Mar 23, 2020

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Episode 93: On the Hunt for Actual Play!

The Spellburn podcast is now on its 93rd episode!  It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Back when Judge Jim, Jeffrey and Jobe started Spellburn, they were mainly setting out to verbally pore over the new Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG.   Eight years later, Spellburn is here to stay, but there are other great podcasts about DCC out there, including the Foreign Beggars, Ravenlord and Dirt Boy Blues Actual Play podcasts done by Harrison Hunt and friends, known collectively as the Tabletop Twats.   We’re excited to have another International DCC superstar with us today!

Stuff referenced in this episode!

3T RPG Podcast!

Sailors on the Starless Sea

Intrigue at the Court of Chaos

City of the Damned

Chained Coffin (including Sour Spring Hollow funnel adventure)

Umerican Survival Guide

Bronx Beasts Vol 1

13th Skull

The Croaking Fane

Cyber Crawl Classics

Terror of the Stratosfiend

Maid the RPG

Wild Die Podcast

3T Actual Play games on Youtube: START HERE – Foreign Beggars #1

100 Weird Widgets (from 3T rpg publishing)

Escape from Station 17

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  1. On the topic of alignment languages – the way I figured they worked, and it was touched upon in the podcast, is that knowing, say, the language of Law means you can speak to the beings of Law – the Lords, the various angels and weird geometric stasis beings that populate those realms. It is, in essence, a completely alien and strange language.

    I don’t think you should be able to use to to speak to, say, a lawful Cleric though. It’s not a mortal language, it’s an extra-planar one. In that context, I think it’s perfectly fine to just have it be a thing in the game, as now there’s a character who, depending on the situation, can actually stop and converse with the weird chaos blob the party runs into. For example.

    • Julian Bernick says:

      Thanks Kalin.. I guess if Law is a kind of Ur-language that speaks to all Lawful beings, a Judge should rule whether that includes mortals or not. After all, Clerics get disapproval because humans sometimes don’t live up to their alignments.. you might have to be INNATELY Lawful to understand/speak the alignment language (unless specifically taught.) Or not. I think it would depend on the cosmology….

      Thanks for listening!

  2. Judge Mathieu says:

    Great episode once again! I have to say it arrived at just the right time. I’m currently confined in a Moroccan campground and have plenty of time on my hands so I’m really happy you led me to discover the 3T’s actual play podcast. I’m especially intrigued about “Ravenlord”. I’ve always wondered how a bland D&D adventure reacts to the gonzo rules and characyers of DCC RPG. I guess I will find out soon enough as I’ve already downloaded a few episodes.

    Also, I have to say, it’s not all bad news in Morocco. We started a small group to play DCC in the campground and even if they’re all newbies, we’re having lots of fun!

    I also noted the comment about “Intrigue at the Court of Chaos”. It will probably be my next purchase.

    Thanks again for the great podcast!

    • Julian Bernick says:

      Great to hear from you Mathieu! Happy to turn you on to 3T’s great stuff, it’s lots of fun including their “regular” RPG-oriented podcasts. But their actual play stuff really stands out IMO.

      Intrigue at the Court of Chaos is a classic!

      And don’t miss Cyclops Con coming son (April 17-19) if you can do some remote gaming with the greater DCC community!

      • Judge Mathieu says:

        Thanks for the invitation to Cyclops Con. Not sure how it would work out for data. I’m a little bit limited for data but I have time to look into it.

        I spent a bit of time binge listening to Ravenlord and it’s really awesome! Episode 3’s ending is a masterpiece! It’s no wonder because it’s actually a DCC Adventure set in Ravenloft!