Scratch Made Pies: Introduction

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan

Hello, welcome to Scratch Made Pies, a blog that covers my trek through fashioning a fictional universe that I use for a bi-weekly Pathfinder game. I will be using this blog to work through my ideas and thoughts as well as the process that I am using to spin my own little slice of a fictional reality.

But first, a little about me. I have been playing Pen and Paper RPGs since 1990 when I first played the old Marvel Super Heroes published by TSR. After that I played in various games of AD&D when I was able to check the books out of the library (I’m from a small town. Comic book and game shops are nowhere near my home.) I really hit my stride when I moved to a town WITH a game shop and delved deep into the White Wolf and AEG offerings of Vampire, Legend of the Five Rings and 7th Sea. And then 3.0 hit like a lightning bolt and it was EVERYWHERE. This is where I got my first taste of running games and was fortunate enough to have a regular group where all of the other players were seasoned Dungeon Masters. This gave me some very harsh lessons in how to and not to run a session. Fast forward to a good deal of time later and I’ve been a player and DM for The Redacted Files.

But one thing that I had wanted to do for the last few years was to develop a game world for my Pathfinder/D&D games that I really could call my own.

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Curse of the Masked Jackal 3: Vengeance, Sweet Vengeance

A ship emerges from a bay and a ship on fire is ahead of it

Our heroes are introduced to their new ship, and immediately try out many of its more interesting features.

GM: Patrick
Players: Aser, Bran, Landan, Jonn, Megan.
System: 7th Sea 1e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Intended Force.” (incompetech.com)
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Curse of the Masked Jackal 2: Daybreak

A room full of pirates drinking and fighting

The new crew work on putting out the fires, literal and figurative, from the last episode.

GM: Patrick
Players: Aser, Bran, Landan, Jonn, Megan.
System: 7th Sea 1e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Intended Force.” (incompetech.com)
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Curse of the Masked Jackal 1: Dry Dock

An old ship  on it's side being careened while in  dry dock

Our heroes gather in a pirate haven to gain information on a hidden threat.

GM: Patrick
Players: Aser, Bran, Landan, Jonn, Megan.
System: 7th Sea 1e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Intended Force.” (incompetech.com)
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Fiasco: Die Hard Comes Earlier Every Year

Vegan Turducken on a bed of lettuce

As we near the close of 2016, a year of many bad things, it is important to remember all we still have to be grateful for, that’s worth fighting for. The people behind the Redacted Files are thankful to you, our listeners, and all those people who make it possible to do what we love. Thank you from the bottom of our squamous hearts, and please accept this token of our appreciation.

Two international terrorists bring their families to a remote cabin to celebrate Thanksgiving. Things get…explosive quickly.

Players: Aser, Jonn, Megan, and Patrick
System: Fiasco

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Wish Background.” (incompetech.com)
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A Rune Awakening 15: Attack of the Scarecowhorseman Thing

The scarecrow menaces two adventurers in the tower.

With a lead on the person behind the terror in both Sandpoint and Magnimar, the party heads to an ‘abandoned’ tower.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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A Rune Awakening 14: Evil Justice Man

Justice Ironbriar, and elf wearing red armor with sharp claw like fingers

Our adventurers find the hideout of the leader of the Skinsaw Cult in Magnimar, and discover it’s a lot easier then they thought to bring him to justice.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com)
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Scary on the Choo-Choo 12: For Whom the Bell Tolls


An automaton stands on either side of a golden clock fave in a tower

The party gets ever closer to finding another piece of the simulacrum while valiantly failing to stay out of a new love triangle.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Eli, Phil, and Zack
System: Call of Cthulhu 7e

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”(incompetech.com)
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A Rune Awakening 13: Out on the Town

A view of Magnimar, a small bay with huge ancient pillars towering above

The party heads to Magnimar to try to find who was behind the Skinsaw Man.

GM:Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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A Rune Awakening 12: Mystery of the Missing Saddle Polish, Solved!

As the party delves deeper into the depths of Foxglove Manor, there are many more secrets to be revealed then they thought.

GM: Megan
Players: Aser, Jonn, Landan, Patrick
System: Pathfinder

Music by Kevin Macleod, “Five Armies.” (incompetech.com)
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This episode was edited by Desmond A. Interested in having him edit your podcast? Contact him at Desmond@DesmondA.com