Heroes Rise two hundred and forty-sixth entry: Totally Oculorbious

Heroes Rise two hundred and forty-sixth entry: Totally Oculorbious

Welcome, brave adventurers, to Heroes Rise. This is the 246th entry into our chronicle, recorded on Saturday August 26th 2023, and released Wednesday August 30th 2023 over at heroesrisepodcast.com.

In this week’s Adventurer’s Pack… OK, Lennon just wrote a bunch of 1980s slang in this, and I wasn’t comfortable saying it in the 80s, so there’s no way I’m saying it 40 years later. So ignoring all of that, we’re left with “Dungeons, Laser, Dragon, Terrain, Minis”. 

Next we check out some D&D News as we take a sneak peek at the Planescape box set (and a couple of monsters you’ll encounter), as well as getting our first look at Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk.

After that we’ll take a Short Rest and head into the Archives of Candlekeep to learn all about the Rakshasa; before finally heading into the Scrying Pool to see what you [all] have to say.

Community Questions

  • So first we had the castle of tentacles in the giant resource, and now there’s more wriggling otherworldly oddness coming in Phandelver. How do you feel about the eldritch horror creeping into D&D? 
  • Tentacled cows, flying jellied d4s with eyes, and a dragon about to kill Bambi’s family. What did you think was the oddest thing from the Phandelver videos? 
  • Why are you all fired up about Planescape? Were you a fan of the videogame? Did you play modules from older editions? Or are you just feeding off the hype from everyone else?