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Samsarras

The Coming of the Astar Uln, Part 7

Somewhere, a distant tide crashed upon the shore. Qua' Jon was vaguely aware of it, the rhythm of the waves matching the blood pulsing in his head. Each set of waves surged behind his eyes, increasing in pressure, never easing but only doubling their efforts with each contraction of his heart. Even more so, it… Continue reading The Coming of the Astar Uln, Part 7

Crumbling UpKeep, Game Tips

Crumbling UpKeep Presents: Skip the GM

Its not all together unheard of, but I'm one of those rare RPG players who prefers GMing to being a player character. I love world building, I love sculpting back story, and I love coming up with narrative on the fly. While I don't mind playing a PC, being a GM is really what draws… Continue reading Crumbling UpKeep Presents: Skip the GM

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras Season 1 Episode 14- What was Lost is Found

Episode 14 Dragons, liquor, and family: oh my! Music from the episode can be found here: Derelict by Parvus Decree http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/Burning_Down_the_Past/02-Derelict Buddha Doesn't Smile Anymore by Salakapakka Sound System http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Salakapakka_Sound_System/Buddha_Machines_On_Fire/08-BUDDHA_DOESNT_SMILE_ANYMOREmp3 Our Home by Borrtex http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Our_Home/Borrtex_01_Our_Home Hope by Borrtex http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Borrtex/Peaceful_Mind/Borrtex_-_03_-_Hope The Crosses of Annagh. The Humors of Tulla. The Cup of Tea by Sláinte http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Slinte/Cup_of_Tea/slainte_-_11_-_the_crosses_of_annagh_the_humors_of_tulla_the_cup_of_tea Eternity by Stellardrone http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Stellardrone/Light_Years_1227/03_Eternity Après Nous Le Déluge by System Morgue http://freemusicarchive.org/music/System_Morgue/Voies/02_-_Apres_Nous_Le_Deluge Towards the Öresund Bridge by Ars Sonor http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor/Malm/02-Towards_the_resund_Bridge Don't Lie To Inner Child by Sergey Cheremisinov http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/The_Signals/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_The_Signals_-_05_Dont_Lie_To_Inner_Child Funeral Battle by Damiano Baldoni http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Crystal_Lake/Funeral_Battle Soldraconis by Damiano Baldoni http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/Soldraconis A Ghrà by Damiano Baldoni http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/A_GhrO A list of sounds can be found here: https://freesound.org/people/JamesMFNCrane/bookmarks/category/71014/

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras Season 1 Episode 13- At war with the Drow

Episode 13 Patreon.com/CrumblingKeep The end of this episode was a long slog through boring war game rules that were fun to play but not so much to listen to.  We summarized it instead in a little scripted drama at the end of the episode. I hope you can forgive us. Heskin escapes with his life… Continue reading Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras Season 1 Episode 13- At war with the Drow

Crumbling UpKeep

Crumbling UpKeep Presents: Roll a Backstory

Having trouble coming up with a character backstory? Grab yourself a d20 and give it a roll. Now you have something to go off of. Some of these are a little particular to my own campaign world, The Isles of Samsarras, the setting for the podcast Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras. Feel free to change… Continue reading Crumbling UpKeep Presents: Roll a Backstory

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras

Crumbling Keep Presents: The Isles of Samsarras Season 1 Episode 12- City of the Past

Episode 12 Azulwrath, Afsana, and Arkin meet the Lady of the city, though they wish they hadn’t. Selah (Dark Waters Mix) by Parvus Decree http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/The_Forgotten_Worlds/04-Selah_Dark_Waters_Mix Jaigishavya by Parvus Decree http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/The_Forgotten_Worlds/01-Jaigishavya Gau by Parvus Decree http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/The_Forgotten_Worlds/02-Gau spectre by ['noiseonport] http://freemusicarchive.org/music/noiseonport_1426/Spectre_1316/spectre Search and fight by Sergey Cheremisinov http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Dream/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Dream_-_05_Search_and_fight A list of sounds can be found here: https://freesound.org/people/JamesMFNCrane/bookmarks/category/64457/

Samsarras

The Coming of the Astar Uln, Part 6

Qua Jon wandered alone with his familiar through the forest, the increasing winds rattling the tall pines around them. Fat drops of rain had started, slapping against leaf and pine needle alike. He drew his tattered and worn green cloak tightly against himself, drawing his hood down low over his eyes. Despite the worsening weather,… Continue reading The Coming of the Astar Uln, Part 6