#108 Dead In Thay 03

We venture into the DoomVault in this week’s episode.  They tangled politics of Thay begin to make a bit more sense for our adventurers as they find themselves with some unlikely allies.  We hope you enjoy and don’t forget you can view the video of this session on YouTube.com/TheGoblinBeat to see all of our happy smiling faces and to watch the roll20.net board we use.

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#107 Dead In Thay 02

In this episode pulled from our Google Hangout our adventurers reach the Bloodgate Nexus and fight to save the Sword Coast from the evil Red Wizard invasion.  Also there’s way too much talk about turning undead.  We hope you enjoy and don’t forget you can view the video of this session on YouTube.com/TheGoblinBeat to see all of our happy smiling faces and to watch the roll20.net board we use.

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#106 Dead In Thay 01

Listen in to the audio of our Google Hangout where we are playing through the current season of D&D Encounters.  In this episode the adventure gets started and things get crazy in a hurry!  We hope you enjoy and don’t forget you can view the video of this session on YouTube.com/TheGoblinBeat to see all of our happy smiling faces and to watch the roll20.net board we use.

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The Fey in DnD Next

In this week’s Wandering Monsters James Wyatt talks about the Fair Folk and how they may be portrayed in D&D Next.  Overall the tone of the article looks great to me and I’m happy with the descriptions of Fey creatures that he includes within the article.  The only problem I have is the apparent backpedaling from the Feywild as a core part of the D&D cosmology.  In 4e the Feywild and Shadowfell became the light and dark twins to the natural world and formed the core base from which Fey and Shadow/Undead creatures originate.  From what James says in his article they are planning to back up to a more 3e view of the Feywild for D&D Next where it is an optional part of the overall cosmology and not so ingrained into the core of the game.

While I understand that viewpoint, as a DM that is about to move his campaign into the Feywild I have and will continue to invest a lot of time and world building into the portions of the Feywild where my PCs venture.  If/when we decide to move forward into D&D Next I would like the process to go as smoothly as possible and it sadly looks as if the support for the Feywild as we know it is being pulled back by a large degree.  Of course that will probably not be the worst of my problems if I decide to move the campaign into the next edition of D&D.  Players are never happy when you move existing characters into new editions.

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#030 DnD Next Playtest Thoughts

 

In this week’s episode we take a break from our campaign to talk about Dnd Next.  The public playtest is now well underway and the CB crew all take a few minutes to sit down and talk about the experience so far, what we like, don’t like, hope to see etc.  Let us know what you think by leaving a comment or sending an email to podcast@crimsonbastards.com and we’ll read it in a future episode.  Thanks for all the support on Facebook, Twitter and iTunes (we love the 5-star reviews!) and don’t forget to look for us at DragonCon this year.  We’ll be running several game tables and would love to see you there.

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#020 DnD Next Chat

This week we discuss recent D&D next articles and polls.  Enjoy listening to us give our take on these subjects and let us know yours by leaving comments or email us at podcast@crimsonbastards.com  Please continue to give us the great reviews and 5-star ratings on iTunes.  Don’t forget to subscribe!

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#009 DnD Next

This week we discuss D&D Next or D&D 5e (again).  We hope you enjoy our thoughts on the upcoming edition as we eagerly await its release.

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Delayed Podcast

We at Crimson Bastards just wanted to apologize for the lack of a podcast episode coming out today.  We had a new podcast recorded about D&D 5e or D&D next but the recording got corrupted and we ended up losing it.  Don’t worry though as we will be re-recording it during our next play session and we hope to release it sometime during the upcoming week.

In the meantime please feel free to check out the new Crimson Bastards shop on CafePress!  You can find the link to it on the right side of the page.  There are some pretty neat things in there already and we will be adding new material going forward so keep checking back to see what’s available.

Will D&D 5E Unite the Fold?

Wizards of the Coast caused quite a stir in the D&D community when they recently announced an upcoming complete overhaul of the game. It’s been less than 5 years since the original release of the last edition (D&D 4E), so you may be asking yourself why are they already changing things up? In his official announcement of the project, WoTC’s head of R&D, Mike Mearls says, “We want a game that rises above differences of play styles, campaign settings, and editions, one that takes the fundamental essence of D&D and brings it to the forefront of the game.”
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