Podcasts Archive | 5/28/2010
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Penny Arcade/PvP Ep2
Dark Sun

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From Penny Arcade

"I spent two and half years invested in a Dark Sun campaign as a young man, and the opportunity to revel there again -- if reveling is even possible in that blistered psychic wasteland -- was an honor and a pleasure. I hope I was able to create in their minds the same deep curiosity about the setting that was, heretofore, my sole domain."
--Tycho

Once more around the table! The folks at Penny Arcade, PvP, and Kris Straub run a new session of Dungeons & Dragons -- this time set in the world of Dark Sun!

Warning: This podcast contains strong language.

The Group

Episode 2:

At the head of the caravan, Duma stops, holding up a hand. He passes the hand before him, as though feeling some hidden texture of the air. There are gasps from the assembled party, and much work calming the animals.

The black plates of the House litter fold back a crack, revealing the Matron within, who peeks out, her brow furrowed.

"We are meant for Tyr, Captain."

"Duma has stopped, Matron."

"Duma never stops, while the sun still shines," she says, "Never."

Dark shapes are beginning to form -- shadows of irregular size and shape. The party thinks of the old adage: When you see the shadow, look for the beast. Looking up, they see them -- or, they see something.

The ground shakes when the first one hits: a perfect sphere of obsidian. The force of it nearly throws them to the ground, though others are not so lucky. And this is only the beginning....

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