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July 2021 Audio Drama, Fiction and RPG Podcast Debut Releases

Every month, there are a large number of new audio drama and fiction podcasts released. These monthly lists collate everything I can find that has released an Ep1 in its dedicated fiction RSS feed for the relevant month. Feel free to shout in the comments if you've got more information or corrections and I'll update with anything I'm missing.

And tell me which ones I should be listening to. What have you enjoyed this month?

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7/1: Catharsis
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
Meg returns from a year abroad to find that her sister Sammi's death was more than what she was told. As Meg sets out to understand Sammi, she discovers more questions than answers while coming to terms with her own grief. This 6-episode fiction podcast is an intimate look at the stages of grieving through Meg, her best friend Ren, her family, and others who have been touched by Sammi's death.
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7/1: Mabinogi: Lost Legends and Dark Magic
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
Fantasy audio drama, based on the ancient myths of Wales.
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7/1: Patient 33
(Dramatised - Comedy)
Discover firsthand what happens in a world of incompetent doctors, cynical nurses, therapists who need therapy, and janitors who can't clean, all heard from the perspective of a coma patient.
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7/3: House Rolls
(RPG - Fantasy)
A DnD actual play with your family!
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7/3: The Friar
(Fiction - Fantasy)
An original fantasy adventure told through missives and diary entries. An experiment in short audio fiction.
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7/4: Dr Price's Horror Compendium
(Fiction - Horror)
My name is Dr Price and this is my Compendium of Horror. A place to collect all the stories I have gathered over the years that are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine! I can't guarantee that they are all 100% true, but I have been able to verify at least a portion of each one. It is up to you whether you choose to believe them or not...
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7/5: Pods of the Multiverse
(RPG - Fantasy)
Join four friends as they explore the multiverse through various Dungeons & Dragons (5e) settings. Each season will take place in a different setting, with a different DM, and a distinctly different flavor.
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7/5: Primary Attribute
(RPG - Urban fantasy)
Primary Attribute is a Castles & Crusades actual play podcast where our cast unravels the mysteries of Arx Moltimus, a mountain fortress that contains the last surviving city, as it flies through the sky above a world consumed by a supernatural corruption and attempts to hold out for just a little longer. Battles are fought, romances blossom, secrets are uncovered, and city infrastructure is maintained against all odds.
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7/5: Tabletop Gold
(RPG - Fantasy)
Five friends come together to play the greatest RPGs ever created -- delivering deep characters, nail-biting combats, and uproarious table talk. Our current campaign is The Roots of Ruin, a production of the Pathfinder 2e Adventure Path Abomination Vaults by Paizo Inc. Come for the game play, stay for the personal nuggets of gold that every episode delivers!
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7/6: NO FLASH
(Fiction - Anthology)
"NO FLASH". You’ve seen the signs, but what backstory haunts those words? What stories do galleries hide, behind brushstrokes and between sight lines? The official unofficial podcast of National Gallery Singapore gives you a glimpse. Each episode is an audio snapshot of art and culture via an unexpected lens. Be a fly on the walls of history, unravel sculpture culture, or witness the secret life of still life. These are impossible interviews, tall tales and the strangest stories never told. This is the Gallery like you’ve never heard it.
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7/6: Ophiuchus Radio
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
The advice show you didn't know you needed and don't remember contacting.
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7/6: The Liege Dossier
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
The strange and mysterious story of Aldon Trulane and the terrifying truth behind his sudden disappearance. Tune in to this weekly audio journal where our mystery host offers audio recordings, interviews, secret surveillance, and other clues leading us to the conclusion that no one is willing to accept.
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7/7: Electromancy
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
Electromancy is a new audio fiction fantasy adventure podcast, which follows the story of Jenna, a teenage lightning mage (or electromancer) who, after hiding her powers for years, is finally discovered and forced to attend the Royal Institute for the Study of Sorcery. There she will find allies, enemies, mysteries, monsters, and intrigue. And you thought your high school was bad.
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7/7: Stars Are Right
(RPG - Horror)
Bringing Call of Cthulhu stories to life. An actual-play of the Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG, 7th edition.
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7/8: Grasses of a Thousand Colors
(Fiction - Thriller)
A doctor invents a groundbreaking nutrient intended to end world hunger that instead leads to a global illness and disturbing behavior. Protected by his wealth, the doctor loses himself in a series of tumultuous relationships.
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7/9: Chaotic Idiots
(Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
The town of Novak is filled with fae, magic, and secrets. Two teens must learn to fight through hardships like any other high schooler, while also navigating the strict laws of their society and culture. Luckily they have each others backs no matter what.
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7/9: Operation Insomnia
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Starlight. Sand. And something buried out in the endless desert, keeping everyone awake.
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7/10: Fetid Souls
(Dramatised - Horror)
Fetid Souls is a comedy horror mini series, starring Dylan Bainter, Melissa Wood and Adam Monroe. Synopsis: A young girl is taken in by a kind matriarch, but gets more than she bargained for.
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7/10: Peculiar Adventures
(Dramatised - Anthology)
A selection of short audio plays, too peculiar to be told anywhere else. Released bi-weekly so as not to overload the senses. Delve into the unknown with me for some, Peculiar Adventures.
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7/12: The No-Fame Podcast
(RPG - Anthology)
The No-Fame Podcast is made up of a bunch of friends with a love for playing TTRPGs and having a great laugh in the process. They are producing Tabletop RPG content including a modern D&D 5e setting called 'Null Shore', a Savage Worlds: Adventure Edition space opera called 'The Lost Frontier', and much more in the future. Each episode has been produced with backing tracks, sound design, along with video which can be seen on the No-Fame Twitch and Youtube. Be sure to use #nofamepod so we can check out your posts!
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7/13: 12 Crowns: A D&D Podcast
(RPG - Fantasy)
From the creators of The Homebrew: A D&D Play Podcast - This is 12 Crowns. An actual play D&D adventure where four adventurers and their monstrous companions take on the fierce and wonderful realm of Edyrea.
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7/13: Chillingly Bizarre
(Fiction - Horror)
Scripted podcast on horror short stories
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7/13: Project Gnosis
(Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
Project Gnosis is characterized by a fusion or blending of a lot of diverse myths and legends struggling to coexist with each other in the face of a insidious forces that seeks to transform the world into their image. It is an urban fantasy infused with cyberpunk elements like Shadowrun but less emphasis on technology and more about tackling the themes that embody numerous cultures, folklore, and creatures. Follow an unlikely group as they investigate crimes and conspiracies of the supernatural in a new dark reality.
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7/13: The_Library: An Anthology Series
(Dramatised - Anthology)
We begin our story with the sound of running footsteps on a rainy night. Of pages turning softly amidst dim candle light. One person runs towards the heavy oak doors of The Library. The other one is trying to escape. What will happen when their worlds collide? What secrets will they uncover amongst the pages of the library’s books? Let’s hope the mysteries of The Library don’t prove to be too much.
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7/14: Aftershock
(Dramatised - Horror)
When an earthquake levels the West Coast of the US and kills the love of CASSIE’S (Sarah Wayne Callies) life, she makes a promise to him to find and protect his daughter, McKAYLA (Tati Gabrielle), who, prior to the quake, ran away in anger, blaming Cassie for breaking up her parents’ marriage. However, the earthquake was so powerful it caused a giant island to rise 26 miles off the coast. Cassie discovers McKayla is on the island and, with the help of seemingly good Samaritan WAYNE SHARP (David Harbour), they navigate through the chaotic aftermath of Los Angeles to the island. Others have also made their way to the island, leaving behind their old lives in hopes of starting something new. As tribalism sets in and boundaries are drawn, the islanders will discover something else has risen with the island, something that threatens them all. Told from the perspective of Cassie and Wayne’s interrogation onboard a Naval cruiser three weeks later by CAPTAIN MARK DOVER (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), we will discover the story of what happened on the island, why Cassie and Wayne are the only survivors, and whatever killed everyone on the island is now starting manifest itself on the ship.
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7/14: I Love Lucifer The Podcast
(Dramatised - Romance)
I LOVE LUCIFER the Podcast is a new Romantic Comedy Horror audio series starring Adam Levy (The Witcher). Two B movie stars battle movie monsters by day... and real monsters by night. When the cameras stop rolling, the lines of reality are blurred, and the fantasy of their day job turns into a living nightmare.
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7/14: The Third Gallon Podcast
(RPG - Anthology)
The Third Gallon is an actual play podcast, where we play different tabletop roleplaying games in a seasonal form. Kind of like a sampler, since everything goes with mayo. Currently we are playing through the Forbidden Lands roleplaying game published by Free League.
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7/15: Who Killed Donald T. Johnson?
(Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
Scriptwriters and Actors from a dozen capital cities around the world claim to have killed this flamboyant, controversial end evil billionaire. So who is right?
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7/16: Give Me Away
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
They call the crashed spaceship “The Ghosthouse” because it screams—the screams of thousands of extraterrestrial political prisoners trapped in its horrific mainframe. The only way to free them... is to transfer them into humans willing to share their minds with a second consciousness forever. Who would volunteer for that?
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7/16: Into The Depths
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Agent Manson for the ARK research foundation is cataloguing and archiving journals from destroyed naval operation disposal units that were sent to research strange activity in earths oceans, through the journals he uncovers one of the greatest and most horrifying discoveries about what is in the oceans.
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7/16: Queens of the Sapphire Sea
(Dramatised - Historical)
On the eve of World War II, quick-witted and tough-as-nails pilot Belle Bernassi and her innocent but eagle-eyed niece Madeleine protect the skies of 1930s France by taking down fascists and air pirates alike, becoming the best seaplane duo for hire that the world has ever seen.
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7/18: Otzi The Iceman Must Die
(Fiction - Historical)
A what-if scripted audio drama based on the oldest unsolved cold case in human history: the murder of "Otzi The Iceman", found perfectly preserved in ice after 5,300 years... with an arrowhead mysteriously lodged in his shoulder.
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7/19: Echobox
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. // greek mythology retelling fictional podcast
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7/20: The Auditors
(Fiction - Science fiction)
Follow Ripley Paige and Jack Becker as they search for truth along the fringe of known science and history...One night in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a naval destroyer missing since World War II appears in the dead of night. With no witnesses or explanations, the empty ship is found moored without a single soul aboard. Untouched and unbelievable, its presence alone is a mystery of dire consequence.The lives of investigators Ripley Paige and Jack Becker are inexorably and violently changed forever when they are hired to go aboard the ominous ship in search of answers.After that impossibly strange night, they are thrown onto a cross-country trail of scientific mystery and paradox at the behest of a mysterious, black-budget government agency: the Auditors.Treading a fine line between paranormal legend of conspiracy theory, they expose a truth more fantastic than either. What they find at the edges of rewritten history is a threat that no one expects...
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7/20: The Lower Bottoms
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
A scripted drama / dark comedy told through the voices that make-up the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of the West Oakland neighborhood.
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7/20: The Strata
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
In a dystopian city, an ageing courier is forced to go into business with an underworld ganglord in order to pay for the treatment that keeps him alive.
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7/21: Mission of the Lunar Sparrow
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Commander Rae Field is resourceful, with thousands of mission hours of experience. Then something happens to her on the Moon during a mining mission. It will change her forever.
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7/21: Murder At Action Lanes
(Dramatised - Crime/Mystery)
A high noire/low camp murder mystery radio show from Sundown Collaborative Theatre. This original tale is set in 1954, during the peak of the American obsession with ten-pin bowling before its rapid decline. When a gruesome murder occurs during a big tournament at Action Lanes, Detective Raymond Barros locks in the 14 people present at the dive to try and find the killer before his Sergeant comes to collect him in mere hours.
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7/21: Retribution: A Mini Series
(Dramatised - Historical)
After seven months of brutal drought, Terra McHale, a beleaguered farmer, discovers the answer to ending the drought lies with the town pariah, Willow Gravis. But Terra quickly discovers there is more to Willow and the town than she knew.
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7/21: Silverbell Smith and the Music Makers
(Fiction - Fantasy)
You really ought to know about Silverbell Smith, for when she closes her eyes she hears music. Now this is odd you see because Silverbell Smith lives in a world where music does not exist. Or at least that is what the Governing Governor says. Music is a Myth. Myths are like lies. Lying is bad. Everyone seems to believe what the Governing Governor says, except of course for Silverbell Smith. She knows better, for not only does she hear music in her head when she closes her eyes, but she is also in possession of a very illegal and very special item: a magical violin. Silverbell loves her violin, but hates her secret, and most of all the twelve year old girl hates being alone. Navigating a society that demands to be ignorant, Silverbell makes friends with others who long to find the truth, and enemies of those who long to keep it hidden, all in the hopes of finding the lost Music Makers a restoring music to the masses. This harrowing expedition sees Silverbell and friends discover reality skewed by a fanatical group, history rewritten by a controlling government, and a web of confusing clues that the young girl can only hope will lead to family, home, music, and truth.
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7/22: Fox and Glove
(Fiction - Urban fantasy)
Virgil Fox and Samantha Glove, London's paranormal private detectives find themselves running out of time to save a woman trapped within London’s notorious Woolwich Tunnel. Using real life reports of the tunnel’s deceptive time-bending phenomenon, backed up by accounts from the Old Wharf archive, an esoteric library of inter-dimensional gateways and other unexplained matter, bubbling between the gaps of London’s ancient streets.
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7/22: The Deimos Paradox
(RPG - Science fiction)
What is a god, but the dreams of the human consciousness brought to life? The Deimos Paradox is a Lancer RPG actual play podcast featuring a rotating cast of players, and, most importantly, lots of mechs!
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7/23: Royally Yours
(Fiction - Romance)
In this romantic comedy for fans of Love Actually, sparks fly across London as the lives of ten people collide on the day before the highly anticipated Royal Wedding. Nothing brings people together like the promise of happily ever after. All of London is abuzz with anticipation: everyone from the New York paparazzi flown in to catch the money shots to the maids at Buckingham Palace. And every one of them has their own chance at true love. But when the (literal) princess bride and her maid of honor go missing, will love prevail? Or is a fairytale ending impossible, even for royalty?
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7/23: Starfall
(Dramatised - Fantasy)
Starfall is a fantasy audio drama about the adventures of the Carouvel Traveling Acting Troupe - a theatre troupe that uses magical items to create illusions for their shows as they move around the Falstenian Empire. The story begins as the troupe is joined by Leona, a young warrior with a mysterious past and even more mysterious powers. With their new guardian in tow, the troupe traverses the continent, encountering the dangers of humans, fae, and greater forces alike, all while still trying to put on a good show.
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7/26: 13 Reflections
(Dramatised - Horror)
A ten-year-old vanishes from her bedroom, a freshman enters a club but never comes out, and the Sheriff arrests a terrified young man screaming of being pursued by demons. A single mom desperately struggles to unravel an ancient Mongolian myth and bring her daughter safely home. This terrifying nightmare only stops with the sacrifice of human souls.
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7/26: Beyond the Belt: Adventures from the Outer Rim
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
BEYOND THE BELT: ADVENTURES FROM THE OUTER RIM is a non-linear science fiction drama that is presented in 8 episodes all told from the different perspectives of the people who lived through it! Each episode also features an original soundtrack uniquely composed for each story! Season 1 Synopsis Take a wild ride with the soldiers of the Deep Space Colonial Marines (DSCM) as they battle mystery, uncertainty, and peril at every turn! While on a routine patrol of the outer rim territories, the starship DSCM Protector encounters trouble and is forced to dock at a mysterious station for repairs. Receiving no communication from inside the station, Lieutenant Abigail Kelly, known to her soldiers simply as LT, leads Alpha Squad into the station to investigate. What they find could put them all in jeopardy. Find out what happens on this wild journey over the action-packed 8-episode season!
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7/26: BLOOD RAGE MODE
(Dramatised - Urban fantasy)
BLOOD RAGE MODE is a supernatural audio drama set in a reimagined Vancouver, following the fun and sometimes freaky adventures of three best friends: AG, the short-tempered but fiercely protective werewolf with a mysterious, lone wolf past (played by CK Kaur); SELENE, the indecisive city witch torn between magical majors (played by Junita Thiessen); and AVELINE, a half-vampire/elf with a peculiar blood disorder, putting her in a deep sleep one hundred years for every ten she is awake (played by Delphine Menu) . Join these young women as they prepare to fight the “Good Boys,” a human supremacist group rising in ranks; make new friends; search for a cure to the incurable; experience budding romance… and unveil the truth. Writer/Actor CK Kaur created this world in parallel with stories of the “supernatural” in fiction, and the real lives of marginalized people. BLOOD RAGE MODE twists stereotypes and defies typical fantasy tropes to create an empowered story for the traditionally voiceless, that better reflects the diverse world we live in.
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7/26: Oh These, Those Stars of Space!
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Far beyond the frontier of civilized space, sails the starship the CSS Cavalier, manned by her strange and daring crew. Their destination? Adventure. Their cargo? Your dang ears. Their mission? Episodic science fiction comedy at the intersection of Star Trek, Douglas Adams, and the Marquis DeSade. From the same people who birthed unto you the blockbuster true-crime podcast Rude Tales of Magic comes a new and improvised sci-fi (science fiction) delight that has already been banned in most public schools and the Vatican.
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7/26: Twenty Forty
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
Amidst the suspicions of a hostile nation, a genetically-enhanced athlete, Rani, is set to make to make history at the 2040 Olympic Games. But when tragedy strikes, Rani and her family are left questioning who they can trust. To survive they must earn to rely on each other as much as they do life-altering technology...
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7/27: Dear Bastard!
(Dramatised - Slice of life)
One house, five flats, six very different residents, trapped in one never-ending email chain... This is Dear Bastard! – a six-part, scripted narrative British comedy podcast, featuring warring freeholders and their shenanigans.
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7/27: Low Life
(Fiction - Horror)
This horror-comedy features a chupacabra exterminator and a marine biology student who become unlikely allies while solving a monstrous murder. Ever since the Florida swamps went feral a few years back, Brad Marlin has been killing chupacabras. But on a standard house call for a student new to the area, things go horribly wrong. Brad’s coworker is murdered, and not, Brad suspects, by the standard sucker they’ve all gotten used to. A new monster is in their midst. But there’s more than one secret hiding in the swamp: a missing millionaire’s daughter, a top-secret government project, and a radical environmental justice group all collide to give this twisty mystery an explosive conclusion.
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7/27: Three for the Road – a comedy drama
(Dramatised - Comedy)
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7/28: DeltaWolves - A Dystopian/Sci-Fi Audio Movie
(Dramatised - Science fiction)
DeltaWolves: A revolutionary new dystopian/science fiction podcast, which pushes the envelope of creativity using an audio podcast experience. This' a movie experience without the visual. Listen to action-packed episodes, that will leave you jumping out of your seat. So close your eyes, and let your mind's imagination visualize a new world.
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7/29: Bring Your Own Mech
(RPG - Science fiction)
At the outer edges of space, where Union is but a whisper, humanity scrapes together a living amongst the stars. This is the story of four Lancers, talented pilots of mechanized chassis from all corners of the known universe, thrown together by circumstance and destiny...and credits. Follow Matcha, Moxie, Roadkill, and Silver led by Reed, your game master, through the Lancer system, a mud n’ laser style anime mecha RPG. I hope they brought some printers with them, because this is Bring Your Own Mech: a biweekly actual play Lancer podcast, and batteries are not included!
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7/30: Falling in Love with Mr. Dellamort
(Dramatised - Musical)
Three lost souls receive an unexpected invitation to spend New Yearʼs Eve at Maison Dellamort: a remote South Carolina guest house with a mysterious yet magnetic host.
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