Merely Roleplayers

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October 1, 2019  

Prospero Awaits (Prospero and Viola Backstage)

Matt introduces the concept of this season and the roleplaying game rules we'll use to improvise our story.

Come to Blackshaw Theatre Company’s annual Scare Slam at the Pleasance Theatre, London on 11 October! Tickets are on sale now - get yours from the Pleasance box office.

Season credits

STARRING Strat, Starkey, Nat and Josh as themselves (sort of)

HOSTED BY Matt

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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September 24, 2019  

The Fifth Dropped Stitch

Extraordinary. Powerful. Wronged.

STARRING
Ellie as Nia
Vikki as Marlowe

CREATED AND HOSTED BY
Matt (@MerelyMJ)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Blackshaw Theatre Company (www.blackshawonline.com)

PLAYING All Outta Bubblegum by Jeffrey Grant and Michael Sullivan

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September 17, 2019  

Shipping the Sails (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Where else could the winds have taken us, if we'd set our sails a little different?

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Missing Roll Player Found (missingrollplayerfound.com)

September 10, 2019  

The Cloudskipper’s Captain, Act Five

The Cloudskipper's next voyage may be its last. And wherever it leads, it'll change its crew's lives forever.

This season contains swashbuckling violence, threats of torture, and exploitation of a character with impaired mental functioning.

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat as themselves (sort of)

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: The Prestige (www.kaiju.fm/the-prestige)

September 3, 2019  

Alex the Lookout (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Alex builds his role as ship's lookout. His eye sees far, but it don't always alight on the right things...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: 20-Sided Adventures (the20sa.podbean.com)

September 2, 2019  

Merely Roleplayers is moving

After a couple of great years at Podbean, Merely Roleplayers is moving to my own website, at mattboothman.com/merelyroleplayers.

If you listen through Apple Podcasts, Spotify or some other app that pulls the episodes off the RSS feed, you don't need to do anything. There's a redirect system in place behind the scenes, and your player should keep picking up episodes as normal during the changeover.

If you listen in the Podbean app, you might need to re-add the podcast manually, using the new RSS feed link. And if you listen on the Podbean site, you'll need to change to listening on the new site instead.

The Podbean page will stay up until late October, then vanish. The two pages will both be up, running in parallel, between now and then.

Questions? Issues getting the podcast where you like to listen? Say hi on Twitter @MerelyRoleplay and we'll see what we can do.

August 27, 2019  

The Cloudskipper’s Captain, Act Four

The crew stirs up a hornet’s nest in Grimspire. It’s anyone’s guess who’ll make it back to sea in one piece.

This season contains swashbuckling violence, threats of torture, and exploitation of a character with impaired mental functioning.

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat as themselves (sort of)

HOSTED BY Strat

SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY Matt

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Modified Roll (www.modifiedroll.com)

August 20, 2019  

Starkey the Deck-Rat (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Starkey builds his role as the ship's jack-of-all-trades. With the Cap'n as he is, the Cloudskipper don't float without our Starkey...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Tails from the Dark Dragons Inn (tailsfromthedarkdragonsinn.co.uk)

August 13, 2019  

The Cloudskipper’s Captain, Act Three

Revelations aboard the Cloudskipper present the junior crew with a choice: the Captain, or treasures unknown?

A mysterious fragment of a map:

Half of a treasure map that has been torn down the middle

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat as themselves (sort of)

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Writers, directors and voice actors, get involved with the first Ragged Scratch podcast - a new writing showcase for audio drama in development - before 22 August: https://twitter.com/RaggedFoils/status/1156819368925442048?s=20

Promo: Brits on Bikes (twitter.com/brits_bikes)

August 6, 2019  

Nat the Netmaker (The Cloudskipper’s Captain Backstage)

Nat builds her role as maintainer of the Cloudskipper's lightning nets. Like bottled lightning, this one is - quick to anger and full of secrets...

STARRING Ellie, Alex, Starkey and Nat

HOSTED BY Strat

GAME DESIGNED AND RUN BY Strat, using the Powered by the Apocalypse engine

In association with Blackshaw Theatre Company (blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com)

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Promo: Dice Girls (www.thedicegirlspodcast.com)