Archive for Actual Play

Spire: The City Must Fall – Innocence Lost – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 9 August 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 325

CONTENT WARNING – Spire is a game about facing up to privilege and power, and doing what you can to pull it down. Given the current real world situation this might be a little on the nose for some people, and we are more than happy for you to skip this one until a calmer time if you feel its too much right now.

They have finally hunted the missing eggs down, or at least they think they have. What has Niadis Sulham and her tame Alchemist been up to?

Find out now in the Finale of Innocence Lost!
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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Diabolos Ex Machina – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , on 2 August 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 324

With a Tardis full of exceedingly disturbed Archaeologists the fugitives go looking for the best Mental Health facility in all time and space, and settle on The Wayne Facility For Mental Health. Taking precautions and making sure that everyone (including Horizon Beyond) knows the plan they set off and hope to get everyone well again in short order.

It seems likely that there may actually be more going on here than expected.
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 13

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 26 July 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 323

They have finally reached the point of no return. The food supply for the Gluttony Demons has been cut off so now they are looking to fill up on Vampire bites. Meanwhile the Neonates need to lead them on their merry way to Grannies house and to the Demon traps set up behind it.

The Question is, with the hosts looking so “ripe” will they manage it before they hatch?

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Spire: The City Must Fall – Innocence Lost – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 12 July 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 321

CONTENT WARNING – Spire is a game about facing up to privilege and power, and doing what you can to pull it down. Given the current real world situation this might be a little on the nose for some people, and we are more than happy for you to skip this one until a calmer time if you feel its too much right now.

The Ministries Eyes know how the eggs were taken and have a lead in Cobasas the Gnoll loanshark, but it doesn’t seem likely that he is the culprit; rather he is a catspaw for someone else. Can they get him to spill the beans on who requested his help? If they do, dare they hunt them down?
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 12

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 5 July 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 320
Audio: There was a drip… and incessant drip as the British weather decided to go from trying to cook us to trying to drown us. I have removed as much as possible but sadly some signs remain.

With Granny hit with the Whammy, its time to Tidy up the knick knacks and set some demon traps up. The plans neonates come up with!

With the Gluttony demons devouring their way through half of Readings Takeaway, and most of the Homeless population having left they are getting desperate. How will the Neonates capitalise on this.
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 10

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 24 May 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 314

Before they had no plans, now they have too many plans and deciding between them is the issue of the day. Will they use demonroot and go down the dark path, or get Madame Cinder to trap the demons. Is there another path? Also how is the house purchase going? It’s a hard life being a Neonate.

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7th Birthday – SLA Industries FATE – Found Media

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , , on 17 May 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 313

Today we celebrate the Podcast’s 7th Birthday, and we Celebrate in style with a bit of SLA Industries (using FATE because Mawdrigen didn’t have time to relearn the system!)

Join us in the World of Progress as 3 313 Stormers get to grips with a RED BPN deep in Cannibal sector three.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 9

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 10 May 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 312

We finally get chance to get back to the Vampires of Reading, and find them with a sticky demon problem and a lot of vague ideas of how to deal with it. so they go and visit yet another dodgy contact, in the form of the mysterious Madame Cinder…

This will end well…

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Dead Of Night – Itu Warna – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 3 May 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 311

It’s all gone wrong in the Indonesian Archipelago as the naturalists continue trying to survive until the boat comes back, without water (other than the islands) and with Very little food. Can they manage to stave off the strange island creatures, and prevent thmselves from going mad with the influence of whatever is in the water?

No.

No they cannot.

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Dead Of Night – Itu Warna – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 26 April 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 310

The Dindroff-Menscher – Bakersfield expedition is continueing in the Indonesian Archipelago, but it seems as if it is being plagued by problems. Giant boars and people turning to dust are not normal to most expeditions, but it seems like they are for this one!

Can they survive the flora, the fauna, and each other?

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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Dream No More – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , on 5 April 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 307

The TARDIS seems to have decided where the fugitives are going next, and it turns out it’s… well kinda dank, drippy, and a bit industrial. How long before they get into trouble, oh wait, they already have… That was quick.

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Cyberpunk 2020 – Theta Squad – Corporate Comfort – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 29 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 306

After a little more research the squad heads home to wait for their forensics results. However when they start to come in they are not pleased to see what they contain.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 8

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 8 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 303

Having finally remembered what it was they were supposed to be doing, the Coeterie decide to surveil the issue. It turns out that the gang is much more difficult to deal with now, and definitely count as “issues we should have dealt with”. Now they have to turn to their allies in the hopes that they can help…

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 1 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 302

So they found a financial adviser, and organised to get their finances in order and their Haven Safe. Now they just need to go to a meeting and his interestingly named associate Dr Thermopylae and everything will be back to normal.

Hang on… aren’t we forgetting something.

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Three Goblins in A Trenchcoat – Fantastic Meats and Where To Stow Them

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 9 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 299

As three Goblins there is only one choice when you hear that the magical college of Wan-Taage is having a fantastic Meat feast… go and nick it. But can our intrepid gobbos pull it off facing Archmages, Magical canape’s and necromancers.

Plus their most dangerous foe, a cart driver in a trenchcoat…
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 2 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 298

It all started with a for sale sign where there was no for sale sign before. This spells potential disaster for the Neonates, but who is behind it, and can they find some way of escaping from the clutches of late stage capitalism!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 5 January 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 294

It all started with a for sale sign where there was no for sale sign before. This spells potential disaster for the Neonates, but who is behind it, and can they find some way of escaping from the clutches of late stage capitalism!

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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 15 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 291

Torchwood, those staunch defenders of Earth have decided that the fugitives are exactly the sort of people (and aliens) who they need to deal with the whole “glowing rats” issue they have. Of course there is a bit of quid pro teach us how to fly a sodding Tardis and get June out of it please! So obviously the fugitives are 100% in.
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 17 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 287

The Conclusion of Brendan’s date goes “well” by the previous standard, but then it is followed up by the Revelations that the Neonates may have been played for fools. This will no doubt end well.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 10 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 286

First the Neonates watch a very questionable “voodoo” ritual hosted by the Blessed Aesina, but what exactly is going on they don’t really know. Then Brendan goes on a date, with disastorous consequences.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 3 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 285

This episode was delayed by the editing laptop deciding to become a brick for a bit! However we are now back with this the first session of the second chapter of the Vampire the Masquerade 20th anniversary campaign!

The neonates are now much less new, and this brings with it issues as there are always going to be people wanting to take advantage of them. Which is exacty what is going to happen to them.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 8

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 22 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 281

First Off we sadly had a ton of planes going overhead, and the worlds loudest pigeon! Sorry I did try and cut them out where I could!

So they have a plan for dealing with Talithar now, watch her probable route into their domain and drop on her the moment they see her. The fact these plans involve standing around in other vampires domains is neither here nor there.

Also have they really thought through the “look like the sort of people she eats” part of the plan?
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 15 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 280

Talithar might be coming back, and the coeterie need to be ready for it. However there also seems to be someone spying on them and in these precarious times, that is a definite danger. Obviously they will begin planning the sting on Talithar and come up with an intelligent and safe plan for dealing with the spying. Of course they will. Totally.

It won’t be a stupid insane plan at all.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 8 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 279

It has become obvious that something is going on and they may need to gather some more information. The Neonates need to get hold of the Woodley coeterie, or what is left of it any how. Will they be able to find tem by wandering the rack? If they do will they be able to get the help that they need?

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 1 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 278

They are starting to get the hang of this being damned creatures of the night thing! They have some clues as to why there was a dead body and have even arranged for a few leads but will they be able to concentrate on them or will they get distracted by other more pressing satorial matters. Oh dear!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 25 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 277

The dead body is dealt with but they still have to work out how it got there. Cue a lot of research, looking for information, and talking to cats. Did I say talking to cats? Yes I did, look it’s weird being a Vampire OK!

Will they be any closer to solving the question of who is out to get them?

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Dungeons and Badgers – Demolition Stoat – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 18 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 276

So we finally get back to the woodland animals as they try and work out who tried to crash Roger’s boat into a lock. Having captured Tony Caferriti they now have to pump him for information. Oh, we lost Fluffy, never mind.

Join us now as Mawdrigen rewrites his own system on the fly! First Episode Here

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 4 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 274

They need to find more information, and they have a good lead that perhaps they can find it at the Inn of the Red Crossroads. Of course they first have to get there which as it is in the centre of an enormous battleground that three different clans have fought over repeatedly might be difficult. Luckily they have an ample supply of Ghost repelling mushrooms, shame they do not have a mushroom that repels assassins or internal conflict isn’t it?
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 20 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 272

The Neonates have survived meeting Prince Drummond, but now they must see what happens regarding the forming of Coeteries and the giving out of domains. Surely the Prince wouldn’t show any favouritism…

Yeah right.

Plus they are still at a party filled with other vampires that might try and talk to the, the HORROR!

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 7 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 270

Given they have dealt with the Gaki and talked to the Ghost you would think the Officers would be fleeing away from the Haunted Forest, except that they aren’t. Instead they are heading back into it searching for the samurai in the forest. The only issue is that the officers all seem to have different ideas about exactly what they are going to do when they find him…
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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 30 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 269

So they have to go fight the Gaki, the hungry ghosts that have been plaguing the village and only then will the Miko get them in touch with the ghost from the bridge. With a Haunted forest in front of them and shadowy powers swirling around them will the officers be able to keep their nerve and win their information.

N.b. We”re still getting used to the new room so there are a few sound issues!
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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 23 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 268

Time to go straight to the horses mouth. The Ghosts has some questions to answer, but first the Samurai are going to have to persuade the local Shrine Woman to talk to them. What is th spymaster up to while all this is going on? Will they be able to get to the bottom of the mystery?

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 9 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 266

Faced with the mystery of who the Ghost was and why she was so angry with the Diamyo, the Samurai decide to see if there are any other members of the Akirito family still.. alive.

Whether there will be any members of the family left AFTER they find them however is an entirely different question!

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 26 May 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 264

Returning from the Heiwana shrine the Officers of the Diamyo report back and hen have to discuss what to do next. With the Nakatomi certainly likely to take offence at the killing of their Executioner, the theft of their Teppo and the capture of Jinsoku the Swift perhaps it would be best to prepare for war. However there is a niggling feeling that the Ghost on the Bridge was trying to warn them of something far more dangerous.

What will they do? and more importantly, are they actually going to be able to work together in the face of their varying agendas.
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Blood and Honour – Spring – The Incident at Heiwana Shrine – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 12 May 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 262

Creeping into a haunted forest at night seemed like such a good plan at first. Then of course it became obvious that there was a lot more in the forest than just them. In fact there is a pretty good chance that the forest is not only haunted but hiding a whole lot of threats.

Can the Samurai enact their plan to steal the Teppo and even the odds? Or will they all die?

Who Knows!

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Blood and Honour – Incident at Heiwana Shrine – Spring – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 28 April 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 260

The plan was to have a nice little talk, sort out the confusion about the Migunakitsune presence at the shrine and prevent any bloodshed. However having the Nakatomi samurai shot by an unseen assailant was not part of the plan, especially leaving the much less talkative Nakatomi clan executioner in charge of the surrounding forces.
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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – The Fog Lifts – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 21 April 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 259

Finally back in London the investigators have to find the scroll of the left hand and perform the ritual so that they do not melt into barely sentient cannibalistic ooze. Pretty much your normal Monday for a Cthulhu Investigator really. Can they do it? After so many months and so much death, can they finally be rid of the dread curse of the Sedefkar Simulacrum?

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Blood and Honour – Incident at Heiwana Shrine – Spring – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 14 April 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 258

Finally setting off towards the Heiwana shrine the officers first have to contend with the haunted Yurei forest. Will their preparations be enough, or will ghosts and spirits defeat them. Can they reach the shrine before the Nakatomi forces reach it and them. If they do reach the shrine can they hope to stand against their enemies forces?

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 14

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 7 April 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 257

Having killed Makryat you’d think the Investigators would have time to relax… but no! The Duke De Essentes has come looking for his due. Will they hand over the Sedefkar to the madman who hospitalised Sadie, or will Selena’s barely controlled rage erupt and damn them all?

They cannot afford to waste time with the corruption continuing, but can they beat the Jigsaw Prince?

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 13

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 24 March 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 255

The Jigsaw Prince is offering them his help to get rid of Mehmet Makryat, but the Investigators just can’t help but think he’s just going to be as bad once they have done what he asks. Given their dire situation though do they really have a choice?

Will Errol manage to Impress the aim of his Man-crush Ramahotet? Will they find out who is Makryat? Join us now to find out!

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 12

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 17 March 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 254

Being two people down, the Investigators feel like they might be on the edge of failure. Could these two new people that have suddenly turned up be a life line? Or a trap.

Add to this the fact that the Train seems to have grown an extra… Cathedral… things might be about to get a bit more complex.

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DandD5E – Faerun – Mystery in Softwater – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 10 March 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 253

Unsure as to whether subterranean complexes are standard under sleepy town alchemists houses the Bargain Basement Harpers swing into tentative action, determined to work out if Breff Goldarrow is a bad guy, or just the latest in the run of good guys they have pissed off.

With their Fire obsessed gnome, an ex evil army captain, a morally ambiguous thief a reformed pirate and the most exasperated Kenku on Faerun what could possibly go wrong.

Oh yes.

Everything!
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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 11

Posted in Actual Play, OnePost, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 3 March 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 252
So the chief cultist being dead didn’t seem to work as now there are five cultists performing some kind of ritual with the train which is making it faster. Faster and possibly more evil. The Investigators have made their way to the front of the train without being spotted and even managed to persuade some Train Minions to go along with them!

Will their Ambush work? Given they are all so low on health and sanity will they even survive.

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 10

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 24 February 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 251
With Margrave dead surely the investigators can rest easier now? No no of course they can’t. First there is the problem of the evidence, then there is getting Elena Constanza back up the train safely.

On top of all of that they finally realise that there are also the 5 cultists who came on board with Margrave. They have been quiet so far but what trouble could they be up to?

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DandD5E – Faerun – Mystery in Softwater – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 10 February 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 249
Having found a cauldron (that Gerome has convinced them is magical) the worlds least socially adept band of Harpers have at least taken the main cause of the problems for Sweetwater. They now have to begin searching for whoever has the initials BG… Could it be Bariss the priest of the Temple? Or maybe Breff the Alchemist.

Will they even be able to manage to investigate without alienating everyone in town?

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 9

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 3 February 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 248
With Lord Margrave heading down the train presumably to deal with Elena Constanza in a permanent manner, the Investigators swing into action to attempt to save her. However with the train in the station there are a lot of people getting on there is a high chance that some of them are not what they seem.

Can the Investigators manage to save their ally without dying themselves? Can they even get down the train?

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 8

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 27 January 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 247
Something is bothering Ludovic and the investigators worry that it might be something to do with them, so they decide to find out exactly what it is. The only problem is that it may cause them more problems than they expected.

However they also have to try and keep track of Margrave, Harrow-Bart and the others who might be Makryat. Is it a lost cause, or can Elena Constansa give them the clues that they need?

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CoC7e – Horror on the Orient Express – Blue Train Black Night – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 20 January 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 246
Tired of being passive (and with GM prodding) the Investigators realise that sitting and waiting to be stabbed is not a great plan and instead start to work out who is actually Makryat now. First step is to try and work out where the Sedefkar Simulacrum is with a trip to the Fourgon.

Will they find it? Will they discover Makryat’s identity? What is wrong with Errol’s Crate? Find out now.

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DandD5E – Faerun – Mystery in Softwater – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 6 January 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 244
Our Harpers continue to try and work out where the Fish-Dogs came from however they aren’t the most… personable of types. What with Gerome’s big town Mob undertones, and Damrod’s, well, problem with people this could be an investigation that takes a bit of time.

However salvation might be nearby as they find yet another Harper on the road.

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DandD5E – Faerun – Mystery in Softwater – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 30 December 2018 by Mawdrigen


Episode 243 –
What do you do when there is problems in a tiny village somewhere in Faerun? Send in the Harpers. However, maybe not the good Harpers, maybe just the Harpers you have lying around, or that you found down the back of the sofa.

Follow us know as we follow one such team of Harpers, complete with an Orphan Pirate, a Fire Obsessed Gnome, a Once Evil Druid, a bird monk, and a demon cleric, as they try to work out, What is wrong in Softwater?

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