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Roll for Initiative!
A Tabletop series started by Lanipator, intended to showcase many different games, principally Dungeons and Dragons. It's normally broadcast on Twitch on Mondays at around 5pm CT.
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The main story is The Ties that Bind, starring Wolfgang Connolly (played by DistortionDevil); a Warlock-turned-monster hunter, Daenir Highwind (played by ShadowDancerBob); a Tabaxi wizard whose miles from his home in the south, and Asmo (played by Takahata101); a Snake-Lizardfolk ex-con on the run. They all meet in the town of Amberglade, pressganged into service by the crown to help deal with something towards the kingdom's border...but what they find at the border of the north starts them on a quest to save the land from a terrible, terrible fate that threatens all who live on it.


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Role With Me provides examples of:

  • Artifact of Doom: The Crystals. Each one in the wrong hands causes the wielder to begin bringing about terrible destruction on the local populace.
  • Beneath the Earth: The Underdark is present and accounted for, with safeguards against those who would enter from above ground. Though a chunk of it that the heroes go through gets invaded, leaving the survivors on the run above ground.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Right now the campaign is held by three main villainous factions, The Dead Eye's an infamous assassination group, Solomon's cult, a group of necromancers who work under the god of death, and the worshipers of the Bleeding God.
  • Body Horror: The Bleeding God's servants often engage in this, horrifically slaughtering folk or warping themselves when they're caught.
    • Then there's the victims of [[spoiler the Dead Eye's chemical weapon...]]
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": It's established that some monster species that are common in D&D have never been seen before in this setting leading the heroes to name them, for example they end up calling a Succubus a Claratrix based off of her name.
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  • Dark Fantasy:Lani says as such that this is what the world is intended to be like, and it shows with political corruption, rampant racism, horrific monsters, and extremely bloody deaths.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The creature known as the bleeding god, a mountain sized monstrosity that pieces of it can transform creatures into horrific monstrosity.
  • God Is Evil: Solomon, the god of death, is an extremely childish and petty god that is more than willing to wipe out entire cities, in order to sate his boredom.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: A platinum monk needs to train for decades in order to reach it's peak, Wolfgang, a celestial warlock, only needed to use a cantrip.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In a way. While they're technically bog-standard demons, they're presented as an Outside-Context Problem in-universe, as even the Connollys haven't a clue what they are, and most have powers that people haven't seen.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Distinguishable from Poltergeists in that they are mostly just spirits with jobs, given the goddess of death's permission to exist on the material plane.
  • Painting the Medium: Tommen Ipombus, a known story teller is the narrator of the one-off campaigns.
  • Pieces of God: The crystals, are eventually revealed to be the fragments of the bleeding god's skull, and it's implied that he's trying to get his pieces together, so he can be freed from his prison.
  • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: Both of the one shots end up with the party getting killed off with now way to avoid it.
  • Simultaneous Arcs: A one-off campaign about a grand heist ends up being the ultimate fate of a pair of skeletons found in a cave by the group earlier in the campaign.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Bleeding God is contained in a tree at the bottom of the gaping maw.
  • That's No Moon!: Platinum Peak isn't just a mountain peak with a high amount of Platinum, it's actually the healing body of Bahamut.
  • The Homeward Journey: Daenir desires more than anything to get home.
    • The second half of book two becomes one for the group, but it's more a race to get to the palace to make sure everything is ok, and to tell the royal family about the crimes of Barriston Kench.
  • Wham Line: More than a few.
    Mysterious Figure: "Oh, but forgive me. I have not introduced myself. There are those around here who refer to me as The Jester of Bordeaux."

    Lani: Daenir, you place [his gem] on top of your Adornment Staff as you lift it up and point it at King Bahume.

    Wolfgang: "What is it?!"
    Yu: "Oh, uh, dead werewolf. I, uh, found it under a tree."
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The Bleeding God's gems all give immediate visions of itself when people attempt to identify it, and it does psychic damage to whoever they see.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: One of the bearers of the crystal attempts to make one happen, but it's thwarted very early on. Unfortunately, they didn't actually thwart the person behind it, and the town gets slaughtered anyway.
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