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Making Stuff Up

Author: Bethany Harvey

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Actual plays of indie tabletop RPGs, the more obscure the better! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
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Andy, the pathologically optimistic butterfly expert, leads Kay and Cynthia on a trek through the swamp in search of yet another mysterious creature. Meanwhile, Willow and Oscar stage an assault on the bears to take back their pot field, with tranquilizer darts and... fuzzy handcuffs? Players: Andy: Kieron Oscar: David Willow and Cynthia: Maria Kay: Bethany Game: Unincorporated and Vigil Creek Nature Preserve, by Bethany Harvey Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
The bear situation has changed, thanks to an elderly butterfly collector convinced she's discovered a new species. But Willow has a plan to deal with the bears, so everything's going to be fine. Players: Andy: Kieron Oscar: David Willow and Cynthia: Maria Kay: Bethany Game: Unincorporated and Vigil Creek Nature Preserve, by Bethany Harvey Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
The continuing story of a group of semi-competent park employees and their hunt for a mysterious creature that might be an alligator, but definitely is not a bear because there are no bears here. This is Florida's only bear-free park. YOU HEAR THAT, SAMMY? (Also, I completely screwed up last week and uploaded the wrong version of episode 1, which was cut off at the wrong place. If you heard that one before I fixed it, you might want to skip ahead about 7 minutes.) Players Ross: Sabine V Eleanor: Kim R Oscar: David M Willow and Cynthia: Maria M Kay and Sammy: Bethany H Game: Unincorporated and Vigil Creek Nature Preserve, by Bethany Harvey Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
A lovestruck mycologist, an oblivious park ranger, a snarky trailblazer, and a machete-wielding himbo try to catch the mysterious creature lurking in their park, while being investigated by a tabloid reporter. Players  Ross: Sabine Eleanor: Kim Oscar: David Willow and Cynthia: Maria Kay and Sammy: Bethany Game: Unincorporated and Vigil Creek Nature Preserve by Bethany Harvey Photo by wileydoc from Pixabay. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
The sheriff comes seeking revenge, but she’s a minor threat compared to the destruction unleashed by a simple nature witch with a cursed sword. Meanwhile, Jenna gets caught up in a dramatic sword fight over a waterfall, and Asheara’s destiny is about to become clear, but first she has to not crash this broom… Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh No episode next week. I'll be running games at Gauntlet Community Open Gaming, as will Puckett, Maria, and a lot of other excellent GMs. It's free, and you should come join us. Information is at https://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/gauntlet-community-open-gaming.html --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
The trio continue their preparations for battle... by going to a hidden cave and digging up some obviously cursed items! Asheara's destiny creeps closer, with a strange humming device and, oh yeah, an extra star in the sky. Jenna worries. Mia should worry, but doesn't. Fortunately they're backed up by a bunch of retired outlaws, because the sheriff is bringing more than they expected. Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
The heroes make a foolproof plan to deal with the sheriff and get the previous generation of witches and bandits on board. Yes, I know the title has very little to do with the story. Queen of Thieves was what I called the series when I first listed it on the Gauntlet, with the idea that it was going to be “Queer Robin Hood.” This turned out to be more like a 30-years-later sequel to the game I’d planned, but the title stuck. If "queen of thieves" refers to anyone, it’s probably Slithering Phoebe? Anyway, don’t let it fool you, there’s no big heist coming. Sorry. Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
In this session, everyone fails social rolls. Asheara sees portents and prophesies, Jenna talks to ghosts, and Mia talks to someone she shouldn't. The new sheriff wants revenge and maybe to take over their village, but who has time to worry about that, when there's infinite social awkwardness to navigate, a witch's garden to be attacked by, and love potions to make? And we learn that what really separates a village from an outlaw camp is a potato farm. Cast: Chris, Kristen, Eli, and Bethany Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
In this actual play of Thirsty Sword Lesbians, we create our outlaw camp turned legitimate-ish village, meet our heroes: two witches and a Chosen One with a mysterious destiny and no magical skills; and watch them solve very mundane problems in the most extra ways possible. Players: Chris, Eli, Kristen, and Bethany Game: Thirsty Sword Lesbians, by April Kit Walsh Music: Yonder Hill and Dale, by Aaron Kenny This series was organized through the Gauntlet gaming community, which has many, many games like this that you can sign up to play. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
Mark joins the game, playing the ghost! Mia, Onyx, and Sammy fumble through awkward misunderstandings and even more awkward revelations as they prepare for a ritual to... get rid of the ghost? Somehow? Oh, whatever, we'll figure it out when we get there. It'll be fine. Cast: Maria, Puckett, Bethany, and Mark. Music: Asleep With the Sun, by Unicorn Heads Game: Unincorporated, by Bethany Harvey --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
In a series of awkward conversations, the our heroes(?) discover that the ghost is more familiar than they thought, Mia confesses her feelings to Tamara, Onyx faces Laurene's wrath, and Sammy gives Jason the wrong impression. Also, some very bad plans are made, and apparently half the town is going to show up for the ritual. Cast: Maria, Puckett, and Bethany Music: Asleep With the Sun, by Unicorn Heads Game: Unincorporated, by Bethany Harvey --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
Maria, Puckett, and Bethany play Unincorporated, a GMless game about small-town drama. Onyx the romance writer, Mia the lovesick hacker, and Sammy the pragmatic handywoman relive their youth by getting drunk on cheap wine and breaking into a creepy old house at night. What could go wrong? Oh. That. That could go wrong. Cast: Maria, Puckett, and Bethany Music: Asleep With the Sun, by Unicorn Heads Game: Unincorporated, by Bethany Harvey --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/making-stuff-up/support
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