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We are a weekly actual play podcast using the Numenera (http://numenera.com) Discovery and Destiny rules. Set one billion years in the future, we journey across the Ninth World. There have been eight worlds before this, where civilizations rose to intergalactic heights only to fall into ashes, leaving a world of strange relics behind them. Join our ragtag crew of messy adventurers as they navigate weird ruins, contend with criminal intrigue, and ignore their own better judgment... Repeatedly ...
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"The Potterverse: A Harry Potter Podcast with Mary & Blake" is an engaging and immersive journey into the enchanting world of Harry Potter. As the executive producers of this original podcast series, Mary and Blake bring their deep love and commitment to preserving the magic of J.K. Rowling's iconic books to the forefront. This is a SPOILER PODCAST. If you are spoiler free, this podcast is not for you. This podcast series is a captivating journey that takes you deep into the mesmerizing wiza ...
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Like so many of us, I'd pushed away, minimized, or forgotten many of the senses and relationships with other-than-humans I'd fostered as a child. I tried really hard to please my family, to fit in at school, then work. But I never succeeded. As an adult that's now working to rekindle the intuitive understandings and deep relationship with the world around us that are our birthright as humans, I recognize that being cast out was a blessing that enabled me to follow my own path. I'm a certifie ...
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Welcome aboard "ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS," the ultimate 55TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of the GREATEST “STAR TREK” SERIES of them all: “THE ORIGINAL SERIES!” Co-Hosted by respected “STAR TREK” enthusiast SCOTT MANTZ and filmmaker STEVE MORRIS, “ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS” is a fun, passionate and exciting deep-dive podcast that analyzes and reviews every episode (in production order) with a fresh new perspective, personal recollections and loads of fascinating trivia about how those classic episodes cam ...
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The crew reunites and looks for new digs. Ilsene hires a street urchin, and finally meets Neva. Ezri looks to an old associate for information, and receives more than she expected. Magpie spots some uninvited guests. Player Intrusion: Stace: Littlewood Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme musi…
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 24 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Occlumency. In this special episode, we’re in the car on the way home from watching the total eclipse that just happened! We discuss whether or not Dumbledore and Snape have Harry’s best interests at heart, if Sirius was doing the right thing as a guar…
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The crew's past gives glimpses of their future. Magpies plumbs the depths of her subconscious. Ilsene makes a getaway. Ezri has a close shave. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Mon…
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 23 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Christmas At The Closed Ward. We chat the nature of friendship and the roles the trio share with each other, how much Alice is truly aware of Neville, and why Blake breaks because of one VERY special character… SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTIFICATION WHEN NEW …
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To escape the realities of Lathe, the crew revisits old conquests. Ilsene engages in risk-taking behavior. Ezri returns to the scene of the crime. Magpie takes a nap. Player Intrusion: Alex: Marry My Husband Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously O…
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Our crew gets new glimpses of the consequences heading their way. Ezri makes underground connections. Magpie meets Ezri's newest recruit. Ilsene makes a rash decision. Player Intrusion: Daniel: The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett Bookshop | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stac…
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 22 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – St. Mungo’s Hospital For Magical Maladies And Injuries. We chat the natural push and pull of character arcs for both Sirius and Harry, the real difference between foreshadowing and teasing, and why Harry’s ahd absolutely ENOUGH… UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, …
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 21 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – They Eye Of The Snake. We chat what separates the “Oneness” of Harry from Neville, the author setting up. major 3 beats to help amplify the remainder of the story, and why Blake is TOTALLY Pansy Parkinson… UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE…
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Still split, the party must each deal with harrowing interrogations. Magpie tries to charm Singlet. Ezri struggles with words. Ilsene's evening keeps getting worse. Player Intrusion: Stace: Star Trek: Enterprise Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previous…
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Ilsene and Ezri struggle to evade notice as they move their respective "cargo". Magpie gets got. Ilsene faces Odelie. Ezri attempts to find shelter after an improvisational prison break. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Locomalito Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterl…
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Delivering Bertram proves complicated while Ezri takes matters into her own hands. Magpie knows the way. Ilsene hears a strange sound. Ezri goes undercover in a detention center. Player Intrusion: Alex: Hazbin Hotel Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Prev…
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Ilsene and Magpie seek to kidnap Bertram, and naturally choose that most secure of ambush points, the cliff-face stairs of Lathe. Ilsene snoops on an informant. Magpie forges notebook entries. Player Intrusion: Daniel: Mr. & Mrs Smith (TV series) Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Nin…
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In the wake of the events of the dog show, our crew juggles competing threats from the parties arrayed against them. Ezri asks the enclave to make a choice. Ilsene encounters some ghouls. Magpie, with few options left, has to choose a fall guy for the Brisker job. Player Intrusion: Stace: Delicious in Dungeon Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Samp…
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 20 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Hagrid’s Tale. We chat the nature of storytelling within a story, how and why the death eaters are capable of making a more compelling case to the giants, and why Fang is feeling a little like Kevin McCallister right now… UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM…
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Separated amidst the chaos of the dog show, our crew attempts to make their getaway. Ilsene does some first aid. Ezri gets the goods. Magpie decides that the best way out is through. Player Intrusion: Alex: Bernadette Banner Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterl…
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Events are heating up at the dog show, and we should really think about going now. Magpie makes a messy deal with a Senator Ezri explores other economic avenues Ilsene gets the story NOTE: Since this was recorded at the same time as the previous episode, Daniel's audio issue remains. As a result he is a little quiter than the rest of the cast in th…
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It's time for the dog show! Magpie concocts a questionable plan. Ilsene chafes at some uncomfortable wrist-wear. Ezri is the bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, there were some issues with Daniel's audio this time, and we've done what we can, but it's not up to our usual standard. Sorry! Player Intrusion: Sampson: Dandadan Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilse…
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The crew sets out to rescue Ferdinand and attend the dog show! Ilsene pets some dogs. Magpie satisfies her curiousity. Ezri does some sneaking. Player Intrusion: Stace: Krapopolis Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument Studios Old To…
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Having completed their train heist, the crew make their way back to Lathe, where the rest of the job will go smoothly. Right? Ezri's dogs are barking. Ilsene has a glow about her. Magpie addresses a hair emergency. Player Intrusion: Alex: Song of the Sea Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme mu…
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Mary & Blake recap and give reaction to chapter 19 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Lion And The Serpent. We chat why Dumbledore and Umbridge cannot exist in the same narrative, why the Slytherins are both good AND bad in this chapter, and Blake does his first different perspective in a LONG time…. UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM P…
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The crew enacts their train heist. Questions abound: Will they succeed? Survive? Will they remember their plan at all? Ilsene brings on the trickery and charm. Magpie goes vertical. Ezri gets in touch with her inner swamp hag. Player Intrusion: Daniel: YNAB Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 18 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Dumbledore’s Army. We chat why Hermione’s judgement might not be the best in this chapter, Harry and Voldemort’s connection feeling like Rey and Kylo Ren, and why Dobby suffers from poor circulation. UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan SUBSC…
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The crew meets up, scopes out the cargo, and the executes the first stage of their plan... getting on board. Magpie has a fashion mishap. Ilsene catches up on the news. Ezri receives a long-awaited validation. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Scavenger's Reign Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme mu…
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The crew spends the day making final preparations for the big heist! Ilsene (finally) gets the ghouls' implant inspected. Ezri gets a makeup tutorial. Magpie chips in for the cause. Player Intrusion: Stace: Blue Eye Samurai Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterli…
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The crew must find shelter from an oncoming Pulse! Will they make it? Ezri hides an egg. Magpie makes new friends. Ilsene hides from Ghouls. Player Intrusion: Alex: Romancelvania Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument Studios Anticip…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 17 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four. We chat if Umbridge is actually correct in enforcing the decree, why characterization needs to include traits ONLY that character should have, and why Justin Finch Fletchley continues to be the worst character in all of Potter… UNLO…
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The crew encounters what may be a new faction in Lathe, and take Yasmine on her first heist. Ezri almost makes a new friend. Ilsene loots a cypher shop. Magpie impresses young Yasmine. Player Intrusion: Daniel: Dune: Imperium Digital Edition Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth Wo…
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The crew must contend with personal issues that keep getting in the way of their objectives. Ilsene's interview takes an unexpected turn. Magpie improvises in response to complications. Ezri tries to blow off steam in the Warrens. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Chants of Sennaar Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker:…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 16 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – In The Hog’s Head. We chat why this chapter is more focused on the outside world looking in on Harry as opposed the other way around, Harry starting to experience his “Luke Skywalker Moment”, and why Blake’s school wouldn’t allow the “poors” like Mary in it’s pub on camp…
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The crew split up to take in three very different meetings. Ilsene goes shopping. Magpie meets with her patron. Ezri tries very hard not to screw things up with Tibu... again. Player Intrusion: Stace: This Gilded Abyss by Rebecca Thorne Bookshop | Barnes & Noble | Amazon Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Sta…
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Ferdinand brings a compelling job opportunity to the crew. Magpie makes plans for the dog show. Ilsene learns secrets of territory. Ezri does some shopping. Player Intrusion: Alex: MìLà Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Production Editing: Daniel Transcri…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 15 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Hogwarts High Inquisitor. We chat the dangers of state run media, examples of good character dialogue vs. bad character dialogue, and why Mary had a giant Harp in her college dorm room…. UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan SUBSCRIBE TO G…
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Hey! We used the thing! Ilsene reunites with her shadow. Ezri does some close-quarters sharpshooting. Magpie unfolds her turret for the last time. Player Intrusion: Daniel: Polite Society Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument Studio…
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Oh hey, we're overdue for a surgery episode, right? Ezri searches for Yasmine. Magpie tries a new skill. Ilsene negotiates a tense deal with the Briskers. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Interview with the Vamprie (TV Series) Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 14 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Percy And Padfoot. We chat the magic of dialogue placement and pacing, why the movie forgot to give Cho a character, and why Hermione is kinda living the life of that show “The Summer I Turned Pretty”. UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan SUB…
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Oh yeah, it's time to hit up a food cart again! Oh, and find Ilsene, I guess. Ezri lets Yasmine shadow her. Magpie meets with Ilsene in the "clean room". Ilsene makes an unpleasant discovery. Player Intrusion: Daniel: Kagi Search Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsene Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave …
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An exhausted crew attempts to get their bearings under watchful eyes. Magpie studies her subject. Ilsen has an awkward conversation. Ezri makes plans for the new enclave. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Iron Lung Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 13 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Detention With Dolores. We chat why the scary is the subtlety, why this isn’t the best chapter for Hermione fans, and Blake gives a truly AWFUL impersonation of Bane from The Dark Knight Rises…. UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan SUBSCRIBE …
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Things get hot for the crew as Ilsen draws unwelcome attention. Ilsen drops an éclair. Magpie recalls a bit of lore. Ezri goes deep into danger. Player Intrusion: Alex: Chinese with Lia Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument Studios D…
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The crew wrestles with social dynamics as the enclave prepares to move. Magpie struggles with packaging. Ezri gets an earful from Tibu. Ilsen has a surprise guest. Player Intrusion: Sampson: Kingdom of Loathing Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 12 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Professor Umbridge. We chat if we think Umbridge is actually wrong with her assessment of Hogwarts, why McGonagall is sneaky great, and the unfortunate rise of “Pinkhats” in sports… UNLOCK BONUS EPISODES, PREMIUM PODCASTS & MORE Join The #NerdClan SUBSCRIBE TO GET A NOTI…
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Pursued by mysterious "jailers", our crew must secure the enclave crawlspace. Ezri gets grabbed. Magpie uses the environment to her advantage. Ilsene makes an unfortunate faux pas. Player Intrusion: Daniel: The Haunting of Hill House Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Da…
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Our crew explores deeper into the bizarre crawlspace ruins of the enclave. Ilsene engages in a test of skill. Ezri brings the hammer down. Magpie is all ears. Player Intrusion: Stace: Starfield Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument S…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 11 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – The Sorting Hat’s New Song. We chat the authors setting up Harry’s isolation and changing the fabric of the one place place in which he finds solace, why Umbridge should have been setting of MAJOR red flags from the jump, and why if you’re going to have friends, then you…
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Our crew explore the mysterious passages revealed by sconces. Ilsen plays with pretty rocks. Magpie resists the urge to take things apart. Ezri makes a bunch of new friends. Player Intrusion: Alex: Baldurs Gate 3 Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previous…
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Our tense crew investigates a pest problem. Ilsen digs into Magpie's past. Magpie throws the heaviest of shade. Ezri gets left to actually solve the problem. (Again.) Player Intrusion: Sampson: Akira Kurosawa's Ran Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previo…
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Mary & Blake discuss chapter 10 of Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix – Luna Lovegood. We discuss why setting up Draco as a prefect is a stellar writing device on multiple levels, why the movie gets so much right from this scene but mistakenly leaves out a much needed form of levity, and why we desperately need a Ravenclaw to tell us what th…
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A heist within a heist! What can go wrong? Magpie takes a risk. Ezri comforts Jasmine. Ilsen does some investigatory journalism. Player Intrusion: Stace: Wingspan Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling. Previously On by Monument Studios Surface Tension by Ghost…
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Our crew is being swarmed by the guards at Senator Stip's estate! Can they get away with the goods, or will their usual luck apply? Ilsen provides a confusing distraction. Ezri brings her weight to bear. Magpie encounters some residents who are... occupied. Player Intrusion: Daniel: Exit: The Game series Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Ma…
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On the run from the cops, our crew must seek shelter. But they can't rest for too long, because they have a job to do. Ezri's condition worsens. Magpie cases the job site. Ilsen does some journalism. Player Intrusion: Alex: Wylde Flowers Your cast: GM: Daniel Ilsen Vite: Sampson Magpie: Alex Ezri Stonebreaker: Stace Music Theme music: Ninth World b…
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