Aug 312022

Since we posted our first episode in June 2011, our notion of Rag-NERD-rök has been evolving. It started out as a geek culture blog and podcast, where we would cover events, post reviews and interviews, and discuss our nerdy interests like film, comics and role playing. Two months later, Rag-NERD-rök became an actual play podcast, when we posted “Dragon Heat: Rise of the Chili-Mancer,” a Fiasco that we recorded on a lark. Before long, we stopped posting our daily articles on the blog, and started alternating actual play recordings with our regular episodes. After 2014, we decided to focus exclusively on role playing sessions, and we’ve been an actual play podcast ever since. 

Now, as the project enters its eleventh year, Rag-NERD-rök is changing again. 

As we get older, as life presents us with new challenges and opportunities, it has become more difficult to gather every week to record a session. We’ve tried a few tactics to mitigate this problem, such as recording off-night one-shots, and splitting every recording into two, but we have nevertheless struggled to play enough to produce a new episode each week. 

As such, we are going to take an indefinite hiatus from posting–not because we want to stop entirely, but in order to try something new. Going forward, we’re going to hold the sessions of our campaigns in reserve until the final game is recorded. We’ll then schedule the episodes to release once a week, as they would normally, until the entire campaign is posted. You may even hear a few new voices here and there, depending on whether Ryan can successfully lure more unwitting victims into his basement, or imagine more friends into hideous unlife—whichever continuity you believe. 

An aside to our Patrons: we have not yet decided how this new posting schedule will affect the Patreon. For now, we’re going to put the campaign on pause while we evaluate our options and make a decision. Look for another update with further details. 

In conclusion, we wanted to thank you all for continuing to listen while we play pretend. We are always thrilled to get feedback on the stories and characters we’ve created together, and chat with you on Discord or social media. 

Whatever the future brings, we’ll save you a spot at the table. 

A Note to Our Traitorous Listeners

I hope you fuckwhistles are happy, now that you think you’ve won. This is what you wanted all along, wasn’t it? Well, rest on your laurels for now, assholes, because we’ll be back when you least expect it. 

That’s a promise. 

-The Rag-NERD-rök Staff

    Alex, Chris, Ed, Erik, James, Meyer, Ryan and Will.

May 182022
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Trapped in the Mcallister Building, the investigators wander the Night Floors, trying to find a way out. 

But the hallways are strange and shifting, and hide more than they reveal.

Will the investigators make it out alive? Or are they doomed to become the latest victims of the building?

Listen to find out!

May 042022
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After a long investigation, the group finally heads upstairs to the Night Floors. They’re floors that shouldn’t exist, with architecture that makes no sense. 

What will they find up there? And will they live to tell anyone about it? 

Listen to find out!

Apr 202022
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A dragon lawyer has come down with a rare case of…something, and it’s up do Doctor Cabin’s team to figure out what’s wrong with her. 

They’ll perform esoteric tests, commune with their gods, and do some magical drugs along the way. 

Will they be able to save their patient? Or will their drama get in the way? Listen to find out!

Note: This game was run with the beta version of the rules. We actually recorded it mere days before the full rules were released. You can buy the final version of the game here.

Mar 302022
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The Agents dig deeper into the mysteries surrounding the Macallistar Building, but discover only frustration and madness. Some try to reproduce the fantastical effects they witnessed previously after dark, but with little success. Some continue to puzzle through Abigail Wright’s bizarre collage of junk. And some pursue a link to another building refurbished by the Macallistar’s architect, an enigmatic hotel that doesn’t seem to exist.