Episodes
Today in a Terrible Warriors: Spotlight, Justin connects with Kieran Bennett to talk about this own actual play podcast, “For Crits and Giggles” Kieran Bennett started Crits & Giggles five years ago with his real world best friends and gaming group. Together they decided to not only play a game of D&D that Kieran would write up for them but that they would also record those games and transform it into a podcast. Inspired by such shows as Geekly Inc.’s Greeting’s Adventurers (formerly...
Published 12/09/20
Welcome to season 8 of Terrible Warriors!  In this new season we'll be taking a break from the Actual Play content of our past and exploring an often skipped stage of play, the character creation phase.  Creating a character in a TTRPG is oftentimes the most engaging, interesting, and entertaining part of the game. And it should certainly be considered part of the game play. That's why we're starting a new series we're calling "Session Zero" to examine this phase of the game more...
Published 12/02/20
The Spire sits on a razer's edge and middle city is at a boiling point. The plan is in motion and the Ministers of Our Hidden Mistress need only execute their plan to send The Harvest and his city watch acolytes a message he won't soon forget.  Tonight the city embraces one of the tenants of Drow society. Tonight they embrace fury...  The Spire is published by Rowan, Rook, and Decard and was written by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor. Xyrie is played by Velvet Wells Nharus is played by...
Published 11/18/20
The Vermission Way was the great experiment that failed. Now the Spire is filled with empty rail tunnels that connect and reconnect to a twisting labyrinth of changing ideas and patterns.  It was a perfect way to avoid the authorities and sneak a squad of Gnoll veterans into Middle City. But in order to reach Middle City our Sage must first reach a tunnel he's been in before... I'm sure it's the next left... Can't be far now... What's that noise?  The Spire is published by Rowan,...
Published 05/19/20
Derelictus is in chaos. After the brazen escape of twelve gnolls from the Arena the entire undercity has descended into violence as a bounty has been offered for the escaped prisoners return. At the eye of the storm is Liminal and Lysanna who know that they and they alone can bring order back to Derelictus so that they can continue their work for The Ministry.  As roaming bands of bounty hunters kick down doors and ransack buildings the Masked has a plan but it will be the Sage who has to...
Published 04/01/20
Published 04/01/20
There are those who resist in The Spire through their works, through their performance, through their art. These Idols can mold and shape the very soul of a society through their creations. One such idol works for the Ministry of Our Hidden Mistress.  Running from the mob our Sage seeks out an alliance with the Idol. The Sage has a plan, but they need more help. And nobody draws a crowd like an Idol can...  The Spire is published by Rowan, Rook, and Decard and was written by Grant Howitt...
Published 03/19/20
In Spire there are a few Drow that have learned to operate among high elf and dark elf societies with ease. They are known as The Masked. And they know all about you... Our Lajhan priest makes her way down to Derelictus to ask an old friend for a favour. She must be desperate.  The Spire is published by Rowan, Rook, and Decard and was written by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor. Liminal is played by Joan Moriarity  Dhiaga is played b Jo Drummond The GM is Justin Ecock Music provided by...
Published 03/11/20
Beneath mighty Spire lies the undercity of Derelictus. The last stop when you have no where else to go. Our Sage of the Vermission Way is looking for help and they say you can find anything in Derelictus if you know who to ask... The Spire is published by Rowan, Rook, and Decard and was written by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor. Nharus is played by Sean Hunter Lysanna is played by Cassie Chui The GM is Justin Ecock Music provided by Epidemic Sound Support us today on Patreon at...
Published 03/04/20
The Spire, the mile-high tower city of the Drow, operates under the occupation of the High Elves. The Ministry of Our Hidden Mistress operates in the shadows with one mission, to subvert control of the Spire and restore it to Dark Elf control. Deep in the Middle City a Lajhan priest opens up a small church in an abandoned city watch tower while a Sage of the Vermissian Way completes a mission for the Ministry. When a desperate plea for help reaches their door they'll have to decide how much...
Published 02/25/20
Before venturing into the world of The Spire we thought it would be a good idea to talk to one of it's creators. Thankfully he agreed to the conversation!  Grant Howitt is the co-creator of Spire, co-owner of Rowan, Rook, and Decard and the mind behind games such as Goblin Quest, Unbound, One Last Job, and Honey Heist! He's also got a writing credit in the Paranoia Reboot that we loved so much last year.  In our conversation he shared with us how the Spire came to be, the ways the...
Published 02/18/20
Recorded in the halls of BreakoutCon2019 we got to a chance to meet Sharang Biswas. Sharang makes weird games, the kind of games you'll most likely come across in an art gallery installation rather than a convention room floor. But along with making those games he's also involved as an educator and writer examining how we play games and how we can better design them to convey the stories and experiences we're trying to share in those games.  Whatever conversation I thought I was going to...
Published 01/18/20
Recorded in the halls of BreakoutCon2019 we got to a chance to meet Banana Chan. Along with being the owner and co-founder of Game and a Curry they’ve also written for the 7th Sea, created the Dads on Mowers module for Kids on Bikes, and have some really wild games always in development. Over the next half hour we talk about those games, about how they got into writing for tabletop RPGs, and some of the considerations that go into crafting interactive fiction. To find out more about...
Published 12/13/19
Far from Huckleberry Farm in the basement of a former government building the remaining survivors plan a daring escape.  The Prophet and The Visionary mourn the loss of their friend and meet The Guide who will help them find the supplies they need a secure a way home. Hopefully their deaths will not be in vain and Huckleberry Farm can begin to rebuild it's trust in itself. In Zombie World, it's only a matter of time until something else goes wrong...  Follow Velvet @VelvetDuke Follow...
Published 12/03/19
Huckleberry Farm has seen better days. Jack is still missing. Everyone is on edge and supplies are running low. The flooding has driving zombies out of the city and into the woods and if something isn't done soon to reassure to enclave people are going to start leaving and taking their chances in the wild.  The Prophet, the Visionary, and the Heavy set out once again to find their missing hunter, to find supplies to help fortify the farm, and in doing so end up finding more than they...
Published 11/27/19
Huckleberry Farm is where we make our stand against the Zombie World. Sure there's a cult living in the barn and there's not enough beds for the survivors from the city and now the hunters have gone missing and there's not going to be enough food for everyone...  The Prophet, the Visionary, and the Heavy set out with a small team into the woods to find Jack and Kirby and bring them home. But how will they choose to go about it and what unwanted attention they will attract?  Follow...
Published 11/19/19
After Z-Day, after the panic, after the running, and the fighting, and the loss, after all that is the enclave. In the Zombie World, if you're a survivor you've made this far because of the people around you. The enclave isn't your family though, and not everyone here is your friend. Where did we decide to make our stand? Who have we decided to make our stand with? What roles will we play in our new society after the world has come to an end?  This is the character creation episode of a...
Published 11/16/19
In our final episode, the Mall Goths and the Visigoths hurt their feelings after engaging in mortal combat for the fate of missing Mall Goth Raven. And what started as a simple everyday kidnapping ends in the declaration of true love and a poetry slam jam. Just another typical day in the mall...  Visigoths vs Mall Goths is currently in kickstarter! It was funded in 24 hours and has been featured in on the kickstarter front page as a featured campaign. You heard about it first in our...
Published 10/29/19
Visigoths vs Mall Goths is currently in kickstarter! It was funeded in 24 hours and has been featured in on the kickstarter front page as a featured campaign. You heard about it first in our interview with Lucian Khan earlier this year and you can back the project at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/luciankahn/visigoths-vs-mall-goths In this second episode the Mall Goths receive a threat from the Visigoths and hunt is on to rescue Raven before the dance tonight. The Visigoths claim to invent...
Published 10/24/19
Visigoths vs Mall Goths is currently in kickstarter! It was funeded in 24 hours and has been featured in on the kickstarter front page as a featured campaign. You heard about it first in our interview with Lucian Khan earlier this year and you can back the project at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/luciankahn/visigoths-vs-mall-goths In this first episode we split the table into teams, we choose our chosen goths, we declare our crushes and our rivals, and prepare to battle for the future of...
Published 10/22/19
With our game complete Alex and Justin hold on to Daniel and Patrick for a few more minutes to discuss the game and their goals on Kickstarter Congratulations to Dundas West Games on reaching their funding goal for Ross Rifles! You can still get involved all month to join in and help secure their exciting stretch goals at www.kickstarter.com/projects/dundaswestgames/ross-rifles Visit Dundas West Games at: https://www.dundaswestgames.com/ Follow Daniel @danielhkwan Follow Patrick...
Published 10/17/19
In the night, the rain, the mud, and the blood, one of our own lays trapped in No Man's Land. Can the others rescue him? How much will they sacrifice?  Congratulations to Dundas West Games on reaching their funding goal for Ross Rifles! You can still get involved all month to join in and help secure their exciting stretch goals at www.kickstarter.com/projects/dundaswestgames/ross-rifles Visit Dundas West Games at: https://www.dundaswestgames.com/ Follow Daniel @danielhkwan Follow...
Published 10/15/19
In the trenches of World War One three Canadian Soldiers are handed a mission to cross No Man's Land...  Congratulations to Dundas West Games on reaching their funding goal for Ross Rifles! You can still get involved all month to join in and help secure their exciting stretch goals at www.kickstarter.com/projects/dundaswestgames/ross-rifles Visit Dundas West Games at: https://www.dundaswestgames.com/ Follow Daniel @danielhkwan Follow Patrick @Keenan_Patrick  Follow us on Twitter...
Published 10/10/19
Over one hundred years ago in October, the Canadian Expeditionary Forces landed in Europe. By 1917 they had command over their own troops and no longer viewed as a colony coming to aid their home country but as it’s own nation. Who were these soldier? In the next hour we’ll create the character we’ll play in this campaign and get to meet the trench busters of Passchendaele in 1917. And along the way we each share a lot of history between each other and learn more about our own origins. ...
Published 10/08/19
Before we launch into our next campaign, allow me to introduce you to Daniel Kwan and Patrick Keenan from Dundas West Games. Their newest game, Ross Rifles, is launching on Kickstarter TODAY so go check them out and send them your love. Ross Rifles is a tabletop roleplaying game set in the Canadian trenches of the First World War and in this interview we discuss why Daniel and Patrick chose that setting, how they designed the tools to play the game, and some of the stories and themes we’ll...
Published 10/04/19