150 episodes

Cozy roleplaying in a haunted post-apocalypse.

Join Cobb, Tissa, and Penelope as they travel the pastoral continent of Amylte and try to help the world heal from the mistakes of its war-torn past.

Sword of Symphonies is the award-winning Actual Playtest of Heroic Chord, led by designer Cat McDonald and played by their excellent friends.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Cozy roleplaying in a haunted post-apocalypse.

Join Cobb, Tissa, and Penelope as they travel the pastoral continent of Amylte and try to help the world heal from the mistakes of its war-torn past.

Sword of Symphonies is the award-winning Actual Playtest of Heroic Chord, led by designer Cat McDonald and played by their excellent friends.

    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 50)

    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 50)

    In an abandoned hall half-buried in the Veldt, the emerald Duchess opens her eerie green eyes to the sight of light filtering in through the one window that remains.
    This is her place, and until now that has always been enough for her.
    But, this morning, she emerges from the hall and stares out over the world of green that surrounds her, moved by a longing she doesn’t understand. Or rather, by a longing she used to understand but had forgotten.
    Her venomous daemons swirl around her on the air, in the shapes of birds and beetles and any number of shining green creatures. Idly, she thinks what a long time it has been since she has been in the city.
    So she begins to walk.
    Welcome to Sword of Symphonies.
     
    Original music by Kathleen~!
    You can find the Heroic Discord here!

    • 52 min
    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 49)

    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 49)

    The Radiant Prince hops off his altar, in the darkness of the shrine called Escape Route of the South Wind, content to be the only light in the stone ruins. His odd little courtiers watch him as they go about their business sweeping up the shrine for him, and all is right with his world.
    He runs a hand along the carved surface of the shrine’s walls, and a memory startles him, as if waking him from a deep sleep. Visions of the past, of the people who carved these walls, of the offerings once laid upon the altar where he sits, a magic spell meant to convey to him the value of the place and its memories.
    When the spell was cast, he hadn’t really understood the idea that history was a treasure, and somehow today he does.
    Welcome to Sword of Symphonies.
     
    Original music by Kathleen~!
    You can find the Heroic Discord here!

    • 52 min
    Road Trip Problems (Cat's Cradle 28)

    Road Trip Problems (Cat's Cradle 28)

    This week on Cat’s Cradle, hop in the car with us! We’re joined by Bappy from The Eternity Archives! We’re going on a roadtrip, and it’s time to answer the eternal gamer question:
    What should we play?
    Join our Discord!
    Music by Kathleen!

    • 40 min
    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 48)

    Veldt Stories (Season Two Episode 48)

    The sky over the eastern desert is enormous. Standing on the sacred plateau where the remains of the deilith Benevolent Zhuge are collected, one can see from horizon to horizon, an endless world under an endless sky.
    The torches that adorn the plateau flicker.
    Moved by the sight, and terrified by the thought of being moved by the sight, the Chosen Emperor places his face in his hands and begins to weep.
    Welcome to Sword of Symphonies.
     
    Original music by Kathleen~!
    You can find the Heroic Discord here!

    • 46 min
    Chains of Obsession (Season Two Episode 47)

    Chains of Obsession (Season Two Episode 47)

    The moon is full over the Silver River, and for the first time in ages, as the tide recedes, the sound of a flute echoes over the area.
    One by one, they emerge from the cave, dressed in layers of seawater-soaked silks embroidered with gold. One in violet, one in blue. In teal and green and yellow and orange. Six beauties wade through the ocean to approach the Silver River and the city of Celres, moving as one being and staring around at the world again.
    Welcome to Sword of Symphonies.
    Original music by Kathleen~!
    You can find the Heroic Discord here!
    Thanks for joining us, Dillon!

    • 56 min
    Chains of Obsession (Season Two Episode 46)

    Chains of Obsession (Season Two Episode 46)

    What is the purpose of power?
    There are countless answers, of course, from countless people, ranging from obvious to esoteric, from benevolent to craven. But for many people, power is its own reason, and they don’t stop to consider why.
    In Amylte, there are Noble Demons, and there are Horrors, and there is a wild world hostile to humanity. In the face of this, many want power to help others, to protect the things they see as worth protecting.
    But in the face of the Noble Demons, the Horrors, and the mistakes of the past, it can be hard to imagine power as a good thing.
    Welcome to Sword of Symphonies.
    Original music by Kathleen~!
    You can find the Heroic Discord here!
    Thanks for joining us, Dillon!

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Biohaserd ,

Great show with a different tone

A lovely show with a great, low-key vibe and using a custom system, very different feel from any D&D actual play. More holistic and environmental feeling. The players also give it their all, nothing quite like it I’ve found, and I looked!

Dorcastick ,

Can’t wait for season 2!

This is an excellent show highlighting a wonderful game. Heroic Chord has such a warm and fuzzy feeling to it, and the cast has such a wholesome energy. The narration is always so evocative, and the music never fails to impress. The Cat’s Cradle episodes are just as good, full of great insight.
Can’t wait for Season 2!