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The Role Less Taken

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

--

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.

26
Jan 2022

Campfire 9: Three Traumatized People Yelling at Birds

While Shawn tries to get some sense from a trio of cryptic avian oracles, Achille's grief takes on new forms. Sabrina and the rest of the counselors make a decision about the safety of the campers. Someone gets sauced.

 

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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

--

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.

 

12
Jan 2022

Campfire 8: Nothing Bad has Ever Happened on this Boat

Packing lanterns, snacks, and a tactical shovel, the counselors head out to find out what Alphonse was burying.

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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 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.

29
Dec 2021

Campfire 7: Better than a Fortune Cookie

After an all-around terrible day, the campers and the counselors sit down for a calm evening of marshmallows, hot dogs, "music" and cryptic puzzles involving ghostly rabbits.

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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

--

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.

15
Dec 2021

Campfire 6: For those playing along at home

Achille and Shawn try their hands at magic, while Zack sneaks off to find his new, icy friend. When Sabrina goes looking for the absent camper, she runs into someone from outside the Camp.

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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

--

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.

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

--

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

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