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Unearthed Arcana 3e Deep Dive Part 1 (Edition Wars 014)

Welcome to the Edition Wars Podcast, hosted by Brandes Stoddard and Sam Dillon. In this episode we take a deep dive look at Unearthed Arcana, released in 2004 for the 3.5 edition of Dungeons and Dragons. 

Next Episode: 3rd Edition Unearthed Arcana Deep Dive Part 2

Links:

Sam on Twitter

Sam on the Web (RPGMusings.com)

Sam's DnDeBrief Podcast

Brandes Stoddard on Twitter

Brandes Stoddard on the Web

Brandes Stoddard at Tribality

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

Patreon.com/BrandesStoddard

Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild 

Storm Wyverns and Flower Faces (DnDeBrief 023)

D&DeBrief episode 023 - Storm Wyverns and Flower Faces

Summary: This session features a challenging combat with Storm Wyverns... Does the entire party survive? The aftermath sees sharkface telling the truth about his crew and a how he gained his transformative powers.

Debrief: We discuss game effects that take away the ability to act (e.g. stun, paralyzed) or be effective (blinded) and how that affects the challenge of an encounter. We also briefly discuss Sam's changes to using distance and theater of the mind stylings in combat during this game. We also touch on the difficulties for the DM of playing a spellcasting enemy.

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  

Of Duels and Defectors (DnDeBrief 022)

D&DeBrief episode 022 - Of Duels and Defectors

Summary: Axley and Emmeryn start to transcribe the latest scribbles in the book of proofs. Khonnos parlays with Sharkface's second in command, Azenahnah, and learns that Sharkface really wants Marcel's amulet not the royal sword. Do they trust the pirates? And who is attacking?!?

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, this episode has no debrief. The team is working on a way to get 15 minutes of debrief in every episode! Stay Tuned!

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  

Toddeus Comes and Toddeus Goes (DnDeBrief 021)

D&DeBrief episode 021 - Toddeus Comes and Toddeus Goes

Summary: What can an aged goat tell the party about an ancient magical book? The Book of Proofs has finished its evaluation so the group calls on Toddeus to help them decipher the coded proof. The group makes chilling realizations about the fate of the Common Plateau and the origins of Blaxley - they have learned more than they bargained for!

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, this episode has no debrief. The team is working on a way to get 15 minutes of debrief in every episode! Stay Tuned!

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  

The Coral Dog (DnDeBrief 020)

D&DeBrief episode 020 - The Coral Dog

Summary: A Coral Dog, a SkullSword, and a Book of Proofs! The party debates what to do with the dog-creature in the Hokka Temple and also try to decide what statement to write into the Book of Proofs for evaluation. As they make their plans for their journey to the temple they find Blaxley Chillingquest sitting in front of the skull sword they can't shake off. He tries to convince Axley to wield the sword and the group gets the idea the sword speaks to Blaxley. They make their way into the depths of the temple where the coral dog is to be found. The room is very different from the way it was when they were here previously. The boiling mud room has changed into a frozen ice pool. They interact with the coral altar dog and something unexpected happens! And then Bolem returns...

Debrief: This debrief is a very brief chat amongst the group. We talk about the changes in the characters and their places in the setting, and how the game is going in general.

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  

The White Axiom (DnDeBrief 019)

D&DeBrief episode 019 - The White Axiom

Summary: The group settles in to take a long rest and Emmeryn has a heart to heart talk with her mother, Reyla. When she leaves Reyla's hut she has an argument with Blaxley, who seems to have been eavesdropping. Khonnos and Marcel study their maps, finding another clue as to what might be wrong with them. Khonnos and Axley find that the Book of Proofs has evaluated their first statement, but the book identifies Khonnos as Bolem.

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, the debrief portion of the stream will become its own episode and this episode has no debrief topic.

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  

The Book of Proofs (DnDeBrief 018)

D&DeBrief episode 018 - The Book of Proofs

Summary: Khonnos and Marcel plan their response to the duel challenge made by Sharkface's envoy. Emmeryn and Axley, with the help of a mage hand from Khonnos, try and figure out what the book with the skin cover is actually meant to do.

Debrief: In an effort to keep releases fast and fun, DnDeBrief is switching to a new podcast format of 1-hour episodes. As a result, the debrief portion of the stream will become its own episode and this episode has no debrief topic.

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  

Goodbye Darkport, Hello Sharkface (DnDeBrief 017)

D&DeBrief episode 017 - Goodbye Darkport, Hello Sharkface

Summary: Axley and Reyla are 'stuck' in the Curiosity with Blaxley Chillingquest and Toddeus. While the Goat discusses how to run a guild with Blaxley, Axley tries to comfort Reyla and find out if she knows anything. Meanwhile, back in the Chamber of Eyes, Marcel, Emmeryn, and Khonnos figure out how to destroy the dog statue and then Emmeryn calls on her Goddess Goras to help get them out of the Temple safely. The group is finally reunited and makes their way off of the Dark Plateau. Axley pilots the Curiosity safely back to the Tempest's Fortune and the group tries to figure out what the heck Leralak is and what he is doing. When they arrive, they find there is another ship - a large galleon - floating in the ocean a few hundred feet away from the Tempest's Fortune. There has been a message delivered by some blue goblins requesting a duel and there is a herd of sharks circling the group's ship. They set about devising a plan to deal with the pirates.

Debrief: We discuss the importance of being flexible when a player makes a PC that is specialized for a particular environment or type of campaign, but then the game ends up putting the PCs predominantly in a different environment or the entire campaign takes off in an unexpected direction.

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  

Finding Leralak (DnDeBrief 016)

D&DeBrief episode 016 - Finding Leralak

Summary: The group finds a way into the Cathedral of the Beak. The method used includes dancing lights, flying, invisibility, and a friendly but loud raven. They find their way to the top floor of the tower and into Leralak's laboratory. A teleportation circle brings them all to the Chamber of Eyes where they face a howling spike-haired dog-thing and Leralak, who still holds Emmeryn's mother hostage! Do they rescue her and escape? Listen to find out!

Debrief: This episode we discuss how to keep the story going when dealing with high level PC powers, the DM taking ideas from the player, and adventure bottlenecks a.k.a. how to avoid the locked door problem.

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  

Darkport By Night, Raven’s Delight (DnDeBrief 015)

D&DeBrief episode 015 - Darkport By Night, Raven's Delight

Summary: Axley and Marcel decide to investigate the Curiosity to try and find out how fast it can travel. They stumble upon a blue goblin infestation on the island and rush back to the village to tell everyone about their findings. Meanwhile, Khonnos and Emmeryn meet with the Hokka people to discuss their plans. Upon hearing news of the goblins, Khonnos instructs them to destroy the threat while he goes with Axley, Marcel, and Emmeryn to fight a different foe. The group then departs the island and tests the ability of the Curiosity to travel between planes. They find themselves in a darker place with different rules of behavior and a price to pay. They meet the corrupt town guards and Axley makes a brazen attempt at deception. Finally, they figure out where they are supposed to go, and it is larger than they thought! How are they going to get in there?

Debrief: This episode we discuss Player Knowledge vs Character Knowledge. Also... How does a DM handle it when a particular PC has a better chance to know something compared to a different PC? How does a player handle it when there is a difference in what the PC knows compared to the player? Does this knowledge ever conflict with player agency? We touch on the idea of participation vs being an audience member, and whether a DM tells the players what their PCs missed when they are done with an adventure.

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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