Oct 152014
Rag-NERD-rok Podcast Tree

The Morning After ◊ A Very Dissatisfied Customer ◊ The Candlewick Young Entrepreneurs’ Club ◊ Jareth’s Hopes and Dreams ◊ Dotty Gets Recruited ◊ Duncan’s Distant Relations ◊ Down in a Hole, Redux ◊ Enoch Shows Initiative ◊ The First Sale ◊ A Game of Tag ◊ Doctor Davenfirth’s [sic] Generosity ◊ Ms. Silverdale Exposes Corruption ◊ Duncan Makes a Delivery ◊ The Ethics of Salesmanship ◊ Duncan and Jareth Address the Orphans

NOTE: The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor is still on indefinite hiatus, but we had Chris back for a few weeks, so we decided to get a session in while we could. We hope this game will tide you over in the weeks to come, and we look forward to returning to the story of our beloved creepy orphans as soon as possible.

In this week’s episode, Cecil receives punishment for the demerits that his residents earned him in the last game. Dr. Davenfirth [sic] arranges for him to become the first member of the Candlewick Young Entrepreneurs’ Club, a new organization dedicated to selling leather-bound encyclopedias. When Enoch, Jareth and Dotty get involved, they do their best to help Cecil unload the hefty volumes on unsuspecting Candlewick servants. Meanwhile, Duncan explores the new relationship he’s discovered with Pricilla Petty. Can Cecil, Dotty, Enoch and Jareth sell five complete sets of Rutlidge Encyclopedias? Will Pricilla set down the enormous chip on her shoulder and embrace Duncan as a family member? And, most important of all, why does everyone always have to congregate in the bathroom while Karl is trying to go? Listen in to find out!

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  • what the hell, I skip one episode in two and a half years of listening to you nerds and it turns out to’ve been the very special Chris has cancer announcement. DON’T DIE CHRIS. stop it. isn’t it like Night of the Demon, where you can just pass it off on some unsuspecting stranger who will then bear the curse?

    • Nextlevel2

      This is the first episode I heard too where they actually talk about it.
      My best wishes to Chris and hope he gets better soon only to return stronger 🙂 . I refer to him as one of the twins” because auditorially-speaking he sounds identical to Ed and in the beginning (and still sometimes) I’ve gotten them confused for each other, they even have the same accents and the same sense of humor, it’s crazy.

      This game was really fun to hear by the way, that lisping accent is hilarious, and the descriptions throughout where just really fun.

    • Yeah, sorry you missed that, Will. He didn’t exactly want us to make a big deal about it, so I only addressed it in the show notes of that one Candlewick episode when I explained we were suspending the campaign. I think we may have mentioned it in passing here or there, but we didn’t go out of our way to make it known.

      I know he appreciates the good wishes. We’ll pass them along.

      • I dunno why I skipped that episode, I really love the horrific children. and, entirely unmotivated by health problems, I think this might be my favorite Chris character ever. he really floors the hilariously loathsome vileness while still being kinda sweet, maxing out both the Damien and the Gertrude virtues at once.

        my life would be diminished if any of you were to leave it! go get immortality vaccinated, for my sake, c’mon.

        • Chris

          Thanks for the well wishes my friends. Hopefully my absence won’t be too much longer, I’m recovering at a reasonable pace from my surgery on Oct 15th. There will be chemotherapy coming as well, but its the sort of thing that comes in cycles, so hopefully I’ll be able to return while that is happening.

  • Kevin

    Woohoo! Glad to see Chris (and this series) back! Don’t give up on the superpowers quite yet Chris, I’m told it can take a while for your body to adjust. Like puberty but with less acne and unpleasant body odor. And happy birthday Myer!

    • Chris

      But the super powers always come on so fast in comic books! Maybe its just an obscure power I haven’t picked up on yet.

  • Whyco

    Hurrah, another Candlewick AP chock full of goodness! It’s great to hear Chris again, thanks for the shout-outs as well.

    I have to say that I think the Candlewick series is my favorite APs you guys have recorded, followed closely by the Apex City Chronicles. The characters you have come up with are so evocative I think they would make a great comic series or even one-shot pieces of art.

    Hint, hint, Meyer.

    Keep up the great work, I eagerly await the next episode!

  • Danny

    I agree, thanks for putting up another Candlewick episode, thanks to Chris’ return.
    I remember the mentioning of Chris’ absence on one or two episodes a while back, hope for a speedy recovery and thanks for the shout out.
    Happy birthday to Meyer,
    always great series as usual, keep them coming.

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