The Berkeleyan Skull & Shackles

Heroes of the Shackles
03/10/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-heroes-of-the-shackles/

Character Gen!

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First Day on the Job
3/24/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-first-day-on-the-job/

Highlights

  • We’ve been press-ganged!
  • Scourge has an unhealthy interest in Madeline.
  • Anand wins a rigging challenge!
  • Vyv saves Davey’s life.
  • Jakes gets brutally keel-hauled by Plugg.
  • Vyv makes nice with Caulky and Sandara.
  • There’s something chained in the bow hold.
  • Madeline’s dancing with Conchobar has made him a target.
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Political Machinations on the Wormwood
04/07/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-political-machinations-on-the-wormwood/

Highlights

  • Conchobhar’s hat is eaten.
  • We’re ganged up on by Scourge’s goons (Sly, Fipps, Jape and Aretta), but we get the best of them.
  • Anand’s shoulder gets wrenched.
  • Vyv heals Anand.
  • We make nice with Ratline, Kroop, Grok and Shivikah.
  • Anand wins at hoglob!
  • Madeline exhausts herself making an anti-rum potion.
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The Captain's Special Day
05/05/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-the-captains-special-day/

Highlights

  • It’s the Captain’s birthday! And no one but Maheem can beat him at armwrestling.
  • Narwhal has a secret stash of pipeweed.
  • We make friends with Jack, Shivikah and Grok.
  • Anand stirs things up between Cog and Narwhal.
  • Madeline and Davey both get badly beaten because of some spilt offal.
  • Vyv heals Davey – in full sight of the crew.
  • Madeline bilges best.
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Owlbear Unchained
05/26/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-owlbear-unchained/

Highlights

  • We slay many rats! (And Anand, Vyv and Madi get bitten/diseased.)
  • Plugg tries to start a rumor that Fipps & co slayed the rats. Anand pays them back.
  • Scourge’s cronies pay Maheem to poison Anand. (Who resists.)
  • We make friends with Caulky, Shivikah and Ambrose.
  • Anand fights Owlbear for the crew’s entertainment and wins!
  • Vyv heals, but does not quite make friends with, Owlbear.
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The Storm
06/11/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-the-storm-6112015/

Highlights

  • Vyv makes contact with a parrot named Pluck.
  • Davey gets healed and chats up the ship’s sawbones, Habley.
  • Anand beats Maheem at armwrestling!
  • Madi dances well enough to get the crew off their feet as well.
  • We all pull together to save Jack! Anand swims out to rescue him, Madi throws ropes, Davey turns the ship, and Vyv keeps us afloat!
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At rat on board!
08/06/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-a-rat-onboard-862015/

Highlights

  • Davey makes a deal with the Captain to be his stooge. Vyv shows more character!
  • Anand stirs up trouble by asking around about who cut his rope. Jape, Sly, Narwal and Fipps come after him. Vyv’s fog foils Plugg‘s attempt to see what’s happening, but Madi fails to charm Krine. We find out Fipps was the one who cut the rope!
  • We all get many lashes and are briefly introduced to an elusive gunnery mate (Kipper).
  • Davey is, once again, brought back to consciousness by Vyv’s healing.
  • Madi succeeds at making Shivikah our ally!
  • Anand plays (fucked up but kind of hot) Knivsies with Sly.
  • Davey gives Krine a back-massage – and is half-falsely outed as a rat.
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Reefclaws - Good eats!
08/27/2015

Actual Play report: Reefclaws, Good eats!

Highlights

  • We leveled up!
  • We fought two reefclaw, but survived!
  • Anand killed one single-handedly – with naught but rope, hands and might.
  • Vyv summoned a dolphin. Repeat: summoned a dolphin.
  • Madi overcomes her reservations about getting in the water and finds it disturbingly to her liking.
  • Davey is rescued in the knick of time!
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Into the sweatbox for you!
09/01/2015

Actual play post here: http://www.seannittner.com/actual-play-in-the-sweatbox-for-you/

Highlights

  • Vyv removes all of our sickness.
  • Davey spys Habbly toting a Chelaxian book out of the Captain’s quarters.
  • Madi improves relations with Maheem, Anand does with Sly, and Vyv with Badger.
  • Scourge creeps on Madi while she’s swabbing and Vyv puts a stop to it with some well-placed lightning.
  • The gang pulls out the stops to keep Vyv alive in the sweatbox.
  • Rosie likes us more!
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A traitor on board!
09/15/2015

Actual Play Report: A traitor on board

Highlights

  • Vyv survives the sweatbox!
  • Madi watch Scourge give Tilly some kind of sign.
  • Davey hooks up with Jack and spies some between-ship lantern-signaling in the wee hours.
  • Ratliner is taken to task for missing the ship that passed in the night!
  • Everyone is obliged to practice boarding – under Riaris’ stern gaze. (Anand and Madi are great at it!)
  • We make (indifferent) friends with Maheem and Sly!
  • The crew is interrogated and suspicion falls heavily on Vyv and Ratliner.
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