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A Kingdom Readies (DnDeBrief 034)

D&DeBrief episode 034 - A Kingdom Readies

Summary: The group meets with the Queens, in a secure location, to give a report about recent events in the Royal Manor. Emmeryn gets spellcasting supplies from the Abbey Treasury to help heal the quarantined citizens. When the group gets to the docks they are stunned to see an old friend on a ship, mustering the Royal Navy. Khonnos tells the Hokka of the preparations for war and they gladly assist the Kalportians. Marcel and Emmeryn designate an acting captain for their own ship and the party prepares itself for their next steps. On their way to put the book of proofs back in the Spire Room of the Library of Therondimus, they run into Gaston and Emmeryn gets her cloak back.

Debrief: No debrief this episode - we didn't want to interrupt the roleplaying!

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain
The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region
Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel
Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com
Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed
Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3
MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell
David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed
Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658
D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com
Thetomeshow.com
Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Royal Manor Lockdown (DnDeBrief 033)

D&DeBrief episode 033 - Royal Manor Lockdown

Summary: The group discovers a dead body or two and the royal manor goes into lockdown as the PCs try and figure out just what is going on. Blaxley performs a heroic deed with the help of a mysterious dagger. And who is Minister Cromov?   

Debrief: Technical difficulties at the back end of this episode led to a loss of debrief audio, so the episode ends abruptly.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain
The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region
Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel
Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com
Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed
Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3
MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell
David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed
Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658
D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com
Thetomeshow.com
Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Saint Reyla the Wise (DnDeBrief 032)

D&DeBrief episode 032 - Saint Reyla the Wise

Summary: The group meets with the Queens to try and convince them to sanction a test of truth on Tullus, the Abbot of Straben. Meanwhile, all of Kalport has heard of the good works of Reyla.  

Debrief: Long episode with some technical difficulties led to no debrief this time.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain
The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region
Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel
Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com
Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed
Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3
MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell
David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed
Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658
D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com
Thetomeshow.com
Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Proficiency with Dessert Platters (DnDeBrief 031)

D&DeBrief episode 031 - Proficiency with Dessert Platters

Summary: Axley and Khonnos go to the celebratory ball while Emmeryn and Marcel go about town.  

Debrief: 4 minute chit-chat.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Bone Ooze (DnDeBrief 030)

D&DeBrief episode 030 - Bone Ooze

Summary: Still inside the Library, the gang sets out to find Emmeryn's Mom in a room called the Ossuary. Uh-oh.  

Debrief: GM-less roleplaying games.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Skeletons and Maps (DnDeBrief 029)

D&DeBrief episode 029 - Skeletons and Maps

Summary: The gang is still in the Library of Therondimus, finding out all sorts of useful things about Betet and the world as it used to be. They meet yet another new friend, who turns out to be a professor of sorts.  

Debrief: Sentient Weapons!!!   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Map of Ruboryn before the sinking: Ruboryn Map in Map Gallery of Library

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Ratman and the Maze (DnDeBrief 028)

D&DeBrief episode 028 - Ratman and the Maze

Summary: The gang visits the Library of Therondimus, learning just how big the repository of knowledge actually is. They meet the curator, the caterer, and a new friend.  

Debrief: We discuss methods of note-taking as a player and as a DM.   

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Meet The Queens (DnDeBrief 027)

D&DeBrief episode 027 - Meet The Queens

Summary: As the gang travels to Kalport, Khonnos uses a dangerous spell and ends up unconscious for enough time to make the others worry. They reach Kalport and are greeted with a summons from the queens. They parley with the queens, meet the Abbot of Straben, and then take their leave to go investigate the Library of Therondimus. 

Debrief: This episode's long and expansive debrief starts at the 2 hour 22 minute mark. We discuss RPGs as a coping mechanism, the 5-minute workday phenomenon in D&D, play-styles and systems, the evolution of D&D, and why the inspiration mechanic is oft neglected.  

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

The Metaphysics of Souls (DnDeBrief 026)

The Tome Show is now hosting the D&DeBrief actual play D&D 5e podcast. This is episode 25, if you are not caught up with the story, you can find previous episodes under the Actual Play category at TheTomeShow.com or search the back catalog of the Tome Show using your favorite podcatcher.

D&DeBrief episode 026 - The Metaphysics of Souls

Summary: As the gang travels to Kalport they discuss their situation and decide how to proceed. When they arrive they are greeted with a summons from the queens.

Debrief: The debrief topic in this episode is how do you know how much information to give the players? How do you ensure they get all the info they need? When do you give the clues? And what are the consequences for too many clues or not enough clues? 

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Intervention (DnDeBrief 025)

The Tome Show is now hosting the D&DeBrief actual play D&D 5e podcast. This is episode 25, if you are not caught up with the story, you can find previous episodes under the Actual Play category at TheTomeShow.com or search the back catalog of the Tome Show using your favorite podcatcher.

D&DeBrief episode 025 - Intervention

Summary: Sharkface convinces Marcel to use the amulet to try and heal his crew and the results are... mixed. 

Debrief: The debrief topics in this episode includes player agency, cursed items, and subtle, but powerful items in a game, as well as Sam giving more insight as to why the duel with Sharkface didn't turn out the way everyone thought.

Have comments, questions, feedback, or suggestions for debrief topics? Email us! DnDeBrief@gmail.com

Maps & Images: 

Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

The region to the West of Trastenfen: Map of West Region

Image of the eye symbol seen on the tunics of the sailors: Eye Symbol

Image of the eye symbol with longer tentacles on the stems: Eye Symbol Extended

Image of the Hokka by @ArtKaree: Hokka 

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu (Marcel, They/Them, Lutrinian Sorcerer) on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina (Emmeryn, She/Her, Human Cleric of Goras) on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB (Khonnos, He/Him, Sea Elf Warlock) on Twitter: @mbriddell

David (Axley, He/Him, Halfling Bard) on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

Music: Mystery by ebunny https://audiojungle.net/item/mystery/4987658

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

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