Elthos Game Test - Actual Play Stories

Following are example Actual-Play Game Stories from my Elthos World, which demonstrate how we have used the Elthos RPG (ODS version) to drum up absolutely awesome adventures. Each Episode (Chapter) of Elthos Game Test Story is shown in the order it was played and represents one Game Session.

My intention for this project has been to represent the story as it was actually played, and the dialog that was spoken by the Players during the course of play. Each game was recorded and transformed into literary form. The only changes I've made were to add some narrative elements, and introduce a bit of information about the back-story that might not have been known by the players during game, but were revealed sometime soon afterwards, or should be known by the audience. As such this represents about as faithful a representation of the game itself as I can manage.

I have also included in this list some of the artwork I've done along the way of certain characters in the game.

I want to thank all of my players for giving me the permission to do so, the useful and insightful feedback on the Elthos RPG they provided, and so many action packed and wonderful evennings over the years. I hope you enjoy the stories, and find them inspirational for your own Elthos RPG Games!

The Player Characters

Hamfest Campaign (2009-2010)
Fire Wizard (Eiryn Bellowick), and henchmen, played by George
Water Wizard (Richard Bellowick), and henchmen, played by Marcos
Storm Wizard (John Bellowick), aka Storm Pig, played by Tim
Juliette Bellowick, played by Monica

Hobbington Campaign (2011-2013)

Jorus Hagglesmith, played by Tim
Janet Hagglesmith, played by Monica
Hermel Dreadton, Hornmel Dreadton, played by Chris
Ishcandar, Garrison, Bantum, Praymar, played by Charles
Lidnington 'Lido' Shorebuck, Star of Justice, Arik Anvilbreaker, played by Sam
Ibis, Korfu, played by Guy
Maera, played by Elaine

Table of Contents

Play Test I - 2009-2010
Date of Play Episode
Thursday, October 08, 2009 Wizard Wars
Friday, October 23, 2009 Water & Fire Wizard Join Forces
Monday, November 09, 2009 Enter The Other Mystics
Friday, November 20, 2009 When Pigs Fly
Monday, November 23, 2009 Old Biddy Mable (drawing)
Monday, December 14, 2009 Mysterious Mordalia (drawing)
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Farmer Giles of Hamfest (drawing)
Friday, January 08, 2010 Introducing CoalFire
Thursday, February 25, 2010 Rescue on Black Hill
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Weeleena The Flower Fey (drawing)
Saturday, March 13, 2010 Ladybug at Weeleena's
Monday, April 05, 2010 The Great Ivy Highway - Part 1
Wednesday, April 07, 2010 The Great Ivy Highway - Part 2
Thursday, April 08, 2010 The Great Ivy Highway - Part 3
Monday, May 31, 2010 Encroaching Doom - Part 1
Monday, May 31, 2010 Encroaching Doom - Part 2
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Encroaching Doom - Part 3
Friday, July 02, 2010 Down to the Bottom
Friday, July 09, 2010 The River of Death
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Escape From Death - Part 1
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Escape From Death - Part 2
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 The Escape From Death - Part 3
Thursday, August 19, 2010 The Escape From Death - Part 4
Saturday August 21, 2010 Tarot Reading at the River of Death (Reflection)
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 The Battle of Aphid Temple – Part 1
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 The Battle of Aphid Temple – Part 2
Monday, September 6, 2010 Mr. Dwimbles, The Psychadelic Froggie (Reflection)
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Down the Spider Hole - Part 1
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Down the Spider Hole - Part 2
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 The Mystic Sight-Stone of Juliette Bellowick (Reflection)
Thursday, October 13, 2010 Insect War - Part 1
Thursday, October 13, 2010 Insect War - Part 2
Thursday, October 14, 2010 Insect War - Part 3
Thursday, October 16, 2010 The Terrible Alter (Reflection)
Sunday, October 31, 2010 Ferdinando - Wasp Warrior (drawing)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Homeward Bound - Part 1
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Homeward Bound - Part 2
Wednesday, November 11, 2010 Homeward Bound - Part 3
Wednesday, November 13, 2010 Homeward Bound - Part 4
Wednesday, November 22, 2010 Homeward Bound - Part 5
Play Test II - 2011 - 2013
Date of Play Episode
Friday, September 24, 2011 Mystery of the Yellow Robed Man
Friday, October 8, 2011 The Ghost Fish of Dunn's Brook
Friday, October 21, 2011 The Hagglesmith Rescue - Part I
Friday, November 4, 2011 The Hagglesmith Rescue - Part II
Friday, November 18, 2011 The Hagglesmith Rescue - Part III
Friday, December 2, 2011 The Hagglesmith Rescue - Part IV
Friday, December 16, 2011 The Hagglesmith Rescue - Part V
Friday, December 30, 2012 The Happless Hobbits
Friday, January 13, 2012 Interlude - The Cantankerous Tutor
Friday, February 3, 2012 Descent from Hobbington
Friday, February 10, 2012 The Journey to Bear Claw Village
Friday, February 24, 2012 Intrigue at the Prancing Unicorn
Friday, March 23, 2012 The Salt Mine Mystery
Friday, April 6, 2012 A Chicken In the Dark
Friday, April 20, 2012 The Great Salt Mine Disaster of 151 KN
Friday, May 4, 2012 Canary in the Salt Mine
Friday, May 18, 2012 Interlude - The Unexpected Rendezvous
Friday, June 1, 2012 Flight From Unicorn Vale
Friday, June 15, 2012 Battle of Dragon Bridge - Part I
Friday, June 29, 2012 Battle of Dragon Bridge - Part II
Friday, July 13, 2012 Return of the Hapless Hobits - Part I
Friday, July 27, 2012 Return of the Hapless Hobits - Part II
Friday, August 10, 2012 Interlude: The Little Brass Box
Friday, September 7, 2012 A Little Business in Hobbington
Friday, September 21, 2012 The Jade Dragon Stone
Friday, October 19, 2012 The Awakening of the Serpent
Friday, November 2, 2012 Interlude: The Long Squabble
Friday, November 16, 2012 Intrigues, Rogues and Riots in Hobbington
Friday, November 30, 2012 Time to Leave Hobbington
Friday, December 14, 2012 Battle on the Road to Yellow Clay
Friday, December 28, 2012 The Brigands At Harrowsgate Village
Friday, January 11, 2013 Battle at Black Dragon Inn
Friday, January 25, 2013 Mysteries Unfolding at Harrowsgate
Friday, February 22, 2013 Four Melees to Hell
Friday, March 8, 2013 The Mule Barn Battle at Harrowsgate
Friday, March 22, 2013 All is Well that Ends Well - Part 1
Friday, March 22, 2013 All is Well that Ends Well - Part 2
... Working on it ...