The River Kingdoms are a constantly shifting group of city-states, kingdoms, and fiefdoms, rising and falling through the machinations of would-be conquerors, wars, assassinations, games of politics, and dangerous monsters. South of Brevoy sit the Stolen Lands – stolen from what and when are a matter of debate – currently overrun by bandits and monsters. Brevoy seeks to aid in the establishment of new kingdoms, buffer states, run by anyone strong and clever enough to carve a kingdom out of the wilderness. Kaylen Thorne, the mercenary who would be king, believes he is that man. Herein lies his tale – of wilderness exploration, monsters, politics, romantic entanglements, ancient gods, and war. Heavy is the head that wears the crown…
Helen as Kaylen Thorne, half-orc Fighter / Knight of Thorns
Jared as GM / Tristain Thorne (human bard) / Korwin Steelriver (dwarf cleric of Pharasma) / Bryn (half-elf monk) / Michaela Morag (Mysterious Rogue/Cleric)
Special Notes: This is a solo game – one GM, one player. To help our lead character Kaylen out, he gets a rotating cast of four main (DM)PCs as his party. To save us a lot of headaches and paperwork, only one of them goes adventuring with him at a time, run by the GM. Kaylen selects a party member, and they travel with him and give him access to their abilities (making it effectively a 2 member party). Because of the lack of players, a wide variety of encounters in Kingmaker have been altered to make their CRs and challenge levels different.
We begin recording a few sessions into Book 2, and Session Zero is a short recap of what came previously.
Special Thanks To:
Paizo, for an excellent Adventure Path, and the Paizo forums for several variations to improve it further.
Intro music “The Hunt” by BrunuhVille https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sonvlSvpH2w used with permission under Creative Commons License.
Episode 00a – (Prologue) in which we recap that which has passed unrecorded, recapping the events of Book 1 and the beginnings of Book 2.