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Teaching Changemakers Using Kingmaker

Thursday, April 24, 2014

My name is Ben Parkinson and I have been interested in roleplaying for most of my life. For the last five years I have been running a project in Uganda, which trains indigenous youth in Uganda to become social entrepreneurs, sometimes known as change makers. Our project is known as the Butterfly Project because it relies on the concept that nurturing youth can transform them into Butterflies, capable of changing the community in which they live and we are very proud of the young people we have been working with, most of which come from slum areas in Kampala and some from remote village areas.

I originally thought of the value of roleplaying when I was in Nigeria. Children there were using their own creativity to make games from local materials and I felt strongly that the minimal materials needed for roleplaying—just some dice and maybe a pen and paper—could be made available in village areas very easily. Similarly, children in slums have very little inspiring to do and I felt that these children I was beginning to get to know loved the creativity of monsters and were going to benefit from seeing themselves as heroes, when poverty eats away at confidence to be able to effect change.

I developed a roleplaying group in Uganda in 2010 with some youth and we started with Keep on the Shadowfell and moved through The Trollhaunt Warrens by 2013, after an enforced break in 2012. I am a fan of 4th Edition and the brightest kids enjoyed the complexity of the battles, though I felt that the game was not achieving my purpose of trying to stimulate creativity, teamwork and problem-solving, as the game was orientated more towards combat. Also, the issue became worse not better, as the players became more experienced, as everything became even more complicated in the same way and played towards the combat tactics.

I had run Crown of the Kobold King online a few years ago and I thought also starting at Level 2 might work better for the group, who, other than Joseph and Brian, had never run a roleplaying game before—more hit points meant they could make more mistakes! The game was a real hit and the kids were every session excited and enthusiastic to be there. The Kobold King wiped out the whole group except Lem and Merisiel and so they had to sell most of their treasure to pay for the resurrection bills. Then I noticed how involved they were with their characters and that they discussed their adventures with their friends in between sessions and so momentum was building.

The group wanted a new adventure, so I looked through the other adventures I owned which seemed to be suitable for a new group. We switched to W3 Flight of the Red Raven and I asked Joseph whether he would take over being GM. He agreed and ran more or less the whole adventure on his own, as he is a very bright kid and will be a future star of Uganda, given the chance. Readers should be aware that English is the third language for these children, so reading is much more of a chore for them. Most of the children living around survive on one meal a day—usually the same thing—and so it is not always obvious which sorts of activities they might enjoy. With Joseph as GM, I had wondered that maybe the group would lose interest, but actually I think interest has grown since Joseph took over—all credit to him—AND he has prompted others to believe that they can GM too.

Their enthusiasm inspired me to think more broadly and so I wondered whether we could work with some of our potential changemakers and social entrepreneurs, seeing whether we could run a more challenging thoughtful group, where they were making more human decisions, which might help them in their own development as leaders. I owned a pdf of Kingmaker and this seemed to be the ideal vehicle for this idea. So, I recruited a young leaders group, including Joseph (The GM), Brian, Patrick, Barbara, Kenneth and Oswaldo and, to further challenge them, we used some of the advanced character classes from Master of the Fallen Fortress. Joseph (14) chose the complex Summoner; Brian (13), a great roleplayer, computer trainer and problem-solver, chose Imrijka the Inquisitor; Patrick (13) who wants to be an engineer, the Alchemist; Barbara (14) who has a project empowering girls against child abuse, wanted Lini the Druid; Kenneth, who is the editor of the Acholi Quarter Youth News, chose Alhazra the Oracle; and Oswaldo, who is a Ugandan taekwondo champion, Sajjan the monk.

I didn't want the group to just focus on fighting, as had been happening previously, so we started straightaway explaining that they were going to be kings and that they had to act like leaders and that some problems would be difficult to solve and perhaps not have immediately obvious solutions. They were challenged to act as a team when preparing for the bandits right at the start and then I gave responsibilities for the mapmaking, the treasure record-keeping, the rations and timeframe and, later, the city statistics.

They were stunned at the Stag Lord's fight that one of the "bandits" seemed to be fighting on their side and this prompted them to think differently about their adversaries. They are looking for allies now, rather than adversaries, when they adventure, so that they can improve the quality of their city. Damiel was slain by a wandering shambling mound and the party rallied around to see what could be sold to bring him back. They are now looking for people who might have sighted trolls, as their city unrest plummets. However, the most interesting discussions came from when a visitor was undermining them in the city. Should we kill him? Should we discredit him? Should we banish him?

Last week, Imrijka, using his alignment detection ability, noticed a lot of evil women entering the city, so we shall see where this leads and whether they see this as a priority, or further exploration...

Kingmaker has been a backdrop, though, to an explosion in interest in roleplaying. We now have six GMs and perhaps 30 young people starting to participate in roleplaying here, so we are trying to figure out how to use what resources we have to develop an RPG timetable. Brian is also running a group entirely of girls and he has taken them through "The Deadly Mine" and I hope he will start them on Pathfinder Society Organised Play. We use figures from Descent 2, a homemade map, and various dice gathered from different places, and we use the computer or print out the pdfs when running the adventures.

The next project will be to take our GMs out into remote Northern Uganda (many are native Acholi speakers) and test the reaction from local children to the dice and adventure. Our objective will be to assess the sessions as a new and fun mechanism to assess which children might be best at making decisions, solving problems and acting for the good of all and then bring them onto our changemaker programme and they will then be taught how to solve problems in their communities.

Lastly, culture is very important in Uganda. Recent legislative changes here have demonstrated some alternative thinking and we are not about to use roleplaying to suggest or impose actions outside of the culture. We plan to continue to vet the adventures ahead of them being run too, to ensure that they are suitable for the group we are working with. The game is simply a creative stimulus, which teaches children what they are good at and enhances their life skills. By teaching young GMs how to GM, we hope we are building their confidence, helping their reading and other academic studies, helping them to be leaders and also, because a GM's role is not to kill the party, to be considerate in making the adventure fun for the players, not just for the GM! GMs will even learn problem-solving from their players, who also learn from each other and, since poverty is not negatively influencing their make believe life, finding solutions to challenges can flourish.

The Butterfly Project is funded by Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network (CYEN), a charitable organisation based in the UK. The web-site is http://www.cyen.org.uk and the youth blog is at http://chrysalisuganda.wordpress.com. You can contact us at socentafrica@gmail.com or via the web-site. CYEN supports Uganda-based non-profit, Chrysalis, who run activities at their Chrysalis Centre in Kireka, Kampala. They run sports, arts and music, as well as a range of more academic activities, such as roleplaying. Chrysalis are in the process of building a rural-based centre in Northern Uganda, to deliver empowering activities in Gulu district, Uganda.


The Kingmaker group—Lini, Balazar, Imrijka, Sajan and Damiel. (Alhazra was doing exams).

Patrick is the roleplaying monitor, who is responsible for looking after all of the materials we have. He plays Damiel, the Level 4 alchemist, who recently fell to a shambling mound. Patrick is a keen engineer.

Oswaldo (right) is a Ugandan age group taekwondo champion, so he decided to play the monk in the group. Sajjan is trying out different moves and I am discussing him maybe making a vow with his character.

Joseph is a brilliant student, who picks new things up like lightning and is very hard to beat at any board or card game. Here he is with the Kingmaker map, which shows how far the group has explored.

Brian is 13 and a computer trainer at the Chrysalis Centre. He's a problem-solver and excellent roleplayer and actor. Brian is also now a GM and has recruited several girls into a girls-only group.

Yes, we use Pathfinder!

Brian, GMing the new girls group, as they explore "The Deadly Mine" from the Beginner Box.
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Well this is just awesome.


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Amazing work you're doing! Keep it up.

The kids look like they're having a great time.

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*slow clap*

Thank you for sharing Ben - really incredible work.

Makes note of the "How to Donate" page

They've gotten farther than my Kingmaker group did!


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This. Is. AWESOME!


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I'd buy that guy a drink.


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It's not just fighting monsters and getting loot. It's learning how to deal with the situations and events that can also occur in modern day life. That's why kids, D&D can be a tool of learning.

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zergtitan wrote:
That's why kids, D&D can be a tool of learning.

Or Pathfinder, as the case may be.

Andoran

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How utterly amazing, Ben, that you've been able to share your passion to make incredible positive change. My childhood was deeply, and I mean, deeply, influenced by D&D in very, very positive ways, ways no adult, teacher, parent or leader, had ever envisioned or even knew about. These kids will have such a better life because of what you've initiated. You've done the Herculean task many of us only dream of. Rock on!

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Very cool!

Andoran

Keep up the good work.


This is pretty awesome. I saw one of those photos on the Paizo FB page a little bit ago, but it is even better reading everything you're doing with those kids AND seeing even more photos!

I hope that it continues to be a success!


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This is really cool, and makes the world a little brighter. Thank you for sharing this with us, and thank you Paizo for putting this where we can see it.


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Wow, this is amazing! I have my own growing group of middle-school kids I'm teaching the Pathfinder RPG to (here's our website), and it's awesome to see the hobby flourish and inspiring kids in Uganda! Kudos to you, and I'd love to hear more about this in the future!


That's great ! A real achievement for you and these kids !

How much do they know of the medieval european inspired setting in which Pathfinder (and Kingmaker) is set ? Do they have enough clues about it in their culture or did you sort of translate it into their own ?

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This is just fantastic!

Shadow Lodge RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16

Wonderful - good on you!

For people in the UK, you can donate by SMS; the instructions are on the front page of their website.

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Parents are often dubious about time their kids spend "playing games", but what you're achieving with these kids and their communities via Pathfinder/Kingmaker is truly inspiring.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. I wish this project, the changemakers and their communities every success.

Any gamer who reads this should forward this good news example to parents or others they know in a guardian or educational role.


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You sir, are a hero. You took awesome (roleplaying with kids) and awesome (helping impoverished kids) and made awesome-squared.

Good job!


Fantastic! I love seeing those kids doing that! Finally something different than soccer...

Andoran

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I believe my allergies may be getting to me as there's something in my eyes. :) There are no words strong enough for just how awesome this is.


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This is truly outstanding. Thank you for doing this, and also for taking the time to tell us about it.


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This is truly wonderful. It's also called, making a difference! Thank you for sharing it with us.


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Thanks so much for this, and I hope your work can continue for a long time.


This is one of the most encouraging and uplifting things I've ever come across on these boards. Very cool and praiseworthy stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!


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Snazy! It's really encouraging to see the hobby branching out to include more then just the stereotypical gammers. I think those kids will really benefit from the exercise in creativity.

I hate to keep going on about it but this is part of why it would be nice to have more miniatures and pawns of black/brown people and women with diverse body types. I'm starting up a new group for non-gamers with diverse backgrounds and honestly find the general lack of diversity among my pawn collection a bit embarrassing. Out of something like 500 player race pawns (that aren't duplicates) there's maybe 10 non-whites? And don't even get me started on the women's issue. Where are all the dwarf women?!


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Yay! It's nice to see more kids using roleplaying to build their skills and confidence. And it's just incredible to see it happening half a world away.

Thanks for sharing this!

Cheers!
Landon


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Thanks very much for the nice comments. It's not difficult developing the roleplaying, when the kids in Uganda are so enthusiastic. Also, we are lucky to have very many youngsters, who love to problem solve and see their ideas turn into successful outcomes. I am also interested to see how the GMs develop their skills and knowledge.

SPOILERS BELOW

This weeks' session of Kingmaker found the team smarting over low diplomacy skills, as Old Beldin has them running around after her, when they want to be seeking out trolls to allay the fears of their town. However, a cry of anguish as Alhazra twists her ankle in the swamp alerts a small (could have been 8, but was actually 3) group of wandering trolls and the group realises they have to pull out all of the stops, as they are still at Level 4.

I use biscuits to try to encourage creativity in the game - use of spells, specific ideas or good dialogue - and with all bar one of the biscuits gone at the end of the session I adjudged it a success.

How did the trolls fare? Well, they tore apart Lini and Lini's cat, Alhazra and were getting started on Imrijka, when the party prevailed. They stacked the odds in their favour when Joseph (Balazar) sent his eidolon with a hastily scrawled note around its neck, to find the witch, who had already shown her antagonism towards trolls in general....good problem solving, I thought...

Promoted to Level 5

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Wow, this is an amazing story. Ben, keep us updated.


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Moonbird wrote:

That's great ! A real achievement for you and these kids !

How much do they know of the medieval european inspired setting in which Pathfinder (and Kingmaker) is set ? Do they have enough clues about it in their culture or did you sort of translate it into their own ?

These kids have seen Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, so they are quite switched on as regards the European-inspired setting.

The kids are from a slum area in Kampala, so perhaps there is less of a culture gap than the rural children with whom we also work, though have not, as yet, tested with RPG.

I think for the moment this is just about imagination development and I very much hope that in time they can evolve some adventures inspired by the rich African culture and history, which they know quite a bit about. Especially in rural areas, the likelihood is that they will make up their own adventures, as they won't be able to print anything out or have a laptop with a pdf. They might just have some dice they carved out of wood and a pen and school book.

As a strategy, we just introduce ideas and activities and hope the young people are inspired to move things forward themselves, in the way they choose. They rarely disappoint.


I'm really impressed about your - and the kids' - work!

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Fantastic!

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Have you seen any of the African inspired RPG stuff? I assume most if it is Europe's-view-of-Africa, not Africa's view of itself, but still.

Nyambe

Svimohzia or on Amazon Svimohzia

Ars Magica South of the Sun


This is an amazing program and excellent illustration of the power of RPGs...

[Thanks Mosaic - just bought Nyambe, though unsure why the hardcover is cheaper than the PDF...]

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
just bought Nyambe, though unsure why the hardcover is cheaper than the PDF...

Old book (3.5), takes up space in the warehouse. It was on sale at one point for $5 and I bought several just to give away. But I particularly like Nyambe and Svimohzia because they describe big, functioning black African-like empires on par with anything in the Europe-equivalent continent. Mwangi is fine, but whenever Paizo gets around to describing southern Garund, THAT is what I hope to see.

Grand Lodge

Thumbs up! Excellent and creative capacity building.


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One more recent African inspired RPG is Spears of the Dawn.

It is basically an old-school D&D clone rebuilt with African flavor.
I don't have the expertise to evaluate how well it succeeds in its mission to diversify the cultural influences used in RPGs, but at least it does its best, and some of the art was apparently commissioned from African artists.

Some more information can be found on its Kickstarter page.
BTW, this was one of the rare Kickstarter projects that delivered early, author Kevin Crawford is one to keep an eye on.


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Mosaic wrote:

Have you seen any of the African inspired RPG stuff? I assume most if it is Europe's-view-of-Africa, not Africa's view of itself, but still.

Nyambe

Svimohzia or on Amazon Svimohzia

Ars Magica South of the Sun

Thanks for these and others' links. I did have a copy of Nyambe, but felt it was not very authentic, for the reasons you mention. The other one I have never heard of, but looks interesting. Ars Magica I think will be difficult for our group.

Spears of the Dawn looks very good. But for now I want to introduce the players gradually to the Pathfinder rules. When they are familiar with them, then I will tell them about additional rules systems...


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You are a paragon of leadership, sir. I salute you!

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Best blog post ever.

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Arikiel wrote:
I hate to keep going on about it but this is part of why it would be nice to have more miniatures and pawns of black/brown people and women with diverse body types. I'm starting up a new group for non-gamers with diverse backgrounds and honestly find the general lack of diversity among my pawn collection a bit embarrassing. Out of something like 500 player race pawns (that aren't duplicates) there's maybe 10 non-whites?

When I was trying to pick out a couple pawn sets to send I definitely noticed this. I had a great conversation with one of our art directors as well as our project manager and it was really fascinating to learn more about the process for getting NPC art. Change can be slow, but I do believe its coming a bit at a time and that Paizo overall has an ongoing commitment to showing diversity in our products.

I think the best way to continue to push for change is to remain vocal about it. Make sure the publishing community and artists know there is a need/desire/demand for diversity in products. How do you do that? Leave reviews of products, vote with your wallet *cough cough* and be open and helpful when engaging in conversations about the issues.


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Sara Marie wrote:
Arikiel wrote:
I hate to keep going on about it but this is part of why it would be nice to have more miniatures and pawns of black/brown people and women with diverse body types. I'm starting up a new group for non-gamers with diverse backgrounds and honestly find the general lack of diversity among my pawn collection a bit embarrassing. Out of something like 500 player race pawns (that aren't duplicates) there's maybe 10 non-whites?

When I was trying to pick out a couple pawn sets to send I definitely noticed this. I had a great conversation with one of our art directors as well as our project manager and it was really fascinating to learn more about the process for getting NPC art. Change can be slow, but I do believe its coming a bit at a time and that Paizo overall has an ongoing commitment to showing diversity in our products.

I think the best way to continue to push for change is to remain vocal about it. Make sure the publishing community and artists know there is a need/desire/demand for diversity in products. How do you do that? Leave reviews of products, vote with your wallet *cough cough* and be open and helpful when engaging in conversations about the issues.

Just a quick thumbs up including Seelah in the iconics. The kids definitely were impressed by this and were very happy to replace Valeros with Seelah (when Valeros retired to look after Jeva.} Our player for Seelah is 10 and male and both he and Sajjan won gold medals at the East African Taekwondo championships last week - congrats to both!


Well, I am definitly going to find a way to contribute to these folks, they seem to be doing excelent work. Are there any specific ways to contribute? Books, maps, pathfinder resources? I always feel more comfortable donating "stuff" more than money.

As for racial diversity in pathfinder, I'm currently working on a mythic campaign centered entirely around the "Shory" people, a group originating in the Mwangi Expanse that is almost gone, except for in the lost city of Yjae. The Shory are tremendously interesting to me, and I would love to share what I did if anybody is interested. There was no original intent for encouraging racial diversity, but by damn the Shory are interesting!

In any case, good luck Ben Parkinson. It's nice to see pathfinder being used for good.


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Ben Parkinson wrote:
Just a quick thumbs up including Seelah in the iconics. The kids definitely were impressed by this and were very happy to replace Valeros with Seelah (when Valeros retired to look after Jeva.} Our player for Seelah is 10 and male and both he and Sajjan won gold medals at the East African Taekwondo championships last week - congrats to both!

This is awesome on so many levels. Congrats to both!

Cheers!
Landon


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williamoak wrote:

Well, I am definitly going to find a way to contribute to these folks, they seem to be doing excelent work. Are there any specific ways to contribute? Books, maps, pathfinder resources? I always feel more comfortable donating "stuff" more than money.

As for racial diversity in pathfinder, I'm currently working on a mythic campaign centered entirely around the "Shory" people, a group originating in the Mwangi Expanse that is almost gone, except for in the lost city of Yjae. The Shory are tremendously interesting to me, and I would love to share what I did if anybody is interested. There was no original intent for encouraging racial diversity, but by damn the Shory are interesting!

In any case, good luck Ben Parkinson. It's nice to see pathfinder being used for good.

If it were Pathfinder, we would certainly be interested in piloting the adventure.

If people would be interested in supporting, then that is very kind. We are an independent project, which gives us the flexibility to try out things like this, but rarely receive much significant in the way of funding. We need the basic materials, but especially (painted) figures (or include paints), dice, maps and adventures. If people want to send us things, then please focus on those items we cannot buy in Uganda. We do have good artists here who can paint figures, though we've not yet tried to paint anything. Joseph is also an excellent artist and I suspect has the patience to paint these figures well. Note that we run the sessions on an evening and that means we need to buy food for the members and if people were to send over money, then we would use it there. As more of the young people are involved, then we need more resources, so the more people send, the more we can instigate, to a point!

Lastly, we have just launched our rural initiative and I spoke to a lot of youngsters from Ugandan villages these past few days to gauge their interest. This is a project in itself and I would like to send Joseph and Brian up to the North to pilot some village roleplaying and, of course, they want to go. If anyone is interested in helping with this project, please let me know. You can contact me at socentafrica at gmail.com.


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This made me cry tears of joy! :)


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It really is cool to see :) Keep up the good work!


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This is amazingly awesome. God bless you in this project as well as all you do, and thank you for making their lives better (and cheering ours) through this phenomenal idea! :D
EDIT: and keep us updated on how they do!


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SPOILERS

I have been up in Gulu this week, so we weren't able to have our usual Thursday session, but all seemed keen to try to do a session tonight. Also, Maria (aka Feiya) was coming in at Level 5, as a new player, following trialling as a wizard in Brian's game and my wanting to gender balance the game a bit, with a second girl.

Maria is very feisty and has really taken to the game, so I decided to write her into the plot, as Old Beldin's niece, knowing that the party were to get on her good side, especially after she left the battlefield disgruntled without a thank you from the party, as they fumbled to gather troll blood from the bodies. My best laid plans were flattened, however, when the group returned to town without visiting the witch, so I had to improvise.

To the sounds of children screaming, they rolled troll heads onto the park they had constructed in town. Imrijka tried to persuade the town that Beldin was a good woman to sneers from a growing number of Gyronna cultists. Then Balazar tried and failed the same thing, as the cultists tried to use the party support for Beldin to discredit them. A lone voice stood up for Beldin - Feiya - and the party were gobsmacked, when they realised who Feiya was!

The Cult leader threw a silence spell at Imrijka which started a riot. Poor old Feiya, not knowing the power of her new spells, threw a lightning bolt at the leader, turning her to ash, but also hurting Imrijka and killing outright 8 residents of the city....

Balazar to halt the riot had to step in saying that he would personally raise 40,000gp to resurrect the people killed by the lightning bolt, so where were they to get this money? Why the Sootscale kobolds, of course! The party agreed to sell rights on the goldmine to the kobolds for a downpayment on the resurrection fees....

Will the kobolds renege on the deal? Where will they raise the remaining money? Or will the townsfolk get to burn the witch?


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Hi i'm by the name Patrick Aikonia a member of Butterfly Project the roleplaying moniter playing as Damiel in kingmaker acting as an alchemiest
in the group and also a GM of a group that is just in level one of Hollows last hope and they are almost about to finish level one and go to level two as Crown of the Kobolds King upto level for and then go Return of the Kobolds king.
Its fun playing the Kingmaker becouse of we learn how to Role aCity, solve problems like last time we got a new group member Feyer. some evil wemen tried to refuse deny Imrijka from talking by using a spell to d silence him and Balazer's erdalong failed to attack silencer then Balaza attack with a long bow andthen feyer attacked whith using the ligtening bolt which killed eight peaple from the City and that increast the unrest by four and people were shouting that burn the wich burn the wich and we took the people to the shrine they assked for 40,000gp for eight people with two Weeks thats the task we are in we don't know where we will get the money but we have collected 10'000gp from the Kobolds and they said we should give them agold mine without taxing them for a Year so that was the first task then we will have another one on thursday.
I like Damiel becouse of the bomb and other spell like ant hul,fire breath, vomit swarm, elementaltouch,stone fist and others.

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Thanks for sharing your stories Ben and Patrick! I love hearing about your adventures and it makes me happy to know you're having fun with the game!

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