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Rusty Quill Gaming is a weekly ‘actual play’ Podcast following a group of comedians as they play original, extended, table-top Role-Playing Games. Expect epic battles, critical misses and the occasional special guest as the party strive for fame and glory whilst cracking wise and trying not to kill one another.

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Rusty Quill Gaming is a weekly ‘actual play’ Podcast following a group of comedians as they play original, extended, table-top Role-Playing Games. Expect epic battles, critical misses and the occasional special guest as the party strive for fame and glory whilst cracking wise and trying not to kill one another.

    RQG Root Special - BenQuest Part 2

    RQG Root Special - BenQuest Part 2

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they stumble upon a tale of forbidden love.
    This week Grizzop smacks civilians, Tjelvar arrives fashionably late, Zoya asks the good questions, and Zolf cuts to the chase.


    Content Notes:
    - Arguments & family conflict
    - Threats of violence
    - Discussions of: unhealthy parenting
    - Mentions of: death, weapons, alcohol & smoking, blood
    - SFX: background chattering & shouting, continued water sounds, bees


    Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom, Cathy Rinella & Alexander J. Newall.


    SFX this week by sonidosreales245, Mjeno, newlocknew, F.M.Audio, fellur, pauliperez1999 and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


    Today's game system is Root by Magpie Games! Find out more at https://magpiegames.com/root-rpg.


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    • 47 min
    RQG Root Special - BenQuest Part 1

    RQG Root Special - BenQuest Part 1

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they portray Ben's many RQG characters - as wandering woodland creatures - and set out for adventure in the world of Root!
    This week Tjelvar (the raccoon) judges a pub by its carvings, Zolf (the badger) strides grumpily, Grizzop (the weasel) is more intense than expected, and Zoya (the wolf) is extra fluffy.


    Content Notes:
    - Gambling
    - Discussions of: food, weapons, death & violence
    - Mentions of: kleptomania, innuendo
    - SFX: occasional beeping, continuous background chatter & clattering


    Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Alexander J. Newall.


    SFX this week by fogma, domasmo, ekfink, Godowan, moogleoftheeages, PapercutterJohn, Saviraz, j1987, User1994, melle_teich, forrisday, sijam11, ttiimm54, thegoose09, nothayama and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


    Today's game system is Root by Magpie Games! Find out more at https://magpiegames.com/root-rpg.


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    • 53 min
    RQG METACAST 9 - Relationships

    RQG METACAST 9 - Relationships

    In this Metacast Alex, Ben, Lydia, Bryn and Helen discuss the intricacies of inter-character relationships in Rusty Quill Gaming and beyond!


    Content Notes:
    - Spoilers for all of Rusty Quill Gaming
    - Discussions of: murder, kidnapping, sexism, depression
    - Mentions of: canon-typical trauma & grief, exercise


    Editing this week by Marisa Ewing and Cathy Rinella.


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    • 1 hr
    RQG 203 - Excessively Sneaky

    RQG 203 - Excessively Sneaky

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they sneak and sprint their way out of Svalbard!
    This week Cel sticks it out, Zolf keeps the key, Azu fights a magnet, and Hamid very strategically knocks on a door.


    Content Notes:
    - Undead & zombies
    - Physical violence
    - Discussions of: human remains
    - Mentions of: migraines & fatigue, injury, memory loss, death & dismemberment
    - SFX: fire, scraping & clanking, continued water sounds, deep percussive sound, roaring & screeching


    Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner.


    SFX this week by rfmfilm, totalcult, Morgan169, wlabarron, Samulis, BeezleFM, j1987, kasparsj, kyles, DWOBoyle, timgormly, DrMrSir, quedicemipez, ryusa, DynamicAlgorhythm, NoiseCollector, Mrguff, Lidigium and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


    As always, today’s game system is available for free at d20pfsrd.com.


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    • 42 min
    RQG 202 - Nom Nom Nom

    RQG 202 - Nom Nom Nom

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they are viciously attacked by the colour purple.
    This week Azu hits the walls, Cel has a rough time, Zolf loses clothing, and Hamid has a brainwave.


    Content Notes:
    - Injury
    - Discussions of: migraines
    - Mentions of: bombs, death, coma, rot
    - SFX: clanking, wind


    Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner.


    SFX this week by pennyhatemachine, julesibulesi, parabolix, Nox_Sound, RossBell, ssalo, northern87, KatDhamphir and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


    As always, today’s game system is available for free at d20pfsrd.com.


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    • 41 min
    RQG 201 - A Colourful Encounter

    RQG 201 - A Colourful Encounter

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face a new set of ghastly challenges.
    This week Cel tears the carpet, Hamid hears the source, Azu offers healing, and Zolf prepares to strike.


    Content Notes:
    - Human remains
    - Injury & detailed pain
    - Fatigue
    - Discussions of: fire, migraines
    - Mentions of: death (inc. mass death), bats, zombies, rot
    - SFX: water sounds, continuous humming & droning


    Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner.


    SFX this week by martian, watzl, RoteiroEscroto, 000600, youandbiscuitme, deleted_user_2906614, tvilgiat, n_audioman, theshuggie, Worldmaxter, Taira Komori, Dynamicell, basoap, and previously credited artists via Freesound.org. "Tearing, Carpet, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk), “wind 2” by michellelindemann1@freesound.org.


    As always, today’s game system is available for free at d20pfsrd.com.


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
404 Ratings

404 Ratings

Kurloz4296 ,

Captivating

I started this series relatively late into it, and within 2 months I was completely caught up, eagerly awaiting each new episode. I find myself emotionally invested in all the characters, and vocally reacting at least once an episode. Between this, Magnus and Stella Firma, a lot of great stuff coming out of Rusty Towers!

whitenoice11 ,

Addictive

Between this podcast and the magnus archive I couldn’t stop listening until it ended and I can’t wait to start any of the sister podcasts

MsosndvcabNxjivjdnwvarisbz ,

came from TMA, stayed for FEELINGS

I’ll admit, I only started this podcast when I was caught up on the Magnus Archives and wanted more from Rusty Quill, but this has become my all-time favorite podcast.

At first I was a bit concerned as I am only familiar with DnD 5e and thought that the Pathfinder mechanics would be too confusing and ruin the immersion, but they do an excellent job of explaining both at the beginning and as new concepts are introduced. The balance of “this is an actual play podcast and we want to make sure our listeners are informed” and “we’re not going to let game mechanics get in the way of the story we’re telling” is done in a way where neither half ever feels as if it’s imposing, which has been my experience with all other actual play podcasts I’ve tried before.

The characters (PCs and NPCs) feel alive and stay interesting throughout the campaign, while the players/GM are intelligent and engaging without distracting from the roleplay. And the roleplay is the best I’ve ever seen (heard). With other AP podcasts, the drama comes from scripted or obviously planned encounters and during character monologues where one person is controlling the story/emotion. In RQG , I have feelings about these fictional characters during causal, natural interactions. This is what I mean when I say that these characters and this world feel alive; it’s like I could walk away from the content and they’re still going about their days.

It may be a bit of a side note, but the combat encounters in this are also really easy to follow. I can’t pinpoint what it is about this podcast that makes this so, but I’ve never had an issue with figuring out what’s happening, unlike other podcasts where I feel as if I can just skip the combat and have the same idea of what’s going on.

Another point where RQG has amazing balance is with comedy and drama. Though jokes about the constant suffering of the PCs are abound, it never gets overwhelming. If anything, this campaign has the normal amount of trauma for the genre, the players just treat it more realistically than others. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely sad bits, but the humor is never completely abandoned. Nor is it out of place. This is just a long-winded way of saying the “fluff and angst” tag on AO3 applies perfectly to this podcast.

The representation (a non-binary player character??? what??? I can actually see myself in fiction for once?????) is excellent without being preachy or opportunistic. While I can’t responsibly speak on the merit of ALL sorts of representation present in RQG, I can say that the care and tone surrounding pronouns specifically is heart warming and inclusive in a way I haven’t encountered in media before.

I am in love with the world Alex and the others have built, and every new episode of RQG feels like coming home. Thank you to them for all of their effort, and I’d like them to know that the connection they obviously have with their story has reeled me in as well. To anyone considering whether or not to give this podcast a listen, I would suggest that you do, with every fiber of my being.

To Rusty Quill I’d like to say that despite the fact that you’ve made me cry more times than I can count, I do, genuinely, respect your craft.

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