Shard Hunters

Episode Two Teaser

On the next episode of Shard Hunters, we find our group walking along the long road to a farm near Vorpar in search of the red shard.

Things take a turn for the worse – and very, very different – in The Ambush!

Also, our own Ron steps up to bat in a special co-DM position for the episode!

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Things I Can Still Remember About Episode One: The Cube
Answer: Not Very Much

Let’s see.

Our intrepid group of Shard Hunters found themselves atop a cliff that overlooked the peculiar town of Rubik. This town was completely square, everything was cubes, and it was all on a grid and such. Our group, who still has no name so it’s kind of hard to write about them all as a group, was there is search of Kobek’s Cube, an artifact said to lead it’s possessor to the blue shard.

Los Cazadores descended the cliff and ran into the ruined, empty town. Literally ran. Arion decided to just run straight into things, and they ran directly after the first people they saw: a little halfling guy hanging out with a giant. And this giant was holding a huge chunk of metal.

They chased these assholes into an abandoned, ruined building and questioned the shit out of them. Eventually, more and more little halfling guys showed up, and a fight ensued. I believe it was just because they were pissing the small guys and the giant off. It happened to be that they too were Shard Hunters, and they had a lead on the shard in that they had this giant hunk of metal that they believed to be a key. They were called [[David, David, David & Goliath | David, David, David & Goliath]]. At least they had a catchy group name. Maybe I’ll make a wiki page for them.

So let’s see. Those dudes died. No sweat. Arion ran around some more and found a grocer within the town. Arion, through the graces of God and maybe some meta-gaming, decided to wait for the rest of Hunters Inc. to show up. Eventually, the grocer revealed to them who Kobek was and showed them to a secret room that he had kept hidden from the other Shard Hunters that had driven the citizens of Rubik out by their crazed search for the secret Kobek’s Cube. Apparently the giant metal thing they had with them could open it.

Meanwhile, the sociopathic bit of The Party of Crystal decided to set fire to the grocer’s store. Also, his name was Cecil. Just remembered that now.

So, what ended up being the coolest bit of gameplay almost the entire episode was the nice guys versus the assholes in trying to either set this place ablaze of stop it from burning down. As always in real life, the bad guys won and everyone was happy.

So, the secret door in the grocery store opened up to a stairwell which led down a long passage. Down this passage was a giant, cube shaped room filled with color, splendor, and spikes. And a lever. Which someone pulled. And that’s when the shit went down.

Colors burned, the room rotated, spikes hurt, blocks fell out and slid. It was magical. Eventually, the group solved the room and entered into the locked door in the middle of the front wall. This contained a chest with a letter from Kobek, a gray bag of tricks, and the Blue Shard. The letter read as follows:

“You’ve solved my cube, and as such deserve more than the meager contents of this chest. You will find another shard of crimson hue buried in a farmer’s field to the north on the outskirts of Vorpar, where the Lawrence and Nefarious Rivers meet.
Don’t worry. There’s no crazy cube puzzle surrounding that one. Probably.
-Ira Kobek”

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Prologue: The Rise

Our group of Shard Hunters stand in front of a glowing black hole, pulsing and writhing on the ruined wall ahead of them. One of the Hunters reaches out, black shard in hand, and slides it into the hole. It’s mad sexy.

Behind them, atop a small ledge against the wall, a blue hole begins to glow in the wall. Another Hunter climbs the short ladder up, as bird-like creatures begin to swarm into the room and attack. The Hunter pulls out the blue shard and places it in the hole in the wall.

A new glow begins in the middle of the ground. This one is red. The closest Hunter pulls the red shard from his or her pouch and throws it into the hole, dodging a swooping attack. The room begins to shake, and rocks begin to tumble down on top of the Hunters. The ceiling falls apart in pieces and the ground begins to rumble and rise up. More flying creatures attack. The ground rises higher and higher, teetering on top of something.

The Hunters continue to fend off attacks in the quiet of the sky. Suddenly, a giant hand comes from around the edge of the ruined piece of ground they stand upon and smacks down atop the Hunters.

The Rise

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Episode One Teaser
The Story Begins...

On the Pilot Episode of Shard Hunters…

We find our as yet unnamed group of Shard Hunters on the trail of an artifact known as Kobek’s Cube, which is said to lead it’s possessor to the Blue Shard. They enter a quaint, somewhat odd, town.

Where did our group get this lead? Where did they get the Black Shard that they clutch with such a white-knuckled grip? Better yet, how did they even become a shard hunting group to begin with? Or what do they plan on using the shards for once they get them?

Find out on the first episode, The Cube.

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The Adventure Log and You!
A blog for your campaign

Here’s the deal:

I’m going to try and do what we have done and slacked on before with our actual adventure log, but here. Someone will be assigned to write up what goes down as we play (fun game moments, story, characters met) and then they will use their notes to update the adventure log. Feel free to write in whatever style you want. If you want to write from your character’s perspective, that’s cool. If you wanna just write in your notes, that’s hella cool too. If people want to tag team and have multiple people write up what went down in different posts to make them more complete, that’ll be good too.

Basically, just have fun with (doing my job for me) it!

-WSwan

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