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Triple Advantage

Season 3, Episode 1 · 1 year ago

Ep. 29 - Enter the Society

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Kicking off the new chapter in our amateur production D&D community. We're proud to present the first episode of Triple Advantage, Third Edition! We welcome a more polished show format spliced with even more hometown memes. 

On this episode we discuss the new unearthed arcana subclasses for bards and warlocks. Then, we learn about the plane of earth when we Divine the DMG. Make sure to join the Talk of the Town to get an inside scoop on the community's favourite monsters.

On to day's episode of triple advantage,we look at the new, unearth Darcana, then Wi'll dive deep into the plain ofearth and finally, we'll discuss what mossers we as DMS love to throw out ourplayers. As always, we hope you check us out on our Instogran page tocommunicate and give us any feedback that you have on this episode. We hopeyou enjoy the show hello members of the society andwelcome to triple advantage third edition. What does is mean for you as alistener? Well, we've Tiken some time and we've actually polished out thestructure of this show for you guys and, as you guys may have heard, we have feemusic. Now and alongside that, we bring you three reshaped restructuredsegments. So let's get into that for the first segment, we bring you eghoesof the outlands where we dive beyond the DND table talk and we see what'shappening in the online spaces, what's being released by wizards of the coastthemselves, and as such we find ourselves into two new subclasses inUNERH Arcona. These are for Barids and the collegeos spirits, and we also havewarlocks with the undead, so guys um any thoughts on any of these new sub classes. Have you taken the time toread through them, or is this going to be a surprise for you? Carless do yo, we sit around and justread t ND contents, all the time, 'cause you're, absolutely right. That'sall we do um yeah H, I', I'm super excited. This is a I'm all for anything scoopy. This is pretty spoopy, I'm ready toDive Thin Tu. Actually, this is going to be a bit of a surprise. For me Imean I read it a little bit, but I didn't actually get into a lot of thedetails. So Carlos hit me with those details. Well now I can promise thatyou get my absolute biased opinion on what I think of all of these newreleases. Les started off with the Bart of the college's spirits or, as I kindof immediately thought, of an MPC, some form of medium and that side ofentertainment, where you conjure your magic from the spirits around you. Infact, a lot of the features for this college are like guiding whispers where you canreach out the spirits to guide you and others. For example, Youl learn theguidance cantr other features such a spiritual focuswhere you now have your. You know your crystal ball and Um tails from thebeyond, where you reach out to two spirits who tell their tales throughyou, and I think that this is Um the driving feature for this class. At least it's got the biggest table, aSovia two enlan Um, which is fun Um in the sense that it gives you options forflavor, and I'm all about that. As I Joran. I know this is brand new to you,but essentially these spirits and these tales from beyond inflict effects onthe current battle at hand, for example, or even I'll read you one here, forexample, for the inspiration die O one. Your tail is out of a beast where yourecite the Tal of a clever animal and for one minute that target hasadvantage on perception, checks and advantage on attack roles, they're all flavored, very differently.It's not like they fall under one specific school of magic or sort ofclass. You know it's not all sort of CC and stuns, but it's a it's definitely a lot. I don't knowagain, I think it's one of these classes, where sub plasses, ratherwhere it might not be too new player friendly perso. But then again, we'vetalked about this before, if you're diing into onearth Arcona you're,probably not a vanilla, Dante nerd. The final features just to finish theoft guys are the spirit session at six level and mystical connection atfourteenth level. I'm immediately reminded just based onthe UH the kind of random chance aspect of theUH rolling to see which Tal you're going to encounter reminds me of littlebit of the wild magic sorcerer to tell...

Yoa do you x, and then you have to rollon a table to see what happens. Not It's not a one to one comparison forsure, but that element of incorporating RENGI and completely random chance intoa fundamental mechanic of a character is interesting to me, and I completely agreed that this wouldmake an awesome. You know a fortune, tellerr wg user orlike a terro reader, something like that. I would absolutely play acharacter like that yeah I mean I'm kind of playing one inyour Ur NBIAN, which is like I'm like. Oh, my goodness, I need to change. Mysub class is e thing happen, yeah yyeah. That was not very clear, aree aroundbeing like a mentalist type character Um, and this is sounding exactly like whatI needit to be so I'm Goin to have to definitely read up more on this yeah.Absolutely I don't know carless what do you thinkof it's outside of what you've already mentioned any thoughts on lifes terdislices to my experience, unfortunately, I'venever been able to really dive into a bard. So I don't really have thatplayer experience to Um have the insight on this class to see.If Um, you know it might be a good feature and not just given the themechanics on how the bars operate at the table now flavor wise. Obviously,this is giving me plenty of ideas for a character, but that's a little bitdifferent to run. In my opinion, right where you're almost using spells andabilities for narrative, Um, h elements and M storyhooks andetcetera, I think I just sad a Synonem la threetimes, but whatever e next up, we have a new F new subclass for the warlock, which is the undead which, let me just readyou thedescription here. The unded is an NTIT. It's an entity that resides in the darkcorners of the multivers. Your patron could be a Serarac thanks and Earth Orcona for spoiling mytea. U I'm annihilation campaign, I I don't think you guys had it fullyfigured out yet I I had an ankling and also our players,don't listen to to spotcass so er. So why do you have to bust my bubbling? Iknow I know anyways, the other patres could beAzalen, Lord Zot Strat or some other ancient tonded thing M Bratin. We talked about this La beforeand from your love of warlocks. Yes, you weren't super spiffy and excitedfor this particular subclassis. This too is too amon the nose. It's way too, on the nose for my likingof warlocks. I, like my I, like my obviously you guys now, I like mycosmic corer and stuff, so the great old one and these kind of outdoorconcepts are alsome to me. Things like the fiend are awesome things like the H, noble genie that they just cameout with thought. It was a really cool idea. Yes, something like the hexlater,the celestial from zanathars. I love. I think that it has awesome potential. Now we got a dead guy, I'm helping a dead guy. I don't love it. I feel, like I feel,less beholden to an aldrage power and more like a minortertiary character from Brendon Frasers, the mummy series it s, it doesn't sit right with me. Ijust I just don't like the flavor. Personally, I think it I again. It just gives youthat extra option to have- maybe I don't know like I feel like there-are warlock players out there who have their patrons, be Um pretty much these ancient beings thatare either chained, trapped in some form of demiplane, ND, etcetera, etcetera,etcetera. Why not a dead dude? You know like there's already so much stuff andjust to have the mechanic behind it. I feel M gives a lot of players a littlebit more ease with H, choosing perhaps like a background and not having to figure out the odditiesof what this particular f like what youknow. The undeat flavor of patrons might look like mechanically, so Ithink it's bound to overlap eventually right, you're abouyou're bound to hitthose. Ah, that's the trup class subclass combination that OFORhofantasy uses right.

I think it's an interesting Um. I thinkit's an interesting sen of abilities, um I'll go through them quickly. Wehave an expanded spellist, which is always fun for warlocks, a form ofdread where you manifest as an aspect of your patron's, dreadful power M,which can be interesting for some social situations, but the fun partsare the temporary hitpoints that you gain equal to one DTN, plus yourwarlock level and one stirring each turns. When you hit a creature with anattack, you can force it to make a wisdom, saving throu if they fail. They are frightened andyou are in turn immune to the framed condition. At six level you get greved gravetouched at tenth level. You get moral Husk, which is kind of a fun littleability. I come from the world of warcraft R PG days back when Iwas in high school, so this just reminds me of death nights and theirunde minions, who you can call, there's a talent that you could have chos thatcauses them to explode when they, when they die, which deals damage it's kind of interesting, and I don'tknow how you would how like how narratively fesible'cause his is an addition. After you are reduce he r Zera hippoint,you can cause your body to explode soit's, not I think that just happens,but if you do it then Um. I think it says you then revive with one hippointin your previous space. Along with your gear mm. Does your I I mean the onlyway I could explain. This would be like maybe our patron sort of plucks you out at that time at time revival I it just,it doesn't really match with the whole undead feature. I don't think likeredaration makes sense to a S. it's just a weird thing: t St I'Mback allright M, but you can only do that after you finish one before long, soit's not ability that you can just abuse to never die. Perhaps Rigi feellike if you're in this line of work, you're, maybe seeking to never dieanyway, so right, Yo're, probably going to fix that D for percentile later on. Finally, at fourteenth level, you getspirit protection, which is your body, is now just a vessel for your spirit, congrets the batty one interesting, not sure I kinda am with you there to a certainexcenterat and, like I'm, not sure how well this like fits my idea of what awarlock is so like it it's hard to rap my headaround Um, what warlocks are doing with the undeadin general? I also I do I'm looking at the th e examples givenof endits. That can be your h patron. Your patron, I know that's by no meansan exhaustive list, but like when I see someone like Straw up there, like I'm playing I'm playing warwalks.Currently that have mysterious aldri concepts, essentially as as there um astheir patrons I'm playing ones with ancient Egyptian gods of evil, sendingthem to do terrible, terrible things in the world. Um strawd is a major antagonist in thecursave Drad campaign and can be killed by the players. That immediately makes him stand out asa less impactful patron in my eyes, 'cause yeah, every everything in D andD can probably theoretically be killed. Righ IIT, there's always a chance,especially if you're up at level twenty. You can probably fight gods and have adecent chance at winning. Does straud exist on the bordel plane astroticistsin Barovia, which is like a shadowfell sub regiont? I believe, okay, hecreated his own EPNET and virtal private space, so he can make his playthings do whatever he wants, that that does make him slightly differentfrom don't know he is. He is powet laking. For Short, like he's,definitely powerful, but I mean like he he is. He is stated out incallable inthe game. That's an interesting interaction. I would find it funny ifthe DEM that you have that is letting you play as this undead warlock with Stradas apatron if they are also running a cursive stroe campaign, dear player lose their abilities. Ifthe other players kill Strat, that's I would assume yes, if your patron Sai,where you're drawing a R better from...

...tenother and you're welcome players. Sorry about that. This actually does, though, both ofhaving having briefly played NICCERSO traud campaign. Both of these do feelheavily flavored towards that particular subrregion and I've. I'veheard whispers. I've heard some echoes,saying that there might be a might be a reboot of Chrisis rod mightbe a Reprintan MM. There are reprinting of yes, so I m I'm wondering if this islike rapping heavily up to that. If these are going to be included within that. From my understanding, I don't thinkthe reprint was like a new Um, updat or patch per se for the module, but moreso an update on the language used within to I think I'Mnor to apoint. Not Maybe it's just maybe it's justinspiration than if they were going back through it anyway. It's possiblethat they stered up a lot of ideas for them, we'll have to see, but I don't think I'll be buying thatseeing that I still haven't run my regular Christmas strod book, we'll get not yet not yet, but it's in the works Um. What other thing s have you taken anytime to look at what's happening, theind beyond the advertisement goingon for rhyme in the frostmaiden Wel, you got sink of this new sort of Stra.I I mean it's n clearly like this new marketing, Cam paid for all theseproducts right where it's like wizards of the coast is just creating a bunchof content online to generate traffic for their. You know it's like I don'tknow it's like advertising through D nd, dbyond right Um, but have you guys taken a look at any oflike the flavor for this frozen module? Um also, like whoever's, writing all ofthese all of these on shots here on on dedbon James Hak. I hope I'm sayingyour name correctly. Holy Hell, UM, almost daily posts, quality content,one shots being released for this, it's insane Um. Do you guys think we canmatch that here at the society? No Er I've een I'v been kind of don't. Idon't look into it intensely or anything that I've KINDOF had my eye ona lot of the worst gonon. I first noticed itwhen they were releasing a descent into Avrnes, because James Hig was doingroad to Avrinis and at was the same thing. A series of one chots buildingup thet were kind of meant to be played, leading up to and eventually enteringinto the world of averness, and now it looks like he's back doing the samething with rime in the frostmaidn which I'm I'm soso so hyped for as a module, and I I love this strategy like this. Thisis brilliant, because it's it's not just like adds, although it's clearly adds Idon't. I don't foresee anybody that's playing through these moduules notending up buying this muchhe, the full for int adversing, the en the digitalversion or whatever, but a copy of this h MHM this extenton. I guess and like Isayd a copy of cursive Stradtha S, yeah, throw it on the pile just throw ot onthe pile but um. I I think t I think it's a great method of also Um, likeyou're, more veteran playerss, who might be a little bit more invested orn in this case those who might be very new to the game Um. It gives a lot ofplayers a background into what is ICSOIN Dale. So then, perhaps once DMpicks up this module that then has been sort of psudo advertised through freeone shots um the players also kind of know whatthey're getting into right away right. So it's I think it's a nice littleaddition it'. I think it's far better than just regular advertisement by far gus, absolutely I aleast decern.I I want to read through it and then yeah for sure I will probably buy thismodule when it comes out because it looks real fun. Um. I've always wantedto go winter camping. So this is all like you know it's. It'speaking my interest in a lot of different areas. M That I would love tobring to a table some other time, so I'm excited to see h. what's coming forwhat's coming forward from this, but Terrrad I cut you up, for you gotto sayno pretty much exactly that. I I don't know if James Hic does any freelancework, but if we need ads for for the RCIY Society, I want him to itthe. ManPuts you're right, theethey're one...

...shots, but they're, essentially workingas advertisements for the final product and the man produces better advertisements that we produce actualcontent. Sometimes, like he's he's an insane writer- and I I love what hedoes and speaking about actual concident makes sure you check out ourDM's guild, page and search for Royal City Society for authors to see all thecontent that we've released the latest Di the latest sub ca or gowhat. Is ityes, ceeze, I'm so lost with words taerthelatest supclass that we have from the Real Sa Society is the elderdragonpatron headwriter Mattnewman has created a warlock patron thatessentially lets you pledge yourself and your immense POWs of wealth thatyou do are going to be gaining to a ancient dragon beyond all humanreckoning, H, there's a lot of fun features in therr are thires a newinvacations there's a full staded, a staplock for the elder dragon itself.If DMS want to Ruthat, which completely blows up anyargument, I had against using Straud as a patron, because we've done it already, but yeah it's I I like it. I think weall like it go check it out for yourself and let us know if you like it and semi seamless, seguas nd behind us. I think it's tha time, but I'm not sure or I think, Om. Why don't you exagt ere all INPEROR,surprise so far, everyone's been listening to mygood friend Braden for dividing the DMG, but I have decided to take over so now, you're stuck with me. So last time, Bradin was talking to you guys aboutthe plane of air, if I'm not mistaken, so we're going through the innerplaneswhere, on the Dungeonmaster's guide, Um page fifty four, the plainof earth and and maybe theplint of fire, we might get to depends on what you guys come up with here Um, but I have been reading through this alittle bit and I'm like o. This is interesting, so I'll start with adescription here, guys so earth symbolizes stability, rigidity,stern, resolve and tradition. The plans position opposite. The plain of air inthe ring of the elemental planes reflects its opposition to almosteverything that EIR represents. So that's nicy already. I love thatit's just it gets me out for the AR. I was like, Oh yes, Um, so I think that the most interestingpart, though here it goes on to describe Um what the plane of earth kind of lookslike, and what most visitors do here Um. So most visitors will go to the city of jewels Um, which is whatthe Dao da o is that how you guys pronounce it? Do you guys know whatthear Ol Dow yeah, which are like higher elementals essentially, and they kind of run thecity and the plain? I thought that that was super cool and the whole area is described as a wealth of gems and Um, just like bright and dazzling and rare, unique,like gemstones, that just kindof cover this whole, this whole area a so the city is actually because oflike it's immense, like wealth and precious stones. The city is protectedby a powerful spell that alerts the entire population. If a visitor steals even a single stone,odlike sounds like a fun place at home. Haver, on the other hand, Ocean's eleven campain, yeah, okay, so here's the other part,though. So you know how the plan of Earth is all about stability andrigidity and stern, resolve and tradition. Well, they take it to thefullest excent here, because theft is punishable by death with the punishmentextending to the thief's relatives.

So if you want to pull off Otion'seleven, you better be willing to risk your entire family, some gang stuff man, it's finehow, many AAR characters. Haveyou met that arn't orphans we're fine, fair enough? Actually, but it's so sad o, I I don't know like. Would you guysbe willing to bring your characters in and and risk it all? My carrages Rerelye Litte, sevenmen and like non magic users, also a good point. You know what Icould see your monk getting in and out of there pretty quickly, hey want to take us to the plane R. I Ifeel like I'm going to just be continuously referencing Abatar for thenext three weeks, as we continued to talk about this right off the bat when you were talkingabout how the plane of air is directly opposite to the plain of IARTH. Howther Comon on the mentally opposite, ah reminded me immediately cause in in thelast air bender he's trying to learn earth bending and he can't and it's thehardest element for him to learn, because it's such an it's the oppositeof what he was taught to do his entire life, where he was Talkin on Tof, bethis free flowing, energetic, being and then earth benings like no, it's got tobring you down. T's got o ground you and you got to be rough. You got to be immovable and hewas like. No, that's not me, though. I like that that has some kind of a basis in the actual elements, and I like thatthis seems to reflect that exact same dynamic between them. MHM Yeah. It is pretty interesting, Um yeah, I always found. It wasinteresting that he learned fire easier than than earth as well, because both seemto kind of go against his his better nature in that show what I think I'll keep going here on onthe plane of Earth Um. So the plantof earth has h mountains um all over the place. The MountainsNearest, the fountains of creation, which is on the plane of fire, arecalled the furnaces which has lava seeping through caverns and the airreeks of sulphur in the area. The do apparently have great forges there thatthey can use for m smelting and for processing their oars and preciousmetals. So I'm going to take a while guess hereand say that those furnaces could create some pretty legendary weapons inarmor, and you know things along those lines. Kinda like the dwarfs from a vorsemythology. Yeah exactly like this is the place that you go. If you want tohave you know a brand new UH weapon created kind of thing, there's a lot of like stories that cankindof go along those those lines. I think that the plain of earth would bea fun kindo adventure to run with your players justbecause of the fierce ragidity, but also like the rewards, if you can makeit work for you, yeah absolutely m. So the the plain of earth also borders theplane of water and on that border is a swamp which iscalled the swamp of oblivion. It's also called the plain of Ooz, apparently Um, these stagnant lakes and pools playhost of thickets of weeds and monstrous swarms of mosquitoes. There's a few settlements there thatconsist of wooden structures suspended above the Muck, but most things arebuilt between trees and a few sand. ONSTILT, there's no solid earth thatunderlies this mud, so houses are pilt on Poles that eventually sink down intoit. So you're constantly rebuilding. Here, I'm just going to go out here andsay that this is probably like one of every denizen's favorite place to govacation, mosquitoes, swamps and buildings that sink into the ground.Literally all the time would suck so much boy. I readin histinking. I was like oh it's, Venice, okay, Amaye! Maybe Carlis is right.Maybe it is gitop wreal, Worki, O Pos, who no, Oh, apparently, adventurers, do love togo there because...

...the swamp is used as a dumping groundfor legendary items that people don't want other people to find. So it is said actually that any objectcast into the swamp of oblivion can't be found again for at least a century, so yeah yeah. So this means that, likepeople who, you know, find powerful objects and don't want it to fall intothe wrong hands, have kind of thrown objects into these h into the swamp ofoblivion, hoping that no one will ever again find it kind of thing. Soapparently, a lot of adventures, or it will lure- I guess, top TierAdventurers to come there and search. You know for their kind of horrid. I guess they're, it ilike gotboste diving class yeah, like literally you'll, be jumping intolike this. Never ending swamp, hoping you come upwith something legendary mind you, you could come upwith something: That's you know just kind of fell in there by accident. Well, this is what I'm thinking 'causeas a DM. I feel, like you, have two kind of options to deal with this andone is easier and the other's a lot more fun and the easier one is you. Youknow your players are go into the swamp. You prepare one or two items that theycan find in there and thes the the're going to find if they go looking. Theirsecond option is a massive d one hundred table. Yes, olike everythingfrom the infinity gotlet down to a slightly rusty spoon. Yes, well I mean, like you've, got houseslike literal houses, kind of yeah being pushed under this swamp like you're,going to come across items. That mean absolutely nothing. Also, you know likehow are you searching for these items with a fishing cump into this place, you're not goingto be found for at least o Yersyeah, that's intere, it does say it doesn'tsay objects or it's as object so yeah it SA. It affects you. I mean like it did say like there's, no solid earththat underlies this mud, so it's just mud, so I don't know. Maybe maybe mudcan harden. You know a little bit, so you could potentially end up on a spot.That's like a little bit that could hold your weight.Potentially I don't know the more mud that stacked on top of oneaanother h higher. The pressure will be for the Moneo right. Exactly so it's Iso it Kinda like so does the plain of Fire Kindo? Havethis bottom? Also, the inner inneirplanes itself are they kind oflike? Are they their own planet like? Is thathow these things work or? Is it like? Ah, if you guys remember, marvel masgard, is it just this floating city that has like a flat plane, it's kindof like flatter theory, where don't don't give them more insamejust um cause it's kind of likebeing,absolutely lrong about Earth being flatin. It's I. I always thought of it as oneof those like it's not a planet, because in theory, I guess I'm sure, there's some ridiculouscombination of spells and abilities. Your players could reach the atmosphere right of of of the materialtne they'renot going to get into space and find raaines floating around them. I don'tthink in my mind: that's ohow. It works it's it's a cmit's, its own, yes, it'it. It occupies its own space and is kind of contained in its own space, butit's Interdimensionalna Inster steller right, but I'm more beant like Ca. So if youare on, let's say the plan of Earth and you're walking around, how does physicsaffect that kind of thing? And on top of that, can you walk from the plane ofEarth into the plain of fire into the plain of air into the plan of water andback around to the plain of earth? Well, it does say that they overlap soright,like that great ginness challenge that an adventurer might take iyeaha. Yes, I think yes, okay, so ifyou can go around here, then that kind of indicates that you've got some sortof. I guess fear that you're working with like t like or it's a flat planewhere you never walk around B, t lenafalon before...

Yeahi. Never will me sorry, but sorry. What is this fear Omploy, I'mjust I'm just wondering about the whole. Like the physics of it, I guess right,which maybe is the wrong question to be asking. I think it's absolutely thewrong. I I think that's fine, that there's nothing wrong with the question,but that is absolutely not what I'm focused on when I'm thinking about theplanes. No, I know, but it just I don't know it seems really weird to me:'cause. Is there an end to them like? Can you walk off of the plain of earth? I think that that little that littlestatement robably falls under the you're. The DM do as you want with yourstory, category of the Indi I mean I don't know many players thatwould try and do something like that, but I'm just I'm just trying to like, Iguess, get a full picture of of what it means exactly and how it works, andit's hard for me to get that idea of it being cohesive and yet also not having.I don't know some sort of cohesiveness a way of like being ableto travel um without falling off of it or you know how how how do you haveearth itself without having some sort of center point some sort of like youknow, gravitational poll that keeps it steady. You know I don't know yeah. Iguess so just got to go with that. Magic Magic is the answer everyone thatgods say it do so it do yeah, the God said. No, so it Beoud just be like that.Sometimesbi mean, like speaking, dematically Righ, like you, Spurg, acouple of good ideas here like what, if you're thinking about planets right,like maybe this extra extra terrestrial traveling, is what takes you todifferent planes right, the think of like Jupiter, as as an example here of a constant stormof wind, Iwhereas Murs is just a dead rock. In this case it has a wonderful jewelcity, but you know this kind of goes backinto our conversation that we had a couple of episodes ago on lost planetUm, and you know if your campaign has plainer travel B of like spaceships andwhatnot, then yeah you might ask bing into like more sciifie territory, whichmight anger some D and Pur somewhere. Probably this is the Internet after all, but then, on the other hand, I'mthinking like Nar o right- and I don't know if you guys ever watch the entireseries, but at the end we R CAAGA was like essentially plainshifting theentire Party into these locations of just ice, Um, heavy gravity and m. Youknow nothing or whatever right righ. I think it just depends on how you'reinterpreting these planes and how you imperpret, you know anerplanes and outer planes right likeif you have a Um, a differentiation as to what they mean h in e material sense MHM, so many so many arlamentic Eto ere. Soman to make stories from- and I don't know like- I like the idea of in my headwhen I, when I think of the plan of Earth, I think of just like atattooween like environment, which is just like sand and dirt- and I guess a jewel city in this case- ywee actually readt to Wols yeah yeah so actually like the sand, ismore of like a cinder waste thing that we will come across in the plain firelater. But yeah like the plain of Earth, isactually just mountains and then um there's the mud, hills actually, whichis next year, but I think it should have been described before this wamp ofoblivion. We've heard a lot of those weird little like. Why is this here?Yeah, not back there, where it should have been yeah? I Av I nots, readingthis book. So the mud hills essentially are or the breaking point where itbecome ICOM it. It starts out, you know like strong mountains and then it likemixes a little bit with water, and now it's like these mud hills that arelandslides, that are constantly happening, Um, sending cascades of earth and stone toa bottomless swamp, which is where we get the swamp of oblivion, which is themeeting point between the Plain of...

...water and the plain of earth, which is awesome. I love the likelittle like it starts out. You know strong here and then it fades a littlebit into the other element and then that element takes over and then itfades again into the next element. It's really cool M, how it all Kinda workstogether that way for sure Um. So I think that I'll call it here for now, unless youguys think I should keep going on to the plane of fire Um Youre at t e time yeah. I think that was the time so next time you guys get to hear aboutthe plain of fire, but for now Braden I will hand the baton off to you. Thank you,Sir and listeners. Members of the society welcome to a new segment thatweare calling talk of the town for those of you that loved Jordan's,former segment, critical questions, crical thoughts, Siopologit Noa, expor,nine episodes in ubiyae. I D n't, listen to the POT Gast, it's notmything, but H for those yew that love thatsegment. Don't worry, wor, keeping things pretty similar. You just got myvoice talking to you, so you know not everything's better, but what we, what we kind of incorporatedif you've been paying attention for the last couple of episodes, we kind of hada little minisagben hanging out where we addressed comments that had beenmade on our instegram page in our social media accounts uh that are asking questions and follow ups basedon what we had talked about the previousweek H, but now we've kind of flipped thescript. So we're asking the question in advance. We're asking you to answer thequestion R we're going to discuss our answers to the question and you'reAnkeus to the question in this little segmentere. So now that I've saidquestion enough times that it sounds weird to me. Let's, let's dive into the actualquestion, which is Jordan Carlos? What Monster? Do you most love to throw atyour players? Carless? Do you want this one first oryou want me to take it? You can absolutely have more time tothink Jordan and I think for me m again: We've been mostly runningpremade modules at a lower level, so I got to say the monster definitely hadthe most fun with and would definitely use again. N. another campaign is aDRUMROL MEDUSA MM. That was a fun one. It was interesting, even though theinteractions were brief. How carefully crafted the plan was fromthe party that was not the part of the part that was not petrified to solve it,and I think part of that made managing and running that encountervery fun, because I knew how they were going to try and uwse lighting to theiradvantage and theyre tactics too, and circle andattack for many directions. It was just a fun fun little environment that wascreated between two players: ND just trying to concoct a plan on how to beatMedusa theyr mind Yo. They were both Maly if, like maleg fighters for themost part right, we have ou rogue and our barbarian who were part there andthey had some made from some other mpcs. But then pcs were not making any ofthese decisions right. So the Medusa is really fun to runbecause it's an intelligent character that has a very strong ability. Sheknows it, you know, so she eerat wanted Um and I think the encounters that we've had msurrounding the Medusa and like the creatures and more so I wouldn't see on't even sayit's a creature, but I really like I've really liked incorporating randomcritters um in the UM in the campaign now and thenjust o Ad Flavor Sing ther fun. So I guess for me Um. I would have to say my favoritecreatures that I've actually run UM would be ice. MEPHRITIS is what they're called they're basically ice, imps that whenthey die, they explode into icicles and it hurts anyone who'snearby. So it was really fun to run against a the melay characters because theystarted getting damage as soon as they...

...took hem down, and when you throw alittle bit of a swarm at them, it starts adding up, even if they weren't doing a tin ofdamage Um during the initial like fight it, it starts adting up after they getin these essential extra attacks Um, so that was kind of fun to run withthem. But if I were to say what would be myfavorite monster to throw it players, I would want to throw abeholder at them personally Gog to the classic. Oh yeah, I mean these mostly.What I like about the Beholdo tere is number one they're intelligentcreatures, and so I don't have to hold back when I'm using my strategy. Youknow I can I can with good conscience. I can say no. This creature is going totarget this person with this ray. Like that's, what's happening, it's it'sgoing to do this thing and it's going to put its antimagic field over here,and this is what's going to happen so that it stops these certain actionsfrom happening. I don't know like I like the ability to be able to run anintelligent creature that has um powerful abilities, but also it's fun,because it has chance involved in it, because when, when beholder is upagainst you, you've got Um. It has a bunch of different, like I rasthat I can shoot a people, but you role, for which ones are being used that turn,so it could end up being as catastrophic as like a death ray ordisintegration rite or it could be something like a charm, ray or m fearRay something like that that isn't as like, devastating to the characters,but still throws a wrench in there um in their plans. So I I would love to todo that like to throw beholder at people and see what happens. I think that you've forgotten tomention one of the most fun things about beholders, and that is the antimagic cone. Oh No,I I mentioned the antimagic code of they Sul anti EBE zone, oh yeahyes, so because you can move the antimagicfield, essentially wherever you want it to at the beginning of of the turnright, and so the beholder is actually going Na, put it where he wants it tobe. Not You know, like oh I'm Gon, to target it on the first person thatattacks me kind of thing no way this guy knows what he's doing. He is goingto take you down and it is going to be a scary creature yeah, but Um yeah, that's my ges. I alwayskind of interpreted that CONAS, like his field, like the beholders, feel thevision yeah. I just took areed to the stab blook andI couldn't understand I I it could just be his center Ey, buthe's got like ten eyes on his body, so it doesn't really matter which way he'sfacing in terms of who he targets and when Right Yeo. So you can play it off that, likehis eye, is now facing his man eyeis now facing this way and that's wherethe anti magic field is, but then his tentacle eyes turn around and shoot theopposite way. You know and he can still see a interestingcreature very deadly too. Oh, yes, ohye! Oh yes, they are awesome by far by far, I thinkone of the cooler creatures out there m but Braden. Why ther we got on your end.There Eson on my end. Yes, Sircars, go ahead:Cera Answeris H. I had to go with the Kuotola, whichmy playerill know very unaffectionately, as fish people, yanybody who's playedwith me for long enough knows. I love throwing these things at people. I lovethe different flavors of them. There's a couple of different, like ah a sub options for choosing exactly whatkind of Acuoto you want. If you want, like a priest type, if you want to Warryour type, if you just Wak int of a traditional as is ah there's the whole flavoring of them,how they're kind of these simplistic creatures, but the thing that I love really really loveand. I've usedincampaigns before is the the insane creation factor, which is thatif, if Kuotoa collectively believe that something is real and thatsomething is mostly in terms of their gods, that they believe that their godsare gods, they I I it happens if they worship something as a God forlong enough. That thing becomes a God. If that thingis a statue, it's a God.If that thing is adoon a due to God. If...

...that thing is a a cave, drawing thatone of them made 'cause, they were bored. One day and everybody came toWorspe, congratulations through Cape Drawing to God, and I don't mean like,becomes worshipped and goes down o legend, I mean like elevates to thepoint of becoming divine, which to me is just awesome insane awesome, absolutelysomething that I've used in a very loweary scary, yea, very, very horror,themed dungeon, where flayors were flowly, come into the realization thatthis had happened and that whatever they had created was waiting for themat the end of this dungeon and that post don gives on shivers yeah. It wasa lot of fun to play off, but I do I do really really love the Kuotoa. I lovetheir flavoring. I love everything you can do with them, just so much fun tome. It is like a really fun Um, a startingplot, for maybe some farious villain. That has some mind controlabilities.You know how many of these do. I need, for. I become a God e speaking of we're,going to throw it over to see what you in these society said this week and I'epicked out a couple that we can discuss for a little bit that I think, arepretty good and the first one comes to us from the GEPTA power plant oninstegram bet are known as our good friend David. Ah, he said that thething he loves to RUNMOST IS MIND: flayers directly tied into Cuoto. Actually,mine flaors were responsible for the subjugation of Cuotela, pretty muchactually exactly what our liss is talking about. They capture them and they forced them touse their powers to kind of elevate their empire Um David. The a good friend of mine, is also veryinto the H, love crafty, andmethos and lovecrafty,and Kinda cosmic coror and mine fliors really fit that to a t like just tthe,kafulusk appearance, the tentacles the the brain invasion. It's all verylovecrafty have either of you, run a mind flater before no, not yet nov been able to, but Ihave looked at it on many occasions. I feel like you'd liked that dn you werejust Mara that you wanted to play intelligent creatures, Yeah Yeah TSPEC,in terms of manipulation. It doesn't get to MHM OHAC yeah ther than that Um. I have looked into like having a storykind of built upon. You know a mind player 'cause. You can come up withsome really interesting stories. It's just difficult to run to a certainextent Um, but yeah. No, it would be superexciting, I think, to to play such an intelligent character that can messwith people's minds. MHM agreed. The second answer that we have here isfrom Radley Bantracoy on I scren. He said that he loves to throw tress tohis players. Then he said hhajust kidding, I threatened the with trass,but what I actually like to run against my players is a dopple Ganger, and I found that I found thatinteresting. That was to me was just such a subject that such a niche pickin my mind me live Roun, double gaers with you guys and my campaign before it.Have you wr? What did we not to o Carlo Shutter O it just like, like it'sdefinitely a cool monster, the ability to kind of become other things become,who you want to be the ability to kind of intergrate yourself into a town intoa community. FREAKY is all get out, but I like it, Ilike the potential it s just like it didn't jump off. The page to me atfirst read is like something that I would love running specifically likebrothers Wuld, like riting, a ebyron campaigns in Sa ae, her oeyears, or enwe a we carin, an Aneronhe, Oh dea, lawe played in an Eparon campaigntogether. Actually, so you see a double Ganger? No, I don't, I don't think so,nd, what's she do with you never know Ye. I would like to t this almost makes mewant to go back and retroractively drop like one or two and just have themswitch out n PCs that you've already been dealing with JSSEE. If youactually notice, I probably won't do that it. It'sdefinitely like an intrigue kind of based, Ah Monster. I think like it could beawesome in an intrigue. One intrigue or Horror d did either of you ever watch.The twilight zown like the old swool twilight on blacking white rodsurling.No ter was ibrof episodes. There's there's a great episode called themonsters or dew on Maple street its one of the iconic ones, and the whole plotis there's a supposed a...

...alien sihting, an alien touchdown, andthis quiet street of like neighbors that have known each other they're, allparanoid that one of them has been switshed out for the alien. So they all the entire episode is justthis super suspenseful horrific watching like these people that haveknown each other for their entire lives, just turn on each other and starttearing each other apart ecause. They can't tell if the other person isactually them or, if they've been swished out for something else, andthat I think, would be amazing. Itanopal Gan or campaign like justintroduce one to a town or even not even one, just introduced the suspicionof one to a town and just see what happens, introduce the suspicion thatmaybe one of these people is no longer one of these people. Oh no just seewhat happens with Oeiit Atobe, a long running thing where you have maybe a aa very well known town, youthe DM, keep having the players goback to and interact with some Um. You know store owners and whatnot and then,over the course of the campaign you slowly swap out some characters thanthey go back to. You know alk to that blacksmith that I, you know,wanted to buy the PLAT armor from and they go, and this guy is kindo weirdnow not the same. Doesn't really remember them. That would be also yes, but I like that pick I like both of themen I like all with these picks. I mean a Terrasqu, is always fun too, though:I've never run a TERASCA, I'm oway too scared to hold thot much power. It would be fun. I jumps to thismassive, like airraid type ANTIGOTCILA battle. 'cause like magic, doesn't doanything so you had a Pacific Rim, this one yehvery much. This is like the boss, Rade stuff, yougo and you collect like five different prarties that you know and you might beable to handle one of them or cats are a new kind. You campaign it's coming, but that pretty much raps up this talkof the town discussion. Thank you for your opinions, both of you and to Aurlhis nurse. Thank you for your opinions. H, look for AU next question comingthis week, that'll be on our social media channels, atrolsys societyon Instogram or at real city, social. On titer. We now betwiter account wellbe posting on both sophial for E to reach out to us on whatever platformyou prefer in the meantime check out our stuff onDM skiled. All of the stuff should be available on the link in either of ourbios and continue to just keep an eye out o four new episodes of tripleadvantage. An new contents coming at you every week, oortun.

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