Sep 11

Campaigns: City of the Damned: Ep 6 – Gotcha now . . .

Hello and welcome to the Campaigns, the Actual Play Podcasts from The Rpg Academy. I am Michael and this is the Campaigns:  City of the Damned Episode  6 – Gotcha now .  . .

This whole adventure, which i’m calling The Cursed City of Kalamot, or City of the Damned, is based on my Synergy concept of using a pack of Magic The Gathering cards to inspire a game.  Once all the episodes are out i’ll share the outline I wrote and used as my adventure guide.

This episode picks up as the PC’s continue their battle against the wolves.


Travis and Nick make their triumphant return to the game this week, but Evan was out. Rob graciously stepped in to fill out the party.


1. Rob is playing a Wizard named Belial.  HIs Wizard is Atypical in that his power comes from a magical artifact he found while hunting/trapping in the woods. His Wizard’s Ball is based on the Wizard’s Glasses from the Stephen King series, The Dark Tower.  Mechanically, this is all just fluff, but in the game the Ball he found has taught him how to cast spells, but he can only cast them through the ball (he can still cast his cantrips without the ball, but that is it).  Evan’s PC (at the time, unnamed) feels like the Ball has been pushing him to leave their current town. Possibly to find another of this items.

2. Dustin is playing a Monk name Ando.  Dustin was a commoner who became injured and was taken to a monastery for healing. Once there he adopted their ways and became a student of Ang.  He became a favored student.  A schism was beginning to grow in the monastery concerning the future of their ways as Ang became ill. Ang summoned for the scrolls he had based his teachings off of to be brought to settle the schism but they were stolen on the way up the mountain. No one saw anything, but when they opened the locked case, all they found was an obsidian Tiger’s paw left in their place.

3. Nick is playing a Bard named Carter. His PC’s parents are part of a gypsy band of traveling performers. His Mother and Father are both very accomplished performers and musicians.  Nick’s Character was hoped to be a prodigy but never quite took to music/performing as his family. When he was quite young, his parents adopted a young child left on the side of the road. This new son, Scott, excelled at music and performing, quickly outshining Nick’s PC.  When he was old enough, Nick’s PC left his family and hopes to someday return having amassed fame and fortune to outshine Scott.

4. Travis is playing a Half-Orc Cleric named Glug. His Domain is War.  Travis wants to play him as a man caught between two inner conflicts. The human side of him wants peace, but the Orc side craves blood and war.  When he was first indoctrinated into the church one of his duties was to assist the Brewmaster. Over time his PC became a Brewer in his own rite.  He now spends his time in the world searching for new ingredients to try and perfect his signature draft.



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    • Regis on October 18, 2014 at 7:23 am
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    I’m going through this mini series now. I just finished episode 3. You mentioned uploading your outline but I can’t seem to find it. I’m really curious about your thought process within those first two parts.

    1. Regis,
      It hasn’t been posted yet, but I hope too soon. We want to do a full episode where we recap the adventure and that outline will be on that episode. If it takes much longer (we hoped to have it up already) I may post it earlier.

      Thanks for listening!!

    • Jonathon on February 13, 2015 at 8:23 am
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    Looking forward to the conclusion to see how the group wraps it up.

    Yeah! Glug to the rescue! Oh wait! Glug is out of spells now. DAM! Hurry, back to the 5 minute workday. LOL

    So this is a question to debate. If a medium shape shifter changes into a large creature that can swallow a medium creature and then changes back into its medium size, what happens to the medium creature that was swallowed?

    A portal??? Does it lead to the New World which is inhabited by a Tursharktopis? LOL

    LMAO I made the Tursharktopis comment before someone called Michael’s description of the manticore a Tursharktopis.

    Great use of a secondary spell, gust of wind, to obtain the orb. Everyone seems to think that fireball, lightning bolt, disintegration is the way to go, but to just defuse the situation and complete your objective is the end result. My wizard likes using grease to take down those less dexterous type monsters. Though the ranged attackers get pissed at me, the melee attackers love me.

    Michael did a great job adding flavor to the PC’s actions as they made their quick escape.

    Bummer that the manticore was not able to make it out, a skiff/manticore aerial fight would have been bad ass!



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