Episode 1: Assault on the Temple of Elemental Evil

Fri. January 29, 2010

Episode 1 of the Thursday Knights D&D Podcast is now available!

In this debut episode of the Thursday Knights D&D podcast, the party leads a full-scale war against the Temple of Elemental Evil. A new character, Brandis, is introduced, and an old friend returns at just the right moment. There may or may not be an extremely spectacular death scene.

Timeline

For those of you that would like to skip to specific parts, here is a timeline of events.

  • 0:00.36 Introduction to Thursday Knights
  • 0:41.44 Gnolls!
  • 0:58.01 An Old Friend Returns
  • 2:08.18 Death
  • 2:42.12 Survivor Guilt
  • 3:00.10 The Final Door
  • Hollee

    I love that you’re posting these. It’s nice to hear a gaming group that is not one’s own, especially when one’s own rarely accomplishes anything. :)

  • Alicia

    hey guys, I think this is a really cool idea. I was looking for something along the lines of a blog where people posted the goings-on in their campaigns, and this is even more rad. I’ll definitely be checking out your next session!

  • Eric

    Good initiative! I was wondering when someone was going to a podcast of their DnD sessions. Apparently WotC is “sponsoring” one with the writers of Robot Chicken and I thought you should know about it if you haven’t already. But it is definitely interesting to see how each campaign/adventure is run by each group/dm so you guys got my patronage!

  • http://www.keyourcars.com Dennis

    There are actually a number of DnD podcasts or RPG system podcasts. Google or Itunes can find you a decent handful.

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  • Voxnovus

    I listened to episode one (which sounded really fun). Can you tell me what album you used for your background music? It really added to the intensity of the experience and I heavily rely on soundtracks to add to my game sessions.

  • Greg Laabs

    @Voxnovus: Our FAQ page lists the music we use:
    http://thursdayknights.com/faq/

    I don’t remember exactly what we used in Episode 1, but it was very likely music from Oblivion and Fallout 3. I am not sure if we started using the Witcher music at that point (which is what we use mostly these days.)

  • http://twitter.com/gCrusher gCrusher

    Outstanding job on the podcast. Great use of background music. The level of intensity was high and the players really appeared to be enjoying themselves.

    If there was to be any criticism, it would be the Shattner-level of word pauses. Even so, this is in no way a deal-breaker. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Christian Groff

    I really enjoyed this episode! The way your DM handled a big-scale war on the Temple was amazing. It makes me curious about the Temple of Elemental Evil and look up information. ^_^

    That part where the Doomdreamer cast a spell that caused Burns to kill himself was terrifying and the whole aftermath scene was very poignant and a reminder of how nasty the casualties of war are.

    This is totally unlike Syrg and his group which, since you are oni Something Awful Forums, you probably watched the videos of. I watched the videos and played the MP3s and found your session completely goes 180 in seriousness.

    I liked the title of your thread in Something Awful too: “Picture a mind… NOW FLAY THAT ****!” LOLZ.

    I am going to try to get some of my house mates to play D&D and will take ideas from your sessions and Syrg’s.

    Also, your group is much more polite and less annoying that Syrg’s. ;)

  • Ichisakon

    um the potion thing about an hour in a sling user would’ve been more realistic i know this was a long time ago and pretty much irrelevant

  • Mercutio361

    After having meant to check out your podscasts for quite some time, I’ve finally listened to the first, and I was quite mind-blown with it! You’re descriptions were quite well detailed, and your finesse with the large-scale battle were astounding, not to mention the amount of emotion you manage to conjure, especially in the aftermath of the battle. I’ll be listening to the rest of these for sure!

  • Oz

    It’s nice to revisit this episode. Listening to this was the thing that pushed me into trying out the hobby, and here I am with no way out in sight. Not that I mind.

  • Czar Nicolas III

    i’m going back to listen to these again because i can’t find another RPG podcast that’s as good as this. You have set an unrealistic standard of funny and interesting for the rest of the internet