Raucous good fun, thank you Hal & Pantsies.
Kudos to Balgin for bribi- ...That is to say, funding the game design
, and getting your own home-brewed Stondraeg clan into the game rules pdf.
The clan and character generation card mechanics were interesting, but it might be useful to have more than 12 cards to draw from, especially if your group is large enough that nearly all the cards will get drawn every time you play. Otherwise the clans' back stories may end up being very similar, if you play the game more than once and need to roll up new clans. BTW, if anyone had played the Mushroom Farm card, the kidnapped clan hero should totally have been a dwarven princess, if only so the players could walk around in oversized toadstool hats saying "Our princess is in another castle!"
The built-in drinking game mechanic seemed harsh, but reasonable - just listen to this game for testament as to how alcohol ALWAYS improves a roleplaying game.
You should totally have used Tarstarkes/Connor's stone shanty as an intro for this episode, good stuff.
Is this a recent recording? The players discussed the new Hobbit movie, so unless someone has been doing naughty stuff on the 'net, this must have been recorded within the last month or so. Highly appropriate choice of movie to set the mood for this game, as well. It'd be great to see the pictures that the players chose for their characters, e.g. Tasha's bearded lady, and the Simpsons character. It would be even better if you had some video recordings of the interpretive dance sessions.
The Australian accent replacing the traditional Scottish dwarven brogue was a nice touch - "Dwarfs Down Under", indeed. :lol: And for what it's worth: Natasha, you have a very very sexy voice*, your laughter is sweet and endearing, and the Aussie accent is lovely**.
What was the punchline to the joke Oren typed in the chat? ("What do you get when you put a dwarven hussy in a gas-filled tunnel?")
Lots of great quotes in this one, a quick selection:
"Basalt? I thought his name was Bath Salt!" [/facepalm]
"That was a 'ard battle, we've lost Ori, and Gili, and..."
"WTF? We lost two barrels, that's all."
"That's what he's taking about - he named the ale barrels."
"When ya see a lass break a barrel open with 'er face, ya know she's the right one for ya."
"It'll be good ter finally get below ground again, up here the ceiling's all blue."
"Aye, and it pisses on ya from time ter time."
"Eh, she came tunnelin' up thru ma floor."
"That was 200 years ago!"
"Ah, but he loves to hold a grudge, doesn't he?"
"And he hasn't fixed the hole in the floor yet - that's HER responsibility."
*Although not as sexy as Alex'.
**And SO masculine.