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Rise of the Runelords – Episode 49

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The Saviors of Sandpoint handily defeated the mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn. So when one of dead mercs turned into a big four-armed demon, they weren’t initially concerned. After all, they had the creature outnumbered. What’s the worst that could happen?

Turns out, plenty.

Read about the carnage in Rise of the Runelords Episode 49 – Fight Night Part Two!

Rise of the Runelords – Episode 46

No sympathy for the injured Titus Scarnetti.

A dictator has been slain. The town of Sandpoint has been saved. Now, the Saviors of Sandpoint have to pick up the pieces while laying one of their own to rest. All that and more in Rise of the Runelords Episode 46 – Picking up the Pieces.

Rise of the Runelords – Episode 45

Woah Woah Woah, you might be saying to yourself. Yes, all three of you who read my blog (Editor’s Note – I appreciate you). Aren’t you skipping a few episodes? (Editor here again – should these be sessions rather than episodes? Chapters maybe?)

To answer your question, yes. Yes, I am. I had wanted to keep a few in the tank so I could have somewhat constant content on here. But as you can see by the gap between posts, that is sooooo not the case. Therefore, rather than being clever, I’m being current.

However, to maintain some degree of consistency let’s touch on a few things and get you up to speed. Here’s the Rise of the Runelords recap for Episode Sessions Chapters 41-44:

Episode 41 – Following the Trail of Blood

The Saviors of Sandpoint come across a few bodies, some warmer than others, that leads down a hero’s dark past.

Episode 42 – Half-Brotherly Love

The Saviors of Sandpoint return home, only to find that some old foes don’t know when to stay away.

Episode 43 – Sandpoint Invasion

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Just when they thought it was safe to get a night’s rest, the Saviors of Sandpoint find that they don’t need to go looking for trouble. Trouble will find them.

Episode 44 – Sandpoint Invasion Part Two

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If you thought stone giants were bad, try dealing with an ancient clockwork dragon running a simple two-step program:

Step 1: Destroy Everything.

Step 2: If everything is not destroyed, repeat Step 1.

With that all out of the way, brace yourself for Rise of the Runelords Episode 45 – Death to Heroes and Villains!

The Saviors of Sandpoint faced stone giants, dire bears, and robot dragons. But to save their town, they will have to defeat a kingdom-destroying villain from a hero’s past. To do that, they’ll have to give everything.

Spoilers: That’s just what one of the heroes does.

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!

RotRL – The Smoldering Sawmill

Kilgor – I don’t just make dead people, now I… see them?

Rise of the Runelords – Episode Twenty-Seven

Having survived an ambush at the Magnimar townhouse of Aldern Foxglove, the Saviors of Sandpoint obtained evidence suggesting Aldern’s involvement with the mysterious group known as the Brothers of the Seven. They also recovered the deed to Foxglove Manor, which verified not only Aldern’s connection to the Brothers of the Seven, but that he was making payments to them at a place cleverly called the Seven’s Sawmill.

Would the sawmill bring the heroes one step closer to stopping the ritual murders from continuing in both Sandpoint and Magnimar? Would they discover the identity of the mysterious Xanesha, Mistress of the Seven?

Find out in Episode Twenty-Seven of Rise of the Runelords – The Seven’s Sawmill