Given the massive protests against police violence and systemic racism in the US, Wednesday Night Games has decided to hold this weeks episode in reserve.
Lots of companies are making donations to charities that help African American communities in these times but here at WNG we don’t have a steady stream of income to offer in support of the cause outside of what keeps us running in our day to day lives.
But we do have our Ko-Fi. So, anything that is donated to our Ko-Fi this week, we’ll turn around and donate to Black Lives Matter. Their message of full liberties for people of color and the end of white supremacy is one that we feel can best utilize our support in these times.
We also want to increase the awareness and support of local bailfunds for the areas where protests are ongoing nearly daily against police violence. These funds help to get civil protesters out of jail cells so they can keep doing their good work.
While we’re happy to pass along your donation, we don’t want you to have to use us as middlemen. If you’re unsure of where to donate, the links below will take you to some pretty good places to drop a few bucks for the cause against the systemic hate our congress people have allowed to go on for too long in the US.
National Bailfunds List – Just look for the state and city combination you’re hoping to donate to. If the state/city combo you’re looking for doesn’t currently have a listed bailfund, consider donating to one of the National funds: https://bailfunds.github.io/#National
Before we get to the game stuff this week, just wanted to give a quick shout out, you’ll hear our verbal rendition in the recording as well, to JRazzzle who is the first person to donate to our Ko-Fi. Thanks again JRazzzle!
Now, on to the show.
We are back this week with Episode 24, Session 12, Side A of the Lost Mines of Phandelver series! Which is the beginners adventure presented in the Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set.
You’ll hear Alex play Hal, a level 3 Bard. Kaetlyn plays Uitzash, a level 3 Warlock in service to a dark patron. Kolton is playing Olo, a level 3 Tortle Barbarian. And Matt plays a level 3 Grung Wizard named Rwrarp (pronounced like a frog noise). Colin was DM’ing this game. We are using the Milestone leveling variant in this adventure.
The characters deliberate a little bit before deciding to make some final preparations in Phandalin and striking out to Cragmaw Keep! Lead by their goblin… Captive? Friend? Ally? … Let’s go with ally. Droop leads them towards where he remembers the castle is and we have a little bit of a travel montage on the way there. Then we make camp. Wait… did we accidentally go back to Torchbearer? What’s happening…
The Wednesday Night Crew would like to bring you a better listening experience and a better website. This would require better recording equipment and more utility from our webpage. Ultimately, that means a greater financial investment than any one in our group can currently shoulder. So, in order to make that more of a reality…
With your guys help, we can make the podcast better than ever!
Once we’ve gotten the recording quality where we’ve always wanted it to be and the website where we’ve come to realize it really needs to get to, we can start doing other things… But we’ll keep those under wraps for now. We’ll need to keep any goals realistic for the time being.
Thank you so much for your support in advance! You guys rock!
We’re taking a small break while we bring in the new year, so no episode this week. The show will resume on January 8, 2020.
Take a moment to leave us a comment on this post or shoot us a message on Twitter @WedNightGame with your favorite moments from the podcast this year or just new year resolutions that you’re taking with you into the new decade.
Hello listeners! Legends of the Five Rings has come to an end which means that we’ll be starting a new series next week!
The Wednesday Night Crew is excited to say that we’re gonna be presenting Torchbearer by Thor Olavsrud which was Matt’s pick in our rotation!
This game is similar to Mouse Guard, but a little more mechanically robust. Also similar to Burning Wheel, but a little less mechanically complex. We wanted to give it a try since it would give us a full view of the Burning Wheel system (except for Burning Empires, of course).
Content and tone wise, the game is a dungeon delver so it’s styled in the vain of old school Dungeons and Dragons games (right down to gaining XP for bringing back treasure instead of fighting monsters) or the Darkest Dungeon video game but without all the Lovecraft influences. Light and carrying capacity are emphasized mechanically in this game (which we’ll talk about in the episodes at length) and fighting monsters to the death is disincentivized (unusual for this type of game in the modern gaming landscape).
Colin ran the adventure from the back of the rulebook, Under the House of the Three Squires, and the players had an excellent time! Please come and join us next Monday for Character Creation where we sit around and talk about what kind of adventurers will undergo this perilous journey, and next Wednesday for Episode 1, Side A.
… And by “technical difficulties” we mean our recording of Session 10 was corrupted and lost.
You have no idea how disappointed we are to have to share this news with you all or how sad it made us to realize that this was the reality that we live in. Session 10 was basically the crown jewel of our L5R series for reasons that will be made clear later. In order to be able to bring you the rest of the story of the Samurai we’ve been talking about for some weeks, we’re looking for an alternative method than the original recording to bring that story to you! Both for the current timeline and the prologue!
But in order to do that we need to take a week off.
This will allow us to make the appropriate arrangements so that we can get you an episode that meets our desires as storytellers and your standards as our listeners. You will hear that story, even if it isn’t as we told it at the table the first time… you’ll get the story…
So thank you for your patience this week and be ready to join us next week for the continuation of L5R. Again, we are so sorry that this information is coming to you last minute like this, and that the news sucks so much.
Are you having fun listening to our shenanigans? Is there something you’d like to share with us? We have a Twitter account @WedNightGame where you can show your support or feedback. Kaetlyn will now be taking over our Twitter handle and is excited to talk with you all. Please head over and show your support! We also often post our latest episodes on Reddit via user Panwall under r/rpg so if Twitter isn’t your thing, you can look for us there too. We hope to hear from you all soon, and as always, have fun!
So, I know that there have been some issues with the website not feeding properly to the RSS, podcatchers, and iTunes. This is fact. It has been a long standing problem that I’ve been aware of and trying to fix.
This morning, I have made some updates to our website that should fix this problem! I’m not sure how fast they’ll implement, but it should correct the limited publishing issues we’ve been having! I’m very excited by this because it means that you fine folks will finally have the listening experience you deserve and not have to fight the RSS to get the content you want to listen to. Know that if the updates I’ve made don’t correct the issue, I’ll keep working on this until it’s fixed.
Thanks for bearing with us through the technical issues, and double-thanks to all of you who reported the issue so I could work out the kinks.
Be ready for next Wednesday when we drop the continuation of Masks and the first session of Burning Wheel!
A slight change in the lineup is occurring since we had a vote for our next game. We don’t want you guys to have to wait for us to finish publishing Masks to listen to our Burning Wheel game. We also don’t want to put Masks on the shelf because a lot of people have been enjoying it.
So we’re doubling down!
Starting next week, you fine folks will get a massive injection of Wednesday Night Game content! We’ll be delivering Side A of Masks Session 8 andSide A of The Burning Wheel Session 1! We’ll hold this pattern of content delivery until we run out of Masks content (this will occur during the last part of Session 11, approximately 2 months down the road) and then we’ll swap over to just Burning Wheel.
This week I’m putting Masks on hold so that I can deliver to you the entirety of Session 0 of Burning Wheel. Part 1 is Setting Creation and part 2 is Character Creation. You can hear both of those after 7:05pm EST tomorrow (the first part is dropping at 7, so you can listen to that one a few minutes early if you want).
Please enjoy the shows tomorrow and remember to have fun!