Buckle up your bracers: my fun-forward tabletop roleplaying game will soon make its streaming debut!

Whether you’re a fan of The Lost Tale of Sir Larpsalot with no plans to play the spinoff adventure yourself or you’re a gamemaster (GM) seeking a preview, you’ll have the chance to watch The Curse of Er’Mah’Gerd in real time on Twitch in less than a fortnight.

Act 1 of the game will air at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, with subsequent sessions to be scheduled thereafter. I’m honored that Twenty Sides to Every Story has elected to host the game on its popular TTRPG channel: www.twitch.tv/twentysidestoeverystory.

You can also catch a casual interview with yours truly on “Talking Twenty” in advance of the actual play—10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the link above.

The videos will eventually get uploaded to Twenty Sides’ YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@TwentySidestoEveryStory.

Twenty Sides to Every Story

At its core, Twenty Sides to Every Story is a Twitch channel and Discord community featuring actual plays of Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games. For those outside the fandom, the name is derived from the 20-sided dice that are so integral to D&D as well as many other TTRPGs.

And I can say from first-hand experience that the GMs and players featured in Twenty Sides’ various campaigns certainly create memorable stories. I’ve personally participated in a number of community games as well as a few full-fledged campaigns—as described in this blog post about my character-creation compulsion.

Moreover, I’ve become close with several members of this dynamic community, such as Alex Kurowski, the channel’s creator. Alex is also a prolific contributor to TTRPG publications, including Goodman Games’ forthcoming Dungeon Denizens and Grimtooth’s Old-School Traps, making him a brother-in-arms for game writing. I’ve had the pleasure of playtesting some of his puzzle-rich encounters, too.

Which is all to say that I expect my time on “Talking Twenty” to feel more like chatting with an old friend than promoting a product. Funny fact: Alex lives a half hour away, and yet we’ve never met face to face!

I suppose that encounter will have to wait for another day…

The talented Alex Kurowski,
creator of Twenty Sides to Every Story,
in his natural habitat.

Start your own adventure

Of course, if you’d rather avoid spoilers and run your own campaign, you can order The Curse of Er’Mah’Gerd as a hardcover book or digital edition at DriveThruRPG.com.

The game can be completed in as few as three sessions, or you can prolong the magic if you include the optional encounters. Check out this Q&A for more details.

And if you plan to stream your game sessions, please let me know. I’d love to see which path your players take, how they overcome the obstacles set before them, and (best of all) how they portray the haphazard heroes of Good Company!