12 Sided Guys

12 Sided Guys

Do you recall the halcyon days of yore - when Saturday mornings were for cartoons, the daily grind referred to leveling up your party, and 16-bit role playing games reigned supreme? Then join Paul, Matt, Sabrina, Scott, and Jordan on an epic actual play Dungeons & Dragons adventure as they use magic, airships, summons, and swords to battle an oppressive Empire and unlock the power of... The Crystal Codex!

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February 12, 2021 2 min

Introducing The Crystal Codex, a D&D actual play podcast from the 12 Sided Guys inspired by the best RPGs of the 16 bit era.

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Four strangers must band together when the Almarian Empire unexpectedly arrives in the peaceful city of Taybury.

Join the 12 Sided Guys as we begin our actual play D&D adventure, inspired by the best RPGs of the 16 bit era.

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Our heroes’ loose alliance is tested as they set out northward into the wilderness around Mt. Taybur in search of the resistance fighters known as Fallen Heaven. They also enjoy an unexpected omelet.

See what happens next in our actual play D&D adventure, inspired by the best RPGs of the 16 bit era.

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Victorious over a band of Gobloids and Hobloids, our party continues their trek northward to find Fallen Heaven, eventually taking refuge in a shrine to one of the deities of nature, Lord Mosha.

The adventure continues in this 16 bit RPG inspired actual play D&D adventure.

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Our heroes descend into the dark passages hidden beneath the shrine to the Lord of Nature. Though long abandoned, are these tunnels truly deserted?

Find out as we continue our actual play D&D adventure, inspired by the 16 bit RPGs that helped raise us.

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In a fight for their lives, our heroes continue to explore the dark paths beneath the Shrine to Nature. Ebi finds a book and a pizza, but what does it all mean?

Find out in our actual play D&D adventure, inspired by the best 16 bit era RPGs.

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As the party recuperates from the ordeals beneath Lord Mosha's shrine, Pine reunites with an old ally, Rousse confronts his past, Nari makes a tall friend, and Ebi talks to himself and whistles at some birds. Have our heroes finally found Fallen Heaven? Time is running out for the people of Taybury if not.

The story continues in this 16 bit RPG inspired actual play D&D adventure.

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With their plan to liberate Taybury decided, our allies return to the city to put things in motion. We learn about one of the few things that scares Nari and about a few different guys named Angus. Will our heroes succeed in breaking the occupation, or will their plans cause additional harm to their friends and loved ones?

The stakes are raised in this actual play D&D adventure brought to you by people who spent way too much ti...

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March 22, 2021 101 min

The “traitor” will hang unless Nari and the boys can mount a daring rescue. With only hours to prepare, can our heroes set a successful plan in motion, or will a noble friend die in Pine’s place?

Continue our actual play D&D adventure inspired by our favorite 16 bit RPGs and the Prince of Thieves himself.

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The chaos of the battle with Adjudicator Rulf continues as the citizens revolt and the gallows burn. Can the people of Taybury throw off their imperial oppressors and save the condemned prisoner?

Join us and see in this actual play D&D adventure inspired by our favorite 16 bit era RPGs.

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With the city of Taybury safe from Imperial influence for the time, the party sets off to overtake the other half of the Imperial forces in the area, led by Chancellor Ramsey. Can Nari & The Boys track them down before they enact their plan for Fallen Heaven and the mysterious heir to the throne? Also, Ebi apparently knows what crows say about you when they think no one is listening.

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April 12, 2021 75 min

Remember taking a break from the games you had at home by heading to the video store and renting a different video game for the weekend? So do we! That’s why Paul rented this classic.

This week we’re plopping Nari & The Boys down into a Random Saved Game! Our heroes, accompanied by a strange old fella, find themselves in a watery pass filled with random encounters and eight huge sea snakes.

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Face-to-face with one of the most powerful people in the Empire, Nari & The Boys seek answers to the mysteries he alone can unravel. But who’s really in control of the conversation? What is the meaning behind the strange dreams and visitations our heroes continue to experience? And can someone please get Sabrina a donut? She wants a donut!

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April 26, 2021 92 min

Having rested from their battle against Ramsey, Nari & the Boys set off to rendezvous with Fallen Heaven with the captured chancellor in tow. The dangers of the road and a looming storm threaten their journey, though aid comes from the past of one of our heroes.

Join us as we continue Chapter 2 of this actual play D&D adventure inspired by our favorite 16 bit era RPGs.

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With their captive Applebottom, Nari & the Boys continue their rainy trek through the forest surrounding Taybury. As endless rain covers the landscape, the chance discovery of a cabin in the woods might provide them the chance to dry off and rest for the night. Also, Nari prepares a delicacy of her people and Ebi touches fluffy things.

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After taking shelter from the storm, Nari & the Boys find themselves in tense conversation with Taybury’s Mayor Joyce and the enigmatic Magister Colbry. New light is shed on the rumors of a missing heir to the Evralin throne, but can this information be trusted? And why do the 12 Sided Guys know so much about My Little Pony?

The adventure continues in this actual play D&D adventure powered by the magic of friendship.

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It’s smooth sailing for Nari & the Boys as they enjoy a calm and peaceful trip down the river on a borrowed boat... who are we kidding, it is anything but calm! The storm continues as our heroes battle motion sickness, buoyancy, and betrayal!

Join us in this actual play D&D adventure inspired by the 16 bit RPGs you loved as a kid!

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May 24, 2021 93 min

Fleeing from the wreckage of Joyce’s boat, Nari & the Boys head into the forest to escape Imperial pursuit. Half asleep and battle worn, will they slip past the hunting parties or be forced to endure more combat without even a short rest?

Join us in this actual play D&D adventure inspired by the 16 bit RPGs you loved as a kid!

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May 31, 2021 92 min

With two battles behind them, Nari & the Boys trek through the pre-dawn woods in search of a refuge where they can catch their breath and tend to their wounds. With the rain still pouring down and Imperial hunting parties hot on their heels, our weary travelers take a moment to discuss the prophecy of Evralin’s Heir and what it might mean for each of them. Also, Paul makes Matt feel bad by giving a fallen enemy a little too muc...

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A chance encounter with a desperate father forces our heroes to weigh their mission against another noble pursuit. And speaking of pursuit, the Imperial forces don’t appear to have given up their hunt for Nari & the Boys so easily. Looks like we aren’t out of the woods yet (literally)!

The danger gets turned up to 11 in this D&D adventure inspired by your favorite 16 bit era RPGs!

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