Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – Special Episode: “Echoes of the Past”

Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. In this special episode, the party faces a malfunctioning test leftover from the ancient Netherese Empire School of Wizardry entrance exams. The test is for them to face and accept the memory of the worst thing that has happened to them. This was actually the first episode that we recorded of the adventure but it is not anything like your normal D&D. So we are releasing it later, after listeners have had a chance to hear some episodes where we play something more like traditional D&D. Crucial moments in the characters’ back stories are explored in this episode. Memories which will surely affect them as they explore the world of Waterdeep.

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – Episode 2: “Pipeweed”

Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. The party finishes exploring Trollskull Manor including dealing with one of the haints, spectres and ghosts that inhabit the dilapidated mansion. The rest of the episode sees them delving into some of their backstories in a significant diversion from the printed module. Join the crew as they explore the streets of Waterdeep and a curious feature of Halfling culture known as Pipeweed.

DM’s Note: Unfortunately, I had to redo the introduction to The Upper Crust Bakery due to a problem with my mic. I restarted the computer and it worked just fine for me tonight, so hopefully it will work for future episodes.

The Umbra Collective – Prologue (The Story So Far)

These members of the Umbra Collective have found themselves tangled together beyond the contracts they’ve sold their talents to. They have encountered threats on both sides of the walls of the Spirevale. They have unearthed horrors just beneath the surface of so-called civilization, and found redemption in the so-called wilds of Ethris. Together, they traverse the thin strands of a web that could unravel at any moment.

The first incarnation of the party consisted of Jacob Pike, a disgraced former colonel in the Spirevale’s Unified Guard, who eschewed quiet retirement to become a soldier of fortune; Brey, an enigmatic and haunted warrior with the rare ability to channel her lifeblood to dangerous effect; Kalana Liadon, a wood elf from a secluded druidic clan who came to the Spirevale in search of purpose, but found herself inducted into its criminal underworld as one of its most dangerous assets; Allie, an enchanting bard whose glamorous, androgynous façade belied a tragic and volatile relationship with a powerful entity; Samanthiel Smith, the sickly runt of one of the city’s founding houses whose thirst for knowledge has not only kept him alive, but driven him out of the Ivory Canopy to explore the world beyond; and Miko Ji’nara, a member of a family of powerful highborn wizards, who shirked the political aspirations of his siblings in favor of exploration. The party met under the guidance of their Blackreeve, Mercer Margold, and was hosted at the Black Dove Tavern, owned by the retired boxer-turned-proprietor, Gertie “the Gorgeous” Elisson.

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Delta Green – Episode 5: “Reverberations” (Part 3)

The agents of Working Group JACKDAW continue their investigation into the potentially unnatural effects of a drug known as “Reverb.”  Why are users and dealers disappearing without a trace?  What makes Reverb so dangerous?  Who…or what…is the source of the hallucinogen?  The answers will push the investigators to the very limits of their sanity as they come face-to-face with something from beyond time and space…

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist – Episode 1

Spoilers for the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist module. Set in the sprawling, cosmopolitan, deep water port of Waterdeep, Dragon Heist pits our plucky band of adventurers against rival gangs, immortal wizards, wealthy socialites and legendary mercenary scoundrels in a race against time to find the horde of gold dragons hidden beneath the city. Having just finished Chapter 1 in which they rescued Floon Blagmar from the midst of a gang war and were rewarded for their efforts with a haunted mansion from Volothamp Geddarm, our first broadcasted episode picks up with the adventurers as they leave the 1st floor of Trollskull Manor and venture up to the 2nd floor to explore the rest of the haunted mansion.

Delta Green – Episode 4: “Reverberations” (Part 2)

Working Group JACKDAW begins its investigation into the return of a hallucinogen known as “Reverb.”  Their mission: determine whether or not the drug has any unnatural effects, identify the source, and cut off the supply.  What started off as a simple fact-finding operation may end up being far more dangerous than any of our agents anticipated…

Delta Green – Episode 3: “Sweetness” (Part 3) and “Reverberations” (Part 1)

The men and women of Working Group JACKDAW conclude their investigation into Sarah Garrison and the disturbing events targeting the Bernier family.  After some much needed downtime, they receive their next tasking: investigative the resurgence of a drug known as Reverb on the streets of Los Angeles…