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Cult of the Clocktower

76 EpisodesProduced by Andrew NathensonWebsite

Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss Blood on the Clocktower, a social deduction/hidden role game by the Pandemonium Institute.Each episode revolves around a specific character from the game, discussed in three parts: playing as the character, bluffing as though you are the character, and ru… read more

76 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

3.17: Grandmother (Bad Moon Rising)

July 4th, 2022

1:04:11

Andrew and special guest Edd Gabriel discuss the Grandmother, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The …

3.16: Gambler (Bad Moon Rising)

June 13th, 2022

1:11:01

Andrew and special guest Kat discuss the Gambler, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Gambler's ability is: …

3.15: Tinker (Bad Moon Rising) - With BOTC Producer Evin!

May 31st, 2022

47:03

Andrew and special guest Evin, producer of Blood on the Clocktower discuss the Tinker, an Outsider from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Tinker's ability is: "You might die at any time."

Each …

3.14: Professor (Bad Moon Rising)

May 17th, 2022

1:05:00

Andrew and special guest Ben Finney discuss the Professor, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Professor's …

3.13: Assassin (Bad Moon Rising)

May 3rd, 2022

53:18

Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the Assassin, a Minion from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Assassin's ability is: "Once per game, at night*, choose a player: they die, even if for …

3.12: Pacifist (Bad Moon Rising)

April 19th, 2022

1:19:58

Andrew and special guest Tyler discuss the Pacifist, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Pacifist's ability …

3.11: Shabaloth (Bad Moon Rising) (With TPI Community Manager Ben Burns!)

April 5th, 2022

59:28

Andrew and special guest Ben Burns discuss the Shabaloth, a Demon from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Shabaloth's ability is: "Each night*, choose 2 players: they die. A dead player you …

3.10.5: Small Scale Farmer (Revised Edition B Deck) (April Fools 2022)

April 1st, 2022

45:01

Andrew and special guest Matthew Robinson from the Game Brain podcast discuss the Small-Scale Farmer, an Occupation from the Revised Edition B Deck, whose ability reads: “As long as you live in a house with exactly 2 …

3.10: Minstrel (Bad Moon Rising)

March 21st, 2022

42:38

Andrew and special guest Navean discuss the Minstrel, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Minstrel's ability …

3.9: Courtier (Bad Moon Rising) -- With BOTC Creator Steven Medway!

March 8th, 2022

1:27:56

Andrew and special guest Steven Medway, designer of Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Courtier, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of …

3.8 - Devil's Advocate (Bad Moon Rising)

February 22nd, 2022

49:12

Andrew and special guest Nicky discuss the Devil's Advocate, a Minion from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Devil's Advocate's ability is: "Each night, choose a living player (different to …

3.7: Exorcist (Bad Moon Rising)

January 25th, 2022

38:32

Andrew and special guest Kohav discuss the Exorcist, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Exorcist's ability …

3.6: Pukka (Bad Moon Rising)

January 10th, 2022

1:10:46

Andrew and special guest Edd discuss the Pukka, a Demon from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Pukka's ability is: "Each night, choose a player: they are poisoned. The previously poisoned …

3.5: Goon (Bad Moon Rising)

December 27th, 2021

49:13

Andrew and special guest Andrew discuss the Goon, an Outsider from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Goon's ability is: "Each night, the 1st player to choose you with their ability is drunk …

3.4: Gossip (Bad Moon Rising)

December 14th, 2021

1:23:53

Andrew and special guest Aggie discuss the Gossip, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Gossip's ability is: …

3.3: Innkeeper (Bad Moon Rising)

November 30th, 2021

1:08:37

Andrew and special guest Mike discuss the Innkeeper, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Innkeeper's ability …

3.2: Tea Lady (Bad Moon Rising)

November 15th, 2021

1:28:59

Andrew and special guest Habby discuss the Tea Lady, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Tea Lady's ability …

3.1: Bad Moon Rising Crash Course

November 2nd, 2021

1:52:09

Andrew and special guests Capelli and Pat discuss Bad Moon Rising as a whole, and how it differs from Trouble Brewing and Sects and Violets.

This is …

2.30: Things We Missed (Sects and Violets)

October 19th, 2021

30:29

Andrew discusses things that were missed in previous episodes, and general strategies that weren't quite stated.  Special guest Kendra joins for a …

2.29: Bone Collector and Deviant (Sects and Violets Travelers part 3)

October 4th, 2021

54:28

Andrew and special guests Brian and Ben Finney discuss the Bone Collector and the Deviant, Travelers from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on …

2.28: Harlot and Butcher (Sects and Violets Travelers Part 2)

September 21st, 2021

58:57

Andrew and special guests Edd Gabriel and James Capelli discuss the Harlot and the Butcher, Travelers from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on …

2.27: Barista (Sects and Violets Travelers Part 1)

September 7th, 2021

1:17:20

Andrew and special guest Jack discuss the Barista, a Traveler from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Barista's ability …

2.26: Fang Gu (Sects and Violets)

August 24th, 2021

1:07:00

Andrew and special guests Kohava and Capelli discuss the Fang Gu, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Fang …

2.25: Witch (Sects and Violets)

August 9th, 2021

53:32

Andrew and special guest Nicky discuss the Witch, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Witch's ability is: …

2.24: Sweetheart (Sects and Violets)

July 27th, 2021

44:50

Andrew and special guest Kendra discuss the Sweetheart, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Sweetheart's …

2.23: Seamstress (Sects and Violets)

July 12th, 2021

58:27

Andrew and special guest Justin discuss the Seamstress, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Seamstress's …

2.22: Town Crier (Sects and Violets)

June 29th, 2021

48:31

Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Town Crier, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Town Crier's …

2.21: Oracle (Sects and Violets)

June 15th, 2021

57:26

Andrew and special guest Kat discuss the Oracle, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Oracle's ability is: …

2.20: No Dashii (Sects and Violets)

May 31st, 2021

1:26:46

Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the No Dashii, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The No Dashii's …

2.19: Sage (Sects and Violets)

May 18th, 2021

1:22:41

Andrew and special guest Aggie discuss the Sage, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Sage's ability is: …

2.18: Juggler (Sects and Violets)

May 3rd, 2021

1:34:26

Andrew and special guest Julian discuss the Juggler, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower that is named after …

2.17: Pit Hag

April 19th, 2021

2:34:20

Andrew and special guest Edd Gabriel discuss the Pit Hag, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Pit Hag's …

2.16 - Philosopher (Sects and Violets)

April 6th, 2021

1:14:27

Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Philosopher, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The …

2.15.5: Mastermind (Menagerie) (April Fool's 2021)

April 1st, 2021

1:07:01

Andrew and special guest Adam Horton from the Making Luck podcast discuss the Mastermind, a 5-cost Action Duration from the Menagerie Expansion, whose ability reads: “At the start of your next turn, you may play an …

2.15: Mutant (Sects and Violets)

March 22nd, 2021

1:17:05

Andrew and special guest Nicky discuss the Mutant, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Mutant's ability …

2.14: Savant (Sects and Violets) - With BOTC Creator Steven Medway!

March 9th, 2021

1:45:21

Andrew and special guest Steven Medway, the designer of Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Savant, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of …

2.13: Evil Twin (Sects and Violets)

February 23rd, 2021

1:36:33

Andrew and special (possibly evil) guests Kendra and Official Storyteller Ben Finney discuss the Evil Twin, a Minion from the Sects and Violets …

2.12: Vigormortis (Sects and Violets) - with BOTC Producer Evin Donohoe!

February 9th, 2021

1:16:50

Andrew and special guest Evin Donohoe discuss the Vigormortis (plural: Vigormortii), a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the …

2.11: Flowergirl (Sects and Violets)

January 25th, 2021

59:50

Andrew and special guest Jack discuss the Flowergirl, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Flowergirl's …

2.10: Artist (Sects and Violets)

December 28th, 2020

58:14

Andrew and special guest Kohava discuss the Artist, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Artist's ability …

2.9 - Dreamer (Sects and Violets)

December 14th, 2020

59:36

Andrew and special guest Rishabh discuss the Dreamer, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Dreamer's …

2.8 - Cerenovus (Sects and Violets) - with TPI Community Manager Ben Burns!

November 30th, 2020

1:16:21

Andrew and special guest Ben Burns, the Pandemonium Institute's community manager, discuss the Cerenovus, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition …

2.7 - Klutz (Sects and Violets)

November 16th, 2020

1:10:00

Andrew and special guest Lucas discuss the Klutz, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Kultz's ability is: …

2.6: Vortox (Sects and Violets)

November 2nd, 2020

48:35

Andrew and special guest Brian discuss Vortox, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

Vortox's ability is: "Each …

2.5: Mathematician (Sects and Violets)

October 19th, 2020

56:46

Andrew and special guest Eric discuss the Mathematician, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The …

2.4: Snake Charmer (Sects and Violets)

October 5th, 2020

55:46

The Townsfolk episode that is secretly about playing as the Demon.

Andrew and special guest James discuss the Snake Charmer, a Townsfolk from the …

2.3: Barber (Sects and Violets)

September 21st, 2020

1:19:18

Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the Barber, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Barber's ability …

2.2: Clockmaker (Sects and Violets)

September 7th, 2020

1:13:19

If I gave these things fancy titles, this one would be called: "A Vortoxed Clockmaker is Right Twice a Day."

Andrew and special guest Justin discuss …

2.1: Sects and Violets Crash Course

August 24th, 2020

1:47:17

Andrew and special guests Kendra and Edd Gabriel discuss Sects and Violets as a whole, and how it differs from Trouble Brewing.

This is the first …

25: Thief, Bureaucrat, and Scapegoat (Trouble Brewing Travelers Part 2)

August 10th, 2020

1:14:16

Andrew and special guests Edd. Brian, and Ben Finney discuss the Thief, Bureaucrat, and Scapegoat , Travelers from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Thief's ability is: "Each night, choose a …

24: Beggar and Gunslinger (Trouble Brewing Travelers Part 1)

July 27th, 2020

1:27:17

Andrew and special guests Myles and Edd discuss the Beggar and the Gunslinger, Travelers from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.


The Beggar's ability is: "You must use a vote token to vote. Dead …

23: Things We Missed (Trouble Brewing)

July 13th, 2020

36:27

Andrew and special guest Justin, but mostly just Andrew, discuss things that were missed in previous episodes, and general strategies that weren't …

22: Imp (Trouble Brewing) - With Ben Burns, TPI Community Manager!

June 29th, 2020

1:17:53

Andrew and special guest Ben Burns, the Pandemonium Institute's community manager, discuss the Imp, the Demon from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Imp's ability is: "Each night*, choose a …

21: Saint (Trouble Brewing)

June 15th, 2020

39:12

Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Saint, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Saint's ability is: "If you die by execution, your team loses."

Each episode of the …

20: Butler (Trouble Brewing)

June 1st, 2020

48:41

Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Butler, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Butler's ability is: "Each night, choose a player (not yourself): tomorrow, you may only …

19: Spy (Trouble Brewing)

May 18th, 2020

2:02:44

Andrew and special guest Edd Gabriel, one of the Pandemonium Institute's "minions," discuss the Spy, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Spy's ability is: "Each night, you see the …

18: Investigator (Trouble Brewing)

May 4th, 2020

1:01:06

Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the Investigator, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The …

17: Virgin (Trouble Brewing) - Featuring Amy Hawkes from TPI!

April 20th, 2020

1:21:44

Andrew and special guest Amy Hawkes, the "Technical Demon" from the Pandemonium Institute discuss the Virgin, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing …

16: Drunk (Trouble Brewing) - With Clocktower Designer Steven Medway!

April 6th, 2020

2:27:27

Andrew and special guest Steven Medway, the designer of Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Drunk, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Drunk's ability is: "You do not know you …

15.5: Shimmerwing Chimera (Theros Beyond Death) (April Fools 2020)

April 1st, 2020

39:27

Andrew and special guest Michael "Not Kevin" Young discuss the Shimmerwing Chimera, a 3/2 blue Enchantment Creature - Chimera from the Theros Beyond Death set with casting cost 3 and a blue, whose ability reads: “Flying …

15: Chef (Trouble Brewing)

March 23rd, 2020

54:34

Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Chef, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Chef's ability …

14: Poisoner (Trouble Brewing)

March 9th, 2020

1:25:34

Andrew and special guest Justin discuss the Poisoner, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Poisoner's ability is: "Each night, choose a player: their ability malfunctions tonight and …

13: Soldier (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Jon Gjengset!

February 24th, 2020

1:02:35

Andrew and special guest Jon Gjengset, an Official Storyteller and unofficial "rules guy" for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Soldier, a …

12: Monk (Trouble Brewing)

February 10th, 2020

45:08

Andrew and special guest Kendra discuss the Monk, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Monk's ability is: …

11: Washerwoman (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Reggie Collins!

January 27th, 2020

1:01:04

Andrew and special guest Reggie Collins, a world traveler who is an Official Storyteller for Blood on the Clocktower (and in fact played in the first …

10: Ravenkeeper (Trouble Brewing)

January 13th, 2020

1:11:12

Andrew and special guest Russell discuss the Ravenkeeper, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Ravenkeeper's …

9: Baron (Trouble Brewing)

December 30th, 2019

1:06:18

Andrew and special guest Other Andrew discuss the Baron, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Baron's ability is: "There are extra Outsiders in play. [+2 Outsiders]"

Each episode of …

8: Librarian (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Ben Finney!

December 16th, 2019

1:05:01

Andrew and special guest Ben Finney discuss the Librarian, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Librarian's …

7: Empath (Trouble Brewing)

December 2nd, 2019

46:03

Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Empath, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Empath's ability is: …

6: Recluse (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Ben Dance!

November 18th, 2019

1:14:31

Andrew and special guest Ben Dance, one of Melbourne's Official Storytellers for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Recluse, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Recluse's …

5: Scarlet Woman (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Jon Gjengset!

November 4th, 2019

1:03:54

Andrew and special guest Jon Gjengset, an Official Storyteller and unofficial "rules guy" for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Scarlet Woman, a …

4: Mayor (Trouble Brewing)

October 21st, 2019

1:11:13

Andrew and returning special guest Roger discuss the Mayor, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

Note: a rules …

3: Fortune Teller (Trouble Brewing)

October 7th, 2019

41:28

Andrew and special guest Sophie discuss the Fortune Teller, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Fortune …

2: Undertaker (Trouble Brewing)

September 23rd, 2019

52:58

Andrew and special guest Mohammed discuss the Undertaker, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Undertaker's …

1: Slayer (Trouble Brewing)

August 24th, 2019

57:17

Andrew and special guest Roger discuss the Slayer, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower.

The Slayer's ability is: …

0: Welcome to the Cult

August 23rd, 2019

5:14

Blood on the Clocktower is a fantastic social deduction/hidden role game by the Pandemonium Institute.  Every other week, Andrew Nathenson and a …

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