Campaign is long-form actual play podcast. Our current series Campaign: Skyjacks takes place in an original setting inspired by folktales and classic adventure fiction. Join Liz Anderson, John Patrick Coan, Tyler Davis, Johnny O’Mara, and gamemaster James D’Amato as they tell a tale of daring sky pirates. … Also it’s basically an elaborate re-telling of Weekend at Bernie’s.
The sun begins to set as the dinner-bell rings. Travis decides to see how valuable the information he won from the Morrigan is. Jonnit and Gable bully Travis for being insistent on having a constant existential crisis. They decide to peep into the future to put him at ease, a choice that I'm sure won't have major implications down the line. Don't worry about it.
We join the Crew of the Uhuru in transit after leaving N'Goni. Their coffers are full (at least fuller than they were) and the crew is enjoying their time between ports while they determine what their next plan should be. Travis enjoys some light vanity reading, which turns out to be a nightmare. Jonnit takes some time to enjoy a smoothie and then joins Gable for a quick lesson on running the helm.
The Broker and Remmington Youngblood continue their negotiation. The Broker continues a risky gambit, sharing valuable intelligence in an effort to drive a wedge between the Youngbloods and their long-time allies: The Red Feather Syndicate.
While the Uhuru charts their course away from N'Goni, clouds gather over Burza Nyth. The Broker holds an audience with the head of one of the most powerful privateer companies in all of Spéir: Remmington Youngblood. These two are on the brink of open conflict following the events of The Uhuru's adventures in Burza Nyth. After weeks of correspondence, the two meet in an effort to prevent an escalation of hostilities that could be disastrous for their respective organizations.
James explains the rules to the original Powered by the Apocolypse system he developed for the Interlude episodes featuring the negotiation between The Broker and Remmington Youngblood. This system was developed in part thanks to innovations to the PbtA engine made by Brandon Leon Gambetta in Pasión de las Pasiones.
The discussion continues as James, Liz, Tyler, and Johnny answer listener questions! We discuss the potential for a BIRDS musical, James expands on the fine arts culture originating with freelancer Cher P.'s Silver Chalice, and we do a little impromptu world building. Special thanks to Anansi O. Tempest for creating the concept for N’Goni.
James sits down with Liz, Tyler, and Johnny to discuss their experiences making Skyjacks, with special attention paid to the most recent Nordia and N'Goni arcs. We start off talking about our favorite moments and surprises and dig deep into our process on approaching character stories. Special thanks to Anansi O. Tempest for creating the concept for N'Goni.
N'Goni gathers to experience what is sure to be one of the most transformative pieces of theater ever staged: The Bathroom Barry Musical. The crew of Glas cleans The Uhuru to prepare for the performance and Gable settles a score. The party starts to wind down and everyone settles in to conclude the arc.
The crew of the Uhuru turns N'Goni into one massive celebration with Gable running through the streets to start the festivities. They make some legally distinct friends along the way. Jonnit talks to Grace about their seemingly intertwined future and Travis talks to one of the worst members of the crew about his frustration with the way the sale of the featherweave went.
After a thrilling victory for the Uhuru in the Tronado Calling, N'Goni reacts to the possibility of a new school entering contention for the calling. Meanwhile, the captain's council untangles themselves from netting and prepares to bask in their victory.