You had a very long day patrolling the palisades against bandits and hooligans of all kinds. All you want to do now is choke down the cheap ale that you can barely afford on your guard salary. This one simple pleasure is currently being robbed from you by that horrid halfling who won't stop ranting his poetic lyrics about the escapades of some heroic character who never cut a guy like you any slack. If only someone would outlaw these garbage minstrels like the bandits they really are.
With the Old School Dungeon Crawl crew having finished their campaign they decided to take a break from crawling and head into the wild weird west before heading back underground this coming January. Also there is a new No One Gets Out of Here Alive podcast up from U-Con 2015. This one, The Magics Back, involves a bunch of antique fans facing off a literal hostile environment: including evil buses, sentient typewriters, hungry crane machines, and of course a completely not murderous Teddy Ruxpin.
I promise not to slit your throat, let's cuddle!
The idea came to me after listening to the excellent short story Teddybears and Tea Parties by S, Boyd Taylor. You can get a digital copy here or listen to a dramatized podcast of it over at The Drabblecast.