Episode 191 – Mixed Messages

By Tim Lanning on

About Tim Lanning

Tim founded GeeklyInc with Michael DiMauro way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Tim could have never imagined.

 

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Now that Askur is out of the way no one stands before us and our goal of eliminating Longcryer. So much of what we have done has lead us to this moment, even if it was just a side quest. While it is possible that Longcryer has some sort of information about who is trying to destabilize the major cities of the land we are simply here to put a mad beast down. Perhaps correcting the mistakes that still linger from your past somewhat lessens your sins? Doubtful, but revenge ought to feel pretty great.

The adventure continues with Titus Harper (Tim Lanning), Jett Razor (Mike Bachmann), Aludra (Jennifer Cheek), Jaela (Nika Howard) and your Dungeon Master (Michael DiMauro).  We are also joined by the special guest star – Carly Shields! Don’t forget to follow our editors Steph Kingston (@stephokingston) and David Stewart (@spudcam)!

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32 comments

  1. Very difficult to listen to, but also very excited to see what happens next! Thanks for what it feels like a stab to the heart. Did I just get Sly Flourished?

  2. Dear god, I didn’t expect an instantaneous fuse…. she did say there was a fuse right? Dang. It hurts for something so obvious to happen when it didn’t feel like there was a way out of it.

    • The way out of it was to pick up on the countless hints and not let Longcrier do it in the first place. I could see Thrify giving them both a dex saving throw to see if they could react in time to save Harper, but it’d have to be a high DC to give any legitimacy to all the warnings that were given.

  3. WARNING! SPOILERS:

    Oh my goodness… That was so painful. Michael made it soooo obvious, but they all just ignored it… >_<

    At least he was extremely generous and didn't have them all take a ton of damage for being right next to Harp-harp when he went boom.

  4. I laughed so hard at how their plan seemed so awesome until they botched their initiative and stealth rolls.Turning it into a moment where longcrier gets to peer into a bundled wardrobe of all his enemies plastered together and a non vaccinated Harper. The looks on their faces before King Goop was made must have been priceless.

  5. Ok this totally makes up for the going back in time episodes. Will Tim be Winston? Rolling around the seas? Will he be Ros? Will he be Bucky? I really feel that Tim should play Adeera…stretch his improvising muscles and really show that femininity?! Please god make that happen. Good episode.

  6. So sad but not because Titus got Negan’d but because Longcrier was such a punk. He was take out in like 1 second.

    Way to get taken out by a Lev 3 Severus Snape, Titus!

  7. Nice! As a fellow DM I appreciate you giving ALL the warnings in the world to them and then punishing them for not paying attention. Suck on that Tim Butthole!

  8. New shot recipe idea: The Harper Bomb, 3/4 oz of jack Tennessee fire whisky, splash of dark aged rum, spot of liquid smoke, drop (the fuse) into a half glass empty ( or full ) of sangria and enjoy the flavor explosion!! Sorry Harp Harp, made for an entertaining episode though.

  9. They had all the clues in the world but they still couldn’t save….*sniff* Harper trusted them, left his life in their hands!

    There’s only so much a DM can do to keep players alive. XD

  10. You knew they had planned to apply the antidote in a reactionary way Micheal, you should have allowed them to roll perception to gain a reaction to apply the antidote before it killed him. You should never kill your players without a roll, even if its a very one sided roll. EVER. Its bad DMing.

  11. Hello, it’s me again…I commented around episode 25 or so to say I was starting from the beginning and trying my best to catch up. I’m just getting to House Vidalis so it’s still 2013 in my world. This has been a tough week so thanks for making me laugh. I really enjoyed the nightvale episode… I wonder if you even remember doing those eps at this point? Anyhoo. I accidentally read a few words of the comments above me and so just imagine me sticking my fingers in my ears going la la la. Thanks again, and hopefully you keep doing this so that one day I can listen and comment in real time.

  12. Well, this was by far the worst possible time to finally be caught up with this podcast! The wait for the next episode is killing me! I had to go back and listen to the second half of this one again because I just went numb with the shock of what happened…

  13. I praise Thrifty for springing the trap, unlike the commenter “Cody” I think that this was very good DMing since it added weight and gravity and consequences to the actions and decisions of the players which elevates the story from a lesser type of game.

    I think that listeners should consider that ultimately this optional side-quest tested whether Harper has undergone sufficient character-development through his experiences to forego mindless vengeance in favor of heeding the people of Drunkeros needing his help (like leaving demon worshippers active in Pelor’s Hope or storming into Finnikin’s lair without a plan to get stabbed, or not closing the hell-gate so he could go rescue his sister, in each instance to avenge his family and further his own interests in regaining his house-title and wealth and clear his conscience, or in this new case, not helping the elves in the disappearing city).

    This season is great so far, keep it up Thrifty!

  14. I realise it’s part of the game for characters to be able to die and also important for suspense that it’s not a hollow threat. However, from a podcast listener’s perspective (and specifically someone who is in it for the story side and has never played the game) Harper has consistently been one of the most enjoyable aspects, in particular in the second season where his character has been a big part of what has made the world engaging and entertaining. With that in mind his death is obviously disappointing but also feels a little cheap: in particular I thought that the pre-recorded clues had been distorted too much as to make them really hard to discern, even for a sober person listening multiple times. It’s probably just my perspective as a non-player and the fact that Harper died because the team ‘played badly’ and not necessarily because it made sense for his character arc but it seems a really disappointing end to the character and a lot of missed potential.
    Anyway, still loving the podcast. Big fan. Keep doing what you guys do!

      • Cheers for the reply Michael, glad to hear it! Sorry if that came across a bit critical: I wrote it in the small hours, just after listening to the episode so I was clearly still feeling a bit tempestuous… Kudos to you all for making me care about an imaginary person’s imaginary death!

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