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Episode 42 - An Evening Arrival (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

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Episode 42 - An Evening Arrival (Call of Cthulhu 7e)

We begin our brand new Call of Cthulhu storyline. Our protagonists arrive at the sleepy seaside town of Twynham-on-Sea -  home to an up and coming doctor who purports extraordinary medical powers,  an insular fishing community, suspicious residents, reclusive landowners, and an inexplicable feeling of dread.

Each has their own reason for visiting the town, yet they find themselves drawn together by circumstance and fate.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @am_quizitor & @MarkusMalice87. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 41 - A Matter Of Time (D&D5e)

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Episode 41 - A Matter Of Time (D&D5e)

In the dramatic conclusion of our D&D storyline, 'Rates Of Change', our adventurers Enothe, Pronce and Bork finally make it to the centre of Wildmeadow, coming face to face with the Cult of the Bleeding Eye, and discovering the source of the time-distortions that have plagued the village.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 40 - We’re Going To Need A Bigger Bork (D&D5e)

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Episode 40 - We're Going To Need A Bigger Bork(D&D5e)

Our adventurers fight for their lives in the village of Wildmeadow! The time distortions have produced a huge, frightening, insectoid monstrosity, and it's intent on eating Bork, Pronce, Enothe and Elys for lunch! Can they defeat it and continue their quest to fix time?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 39 - Rates Of Change (D&D5e)

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Episode 39 - Rates Of Change(D&D5e)

Tentatively approaching the village of Wildmeadow with their new companion Elys, our adventurers Enothe, Bork and Pronce find that the laws of time and space are not acting as they should. Can they make their way to the centre of the village and unravel this mystery?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 38 - Back On The Road (D&D5e)

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Episode 38 - Back On The Road (D&D5e)

Having gone their separate ways in our last episode, following a big argument, our adventurers Bork, Pronce and Enothe discover that they need each other, after all. Except for Bork, who was doing alright on his own, actually.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 37 - Pronce’s Purloined Portrait (D&D5e)

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Episode 37 - Pronce's Purloined Portrait (D&D5e)

Making the most of their time in the city of Laranna, Pronce gets his portrait painted; Bork runs into his cousin Roland, and Enothe gets super hangry.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 36 - The Green Flask (D&D5e)

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Episode 36 - The Green Flask (D&D5e)

We kick off our third Dungeons & Dragons story-arc - 'Rates of Change'!

After several days on the road, following their exploits at the Tomb of Grazak, Bork, Enothe and Pronce bid farewell to their travelling companions and head south. Still in pursuit of the Cult of the Bleeding Eye, surely a quick stop in the city of Laranna couldn't be much trouble, could it?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 35 - The Money And The Mute (Shadowrun 5e)

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Episode 35 - The Money And The Mute

The dramatic conclusion to our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

Selas' confrontaion with Dieter comes to a head, while Giles' date with Dascha seems to be going surprisingly well. Together, can the boys get Bonnie out of trouble and save the town from the sleazy club owners' insidious influence?

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Episode 34 - The Tourist And The Tunnel (Shadowrun 5e)

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Episode 34 - The Tourist And The Tunnel

We continue our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

After questioning Bonnie about the debt that she owes, Selas and Giles have some time to kill. They take in the local sights, and explore the village, before heading off on their missions/dates.  

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Episode 33 - Eastenders and Eggplants (Shadowrun 5e)

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Episode 33 - Eastenders and Eggplants

We continue our Shadowrun 5e storyline!

Selas and Giles continue their recon of the local club scene. Selas is subjected to a severe misunderstanding of some old-world soap operas, while Giles lands himself a date with a woman twice his height.

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Episode 32 - The Inn & The SIN (Shadowrun 5e)

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Episode 32 - The Inn & The SIN

We kick off our brand new Shadowrun 5e storyline, 'A Giant's Thing'!

In the village of Cerne Abbas, two Shadowrunners -  Selas and Giles, are hired by the owner of a small inn, to help save a local lady from being forced into a life of servitude by  a corrupt businessman.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 31 - Tempest Squadron Discussion and Q&A

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Episode 31 - Tempest Squadron Discussion and Q&A

We look back on our Star Wars storyline, Tempest Squadron; answer some listener-submitted questions; talk over each other a lot, and reminisce about all of the dirty jokes that didn't make it into the final edit.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MarkBDesign , @MarkusMalice87 & @OllieMunster. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 30 - Flight Of The Tempest (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 30 - Flight of the Tempest (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Pursued by the Empire,  Rebel pilots Kortez, Thnock and Klyne along with their contact, Vayla, and her father, make a desperate flight for freedom from the Imperial planet of Thrasis VII. Overhead, a massive Star Destroyer blocks their escape. Can they make it to safety and return to the Rebel Fleet?

Our Star Wars storyline, Tempest Squadron, comes to a dramatic conclusion!

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MarkBDesign , @MarkusMalice87 & @OllieMunster. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 29 - The Ugnaught Infiltration (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 29 - The Ugnaught Infiltration (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Klyne, Kortez and Thnock, along with their contact V, launch their plan to rescue V's father and escape the planet with some new X-Wings for the Rebellion.

First, however, they must infiltrate the Imperial Decommissioning Facility - A huge installation that is home to the remnants of the Old Republic Fleet.

Will they be up to the task?

 

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Episode 28 - The Hunt For V (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 28 - The Hunt for V (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Returning to the Sleeping Fleet Cantina, our Rebel pilots Thnock, Klyne and Kortez face the hardest test of their mission so far - Identifying their contact, V, in a bar full of drunkards.

Can they find the information they seek? Are they any closer to getting hold of new X-Wings for the Alliance? Will Thnock ever wipe the Buffalo sauce from his face?

The mission on Thrasis VII continues....

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MarkBDesign, @MarkusMalice87 & @OllieMunster. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 27 - Welcome to Regis City (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 27 - Welcome to Regis City (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

 

Arriving on the Imperial world of Thrasis VII, our heroes begin their secret mission

Venturing into the planet's capital of Regis City, seeking out their contact, V, things don't exactly go to plan...

 

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Episode 26 - The Mission to Thrasis VII (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 26 - The Mission to Thrasis VII (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

Kortez and Vaad come to the rescue of the Close Encounter as they try to escape Imperial pursuit in the Yavin system.

As the Rebel fleet regroups, our three heroes are brought together for the first time, and charged with a vital mission for the Alliance....

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MarkBDesign , @TheDoctor_No12 & @OllieMunster. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 25 - Yavin Exodus (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

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Episode 25 - Yavin Exodus (Star Wars: Saga Edition RPG)

In the wake of their successful attack on the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance must evacuate their headquarters on the moon of Yavin IV, before Imperial reinforcements arrive.

Alderaanian ex-smuggler Klyne is assigned to the flight crew of the freighter 'Close Encounter'. Kortez finds himself flying patrol with a talkative Sullustan, who tries his patience, and meanwhile, on Nubia, Ugnaught droid expert Thnock carries out a daring heist on an Imperial droid factory.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MarkBDesign , @TheDoctor_No12 & @OllieMunster. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 24 - The Cross-Town Caper (The End Of The World)

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Episode 24 - The Cross-Town Caper (The End Of The World)

Fleeing from the recording studio, the guys try to make their way across town in the midst of alien invasion. Death waits behind every corner, screams and explosions pierce the night air, and to top it all off, Mark left his car at AJ's house, so they've got to walk.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 23 - Escape From The Studio (The End Of The World)

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Episode 23 - Escape From The Studio (The End Of The World)

What starts as a regular podcast recording quickly takes a turn for the sinister, as lights from the sky are reported across the globe and the guys are forced to fight for their very survival.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 22 - The Tomb of Grazak (D&D5e)

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Episode 22 - The Tomb of Grazak (D&D5e)

In the finale of our D&D5e storyline, 'The Relics of Meilar', our heroes delve into the long-lost Tomb of Grazak, alongside some new friends. What horrors or treasures will they find within?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 21 - Catastrophic Taint Failure (D&D5e)

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Episode 21 - Catastrophic Taint Failure (D&D5e)

The battle with the cultists continues! Having tracked their quarry to the lost tomb of Grazak; Enothe, Pronce and Bork fight to reclaim the stolen Relic of Meilar.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 20 - BYOT (Bring Your Own Trouble) (D&D5e)

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Episode 20 - BYOT (Bring Your Own Trouble) (D&D5e)

Our heroes finally track the cultists to their hideout at the lost Tomb of Grazak.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 19 - A Good Name For A Druid (D&D5e)

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Episode 19 - A Good Name For A Druid (D&D5e)

Continuing their trek through the forest, our heroes Pronce, Bork and Enothe meet a new friend, and help him to find his kidnapped companion.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

 

 

Episode 18 - Warning Shot (D&D5e)

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Episode 18 - Warning Shot (D&D5e)

Finding the ruined tower that they were sheltering in not quite as abandoned as they thought, our heroes Enothe, Bork and Pronce quickly discover that not everything, or everyone, is as they seem.

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 17 - “Oh, Aye?” “Aye” (D&D5e)

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Episode 17 - "Oh Aye?" "Aye" (D&D5e)

Bork, Enothe and the woodsman Hrolf find themselves in a mysterious forest where things are not as they seem.

This very special episode is our first of 2018, and is Jason's very first time DMing any kind of RPG!

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 16 - Frustration and Folk Tales (D&D5e)

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Episode 16 - Frustration and Folk Tales (D&D5e)

As the dust settles in the Erivale temple, our heroes Bork, Pronce and Enothe try to find out who stole the relic, and where they are going.

For one reason or another, we're a bit more liberal with the swearing in this episode, so consider this your warning!

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 15 - The Tumble In The Temple (D&D5e)

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Episode 15 - The Tumble In The Temple (D&D5e)

Our heroes Enothe, Bork and Pronce are in a fight for their lives to protect the temple relics of the Erivale temple! Who will come out on top?

 Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 14 - On A Dark And Stormy Night (D&D5e)

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Episode 14 - On A Dark And Stormy Night (D&D5e)

As a thunderstorm breaks overhead, our heroes Bork, Pronce and Enothe return to the temple to keep an eye on the relics, and are soon given some disturbing news...

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice

Episode 13 - Imprisonment And Liberation (Star Trek Adventures)

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Episode 13 - Imprisonment And Liberation (Star Trek Adventures)

Following Commander McCarthy's mutiny attempt, the USS Aristotle ventures across the Klingon Neutral Zone, in search of the captured crew of the USS Pelican.

The conclusion of our crossover with our friends from Spocklight: The Audio Podcast; Liam, Matt and Paul. We're playing Star Trek Adventures, from Modiphius games.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @SpocklightPod, @LiamHDempsey, @MattBrothers2 & @Groovedoctor85. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 12 - In The Footsteps Of Fletcher (Star Trek Adventures)

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Episode 12 - In The Footsteps Of Fletcher (Star Trek Adventures)

After prevailing in their battle with the Klingons, tempers and tensions run high on the USS Aristotle, as a power struggle between officers threatens the success of the ship's mission.

The second game-episode of our crossover with our friends from Spocklight: The Audio Podcast; Liam, Matt and Paul. We're playing Star Trek Adventures, from Modiphius games.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @SpocklightPod, @LiamHDempsey, @MattBrothers2 & @Groovedoctor85. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 11 - The Philosopher And The Bird (Star Trek Adventures)

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Episode 11 - The Philosopher And The Bird (Star Trek Adventures)

After receiving a distress call while patrolling the Klingon Neutral Zone, the crew of the USS Aristotle find themselves in a potentially deadly situation.

The first game-episode of our crossover with our friends from Spocklight: The Audio Podcast; Liam, Matt and Paul. We're playing Star Trek Adventures, from Modiphius games.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @SpocklightPod, @LiamHDempsey, @MattBrothers2 & @Groovedoctor85. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 10 - Starfleet Academy Class of 2017 (Star Trek Adventures)

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Episode 10 - Starfleet Academy Class of 2017 (Star Trek Adventures)

In the first part of our big crossover with our friends on the Spocklight podcast, we meet our crew, as each of the players make their way through the Star Trek Adventures Lifepath character creation system.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @SpocklightPod, @LiamHDempsey, @MattBrothers2 & @Groovedoctor85. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 9 - “…For The Trees.” (D&D5e)

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Episode 9 - "...For The Trees." (D&D5e)

Our heroes Enothe, Bork and Pronce continue their investigations into the supposed plot surrounding the Relics of Meilar; scoping out the temple in which the relics are held, only to each get sidetracked in their own way.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 8 - Madness In The Cells (D&D5e)

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Episode 8-- Madness In The Cells (D&D5e)

 We kick off our second story-arc, playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

Fresh from their previous adventure, in the town of Erivale, our heroes Pronce, Bork and Enothe are asked to the town's watch-house to answer a few questions, and discover what may be the seeds of a new mystery brewing in the town.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 7 - Arc 1 Discussion & Q&A

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Episode 7 - Arc 1 Discussion & Q&A

We take a look back on our first story arc, and talk with the players about their experiences of playing an RPG like D&D for the first time. We also answer some listener questions.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 6 - Of Flowers and Firebolts (D&D5e)

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Episode 6 - Of Flowers and Firebolts

We conclude our first story-arc, playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

Our adventurers, Bork, Enothe and Pronce make their assault on the goblin camp, hoping to finally solve the mystery of the missing children of Erivale. Will they find the answers they've been looking for? Will Pronce burn down the forest? Will Enothe make it through the attack without "accidentally" shooting Pronce? Will Bork ever get to have another mug of hot Bovril? Listen to find out!

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 5 - I Am Also The Night (D&D5e)

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Episode 5 - I Am Also The Night

 We continue our adventures, playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

Our adventurers, Bork, Enothe and Pronce, head into the darkened forest, under the cover of night, in search of the tribe of goblins that may be responsible for the abduction of missing children from the town of Erivale.

Follow our players on Twitter at - @MonkeyMagicEden , @MarkBDesign & @EnotheStrife. Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PretendWithDice/

Episode 4 - Pretending To Go Outside (D&D5e)

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Episode 4 - Pretending To Go Outside

We continue our adventures, playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

Continuing their investigation into the strange goings-on around the town of Erivale, our adventurers head out into the surrounding countryside, looking for clues, before deciding that maybe they aren't drunk enough.

 

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Episode 3 - Behold! Apollonia Is Her Name! (D&D5e)

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Episode 3 - Behold! Apollonia Is Her Name!

 We continue our adventures, playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

After making into the town of Erivale and delivering Samaya to her uncle, our adventurers Pronce, Bork and Enothe set to exploring the town and discover that this sleepy country village may not be as quiet as it seems....

 

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