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Triple Advantage
Triple Advantage

Season 3, Episode 42 · 4 months ago

Ep. 64 - The Great Music Challenge

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

This week on Triple Advantage, we stumble our way into a new one-shot writing challenge, discuss urban dangers mentioned in the DMG, and look at your most intense moments in a campaign.

On this week's episode of tripleadvantage, a new challenge approaches the crew find out what happens in ourechoes of the outlands to know more next, Jordan teaches urban encountersand many tangents. It may not have been a real segment here and finally, we have the four most intense momentsin the royal city. Society's history enjoy the show Loriti and I'm sad to say. I have tobegin this, this episode of triple advantage with alittle bit of a tattle or care to explain why it in the last five minutes ofconversation, you have just discovered the band paramour, my God. Well, yousee, I grew up a nope just kidding. I was just shelteredin certain ways and didn't pay too muchattention to music. You know and I'm sorry, if that offends anyone but yeahI've never heard of the band paramour and if I have maybe I've listened totheir songs or something, but like I couldn't even I looked at like the topten of their song. Like list and stuff like that, and I can't say I recognizethe titles either. It's pretty sad. I know but yeah the record listeners.This has nothing to do with Dand, but we have been are talking about this forthe last like five minutes, and we felt we felt that you needed to know ifthere's, if there's tension, if you're picking up on the fact that Carlos andI now clearly hate Jordan for the rest of the episode is this episode might bea little bit yeah. I might be differentes some ten. It's noteven this an argument, it's just disappointment yeah, but I'm not mad support, disappointed. Yeah anyways before I joined the chat, Braten we'rejust I just talking about music that I've been like jamming out to andpretty much this. I think today I listen to like Olivier Duos, like goodfor you, because, like a seven times, it's a Banger, it is yeah. It's a mop.I can't say I've actually heard the rest of the album. So maybe you canthrow me into the Jordan hat train at this point, but at least for that onesong, it's a banger and it s it s a s craning relish about it. It'sjust like very reminiscent of like paramour. That's like at least I thinkgood for you is yeah yeah the rest of the album. Well, that's the only thingI've listened to this is wholly unrelated to Dand, butI'm Gad were. We should talk about this more later. What do we have on thedockage today, Carlos? What's the? What are the outlands? Echoing I mean thisis technically the outlane. This is o my wee running out of content that ricklythat we're not even a ten D podcast anymore, we're still a general his like game design and chat podcast.It does have it. It does generally tie in. I guess at some point it will I'm sureright sure, okay, okay, if we keep talking about musicand then maybe go into the conversation about like inmusic an influence. Well, you see we've already done that it's already anepisode in the Podcast, I think were I'm like just getting to the point oflike how much do we not overlap at this point? What do we do we have to? We have toopenly like us, like change where we find our inspan for content with,because, as to the coast, is too slow to release books. I'm sorry to say youthink S. we've got what we got this year alone. We've got venrees, we gotwe handle loto com, so so compared to how many episodes were releasing well sure, but that's as what you an todo: a weekly, podcast, yeah, music. Isn't it let's, let's run withthat. Music is an inspiration, okay, revisiting the conversation mostlikely, but well, not as a dind inspiration like asan information for a game. We talked. We've talked before about using musicin the game. We brought up to our guard. We bought up our friend society member shown the Crow we've never really talked about using music as an influence. We'vetalked about how TV influences us, how movies influence us, how Animai booksinfluence us. I don't think we've ever touched on music. Have you guys ever use music as like adirect inspiration to D nd, I mean the...

...scenes may be like within D D. explain like okay, so I guess not too long ago,I re watched the lie in the witch in the wardrobe. It's got some reallygreat, like sound tracks in it, including one of my favorite riches likeBernardian Lullaby, it's really short, but very powerful pen, flute thing. It's really reallycool and it gives you like this dream like state. I guess like it. It brings youinto like a dream trance almost right because that's inthe movie it's played when the Sater is trying to get Lucy to fall asleep and theneventually kidnap her spoilers alert for anyone who hasn't seen it I guess kind of, but it's it was really it's reallyreally powerful stuff, and I want to bring that in. Like I was like, oh Icould you know this sounds really cool. How can I like use this in a scene, andso I have a scene planned out for my group with with my isocrats group, I guess or wildMount Really. They will experience like a dream typeof reality at some point and that's going to be kind of like the piece that brings them in it'sgoing to be part of like the ritual, and so I was like yeah that could bereally cool and like this is like a really great like opening for thatwhole piece of the adventure, so I mean yeah, I pull it out forscenes. I can't say I've like listened to a song. I've been like I'm going tocreate a whole world or a whole story line. Based on that. THAT'S INTRU! I'm glad you share that,because that's really interesting. I know a bunch of people that do that. Iknow our fellow D M and friend Matt. Does that quite a bit he likes to he likes to write to music,so he lets the music influence. What he's writing and then once he gets intosession he'll pair up that same music that he wrote to with the scene that hewrote. Ah, which is a really cool thing, andbut I guess that that I was, I was meaning more like. Are there songs where I guess you didanswer the question, but I was leaving more towards the element of like. Arethere songs that the Oracle ar subject wise have influenced you at all? And Iguess I mean like maybe that's scared more towards Carlos, because Jordanapparently only listens to Christian Gospel music, but it's right, yeah, okay, you know what I kind ofunderstand like the way. I understood your question in this case I would belike Oh, like brutal legend like yeah, it'salways about heavy metal right. Okay, so I don't think I've ever donethat directly with music. Okay, I can think of like I've. Always thought ofthings would be cool to have in that a in that sense right, like I alwaysthink about like a t like in Narrato, whenever you hearlike rising fighting spirit or like that's the only thing, I know the nameof really but, like you hear those like the major themes of that anime there'sonly like five or six songs really and they playthem at the battle scene, the like the sad scenes and whatever rightthe inspirational scenes right, and they all kind of do that, like whatJordan, what you and mentioned right, no kind of like an give you thatinspiration in the campaign. So I like, I don'tknow I was thinking about brutal legend and- and I was thinking about like theother of just like Animas, but no, I don't thinkI've ever done it in that direct way, which I've always wanted to do. I like itfeels it feels weird because like for like for combat I've, always likerising fighting for a great song, but in a game where it takes like ten. You know up to ten minutes. Let'ssay for like a really long turn or a decision in the campaign, you can'tjust be playing that the entire time. I don't know it's weird but like yeah,like I mean like listening to the song today, you know if I were to do. If I were tolike make a campaign, I feel like I'd, be heavily influenced by like a verylike upbeat kind of like kind of game. Have you have you donethat Braden? I haven't done what you're describing, but what what I was kind ofgetting at here like there's, maybe it's just the kind of music that Ilistened to, because I listen to a lot of prog metal. I list o a lot of metal.Let's just say that and one of the big things, especially depending on thegenres of metal, especially things like power metal. One of the big things is...

...like the fantasy narrative elementsthat weave their way into the songs. So if you can picture like I'm sure youboth Know Dragon Force, I know Carlos Does yes: okay, okay, they're, okay,but not paramore, Sun God real and Dragon Force. That's that! That's aguitar, her thing guarantee Nope, no okay, we have a well, you know it just kind of came upmore or less randomly, because I was looking for epic scores that I couldplay in D nd s when I'm doing homework or working or something like that, andI wanted something up: beating fast and cool. I think my brother also may havetried to play it on the guitar once, but I thought that I can confirm thatyeah yeah. But if you think about- and Carlos I mean obviously you knowthrough the fire in flames, so I think anybody who, on a guitar hero is a kid,is a claims but like it's a very it's, a very fantasysounding song and narratively, it's it's exactly the same and that comesfrom a whole sub genre of metal. That is exactly that. It's very fantasythemed, it's very powerful. It's very soaring and the lyrics are also verylike they weave, like a like a fantasy type story. So I like to go in like thesame way that I'll borrow from like an anime plot or the same way that I'llborrow like tid bits of things from a from a book that I read as a kid I'llborrow from these narrative elements that are coming out of these songs. Specifically, I wrote. I wrote a big campaign over abunch of the themes based in a album called the coralthrone by a local band, called Android Echo, star, brilliant band, brilliant players inthis genre of music, and it was really easy to just go in and go like. Okaythey're singing about this kind of stuff, and I find that really cool. AndI never really thought about that before that's going in a campaign,because it would be so cool to put a as my platter the same way that we'vetalked about in the past. Doing for like movies, for something right. I could think of like one other thingthat I've thought of like when it comes to like sound tracks and or like music,and it's been in inspiration all is found from frozen. To is like a forshadowy type song where it sings of like the river and it for shadows likehow the story is going to progress in the future, and I'm like. Oh, I want tobring in that kind of like prophecy and like use places and like things as likepart of that prophecy, that people are going to see you or something like that.That's a good one! Actually it it's really cool me. The were you born forthe music. I don't know it's a little bit of bothat that point, because it's like music. It is like a bit of a musical and ontop of that, the words themselves like were the inspiration for it because,like I was like Oh, this is like you know, North Wind, you know see stuffand like I was like. Oh that's exactly where my characters are doing. You knowin the in the wild moth campaign, they're up in the north and they've gotthe sea all around them. So I just it it works well, but I was like it'sreally hard to write a prophecy in the ND. I think I've had difficulties with it anyway. I don't know, but you guys but yeah,it's it's kind of difficult. If you don't know exactly what your playersare going to do or what threads are going to pull on. So I'm hesitant toput some thing out like that, but I really want to create something I guessmore of like a legend or like a theme about like a particular place.You know like a song. That's like Oh yeah, there's this old legend thattalks about some. You know ancient you know place or ruin or weapon, or sosomething that's but locked away for a long time, and these are like the cluesthat used to get into the place. Maybe it'd be really cool. To do somethinglike that. I just wish. I was better at doing that kind of stuff. You know I never just I feel like. Ishould just put things down to paper more often because, like when I, when Iwas listening to like door, Bat, for example, like some ofthose songs, I've literally just like thought of like villain, monologues andstarted just doing my live version of Laura Ipsam out loud, like I've donelike I've. Definitely thought of scenes like that. I've just never like! Idon't know, I feel, like I've never ran them. Maybe maybe finishing two ofannihilation has opened the door for me as a d M. I don't know like I feel likeI stuck to that book for so long as the only thing that I ran...

...and, like I don't know like, I didn't,really deviate too much. I guess at the end of it, but yeah. Maybe I'll includesome more of that because, like just then in the original question therelike, I guess it has in a way inspired some stuff I've just never actuallylike done it in a game. What else I don't know, it's alwayslike the imagination kind of rolls, but like it's so it's difficult to like sort of likewrite that in game, you know: Do you like you guys have thatdifficulty Yule, especially because, like years work on more like homebrew stuff as well right, likeI'm sure, there's like maybe maybe to expand this question a little bit butlike music or, like other fonts of inspiration, I guess for like the Gamesthat you run, you know anyways new yeah. I was going to ask you if you couldclarify what that was not a question. That was a statement. I know you knowno, it's just because it's hard because, like I haven't like I'm trying to thinkof like musical elements that have inspired me, I think it's just likeyou're. I think I'm Enin like a cash twenty two here, because it's like, Ithink, of the audience music and I'm a I'm getting a little confused with thequestion right. So it's more like what the wordsin it. I, as I feel like, were true. I feel like yeah, like the I feel, like we kind of liketranspired until again, like into ambience music yeah, now we're trustingwith the General Tis yeah move that I was another thing that I find isreally interesting in the same way that like were inspiredby visuals, so I know that our body getting mad to gain to us himfor an example when he was doing his Ravonica campaign, he used to do entirearcs and entire sessions just by drawing cards from the Ratnakar MTG set and he'd be like. Oh. I, like I, like.I like this image. That's really conjured up a cool thing for me andhe'd write based on that a weird, a weird place to find that to find thatkind of inspiration is album. Art Work and I, like I, don't know how importantart work is to Jordan, but like Carlos, I know you, for example, you got a big thing of Muse in your bedroom because Idon't know if it's in your bedroom any more, but it used to be because you were big into a big intothat particular art work yeah. I, like the I, don't know I likethe colorful casus like this like abstract me. I don't know. I can't Istart to this crab, but it's like a for anybody who has this album? It's the Idon't even know the name of it. Fuck hold up. Let me I see me like a yeahyeah. No, no! No! That's also cool album art work by the way. Now I think this is just a print, a sho, oh yeah. No, that is just a printyou're right, but like that kind of stuff, like that. That goes like anabstract fix, yeah that that kind of, like music, inspired art, work or musicderived our work, I think, is also a really good. I was I wastelling out with our mutual friends Robin Kevin Before coved. Obviously, sods was goingto say a couple months ago it's been it's been more than a year, but we were listening to a band thatthey both like called on leash the archers and the cover arch. For thisalbum, the album was called apex and the cover for apex is a mountain scene, but one of themountains is clearly not a mountain, but actually a the dead body of a giant, a very, very, very cool scene and avery, very fantasy type. Seen, and we were looking at this art work and ourbuddy rob goes yep. You could write a dad campaign just off of this picture.You could write a setting just off this picture and I went yeah. You absolutelycould and it would be cool, because that is areally neat idea. But it's that I feel like I feel likeespecially like when we're talking about like pullingfrom from popular medium music is one ofthose things that just gets overlooked. It's treated is like more of abackground thing than as that is an actual piece of inspiration. Yeah Yeah.If I were to pull inspiration, I like from music or songs, I think likea musical movie, almost, would be the one. But then is that the movie or isit the musical or the music in it right like yeah? But you don't even know whoparamour? Is your opinions garbage thank careless? What you, I think, I think I think we should. We should all sort of be littlechallenge. Let's, let's write a one...

...shot where we go on to Poti hit shuffleon, like Oh, you know, yeah some sort of like let's, let's do, let's doshuffle on ambience music to shuffle on Durga, because I need the streams gus.I got to make a round yes there or are only I mean it's. I I feel like that'sunfair, because you know all the song. Yes very! Well, that's that's Polo youto assume and you you might be cheating here, because these would have alsodrawn summons sperage. Yes e one hundred percent. That would be cheating but definitely go check out door guardon us, you see is the Duergar official POTII ambio music playlist, becausethat is not all Duergar. There's a lot of fantastic, an being artists in there as tag ad. No okay, yeah, let's findsome bence music, just the entire genre hit shuffle on it. Well, we should eachget three different songs and let's go from there to build an Erif. I likeactually like that idea. That's cool challenge, and if we get the same songs, then weinvestigate what kind of data sharing we have next week. We complain aboutthe spot. If I algorithm, is it shuffle quotation? Oh Gosh, Jordan. Finally get far more in on on it, no yeah, but I actually like that as anidea, I think we should do that. I for sure I can cure all right. Well, I think this is aphenomenal place to k the conversation next week, e of the Alencar Ght. Well, if we're all done with the Echosof the outlands, let's then move on to divining the DM guys. We are all on page one hundred andfourteen we've been talking about. You know, settings mostly settlementsand mapping stuff and what's important forthat kind of thing, so we are now on to urban encounters.So what what are some of the things that are going to that you're going to see in yourdifferent urban settings? So urban encounters, although they holdthe promise of safety, cities and towns, can be just as dangerous as the darkestdungeon evil hides in plain sight or in dark corners. Sewers, shadowy alleys,slums, smoke, filled, taverns, dilapidated tenements and crowdedmarket places can quickly turn into battle grounds. On top of that,adventurers must learn to behave themselves lest they attract unwontedattention from local authorities. That said, characters don't go looking fortrouble that don't go, who don't go looking for trouble can take advantageof all the benefits that a settlement has to offer all right. So law in order is something that is goingto be found in pretty. Well all urban settings there's going to be some form,so it talks about the different types here and what you can expect in thatregard. So whether a settlement has a policeforce depends on its size and nature. A lawful, orderly city might have a citywatch to maintain order and it trained militia to defend its walls and afrontier town might rely on adventures or its citizenry to apprehend criminalsand fend off attackers trials. So in most settlements, trialsare overseen by magistrates or local Lords. Some trials are argued with with the conflicting parties or theiradvocates, presenting precedent and evident evidence until the judge makesa decision with or without the aid of spells or interrogation. Others aredecided with a trial by ordeal or trial by combat. If the evidence against theaccused is overwhelming, the magistrate or local Lord can forego a trial andcan skip right to the sentencing. So sentences can include things here.They've give a couple of examples: they got. A settlement might have a jail tohold, accused criminal criminals awaiting trial, but a few settlements,but few settlements have prisons to incarcerate convicted criminals. Aperson found guilty of a crime is usually fined condemned to forced laborfor a period of several months or years exiled or executed depending on themagnitude of their crime. I couldn't help, but I you know when Iwas reading this I was like Oh gosh.

What would happen if, like the playerswere found guilty in, you, know a scene and were incarcerated or were fined andcondemned kind of thing like what if they had to be part of like for Laborfor for several months or years? You know like I like it happens onoccasion or like that. The D might do that kind of thing for like a spectacle, but what happens if they like actuallycommitted the crime, and they actually had to do this kind of thing? Then they go to Ja like do you have players like rolls incharacters, kind of things or do you like say like now it s? I guess we haveto time skiff or like what I guess. It depends on how you want to play this you couldlike. Maybe they want to break them out of jail yeah I mean, like the Bat, it dependson what you're running. I think, because if you are running like a long campaign right I mean youcould offer the player Hey. Do you want to try to get out of jail here, ordo you want to like move on Yeah like obviously they like? Ideally youdiscuss that with them, but I think most players would probablychoose to try to break out of jail. If I may be so bold to say that probably not wrong on that and if theyalready cadet the crime in the first place, yeah that seems pretty likelyyeah yeah, I was as thinking I'm sorry go ahead. Well, that might also be justlike and like. It also depends on you guse, like if you're trying to run likea one shot and like one of your players got jailed right, yeah, you I think yougot. I think you got yourself in that situation, so you got to get yourselfout of it as it as a DM right because, like if you're willing to be like Ohyeah, this is a unch on adventure full jail for this character yeah. I mightnot be the most fun choice. No, that's true! That is true. Unless they really pissedyou off, in which case it would be a lot of fun for you and not so much forthem. Well, I mean which is, which is another interesting point I reassumelike is this an evil campaign were right e, like they got caught doingthis and like now, it's another like hurdle for them, or is this a goodalign campaign where somebody was just doing something that they reallyshouldn't have been and like? How was the rest of the partyran? Is that like was everybody kind of done with this guy breaking the rules?Maybe he should go to jail? Yeah, yeah yeah gets really interesting, and then I was thinking like one of thethings here is like trial by combat, and I was like okay so like what, ifyou is the DM were like you know what would be cool there? They walk into this new town andare accused or framed for you know a crime or something like that, and you know this particular settlementdecides that they do all of this kind of stuff by decide it. I probably combat what whatdo you do if you're like, Oh yeah, it'll, be fine or throw them up againstsomeone? You know they'll, probably win and I'll be fine and then thatcharacter dies like I feel like that's just like a ces tral by go, did notwant that to happen. Yeah it's like! Oh, my arm just went off. Iguess it could be to yeah. I mean I mean sorry. It gets to a point whereit's just like, like you can't you can't plan for everything. So if you'replayer like, if your players get themselves into jail and then choose traw by combat and thenlose the trial by combat yeah, they got themselves into jail.They got themselves into. The dropolite did the they performed in a fight that,if you set it up specifically that they would win and they still lost theyperformed in a way that made them lose. Presumably that that's that's on them, or I don'tknow a u or the do yea or the dice which, which is never fun, but it's arisky on it's like they've made the decision to do this. Yeah. You knowit's funny because this just reminds me of the moment into a Manilan whereLeone decided to brawl one an one mono Modowith a gladiator at like level two yeah that didn't e. no, I feel like that's. That's, likeyou know, in video games. If you like get knocked out at like the trialsection, it's just like the the you don't die here, don't yeah! This isPornia you're okayhere re, pawn,...

...yeah, okay, also yeah anyway go ahead. Let's move onthis is this: Is Our anting too deep? It's his conversation, bage tangentyeah. So let's continue on here we got some other urban encounters. That canhappen so it says the there's: a random urbanencounter tables, so the random murder urban encounter table is useful forcity and town base adventures check for a random encounter at leastonce per day and once at night. If the characters are out and about re roll,the result, if it doesn't make sense, given the time of day, that is insane.I'm sorry, but like there's, nineteen different choices here that they giveyou I'm not going to roll for random encounters that I haven't like foughtout ahead of time. You know, maybe maybe I'll just like reroll stuff.I guess you know and like be like okay, so the next you know five times I'vegot written out. These are the next five adventures that the or encountersthey'll come across solid strategy. That's what I do. Iguess yeah, that's I don't know, but I've never even like thought of likehalf of these kind of things I guess or as like an event specifically like they got things like announcementshere or there's. Also like corpse or like adraft. There's like you found a trinket there's like pick pockets, there'sprocessions protests runaway carts spectacles in general, like all sortsof stuff which they then go on to describe here as well. So I'll get backto all that or actually let's move on then right to it. So they've gotanimals on the loose, so the characters see one or more unexpected animalsloose in the street. This challenge could be anything from a pack ofbaboons to an escape circus, bare tiger or elephant. Pretty pretty easy, I think, to run itshouldn't be too difficult, which is good. I would never want my random encountersto be like super complicated, but yeah. It could be reallyinteresting to just to have those kind of things running in the townannouncement. So a herald, a town, crier, mad person or other individualmakes an announcement on a street corner for all to hear the announcementmight foreshadow some upcoming events, such as possible exit, such as a publicexecution, communicate important information tothe general masses, such as a new royal decree, or convey a dire omen orwarning. I like how I think it's funny. They usethe word foreshadow as, like. Literally there is a public execution that is,you know, set for a specific time. I think that's,I'm not sure that that's for uteri, that's just saying things that aregoing to happen. Yeah you royal decree in seatless yeah like it's like it's just yeah, I don't know. I thoughtthat was kind of funny. The weather network is foreshadowing that it'sgoing to rain tomorrow, yeah, no, it does no, no, no, it doesn't work so mean it is a forecast yea at a fourshadow guest that level seven spell I'd. Watch that weather net work. Seventeen here I come, you got brawls, so a brawl erupts in anear the adventures. It could be a tavern brawl, a battle between rivalfactions, families or gangs in the city or struggle between city guards andcriminals. The characters could be witnesses hit by a stray arrow straightarrow, fire or mistaken for members of one group and attacked by the other,like that's, definitely something you got to plan out ahead of time likebecause the the the players are going to ask questions like actually like youknow you got to like- or at least you have to. I guess you have to have anidea at least of what is in the world or in that city. At that time, I guessI'm like thinking way to abstract or where I've got no idea and I'm justrandomly placing them down in like this white void of nothingness, but thatwouldn't be the case, so maybe I'm over reacting. What do you guys usually dowhen that happens, though, because I usually think of like, if I'm you know,I'm Daming Chilt, I'm just like all right. I've been in hot jungly places.What does that feel like and kind of just describe from there? I don't knowbride. Do you? How do you sort of like? I guess? How do you intero places? I I don't know I I read a lot. I've got adecent vocabulary, and so, but I feel...

...like I'm able to not not necessarilydescribe from experience, but I feel, like I had the vocabular or justdescribe on the spot yeah. I guess it's not really like thedescription so much that I'm worried about, but more like if it's, if it's like,for instance, mistaken for one group and attack by the other, like you gotto know which two groups are there and why they're fighting and what's goingon and what they're after I mean a altered. No, you don't yeah you just get attacked by this onegroup you defeat them and then afterwards, as you're cleaningup the blood somebody comes along as like. Oh my God, you murder the cops.Why a Ha a you can't tell me! That's not funnieris so funny. Actually, there's no reason, I don't know, there's no reason.The exposition has to be like right up front and available to everybody. Ithink that if you, if you kind of let it unveil itself, as things goes surelike made way through the combat and they start to notice something andsomething's a little bit off and then like they can choose to either keepfighting her. Like hang on a second something's weird here, yeah I mean I don't know. I just like.I myself, as the DM like to know what these two different groups are, and youknow why they're fighting and what kind of motives I can give them just in casethe players. You know, capture someone and start interrogating them orsomething like that, and then I go well dad. I don't know I don't. I don't knowlike give me like five minutes here and let me think of a real story for asecond into. This was just a random encounter yeah, but if, if, if, ifyou're hung up on that kind of stuff, already you're, probably not rolling ona random encounter table yeah exactly like that's what I'msaying I'd, never do it I'd. Do It in advance and I'd prepare each of thoseencounters in advance with all the answers to all the questions shouldthey arise? I don't know if that it's just me, I can't it's. I got toknow otherwise it's otherwise just it just feels often I feel like Imisleading the party, and I don't want to do that. ObviouslyI have etain in terms of improves all right, there's bullies, so so police the characters. Witness Wendy, fourplus two bullies harassing an out of towner, so use the commoner statisticsand the monster manual for all of them, a belief fleas as soon as he or shetakes any amount of damage. Awesome yeah, but if your players are levelfifteen and it's a common or bully and I a damage kills yeah, it's great. I mean terrible, but great companion, one or more characters areapproached by a local who takes a friendly interest in the party'sactivities, as a twist that would be companion might be a spy sent to gatherinformation on the adventures for a second I was like. Ah, this is so niceand then it just went and ruined it by being like Nope, it's actually a spy.Every N PS in the universe is against the Party members. That's that's justyou know rule that. Actually, that would beinteresting if it was like a paper town where every single person is a spy.That's been sent to spy on the party, like you walk into like a town of likedope gangers that are just you know out to collect information about you orsomething. Every hey that sounds suspiciously like into the jaws of themimic we know available on deans guild. Yes, whack man. How did we manage that Plug Latsis got to be quick? All Right? Let's keep going here, I'mgoing to finish up this stuff and then we'll hand it over to this stuff isvalue Brat valuable and it is A. I guess it's her about all the optionsthat Jordan is not going to use when he doesn't roll on a random encountertable. That's correct contest, so the adventures are drawninto an impromptu contest, anything from an intellectual test to a drinkingcompetition or they witness a duel, there's a corpse, so the adventuresfind a humanoid corpse period. That is t all. It says that is all youget to work with. You find a dead...

...person on the street like I canguarantee the the players will latch on to that, and then it just would be kindof funny if, if you had like literally not think other than that it as acorpse guys, just a did guys just it it's like the doors and your campaignscarlots, I'm sorry. We were in a dungeon there'sbound to be doors each finally carved. Yes, all right, continuing draft, so thecharacters are drafted by a member of the city or town watch who needs theirhelp to deal with an immediate problem. As a twist, the member of the watchmight be disguised a disguised criminal trying to lure the party into an ambush.I use the thug statistics for the monster manual for the criminal and hisare her cool hordes. Again every MPs out to get you guys watch it so drunk you find a tipsy drunkstaggers toward a random party member, mistaking him or her for someone else.That's just fun. That's great! You got fires, so a fire breaks out andthe characters have a chance to help put out the flames before its friend.It's you can do. I found a Trinket, so the player thecharacters find a random trinket. You can determine the Trinket by rolling onthe trinkets table, found in the player's hand, book not really surewhat you do with trinkets. So, unless they're like marked or something likethat- and you can give them back to the people who own them- maybe I don't knowor maybe they're magical who knows, I didn't actually look at the playershandbook for that. I should have but do well guard harassment. The adventuresare cornered by Undy four plus one guardseager to throw their weight around if threatened the guards call out for helpand might attract the attention of other guards or citizens near by just de ushe cards. It's great all MPsare out to get you pick pocket. So a thief use the spice to six in themonster manual, tries to steal from a random character, characters whosepassive wisdom perception scores are equal to or greater than the thief'sdexterity slight of hand, check total catch. The theft in progress allMB Caesar out to get you procession. The adventurers encounter agroup of citizens either parading in celebration or forming a funeralprocession, and I'm going to add this in here as my own little thing as atwist, it's your funeral procession. Actually, that's. That is a really coolidea. I really like that right, if you like, get to a town andthey're like having like a fool procession, a like who's, this for thelike. It's yours, Yo yeah, Oh man, I play in that right. All NP are out to catch you. You havetrust issues, dude, Eh, just MC trust issues, red childrenbe born once he Otalora for the me isn't written. Yes, protests. The Adventures State Group ofcitizens peacefully protesting a new law or decree a handful of guards andmaintain order runaway cart, a team of horses pullinga wig and races through the city streets. The adventures must avoid thehorses if they stop the Wag and the owner who is running behind the cart isgrateful. My yous, yes, exactly shady transaction, the characters,witness a shady transaction between two cloaked figures spectacle the characters, witness a form of publicentertainment, such as a talented bards in personation of a royal personage street circus, a puppet show, a flashy,magic art, a royal visit or public execution. First, yes, okay or ieur Hin a street Urchin gloms on tothe adventures and follows them around until frightened off. I'm sorry Guams,do you guys know what that word read what that would mean says they're justlike stuck to them attached to them, yeah! That's what Igot out, O, not one, but I've never actually is oasie socially...

...yeah yeah. I know yeah okay, but it just assume that murder is frownthat way. Yes until frightened off, they justkeep always a lie. That was a critical role like so lot at one point where,like there's the guy coming up and like I'm your biggest fan like I want tocome in venturing for you and think I'm just like walks up me, stels up behindthem in the second and knocks about it's like. No, you don't awesome, it's great okay. So that's where I'm going to call itfor to day all sorts of different random encounters you can have in theurban settings. That can be really cool, really fun. I recommend planning themout, but you know some people, like the randomness of things, Nex time we'll get into some unusualenvironments. So look forward to that cool. All right is a matron. I think so. Would you like me to hand it over toyou now here Brad now, that's fine, you go dealing. It's it's mine o must use the Bataras done. Let's dosome talk of the town. That say me E. ask you the Society of question and weanswer that question that we answer your answers to that question so on andso forth in the question that we're answering your answers to is what isthe most intense moments that you've had in a campaign the most significantly like, maybe down to thewire section, the section that really may be defined your character, thesection that de find somebody else's character. Anything goes really as longas you found it particularly intense, or, I guess, suspenseful as a bit of asynonym. In this case I might just fell off its stand. Sogive me a second Jurand, first, okay, sure intense scenes as there's there's a few good ones. I yeah, I think, one of the more intensemoments that I've experienced- I guess was in our good friend Matts campaign wehad. There was one of the big bads was travelingthrough the town with a group of armed guards going around town collecting supplies,and one of his last stops through this town before, like essentially holdingup in the big bad evil layer was stopping at like an orphanage andgrant grabbing a child essentially to serve for what purpose I don't knowmost likely execution or some sort of ritualistic sacrifice. It was going tobe gruesome and our characters, kind of were watch being or looking for thisguy, because we had heard that he was running around town, so we went after him and saw thishappening and, like the whole scene was like it was so intense because we werejust. We were trying to talk to the big bad or one of the big badsinto essentially leaving this child instead of having to instigate a fightin the middle of the streets, and it just got so like. Oh, I don't know whatto do here. This is going to be crazy. Are we really ready to fight this guy?Because, oh I've only got half the party here right now and the last timewe fought this big big bad here, like we nearly died a few times so can wereally take this guy on? I don't know, we've never seen this guy fight. Weknow nothing almost about this guy. It's going to be crazy, like there's somany thoughts like swirling through my head, going like. Oh, what do I do?What do I do? I can't let this guy just like take a child off the street thatthat's just terrifying and terrible, and it goes against everything mycharacter stands for. So in the end like we just we had to make a stand and,like the other party members, help back me up with that, I think Braden, yourcharacter actually stepped up and made the first move, which was fantasticcure terms. Yeah girl is your Mike. That was yeah. I mean we'll make it work, it'san ongoing challenge, but for my most intense moment I thinkwas in your tyranny of dragons. Well, no. Iguess this would have been part of the still dritter NA dragons. It's all oneyeah, whatever, yes, the first dragon that wetought what was the most...

...was the most intense moment. I think,because we took almost the entire session to prep for it, and I think itwas one of the first times that we all kind of didn't want to die. You know and weplanned it all out and it was very intense and it was and it's funnybecause, like I, we planned all of it out so well andthen, at the end of it like, I guess we killed the dragon rather quickly likeyonder created on it, and it was like such a release frompension. Just so like that change, I think the way like weapproach dragons thereafter, you know because now we kind of just see them,and you know all right fuck, not this again, we go again and just thinking about that makes itlike it's one of the most intense moments. I think this party had because we don't approach battles likethis any more like it was. I don't know it's a guess. That's my answer. Thefirst rain. I remember that session to because erewe were wrapping up. This was like the second last session. We were wrappingup and then everybody was like mad, I'm just like buzzing. I could keep going.We should just like fight the dragon right now. We should just go, and I waslike it's like ten o'clock, but I don't have to be anywhere tomorrow. For islike me, neither I guess for fighting to drag it. I remember you Carlos, werelike we take a minute then, because I'm not like mentally ready to fight the sodidn't think it was going down. I didn't think it was today, but you pulled it off. I was I was yeahthat was a that was a good like hour, nearly a prep that you guys put intothis, and I was I was actually reallyimpressed that I turned out, but my answer also comes from ourfriend mats campaign like Jordan's. Does there's been quite a few intensemoments in that I'd say very very recently, we were up against another of these big bats that Jordan has mentioned, andI am playing our parties wizard. So there's this big bat who herself issome kind of a sorcerer or waser she's. Some kind of an enchantress and she's got a lot of armed guards, and so everybodywas preparing big AOE, spells to throw at her in the first round of combats tocapture the most of her guards and take out her guards quickly and also try andcatch her in this, and I found one of my best aowe spells and I was like do Icast it level for do. I cast a level five, because I've only got the onefifth ovel spell sot right now and I'm looking at this I was like well, whatdo I have a five? I was like I'm not going to use telepathing, I'm not goingto use, modify memory, and then I stopped- and I looked- I was like waita minute. I got modified memory, so I stepped forward and in mid combatI attempted to modify her memory and itworked. She failed to save and I had to hold it for a minute of in game time or ten rounds. So this wasten rounds of me not being able to move or breakconcentration in just being able to hold this modify memory spell whilethis big battle raged around us and the rest of my party tried desperately tokeep all of these things off of me, so that I could finish this spell andfinally, her like right hand, man, this insane warrior with three attacks. Aturn gets it on me takes three slashes at me. I save on every single throw action surges takes another threelashes at me. I save on two fail one, but thanks to our resident artificershowed out heather, I managed to save and as Wi hung on with, I think, likefour H P and after that it worked, and now we'vegot a dangerous new ally that we're all still pretty sure is going to kill us for a reference everyone. This is a tenAC, wizard yeah, you have not a lot of health yeah plus to modifier, I think,is what you have for constitution. So it was not very high. It's like you gota rule, at least I guess an eight or higher, but that is to say that oneterm was just like the INTESI was just probably the most suspenseful momentfor that minute and a half that we were rolling that Tory because every singleone it was like, I can't be lucky three times in a m and then I was and heaction Serge. I'm like. I can't be lucky six times in a row and I wasright. I was lucky five times in a row and our artificer was smart for a sixth that was that was like. I could notbreathe after that. That was pretty intense yeah. It was crazy...

...and the damage to like he got like justdown to like for a, and I was like. Oh if you had lost it too, that would havejust screwed everything up Jes I was like, but it worked and I'm still. I stillcan't believe that worked yeah. It was great so looking over at the society, we'veonly got one response this week, but it was slow week. We've got Tyler Day young on Instar, when a P C that I assumed was a regularHuman Paladin shared his real story. I got shivers props mat, so this is also from the tyranny ofdragons campaign that Carlos mentioned. One of our players had basically been a humanoid figurethat everybody had just assumed. It was human until the moment that it came topop out his wings and reveal that he was an Asama, and this happenedsomewhere between a year and a year and a half irl of US playing this campaign.So he sat on this secret for a while, like a Rubatos, lounger and just poppedit out at just the right moment. It was a really. It was a really awesomemovement. It's so hard to sit on those secrets,like you got it like it's so hard, so yeah real props. Do you met you got to. I want to try that sometime.I know like as a D M in that campaign that you- and I just mentioned like he- He has a lot of player secrets thathe's sitting on. So I only assume that translates really well it to him sitting on secrets himself as a player- yes, yes, yeah, but that is going to do it for usat triple advantage this week. Do you like what you here? Do you want to bepart of the discussion join us on our social media? That's at reals societyon Instar, at Rosity, social on twitter links to the community. Discord can befound on a link tree on the description of both while you're. There take a lookat our DM skilled page. Take a look at Durie's band camp page, see if you seeanything that you like and maybe pick it up. If you do no pressure, we don'tjudge much, but besides that stay tu and for newepisodes of triple advantage. Every Monday we'll see you next time e.

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