126 episodes

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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Character art by @kisunuki (https://twitter.com/kisunuki).

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    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

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.
See more (https://www.explorerswanted.fm/about)


Become a Patron!

Character art by @kisunuki (https://twitter.com/kisunuki).

    What Went Wrong

    What Went Wrong

    Separated from each other, our crew of explorers must individually come to terms with the consequences of their actions.



    ChaCha and Bastian make plans on how best to deal with Buddy-Cop's temper.
    Nix attempts an escape from Josah Kinn's custody.
    Dili arrives at a Guardian safehouse which is already abuzz with terrible news.


    Player Intrusion:


    Stace: Valor's Choice by Tanya Huff Bookshop | Barnes & Noble | Amazon


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Tension Strings & Bass by Monument Studios


    Friendly Celeste by Monument Studios


    Horror Atmos by Monument Studios


    Anxiety State by Monument Studios


    Harp Waltz by Monument Studios


    Long Note Three by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3993-long-note-three
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Thrones by Monument Studios


    Additional sound effects by Audio Alchemist, GameDevArts, Monument Studios, and Savage.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 48 min
    Third Time's The Charm

    Third Time's The Charm

    A rescue attempt creates more complications for our crew of explorers.



    Nix has a snek snack, and catches up with family.
    Dili joins a posse.
    ChaCha counts three times a lady.


    Player Intrusion:


    Daniel: Farscape


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Ethereal Threat by Monument Studios


    Anxiety State by Monument Studios


    Somber Orchestra and Choir by Monument Studios


    Long Note Three by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3993-long-note-three
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Enemy Garrison by Monument Studios


    Horror Pulses by Monument Studios


    Something In the Dark by Monument Studios


    Sharpened Steel by Monument Studios


    Abandon by Monument Studios


    Additional sound effects by Audio Alchemist and Monument Studios.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 53 min
    A Matter of the Heart

    A Matter of the Heart

    Utter chaos engulfs the Proving Grounds, as teams of Guardians search for ChaCha.



    Nix negotiates through a locked door with a renewed G-ma.
    ChaCha collects some ceramics.
    Dili and Astor go deep.


    Player Intrusion:


    Alex: Tandem


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Innocuous by Monument Studios


    Netherlight by Monument Studios


    Orc Enclave by Monument Studios


    Anticipation Ambience by Monument Studios


    Something In the Dark by Monument Studios


    Growing Whispers by Monument Studios


    Ritualists by Monument Studios


    Dark and Anxious by Monument Studios


    Strategic Invasion by Liam Back / via Audiio


    Additional sound effects and ambience by Audio Alchemist and Monument Studios.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 56 min
    Problem of Parents

    Problem of Parents

    In the aftermath of Astor and ChaCha's actions, the crew struggles to extricate themselves from danger.



    Dili surveys the Proving Grounds.
    Nix gets a stich in her side.
    ChaCha heralds an oncoming danger.


    Player Intrusion:


    Sampson: Blasphemous


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Growing Whispers by Monument Studios


    Netherlight by Monument Studios


    Orc Enclave by Monument Studios


    Anticipation Ambience by Monument Studios


    Isolation by Monument Studios


    A Desperate Prayer by Monument Studios


    Holding My Breath by Locator / via Audiio


    Something in the Dark by Monument Studios


    Dark Traveler by Matthew L Fisher / via Audiio


    Dark & Anxious by Monument Studios


    Valley by Monument Studios


    Short of Breath by Yari / via Audiio


    Additional sound effects by Monument Studios.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 1 hr
    Writing on the Wall

    Writing on the Wall

    Our crew finally reunites via the assistance of a strange wanderer (with outstanding skills in risk assessment) played by special guest Stephen Garcia (@The_BadDM). Also, a kaiju battle.



    Nix inteferes with Nayo and Amaranth's catch-up opportunity.
    Britton has to catch 'em all.
    Dili gets a lot of cardio in.
    ChaCha loses an oven mitt.


    Player Intrusion:


    Stace: Time Team


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Special Guest


    Britton Winter: Stephen Garcia from the Faeforge Academy podcast.


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Lasting Effect by Good Weather for an Airstrike / via Audiio


    Vie by Monument Studios


    Long Note Three by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3993-long-note-three
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    Hurricane Forest by newlocknew / via Freesound.org


    Boss Appears by Monument Studios


    Boss Fight B by Monument Studios


    Pause Screen Battle Music by Monument Studios


    I Never Gave Up by GameDevArts


    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


    A Creeping Suspicion by Colton Dewberry / via Audiio


    Ethereal Threat by Monument Studios


    Grounded by Jameson Nathan Jones / via Audiio


    Following Clues by Monument Studios


    Stranger Synths IV by Liam Back / via Audiio


    Additional sound effects and ambience by Audio Alchemist, GameDevArts, and Monument Studios.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Special Guest: Stephen Garcia.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Bug-Man's Party

    Bug-Man's Party

    Confronted with spectral figures in an empty settlement, the crew must deal with the disastrous results of a failed attempt by the Imps to make an offering to their snek queen. We are joined again by special guest Stephen Garcia (@The_BadDM).



    Nix wants to know what's in the box.
    Dili splits up.
    ChaCha finds some bodies.
    Britton does some dark matter pest extermination.


    Player Intrusion:


    Daniel: Dune: Imperium


    Your cast:


    GM: Daniel
    Adilabrim "Dili" Kret: Sampson
    Chansey "Cha-Cha" Letoile: Alex
    Nix: Stace


    Special Guest


    Britton Winter: Stephen Garcia from the Faeforge Academy podcast.


    Music


    Theme music: Ninth World by Dave Sterling.


    Stranger Synths IV by Liam Back / via Audiio


    Climb by Monument Studios


    Tenet Style Ambience by Monument Studios


    Tension by Monument Studios


    Paranoia by Monument Studios


    Following Clues by Monument Studios


    Carnival II by Monument Studios


    Mob Encounter by Monument Studios


    Stasis by Monument Studios


    Lasting Effect by Good Weather for an Airstrike / via Audiio


    Futuristic Tension by Monument Studios


    Additional sound effects and ambience by Audio Alchemist, GameDevArts, Monument Studios, and Savage.


    Production


    Editing: Daniel
    Transcription: Stace


    Safety in Role-playing


    It is essential that everyone playing in a game feels safe and is having fun. We've compiled a brief list of the safety tools we use here.


    As always, see our standard disclaimer.
    Special Guest: Stephen Garcia.
    Sponsored By:
    Die Hard Dice: We are delighted to be Dicefilliates of Die Hard Dice! Need more dice? Of course you do! Use our promo code: “ExplorersWanted” for 10% off your order. Promo Code: ExplorersWantedSupport Explorers Wanted

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Abnoguy ,

Great fun story!!

I found this podcast looking for a cypher supers game and really enjoyed it! So I started listening from episode 1 and the storytelling, world building, puppets, and scorps are all awesome!! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a good real play podcast, especially if you enjoy Numenera and the 9th world!

whenelvisdied ,

Go exploring!

This is a great realplay podcast that manages to combine an engaging and suspensful story with fun (and funny!) roleplaying, all within the world of Numenera and the CYpher rule-system.

The cast is clearly having a great old time, and the GM has woven together a rich storyline that links together the character's lives and the strange and mysterious 9th world.

If you're looking for an introduction to Numenera, this is a great way to learn what it's like to play and be delightfully entertained in the meantime. Great stuff!

Lian Rose ,

Fantastic atmosphere!

The GM and players have great chemistry with each other, the characters are distinct and interesting, and there's a nice balance of story and action to keep things moving. I'm not familiar with the world of Numenera, but had no trouble following along through context, and listening to this show has definitely piqued my interest to learn more!

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