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The Esoteric Order of Roleplayers

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We are a group of tabletop RPG gamers and these are the games we play.

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We are a group of tabletop RPG gamers and these are the games we play.

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A Hole in the Sky

By TomFritchman - Dec 19 2018
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Loved your DCC episode! Hope to hear y’all play more of that in the future!

It is amazing..

By Twin Cities by Night - Mar 14 2018
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It is amazing how many people have recomended this podcast to me!

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
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A Hole in the Sky

By TomFritchman - Dec 19 2018
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Loved your DCC episode! Hope to hear y’all play more of that in the future!

It is amazing..

By Twin Cities by Night - Mar 14 2018
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It is amazing how many people have recomended this podcast to me!

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The Esoteric Order of Roleplayers

Latest release on Jan 01, 2021

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Rank #1: [Vampire 5th Edition] The Last Night

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With a rump Order meeting this week, we decided to take the "pre-alpha" 5th edition Vampire rules for a spin. What did we think? You'll just have to give it a listen to find out...

Featuring

Des

Renae

And...Edie the Dog

Jul 31 2017

4hr 11mins

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Rank #2: [Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG] "Hole in the Sky"

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The group indulges in a character funnel with a whopping 24 0-level peons answering the call of the Lady in Blue. What will they find on the other side of the eponymous hole in the sky? (Aside from death and dismemberment, of course.)

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This episode is brought to you in part by the generous support of our Patreon backers. If you're not a backer yourself, please head over to our Patreon page and take a look at the various reward tiers on offer.

Joining us this week is Honorary Member Jon, from the California chapter of the Order.

For those of you who would prefer to skip the character creation portion of the session, gameplay proper starts at 1:00.30.

Featuring:

Dave S.

Sage

Jade

Renae

Des

Jon

And...Edie the Dog

Jun 05 2017

3hr 28mins

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Rank #3: [Paladin] "The Adventure of the Jewel" (Anno 766)

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We get into our first proper session of PALADIN with an overview of how the system differs from the core PENDRAGON rules before kicking things off with a small feast and an important mission from Duke Thierry.

The campaign wiki may be found here.

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Featuring:

Jen

Des

Renae

Jade

And...Edie the Dog

Apr 09 2018

2hr 46mins

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Rank #4: [Esoteric Short Order] "Rusted Veins" (Vampire 5th): Part I

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The first installment in our new series of short-form episodes! This week is Part I of "Rusted Veins" for Vampire 5th Edition.

The handouts can be found here.

Featuring:

David L.

Jade

David S.

Jen

And Des as the Storyteller

Oct 05 2017

52mins

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Rank #5: [Cyberpunk Red] "The Apartment"

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We take the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit for a spin, running with the pre-gens and starter scenario from the box. As anticipated, plenty of dystopian cyberpunky action ensues!

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Featuring:

David S.

Des

Renae

And...Edie the Dog

Aug 19 2019

2hr 30mins

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Rank #6: [Paladin] "Mission to Fritzlar" (Anno 774)

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After a particularly juicy winter phase, we move into the year with an exorcism and a dangerous mission to Saxony—in other words, a pretty tame year for the Baldwin clan.

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Featuring:

Jen

Des

David S.

Jade

And...Edie the Dog

Sep 10 2018

2hr 52mins

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Rank #7: [Esoteric Order Duets] "Tall, Dark Stranger" (East of Eden)

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The chronicle moves in strange new directions as Aaron is vexed from within and without by spirits of the past and the death toll piles up.

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Jun 07 2018

2hr 57mins

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Rank #8: [Monsterhearts] "Session Zero"

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We kick off our winter campaign of Monsterhearts (2nd edition) with Des at the helm with a "session zero," wherein we pick skins, define the setting, and establish relationships among the characters. We also set a very high (or perhaps low) bar for just how horrific we're going to get... Even if you normally skip these sorts of sessions, this one is well worth a listen!

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Featuring:

Jen

Jade

David L.

David S.

Renae

And...Edie the Dog

Dec 03 2018

3hr 4mins

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Rank #9: [Esoteric Short Order] Velvet Glove (Part 1)

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This month, the Short Order takes on Velvet Glove, the RPG of 70s girl gangs with twitchy switchblades.

Featuring:

Jen

Des

Sage

And...Edie the Dog

Nov 29 2017

45mins

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Rank #10: [Esoteric Short Order] Velvet Glove (Part 3)

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The penultimate session finds the Mother Truckers attempting to neutralize their closest competition via blackmail. Will their daring scheme pay off?

Featuring:

Jen

Des

Sage

And...Edie the Dog

Dec 13 2017

52mins

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Rank #11: [Esoteric Short Order] Velvet Glove (Part 2)

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Art by Jenn Woodall

We finish defining the girls' gang and the City they dwell in, then join the Mother Truckers on a hot, lazy Saturday to see what sort of trouble they can get into. Turns out, a lot.

Featuring:

Jen

Des

Sage

And...Edie the Dog

Dec 07 2017

53mins

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Rank #12: [Changeling: The Lost] "Hard Bargains, Harder Truths" (Frivolous Gaming Crossover)

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The EOR proper is off for the next couple weeks for Gen Con season, but we've got a special session to share in the meantime.

Our own David Schimpff leads the Frivolous Gaming podcast crew through a session of Changeling: The Lost set in our shared Chronicles of Darkness continuity. For some additional "previously on" action, check out Frivolous Gaming's "All Cranes" sessions.

Note that this session was recorded at a local brewery, and on one of the EOR's old USB mics, so the quality isn't up to our usual standards. Nevertheless, it's a fun listen, and we hope you enjoy!

Featuring:

Randy

Susan

Josh

Russel 

Jul 30 2018

4hr 36mins

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Rank #13: [Ryuutama] Journey to Iffa, or: Evil Pirate Kitty-Goblins

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The Esoteric Order celebrates its three-year anniversary with a full crew and lots of Japanese sour candies, wasabi-coated edamame beans, tea, and a heart-warming session of Ryuutama, the "natural fantasy RPG."

Tonight's episode is brought to you by Nobel Super Sour Candy and Kasugai Gummy Candies.

Intro music: "Boogiewoah" by Ozzed.

Featuring:

Jen

Renae

Jade

Des

David L.

Jan 18 2016

2hr 43mins

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Rank #14: [Horror on the Orient Express] Love in Venice

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The train rolls on to Venice, where the investigators welcome a new member to their ranks and get involved in mysteries outside of their immediate remit—it's hard to say no to a pretty face!

The campaign wiki can be found here.

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Featuring:

Jen

Renae

Des

Jade

Dave S.

And...Edie the Dog

Nov 14 2016

2hr 47mins

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Rank #15: [Esoteric Short Order] Bluebeard's Bride (Part 1)

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Art by Rebecca Yanovskaya

We gather 'round to tell a terrifying fairy tale, courtesy of Magpie Games' RPG of feminine horror, Bluebeard's Bride. In this first episode, we review the conceit and rules of the game and then define characters.

Featuring:

Jen

Renae

Des

Jade

Sage

And...Edie the Dog

Feb 06 2018

1hr

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Rank #16: [Esoteric Order Duets] Neon Masquerade (Classic World of Darkness) - Episode One: Suicide's an Alternative/You'll Be Sorry

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The Vampire Duet campaign kicks off in earnest as Aaron comes to grips with his new condition and gets his first taste of the depths and intricacies of Kindred society and politics.The campaign wiki can be found here.

Nov 30 2015

1hr 29mins

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Rank #17: [Call of Cthulhu] "Genius Loci"

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Jen is back in the Keeper's chair to run the Order through "Genius Loci" from the Doors to Darkness collection.

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Featuring:

David S.

Des

Renae

David L.

Jade (eventually)

And...Edie the Dog

Jun 24 2019

2hr 37mins

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Rank #18: [Esoteric Short Order] "Rusted Veins" (Vampire 5th): Part IV

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The party faces a crucial decision and makes their move. The final installment of the series!

The handouts can be found here.

Featuring:

David L.

Jade

David S.

Jen

And Des as the Storyteller

Oct 26 2017

59mins

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Rank #19: [Esoteric Order Duets] Epilogue: "I Fall to Pieces" (East of Eden)

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Photograph by Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Back in Los Angeles, Aaron reconnects with old friends and foes alike and is made an offer he can't refuse.

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Jul 05 2018

3hr 10mins

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Rank #20: [Pendragon] The Great Pendragon Campaign: Year 513 - The Fields of Terrabil

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A strange tragedy galvanizes the northern kings, and they march south under the banner of King Lot to quash the Boy King once and for all. In the midst of the ensuing slaughter, our intrepid heroes are busy fighting their own battles upon the bloody fields of Terrabil, and a great warlord arises from among their ranks...Featuring:JadeRenaeJenDave S.And...Edie the DogThe campaign's wiki can be found here.

Sep 15 2014

3hr 19mins

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