12. Vigil Creek Nature Preserve 4

Summary

Andy, the pathologically optimistic butterfly expert, leads Kay and Cynthia on a trek through the swamp in search of yet another mysterious creature. Meanwhile, Willow and Oscar stage an assault on the bears to take back their pot field, with tranquilizer darts and… fuzzy handcuffs?

Players:

Game: Unincorporated and Vigil Creek Nature Preserve, by Bethany Harvey

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11. Vigil Creek Nature Preserve 3

The bear situation has changed, thanks to an elderly butterfly collector convinced she’s discovered a new species. But Willow has a plan to deal with the bears, so everything’s going to be fine.

Players:

Game: Unincorporated

Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay

10. Vigil Creek Nature Preserve 2

The continuing story of a group of semi-competent park employees and their hunt for a mysterious creature that might be an alligator, but definitely is not a bear because there are no bears here. This is Florida’s only bear-free park. YOU HEAR THAT, SAMMY?

(Also, I completely screwed up last week and uploaded the wrong version of episode 1, which was cut off at the wrong place. If you heard that one before I fixed it, you might want to skip ahead about 7 minutes.)

Players

Game: Unincorporated, by Bethany Harvey

Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay.

9. Vigil Creek Nature Preserve 1

A lovestruck mycologist, an oblivious park ranger, a snarky trailblazer, and a machete-wielding himbo try to catch the mysterious creature lurking in their park, while being investigated by a tabloid reporter.

Players

Game: Unincorporated, by Bethany Harvey

Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay.

Break and Gauntlet Con

Time for a between-series break! There won’t be a new episode this week or next.

Meanwhile, I’ll be running games at Gauntlet Community Open Gaming this weekend, as will some folks featured on this podcast. Puckett will be running Pasión de las Pasiones, Maria will be running Good Society, and I’ll be playtesting a new game with the working title Magic is Easy, People are Hard.

It’s free, and you should come join us. Information is at https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-community-open-gaming.html

Also, Thirsty Sword Lesbians, the game we used for Queen of Thieves, is now on Kickstarter, so you can get your very own copy and play your own ridiculous (or less ridiculous; you do you) campaign of, well, thirsty sword lesbians. It’s hard to write anything clever about this game; everything you need to know is right there in the title!

Back in a couple of weeks with a new series.

8. Queen of Thieves, pt 5

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The sheriff comes seeking revenge, but she’s a minor threat compared to the destruction unleashed by a simple nature witch with a cursed sword. Meanwhile, Jenna gets caught up in a dramatic sword fight over a waterfall, and Asheara’s destiny is getting closer, but first she has to not crash this broom…

Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany

Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny

Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh

7. Queen of Thieves, pt 4

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The trio continue their preparations for battle… by going to a hidden cave and digging up some obviously cursed items! Asheara’s destiny creeps closer, with a strange humming device and, oh yeah, an extra star in the sky. Jenna worries. Mia should worry, but doesn’t. Fortunately they’re backed up by a bunch of retired outlaws, because the sheriff is bringing more than they expected.


Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany

Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny

Game:Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh

6. Queen of Thieves, pt 3

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In this week’s episode, the thirstiest trio of sword lesbians make a foolproof plan to deal with the sheriff and get the previous generation of witches and bandits in their village on board.

And yes, I know the title has very little to do with the story. Queen of Thieves was what I called the series when I first listed it on the Gauntlet, with the idea that it was going to be “Queer Robin Hood.” This turned out to be more like a 30-years-later sequel to the game I’d planned, but the title stuck. If “queen of thieves” refers to anyone, it’s probably Slithering Phoebe? Anyway, don’t let it fool you, there’s no big heist coming. Sorry.

Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany

Music:Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny

Game:Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh

5. Queen of Thieves, pt 2

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Actual play of Thirsty Sword Lesbians. In this session, everyone fails social rolls. Asheara sees portents and prophesies, Jenna talks to ghosts, and Mia talks to someone she shouldn’t. The new sheriff wants revenge and maybe to take over their village, but who has time to worry about that, when there’s infinite social awkwardness to navigate, a witch’s garden to be attacked by, and love potions to make? Also, we learn that what really separates a village from an outlaw camp is a potato farm.

Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany

Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny

Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh

Also, this is the last 2+ hour episode. From now on, they’ll be about 45 minutes to an hour each. The content of each series will be the same, just spread across more episodes.

4. Queen of Thieves, pt 1

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In this actual play of Thirsty Sword Lesbians, we create our outlaw camp turned legitimate-ish village, meet our heroes: two witches and a Chosen One with a mysterious destiny and no magical skills; and watch them solve very mundane problems in the most extra ways possible.

Players: Chris, Eli, Kristen, and Bethany

Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh

Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny

This series was organized through the Gauntlet gaming community, which has many, many games like this that you can sign up to play.