Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh: A D&D Adventure (Session 3)



When we last saw our group of adventurers, they had entered the alchemist’s mansion. After searching most of the rooms on the ground floor and an uncomfortable encounter with a swarm of spiders, the foursome found themselves in the basement via a trap door, hidden from view in the dark and dust. Unfortunately, they quickly found out they were not alone in the house. A group of bandits, likely smugglers, had taken up residence and were quick to take up a fight. Quite the scuffle ensued, but our adventurers eventually emerged the winners, albeit a bit worse for wear.

After examining their fallen foes for clues to their identities, and any possible loot, further examination of the basement was required. A smaller yet more opulent room was discovered, likely belonging to the ringleader of this group of thugs, full of more clues and loot for the picking. It appeared that the leader, while appearing to be a somewhat skilled mariner, also dabbled in magic.
The more they explored the basement, the more secrets it seemed to reveal, this time a hidden door in the wall opposite the beds presumably used by the gang. The door lead to the wine cellar, which included a set of stairs that would lead to the landing the group originally found themselves in upon first entering the house. 

They didn’t have time to contemplate the seemingly strange layout of the house, as the cellar, while lacking in bottles of wine, did contain a body lying on the stone floor. Unsure if the person was dead or just unconscious, the group received their answer when a large mass of maggots emerged from the body and headed for our heroes. Another fight, thankfully once again emerging victorious but no closer to finding the alchemist’s lab or spell book, the team finds themselves with a decision.
 
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #277: Empire State Of Mind


It's considered one of the greatest plot twists of all time; one of the greatest sequels of all time; and one of the greatest movies of all time. But what really makes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back so great? Join us in our discussion of the history, trivia, urban legends and behind-the-scenes of this iconic film. Plus news, some housekeeping and the reveal of our new project!


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Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh: A D&D Adventure (Session 2)


Several miles away from the seaside town of Saltmarsh sits an abandoned mansion, fallen into disrepair after the owner's presumed death. Most of the town's residents presume it haunted, but there are a few who are curious of the treasures the alchemist who lived there might have left behind. The newest arrivals to Saltmarsh, a group of four castaways from a recent lost ship, are hired to check the house for any spooks or riches. Will they find their fortune or their demise?

Join the Five(ish) Fangirls in a new series, where we dive into the world of playing Dungeons and Dragons. Our DM (Jared) and Chrissy are seasoned D&D players, however the rest of us are brand new, so it'll be even more adventurous as we learn along the way.

*Note: Yes this is our second session, we did record the first one but unfortunately the audio did not turn out. We're still playing with finding the best setup that works for all of us so there will be some growing pains at least in the short term. We hope you stick with us and enjoy the adventure!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Five(ish) Fangirls Episode #276: Family Ties


Every family has conflict, maybe even a few skeletons in their closet...but the Whitly family is a whole other ball of wax. We are joined this week by KJ from the Kinda Nerdy Girls Podcast to discuss the freshman season of Prodigal Son. What makes this crime drama series different than the rest, what we expected versus what actually happened, and what we expect from season 2 (because we are being optimistic even though this is a show on Fox *coughs Firefly! *coughs).


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