294 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 390 Ratings

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 200 - Bossing It

    RQG 200 - Bossing It

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben in RQG's 200th episode as they (do a super smooth intro and) fight ravenous zombies!
    This week Azu calls in a favor, Hamid gets up and out, Zolf has invisibility (doesn't he!?), and Cel is shocked at their own shooting.


    Content Notes:
    - Physical violence
    - Zombies
    - Discussions of: death & injury, human remains
    - Mentions of: rot, bombs, drowning, electrocution
    - SFX: continuous water sounds, growling & roaring, rumbling, explosions, electricity, occasional beeps


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


    SFX this week by mikewest, Erdie, Bernuy, Huminaatio, maurolupo, gneube, pyro13djt, umnachtung, JavierSerrat, Perel, audiolarx, colorsCrimsonTears, magnuswalker, George_Arkin, MWLANDI, janbezouska, filipex2000, PeteBarry, and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


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


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    • 49 min
    RQG 199 - Rock and a Thorn Place

    RQG 199 - Rock and a Thorn Place

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they find themselves in a precarious position.
    This week Zolf does sneaky physics, Hamid is learning, Cel wants to rescue THIS one, and Azu stares down a huge threat.


    Content Notes:
    - Undead & zombies
    - Physical violence
    - Discussions of: human remains, rot & decomposition
    - Mentions of: death (inc. mass death), body horror, heights & falling
    - SFX: water sounds, roaring & growling, repeated thudding & smashing


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


    SFX this week by Nox_Sound, gpag1, Animadierer, tonsil5, qubodup, minewest, Tomlija, Clearwavsound, sonidotv, Claire.H, obin, skinnytecboy, bolkmar, newagesoup, FxKid2, NachtmahrTV, Crinkem, RutgerMuller, gristi, JoelAudio, SoundFlakes, lennyboy, JARP53728, Bertsz, iwanPlays, and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


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


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    • 46 min
    RQG 198 - Tourist Traps

    RQG 198 - Tourist Traps

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they cautiously stride towards danger.
    This week Zolf perceives birds, Azu feels it in her fingers and toes, Cel grins about machines, and Hamid recognizes a rarity.


    Content Notes:
    - Body horror & undead 
    - Discussions of: human remains 
    - Mentions of: death, ableism, heights, fire, bombs, petrification 
    - SFX: tinkling, intermittent rumbling


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


    SFX this week by soundbytez, dheming, simongray, starlord827, duckduckpony, bwagne, pfranzen, goose_bumps, Huggy13ear, and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


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


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


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    EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com


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    • 45 min
    RQG 197 - Sounds in the Deep

    RQG 197 - Sounds in the Deep

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they enter the chilling halls of Svalbard.
    This week Azu breaks out the marbles, Cel is super effective, Hamid scorches, and Zolf is tactically ready.


    Content Notes:
    - Human remains
    - Body horror
    - Undead & zombies
    - Physical violence
    - Mentions of: death, hiveminds
    - SFX: dripping, tinkling, electricity, explosions, metallic scraping, deep percussive sound


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


    SFX this week by timbreknight, ecfike, urupin, tosha73, steffcaffrey, dheming, Ayliffe, worthahep88, plingativator, ljudman, tommccann, themfish, OGsoundFX, Eelke, egomassive, RutgerMuller, speedygonzo, kooust, Taira Komori, "Dust Scatter, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk), and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


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


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    • 45 min
    RQG 196 - A Brief Catchup

    RQG 196 - A Brief Catchup

    Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they set out to retrieve the final piece of the puzzle.
    This week Cel finds a kindred spirit, Zolf can make all the statements he wants, Azu is enthused about the armory, and Hamid prepares a code.


    Content Notes:
    - Social anxiety
    - Body horror & undead
    - Scopophobia
    - Human remains
    - Discussions of: death (inc. metaphysical), mind control, weaponry
    - Mentions of: food, mass suffering
    - SFX: machinery & mechanical sounds, bubbling, electrical buzzing, clanking


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


    SFX this week by JustForNoise, Nagwense, klankbeeld, hpebley3, sethlind, mitchanary, BMacZero, kyles and previously credited artists via Freesound.org.


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


    Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rusty-quill.


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    WEBSITE: rustyquill.com
    FACEBOOK: facebook.com/therustyquill
    TWITTER: @therustyquill
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    DISCORD: https://discord.gg/KckTv8y
    EMAIL: mail@rustyquill.com


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    • 44 min
    Announcement: Rusty Quill Network

    Announcement: Rusty Quill Network

    Alex here with an exciting announcement!


    RQ network is a podcast network by podcasters for podcasters. We will start by championing the greatest in audio drama podcasting. Beginning with FIVE exciting shows you can listen to right now on rustyquill.com


    Not to fear we will still be producing plenty of new Rusty Quill Original Podcasts.


    Join us in welcoming:


    Cryptids Written by Alexander V Thompson and produced by Wild Obscura, Devin Shepherd, Gabriel Rosenstein and Nora Unkel. Directed by Devin Shepherd.


    The Deca Tapes Written and Directed by Lex Noteboom.


    How it Ends Written and Directed by Micah Rodriguez and Stephanie Resendes.


    Old Gods of Appalachia Produced by DeepNerd Media. Written and Directed by Steve Shell and Cam Collins.


    The Storage Papers Produced by Grinner Media. Written and Performed by Jeremy Enfinger.


    Announcement Transcript: https://bit.ly/3y0c4qb


    You can listen to these shows wherever you get you podcasts or on www.rustyquill.com


    For more info on these new shows visit: https://rustyquill.com/rq-network-introducing-our-new-shows/




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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
390 Ratings

390 Ratings

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.

_Nullz_ ,

I love this podcast

10/10 recommend it to all my nerd friends. I’ve been listening to this podcast for almost a year now and I love it so much! I came here from stellar firma with no role play or dnd experience. But I heard the space friends episode and I wanted to check it out. I now am in two different games and getting ready to gm my own. Thank you for the new hobby guys.

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