September 6th, 2021
The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade mourns one of their own as hell demonstrates that death can come suddenly for any of them.
After a brief memorial service for their fallen friend, the party takes a much needed rest.
Given this pause in the action, Emre and the players take a look back at the adventure thus far in a casual and largely unedited recap of Rated RPG: Baldur's Gate - Descent Into Avernus.
At the end of this episode, you get a sneak peak at a new hero set to meet the surviving Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade during our next session on Friday, September 17th (7pm Central) at twitch.tv/gamesocietypimps
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August 25th, 2021
The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade has split the party, breaking the cardinal rule of D&D.
Their hollyphant guide, Lulu, has been taken away by a hellwasp, so Rayce the Roaster has polymorphed into a giant eagle and has taken off through the smog-choked skies of Avernus to rescue her.
Meanwhile, the rest of the GPB is aboard their infernal war machines, driving like the devil to get away from... well... a devil.
Not just any devil, but one of Zariel's lieutenants, Haruman.
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August 17th, 2021
Led by the memories of their hollyphant guide, Lulu, the Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade arrives at Haruman's Hill to find gruesome reminders that they're still in hell. This episode also features a very personal diversion featuring British rock band, Coldplay. Enjoy!
Special thanks to the following beloved Patreon supporters:
and Great Wight Spark
As a small gesture to thank all our patrons, we'll be mailing out another Rated RPG logo sticker to all our patrons when we hit a total of 50 Patreon supporters at any/all levels.
You've likely heard some of these names mentioned during the podcast, as livestream viewers offer up jokes and helpful suggestions in the Twitch chat. We encourage that sort of thing.
Our next livestream is happening very soon, on a special day and time. We'll pick up where this episode of the podcast leaves off this Thursday, August 19th at 7pm CT. We hope you can join us: twitch.tv/gamesocietypimps
P.S. We'll be debuting our Rated RPG Soul Coin giveaways during Thursday's livestream!
August 9th, 2021
Tearing through the wasteland of Avernus aboard their infernal vehicles, the Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade find themselves being pursued by an even bigger demon engine containing a war party of bloodthirsty lycanthropes.
Oh, man. This one is classic Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade.
Thanks to everyone who joined the July livestream when this episode was recorded. It was Deon's birthday, and our first time back in-person in well over a year. We're looking forward to more fun during our next livestream - date to be determined.
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Also, we've got a fresh batch of Rated RPG logo stickers that we're going to mail out to each of our patrons when we reach 50 Patreon supporters at any/all levels. It's a small token of our appreciation for the support you give us, and we're only about 15 patrons shy of hitting that mark. Become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/ratedrpg
Plus, we've cooked up a special Rated RPG giveaway for future livestreams that Patreon supporters and livestream donators will be eligible to win during the livestream. We'll be revealing that during our next session.
August 2nd, 2021
The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade retrieved the memories of the hollyphant, Lulu, so now it's off to the wasteland in search of the Sword of Zariel. The hag warlord, Mad Maggie, might arrange transportation - but it's not going to be an easy journey. The wastes of Avernus have horrible infrastructure, and there's no shortage of infernal creatures looking to make a meal of our heroes.
Our improved audio in this episode is thanks to our fantastic Patreon supporters, whose generosity allowed us to upgrade our gear. They include:
Jerry Veit II
and Alex Schermerhorn
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July 28th, 2021
In this episode, the Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade reaps the rewards of being helpful to members of the Fort Knucklebone community. With the hag warlord Mad Maggie swayed to assist them with her magic, the crew goes Inception on their hollyphant friend, Lulu, in search of her lost memories.
What will they learn of Zariel, tucked away in Lulu's adorable little brain? Can Mad Maggie be trusted? And will they need to lick Rayce again?
This episode is also our final virtually-recorded podcast episode for a bit - as we returned to in-person gaming on July 24th. We had some shiny new equipment and a great new set for recording/playing, which was made possible through your support!
Thank you to those who donate to us (and buy us shots) during our livestreams - and thank you to those who support us via Patreon: www.patreon.com/ratedrpg
Special thanks to two of our newest patrons - Schmoopie and Josh Mallard!
July 16th, 2021
The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade continues their campaign to win the hearts and minds of the residents of Fort Knuckebone. It's a dangerous gambit, because violence seems to be the only language most of them understand - but if they play their cards right, they might get the help they need to find Zariel's sword and escape Avernus.
Also in this episode, Emre decides that livestream comments that make him laugh will earn inspiration for the party. Not a bad deal. Special thanks to Patreon supporter, Great Wight Spark, for starting that trend!
Speaking of Patreon supporters, we'll be celebrating our return to in-person gaming at our next livestream session. We'll include a special patron Q&A during our session breaks. If you'd like to support Rated RPG at $5/month or more, you can offer up a question for any/all of the Rated RPG crew! www.patreon.com/ratedrpg
Our triumphant return to in-person playing around ye olde gaming table (coinciding with Deon's birthday) happened on Saturday, July 24th - so episode 50 onward will sound less "remote".
June 24th, 2021
Finally on the surface of Avernus, The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade is healed up, leveled-up, and heading to Fort Knucklebone. According to their hollyphant guide, Lulu, the party can find some help there in locating Zariel's legendary sword. But, what they find is an assortment of oddballs and lunatics who put the ASS in assistance.
This episode of the podcast features audio from our final virtual session from early June! Over the next four weeks, we'll be releasing remaining episodes of the podcast from that session to get you all caught up to real-time so that you can join us, spoiler-free for:
OUR TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO IN-PERSON GAMING - DEON'S BIRTHDAY LIVESTREAM!
On Saturday, July 24th, join Emre, Aaron, Brad, Deon, and Jason at noon central time as we celebrate Deon's birthday!
It will also be the debut of some new audio equipment and other gear which will really improve the quality of the livestream and podcast.
Those improvements cost money, and that money was provided by our Patreon supporters and livestream donators! We're thankful for your support and it wouldn't have happened without you.
Special thanks to our newest Patreon supporters!
We started this adventure because we wanted to play D&D and have a good time with our friends. We're really thankful that we're still at it! Thank you for being a part of it.
June 7th, 2021
In this episode, the Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade attempts to complete an exorcism gone wrong. Meanwhile, Aaron litigates the notion that his character Dhababbi could accidentally drop a sword. It's not just a funny argument about rules and a bad die roll - it also includes some great Dungeon Master insight from Emre.
Plus, this episode catches you up just in time for our next livestream THIS SATURDAY (6/12/21, noon CT)!
If you've not yet subscribed to the podcast, please consider doing so! We'll be returning to in-person streaming/recording in July and there will be some major improvements to our overall quality (especially our sound). We have our amazing supporters to thank for making those improvements become a reality. Thank you to all our Patreon supporters, livestream donators, and each and every one of you for enjoying the show.
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June 1st, 2021
The Gorgeous Phoenix Brigade has failed upward for over forty episodes, but now they're down to the wire to save Koslo from the fatal results of mummy rot. They think they've got one last shot, but only if they can perform a real quick exorcism. Should be really easy and not at all complicated.
Thanks to two of our newest Patreon supporters: Spidey Mouse and Eli Chaffin! The new Rated RPG character token stickers are going out soon - beginning with Koslo Ferngrove. Every three months that you're a Patron, you'll be sent a different character token sticker via Patreon.
Our final virtual session is happening on Saturday, June 12th at noon CT: twitch.tv/gamesocietypimps - and in July, we'll be returning to in-person gaming!
We hope you can join us!