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Don’t Rest the Dead Ep 1: Don’t Rest the Dead Pt 1

After a previous investigation went catastrophically wrong, Corax Incorporated “cleaners” Tyler and Henry are sent in to deal with an abandoned industrial complex’s ghost problems. But with their own souls already tiptoeing on the edge of the abyss, will they be able to resolve the horrors of the past?

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In case the title didn’t make it completely obvious, these sessions were played using Evil Hat’s Don’t Rest Your Head, a tension-pumping horror game of insomnia, delusion and unreality. Definitely worth checking out.

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Don’t Rest the Dead Ep 0: Psychopomp Siren

Taking Evil Hat’s brilliant insomnia-drenched horror game Don’t Rest Your Head and flipping it sideways, seasoning it royally with dried fragments of The Frighteners and Orpheus… and you can see pretty well how it was we got here.

This is the introduction and character creation for our session of Don’t Rest the Dead.

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Blades Ep 9: The Alarming Real Estate Caper Pt 2

With the source of their tribulations located, the Disciples make their way to Brightstone in the hope of warning the interloper away from their turf. Will wit, lies and contract sorcery prove enough against the power and wealth of one of Doskvol’s noble houses?

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Blades in the Dark is a creation of John Harper and is distributed by Evil Hat. Like its ancestor, Apocalypse World, it has begun to spawn a legion of new games… so check out Forged in the Dark if you’re interested.

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Pic is Urban Explorer Aboard Derelict Frigate by Tom Blackwell on Flickr, CC A N$.

 

Blades Ep 8: The Alarming Real Estate Caper Pt 1

With their reign of terror on the Docks having some unexpected side effects, the Disciples of the Depths formulate a plan to avoid eviction from their alms house. After all, they stole it fair and square… can Miss Ruby the Spider, Veleris the Hound and their recently returned friend Talitha the Leech staunch this redevelopment plan?

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Blades in the Dark is a creation of John Harper and is distributed by Evil Hat. Like its ancestor, Apocalypse World, it has begun to spawn a legion of new games… so check out Forged in the Dark if you’re interested.

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Pic is Urban Explorer Aboard Derelict Frigate by Tom Blackwell on Flickr, CC A N$.

Planescape Ep 9: Crunchy Cave Lobster Pt 2

With their delicious assailant slain, the party plots the best way past the Duergar guards. The plan is more or less what we have grown to expect from Carson, Urdan and Domingo…

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This is a recording of a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition game, and this is perhaps the closest we have come to a dungeon. There were, however, no dragons in this episode.

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Planescape Ep 8: Crunchy Cave Lobster Pt 1

With some of their usual adventure buddies on sabbatical, Carson the Half Elf Gunslinger, Urdan the Wood Elf Ranger and Domingo the Anthropig Mathematician set out on a planar jaunt to rob a Duergar strongpoint. Ideally causing as much chaos and destruction as they can in the process.

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These Planescape episodes are currently operating on Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, with a generous helping of random generators from across DnD’s highly diverse history.

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FWTD Rentpunk Ep 3: FBBM Pt 3

With the final exhibition match closing out and the steady stream of coffee-tequila beginning to simulate the effects of a long term tomato-only diet on the minds of the players, the capers of our wrestlers coast to an irrational, shouty denoument… will they be able to scrape together enough to save the Federation?

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Fates Worse Than Death: Rentpunk is a product of Vajra Enterprises, and frankly deserves your time and attention. It is super cool!

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FWTD Rentpunk Ep 1: FBBM Pt 1

Join special guests Sam and Owen with the Liberation Industries crew on a spandex clad romp through the ruins of a disintegrating future Newark, engaging in string of desperate ploys to save their beloved Lucha Libre gym. Can Francois the Dragon of Detroit, Stanton “Red Bear” Barbados and Bryan “El Tomate” Middleton scam enough to keep the Federation open?

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Fates Worse Than Death: Rentpunk is a product of Vajra Enterprises, and frankly deserves a much saner playthorugh than we have really given it.

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Blades Ep 7: The Astounding Tentacle Assassination Pt 2

With injuries like these, Vand the Whisper, Veleris the Hound and Miss Ruby the Spider could really do with a cocktail, a massage and two weeks on a beach in Iruvia. What they have is two canisters of Leviathan Oil, some hastily trained orphans, a bag of improvised explosives and a priest to kill.

Time to do the Deep Lord’s work.

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Pic is Urban Explorer Aboard Derelict Frigate by Tom Blackwell on Flickr, CC A N$.

Blades in the Dark is a fantastic game, and you’re likely to be hearing a lot more of it and its descendants from us.

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Pic is Urban Explorer Aboard Derelict Frigate by Tom Blackwell on Flickr, CC A N$.

Karma in the Dark: The Team

Having taken a look in our previous installments at the City and the Factions that we created for our Karma in the Dark game, its probably time that we took a look at our leads! The base unit of Karma is a team of crooks toeing the line between striving and selling out… and its these desperate folks that we’ll be following on their adventures.

The Laundry

Our group decided on a crew of Cleaners… that being cleaners in the Jean Reno sense, specializing cover-ups, frame jobs, and at the extreme end outright assassination. Their lair is tucked away in the guts of a long abandoned tower block in the labyrinthine heart of Metro East’s decaying coastal highrises. Though partially collapsed, the team is in the process of stripping the building for resources.

Having chosen Anarchy as their Ideal, they’re going to need all of the resources they can get… but with their Tenacious rep and a knack for getting others to take the blame for their misdeeds, if anybody’s going to get away with it.

Jury the Rigger (Tech Jockey)

The teams resident tech head and getaway driver, Jury grew up in the elegant surrounds of one of the Clan capsule communities until the orcish tusks and muscles manifested along with puberty. Packed away to a vocational education away from prying eyes, Jury makes most of his money as a mechanic down in the lower levels these days. Despite little hints of sentimentality for his upbringing, Jury prefers a world where people have a purpose of their own, rather than being viewed as disposable.

Rebellion: Consumerism, Virtue: Give new purpose to the forgotten, Look: Mechanic Chic

Evie (Mystic)

Having made an unceremonious exit from her Clan after an unforgivable betrayal, Evie refined her understanding of the Source to push her body past the limitations of the petty laws of physics. As a highborn and an elf, she enjoyed a more refined upbringing than her compatriots, which made the fall more even more scarring, leaving Evie distrustful and wary of authority structures. Admittedly, when you’re a Source-fueled brawler who can free-run up sheer glass walls, structures begin to feel less and less real.

Rebellion: Exploitation, Virtue: I keep my promises, Look: Goth Clergy, Jaded: Distrust

Bertrand (Shadow)

If a life spent in and out of prison taught Bertrand anything, it was how to keep his head down. With a knack for co-opting social groups and a will to collapse concentrated power, he knows that power isn’t established by violence or strength, but by having others willing to use those for you. Understated, unobtrusive and on the run, Bertrand acts as a parasite living in the body of large and dangerous factions, and for now remains undetected… only time will tell how much damage he can do.

Rebellion: Monopoly, Virtue: I will feed the hungry, Look: Grey and Greasy

Fixer: Granny Lock

The ageing matriarch of an ever larger clan of low grade street criminals, Granny Lock has her ear to a lot of keyholes, including a string of recent coffee dates with Doctor Pierce of the Tailors’ Union. Granny shifts seamlessly between nurturing and ruthless; she knows from harsh experience that the city runs on the law of the wild, but also that its impossible to survive there alone. To her, the team are somewhere between adopted wastrels and a tentative retirement plan… no sense letting such talent go to waste, after all…

Traits: Ambitious, Patient, Drive: Secure the family’s future, Circle: Organised Crime

Tune in this Sunday to see what happens when the City and the Team collide…

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