Mouse Guard 2nd Ed. Actual Play Series – Mission of Mercy

James decided that he wanted to run Mouse Guard again, so he invited a few friends. Paul and Steve are part of the normal podcast, while Matt and Andy are newcomers to the 1d4Cast scene.

**Note** – Mouse Guard is a front heavy system in terms of mechanical crunchiness. This games was a learning exercise and it not played 100% correctly according to the book.

The recording, after editing out long pauses, runs short of 2 hours.

Here is the cast:

GM – James Winfield

Kenzie – Stephen Horrocks
Saxon – Paul Carlson
Lieam – Andy Mull
Celanawe – Matt Poole

If you are following the Vampire V20 game, it is on hiatus until after the major convention season. It should start back up in September or October. In the meantime, we are planning to release a couple of other one-shot APs of various systems until then. Look for a Fate Core one-shot coming next.

Hope you enjoy!

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Mouse Guard 2nd Ed. Actual Play Series – 1d4Con 2017 Playtest

This was recorded right before 1d4Con 2017. This is the Playtest of the Scenario James ran at the convention. He recruited David and Marian to play and Marian brought Derek along with her.

**Note** – Mouse Guard is a front heavy system in terms of mechanical crunchiness. This games was a learning exercise and it not played 100% correctly according to the book.

The recorded game itself has a running time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes after the long pauses had been removed. Then we discuss things that we noticed or questioned about the game for about 15 minutes afterwards.

Here is the cast:

GM – James Winfield

Kenzie – David Havelka
Saxon – Marian McBrine
Lieam – Derek Guder

If you are following the Vampire V20 game, it is on hiatus until after the major convention season. It should start back up in September or October. In the meantime, we are planning to release a couple of other one-shot APs of various systems until then.

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Episode 41 – It’s Clobbering Time

This is June 2017’s Episode. This month we talk about our favorite Combat and other Conflict Resolution subsystems within various RPGs.

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or event Google Play Music! We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next episode!

This episode was recorded on 6/26/2017 using Mumble and edited in Audacity. Due to a system meltdown after updating to Windows 10 “Creator’s Update”, James’ laptop took a huge dump, so we were unable to record originally on 6/19/2017. Anyway, there is a little bit of a quality issue with some weird pops and noises around Monica’s and Henry’s mics that I was unable to completely remove. We used Levelator to level and normalize the audio after editing in Audacity. This show has been minimally edited to remove a few gaps of silence and fix some quality issues here and there.

Don’t forget to check out our 1d4cast Actual Play Episodes in iTunes, they are on a separate feed. Another Vampire episode has been posted (Session 3) and a Mouse Guard Playtest will be appearing there soon (hopefully).

Here are the show notes:

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VtM V20 Actual Play Series – Baltimore in Darkness 03


Storyteller:

  • James

Players:

  • Marian (Bob Roberts – Ventrue
  • Davie (Morgan Mandrake – Nosferatu)
  • David (Willard Connelly – Tremere)
  • Wes (Tom Hebert – Nosferatu)
  • Christina (Madelene Cross-DuChance – Toreador)

*A note about the quality*: We used G+ Hangouts exclusively this time again. Other than the usual issues with Hangouts, the quality issues stem from the static of Christina/Davie’s mic, some background noise from Marian’s mic, and the occasional low volume of my mic. It is hard to hear what Christina and Davie say sometimes due to the static.

This episode is heavily edited to fix and cut out audible tech issues as well as long periods of silence, background noise, and other random noise picked up by microphones.

The next episode will hopefully be recorded in July.

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or event Google Play Music!

We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next regular episode!

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Episode 40 – A Particular Set of Skills

This month we talk about our favorite Skills subsystems within various RPGs. We also discuss our time at and running 1d4Con 2017 as well.

Thank you to Zac C. for writing in!

If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! You can also post to our Facebook Community and/or Google+ Community You can even leave us feedback on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or event Google Play Music! We’d love to hear from you and will read your message on the next episode!

This episode was recorded on 5/15/2017 using G+ Hangouts and recorded by routing the sound through a mixer and into Audacity. There is a little bit of a quality issue with this episode as there are some weird pops and noises around Monica’s and Henry’s mics that I was unable to completely remove. We used Levelator to level and normalize the audio before editing in Audacity. This show has been minimally edited to remove a few gaps of silence and fix some quality issues here and there.

Don’t forget to check out our 1d4cast Actual Play Episodes in iTunes, they are on a separate feed. Another Vampire episode on its way as well as a Mouse Guard Playtest.

Here are the show notes:

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