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Is This a Pirate Ship I See Before Me? (DnDeBrief 008)

D&DeBrief episode 008 - Is This a Pirate Ship I See Before Me?

Summary: This session the PCs split up! Marcel and Khonnos go to the agent's office of the Company of the Eastern Sun to see if they can get a map showing them the way to Kalport. Meanwhile, Emmeryn and Axley head to the tavern to ask Glafeis and Taruma about the name Ientarsus, which was inscribed on the fork-like tool Emmeryn found on King Crab Island. They find out some surprising information about Ientarsus and his connection to the Dwarven People from none other than Ulgrat, the Dock-Watch Captain. He tells them a DARK TALE about a shameful point in the history of the Dwarf Clans involving King Ientarsus and Dalencia, Queen of Souls, that culminated the destruction of an entire race of people. The party eventually comes together again and sets about selling some goods and obtaining supplies for their upcoming month-long journey. While trying to find a buyer for black powder, Axley sees a ship that flies a flag strangely similar to the one flown by The Red Tooth Society, a known group of pirates! 

Debrief: The session went so long the team skipped a debrief this episode.

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

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

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Loose Lips Almost Sink Ships (DnDeBrief 007)

D&DeBrief episode 007 - Loose Lips Almost Sink Ships

Summary: This session the PCs have a few heart-to-heart talks with each other as they sail back to Trastenfen. Once back in town they present Ulgrat the Dockwatch Officer with the gargantuan crab. Emmeryn goes to see her father while the rest of the group finds out that the crew is spreading tales of defeating enormous crabs and telling the townsfolk that a half-crab-man is on board the ship. Can they find a map with the location of the library? Can they convince Ulgrat NOT to make crab stew out of the gargantuan crustacean? Can they stop the sailors from spreading elaborate rumors? Do they get Leukanius to the Temple without being discovered?

Debrief: The team ends the episode with discussion of where to go next and then, after a few technical difficulties, we discuss how divine spellcasting works and which spells the cleric gets to choose from when they prepare their spells each adventuring day.

Maps & Images: 

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

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

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

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 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

It’s Gargantuan Crab All the Way Down (DnDeBrief 006)

D&DeBrief episode 006 - It's Gargantuan Crab All the Way Down

Summary: This session sees the group investigating an underground chamber, discovering a magical artifact projecting a view into a secret laboratory, and then fighting a gargantuan crab!

Debrief: The team ends the episode with discussion of the "Feats VS Attribute Increase" choice and the question of whether one chooses to play characters more like themselves or less like themselves.

Maps & Images: Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David on Twitter: @DaviDeployed

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

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Crabs in White Satin (DnDeBrief 005)

D&DeBrief episode 005 - Crabs in White Satin

Summary: This session sees Marcel rejoining the group. They sneakily make their way to the standing stones where several half-crab half-man creatures are in the midst of performing a ritual. Combat ensues and the ritual is interrupted, but not before Axley and Khonnos get covered in goop, again! What does a captured half-crab-man tell the group? What do they find in the middle of the standing stones?

Debrief: The team ends the episode with more discussion of theater of the mind and having helpful sketches, but not tactical maps, available during the game. Also discussed... the value of having overlapping areas of expertise between different PCs, using spells for interesting effects (breaking concentration), and is there a difference between a history check and a memory check? Can you use a perception check to remember something?

Maps & Images: Island Chain where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David 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  

Dreams and Standing Stones (DnDeBrief 004)

The Tome Show is proud to host the DnDeBrief podcast! Here is episode 004 - Dreams and Standing Stones

Summary: In this episode the Tempest's Fortune finds its way to the uncharted Crab Island only to find carnage piles, ruins, and ritual standing stones. Emmeryn experiences a vision she is convinced came from her patron deity, Goras.

Debrief: The team ends the episode with a discussion of theater of the mind, using virtual tables to get a group together, and being open about giving and receiving feedback at the table.

Maps & Images: So that you can follow along, here is a map of the Gormer Chain, where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David 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  

Registering the Tempest’s Fortune (DnDeBrief 003)

The Tome Show is proud to host the DnDeBrief podcast! Here is episode 003 - Registering the Tempest's Fortune

In this episode our brave heroes designate Emmeryn as Captain of the Tempest's Fortune, name Axley the chief Cook, and hire a Lutrinian (otterfolk) Bosun and a Sea Elf Quartermaster. They turn in their paperwork to the Dock Watch Officer, Ulgrat the Grumpy, and suffer sticker shock at the price of repairing and registering the ship, leading them on a quest to cover the cost!

This episode we welcome two new players to the group; Karu plays Marcel, a Lutrinian Sorcerer, & Matt plays Khonnos, A Sea Elf Warlock.

So that you can follow along, here is a map of the Gormer Chain, where Trastenfen is located: Map of the Gormer Chain

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Karu on Twitter: @mystarseed

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

MattB on Twitter: @mbriddell

David 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  

Does Anybody Have A Dinghy? (DnDeBrief 002)

The Tome Show is proud to host the DnDeBrief podcast! Here is episode 002 - Does Anybody Have A Dinghy?

Our brave heroes leave the lighthouse and find a gruff Dwarven dock watch officer. He isn't the most friendly of people, but he lets them exploit a loophole that nets them a ship of their own! But first they have to tow it to the shore, get it into drydock, and start cleaning all of the blue painted eyes off of the deck and repair the leaks... if only they knew a shipwright!

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

David on Twitter: @davideployed

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

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Eye of the Storm (DnDeBrief 001)

The Tome Show is proud to host the DnDeBrief podcast! Here is episode 001 - Eye of the Storm

Meet our brave heroes in this first episode of D&Debrief! In the first half of this episode DM Samuel hosts a session 0 character creation activity! After a quick introduction to the setting, we meet the PCs. First we find out about Ashaz "Ash" Whitemane, a Tabaxi Rogue who spent most of his young life stowed away on a cargo ship. We also introduce Emmeryn, a Human Cleric of Goras who has spent the past months trying to figure out the secret of The Sinking. And lastly we get to know Axley Tillingquest, a Halfling Bard who is destined to write the greatest epic story ever told... and a cookbook.

In the second half of the episode the lighthouse keeper's daughter tasks our heroes with finding out if her father is alive and well. While investigating they witness strange movement on the beach. The group comes upon a consortium of crabs - the mealy, rotting beasts are eating something disgusting on the beach! A strange eye-like symbol embroidered on a sailor's tunic, a half sunken ship, and a scrap of paper with a mysterious name leave the group with more questions than answers!

Links:

DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web: RPGMusings.com

Nina on Twitter: @n_bayes3

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger rocketorca.com

Thetomeshow.com

Patreon.com/thetomeshow

 

Visit Amazon with the Tome Show's Affiliate Link

 

 Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild  

Fit for DnD (Jun 2020)

In this episode of Fit for DnD Jeff, Sam, and Tracy are joined by David Nett to discuss fitness challenges and the second half of the Obesity Code.

Thank you to our sponsor, Skull Splitter Dice!

Links:

David Nett on Twitter

Tracy on Twitter

Tracy on the Web

Sam on Twitter

Sam on the Web (RPGMusings.com)

Jeff on Twitter

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Dragons of Winter Night (Tome Book Club)

In this episode Jeff and Eric discuss Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.   

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