Thursday, January 28, 2021

I'm goin' in.

 Tonight I decided to revisit episode zero to see if I could surgically remove a couple of things that have been bugging me and not going away.

For a while now I have regretted slagging the name 'Grog' -- I wasn't aware of the Critical Role character when I wrote and recorded that.... it was just the dumbest name I could think of.  Well... oops.  It wasn't meant to be personal.  So I wanted to cut that out.  There was also a word that I realize now sounded sarcastic when it was never meant to... it just came out wrong.  I wanted that out, too.

So I zoomed into the wave files nice and close, and... decided it didn't matter because what I was hearing made all that stuff irrelevant: the sound quality was just overall BAD.  Front to back, the audio on my voice sounds like dogshit.  I've decided to 'remaster' the whole episode.  That means re-record the vocals with a good microphone.  I probably should have done this ages ago, but I was holding onto an 'it is what it is' mentality.  Now that I hear it up against recent work, I know what it is: dogshit.

It might take a few sessions to complete the work, but I think it'll be worth it.  Ep 0 is my front hall, so to speak.  I can't have it being that ugly!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Wandering Monster Table for the Khaz Mirioth (Mountain Terrain)

 Used in episode 26.

Random Encounter Table for The Skundrum War


Roll 1d20


1       Exceptional terrain feature or extreme weather

2       3-6 hobgoblins

3       2 harpies

4       3-6 firebeetles

5       – special NPC(s) (ranger, hermit, wizard, etc?)

6       an abandoned campsite, only 2 days old.

7       2-4 bugbears

8       3-6 gnolls

9       3-6 wolves

10     rockslide

11     wyvern

12     2-4 wild goats (non aggressive/food only)

13     Brown/Grizzly Bear

14     Mountain Lion

15     2-3 giant gecko lizards

16     4-8 Orcs

17     Strange/Symbols or totems

18     1 Ogre

19     Ancient graveyard/barrow mound

20     Carrion birds circling a dead body… or is it alive?


*Items in italics can only be encountered once

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Companion Map for Ep 26 (Draft)

 This is just a draft with a few undeveloped ideas (settlements and other features) included.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Shownotes for Episode 26


Theme                                     Evan King - Enchiridion

Welcome                                 148 Barovian Castle

Previously On                         Scott Buckley - Legionnaire

Prelude                                    Hiraeth - Scott Buckley

Part 2                                       It's In The Fog by Darren Curtis

Some  FX:                     

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SPOILER ALERT: Do Not Click Until You Have Listened to Ep 25!

 I've been holding back on posting this map, made with the unbelievably good (and free) Dungeonscrawl online map creator.  My highest recommendation for this site... I feel the result is quite polished.  Way, way beyond what I could do from scratch.  Thanks, Dungeonscrawl!

Monday, January 11, 2021

A fantastic portrait of Barrok Ironskin by GM Mike

 I've been sitting on this amazing piece until the time was right.  Mike actually drew this back in July.  It's so great! Thanks, GM Mike!!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

A Long-Overdue Character Inventory List

 Accurate up to the end of episode 25.  (BTW, I will post a new map of Duervar soon, but I will hold off a bit as it might be considered 'spoiler' material.)



Court clothing (dress), Gyrios’ old painted-over metal shield.



Leather boots, layered tunic and leggings, goblin belt pouch (empty) waterskin, silver dagger, shoulderbag (quill, inkpot, hooded lantern, tinderbox, 3 flasks oil, ‘angel’ recipe notes, snakeskin book, goblin language book, Dermund’s spellbook, her spellbook), 6xFirebeetle Glands, Silver necklace with sapphire worth 500gp.



Chainmail, flail, backpack (Aradine’s remaining Molotov cocktail), Kagan’s old half-helm, waterskin, good quality beltpouch(2 flasks of oil), good traveling boots, 1 gold holy-symbol-coin, silver shield with engraving, backpack (flask of cheap whiskey, a flint and steel, whetstone, 16 candles, sack, silver chain worth 50gp, silver candelabra worth 40gp), boots, belt pouch. 



Prison frock, waterskin, short sword, dagger, short bow and quiver (6 arrows), thieves tools, goblin belt pouch (empty), 50’ rope, Bracers of Defense AC 6. (351sp, 174sp).



Plate mail, battleaxe, belt pouch (54gp, 36sp, 88cp).

Friday, January 1, 2021

Shownotes for Ep 25


Ep 25

Theme                                     Evan King - Enchiridion

Welcome                                  148 Barovian Castle

Previously On                          Scott Buckley - Legionnaire

Part 1                                       'It's In The Fog' by Darren Curtis

Dramatis                                  148 Barovian Castle

Part 2                                       Tense Cinematic Instrumental Ambient Music by Argsound


Some  FX:                      

Additional FX:                         Freesound wind: