Friday, February 16, 2018

The Iron Banded Box

We've got some Call of Cthulhu this week and an interesting one at that.  No trench coats, tommy guns, and dynamite...more like tea ceremonies, honor, and loyalty.  Well maybe some type of ceremonies, the kind that require sacrifices and have people chanting in hooded robes and whatnot.  It's off to Feudal Japan with Guy as the GM!

I'm sure that everything is going to be just fine....

On a more boring note I'm still working through the podcast backlog, but I'm almost through.  All that is left is the Runequest and Realms of Fantasy games, which are a lot.  But more on that later.....

Night Folks!

Cris

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

And We're Back

Well we're back, and we are going to ease back into the podcast game, just one or two a week for a little bit till the backlog can get taken care of and get the premium podcasts up and running.  The studio is looking fantastic though, and most importantly the library is back in action.  Which means I can start my debilitating book buying addiction back up. 

And of course the Bards are going to step back up with some Call of Cthulhu.  This time Keeper Alex takes us deep into the Mythos with The Ties That Bind.  I'm sure that everything is going to be just fine.

They'll be more updates on the way, so stayed tuned for more info and more podcasts!

-Cris

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Be Back in 5......


It's been a little while, I think since this past Christmas.  The Bards have been super super busy this past couple of months.  We went to another convention in Detroit, Confusion, which was a lot of fun, and I got to finally run my 3.5 module where all the characters become children and have to fight their way from a candy forest.  It was amazing.  We also spent the better part of the month moving into our new studio space!  Along with that we acquired a new computer to edit podcasts.  Yes, yes, I know we have not put out any recent podcasts as of late.  I've spent a whole lot of time going through our huge backlog of podcasts and re-editing them for higher quality.  We are also starting to put together some higher end podcasts in the studio, but more on that later.  Expect the podcast train to pull out of the station again very soon.  I'll probably be releasing some smaller one shots in the coming week to sate your appetite for podcast deliciousness.

We'll be back in 5....

-Cris   

Sunday, December 17, 2017

New Developments and New Podcasts

We've got a couple of new podcasts for you, but first some news!

The studio, after long last, looks like it finally coming back together!  That means the library will finally be back in its full glory.  There are other things in the work as well and there will be more updates over the coming week......but now onward to podcasts.


First up we've got Mike the half-human DM as he continues The Old School Dungeon Crawl.


Next up we've got some more Space Buccaneers!  This time around we've been selected by Captain Mansteel, a huge jerk and now commander of the forces of light in the galaxy, to go on a diplomatic mission through a jump gate.  The mission is highly delicate and will require some top notch diplomacy.  Of course talking isn't our teams strong suit, but blowing things up is.  I think you know how this is going to go.


And we've got a very special New School Dungeon Crawl.  Matt and Cris take over for a session to present Rook and Castle's Excellent Adventure!  Your favorite Paladin and Cleric take a group of adventurers to White Plum mountain to rid the world of evil in the only way they know how, with violence!



Sunday, December 3, 2017

We're Back

Well it's been a little while.  The Bards went to U-con and had an absolute blast.  Let me say that the Con-drop is real.  It took a good week to get back to baseline afterwards.  Also Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the Podcasts continue!


First up Our Gang heads to Adarie, as GM Eric puts it, the "Libertarian Paradise," which means a lawless festering hellhole.  Of course Alvilda, still upset about the death of Finney, gets way to attached to a one armed one leg beggar named Sven.  Of course this goes poorly.  And of course we talk another beggar into a deathbed Stormbull conversion and then perform some Stormbull assisted suicide.

Next up we have got some some New School Dungeon Crawl with Luke.  This time the group kills Lenny, you bastards!


We all remember our first time.  The investigators have made some bad choices and now everyone is going insane and the monster is starting to eat investigators left and right.  Join Mike as he runs Against the Trees, and kills absolutely every last investigator.


Next we have got some Star Wars Force and Destiny: Empire of the Destined Age.  In this session it's time to Shut Up Slave!


Keeper Alex takes the Bards on a magical journey to a land of friendship, magic, and the small joys of a peaceful life.  Just kidding, he runs some nightmare fueled Call of Cthulhu.


Star Wars Force and Destiny: Empires of the Destined Age continues, and it's a Medical Emergency!


A while back I bought Lamentations of the Flame Princess at Grand-con.  It is a throwback to earlier more lethal forms of Dungeons and Dragons, with a heavy dose of weird thrown in, which is one of the selling points and the reason I bought it.  I also ordered the module Death Frost Doom and ran it for the Bards, which involved them getting to the dungeon front door, freaking out, and then leaving without actually going into the dungeon.  Afterwards they all did some space drugs and a bunch of them died.  I mean, this was a debacle epic in execution.  Bonus points going for Mike trying to save someone from killing themselves and ripping their jaw off.  That 18 strength be a blessing and a curse!


Lastly we've got more Runequest!  Our Gang is still stuck in the hellhole, I mean Libertarian Paradise of Adarie.  Of course all the party members need to hear about how great Strombull is from Avilda and how he Rope-a-dope'd the Devil before he defeated him.  Stormbull had it all planned out from the beginning.


Even though U-con is over the Bards are planning to be out at Confusion this coming January, so we're in the pre-planning stages at this point.  We've also got a charity event coming up this Saturday, the 9th, to benefit the Grand Rapids home for Veterans (see our meetup for more details and times).  Also we are starting to set the groundwork for higher quality podcasts, but more on that later....

Goodnight Folks!

-Cris