Campaign is long-form actual play podcast. Our current series Campaign: Skyjacks takes place in an original setting inspired by folktales and classic adventure fiction. Join Liz Anderson, John Patrick Coan, Tyler Davis, Johnny O’Mara, and gamemaster James D’Amato as they tell a tale of daring sky pirates. … Also it’s basically an elaborate re-telling of Weekend at Bernie’s.
Skyjacks: Episode 146
The time for confrontation has come. Manifestations of evil begin their assault on both parties, and they must each summon powers beyond themselves if they hope to make it out alive.
Skyjacks: Episode 145
At The River, plans are made and paths are set. Travis enacts his trade with Raoul while The Rusalka makes an offer to Gable, before Orimar presents The Rusalka with a deal of his own. Jonnit and Wei continue their dream walk, witnessing the betrayal that set Wei on their current path. All the while, evil encroaches.
Skyjacks: Episode 144
Travis, armed with the information of the true version of his story, must repay The Rusalka and free Raoul. To do this, he must craft a ritual and call upon his power as The Changeling. Meanwhile, Jonnit relives the moment he received the angel feather from Hip, when he touched it and first became a seer. Tragically his sacrifice in Burza Nyth means that he cannot see or remember the man who meant so much to him.
Skyjacks: Episode 143
The Rusalka tells Travis and the others The Changling's Tale and the way his story has been broken. Travis is left with the unsettling weight of what his mother stole from him and the question of what to do about it. Teacher Wei shows Jonnit the memory of the night in Janchi that led them to seek training in poetry from the liquid swords and to the event that would grant them the gift of a blind seer's eye.
Skyjacks: Episode 142
Jonnit shows Teacher Wei his life in Akaron around the time his mother disappeared and the way his father handled the loss and a struggling farm. Travis, Gable, and Orimar encounter The Rusalka who offers them useful information in exchange for varying favors. They must decide if it is wise to take bargains from the luminary of temptation.
Skyjacks: Episode 141
Travis catches up with his old friend who some might say he shares far too much in common with. Orimar tries to be patient through this reunion knowing that the cutting stone is at their backs. Gable arrives to confront Rusalka and discovers many familiar faces that they were not expecting to see.
such an amazing listen. never not surprised when the table talk and narrative take me
from laughing to being blown away by lore (much of it created in the moment) to crying more often than you would think and back again
Mostly good with a questionable GM
I honestly haven’t listened to Skyjacks in a while due to James D’Amato. The setting is really intricate and intriguing, and having it revolve around sky ships is such a great choice. The man cast are all very talented improv actors and are a ton of fun listening to. However, the show loses some of its luster due to the man running the game. As the show goes on, it feels like he becomes more and more controlling, removing player agency. He frequently asks, “describe what happens?” Listens to his players tell him what happens, only to say, “great, here’s what really happens”. Ignoring everything the players just told him. That, plus listening to some of their old Star Wars episodes and hearing how badly he treated that GM as a player really turned me off to the show.
This is absolutely one of the best of the genre, look no further for you have found your new favorite podcast!