The Magestream Episode 1-5

On this Episode of the Magestream: We’ll travel to the Great and Glorious city of Battlekeep in our travel segment Roads, Realms, and Ranges, learn a new recipe for beef stew (see recipe below) during Wilhelm’s Vittles, hear a wonderful performance by Bholem Battlesong (a.k.a. Leland Schick), listen as Amber Glass gets Rybin drunk on her famous mead and has him talk about Elmerton’s mysterious disappearance, and we’ll be talking some LARP theory about getting ready for the first game of the Spring Season!

Thank you to Nick Donoghue for helping us out with Wilhelm’s Vittles and thanks to Leland for his great performance! Want to be a part of the show, you can send questions, feedback, and performances to [email protected].

Angela is very excited about doing an episode on Death, Dying and Immortality soon, so send us questions and thoughts about character death, what you (or your character) would do for immortality, thoughts about how to deal with undead friends or family members, and other things that you think of!

Most of the sound effects you hear on today’s show are from

Our theme music was written and performed by Sam Rochford. You can find more of her music at Thanks, Sam!

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Here’s Wilhelm’s Beef Stew Recipe:


1 tablespoon vegetable oil or shortening

1 lb boneless beef chuck, tip or round roast, cut into 1-inch cubes

3 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 large unpeeled potato, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium stalk celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

1 teaspoon salt

1 dried bay leaf

1/2 cup cold water

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • 1 In 12-inch skillet or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef; cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Add water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes or until beef is almost tender.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients except cold water and flour. Cover; cook about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf.
  • 4 In tightly covered jar or container, shake cold water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute until thickened.
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