Spirit of '77: Bermuda Love Triangle
Mike Ferdinando runs for Isaac, Mona, and Rod Santos
It's 1977, and the Sea Queen Cruise Lines has scored a lucrative deal with the government of Egypt to host the first ever floating exhibition of the world tour of "The Secrets of King Tut's Tomb" which is now on display on the Mediterranean Deck of the luxury liner "Caribbean Queen". But passengers Jacqueline Wu, Victoria Jennings-Wright, and Larry McCurdy aren't just there for fun in the sun...they plan to pull off a heist! But nobody could have guessed what might happen when cursed artifacts from Ancient Egypt enter the Bermuda Triangle!
Hearts of Wulin: Tournament of Blood
Lowell Francis runs for Chris R., Christopher G., SalamanderJames, and Steph
Linked by secret pasts and old betrayals, our heroes travel to the Peacock Blade tournament to face revelations, reversals, and bloody vengeance.
The Great Soul Train Robbery
Donogh runs for Chet, Conan, and Grey
Through the burnt-over lands of sulphur and bone the Hellbound train rattles. Stowed away aboard are the desperadoes: Mollie Byers, fierce homesteader widow driven by love and revenge, Amon Carpenter, bookish snake-handler spurred on by redemption and pride, and Joaquín Mendive, tragic fiddler halfway between temperance and pride. They have their eyes on some contraband angel wings, but what else awaits them on those Damned carriages is far more important!
Trophy Gold: The Bruja, the Beast, and the Barrow
Mike Ferdinando runs for Chet, Jeremy Abernathy, Sean, and Steph
After having been afflicted with Tomb Crystal Poison, Baso, Mahera, Gavin, and Teodan travel to Pickbone Barrow in the Crystal Frontier to meet with the sorcerer Marble-Eye, who is rumored to be able to lift curses. Before he does so, he demands a service: Bring back the head of the beast that dwells in the barrow below!
Monster of the Week: Fisher in the Dark
Tyler Lominack runs for David Montgomery, Kae, and usnavi
Rich Rogers runs for Adam, Keith Stetson, Mark (they/them), Sean, and Tyler Lominack
Hearts of Wulin: Tournament of Sorrow
Lowell Francis runs for Brandon Brylawski, Marcus Flores, Michael D., and Rod Santos
Paths of vengeance converge at a tournament. Will this poison in their hearts destroy our heroes or will they emerge victorious?
Punk's Been Dead Since '79
Mike Ferdinando runs for Conan, Donogh, and Tori S
October 1998. After having been kicked out of the band P.U.K.E. 419 by her bandmates, punk bassist Valeria, joins her friends Mark and JC on a road trip to the town of Van Wert to attend the biggest local punk show of the year: the Northwest Ohio Battle of the Bands ("NO BOB") '98! And of course her former band will be there too! What shenanigans will this teenage trio find for themselves? And will they dare to take the stage themselves?
Critique-Feedback Town Hall
Clint Smith hosts for Bethany H., Chris Sellers, and Kass Helfant
The Critique-Feedback Town Hall. Thanks to those who came out and joined in on the conversation. I'd love to do something like this again. with links to some of the material discussed.
Donogh runs for Amanda/iamatrex, Tori S, and Will H
The Court is in trouble as their pet in City Hall, the Magistrate Crane is thinking for themselves and no longer answering the Court's call. But the high flyers think this is the perfect opportunity for fledglings to take some initiative and prove their worth to the Court. Enter Ezekiel the Crow, Bromia the Jay, and Margaret the Magpie; they have a scheme hatching!
Hearts of Wulin: Tournament of Vengeance
Lowell Francis runs for Appetit de Fou, Max Airborne, Mindy, and usnavi
Four heroes find their paths intertwine more tightly than they knew when a tournament and wedding shows how fragile hearts are and how quickly love can turn to betrayal.
Back Again from the Broken Land: A Humble Fellowship's Homecoming
Alexi S. runs for Marc Majcher, Marleigh, Sabine V., and Shane
The Doomslord has fallen, and now a fellowship of small adventurers make their way home, inspiring the reformation of the Brighthelm Legion and saving the Treetop Inn from disaster along the way. Lobelius the Bodyguard makes a meal to prove his trustworthiness, Largo the Burglar is tempted to steal murder swamp vapors, Gilly the Wayfinder recruits several birds for help, and Dittany the Turncoat grapples with his connection to the Doomslord.
CBR+PNK: Kamigawa Reckoning
Alexi S. runs for Alun R., Jeremy Abernathy, Lowell Francis, and Mairi
Welcome to the rainslick, neon-lit, kami-haunted streets of Kamigawa. A quartet of runners embark on their last job for Satoru Umezawa and the Hyozan Reckoners. Will they be able to steal Umezawa's jitte from the Imperials, and, if they do, will they be willing to hand the ancient weapon over to their crimelord boss? A street samurai, a rat biker, an insect ninja, and a master hacker will make fateful choices on this night of reckoning.
Delta Green: Divergence (Session 11)
Lowell Francis runs for Alun R., Horst Wurst, Paul Rivers, and Will H
The team prepares for the Nevada raid to finish off the foes they've been pursuing, but when they're pulled off the mission they begin to see the crack and corruption within Delta Green itself. Now they must decide whether obey or press on alone and cut themselves off from the organization.
Uncharted Worlds: The Cluster (Session 7 of 7)
Alun R. runs for Grey, Joe F, and Pawel S.
The crew explore the enormous city ship that also seems to have been trapped in the space they believe lies within the planet Zandora. It's clear that the city ship has many organic, rather than technological components and is incredibly rich in Slip Particles. There's a paradigm shift in human understanding of Slip Space, an encounter with the janitorial staff that forces the crew into scaling the outside of one of the ship's structures, and a 'close encounter of the third kind' is avoided. Then desperate time critical calculations on slip thresholds, an unexpected arrival and missiles in flight...a great finale that saw some arcs completed and new arcs hinted at...
Dungeons & Dragons: Strixhaven: A Syllabus of Shadows (Session 3)
Lowell Francis runs for Francisco Olivera, Matthew Arcilla, Nicholas Timperio, and Vince
The students join and explore their extracurricular clubs from theater to LARP, journalism to philosophical weight-lifting. But then as the relax at the Firejolt cafe, a strange magical effect lets loose demon-frogs on the patrons, forcing them to act...with dire consequences for Fen's new friend...
Godbound: Shattered Temples (Session 22)
Lowell Francis runs for Dan Brown, Patrick Knowles, Sherri, and Tyler Lominack
The final session of this second arc sees the pantheon facing down the scions of a renegade demon goddess—leading to a battle and a decision which will change their paths forever.
Gauntlet Reading Club
Monsterhearts: Every Heart a Doorway (Session 3)
Steven S. runs for David Morrison, Kae, Marleigh, and Sabine V.
We continue our run of Avery Alder's Monsterhearts inspired by Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway. It's the morning after and the kids at the Open Door Academy deal with the hangover. Something has started to hunt them and folks are going missing. If people aren't careful, someone could end up dead...
Urban Shadows: The Chosen and the Beautiful (Session 5)
Steven S. runs for David Morrison, Kae, and Maria M.
We conclude our run of Magpie Games' Urban Shadows inspired by Nghi Vo's The Chosen and the Beautiful. Things reach a climax for our ragtag crew as the Wentworths' feud enters its final act, the magical power of New York in the balance. There's one more deal to be made and who knows if anyone's willing to make it.
Star Wars Saturday
Road Trip (Session 2)
Rich Rogers runs for Peter, Sabine V., and Steven Watkins
The crew of the Double Payback travel along the Corellian Trade Spire, carry some interesting cargo, and deke some pirates until they reach their final destination.
Dream Aflame (Session 2 of 2)
Donogh runs for Jim C., Sabine V., and SalamanderJames
The travelers cross paths with the Caravan, where the Graveyard, Bronze Wagon and Tents of the Serpentine Priests rumble on. Bones the Sentenced finds the teeth of They-Who-Grin. Shepherd the Faithful seeks wisdom with Three Lovers, Libertine and Lethal. While Professor the Seeker cooks up a powerful potion with Tombstone. All is thrown into disarray as Crozier arrives, with a new (or old) faith, and plans to bring it to the world. And then Jorrith the Marked finally confronts him...
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