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PAP 002: Podge Actual Play – Burning Empires – The Immortal Storm – Session 01

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments


*The first 47 minutes has Eric explaining Maneuvers and Scene Budget along with banter

*Play begins at 47 minutes

*Phase: Usurpation

*The world of Allera Imperia is a storm-wracked aquatic world whose toxic atmosphere forces is lethal to humans. Defying nature, humanity has settled there to capture a great prize. Algae, unique to this world, can be harvested and processed into a drug called Verdant, which halts the body’s aging process. For the few who can afford it, immortality is only a regular dose away. Obtaining this prize is difficult, but protecting it will prove even harder as nearly all living beings seek to escape death.

Especially the Vaylen.

House Zente, led by the immortal Forge Lord Kriati, has long held control of the planet.  Recently, operations have been disrupted by the introduction of a street-level version of Verdant called Green. Green won’t stop you from aging, but this highly-addictive form of the drug will make you feel physically and mentally in your prime.  Through several different factions, the Vaylen are poised to strike as the Forge Lord struggles to maintain control. Her reign will be challenged by both a mercenary force new to the planet and The Cult of Transition who directly oppose the anti-aging drug.


Forge Lord Kriati Zente – Sarah

Hammer Pilot Jayce Bronze – Adam

Minister of Information and Education, Psychologist Xanthus Dorne- Luke

Bastard Smuggling Noblewoman – Katie

Anvil Lord – Paul

Green-addicted Hammer Lord Gepard Frost (NPC) – Eric

Vaylen Cult of Transition Leader Sharaya Va’non (NPC) – Eric

Vaylen Mercenary Leader Diamades Shah (NPC) – Eric

Vaylen Mercenary Chief Surgeon Garoda (NPC) – Eric

Sharaya’s Mule Bodyguard Brutus (NPC) – Eric


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Podge Actual Play 001: Diaspora – The Dark Tower Session 1

February 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

*Sweet Jebus, it’s Acutally Actual Play!


*Session 1 of our Diaspora game – The Dark Tower: Dissonance

*Our Obsidian Portal campaign hub is here. The worlds we generated are there in detail.

*Diaspora’s SRD can be found here.

*This is a bit of an experiment. We get a lot of calls for Actual Play. Some love it. Some hate it. Let us know what you think.

*We will also be doing our Campaign Recaps, like with KTNG, in the future.

*Sound quality is a bit lower than normal because Adam’s usual recording device was gone. We made do.

*The occasional rhythmic banging? Those are the cats trying to escape. Can’t be helped.


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Bonus: DoW Actual Play Video

December 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments

* This is an explicit recording. It doesn’t get too raucous, but there is one instance of the F-Bomb, and I didn’t feel like editing it out.

* This is two videos smashed together of real life Duel of Wits scenarios in Burning Wheel.

* Yes, things look green. The night vision setting was on, and I didn’t notice until a few days after we recorded it. Oops.


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