Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Season 6, Episode 7: Claws From The Night & The Price of Pain-Ease (A High Price Indeed!)




Welcome back to Lankhmar, travelers! It has been a while since our clothes were last stained with the acrid air of the City of Seven-Score Thousand Smokes! All is not well in our fair city though. The latest fashion trend is to wear bird cages about your head. Rumors of malicious birds descending from the sky and rending the unwary are spreading. Probably just that - rumors. Still, if you hear fluttering above you, best advice is to duck. Now, how about more wine? It is a rare vintage of apfelwein, we call it Pain-Ease. The price? We'll discuss that later... For now, we present Claws from the Night, and The Price of Pain-Ease!





















One Things
Jon: Get Out!, the excellent thriller directed by Jordan Peele.
Luke: American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.
Josh: Lucha Underground, exciting lucha action!

Other items of interest: 
The Apfelwein recipe. If you make some, let us know how it turns out!

Question: What pop culture figure or star would you like to have dinner with, what kind of food would you get? Pizza and ice cream with Mick Foley was our consensus.

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Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!


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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bourbon & Barbarians, Season 2 Episode 3: A Cabin? A Weird Book? (This is Familiar...)

Greetings, adventurers! Herein, we encounter some old tropes... A crazy ol' coot, a spooky old tree, a cabin with an old book? Stop me if you've heard  this one before!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "The Chamber" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Into the Lair of the Slobbertooth Kobolds - A One Page Dungeon Submission!

Hail, Cromrades! Looking for a quick bit of fun around the game table? Well, you're in luck! Below is Luke's submission to this year's One Page Dungeon contest. This 'Borderlands' mini-module is system-agnostic, and is designed to be a fun little romp. If you're the DM for this one, try your hardest to make the Kobolds sheisty little boogers that rely upon the traps, their pets, and the environs!

If you have an idea yourself, submit it to this year's contest before May 1st! Entering is free, and past years' submissions are collected and available via Shattered Pike Studio. These past compendiums are chock full of ideas, and you absolutely can't beat 'em!

A low-res image of the dungeon is below; DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF HERE!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bourbon & Barbarians, Season 2 Episode 2: Up the Mountain...


Hile, travelers! In this episode the party ascends the Death Frost. DOOM!
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "The Chamber" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Season 6, Episode 6: The Sunken Land and Seven Black Priests


Welcome back and well met, Cromrades! The journey down The Road to Lankhmar continues, and this week we dive into another pair of Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser stories: The Sunken Land, and The Seven Black Priests.
We are inching closer and closer to Lankhmar! 
One Things
Jon: Amalgam Comics. A mish-mash of DC and Marvel characters, published in the 90's! (Superman + Captain America = Super Soldier).
Josh: Home brewing! Started with a brew from Northern Brewer, but now we're on to brewing mead! Specifically, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead. Materials can be gathered fairly inexpensively. Here's the recipe! If you give it a shot, let us know!
Luke: Making that bread and taking your taste buds on the highway to Flavortown! You want some french toast that will ? You need a bread maker, and you'll have to search the archives of Pinterest for the most legit recipe!

Next time: The Bourbon & Barbarians adventure continues! Then: Fritz Leiber's Claws From the Night and The Price of Pain-Ease

We are inching closer and closer to Lankhmar!

Questions? Comments? Curses?
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Or, check us out on iTunes!
We're also on Stitcher Radio and Google Play!
Finally.... Call us! (859) 429-CROM!

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Magnetic North by Alestorm. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bourbon & Barbarians, Season 2 Episode 1: The Thaw Begins...

Greetings, adventurers! Herein, we meet new characters, revisit familiar environs, and set a proper beginning for "Death Frost Doom" in coming episodes. In case you need reference points for the locations noted in the episode, check out this map!
And here's an infographic about the pantheon of the Northlands!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "The Chamber" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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