the pre-release version of Behind the Walls and adventure that Glynn Seal (from Monkeyblood Design) and myself have been working on. Many thanks to Glynn for his excellent layout/graphical work and for allowing me to use the maps in this actual play. As of the time of writing, Behind the Walls will shortly be available in PDF and softcover format.
Cover image for Behind the Walls, image produced and copyright Glynn Seal of Monkeyblood Design. No challenge to copyright is intended.

Rose of Westhaven – Season 2

For the second season of our Rose of Westhaven Midderlands campaign we decided to re-focus the game and settled on the idea of a group of church sponsored monster hunters. The game timeline has moved forward ten years, there is a new King on the throne and–against a resurgence of pagan cults and practices–the Church of Westhaven sponsors hunters to try and restore order to the Havenlands.
Introduction to the game and the characters.
A group of church hunters visit the village of Otterdale drawn by legends of old ruins and a strange sickness.
In which the hunter venture into the ruins buried on the southern slopes of the valley.
Our heroes relax after their recent trials, carousing in the village of Otterdale.

In these sessions we were running through the adventure Behind the Walls produced by Glynn Seal of Monkeyblood Design and myself, the adventure will be available shortly in PDF and softcover formats. Many thanks to Glynn–not only for coming up with the Midderlands (the setting of my campaign) and for his excellent work on the adventure but also–for allowing me to use his great maps in this session.

Podcast Episode 48 – Hannah talks about Star Trek & Behind the Walls

In this podcast episode my wife Hannah and I talk about my upcoming adventure Behind the Walls


Title Music

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Podcast Episode 47 – Midderlands, 5E, Sci-fi and other projects

In this podcast episode I talk about some of the projects that I’ve been working on and some stuff I’m about to start work on:


Title Music

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Rose of Westhaven

Season 1

We’ve recently wrapped up season one of our Lamentations of the Flame Princess Midderlands Campaign, as of the time of writing we’ve already started season two, which has seen the timeline move forward by ten years and a switch to the For Coin & Blood rule set.

Season One charts the rise and fall of the Locke Adventuring Company,

During their adventures they made allies among the people of Porthcrawl, enemies of many fierce creatures, many friends were lost along the way, but they never stopped striving to push forward against adversity in the spirit of their deceased namesake Edwin Locke.

Over twenty sessions chart the rise and fall of the Locke Adventuring Company, these are all available to watch on Youtube or Twitch.

Youtube Playlist

Twitch Playlist

Watch Rose of Westhaven – Season 1 from RedDiceDiaries on www.twitch.tv

Podcast Episode 45 – Westhaven, Gomans and the dreaded TPK

In this episode of the podcast I talk about where we’re at with our Rose of Westhaven campaign and what the future holds for it: 


Title Music

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Podcast Episode 40 – Over-production in RPGs

The edited version of our recent podcast recording “Over-production in RPGs” is now available on Anchor, I’m joined by Johannes Paavola, Mathew Bryan, Andre Martinez and Dennis Bach.

Music on Podcast Title

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Live & Uncut Podcast Recording – Over production in RPGs

We’ve recently been experimenting with live-recording group podcasts on Twitch so that people can watch an “uncut” version as it’s being recorded and get involved via the chat box.

These recordings are available on the Red Dice Diaries Twitch Channel.

Last night’s recording was about over-production in RPGs, although–as usual–we rambled and got off topic in the way that any group of RPers do when you start them talking.

Watch Podcast Live & Uncut: Over-production in games from RedDiceDiaries on www.twitch.tv

These live-recordings seem to have been fairly well-received so we’re currently considering the possibility of doing them on a more regular basis (perhaps one every couple of weeks).

In the next day or two I’m going to edit the sound file from this recording and trim it down, before releasing it as a podcast on Anchor.