Haste – Episode 9: Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, Killing Characters, Road to Gencon Blog

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Intro: “Pixel My Heart” ~ LukHash
Outro: “The Signal” ~ BertycoX

Announcements

We kick it off by introducing our guest hosts Brian Patterson of d20Monkey and Randall Walker of the Dungeon Masters Round Table. Obsidian Portal is sponsoring the DMRT panel at gencon this year so be sure to stop on by!

Topics

Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan 4e Conversion

The old tournament module The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan is getting a 4e conversion similar to what WotC previously did with The Tomb of Horrors. We talk about these conversions, the exclusivity involved in obtaining this particular one and deadly dungeon delving.

Killing Characters

A recent article on Critial-Hits discusses character death and the implications behind it. We talk character death in RPGs and whether it’s merely a play style component or a very critical core element to an RPG experience. We talk new school/old school and more.

Road to Gencon Blog

A guy by the name of James Payne aka @Gencon4James on twitter, has a blog dedicated to all things gencon. He highlights all of the must visit places in Indy – pubs, restaurants and other hot spots as well as gives a really good low down on what the city of Indianapolis itself is like. We discuss his blog and give out our best tips for geoncon-goers whether it’s your first year or your 20th.

Sorry no twitter question this week, it will return as normal in the next episode.

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  1. Pingback: We Xogo » Character Deaths Aren’t All Bad

  2. Amen– death is a good thing in the game. And I totally second the point that those scars, those marks your character picks up along the way are the best catalysts to development you could ask for. I love the Hunter S. Thompson quote:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'”

    -Ben.