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

July 19, 2020

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 


DMSamuel on Twitter: @DMSamuel

Sam on the Web:

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

D&DeBrief Logo by Amber Seger

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