Thursday, December 17, 2015

Chapter 12: A Meeting of Elves

Summary: Unexpectedly, the group encounters an Elvish tribe. But are they friend or foe? The decision must be made quickly as the Hobgoblins attack.

Of Special Note: Tonight's Iron Personas: Kaylana, the Wizard. The initial character generation occurs as well for the three elves: Lilaina, Orson, and Kai.




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The following selection was used as a backdrop during the Secrets of the Maze Master Segment:

The Dark World, Ossuary 1 - A Beginning, by Kevin MacLeod
(listen in full at incompetech.com)

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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art/website art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chapter 11: The Elf

Summary: Three quarters of the group have been laid low and two are at Death's Door. Treya is revisited by nightmares of past encounters with Gorthak, The Hunter.

Of Special Note: Tonight's Iron Personas: the Halfling, Temic. During tonight's Maze Master's Wisdom, the original inspiration for the podcast and the campaign are discussed.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art/website art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chapter 10: Goblin Ambush

Summary: Gorthak, the Goblin Hunter, who has been tracking the group since their escape, corners the tribe - bringing with him a force of Goblin Elites.

Of Special Note: Tenth Episode Milestone. A new option for play is given under tonight's Character Eight: Transcendent Disciplines. Character Eight can now work towards mastering the very foundation of reality itself - Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Character Eight Transcendent Disciplines download.



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The following selection was sampled for use during this episode:
264982__11linda__female-battle-cries-grunts - by Ashley Eddy

I edited the tracks for volume, length, pitch, and mood.
(listen in full at freesound.org)

Ashley Eddy's aforementioned audio is included in accordance with Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art/website art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chapter 9: The Other World

Summary: Memories from past worlds are the source of all power in the Iron Realm. Kaylana touches this power in order to meet her Teacher and acquire her first magic spell.

Of Special Note: The members of the Rival Tribe are detailed in tonight's Character Introductions: Amizar the Wizard, Bardar the Halfling, and the three rogue sisters: Iona, Peola, and Kanna. Amizar reveals the purpose of his mission in The Realm to Solus. The group begins negotiations with the Gnomish Tribe. Also this episode: a full discussion of Life Points, Death, and Dying in the Iron Realm.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art/website art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chapter 8: Rival Tribe

Summary: The Tribe of Solus encounters Others in the Maze - four human beings and a Halfling Fighter. Desperate for water, they risk a dangerous conflict with the rival tribe.

Of Special Note: The five members of the Rival Tribe are tonight encountered: Amizar the Wizard, Bardar the Halfling, and the three rogue sisters: Iona, Peola, and Kanna. The stats for these characters are generated and an evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses is given. Secrets of the Maze Master discusses character levels, level points, and level point pools in detail. The group comes face to face with their first instant-death opponent. Tonight's episode also debuts a new segment: Treasure Room.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chapter 7: Sign from Father

Summary: In a trapped antechamber deep in the maze, Len the Cleric comes face to face with her god.

Of Special Note: Tonight on Secrets of the Maze Master, an in-depth discussion of Armor Value and the factors that can affect it. Also, the character profile for Stockholm the Dwarf is presented on Iron Personas.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chapter 6: Kobolds and Ministrations

Summary: Elated by their victory but badly injured in the confrontation with the Kobolds, the tribe must negotiate a plan for survival.

Of Special Note: This episode's Character Eight discusses the Adventure Writeup as a method for roleplaying your Iron Realm character. Several strategies are discussed. Tonight's Secrets of the Maze Master covers Deprivation in the Iron Realm as it relates to food, water, and sleep. Finally, we delve into the character profile for Len the Cleric on Iron Personas.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Character Eight Adventure Writeup download.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chapter 5: The Hunter - Released!

Summary: Angered at the escape of his slaves, the Goblin Chieftain releases their most dangerous adversary yet into the Maze: The Hunter.

Of Special Note: This episode's Character Eight goes in-depth into the backstory aspect of character design for the solitaire adventure. Designing your character's physical appearance is also discussed. Also, this episode: a dangerous encounter with the kobolds.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Character Eight Profile Writeup download.



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The following selection was sampled for use during this episode:
264982__11linda__female-battle-cries-grunts - by Ashley Eddy

I edited the tracks for volume, length, pitch, and mood.
(listen in full at freesound.org)

Ashley Eddy's aforementioned audio is included in accordance with Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chapter 4: The Goblin Chieftain

Summary: With their escape attempt failed, the adventurers find themselves at the mercy of the Goblin Chieftain. If there is any chance for survival, perhaps the elf holds the key.

Of Special Note: This episode's Character Eight offers you the option play along with the solitaire adventure. Topics discussed: the Dice Free method and the dice rolling method. Also discussed - character generation for your own character: Elf, Dwarf, Halfling, Wizard, Rogue, Fighter, or Cleric. Draw up your character sheet and begin playing before the episode is over! Also, this episode, the characters fight their first battle together against the goblins.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Character Eight Character Record download.



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The following selection was sampled for use during this episode:
264982__11linda__female-battle-cries-grunts - by Ashley Eddy

I edited the tracks for volume, length, pitch, and mood.
(listen in full at freesound.org)

Ashley Eddy's aforementioned audio is included in accordance with Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chapter 3: Rescue Attempt

Summary: The plan to rescue the three women is carried out whilst the revolt rages on. But will six unarmed captives be able to escape the goblins' wrath?

Of Special Note: Solitaire dungeons and mazes. In-depth advice on creating your own map is given for those mapping along in The Realm - or for your own solitaire dungeon crawl. Character summaries are given for Len the Cleric, Kaylana the Wizard, Treya the Elf, and Echo the Rogue. This week's Real Roleplay: The Crystal Room.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Iron Realm Map Master Graph Paper download.



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The following selection was sampled for use during this episode:
264982__11linda__female-battle-cries-grunts - by Ashley Eddy

I edited the tracks for volume, length, pitch, and mood.
(listen in full at freesound.org)

Ashley Eddy's aforementioned audio is included in accordance with Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chapter 2: The Goblin Pits

Summary: Solus, Stockholm, and Temic are slaves of the Goblins, sentenced to expand the reach of the Goblin Kingdom by excavating tunnels through solid rock. Yet when the human, the Dwarf and the Halfling realize that there are three other humans being held in a faraway pit, this fires a plan for escape...

Of Special Note: Listeners are invited to map The Maze as the first areas of The Iron Realm are revealed. Character Introductions are given for the three male characters and there is also an in-depth profile given for Solus the Fighter on Iron Personas.

Be sure to visit the Extras Page for the Iron Realm Map Master Graph Paper download.



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The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chapter 1: The Iron Realm

Welcome to The Iron Realm - a fantasy Roleplaying Game (RPG) podcast.  The Iron Realm is a life-and-death adventure rendered in the finest tradition of oldschool table top gaming.  The Iron Realm is a no-holds-barred dungeon crawl where the characters live or die on the roll of the dice.  Due to the dark and deadly nature of the podcast, The Iron Realm is intended for mature audiences.


Listen to the Trailer for the show under the blog's "About me" section on the right hand pane (click on "view my complete profile").

The following podcast is not intended for younger audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

The Iron Realm.

When all Planes of Existence fall to ash, there is only one realm that remains. The Iron Realm! Before you in all directions, deep in the dark, there lies the maze. The Iron Realm! Millions of miles of corridors, caves, and tunnels without end. This is the ultimate dungeon. Orcs! Goblins! Kobolds! Trolls! Ready your sword, your spells, your crossbow, your Warhammer. The Iron Realm! Keep close your companions, for they are your only hope for survival. Elf. Fighter. Wizard. Cleric. There are no rerolls. There is no way out. Yet here, in the dark, if any of the merciful gods still remain, you may find the strength you need to fight, the cunning you need to hide, and the luck you need to stay alive… just a little longer.

IRON REALM! IRON REALM! IRON REALM!

Get your dice and graph paper - and be sure to bring your friends. I’ll see YOU in the Realm.

There be dragons here.

Summary: What is The Iron Realm?  The goal of the adventure is discussed.  Stats are rolled up for the seven characters: Elf, Wizard, Halfling, Rogue, Fighter, Dwarf, and Cleric.

Of Special Note: The Maze Master discusses the virtues of tabletop gaming and the ideal awareness for playing with friends.



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The following selection was used during the episode closing:
264982__11linda__female-battle-cries-grunts - by Ashley Eddy

I edited the tracks for volume, length, pitch, and mood.
(listen in full at freesound.org)

Ashley Eddy's aforementioned audio is included in accordance with Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Iron Realm is intended for adult audiences. Listener Discretion is advised. The Iron Realm album art was created from a public domain image from PixBay. Audio on the podcast, unless otherwise noted, has either been created by the author or has been used in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero license. The Iron Realm Podcast is released 1d4 times per month and is a labor of love. Enjoy and support the show. And fare ye well, traveler of the maze, in the light and in the dark. Thank you.

Subscribe to The Iron Realm Podcast!