It's another CofD 1e book review! This time we take a look at the 'Book of the Dead,' the Geist supplement that wasn't. Join us as we take a river cruise through the abode of ghosts down to the dreaded Dead Dominions. We also tell you how the rules have changed for Geist 2e, and what you can still use.

Music Notes:
Greta Sting Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Danse Macabre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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After entering a twitter contest run by the fine folks at RPG Kitchen, we won a digital copy of Helheim Unbound by Skylark Studios. In this episode we dive into the norse saga-inspired rpg. Join us as we look at the basic rules, character creation and just some of the neat mechanics found in this game.

Music Notes:

"Dances and Dames", "Danse Macabre", "Greta Sting"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Fergus and Martin have finally earned passage to the deeper mysteries of the underworld. With a ferryman as their guide, they follow the river's mysterious path. However, when they are separated from their guide, the Sin Eaters are forced to find their own way through the dead dominions find a way to return to the path...

Amigos by Platinum Butterfly (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/F_Fact/52032 Ft: Clarence Simpson, Susan (oohs and aahs)

"Shadowlands 1 - Horizon", "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge", "Shadowlands 3 - Machine", "Shadowlands 4 - Breath", "Shadowlands 5 - Antechamber", "Shadowlands 6 - The Pit", "Shadowlands 7 - Codex"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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By CO.AG Music:
"Cicada"
"Bedtime Stories"

It is 1960 and the world is the divided. Scarcely a decade has past when the great powers united to defeat a hated enemy and now friends have become bitter enemies.
Yes, it's the Cold War...and As Above, so Below and as Below, so Above. The city of Berlin is a mystical microcosm of the state of the Fallen world where the sects of Awakened mirror the subtle conflict of the sleeper nations.
In this episode, we take one of the chapters of the Dark Eras book, Into the Cold, which is meant for Demon the Descent and repurpose it as a setting for Mage the Awakening while maintaining its themes. Join us on this journey as we delve into a great supplement of Chronicles of Darkness and hopefully inspire you to make it your own.

Music Notes:
Greta Sting Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Danse Macabre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Dramatic failure gang talks about how they feel about the Chronicles of darkness: Geist: The sin eaters!

 

The gang touches up on how the game makes for better character interactions and more!

"Safely" Inside the USS Istanbul, the Crew start plotting their next move on how to free their captured brethren from the Prison they have been placed in.... But disagreements in how to deal with their captors once they find them sparks infighting among the group...

And now! The exciting conclusion of the hall of mirrors!

Playing Prowlers & Paragons from Evil Beagle Games was a fun experience. The rules gave both the players and the GM the space to tell a wild Garth Ennis-style super hero story with out drowning us in crunchy rules.
After recording that episode, we at Dramatic Failure were so impressed that we decided to talk about the game, our experience with it and discuss super heros along the way.
But an idea struck us... P&P is such a tight system for powers and abilities, what if we could apply them to genres beyond just super heroes? And so, for this episode we're going East, young man. We discuss P&P's potential for Shōnen adventure campaigns by seeing if it can *stand* up to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Music Notes:
Greta Sting Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Danse Macabre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Fergus and Martin have descended into the Underworld to find an ancient map left behind by their Order's long-forgotten members. Supposedly it hides deep within the Dead Dominions of the Lower Mysteries. To get there, the Sin Eaters have followed one of the ghostly rivers to the City of Ships. There they sought out aid and respite from the horrific afterlife.
Just as they began to make progress, mysterious assailants snatch Fergus' geist, the Weeper, from the streets! What dark purpose could these ghosts have for the Weeper? Whatever it is, the Sin Eaters know that they must rescue the geist, lest Fergus be doomed to die again... permanently this time.

Music Notes:
Amigos by Platinum Butterfly (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/F_Fact/52032 Ft: Clarence Simpson, Susan (oohs and aahs)

Ouverture by reusenoise (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/reusenoise/58687

By Uniq:
"Art of Silence"

By CO.AG Music:
"Scattered Across the Ground"
"A Place Hidden From God"
"The Sky Is On Fire"
"From the Darkness"
"The Stranger"

This is it: the stunning finale of The Tower and the Hanged Man. The Cabal searches for the mysterious "seed of the city" and finally confronts the Hanged Man. But can they defeat a being like him before it's too late?

Music Notes:
"Lightless Dawn", "Night of Chaos", "Shadowlands 1 - Horizon", "Shadowlands 2 - Bridge", "Shadowlands 3 - Machine", "Shadowlands 4 - Breath", "Shadowlands 5 - Antechamber", "Shadowlands 6 - The Pit", "Shadowlands 7 - Codex", "The Other Side of the Door"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Shiro (Instrumental) by Aussens@iter (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/tobias_weber/56795 Ft: Hans Montgomery Atom

Lights by Donnie Drost (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/donniedrost/33582 Ft: Fireproof Babies

Forgotten Land by Doxent Zsigmond (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/doxent/45486 Ft: Gurdonark, Joanne Gabriel

Dark Woods by Fireproof_Babies (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/Fireproof_Babies/25132 Ft: ramblinglibrarian

Fire and Ice (rock mix) by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/56643 Ft: Barzakh

Weathered Faces by @nop (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/Lancefield/54886

Between Worlds (Instrumental) by Aussens@iter (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/tobias_weber/56664 Ft: (Smiling Cynic)

Truth? by onlymeith (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/onlymeith/38010

Mr. Wozzie by Robbero (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/51883

Mage the Awakening- The Tower and the Hanged Man Episode 8: The Beginning of the End

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