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Terrible Warriors is an actual-play podcast all about the enjoyment of playing Table Top Role Playing Games. No matter if you have played them all your life, or have never picked up a d20, we are here to show that anyone and everyone can play. Recording campaigns since 2012, releasing new episodes e…

Terrible Warriors


    • Jul 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Kult 07: Checking Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 58:59

    The walls come tumbling down and in a moment of violence the trio are freed from the bindings of the Illusion. As the Truth draws nearer they are transported back to familiar trappings. But questions still remain. Above all, where did Blue come from? Autumn and Aiden try to hold it together as they are pushed to their limits of reason. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast And the Terrible Warriors have partnered up with the Dungeons & Do-Gooders to present Tabletop Tuesdays. The series is now concluded but you can visit and watch the VODs at twitch.tv/dndggames

    Kult 06: Baggage Claim

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 71:48

    We finally touch down and arrive in Italy to meet our mysterious benefactor. But it won't be long before Aiden, Autumn, and Blue are wishing they were anywhere else. Around them, visions of a mysterious blond figure. A repeating number. And a growing, gnawing, dread that all is not as it seems in this world. The sleepers are beginning to awaken to the Truth. The cracks in the Illusion appear. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast And the Terrible Warriors have partnered up with the Dungeons & Do-Gooders to present Tabletop Tuesdays. Every Tuesday evening a new live streamed one shot game. Join us, Tuesdays at 8p EDT at twitch.tv/dndggames

    Meet The Makers: Chris & Johan (Into the Odd)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 42:58

    Justin connects with Chris McDowall and Johan Nohr to learn all about the remastered edition of the critically acclaimed Into The Odd. Into The Odd's remastered printing will be available online at freeleaguepublishing.com and your FLGS later in the summer. Follow Chris McDowall's blog at bastionland.com Follow Johan Nohr on twitter @JohanNohr And stay up to date with other amazing projects by visiting Stolkholm Kartel Our theme song is by Epic Game Music Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Kult 05: Prepare to Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 52:58

    En Route to their vague destination on Flight 191 the trio of Alister, Autumn, and Blue have been separated. Where has Blue gone? Where is this plane going? As the storms outside grow louder, the mystery inside grows deeper. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast And the Terrible Warriors have partner up with the Dungeons & Do-Gooders to present Tabletop Tuesdays. Every Tuesday evening a new live streamed one shot game. Join us, Tuesdays at 8p EDT at twitch.tv/dndggames  

    Presenting Tabletop Tuesdays!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 10:17

    Terrible Warriors is teaming up with Dungeons and Do-Gooders to bring a new live stream event to you every Tuesday evening at 8pm EDT.  Each week, Justin Ecock hosts Tabletop Tuesdays. A new one-shot TTRPG every week. Games that are easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to run.  Along with the games we'll also be welcoming a special guest to the table and for our debut game, playing Masks: A New Generation, we got to welcome Josh Saleh to our table. Here's the short interview we had with him before our climactic final hour in the stream. If you'd like to watch the entire game, now available as a VOD, you can head over to twitch.tv/dndggames  We hope you'll join us over on Twitch every Tuesdays for Tabletop Tuesdays and we'll resume Kult: Divinity Lost, episode five, either later this week or early next week. In the meantime, as a thank you for your patience, the early access to the next Kult episode is currently available as a free public post on our Patreon page at patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our theme music is by Epic Game Music Our editing is by Justin Ecock

    Kult 04: Interlude

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 23:13

    We break out of character and check in with our group. Dr. Callus and Autumn and Blue might be trapped beyond our reach but our players are right here at the table. How have they been enjoying Kult? What do they hope and fear for the future? GM Mitch invites Justin, Ainslie, and Kimberly to share their thoughts and desires… Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast

    Kult 03: Chicken or Fish

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 72:01

    Flight 191 continues on its course to Italy. Or does it? Aiden Callus confronts the memories of his past. Or does he? Autumn tries to find rest, but will she? And I would like to tell you that Blue remains safe for the entire hour but that, dear listener, would be a lie. The in-flight meal will be served soon to passengers. I hope you made up your mind about your order. This is Kult: Divinity Lost. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast

    Kult 02: Takeoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 55:23

    As our three seekers board Flight 191 they are each given a vision as they each wonder where they are heading and why they were sent these tickets...  This is Kult: Divinity Lost. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast

    Kult 01: Boarding Passes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 57:53

    Your life is a veil built to hide The Truth. Three souls have already glimpse a moment of Truth and their lives have been shattered. Somewhere, someone has sent them three plane tickets that will take them to the other side of the world. They seek answers. They will find much more. This is Kult: Divinity Lost. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Ainslie Moors, and Kimberly Dewing Our GM is Mitch Wallace Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music All other music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast

    Kult 00: Session Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 38:03

    Prepare for our next journey as we meet the players and game master for our upcomming actual play of Kult: Divinity Lost Justin Ecock takes a seat at the table as a player and hands the GM cape over to Mitch Wallace. Together they are joined by Aislie Moors and Kimberly Dewing.  Audio editing by Justin Ecock. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Kult: Divinity Lost is published by Helmgast

    Meet the Makers: Austin & Amanda (Deimos Academy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 42:31

    Justin connects with Austin Taylor and Amanda Kahl to learn more about their horror game about returning to the spooky school you grew up in and how it uses colouring and paper dolls, and no GM, to help tell that story. The crowd funding campaign will be happening very soon on Kickstarter and you can visit their pre-launch page right now to sign up to be notified for the exact moment that their fundraising campaign begins. Visit kickstarter.com/projects/gameandacurry/deimos-academy And check out Game and a Curry at gameandacurry.com Follow Austin on twitter @sailorsctaustin And follow Amanda on twitter @ageofnight Our theme song is by Epic Game Music Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Dear Great Cthulhu 03: Bringing It Home With You

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 52:51

    A cult is snatching away Heralds and now the media has a new story, the powers that the old ones will not stop giving to our Heralds are infectious and your family is at risk, YOU are at risk. As fear against the unknown spreads all the pressures of our three characters will collide and what results at the end of this hour… is beautiful. Against all odds our heralds find a way to come together.  This is the final chapter of our Actual Play of Darla Burrow's Dear Great Cuthulu PLEASE Stop Giving Me Super Powers! Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Velvet Duke, and Euan Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers! is created by Darla Burrow. Visit her store at basicandbizarre.itch.io and follow her on Twitter @basicnbizarre

    Dear Great Cthulhu 02: Don't Forget to Feed the Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 71:34

    Our Heralds have a lot of handle as we return to our Actual Play of Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers!  As Harlow tries to balance his responsibilities at home with his commitments to his community, Xavier and Olivian will both confront new powers bestowed upon them by the Old Ones as they face up against the pressure of human society pushing up against the Herald's community. Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Velvet Duke, and Euan Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers! is created by Darla Burrow. Visit her store at basicandbizarre.itch.io and follow her on Twitter @basicnbizarre

    Dear Great Cthulhu 01: Heralds of the Old Ones

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 75:34

    We continue where we left of last week and create the Heralds that we will play in our Actual Play of Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers!  In this episode we go from having no characters, no setting, and nothing to worry about to be being embroiled in a tense community where if we lose focus for even one day we may literally be devoured by a mysterious void that lives next door!  Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Velvet Duke, and Euan Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers! is created by Darla Burrow. Visit her store at basicandbizarre.itch.io and follow her on Twitter @basicnbizzare

    Dear Great Cthulhu 00: Session Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 58:28

    We return from our holiday break and are very excited to break open and play the latest game from Darla Burrow, who you may remember used to run our Edmonton Crew in years past! Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers is all about building a support group and a community while also being given randomly generated powers from ancient beings with unknowable designs. In this episode we'll go over the game's premise and begin the prep work to start creating the world we'll play in and the Heralds we will play as… Terrible Warriors is supported by listeners like you, to learn more about how you can help us visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Justin Ecock, Velvet Duke, and Euan Justin Ecock is our audio editor. Theme music is by Epic Game Music Dear Great Cthulhu, Please Stop Giving Me Superpowers! is created by Darla Burrow. Visit her store at basicandbizarre.itch.io and follow her on Twitter @basicnbizzare

    Me and Steve Talk RPGs with Jay Little

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 89:11

    Today we're going to do something a little bit different. We're on a short break and before we return with new recordings of our tabletop sessions but before we return we wanted to bring to your attention our friends over at “Me and Steve Talk RPGs”  We're helping each out by hosting a feed swap. A few weeks ago they hosted the first episode of our Symbaroum campaign, At The Foot of the Titans, and now this week we're returning the favour by hosting an interview that they conducted with, TTRPG system designer, Jay Little. Me and Steve Talk RPGs was born out of those conversations that inevitably happen in the parking lot or driveway outside AFTER the gaming sessions. The two Steve's host a podcast that is a grab bag of TTRPG related topics, stories, tips and tricks with interviews with makers and shakers from our community. Just like us they release new episodes every Tuesday so if you like what you're about to hear check them out and follow and subscribe to their podcast wherever it is you like to listen.  In this episode, from the Me and Steve Talk RPGs podcast, the two Steves meet with Jay Little, a system designer who has worked on Warhammer Fantasy Rolplaying, FFG Star Wars, and also designed the 2d20 system for Modiphious, which you might recall powered our Star Trek: Adventures games… so he's left an indelible mark on the ttrpg world.  Enjoy the listen, and we'll be back next week when we return from our extended holiday break with our own actual play session playing Darla Burrow's “Dear Great Cuthulu, PLEASE Stop Giving Me Super Powers!” The Terrible Warrior Theme Song is by Epic Game Music Editing by Justin Ecock

    Symbaroum Post-Game with Mattias Johnsson Haake

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 91:06

    We wrap up our incredible gaming session of Symbaroum by inviting back to the table Symbaroum's co-creator, Mattias Johnsson Haake. This conversation was recorded fresh of the heels of our August recording sessions so while the players and GM knew how things went later in the campaign Mattias himself had only listened to the first two episodes. But after all the fun we had playing his game we absolutely had to invite him to join us for our post-game debrief. This hour will not be your typical interview with a game creator. We heap love on him and gush about the game and share our favorite story point and Mattias opens up about the design choices and some of his favourite themes in the game and how Symbaroum formed into what it has become. This is the final episode, for now, in our 12 part campaign of Symbaorum. If you haven't listened to the complete playlist we highly suggest you go back into our feed and listen to them all before this interview, because we are going to spill the beans all over your spoiler alert. Win a Copy of The Starter Set For December, Free League has offered up a free physical copy of the Symbaroum Starter Set, which we will mail out to one lucky listener! To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/D4DrR/terrible-warrior-december-symbaroum-give-away Come Play Symbaroum With Us Patreon supporters who are donating more than $15 a month are invited to join a monthly private tabletop game hosted by our resident GM, Justin, over on Discord. To learn more visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Today's Terrible Warriors are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, Ainslie Moors Mattias Johnsson Haake. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound The Terrible Warrior Theme Song is by Epic Game Music Symbaroum is created by Free League And during this interview Mitch Wallace mentioned that he won a fan submission contest when he helped write the Symbaroum adventure, The Rite of Passage, which you can find and download by visiting drivethrurpg.com/product/329193/Rite-of-Passage

    Symbaroum 12: Into the Sinkhole

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 63:54

    With permission granted and their guide slash corporate spy from the Ordo Magica waiting patiently for them, it's finally time to descend into the sink hole and discover what secrets lie below Thistle Hold… Spoiler Alert: this episode covers key content from the second act of the Wrath of the Warden campaign, published by Free League Win a Copy of The Starter Set For December, Free League has offered up a free physical copy of the Symbaroum Starter Set, which we will mail out to one lucky listener! To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/D4DrR/terrible-warrior-december-symbaroum-give-away Come Play Symbaroum With Us Patreon supporters who are donating more than $15 a month are invited to join a monthly private tabletop game hosted by our resident GM, Justin, over Discord. To learn more visit patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 11: Ambushes & Petitions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 71:59

    Someone has paid a group of ruffians to kill us. We don't have time for distractions so let's clean up the trash and find someone in this unforgiving town who can actually help us with our investigation into the mysterious sinkhole, the warnings of darkness, and oh yea the mysterious person paying people to hunt us down. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/HeilT/terrible-warrior-november-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 10: Tea With Witches

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 67:32

    Thistle Hold is saved, for now. The barricade has been secured around the sinkhole and the townsfolk continue with their lives. But only Elindra, Iandromei, and Veurd know about Anadea's warnings about a darkness that threatens Thistle Hold before she was swallowed up by the sinkhole. Seeking answers, and lacking knowledge, the trio set out to meet with the two mysterious witches who arrived yesterday moments before the Bronze Well spoke. This morning there's more than tea that's brewing… Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/HeilT/terrible-warrior-november-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 09: The Road So Far...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 53:57

    The Beast Clan has retreated into the forest, the town puts up barriers and believes it is safe. But we know better… Before our trio begins their investigation into the mystery surrounding the woman at the Fern Tavern, they look back on where they've been and how they got here. More than a Recap The Terrible Warriors exists to help empower you to feel confident enough to play and run the games we enjoy here. Which is why this is much more than a recap episode, it is as much a part of our "actual play” as the rest of the story we have presented. Every GM needs to have a session, especially after a major battle or a story arc that has concluded, to take stock and let their players recount the events in their own words. A recap session like this helps equip the GM with specific information about what their players are interested in and what, up to this point, has stuck with them the most. And it equips the players with a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration as they remember why they are invested in seeing this story through. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/HeilT/terrible-warrior-november-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 08: Heroes of the Hold

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 90:57

    The heroes of Thistle Hold rally behind our trio to push back against the invading beasts, mutated by corrupted darkness, and make their stand to defend their home. Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from the first act of the Wrath of the Warden campaign from Free League. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/BRT0f/terrible-warrior-october-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Meet the Makers: Craig Campbell (Secrets of the Vibrant Isle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 44:29

    Justin connects with Craig Campbell to talk about his “cozy gaming” solo RPG, Secrets of the Vibrant Isle. The pandemic era of gaming has seen a lot of us forced to spend time alone. And if you weren't fortunate enough to have a good internet connection and a quiet space to connect you might not have been able to replace your old gaming group with a virtual one. Perhaps that's why there's been a rising interest in the genre of sole RPGs. In the Secrets of the Vibrant Isle you will play a person who has chosen to sail out to this mystical place, you explore the terrain and meet it's denizens and after four weeks of in-game time they will decide if you are allowed to remain on the Vibrant Isle or be cast away. Craig will share with us how he came to create the game, some of the design challenges he had to overcome, and what you can expect if you decide to pick up this book for your next evening of alone time. The Kickstarter is happening right now and runs until November 3rd, so there's still time to support this unique game. You can visit the kickstertarter page by following this link or visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/secrets-of-the-vibrant-isle?ref=dy7mn1 And check out Craig's other work at nerdburgergames.com If you want to follow Craig on twitter, his handle is @NerdBurgerCraig Our new theme song was created by Epic Game Music Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Symbaroum 07: Invasion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 54:22

    The Well has spoken. The ground has opened up. Something is pouring out from deep beneath Thistle Hold. There's no time to find answers. The heroes of the hold must rally to it's defense and push back against these creatures. And among our trio, one of them is about to show the others just how much they've been preparing to fight back against the darkness… Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from the first act of the Wrath of the Warden campaign from Free League. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/BRT0f/terrible-warrior-october-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Meet the Makers: Tristan Zimmerman (Shanty Hunters)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 64:39

    Justin connects with Tristan Zimmerman to learn more about his shanty hunting RPG, appropriately named Shanty Hunters. Tristan is the writer behind the popular Molten Sulphur blog, which offers up real world historical inspiration for your gaming table, and in November he's launching a kickstarter for a game that combines his loves of history, storytelling, and sailing. In Shanty Hunters, you set out to capture and return rogue sea shanties back to shore. Using the gumshoe engine, each game generates it's challenge and investigation around the lyrics of the sea shanty you're trying to claim. It's a wild idea and perfect for groups looking for a short one-short or limited run campaign to give yourself a break from a longer game you're currently playing. The Kickstarter launches on November 2nd and you can visit the page right now to set your reminder by visiting kickstarter.com/projects/1395430458/shanty-hunters And check out Tristan's Molten Sulphur blog at moltensulfur.com And keep up with Pete & Mitch directly by following Pete on Twitter @IG_Pete and Mitch @mitchsbustillos Theme song created by Epic Game Music Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Symbaroum 06: Tension in Thistle Hold

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 67:33

    Six months after their fateful journey through the Titan Mountains, the Fathiel Siblings find themselves living in Thistle Hold and no closer to learning the fate of their parents. But unbeknownst to them, darkness is growing and something much greater than themselves will draw them into the fate of Ambria, Davokar, and all of Symbaroum… Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from the first act of the Wrath of the Warden campaign from Free League. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/BRT0f/terrible-warrior-october-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 05: Blightborn

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 56:56

    It's too late. It's too late for the elves to stop it. It's too late for the caravan to escape it. It's too late for Bellun. It's almost too late for Ludo. All they can do now is face the darkness and hope the light still still shine long enough to defeat The Blightborn. Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from The Promised Land adventure included in the Symbaroum core rulebook. Abominations can not be reasoned with. They exist only to devour the living. They will never stop. They will never rest. All you can do is run or fight. And if you run it will chase you and you will have to fight anyways. The Iron Pact tried to stop it. Now they must work with the Caravan to defeat the man once known as Bellun. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/BRT0f/terrible-warrior-october-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Meet the Makers: Pete & Mitch (Chew, the RPG)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 64:13

    Justin connects with Pete and Mitch from Imagining Games to talk all about their latest creation, the Chew role playing game! Chew is an award winning comic book written by John Laymen and drawn by Rob Guillory. It's absurd, it's dramatic, it's grim. As Pete puts it, it's The Wire meets The Boys at the bottom of a bucket of chicken. As fans of the comics Pete and Mitch now have the opportunity to bring this game to your gaming table. They share all about what this world is, if you're unfamiliar, as well as why they chose to make their game a "Forged in the Dark" game, and what to expect should you invite your friends over for dinner and find yourself running a game of Chew. Check out their kickstarter page right now to learn more by visiting kickstarter.com/projects/peteyp/chew-the-roleplaying-game You can follow Imagining Games on Facebook at facebook.com/imagininggames And keep up with Pete & Mitch directly by following Pete on Twitter @IG_Pete and Mitch @mitchsbustillos Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Symbaroum 04: The Choice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 53:59

    The confession has been tabled and the Iron Pact reveals themselves. It will be up to the caravan and it's defenders to decide the fate of their cursed pathfinders. But when the Iron Pact tells them the price one pays for breaking their rules, will the cost be too high to pay? Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from The Promised Land adventure included in the Symbaroum core rulebook. The threat of darkness and corruption is ever present. The church, the wizards, and the witches all have their own opinions about what darkness and corruption truly is. But they all agree on the same thing, if you take enough corruption you will be destroyed. And what remains… will no longer be what you once were. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit https://gleam.io/BRT0f/terrible-warrior-october-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Behind The Screen: Mike Ashkewe - National Day of Truth & Reconciliation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 48:03

    Content warning: this week's episode deals with conversations of child abuse and racism with topics including Canada's residential schools and the 60's Scoop. This week we welcome back one of our co-founders, Mike Ashkewe, to hear him tell his story about where he's come from and where he's going. September 30th has been marked in Canada as National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, so we've decided to dedicate this episode to Mike's story. Along with being the creator and host of This Week in Geek and a founding member of Terrible Warriors, Mike is an indigenous person and a survivor of the 60's Scoop. Today he'll share with us his story of learning about what the 60's Scoop really was and how it has affected him and his family, his journey of connecting with his past and his own identity as a member of the Anishinaabe people, and his most recent work in advocating for survivors of the 60's Scoop and his work with the NPD party. Get Informed, Get Involved If you'd like to learn more, Mike highly recommends visiting the 60s Scoop Legacy of Canada facebook group at facebook.com/60sScoopLegacy and following Katherine Legrange on Twitter at @KatherineLegra2 You can follow Mike on Twitter @BirdmanDodd And stay up to date with all things This Week in Geek at thisweekingeek.net Follow us on Twitter @dicewarriors Editing is by Justin Ecock Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Symbaroum 03: Shadows in the Mountain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 50:30

    The Sunstone has been recovered and the path through the mountains laid clear but outside forces march towards the caravan and a darkness growing within will threaten the safety of everyone… Spoiler warning: This episode includes content from The Promised Land adventure included in the Symbaroum core rulebook. This high up into the mountains everyone must work together to gather supplies and enough wood to keep the fire going and to stay warm. But be on your guard for beasts, and other things, which feed upon the vulnerable and not everyone is what they appear to be. Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, click out the gleam sweepstake screen on this page or visit gleam.io/competitions/NYBAL-terrible-warrior-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Behind The Screen: Betrayal at the House Playing D&D

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:49

    We welcome Kimberly Dewing who takes us Behind the Screen of a special game they ran for their on-going D&D gaming group. Wanting to do something special for spooky season, Kimberly only had to look to their shelf of boardgames for inspiration. When the players arrived for their game of D&D they were instead greeted with a candlelit table and a box of Betrayal at the House on the Hill. What followed was a memorable, scary, and novel game of D&D that Kimberly and her group talk about to this day. Take Us Behind The Screen Do you have a tale of tabletop triumph? An excellent campaign you wrote, a memorable character you love, or an event you participated in that you want share with me? Email us at feedback @terriblewarriors.com with your story and we might invite you onto the next edition of Behind the Screen. Follow Kimberly on Twitch at twitch.tv/switchcatt Follow us on Twitter @dicewarriors Editing is by Justin Ecock Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound

    Symbaroum 02: Theft of the Sunstone

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 81:14

    With passage secured the trio must now begin the perilous journey through the Titans. But when an item key to the caravan's survival is stolen, the task will fall to them to track it down before the mountains claim more victims. Spoiler warning: This episode follows the first chapter in The Promised Land adventure included in the Symbaroum core rulebook. In order to reach the queen city of Yndaros you must first complete passage through The Titans. In order to survive the long cold journey, you travel in caravans. Together you can stay warm, stay fed, and stay safe. But the winters are getting worse, the days are getting shorter earlier every year. The other caravans are waiting until the spring but Argasto has reason to feel safe… he's brought with him something that can keep them safe up here in the Titans… Win a Copy of Symbaroum Free League has offered up a free digital copy of the Symbaroum core rulebook for a lucky listener. We'll be giving away a copy in September, October, and November during the run of our campaign. To enter, visit gleam.io/competitions/NYBAL-terrible-warrior-symbaroum-give-away Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Meet the Makers: Panny & Aled (Andromeda)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 44:22

    Justin connects with Panny and Aled from Leyline Press who are currently kickstarting their very first product, a module for Mothership entitled, "Andromeda". Andromeda is a sci-fi horror setting that takes place in a station of the same name and the physical book itself is printed with special ink that will reflect UV light, a UV flashlight is also included if you back them on Kickstarter. Panny and Aled will share with us how they came to love tabletop, and OSR style games specifically, where the idea for Andromeda first came about, and what it has been like developing this game and other projects they have in the works with Leyline Press. Check out their kickstarter page right now to learn more by visiting kickstarter.com/projects/leyline-press/andromeda And visit Layline.press for everything Leyline Press related and on twitter @leylinepress If you'd like to keep up with Aled & Panny directly you can follow Aled on Twitter @aledlawlor and Panny @panny_lines Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Symbaroum 01: At the Foot of the Titans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 70:41

    Two siblings and their guide set out to cross the Titan mountains to reach a new promised land. At a campfire in the caravan camp strangers meets to share their stories… Spoiler warning: This episode follows the first chapter in The Promised Land adventure included in the Symbaroum core rulebook. The Dark War ended twenty years ago but the land of Alberator lies in waste. Following direction from their Queen Korinthia, the survivors have migrated north of the Titan mountain range into a new land she has dubbed Ambria. There they have met the barbarian clans of the Davokar forest, which sits upon the ruins of ancient Symbaroum. And also the Elder Folk such as the elves who warn the humans that any trangressions into Davokar will be met with death as there is a darkness that sleeps in the woods that must never be allowed to be woken. But before we can learn more about the politics and dangers of the region we must first arrive in the region. And winter is early in the mountains and the caravan drivers warn that it may already be too late to make the crossing until the spring. Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Symbaroum 00: Introductions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 37:20

    A new season of Terrible Warriors is about to begin. Before we start our game of Symbaroum, allow us to introduce you to the players who will bring our campaign to life. Patreon Supporters Can Listen Early Patreon supporters who are donating more than $5 each month can listen to the first story episode now, and will have early access every week for the duration of this campaign! Find out more by visiting patreon.com/terriblewarriors Our players are Mitch Wallace, Sean Horbatiuk, and Ainslie Moors. Justin Ecock is the GM and audio editor. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Symbaroum is created by Free League And you must check out Mitch Wallace's creation, Necrobiotic, by visiting pennyforatale.com/necrobiotic

    Session Zero: Pugmire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 71:27

    We return to one of our favourite settings to create characters in the world of Eddy Webb's Pugmire You may recall that we played this game back in season three with our Edmonton crew but even today I still find people who have never heard of this wild game about dog people going on adventures. Today I get to introduce the world of Pugmire to Kieran Bennet, from For Crits & Giggles, and our very own Jo Drummond and they get to introduce to their very Good Dogs! Keep up to date with all things Pugmire by visiting Realmsofpugmire.com Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet the Makers: Erwan Roudaut (Degenesis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 57:09

    Justin connects with Erwan Roudaut, junior producer at Six More Vodka and one of the makers behind Degenesis: Rebirth to talk about the history of Degenesis and changes they've made to their business model to ensure a long and lasting future for the series. Degenesis has an almost mythic reputation among those who play it. It's art is beautiful, it's presentation is stunning, and it's world fully engrossing. So how accessible is it to new players? Is now a good time to jump into the waters? And what's it like to be the run responsible for running a game of Degenesis? Degenesis is free to play and you can learn more by visiting degenesis.com Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet the Makers: Mitch Wallace (Necrobiotic)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 49:05

    Justin connects with Mitch Wallace, co-founder of Penny for a Tale and one of the team leads behind Necrobiotic, which is currently in it’s final week on Kickstarter. Necrobiotic is a macabre dystopian setting where the dead outnumber the living and in order to farm enough food to survive society turns to their corpses, reanimates them as automaton constructs, and sends them out to work. Necrobiotic is also a tabletop RPG that chooses to use a deck of cards to generate characters and play the game, rather than traditional dice. Mitch shares with us how his team discovered this setting and why they settled on the card deck mechanics they’ve embraced. You still have a week left to sign up and support Necrobiotic on kickstarter by visiting: kickstarter.com/projects/pennyforatale/necrobiotic You can also follow along with everything Penny for a Tale is doing by heading over to pennyforatale.com And give Mitch a follow on Twitter @penny_tale Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Session Zero: Dune - Pt 2. House Agents

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 61:01

    We complete our Session Zero journey into the world of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium and get to know the three agents of House Iosys. Special thanks to Modiphius for sending us a copy of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium. You can find more information at Modiphius.com or on their DriveThruRPG listing. And also check out all the wonderful offerings at CGMagonline.com to learn all the latest in gaming and entertainment, CGM has been kind enough to host our podcast on their website for years now and we’re eternally grateful for their continues support! Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Sean Horbatiuk, and Brendan Frye Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where patreon supporters will receive copies of the character sheets created in this session!

    Session Zero: Dune - Pt 1. Noble Houses

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 97:07

    Our next Session Zero takes us across the Known Universe to seek out a home among the countless worlds of the Imperium so that we may create a noble house worthy of claiming the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. Yup, we’re examining Modiphius’ Dune: Adventures in the Imperium! Next week we’ll be back for Part Two of our Dune Session Zero where Brendan, Sean, and Justin will finally create their characters in Dune: Adventures in the Imperium. The sleeper will awaken! Special thanks to Modiphius for sending us a copy of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium. You can find more information at Modiphius.com or on their DriveThruRPG listing. Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Sean Horbatiuk, and Brendan Frye Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where patreon supporters will receive copies of the character sheets created in this session!

    Meet the Makers: Matthew Orr & Brandon Aten (Never Going Home)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 70:51

    Justin reconnects with Matthew Orr from Wet Ink Games as well as his business partner, and brother-in-law, Brandon Aten to learn more about Never Going Home, the amazing year they’ve had since GenCon2019, and the release of their new Campaign Dossiers. For everything Never Going Home and other games by Wet Ink Games visit wetinkgames.com You can also find their entire collection by visiting DriveThruRPG at: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9148/Wet-Ink-Games Or at Indie Press Revolution at: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Never-Going-Home-Print-PDF.html Get connected with Wet Ink Games on Facebook at: facebook.com/WetInkGames And Matthew and Brandon invite you to join their discord channel by using this invitation: https://discord.gg/k3khpvb43Z Into the Wyrd and Wild: Second Edition is currently on Kickstarter and you can find out more by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jiangshi/into-the-wyrd-and-wild-revised-and-reprinted Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet The Makers: Mattias Lilja (Ruins of Symbaroum 5e)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 55:33

    Justin connects with Mattias Lilja, co-creator and writer with Symbaroum to discuss bringing their award winning setting to 5e. New Rules, Same World Free League Games has just launched Symbaroum for 5e on kickstarter and have set to translate their work of the dark forest into the more familiar mainstream ruleset. In our discussion we talk about Mattias’ history with playing Dungeons & Dragons to forming a publishing company to make games of his own. We later go over the intricate challenges of converting such a fully formed and robust game into the 5e ruleset, and what changes needed to be done to the game while preserving the core intentions. We also use this conversation to open up about the importance of having a discussion with your players about the settings you play in and the intentions you have with your games. Check Out Symabroum 5e The Kickstarter is almost over but you can check out The Ruins of Symbaroum by visiting their kickstarter page at kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/ruins-of-symbaroum-for-5e Check out Symbaroum at symbaroum.com and visit Free League Games to find more about all the products they offer at freeleaguepublishing.com If you want to dive deeper into the Symbaroum community, Mattias invites you to visit their reddit page at r/Symbaroum and on facebook at facebook.com/FreeLeaguePublishing or facebook.com/groups/symbaroum.english You can follow Free League Games on twitter @FreeLeaguePub You should also listen to our previous conversation with the other Mattias who co-created Symbaroum here: https://www.terriblewarriors.com/episodes/symbaroum And we checked out Symbaroum in a previous episode of Session Zero which you can listen to here: https://www.terriblewarriors.com/episode/session-zero-symbaroum Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Under Hill By Water 02: Wolf Running For Very Brave People

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 81:56

    There’s wolves in them there woods but it’s those very same woods you have to get through to reach the next town over if you want to try their new brew, but you better pay off your chicken race debts before you leave! Under Hill By Water, by Josh McCrowell, is a game all about playing halflings in a small village who just want to live their lives in quiet and peace. Well… not too much quiet. They’re peaceful but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. In our second episode we help Lana pay off her chicken race debts by helping Bodo with his howling wolves problem by helping Hugo spread ghost rumours in order to scare the local tax collectors guild so that the group can join Nibs on his visit to the neighbouring town to try a rival tavern’s new brew to confirm the rumours that they have a better drink than the local Dog & Pool are as reliable as the rumours that Hob Libgin found himself an honest job! Life in Under-Moot is many things, but it’s never boring. Check Out Under Hill, By Water If this game sounds like your cup of tea be sure to check out the itch.io page at riseupcomus.itch.io/under-hill-by-water Special thanks to Sean Horbatiuk, Velvet Duke, and Jo Drummond for joining Justin at the virtual table to explore this strangely endearing game. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Keep an eye out on our Patreon Page at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where supporters will be getting a copy of the three character sheets we made and a detailed list of the 20 locations of Under-Moot. If you end up trying Under Hill, By Water with your group let us know by mentioning our twitter account @dicewarriors!

    Under Hill By Water 01: Welcome To Under-Moot

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 84:16

    For our first actual play adventure in over a year we've settled on playing a game that's all about having no adventures, thank you very much. Under Hill By Water, by Josh McCrowell, is a game all about playing halflings in a small village who just want to live their lives in quiet and peace. In our first episode we find out who our halfling characters will be, name the village and it's tavern, and populate the map with all manner of NPCs, meeting halls, and a guild. Welcome to Under-Moot. Check Out Under Hill, By Water If this game sounds like your cup of tea be sure to check out the itch.io page at riseupcomus.itch.io/under-hill-by-water Special thanks to Sean Horbatiuk, Velvet Duke, and Jo Drummond for joining Justin at the virtual table to explore this strangely endearing game. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Keep an eye out on our Patreon Page at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where supporters will be getting a copy of the three character sheets we made and a detailed list of the 20 locations of Under-Moot. If you end up trying Under Hill, By Water with your group let us know by mentioning our twitter account @dicewarriors!

    Behind The Screen: Sweetwater Bank

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 85:54

    Welcome to our first attempt at going Behind the Screen, a more one-on-one conversation where Justin shares some tips and stories from his years running tabletop games. In our inaugural Behind the Screen, Justin shares the background story to his Sweetwater Bank campaign he created for 5th Edition D&D while he was hired to run games at Toronto’s Storm Crow Manor. The Challenge Justin had several challenges going into making this campaign. Primarily it needed to be able to pick-up-and-go with zero prep time and little chance to meet the players before their game. And since this game was designed for the DM&Dine Program it needed to be friendly to brand-new players as well as engaging for those who had been playing for years. The set up needed to be quick and it needed to be completed within four hours exactly, every time it was played. Finally Justin wanted to subvert some of the default assumptions of D&D and use this limited time to showcase all the different and varied ways a simple story like Sweetwater could play, this also meant that he wanted to create a story that could absolutely be completed with zero combat while also being open to the players who wanted to roll dice and cast epic spells to destroy their enemies. The Set Up The story of Sweetwater Bank is pretty simple. A tavern, run by a dwarf named Tarry, has recently gotten a reputation for an incredibly popular and possibly addictive mead. Those who try it swear it’s the best thing they’ve ever had and can’t wait to get back. In fact, many people who try it never leave and so a small village has built itself around Tarry’s Tavern solely for the purpose of being close to the mead so they can keep drinking it. However the players are hooked into the mystery, when they arrive they’ll encounter a Hill Giant that has stormed it’s way into town and collapsed into Tarry’s storehouse where all his mead is being kept. But not everything about this encounter, nor this village, is as it seems. Over the next four hours the players will be tasked with unravelling the mystery of Sweetwater Bank, foiling a plot to steal Tarry’s secrets, and deciding for themselves the fate of the town and it’s residents. Special Thanks Special thanks to Sean Horbatiuk for joining us so that Justin could bounce his rambling ideas off of him. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Keep an eye out on our Patreon Page at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where supporters will be getting a copy this month of Justin’s Sweetwater campaign. It will be rules-agnostic and can serve as a framework for a story set in the game of your choice. If you do decide to play Sweetwater with your group let us know by mentioning our twitter account @dicewarriors!

    Session Zero: Symbaroum

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 106:22

    Session Zero returns as we journey into the Dark Forest of Davokar and are introduced to the world of Symbaroum. “Twilight Falls, Davokar Darkens” Symbaroum is a game that has been on my short list since I came into contact with it at GenCon 2019. I had seen it being offered by Free League and new that it had origins originally as a game only available in Swedish but I foolishly set it aside at the time as yet-another-sword-and-sorcery-rpg. Then I got to meet Mattias Johnsson Haake, who I got to finally interview last month, and through him learned all about the long journey that Symbaroum and Mattias have taken together. I also looked a little closer at the game itself and what I found was an evocative world with incredibly immersive artwork, a long thought out and lived in history, and game mechanics that didn’t get in the way of it’s rich story about corruption, power, and nature. Three Corrupted Explorers To help guide us into Symbaroum we used their recently released Starter Kit to help describe the setting and then quickly opened up the main core book to create our own characters. Character creation was simple, for the most part, and all three of the characters presented in this Session Zero would make for a terrific long form campaign. This trio was hard to leave behind and I hope this isn’t the last time we visit this setting with them. You’ll meet Sean’s Farsig Unthist, a goblin with a thirst for magic, Velvet’s Gerundin, an elven changeling challenging their destiny, and Justin’s Daramei, a human noble who will compromise everything to gain the power he thinks he deserves. Together they’re all playing with the fires of corruption in their own way as they set foot into the Dark Forest, will they be able to save themselves or will they each drag the other into the darkness with them? Special Thanks Special thanks to Free League Games for sending us a copy of the new Symbaroum Starter Kit as well as the three book collection of the Core Rulebook, The Advanced Players Guide, and the Game Master’s Guide. Check them all out at their website as well as on Drivethru RPG. Shortly after we recorded this episode Free League announced that Symbaroum is getting a D&D 5e book made! Titled “The Ruins of Symbaroum” the kickstarter begins on April 13th and you can set a reminder by visiting their kickstarter page right now Today's Terrible Warriors were Justin Ecock, Sean Horbatiuk, and Velvet Duke Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors where patreon supporters will receive copies of the character sheets created in today’s episode

    Spotlight: Daniel Kwan (Asians Represent!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 56:07

    Justin connects with Daniel Kwan from the ENnie award winning Asians Represent! to talk about his actual play, Dungeons & Da Asians, and his recent writing work for Candlekeep Mysteries Teacher Daniel started off using Dungeons & Dragons as a teaching tool a The ROM, a museum in Toronto, where he used the game as a platform to energize kids imaginations to educate them on the different subjects available at the museum. From there he was invited to conventions like Breakout, where he participated in his first panel, and then to Fan Expo where he came into contact with the larger tabletop community. Not long after that he was preparing to co-create the Asians Represent podcast, which at the time would be just a monthly podcast about elevating Asian representation in tabletop gaming. Presenter As the podcast grew so did their scope and eventually they launched Dungeons & Da Asians, an actual play podcast-within-a-podcast which would explore Asian characters and settings with a cast of Asian players. The community was growing and they’d clearly tapped into something. Then in 2020 they won the Gold ENnie for Best Podcast. Since then they’ve launched Asians Read, where they give critical readings of published games that use Asian themes, tropes, and stereotypes. Creator Meanwhile, along with the podcasting, Daniel is also the co-founder of Dundas West Games where you may be familiar with Ross Rifles, which we got to play here on Terrible Warriors back during their Kickstarter campaign. It has also been announced that Daniel is part of the writing team for Magpie Games’ Avatar: The Last Airbender RPG and just this week saw the release of Candlekeep Mysteries which includes an adventure written by Daniel himself, “The Book of Inner Alchemy”. Links The best way to stay up to date with everything Daniel Kwan is to follow him on twitter @danielhkwan And Daniel also has a linktree where you can find links to all his kickass projects. You should also follow Asians Represent on twitter @aznsrepresent Music in this episode is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet The Makers: Anthony Sabatino (Tabletop Tunes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 52:12

    Production Note: We ran into technical difficulties with the record of Justin’s voice and were only able to recover a backup recording of his voice taken from a different microphone. Thanks for understanding and we’ll return to sounding like polished gems next week. We take a departure from meeting those who make our games to those who make our gaming tools. Justin connects with Anthony Sabatino the co-creator and composer behind the immersive tabletop music app, Tabletop Tunes. Music For Your Games Anthony Sabatino is a graduate of the Berkeley School of Music and a lover of film and videogame scores. When he wanted to find a way to integrate music more fully into his tabletop games he found the tools available online to be lacking. Nothing really did all of the things he wanted and none of the music sounds the way he imagined they should. So he teamed up with his friend Jacob Johnson who could program the code he needed to make an app that can play immersive music creative specifically for tabletop games in an easy interface that helps and not interferes with the GM’s responsibilities while running a game. Inspired by composers like Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke) and Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings) and games like The Witcher III, Skyrim, and Legend of Zelda, Anthony set out to make a collection of tabletop tunes that are all connected by a central theme of adventure and discovery and can help guide players through their stories without overpowering the experience at the table. Immersive and Evocative The way it works is simple, you pick your setting (Cave, Forest, Town, Dungeon, etc) and choose from the available tracks. The tracks are composed to loop indefinitely and have been loudness corrected so that they don’t jump out, startle, or get in the way of the your game. Background music to slip in behind your storytelling. When combat begins you chose the intensity of the battle (Mild, Tense, Epic, or Boss) and during the combat there is a simple slider you can move up and down which will increase voices and complexity of the song so you can ramp tension up and down during the scene. The plan is to release the app with an initial selection of free music and, rather than incorporate ads or other freemium strategies, offer up additional music tracks as packs which can be ordered through the app as needed or desired. Further down the road keep a look out for other settings and genres taking you beyond the fantasy games and into more modern and sci-fi settings as well! Check Out Tabletop Tunes Check out Tabletop Tunes at tabletoptunes.com and follow them closely to learn when the app is available for download (at the time of this posting it’s currently under review by the Apple Review Board so they are hoping it will be available any day now!) If you want to follow Anthony you can find out more about at anthonysabatinomusic.com Music samples in this episode are created by Anthony Sabatino used by permission Intro and Extro music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet The Makers: Mattias Johnsson Haake (Symbaroum)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 57:38

    Today in a special feature of Meet The Makers, Justin connects with Mattias Johnsson Haake, the the project manager, editor, and co-writer behind the critically acclaimed Symbaroum. We talk about this intriguing setting where nature fights back and the lines of good and evil are blurred into shades of grey. We also talk about the strange and wonderful journey that brought Mattias and his creation from a defunct publishing company to merging with Free League Games. Running The Marathon When Mattias founded the Swedish game studio Järnringen in the early 2000’s I don’t think he could ever have expected the journey he and his company would take. They were behind the first iterations of what would one day become Mutant: Year Zero and the creators of Coriolis, but when the company was closed they had to liquidate their properties and sell them off. Coriolis would be sold to a videogame developer who would later license it to Tomas Härenstam at then new and upstart publishing company called Fria Ligan. Fria Ligan, or Free League Games as we know them know, would go on to release Mutant: Year Zero and create the Year Zero engine which would power Forbidden Lands, Tales from the Loop, and Alien The RPG. Meanwhile, after years of being on the outside of the tabletop industry Mattias and two of his business partners made a plan to create a new game, in a new setting, that would launch them back into tabletop and if they were successful the plan was always to merge with Fria Ligan and combine their forces. That new game would become Symbaroum. Teaming with the talented artistry of Martin Grip (Coriolis, The One Ring Second Edition) and rules designed by Mattias Lilja, the three of them created a game that captured the attention of anyone fortunate enough to pick up the book. Merging Järnringen and Fria Ligan into Free League Games would also have another fortunate outcome. The property of Coriolis, once liquidated when Järnringen was shut down, had been purchased by Fria Ligan which meant that after the merger Mattias was once again the owner of one of the first games he had created. Honestly, I can’t wait for the documentary! Game of Thrones Meets Princess Mononoke But what about the game? Mattias describes Symbaroum as a dark and deadly fantasy world where nature fights back and factions vie for control. Themes of colonialism and environmentalism are paramount and while you can certainly play Symbaroum like a traditional hack and slasher the hope is that players will be asked to pause and reflect on their actions. Who are the bad guys in this story? Is a good vs evil binary even appropriate when the invaders are also refugees? The game mechanics have crunch if you want crunch but have also been compared to more story focused playstyles like Power by the Apocalypse games, you won’t get bogged down in hours of combat rolls but be tasked with finding the answers to the mysteries of the world around you. With the rules facing the players, not the GM, the onus is on them to explore the world around and discover the hidden truths of the Forest of Davokar. Getting Started Free League Games has just launched the Starter Set for Symbaroum which will set you and your table up with all you need to do to become explorers and treasure hunters on the edge of the Forest of Davokar. While the full scope of the game’s setting can be found in the core rulebook, Mattias is quick to point out that the Starter Kit is designed to be more than just a sample adventure or a demo. It comes equipped with tables and rules to help you generate your own campaigns using only the Starter Kit, and while the rules are more streamlined for ease of play it will give you more than enough to play with to decide if you want to take a deeper dive into the wilder Symbaroum setting. And what about that wider setting? Mattias is currently working on book 5 of 6 of an ongoing chronicle beginning with The Throne of Thorns: Thistle Hold and he promises that as you progress through these stories that answers to his mysteries will be revealed as well as answers to questions you didn’t even know you had! Check Out Symabroum Check out Symbaroum at symbaroum.com and visit Free League Games to find more about all the products they offer at freeleaguepublishing.com If you want to dive deeper into the Symbaroum community, Mattias invites you to visit their reddit page at r/Symbaroum and on facebook at facebook.com/FreeLeaguePublishing or facebook.com/groups/symbaroum.english You can follow Free League Games on twitter @FreeLeaguePub We also mention Tomas Härenstam a few times during our conversation and you can listen back to our interview with him here: https://www.terriblewarriors.com/episodes/meet-tomas Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

    Meet The Makers: Francesco Nepitello (The One Ring)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 34:52

    Today in a special feature of Meet The Makers, Justin connects with Francesco Nepitello, the co-creator of The One Ring, to talk about the ongoing kickstarter success for it’s second edition, partnering with Free League Games, and the unique foundations of the Lord of the Rings mythology in crafting their game. From Wargames to Boardgames to Role Playing Games Francesco shares with us his past and how he came to fall in love with role playing games. From early days in Venice playing wargames with his brother to the lucky happenstance of getting to meet a legendary game designer and coming to recognize the joy in developing games himself. Francesco is also one of the three creators behind the War of the Ring strategy boardgame and in 2011 co-created the first edition of The One Ring. There And Back Again, A Game Designers Tale For years fans of The One Ring have been waiting on a second edition, a new book that would streamline the old rules and provide a more cohesive experience and iron out what Francesco himself calls the “fiddly bits” of the game. Promises of a second edition and of a Moria campaign setting have gone unanswered as Francesco and his team have battled through complications with their old publisher. But those days are behind them now as they’ve found a new home with the prestigious Free League Games (Forbidden Lands, Tales from the Loop). Their attention to detail and connections with award winning artists and writers have made a perfect match for Francesco’s desire to serve up the sort Second Edition that The One Ring deserves. Language Is Key Francesco recognizes the unique qualities of the Lord of the Rings as a setting and understands that at the core of Tolkien’s work was a love of language. Which is why he shares us how the mechanics of the game are all informed by the language of the game, from the names of skills and stats, to the three core pillars of the game (Journeys, Councils, and Combat). And even if certain other world famous tabletop RPGs also use three pillars to describe their gameplay and dice mechanics that seem suspiciously similar, Francesco will kindly point out that they had it printed in the One Ring before they did. It wouldn’t be the first time Lord of the Rings has helped inspired tabletop games Kickstarter Is Happening The One Ring kickstarter is happening right now and you can check out the offerings at kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/the-one-ring-roleplaying-game-second-edition You can follow Free League Games on twitter @FreeLeaguePub Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound Follow us on Twitter at @dicewarriors and you can support the show by becoming a patron at patreon.com/terriblewarriors

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