Archive for October, 2010

Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 3

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Philosophy, Radio Show, Roleplaying Games, RPG with tags , , , on October 25, 2010 by Chall

Here it is.

In this Episode Rixel makes a deal with a Golem and his two cronies to find the soul of their ancestor which is lost somewhere on Croe’s surface. In return they will give Rixel a ride on their starship so she can eventually confront Director Smythe.

This Episode deals strongly with Crow’s Nail at its conclusion. This brings to mind something I find odd about RPGs in general:

Often our characters are defined by their equipment: A particular class combo isn’t as good without that key magic item, a street samurai is the sum of his cyberware, in MMORPGs finding the right gear will drive folks to play the same adventure over and over again until they get that oh so juicy drop.

This bothers me.

I know King Arther and Excalibur are linked, I understand that the Thor’s hammer is a big part of him and Luke Skywalker wouldn’t be the same without his lightsaber but come on, these characters are more than their items. Arther had to be worthy to draw the sword, Thor is the only one who can wield his hammer, Luke’s lightsaber will do him no good in that cave.

Then again, we live in a material world and all that rot. Perhaps we’ll be defined by our iPods but I hope not.

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Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 2

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Radio Show, RPG with tags , , , on October 17, 2010 by Chall

Here we find out what happens with Rixel, Prince Xen, Korvane and the Nook Hunters. Spoiler, it’s not pretty.

After this you’ll get a preview of Episode 3 which has already run live and I’ll post up here next week.

Shout out to Hammer Con in Hamilton. I’ll be running Knights of the Hidden Sun there November 6th.

Knights of the Hidden Sun Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 1 Part 1: Blood Dragon

Posted in Knights of the Hidden Sun, Radio Show, RPG with tags , , , on October 8, 2010 by Chall

I made a slight mistake with my last post. The first episode of the Hidden Sun Radio Show was on October 3rd not November 3rd. I made this mistake because I’m a dumb ass.

Regardless, the podcast is now available for your perusal. In this episode I talk a little bit about the show and what I want to do with it. Then I get on to the story. It starts off with a character named Rixel. A cursed weapon known as Croe’s Nail talks in her head. It eggs her to follow her village’s hunters as they hunt a blood dragon. I didn’t finish the story last Sunday so I will complete it this Sunday.

You’ll note this particular tale is fantasy rather than space opera. That’s because I want to introduce the Galaxy of Hidden Sun in bits and bites. I think this is best done on an edge world. That’s edge as in ‘edge of civilization’ as opposed to ‘cutting edge’. Our Rixel doesn’t know much about the Galaxy yet but neither do we so it’s all good.

I hope you enjoy.

KotHS Souls of Our Ancestors Episode 1 Part 1: Blood Dragon