Welcome to The End of Time and Other Bothers! It’s our brand new improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix.
In this introductory episode, our Game Master Sean Howard sits down with Michael Howie, the voice of Eggerton, to give a bit of background on the setting, on the game system we’re using (Dungeon World), and what we’re hoping to achieve with our improv-based approach.
Blat the half-demon has a calamity in the filing room. Eggerton the fairy gives a fateful presentation. And Darcy the human realizes she is being hunted.
End Notes is our debrief session with the cast and/or crew of The End of Time and Other Bothers, and comes out on the Wednesday following every episode of the main show.
You don’t need to listen to End Notes to make sense of Other Bothers — they’re just here to fill you in on some of the game mechanics, world-building and on-the-fly decisions that went into making the show.
The first two End Notes episodes will appear on the main podcast feed, to give you an idea of what they’re like. Future episodes will be a bonus for our supporters on Patreon.
Darcy, Blat and Eggerton find themselves thrown back through time to a strange town.
End Notes is our debrief session with the cast and/or crew of The End of Time and Other Bothers. It’s a bonus for our supporters on Patreon, but we’ve posted the first two here to give you an idea of what they’re like. To hear more, visit patreon.com/albasalix.
In this episode, GM Sean and producer Eli sit down to discuss how EOT fits into the canon of our scripted shows Alba Salix, Royal Physician and The Axe & Crown, and how we’re dealing with creating a biweekly show without burning out.
The new recruits undergo their pre-training assessment. Eggerton finds himself up against the wall. Darcy tries her strength. Blat goes… shopping?
It’s time for our adventurers to start their training. Darcy, Eggerton and Blat each go on a strange and terrifying journey.
Our three adventurers try out their new skills around the Academy. Meanwhile, a new threat is rising…
Darcy, Blat and Eggerton find themselves abruptly promoted and sent into the unknown.
The trio make their way to a storybook castle to answer a mysterious proclamation.
Darcy, Eggerton and Blat make their way across the desert to visit an ancient oracle, with questionable guidance from Ananka.
Ananka’s visions are failing her as she, Blat, Darcy and Eggerton wander in search of the Oracle Idris — and find themselves at a mysterious inn.
Alone in the forest, Blat, Darcy and Eggerton find the temple of the Oracle at last.
Darcy finds danger in the passages beneath the chapel, while Blat faces a terrible choice.
Blat’s powers are seriously out of control as the ancient god Morrigu tries to tempt him — and another traveller stumbles into the temple.
Transported to a mysterious land by an angry goddess, our adventurers become separated from one another — and their sanity.
Darcy, Eggerton, Blat and Magnus flee the fearsome Celene into perilous territory.
After this episode, we’ll be taking a short break while we roll out Season Two of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. Our adventurers will return in December!
It’s a gloomy Winter Festival as Darcy and Eggerton return to the Academy. Blat looks for an escape from Celene’s advances. Ananka confronts Greg about his betrayal.
We’re back from our hiatus, and we’ll resume our regular schedule in the new year — every two weeks starting January 13!
Blat reluctantly embarks on his mission to convert the people of the world to the worship of Celene, goddess of the moon.
While Darcy and Eggerton struggle to make sense of their new mission, Blat makes his way back to the Temple of the Oracle for a visit.
Darcy and Eggerton wander the rebooted storyverse in search of an artifact, while Blat encounters a mysterious stranger who aims to change his destiny.
Eggerton and Darcy make their way back to the Nexus seeking answers — but instead, everything goes terribly wrong.
At the urging of Mother Speckley, Eggerton and Darcy set out to help Blat — and find him a changed half-demon.
Blat meets some obstacles on the trail of Celene, while Eggerton and Darcy meet some obstacles on the trail of Blat.
Blat, Darcy and Eggerton track the goddess Celene to her new hideout and ready themselves for battle and/or hugs.
Darcy desperately seeks a way to help Blat, while Blat desperately seeks a way to save Eggerton.
Time is flowing strangely as Darcy and Eggerton make their way to Celene’s palace – and Blat prepares for a fateful confrontation.
Darcy sneaks through Celene’s castle to reach Blat, but Eggerton gets caught in traffic.
Darcy and Eggerton have found their way to Blat at last – just in time for Celene’s final move. It’s time for a divine showdown.
Our reunited adventurers make their way back toward the Academy, but stop off at the Temple Idris, where they find some familiar faces – and a few surprises.
The party meet some frightening and familiar adversaries on their journey back to Paradox. Where will their quest lead them next? And what has become of the Academy?
We leave our three adventurers for a moment and journey to a far-off island. Long ago, Ananka and Moira’s youngest sister Tekmar ran from the Nexus and went into hiding. But now, it seems someone has found her at last.
Darcy, Blat, Eggerton and Snegal prepare to rescue Jacklyn and Jill from the Shattering – but quickly run into trouble.
On the trail of the Shattering, the party drive towards the mysterious Mount Zirma, but meet resistance along the way – and discover that they aren’t the only passengers on board the Blatavan.
The Blatavan makes its way to Fort Clattering, where the children of the nearby village plead for the party’s help.
Darcy, Eggerton and Jacklyn follow Blat into Fort Clattering, where sinister forces are gathering.
The Other Bothers crew are back with a new Solstice episode!
As the Blatavan’s weary crew travel further into the endless night brought on by the Shattering, they struggle to cope with their gaggle of new passengers.
The crew cross the River Twist on their way to a fateful confrontation with the Shattering – and encounter some familiar faces along the way.
The adventurers fight their way to the summit of Mount Zirma, where their final battle awaits.
With defeat looming, the Nexus has hidden itself away from the Shattering. Moira, Ananka and Tekmar begin the desperate search, and Tekmar faces her destiny.
Episode 38 of The End of Time and Other Bothers will mark the beginning of a whole new story arc starring Darcy, Blat and Eggerton! And this time, we’re all joining in designing the world. Plus: everyone moves up to Level 5.
Warning: may contain spoilers for future episodes! (And past episodes!)
In Episode 38, Blat, Darcy and Eggerton are about to be thrown headlong into their second major arc, and we thought it was time to share some favourite and pivotal moments from the first arc!
New to the podcast? There are plenty of spoilers here, but this should give you the general flavour of the show – even if summing up the actual plot seems to be beyond us.
Darcy, Blat and Eggerton escape from the Shattering and into an almost forgotten era, hoping for a second chance to head off a future catastrophe.
Blat resigns himself to his fate, while Darcy plots and Eggerton makes an alarming discovery.
At long last… Other Bothers is back!
Blat tries to arrange the party’s escape, while Darcy and Eggerton are put to work.
The party attempt their escape from House Nefarious with the questionable help of Captain Val.
Stranded in the desert, the party seek out the much-feared king of the zombies.
Sent on a desert journey by the Zombie King, the party run into some eye-watering perils.
Their mission for King Stan accomplished, the party find themselves in grave danger from all sides.
The party try to come to terms with their new place in history – and history isn’t done with them yet.
We’re back at last!
In prehistory’s first fae village, Eggerton finds himself overwhelmed by responsibility as demonic forces close in – and someone else watches from on high.
As demonic forces descend, the party make ready to defend the village – but some of them have trouble staying put.
In the aftermath of the battle for Faeton, the party encounter more faces from their pasts, both welcome and sinister.
Eggerton and Darcy receive upsetting visions of the future. Blat discovers marshmallows.
In a cave high in the mountains, the party receive more past messages from the future. Peri and Eggerton have a talk.
With their enemies one step ahead, the party aren’t sure who to trust. Blat strikes a deal.
Besieged in Snowball’s cave, Darcy, Eggerton and Reginald look for a way out. Meanwhile, Blat makes himself at home – and receives an unexpected visitor for the holidays.
As the end of the Sulfur Night truce approaches, the party’s only way out is through the back door – or is it?
A word from a goddess brings back a wave of memories from Darcy’s past.
Darcy’s new allies come to the rescue – while Eggerton faces a monumental choice.
Darcy is at sea, Blat is on top of the world – and Eggerton has a kitchen nightmare of a different kind.
Darcy looks for answers, while Blat scrambles to keep the show going – and Eggerton is given a terrible task.
The clock is ticking, and the party’s escape plan is going off the rails. But they’re about to meet someone who seems to know all the answers.