This Wicked Way Comes is a post-apocalyptic themed actual play podcast using the role-playing game system Apocalypse World designed by Vincent and Maguey Baker. Jill Sherman plays Maris and Warble, nomadic twin sisters surviving in a fractured world, and trying to carve out a piece of the fallout for themselves. Matthew Sochocki plays as the game master, crafting the world of waning hope, and zero-sum situations the sister's suffer and overcome. So strap on your football pads, and secure your safety goggles because it's a long ride from Kill City to the Ruby MacCaw, and anything can happen in between.
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This Wicked Way Comes - Episode 13: Threats Growing Out From All Sides
Let’s ride on through the desert on a horse with two names, all my succulent sandworms of radioland. There’s always some new dysentery to die of out on the wasteland trail. It could be the fire raging in the passions of your heart, or the mushrooms growing out from behind your eyes. You should probably get a doctor to look at that. You know? Wouldn’t want a 'wrecked’em, damn near killed’em’ scenario.
This Wicked Way Comes - Episode 12: They Are Always Burning Something for Fun
Welcome to the new normal, followers, failures and philanderers (who I love just the way you are). Horses in the pool, unspoken alienation and allegiance, patricide, matricide, and everything in between. It sure is a lot to keep track of, yeah? It’s time to blow this popsicle stand, so bring Maris a machine gun, and turn Warble loose, because they’re all out of bubblegum, and eat pieces of crap like these for breakfast!
This Wicked Way Comes - Episode 11: Portrait of a Post-American Family
Some say being surrounded simplifies things, and then others say it's A-Ok to load down their dog with grenades like an adorable munitions caddie. Unfortunately, like most plans hatched under the desert sun, things for that pooch could go from fine to real bad, real fast. But hell so could anything! That’s life amirite!
This Wicked Way Comes - Episode 10: Bullets Over A Barter Economy
It’s the first law of the wasteland, always keep one in the chamber for the ferryman. Things have a tendency to go Murphy out here, and he’s an expensive date to please. Sit tight, and sqwunch your toes in the carpet, because things are gonna get loud and proud in all the worst ways; like three hour spoken word interpretive dance kinda ways. Ya feel me?
This Wicked Way Comes Episode 9 - All Along the Watchtower
I spy with my sandy eye an outpost in the distance that proves to have some internal troubles of its own. Maris and Warble get down to the nitty gritty, and try and fulfill some unreasonable requests of some unlikable patriarchs. Ride or die into a spot of tea, and suffer a scumbag landlord because good things come to those who wait. Unfortunately.
This Wicked Way Comes - Episode 8: Only Ever Alone Together
Our fearless warrior queens take time to reconnoiter their rendezvous. Sometimes you get the dog made of people, and sometimes you get your clam in a pickle. Lay an egg while you've still got the time, because Mr. Dead is closing in, and the world can only be your oyster if you reach out, and take it from the maelstrom.
Fun and engaging
A great balance of goofing off and narrative. It tells a story that is fun enough to keep me in it, and compelling enough to make me care.
A good choose your own adventure story
Although I’m not family with this type of game; I’ve been enjoying the storyline so much I find myself getting very invested and having trouble getting out of my car once I’ve reached my destination.