Return to Northmoor Episode 0 – Introductions

Return to Northmoor PodcastTim and Kim introduce themselves and explain the goals for the Return to Northmoor podcast!

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

Return to Northmoor Episode 1 Materials

Here are the materials for Return to Northmoor Episode 1 – World and Characters. This is the first version of the Glossary, as well as the Character Creation Worksheet in one .pdf. Enjoy!

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Return to Northmoor Episode 1 – World and Characters

Collaboratively creating the world and the group; working within constraints to juice up creativity; The minimum Northmoor world; Some examples from our version of Northmoor.

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

Return to Northmoor Episode 2 – Session 1 Adventure

In this episode, Tim and Kim go over the scenes for the first session of play.  In the first half of the show, we go over each scene, and NPC in detail, so that you can be prepared to run this session.  In the second half of the show, we give tips on running it as interestingly as possible, and ideas on variations to suit your group. (The next episode covers the highlights of how it ran for our group).

Scenes in this Session:

1) The Narrows – The Blackwater Cat raft has to anchor on a sandbar when they discover another raft has gotten stuck in the narrow part of the river in front of them.  What lurks where they anchor?

2) The Evening Rumor Exchange – Having pulled over to camp for the night near the crew of the other raft, the group has the opportunity to exchange rumors, drink, and perhaps more…

3) Midnight Homonculus – A visitor arrives in the middle of the night seeking an object on the raft that event the Raftmaster didn’t know they were carrying.  Will they give it up, or fight off the invader?

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

e-Adventure Tiles from this Session:

The promo was for The Podgecast.

Return to Northmoor Episode 2 Materials

Here are the materials for Return to Northmoor Episode 2 – Session 1 Adventure. The document is a quick-reference doc with all the stats you need to run! Enjoy!

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Return to Northmoor Episode 3 – Actual Play of Session 1

In this episode, Tim and Kim guide you through highlight snippets of an example of actual play of the first session of Return to Northmoor, so you can see what when right and what went…different.

We discuss which D&D 4e rules tripped us up, and which ones we thought were particularly cool. We also discuss when to role-play and when to narrate, as well as how having interlinked backgrounds helps jump-start role-playing in the first session.

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

Return to Northmoor Episode 4 Materials

Here are the materials for Return to Northmoor Episode 4 – Session 2 Adventure. The document is a quick-reference doc with all the stats you need to run! Enjoy!

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Return to Northmoor Episode 4 – Session 2 Adventure

In this episode, Tim and Kim go over the scenes for the second session of play. In the first half of the show, we go over each scene, and NPC in detail, so that you can be prepared to run this session. In the second half of the show, we give tips on running it as interestingly as possible, and ideas on variations to suit your group. (The next episode covers the highlights of how it ran for our group).

Scenes in this Session:

1) The Hole on the Water Inn – Finally reaching the end of their time on the Blackwater Cat, the PCs suffer the indignity of completely unloading the raft into the warehouse, and then sit back for a well-deserved drink at the finest (and only) floating drinking establishment in the area.

2) The Attack – Just as they are enjoying their second pints, the town alarm bell rings, and a vicious swarm of Needlefang Drakes bursts onto the docks chasing a poor soul, while sneaky sharkmen slither on to the rafts…

3) The Raftman’s End – When the attack is finally over, and the cleanup begins, the PCs discover that the Raftmaster has met his end from a short rope hanging from a tall rafter in the warehouse.

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

You can access the materials from this show from our forums as well.

e-Adventure Tiles used in this Session:

The promo was for The Tome Show.

Return to Northmoor Episode 5 – Actual Play of Session 2

In this episode, Tim and Kim guide you through highlight snippets of an example of actual play of the second session of Return to Northmoor, so you can see what when right and what went…different.

We discuss which D&D 4e rules tripped us up, (skill names, still!), and how to bring a character in that had to miss the first session.  We also discuss that knowing a player’s role-playing style can let you do narration that would be a fight-starter with someone else.

We also highlight what happens when an audio-production geek (Tim) hits the table with a pre-scripted piece of assembled soundtrack including overdubbed sound effects.

To comment on this episode or to share your own ideas, check out our forums at Spooky Outhouse!

You can access the materials from this show from our forums as well.

Return to Northmoor Episode 6 Materials

Here are the materials for Return to Northmoor Episode 6 – Session 3 Adventure. The document is a quick-reference doc with all the stats you need to run! Enjoy!

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