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
    • 4.8 • 131 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

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

From What Is World ,

BAZOOKA!!!!

My sisters and I quote this show so much my family is worried about us. We “roll for fairy cakes” and “long live Boltius” every time we talk. It makes us laugh so hard it hurts. It’s a grand story that keeps you engaged at all times. Even the patreon ads are funny!! It’s usually clean, so my younger sister can listen to it. It’s a great example of improve and role playing games. Thanks, guys!! Keep doing what your doing. I’m listening.

Eob193857281947472 ,

Binge-worthy

Started listening about three weeks ago and have worked through the entire back catalogue in that time. Love this show!

Glitchrider ,

One of the best out there

It doesn’t let mechanics get in the way of story, which makes for a great listening experience. All of the people involved get to play NPCs, as well as their characters, which allows for a lot of ongoing comedy and fleshed out world. Also Sean is fantastic at rolling with anything thrown his way... including when a player finds a way to bring bazookas into a high fantasy setting.

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