Vow of the Knight-Aspirants: To Seek the Tower Perilous

You are squires on the cusp of knighthood, venturing into the treacherous Bleakwood on a quest to prove yourselves worthy and discover the elusive Tower Perilous. What wrongs will you right and lessons will you learn along the way?

Vow of the Knight-Aspirants is a PbtA game of fantasy adventure, inspired by Arthurian legends, fairy tales, Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books, and Magic: The Gathering’s plane of Eldraine. The game is in-development from Cloven Pine Games. This will be its first multi-session playtest.

DURATION: 3 hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4 players total. One slot is reserved for Rosamund H.

SAFETY TOOLS IN USE: We will use CATS, the X-Card, Lines & Veils, and the Open Door Policy. This event abides by the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct.

SET UP INFO: We will play over Streamyard. Expect a set-up email from me about a week before the session, with a link to a Google sheet character keeper.

BREAKS: two ten-minute breaks (and more as requested)

RECORDED: Provided all players give permission, sessions will be recorded and posted to the Cloven Pine Games Youtube channel.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: No, rules will be taught in play.

2022-04-05T01:00:00Z2022-04-05T03:59:00Z Session One
2022-04-12T01:00:00Z2022-04-12T03:59:00Z Session Two
2022-04-19T01:00:00Z2022-04-19T03:59:00Z Session Three
2022-04-26T01:00:00Z2022-04-26T03:59:00Z Session Four

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Vow of the Knight-Aspirants: To Seek the Tower Perilous (Session 1/4)
Starring: @inarvan, Joe F, Danielle B
Three squires go questing into a dark fairy tale wood to prove themselves. In short order, they become aware of a living statue, a lost cow, and a stolen diadem. Caedun (The Serpent & Clarion) leads an ambush and gets stabbed for his trouble, Gaston (The Boar & Chalice) offers hearty encouragement to a new friend, and Gilly (The Colt & Hourglass) takes a flying leap into a battle with bandits.

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Vow of the Knight-Aspirants: To Seek the Tower Perilous (Session 2/4)
Starring: @inarvan, Joe F, Danielle B, @DavidMK
A new squire joins the quest! Kae (The Owl & Bridge) befriends a wolf and tries to befriend some outlaws as he meets up with his companions. Caedun plots a path to a hedge witch’s hut, Gilly ignores her prophetic insight and falls into a pit trap, and Gaston challenges the Bandit King to a wrestling match.

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Vow of the Knight-Aspirants: To Seek the Tower Perilous (Session 3/4)
Starring: @inarvan, Danielle B, @DavidMK
The questing squires bargain for a diadem of great power in the midst of a bandit camp. Gilly proves her prophetic insight to the Bandit King. Caedun makes big promises and grapples with his family’s legacy of heresy. And Kae attempts to befriend everyone, witches and bandits alike. All this, and a truly special cow—along with a glimpse of the Tower Perilous itself!

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Vow of the Knight-Aspirants: To Seek the Tower Perilous (Session 4/4)
Starring: @inarvan, Danielle B, @DavidMK
In our grand finale, the squires ascend into the Tower Perilous itself, with the Bandit King nipping at their heels. Caedun finds himself face-to-face with his family’s past as heretic rebels. Gilly leads the charge in an acrobatic feat over the abyss, and allows her prophetic insight to guide her. And Kae beseeches a fateful boon from the Tower itself.