Since Kaizer thought he'd come on down for a bit of nostalgia as well as some shameless promotion, I figured I might as well make a whole thread here and do things right. Caution: Show is NSFW.PathLosers
is a regular twitch/youtube show I've started recently alongside Kaizer (Mike) and Justin, another internet friend and tabletop gamer. The game system we're using is Pathfinder, commonly referred to as dnd 3.75 as it's an updated open license version of dnd 3.5. We're the PathLosers
because we have nothing better to do on Friday nights.
campaign is set in a world of ancient secrets and desolation. According to legend, a group of seven immortal beings known as the Guardians once walked the world, using their immense power, wealth and experience to keep the Darkness at bay so that all humanity might prosper. Tribal elves kept largely to themselves, aside from a religious order of pilgrims called the Walkers of the Path. Dwarven artisans created highly prized artifacts and great fortresses for the humans to wage their wars, but always worked for the highest bidder rather than getting themselves involved.
Circumstances of the event remain unclear, but what is known is that a few hundred years prior to the events of the campaign, the Guardians vanished. Men might have occasionally fought among themselves, but adventuring was viewed as a sport. It wasn't taken seriously until it was too late.
Darkness returned to the world.
The gnolls, orcs, goblins, trolls, and other assorted creatures of darkness were forged out of battle and necessity. The Guardians made them clever, or at least their leaders. When they raided and sacked towns, they prioritized places of knowledge and power. Libraries burned. Priceless artifacts shattered. The dwarven architecture was dismantled stone by stone. Word spread. It wasn't long before villages began destroying their own magic and culture, hoping it would make them less of a target. Those who didn't forsake knowledge were attacked by their own ignorant neighbors. The world was destroying itself.
In the heart of the old world, the last remnant of mankind prepared to make their final stand. A gleaming white tower was built, a beacon of the old world and the symbol of hope humanity needed. Elvenkind had been hit the hardest, one tribe at a time, while the Dwarves retreated into the earth as the world burned. Abben Academy was the final resting place for refugees and a place to educate anyone willing to listen in the ancient art of adventuring. The first man-made castle in centuries, Wyndwatch, began construction nearby, relying on the Academy's protections.
Today, Wyndwatch is the largest city in the civilized world. Abben Academy towers over it, like a great tree of unshakable roots, with branches that never stop extending. Abben's agents, grouped into these so-called 'branches', are joined with the remnants of the ancient Elven Walkers of the Path. They serve as keepers of the peace, as well as scouting parties and tactical squads in a never-ending war against Darkness itself.
The party forms one such branch of Abben Academy. Kaizer plays Mateo Grey, a human alchemist with a history of dealing on the streets of Wyndwatch before and even after entering the Academy's doors. Justin's character, Iverus Snow, is a tiefling who spent years going it alone, hunting in the wilds on the fringe of society before being offered sanctuary within the Academy's walls. They're joined by Lia Galanodel, the group's Walker of the Path with a few secrets of her own.
- The Twitch channel can be found here. We go live every Friday night, at 7:00 PM EST.
- The YouTube playlist is here. After an episode airs live, the recording will be exported to YouTube in several chunks leading up to the next live show.
- My twitter account can be found here. It's set up to tweet an alert automagically when the channel goes live, so it's another useful way to keep an eye on the show.
We're still pretty early doing this, so if anyone is interested in checking us out or having some unique background chatter to play, now's as good a time as any to get caught up. If you have any thoughts or feedback, everyone here on the PathLosers
crew would be happy to hear it.