Episode 128 – A Lakeside Encounter

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.



I am always looking for an excuse to make a new friend. Sometimes I will go to the local tavern and just start talking/ arm wrestling folks if I am feeling frisky. Sometimes fate sends you back to your favorite lake and you get to meet a brand new friend. But, what if your new bestie is what they seem to be? Can’t let a few mishaps get in the way of friendship, right?

The adventure continues with Titus Harper (Tim Lanning), Thom the Dragonborn (Mike Bachmann), Aludra (Jennifer Cheek), Jaela (Nika Howard) and your Dungeon Master (Michael DiMauro). Don’t forget to follow our editor Steph Kingston (@stephokingston)!

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  1. What if blood-drinkers personality changed depending on who’s wielding it? It would make sense since the real thom vidalis’s sword also had the same attitude

  2. First off I’m not a troll. I love this podcast. with that said how is it tom the dragonborn DOSENT want his sword back after a couple “what eves” the good tom. Would have picked up a bloody limb and gone after his property. Also, why would there be debate for what his clearly best for the party. Would a paladin want to keep it? What happen to smoochy smoochy jala “you guys are the best?” Lastly, over coming a failure is half the fun if the game. Nat 20 nat 20 nat 20 really? I say play your character not just the current edition. It’s still the same “role” playing game and don’t be afraid to fail.

    • It’s been a long running theme that Jaela is a sociopathic liar and is manipulating the group while seeming very kind. Also, having Blood Drinker in one’s hand has been shown to have a strong effect on its wielder to want to never let go of it and reap endless blood for him/herself and the sword. My PRESSSSIOUSSSSS…

  3. For Thom’s issue with having proficiency twice: If you get the same proficiency twice (like from your Race and Background), you can replace the redundant proficiency with another proficiency of the same type (skill, item, etc.).

    I’m having trouble remembering the source for that rule, but if you don’t want to take me at my work, let me know and I’ll go look for it for you guys.

    • Is that true? Man that would be pretty cool! I think that since we have a small bit of home-brewing going on we could make it work regardless.

      • Tyler is right, Tim. In the Backgrounds section of PHB, there is a subsection about Proficiencies. Last part:
        If a character would gain the same proficiency from two different sources, he or she can choose a different proficiency of the same kind (skill or tool) instead.

  4. I recently found this podcast and have been loving it… until this episode. Nika’s passive aggressiveness sucked the fun out of this one for me. Might need to walk away after this one and that makes me sad.

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