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The Role Less Taken

1
Dec 2021

Campfire 5: Some Vampire Poem

The morning of Sports Day, Achille opens up to Jett by the lake. Zach goes to find out where the bone came from. The Lindworm's latest attack splits the party--and the camp itself.

 

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir).

We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

This series contains audio depictions of: 

  • Cosmic horror
  • Body horror
  • Fantasy violence
  • Child endangerment
  • Missing children
  • Fantasy violence
  • Dead and dismembered animals.

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

17
Nov 2021

Moonlight over Roseville Beach Special: Wingman

Moonlight over Roseville Beach is Kickstarting This Week! You can also check out the Quickstart Guide, played in this episode.

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When both a locally famous drag queen and Emery's co-worker (definitely not a crush, though...) don't show up for work, the shapeshifting gardener Ash and fresh-faced bartender Emery go to investigate, and find that strange things are afoot in Roseville Beach.

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Featuring: 

  • Richard Ruane as the GM
  • Em as Emery
  • Grahame as Ash

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Content Warnings:

  • References to alcohol
  • References to cosmic horror and the occult

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

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Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music and sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

10
Nov 2021

Era of Silence Special - Part 2: An Immaculate Conception!

Era of Silence is Kickstarting This Month! For more information on the game, visit the Shrike Tabletop website.

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After a trip to the car dealership for a "high-class, long-term rental", Remy finds themself on a train to parenthood. Aton, Oscar, and Vant get to work on The Perfect Crime (we hope).

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Featuring: 

  • Robin as the GM
  • Em as Aton
  • Micky as Remy
  • Dan as Oscar
  • Grahame as Vant

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Content Warnings:

  • Violence (gun and knife)
  • Drug use, drug making
  • Drugging an unconscious NPC
  • References to fascism and dystopian themes
  • Crime and criminals

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

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Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Andy Ray. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

10
Nov 2021

Era of Silence Special - Part 1: 10 Minutes to Northpoint Station

Era of Silence is Kickstarting This Month! For more information on the game, visit the Shrike Tabletop website.

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Two priests, an assassin, and a mushroom walk into a radio studio... Stop me if you've heard this one before. 

An infamous radio host summons a group of unlikely freelancers to help him steal a compound used in food and drugs.

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Featuring: 

  • Robin as the GM
  • Em as Aton
  • Micky as Remy
  • Dan as Oscar
  • Grahame as Vant

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Content Warnings:

  • Violence (gun and knife)
  • Drug use, drug making
  • Drugging an unconscious NPC
  • References to fascism and dystopian themes
  • Crime and criminals

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

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Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Andy Ray. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

20
Oct 2021

Campfire 4: A Wallop Right Back

Achille finds themself in a conflagration of sorts, then tries to find a way back to Camp, while the Jett, Sabrina, and Shawn continue their search along the Sneaking Path.

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir).

We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

This series contains audio depictions of: 

  • Cosmic horror
  • Body horror
  • Fantasy violence
  • Child endangerment
  • Missing children
  • Fantasy violence
  • Dead and dismembered animals.

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

13
Oct 2021

Campfire 3: One Ominous-Ass Tree

With Achille missing, the rest of the Counselors have to deal with uncomfortable questions, insidious rumors, and a weird trick of the light, and Jett's rescue plan. Shawn makes an aphorism even the himbo gets.

Also: Forest Quick Tips!

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir).

We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

This series contains audio depictions of: 

  • Cosmic horror
  • Body horror
  • Fantasy violence
  • Child endangerment
  • Missing children
  • Fantasy violence
  • Dead and dismembered animals.

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

29
Sep 2021

Campfire 2: Are My Teeth Bones?

After a hearty morning of nature lessons, tree climbing, and a camp-wide scavenger hunt, two kids are missing. Jett and Shawn go searching on the lake, while Sabrina and Achille search the forest. 

Audio Note: We have some technical difficulties with the audio in this one, but work it into the story.

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir).

We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

This series contains audio depictions of: 

  • Cosmic horror
  • Body horror
  • Fantasy violence
  • Child endangerment
  • Missing children
  • Fantasy violence
  • Dead and dismembered animals.

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

15
Sep 2021

Campfire 1: But what does your respect get me?

As the Camp Counselors settle in Jett tells a ghost story, which is a prelude to a revelation. Sabrina helps a reluctant (and loud) camper disentangle from their parents, while Shawn supervises. Achille invents a contest, and cleans a femur(?).

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Achille (any pronouns), Kris as Sabrina (she/her), and Grahame as Jett (xe/xir).

We are playing Sleepaway by Jay Dragon and Possum Creek Studios, with elements from the Uncanny expansion. For more information on their games, visit www.possumcreekgames.com/

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Some sound effects for this series from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, with additional music from GameDevMarket and Dark Fantasy Studio.

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

This series contains audio depictions of: 

  • Cosmic horror
  • Body horror
  • Fantasy violence
  • Child endangerment
  • Missing children
  • Fantasy violence
  • Dead and dismembered animals.

If these are themes that you are not in the right head space for, consider listening to these episodes at a later date.

8
Sep 2021

World of Wyldrvir: Waiting for a Train

While waiting for their train, travelers Ember and fiVe are accosted by a roguish teenager, and dragged into an archery contest. Neither of them really know about archery.

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In today's episode, we play World of Wyldrvir with Bee and Micky. For more info on Wyldrvir, see the game's website: https://worldofwyldrvir.carrd.co/

Cover image by Micky. Sound effects from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, additional music from GameDevMarket.

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

 

1
Sep 2021

Roulette 24: Some things are wrong and everyone is mean

Note: This is the last-recorded episode of Roulette, but it is not the finale. More info in the intro, but we're bogged down with scheduling issues. We are posting this, and a one-shot, and then starting a new campaign with a new group.

(Also, we had Audio problems with Megan's audio for the first 20 minutes, but I assure you she was hilarious in the blank spaces.)

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Lemon makes a mess. Ross meets his heroes. Finch starts a revolution?

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

Theme music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom. Some sound effects from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com, additional music from GameDevMarket.

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)
7
Oct 2020

UPDATE: Unplanned Hiatus

We're experiencing some scheduling issues, but are committed to getting the final few episodes of Roulette out. We're currently working on the next one, and we'll announce on Social Media when we've got a release date. 

 

Also, US friends, don't forget to register to vote and make a plan to vote safely. 

9
Sep 2020

Roulette 23: Open Your Mind to See the Meat

The world is changed...I feel it in the meat. I feel it in the meat. I smell it...in the meat.

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

Theme music for this campaign by Megan, cover photo by Peri, lettering by Tom. Some sound effects from FreeSound.org, additional music from GameDevMarket.

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)
2
Sep 2020

Roulette 22: Beary Angry

Bear's still pissed. The group learns how to google.

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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)
26
Aug 2020

Roulette 21: A Wrecked Train (After ‘Pocalypse)

The gang solve the age old riddle "How do you crash a train that's already stopped?" and the crowbar reaches the end of its character arc.

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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)
12
Aug 2020

Roulette 20: When Doors Do and Do Not Exist

Down the hatch! Board the train! Ride the rails! Fight the murder lizards! Pretty sure this is a Kenny Rogers song.

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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)
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