Ravenloft Ironsworn, part 5, The Burgomaster’s Home

Ismark leads us down the street, past Mad Mary’s to E4, which is the Burgomaster’s home. A weary-looking mansion squats behind a rusting fence. The gates are twisted and torn. The right gate lies cast aside while the left swings crazily in the wind. The stuttering squeal and clang of the gate repeats over and […]

Ravenloft Ironsworn, part 4, The Blood on the Vine Tavern

Okay, so I’m heading back up the street from the home of Mad Mary, to the tavern. The GM is droning on about atmospheric stuff or… you know. Whatever. GM stuff. They do that. Now, somewhere in here, if you’re me (or most players I’ve played with since I was 10), you’ve tuned out the […]

Ravenloft Ironsworn, part 3, The Village of Barovia

I’ve finished a journey as part of a quest/vow (come to the aid of the village), so I’ll also mark progress. Since it’s a Dangerous quest, every ‘mark progress’ move fills two boxes. Now then, the village. Tall shapes loom out of the dense fog that surrounds everything, even in mid-afternoon. The muddy ground underfoot […]

Ravenloft Ironsworn, part 2 – the Maiden and the Corpse

In the last ‘session’, Brigitte set out toward Barovia by way of the Old Svalich Road, made it to the gates of Barovia and (thanks to our second journey roll) found out things were going to take a bad turn. BUT FIRST, I need a bit of information for an NPC we’re about to meet. […]

Ravenloft Ironsworn, part 1 – The Old Svalich Road

So now I envision my character’s recent history – Brigitte doing the farwarden thing, which boils down to the Unappreciated Rangers of the North Job ™ – helping small communities with beasts and monsters, informal roadway patrols, whatever – but all the while she’s got her ear to the ground for word of farwardens who’ve […]

Ironsworn Solo Play – Ravenloft (0.2)

So, last time we did a bit of world building. This time, character. Envision – Our hero is a member of a freewarden order known as the Overwatch. She’s a younger warrior, mentored by several of the senior members. She’s a classic kind of armored warrior: heavy sheild, at least chainmail armor, whatever weapons come […]

Ironsworn Solo Play – Ravenloft! (session 0)

With the holidays looming, my schedule was basically nuked from orbit and much of my normal online/offline tabletop gaming (which wasn’t a LOT to begin with) was disrupted, to put it mildly. Then one of my Monday-night players linked Adam Koebel’s first look into Ironsworn – and reminded me of the game, which I’ve actually […]

Fellowship Session 13 – The Fellowship and the Faces of the Overlord

The Fellowship splits up and encounters several different minions of the Overlord. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Fellowship-Session-13-2019-11-18-The-Fellowship-and-the-Face-of-the-Overlord.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship Session 12 – The Fellowship and Chains Crossing

The Fellowship explores Chains Crossing. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Fellowship-Session-12-2019-11-11-The-Fellowship-and-Chains-Crossing.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship Session 11 – The Fellowship and the City of Chains

The Fellowship arrives at Chains Crossing. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Fellowship-Session-11-2019-10-21-The-Fellowship-and-the-City-of-Chains.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship Session 10 – The Fellowship and the Haunted Mountains

The Fellowship tries to make it through the mountains surrounding Chains Crossing. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-07_Fellowship-Session-10_-_The-Fellowship-and-the-Haunted-Mountains.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship Session 9 – The Fellowship and Mist-wolves

The Fellowship sets out for the city of Chains Crossing. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-09-30-Session-9-The-Fellowship-and-Mist-wolves.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 8 – The Fellowship and the Trials of the Macqul Taxat

Conflict comes to the Fellowship and the People of the Air. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-09-23-Session-8-The-Fellowship-and-the-Trials-of-the-Macqul-Taxat.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 7 – Under the Shadow of Corruption

The fellowship spends downtime with the People of the Air. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-09-16-Fellowship-Session-7-Under-the-Shadow-of-Corruption.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 6 – The Fellowship and the People of the Air

The fellowship encounters the Heir and their people. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-09-09-Fellowship-Session-6-The-Fellowship-and-the-People-of-the-Air.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 5 – Escape from Red Valley

The fellowship makes their way in a Long Journey away from Red Valley. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-08-26-Fellowship-Session-5-Escape-from-Red-Valley.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 4 – The Fellowship and the General

The Fellowship confronts Siflae, the Overlord’s Ohir general, and Ekki of Bornaer, most-skilled of the Overlord’s harbingers. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-12-Fellowship-Session-04-The-Fellowship-and-the-General.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 3 – The Fellowship and the Red Valley Forges

The Fellowship enters the Forges of Red Valley. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-05-Fellowship-Session-03-The-Fellowship-and-the-Descent-into-the-Forges.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 2 – The Fellowship and the Angry Mob

The Fellowship leads civilians through the city of Red Valley in a bid to escape through the ancient Forges. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-07-29-Fellowship-Session-02-The-Fellowship-and-the-Neighborhood-Mob.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 1 – Under a Falling Sky

Stage two of character creation. Everyone starts off in an inn’s common room. Then we drop a thousands of tons of rock on the city. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-22-Fellowship-Session-1-Under-a-Falling-Sky.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 0 – The World Fully Formed

We’re off on a new adventure! Time to save the world with Fellowship. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-15-Fellowship-00.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy post-game analysis, and What’s Next

(Spoilers: what’s next is Fellowship, 2nd Edition.) http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ScumVillainy-post-game-and-Next-Game.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 16, Risky Bid-ness

The crew tries to auction off an Ur warship without getting killed by everyone in the sector, simultaneously. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-24-scum-and-villainy-16-risky-bid-ness.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 15/16, The Warship

The ancient undersea Ur ruins are not, strictly speaking, ruins. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-17-Scum-and-Villainy-15-The-Warship.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 14/16

The crew begins infiltrating the ancient undersea Ur ruins. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-10-Scum-and-Villainy-14.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy play-by-posts, Sessions 14.1, 14.2, and 14.3

We’ve had a looooooong stretch where we’ve been unable to play Masks with my daughter’s group. To deal with the withdrawal, I ran solo play-by-post things with each player, both to move some plotlines and, at their request, get some time with their boyfriends. It went really well! (Some players take to PbP better than […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 13/16, Under the Sea

The crew gets memish. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-20-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-13-Under-the-Sea.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 12/16, Breaking Bad

The crew storms a Wrecker’s stronghold, while the Wreckers watch. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-06-Scum-and-Villainy-12-Breaking-Bad.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 11/16, Lend Me Your Ears

The crew brings much-needed parts to the Wreckers’… wreck. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-04-22-Scum-and-Villainy-11-Lend-me-your-Ears.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 10/16, Mine, Mine, MINE!

Getting the salvage is a lot easier than getting away with it. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-04-15-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-10-Mine-mine-mine.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS