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0: Welcome

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.

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1: The End

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.

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End Notes, Episode 1

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.

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2: The Academy of the Fallen, Part 1

Darcy, Blat and Eggerton find themselves thrown back through time to a strange town.

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End Notes, Episode 2

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.

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3: The Academy of the Fallen, Part 2

The new recruits undergo their pre-training assessment. Eggerton finds himself up against the wall. Darcy tries her strength. Blat goes… shopping?

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4: The Academy of the Fallen, Part 3

It’s time for our adventurers to start their training. Darcy, Eggerton and Blat each go on a strange and terrifying journey.

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5: The Academy of the Fallen, Part 4

Our three adventurers try out their new skills around the Academy. Meanwhile, a new threat is rising…

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6: The Riddle, Part 1

Darcy, Blat and Eggerton find themselves abruptly promoted and sent into the unknown.

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7: The Riddle, Part 2

The trio make their way to a storybook castle to answer a mysterious proclamation.

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8: Journey to the Temple, Part 1

Darcy, Eggerton and Blat make their way across the desert to visit an ancient oracle, with questionable guidance from Ananka.

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9: Journey to the Temple, Part 2

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.

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10: Journey to the Temple, Part 3

Alone in the forest, Blat, Darcy and Eggerton find the temple of the Oracle at last.

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11: Journey to the Temple, Part 4

Darcy finds danger in the passages beneath the chapel, while Blat faces a terrible choice.

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12: Journey to the Temple, Part 5

Blat’s powers are seriously out of control as the ancient god Morrigu tries to tempt him — and another traveller stumbles into the temple.

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13: Between, Part 1

Transported to a mysterious land by an angry goddess, our adventurers become separated from one another — and their sanity.

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14: Between, Part 2

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!

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15: Solstice

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!

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16: The Moon Mission

Blat reluctantly embarks on his mission to convert the people of the world to the worship of Celene, goddess of the moon.

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17: Return of the Oracle

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.

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18: Going Downhill

Darcy and Eggerton wander the rebooted storyverse in search of an artifact, while Blat encounters a mysterious stranger who aims to change his destiny.

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19: Point of Contact

Eggerton and Darcy make their way back to the Nexus seeking answers — but instead, everything goes terribly wrong.

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20: The Meeting of the Three

At the urging of Mother Speckley, Eggerton and Darcy set out to help Blat — and find him a changed half-demon.

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21: Ice Ice Baby

Blat meets some obstacles on the trail of Celene, while Eggerton and Darcy meet some obstacles on the trail of Blat.

If you haven’t already, check out the Reckless Play Guild on Facebook: a group built by Dumbgeons and Dragons, Dark Dice, The Lucky Die and The End of Time and Other Bothers!

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22: Best Laid Plans

Blat, Darcy and Eggerton track the goddess Celene to her new hideout and ready themselves for battle and/or hugs.

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23: Anywhere and Everywhere

Darcy desperately seeks a way to help Blat, while Blat desperately seeks a way to save Eggerton.

YES! Other Bothers has returned! We’re thrilled to be back in your headphones every two weeks with more ridiculous adventures.

Also: if you aren’t caught up on Dumbgeons & Dragons, now’s the time to do it — Sean got to be a special guest for Episode 83, their massive arc finale!

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24: Diamonds and Diversions

Time is flowing strangely as Darcy and Eggerton make their way to Celene’s palace – and Blat prepares for a fateful confrontation.

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25: Making and Breaking

Darcy sneaks through Celene’s castle to reach Blat, but Eggerton gets caught in traffic.

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26: Immortal Combat

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.

We’re going to be in Boston at PodTales, a great new festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting, this October 20th!

Sean will also be at Podcast Movement in Orlando! He’ll be speaking about growing your Patreon on Wednesday, August 14th.

And check out our recommended podcast, Arca 45672!

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27: Something Else Again

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.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s recommended podcast: Dark Dice!

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28: Old Friends, Old Enemies

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?

And check out DM To GM, a brand new podcast where GM Sean and DM Russ More (Dumbgeons and Dragons) answer your questions and get you on the way to running your favourite RPG!

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29: Nobody’s Side

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.

This week’s recommended podcast is Merely Roleplayers!

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30: Snake Oil

Darcy, Blat, Eggerton and Snegal prepare to rescue Jacklyn and Jill from the Shattering – but quickly run into trouble.

This week’s podcast recommendation is the sci-fi drama Girl In Space!

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31: Breaking Blat

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.

If you haven’t yet, check out our newest show, an all-improvised dark comedy sci-fi serial called Civilized!

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32: Fort Knights

The Blatavan makes its way to Fort Clattering, where the children of the nearby village plead for the party’s help.

This week’s recommended listening is the sci-fi audio fiction podcast Project Nova!

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33: Within the Walls

Darcy, Eggerton and Jacklyn follow Blat into Fort Clattering, where sinister forces are gathering.

This week’s recommended podcast: Queer Dungeoneers!

And a big shout out to Waning Gibbous Games (check out our playthrough of their game Larceny), Under Pressure, The Beacon and Boring Books for Bedtime!

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34: Sugar High

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.

This episode is brought to you by Respawn, Book One of the Killstreak series, an epic fantasy by Stuart Thaman!

And a reminder that until January 2, 2020, we’re running a special tiered offer on Patreon: the more patrons sign up at the $5 level or higher, the more goodies all $5+ patrons will receive!

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35: In The Loop

The crew cross the River Twist on their way to a fateful confrontation with the Shattering – and encounter some familiar faces along the way.

This episode is brought to you by A Dark Path, Book One of the Forsaken Talents series, an epic fantasy by Stuart Thaman!

This week’s podcast recommendation is The Ordinary Epic!

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36: The Battle Uphill

The adventurers fight their way to the summit of Mount Zirma, where their final battle awaits.

This episode is brought to you by The Minotaur King, Book One of The Goblin Wars series, an epic fantasy by Stuart Thaman!

This week’s podcast recommendation is Unwell!

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37: Departures

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.

This week’s podcast recommendation is North By North Quest. Check out their latest episode, with Sean as guest DM!

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Prepping for The End Of Time, Second Arc

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!)

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Arc 1 Retrospective

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.

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38: Forward Into The Past

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.

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39: Inside House Nefarious

Blat resigns himself to his fate, while Darcy plots and Eggerton makes an alarming discovery.

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