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The Role Less Taken

27
May 2020

TRLT: Emissary - Parts 1 - 5

Announcement: This Episode brought to you by Technical Difficulties. We will have our regularly scheduled chaos up and running for next week. In the meantime, let's go to space for five minutes.

Captain Weston Bywater, of the Scout Ship Emissary, visits three uncharted planets and investigates anomalies. Cards drawn for these episodes: 8 of Hearts, 2 of Hearts, 8 of Clubs, 5 of Hearts, and 6 of Diamonds.

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The game played in this episode was Alone Among the Stars by Takuma Okada. For more information on the game, visit https://noroadhome.itch.io/ or follow them on Twitter at @takuma_okada_ .

These episodes were originally recorded for the Listen, Rinse, Repeat project, a collective of 30-second podcast episodes you can wash your hands to. For more information on that, or to hear more episodes, visit https://listenrinserepeatpodcast.com/ or follow them at @Podcast_LRR

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Music for this episode is licensed from GameDev Market (Thanks, Humble Bundle!)

20
May 2020

Roulette 10: He Buttles, He Doesn’t Serve

Schedule for the day: Wake up. Breakfast. Catch up with friends. Light murder. Cook some drugs. End the day with inter-dimensional travel?

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
13
May 2020

Roulette 9: This Benevolence Will Not Last

The lives of our protagonists are greatly improved by the reception of love letters from above. Did I say improved? I meant SIGNIFICANTLY WORSENED IN CRUEL AND UNUSUAL WAYS.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
6
May 2020

Roulette 8: Crevass (Two Rocks Like a Butt Cheek)

What's the best kind of heist? You guessed it. A Winnebago heist.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Promo music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom. (Additional music licensed from GameDev Market, via the Humble Bundle.)

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
29
Apr 2020

Roulette 7: The False Prophet of Biscuits

Exit Pursued by a Member of Bear's Gang

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
22
Apr 2020

Roulette 6: It was a Group Effort

Our collection of riffraff, who are definitely NOT heroes, as it turns out, make a daring escape and then top off the evening with a nice relaxing game of "who's that dead guy?"

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Check out Grahame's guest spot on Shadows of St. Fleur: https://shadows-of-saint-fleur.pinecast.co/

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
15
Apr 2020

Roulette 5: I Told You to Eat that Biscuit

The setting: A very charming southern parlor. The scene: several respectable individuals enjoying an evening of practical repartee on the matter of biscuits. And guns. This gun in fact. Which will not be fired in the final act. Why would it? There's no reason for violence.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
8
Apr 2020

Roulette 4: Only as Dirty as Life Itself

If you aren't starting off your first day in a new city with a round of fisticuffs and a little B&E, then are you even a tourist?  

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker and Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
1
Apr 2020

Roulette 3: Bird Calls

Our heroes(?) at last arrive at Source! Now it's time to do what they do best. Discuss ornithology! No wait. Plan! No, hang on. I haven't known these guys very long, but that can't be it either.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
25
Mar 2020

Roulette 2: Paint the Road With Another Man’s Blood

Our mismatched crew of misfits hits in the road in quest for the mythical biscuit recipe! No challenge is great enough to stop them! Not even that guy...over there...buzzing in on his moped.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Player Characters)
18
Mar 2020

Roulette 1: It’s 3AM, Do You Know Where Your Dark Lord Is?

Four totally sane individuals walk into a bar after the apocalypse...

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt

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Content Warnings:

  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence
  • Gang violence
  • Cult behavior
  • Car and motorcycle crashes
  • Fictional drug use (Chrome)
  • Child endangerment (Finch, one of the Players)
10
Mar 2020

Trailer: Roulette

The head of a biker gang, an enigmatic child, a gun-lugging southern belle, and a cult leader walk into a bar. Maybe that sounds like the set up to a joke to you, but the apocalypse made our world a joke longer ago than any of us can remember. 

Announcing the Role Less Taken podcast’s second season: Roulette, an actual play Apocalypse World campaign run by our MC Mike. Everything kicks off when Lemon Dufresne (Peri) rolls into the city of Roulette seeking local help to reclaim an old family biscuit recipe. She hires Beatrice "Bear" Samuels (Megan), “the VP” His Holiness Lord Roadkill (a cat), and the Vultures bike gang, as well as the Happy Little People and their PBS-fueled leading artist Ross Roberts (Tom), and a quiet, unaffiliated young boy known only as Finch (Grahame) to come with her to the agricultural town of Source. But here, after the end of the world, it's the people who keep the most secrets that you can probably trust.

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Game System: Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker, Meguey Baker, http://apocalypse-world.com/

Music for this campaign by Megan, Cover art by Peri.

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

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4
Mar 2020

Boy Problems: Act 3 - Let’s Get Lost (or The One About Accents)

 If you can't fit everyone into your getaway vehicle, public transit is fine.

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Featured Music:

  • Music in this episode composed by Megan

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Game System: Boy Problems, from www.Boyproblems.ca

Music for this campaign by East Sound, Night Raptor and Chris Hayes Music

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19
Feb 2020

Boy Problems: Act 2 - Making the Most of the Night

Having infiltrated the auction, it's time for our four professionals to get down to the serious business of dancing, flirting, and *checks notes*...stabbing?

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Featured Music:

  • Lost You - East Sound
  • Please - East Sound
  • Sunset - Chris Hayes Music
  • Infinity Stars - East Sound
  • Magic Love - East Sound

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Game System: Boy Problems, from www.Boyproblems.ca

Music for this campaign by East Sound, Night Raptor and Chris Hayes Music

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Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

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5
Feb 2020

Boy Problems: Act 1 - I Didn’t Just Come Here to Dance

A group of four very serious professionals are brought together for a sinister cause...or a good cause...or THE ONLY cause, depending on how strongly you feel about Carly Bae.

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Featured Music:

  • Lost You - East Sound
  • Please - East Sound
  • Sunset - Chris Hayes Music
  • Flashback - Night Raptor

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Game System: Boy Problems, from www.Boyproblems.ca

Music for this campaign by East Sound, Night Raptor and Chris Hayes Music

For more information about the show, visit us at our Facebook page.

Or, follow us on Instagram @therolelesstaken, Twitter @rolelesstaken, or at https://therolelesstaken.podbean.com/

Please leave us a rating or review at https://ratethispodcast.com/trlt