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Free from the Yoke (5/7)

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Free from the Yoke (5/7)

Alun R facilitates the 4th of 7 sessions of Free from the Yoke (UFO Press). After the failure to build the the Highway every House feels the displeasure of the Wise while they and their representatives on Earth lose some control and the Great City contracts. Some Houses retrench into their ancient traditions while others forge new roles or become more autocratic. Then, after 20 years, the Listeners to the Wise make it clear that the Land is lost if decline is not halted. The Spirits of the Land are unquiet and only a return to the core values that enabled the Wise to free the Land can give them rest. Some characters remain: Kasthera of the Chisel & Mallet devotes decades to the study of Lore, while Elina of the Cursed, too old to continue as a Scout, takes up a more administrative (and influential?) post as Factor. Then there's Eva bint Salah, Bogatyr of the Shining Path (who resents her father's actions a generation ago), and Saruke the young ambassador of the Jezdec Horselords brought up on the legend of 'Gerel and his spirit Centaurs'. Together they must face the fresh challenges of the Second Age of the Land ...

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 101.63MB - Duration: 2:27:36 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




The Veil Iterations S14

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0800

The Veil Iterations S14

We continue play for a new quarterly series of The Veil, a cyberpunk PbtA ttrpg. This features some playtesting of a slight rewrite and rethinking of the core rules, including Basic Moves and Playbooks. For more on this campaign and all of my role-playing stuff see ageofravensgames.com.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 104.49MB - Duration: 2:31:02 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




Swords of the Serpentine: Ill Met in Eversink S6

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Swords of the Serpentine: Ill Met in Eversink S6

We play the sixth session and finish our second case in Pelgrane Press's new swords & sorcery GUMSHOE game, Swords of the Serpentine. For more on ttrpgs check out my site at ageofravensgames.com You can see our character keeper here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PqnvP_LjlGbTuo-DEQvOff1eb5xyd_2J_5XWj0mW9eU/edit?usp=sharing SotS Cheat Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PmyWFeT9EBwuPEjlVYByl4Z6qiYwSVA9/view?usp=sharing

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 105.01MB - Duration: 2:31:24 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




'Western Crime' - Copperhead County (2 of 4)

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

'Western Crime' - Copperhead County (2 of 4)

Copperhead County is a Southern noir game about organized crime and political corruption in a fictional slice of present-day Tennessee. Steal, deal, and pursue the American Dream in a place where whiskey and blood run together. Copperhead County is Forged in the Dark, based on the beloved engine from Blades in the Dark and inspired by media like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Wire. The game is by Jason Eley and is available here https://guitartown.itch.io/copperhead

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 85.21MB - Duration: 2:01:57 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




Free from the Yoke (4/7)

Sat, 26 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Free from the Yoke (4/7)

Alun R facilitates the 4th of 7 sessions of Free from the Yoke (UFO Press). Salah of the Shining Path is determined to further undermine the Highway of the Wise having convinced severakl groups within the Church to support him. Meanwhile, the Cursed launch their seasonal festival but the Jezdec Horselords are shocked when their Khan attends while an army of Imperial Dead menaces the steppe; they look elsewhere for leadership. Chisel and Mallet Ambassador, Kassie, is certain that someone is undermining her efforts to support the Wise so finds somewhere 'safge' for the Riverland Engineers. Then, a warehouse heist and an ancient steppe ritual; the Dead confronted and a potent Fist; and the sun rises in the south on heroes riding out of history and into myth.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 109.09MB - Duration: 2:38:28 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




Swords of the Serpentine: Ill Met in Eversink S5

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Swords of the Serpentine: Ill Met in Eversink S5

We play the fifth session and dig into our second case in Pelgrane Press's new swords & sorcery GUMSHOE game, Swords of the Serpentine. For more on ttrpgs check out my site at ageofravensgames.com You can see our character keeper here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PqnvP_LjlGbTuo-DEQvOff1eb5xyd_2J_5XWj0mW9eU/edit?usp=sharing SotS Cheat Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PmyWFeT9EBwuPEjlVYByl4Z6qiYwSVA9/view?usp=sharing

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 110.04MB - Duration: 2:38:43 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




'Western Crime' - Copperhead County (1 of 4)

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

'Western Crime' - Copperhead County (1 of 4)

Copperhead County is a Southern noir game about organized crime and political corruption in a fictional slice of present-day Tennessee. Steal, deal, and pursue the American Dream in a place where whiskey and blood run together. Copperhead County is Forged in the Dark, based on the beloved engine from Blades in the Dark and inspired by media like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and The Wire. The game is by Jason Eley and is available here https://guitartown.itch.io/copperhead

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 91.74MB - Duration: 2:11:27 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




Xcrawl World DBB Session 3

Sun, 20 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Xcrawl World DBB Session 3

Xcrawl World Fabulous prizes! Cars, wealth, and a year’s supply of furniture wax! All of these – and much, much more – can be yours… if you survive. Of course, you are going to have to kill some monsters to get the treasure. And you aren’t the crowd favorite today. And the cameras are very unforgiving. But there are no second takes, and if you die… YOU DIE! In Xcrawl, the player characters are superstar athletes taking their chances in a live-on-pay-per-view death sport. It’s a modern-day world with a fantasy twist, and the game is simple: the Dungeon Judge, or DJ, facilitates an artificial dungeon under controlled – but lethal – conditions. Your team of Xcrawlers must go through the dungeon and fulfill whatever conditions the DJ puts forth in order to win.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 114.71MB - Duration: 2:46:18 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




SWS: Justice Velocity 02

Sat, 19 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

SWS: Justice Velocity 02

Your racing team has reached the elite level and you compete in a circuit across several planets in Zsinj's Empire. Little do those imperials know that you're actually secretly part of the New Republic. Along each stop, you help out rebel cells and take down imperial strongholds, if you can. And before they realize who's pantsed them, you travel on to the next race. ----------------------------------- What is the velocity of justice? Many say it’s difficult to quantify-- that it even evades common metrics of measurement or full understanding by the rule of law. One thing’s for sure, however: you should be able to gauge it as it comes hurtling towards you. Hands grip steering wheels as rubber grips concrete. Seedy underbellies trade bullets with the law and set moral shades of gray ablaze. Napalm and nitrous are as indispensable as your ability to hack or maneuver cold machinery. Justice Velocity is an action movie-themed tabletop role-playing game for 3+ players.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 101.91MB - Duration: 2:27:36 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




Free from the Yoke (3/7)

Sat, 19 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0800

Free from the Yoke (3/7)

Alun R facilitates the 3rd of 7 sessions of Free from the Yoke (from UFO Press). As the Chisel & Mallet try to make progress on the Highway of the Wise, Salah of the Shining Path undermines the project and engineers the fall of his own High Priest. Perhaps emboldened by this, The Cursed change the balance of power in the city of al Tariq, taking coin from the Church. Meanwhile the Jezdec Horselords investigate the Place of Bones to discover a threat to their way of life that requires Gerel the Vagabond to call in a debt on the recently revealed 'Pilgrims' to have them join the defence of the Steppes. Then, Kasthera of the Chisel & Mallet leads an embassy into the Riverlands where her bodyguard, Durin, confronts the 'Marauding Serpents' with shock and awe, buying time for Elina of the Cursed to protect some innocents and Verhalf 'The Falcon', to place the Riverfolk under the protection of the Wise ... and there's an Army of Imperial Dead ...

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 106.85MB - Duration: 2:35:12 m (96 kbps 48000 Hz)




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