Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 182: Cold Air, Part 4

The last couple of weeks have presented some frustrating challenges for the website and the podcast. I’ll tell you all about those in a separate post, but right now what you really want to know is what happens next to the crew of the Broken Promise down in the antarctic regions of their world! Please listen now to episode 182, “Cold Air, Part 4,” or subscribe via iTunesZune, or plain old RSS!

This episode features the following segments:

Weighing Anchor

I call for your initiative roll.

The Staging Area

I briefly summarize the campaign backstory and review the situation at the end of “Cold Air, Part 3.”

The Weather Report

Our heroes explore an abandoned tower complex spanning a frozen river. Here’s a quick look at the top floors of the tower, as the PCs first encountered it. I had some thoughts of connecting a dungeon complex to the tower, in which the PCs would meet an eye of frost beholder, but in the end events moved in a different direction.

I apologize for the poor picture quality. I tried to rely on letting my Zoom H3 capture video and then grabbing stills from there. But the video was a little out of focus, hence the blurry pictures.

The Crew Manifest

All seven standard players were aboard ship for this adventure! That is a rare treat!

The Prop Shop

I acknowledge this segment’s debt to the Peter Jackson version of King Kong and the use of Paizo’s GameMastery Flip-Mat: Mountain Pass.

Sea Shanties

As always, our theme and bumper music comes from “Racing the Wind” and “Gallows Jig,” from the album Phantoms of the High Seas by Nox Arcana, ©2008 Monolith Graphics. “The Horror from the Hills” also features, in the background, several tracks from Erdenstern’s album Into the White, © 2010 Erdenstern. All tracks are used by permission of the copyright holders.

I hope that you enjoy(ed) listening to “Cold Air, Part 4,” and that you’ll rejoin us when the adventure continues in “Cold Air, Part 5”! If you’d like to support the show, please buy something using one of our affiliate links in the sidebar, or check out the forthcoming “Tale of Two Servers” post for a more direct way to help. Thanks, and see you next time!

2 Comments on Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 182: Cold Air, Part 4

  1. John Stephens // September 30, 2013 at 8:20 am // Reply

    Great episode as always. I’d like to say that DM’s love it when players plot leaping off high places using terms like “base-jumping”, “ballistic arc”, and “9m/sec/sec.” It means that serious fun is sure to follow!

    I’m looking forward to the next episode to the aerial assault turns out! :)

  2. Josh Graham // October 5, 2013 at 6:34 am // Reply

    It was fun to listen to, but the whole time I was thinking “Just let him do it! Alard’s a holy magical robot built by a god, he ain’t got no time to worry about trajectories!” ;)

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