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Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:41 pm

Being an attempt to play through the WFRP 2E Campaign The Thousand Thrones with the various Liber Fanatica expansions and slight reworkings of the scenarios to make player agency a little more apparent.

In the latest episode our heroes are exploring the Doodkanal looking for a reprobate called Jurgen Baer. Their search takes them from the seedy taverns and dens to the submerged sewers of the port city.
  • The Bretonnian Knight Errant, Sir Guillame, rescues his first damsel but reality proves underwhelming,
  • The Huntress Elise makes a truly shocking discovery.
  • The Gold Wizard Barbossa finally overcomes his fascination with anything that glows a suspicious shade of green.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:46 am

In this week's episode we finish Chapter One of this gargantuan campaign as our exploration of Marienburg ends in the Thousand Thrones. First though our trio of heroes must face the remnants of the Three Moons Cult in the sewers and make sense of all the clues they have found so far about the Crusade of the Child.

One of these questions will be answered:-

  • Is the Child of the Crusade a heretic?
  • Why does the lunatic they encounter laugh like the Joker?
  • Who will spend the next Fate Point?
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Coming next time - a discussion of Chapter 1 in the campaign from the player's perspective, and then the first session of our very own host Chuck's piece "An Unquiet Place", which certainly lives up to its name in the first 5 minutes alone.

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:42 am

This week we move on to Chuck's opus/regret the Unquiet Place.

Available where all good podcasts are distributed, and probably where several dodgy ones like this are too.

The Companions of the Tattered Cloak leave Marienburg and wind their way along the banks of the River Reik towards the village of Pfeifeldorf, to carry out Lady Selena Reiva's errand and to pursue the Crusade of the Child. Under the eaves of the Drakwald they encounter danger and must fight for their lives.
  • Marvel at the epic battle against undead that goes south quickly.
  • Meet the poshest mercenary company
  • Watch as a polite arrest attempt goes completely awry with one well placed slap
  • Hear a grown man named Wendell cry.
  • Cringe as you hear terrible Bretonnian accents.

All in this week's episode.
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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:59 am

"An Unquiet Place" would have made a better title! Wish I'd thought of it.

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm

That was a typo but yes Unquiet Place does seem apt.

Pleased to report the group enjoyed the adventure. We burn through it in 2 parts, with a third extra part with subplots keeping the PCs in Pfeifeldorf.
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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:40 pm

skerrigan wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Pleased to report the group enjoyed the adventure.

They might be the first! I'll give it a listen on my commute tomorrow.

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:13 am

Loving it so far. My favorite part is when they discover in the middle of the forest that they forgot to bring a map.

EDIT: Your portrayal of Wendell was spot on, and hilarious.

Player: "I'm sorry for slapping you."
Wendell: "No no, you were quite right. I would have slapped me too!"

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:03 am

I think it's fair to say my players enjoyed Chapter 2 way more than Chapter 1.

Way back in Episode 2 they had a similar problem to the map problem - they didn't have any rope and only realised this half way up a climb. The resultant noise of them knocking rubble over was enough to alert every cultist in the area and the combat was... challenging.

As for the Wendell incident - that player's my girlfriend, and she got a little upset. She's new to RPGs and I thought I was going to be sleeping on the floor that night :D as the other PCs got her thinking she was going to get hung for slapping Wendell, and that it was down to the fact she was a woman. I dialed his patheticness up to 11 to make the scene amusing for everyone.

By the end of Episode 2 Wendel is the senior-most surviving member of the Blauesblut - and with the PCs they are planning to go north to track down the Strigoi lair (this was something suggested in one of the unpublished Expansions - a sandbox of around Pfeifeldorf, and it gives the PCs a little more agency - they could've gone off to the next part of the campaign but they all like Pfeifeldorf and its quirky inhabitants).

Will Wendel be up to the rigors of command? :D
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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:18 am

skerrigan wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:03 am
As for the Wendell incident - that player's my girlfriend, and she got a little upset. She's new to RPGs and I thought I was going to be sleeping on the floor that night :D as the other PCs got her thinking she was going to get hung for slapping Wendell, and that it was down to the fact she was a woman. I dialed his patheticness up to 11 to make the scene amusing for everyone.

Yes, it was clear during that part you were treading in very dangerous waters. Nicely solved.

You mentioned the phonetic spelling for Arouet’s speech -- my original draft had just the plain English words, stolen from Voltaire. Any accents or phonetic "French" spellings were added during the editing phase, I guess to spice things up?

I have about 30 minutes to go and I have to say, kudos on your gamemastering skills and kudos to your group for being so willing to follow all these threads to their conclusion. It was very enjoyable listening, and I can't wait to hear the finish.

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:29 am

Part 2 of the Unquiet Place in our Thousand Thrones playthrough is available where all eggs-cellent podcasts are distributed.

In their quest to find the missing chicken, Gertie, our heroes discover that while talk is cheep, fowl corruption goes all the way to the top of Pfeifeldorf's society, Will their hendurance be enough to see them through? Will they face the creature in the crypt, or will they themselves turn chicken?

This will be a 4 part chapter after all, as this session was 5 hrs in total - so you're getting the first 2 hours or so this week. This leads to quite a nice cliffhanger, and the last 2 minutes of this podcast I'm especially amused by. :D
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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:06 am

Never mind the podcast (which I'm sure I'll enjoy), I'm nominating that for forum post of the year! Truly puntastic!

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:14 am

Part 3 of the Unquiet Place in our Thousand Thrones is one that has quite a lot of bite to it. Available where all podcast are found, even those that suck...

Our heroes continue to stick their necks out to aid the people of Pfeifeldorf. You can Count on a deadly combat, in the vein of their previous efforts. Things get grave as the vampiric undead assail our heroes, and the stakes could not be higher. (Also
apologies for any coffin... coughing in the audio)

.A showdown occurs with on one side the companions, their new allies in the Blauesblut and on the other the foul Hollenbach and his summonings. Will the arrival of a third party complicate things? Will the vile Lennhart von Speier be saved, despite his many sins? What of those of his brother?

With added vampire sound effects. Fangs for any feedback!
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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Finished this last week. Congratulations to your players and to your GMing skills. All things considered, that was probably the best outcome that the scenario could hope for. Well done.

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Re: Perilous Realm Podcast :The Thousand Thrones

Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:05 am

Thanks. It was a fun scenario and I was looking forward to running it for a few years now. There's another session of metaplot and PC baiting in Pfeifeldorf and then I'm looking forward to the Reapers Bounty.
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