Feb 26, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 42

(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: Aomine Aiye's brother has been taken by agents of Magneto Dynamics. With no other options, she turns to the crew of the Laughing Fishwife for help. The crew, always ready to pick a fight with the corporation, accepts and they travel to Rech. Aomine is immediately arrested as a terrorist, but a job is a job and they continue looking into the disappearance of Naiito Aiye. 

 

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

Feb 24, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Null: A Pulp Cthulhu Sourcebook

Steve and Rodney venture into the far future and take a look at Null: A Pulp Cthulhu Sourcebook by J.P. Stephens. Grab a copy at Drive Thru RPG. 

Null: A Pulp Cthulhu Sourcebook

Feb 19, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 41

(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 makes preparations to depart for K'Kirka and the pirate treasure. A miscalculation sends the Fishwife way off course and forces them to backtrack. Will their bank account survive?

 

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

Feb 12, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 40

(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 mystery of the time loop has been solved and the Fishwife's crew busy themselves with repairs and making plans to go after Scurvy Stevens' treasure.

 

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

Feb 10, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Burning Chrome

Steve and Rodney jack in and discuss this classic collection of short stories from William Gibson.

Feb 5, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 39

(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 thinks they have figured out how to break the time loop and have concocted what could be a plan, but it brings them into conflict with their most dangerous adversaries yet...themselves. 

 

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

Jan 29, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 38

(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: All clues lead to more questions as the crew continues their investigation into the time loop and the research project that created it. Frustrations are high and madness seems to be taking control with the crew reliving the same few hours over and over. Can they find the clue that will free them from this torment? 

 

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

 

Jan 27, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Solipsism The Role Playing Game

Steve and Rodney get a little meta and discuss the #1 Bestseller, Top Ten Games You Can Play In Your Head By Yourself. If you don't hear any audio that is because they recorded the entire episode in their heads, by themselves. 

Jan 22, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 37

(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 continues their attempt to unravel the mystery of what caused the time loop and how to stop it. 

 

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

Jan 15, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 36

(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 journey to Yori is interrupted when the crew of the Fishwife encounter a strange anomaly when they exit jump space. The ship appears to be frozen in time. The crew investigates to find that a number of portals that connect the time-locked Laughing Fishwife to a top-secret Imperial research station at different points in time. Will they figure out the secret or will they succumb to the maddening effects of time loops?

 

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

 

Jan 13, 2021

Microphones of Madness- Who’s The Master?

Steve and Rodney begin the new year with a look at Lyndon Hardy's Master of the Five Magics. You can check out the latest edition (the expanded version we read) at the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Master-Five-Magics-Lyndon-Hardy/dp/0345334256

Jan 8, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 35

(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: Faced with a cargo hold filled with people in cryochambers being transported for shady clone research, the crew struggles with finding a solution. Durbin has an idea but it requires a risk that could doom everyone.

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

 

Jan 1, 2021

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 34

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: What begins as a simple salvage mission leads to a horrifying discovery for the crew of the Fishwife.

 

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

 

Dec 30, 2020

Microphones of Madness- MoM’s Thimble of Certain Things

Steve and Rodney stir the pot and close out the year by examining some options in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything that have been touted as solutions to the more problematic aspects of "The World's Most Popular Fantasy Roleplaying Game". They also speak some on concept of Session Zero and content and consent between the players and GM.

Dec 24, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 33

(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 a shoot-out with some the pirates, the crew wanders back to The Fishwife to find more lying in wait. Durbin has a bit more than he can stand from the reprobates. 

Have a happy Winter holiday from everyone here 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: 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

Dec 18, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 32

(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 ventures into the depths of a seemingly abandoned bunker to find another set of castaways holding their employer hostage near a strange machine. Durbin agrees to fix the electrical issues plaguing the lot of them, but the hostage-takers have other plans.

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

Dec 16, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Wicked and Preternatural: Awakening

Steve and Rodney take a listen to the audio version of D.K. Gaston's Wicked and Preternatural: Awakening. Check it out at the links below.

Paperback- https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Preternatural-Awakening-D-Gaston/dp/B086Y6JGLY

Audio- https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Preternatural-Awakening/dp/B08KBZ67XB/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Dec 11, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 31

(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 simple drop and collect goes wrong as the crew approaches the interdicted world of Djinni. A mysterious force causes the Fishwife to lose power and McHale has to guide her in manually. Once on the planet’s surface, the crew finds no sign of their contractor, only a construction site that is as dead as the ship. Can the team locate their employer and figure out why nothing electrical works on this planet? Tune in for this thrilling episode.

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

Dec 4, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 30

(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: Rodney hopes he cut out all the math as McHale handles the Fishwife's legitimate business while Doreen and the others meet up with Scurvy Stevens, a former space pirate and member of Doreen's crew. He knows the location of a forgotten store of booty and offers to share with Doreen in exchange for a ride. 

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

 

Dec 2, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Junji Ito’s Remina

Steve and Rodney take a look at Remina, a Junji Ito joint coming soon from Viz Media.

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