This week's episode of "I Hit It With My Axe" is long and serious. (Relatively--it does feature spontaneous titfondling and casual PC mutilation, if you're into that sort of thing.)
I generally like the pointless funny episodes more since funny's funny, whereas any plot revelations in the game are stuff I knew about ages ago and often made up to begin with, so they have less impact on me.
This plot-heavy episode, however, is notable since I had some help from some cyberfriends:
-Jeff of the Gameblog wrote most of the nobles of Vornheim (other than Vosculous Eeben). I figured: if I write some high-level fancies for this city, they may or may not ever get used, depending on what the PCs decide to do. Hell--there's no guaranteeing they'd even return to Vornheim.
However, it's nice to have some stuff there, and it's nice to throw fellow DIYers some cash from the show's budget (even if it means I temporarily become a YDIer) to develop a little depth on the setting in case I ended up needing it while I focused on more pressing things like sifting through 16 hours of tape looking for a 2 second clip of someone zooming in on a blue-wizard-with-pointy-hat miniature.
With Jeff's permission, I might put his full write-ups for the nobles up here--maybe fleshed out into full-on artifacty NPCs.
-The Death Frost Doom module to which Mandy refers to during the very blurry exposition was, of course, produced by consummate professional James Edward Raggi IV a.k.a. Lamentations Of The Flame Princess.
Fans of that grim and unforgiving auteur may be interested to note that sometime around October the 'Axe' crew will be returning to the site of Death Frost Doom* (which I am, rather lazily and metally, calling 'Deathfrost Mountain'). Wherein they will encounter some things that were not in the original module. One of which is very large.
In case you didn't feel like clicking the link or just like your videos small:
*At which point I will make sure the LOTFP logo appears in the credits, James. I figured this time we were just talking about it rather than "using" it.
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