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Cyberpunk 2020 – Theta Squad – Corporate Comfort – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 29 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 306

After a little more research the squad heads home to wait for their forensics results. However when they start to come in they are not pleased to see what they contain.

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Cyberpunk 2020 – Theta Squad – Corporate Comfort – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 22 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 305

The squad has their crime scene, but they also have a bunch of Dirty Cops seemingly obsessed with getting into the same room and destroying any evidence that might be there.

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Cyberpunk 2020 – Theta Squad – Corporate Comfort – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , on 15 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 304

While all of our games are tagged as explicit, this game will be dealing with the Seedy underbelly of the privileged and the sex workers who they frequent. Themes of violence against women and corruption will be prevalent, if these themes make you uncomfortable then please feel free to skip this game, we will no doubt be back with something lighter very soon.

In the dark streets of Night City the Police are overrun and underpaid, Corporate interests are always trying to get their claws into them. Sometimes it is better to choose the lesser evil, accept money as “charity” rather than run the risk of privatisation or replacement.

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Special Report – The Grand Tower Hotel

Posted in Kickstarter, Podcasts with tags , on 14 March 2020 by Mawdrigen

In this special episode, Mawdrigen sits down with Matt Madigan to discuss The Grand Tower Hotel, a 1920’s source book containing 300 pages of NPC’s, maps, and information on the world of American Luxury hotels in the roaring prohibition years.

The Grand Tower Hotel

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 8

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , on 8 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 303

Having finally remembered what it was they were supposed to be doing, the Coeterie decide to surveil the issue. It turns out that the gang is much more difficult to deal with now, and definitely count as “issues we should have dealt with”. Now they have to turn to their allies in the hopes that they can help…

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 1 March 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 302

So they found a financial adviser, and organised to get their finances in order and their Haven Safe. Now they just need to go to a meeting and his interestingly named associate Dr Thermopylae and everything will be back to normal.

Hang on… aren’t we forgetting something.

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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – The House Of Nothing – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , on 23 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 301

So our Fugitives have worked their way into the heart of the Tardis trying to release June from her incarceration. However, they have no idea what they are doing and neither does the man from Sheppey. Oh dear.

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EPISODE 300 – GOATCRASHERS – ANNABELLES GONE ROGUE!

Posted in Actual Play, Fourth 100, Podcasts with tags , , , , on 16 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 300

We made it people! We now have 300 Episodes (Plus a few specials) and so as is our custom, we all drank a great deal of alcohol and played a game.

In this case, Goatcrashers, a game where we take on the roles of Goats trying to get into a Human Party.

So this is how we ended up playing Goats trying to sneak into a human wedding party in a manor house, where something more than just a wedding is going on.

Thank you all for keeping up with us, here’s to 300 more episodes.

PS There seems to have been some problem with Archive’s mic, sadly I can’t isolate the hiss, without actually just removing Archive, which given she was running the game would be problematic!
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Three Goblins in A Trenchcoat – Fantastic Meats and Where To Stow Them

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 9 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 299

As three Goblins there is only one choice when you hear that the magical college of Wan-Taage is having a fantastic Meat feast… go and nick it. But can our intrepid gobbos pull it off facing Archmages, Magical canape’s and necromancers.

Plus their most dangerous foe, a cart driver in a trenchcoat…
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 2 February 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 298

It all started with a for sale sign where there was no for sale sign before. This spells potential disaster for the Neonates, but who is behind it, and can they find some way of escaping from the clutches of late stage capitalism!

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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – The House Of Nothing – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 26 January 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 297

So with Torchwoods offer of help getting June out of the Tardis and under their control the fugitives prepare for their most dangerous mission. Trying to map the inside of an infinite Tardis.

What could possible be scary in there?

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Three Goblins in A Trenchcoat – 3 If By Trenchcoat – The Leg And The Turky

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 19 January 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 296

It’s 17-whatever and the Thirteen Colonies are having a witter about the tea tax or some such thing and are getting in a right strop about it. Luckily one of the American Generals has swapped sides and is now holed up in Fort Summoner, with his wooden leg and a lot of British Troops. Ok they are surrounded by American’s but that’s fine.

Then we add in three goblins in a stolen British Coat, with a pressing need to nick his leg.
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MLP Friendship is Magic – Ponies On The MOON!!

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 12 January 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 295
So Princess Celestia’s habit of throwing all of her problems at the moon have finally come home to roost as President Grump is now sending hateful podcasts from the moon back to the world.

So what will she do?

Chuck more stuff at the Moon obviously.
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 5 January 2020 by Mawdrigen


Episode 294

It all started with a for sale sign where there was no for sale sign before. This spells potential disaster for the Neonates, but who is behind it, and can they find some way of escaping from the clutches of late stage capitalism!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 29 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 293

Having met with Archarya and Bailey the Neonates were headed for home, but instead they have been lured into a night of Drinking with Lukas…

Which as everyone is Vampires, means there’s going to be creepy weirdness going on, but maybe they will also be able to get some useful information out of him while they do.

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Final Girl – Dying Hard At The Takanomi Maple Syrup Inc

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 22 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 292

All through the skyscraper, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, apart from all the people partying on the 30th floor, and the Terrorists breaking in to steal 4 litres of Canadian Black, the worlds rarest Maple syrup.
However all is not well, there is a fly in the ointment of Hanz Deutschman’s plan, and soon the terrorists will be on the receiving end of terror.

Ho-Ho-Ho now I have a machinegun… Buddy.

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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 15 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 291

Torchwood, those staunch defenders of Earth have decided that the fugitives are exactly the sort of people (and aliens) who they need to deal with the whole “glowing rats” issue they have. Of course there is a bit of quid pro teach us how to fly a sodding Tardis and get June out of it please! So obviously the fugitives are 100% in.
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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 8 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 290

So the Tardis has landed and the doors have opened onto a new world, well a new world for some of the Fugitives while others find themselves home but not in the right time. Not that they get much chance to think about that as they soon find themselves pursued through the fog by glowing… things.
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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 1 December 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 289

Surrounded by Daleks and on a ship they can’t control the fugitives try and get the Tardis in the cargo hold working. It’s not easy dealing with Timelord Technology however, add to this the fact that the Time Ship Pilot doesn’t seem to be letting on everything that he knows…

Will they escape? Or will this be a case of out of the frying pan, and into the fire.
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Dr Who – Tempus Fugitives – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 24 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 288

In the far future five travellers find themselves flung together on a strange ship and have to work together to escape. Of course there are things outside trying to get in, a Time Lord ship, and a pilot who may or may not be all he seems.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 17 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 287

The Conclusion of Brendan’s date goes “well” by the previous standard, but then it is followed up by the Revelations that the Neonates may have been played for fools. This will no doubt end well.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 10 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 286

First the Neonates watch a very questionable “voodoo” ritual hosted by the Blessed Aesina, but what exactly is going on they don’t really know. Then Brendan goes on a date, with disastorous consequences.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – The Darkness Crawls In – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 3 November 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 285

This episode was delayed by the editing laptop deciding to become a brick for a bit! However we are now back with this the first session of the second chapter of the Vampire the Masquerade 20th anniversary campaign!

The neonates are now much less new, and this brings with it issues as there are always going to be people wanting to take advantage of them. Which is exacty what is going to happen to them.

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The American Files – The Fallout Series (ITS SPOILERIFFIC!)

Posted in Podcasts, Talky One, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 20 October 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 284

A few sound issues due to… err… tables?

Bloodied headed over to America and while he was there, he, Allegory, and Ghostlyn and they discussed (with heavy spoilers) the entire Fallout Series!

This is a long old episode!

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Final Girl – Thatcher’s Fungi

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 13 October 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 283

A few sound issues due to the different table layout.

It is the 1980s and in the Yorkshire Dales the coal mining industry is on its last legs. Margaret Thatcher is the union busting prime minister, and surely its only a matter of time before the troubles come to Barley-bar-bridge.

Of course, worse things could be happening. Like horrible murders!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 9

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 6 October 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 282

The worlds loudest pigeon was still about.

The fight against Talithar warms up as they try to surround her and she responds by trying to seize hold of people’s brains and make them do what she wants. Can the Coeterie defeat her, and more importantly… What happens if they do?

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Cult Special Episode – Heart The City Beneath – Drowned (Without SE) – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Kickstarter, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 29 September 2019 by Mawdrigen

Click Here for the Heart: The City Beneath Kickstarter
Join us as we delve into the parasitic nightmare realm of the Heart as our band of ne’er-do-wells, penitents, and people with magical diseases try to save their home from becoming their very watery grave. The Kickstarter for this Game is currently live, so go back it, and let them know we sent you!

There is a sound effects version for those of you unlike me with no hearing issues!

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Cult Special Episode – Heart The City Beneath – Drowned (With SE) – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Kickstarter, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 29 September 2019 by Mawdrigen

Click Here for the Heart: The City Beneath Kickstarter
Join us as we delve into the parasitic nightmare realm of the Heart as our band of ne’er-do-wells, penitents, and people with magical diseases try to save their home from becoming their very watery grave. The Kickstarter for this Game is currently live, so go back it, and let them know we sent you!

This is the Sound effects version, there will be a no effects version for people like me with hearing issues!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 8

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 22 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 281

First Off we sadly had a ton of planes going overhead, and the worlds loudest pigeon! Sorry I did try and cut them out where I could!

So they have a plan for dealing with Talithar now, watch her probable route into their domain and drop on her the moment they see her. The fact these plans involve standing around in other vampires domains is neither here nor there.

Also have they really thought through the “look like the sort of people she eats” part of the plan?
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 15 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 280

Talithar might be coming back, and the coeterie need to be ready for it. However there also seems to be someone spying on them and in these precarious times, that is a definite danger. Obviously they will begin planning the sting on Talithar and come up with an intelligent and safe plan for dealing with the spying. Of course they will. Totally.

It won’t be a stupid insane plan at all.

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 8 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 279

It has become obvious that something is going on and they may need to gather some more information. The Neonates need to get hold of the Woodley coeterie, or what is left of it any how. Will they be able to find tem by wandering the rack? If they do will they be able to get the help that they need?

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 1 September 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 278

They are starting to get the hang of this being damned creatures of the night thing! They have some clues as to why there was a dead body and have even arranged for a few leads but will they be able to concentrate on them or will they get distracted by other more pressing satorial matters. Oh dear!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 25 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 277

The dead body is dealt with but they still have to work out how it got there. Cue a lot of research, looking for information, and talking to cats. Did I say talking to cats? Yes I did, look it’s weird being a Vampire OK!

Will they be any closer to solving the question of who is out to get them?

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Dungeons and Badgers – Demolition Stoat – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 18 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 276

So we finally get back to the woodland animals as they try and work out who tried to crash Roger’s boat into a lock. Having captured Tony Caferriti they now have to pump him for information. Oh, we lost Fluffy, never mind.

Join us now as Mawdrigen rewrites his own system on the fly! First Episode Here

Dungeons and Badgers is Copyright Mawdrigen 2019.

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 7

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 on 10 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 275

Trapped in an Inn with Mercenaries, murderous Geisha, Uncles, Cannibals, several weevils etc etc the Officers find themselves between a rock and a hard place. This is all made far worse by the fact that bubbling just under the surface is betrayal and treachery. Will all of them get out of the Inn at the Red Crossroads alive, or is it the end of the line?
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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 6

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 4 August 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 274

They need to find more information, and they have a good lead that perhaps they can find it at the Inn of the Red Crossroads. Of course they first have to get there which as it is in the centre of an enormous battleground that three different clans have fought over repeatedly might be difficult. Luckily they have an ample supply of Ghost repelling mushrooms, shame they do not have a mushroom that repels assassins or internal conflict isn’t it?
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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 28 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 273

Waking up next to dead bodies is not actually a normal thing for vampires, but if it had to happen to anyone it would happen to Edgar. Will the neonates be able to hide the evidence in time, will they be able to work out what is going on? Will they annoy anyone powerful.

Will they continue to to act like the what we do in the shadows lot?

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 20 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 272

The Neonates have survived meeting Prince Drummond, but now they must see what happens regarding the forming of Coeteries and the giving out of domains. Surely the Prince wouldn’t show any favouritism…

Yeah right.

Plus they are still at a party filled with other vampires that might try and talk to the, the HORROR!

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VTM20th – Reading’s Darkest Night – Devoured By Darkness – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 14 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 271

Welcome to the World of Darkness as we join the newest ranks of the Damned and the Bloody as they try and find their feet at… a Vampiric Dinner Party.

Newly created and mostly unknowing of the supernatural world the neonates will have to learn quickly and navigate the byzantine forces around them if they are to survive.

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Teaser – Heather Fortesque

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 13 July 2019 by Mawdrigen

Taking a shortcut, and being hunted down by a beast

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Teaser – Pal

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 12 July 2019 by Mawdrigen

When did packing up at the end of a club night become so dangerous?

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 5

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 7 July 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 270

Given they have dealt with the Gaki and talked to the Ghost you would think the Officers would be fleeing away from the Haunted Forest, except that they aren’t. Instead they are heading back into it searching for the samurai in the forest. The only issue is that the officers all seem to have different ideas about exactly what they are going to do when they find him…
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Teaser – Brendan Harding

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 2 July 2019 by Mawdrigen

Jumped in to the best gang?

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Teaser – Edgar Shepherd

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 30 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


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A Madman in a pub, is it wrong to fight against what is coming

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 4

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , on 30 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 269

So they have to go fight the Gaki, the hungry ghosts that have been plaguing the village and only then will the Miko get them in touch with the ghost from the bridge. With a Haunted forest in front of them and shadowy powers swirling around them will the officers be able to keep their nerve and win their information.

N.b. We”re still getting used to the new room so there are a few sound issues!
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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 3

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 23 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 268

Time to go straight to the horses mouth. The Ghosts has some questions to answer, but first the Samurai are going to have to persuade the local Shrine Woman to talk to them. What is th spymaster up to while all this is going on? Will they be able to get to the bottom of the mystery?

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Teaser – Poppy Anderson

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , on 23 June 2019 by Mawdrigen

Dark Conversations with a strange man in the dead of night.
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Dungeons and Badgers – Demolition Stoat – Session 1

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , , on 16 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 267

So on Twitter someone made a joke. Them Mawdrigen’s brain did a thing. Then we played the thing that Mawdrigens Brain Did.

Join us now as we head to the River Bank and the Wild Wood, where heroic animals are standing up to the Ferret, Stoat, and Weasel crime families, in Dungeons and Badgers, Demolition Stoat.

Please note that Cult Central Moved Directly after this so there will be a bit of a gap before we get back to this.

Dungeons and Badgers is Copyright Mawdrigen 2019.

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Blood and Honour – Summer – Searching For Ghosts – Session 2

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , , on 9 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 266

Faced with the mystery of who the Ghost was and why she was so angry with the Diamyo, the Samurai decide to see if there are any other members of the Akirito family still.. alive.

Whether there will be any members of the family left AFTER they find them however is an entirely different question!

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Three Goblins In A Trenchcoat – A Very Sexy Adventure

Posted in Actual Play, Podcasts, Third 100 with tags , , , on 2 June 2019 by Mawdrigen


Episode 265

What happens when the wonderful people over at Fandible releases a game about being Goblins in a Trenchcoat.

The Answer is: We play the shit out of it, and probably reduce its creator (@Katsushiro on twitter) to a puddle of anguished tears of frustration!

So join us now for… a very Sexy Adventure!

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