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The Role Less Taken

24
Aug 2022

Campfire Epilogue: Embers

Micky, Em, Kris, and Grahame sit around the campfire for one last evening to talk about where their characters go next. 

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Lumen Essence (they/them), 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.

10
Aug 2022

Campfire 20: Rust Goes with Everything

The Counselors regroup, and consider their next course of action. Shawn makes a decision, Jett has doubts, Sabrina makes a stand, Lumin makes an entrance. Then it is time to face the Lindworm.

 

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Lumen Essence (they/them), 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.

26
Jul 2022

Head up: Next Campfire Episode Delayed (Announcement)

The next episode of Campfire is delayed while I finish editing it. Life just got in the way, but it's been recorded.

 

We're also coming up on our Finale. So if you have questions about the Campfire Arc, feel free to email those to TheRoleLessTaken@gmail.com

 

I also mentioned The Itch.io Creator Day bundle: https://itch.io/b/1500/july-creator-day-bundle

 

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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.

13
Jul 2022

Campfire 19: A Real Freak for Teeth

Divided in the Forest, the Counselors make new alliances, meet old enemies, and resolve old friendships.

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CW: Abortion mention/Recent events (first minute of the episode)

We also mention the following resources:

  • National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF): https://donate.abortionfunds.org/give/324729/#!/donation/checkout
  • Itch.io Bundle for Abortion Rights: https://itch.io/b/1472/indie-bundle-for-abortion-funds

 

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Lumen Essence (they/them), 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
Jun 2022

Campfire 18: A More Interesting Answer

While Sabrina finishes filling Lucinda in on Sid's fate, the remaining kids wander off into the woods to investigate some extremely cool music. The Camp Counselors take off after them, but when Jett is separated from the group, xe must make a difficult choice.

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This episode starred Em as Shawn Ghast (they/them), Micky as Lumen Essence (they/them), 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
Jun 2022

Campfire 17: For Letting You Live!

Armed with the Moths, and a story, the Camp Counselors return to the Hellbender Queen to bargain for the power to combat the Lindworm. Sabrina tells Lucinda the truth of what happened to Sid.

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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 th

1
Jun 2022

Backroads Special!! - TRLT: Glass House - Lincoln’s Beard!

Four scavengers pick through the ruins of St. Louis' tangle, trying to find a legendary plant whose beans make an excellent morning pick-me-up. Along the way, the party gets split up. While Blade and Finn continue on the mission, Indie and Muggsy have to search for Roger, Indie's cat.

 

Features Asa (he/him) and Alex (he/him) of Backwater games, as well as Em (they/them), Micky (they/them) and Grahame (he/they). Asa is the GM, Alex plays Independence Landgrab (he/him), Micky played Muggsy (they/them), Em played Blade (any), and Grahame played Finn Engstrom (he/they).

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This week, we're playing the currently crowdfunding Backroads: City of the Arch, by Backwater Games. You can find them on Twitter @BackwaterTTRPG. To scavenge up a copy of this game for your camp, check out the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backwater/backroads-city-of-the-arch 

Cover Image by Grahame. Theme music by Dark Fantasy Studio. Music and sound effects for this one-shot are from FreeSound.org and Zapsplat.com.

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: 

  • Animal endangerment
  • Implied drug use

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

18
May 2022

Campfire 16: This is Not a Good Place for Children

The Wolves hunt. They strike. They take. They leave. The Counselors deal with the aftermath. The Lindworm watches from somewhere nearby.

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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.

4
May 2022

To Change Special: Field Trip

Check out the To Change crowdfund page at https://gamefound.com/projects/usducktape/tochange

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What should have been an easy A in the geology course gets weird when the Professor drops an unexpected field trip on the class. Classmates Cassidy (she/her) and Brick (he/him) get a very hands-on education when a sinkhole places them in a tunnel, where they begin To Change.

Featuring Ewen as Cassidy, Grahame as Brick, and Duck as the GM.

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We are playing To Change by Ulysses "Duck" Duckler and Ewen, currently crowdfunding on Gamefound at https://gamefound.com/projects/usducktape/tochange.

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: 

  • Bodily transformations
  • Becoming trapped underground
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Physical violence
  • Insects

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

20
Apr 2022

Campfire 15: Do You Want to Just Hang Out, or Something?

Sabrina, Jett, and Shawn have a run-in with the Lindworm. Sabrina loses her cool, Jett leads a spell, and Shawn invites a new friend to hang out.

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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.

6
Apr 2022

Campfire 14: Have You Tried More Trauma?

Returning to the Camp, Sabrina checks in with the remaining campers, who she finds in a daze on the beach. Jett and Shawn are distracted by the oncoming storm.

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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.

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.
23
Mar 2022

Campfire 13: We’ve Got Some Teeth, Unfortunately

Jett guides Sabrina and Shawn into the Underhill King's chambers, where they bargain for information. The group then seeks an audience with the Hellbender Queen, and has to make more deals.

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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.

Additional CW: Teeth

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

9
Mar 2022

Campfire 12: One Direction Memorial Tunnel

Reunited with a strange version of Jett, Achille is at the end of their rope. Shawn tries to help Jett remember, and Sabrina has some questions for an old acquaintance.

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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.

23
Feb 2022

Campfire 11: Mythical Daddy

Having reached the Well, the remaining counselors need to figure out what to do next. More truths and secrets come out, some strange stones reveal themselves, but in the end, they must climb down.

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This episode features the 'Down the Abandoned Well' Ritual for Sleepaway from WhatNames Games on Itch. For more of their work, visit whatnames.itch.io (and tip generously!)

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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.

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.

9
Feb 2022

Campfire 10: Is This According to OSHA Standards?

Achille's violent run-in with the Biggest Lindworm Skeptic, Tad, is interrupted by a tree bleeding onto the campers. Sean has a strange moment in the forest, but it's Sabrina who reveals a secret she can't run from anymore.

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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.

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.

Additional CW for this episode: Ghost Rabbits.

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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