UA-101012338-1 Rules as Written: Orinthal | D&D Actual Play Podcast

Sep 18, 2017

Orinthal #3: Fighting in the Streets

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Follow along as the party gets serious and shows off what they can really do in a fight! The party presses on from their meeting and decide to investigate the Low Hills in search of Kalima’s former ally, Mellekah. They discover more about each other as they come across new mysteries and learn why the Low Hills are avoided at night.

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Sep 4, 2017

Orinthal #2: The Whispered Ones

The meeting begins as our heroes discover that the group calling themselves the Whispered Ones has influenced all of their lives in some way or another. Daryll finds himself fascinated with the creatures that help give the Shadow Wolves their name. Torr learns his encounter with the old blind woman may not be all he remembers. Sarya reveals her connection to these Whispered Ones and the terrible way in which she was raised. Syldan discovers his monastery may have been attacked by something undead and Kalima continues to grow angry with the enigmatic Vral as she sees his attempts to manipulate her with knowledge of her past. Listen in as connections form amongst the party and they begin to make their plans to combat these Whispered Ones and search for those who have disappeared!

 

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Aug 28, 2017

RAW: Metagaming

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In this episode, we cover a more philosophical discussion on metagaming: what it is and how it can break the game for your players.

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Aug 21, 2017

Orinthal #1: Our Heroes Meet

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Insight checks and deception rolls galore as a mistrustful group of adventurers meet. Join us as Sarya begins to show off her powers and realizes her affinity for pranking dwarves, especially Torr. Follow along as Daryll shares some witticism, Syldan learns what a pun is, and Kalima is not amused. Our heroes finally gather together for the meeting with Vral Humblefire and Gerbo Garrick. Listen in as Torr, Sarya, Syldan, Daryll, and Kalima all meet their new teammates as they begin to learn what each of them bring to the table and what has brought them all to this meeting.

 

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Aug 14, 2017

Orinthal: History of the Cataclysm

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Today we wanted to go more into the history of Austea, specifically a bigger focus on the events of the Cataclysm. The Cataclysm began suddenly and without warning as far as the humanoid races of the world were concerned.

Read more on our World of Austea page.

 

Looking forward to the actual game? Here's when you can expect our next episodes:

Sarya - Now available!

Torr - Now available!

Kalima - Now available!

Darryl - Now available!

Syldan - Now available!

 

Then starting August 21, we will be releasing the first episode of Orinthal!

 

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Aug 7, 2017

Orinthal: Meet Syldan

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Meet Syldan, the Wood Elf Order of the Kensai Monk, as he works closely with the royal guards to protect important figures while remaining hidden in a crowd. It is not long before this far traveler, with his desire to protect those few young monks that are entrusted to his care, causes him to become entangled in the strange disappearances that have occurred in the city lately. Follow Syldan as he discovers the death of his former master was not all that it appeared to be. Learn more about his past on our backstories page. 

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Jul 31, 2017

Orinthal: Intro Preview

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Hey guys! Today we wanted to share a brief preview of our Orinthal intro. Our first full cast episode comes out on August 21!

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Jul 24, 2017

Orinthal: Meet Daryll

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Meet Daryll, the Human Evocation Wizard, as he goes through his day at Zoxiara's Academy of the Arcane. Follow along as he learns of his instructor's disappearance and begins his journey to find those who have acted strangely before disappearing entirely. Learn more about his past on our backstories page. 

Check back for our last character intro:
Syldan - Now available!

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Jul 17, 2017

RAW: Volo’s Guide

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Short episode this week as we talk about our first impressions from Volo's guide!

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Jul 10, 2017

Orinthal: Meet Kalima

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Meet Kalima, the Half-elf Cleric of the Grave Domain, as she escorts the ambassador of the far off lands of the Nephenee. It is not long before Kalima finds herself out of place among the extravagant luxuries of the Adamantine Palace. Follow her story as her aid as a cleric of Kelemvor is eventually requested and shortly thereafter she learns of the strange disappearances that have plagued the poorer districts lately. Along with news of the return of an old friend long thought dead. Learn more about her past on our backstories page.

Check back for our other character intros:
Daryll - Now available!
Syldan - Now available!

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Jul 3, 2017

RAW: How to Get Lucky

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This week we discuss "luck" in its many forms and how it can impact the game from a mechanic and narrative perspective.
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Jun 26, 2017

Orinthal: Meet Torr

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Meet Torr, the Dwarf Inquistive Rogue as he is hired to solve a mystery, a job that excites him far more than the clean-up jobs that he has been dealing of late. Assisting his innkeeper in finding her assistant, follow along as Torr explores the ruined streets of the Ankhalab Heights District searching for any clues that will lead him not only to the missing people but also to find those who helped to ruin his life. Find out more about his past on our backstories page.

 

Check back for our other character intros:

Kalima - Now available!
Darryl - Now available!
Syldan - Now available!

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Jun 19, 2017

RAW: Drizzt Do’broken

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This week we cover the amazing Drizzt Do'urden and how brokenly overpowered his character would be in a 5e campaign setting.

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Jun 12, 2017

Orinthal: Meet Sarya

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Meet Sarya, the Aasimar Order of the Immortal Mystic, as she traverses the city of Orinthal looking for answers into her past and her unique powers. Our hero finds herself caught up in a mystery as she learns of a woman she has helped has suddenly gone missing learning others have disappeared as well. Follow her story as she begins to look deeper into these mysterious disappearances and find out more about her past on our backstories page.

Check back for our other character intros!

Torr - Now Available!
Kalima - Now Available!

Daryll - Now available!
Syldan - Now available!

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Jun 7, 2017

Orinthal: A History of the World of Austea

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Introducing the world of Austea and the city of Orinthal where our actual play Dnd 5e game will be taking place. 

Welcome the world of Austea and the continent of Nabresal. Recently, the people of Nabresal have had to deal with the constant bombardment of ghouls and dragons as these creatures have traveled across the land. Just over a year ago, a band of adventurers gathered together and were successful in combating this threat eliminating the leaders of this evil force. Now the world has had the chance to recover.

Read more on our World of Austea page.

Looking forward to the actual game? Here's when you can expect our next episodes:

Sarya - Now available!

Torr - Now available!

Kalima - Now available!

Darryl - Now available!

Syldan - Now available!

Then starting August 21, we will be releasing the first episode of Orinthal!

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Apr 20, 2017

RAW: Time Flies

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This week we discuss time and time manipulation spells, discover the amount of cats Bethany and Tony have is classified as "many," and Joshua gets schooled in the followup.

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Apr 20, 2017

RAW: Leap of Fate

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This week we all discuss D&D 5e rules regarding terminal velocity, how Cloud Giants can ruin all sorts of things from the DMs perspective, and the trials and tribulations of building a summer home on the Ethereal Plane.

Spoiler Warning: We cover topics in Princes of the Apocalypse as well as some content from the beginning of Storm King's Thunder

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