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Family Plot Podcast

Family Plot Podcast

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An odd dad and his slightly less odd 11 year old daughter discuss strange history, weird true crime and all things paranormal.

Podcast Episodes

  • Episode 10: The Traveling Dogman and the Beast of Bray Road
    September 24th, 2020

    Dean and Krysta discuss the fact that this is their first milestone episode, Episode 10 and the story of the Dogman as well as a personal story from Dean and the Beast of Bray Road.  While there is some confusion as Dean mixes up his notes and some of the legends, the end of the episode comes down to....well listen and find out.  Enjoy!

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  • Episode 9: The Sirens Or Going from Gods to Monsters in 3 Easy Steps
    September 17th, 2020

    Dean and Krysta discuss the Sirens ancient creatures of Greek Myth.  They discuss their origins, the stories told about them and even their considerations in the later world.  About the only thing they don't discuss is their ability scores in D&D.  (

    SIRENS

    Medium fey, chaotic evil

    Armor Class 13 Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18) Speed 30 ft., swim 50 ft.

    STR/DEX/CON/INT/WIS/CHA - 12 (+1)16 (+3)14 (+2)12 (+1)14 (+2)14 (+2)

    Skills Perception +4 Senses passive Perception 14 Languages Primordial, Common Challenge 4 (1,100 XP)

    Special Traits

    Amphibious. The siren can breathe air and water. Innate Spellcasting. The siren’s innate spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 14). The siren can innately cast the following spells, requiring no components. 2/day: detect thoughts, sleep Shapechanger. As an action, the siren can shapechange into a medium female humanoid, or back into its true form. If the siren dies, it reverts to its true form.

    Actions

    Multiattack. The siren makes two attacks with her claws. Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6 + 1) slashing damage. Luring Song. The siren sings a magical melody. Every humanoid and giant within 300 feet of the siren that can hear the song must succeed on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw or be charmed until the song ends. The siren must take bonus action on its subsequent turns to continue singing. It can stop singing at any time. The song ends if the siren is incapacitated. While charmed by the siren, a target is incapacitated and ignores the songs of other sirens. If the charmed target is more than 5 feet away from the siren, the target must move on its turn towards the siren by the most direct route, trying to get within 5 feet. It doesn’t avoid opportunity attacks, but before moving into damaging terrain, such as lava or a pit, and whenever it takes damage from a source other than the siren, the target can repeat the saving throw. A charmed target can also repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If the saving throw is successful, the effect ends on it. A target that successfully saves is immune to this siren’s song for the next 24 hours.

    About

    Sailors will sometimes hear a beautiful song as they near rocky coastlines. This enchanting song is being sung by the siren. Its true form is part bird, part female humanoid creature. Hundreds of years ago, a jealous witch altered their beautiful form and banished these fey from the land.

    Vengeful Vixens. Sirens are out for revenge and seek to lure those near the coast. Sailors have even been known to wreck their ships as they are drawn closer to rocky shores.

    Forgotten Fey. Still angry about the curse that altered their form, sirens use their shapechange ability to return to land at times. Once on land, the siren attempts to use all its charms to lure more victims.)

     And now you have that too.  Enjoy the show!

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  • Episode 8: Spring Heel Jack and A Marquis Paints the Town Red
    September 10th, 2020

    Dean and Krysta discuss the criminal/urban legend that is Spring Heel (or Spring Heeled) Jack, his crimes, his potential identity and the way crime was fought in the England of the 1830's.  Springheel Jack was at the very least rude and an assaulter of women, carriages and British Army sentry boxes.  As for who was this dangerous criminal, was it The Mad Marquis...or just an Alien Kangaroo.  Listen on, True Believers.

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  • Episode 7: The Fae both Ancient and Modern
    September 3rd, 2020

    Dean and Krysta discuss the Fae, featuring a description of what they are, what types there are and stories both ancient and modern.  Research was pulled from multiple websites including ModernFairySightings.com, websites on native myth and folklore and responses from listeners and the talented Jess Walters from Shoes, Boos and Tatoos, an amazing podcast.  Furthermore, they discuss movies and books where fae appear as characters AND Krysta brings up Dean's persistent mancrush on Josh Gates.  Also, Dean and Krysta announce the addition of Team Bunny to the Patreon account.  

    TRUE STORY:  As we were recording episode 7, Dean felt something brush up against his leg, looking down he saw a small, brown leather cap.  We cannot prove the wee folk were paying attention...but something happened.

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  • Episode 6: The Elms Revisited and Lost Roanoke and other Cultures
    August 27th, 2020

    The Episode begins with a brief revisit to the Ellms Hotel and Spa after Dean's conversation with Hotel Manager John Mormino divulged some new spooktacular tales, then after a brief visit from Tamara Til The Break of Dawn, Dean and Krysta discuss Roanoke, a LOT of Josh Gates, the Marvel Comic 1602, Comedian Dale Hilton and his love of Whitesnake as well as other lost cultures including the Olmecs, the Anasazi, the Mound builders of Cuyahoga Illinois, the Indus Valley people and the Minoans, the Mycenaeans and more!

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