At the end of our last Rise of the Runelords session, the Saviors of Sandpoint were in a bad way. They had split up to rush through a funhouse of terror, which turned out to be what’s commonly referred to as “a bad idea.” With party members bleeding to death on the ground, bleeding to death on their feet, and some just disappearing and leaving casters vulnerable to some “aggressive structural reconfiguration”, things looked bleak for the heroes.
Did they survive? And who is the handsome green fellow in the picture above? That’s about as clickbait as I get, so clicky-clicky and find out in Rise of the Runelords Episode 34 – Mite Makes Right!
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.
See how the nightmare continues to unfold in Rise of the Runelords Episode 32 – Farm of Blood!
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!
Rise of the Runelords – Episode Twenty-Eight
After discovering the subterranean lair beneath the Seven’s Sawmill, the Saviors of Sandpoint faced off against a death cult of Norgorber, worshippers of Father Skinsaw. The made some disturbing discoveries – chests filled with loot from murdered innocents, a room filled with faces mounted like artwork, and a sacrifice led by none other than Justice Ironbriar!
But even more disturbing than that was the revelation that Ironbriar had been meeting with Xanesha, Mistress of the Seven, at a place called the Shadow Clock. Armed with the location of their quarry, the heroes plotted their next move.
Would they stop Xanesha’s sacrifices once and for all? Would they discover what – or who – the sacrifices were for? More importantly, would they survive the encounter?
Find out in Episode Twenty-Eight of Rise of the Runelords – For Whom the Bell Tolls!
These days, folks tend to run their tabletop RPG maps in a digital format. Maybe they’re playing over Roll20, or they have a TV or giant monitor that they use to project their maps. But what does one do when they have a map so big, so epic, that it simply cannot be contained on a screen?
The Miniature Mash-Up Youtube channel just may have the answer you’re looking for. Inexpensive, practical, and quick to put together!