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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #54

Leaving Gauntlgrym for Mantol-Derith with a metric stank ton of redshirts, er, NPCs. The finer points of leadership and expedition management. Passing helpful DM advice via an NPC. The Zhentarim assure the group that Mantol-Derith is an orderly place (yeah, right!). Shane kvetches a bit about the organization of info in OotA. Helpful resource for expedition ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #53

Gauntlgrym continues as the adventurers negotiate with various factions to secure support for an expedition back into the Underdark. Role play vs roll play sessions. Social Interaction rules. Giant lizards. The thematic difference between parts 1 & 2 of Out of the Abyss. Crafting healing potions. Ronald Reagan on the flip side of a Motown ...

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Marvel Messes Up (Again) & The RPG X-Card! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 114

shane plays podcast title 8-26-2017Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 8/26/2017: Marvel Messes Up (Again) & The RPG X-Card! Highlights: Marvel Legacy is already off on the wrong foot as Marvel does retailers wrong; The RPG X-Card grinds Shane's gears; Defenders TV discussion. Friends of the show William Brackeen ...

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #52

Finally, it's Part 2 of Out of the Abyss! An unexpected summons and a friendship renewed. The reclaimed dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym (how do you pronounce that, anyway?) and an audience with King Bruenor. It's a hot time at the old feast tonight. The finer details of the curse of lycanthropy. Retail therapy. Magic item ...

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D&D White Plume Mountain Notes #17

This episode: THE EPIC CONCLUSION! An unexpected final encounter challenges the party and proves deadly at "High Noon". How to make an archmage lose their crap. Players quibbling over loot. Shane reveals his lore for the dungeon. The guild comes with a cost. Lycanthropy is a curse, not a disease. Alignment is cosmic and fundamental ...

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D&D White Plume Mountain Notes #16

This episode: The party might just end up as hard boiled heroes after a giant crab, a force field, and a boiling lake are finished with them. Does Keraptis return from the mists of legend? The "Indoctrination Center". The lowdown on the legendary trident Wave. Indiana Jones scenes. Efreetis and the Wall of Fire spell ...