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Writing Alchemy Episode 23 Summary

It is finally the day of the Full Moon Ritual, but as the heroes prepare, they discover that something isn’t quite right. This episode is the conclusion to the first game of Unfamiliar Heroes.

Underneath the facade of ordinary reality lies a hidden world of monsters and magic. At Sylvan Community College a secret program teaches supernatural teens to deal with this dangerous world as they struggle with the mess and confusion of their own lives. Welcome to the First Responders Training Program, a tabletop game using the Monsterhearts 2 role-playing system!

Unfamiliar Heroes is a podcast series in which three disabled, neurodiverse, and/or chronically ill players and a game master play story-focused tabletop role-playing games where all of the player characters have disabilities, diverse minds, and/or chronic illnesses. In its core values, this project centers the experiences of people living at the intersections of oppression. Unfamiliar Heroes is part of the Writing Alchemy Podcast.

Gaming System: Monsterhearts 2
Storyteller: Jordan Green
Players: Fay Onyx, Tobi Hill-Meyer

This illustration depicts three characters, each from a different genre of story, and each with a disability. On the left is a black gnome archer riding in a chariot pulled by a large brown dog. The chariot has a chair in it so that they can sit instead of stand. In the middle is a Latina woman manipulating a tech device on her wrist as she begins to go invisible. She is wearing an air filtering mask of the type that people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sometimes wear. On the right is a white muscular superhero wearing a very gay, blue superhero outfit. He has lightning crackling between his two hands, which are shaped atypically. This beautiful work of art was created the amazing Rose Adare!

This illustration depicts three characters, each from a different genre of story, and each with a disability. On the left is a black gnome archer riding in a chariot pulled by a large brown dog. The chariot has a chair in it so that they can sit instead of stand. In the middle is a Latina woman manipulating a tech device on her wrist as she begins to go invisible. She is wearing an air filtering mask of the type that people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity sometimes wear. On the right is a white muscular superhero wearing a very gay, blue superhero outfit. He has lightning crackling between his two hands, which are shaped atypically. This beautiful work of art was created the amazing Rose Adare!

 

Show Notes:

Game System
Monsterhearts 2: https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/monsterhearts/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast
Unfamiliar Heroes: http://writingalchemy.net/podcast-2/unfamiliar-heroes/

Tobi’s Links
Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/Tobitastic/
Tobi’s one woman show Fallen Star is part of the Gay City Arts Season 5:  https://www.gaycity.org/arts-season/

Jordan‘s Links
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_jokuge

Music and Sound Credits
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Game theme: Ascension by Scott Holmes is licensed under a Attribution License
Radio-controlled car: Guy playing with a radio-controlled car under the ring by Flavien_Gillié | License: Attribution Noncommercial
Scratching sounds: scratch_door.wav by sagetyrtle | License: Creative Commons 0
Enhancement to scratching sounds: 20131202_scratching a tree_ZoomH2nXY.wav by FolkaHarrie | License: Creative Commons 0
Growling: Kitten Hiss and Growl by FractalStudios | License: Creative Commons 0
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Full Moon Ritual music: Sleep Trance by Lee Rosevere is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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