BTT EoW 2.34: Will Work For Food

EOW S2

Here’s the BIG NEWS!!! We are adding a cast member to Bone Throwers Theater! Everyone welcome Ellie! She has been an outstanding player so far and we can’t wait to put out what she has contributed to the story. For her first episode, we see the impact of our previous “side-shots” as we bering back our beloved street kids. We knew there was something compelling about these kids. Now let’s see how Jordan works it back into the main story.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Dolf
Ellie — Archi
Jeff — Kick
Jeremy — Bear
Johnny — Trace

BTT EoW 2.33: Commentary 8

EOW S2

There is a lot going on beneath the surface for our characters so far in season two. In this commentary episode, we explore some of the motivations for those changes and how these might ultimately bode well for the group, despite the perceived lack of cooperation. And as always the player theories abound as we know we have some new and interesting things still yet to be revealed… and what happens next episode is a BIG one!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeremy (Julian)
Best Roleplay: Jeff (Jerr)
Who Brought the best Snack: Aaron (Brookie)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 2.32: Locker 626

EOW S2

With two pressing objectives in play the group has to decide which matter is more threatening. They choose to head to the Aquarail station to retrieve the mysterious box, which proved to be a wise decision as they met an agent laying in wait to snatch it for themselves. But were they working for the Fire Drakes, or someone else… perhaps even The Council?

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 2.31: School of Thought

EOW S2

Season 2 is turning everything on it’s head so far. Our group makes their way to a new hideout, and it’s a familiar location to the story. But it brings a dark resolution to one of the side-shot episodes. Themes of loyalty, tenacity, betrayal, and deception are displayed here, but in some unexpected ways, and from the most unlikely of characters.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

 

BTT EoW 2.30: Where There’s Smoke

EOW S2

As Season 2 kicks off, it has been a week since the fight in the park. One character has been in a coma the entire time, while the others hideout with the Healing Hands, fearing that they are now wanted by the Council. But that secret base is far from safe as it appears the Fire Drakes are aware of their location.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.29: Commentary 7

EOW

Season 1 is in the books, so in this commentary episode we rehash our favorite moments from the most recent episodes, and touch on how some of the characters are far removed from where they fist started off. We also point out how the nature of the conflict in this campaign differs in one big way from our previous stories, leaving us questioning what side of the war are the characters actually on. Season 2 of Elements of War is sure to have a lot of big reveals.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeff (Jerr)
Best Roleplay: Aaron (Sam)
Who Brought the best Snack: Jeremy (Strawberry Cheesecake Pie)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.28: Unwilling and Able

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It’s the Season 1 Finale of this campaign, and the stage is set for our hodgepodge hired Healing Hands heroes to finally make a move on the Fire Drakes… and that they do. But an unforeseen threat sparks a throw down at a public park in broad daylight. And with that kind of disturbance of the peace, in Consiglio, everyone loses… even the victors.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.27: Bagels and Butchers

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Characters drop some hints of some possible “off-screen” nefarious dealings, while Jordan paints a bleak picture of the true state of affairs for the Healing Hands. And yet again at the end another episode we have Sam… and a body. But this time there is an intriguing twist.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.26: Commentary 6

EOW

In this commentary episode we explore some possible reasons why this campaign is really working out our roleplaying muscles rather than our dice rolling skills. I mean, we were 25 episodes in before our first character fired a shot. But we’d been so gripped by the story not everyone even noticed. We also toss around some theories about the tidbits of info the characters just received and what that could mean for future conflicts.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeremy (Julian)
Best Roleplay: Aaron (Sam)
Who Brought the best Snack: Johnny (Spinach Quiche with a scrapple crust)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.25: By Light of Fire

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In this episode, we point out how our character have spent more time apart rather than working along side each other. In this instance that proves to be quite beneficial as the two locations that they investigate both reveal some crucial information about the Fire Drakes.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.24: Boiling Point

EOW

This group is getting very familiar with the sewer system in Consiglio, as they meet up at the site of the explosion, and sneak past the guards to find out the fate of Choler. But what one character finds instead, stays true to form, and could sent this story careening around yet another dark turn.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.23: Commentary 5

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After a session of play chock full of emotions and dark, sinister, and disturbing reveals in the wake of the explosion, we toss around some theories of what has actually happened, and what is still yet to come for our characters. Jordan shares some insight on some of the inspiration for the darkness of the story. One thing we all are sure of, is that there is much more darkness to find our way through as the story continues.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeremy (Julian)
Best Roleplay: Jeff (Jerr)
Who Brought the best Snack: Aaron (Homemade Salsa)
AND Johnny (Bacon Jalapeño Poppers)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.22: Here’s To Explosions

EOW

Yep, there’s more explosions in this episode. But it’s not what you may think. The bombs that are dropped here may crack some individual characters rather that the dome of the city. This all made for some pretty good role playing and even a couple interesting solo scenes. And yet again, this episode ends with one of those solo scenes for Sam. Yes, there is a cat.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.21: Pushing Up Bonsai

EOW

Because of his cooperation, Chime is released form custody. But we quickly see that even the most cooperative of citizens is not a trusted citizen. But that’s not all we learn. With the death of a key player in the Healing Hands, the evidence suggests that there are definitely more gears turning beneath the surface than our group was aware of. And even the face of the Healing Hands hides some truths that are quite troubling for one character in particular.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.20: From the Council, For the Council

EOW

We jump back to our main characters to see how the are navigating the aftermath of the explosion. As they scatter, one character gets a glimpse that the adversaries that they are facing have not yet been fully revealed. And before they know it, they are being summoned back together because of an unexpected death.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.19: Commentary 4

EOWHere is the commentary episode on our recent “side-shot” sessions. We rehash our favorite moments, and highlight the key parts that will most-likely have an impact on the main story moving forward. The players applaud each other for their interesting roleplaying choices, and Jordan talks about how this method of fleshing out the world and the story was an ambitious endeavor. Overall, we had a blast doing this and really think this added so much to our story. But you be the judge and let us know as the story continues to unfold.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Talin, Liam Nelson, Jolin Jenley,  and Dolph
Jeff — Mark, James Cazievel,  Prin Nock, and Kick
Jeremy — Jasif, Tom Ruise,  Connor Flynn, and Bear
Johnny — Phillipi, Christopher Roves, Jones Jackson, and Trace

BTT EoW 1.18: It Wasn’t Cheese

EOW

We wrap up our “side-shot” series with an episode unlike any other… mostly because the dice were not at all kind to our characters. But even with the awful rolls, we dove into the dumpster and still came out with a great story as our group of street kids show a much different side of Consiglio. We had so much fun with this episode that there is a definite possibility that characters and themes established here will make their presence felt in the campaign moving forward.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Dolph
Jeff — Kick
Jeremy — Bear
Johnny — Trace

BTT EoW 1.17: Thought Crime

EOW

In our next “side-shot” episode, we get a glimpse of what North Bellasaira hopes to be the bright future of Consiglio. Our character and their classmates have been chosen to receive the best education at the country’s top prep school, from which the next generation of leaders will be trained. Even though it’s not all work and no play, there are still rules to follow, and the students all know that justice is dealt swiftly for those that make the slightest mis-step. But how will these prodigies handle the current crisis? Will they give all “for the council” and fall in line? Or will they crack under the pressure? …or both?

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Jolin Jenley
Jeff — Prin Nock
Jeremy — Connor Flynn
Johnny — Jones Jackson

BTT EoW 1.16: Fortune Cookie

EOW

Here is the 2nd episode of our “side-shots” to the main campaign. We had a lot of fun with this one, in large part due to our action-hero inspired personas for our characters. The dice seemed to agree with the sentiment, creating some pretty funny moments of play. But all joking aside, our team of military investigators show the Council’s swift response to the explosion. But it seems as though the mode of operation is to use a paintbrush dipped in a little injustice, to paint and sell the Council’s picture of justice.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Liam Nelson
Jeff — James Cazievel
Jeremy — Tom Ruise
Johnny — Christopher Roves

BTT EoW 1.15: Greasing The Wrong Wheels

EOW

After the exciting events of the last episode, we embark on a new way of telling the story. We’re taking a broader view of the city and how events are impacting different level of society. In this episode we are at ground zero of the explosion with a group of workers who frantically try to contain the damage. Enjoy the next few episodes for what we have called “side-shots” to our main story. We certainly did enjoy playing them.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Talin
Jeff — Mark
Jeremy — Jasif
Johnny — Phillipi

BTT EoW 1.14: Commentary 3

EOW

In this commentary session, we sort through the rubble that is the aftermath of the past few episodes. We talk about how the darkness of the world we had been alluding to has finally come to fruition. The players also realize they have hit a stride with their characters, and because of this their plans and the GM’s sometimes get thrown out the window.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeff (Jerr)
Best Roleplay: Johnny (Chime)
Who Brought the best Snack: Johnny (Pot Stickers)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.13: Burning The Midnight Oil

EOW

We have reached a turning point here, midway through season 1. A decision made here will rock the city of Consiglio and change the course of this campaign. In this episode, the winds change, the earth shakes, the fires rage, and the wave crash all around the characters. They will be left standing in awe, gasping for air, or fleeing for their lives. And some will suffer losses that they may never full recover from. Hang on tight and enjoy this gripping episode.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.12: Just Around The Sewer Bend

EOW

In both a daring escape and an epic showdown under the streets of Consiglio, we get a glimpse at the scope of both elemental and innate powers. And with their powers combined, new revelations are made. But how long will this cooperation last?

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.11: What Do You See?

EOW

Sinister plans are disclosed in the midst of a chilling family affair. The rest of the party hits the streets, or under the streets rather, to investigate and track down a kidnapper that has multiple families all mixed up. A generation that came after, also came before apparently. Confused? Just listen and it’ll all start to make sense… unless your name is Jerr Lan.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.10: No More Shadows

EOW

As the party meets up to exchange info and compare notes, things don’t get off on the right foot. A couple characters end up at odds and trust doesn’t seem it will come easily, while another character is abducted on the streets of Consiglio.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.9: Commentary 2

EOW

In this commentary session, we talk about how the dark literature inspirations we used to create this world continues to drive the campaign in dark directions. We also note the connections with some well known tropes and some real world inspirations. Corrupt governments bent on controlling it’s citizens, clandestine groups plotting to replace the status quo with something “better” at any cost, and Jordan sums up what these inspirations have created… “An exploration of the worst side of humanity.”

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeremy (Julian)
Best Roleplay: Jeff (Jerr)
Who Brought the best Snack: Jeremy (Homemade Salsa)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.8: Red Dread

EOW

The lines of communication are tapped and the characters are more satisfied with the flow of information. The pump is primed for the group to meet up and put some puzzle pieces together… but they might not like the picture they are revealing.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.7: Tell Me Everything

EOW

It appears that the paranoia is not all unwarranted, as there is an unexpected attack. So we get our first look at the combat mechanics in the Open D6 System. We also stay true to our form and drop a horrific twist at the end of the episode.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.6: Three Weeks Older

EOW

Clandestine train station meetings, cryptic and misleading phone conversations, paranoia of being a sitting duck while helpless in the hospital… we hit a myriad of mystery tropes, but the story is heating up as the threat seems to be more complex than anticipated.  And at the end even the unassumingly innocent reveal something horrifically magical.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.5: Commentary 1

EOW

Here’s a great commentary session on the beginning of this campaign. We talk about how this world we created keeps getting darker, and how the conspiracy theories don’t just lie with our player characters. So much revelation happened in this first play session, which means there are many more twists and turns yet to come. Buckle up!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Character Advancement: Jeremy (Julian)
Best Roleplay: Aaron (Sam)
Who Brought the best Snack: Jeff (Takis… strange, but true)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.4: Stoking the Fires

EOW

In the aftermath of the explosion, the characters get some much needed intel on the threat the city faces. And befitting his style, the GM drops some more metaphorical bombs by “giving the right information to the wrong characters.”

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.3: Safe… Not Safe?

EOW

As we pull on the plot strings that will tie the characters together, Julian and Jerr meet up with Gaspar, Sam’s date with Katari yields a glimpse at the dangers in play, and when the “bomb” finally drops on what can cause 20D of damage, we say goodbye to our favorite hangout spot.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.2: The Slippery Weasel

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Sam runs into an old military friend, and something seems to be not quite right about the encounter. Chime arranges a meeting to catch up with his estranged brother, Choler, and Gaspar summons Jerr to find out if something of importance was stolen before the fire. The players also begin to speculate what the agent of chaos is that Jordan has up his sleeve… something that causes 20D damage!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW 1.1: For The Council

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The Adventure begins with a mysterious fire. Jerr is on the scene and rescues a familiar face from the blaze. Julian is tipped off and starts an investigation, and Chime adjusts to his time off from work. Throughout the episode, little details are dropped about how dark things actually are in Consiglio.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Prologue Commentary

EOWAfter the prologue play, we give our first takes on each of our new characters, to include some entertainment cultural influences and comparisons. We also rehash the writing style of each of our previous campaigns (Terra Proximus and Angel’s Guard), and contemplate what of those elements we will incorporate into the main campaign adventure for Element of War!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

Who Brought the best Snack: Jeff (for crab, cheese, and bacon stuffed peppers)

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Prologue 3

EOW

We polish of the introduction of our new characters in this episode, exploring their abilities even further. We also establish some pretty key things in the play setting, particularly something we will come to call the Aqua Rail. And it will prove to have great influence in the main campaign.

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Prologue 2

EOWWe continue with the Prologue Episodes. We see a bit more of our character’s abilities in action. And their introductions to each other aren’t the most… let’s say, honest. This will get interesting!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST: Jordan — The Game Master

Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix

Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Prologue 1

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For the Prologue Episodes, we introduce you to the world that we have created as the setting for the upcoming campaign. We’ll explore a bit of how it works, situations the characters will face, and begin to see their abilities in action. Some of what takes place may come back up in the actual campaign. In this episode, we get our first look at the nature of fire elementals. Enjoy!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Character Creation 2

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Now we get to introduce the characters for the new campaign. Using one of our favorite methods for creating characters, the Campaign Mastercraft Method (The 3×3  Character), we share the characters’ backstories, beliefs, and goals — giving Jordan plenty of ammunition to create a bit of chaos for the players, and ultimately drive the story. We also give a brief overview of the social/cultural setting in which the adventure will begin. Enjoy!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron — Sam Feluge
Jeff — Jerr Lan
Jeremy — Julian Illix
Johnny — Chime North

BTT EoW: Character Creation 1

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We’re excited to begin a new campaign; new world, new characters, and a new adventure. In this episode, we introduce the foundation of the world we created in a game of Microscope we played off-mic, wade into this new campaign setting, and begin to build the new characters. Since recording, we have decided on a name for this adventure, Elements of War. We hope you enjoy!

System: OpenD6 Adventure, from West End Games

CAST:
Jordan — The Game Master
Aaron
Jeff
Jeremy
Johnny