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Darkwinter is a D&D actual play podcast, taking place in the homebrew world of Norvair. Our heroes, the metallurgist fighter Uulian and the criminal cleric Mordechai, embark as adventurers in the harsh, cold country of Hronguir. This game utilizes the Dungeon Master's Guide's variant rules as well as some homebrew rules to make the game more harsh and unforgiving.

Darkwinter is a D&D actual play podcast, taking place in the homebrew world of Norvair. Our heroes, the metallurgist fighter Uulian and the criminal cleric Mordechai, embark as adventurers in the harsh, cold country of Hronguir. This game utilizes the Dungeon Master's Guide's variant rules as well as some homebrew rules to make the game more harsh and unforgiving.
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Portland, Oregon

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Darkwinter is a D&D actual play podcast, taking place in the homebrew world of Norvair. Our heroes, the metallurgist fighter Uulian and the criminal cleric Mordechai, embark as adventurers in the harsh, cold country of Hronguir. This game utilizes the Dungeon Master's Guide's variant rules as well as some homebrew rules to make the game more harsh and unforgiving.

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English


Episodes

Session 17: There's a Vampire in Kharbinal

9/5/2019
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Hello everyone! We are back with Season 2! Jumping back a bit in time, Gusto continues investigating the note that Lizzie, the now-dead vampire spawn, had in her house, with the names of various people scribbled on the back. (You can see the note on our website!) He visits the Cracked Rib and eavesdrops on a couple of important people. He then returns to the Arms Hotel on the First Day of the new year to enlist the aid of Mordechai and Peter to help him solve his pesky vampire problem,...

Duration:02:25:50

Update: Josh Rambles about Season 1 Redux

8/13/2019
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Hi everyone! We're still on hiatus until September but here is a short post about my upcoming "reskinning" of the Season 1 tracks to make them sleeker/better/more listenable. I hope to start reuploading a few soon, using the hour allotment I have for August. I also talk a bit about the "popularity" of D&D podcasts/streams, but I didn't intend it to be a critique or rant on podcasting/streaming D&D. Just more a reflection on the inevitable signal-to-noise ratio of creating things in the...

Duration:00:12:01

SEASON ONE FINALE! Session 16: The Ruins of Macaltha

7/31/2019
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Our heroes and their newly hired mercenaries ascend the tunnel leading up to the Ruins of Macaltha, on their mission to retrieve the Eye of Beremvor. Some big stuff goes down! Will out heroes make it to the end? Well ya gotta tune in to find out, ya goofs! This is Will’s last game with us! He is heading to the south to become a fancy lawyer or something. (And by the airing of this episode he should be down there for a couple weeks.) Thanks for playing Will and bringing Uulian into the...

Duration:03:14:35

Session 15: Let's Wrangle Up Some Goons

7/24/2019
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Following the defeat of the vampire Lizzie, and Uulian’s parading of her severed head through the streets of Kharbinal (okay, just one street), our heroes suddenly find themselves thrust into the limelight of celebrity, which they handle in a variety of troubling ways. The crew also begins their final job board mission: finding the Eye of Beremvor. But first, they attempt to get some help. This episode features special guest Jason! He is playing the conjuration wizard Peter. NEXT WEEK is...

Duration:02:19:08

Session 14: AirD&D, or, The Hunt for Lizzie

7/17/2019
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Having successfully lowered their ages to the proper amount via Aislinn's Greater Restoration spell, our heroes head back to Lizzie, the woman who sent them on their wild ghost chase, to confront her. In doing so they discover that another person, Gusto, a mysterious blue-skinned monk, is also looking for Lizzie, but for a very different reason... This episode features TWO special guests: Jason (you know him) and new player Dunkin (his name is also Nate so we call him Dunkin instead)....

Duration:01:45:35

Session 13: A Chance to De-Age

7/10/2019
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A lot happens in this episode! Our heroes must solve the pesky issue of removing the 50 cumulative years of life added to them by the ghost in Lizzie’s home. This takes them to Kharbinal’s Temple of Tjorndell to find someone who can cast Greater Restoration, which turns into a game of high stakes dice poker (apologies to The Witcher/Yahtzee) which goes … bad? Not great. Also there’s an old woman, and a duel, and new visitors to the Arms Hotel! It’s pretty packed! Jason couldn’t make it to...

Duration:02:43:56

Session 12: A Lesson in Possession

7/3/2019
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Our heroes train to 5th level and then take on a new job, assisting a woman who fears she has ghosts in her house. Everything goes according to plan, as always. (That was sarcasm. I was being sarcastic.) Meanwhile, Uulian meets a new friend from the south, who has a particular interest in the Shield of All Men… This episode features special guest Jason! He is playing the conjuration wizard Peter. DM Notes: At the end of the episode is when we realize that I screwed up a particular spell,...

Duration:02:28:01

Session 11: Snake Oil Saleswoman

6/26/2019
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Our heroes, fresh from taking care of the goblins in the Cosegg Hills, take on another job, this one involving assisting a woman living in Kharbinal’s slums, whose son, Adam, has gone missing. This episode features TWO special guests! First is Jason, who is playing the conjuration wizard Peter, and second is Lorelei, who was gracious enough to play the NPC Lydia! DM Notes: The magic item mechanic is something I stole from Matt Colville because I thought it was awesome. Please go check out...

Duration:02:25:05

Session 10: The Bavengers

6/19/2019
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Arriving in Kharbinal, the party rests, trains up, and takes their first job! Assisting an elderly farmer deal with some goblins in the hills. That’s really it, honestly. Goblin fight! This episode features special guest Jason! He is playing the conjuration wizard Peter. DM Notes: We drew a lil map because the battle got a bit technical but I think I lost it! I still think you can get a sense of what’s going on, though.

Duration:02:59:29

Session 9: Waylaid in the Woods

6/12/2019
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The party of necromancers and adventurers continues their journey westward, escaping from their misdeeds in Memoor toward the grand city of Kharbinal. As they attempt to navigate in the complete darkness, they run into something … or someone … tracking them. This episode features special guest Jason! He is playing the conjuration wizard Peter.

Duration:02:37:25

Session 8: Escape from Memoor

6/5/2019
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Surprisingly this also starts out like kind of a shopping episode! If you want to get into the action, skip to around the 22 minute mark. Our heroes continue their plot to escape from the city of Memoor. Peter has a run in with his brother, John, a powerful bureaucrat, while Uuly and Mordy attempt to contact the Canary once again to help secure passage out of the city for themselves and some necromancers. Will they make it out of Memoor alive? You’ll find out if you listen to the podcast!...

Duration:02:09:23

Session 7: Peter The, The Wizard

5/29/2019
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Our heroes, fresh from their ridiculous dealings with, and murdering of, the Captain of the Guard, decide to lay low for a bit. You know, like you do. Meanwhile, a new challenger has entered the fray: Peter The, a silly-named conjuration wizard holed up in Sidewall Manor who quickly finds himself caught up in the aftermath that is “Mordechai and Uulian doing things.” Also, this turns into a bit of a shopping spree episode, and Peter’s shopping results in us talking about an abacus for...

Duration:01:47:45

Session 6: Heist of the Century

5/22/2019
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Our heroes arrive at Memoor, the so-called “City of Necromancy.” They train to level three, and then pursue Caswell’s final mission from his trainer, the Canary, before he can receive his own nickname. As is true to D&D, a simple heist quickly flies off the rails in one of our most insane encounters yet. If you're the type who enjoys starting a game at 3rd level, this might be a good episode to jump into! Also: this ep features our new sound setup, which is a VAST improvement. This episode...

Duration:03:10:44

Session 5: The Bandit's Den

5/15/2019
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The kruthik hive queen vanquished, our heroes receive actual thanks for their efforts by Councilwoman Leandra, and are soon on their way to Memoor to receive specialized training. However, a few days into the trip they find themselves embroiled in a side-quest which, quite honestly, takes a lot longer to wrap up than the DM had intended. This episode features our friend and guest star Nick! He will be playing for the next few weeks as the rogue Caswell.

Duration:02:34:46

Bonus Episode: Session Zero, Part 1

5/8/2019
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Our first recorded episode, in which Josh explains the rules and a bit of the lore of Norvair. Released for those Real Nerds out there who like to listen to rules and such.

Duration:01:09:14

Session 4: The Reinforcement(s)

5/1/2019
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Our heroes, nearly bested by the kruthik hive queen, rest up for the week and send for reinforcements, who arrive in the form of 10 soldiers from Memoor and Caswell Durgan, a rogue from the Thieves Guild in Memoor, along with two goons. They descend one last time into the Tomb of the Saints. Will they finally defeat the hive queen and make the tomb safe for plundering, er, I mean, for careful requisition of priceless museum artifacts? This episode features our friend and guest star Nick!...

Duration:03:07:12

Session 3: The Shield of All Men

4/24/2019
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Our heroes Uulian and Mordechai continue to traverse through the Tomb of the Saints, concocting a crazy plan to destroy the kruthik hive queen, one that the DM says nothing about because he knew it was a crazy idea and he wanted to see them fail, I mean, pull it off. Do they succeed, or do we have to pause the podcast to reroll new characters? Tune in to find out!

Duration:02:39:22

Session 2: Descending Into the Tomb of the Saints

4/17/2019
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After recouping from their wounds, our heroes descend back into the tomb, revealing the Tomb of the Saints, an ancient long-lost catacomb, as well as some nasty insect things that want very much to kill them a lot.

Duration:02:44:03

Session 1: The Tomb of St. Isen

4/10/2019
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In this, our inaugural episode, new adventurers Uulian Brawnbrew (fighter) and Mordechai “Three Fingers” Brrün (cleric), thoroughly drunk in the local tavern, investigate rumors of a creature who petrified a miner in the local mines, and the “tomb” uncovered deep below the town.

Duration:01:59:50