Inglorion Bastards: A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast

Inglorion Bastards: A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast

A LOTR Actual Play D&D Podcast: Inspired by the Dagor Dagorath prophecy of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, and Adventures in Middle Earth.... Show More

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January 22, 2020 13 min

For our last interview of Part Two, Marco comes back to chat with us about the changes Feredir has gone through. He laments the loss of Anguirel, and discusses this continuation of the Túrin Turambar story. He hints at an explosive ending to Rise of the Mormegil.

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The last of the in-person session. Apologies for the poor sound quality. The heroes will start the next session against the remaining enemies: Finduilas, Glaurung, and Túrin Turambar (he and Gwarthaur are still stuck in the magic box).

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While still fighting the undead associates of Túrin Turambar (aka The Man in Black, aka The Shadow, aka Gwarthaur). Túrin shows up riding his nemesis in life, Glaurung the Deceiver. While engaged in mortal combat, Feredir and Túrin clash the sister swords of Angirel and Anglachel (Gurthang) together. This causes a grand explosion that breaks both blades.

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The group arrives at the Calacirya (The Pass of Light). From there they march up the Hill of Túna toward the great Noldor city of Tirion. Before they arrive, they encounter some long passed associates of Túrin: Finduilas of Nargothrond, Beleg Cúthalion of Doriath, and Mîm the Petty-dwarf. They don't look happy about being brought back to life, for ill-purpose.

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January 8, 2020 29 min

In this episode, we talk to a professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, Mark Fonstad. He happens to be the son of Karen Wynn Fonstad, the cartographer responsible for the Atlas of Middle Earth. We discuss Karen's path into map making and how the idea for the Atlas came about. Mark gives background behind one of the most useful Middle Earth resources in existence.

 

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January 5, 2020 20 min

Inside the Workshop of Aulë the group discovers Túrin Turambar, having been possessed by Gwarthaur, just finishing a ritual from the Golden Book. In his hands are the reforged sword, Gurthang, and the newly found silmaril of Maedhros.

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January 1, 2020 16 min

The group arrives on the western shores of Eldamar, near the base of the Pelori Mountains. There they see the entrance to the Workshop of Aulë. Before entering the sky turns to black, and the dead creatures on the beach come to life.

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December 29, 2019 35 min

The sea battle concludes as the heroes try to decide what to do with the regent and his men. They also find out who Ossë has been waiting to see- the huge whale, Uin.

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December 25, 2019 42 min

There were some technical difficulties when recording. Therefore, this episode picks up after the 1st half of a sea battle between the Fellowship of Light and the ambushing Teleri from Avallónë- those loyal to the Regent, Escalwathon. In this episode, you learn the true name of the shadow maiar causing all the trouble- Gwarthaur, and you get to see the Mor-lómin's true form.

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December 22, 2019 28 min

In this interview with Josh, we learn about Raiken's character development through part two of the trilogy. We discuss the difficulty as players and game masters in creating memorable and creative moments. And for the first time in 86 episodes, the interviewer becomes the interviewee.

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December 18, 2019 18 min

Join Spriggz and the game master as they discuss Rise of the Mormegil. Get inside the mind of the original barbarian from the Bastards. Learn about what motivated Burin throughout the campaign, and why this may be the last solo Spriggz interview.

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December 15, 2019 25 min

Mor-lomin wins riddle competition and is forever called Loremaster in Alqualondë. Tesoro reclaims his title at the drinking competition. Later, the group asks Olwë many questions. They ask him about how to curse Túrin from the possession of the shadow maiar, who he calls Gwarthaur. He also tells them that the silmaril of Maedhros has been found in a nearby "Workshop of Aulë.

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December 11, 2019 18 min

A few of the Fellowship of Light enter the Birth of Flowers melee competition in Alqualondë. Only Feredir comes away standing. This time, the champion takes away the wine of the Eldar. Where Limpë had granted Eriol unnaturally long life, it grants Feredir relief of his lycanthropy.

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December 8, 2019 15 min

To kick off the Birth of Flowers celebration, the elves hold an Archery and Performance contest, which Tesoro and Okrin both delight in. They also announce that Limpë will be the prize for the melee competition.

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December 4, 2019 21 min

Fresh off their adventure at the Stone of the Hapless, the group sails for Alqualondë. There they meet the King of the Teleri, Olwë. The king welcomes the group to Alqualondë for the Birth of Flowers celebration, called Nost-na-Lothion by the Eldar.

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December 1, 2019 25 min

In this, the second part of Dr. Drout's interview, we discuss how Tolkien reversed the epistemic regime by telling the story from the point of view of the least knowledgeable character. We discuss the inevitable chapter 2, Treatise of Tedium, that most of the time plague fantasy and science fiction writers (but not Tolkien). And finally, we play a game with Professor Drout. We discuss whether aspects of our D&D game woul... Read more

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November 27, 2019 28 min

In this episode we talk to Professor Michael Drout from Wheaton College. We learn why so many scholars think it is important to talk about how to read Tolkien. We discuss how Tolkien created an "impression of depth" through his vast size and intricate detail in his writings. And we learn about Dr. Drout's first time meeting Tom Shippey.

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November 24, 2019 33 min

Discover the crypt where Túrin Turambar and Morwen Eledhwen are buried. Discover Sador's dagger, Hathadol. Meet Túrin's former caretaker, Nellas. Back at the Tower of Pearl, they discover that Huor is now in the Halls of Mandos. The group now realizes that the Man in Black is the possessed hero, Túrin Turambar. Idril recommends seeking out Olwë in Alqualondë for council.

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Discover the creatures awakened by the shadow maiar in the catacombs of Tol Morwen. The group continues onward toward the crypts of Túrin Turambar and Morwen Eledhwen.

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Appearing in the catacombs of Tol Morwen, burial place of both Túrin and his mother, the group is split up. Experience the traps first-hand as the group attempts to navigate this shrine belonging to the woodmen of Brethil.

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