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« on: June 16, 2016, 12:59:16 PM »
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Hello travellers of the maze,

 I am pleased to reveal to you The Iron Realm Dark Fantasy podcast. The Iron Realm is a life-and-death adventure rendered in the finest tradition of old school table top gaming. The Iron Realm is a no-holds-barred dungeon crawl where the characters live or die on the roll of the dice. Due to the dark and deadly nature of the podcast, The Iron Realm is not intended for younger audiences.

 The twentieth episode has been released today and I have several others in development which I will be released periodically for your enjoyment. The Iron Realm is for you if you are a fan of the old school and think you might enjoy a cast that will immerse you in another world, the world of the maze where monsters reign and the greatest reward the human tribe can hope for... is survival.

 Podcasts run about 30 minutes each and future episodes will allow the listener various options for playing along.

 Immerse yourself, enjoy, and comment.

http://theironrealm.blogspot.com/

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 The Podcast is an actual-play podcast which follows the exploits of seven classic-style characters. Imagine a dungeon crawl adventure brought to life in a realm of total darkness where the maze expands in all directions forever. The game is played by-the-book with no rerolls, thus the "Iron Realm" designation. In later episodes, listeners may map along as desired, roll dice along with the characters, or simply enjoy the roleplay / gaming challenges as they unfold.

 An original game in an extreme dark fantasy style, a solitaire adventure for fans of fantasy roleplay.

 The story behind the podcast:
 About three years ago, I decided to begin my own solitaire dungeon crawl adventure. It was pretty cool. The map was laid out on the table using oversized graph paper and I had miniatures for all my characters. I could go down once a day and play a little, and the results of the game were never known to me ahead of time due to the solitaire setting. I would roleplay by doing write-ups - descriptions of the game's events, the characters' personalities, and so forth. The idea for the Iron Realm evolved - a realm where the entire adventure basically took place in the maze. The game became a challenge for survival. Reminiscent, truly, of the games many of us played when first starting out. I had always wanted to see if characters could survive this kind of no-holds-barred environment all the way to the max level. One session at a time, I was going to find out.

 As the game progressed, I realized that I really enjoyed sharing the exploits of my characters with others. And I was really getting into the idea of having a podcast. So about a year ago, I decided to start playing the adventure as a podcast. I started fresh, refined my house rules through lessons learned, and started recording. I've been greatly inspired to do so by the other great gaming podcasts out there - such as Thaco's Hammer, RFI, Save or Die, and Spellburn. This time, I've tried to do something a little bit different.

 Here, at the present day, I've recorded actually quite a few podcasts. I have cleaned them up, added musical scores and evocative audio, and really enjoyed the process. With the first now released, I look forward to sharing the rest and recording more. By all means, try it out and see what you think. For every gamer who has taken their character into the dark and wondered what dangers there lurked, the Iron Realm has something for you all.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
For your enjoyment.  Chapter 20 and 21 of The Iron Realm Podcast.  Adventures in the Ultimate Mega Dungeon Solitaire RPG Setting.

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Iron Realm!

Chapter 20: The Cleric and the Halfling

Summary: Temic the Halfling and Len the Cleric discuss dieties and demigods as they work to cure the wounds of their companions.

Of Special Note: What is the Onyx Vault? Find out on tonight's show. Also, tonight, the character profile is given for the human female rogue, Echo, on Iron Personas.


Chapter 21: Dwarven Wisdom

Summary: While searching for water, the Dwarf, the Elves, and the Thieves are ambushed by Dark Elves who demand to have Orson as their tribute.

Of Special Note: A new treasure has been revealed on tonight's Onyx Vault. Also, the secrets of invulnerability are revealed on tonight's Legendary Powers.


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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:23:01 PM »
New Chapter is available for your Gaming Excitement.

Chapter 23: Dark Elf

Summary: Defeated by the Elves, the Rogues, and the Dwarf, Nendra the Dark Elf escapes into the maze, planning her retribution.

Of Special Note: For Humans, Elves, Halflings, and Dwarves, the effects of time and aging in a harsh realm are discussed on Secrets of the Maze Master. Meanwhile, the Dwarf, the Elves, and the Rogues make their escape from the Beastmen only to encounter the Pixie Tribe on tonight's Tribal Matters. Finally, new insights are given on the Elven Fighter Wizard, Orson, who is explored in depth on Iron Personas.

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 04:39:10 PM »
Two new chapters.  How fares the Adventuring Tribe in the Dark?

Chapter 24: Pixie Fury

Summary: While mapping the maze, the Elves, the Rogues, and the Dwarven Fighter hope for a positive reaction from Dever and the Pixie Tribe. Yet as the Pixies summon the power of invisibility, it is soon known that this is not to be. Pixie Fury. The combat commences on tonight's Iron Realm.

Of Special Note: Monster Psychology in the Last Realm is discussed tonight on Secrets of the Maze Master.


Chapter 25: The Fallen

Summary: A journey through the dungeon faces the tribe against a danger foretold of only in fevered nightmares. Will the wizard's tactics triumph?

Of Special Note: Tonight, the profile for the Wizard Amizar as well as new reveals about the Citadel on Iron Personas.


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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 09:58:56 AM »
New Episodes have been released.  The party fights to return to the Moss Lichen Room, yet attrition has reduced their numbers and their hopes for return.

Chapter 26: Act of Humility

Summary: The Dark Elf, Nendra, is granted entry to Kiaran's Sanctuary in order to answer for her failure against the wood elves and the dwarf in the dungeons.

Of Special Note: An in depth discussion of melee weapons, missile weapons, racial bonuses, training, weapon skill, and improvised weapons on tonight's Secrets of the Maze Master.

Chapter 27: Dark Elf Queen

Summary: The Dark Elf Priestess grants Nendra entry to the Inner Sanctuary in order to answer for her failure against the wood elves and the dwarf in the dungeons. Now she must go before the Dark Elf Queen in order to receive the ruler's judgment.

Of Special Note: New facets of Character Eight's Transcendent Disciplines are revealed. On Iron Personas, the character profile for the Elf Fighter Wizard, Lilaina, is at last revealed. Finally, the Search Party and the Vanguard are met with a dangerous Kobold Confrontation.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 02:42:51 PM »
The latest episodes begin a new arc which features Unicorns and their kind within a setting of total darkness.  The tale begins with Chapter 28 - Half Unicorn and continues in Chapter 29 - Unicorn Hunt - as the Goblin Tribe attempts to lay low the strongest of the Realm's equine creatures.  In upcoming episodes, rules will also be introduced for the Unimai Character Type.  I'll see you there.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 01:28:25 PM »
New Episodes have been released. Also check out the Iron Realm Newsletter - Voices in the Void - on the Iron Realm Website.

The Unimai have taken leadership of the group. Will they be able to defend their new companions? Or will the malady take them first?

Chapter 30: Laying On of Hands

Summary: The unicorn girls reveal their secret power to the party as they tend to the fighter, Solus.

Of Special Note: The tribe investigates the scrolls they recovered from the Dark Elves and discover that they contain magic power.

Chapter 31: Halfling versus Thief


Summary: When the malady takes the Thief's mind, she devises a deadly plan against the Fighter. But when the Halfling, Temic, discovers her plot, a desperate combat ensues.

Of Special Note: The tribes gain experience as revealed on tonight's Treasure Room segment.

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 10:53:46 AM »
Six New Chapters including these, the two latest, on the Iron Realm website.  If you dare to travel in dark places, come and get them.


Chapter 36: Fall of the Unicorn Girl

Summary: The aftermath of battle sees the Elf and the Unicorn Girl down upon the floor as the monsters flee. But will they survive the ferocious attack by the mutants as the party presses on for the Secret Door?


Chapter 37: Kobold Glyphs

Summary: The Kobold Glyphs depict the violent history of the dog men. But do they hide a deeper secret as well?

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 10:18:10 AM »
The latest from the World's First Play By Podcast have arrived.  Iron Realm!


Chapter 38: Gnomes to the Slaughter

Summary: The Gnomish Tribe, while conducting a routine patrol, is faced with a devil in the dark - a vicious Cave Gorilla.

Chapter 39: Maid's Rest

Summary: When the Beastmen enter the caldera in search of gold, gems, and jewelry, they stumble upon the tomb of an ancient paladin.

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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 02:09:07 PM »
For you, something special.  Four new episodes for your edification.

Also, new free gaming aids for your RPG on the website's Extras Tab.

Enjoy it all and tell your friends!


Chapter 40: Bestial Confrontation

Summary: The Dwarf, Fighter and the Elf receive a shock when they are faced with the Beastmen in the Maze.

Chapter 41: Eight Kingdoms

Summary: The Dwarf Fighter works to extract information from the Goblins regarding the location of the Human Priestess in the hopes of returning her to the Unicorn Girls.

Chapter 42: The Priestess of Sylvanis

Summary: Within the Goblin Dungeons, the Human Priestess issues her god a divine prayer for escape.

Chapter 43: Legacy of the Elves

Summary: The Elves announce their intention for children to the tribes.

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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 04:16:54 PM »
For you, something special.  Three new episodes for your edification.

Also find free gaming aids for your RPG on the website's Extras Tab.

Enjoy it all and tell your friends!


Chapter 44: Wizard's Bargain

Summary: The Wizard acts to redraw the lines of power in a secret conversation with the elves.

Chapter 45: The Scabbard and The Sword

Summary: The Elf Wizard, Lilaina, reveals the greatest secrets of magic and immortality to Solus the Fighter.

Chapter 46: Traps and Treachery

Summary: An enemy of the Goblin King returns. Meanwhile, the Unicorn Girl struggles at death's door.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 10:41:09 AM »
If you have not heard The Iron Realm, there is no better time than now. Chapter 47 - 55 have been released. Download for free.

Also, new free gaming aids for your RPG on the website's Extras Tab.

Enjoy it all and tell your friends!


Chapter 47: Mission in the Maze

Summary: Maruk has returned and he gives his evil plan to the King. The Tribe makes plans to negotiate for the release of the human priestess.

Chapter 48: Hyenamen

Summary: Nothing is as it seems - the trap is sprung upon the Unicorn Maiden and the Elf. And what else lurks in the dark?

Chapter 49: Elf Girl's Prison

Summary: The fate of the Elf Wizard Warrior. Celeste the Human Priestess fights for her life in the aftermath of the Goblin Battle.

Chapter 50: Survival

Summary: The Elf Wizard Warrior, Orson, grieves a terrible loss whilst the Halfling Fighter leads the combat against the sickly grey Moroths.

Chapter 51: Tracking Prey

Summary: The Hyenamen have discovered the trail and are on the hunt after the Tribe.

Chapter 52: Survivors of the Unicorn

Summary: The Unicorn is dead. And here are the women he has left behind.

Chapter 53: Halfling Swordplay

Summary: The Skull Sword. What a strange design upon it. Could there be some deeper meaning?

Chapter 54: Plight of the Dark Elves

Summary: The secret history of the Dark Elves… revealed! Their evil. Their woe. Their ambition.

Chapter 55: Elven Marriage

Summary: Orson and his beloved, Lilaina, come together with the blessing of all four tribes. But will this moment of joy be fleeting?


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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 11:30:07 AM »
The newest adventures are here! And several bonus gaming aids, too.  Download them all for free.

The latest book, The Iron Realm: Solitaire Roleplaying & Maze Masters Guide, is now up on DriveThruRPG for your collection as well:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/266758/The-Iron-Realm-Random-Fantasy-RPG-Solitaire-Roleplaying-World-Building-and-Maze-Masters-Guide?src=newest_recent

These most recent episodes are going to blow you away.  Dramatic audio.  The world's first Play-By-Podcast Campaign.


Chapter 64: Fall of the Dwarves.
Summary: The Dwarves in the mines uncover something priceless, uncover something evil.

Chapter 65: The Blood Runes.

Summary: A psionic trap plunges the tribe into a horrific nightmare.

Chapter 66: Army of Death.
Summary: Their relentless army threatens the utter destruction of the tribe.

Chapter 67: Tactical Withdrawl.
Summary: Cornered.  What hope remains any longer?

ALSO - Chapters 68 - 72 (and more!) can be obtained on Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/theironrealm

Join the adventure in the dark.  I'll see you there!



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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 03:34:35 PM »
The FIVE most recent episodes (72 in ALL!) are ready for the MegaDungeon Fan. Dramatic audio. The world's first Play-By-Podcast Campaign.



Chapter 68: Goblin Females.
Summary: There is a secret room at the center of the maze.  But who dwells there and why?

Chapter 69: Soul Contract.
Summary: The wizard, Kaylana, awaits her new husband, the knight called Sir Lars.

Chapter 70: The Knight's Wife.
Summary: The young wizard woman is destined to wed. Meanwhile, the Dwarf is confronted in the dungeon maze by an unexpected threat.

Chapter 71: Ritual of the Ring.
Summary: Kaylana meets her husband face to face. In the maze, the tribe is forced to go back to the tunnels in hopes of finding the Unicorn.

Chapter 72: Through the Veil.
Summary: Kaylana and Solus face one another at last within the tent at the Sacred Sanctuary.



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I'll see YOU in the maze.

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2019, 03:41:25 PM »
The FIVE most recent episodes (72 in ALL!) are ready for the MegaDungeon Fan. Dramatic audio. The world's first Play-By-Podcast Campaign.

Chapter 68: Goblin Females.
Summary: There is a secret room at the center of the maze. But who dwells there and why?

Chapter 69: Soul Contract.
Summary: The wizard, Kaylana, awaits her new husband, the knight called Sir Lars.

Chapter 70: The Knight's Wife.
Summary: The young wizard woman is destined to wed. Meanwhile, the Dwarf is confronted in the dungeon maze by an unexpected threat.

Chapter 71: Ritual of the Ring.
Summary: Kaylana meets her husband face to face. In the maze, the tribe is forced to go back to the tunnels in hopes of finding the Unicorn.

Chapter 72: Through the Veil.
Summary: Kaylana and Solus face one another at last within the tent at the Sacred Sanctuary.

Download the Adventures and all the Extras here:
theironrealm.blogspot.com

I'll see YOU in the maze.