Author: Jake Bauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 00:48:40 -0400
Publish D&D Episode 3
2 files changed, 72 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
diff --git a/pages/home.md b/pages/home.md
@@ -15,12 +15,12 @@ be something that interests you!
### Recently Updated
+<a href="projects/dnd/dnd-podcast">Episode 3 of the D&D podcast has been released!</a>
<a href="projects/dnd/initiative">The D&D Initiative Tracker has just been released!</a>
<a href="projects/dnd/roll">The D&D Dice Roller has been updated!</a>
-<a href="projects/dnd/dnd-podcast">Check out our Dungeons and Dragons podcast!</a>
### What is a Parity Bit?
Essentially, it is a bit (in the 1's and 0's sense) used for checking for and
diff --git a/pages/projects/dnd/dnd-podcast.md b/pages/projects/dnd/dnd-podcast.md
@@ -146,10 +146,30 @@ nobody knows much about him.
<p><strong>Class:</strong> Gunslinger (Hombrew Fighter Subclass)</p>
+Alexander always loved tinkering with weapons. When he met a gnome, tinkering
+with some mysterious substance they called “black powder”—used as a catalyst
+for fireworks—he had a revolutionary idea. Years of hard work and dozens of
+failed trials later, he succeeded in creating his invention. The first of its
+kind: the firearm.</p>
-Alexander is very protective of his history.
+Thereafter, he became a man of action. Enlisting with the Second Sun mercenary
+company, he made a name for himself during the Throneswar, aiding in the design
+and operation of the mighty ballistae that brought down the Dragonthrone
+Empire’s fearsome flying artillery. In the end, the credit didn’t go to him;
+though he left the war highly decorated, the Mithril Throne’s victory against
+the Dragonborn was largely attributed to the invention and deployment of the
+Warforged. To this day, he carries a burning resentment and fierce disdain of
+what he sees as nothing more than “glorified tin cans”; a waste of resources,
+that could have instead armed every soldier with his invention, the “gun”.</p>
+After the war, he chose to retire, starting up a small smithy in the Mithril
+Throne city of Chane. Over time, his business steadily grew, and the relics of
+his time in battle gathered dust in the attic. All this changed when he met
+Sicar. Suddenly, he was reminded of the good old days; he remembered just how
+fun it all was, the glory of combat and victory therein. Right then and there
+he decided: he was going for a little field trip. His trusty assistant would
+take over the business; he would be off on an adventure.</p>
@@ -157,17 +177,16 @@ Alexander is very protective of his history.
-Each episode is approximately 3-4h long and a new episode will be released
-every other Saturday starting April 6th, 2019.
+Each episode is approximately 3-4h long. Right now the upload schedule is quite
+irregular as people leave for early-summer vacations and get settled into their
+altered summer schedules.
All of the episodes are offered in 3 different formats: an MP4 and two
audio-only MP3 options of different qualities. These are offered to cater to
those who may have bandwidth limitations.
<h4><u>Episode 1 – "We should use Roll-20" [April 06, 2019]</u></h4>
<p>In this premiere episode, we meet our adventurers as they all happen to have
taken the same caravan to the Hinlands. Our adventurers have varied aims.
Adventure and glory for some; knowledge and power for others. Some are there on
@@ -209,11 +228,14 @@ after the first 6 or so minutes.</p>
<h4><u>Episode 2 – Stop Horsing Around [May 15, 2019]</u></h4>
<p>The audio for this episode was recorded on my laptop as I was out of town.
-This meant that the audio quality was really really bad. Therefore, we are
-not going to upload an audio version of this episode (which is unfortunate
-because it was a really funny one) and instead will upload a summary of the
-events by Wednesday May 15, 2019. I have included below some audio samples
-showing just how bad the audio was.</p>
+This meant that the audio quality was really really bad. Therefore, we are not
+going to upload an audio version of this episode (which is unfortunate because
+it was a really funny one) and instead have uploaded a short ~600 word summary
+of what happened during the episode. I have also included below some audio
+samples showing just how bad the audio was.</p>
+ download="dnd-episode-2-summary.txt">3.6 KiB — Download this episode's
+ summary (.txt file)</a>
<p>Here is a clip of the original audio:</p>
<source src="/share/podcasts/dnd-e2/dnd-e2-original.mp3" type="audio/mp3">
@@ -240,7 +262,40 @@ addition to making the appropriate cuts:</p>
-<h4><u>Episode 3 – [Coming May 24th]</u></h4>
-<p>Unfortunately this episode also had to be delayed due to vacations and
+<h4><u>Episode 3 – Pay No Attention to the Man in the Bag [May 24th, 2019]</u></h4>
+<p>In this episode we re-join our adventurers as they descend into the catacombs
+beneath the temple in the blighted village to try to find a cure for what
+plagues Sophie's father and the rest of the village inhabitants. After defeating
+what creatures lay within the catacombs, they uncover the nature of The Blight
+and attempt to devise a plan to save Sophie's father. This episode has a lot of
+discussion and back-and-forth debating (a lot of which was cut) which we have
+decided to try to move away from in future episodes to keep the story flowing
+(and to preserve our sanity).</p>
+<p>Watch the video (MP4) in your browser:</p>
+ <source src="/share/podcasts/dnd-e3/dnd-e3.mp4" type="video/mp4">
+ Your browser does not support the HTML5 video tag.
+<p>Listen to the audio (128kbps MP3) in your browser:</p>
+ <source src="/share/podcasts/dnd-e3/dnd-e3-128.mp3" type="audio/mp3">
+ Your browser does not support the HTML5 audio tag.
+<p>You can download the episode in various formats using the links below:</p>
+ <li><a href="/share/podcasts/dnd-e3/dnd-e3.mp4"
+ download="dnd-e3.mp4">911 MiB — Download the MP4</a></li>
+ <li><a href="/share/podcasts/dnd-e3/dnd-e3-128.mp3"
+ download="dnd-e3-128.mp3">150 MiB — Download the 128kbps MP3 (Audio
+ <li><a href="/share/podcasts/dnd-e3/dnd-e3-64.mp3"
+ download="dnd-e3-64.mp3"> 75 MiB — Download the 64kbps MP3 (Audio