Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Season 6, Episode 01: Ill Met in Lankhmar ("Her Dad Was a Duke, He's Kind Of a...")

Shake the dust from your cloaks, travelers, though it shall not avail you. The City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes is no place for those who worry about such trivial matters. Instead, keep your wits about you and your attention focused! The Thieves Guild loves to see new faces in our fair city, and there are those who will cut your throat as well as your purse if they take a notion! In fact, let us tell you about a time when two fools new to our city tried to take on the Thieves Guild directly...

The Dynamic Duo of Sword and Sorcery, Fafhrd & THE Gray Mouser, by Mike Mignola.
This week - we are beginning our journeys through Nehwon following Fritz Leiber's famous sword and sorcery duo, Fafhrd and The Grey Mouser! You can read this introductory story in the collection Swords and Deviltry. Or, there is an audio version available to stream on YouTube!  Finally, you can read a wonderful comic adaptation of a handful of Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser stories from Howard Chaykin and Mike Mignola. Ill Met in Lankhmar is the first story in the collection!

You might also want to get to know Fritz Leiber and read an overview of his fantasy world of Nehwon!

One Things

Jon: Visit scenic Rocky Mountain National Park, visit Mile High Comics (So many comics!) and search for your one missing issue of Marvel 2 in 1!
Josh: Appendix N - from the Dungeon Master's Guide. (NOTE: Did not know it at the time, but check out the wonderful podcast Sanctum Secorum which explores the stories in Appendix N and applies them to tabletop gaming, Dungeon Crawl Classics specifically. More info on the next episode!)
Luke: Joe Abercrombie's collection of short stories Sharp Ends, especially the stories featuring Shevedieh and Javre the Lioness!

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Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Spellbound by AC/DC, from their record "For Those About to Rock, We Salute You. (So long, Malcolm Young. Thanks for all the rock!) All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!