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Another fun episode!
I always felt that the Serpent River sourcebook was one of our best. The Serpent River book, and the t’skrang chapter of Denizens of Barsaive were both written by Sean Rhoades, who did a fantastic job. I believe it was his first real game writing, and I don’t know if he ever wrote anything else. Sean was also an early playtester, and helped me work out some of the ideas around group patterns, I was fortunate to be able to work with him on Earthdawn.
Sean was also part of the team who helped plot out Prelude to War – in fact Sean was the one who suggested we land the behemoth on the liferock (I originally had suggested we land it closer to Vivane and Sky Point).
Looking forward to the rest of the Serpent River episodes.
I love the Serpent River setting because, in addition to being great by itself, it touches just about everything in Barsaive, so it can really tie things together. I’m sorry to say I just read it for the first time a few months ago. I think my campaigns would have been a lot better if I had gotten into it sooner.
I do have to warn you though…Serpent River 2 is probably our most rambling episode yet (recorded right before we started getting some feedback about needing to sharpen the focus). There’s some good stuff in there, but it will probably turn out to be pretty chaotic. We’ll see how the editing goes.
I’d really like to be able to take a full record/edit/re-record pass at every episode, but I really don’t have the time to do that. Episodes 3 and 4 of the series have not been recorded yet, so that gives us a chance to do those completely from scratch.