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Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 21: Millennium Break: We Will Take Hold of the Loom of History!

Any outrageous idea exists on one side or the other of a line drawn through history. On the near side is where most fall. However potent the seed, it dies on the vine thanks to the infertile soil of common sense, the harsh encumbrance of daily life, and the long drought, which leaves young thoughts unnourished and immature. But eventually, when the drought has lasted so long as to become dry fire, when the routines of the day become so heavy as to ruin the ground as we carry them across the dirt, outrageous ideas take on new character. When we say that a notion is 'so crazy that it might just work' what we are really intimating is that only the outrageous holds opportunity. This experiment of ours is one such opportunity. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Jun 7, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 19: On the Edge of Fracture

After a stunning victory in Orzen, the Society of Banners and Bright Returns must now face the cold light of day. Bodies wounded, hollows damaged, and reputations scarred, Broun, Thisbe, and Valence recuperate as best they can. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on May 12, 2020 - 4 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN: BITTER AIR- 16: BEHEST, 17: THREECARD, 18: COMBUSTION

In the weeks since Kesh's new offensive into Apostolos territory, little has changed besides the quantity of weekly war casualties. Halting Kesh's push is Fort Icebreaker, a massive defensive line composed of a dozen smaller forts, an intricate tunnel system, and a massive moving fortress called Icebreaker Prime which stalks along the border, rejecting any intruders with overwhelming force. But that will change today, says Kesh leadership. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on May 2, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 14: Deception in the Canyon City & 15: Divine Attention

Eager to refill their coffers, Kal'Mera Broun has brought Society of Banners and Bright Returns to meet Kesh noble (and HORIZON commander) Gucci Garantine, who offers the group a daring opportunity to both make some money and get access--however temporary--to some Stel Nideo state secrets along the way.  [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Apr 13, 2020 - 2 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 13: A Captive Audience

The rapid evening recovers peacefully after a difficult mission and nothing bad happens. Content Warning: This episode features injury, surgery, and infection.  [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Apr 7, 2020 - 2 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 09: DESERT SQUIRE - VANTAGE, 10: RIPOSTE, & 11: SLEIGHT

A local religious minority goes on a pilgrimage and only Clem Kesh's historical cosplay club, the Rapid Evening, can protect them from the many dark conspiracies that threaten their lives- either that, or trap them in a much more poorly thought out conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Mar 8, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 07: Ambush in the Sand and 08: Under the Boughs of the Court

Lots of talk about callsigns and lots of herding cats as The Society of Banners and Bright Returns takes on their second mission. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Feb 15, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 05: Profit and Loss and 06: A Palace During a Wake

DOWNTIME SPECIAL! These last two episodes are all about bookkeeping, leveling up, and doing the most important part of any RPG: rolling to create additional problems! [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Feb 1, 2020 - 3 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 03 & 04: SHORESIDE RECOVERY - DINNERDATE

After a dramatic crash and some unexpected interference in the ensuing battle, the sixth in line for the throne of Kesh and her historical LARP club/prison slaves are charged with recovering the most valuable part of the remains and capturing or killing anybody who's had direct access. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Jan 24, 2020 - 5 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 01: The Seaside Town of Obelle

It's the first episode of a new series! Austin gets very into world building. Everyone else chills on a boat for a long time. Giant robots are all over the place. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Dec 27, 2019 - 3 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: The Road to PARTIZAN 09: Microscope Pt. 1 and 2

For the most recent two episodes the friends built out the recent history of the galaxy, explaining the rise of the Divine Principality, some real shenanigans around Apostalos, and the fall of the partially synthetic Equiaxed in the Columnar Tabulary. The stage is now set for the season to begin. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Dec 6, 2019 - 2 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: The Road to PARTIZAN 05: Ech0 & Dusk to Midnight

In the leadup to the next season, the friends play two games that were made for the Emotional Mecha Game Jam. First, as several confused children playing games with a dying mech pilot from a battle long past, and then as a number of pilots losing a war against the season's big villains. This episode features Austin, Jack, Art, and Keith
posted by fomhar on Nov 1, 2019 - 3 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: The Road to PARTIZAN 01: Dialect Pt. 1 and 2

It's time for more worldbuilding as Friends at the Table opens a new season of scifi adventures. In this two part linguistic saga, we learn about a nomadic race of space deer and how their society is destroyed. Featuring Austin, Janine, and Andrew. [more inside]
posted by fomhar on Oct 14, 2019 - 3 comments

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