Hey, if you're an avid TTRPG player, I could use your help for an improv project I'm working on
You know those little snippets of text in pre-gen campaigns that describe a location? Like "The lanterns in the tavern burn low. A cauldron boils over the fire while the barkeep polishes a glass behind the counter." I don't know what those are called in TTRPG, but in improv we call that "scene painting"
Anyway, send me your favorite one of those (with a link to the source).
These arrived from https://www.patreon.com/sheepwave, a trans digital alters artist, and they're superb.
That Damnation is going into House on Bontu'd Hill.
The Cyclonic rift is going into Seth Sulimo's Oathbreaker deck, and the Wheel of Fortune might be earmarked for Taoshan.
Rebecca Guay is on our side. (Link is to a Facebook screenshot.)
"Oh, and of course," Tamiyo finishes as she stands to make preparations for an expedition. "You're all welcome to the Formal Gathering of the Story Circle." This is coming in a few days, Narset often attends, and there may be a chance to speak to her there. "Have you all any formal dress that needs laundering? Or would your band prefer to borrow something? If so, Rumiko should be able to help you."
Tune in next time for: Let's Watch Tarjuk Try On a Tuxedo!
In the library, Tamiyo explains the other event that could have caused the Cyclone: an artificial plane called Serra’s Realm being collapsed. “This is only a theory, but I suspect this was the more likely cause. But I’ll know more once I’ve examined this plane of Onumbrica myself.”
She invites Ariel to use any of the library’s resources, and says that any accounts will be very valuable to the collection.
Meanwhile, Ajani proposes friendly duels, citing Nashi’s need to practice against someone other than himself. “Especially if he is going to be going to other planes unsupervised.”
Nashi and Taoshan begin a friendly duel. Nashi summons ghosts of rats, spirits that can't be blocked, flicker effects. Taoshan tries to take control of his creatures and mill him out, but seems to be hampered by some internal struggle.
Ajani stops the fight before anything gets serious.
“And the Phyrexians of that era created an artificial plane to use as a staging ground. They simply lined up their armies, merged the plane with Dominaria, and then all their legions were ready to fight. I could see the wake turbulence of such an event being large enough to affect other planes.”
Tebasha is disturbed. She had not expected to discover ways for Phyrexians to be WORSE.
Tamiyo and Ariel head to the library for further discussion.
Tarjuk excuses himself to think.: (https://wubrg.social/@Jmaurer/104396669991230361)
Ariel and Tebasha continue the story of Onumbrica, specifically the account of the Cyclone being caused by two planes colliding. “I can think of two incidents that have been.” Tamiyo is pensive. “Both about the time of the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominaria.” Which gives Tebasha a startle.
Tamiyo goes on about Oldwalkers, the Mending, and how in the past interplanar travel was more possible even for non-Walkers.