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  • #560488
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    File Name: Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks

    File Submitter: BigJackBrass

    File Submitted: 26 Aug 2014
    File Category: One Offs and ShortsGenre: Victoriana
    Profanity Level: Jolly Sweary Indeed

    https://www.rpgmp3.com/files/game_recordings/Whartson_Hall_Gamers/Cogs_Cakes_and_Swordsticks_01.mp3

    Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks: Time Flies By

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    Welcome one and all to the Age of Steam! Back in their natural habitat of casual imperialism and copious baked goods, the Whartson Hall Aethernauts fire up the boiler and pop the kettle on before venturing into the world of Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks by Lynne Hardy, a streamlined aéronef of a game, as smooth as a glazed teapot and faster than a whirring Babbage Engine! This adventure is complete in a single episode, including character generation and considerable discussion of potatoes.

    Our intrepid and somewhat mismatched trio take a job as couriers, delivering a parcel to a lady at St. Pancras station in London. She is meeting them by the First Class lounge, so clearly there is no reason to believe that any double-dealing, foul play or general naughtiness lies ahead…

    The Whartson Hall Aethernauts play through the Google+ Hangouts facility rather than face-to-face in a room. Despite our best efforts, listeners may find some reduction in sound quality as a result. Entertainment quality remains at our customary low level, of course.

    The intro and outro pieces are by the very splendid Professor Elemental, used with his kind permission.

    Starring:

    Amelia as Miss Jemima Brooke-Bond
    Nick as Professor Screwford Louse
    Riddles (Mark) as Colonel Edgar Fortitude

    and Jon as the GM
    Click here to download this file

    #646856
    kendoyle659
    • Posts : 379
    • Thri-kreen

    Enjoyed listening to this one. I’ve picked the PDF up from drivethru (using the affiliate link) and am looking forward to reading it with a nice cup of earl grey.

    #646857
    Slartibartfast
    • Posts : 905
    • Gelatinous Cube

    Enjoyed listening to this one. I’ve picked the PDF up from drivethru (using the affiliate link) and am looking forward to reading it with a nice cup of earl grey.

     

    Ah, brown joy.  Most appropriate!  Great game once again 🙂  Helped me through an attack of the insomnia and housework.

    #646858
    kendoyle659
    • Posts : 379
    • Thri-kreen

    I also think that the communication through Babbage engines could be called Babbage-Mail or B-mail. 🙂

    #646859
    BigJackBrass
    • Posts : 4638
    • Drider

    Thank you both. This was very much a quick filler, but it’s a game I’ve been meaning to run for ages (since before it was released, indeed, as I have one of the earlier playtest versions). It’s a model of how to make almost the simplest system imaginable interesting to read and play.

     

    The second adventure from the book required a little more prep and unfortunately illness robbed me of time last week, so I ran CHILL instead and hope to get back to CC&S before too long.

    #646860
    TFSakon
    • Posts : 24
    • Flumph

    Good to hear, it was lots of funto listen to the puns really were painful. Just as they should be. I like the feel of the system it really didn’t get in the way of the game at all even when you used opposed rolls which created some interesting ‘depth’ to the characters shallow as they were supposed to be.

    #646861
    Pencil-Monkey
    • Posts : 5728
    • Mind Flayer

    Riddles: We’ve got both walnut and angel cake.
    Amelia: Ooh, I haven’t had angel cake in ages!
    Nick: That was an unfortunate cut-out in the audio! I know you said ‘angel’, but I heard it as ‘anal’.
    BJB: Yes, that’s certainly a type of cake – although technically, they’re more like buns. 😉

    What an outlandish idea, to connect a vast number of Babbage engines to an interconnecting grid, almost like a type of, well, a net, really. 🙂

    Nick: I bet everyone’s using their connected Babbage engines for porn, eh?
    BJB: Well, yes, you can do that, if you’re really strapped for money, and fallen on hard times – but most people rarely pawn their Babbage engines. 😉

    #646862
    Isis
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    • Succubus

    The players faithfully LARPed this one with most of us providing our own tea and cake 🙂

    #646863
    Slartibartfast
    • Posts : 905
    • Gelatinous Cube

    The second adventure from the book required a little more prep and unfortunately illness robbed me of time last week, so I ran CHILL instead and hope to get back to CC&S before too long.

    It does seem greedy but could we have both a slice of CHILL and one of those CC&S buns? I will have a round of bread and butter first I promise!

    The players faithfully LARPed this one with most of us providing our own tea and cake 🙂

    Why isn’t there more LARPing on RPGMP3? 😉

    #646864
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    Why isn’t there more LARPing on RPGMP3? 😉

    @[member=”Daniel”] would probably beg to differ with regards to any perceived lack of LARPing on RPGMP3, sir. 😉

    #646865
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    Sod the LARPing, why isn’t there more tea and cake?

    #646866
    Pencil-Monkey
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    • Mind Flayer

    The monsters ate them all.

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    #646867
    Slartibartfast
    • Posts : 905
    • Gelatinous Cube

    Monte Cooke was nearly right:

    At the end of the corridor is a particularly open door. In the 10 by 10 dungeon room behind is a monster with a cookie and a cup of tea. You suddenly realise you’re parched!

    What do you do?

    #646868
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    Just to let people know that this game is in the current Bundle of Holding

     

    http://bundleofholding.com/index/current

    #646869
    BigJackBrass
    • Posts : 4638
    • Drider

    There’s a new adventure out for the game, In the Bleak Midsummer.

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