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33 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
We take a break from your regularly (or irregularly) scheduled adventures to bring you another clapcast!
91 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Play - The Song of the Ravenlands (Bones, Episode 6)
In the final episode of the Bones of the Hero of the Hollows arc, the Grey Earls meet someone unlikely, and find a new way to come back to Hollows.As COVID-19 travels around the planet, we hope this is a welcome distraction. This episode was recorded long before the outbreak started, but know that the Grey Earls always play online and practice good social distancing, and so should you! Wash your hands people!
85 minutes | Mar 8, 2020
Play - This Squid is so Hungry (Bones, Episode 5)
The Grey Earls fuid themselves facing down the beak of their greatest foe yet, the Black Horror. As Lyrica flees with the youngest member of the party, the rest fortify a crumbling mausoleum, in the hopes that they can best the monster that has hunted the waters for generations. Its time for a good ol’ fashioned fight.
78 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Play - You Are Needed Elsewhere (Bones, Episode 4)
The Grey Earls return to their quest for the Bones of the Hero of the Hollows. On the road they are faced with many random challenges, and learn more about the mysteries of the Ravenlands. They also find a fragile treasure on the road. A burden to be bjorn by the Earls?
9 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Clap - We're Back in the Forbidden Lands
With a clapcast! Transparently Nik and Ben have had a lot going on in the past few months. Cars being totaled, mortgages being refinanced, new jobs, new additions to families, and more. It has been overwhelming, but great. We are sorry for the hiatus, and want to reward your patience with this fun insight into the conversations that happen before and after we officially start recording. Podcasts will be coming much more regularly from here on out!
107 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Play - You Aren't That Hard Up for Rations, Are You? (Bones, Ep. 3)
In which the Grey Earls continue to insist on a split party. In the over-land group; Stek manages a cart, Addison makes a friend, Hardar makes things awkward, and Lyrica digs into her own past. In the over-sea group Voss only kind of suggests killing an innocent fisherman, and Eramis meets an old friend on the waves.Thank you all for joining us! Sorry for the intermittent release schedule, I hope you find these episodes to be welcome surprised. Ben has enlisted some more editing hope, so it is our hope a more regular release schedule is assumed soon.Music by Meydan - https://meydan.bandcamp.com/
115 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Play - We Haven't Has a Mishap in a While (Bones, Ep. 2)
The Grey Earls find a fishing village with a mysterious secret. The party is split. Entirely by choice, and not at all what the DM wanted. Stek, Addison, Hardar, and Lyrica meet an old friend on the road. Voss and Eramis leave a surprise for the Black Griffons, and find a surprise of their own.“Adventures In…” is an actual play podcast set in Free League’s RPG system, The Forbidden Lands.
118 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Play - You Said it Would Wash Out (Bones, Ep. 1)
The Grey Earls are back and better than ever! A new mysterious member joins the party. Random event tables are rolled, much to the delight of Ben. Hardar makes a friend. Then that friend immediately runs off with another friend.We apologize for the unscheduled hiatus. Nik and Ben both work in education, so August and September are absolutely bonkers months, and so editing had to be put on the back burner. But we are back!
69 minutes | Aug 25, 2019
Prep - Post Mortem Arc 1
This is the first of a series of Post Mortem episodes in which Nik and Ben go over how the previous arc went, what is coming up, and what they learned. We go over highlights from the past 4 actual play episodes, as well as do just a little world building. We also get into how Forbidden Lands actually plays, and how our players felt in the first arc of this campaign. We tend to trade GMing respnsibilities in each arc, so beginning next week, Ben will be taking over for the next story arc.Music by Meydän: https://meydan.bandcamp.com/
106 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
Play - And You Were Okay With That?
The Grey Earls are left to clean up their mess after the first with the Rust Brothers. Eramis has a showdown. Hardar gets to know a Sister of Heme. and Olex gets a new permanent roommate. The Earls get a chance to explore the Hollows.Music by Meydän: https://meydan.bandcamp.com/
99 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
Play - Fight First, Questions Later
The Grey Earls engage in their first combat in the Forbidden Lands. Listen as they stumble through mechanics, make questionable decisions, and in the case of Stek, try and run away for a solid 45 minutes unsuccessfully. Addison snipes from the trees, Olex gets a spear in the back, and more on this episode of “Adventures In…”Music by Meydän: https://meydan.bandcamp.com/
136 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Play - Of Iron and Fire
In this second episode of the actual play season of Adventures In… the Grey Earls get to know the rust brothers, free and elf, and get into a fight most people would call unwise.Adventures In… is a podcast about all parts of role playing games. “Prep” episodes are devoted to the Co-DMs getting ready for their sessions together, and “Play” episodes are actual play with their weekly group. Set in Free League’s RPG system “Forbidden Lands,” this podcast will take you on an adventure with raiders and rogues in a cursed land.Music by Meydän: https://meydan.bandcamp.com/
130 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
In this episode “Adventures In…” goes actual play! Join Nik and Ben in the Forbidden Lands with their players as they begin their campaign. Join Stek the peddler, Adison the hunter, Voss the fighter, Hardar the rouge, Eramis the wizard, and Olex the tied up elf as they set out on a journey unlike any other.Nik DMs this first week, and our players come face to face with the Rust Brothers…
57 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
The final prepisode
In this final episode of prep Nik and Ben mostly tie up some loose ends. The exciting news is here! In the show notes! The next full-length podcast will be the start an actual-play campaign set in the Forbidden Lands. Our players that we have built this world for will join us in exploring it. In the mean time, thank you for joining us to this point!More Adventures are just on the horizon…
48 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Nuts and Bolts
In which Nik and Ben ramble on about a few odds and ends about their game including quest design and coordination, starting cities, and how to share a character. This is the penultimate episode in our preparation series. Episodes have been getting few and far between and we switch gears into actual story planning, and we don’t want to spoil anything!
51 minutes | May 23, 2019
Final Faction Frontier
In our final faction pitch episode Nic and Ben hammer out the details of a few smaller factions. They talk about the horse riding people of the Quards and Galdanes, as well as the Order of the Maiden in Free League’s Forbidden Lands.We also want to apologize for the delay in this episode. Ben had significant computer issues that led to cancelled recording sessions, issues retrieving the file for edit after a successful recording, and just general headaches. All is well now though, and more regular releases should be on the way.
68 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Fast Pitch: Four Factions for the Price of One
The third episode is a series of faction pitches in which Nik and Ben flesh out the history of the Forbidden Lands and the factions that occupy the Ravenlands. After two episodes of very depth pitches Nik and Ben manage to give brief pitches, covering four factions in one hour! Ben is pitching the Congregation of the Serpent, and the Halflings and Goblins. Nik pitches the Raven Sisters, and the Redrunners.These episodes are all about building fascinating foundations for amazing stories to be told. Free League gives DMs lots of wiggle rooms to make the Forbidden Lands their own, and these DMs are taking a lot of liberties!
70 minutes | Apr 17, 2019
Orc Society Pitch
In this episode Nik pitches his ideas for a new description of Orc society in the Forbidden Lands. In a previous episode Nik mentioned wanting to change the Orcs wholesale to make sure the Orcs had personhood from the very beginning and make playing an Orc more appealing to our group. This is the second in a series of faction pitches where Nik and Ben go back and forth fleshing out the world our players will explore when our campaign starts.
69 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Nobody Pitches a Dwarf
This is the first episode in a series where Nik and Ben take turns pitching their ideas for factions in their Forbbiden Lands campaign. This series will be ongoing for until all the factions have been outlined and major NPCs introduced. In this episode Ben pitches his vision for the dwarves in Forbbiden Lands, and Nik asks a lot of good questions. Also, Ben appologizes for calling the dwarves boring in a previous episode, they are extremely interesting.
35 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
Tools of the Game Master
In this episode Nik and Ben talk about the tools they use to plan and run their games. Ever want to know about the tools to run games online? They talk about that. Looking for ways to organize your game? They talk about that. Want to know which tools help plan a game with a co-GM? Well yes, they talk about that too. A game master needs a robust tools box, and this episode is a guide to starting your toolbox to run games, record your games, and play games online.
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