Nov 20, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 28

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: When it rains, it pours. With their plot exposed and the governor poised to strike back, agents of Magneto Dynamics sabotage the dome’s life support. Durbin and crew race to the scene and struggle to save the dome amid a swarm of rockroaches.

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Doctor Dwight Blight- Purveyor of alternative medicine and sidekick of Professor Mac

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune with a fortune.

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

 

Nov 17, 2020

Microphones of Madness- A Debt To Pay

Steve and Rodney hop into their nuclear powered Pinto and travel back in time for a look at Milton Davis's A Debt To Pay in anticipation of it's sequel. Pick up a copy at the link below. 

https://www.mvmediaatl.com/product-page/a-debt-to-pay-a-savaad-chronicles-adventure-ebook

Nov 13, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 27

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: The crew of the Fishwife have their long awaited showdown with the vile Gulab Mifflin and return to Dinom Prime with proof of Clan Taira’s plot. There is no time for R&R as alien insects swarm from the tunnels.

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Doctor Dwight Blight- Purveyor of alternative medicine and sidekick of Professor Mac

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Nov 6, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 26

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: The crew has no time to mourn the loss of Lady Wayan and Doctor Rhames. Oxygen is running low and Dinom Prime seems light years away. The crew encounters an odd pair of stragglers in the tunnels and Durbin decides that fast isn’t fast enough.

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Doctor Dwight Blight- Purveyor of alternative medicine and sidekick of Professor Mac

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Professor Issac Mac- Back off man, he’s a scientist!

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

 

Nov 4, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

Steve and Rodney plumb the depths of an ancient and mysterious dungeon in a spoiler-heavy dive into the classic Gary Gygax module, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks

Oct 30, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 25

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: The crew stops at the abandoned Camp Dixon in an effort to refill their oxygen tanks, but soon realize that they are not alone. When they try to leave, they are attacked by a swarm of vicious alien beasts. Happy Halloween from everyone at Microphones of Madness!

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gunnery Officer, Laser-slinging Bad-Ass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Oliver Rhames- Doctor, handy in a fight.

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Oct 23, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 24

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: While struggling to disable a closed bulkhead door, the crew encounters a number of strange and terrifying entities that call the airless darkness home. Have the crew finally met their match in these unusual creatures?

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gunnery Officer, Laser-slinging Bad-Ass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Oliver Rhames- Doctor, handy in a fight.

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Oct 21, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Mothership Connection

In this episode, Rodney loses his funk cred by not recognizing Parliament lyrics and the madmen explore the depths of classic science-fiction horror with a look at the Mothership Roleplaying Game by Sean McCoy and published by Tuesday Knight Games.

Oct 16, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 23

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?

This week: Danica Wu is definitely dead, but thanks to the efforts of Doctor Rhames, the entire Administration Building heard of her double dealing. Now the hunt for Mifflin can begin in earnest. The team ventures into the airless caverns below Dinom Beta and discovers an abandoned monorail.

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Quartermaster, Killin’ Machine, and Fixer

Nick: Doreen Smith- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Navigator, A Very Particular Set of Skills

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gunnery Officer, Laser-slinging Bad-Ass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Co-Captain of the Fishwife, Chief Engieer, Long-term exposure to jump drive coolant causes a slight madness.

Jay: Oliver Rhames- Doctor, handy in a fight.

Introducing...

Shawn: Juno Rico- Soldier of Fortune

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

 

Oct 9, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 22

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: Doreen and Durbin hire on a new crewmember, Doctor Oliver Rhames, and set about showing him the ropes as they hunt the mysterious and dangerous Gulab Mifflin. When the spaceport construction site is destroyed, the team's competence forces a new villain to reveal themselves!

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

Introducing...

Jay: Oliver Rhames- Doctor, handy in a fight.

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Oct 7, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Mork Borg

Steve and Rodney take a look at Mork Borg, a rules-light dark fantasy roleplaying game from Free League Publishing.

 

Check out the book at the link below!

https://frialigan.se/en/games/mork-borg/

Oct 2, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 21

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: Durbin is in rough shape as the crew enters Dinom Beta. Will they edear themselves to the cause of the rebelling miners or will McHale's lust for money get them in more trouble?

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 25, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 20

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: It's a good old fashioned Hex Crawl as the crew of the Fishwife heads out across the treacherous surface of Dinom. Will they reach the domed city of Dinom Beta or will our tale end in tragedy? 

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 23, 2020

Microphones of Madness- The Jewel in the Skull

Steve and Rodney take a look at one of the classics of fantasy: Michael Moorcock's THE JEWEL IN THE SKULL.

Sep 18, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 19

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: After McHale sells the Fishwife’s load of booze to bribe the port authority, he makes a deal with a shady operative of Magneto Dynamics to liberate the son of the planetary governor from the hands of rebellious miners. Durbin thinks joining the miner’s cause is a more appropriate course.

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 11, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 18

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: After chiding Rodney for screwing up the last episode, the crew of the Fishwife makes preparations for the trip to the mining colony of Dinom where McHale's past forces him to make yet another deal that puts him at odds with the rest of the gang.

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Sep 9, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Lovecraft Country: The Series

Steve and Rodney are back with a look at the new HBO series, Lovecraft Country. 

Sep 4, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 17

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: The crew of the Fishwife seek Justice...or Vengeance against Iron Lung and his crew for their massacre of the People Below the Fog. Part of the episode was lost in another freak cosmic storm, but Rodney brings you up to speed. 

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Aug 28, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 16

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: A sudden act of violence from the Iron Lung changes the crew's approach from subterfuge and theft to payback. McHale searches in vain for help from official channels and Allie and Durbin rally the troops for an insane assault on the plateau.

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

Aug 21, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 15

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

 

[Your eyes do not decieve you. Tales of the Laughing Fishwife Episode 14 was lost is a catastrophic hard drive failure. Though not as good as the episode, Steve offers a detailed recap.]

 

A rag-tag band of miscreants has taken possession of an abandoned Far Trader and has set out into the Spinward Reach in search of treasure and gas money. Can they unravel the mystery of TWILIGHT'S PEAK?.

 

This week: The team makes preparations to double-cross the Iron Lung. While Durbin repairs damage to the air raft caused by Jenghe's caustic cloud, McHale and Doreen head over to the Scout base to secure some needed parts. The trip is complicated by McHale's marital history and the long-standing rivalry between the Imperial Navy and the Scouts.

 

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic

 

Music: Action and Adventure by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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