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An actual play podcast in which old friends get together to tell strange stories. Dice are involved.

In season one, The Old Bones, we follow an obsessive technophile and her crew of alien misfits--a bodyguard with a checkered past; a feline warrior and reluctant heretic; a disgraced lawyer bound to a mysterious mech; and a financial instrument with a mind of her own--as they explore the universe in search of purpose and profit, aboard an ancient starship with secrets of its own.

The Chimera The Chimera, an actual play podcast

    • Science Fiction
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

An actual play podcast in which old friends get together to tell strange stories. Dice are involved.

In season one, The Old Bones, we follow an obsessive technophile and her crew of alien misfits--a bodyguard with a checkered past; a feline warrior and reluctant heretic; a disgraced lawyer bound to a mysterious mech; and a financial instrument with a mind of her own--as they explore the universe in search of purpose and profit, aboard an ancient starship with secrets of its own.

    [Gallows Hill 04] Better Homes & Serpents

    [Gallows Hill 04] Better Homes & Serpents

    Location, location, location.
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    Track: Unknown Dreamstate
    Artist: Unknown Music Concepts
    Album: Home
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Unheard_Music_Concepts/Home_1808/06_Unknown_Dream_State
    Track: Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.
    Artist: Kimiko Ishizaka
    Album: The Open Goldberg Variations
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kimiko_Ishizaka/The_Open_Goldberg_Variations/KIMIKO_ISHIZAKA_-_Goldberg_Variations_BWV_988_-_14_-_Variatio_13_a_2_Clav__44k-24b
    Track: Antipatico
    Artist: J Hacha De Zola
    Album: Antipatico
    Link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/J_Hacha_de_Zola/Antipatico_1380/Antipatico
    Main theme: Down Among the Dead Men (a traditional 1700's drinking song), performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, & Dirk I. Tiede
     
    Find us online at:
    http://thechimera.space
    http://twitter.com/chimerapod
    http://facebook.com/chimerapod
    itsthechimera@gmail.com
     
    Josh Hall-Bachner: http://twitter.com/charlequin
    Braden Lamb: http://twitter.com/bradenlamb
    Jeffrey Bard: https://www.ashesofcreation.com/
    Ethan Bremner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtC-izQidkvSxdLEtGSZlog 
    Kacey Smith: [stand in front of a mirror at midnight and call her name three times]
    Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson: https://firstparishbeverly.org/about-us/minister/
    Vin LaBate: http://twitter.com/mrreciprocity and also http://twitter.com/rarecandypod
     

    • 50 min
    re: the world

    re: the world

    Hey, gang. No new episode this week--there's obviously a lot going on in the world, and I was already having brain issues on top of it, so instead we're going to take a second to encourage everyone to do what you can to help move the world in the right direction.

    Right now, people around the world are protesting the deaths of unarmed black folks at the hands of the police. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are just the tip of the iceburg. If you're unable to be in the streets right now, there' s still a lot you can do, from donating to bail funds, to signing petitions, to making sure your elected representatives know where you stand. We're going to put some links in the show notes, but we're hardly authoritative-take a look online and you can find endless ways, both locally and nationally, to offer your support.

    And don't forget that while all this is going on, the Trump administration, in an effort to be just as monstrous as humanly possible, has rescinded protections that allowed transgender people equal access to healthcare in America.

    So there's no shortage of places where your time, attention, and resources are needed--and even if, like me, you have very little to offer in those departments, there are a million tiny ways you can help. Do what you can. Support the people you love, support people you've never met, and keep yourselves safe.
     
    National Bail Fund Directory: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

    More bail funds: https://bailfunds.github.io/

    Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund: https://www.artsbusinesscollaborative.org/asp-products/black-trans-protestors-emergency-fund/

    Homeless Black Trans Women fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/homeless-black-trans-women-fund

    Prism Pals For Justice - fundraiser for The Bail Project: https://tiltify.com/@prismpals/prism-pals-for-justice

    Cops & Racists - essay by game designer Mike Pondsmith, with links to charity bundles: https://rtalsoriangames.com/2020/06/12/mike-pondsmith-cops-and-racists/

    NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/
     

    • 1 min
    [Gallows Hill 03] A Tale of Two Corpses

    [Gallows Hill 03] A Tale of Two Corpses

    In which no one has their preferred amount of available corpses.
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    Track: The Beauty of Maths
    Artist: Meydän
    Album: The Beauty of Maths
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/The_Beauty_of_Maths/Meydn_-_The_Beauty_of_Maths_1361
    Track: The truth about your story
    Artist: Komiku
    Album: ULTRA PERSON VOL2
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/ULTRA_PERSON_VOL2/Komiku_-_ULTRA_PERSON_VOL2_-_07_The_truth_about_your_story
    Track: Unknown Dreamstate
    Artist: Unknown Music Concepts
    Album: Home
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Unheard_Music_Concepts/Home_1808/06_Unknown_Dream_State
    Track: No situation
    Artist: J Hacha De Zola
    Album: Antipatico
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/J_Hacha_de_Zola/Antipatico_1380/No_Situation
    Main theme: Down Among the Dead Men (a traditional 1700's drinking song), performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, & Dirk I. Tiede
    Find us online at:
    http://thechimera.space
    http://twitter.com/chimerapod
    http://facebook.com/chimerapod
    itsthechimera@gmail.com
    Josh Hall-Bachner: http://twitter.com/charlequin
    Braden Lamb: http://twitter.com/bradenlamb
    Jeffrey Bard: https://www.ashesofcreation.com/
    Ethan Bremner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtC-izQidkvSxdLEtGSZlog 
    Kacey Smith: [stand in front of a mirror at midnight and call her name three times]
    Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson: https://firstparishbeverly.org/about-us/minister/
    Vin LaBate: http://twitter.com/mrreciprocity and also http://twitter.com/rarecandypod

    • 1 hr 8 min
    [Gallows Hill 02] Items Left by a Previous Tenant

    [Gallows Hill 02] Items Left by a Previous Tenant

    Come buy our orchard fruits,
    Come buy, come buy:
    Apples and quinces,
    Lemons and oranges,
    Plump unpeck’d cherries,
    Melons and raspberries,
    Bloom-down-cheek’d peaches,
    Swart-headed mulberries,
    Wild free-born cranberries,
    Crab-apples, dewberries,
    Pine-apples, blackberries,
    Apricots, strawberries;—
    All ripe together
    In summer weather,—
    Morns that pass by,
    Fair eves that fly
    -----
    Track: L'indovino
    Artist: Roberto Billi
    Album: Modernamente Demodé
    Link: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Roberto_Billi/Modernamente_Demod/10_Lindovino
     
    Track: The Beauty of Maths
    Artist: Meydän
    Album: The Beauty of Maths
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/The_Beauty_of_Maths/Meydn_-_The_Beauty_of_Maths_1361
    Track: Unknown Dreamstate
    Artist: Unknown Music Concepts
    Album: Home
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Unheard_Music_Concepts/Home_1808/06_Unknown_Dream_State
    Main theme: Down Among the Dead Men (a traditional 1700's drinking song), performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, & Dirk I. Tiede
     
    Find us online at:
    http://thechimera.space
    http://twitter.com/chimerapod
    http://facebook.com/chimerapod
    itsthechimera@gmail.com
     
    Josh Hall-Bachner: http://twitter.com/charlequin
    Braden Lamb: http://twitter.com/bradenlamb
    Jeffrey Bard: https://www.ashesofcreation.com/
    Ethan Bremner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtC-izQidkvSxdLEtGSZlog 
    Kacey Smith: [stand in front of a mirror at midnight and call her name three times]
    Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson: https://firstparishbeverly.org/about-us/minister/
    Vin LaBate: http://twitter.com/mrreciprocity and also http://twitter.com/rarecandypod

    • 1 hr 10 min
    [Gallows Hill 01] Five White Marbles

    [Gallows Hill 01] Five White Marbles

    A town meeting, at last.
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    Track: The truth about your story
    Artist: Komiku
    Album: ULTRA PERSON VOL2
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/ULTRA_PERSON_VOL2/Komiku_-_ULTRA_PERSON_VOL2_-_07_The_truth_about_your_story
    Track: Variatio 13 a 2 Clav.
    Artist: Kimiko Ishizaka
    Album: The Open Goldberg Variations
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kimiko_Ishizaka/The_Open_Goldberg_Variations/KIMIKO_ISHIZAKA_-_Goldberg_Variations_BWV_988_-_14_-_Variatio_13_a_2_Clav__44k-24b
    Main theme: Down Among the Dead Men (a traditional 1700's drinking song), performed by Adrienne Howard, Emily Peterson, & Dirk I. Tiede
    Find us online at:
    http://thechimera.space
    http://twitter.com/chimerapod
    http://facebook.com/chimerapod
    itsthechimera@gmail.com
     
    Josh Hall-Bachner: http://twitter.com/charlequin
    Braden Lamb: http://twitter.com/bradenlamb
    Jeffrey Bard: https://www.ashesofcreation.com/
    Ethan Bremner: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtC-izQidkvSxdLEtGSZlog 
    Kacey Smith: [stand in front of a mirror at midnight and call her name three times]
    Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson: https://firstparishbeverly.org/about-us/minister/
    Vin LaBate: http://twitter.com/mrreciprocity and also http://twitter.com/rarecandypod

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Patreon Changes!

    Patreon Changes!

    Hey, gang! As we've mentioned a couple times, we're making some changes to our Patreon, and I wanted to take just a couple quick minutes to go over what we're doing and why.
    We had originally intended to slowly ramp up our Patreon rewards so we'd have several different regular monthly things, but last year turned out to be a total mess for me, specifically, and then this year has turned out to be a total mess for everyone, everywhere, so all those plans got mucked up.
    So rather than try and get tangled up making specific, scheduled content for specific committed tiers at a time when so much is up in the air, what we're doing is switching to a pay-what-you-want model, and giving all patrons access to all the stuff, as soon as it's ready to go. So for a dollar a month, you'll have access to everything, but if you feel like the show is worth more to you, and you've got the cash, and you want to make sure we can keep going, you can donate as much as you'd like. We'll also be setting some new goals, so you can see what we're building towards.
    This system also allows us to bring you more and different kinds of content without having to commit to a regular schedule, which was proving to be a bit of a road block. So we'll still be posting behind-the-scenes material like character write-ups and system breakdowns, but we'll also some art and audio stuff! We've already recorded a stand-alone game of The Quiet Year that'll go up as soon as the editing's done, and we'll be doing our first of several art polls, where patrons will be able to vote for a character they'd like to see drawn by our own Eisner-award-winning Braden Lamb!
    These changes will be rolling out shortly, or, if you're hearing this later down the line, they already have, because that's how time works! Thank you all so much for supporting us, or thinking about supporting us, or just for listening, and we'll see you back here in, uh, less than two weeks, for the debut of Gallows Hill.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Koe21 ,

Love it.

You can tell they everyone is having a good time and that’s what I love to hear when listening to podcasts. I love being a fly on the wall and just knowing that this would be the same with or without recording. Keep it up. Love it.

jesusfreak578 ,

Pretty Neat!

Fun to see different systems being used! Keep up the good work!

-Another Path

SeldomSays ,

Imagination Gone Wild

What a crazy fun group of people this is. I don't quite know how to describe it, maybe if you crossed the Hitchiker's Guide with Guardians of the Galaxy with Futurama with Welcome to Night Vale, you might come up with something like this. The characters are all crazy unique, there's as much crunchy story as there is surprisingly satisfying action, and while some of this stuff just shouldn't work on paper, it totally does in the telling. Sometimes I forget that I'm listening to play sessions, and not a scripted series. WHEN IS THE NEXT EPISODE?!

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