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An actual play RPG podcast where a group of friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems each season, and play exciting new indie TTRPGs. New episodes every other Wednesday!

An actual play RPG podcast where a group of friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems each season, and play exciting new indie TTRPGs. New episodes every other Wednesday!

Location:

United States

Description:

An actual play RPG podcast where a group of friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems each season, and play exciting new indie TTRPGs. New episodes every other Wednesday!

Language:

English


Episodes

Campfire 9: Three Traumatized People Yelling at Birds

1/26/2022
While Shawn tries to get some sense from a trio of cryptic avian oracles, Achille's grief takes on new forms. Sabrina and the rest of the counselors make a decision about the safety of the campers. Someone gets sauced. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame. We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games,...

Duration:00:52:04

Campfire 8: Nothing Bad has Ever Happened on this Boat

1/12/2022
Packing lanterns, snacks, and a tactical shovel, the counselors head out to find out what Alphonse was burying. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/ Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio....

Duration:00:59:00

Campfire 7: Better than a Fortune Cookie

12/29/2021
After an all-around terrible day, the campers and the counselors sit down for a calm evening of marshmallows, hot dogs, "music" and cryptic puzzles involving ghostly rabbits. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit...

Duration:01:07:28

Campfire 6: For those playing along at home

12/15/2021
Achille and Shawn try their hands at magic, while Zack sneaks off to find his new, icy friend. When Sabrina goes looking for the absent camper, she runs into someone from outside the Camp. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit...

Duration:01:19:26

Campfire 5: Some Vampire Poem

12/1/2021
The morning of Sports Day, Achille opens up to Jett by the lake. Zach goes to find out where the bone came from. The Lindworm's latest attack splits the party--and the camp itself. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit...

Duration:00:58:00

Moonlight over Roseville Beach Special: Wingman

11/17/2021
Moonlight over Roseville Beach is Kickstarting This Week! You can also check out the Quickstart Guide, played in this episode. --- When both a locally famous drag queen and Emery's co-worker (definitely not a crush, though...) don't show up for work, the shapeshifting gardener Ash and fresh-faced bartender Emery go to investigate, and find that strange things are afoot in Roseville Beach. --- Featuring: --- Content Warnings: If these are themes that you are not in the right head space...

Duration:01:47:13

Era of Silence Special - Part 2: An Immaculate Conception!

11/10/2021
Era of Silence is Kickstarting This Month! For more information on the game, visit the Shrike Tabletop website. --- After a trip to the car dealership for a "high-class, long-term rental", Remy finds themself on a train to parenthood. Aton, Oscar, and Vant get to work on The Perfect Crime (we hope). --- Featuring: --- Content Warnings: If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date. --- Cover Image by Grahame....

Duration:01:27:27

Era of Silence Special - Part 1: 10 Minutes to Northpoint Station

11/10/2021
Era of Silence is Kickstarting This Month! For more information on the game, visit the Shrike Tabletop website. --- Two priests, an assassin, and a mushroom walk into a radio studio... Stop me if you've heard this one before. An infamous radio host summons a group of unlikely freelancers to help him steal a compound used in food and drugs. --- Featuring: --- Content Warnings: If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a...

Duration:01:14:45

Campfire 4: A Wallop Right Back

10/20/2021
Achille finds themself in a conflagration of sorts, then tries to find a way back to Camp, while the Jett, Sabrina, and Shawn continue their search along the Sneaking Path. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit...

Duration:00:45:33

Campfire 3: One Ominous-Ass Tree

10/13/2021
With Achille missing, the rest of the Counselors have to deal with uncomfortable questions, insidious rumors, and a weird trick of the light, and Jett's rescue plan. Shawn makes an aphorism even the himbo gets. Also: Forest Quick Tips! ---- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion....

Duration:00:52:10

Campfire 2: Are My Teeth Bones?

9/29/2021
After a hearty morning of nature lessons, tree climbing, and a camp-wide scavenger hunt, two kids are missing. Jett and Shawn go searching on the lake, while Sabrina and Achille search the forest. Audio Note: We have some technical difficulties with the audio in this one, but work it into the story. -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and...

Duration:00:50:16

Campfire 1: But what does your respect get me?

9/15/2021
As the Camp Counselors settle in Jett tells a ghost story, which is a prelude to a revelation. Sabrina helps a reluctant (and loud) camper disentangle from their parents, while Shawn supervises. Achille invents a contest, and cleans a femur(?). -- This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir). We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny...

Duration:01:06:10

World of Wyldrvir: Waiting for a Train

9/8/2021
While waiting for their train, travelers Ember and fiVe are accosted by a roguish teenager, and dragged into an archery contest. Neither of them really know about archery. -- In today's episode, we play World of Wyldrvir with Bee and Micky. For more info on Wyldrvir, see the game's website: https://worldofwyldrvir.carrd.co/ Cover image by Micky. Sound effects from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, additional music from GameDevMarket. For more information about the show, visit us at our...

Duration:01:02:59

Roulette 24: Some things are wrong and everyone is mean

9/1/2021
Note: This is the last-recorded episode of Roulette, but it is not the finale. More info in the intro, but we're bogged down with scheduling issues. We are posting this, and a one-shot, and then starting a new campaign with a new group. (Also, we had Audio problems with Megan's audio for the first 20 minutes, but I assure you she was hilarious in the blank spaces.) -- Lemon makes a mess. Ross meets his heroes. Finch starts a revolution? -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent...

Duration:01:42:13

UPDATE: Unplanned Hiatus

10/7/2020
We're experiencing some scheduling issues, but are committed to getting the final few episodes of Roulette out. We're currently working on the next one, and we'll announce on Social Media when we've got a release date. Also, US friends, don't forget to register to vote and make a plan to vote safely.

Duration:00:02:26

Roulette 23: Open Your Mind to See the Meat

9/9/2020
The world is changed...I feel it in the meat. I feel it in the meat. I smell it...in the meat. -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/ Theme music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom. Some sound effects from FreeSound.org, additional music from GameDevMarket. For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page. Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at...

Duration:01:01:47

Roulette 22: Beary Angry

9/2/2020
Bear's still pissed. The group learns how to google. -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/ Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page. Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/ Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt -- Content...

Duration:00:53:13

Roulette 21: A Wrecked Train (After ‘Pocalypse)

8/26/2020
The gang solve the age old riddle "How do you crash a train that's already stopped?" and the crowbar reaches the end of its character arc. -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/ Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page. Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at...

Duration:01:04:14

Roulette 20: When Doors Do and Do Not Exist

8/12/2020
Down the hatch! Board the train! Ride the rails! Fight the murder lizards! Pretty sure this is a Kenny Rogers song. -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/ Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page. Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/ Please leave us a...

Duration:01:02:11

Roulette 19: Yo, Dude, What the Hell?

8/5/2020
Our intrepid gang of dudes (gender neutral) starts to unravel family secrets through the clever use of an involuntary, shared, fever-nightmare. -- Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/ Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page. Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at...

Duration:01:01:56