Plunders & Blunders

Misadventures Every Monday!

A live-play D&D podcast where 6 friends sit around a table, drink, and tell a story of magic, mayhem, and mystery. Together they weave the tale of a crew of misfits seeking answers, thrills, and revenge. Sometime it's epic, sometimes it's silly, but it's always an adventure.


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A Puzzling Inquiry

Do you LIKE puzzles and tolerate MILD SPOILERS? Then I have something that might interest you. This week, our adventurers will find themselves facing a brain teaser. And if you'd like to take a crack at it first, or would just like to see just what it is they're up against, I've included all the information necessary to solve this riddle below. Maybe you'll solve it and laugh at how the crew struggles. Maybe you'll get some friends together and make an afternoon of it. Maybe you'll solve it along with the crew while you listen. Or maybe you'll take the puzzle, and adapt it into your own game to frustrate your players. This puzzle is yours now, do with it what you will. Enjoy. And good luck.


Everything in GREEN and RED are revealed by the dull purple glow of an old, strange candle. They appear throughout a letter, on spice containers, a sword, and a page of poetry. (In case the letter's font is illegible, its text has been pasted it below the images).

The Letter Reads:

Wsenday - 63 days at sea, 429th harvest, 12th Age

This will be no ordinary exploratory mission. Though some may call what we're searching for old news, I believe my crew will face challenges the likes of which they have never seen. The peril that lies near the edge of the world is unlike those witnessed anywhere else. Some say that the mists that hang low on the water's surface are the veil between worlds, the barrier between this realm and the next. I don't go in for that, but I do know that uncharted waters are always dangerous. Which is why I have some of my most trustworthy men on this crew. My second in command, Ebart. Has been my friend for as long as I can remember, and has saved my life countless times. He constantly inspects the weapons in the armory, keeping every blade sharp and rust free in the event of dangerous happenings. Wayland, our cook, provides an invaluable service to the crew. He keeps their spirits up. Long voyages can drive a man to crazy thoughts, but a hearty meal can bring him back to his senses. Wayland's jovial demeanor and exotic spices make every meal an event to look forward to, especially after a hard day on the sea. And last, but not least, is my cousin Sarfrenk. I didn't think he'd be suited to a life on the water, but he has found his purpose as a scout. His keen eyes have prevented harm to the ship on several occasions, and said that the solitude of the crow's nest has given him ample opportunity to write his poetry. It may be customary for one to introduce themselves first, in case these logs are ever read by someone else. If successful, history will no doubt remember me as the captain, but I wouldn't be able to get anywhere without my crew.

Like I said, this will be no easy task. But with all the hardships that lie ahead, having good men at your side is like having a candle on a dark night. Sometimes, a little light is all you need to find your path. Exactly how we get to that path, though. Well, I suppose that depends on what day it is.

Adventure awaits,

-Captain Newthrich Gerlanthrell


Barrels, Bottles, Boredom

I missed last week's update. I got distracted playing Destiny 2. But I didn't have anything really to report. We're more or less settled into the groove of once a week episodes, so if/when I have something to update you on, I'll do so here, but I don't know if I'll be doing updates as regularly as I have been in the past. Fun fact about this week's episode, it's my favorite. I don't want to build it up too much, or give anything away, so I won't!

Of course, you can listen to it here on our website, via rss, on iTunesSpreaker, or Stitcher!

Enjoy the episode, tell your friends about the show, and have a lovely week!

-Trevor

Scooner or Later

Our Twitch stream is tomorrow at 4:30PM PST! We sincerely hope you will join us in this heinously self-indulgent experiment. 

In other news - we're back to our regular schedule!

That's it. Literally all the news.

As always the episode is here on our website, via rss, on iTunesSpreaker, or Stitcher!

Enjoy the episode, have a wonderful week, and we hope to see you seeing us tomorrow!

-Trevor

The Windsgar Charisma Roll Hour

This aptly named episode is our final bonus episode of August, and on the final day of August, no less. We started this month with the Side Quest, and then proceeded to have a full month of 2 episode weeks. All together, we got through 14 episodes this month. 14!!!! 6 From the Side quest, and 8 from our main arc. I recognize that it's unreasonable to assume that everyone was able to keep up with this drastic flood of content. But I wanted to share what I had available and put the rate of consumption in the listener's hands, rather than keeping to the schedule arbitrarily. My goal is to maintain Mondays as the days we always update, and then if we ever do extra stuff, we'll cram them into other days. 

And don't forget to join us for the live Stream on Tuesday, September 5th, 4:30PM PST for our  Twitch Q&A!

Enjoy the episode and have a wonderful weekend!

-Trevor

Decisions, Decisions

You've got a week to catch up on all of this tasty content before our live stream Q&A on Twitch next Tuesday, September 5th at 4:30 PM PST. Why do a live stream? Because we can. So fill up twitter and the Discord with all the questions you want answered!

So, the thing I love about D&D, and my friends, is that I'm in a constant state of discovery, surprise, and delight when I play with them. This chapter is no exception. I feel like everything they do comes out of left field, and I continue to be impressed and caught off guard by their ideas, storytelling, and characters. It brings me much joy, and I hope it does the same for you. Enjoy the episode, and the last double episode week of August!

-Trevor

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