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An Actual Playtest podcast of the game Heroic Chord, run by the designer and played by her excellent friends

An Actual Playtest podcast of the game Heroic Chord, run by the designer and played by her excellent friends

Location:

Canada

Description:

An Actual Playtest podcast of the game Heroic Chord, run by the designer and played by her excellent friends

Language:

English


Episodes

Test Kitchen (Cat's Cradle 16)

2/27/2021
This week, Kersten's off on a wonderful adventure in a fantasy world! Until she can find her way home, Nick, Kathleen, Cat, and Dillon are going to finally talk about the whole concept of Sword of Symphonies - Playtesting.

Duration:00:36:36

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 6)

2/20/2021
They don't care about anything else. One concept is the light around which their solar system revolves, and everything else is swallowed in darkness. The Noble Demons do not hate humanity. Quite the opposite; they do not even notice our existence. As long as their own obsession keeps burning, what happens to us is immaterial, however tragic. Welcome to Sword of Symphonies. Original music by Kathleen~! Special thanks to Dillon, of Tales from the Tabletop, for guesting in this arc!

Duration:00:59:07

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 5)

2/13/2021
Once upon a time, so long ago that detail is lost and even sentiment gets a little blurry, there was a man. Probably a man like any other. Most likely flesh and blood. Driven by a powerful, seething ambition, he grew in power until he was prepared to challenge gods. He was prepared to be struck down. In some stories, he was. But in this story, he gained the shackles of eternal obsession and slunk down from the then Holy Mountain in disgrace. Welcome to Sword of Symphonies. Original music...

Duration:00:51:41

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 4)

2/7/2021
Nothing is simpler than things we expect to be complicated. Nothing is more complicated than things we expect to be simple. The difference, of course, is understanding. There is no such thing as simplicity; understanding makes the simple complex. From there, it's a matter of expectations. Welcome to Sword of Symphonies. Original music by Kathleen~! Special thanks to Dillon, of Tales from the Tabletop, for guesting in this arc!

Duration:00:50:46

To Explore Strange New Worlds (Cat's Cradle 15)

1/23/2021
This week, since we have Dillon, let's talk about something Dillon is very good at! That's right, it's Worldbuilding time! Yay!

Duration:00:49:20

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 3)

1/16/2021
There are some scholars in Amylte who are deeply preoccupied with the existence of Horrors. They are extremely difficult things to study, if indeed they are “things”, and of course once one has asked if something is a “thing”, then one has opened up an entire line of questioning – if not, then what is it? If so, then what kind of thing? Some excellent papers have been written on the subject in recent years that posit the existence of Horrors to be a byproduct of humanity, a sort of...

Duration:00:52:57

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 2)

1/9/2021
Some two hundred and twenty years ago, a farmer left her community to put down roots in the foothills. Today no one knows why, though she must have had her reasons. And two hundred twenty years ago, the foothills weren’t the place they are today, so it made sense to start a life there. It made enough sense that many other people did the same thing, and soon enough there was a village. And that is how Dunbarrow came to be. It’s not an exceptional story – many small farming communities...

Duration:00:53:04

Purity in Pearl (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 1)

1/3/2021
What is trust, exactly? it is a sort of foreknowledge, a sense of destiny, the ability to predict and rely on a certain outcome. We trust that one day will follow another, that our favorite podcast comes out Saturday morning, that the seasons follow the same beautiful parade route they always have. It's not about affection, not necessarily. It's about reliability. Welcome to Sword of Symphonies. Play along with us! Download the manual for free here and let us know what you think on our...

Duration:00:52:56

Session Zero (Sword of Symphonies, Season 2 Episode 0)

12/26/2020
Cat and the gang get ready for season two! Thrill as the characters are re-introduced! Chill as season one is recapped! And in the end, we find ourselves at the Last Tooth. Welcome to Sword of Symphonies. Play along with us! Download the manual for free here and let us know what you think on our website! Original music by Kathleen~!

Duration:00:55:11

The Search for Queen Bancotha - Symbiosis

12/19/2020
The conclusion of our mini-series. They have the Lady’s Axe, they have the Frosted Lapis, and they have the Minewhelk Shells. Now they just need to bring it all together. Queen Bancotha’s on the rampage, though, and our heroes are about to find out medicine isn’t an easy job. You can find us at PeachGardenGames.com and you can find more about Monster Care Squad on their Twitter

Duration:01:06:13

The Search for Queen Bancotha - Diagnosis

12/6/2020
Welcome to our first episode of Monster Care Squad! This week, it's time to party as the crew of the Grey Monarch come to the island of Forsmoria. The ocean here is choked with an overgrowth of seaweed because Queen Bancotha is not herself. And today it's their job to find out why. You can find us at PeachGardenGames.com and you can find more about Monster Care Squad on their Twitter

Duration:00:59:00

The Search for Queen Bancotha - Session 0

12/5/2020
Welcome to The Search for Queen Bancotha, our project for the Ald-Amura Historical Society! This week, the crew showcases Monster Care Squad as they build the veterinarians who will be pursuing the ailing Queen Bancotha. It's time to meet Benorthan, Betelle, and Bazu before they begin their journey aboard the Grey Monarch. Sound design by our Kathleen! You can find more from us at Peach Garden Games. You can learn more about Monster Care Squad from Sandy Pug Games

Duration:00:30:05

Breaking 'plates (Cat's Cradle 14)

11/28/2020
Welcome to another Cat's Cradle! This week, we talk about a kind of nebulous concept - templating game rules. Whoa!

Duration:00:32:53

The Best Laid Plans (Cat's Cradle 13)

11/21/2020
Our players won’t do what we want! We’re mad about it! We have guests who are also mad about it! You can find Bryan at The Room Where It Happened You can find Dillon on Twitter or at Tales from the Tabletop

Duration:00:51:20

Veldt Stories - Episode Eight

11/14/2020
History is a tale told backwards. To learn history, then, is to know the end ahead of time. It's reading the last page of a book first, finding the problem from the solution, asking the question from the answer. It is knowing that whatever happens during the story cannot change the outcome. But it can change the reader, and how we change from what we learn is perhaps the most important part of the story. Welcome everybody, to Tales form the Veldt. Music by Kathleen! Visit us online at...

Duration:00:51:43

Veldt Stories - Episode Seven

11/7/2020
Knowing one's history is the right of all peoples. Many have had their history stolen or obfuscated from them, others have lost it. But for those who have found, uncovered, or reclaimed it, what then should they do with it? Is theirs a history worth respecting, living up to, and bringing with them into the future? ...or is it something to work past? Lessons to the future to prevent mistakes of the past. Welcome everybody, to Tales from the Veldt. Music by Kathleen! Visit us online at...

Duration:00:59:18

Veldt Stories - Episode Six

10/31/2020
They say that when we are tired, ideas long thought conquered resurface in our minds. Doubts from long ago, memories we wish discarded, fears from trials past. What, then, resurfaces when the land itself grows tired? When the earth moves and shudders what long conquered things do we uncover in our collective past? Welcome everybody, to Tales from the Veldt. Music by Kathleen! Visit us online at http://www.swordofsymphonies.com!

Duration:00:54:35

Veldt Stories - Episode Five

10/24/2020
We are remembered most, not by great deeds or marvelous works, but by that which we teach our children. Would that we could teach only our hopes, dreams, and exuberance... but despite our best effort our faults and mistakes are also passed down. Sometimes it is our greed that prevents a toy from being shared, our pride that sees another insulted, our stubbornness that cannot handle failure. So then in some part it is our responsibility when conflict arises, our lessons that are put on trial,...

Duration:00:54:57

The Magic Sword (Cat's Cradle 12)

10/17/2020
This week, Kersten's vanished under the couch so it's just Cat, Nick, and Kathleen, talking about The Magic Sword, and other pieces of otherworldy equipment!

Duration:00:32:29

Veldt Stories - Episode Four

10/10/2020
We follow the footsteps of our kin from the moment we take our first steps. We emerge glistening and wriggling and new with the path already laid before us. We know this. But what's to be gained from studying this history, if it will bear us forward regardless? What do we seek to prise from the past? Do we imagine ourselves heirs due some forgotten treasure? Do we wish to humble ourselves: fill ourselves with our powerlessness as we are swept along the wave of history? Are we...

Duration:00:51:59