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This Bonus Cast features stand up comedy that the amazing Tobi Hill-Meyer did for Thriving While Trans. Afterwards, there are some announcements about upcoming audio and text games.

I know that December can be a very complicated month for a lot of people. I wanted to make sure that I shared something that would add a bit of humor into things for everyone. I hope you enjoy it!

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In order to make these transcripts as accessible as possible, each one is produced in four formats: as an online post for access convenience, in a word document with a low vision friendly font (Veranda), in a pdf with a dyslexia friendly font (OpenDyslexic), and a low contrast blue on black pdf as an access option for people with migraines (Veranda).

 

Writing Alchemy Episode 34 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 2

Note: ‘*’ is used to indicate music and sound effects that were added to the recording.

[*Intro music that is an energetic, electronic song begins playing.]

TOBI: [voiceover] You are listening to Writing Alchemy, stories that step outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world with your host, writer and artist Fay Onyx.

[*Music swells and then fades to a background volume.]

FAY: Willa, Tarragon, and D’Zân are participating in The Owlbear Reintroduction Program, a project that is reestablishing owlbears in areas where the owlbear populations have been previously wiped out, something that’s not so easy because owlbears are large, ferocious, magical predators. Throw in a group of skilled poachers determined to steal owlbear eggs and things are bound to get interesting.

[*Music swells and then fades out.]

Hello and welcome to the 34rd episode of Writing Alchemy. I am Fay Onyx and today is the fifteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, my new podcast series where I work with players and storytellers to create new representations of disabled, sick, and neurodiverse people using tabletop role-playing games. Today’s game is the second game episode of The Owlbear Reintroduction Program. Continue Reading »

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Black and white clip art depiction of audio being turned into a transcript. On the left, the sound is depicted by a pair of headphones with an audio wave going between the two ears pads. A simple black arrow goes from left to right. On the right, the transcript is represented by a stylized typed document.

 

In order to make these transcripts as accessible as possible, each one is produced in four formats: as an online post for access convenience, in a word document with a low vision friendly font (Veranda), in a pdf with a dyslexia friendly font (OpenDyslexic), and a low contrast blue on black pdf as an access option for people with migraines (Veranda).

 

Writing Alchemy Episode 33 – The Owlbear Reintroduction Program Part 1

Note: ‘*’ is used to indicate music and sound effects that were added to the recording.

[*An energetic, electronic song begins playing.]

TOBI: [voiceover] You are listening to Writing Alchemy, stories that step outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world with your host, writer and artist Fay Onyx.

[*Music swells and then fades to a background volume.]

FAY: Willa, Tarragon, and D’Zân are participating in The Owlbear Reintroduction Program, a project that is reestablishing owlbears in areas where the owlbear populations have been previously wiped out, something that’s not so easy because owlbears are large, ferocious, magical predators. Throw in a group of skilled poachers determined to steal owlbear eggs and things are bound to get interesting.

[*Music swells and then fades out.]

Hello and welcome to the 33rd episode of Writing Alchemy. I am Fay Onyx and today is the fourteenth game episode of Unfamiliar Heroes, my new podcast series where I work with players and storytellers to create new representations of disabled, sick, and neurodiverse people using tabletop role-playing games. Today’s game is the first game episode of The Owlbear Reintroduction Program. Continue Reading »

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Black and white clip art depiction of audio being turned into a transcript. On the left, the sound is depicted by a pair of headphones with an audio wave going between the two ears pads. A simple black arrow goes from left to right. On the right, the transcript is represented by a stylized typed document.

 

In order to make these transcripts as accessible as possible, each one is produced in four formats: as an online post for access convenience, in a word document with a low vision friendly font (Veranda), in a pdf with a dyslexia friendly font (OpenDyslexic), and a low contrast blue on black pdf as an access option for people with migraines (Veranda).

 

Writing Alchemy Episode 18 – Unfamiliar Heroes Episode Zero

Note: ‘*’ is used to indicate music and sound effects that were added to the recording.

[*Intro music that is an energetic, electronic song begins playing.]

TOBI: You are listening to Writing Alchemy: stories that step outside the oppressive grind of the everyday world with your host, writer and artist, Fay Onyx.

[*Music swells and then fades to a background volume.]

FAY: 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. Today’s episode lays down the foundations, core values, and ground rules of these games. Continue Reading »

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As a special treat for Halloween I’m releasing the first episode of Crossroads Story Time. Crossroads Story Time is a new series that explores the myths and lore of the Crossroads Setting. The four short stories in this episode delve into the cosmology and magic of Crossroads through the story of its creation.

I’ve been working really hard behind the scenes making cool stuff. This new series is a chance to share some of the world building I’m doing with you. I really hope you like it!

Listen now or check out the transcript!

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Black and white clip art depiction of audio being turned into a transcript. On the left, the sound is depicted by a pair of headphones with an audio wave going between the two ears pads. A simple black arrow goes from left to right. On the right, the transcript is represented by a stylized typed document.

 

In order to make these transcripts as accessible as possible, each one is produced in four formats: as an online post for access convenience, in a word document with a low vision friendly font (Veranda), in a pdf with a dyslexia friendly font (OpenDyslexic), and a low contrast blue on black pdf as an access option for people with migraines (Veranda).

 

Writing Alchemy Crossroads Story Time 1 – The Story of Creation

Note: “*” is used to indicate music and sound effects that were added to the original recording.

[*A bouncy, optimistic synthetic track with a happy melody plays and then fades out.]

FAY ONYX: Hello and welcome to Crossroads Story Time Number One, the first episode of a new Writing Alchemy series that explores the myths and lore of the Crossroads setting. I’m Fay Onyx and today we’re going to enjoy four short stories that delve into the cosmology and magic of Crossroads through the story of its creation.

To remind you, Crossroads is the setting that was used for the Owlbear Reintroduction Program Game. We will be returning to this setting in multiple future games that are currently in the planning stages, including a longer running game set in the Adventurers Academy.

Behind the scenes I’ve been working really hard fleshing out some of the key aspects of this setting in preparation for these upcoming games and I desperately want to share some of things I’ve been working on with you. Happily, since I write the setting documents in a fairy tale style already, it is easy to turn them into short stories and I am really excited to share the first set of them with you today.

And now I’m going to quickly mention that you can follow Writing Alchemy on twitter @ Writing underscore Alchemy, hashtag AlchemyCast, and on facebook at facebook dot com slash Writing Alchemy. You can find the show notes, with links, complete music and sound effect credits, and the transcript at Writing Alchemy dot net, where you can also find all of my podcasts, articles, stories, and other content. And if you want to help me keep this podcast going, you can pledge your support on patreon at patreon dot com slash writing alchemy, or make a donation through Ko-fi.

[*The bouncy synthetic music plays briefly and then fades out.]

Alright, so I’m going to start by giving you an introduction to land Crossroads.

[*The Crossroads theme starts playing. It is an ambient electronic track full of mystery and wonder, with an ominous undertone.]

Crossroads is a land of diverse peoples and geographies. In addition to humans, many nonhuman peoples call Crossroads home. From elves to merfolk, vampires to fairies, and trolls to talking animals, each species that lives here has as much cultural diversity as humans do. And all of this diversity creates lively trade, both between the different regions of Crossroads and with those outside of its borders.

In the past there were many wars, but now a unified kingdom spans the land. However these past wars have left many magical hazards. The presence of these hazards has led to the development of professional adventurers, individuals and groups who are called on to address a wide range of problems, both large and small. Continue Reading »

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We are searching for an artist to do a set of eighteen short character sketches as a paid commission. These are expected to be simple sketches that don’t take a lot of time and there will be no revisions without additional payment. Because many of these characters are people of color, we are especially interested in hiring a POC artist. Experience drawing nonbinary, trans, queer, and disabled characters with diverse body types would be a real plus.

The characters are from a vibrant and playful fantasy world with diverse species and cultures. Character species include a merperson, a bat-like imp, an elephantfolk person, and a clockwork minotaur. There are also characters that are twists on more familiar fantasy species, such as an elf with bright green hair and bark-like skin. In addition, many of the characters have intersecting marginalized identities.

These character sketches are for a set of premade characters created for Magic Goes Awry, an independent tabletop role-playing game. This is a rules-light game with lots of creativity and magical mayhem. Magic Goes Awry is specifically designed to be accessible and inclusive. As part of that, it is available for free online.

Details:

  • Number of Characters: 18
  • Budget: $200
  • Future Plans: We know that this is a limited budget for a project of this size. There is a long term plan to do a Kickstarter for the print edition of Magic Goes Awry. When this happens, additional payment for these sketches will be included.
  • Style: Given our budget, we expect these to be simple black and white sketches that capture just one or two aspects of each character.
  • Timeline: Ideally we’d like to have these sketches done by the end of 2019, but this timeline is open to negotiation.

Please spread the word about this! And if you are an artist who interested in doing this commission, please contact Fay using this form or send a direct message to the Writing Alchemy Twitter. Thank you!

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In this episode several storybook characters have gone missing from the kingdom of Tome. Making things worse, a Storyteller has just disappeared. Frecka and Salvinia, Agents of Pandora, were assigned to the search for Loren Hope. Will the two agents be able to crack a case that all the king’s horses and all the king’s men have failed to piece together?

I am really proud of the way this episode came together. And thanks to the hard work of Larcie and the rest of the team, the transcript of this episode is up. You can find it here.

This is a special collaboration episode that was created for the 2019 International Podcast Month event. This diverse and inclusive event is all about celebration, building community, and sharing our love of podcasting. I highly recommend checking it out.

Listen now!

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In order to make these transcripts as accessible as possible, each one is produced in four formats: as an online post for access convenience, in a word document with a low vision friendly font (Veranda), in a pdf with a dyslexia friendly font (OpenDyslexic), and a low contrast blue on black pdf as an access option for people with migraines (Veranda).

 

Writing Alchemy Collaboration 2 – Pandora Files: The Case of the Missing Hope

[Happy, bouncy, electronic music plays.]

Fay Onyx: This is a special collaboration episode that was created for the 2019 International Podcast Month event. This diverse and inclusive event is all about celebration, building community, and sharing our love of podcasting. I highly recommend checking it out.

[The bouncy music fades out and creepy, suspenseful music starts playing as the teaser for The Redacted Files starts.]

ASER: Shadowy conspiracies, ravening beasts, the cold embrace of the void. These are just some of the dangers awaiting those who stand between the innocent and the multitudes ready to destroy everything we believe in. And the way our heroes roll, whether it’s Warhammer 40,000, Delta Green, Numenera, or any number of other games we’ve tried, they’ll probably encounter these dangers sooner rather than later. Join us at The Redacted Files dot com.

[The suspenseful music cuts out as the teaser for The Redacted Files ends and the teaser for Writing Alchemy begins.]

TOBI: It’s more like she’s gonna cut in front of you in the lunch line [FAY laughs] and pretend nothing happened.

[Bouncy music with a cheerful and mysterious flute melody starts.]

FAY: Writing Alchemy is a storytelling podcast that centers intersectional characters, including a fairy tale series that combines humor and magic with serious topics, and a tabletop role playing series about the adventures of disabled and mentally diverse heroes. Check out Writing Alchemy at writingalchemy.net, or subscribe on Stitcher, iTunes, or Google Play.

[The bouncy music fades out as the Writing Alchemy teaser ends.]

JONN: Hi, this is Jonn, welcome to International Podcast Month. We’ll be playing a game using Forthright, called Pandora’s Dream. With me, I have Fay.

FAY: Hi, I’m Fay Onyx, and my pronouns are ze and hir, and I’m going to be playing Salvinia, who is a nixie. And one of the things that’s going on for her, and she’s got she/her pronouns, is that she can perceive, like, all of the different possible outcomes of different actions. So kinda like perceiving potential features. And sometimes this is overwhelming for her. And sometimes it’s helpful. And she finds it the most overwhelming in social interactions, particularly with talking. So she has some pretty intense social anxiety. But she’s also very determined. And she’s all about trying to prevent injustices from happening to others.

JONN: Also with us is Whitney.

WHITNEY: Hi, my name is Whitney and my pronouns are she/her. I’m going to be playing Frecka. And she is a werewolf based on the archetype of the Big Bad Wolf. She is- mostly wants to be a soft, forest-gardening wolf drinking tea, but then people like to come and tromp. And she doesn’t have a lot of patience and maybe has a couple anger issues. So she’s trying real hard to be friendly and deal with people, but sometimes it’s very difficult. So she’s super interested in like, justice and making sure that the good right gets served. She’s like hella Gryffindor, let’s be real. [FAY and JONN laugh]

JONN: I’m Jonn, he/him, and I’ll be the GM. I’m gonna start by giving an introduction of the world. Welcome, all, to the lands of Tome.

[The Tome theme, a slow, eerie, but beautiful track featuring violin and other string instruments, begins playing.]

JONN: The land lost amongst the clouds, a world as vast as it is diverse. These lands are the manifestation of the collective imagination left to run wild. Here in Tome, [transcriber’s note: pronounced tohm] medieval towns, desert oasises, and fairy tale kingdoms can be found. Alongside them: forgotten ruins, sprawling metropolises, and cities of the future. The inhabitants are born from the minds of the visitors to Tome. Some visitors come infrequently, while others spend a great deal of time here. They go by many different names, come from many different places. They are called storytellers. And Tome is where storytellers come to imagine. Continue Reading »

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In this episode, Fay, Mimsy, and Rhi dive deep into how the RPG community can become a more accessible and welcoming space for disabled players, GMs, and designers. Learn about some of the excellent work that Fay and Mimsy are already doing in this space, and leave with plenty of ideas on how to play, run, and make games that are better for all players.

Rhi did all the hard work of organizing this discussion, cutting the audio, transcribing it, and pulling everything together. I am deeply grateful to her for making this happen.

This is a special collaboration episode that was created for the 2019 International Podcast Month event. This diverse and inclusive event is all about celebration, building community, and sharing our love of podcasting. I highly recommend checking it out.

Listen now!

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