Announcing a New Find the Path Venture

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Find the Path is excited to announce a new venture: Tales from Darkmoon Vale! On May 27th, we will be launching a brand new Pathfinder Second Edition mini-series audio adventure. This actual play will be available exclusively on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/FindthePathVentures) and will release weekly on Wednesdays.


What is Tales from Darkmoon Vale?

For our first foray into recorded second edition, we’ll be playing through a converted version of Hollow’s Last Hope. This GameMastery adventure was written by Jason Bulmahn and F. Wesley Schneider and released by Paizo in 2007 as part of Free RPG Day, which means the adventure is available for free on Paizo’s website! Hollow’s Last Hope also happens to be the first ever adventure set in the world of Pathfinder. It is part of a series of adventures all set in the town of Falcon’s Hollow.

To quote from the back of the adventure:

The plague has come to the town of Falcon's Hollow, and not even the town's priest can abate its wretched course. With the coughs of the sick and the wails of the dying echoing through town, the local herbalist uncovers a cure, but she needs some brave heroes to retrieve the ingredients. Finding the cure means risking the dangerous Darkmoon Vale.

[...] Do the heroes have the skill and courage to find the cure in time?

Ross Scoggin has lovingly converted Hollow’s Last Hope from 3.5 to Pathfinder Second Edition, and will be gamemastering this mini-series. Ross has many years of experience GMing, and will bring a fresh take on masterful storytelling to the Find the Path Ventures lineup.


Who is playing in Tales from Darkmoon Vale?

We will have five players on the show: Heather Allen, Jessica Peters, Jordan Jenkins, Rachel Sandidge, and Rick Sandidge. Yes, you read that right! Rick will be making his debut as a player on Find the Path in this series.

Heather is playing Celestine, a half-elf street urchin rogue who was raised on the streets of Falcon’s Hollow.

Jessica is playing Clove, a human herbalist barbarian who is trying to navigate being an adult for the first time while working to find a cure for the people in the town.

Jordan is playing Amaranthe, an elf scholar wizard who has come to Falcon’s Hollow to pay his respects at the funeral of an old friend.

Rachel is playing Astrea, a halfling laborer fighter who works as a forge worker while secretly working against the Lumber Consortium.

Rick is playing Grim, a dwarf scout champion who tends an apple orchard on the outskirts of town while caring for his daughter-in-law and granddaughter.


Why YouTube?

Tales from Darkmoon Vale will be our first mini-series adventure, and we feel it is a prime opportunity to try something new and different. Giving this series a home on our YouTube channel ensures it won't get lost in the Find the Path Podcast feed and gives us the chance to experiment with a new format.

As an added bonus, we will be hosting a Live Premiere of the first episode on May 27th at 7pm CDT so that listeners can join in for live commentary from the cast! This lines up with PaizoCon Online, which felt like a perfect time to get together with fellow fans of Pathfinder to celebrate a new entry into the Pathfinder Second Edition podcast world.


TL;DR

The first three episodes of Tales from Darkmoon Vale will release May 27th, 2020 at 7pm CDT on YouTube (youtube.com/FindthePathVentures). Then expect a new episode every Wednesday until we finish this mini-series. Check out our YouTube channel for character previews and more information about the show!

For more information about Tales from Darkmoon Vale or Find the Path Ventures, visit our website https://findthepathpodcast.com or follow us on Twitter (@findthepathchan).

Jessica Peters,
Find the Path Ventures

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Because I anticipate the question coming up, I wanted to address the issue preemptively:

We currently have no pans to release an official 2E conversion of this or any other adventure (apart from the Kingmaker Adventure Path). The work Ross is putting into the conversion is his own. That said, we're really excited to see what the content looks like in play 13 years on, and will be watching community feedback and reception closely to determine what, if anything, we may want to do with the Darkmoon Vale region in the future.


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This sounds great! The Darkmoon Vale adventures were the first thing I ever GM'd, and turned into a 2 year campaign. Looking forward to seeing how this goes.


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This sounds great! Looking forward to it!


Darkmoon Vale has something I’ve revisited lately and I’d like to see it shown some 2E love.


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Is there any chance this will make it to any other format? (Like putting the audio on its own podcast feed or something?) I don’t use YouTube but would like to at least listen to this, someday.

Liberty's Edge

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Ok... What is an audio adventure?


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Steve Geddes wrote:
Is there any chance this will make it to any other format? (Like putting the audio on its own podcast feed or something?) I don’t use YouTube but would like to at least listen to this, someday.

I'd second this. Don't really have time for adding YouTube shows to other things I watch but I have dogs to walk twice a day which gives me plenty of time for podcasts (including the FtP crew's Mummy's Mask and Tyrant's Grasp shows). Sadly the live timing doesn't work for my timezone either (UK) but appreciate I'm probably in the minority there.


Steve Geddes wrote:
Is there any chance this will make it to any other format? (Like putting the audio on its own podcast feed or something?) I don’t use YouTube but would like to at least listen to this, someday.

For now we are using YouTube as the platform to keep our Mummy's Mask story from being broken up by these episodes. We might at some point add them to an RSS feed down the line, but for now it'll be a podcast on YouTube.


Dragnmoon wrote:
Ok... What is an audio adventure?

A fancy way of saying an actual play that is audio only but not posted to an RSS feed.


Medriev wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
Is there any chance this will make it to any other format? (Like putting the audio on its own podcast feed or something?) I don’t use YouTube but would like to at least listen to this, someday.
I'd second this. Don't really have time for adding YouTube shows to other things I watch but I have dogs to walk twice a day which gives me plenty of time for podcasts (including the FtP crew's Mummy's Mask and Tyrant's Grasp shows). Sadly the live timing doesn't work for my timezone either (UK) but appreciate I'm probably in the minority there.

For now the plan is to release on YouTube only but if this does end up on an RSS feed or something we'll announce it on our Twitter/social.

Dark Archive

I can't wait to see what FtP brings to the Darkmoon Vale. The region is near and dear to my heart, and goodness does the gang know how to spin a yarn!


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Jess Peters wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
Is there any chance this will make it to any other format? (Like putting the audio on its own podcast feed or something?) I don’t use YouTube but would like to at least listen to this, someday.
For now we are using YouTube as the platform to keep our Mummy's Mask story from being broken up by these episodes. We might at some point add them to an RSS feed down the line, but for now it'll be a podcast on YouTube.

Ah well, disappointing. I’ll wait to see if it gets released as a podcast sometime.

Thanks for answering.


So looking forward to this. I Am working on converting it myself and am hoping to glean some advice for this... I will be following for sure! Please add more 2e info for the Area.

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