I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be launching my first ever actual play live stream Ten Dead Rats this Thursday from 8-10 PM Eastern on the Wandering DMs channel! Yes, it’s named after the system I’ve been posting here on my blog, which we’ll be using. The game is set in the Old World of Warhammer Fantasy, using these very light old school rules to better get out of way and let us really revel in the setting and characters. I’ve got a great cast who are all really excited to get this going, so I hope you’ll join us for our inaugural session!
I will be drawing from various existing content for the adventures themselves, with the plot of The Enemy Within as the skeleton to begin with. However, I’ll also be using the alternate XP system in the rules I posted that bases all gains on player-set ambitions, so the game really can go any direction my players choose to take it. Will they focus in on the mysteries set by The Enemy Within, or get embroiled in other emergent storylines that we invent along the way? Who knows? I’m just as excited as you are to find out!
There are still a million things to do for this stream, but we’re all so jazzed about starting it none of us are willing to wait for all the bells and whistles. The production may therefore be a little bare bones to start, but we have a lot of skills hidden in our little group and I have no doubt we’ll up our game as we proceed.
I know Thursday was an unusual choice given it’s also Critical Role’s day, but due to us being East Coast based we don’t directly overlap, so that’s something. Honestly the logistics of getting a streaming group together are no different than any other gaming group, so I’m just stoked that we managed to find a time that worked for all of us. We got together last week to roll up characters and I recorded it just in case that’s useful to us down the road. Here’s a still from that session:
And here’s the cast of characters we created:
Bruno Feinbottom – Halfling Barber-Surgeon played by Max Haarhaus.
Trebbiano – Human Zealot played by Lahna “Fury” Sheron.
Indigo Halberstam – Human Mercenary played by Christian Haarhaus.
Yeffi Brokson – Dwarven Contortionist played by Colleen Nachtrieb.
We’ll be streaming to both YouTube and Twitch, as Wandering DMs does, and the VOD will be available on YouTube after the stream. I’ll likely rip the audio to podcast form as well, though the setup of the podcast requires us to have at least one session under our belts, so links for that will have to come later. In the meantime, we hope you’ll join us live on Thursday!