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Season 0: Episode 1

Welcome to the Blackspire RPG Campaign… a dark, baroque, postmodern love letter to Dungeons and Dragons. Join Blackspire’s creator and GM: Robert Randle as he introduces new listeners to this RPG campaign world, and sets the stage for the ongoing Actual-Play Podcast.

Click HERE for campaign resources you can follow along with as you listen.

Season 1: Episode 1

Blackspire Session: 77

Wherein the dark and terrible world of Blackspire is revealed to its newest citizen.

Season 1: Episode 2

Blackspire Session: 77

Wherein the full membership of the White Hydra Mercenary Company is revealed.

Season 1: Episode 3

Blackspire Session: 78

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary Company explore the grounds of their new benefactor’s estate… in the company of his even newer creation.

Season 1: Episode 4

Blackspire Session: 78

Whereby the White Hydra Mercenaries begin to experience some of the more fantastical elements of Golemoro’s magnificent mansion.

Season 1: Episode 5

Blackspire Session: 78

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary Company dip their toe into Jade Town… and cause some ripples.

Season 1: Episode 6

Blackspire Session: 79

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary Company makes their way to the main restaurant district of the Jade Town neighborhood… territory of a gang run by the notorious butcher “Emperor” Toko.

Season 1: Episode 7

Blackspire Session: 79

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenaries begin their infiltration of a thug-occupied slaughterhouse… and discover the various players who have an interest in the outcome of this particular standoff.

Season 1: Episode 8

Blackspire Session: 79

Wherein the White Hydras begin their assault on the Charnel House in their attempt to bring to heel the revenge-seeking instigator… Narl Darkfury!

Season 1: Episode 9

Blackspire Session: 80

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary Company meets the fearsome proprietor of the notorious Charnel House of Window Hook Row… the oni… Ajnakara the Flame-Flayer..!

Season 1: Episode 10

Blackspire Session: 80

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

-Sun Tzu

The Art of War

Season 1: Episode 11

Blackspire Session: 80

Wherein BISHAMONTEN and the rest of the White Hydra Mercenaries test their might in mortal combat against a fatalistic final boss

Season 1: Episode 12

Blackspire Session: 81

With the chaos of the Battle of Window Hook Row behind them, our mercenaries find themselves taking a strange road home.

And be sure to check out the very special episode of Adventure Hook: Legend Lore “Welcome to the Charnel House” where Aaron & Rob brainstorm up the adventure that became the backbone for this episode.

Season 1: Episode 13

Blackspire Session: 81

Wherein BISHAMONTEN continues his eerie divinatory experience, while Saint Jezebel persists in her struggle to escape the horrific memories of the Charnel House.

 WARNING! The Blackspire Role-playing Game contains themes and situations that may be offensive to some audiences. Listener discretion is advised… and seriously… this episode we really, really mean it. We disturbed ourselves with this one.

You’ve been warned. 

And be sure to check out the very special episode of Adventure Hook: Legend Lore “Welcome to the Charnel House” where Aaron & Rob brainstorm up the adventure that became the backbone for this episode.

Season 1: Episode 14

Blackspire Session: 81

Have you seen the Yellow Sign..? 

Let’s speak a spell of Jezebel,

Who tripped o’er herself and fell straight into Hell.

She was beguiled by a Raven, mislead by a Beast,

Broke bread at the Broken Ones’ Libertine feast.

She dallied with Darklords, saw the Torturer’s pact,

All the while her poor sanity was under attack!

For Apotheosis is by default divine,

And one cannot un-see the Yellow Sign.

Season 1: Episode 15

Blackspire Session: 82

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenaries return to Golemoro’s mansion for some much needed recuperation… and are given cause to reflect upon their busy day…

Season 1: Episode 16

Blackspire Session: 82

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenaries become acquainted with a number of Golemoro’s other honored guests… and boast mixed results…

Season 1: Episode 17

Blackspire Session: 82

Whereby Maelik Kileam finally tries to get that “fish song” out of his head… and enlists a little help from his friends.

Season 1: Episode 18

Blackspire Session 83

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary Company uncover a few secrets about their new home that might best have been left buried…

Season 1: Episode 19

Blackspire Session 84

Wherein hints of the true scope of Golemoro’s magical mansion begin to reveal themselves.

Season 1: Episode 20

Blackspire Session 85

Wherein the many magical mysteries of the Master’s magnificent mansion makes their menacing manner manifest.

Season 1: Episode 21

Blackspire Session 85

Whereby the true potential of BISHAMONTEN’s fighting prowess is assessed… while other, deeper truths are but hinted at.

Season 1: Episode 22

Blackspire Session 85

Wherein the White Hydra Mercenary company endeavors to take assessment of certain resources that are at their disposal… and begin to hatch their schemes about the future.

Season 1: Episode 23

Blackspire Session 87

Wherein our stone golem samurai starts to acclimate to the neighborhood he’s sworn to protect, as he begins to seek its aid as well.

Season 1: Episode 24

Blackspire Session 88

Wherein our stone golem samurai learns the true price of the weapon that has been fashioned in his honor… and attempts to pay it…

Season 1: Episode 25

Blackspire Session 88

As the dust from his duel settles, our stone golem samurai begins to enjoy some of the first fruits of his labors…

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COMING SOON…

Episode 26

Blackspire Session 89

L’il Kippa’s Big Day Out (Season 1 Epilogue)

Wherein our trusty shikigami ninja discovers more about the true nature of the city of Blackspire than the little kami dared to dream…

Click here to read the full recaps of the PC adventures prior to recording the podcast —– WARNING: Spoilers!!! —– (Part 1) – (Part 2).
Click here to see the custom painted miniatures and tabletop resources created by Blackspire Studios

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