80 episodes

An improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. We use the Dungeon World roleplaying system and improv to weave a tale of flightless fairies, half-demons and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that's in there somewhere too.

The End of Time and Other Bothers Fable and Folly Network

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

An improvised fantasy roleplaying game set in the world of Alba Salix, Royal Physician. We use the Dungeon World roleplaying system and improv to weave a tale of flightless fairies, half-demons and cafeteria line workers, dystopian empires, magical waterfalls and mysterious books. Oh, and the end of time—that's in there somewhere too.

    The Nexus Files E1: Eggerton Takes the Case

    The Nexus Files E1: Eggerton Takes the Case

    Moira finds a new job for Eggerton at a little-known department in the Nexus.
    Introducing our brand new lockdown miniseries: The Nexus Files! It's set a little after The End of Time and Other Bothers Episode 15.

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    With Michael Howie, Kristi Boulton and Sean Howard.
    Dialogue editing by Sean Howard.
    Sound design and music by Eli McIlveen.
    Content warning: Alcoholism, office politics, fire, hitting, mansplaining.
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    • 19 min
    The Nexus Files E2: Unnecessary Gruffness

    The Nexus Files E2: Unnecessary Gruffness

    Jaki and Eggerton try to help a troll who's been having a little bit of goat trouble.

    Big news! We're booked for our first regular Other Bothers recording session since the spring – so Blat, Darcy and Eggerton will return Real Soon!
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    With Michael Howie, Kristi Boulton and Sean Howard.
    Dialogue editing by Sean Howard.
    Sound design and music by Eli McIlveen
    Content warning: eye injury, discussion of violence, arms dealing? and bureaucracy.
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    • 11 min
    The Nexus Files E3: Fearsome Festivities

    The Nexus Files E3: Fearsome Festivities

    We're still waiting patiently to record Other Bothers in person again, but in the meantime, we're bringing back The Nexus Files with Jaki and Eggerton! We polled our fan Discord for story inspirations, and landed on a newfangled holiday classic (only a few months late). It's our riff on The Christmas Creature by Erin Kubo – check out Hank Green's reading of it on YouTube.
    More stories coming soon!
    Episode 3: Fearsome Festivities
    Eggerton's decorating for the holidays, and Jaki is looking forward to some time off. But who's that at the door?
    With Kristi Boulton, Sean Howard and Michael Howie.
    Sound design and music by Eli Hamada McIlveen.
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    • 14 min
    The Nexus Files E4: Love, Axe-ually

    The Nexus Files E4: Love, Axe-ually

    Episode 4: Love, Axe-ually
    A visit from a certain lumberjack brings out another side of Jaki.
    With Michael Howie, Kristi Boulton and Sean Howard.
    Sound design and music by Eli Hamada McIlveen.
    Content warning: deforestation, infidelity, indiscretion and innuendo.
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    • 11 min
    The Nexus Files, E5: Total Animals

    The Nexus Files, E5: Total Animals

    Happy Year of the Tiger! Our holiday hiatus is stretching a little longer due to Omicron, but the table is getting back together in just a few days. In the meantime, we bring you another tale from the Nexus:
    Episode 5: Total Animals
    A heavenly messenger arrives with a problem for Jaki and Eggerton. 
    With Kristi Boulton, Michael Howie and Sean Howard.
    Sound design and music by Eli Hamada McIlveen.
    Content warning: Strangling, stampedes, fireworks, property damage.
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    • 17 min
    The Nexus Files, E6: Guess My Name

    The Nexus Files, E6: Guess My Name

    Episode 6: Guess My Name
    While Jaki and the Captain on holiday, Eggerton tries to help a mysterious client with a confounding issue.
    With Michael Howie, Kristi Boulton and Sean Howard.
    Sound design and music by Eli Hamada McIlveen.
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

SmallEnglishTiger ,

It really grew on me

I love the characters and the ridiculous situations they get into made worse by their commitment to their characters’ personalities. Creative, inventive and so very, very funny.

MaxLTJ ,

Great!

Sean and Eli have created such a rich world in Alba Salix, and I’m glad to see they’re exploring it more, even far into the future of their sitcom’s timeline! They’ve chosen to employ tools from live improv in the show, and the players are clearly very skilled at using them to find funny angles on scenes and get the best out of the offers they have from each other. The plot has thrown up a very compelling mystery, and the setting has been very comprehensively thought through. I’m very excited to see where this goes – the story so far suggests an epic scope, and I know Sean and Eli have the talent and dedication to do that promise justice!

Nizzy Holloway ,

I love it

This podcast honestly doesn't even feel like a RPG podcast, the story flows so well without any mechanics being in the way at all. The characters so far have been adorable, and I love them all already, and I can't wait to see how they interact with each other, and how they develop. I'm so excited to hear the rest of the show, I'm sure it's only going to get better.

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