Dungeons & Doritos: The Temple of Gloom
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April 14, 2014 at 9:58 am #38202
Chapter 2 is out! Discuss the episode here!
Name Barty’s fleas! How cool was Ryan’s score? What’s the deal with that Balin guy, eh?
Looks like we can stick to this every other month release. Chapter 3 is already in the can! Chapter 4 is expected to be the long-awaited Give Me Back My Amazing Salsa Shoes.April 14, 2014 at 11:33 am #38204
Haven’t heard it yet, but preliminarily I approve of this album art.April 22, 2014 at 11:47 am #38288
I’d like to say a couple of things, Cap. I’ve listened to these podcasts over and over enough times that you’ve gotten me in trouble at work.. in development meetings I can now be overheard to mumble “By Tiamats beard!” and (you can thank Barty for me) “Critical Failure! Sonofabitch….”
But really I wanted to pass this on to Rule to help when dealing with all you rapscallions…
I give to you… the one-sided die!April 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm #38295
@donalith – Oh man, I bet Ruel could find some crazy reason for that die… Oh critical failures, the vex me. But they don’t happen to me that often–just when it so happens to make something really horrible occur. I still lament the loss of my rapier.April 26, 2014 at 5:59 am #38344
I’ve been thinking this over for a few days now, and I’m really curious if this temple has any connection to Corney Island. I’m thinking that way because I relisten to basically the entire DnD series start to finish every month or so while I’m busy being a little worker drone, and in my last listen through I noticed that both the temple and the abandoned village that they fought the giant monster in were described as being fairly civilized and out of place for what would be assumed to be a primitive tribal culture. I know it’s unlikely in the cosmic scheme of things that the two would be related and even in a narrative sense I know you guys have a tendency to dismiss or retcon old plot points on the fly to better suit current purposes to the point where Corney Island probably isn’t even relevant anymore, but it would be a cool way to reintroduce Lefty’s desire to return to her home and reclaim her title as queen. Maybe this thought I’ve had will just turn into a fan fiction world building scenario to explain why that village was there and what the lizard monster thing was doing in it in the first place though.
Also, in regards to the one sided die issue: I want to know how that would work with the reroll on criticals rule in Sagas. Would a die that could only roll 1’s be considered to be rolling criticals in that scenario, therefore turning a 1 into a 4 with the three rerolls, or would the 1’s are always failures rule cancel it out? In my mind this is turning into a divide by zero situation, so I hope this brilliant, mindboggling concept never gets utilized in game, lest the universe implode on itself.April 26, 2014 at 9:43 am #38346
@delphi I suppose these are more @Ruel kinda questions, but I’ll field what I can. Could the old temple from Corney island ALSO be a part of the temples of the Templar-people? It’s certainly possible. But I’d say unlikely, because this one was surprisingly well-kept and the other was ruins (if I recall correctly). As for Corney – us going back there is a possibility. I know it’s on Lefty’s mind. But it probably needs some time to cook. Right now, after the time travel, we’re still very near to the Corney incident.
Have you ever considered throwing down on the Nerdy Show Wiki? It sounds like you probably know our stories better than we do! We’ll take on any plot holes and fix ’em, but sometimes we can be kinda oblivious.April 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm #38351
@delphi – you mentioned ‘basically’ the entire DnD series, are there ones that you skip? Just curious.April 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm #38352
Or a particular favorite(s)? We always want to know which episodes resonate with people. And you’d seem like the perfect person to ask.April 26, 2014 at 10:33 pm #38353
@cap Thanks Cap. It’s not even like I’m really expecting there to turn out to be a connection that’s canonized, more like I noticed the two similar settings and thought that would be an interesting world building idea if both the temple and the abandoned village had been built by the same people. A GM I’d played a long time under had a habit of making two initially unrelated events turn out to have a connection, even if it’s a connection that isn’t revealed in game but explained to us later once the campaign was over and he felt free to share all the world building stuff he had put together but we didn’t have the sense enough to ask about. That experience just always keeps me on edge for any signs of repetition in a story in case there turns out to be a connection.
@musical_jinn I rarely go all the way back to the first three adventures, not because I don’t enjoy them but because when I’m listening to the show I usually have a side goal of trying to gain some passive insight into Ruel’s GMing process. I admire the way he keeps you all relatively on track and how well he manages the flow of combat, a skill I’m still fumbling to master with the Sagas system. Occasionally I’ll start with Book 2 because of the better audio quality, or even jump all the way to Endless Bummer which I personally think of as Book 2.5 again for improved audio with the new music and because the plot took such a drastic shift with Mike’s passing. But once I choose a starting point I never skip over any episodes, seeing as there are no bad ones in my book. As for favorites, The Labrador & the Laboratory would probably be my favorite from Book 1, mostly for the dog boy scenes, and in Book 2 the events of Back to the Steam Tunnels/Return to Ironback Mountain flow so seamlessly together that I end up thinking of the two of them as one ginormous supersized episode with too many memorable lines to count. Again, I love all the episodes however, and could probably recall a favorite line or scene from each.April 27, 2014 at 1:04 am #38355
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