The third season of Ludonarrative Dissidents began its crowdfunding on 4 March 2024 and closed on 7 April, having raised $11,066, or 368% of its target. That  means this season will have 27 episodes, plus a year of livestream episodes, a zine and more.

As part of the Kickstarter campaign we released Episode 0, in which we vivisect the adventure that we actually actual-played at the end of Season 2, Goodman Games’ level-zero peasant-funnel Hole in the Sky by Brendan LaSalle. The full episodes will start appearing here in the next few weeks. For more updates, check in with our Discord server.

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HOLE IN THE SKY

Each season we do a taster episode to show how the format’s going to work. This time we’re looking at adventures and sourcebooks alongside RPG systems, and we’re starting with the adventure that you can hear us play through at the end of Season 2, Hole in the Sky by Brendan LaSalle, a short but intense peasant-funnel. What does it do, how do the players experience it, does it fulfill its promise, and what techniques does it use to achieve that? 

“A player character who sleeps well in their bed at night is an uninteresting character as far as I’m concerned” – James

Hole in the Sky at DriveThruRPG
We mention Earthdawn a fair bit during the episode: click here for the Pay-What-You-Want quickstart guide to the latest edition of the game.

 

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