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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Marisa King, Michael Howie and Carter Siddall
Special guest: Maggie Makar

Dialogue editing and transcription: Michael Howie
Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: Tactlessness; lack of safety gear.

Full episode transcript to come.

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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Carter Siddall, Marisa King and Michael Howie
Special guest: Maggie Makar

Dialogue editing and transcription: Michael Howie
Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: Zombie horror, violence and serious ickiness.

Full episode transcript to come.

7: The Riddle, Part 2

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

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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Carter Siddall, Marisa King and Michael Howie
Special guest: Maggie Makar

Dialogue editing and transcription: Michael Howie
Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: Brief zombie horror, body image issues, self-harm, substance dependency, extremely poor teamwork.

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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Michael Howie, Carter Siddall and Marisa King
Special guest: Maggie Makar

Dialogue editing and transcription: Michael Howie
Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: Zombie horror; boundary issues and painfully awkward situations.

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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Marisa King, Michael Howie and Carter Siddall
Ananka: Maggie Makar
Story Consultant: Laura Packer
Game Consultant: Stephen Smith
Dialogue Editing and Transcription: Michael Howie
Sound Design and Music: Eli McIlveen

Content Warning: Drug references; overeating; exploding plants.

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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Carter Siddall, Marisa King and Michael Howie
Ananka: Maggie Makar
Story Consultant: Laura Packer
Game Consultant: Stephen Smith
Dialogue Editing and Transcription: Michael Howie
Sound Design and Music: Eli McIlveen

Content Warning: Physical ordeals and bodily harm; drug references; self-harm(?); disturbingly cheerful music.

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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Michael Howie, Marisa King and Carter Siddall
Ananka: Maggie Makar

Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: Ongoing post-apocalyptic trauma; physical ordeals and bodily harm; and as usual, more screaming.

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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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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Marisa King, Carter Siddall and Michael Howie
Ananka: Maggie Makar

Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: The world ends, again. Other tragic disasters are mentioned. There is a certain amount of screaming.

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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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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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Game Master: Sean Howard
Players: Carter Siddall, Michael Howie and Marisa King

Ananka: Maggie Makar
Tweeter: Stephen Smith
Augustus: Eli McIlveen

Additional material and sound design: Eli McIlveen
Story consultant: Laura Packer
Game consultant: Stephen Smith

Content Warning: The world ends. Other tragic disasters are mentioned. Things explode.

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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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