In this week’s Actual Play, Seahawk and his crew of nefarious sky mercenaries continue their quest to free the floating island of Ice Loch from the choking influence of a local crime family. In order to open the port, they’ll have to infiltrate The Spike, the gigantic icicle anchoring the island to the world crust. Will our ignoble adventurers manage to sneak past the watchful residents of Ice Loch and free the port, or will their true purpose be discovered? Listen to find out!
This week, Rag-NERD-rok takes to the upside-down skies of Inverse World with the first installment of a three-episode mini-campaign! A criminal mastermind known as The Tentacle contracts Captain Seahawk and his crew of rowdy misfits aboard the Solar Sailor to travel to the island of Ice Loch and force the local government to loosen its draconian stranglehold on area trade. Among them are Crisis, an elemental creature made of liquid fire who runs the ship’s boiler, Clark, a hapless high-flyer who gained his remarkable acrobatic abilities after he fell into Sola’s gold cage, and Sidd, a man with a mech suit and a tinkerer’s knack for creating useful inventions. In order to complete their mission and get paid, they’ll have to infiltrate the island and threaten, cajole or strong-arm the crime family that runs its shipping. However, en route to their destination, the crew must pass through a treacherous uprainstom that will test their abilities to work as a team. Can they survive the onslaught of Sola’s tears and reach port, or will they find themselves careening toward the fiery center of Invells? Listen to find out!
For the Sentinels of The Invisible Word, an “informal” Firewall server dedicated to tracking and combating epistemological threats, nothing poses a greater danger to the continued existence of the species than the limits of transhuman knowledge. Without the approval of the rest of The Org, they have taken it upon themselves to untie the knotty philosophical questions puzzling transhumans. Is the post-Fall world nothing but an elaborate simulation under the TITANs’ control? In order to test the limits of reality itself, they’ll have to track down a rare petal called Delphinium One, a shared hallucinatory experience created by a rogue AGI hacker. Getting their hands on the petal may be easier said than done, however, as the only one on Mars has currently been promised to socialite and scion of Elysium Vincenza Oaxaca-Maartens. Can these philosophical agents of Firewall acquire the petal and prove once and for all whether or not the entirety of existence is an elaborate sham? Listen to find out!
In this week’s episode of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor, Noch hatches a scheme to clear Cecil’s name, but finds himself at loggerheads with Duncan, who believes that justice will be served. With the other orphans’ fate hanging in the balance, Karl, Dotty and Jareth will have to sneak past Althea, their new prefect pro-tem, and avoid Duncan, who knows what’s up and thinks it would be better if everyone stayed put. Can Karl keep on mission, or will he find himself distracted by midnight snacks? Will Dotty and her ghost friends be able to help, or will Erik get tired and leave the game early? Will this entire plan hinge solely on Jareth? (You know it will.) Can an orphan with a boneless arm and a demonic car save his friend from being disappeared by a corrupt town sheriff? Listen to find out!
In this week’s melancholic installment of The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor, Cecil, Noch and one of the Delaney triplets find themselves at the mercy of the sinister Sheriff Toulouse, falsely accused and imprisoned for the night. Meanwhile, the rest of the orphans find themselves in a similar predicament with Althea, the bullying temporary prefect that Dr. Candlewick has assigned to take Cecil’s place in the East Wing. Using the Delaneys to pass messages between groups, Noch attempts to orchestrate the group’s release, before Cecil is put away for a crime he did not commit. However, the situation is worse than they feared, which they learn when a local newspaperman, Icarus Lee, clues them into a shady backroom deal between the sheriff, the local judge, and Dr. Wilaby Sternacker, chief head-shrinker at the Zitomer Institute. It seems that they’ve been using “psychological evaluations” as a cover for disappearing the undesirables in town, carting them off to the booby hatch indefinitely. Can the gang break out of jail or clear Cecil’s name before it’s too late? Listen to find out!