In today’s episode, we’ve reached the final chapter of the story of the Interdependency Shuffle. For better and for worse, whatever happens inside the strange otherworld of the Shuffle will change everything. This week we consider giving in to astonishment, strike a few deals, and close out our story.
In today’s episode, The Wanderers complete their trek to Boon with a trip to the First University, Shard’s oldest and most venerated learning institution. With the doomsday clock ticking down, what solutions will the greatest minds of the Interdependency bring to the table? This week we refuse to get hot for teacher, have a meeting of the minds, and maybe, just maybe find a way to fix all this, if you’re willing to risk it.
In today’s episode, we make our not-so-triumphant return from the Miasma after a tense encounter with the Abdicated Throne. The Wanderers warn the people of Lockstock of the coming cataclysm and set their sights on the settlement of Boon for a solution. With only two weeks to save the world, they’re going to have to come up with something good. We get a little shaky, advance the clock, and do experimental science on some car parts.
In today’s episode, the Wanderers stay skeptical as they explore the Keep of the Abdicated Throne, an eldritch location found deep in the Emerald Firth with ties to the Miasma, and to the mysterious Pluma. Who or what is she? What are her plans for DeGrasse? What does she know that our intrepid Wanderers don’t? We get cleaned up (again), start a ticking clock, and contemplate a change of careers.
In today’s episode, the Bazaar crew follow DeGrasse’s lead as they make their way into the Miasma-filled forest of the Emerald Firth. What will our Wanderers find trailing the siren call of the mysterious Pluma? We procure some potions, stitch ourselves up, and contemplate fratricide. It’s that kind of episode.
In today’s episode, Sierra is back! She may not be at her best but an incoming Aberration attack means she won’t have a lot of time for R&R. And who’s that once-friendly face leading the Aberrations? We walk through a rain of fire, have a family reunion, and one of us becomes the Special Boy.
In today’s episode, while Sierra is on the mend in a Lockstock field hospital, DeGrasse and Lyra have to learn to get along without their surrogate road-mom. A chase in the nighttime streets of the settlement signals the return of a friendly face, though some are happier to see them than others. We take a stroll with one of the most powerful people in Shard, argue with medical professionals, and interrogate our besties.
In today’s episode, we take some time to unpack all the things that happened during our last episode. While the Bazaar crew rushes Sierra to Lockstock to find a medic, we check in and find out how are our favorite Wanderers are doing after the battle in the Emerald Firth. We take a perfectly good bird and give her anxiety, discuss the necessity of violence with a former farmboy, and make Leon cry. Sorry, Leon. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 19: Decompression
In today’s episode, it’s an action-packed show as the battle against the Deviants begins! Who comes out on top? Who ends up six feet deep? Whose life is forever changed? Listen in for the answers to these questions, and more! We get called out, leave a bird hanging, and buffalo through. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 18: We’ve Been in Worse Situations.
In today’s episode, the Wanderers and the rest of their Bazaar crew are just about to complete their long journey to the fortress settlement of Lockstock! But what’s this? A checkpoint? Something definitely doesn’t seem right here. We’re reunited with some familiar enemies, puzzled by our new allies, and ready to throw down with some Deviants once and for all.
In today’s episode, we bring you the second and final entry in our exploration of the origins of our group of intrepid Wanderers with another dungeon-crawling one shot! Trapped in a strange and sinister maze beneath the earth, how will our three heroes band together and face the labyrinth’s ultimate challenge? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Payoffs and callbacks, accidentally obliterating your teammates, and a brush with death that will change everything you think you know about a...
In today’s episode, we continue our look back at the early days of our Wandering trio, and finish the tale of the meeting of Lyra Greyfeather and Sierra Scorchskin. While exploring the Cairn the dynamic duo has managed to stir up some trouble, and unearthed one of the Interdependency’s most terrifying urban legends: the King Aberration. We dodge energy beams, execute a dynamic entry, and finally pay off all that rock throwing.
In today’s episode, as the Wanderers move toward Lockstock and prepare to face their toughest challenge yet, we look back and take stock of a time before. How did Lyra and Sierra meet? Is throwing rocks really a viable solution to trap-finding? What does a thousand bad rolls sound like in audio format? We run a dungeon-crawling one shot to find answers. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 14: The Cairn and the King Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon...
In today’s episode Degrasse returns to his old homestead with the rest of the Wanderers in tow for one last hurrah. The implications of what he finds there will stretch far beyond even the boundaries of Shard, and bring the Wanderers closer to something big. We check out some good bad dogs, charming mutants, and learn the extent of squatters rights.
In today’s episode, a stop off in Oxbow digs up a past of painful memories and deep-seated blood feuds. It’s the Harvest Festival, and hometown boy DeGrasse wishes he were anywhere else. We dance with a paterfamilias, meet a rat named Bocephus, and eat entirely too much oatmeal. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 12: An Especially Hard Day
In today’s episode, the Wanderers try to turn the tide of battle in the accidental surprise attack on Port ‘o Plenty. Standing in their way? One extremely large Rook. Will Sierra keep her promise to Europa? Will Lyra’s wits and weapons be enough to get her through this? Will Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” signal a horrible fate for DeGrasse? These questions and more, this episode. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 11: The Battle of Port ‘o Plenty Pt. 2
In today’s episode, the Miasma comes to Shard in a very big way as the Wanderers work through a falling out within the trio. This week we’ve got portal mishaps, the last remnants of Big Boy Season, and regret as Michael realizes the scale of what he’s done. He’s very sorry, Laura. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 10: The Battle of Port ‘o Plenty Pt. 1
In today’s episode, the Wanderers touch down in Port o’ Plenty, the trade and commercial hub of the Interdependency and home of the Greyfeather mercantile clan. What’s there to do around our Lyra’s old stomping grounds? Experimenting with old friends, seeing a familiar face in a not-so-familiar crowd, and having a genuinely upsetting conversation with your parents, and that’s just for starters. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 09: The Prodigal Daughter
In today’s episode, we take a moment to catch our breath with some enlightening downtime in the city of Sandbar. What news awaits our Wanderer’s in the sleepy little settlement? We drink moonshine with a dog priest, learn some unwelcome truths, and take a good look at a mysterious book. Call your brother. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 08: In the Farther’s Almanac
In today’s episode, the Privateers are closing in and the window for escape is shrinking ever faster. Caedmon Hightower joins the brawl in Asstown and the Deviants make a violent push in the Mercantile district. What’s in store this week? Fighting our ex with sarcasm, grounding a birdman, and tossing classists all over the shop. This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 06: Send Me On My Way