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Worlds Beyond Number

Storytelling

Brennan Lee Mulligan, Erika Ishii, Aabria Iyengar, and Lou Wilson hang out together and use games to make up stories. It's pretty good.

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United States

Description:

Brennan Lee Mulligan, Erika Ishii, Aabria Iyengar, and Lou Wilson hang out together and use games to make up stories. It's pretty good.

Language:

English


Episodes
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WWW #28: The Staff

6/4/2024
The gang splits up. The stars align and cast no shadow. In separation: terror and revelation. But it's pressure that makes the coal into diamond isn't it? And oh what stories that diamond could tell, of the phantom thread that unspools from cradle to the gory floor. [If you listen to the show with young children, you might wanna give this ep a listen first.] Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:00:22

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WWW #27: The Agenda

5/21/2024
Our deliberations begin. You're probably wondering why I've called you all here today. Or maybe you're not. Maybe you already know. How could anyone tell with that mask on your face? Let's do it again, but this time: with stakes, a bird on my shoulder, my breath on your neck. Take a break, sure, but then, (if it is the right thing to do, and only then): have at me. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:14:55

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WWW #26: The Conclave of the Witches of the Coven of Elders

5/9/2024
The surviving members of the Coven of Elders gather in the Palace of the Wind and Stars for their conclave. Meanwhile, the gang says goodbye to a horse. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:44:26

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WWW #25: The Retinue

4/23/2024
The stars at the top of the world begin to align, and the meeting of the coven draws ever nearer. Old debts are paid and new collateral is put on the line. Ame plays politics, Eursulon plays cowboy, and Suvi's not playing around, not even a little. Remember, the number one rule of hospitality and protocol is never ever tell your host that all your rowdy friends are coming over tonight. They hate that. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:20:46

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WWW #24: Knock Knock

4/9/2024
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company. The Italians call it "hospitaliano," that open armed attitude that makes guesting and having guests molto fun. Whether you're hosting, being hosted, or hosting again because you forgot the first time, always remember, it’s dangerous to refuse a guest, and sometimes worse to be one. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:02:13:17

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Interlude: Twelve Brooks

4/2/2024
Behold! A generous teaser of our first "Interlude," an in-world canon one-shot where the cast gathers to create, expand, and play hitherto unseen people and places within the world of Umora. It is a profound pleasure to welcome you to the modest, but beloved, amphibious hamlet of Twelve Brooks, on the very cusp of its (regionally) famous midsummer revel. You are not going to BELIEVE who they named Great Bullfrog this year. For the full Interlude, join us by the fireside at patreon.com/worldsbeyondnumber Starring Lou Wilson, Aabria Iyengar, Erika Ishii, and Brennan Lee Mulligan Produced by Taylor Moore Edited and Designed by Jared Olson And featuring an original score and live saxophone performance from our first guest composer (!) Joseph David Spence Episode art by Britt Anderson

Duration:00:15:31

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From the Fireside: Bag It or Tag It with GM Lou Wilson

3/26/2024
Lou invented a game called Bag It or Tag it where he generates random characters and the other cast members decide to bag them or tag them. We play it on the Patreon feed from time to time. People like it very much. Here, in its public debut, is the narrative RPG storytelling masterpiece Bag It or Tag It. If you enjoy this (good! smart!) you'd be a fool to not join us by the fireside on our Patreon. This Bag it or Tag It Public Extravaganza was Edited and Designed by Kodiak Sanders and Produced by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse Ludvig Moulin's Le Chasseur et les Fugitifs appears courtesy of Epidemic Sounds. Yasmine Mia Steele's Retro Funk Gameshow appears courtesy of Audio Jungle. Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade appears courtesy of the Public Domain. and of course The Bag It or Tag it Theme (feat. Hans Zimmer) appears courtesy of the devil.

Duration:00:39:24

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Fireside Chat for Chapter 2

3/12/2024
The cast discusses which Pokemon they would sleep with. They also answer questions and spill behind the scenes tea on Chapter 2 of The Wizard the Witch and the Wild One, but mostly the Pokemon thing. This is what the patreon is like all the time. Come and join us there for only 5 doll hairs a month. JOIN THE PATREON HERE, COME ON! Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley

Duration:01:15:48

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WWW #23: On Your Way

2/27/2024
The gang is scattered. Bridges are burned. Where friends falter, new allies grow like mighty oaks. There are wars and rumors of wars, but be not afraid, sisters. We are all on our way to somewhere. Whether we like it or not. Thus concludes Chapter 2 of The Wizard the Witch and the Wild One. See you in April! And yeah, you're def gonna wanna check out that patreon in March. Gonna be a good one. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:47:55

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WWW #22: Bring Them to Me

2/13/2024
When there is no path, you make a path by walking. The rest of us are just following orders. Slow down, you're moving too fast, you got to make the moment last. Is a trap a trap if you like it? Bad news kiddo, wherever you go, there you are. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:20:14

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WWW #21: The Taboo of Passage

1/30/2024
Mom's home. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:34:29

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WWW #20: Later Than You Think

1/16/2024
Tick tock. Tick tock. What time is it? How much is left? Can we have five more minutes? The gang's investigation has pierced the veil of the Citadel, and peering back at them through the penumbra is the great iron face of a clock, hands moving up and down, rotating and returning like the silent islands in the sky. Hands that hold you back, spin you round, or throw you, gasping. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:48:29

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WWW #19: Kith and Kin

1/2/2024
History, almost everybody's got some. Very hard to get rid of. Keeps repeating itself. If you're lucky, and work hard, you can just maybe learn from it, but you're gonna need a team. A family. You're gonna need allies. And if you have any extra of those, lemme know...it's for a friend. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tazer Army, Shannon, and Amanda Freberg! Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:33:53

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WWW #18: Between the Lines

12/5/2023
Wars and rumors of wars. Thrilling new weapons to titillate the thanatos urge of even the most inured imperial citizen. Heroes-to-be assemble and depart. While the Citadel mobilizes for battle, the gang hits the books. Names ancient and new swim to the sun dappled surface of understanding, the grand picture ever clearer. Careful though: the books do, occasionally, hit back. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse with exquisite design and editing help from Jared Olson This episode featured additional music (the mellow groove in Sunder's salon) by Will Savino. Catch his fantastic tabletop scoring at Band Camp, Youtube, Spotify. Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend.

Duration:01:59:41

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WWW #17: Say My Name

11/21/2023
Names are great. They let people know what to call things. You can read them, write them, put them on a list. If you know someone's name you can send them things, invite them places, say it quietly, in wonder or fear. A name can stick in your mouth like butter or blood. You can make one up, get a new name, do whatever you want. No downsides. None. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse. Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend. Thank you to Arnaud Coutancier for use of his field recording of Throw Out the Lifeline, recorded in Helston, Cornwall, England, and additional recordings from the Baltic Shanty Festival in beautiful Mariehamn, Finland. [An earlier upload of this episode mistakenly included a different performance from the festival. It's now been fixed.] Thank you to @traggeldy for the use of the field recording of their local trad band at The Cobblestone in beautiful Dublin, Ireland.

Duration:01:41:26

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WWW #16: Everything

11/7/2023
Reunited, the gang must now face, waste, and taste the avalanche of revelation and experience that the Citadel provides. This is why we run. Miss us? We missed you! Look, we got you something: The Witch Class for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Yeah, the one Erika plays! You HAVE been listening! It's really fun, it's beautifully put together and it's one of the many, many incredible things you'll get when you join our Patreon. Come on in comrades, the water (Witch Class for D&D 5e) is fiiiine. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse. Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend. .

Duration:01:49:33

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WWW #15: Hold On Tight

10/24/2023
Everything that rises must converge, and baby, we are FLYING. It's good to be back. Miss us? We missed you! Look, we got you something: The Witch Class for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Yeah, the one Erika plays! You HAVE been listening! It's really fun, it's beautifully put together and it's one of the many, many incredible things you'll get when you join our Patreon. Come on in comrades, the water (Witch Class for D&D 5e) is fiiiine. Worlds Beyond Number is: Brennan Lee Mulligan Erika Ishii Aabria Iyengar Lou Wilson and is produced, designed, and scored by Taylor Moore at Fortunate Horse. Transcript of this episode coming soon! You can find transcripts of all our episodes here, for free, on our Patreon. Our album art is by the great Corey Brickley Some additional ambient sound design comes from Michael Ghelfi Studios. You can get their sounds and music for your home games and VTT as well, which we enthusiastically recommend. .

Duration:02:00:41

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Fireside Chat for Chapter 1 of The Wizard the Witch and the Wild One

10/10/2023
The cast gathers to answer questions and look back at Chapter One of The Wizard, The Witch and the Wild One. If you want to taste this chatty magic for every single episode, and even more "bone cone," subscribe to the Fireside Feed by joining us on Patreon! Transcript coming soon here!

Duration:01:01:52

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[UNLOCKED] A County Affair ep2 "FAIRmageddon!""

9/26/2023
While The Wizard the Witch and the Wild One is taking a break between chapters, enjoy this treat from the Patreon Vault. If you're interested in the rules of the game and how the gang made their characters, check out the prologue to A County Affair, available now on our Patreon. We hope you've enjoyed A County Affair, our first one shot game! [these are mini campaigns we run while the big public story is still going on] Join FIRST TIME GM Erika Ishii (!!!) as they weave a tale of barnyard bandits, farmland fiasco, and kernel knowledge using only the Roll for Shoes rule set and the extremely illegal talents of Aabria Iyengar as Phillip (the goat) Lou Wilson as Itsa Winnerbaby (the horse) and Brennan Lee Mulligan as Ruthie (the Chicken) with Sound design by Casey Toney (a Human Man) Transcript available here.

Duration:01:50:16

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[UNLOCKED] A County Affair ep1 "CRIME-a-doodle-doo!"

9/12/2023
While The Wizard the Witch and the Wild One is taking a break between chapters, enjoy this treat from the Patreon Vault. If you're interested in the rules of the game and how the gang made their characters, check out the prologue to A County Affair, available now on our Patreon. WELCOME TO A County Affair, our first one shot game! [these are mini campaigns we run while the big public story is still going on] Join FIRST TIME GM Erika Ishii (!!!) as they weave a tale of barnyard bandits, farmland fiasco, and kernel knowledge using only the Roll for Shoes rule set and the extremely illegal talents of Aabria Iyengar as Phillip (the goat) Lou Wilson as Itsa Winnerbaby (the horse) and Brennan Lee Mulligan as Ruthie (the Chicken) with Sound design by Casey Toney (a Human Man) A County Affair will conclude with episode 2 in two weeks! Transcript available here.

Duration:01:57:00