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In Episode 1 of The End of Time and Other Bothers, Blat gets a call on the Speechifyer. Here’s what may have happened just prior to that call.

Floor D7, Room 392, Balgem HQ, Downtown Steadfast. Office of the Assistant Manager of Filing and Operations, Central Region.

MITCH

(on the Speechifyer)

Ha! Yeah, that was a great game last night!

CHERYL

(sticks her head into the room)

Mr. Heath? I’m sorry, sir, but there’s—

MITCH

Hold on, Bob.

(covers mouthpiece)

Cheryl, what did I tell you about interrupting me?

CHERYL

I’m sorry, Mr. Heath, but the—

MITCH

I’m sorry? I’M SORRY?! Cheryl, we’ll talk about this AFTER I get off this call.

CHERYL

Yes, sir.

(closes the door)

…continue reading “D7-392”

The main characters from Other Bothers go exploring

It’s here. It cannot be postponed any longer. It is The End of Time and Other Bothers, an improvised fantasy roleplaying audio drama set in the world of Alba Salix.

“You’ve never heard anything quite like this, I promise.”
- David Rheinstrom from Radio Drama Revival

“Funny and surprisingly captivating.”
- Zimbellina from promotethepodcasts.com

“It’s a genuine new story told using exciting roleplay techniques told with passion and enthusiasm”
- Gavin from The Pod Report

Want the goods?

In episode 1, you’ll meet Blat, a half-demon who just wants to fit in with his fellow file clerks despite his penchant for sulphuric soup and hot coal massages. He was sure that he’d reached the pinnacle of satisfaction in life and had already filed his hopes and dreams under ‘A’ for Attained. Then along came that pesky end of time.

You’ll be tempted to sit down for fairycakes and buttercup tea with Eggerton, a flightless fairy who could chat the ears off a field of corn. He’s a pie chart lover who prefers to put the Personal in Public Relations Professional, and manages to put a positive spin on everything from not-quite-bright enough rainbows to the annihilation of all that is, was and could be.

Rounding out our intrepid trio is Darcy Kimble, a human who most definitely has not attained job satisfaction but would think twice before checking the “Heroic Saviour” box on her life goals list. She enjoys centaur clubs, the latest tunes from TekTrollTonic and NOT witnessing the end of life as she knows it.

We invite you to join us for The End of Time and Other Bothers as we navigate Game Master Sean Howard’s richly realized world… a world he apparently plans to destroy. But never fear. With wittery, whimsy and team-building exercises our adventurers will endeavour to save the universe!

This improvisation-first fantasy roleplaying audio drama can be heard every two weeks with each new episode released on Sundays.

Listen to Episode 1 today at OtherBothers.com, or search for The End of Time and Other Bothers in the podcast app of your choice.

If you don’t tune in, you’ll have no idea what pneumatic tubes, centaur pants and an uplifting slideshow about a devastating explosion have in common!! You don’t want to be THAT person, do you?

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The creators of Alba Salix, Royal Physician and The Axe & Crown are excited to announce a brand-new podcast set in the fairytale kingdom of Farloria. But this one’s got a twist. Nobody knows what’s going to happen… least of all the participants!

The End of Time and Other Bothers is an improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix. Producer extraordinaire Sean Howard emerges from behind the scenes to head up this new adventure as the Game Master.

It’s a tale of minotaurs, fairy cakes and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that’s in there somewhere too.

So join us on April 15th to hear how a half-demon, a flightless fairy and a lowly human negotiate the pitfalls and perils of a world gone mad. They have no idea what will be thrown at them and Sean has no idea what they’ll throw back.

This improvised fantasy roleplaying game can be heard every two weeks with each new episode released on Sundays.

If you don’t tune in, you’ll have no idea what pneumatic tubes, fae stones and centaur pants have in common! You don’t want to be THAT person, do you?

Subscribe to The End of Time and Other Bothers wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Every Monday, Sean and Eli host a Twitter chat where we interview and highlight a comedy writer and their work. As comedy writers, it is easy to think of our work as beneath the other great forms, but it is not. It is an art form that plays a critical role in our society.

(W)e’ve been led to believe that drama is the truth, and comedy is just silliness and gags.

But drama actually tells a lie. It’s a beautiful lie, but it leaves out the messy parts of being human.

— Steve Kaplan

Here are all our #ComedyScribeMonday chats, neatly compiled for your reading convenience!

  • Steve Kaplan – Writer, teacher and a leading expert on comedy for more than 15 years, and author of the book, The Hidden Tools of Comedy.
  • The Axe & Crown – Follow the development of a big scene from the pilot episode, from first draft to final recording script.
  • Alexander Danner – Author, playwright, and co-creator of the ensemble drama podcast Greater Boston.
  • David K. Barnes – Writer, playwright, coach and the creator and head writer of the lauded podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats.
  • Maxamillian John – accomplished writer, one quarter of Definitely Human (makers of sci-fi comedy MarsCorp) and a player on the actual-play podcast The Infinite Bad.
  • Eric Silver – Dungeon Master of the actual-play Dungeons & Dragons podcast Join the Party.
  • Thoreau Smiley – Creator and producer of the supernaturally satirical serial Attention HellMart Shoppers!
  • Jake Song – Creator of horror-comedy Misadventure by Death and actor / writer on Jim Robbie and the Wanderers.
  • Orlando Segarra and Gabe Templin – Founders of Just Press Playhouse and writers of Flushed With Love and Time Trip!
  • Tom Crowley – Playwright and podcaster, actor on Wooden Overcoats and Victoriocity, and presenter/producer of Story Etc.
  • Jen and Chris Sugden – Creators of the steampunk comedy-mystery Victoriocity.
  • Hari Rai Khalsa – Writer and co-creator of the post-apocalyptic romp Radiation World.