Aug 282013

This week, join us as we imagine life among the lags of New Launceston, a penal colony on the remote Twynn’s World, where the plants are deadly, the giant bees are sentient, and a revolution is brewing. Authority schemes to keep the prisoners under their rule by creating a figurehead liaison to address grievances, but will this sop be enough to quell the rising resentment among their charges? The Dimber Damber and his Abbot struggle to keep control of a burgeoning drug trade, but what of the seemingly intelligent collective of insects that have been attacking production sites? A man comes forward who claims to have spoken to the insects’ Queen All-Mother, but is he a diplomat or a lunatic? And finally, when all else fails, can the formidable Captain of the Marines avert a disaster, or will all hell break loose at the hands of one soldier who is overly fond of high explosives? Listen to find out!

May 012013

In the remote prison colony of Burkestown, where the tropical rains and hot weather make life all but intolerable, the governor uses omnipresent surveillance and squads of ruthless marines to keep the lags firmly under her control. However, her authoritarian leadership has one fatal weakness: her ex-husband, the dimber damber. When the colony’s lord of vice makes an ill-advised power play, it sets off a struggle for control that will touch all levels of society on both sides of the Authority / prisoner divide, drawing an anarchist radical, a newly freed prisoner and a profiteering businessman into the fray. Can they survive this brutal conflict with their oaths intact? Who will be the first to exploit the governor’s strange, voyeuristic attachment to the dimber damber? And what will be the ultimate fate of the colony itself? Listen to this week’s Rag-NERD-rok Actual Play to find out!

Jan 162013

On the remote waterworld of New Kolyma, the lags of Corrective Colony No. 14 have had their fill of hardship. Between the hazardous local wildlife, the toxic atmosphere, and the oppressive reign of the Authority government, life on this prison planet is harsh. When the governor’s wife interferes in the trial of a prisoner accused of inciting a riot, she unknowingly touches off a series of events that will lead her into the prison population and put her ideals to the ultimate test. Can she survive the wrath of her husband, the machinations of the Dimber-Damber and The Abbot, and the tentative affections of the man she saved from the gallows, or will she become another casualty of an all-too-cruel world? Find out on this week’s Rag-NERD-rok Actual Play!

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