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In the sixth game podcast of Unfamiliar Heroes a Seattle grocery store is plagued by mischievous spirits with a special resentment toward lederhosen. Meet the Cat’s Paw Ghost Control team as they tackle this challenge together. Tabitha the space alien cat, Jake the fake TV psychic, and Lalla the plant talker botanist are the paranormal […]

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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 […]

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Unfamiliar Heroes Episode 4!

In the fourth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes the humor and drama continue as Tamara confronts Vanessa about her spying, Janus tries to figure out what the First Responders Training Program really is, and Vanessa has a vision that leads to an important revelation! Underneath the facade of ordinary reality lies a hidden world of […]

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In this third game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, the humor and drama continues as Shanda gives Vanessa some subtle guidance and Tamara confronts Janus with an unexpected truth! 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 […]

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New Gaming Podcast Is Up!

In this second game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes we learn more about Sylvan Community College, fill in a few key pieces of character background, and then jump into Vanessa and Janus’ awkward first meeting in the Pagan Student Association! Underneath the facade of ordinary reality lies a hidden world of monsters and magic. At Sylvan […]

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This the eighth post of my Trope of the Week Series. Tropes are conventions (or repeated patterns) used in storytelling. They can include themes and plot devices. Underdog characters triumphing after dedicated training is an example of a trope, as is goodness being associated with physical beauty, and villains revealing their secret plans to heroes […]

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I am super excited to release this beautiful cover image for Unfamiliar Heroes that was created by the talented Rose Adare. Rose is a queer, disabled, gender fluid artist who has shown a lot of enthusiasm for this project and I’m so excited to be highlighting their work here. The core idea for this illustration […]

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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. In this first game episode of […]

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In this foundational episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, which I’m calling Episode Zero, I start off with a discussion of disability representation and the reasons why I feel that this project is so needed. Next I go over the ways that participants who live at the intersections of oppression are centered in this project. Finally I […]

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New Fairy Tale Podcast!

In the fourth segment of The Wishing Dildo Series, the adventure continues as we find out more about the mysterious and regal Jewel. Then the six companions take a secret detour to the Kingdom of Waterfalls. This story is followed by a discussion about trauma in which I talk about myth, reality, resilience, healing, and […]

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