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Godsfall Comes to Tumblr

I know I’ve talked a few times about my favorite podcast, Godsfall, on here before, but I’m bringing them up again because they finally have a tumblr! If you’re interested in them already and haven’t seen it, it’s @godsfalldc. If you’ve never heard of Godsfall or have heard of it and weren’t sure it’d be up your alley, I’ll take a moment to talk about it here.

What is Godsfall?

Godsfall: Divine and Conquer is a D&D actual play podcast set in a homebrew world created by Aram Vartian, a freelance visual designer based out of DC. The show is releasing its 3rd season in March and follows 7 young people who realize that they are the reincarnations of the old gods, who died in a calamitous war that almost destroyed the entire world. Suddenly thrown into a conflict much larger than they are and given incredible powers they must learn to control, the Godlings are at the heart of the action as a century of relative stability is rapidly coming to an end.

Why would I like Godsfall? 

Godsfall is not only well-written, but also has some incredible characters - and players. In addition, the world is unique and interesting, and Godsfall does well what a lot of other IPs don’t do at all, including:

  • PCs that are diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, sexuality, gender, and worldviews
  • Healthy and happy relationships between characters
  • Specifically, a happy and healthy gay relationship between two of the godlings! That is explicitly confirmed within the first season!
  • Neither of those two characters have died and their relationship develops naturally and lovingly(spoilers, I guess)!
  • Morally ambiguous characters that you can still enjoy rooting for
  • Villainous PCs whose inclusion makes sense and who you can also still enjoy rooting for, if that’s what you’re into!
  • Open and honest discussion about some of the social issues around gaming and fantasy
  • A DM(and players) who care about having those discussions and making the best story they can for everyone
  • Action! Excitement! Jokes!
  • Incredible editing and production - Godsfall integrates sound effects, background sounds, and mood/theme music seamlessly and it really shows. The technical quality of this podcast alone probably makes it worth listening to.
  • Again, a really fantastically awesome story set in a deep and complex world that still holds a balance between fresh and familiar elements of the fantasy genre.
  • A pet pig who is truly adorable
  • Also, art! Godsfall hasn’t had much of a presence on tumblr but that doesn’t mean there isn’t already hella art. @DevenRue(@devenrue), @bendrawslife(@bendrawslife), @fmanzof and @creepyfantasies on Twitter all illustrated parts of the Godsfall worldbook, which is coming out soon.
  • That’s right, there’s a worldbook! If you decide you like Godsfall a lot and like to play D&D, you can play D&D in the world of Godsfall how cool is that it’s really cool and I’m very excited to get my copy
  • Godsfall also has fanfiction! (Here’s one piece, please ignore me shamelessly plugging my own writing, I haven’t had time to hunt down all the cool stuff other people have written for the Godsfall world yet)

Alright! You’ve convinced me! Where can I find Godsfall?

Well, their tumblr is here, obviously: @godsfalldc

and they’re on twitter: @GodsfallDC

as for the show itself, it’s right on iTunes - just type in “Godsfall”, hit enter, and download all of it and binge it all in one week! Or don’t, maybe you have self control when it comes to consuming media. I know I don’t! Haha!

(I can’t wait until March 1st you have no idea the hype is killing me)

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Sale!

So, my money situation is stretched thin at the moment since moving, and I’ve got tons of stuff sitting around the apartment that I’d love to find homes for. I’ve got: 

Original Art for $10 - $15

Prints for $10,

Greeting Cards for $5 (blank inside, include envelopes). 

(Shipping in the U.S. is included in all the prices.)

So, if you want some art and to help me out, click here to check them out.

Email me (at bendrawslife@gmail.com) the name & size of the piece you want, and a quick payment to paypal will make it yours!


Edit:

To add to the fun: Reblog and follow me for a chance to win one of the drawings!