Category Archives: Video

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #42

This episode: Ghostbusting in Blingdenstone at the behest of another ghost. Can you do nonlethal damage to a lycanthrope? The art of messing with NPCs heads. The psychology of icebergs.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #30

This episode: We tangle with priests of Demogorgon and recover the infernal relics while the Mysterious Stranger decides to remain mysterious. Oh yeah we find a room in the Luskan sewers we missed previously.

This a let’s play of the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends.

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

https://swordcoast.com/

Star Wars The Old Republic Trooper

Let’s Play Star Wars The Old Republic Trooper #15

This episode: We get duped into a shady quest but then get out of it, expose a corrupt senator, and talk to a droid on drugs. Ok, he’s not really on drugs but it sure sounds like it. Next up: fun with Black Sun.

This is a let’s play series of the Trooper story line in Star Wars The Old Republic.

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is the only massively-multiplayer online game with a Free-to-Play option that puts you at the center of your own story-driven Star Wars™ saga. Play as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter or as one of many other Star Wars iconic roles and explore an age over three-thousand years before the classic films. Become the hero of your own Star Wars adventure as you choose your path down the Light or Dark side of the Force™.

http://www.swtor.com/

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #41

This episode: Rolling with the punches as a DM. Blingendstone’s ghost problem and the great Burrow Warden conspiracy. Is a grid map essential to playing D&D? There’s always more to learn about your fellow players. Shane’s cat bites his toe.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #13

This episode: We continue clearing the cave of its undead problem for the dwarves. Are we about to encounter a lich?! Shane gets confused on D&D 2E vs 3E cleric spontaneous casting.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Serpent in the Staglands #39

This episode: Ice imps are a major pain in the tuckus, especially at night. And we’re not big fans of ice spiders, either.

Join Shane as he plays through a hardcore computer RPG that has the mechanics and style of a 90s CRPG, and that’s just dripping with beautiful atmosphere!

Thanks for watching!

About Serpent in the Staglands:

A true role-playing adventure.

A campaign within the world of Vol, a fully realized setting inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape, with unique politics, races and gods steeped in history. Featuring a chosen party of five, you role-play Necholai, a minor god of a celestial body who descends to the Staglands for a moonlit festival only to find the way home blocked and immortality slipping away. Seeking answers and aid, you take on a mortal body and the guise of a traveling Spicer. This isn’t a story of good and evil, saving the world or being a hero, it’s about intrigue and your adventure of survival in a harsh land.

Buy on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands?pp=6a3236f5f213960de5c415fd15c6d1cb5a46d04e

Buy on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #40

This episode: Should you allow a player to “redo” a level choice? Ogremoch’s Bane can be a puzzle for both players and DMs. Possible politics within Blingdenstone. Teachable moments with new players. Can the Arcana skill only be used trained? Rapier haggling. When is a bow not a bow?

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #39

This episode: More of the Rockblight in Blingdenstone as the party draws very close to finishing the area. Shane fixes a DM blunder. Buying weapons and armor in the Caves of Clatter. Further notes on alignment and changing alignment.

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

IDW Revolution review

IDW Revolution Review #3: Final Thoughts / Grade & 5 Comics (Spoilers)

Overall IDW REVOLUTION crossover event thoughts and final grade!

Plus review of 5 REVOLUTION related books with SPOILERS:

ROM #4
Transformers: Till All Are One: REVOLUTION #1
G.I. Joe: REVOLUTION #1
REVOLUTION #4
REVOLUTION #5

From http://www.idwpublishing.com/the-revolution-is-here/:
IDW Publishing has unveiled its most ambitious comic book publishing venture in its history revolving around its fan-favorite titles based on Hasbro properties.

The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE properties, but also all-new properties MICRONAUTS, ROM, and ACTION MAN, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series.

This is not a reboot—rather, the Revolution series takes many of the building blocks of what has come before from IDW and builds on them anew, bringing all these elements together in an epic event that results in an all-new status quo for all involved.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #38

This episode: Blingdenstone continues as we finish up the temple cleansing in the Rockblight, receive blessings from Gurnik (and bargain blessings away?) plus a new member awaits the party in the Foaming Mug taproom. Shane discusses crafting and “downtime activities” while an adventure is in full swing.

HELPFUL DOC! Timeless Advice from Keep on the Borderlands by Creighton Broadhurst:
http://www.creightonbroadhurst.com/timeless-advice-from-keep-on-the-borderlands/

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.