S1E15 Temporal Shifting, Ringworld, Resident Alien, Valheim

A hex crawl map

David and Ken stumble out of Episode 14’s time shift to find the temporal demon known as “Daylight Saving Time” playing havoc with reality.

In this episode, they talk about the new video game Valheim, catch up on Alan Tudyk’s latest sci-fi offering, venture down alternative timelines with Roger Zelazny’s Roadmarks, encounter a librarian hive mind on a Savage Ringworld, discuss late-spring exercise options, and check out Apple+’s space race drama For All Mankind.

Valheim!

  • David and the crew are playing the heck out of this early access game (which is actually pretty good for an early access game)

David’s Gaming Life

  • Playing with Owlbear Rodeo, a quick-and-easy virtual tabletop.
  • Dungeon Scrawl, quick-and-easy dungeon generation. Noticing a theme here?
  • Friday gaming and Sunday gaming – both doing well

Dyson Fall

  • David gives an update on his Gamma World-esque game, tentatively called Dyson Fall, with Mythic d6 as the base rules.
  • Worked up several powers and have some fiction for the setting written

In the Streaming Theatre

  • Critical Role – last two episodes have hooked me (C2E126 & 127)

Getting Creative

  • David is trying out Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, which provides inspiration and prompts for being creative every day.

Resident Alien

  • No, we’re not talking abou the colony of Greys who’ve taken up residence in the 13th level of the Lair.
  • It’s a new SyFy TV series, based on a graphic novel of the same name, starring Alan Tudyk.
  • Resident Alien on SyFy

Close Encounters of a Highway Nature

  • Student driver and car accidents
  • Phone dying

Doubling back through History

  • David is reading Roger Zelazny’s Roadmarks.

Savage Ringworld

  • Ken finished running his first arc in his gaming group’s Savage Ringworld campaign for Savage Worlds
  • He’s still getting his head around balanced encounters in Savage Worlds. (partly becuase they’re playing higher-powered characters, partly because Savage Worlds doesn’t care about balanced encounters)

At the Edge of the Map

  • Ken’s lunchtime hexcrawl campaign reached the edge of the map.
  • They’re finally heading out to the Caverns of Kazeal. Guess Ken better draw them.

Library 64

Back to the Gym (or something like it)

  • Ken got a bike rack for the Jeep … finally.
  • He and his son re-upped their Y membership.
  • Lots of swimming and biking in Ken’s future as he preps for Philmont.

Beyond the Moonshot

Outro

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The hexcrawl map for Ken’s Scales of Truth campaign. Credit: Ken Newquist

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