Series VI: The Sons of Arahallin - Chapter VI

After a pyrrhic victory over Iggthot the Valleymaker, our adventurers grieve and convalesce. Krekki shows his usefulness as Hed rears his ugly... well... head.

This episode was hard. Greeg was a favorite of our characters, and his sea-salt cantankerousness was a joy to build around. And despite the early conversation in this episode, I was extremely sad (and sorry, to Zach) when he died. There was a hush at the table (and, later, when listening back to the recordings) coupled with a fear of how we’d procede.

But we kill our darlings.

More to the point, though, Last Breath is the best move in Dungeon World and to bend the rules to accomodate (read: force) a narrative is disingenuous and works to errode both the emotional stakes of the game and the main tenant of Dungeon World: play to find out what happens.

Krekki has legs, though (literally now!) and we’ve had a lot of fun playing the Brute Playbook in games off-air before now, so finding a(n almost) suitable replacement was easy. And as usual, Zach is more than capable of bringing one of my half-ideas to vibrant and wry life.

Let’s see what happens now. At least Socks is OK.


Series VI: The Sons of Arahallin - Chapter 0

The dream team is back, baby!! This is the set-up episode for Series VI, which I'm calling The Sons of Arahallin. For a change of pace, I (Nathan, that is) will be putting Ryan, JD, and Zach through the ringer in a series of boss battles as they rip through the lineage of the cyclopean king Arahallin.

Maybe-temporary music: “Walking in the Shadows” by “GO” Saito & Masae Saikade for the Lagoon OST

V: Dimansion of the Tectomancer - Chapter XV

We use Jason Cordova's Labyrinth Move (of Gauntlet fame; link incoming) to construct a session where our heroes explore the magical portal they figured out in the last chapter. They travel across great distances, but push through to get closer to the heart of the Dimansion... and to Ypsilanti's most private space.

Status Report!

Hello, ChimaeraCats!

Apologies for the lack of posted episodes over the last few weeks. I (J.D.) have been finishing my thesis and traveling home. While I hadn’t intended on these activities interfering with the podcasts’s release schedule, the additional editing needed to work around technical issues we’ve had since my move proved too much for my available time. Since I’m currently lacking the equipment I need to finish editing, once again there will not be an episode this week. I again apologize for such a long hiatus.

That being said, getting to see Zach, Ryan, Nathan, and other Chimaera members again while I was home was so amazing and so energizing. We have killer episodes recorded and I’m seriously so stoked to share where our current story goes with you all once I’m back home in the editing booth (my apartment). You can look forward to an episode next week on Wednesday, and thank you all for your patience and understanding.

Sending you Cats all of my +1s.