Defy the Gods: Hearts Caught Between Glory and Doom (Session 4 of 4)
Chris Sellers runs for Jonathan, Madelancholy, Matthew Doughty, and Rae Nedjadi
Trapped beneath a stone palace and surrounded by warriors, Estan and Kamil become thunder and lightning. Circe harnesses the power of shadows to reach for her friends. Desperately looking for answers, Etienne draws up a lost love from the watery depths. The black cat of Death stalks the streets tonight, hunting the snake whose eye is the moon.
Apocalypse Keys: Til We Have Faces (Session 7)
Lowell Francis runs for Alun R., Anders, and Tad
The team welcomes a new member and briefs them on the situation just before an incursion alarm sounds. While Suriel remains back at the base Eggther and the newbie head out and engage the colossal beast, against orders. Afterwards the team begins to talk with the Island Zero team trying to make sense of recent events and the discovery of an unrecorded pilot capsule.
Apocalypse Keys: Til We Have Faces (Session 8)
Lowell Francis runs for Alun R., Anders, Puckett, and Tad
In the finale of The Missing Link mission, our team takes some unorthodox paths to discovering the nature of the Rift, the mirroring of the worlds, and the dangers which may destroy everyone if the Door is opened.
Apocalypse Keys: All the Bells on Earth (Session 7)
Lowell Francis runs for Jesse A., José Feito, and Steven Watkins
With one team member vanished, the rest of the group proceeds deeper into the Parasitic Library. A brief encounter with The Librarian gives them a direction and they press on-- uncovering more secrets and meeting some of those trapped by the facility and others who have come here of their own will. But the hands of the Doomsday clock tick closer to midnight...
Apocalypse Keys: All the Bells on Earth (Session 8)
Lowell Francis runs for Cat Rambo, Jesse A., José Feito, and Steven Watkins
A lost team member returns and the group drives further into The Parasitic Library, discovering that consumption may not be destruction but instead a transformation--leading them to a final confrontation with The Harbinger as they work to rewrite history figuratively and literally.
Hollows: Playtest (Session 1)
Jim Likes Games runs for Anders, Berry S, and Sabine V.
We meet out heroes and they take on The Hollowed Boar.
Pictures in an Exhibition
Donogh runs for Jon East and Madelancholy
A private gallery and its key works: The Madam Listens, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden & The Villain of Famagusta struggle with the owner's needs, visitors' indifference, their own desires and the growing tumult in the world.
Trail of Cthulhu: Fearful Symmetries (Session 8)
Lowell Francis runs for Alun R., Paul Rivers, and Sherri
Our magicians regroup to study their arcane texts and then begin to track down the means to heal the King of Faeries. This finally leads them to the oft-mentioned McMath--and a strange harvest ritual.
Rosewood Abbey (Session 1)
The Rolistes Podcast runs for Jim Likes Games, Kieron, and Sabine V.
Our protagonists: three monks somewhere in the Italian Alps. One is a cheesemaker, another a beekeeper, and the third looks after the ossuary.
Mountain Home: From Fallen Halls (Session 8)
Lowell Francis runs for Ethan Harvey, Patrick Knowles, Sherri, and Tyler Lominack
The Founders deal with the arrival of a group of foreign dwarven settlers, claiming rights of settlement in Karak Minor. However the new numbers tax the community, forcing the leaders to find a way to feed the population until the new farms come into play the following year. This leads to a hunt in a strange, distant valley.
Masks (Session 6)
Rich Rogers runs for Anders, Cody Eastlick, Dr. Jason Cox, and Patrick Knowles
In our miniseries finale, the Vanguard appears on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and...it gets wild!
Gauntlet Reading Club
Beam Saber: Genesis of Misery (Sessions 2-3)
Steven S. runs for Chris, Cricket, Roy, and Victor
The Gauntlet Reading Club continues our run of Austin Ramsey's Beam Saber inspired by Neon Yang's Genesis of Misery. In these two videos, Cordiceps Squad gets a chance to blow off some steam, steal a holy alien relic, and gets audited. I know which one I'm looking forward to!
The Between: Sun and Stars (Session 2)
Madelancholy runs for Ben, Chris Greenbriar, and Jack
St. Cecelia's Cathedral brings their monstrous problem to Hargrave House, while investigation into Cremorne Gardens continues. Mildred gets a surprise visit from her past, who comes to stay to aid her work.
Talking Hearts of Wulin
In this 90 minute seminar/Q&A Lowell Francis--designer and co-writer for Hearts of Wulin--talks about this PbtA TTRPG of wuxia melodrama, action, and romance. We cover character creation, playbooks, basic moves, GMing and more. Talk outline here.
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