Hello listeners! We are back from our holiday break and we want to welcome you to Episode 9, Session 05, Side A of the Lost Mines of Phandelver series! It’s the beginners adventure presented in the Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set.
In this series you’ll hear Alex play a character named Hal, who is a level 2 Bard when we meet him. Kolton decided to play Olo, a level 2 Tortle Barbarian. While Matt plays a level 2 Grung Wizard. Colin was DM’ing this game. We are using the Milestone leveling variant in this adventure, so the players are completely free to find paths to victory and resolution options outside of combat and murder to solve their problems.
In today’s service… I mean Session… the characters enact their plan to attack and kill the Red Brands. With food! It’s a delicious plan that’s executed with a sumptuous amount of spicy jokes and laughs! I loved this sequence; it was very fun to play out and I hope that you guys enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed playing it out.
A quick content warning for this episode: casual discussion of murder, casual depiction a murder scene, and raucous comedy/jokes surrounding this content.
The characters in this series are decidedly not good people but the players have a small amount of dissonance with this situation and didn’t realize how easy it would be to casually kill a bunch of people all at once if they put their minds to it for a very short amount of time. None of the players or the DM had their feelings hurt by the discussion, nor was anybody angry at the table; we’re all having a great time because this is our table culture. If you take issue with speaking lightly about or casually making jokes about taking human life, then this might be a good episode to skip.
Please, enjoy the show!