Jun 30

Field Trip to Red Larch Episode 1


Hello and welcome to A Field Trip to Red Larch. The Field Trip is the newest Actual Play series of podcasts from The Rpg Academy. In the Field trip we’ll be using a different set of systems and a revolving cast of players for a series of one-off / One-shot adventures. Unlike The Trials which are focused on learning the rules of the system a Field Trip is just about the adventure – so rules may or may not be used correctly.


For our first Field Trip Rocky (@LaffinJoker) takes our characters into the city of Red Larch which is the opening section of the Princes of the Apocalypse module for DnD 5e – so Spoiler alert if you have not yet read or played that module and plan on it.


Our cast for this adventure

Michael F (@Verjaeger1) playing a Water Genasi Cleric named Saltabe

Jared (@Jman091510) playing an Earth Genasi Druid named Bantor

Michael (@TheRpgAcademy) playing a Fire Genasi Wild-magic Sorceror named Val’Sean


I am continuing to work at adding sound effects, thanks mostly to @BattleBards but for this series I had to also find some sounds on-line at Freesound.org and TabletopAudio


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  1. I’ve been curious about how the modules run, originally I thought I was going to run the starter pack, but now I’m running my own thing which is proving to be a lot of fun that way anyways. Two comments I would make on this game, at first it seemed like the DM was just reading from a book, but towards the end, the whole thing came together really well, and it seemed much more natural in terms of storytelling, and what I expect from a pretty highly improvised game. The other comment would be that the sound effects are a bit high, they could be blended in a little bit lower volume levels on the effects since, especially the bath scene (which was a very good scene), the dialog would be difficult to hear while the running water was very easy to hear and too loud. Now, that might be more accurate to the scene and how you could hear if eavesdropping in real life to a conversation in a bath house, but creating a story for listening, those sound effects and sound effects/background noise in general should get mixed in at a little bit lower volume.

  2. Yeah, I completely agree. I’m still learning the SFX aspect and I swear! the compression to MP3 messed with the audio some. It sounds much more tinn-y now than before and the ambient sound effects are off as well. The water effects are cool, but too often (less is more) and too loud.

    Lessoned learned. I’m 25% done with ep 2’s SFX and will compress and then listen before I upload and will hopefully catch any oddities this time.

    Thanks for listening though – we always appreciate the feedback

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