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The Adventures of Aethelflaed - The Terror of the Trolls, Part 2

There are more weird trolls to kill this week: Big trolls, little trolls, trolls under bridges, trolls with silly hair, and trolls that hurt your feelings. Next week we're back to the main story!

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The Adventures of Aethelflaed - The Terror of the Trolls, Part 1

What have Aethelflaed and Eppalima been up to? They've been helping the garden gnomes with their troll problem. This probably isn't our most interesting adventure, but it gets the job done. 

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Aster vs the Soul Sucker - Part 2

Aster, Gasten, Mama Sass, Ansna, and Gerlos have decided to take down Nondle the Nimble before he can use the dangerous Soul Sucker to take over Arrival. Now they're headed into a meeting with Nondle and a bunch of cowering nobles. Can they defeat Nondle and his gang of thugs? 

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Aster vs the Soul Sucker - Part 1

Let's follow Aster Fortuna as he pursues Nondle the Nimble back into World 83! Nondle has a dangerous magical weapon--the Soul Sucker Mark I--and he has something unpleasant planned. Can Aster stop him? 

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Post-Episode-59 Discussion

Why are we having a discussion episode here? If you've listened to episode 59, you should already have an idea. You definitely shouldn't listen to this if you haven't heard episode 59!

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TFTGGW Episode 59 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief

Aster, Tara, and Paxton have made a deal with a devil, and if they can get Paxton to understand it, they should be able to carry it out, right? Then they can get that portal key and go find the wand fragment.Hopefully there won't be any big surprises in store. 

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Episode 58 - The Devil is in the Details--Details Like How to Pronounce the Devil's Name

The adventurers from world 83 have begun to explore the Conjuration level, and have encountered a friendly devil named Yapka. Yapka offered to take them to his boss, Kremex, saying they might be able to help with a demon problem. Of course, the party knows nothing about demons or devils, so they happily agreed. Having met Kremex, they might regret this. Aster is still kind of freaked out. 

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Episode 57 - Embarkation on an Ambulation Through the Conflagration in Conjuration

It's been a cakewalk so far, but now it starts to get weirder and more dangerous. We're starting to bring in some classic D&D lore, too. Enjoy your favorite characters while you can, because some of them won't be around forever...

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Episode 56 - Going Through Puzzle Rooms Backward Is Less Fun for the DM

The heroes nearly wrap up their exploration of the Abjuration level--and even though they've found two wand fragments, they still haven't actually recovered them yet. Things are going to start getting really weird after this! The next few episodes are doozies. 

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Episode 55 - It's In the Bag. No, Really, IT IS IN YOUR BAG

The party rushes to deal with Tara's incapacitation so that they can return to exploring the Abjuration floor.

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Episode 54 - It Ate Tara's Brain, So It's Still Hungry

After being thoroughly creeped out by a disembodied voice and an irritating maze, the party ventures out into the open sections of the Abjuration floor. It doesn't go well!

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Episode 53 - Leave Us Alone, Darn You!

The party continues to explore the Abjuration level of the wizard research complex, and Aster begins to freak out a little bit. 

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Episode 52 - Blob Mob and Maze Craze

In which the DM forgets an important monster immunity but clobbers the party anyway. They finally make their way down to the second level down: Abjuration.

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Episode 51 - Letters from the Dead

The party continues exploring the Administration floor, smashes through a puzzle when searching a bedroom, reads a dead man's journal, and reads through other peoples' mail. It's invasion of privacy all around! Hopefully no one will mind. 

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Episode 50 - Aster Pats a God On the Head

The heroes continue to explore the underground complex, and begin to piece together what happened on this floor. The next few episodes don't have much combat, but there are quite a few clues dropped here and there, so pay attention!

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Episode 49 - It Was Paxton That Let the Dogs Out

The party begins exploring the underground wizard complex, starting with Administration. 

Also, Paxton lets the dogs out. 

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Episode 48 - If Loving Righty is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Left

The party prepares to take on its next adventure and tries to strike a bargain with an odd gnome. 

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Episode 47 - Ample Answers and Garden Gnomes

The party has finally ventured beyond the ruined fortress walls, and Season 2 starts to take shape: MEGADUNGEON!

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Episode 46 - 'Sup Dudes?

In which our heroes fight some mimics and decide to finish investigating the area above ground. The shape of this season will finally start becoming clear in the the next couple episodes. 

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Episode 45 - A Brief Look Outside and a Letter to the Dead

The party finally looks around outside, but decides (to their DM's secret consternation) that it's more interesting indoors. So they look around the Hall of Scholars some more, find a very old note, and investigate a secret room. 

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Episode 44 - How to Train Your Snakey Beaky Tentacle Things

The party gets an alarming update from Eppalima, and returns to the building containing their own world in search of the monster that has killed some of the refugees. 

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Episode 43 - A Fast-Moving Dead Guy and a Long Nap

As they explore the rounds around their glass world, the party encounters weirder and weirder stuff. Now they've run into a dead guy who's acting like he knows Paxton--but he's calling him Kwiyeh. Also, they still haven't taken that long rest in a safe place so that they can level up!

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Episode 42 - Going Boldly Where No One Has Gone in a Long Time

In which the party further explores their immediate area, and opens a securely locked door to a potentially dangerous area...and leaves it open!

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Episode 41 - The Revenge of the Ants

We're back with the first episode of Season 2! It jumps right in where we left off at the end of Season 1. Be sure to visit tftggw.com and check out the artwork, or leave us a message! You can also email us at tftggw@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter or on Facebook!

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TFTGGW Season 2 Announcement

We're back with new episodes starting this Saturday! We also have a new website for the podcast at tftggw.com, and you can find a lot of fantastic art from Ignacio Corva there.We'll also be releasing the artwork over the next few days on Twitter, Facebook, and RedditTake a look at Ignacio Corva's Portfolio here, and consider hiring him for your next project. His work is incredible; I wish I were half as talented. 

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Season 2 Soundtrack Preview: The Fight with Rickert

We should be back in one or two weeks, if all goes according to plan. Here's a song that will be in an early Season 2 episode.
I can't really play guitar, but with modern editing tools, I can sort of make it sound like I can. The drums aren't great, either, because the style switches around quite a bit, and the drums aren't ideal for all the different styles. Still, it was an interesting experiment for me.
See if you can figure out who the different sections and themes might be used for.


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TFTGGW Soundtrack: The Owlbear Fight

This is another looping combat track. Before I figured out how to score an entire episode, I just wrote a track that I would loop over and over again for combat. It works fine, and it's less work than scoring the whole episode. It obviously gets repetitive, and the more interesting the song is, the more annoying that gets. Also, this is probably the second track I did with upgraded horn sounds. The strings are still crummy, but I like how the horns turned out.


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TFTGGW Soundtrack: The Adventures of Aethelflaed Theme

Here's the second of this week's character themes. This one is used to introduce "The Adventures of Aethelflaed" side episodes. It's supposed to sound bright and cheerful, and maybe even innocent. That's definitely part of Aethelflaed's character.
On the other hand, she is not reluctant to gut a person. I don't know if that makes her complex or just scary.


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TFTGGW Soundtrack: Aster's Theme

This week we're releasing two short character themes. First is Aster Fortuna's dramatic, heroic theme, usually played when he introduces himself.

The strings used in this are the low-quality strings that come with the Cakewalk Sound Center. They sound good enough that I never bothered upgrading them to the higher quality versions I now have available.


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TFTGGW Soundtrack: Foresight Theme

This is a looping song that was played whenever the players were discussing the Truths of Foresight. I originally intended it to just be something to play during any thoughtful, pensive conversation, but it kept being used for this one thing, so it became Foresight's Theme.


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Welcome to our glass menagerie (sort of)!

Welcome to the official website of the Tales from the Glass-Guarded World Podcast! We'll be updating this with episodes, player character and non-player character bios, art, music, and whatever else occurs to us.

Have a look around, send us a message, listen to some audio, and enjoy yourself!

End of Season 1 Commentary

We're on break for a while to rest, write, and record. We'll be back in a few months with Season 2. Enjoy this Season One post-mortem, and be on the lookout for occasional bits of music, or maybe even a one-shot!


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Episode 40 - Exit, Stage...Up?

We're finally here at the end of Season One! Will our heroes smash the Soul Jar? If they do, what happens next? What does it all mean?
We'll have a Season One "post-mortem" episode next week, and then we'll be on hiatus for a while. Thanks for listening! Be sure to check in with us on Twitter and Facebook, or send us an email at tftggw@gmail.com!


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