Edit: Sorry, the wrong episode copy was attached to this episode. Everything has since been updated.
In a 1987 that never was, strange things are happening in Boulder City, home to the US Loop. Odd dreams plaguing students and adults, strange power outages, and a unique new pen pal all crop up as a group of kids try to survive school long enough to make it to Summer Break. Will they have what it takes in order to solve the mystery without getting grounded? Probably not, but hey, that’s part of the fun!
Adam – Aiden – Computer wiz
Chris – Oscar – Rebel, Aiden’s first cousin
Patrick – Olaf – Swedish exchange student
Vince – Zelda – Musician and dreamer
David – Frankie – Troublemaker with a heart of gold
Trigger warning: Spire deals with themes of racial inequality and fighting against social injustice.
Brother Knife’s identity has been revealed to authorities. Already, he has been arrested and executed. Since no one else from the crew has been picked up, it is safe to assume that Brother Knife didn’t break. Given the nature of their work, the crew has reason to believe that it was a fellow drow that revealed their companion’s identity. Loose ends have got to get tied up one way or another.
“Consent in Gaming,” by Monte Cook Games, is a systemless guide for tackling sensitive or mature content at the table. In this episode, Adam, Chris, and Vince discuss why consent is important (especially in more intense genres), working with your players to make sure you’re all on the same page, and what to do when someone done fucked up. Pick up your free copy of “Consent in Gaming” at Monte Cook Games.
Per a conversation we had on the latest episode of Beyond the Wall of Patreon, Chris has devised a surreal Jingle All the Way UA scenario.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the mart, not a customer was stirring, despite discount Paul Blart. The Day Shift had a truly busy day, true, but this left Darby, Ann and Mike with nothing to do. The night forecast to be nothing more than a bore, but then three strange customers entered the store…
Aaron – Abe – Beloved gutter mage from a yet to be published UA campaign.
Adam – Mike – Optimistic prosthetic wearing All-Mart employee trying to contain the store’s weirdness.
Ian – Darby – Works at the All-Mart to uncover what caused her college friend’s death.
Vince – Ann – Ann took up a job at the All-Mart in the hopes that she might find her creator (psst Ann is a robot)
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Acclaimed game designer and author Greg Stolze drops in to discuss his newest RPG projects, Termination Shock which is currently kickstarting through December 25th, and a standalone version of Arc Dream’s Grim War.
When a publicly disgraced mother turns to the program with claims of both military service and knowledge of Delta Green, neither of which are documented, agents are tasked with investigating the validity of her claims.
Members of Freelance set out to retrieve the lost master recordings of a post-punk noise group, The Incident. But to do so, Freelance must first brave the elements and sneak into Canada to locate the downed chopper that carried the band and their recording.
Chris – Operator – She’s TOTALLY not a Steward, guys.
Sid – Prof. Bjorn – Visiting academic going on a hunting trip with his son when the crash hit
Vince – Bonez – Actual Doctor. Wannabe Cowboy. Full-time Taker.