Current Blades in the Dark - Machination

Current Campaign: "Blades in the Dark - Machination"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Episode #158 - Numenera - Christmas in the Desert

Clean up time after the battle, what’s that in the pit?

And then it’s time to move on – but to where and how?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Episode #157 - Numenera - Feedback Loop

One way or another the combat end this episode. Will Teela be able to enjoy a quiet peaceful lunch? Lets find out.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Episode #156 - Numenera - Mental Intrusion

The gang gathers around the wagon as the spider digs back under the sand. But what are all those figures moving around the dunes?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Episode #155 - Numenera - Circle the Wagons

With possible foes skulking behind sand dunes on every side, naturally the first attack comes from….. Well, that would be a spoiler wouldn't it.

Actual Play Starts 33:26

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Episode #154 - Numenera - Sometimes an Obelisk is just an Obelisk.

The crew discusses what to do about/with Teela – and the cracks begin to show..

Actual Play starts 22:52

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Episode #153 - Numenera - An Evening with Teela

Teela is looking for a late night snack. She just can't figure out what all the fuss is about...

Actual Play Starts 35:04

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Episode #152 - Numenera - All Tied Up

One little tied up ravage bear vs the entire party - what can possibly go wrong?

Actual Play starts 16:59

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Episode #151 - Numenera - One Small Problem

Episode #151 - Numenera - One Small Problem

A few final purchases and then the group leaves the city of Serenity behind them – but they’ve brought a bigger problem along with them and the time to deal with it is quickly approaching.

Actual Play 20:43

Monday, October 28, 2013

Episode #150 - Numenera - Freedom - sort of

The crew has their mission and a few shins to equip themselves. What will they need and what really is the story behind their missions, surely it’s not as simple as it seems..

Actual Play begins 9:30

Monday, October 21, 2013

Episode #149 - Numenera - Man Behind the Curtain.

The crew is brought before the leader of Serenity and he discusses their future.  Can they avoid being sent back to the salt mines? Or does their future hold something more interesting things..

Actual Play starts 9:07

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Episode #148 - Numenera - Serenity

The players explain their characters and the GM outlines the starting city. Then... the adventure begins!

Actual Play starts 9:16

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Episode #147 - Numenera - World Creation

We discuss the mechanics of Numenera and flesh out how we want our world to look. Character types are also picked out..

Actual Play starts 26:00

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Episode #146 - Dungeon World - Wrap up & Discussion

We discuss our opinions on the Dungeon World game and the Scars adventure.

Discussion Starts 13:26

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Episode #145 - Dungeon World - Burn it, Burn it All

This is it, the end of the Dungeon World adventure. Will the crew find a way to tie up all the lose ends?

Actual Play starts 4:43

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Episode #144 - Dungeon World - Resisting the Empire

The Crew almost had everything under control and then the Red Cloaks showed up. Now what? Run? Confront them? Or… is there another way?

Actual Play starts at 46:23

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Episode #143 - Dungeon World - It's Not Not to Fight.

The Mantas Man has been sent back home, but what about the Demon in the room and the Red Cloaks in the town? And most importantly for the portly paladin… what about lunch??

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Episode # 142 - Dungeon World - Cricket Dome

The crew has found their way to the scar and the reason for the demon incursions into their realm. Can they possible roll all failures and still manage to stop the process? Well.. they are going to try.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Episode# 141 - Dungeon World - They Asked Me to Stop

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. The gang heads down to the source of all the villages trouble. What will they find? And who has been asked to stop what? Listen and find out.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Episode #140 - Dungeon World - Yo, yo, yo DWARF!

The villagers don’t seem all that thrilled that the adventurers are in town.  And is the rain ever going to stop? Are these the only issues they will have to deal with as they explore the scar? I wouldn't count on it..

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Episode #139 - Dungeon World - Shitting on the Mona Lisa

The crew splits and tackles two problems at once or maybe to cause a few problems of their own. Will one groups actions effect the other group – and if so, for good or bad?

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Episode #138 - Dungeon World - Dimps

As the adventurers get near their destination – the find something amiss in the village of Greenwood. Who or what is preventing the peaceful completion of their journey? Listen in to find out!

Actual Play starts 16:36

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Episode #137 - Dungeon World - World Creation

Join us for a lightly edited episode of KotN. We meander our way through the creation of our Dungeon World setting. (I’ve even left a few jokes and puns in).


Actual Play starts 15:16

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Episode #136 - Dungeon World - Journey's Beginning

The KotN crew tries out Dungeon World for the first time.
Will this new universe contain a doors for them to stand in front of and not open? Listen and find out!

Actual Play starts 11:05

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Episode #134 - Chagrin Player Wrap Up

The new players share their thoughts on the World of Darkness game system and the whole KotN crew discusses the Chagrin story line.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Episode #133 - Chagrin - Fin

Actual Play Starts 6:28

Fires rage out of control all over the farmstead. Decapitated spirits howl in the smoke-choked air. A vampire slowing losing control on the brink of frenzy.

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. has been in tight spots before, but none quite as perilous as this.

What becomes of our exhausted heroes? Tune in to part two of our two-part conclusion to find out…

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Episode #132 - Chagrin - Riposte

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. has been bloodied, battered and bruised during their foray into Chagrin Farm.

Split into two separate groups, the task force is weakened and facing an enemy uniquely suited for their teammates on the opposite side of the farmstead.

Will the members be able to respond to the life-and-death challenge that they are ill equipped to handle?

Tune in for the first part of our two-part conclusion.

Actual Play starts 12:03

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Episode #131 - Chagrin - Too Little, Too Late?

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. leader Jay Alton is a man on a mission. In his time of need, the entire task force falls in behind their captain in an effort to rescue his abducted sister.

Will Clare be found safe? Or is she just another victim on the mean streets of East Cleveland? Tune in to find out...

Actual Play Starts 7:32

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Episode #130 - Chagrin - Into the Fray

Episode 130:

Into the Fray

Mere hours before they are scheduled to leave for the farmstead Task Force S.I.R.E.N. puts their entire mission in jeopardy in order to rescue one of their own. Jay is a man-possessed as he attempts to free his little sister from an unknown danger. What has Clare gotten herself into? And who (or what?) is threatening her?

Actual Play Starts 16:05

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Episode #129 - Chagrin - Blood

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. flashes back one final time to the mean streets of East Cleveland in a desperate scramble to save a blood relative, while in the present, three very wounded and bloody heroes try to negotiate with a creature whose primitive blood-lust threatens their very lives

Actual Play begins 24:03

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Sites mentioned in the feedback...

The Game Loft

Dresden RPG Chat

Vampire: The Masquerade - YouTube RPG Experiment

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Episode #128 - Chagrin - Silver Bell

Fires rage all around the compound lighting up the night sky like a beacon. And surely someone has noticed the constant magazine reports echoing through the darkness even in this remote location.Time is running short.

But in the cool, dank recess of a storm cellar, Jay and Daniel calmly steel themselves for an encounter with god knows what. One rickety, termite-infested door is all that separates them from death or salivation.

Which will it be?

Actual Play starts 1:29

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Episode #127 - Chagrin - Anticipation

The end game is drawing nigh. While most of Task Force S.I.R.E.N. is scrabbling to reach the safety of their vehicle two members steel themselves before entering the storm cellar and the horrors that may lie lurking within.

(And as mentioned in the feedback - help two fellow gamers out!)

Actual Play Starts 19:15

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Episode #126 - Chagrin - The Sins of our Fathers

With the outcome of the mission still very much in doubt, the Task Force struggles to hold onto their gains, or in some cases just survive for a few more moments.

But if chaos reigns throughout the farmstead, so too does it reign in mind of one of our brave heroes.

Join us for harrowing journey into both the wilds of Chargin Farm and into the childhood memories of one of Task Force S.I.R.E.N.'s finest.

Actual Play Starts 17:54

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Episode #125 - Chagrin - A Shot in the Dark

Danny Rocklin: The man. The hunter. The legend.

What will transpire when S.I.R.E.N.'s Daniel Morgan finally encounters the man that could unravel the mystery of the missing Valkyrie agents?

Actual Play Starts 15:21

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Episode #124 - Chagrin - Hand to Hand

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. has splintered into four groups desperately clinging to life: Michael and Sister Katie grasp the hands of the innocent children and attempt to lead them to safety.

Edgard finds himself on his hands and knees with death rapidly approaching.

Agent Chu Park's unsteady hand tries to fire upon an inhuman entity that endlessly shambles after him.

And finally, Daniel and Jay find themselves in an unexpected, brutal, tight-quarter encounter that may decide the fate of the entire operation.

Actual Play starts 10:36

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Episode #123 - Chagrin - At Long Last

The action shifts back to Chagrin Farm and the long anticipated meeting between Task Force S.I.R.E.N. and the sniper in the stone colonial.

What awaits Daniel at the top of the burning stairs? Is it Danny Rocklin? Or has Valkyrie already disposed of him? Or is something altogether different?

And what other surprises may await the unwary in flaming, smoke-infested halls of the house that Danny built?

Actual Play starts 17:23

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Episode #122 - Chagrin - Collateral Damage

In a dramatic flash-back scene, Task Force S.I.R.E.N. follows a twisting trail to interview Danny Rocklin's ex-wife. What illumination can she shine on the mysterious hunter? And does she share anything of value that will aid the group in their midnight run to Chagrin Farm on the following day?

Actual play 11:55

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Episode #121 - Chagrin - Recon and Relics

Episode 121

While Jay, Chu and Sister Katie chase down leads at the Police Museum, the rest of Task Force S.I.R.E.N. make a return visit to the DeStefano's old garage. What they find hidden away may influence the events at Chagrin Farm in the days to come...

Actual Play Starts 22:11

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Episode #120 - Chagrin - The Museum

Jay leads an investigation to Cleveland's Police Museum that only deepens the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Danny Rocklin and his daughter Grace. And what do the infamous Torso Murders from the 1930's have to do with it?

Actual Play starts 1:11

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Episode #119 - Chagrin - Visiting the Past

The gunfire, blood and adrenaline subside for a moment as Task Force S.I.R.E.N. has a group-flashback to the mean streets of Cleveland and their desperate attempt to unravel the mystery of Danny Rocklin, hunter legend.

Actual Play Starts 16:33

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Episode #118 - Chagrin - A Christmas Carol in July

The battle rages in the fields and the stone colonial as Task Force S.I.R.E.N. press their attack. But advisers new and old threaten to stem the advance: A dark form hovers over the battlefield silent and ominous; demons still stir in the hot midnight air hungry for new souls; and the undead clamber for the warm flesh and blood of our heroes.

In a cacophony of gunshots, moans, screams and gibbering madness a tiny voices begins to sing in the gore-soaked fields. And maybe, just maybe that's enough to save the innocent and turn the tide of the battle.

Actual Play Starts 14:39

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Episode #117 - Chagrin - Vignettes

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. finds itself scattered across the farmstead. Each member dealing with his or her own set of harrowing issues.

Join us for several short scenes that significantly alter the course of the investigation.

Actual Play Starts 23:17

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Episode #116 - Chagrin - Don't Be Afraid Or The Demons Will Eat Your Soul

The stone colonial. That silent, hunched sentinel has stood in harsh judgment as the task force struggled to reach its seemingly impenetrable walls. That monolithic shadow at the far end of the farmstead has dealt pain, anguish and fear in equal measures to friend and foe alike.

Its deafening silence. Its chimney benching foul smoke. Its broken windows with glass shards like angry teeth. The stone colonial has been waiting to devour any hunter who dares to enter its realm.

That wait is finally over.

Actual Play Starts 1:24

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Episode #115 - Chagrin - Can We Stop Making Zombies Please

The battle rages on but new complications abound.

What to do with children stranded in the middle of a battlefield?

Are the zombies a result of the task force's actions? And if that wasn't enough, certain creatures of the night make a reappearance at exactly the wrong moment.

All of this and another flashback with Michael Clay's favorite hacker advisory Binary Hex. Listen in...

Actual Play Starts 17:07

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Episode #114 - Chagrin - Into the Fire

he farmstead is, quite literally, going up in flames. As the fire gets hotter the task force is pushed to its limit, both physically and emotionally.

Decisions are made and consequences experienced.

The raid has reached a boiling point and there's no turning back now...

Actual Play Starts 12:27

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Episode #113 - Chagrin - Fighting Irish

Episode 113 - Fighting Irish

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. finds itself divided on the battlefield. One faction faces death and dismemberment in the trailer home while the others continue to push deeper into the farmstead at their own peril. Prepare yourself for a blood-soaked episode...

Actual Play Starts 00:48

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Episode #112 - Chagrin - Stick a Needle in your Eye

Episode 112:

Stick a Needle in your Eye

One of the more dramatic moments of Task Force S.I.R.E.N.'s mission leads to a flashback and a battle of wits between an enigmatic interloper and Michael Clay.

Actual Play starts 11:02

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And don't forget about the Fate Core kickstarter!  Only one week left!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode #111 - Chagrin - Trailer Trash

Episode 111: Trailer Trash

Two of Task Force S.I.R.E.N.'s finest enter the trailer home and discover a unique meaning for the term
'trailer trash,' while the rest of their comrades continue their clash with the Valkyrie commandos.

Much blood is spilled in this riveting episode... and most of it is from the veins of our trusty heroes

Actual Play starts 9:49

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Episode #110 - Chagrin - "Shit Just Got Real"

Episode 110: Shit Just Got Real

A potential ally that may also stab them in the back? Check. A clash with Task Force Valkyrie Black Ops? Check? A sniper raining hell from on high? Check. Bodies in the grass? Check.

Task Force S.I.R.E.N. has been in tight spots before and tonight is certainly no different. They will need every ounce of their skill and creativity to keep the mission from collapsing and to keep everyone alive. The question is... has their luck finally run out?

Actual Play starts at 20:38

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