Rise of the Runelords – Episode 32

Grog, the Hobgoblin Earthbender doing what he does best.

In our latest Rise of the Runelords session, the Saviors of Sandpoint proved to be saviors to animals as well as people when they rescued a firepelt cougar that had been caught in a nasty trap. Of course, the person who set the trap didn’t appreciate the whole “catch-and-release” philosophy and voiced their displeasure quite physically. But things go from bad to worse when they discover what else – or who else – the hunter has been hunting.

And skinning.

And eating.

See how the nightmare continues to unfold in Rise of the Runelords Episode 32 – Farm of Blood!

WoW Leveling in Patch 9.1.5

Yes, I still play World of Warcraft. It’s a mindless time sink for me. I’m what you’d call a “Filthy Casual.”

Well, I’m sure YOU wouldn’t call me that. You’re classy, and above that sort of thing.

That being said, I find it necessary to find resources to explain to me just what the Hell is changing with new game patches. Websites blather on and on, telling but not explaining. I’m certainly not going on social media to find out what is going on because that’s where people are, and people are terrible (not YOU of course. Again, you’re classy like that.)

But then where does one go for information without having to deal with people? TO THE YOUTUBES!

Dalaran Gaming came through with a good video explaining the quality of life things for those who might be trying to level a character through Shadowlands in Patch 9.1.5.

I was aware of some things (heirloom gear upgrades), but not of other (Torghast is actually useful for something? Really?)

So check out the video from Dalaran Gaming. I hope you learn something. I know I did… classy.

RotRL – Turtleback Ferry Fiasco

Tsuto Kaijitsu, in all his smarmy glory.

In our Rise of the Runelords campaign, this session had a few lessons to be learned. One, dragon magic is no joke. Two, warning signs are important. Three, arrogance lasts just as long as it takes for someone to get their weapon free and bury it in your body.

Festivals, fights, and (Turtleback) Ferries – all that in Rise of the Runelords Episode 31 – Turtleback Ferry Fiasco!

RotRL – The Callback

This session was the official start to Book Three of our Rise of the Runelords campaign. The heroes discovered the Pathfinder Society’s contact within the Order of Magnimar Security, Jayvielle learned the truth behind the mysterious markings on his back, and a villain from the past re-emerged. Also, they were joined by a true Azlanti! A sprinkling of appearances from our previous campaign peppered the session, hence the name “The Callback.”

What villain made their presence known once again? Who is this Azlanti? What’s the deal with the markings? All that and a festival, right here in Rise of the Runelords Episode 30 – The Callback!

RotRL – The Golemworks Incident

This session was a little different than our usual campaign episodes. It didn’t involve the main roster (for the most part.) No, this session was a chance to let the players scratch that itch and play their backup character. Anyone who has played tabletop RPGs knows that when you make a character, they’re just numbers on a page until you take them out for a spin. When they interact with the environment – and other players – they go from being a concept to an actual character. Personalities begin to develop.

That’s what I wanted for these characters. Give them some dice time, and let them interact with the World. See if what worked on paper translated to the actual game. This session was a one-shot to get the group (affectionately known as the B-Team) a bit of experience so that these backup characters could be called up to the main roster with a bit of dice-time to them.

How did the session go? Well, good for some. For others, not so much. Read for yourself in Rise of the Runelords Episode 29 – The Golemworks Incident!