Nov 302016
 
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Walter Thimbleson was an unassuming beet farmer until the day that Yntos, the God of Spite and Curses, appeared to him and revealed that he was the last of the deity’s chosen bloodline. Now, as a formidable evil Paladin, Walter wanders the countryside, profaning other gods and proselytizsing at Yntos’ behest. T’mek X. Lefwo was a salamander who respected the traditions of his village, until a devastating war left many of his friends, relatives and neighbors dead. Now, after dueling his former chieftain and stealing his battle helmet, he follows Walter, wreaking chaos and destruction wherever they go. Bjorn was a dwarven cleric of the forge goddess Minja, until the weapon he crafted led the would-be queen he crafted it for to ignominious defeat. Now exiled from his home in Valkonia, he, too, follows Walter, seeking the ancient rituals and relics that will help him redeem himself and trying to save T’mek from Walter’s corrupting influence. When the three of them enter the desert town of Asala Ilu, Walter’s god charges him with a holy quest: to find the god of destiny and call them an asshole to their face. However, Walter has preached the word of Yntos in Asala Ilu before, and is quickly confronted by a group of holy paupers who want to have a word with him over the insults he hurled at their goddess. Can this mismatched party of un-heroes fight off the wrapped priests of Tharc and escape the goddess’ deadly vengeance, or will they find themselves in deeper trouble than they possibly could have imagined?

This campaign was created using The Perilous Wilds supplement for Dungeon World by Jason Lutes and Jeremy Strandberg. If you would like to hear the set-up for this session, you can listen in here.

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  • Unit Omega

    Ooh, a return to DW. This will be fun, I can tell. The map method in Perilous Wilds is amazing, now if only I had people who wanted to play Dungeon World. Sad it’s not a chiliverse sequel, but it can be it’s own thing. It’s had more rich world building than some other stuff I’ve done.

    I think it’s kind of sad if Bjorn subs out, because I thought his story in the context of the world was more interesting, but at the same time my first thought with “Evil, Chaotic,… Good?” was “Alright, how did this get past the GM in setup?”. That sort of thing almost never works if people actually play their characters.

    • Believe me, I told Paul that when we were making characters. As it was, the only reason it kind of worked for one session was that Bjorn did nothing instead of intervening when Walter started slaughtering the monks. I agree that it is a shame that we lost him. His story could have gone some really interesting places.

  • Chados

    I am always down for more DW.

    Agree with Paul’s character just didn’t work with Erik’s & Alex’s, the way he was playing him, anyway. Can’t wait to see what happens next session.

    “I didn’t start the fire” Damn you, Alex. 😀

  • Yoddel

    “I am not a good, I do not need to be declared.” – T’mek
    “… but are you a bad?” – me, immediately after

    I liked the setup, but I am a little worried it’s another Verdant, where you make a large world and there is little incentive to explore it. On the other hand, Walter and T’mek have a large likelihood of being thrown out, so I’m sure it’ll work itself out.
    I will agree that Björns character Paul could have made better choices with the alignment. Paul could have controlled a simple dwarf that was being confused into helping the eeeeevil, or a lawful stupid dwarf that will argue for what he sees only and thus call it self defense forever, for instance.

    Anyway, return to shenanigans, happy happy shenanigans!

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