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The Off Season

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  1. Wauw! Rob needs a god old end Star Wars a new hope medal for making this campain!
    A question, why are you guys not using themes? The ones from Dark Sun ( or most of them) would have fit right into this tribal setting?

        • I think he’s talking about character themes: optional additions to characters that (usually) grant an extra power and some additional flavour to the character.

          Handy for adding some more personality to characters (+ an extra mechanical benefit), but I think your characters are already well-stocked in the personality department.

        • No he’s talking about Themes, which are an additional, mechanical, character option that was introduced with Dark Sun.

          Although I’d say a good enough answer to “Why aren’t you using themes?” is “Because half the players have never heard of them.”

          • Although I’d say a good enough answer to “Why aren’t you using themes?” is “Because half the players have never heard of them.”

            There ya go. Burai Sunburst DOES have a theme, it’s mostly snare drum and trumpet. Torq’s has a hammering bass guitar and a Nathan Explosion lead vocal. Sir Brenzen’s theme is a classical fanfare, while Arbalest’s theme is the rock version of Transformers from the 1986 movie…

            Soon enough, we’ll be up to “How The Other Sixteenth Lives” and I’ll use Eddie Izzard’s “Ya tada tada daah dum dum dah dah” Trump Tower song.

  2. Wait!!! You have Major Spoilers coasters????
    Epic – and pleace can we buy some of those dice-bags! ……. And a Warky T-shirt :)

  3. Warky is our new hero! Fantastic episode, I love how these guys interact in combat, they’re very entertaining (keep the flavour-text up please). Also your sneaky plan probably won the fight in combination with Brian’s well placed powers. Can’t wait to hear what’s next :D

  4. Christian Walker on

    Thanks for the extra long episode!
    I was wondering what Presence you chose for Matthew’s Warlord. I was listening for it, but must have missed it.

  5. I liked this episode and I’m looking forward to seeing how Rob’s campaign closes out. The threat has been gauged, and now we… what?

    I do like seeing a combat centered Leader. Nothing against Randus – he’s exceptional for the story and for our heroes – but the old school dork in me keeps picturing a Keldon Warlord as the Leader of a party.

  6. Sol Hawk the Ninja on

    Hey guys,

    I just found out that they’re building a statue of Gary Gygax.

    Somewhere Smith is rolling over in his grave and mumbling, “Where’s mine? Everybody else is getting a statue… where’s mine? ARWOOOOOO!” Oh boy, when you guys get around to building his memorial, well, it will need to be pretty awesome to top this. ; )

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