Thursday, March 26, 2015

Actual Play: IKRPG Campaign Episode 6

"Gatormen!" by Cribs
Oh boy, yet another successful session of IKRPG. Last night the party pulled out some serious retribution (no relation to Scyrah) on their Khadoran jailers, and there were explosions and deaths and lots and lots of gatormen.

Despite prepping a goodly amount of content for this game, I found the most common situation a GM can end up seeing, which is one where your players cling to one thing you design and ignore just about everything else. I suppose everything worked out well in the end, and of course we ended up discovering yet another piledriver that, as a group, we've been exploiting quite maliciously for just about our entire IKRPG careers.

I've got some great plans for what comes next, and am really looking forward to taking a bit more time to prep actually dangerous (as in life-threatening) situations for the players, now that I know a bit more about their strengths and weaknesses.

Most specifically, until our Rhulic warcaster learns Khadoran, he will be unable to bond with a Khadoran warjack. Fun times.

IKRPG Session 6: The Fall of Northguard

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Actual Play: IKRPG Campaign Episode 5

"Swamp (MPS Lands)" by AdamPaquette

And, of course, this one comes just a single week late, but I'm happy to announce that we are almost caught up with where the players are at. This session was spent pretty much entirely in the Bloodsmeath Marsh and the Blindwater Lake, as the party finally completes the research aspect of their mission from Padri Duranti, to witness the Gatormen ceremony on the night of the equinox.

Unfortunately, they run their mouths a little bit with regards to their plans towards a certain Khador outpost to the north, and in order to enlist the assistance of the primitives of the Blindwater Congregation, they get a bit...dirty I think is the best way to put it.

I feel like I should add some kind of disclaimer to this week's episode. There are depictions of gore. Nothing on the level of a torture porn film, but definitely talk about...anatomy. If you're extremely squeamish, I hope you'll be alright listening. If you're not squeamish, enjoy!

IKRPG Session 5: Dangerous Friends

Monday, March 16, 2015

Actual Play: IKRPG Campaign Episode 4

Welcome back to my IKRPG Actual Plays. It's been a few weeks since my last upload (apologies), so here to make it up to you is Episode 4, where the players leave the relative safety of Cygnaran civilization to rough it out in the Khadoran boonies.

We had a lot of good player-side plotting at the table this session, and I'm super proud of everyone for getting into the swing of things and really starting to create their own mini-objectives alongside the primary plot hooks. I can honestly say here that at least an hour of game-time this session was completely devoted to an at-table decision by the players, and I have to say it is always a joy to see it when your guys (or gals) at the table really take the initiative.

That said, my players are really down on Khador, like, they really hate them a whole bunch. I'm still trying to think of a way to make them feel terrible for that. We'll see how much pathos I can inject into the next session. But, until then, enjoy Episode 4!

Scott - Gork
Aidan - 'Doge'
Russell - Tiberio
Joseph - Rhulo

Session 4: Giggity Giggity