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An actual play RPG podcast where five friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems. This season features Apocalypse World, and begins in a dusty bar following the end of the days, when southern socialite Lemon Dufresne hires three completely sane personalities to help her steal back a family recipe. Meet Bear Samuels, the local gang leader, Ross Roberts, the local cult leader, and Finch, a mysterious orphan of the Maelstrom, and follow the trials and tribulations of the four most upstanding, honest citizens the apocalypse has to offer.

An actual play RPG podcast where five friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems. This season features Apocalypse World, and begins in a dusty bar following the end of the days, when southern socialite Lemon Dufresne hires three completely sane personalities to help her steal back a family recipe. Meet Bear Samuels, the local gang leader, Ross Roberts, the local cult leader, and Finch, a mysterious orphan of the Maelstrom, and follow the trials and tribulations of the four most upstanding, honest citizens the apocalypse has to offer.

Location:

United States

Description:

An actual play RPG podcast where five friends try out some of the less-rolled RPG systems. This season features Apocalypse World, and begins in a dusty bar following the end of the days, when southern socialite Lemon Dufresne hires three completely sane personalities to help her steal back a family recipe. Meet Bear Samuels, the local gang leader, Ross Roberts, the local cult leader, and Finch, a mysterious orphan of the Maelstrom, and follow the trials and tribulations of the four most upstanding, honest citizens the apocalypse has to offer.

Language:

English


Episodes

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/ 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...

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

Roulette 18: I Hate Everything About This Place

7/29/2020
The Dufrense sisters are reunited under totally normal Dufresne family circumstances. Ross eats a sleeve of saltines. -- 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:01:05:26

Roulette 17: Ramfro

7/22/2020
On the road again! Nothing brings a group of friends together like a roap trip. And neon green murder lizards. -- 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...

Duration:00:57:20

BONUS Monster Care Squad Special: Homestead - Part 2

7/19/2020
The Failteam prepares for a close encounter of the chompy-chompy kind. -- Check Out Monster Care Squad on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/monster-care-squad For more information on the organizations highlighted in this episode, visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#bail -- Game System: Monster Care Squad by Sandy Pug Games. Guests: Many RealmsThornvaleRolling Misadventures Cover art by Josh from the All Ports Open Network. For more information...

Duration:01:09:35

BONUS Monster Care Squad Special: Homestead - Part 1

7/19/2020
Dr. Homestead sends his 'Failteam' to the town of Whalecrest to investigate some earthquakes. Possibly to help save a monster, or just to waste their time. -- Check Out Monster Care Squad on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/monster-care-squad For more information on the organizations highlighted in this episode, visit: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#bail -- Game System: Monster Care Squad by Sandy Pug Games. Guests: Many RealmsThornvaleRolling...

Duration:01:29:20

Roulette 16: The Drugs are Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

7/15/2020
Ross, Bear, Lemon, and Finch orchestrate a business takeover using hostility and Spam. -- 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...

Duration:00:50:51

Roulette 15: The Worst Bad Guy

7/8/2020
Bear does all her own stunts. -- 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 Warnings:

Duration:00:48:10

Roulette 14: The Darkest Night

7/1/2020
A bad decision a day keeps the doctor pretty much constantly in your life. -- 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...

Duration:00:42:49

Roulette 13: This Was Supposed to be Fun

6/24/2020
The interrogation of Lemon, part II. Featuring familiar, but different, interrogators, and a crowbar. -- 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...

Duration:01:05:13

Roulette 12: The King of Town

6/17/2020
Bear and Ross execute a rescue mission while Finch executes a stranger. Lemon interrogates her interrogators. -- 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...

Duration:00:55:26

Roulette 11: The Littlest Plague Doctor

6/10/2020
What a lovely day for a walk through the shadowy realm of the pyschic between! -- 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...

Duration:00:52:52

PROMO: June PodRevDay

6/6/2020
Podcast Review Day (#PodRevDay) is a monthly event that encourages fans and listeners of podcasts to take a moment to review their favorite podcasts on their platforms of choice. As we continue to make space for People of Color and Black people in podcasting, we recommend looking into the podcasts and resources listed in this promo: Podcasts In Color, Podchaser list Fiction Podcasts Created by PoC, Tone Deaf: A Theatre Nerds Guide for their Musically Challenged SpouseA Ninth World...

Duration:00:01:52

Media Blackout Tuesday

6/3/2020
This week, The Role Less Taken is taking a pause to recognize the clusterfuck that is our justice system and our country. If you have the means, and feel so moved, consider supporting the following organizations: George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Unicorn Riot, Campaign Zero, National Bail Funds, ACLU, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Fair Fight, We will see you next week.

Duration:00:01:12

TRLT: Emissary - Parts 1 - 5

5/27/2020
Announcement: This Episode brought to you by Technical Difficulties. We will have our regularly scheduled chaos up and running for next week. In the meantime, let's go to space for five minutes. Captain Weston Bywater, of the Scout Ship Emissary, visits three uncharted planets and investigates anomalies. Cards drawn for these episodes: 8 of Hearts, 2 of Hearts, 8 of Clubs, 5 of Hearts, and 6 of Diamonds. -- The game played in this episode was Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada. For...

Duration:00:06:29

Roulette 10: He Buttles, He Doesn't Serve

5/20/2020
Schedule for the day: Wake up. Breakfast. Catch up with friends. Light murder. Cook some drugs. End the day with inter-dimensional travel? -- 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:00:53:17