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"Frauds sounds like Lords, amirite?"A 5th Edition Actual Play podcast set in a Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage-inspired Waterdeep. We don't follow the "plot" of those adventures that closely as the PCs take a liberal view to the word "heroism" and the concept "property ownership".Ask Ode about the time he only got a few silvers for some Noble's used socks...

Latest Episodes

Starting the Dragon Heist

EHere we are again, with the very first session of the Waterdeep Campaign aiming to take the characters all the way from 1 through to 20! We mash our way through Fantasy Grounds, don’t engage at all with the plot as written, but have some fun and high jinks in any case! Please be aware this is the first session most of us have used Fantasy Grounds and the session was mostly about trying to get to grips with that, but there’s plenty of characterisation in there!

123 MINFEB 25
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Starting the Dragon Heist

Bard-Off at the Pit Fight Place

EThe crew hit Waterdeep in the first proper session of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist… Fenn takes down some kind of half-gnome half-troll at Tempus’ Testicles Boxing Arena, Ode drops to two-strings in a bard off at The Yawning Portal, Aldred takes care of the family business and Gilbert loses money at Mystra’s Mahjong Parlour… Also some combat and a meeting with Volo! Join us as we take Waterdeep apart brick by brick!

138 MINFEB 26
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Bard-Off at the Pit Fight Place

A Barman Called Crackpot

EThe latest installment of our Dragon Heist campaign, wherein the PCs search Waterdeep for Volo’s friend Floon and find mostly birds. We struggle manfully with learning Fantasy Grounds and it gets a lot smoother towards the end.

109 MINFEB 27
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A Barman Called Crackpot

The Birth of Fake News

EWelcome to Episode 4 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 2 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 2 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 2 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls. After the fracas in the warehouse, the Player Characters are not yet closer to finding Floon. But with their eye on the prize of 100gp promised by Volotham Geddarm they press onwards. Which, on balance, is possibly a mistake… …As events take a rather poopy turn in the sewers of Waterdeep!

144 MINMAR 1
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The Birth of Fake News

The Fire Mimic Whisperer

EWelcome to Episode 5 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls.Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Finally, a tank! They’ve got the deed to Trollskull Manor, but before they can really make something of it The Blackstaff summons Aldred + Mates to an audience… They need to head into the famed Blue Alley to retrieve a Celestine Unicorn! And like the dutiful little beauties that they are, off they trot. This time with a heavy armour wearing healer with them. Find out how they get on!

139 MINMAR 2
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The Fire Mimic Whisperer

Half-Elf Blade Dancer

EWelcome to Episode 6 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls.Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Finally, a tank! Last time we left our heroes in the depths of The Blue Alley in Waterdeep on a mission from the Blackstaff. This time they tentatively traipse through the trap-laden tunnels to track their target treasure! Laugh as Josh’s character gets some pit trap come-uppance, cry as Aldred gets electrocuted, smile as Iggy’s beard get all Illithid like, cheer as Ode gets the pillow of his dreams!

163 MINMAR 3
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Half-Elf Blade Dancer

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

EWelcome to Episode 7 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Speaker in SilvanIgnatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Maker of questionable decisions. We continue our delving in the Blue Alley of Waterdeep on a quest to recover a ornamental Unicorn for the Blackstaff. Our heroes mostly avoid the traps laid before them, before Iggy decides enough is enough. And triggers one of them… …I wonder how that will end?

135 MINMAR 4
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Enter the Zerelda

EWelcome to Episode 8 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: New Player Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 3 – An exile from Silverymoon looking for a place in the world Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Speaker in Silvan (And Ben, his player, couldn’t make this session)Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Maker of questionable decisions. We continue to continue our delving in the Blue Alley of Waterdeep on a quest to recover a ornamental Unicorn for the Blackstaff. Our heroes do find the unicorn, and abandon their interest in checking every room as the Alley has worn them down over the last few sessions… Returning to the Blackstaff they mostly join Force Grey and are asked to find out more about the Gralhund noble family who are somehow implicated in the gang warfare that is plaguing the poo...

176 MINMAR 5
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Enter the Zerelda

Bedding, Plotting, Crafting, Stealing

EWelcome to Episode 9 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, wherein we find out a bit more about our characters and what they like to do between their adventures… Dramatis Personae: Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 4 – An exile from Silverymoon looking for a place in the world Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 4 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 4 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 4 – Speaker in Silvan (And Ben, his player, couldn’t make this session)Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin Level 4 – Maker of questionable decisions. This session finds our heroes back in the mundanity of the daily grind, which involves crafting, bedding and plotting… The Gralhunds are their target for various schemes and next session they’ll start to come to fruition.

115 MINMAR 6
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Bedding, Plotting, Crafting, Stealing

Lockpicking Optional

EWelcome to Episode 10 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, this time with added Heist as the PCs try to find something incriminating at the Gralhund place… Dramatis Personae: Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 4 – The Lady on the Inside Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 4 – A Sexually Active Dumbledore Fenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 4 – Lockpicking entirely optional Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 4 – Heister In Chief Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin Level 4 – Ignatius sounds like incognito yeah? This session finds our heroes planning and executing on their planned Heist trying to rob / find incriminating evidence in the household of the Gralhunds. They infiltrate but find out more as the Zhents hold a surprise summit. Whilst this is a “non-traditional” run through of Dragon Heist, there may well be spoilers for your own games.

127 MINMAR 9
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Lockpicking Optional

Latest Episodes

Starting the Dragon Heist

EHere we are again, with the very first session of the Waterdeep Campaign aiming to take the characters all the way from 1 through to 20! We mash our way through Fantasy Grounds, don’t engage at all with the plot as written, but have some fun and high jinks in any case! Please be aware this is the first session most of us have used Fantasy Grounds and the session was mostly about trying to get to grips with that, but there’s plenty of characterisation in there!

123 MINFEB 25
Comments
Starting the Dragon Heist

Bard-Off at the Pit Fight Place

EThe crew hit Waterdeep in the first proper session of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist… Fenn takes down some kind of half-gnome half-troll at Tempus’ Testicles Boxing Arena, Ode drops to two-strings in a bard off at The Yawning Portal, Aldred takes care of the family business and Gilbert loses money at Mystra’s Mahjong Parlour… Also some combat and a meeting with Volo! Join us as we take Waterdeep apart brick by brick!

138 MINFEB 26
Comments
Bard-Off at the Pit Fight Place

A Barman Called Crackpot

EThe latest installment of our Dragon Heist campaign, wherein the PCs search Waterdeep for Volo’s friend Floon and find mostly birds. We struggle manfully with learning Fantasy Grounds and it gets a lot smoother towards the end.

109 MINFEB 27
Comments
A Barman Called Crackpot

The Birth of Fake News

EWelcome to Episode 4 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 2 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 2 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 2 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls. After the fracas in the warehouse, the Player Characters are not yet closer to finding Floon. But with their eye on the prize of 100gp promised by Volotham Geddarm they press onwards. Which, on balance, is possibly a mistake… …As events take a rather poopy turn in the sewers of Waterdeep!

144 MINMAR 1
Comments
The Birth of Fake News

The Fire Mimic Whisperer

EWelcome to Episode 5 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls.Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Finally, a tank! They’ve got the deed to Trollskull Manor, but before they can really make something of it The Blackstaff summons Aldred + Mates to an audience… They need to head into the famed Blue Alley to retrieve a Celestine Unicorn! And like the dutiful little beauties that they are, off they trot. This time with a heavy armour wearing healer with them. Find out how they get on!

139 MINMAR 2
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The Fire Mimic Whisperer

Half-Elf Blade Dancer

EWelcome to Episode 6 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Singer of mis-informing songs, eyer of Good Times, fixer for the Eltorchuls.Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Finally, a tank! Last time we left our heroes in the depths of The Blue Alley in Waterdeep on a mission from the Blackstaff. This time they tentatively traipse through the trap-laden tunnels to track their target treasure! Laugh as Josh’s character gets some pit trap come-uppance, cry as Aldred gets electrocuted, smile as Iggy’s beard get all Illithid like, cheer as Ode gets the pillow of his dreams!

163 MINMAR 3
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Half-Elf Blade Dancer

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

EWelcome to Episode 7 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Speaker in SilvanIgnatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Maker of questionable decisions. We continue our delving in the Blue Alley of Waterdeep on a quest to recover a ornamental Unicorn for the Blackstaff. Our heroes mostly avoid the traps laid before them, before Iggy decides enough is enough. And triggers one of them… …I wonder how that will end?

135 MINMAR 4
Comments
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Enter the Zerelda

EWelcome to Episode 8 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. Dramatis Personae: New Player Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 3 – An exile from Silverymoon looking for a place in the world Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 3 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 3 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 3 – Speaker in Silvan (And Ben, his player, couldn’t make this session)Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin – Maker of questionable decisions. We continue to continue our delving in the Blue Alley of Waterdeep on a quest to recover a ornamental Unicorn for the Blackstaff. Our heroes do find the unicorn, and abandon their interest in checking every room as the Alley has worn them down over the last few sessions… Returning to the Blackstaff they mostly join Force Grey and are asked to find out more about the Gralhund noble family who are somehow implicated in the gang warfare that is plaguing the poo...

176 MINMAR 5
Comments
Enter the Zerelda

Bedding, Plotting, Crafting, Stealing

EWelcome to Episode 9 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, wherein we find out a bit more about our characters and what they like to do between their adventures… Dramatis Personae: Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 4 – An exile from Silverymoon looking for a place in the world Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 4 – Slightly pompous eldest son of the Eltorchul line of WizardsFenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 4 – Shady fixer for the Eltorchuls. Not a tank.Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 4 – Speaker in Silvan (And Ben, his player, couldn’t make this session)Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin Level 4 – Maker of questionable decisions. This session finds our heroes back in the mundanity of the daily grind, which involves crafting, bedding and plotting… The Gralhunds are their target for various schemes and next session they’ll start to come to fruition.

115 MINMAR 6
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Bedding, Plotting, Crafting, Stealing

Lockpicking Optional

EWelcome to Episode 10 of our Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign, this time with added Heist as the PCs try to find something incriminating at the Gralhund place… Dramatis Personae: Zerelda, Half-Elf Fighter 4 – The Lady on the Inside Aldred Eltorchul, Human Wizard, Level 4 – A Sexually Active Dumbledore Fenn, Half-Orc Rogue Level 4 – Lockpicking entirely optional Ode, Half-Elf Bard Level 4 – Heister In Chief Ignatius, Human Forge Cleric of Moradin Level 4 – Ignatius sounds like incognito yeah? This session finds our heroes planning and executing on their planned Heist trying to rob / find incriminating evidence in the household of the Gralhunds. They infiltrate but find out more as the Zhents hold a surprise summit. Whilst this is a “non-traditional” run through of Dragon Heist, there may well be spoilers for your own games.

127 MINMAR 9
Comments
Lockpicking Optional