Mar 292017

It’s a simple job: go to the mall, break into the DMV and steal a bunch of shit for someone who needs it. The payout is pretty decent, too. Simple, right?

Well, nothing is simple in the Loss. It’s three legs from the enclave to the job site, and that’s plenty of time for shit to get cocked up and for someone to wind up dead. You’ll have to deal with greedy assholes who want to take what you’ve got and leave you for dead. And people who want in on your score, too. And the undead, of course.

And no one has been to this mall since the Crash. There’s probably a good reason for that. But as Takers, figuring shit like that out on the fly is all part of the job.

Join us as Rag-NERD-rok playtests the quick-start rules to “Red Markets,” and the players learn just how hard life can be west of the Recession.

Mar 222017

This week’s installment of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor is full of untold peril and woe for our misbegotten orphans. Following the, uh, defacement of Barry Toink, Duncan Barrowart is appointed prefect of the South Wing. There, he’ll meet his new charges, the Manor’s most deplorable troublemakers. Three new orphans, the Delaney triplets, arrive at the house, and are assigned to Duncan’s wing. Then, Cecil finds himself under suspicion when one of the statues in front of the Candlewick Township Civic Building is defaced with a viscous green acid. With Sheriff Toulouse eager to pin the crime on Cecil, it’s up to the rest of the orphans to clear his name. But will they end up in over their heads before they can exonerate him? Listen to find out!

Mar 152017

We regret to inform you that The Rag-NERD-rok Crew is once again taking up the tragic tale of the frightful orphans at the Candlewick Home for the Unwanted and Unloved. In this chapter, Karl’s secret hiding spot is exposed, Noch gets to know his grandfather, Jareth has a dangerous encounter with Ms. Silverdale, Cecil helps tend to the disfiguring wounds he inflicted on Barry, Duncan spends some quality time with his cousin Priscilla, and Dotty converses with the spirit who lives under her bed. Then, the unwanted foundlings set out for their first day at Burnsharpe Comprehensive, Candlewick Vale’s school. There, they meet fascinating new characters, like Scout Toulouse, who charms Cecil into doing her a favor, as well as Jack Standish, the class bully. Can these unfortunate children survive their first day of school? Listen in to Season 2 of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor to find out!

Mar 082017

Scribbledelphia: a cartoon city where everything is bright and colorful, and the work goes to the newest and flashiest CGI animations. Hand-drawn cartoons are left to fade into black and white, and then obscurity. Everything in the city is alive, except for poor government official Billy Button, who was found dead underneath a piano in Barberatown.

Now, it’s up to the five people who were closest to Billy Button to find out who put the eraser to him and bring his killer to justice. There’s Gruffs McKenzie, the bloodhound private-eye and Billy Button’s former lover; Freddy Fingers, a Pixe Towers mobster and Billy Button’s cousin; Bella DiBall, Billy Button’s estranged mother — a depressed, drunk princess with a retinue of happy and singing animal helpers; Duke, the owner of Duke Pianos and many clubs in Scribbledelphia, and a friend of Billy Button; and Jack Sassafras; a vaudevillian performer that Billy Button’s loved so much that he ran his fan club.

Will the five unlikely companions be able to figure out who erased Billy Button and why? Or are they going to wind up rubbed out themselves?

Mar 012017

This week, a new star joins the ranks of the WAWF, a decorated academic with a face-smashing gimmick! Dr. Thundercrack rumbles onto the scene in purple body paint and a tiny thong to face off against The Mimicker. This time, the promotion is playing in Rouge’s hometown, Lake Char­gogg­a­gogg­man­chaugg­a­gogg­chau­bun­a­gung­a­maugg. Who will the WAWF’s foremost jester relentlessly mock this time? Unable to continue his feud with Fast Eddie Cutlass, giant Greek G3 finds himself in the unique position of having enough Audience rating to challenge whomever else he likes. Who will find himself on the receiving end of a cyclopean stomping? Finally, promotion bad-boy Jesse Evans continues to find himself at the center of a vortex of controversy, but is he…y’know, all right? One wrestler struggles with the effects of head trauma inside and outside of the ring.