Based in central California, Thestruggleisneal is a blog by Neal Powell. His posts explore the journey of being an adult, but a kid at heart, and trying to make that work ... sometimes ... rarely?

From LP to RP : Session 12

From LP to RP : Session 12

The Dead Crew of Oddwood – Lawful Evil

The Dead Crew of Oddwood – Lawful Evil

Lore: The full moon casts an undisturbed reflection on the calm waters. You see lanterns illuminating the ship as you float silently towards it. The night watch flags in the enduring summer heat, their tricorn hats casting long shadows across their face. Your venerable dinghy should be decorated for carrying your band of buccaneers this far, but you’re afraid the extra weight of the medals might sink her. As the two vessels gently caress, you look to your Dread Crew with their instruments at the ready and start their song with a nod. A line is hooked to the taffrail while a haunting song of the sea ostensibly emanates from the ocean herself and stirs the soul of every sailor on board. Your boots plod against the deck after hoisting yourself over the railing with a flourish. The watchman stirs, embarrassed, with a start. His countenance slowly changes as he stares past your visage into the darkness. The fear pervades his very being as he stands frozen before you. This couldn’t have gone more perfectly.

With that lore out of the way it’s on the way to the album! Lawful Evil is the 4th studio album by The Dread Crew of Oddwood who affectionately refer to their sound as “Heavy Mahogany,” a mix of pirate themes and use of acoustic instruments. While The Dread Crew of Oddwood is definitely pirate metal, they lean towards the pirate side of the spectrum. They differentiate themselves from other acts in the genre by using an eclectic range of acoustic instruments. The band doesn’t take themselves too seriously; there is an element of humor in many of their songs. There are so many things that inspired Ed and I, so rather than one thing this time around we made two! A new bardic “college” and a new background!

Dread Crew Bardic “College”

Dread Crew Bardic “College”

Follower of Avaritia Background

Follower of Avaritia Background

Link to Mechanical Stuff pdf:

Pertinent Links:
http://thedreadcrewofoddwood.com/shop/lawful-evil-album/

https://mgartworks.myportfolio.com/work (Cover Artist)

Lyrics: http://www.songlyrics.com/the-dread-crew-of-oddwood/lawful-evil/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dread_Crew_of_Oddwood

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBGD0NDtpUA&list=PLV_3odZERD9disE2PAmm1LsUgNOq1Vmpq&index=1

Shout Out: This week’s shout out goes back out to the truly amazing person Ed Chuck. Check him out on Twitter @dreamingoflight or head over to MadBirdStreams every Friday at 10pm ET to check out the awesome Stormfall D&D stream there! Seriously, Ed is great to work with and this post is proof of that!



From LP to RP : Session 11

From LP to RP : Session 11