Friend Quest

53 EpisodesProduced by Mikkel Sandberg

A group of friends playing tabletop role playing games.

53 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Prologue, Part 1

May 1st, 2017

35:46

Our adventure begins…well, sort of in the middle of events. Unfortunately, we were not able to record our first session, but fear not! Mikkel does a pretty mediocre job of summing up the previous events.

Join our …

Prologue, Part 2

May 10th, 2017

50:47

Welcome back to the world of Friend Quest! Maybe one day we’ll come up with a cool name for this place…Friend Questiverse? Questburg? Friendville?

Riot! at the Opera, Part 1

May 17th, 2017

27:31

Alright, things are really kicking off now! No more prologue, no more training wheels, and no more mistakes dammit! (Some of those statements are …

Riot! at the Opera, Part 2

May 24th, 2017

1:00:26

Our friends can’t seem to stay out of trouble; one of these days it may be the end of them. Hopefully they can survive this riot long enough to …

Coffee Break

May 31st, 2017

28:03

This week, we’re going to slow things down a bit with a trip to the local coffee shop. Come on in, grab a drink, make yourself comfortable, and prepare to be transported away on the sweet, sweet sound waves of Friend …

The Hunt for the Halfling Smuggler

June 7th, 2017

35:06

Join our friends as they explore the mysterious “Wasp Nest” below the coffee house. What dangers could possibly await them? Talkon leads the party …

Board to Death

June 14th, 2017

46:33

Y’all ready for a board meeting?! Rexus decides that they should sit down and have a formal meeting as the newly established rebellion (because they …

Subterranean Scuffle, Part 1

June 21st, 2017

31:48

We’re going on a trip down a lazy river! But things take a rather deadly turn when our friends are confronted by a band of thieves. Bea uses a good …

Subterranean Scuffle, Part 2

June 28th, 2017

33:45

After dealing with the ruffians, our group of friends are reacquainted with an old-ish friend. Bea and Susan are trusting, Leon is very untrusting, …

Afternoon at the Museum

July 5th, 2017

32:37

It’s time for a field trip! For science! Bea and Talkon are very perceptive, and Susan and Leon antagonize the game master. Again, for science.

Featuring: Erik Sandberg (@bradleesand), Mikkel Sandberg (@mikkelhsandberg

Some Splainin' to Do

July 8th, 2017

15:36

Surprise! It’s a bonus episode! But don’t get too excited, we’re not continuing the story. Mikkel sits down with you and tells you a bit about his history with tabletop RPGs, explains the what and why of Pathfinder, and …

Stanley's Lab

July 12th, 2017

37:11

This week, the party explores a dark, creepy alchemy laboratory, knowing full well that there is an evil entity within it. What could possibly go …

Extraneous Exposition

July 19th, 2017

49:03

I’m not gonna lie: there’s not a whole lot going on this episode. You know how there’s some things in life that are probably for the best, but you …

A Prison Break of Sorts, Part 1

July 26th, 2017

1:07:58

As promised, this episode is much more eventful than the last one. The party undertakes a dangerous mission to spring some prisoners out of a prison …

A Prison Break of Sorts, Part 2

August 9th, 2017

1:04:18

Let’s be honest: we all knew it wouldn’t be long before our friends got into a fight. Granted, they were trying to sneak into a prison camp run by a …

A Prison Break of Sorts, Part 3

August 16th, 2017

1:12:06

The party continues clashing with these demon-worshiping cultists, and a new potential friend makes an appearance. Talkon takes on a superior foe, …

A Prison Break of Sorts, Part 4

August 30th, 2017

44:13

This time, Mikkel (the GM) introduces a new mini game-system for the party to try out; not to be confused with a “mini-game system” a la Mario Party (sorry).

Featuring: Erik Sandberg (@bradleesand), Mikkel Sandberg (

A Tale of Fantasy Teslas and Seductive Screaming, Part 1

September 13th, 2017

52:15

After freeing the prisoners from the makeshift prison at the Morning Wood lumber mill, our friends reunite Rexus and his mother. However, they have little time to celebrate because a situation comes up that requires …

A Tale of Fantasy Teslas and Seductive Screaming, Part 2

September 27th, 2017

38:51

The party continues to create a distraction outside of the courthouse so that their friends can sneak inside and break out the prisoner. Bea is still stuck in a T-pose, Susan gets the crowd pumped up, Talkon gets into a …

Player Interviews, Part 1

October 11th, 2017

40:11

We’re taking a break from the main campaign for now so we can sit down with the players and talk about our feelings. And also hear a bit about their background with tabletop RPGs and some of the inspiration for making …

Player Interviews, Part 2

October 25th, 2017

54:03

This time, we get to hear from Erik and Peter about their history with tabletop games and get some more insight into creating their characters, Talkon and Susan, respectively.

Featuring: Erik Sandberg (@bradleesand), …

No Guts, No Glory, Just Magic (Halloween Spooktacular 2017)

October 31st, 2017

2:15:25

Things get a little spooky this time on Friend Quest with our Halloween special, complete with zombies, creepy towers, and an evil wizard. Well, ok, it’s not THAT scary. Actually, a fair amount of hilarity ensues. …

Close Encounters of the Stupid Kind

November 15th, 2017

30:06

Welcome back to a normal episode of Friend Quest! We’re picking up where we left off at the courthouse, with the party trying to create a distraction so their friends can sneak in and bust out Traiven. Bea is stuck in a …

That's So Traiven

November 29th, 2017

19:37

Ready for another crazy episode of Friend Quest!? This time, it comes down to the wire. Will our intrepid party be able to rescue Traiven from certain death? Bea is still in a T-pose, Leon gets all huffy and …

Blackmail. Shaken, Not Stirred, Part 1

December 20th, 2017

36:23

Hey Friends! Sorry, it’s been a minute, but hopefully we can get back to some semblance of a normal release schedule going forward. In this episode …

Blackmail. Shaken, Not Stirred, Part 2

January 4th, 2018

32:50

Our friends locate their target — Kirall — at the Silver Shield Tavern, and things get interesting. Talkon is still in a T-pose, Leon prepares for the performance of his life, Bea turns into a shadow, and Susan has a …

Blackmail. Shaken, Not Stirred, Part 3

January 17th, 2018

26:24

The group makes one final effort to extort Kirall, but will it be enough? Talkon (once again) is in a T-pose, Leon makes a rousing speech, Susan plays bad cop, and Bea just kicks it.

Featuring: Mikkel Sandberg (

The Story of Tonight

January 31st, 2018

24:05

Hey all! As promised, here is a recap of all that has gone on in the story so far. Then after that, we’re going to be heading into the finale of this story and wrap things up. And here…we…go!

Featuring: Mikkel Sandberg (

Cheese Taint (Finale Part 1)

February 14th, 2018

35:52

Well, this is the beginning of the end. For this season at least. Talkon is in a T-pose, Bea makes a furry friend, Susan joins a book club, and Leon finds his true calling: tainted cheese.

Featuring: Mikkel Sandberg (

The Snek and the Carnival (Finale Part 2)

February 28th, 2018

39:33

Things get complicated for our friends when they are tasked with setting up the Occulus Drift modules at the Loyalty Day carnival. Will they be able …

Springing the Trap (Finale Part 3)

March 14th, 2018

27:13

In a last-ditch effort to get things set up for the ambush, our friends try some interesting tactics to pull it off. Talkon is still in a T-pose, Bea …

A Big Ol' Fancy Ball (Finale Part 4)

March 28th, 2018

1:05:27

The party makes it through the astral plane and into the dream scape, but can they successfully invade Barzilai Thrune’s mind and brainwash him? …

A Great Victory at Great Cost (Finale Part 5)

April 11th, 2018

1:03:46

Well friends, this is it: the conclusion of the first season of Friend Quest! Things get just a tad bizarre in the dreamscape as the party completes their mission. Leon slices up some dudes, Talkon smites some dudes, …

Friend Quest Season 2 Introduction

April 25th, 2018

10:52

It has arrived: Friend Quest, Season 2!

Well, sorta. This is more of an introduction to what season 2 is going to be about. A primer to the world we’re going to build. Think of this like the teaser trailer for a movie, …

An Auspicious Beginning (The Systems Check Saga, Part 1)

May 10th, 2018

26:12

Here we go folks, the first proper episode of Friend Quest, Season 2! We start off with character introductions: Peter takes on the role as our …

Science it Up with OSLO (The Systems Check Saga, Part 2)

May 24th, 2018

1:10:50

Things get complicated when our friends try to rectify the disappearing ship problem, and some tough decisions have to be made. Valerie gets to pilot …

The Maiden Voyage (The Chester Electric Encounter, Part 1)

June 15th, 2018

49:53

The party embarks on their first officially-sanctioned-by-T.E.D. mission aboard the Aboleth to explore the unknown! OSLO saves everyone’s life, Val …

A Treadmill of Teeth (The Chester Electric Encounter, Part 2)

July 4th, 2018

32:12

Our brave friends/lab rats venture forth to chart out the “spaghetti planet.” OSLO just wants to get it over with, Val is absolutely PUMPED for the …

Bringing Good Things to Life (The Chester Electric Encounter, Part 3)

July 19th, 2018

53:09

We wrap up this arc of the story with a trip to the center of the planet! On arrival to their destination, the party meets someone most unexpected. …

The S.S. (possibly another S, nobody really knows) Kettle (The Distress Signal Disaster, Part 1)

August 1st, 2018

32:05

The crew prepares for the next assignment: a search and rescue mission for the S.S. Kettle. There may be another “S” in there somewhere; the jury’s still out on that one. OSLO gets rid of some extraneous ordnance, Val …

Roll for "Sick Laser Skills" (The Distress Signal Disaster, Part 2)

August 15th, 2018

29:05

Our friends investigate what’s left of the S.S. Kettle and make a startling discovery. Val calls for a quick team meeting in a derelict bathroom, OSLO frantically searches her database for all things related to “alien …

2 Carl 2 Furious (The Distress Signal Disaster, Part 3)

August 29th, 2018

26:30

After “dealing” with the manifestation of Henry’s mortal enemy, the brave explorers venture further into the wrecked ship. Henry is thoroughly impressed by one of the remaining survivors, Val gets a pretty bad boo-boo, …

One Strange Shootout (The Distress Signal Disaster, Part 4)

September 12th, 2018

41:04

This episode of Friend Quest is a lot like the inevitability of death; it stalks you, silent in its approach, you never see it coming, and it looks a lot like Ed Harris in Westworld…or something. I don’t really know …

Character Development. Hooray!

September 26th, 2018

31:54

As the title suggests, this episode is mostly character development. Sorry? Not sorry? Either way, there are characters, and they DO get developed a …

BEARS?! (A Terrible Escape Room, Part 1)

October 10th, 2018

32:51

Our friends finally get to take a break from traversing the unknown and having their lives threatened, and are given some much–needed shore leave. Unfortunately, the task of choosing where to go for this mini vacation …

A Buttery Smooth Escape (A Terrible Escape Room, Part 2)

October 25th, 2018

29:59

The crew gets into a sticky situation while in the escape room and needs to make a daring escape; an unconscionable amount of hot butter is involved. …

Friend Ship (The Mail Delivery Malfunction, Part 1)

November 28th, 2018

44:14

After recovering from the WORST vacation imaginable, the gang is back at it again on the Aboleth. But something goes awry in the library, forcing the …

A Mild Catastrophe (The Mail Delivery Malfunction, Part 2)

December 12th, 2018

44:59

The crew gets the ship back under control after the major malfunction that caused the artificial gravity to fail, and sets out to investigate the …

Even More Rules

January 4th, 2019

12:11

Welcome to another bonus episode of Friend Quest! Peter wanted to introduce some new game mechanics included in the FATE system, so this is a conversation we had at the beginning of the session around this. Feel free to …

Back to School (The Elgin University Evaluation, Part 1)

January 4th, 2019

41:53

Our friends receive an interesting request from the Elgins — a nation on a distant planet: to inspect the security systems in the artifact gallery at …

Quality Assurance (The Elgin University Evaluation, Part 2)

January 30th, 2019

34:57

The crew of the Aboleth sets out to inspect the security systems at The Elgin University. Val searches for escape routes, Henry chats up some of the …

Libraries, Secret Labs, and Dives (The Elgin University Evaluation, Part 3)

March 4th, 2019

1:11:16

The party continues to consult on the security systems at The Elgin University, and make some intriguing discoveries. They also get into a lengthy …

You Wouldn't Download a Car (The Elgin University Evaluation, Part 4)

April 23rd, 2019

1:06:39

It all hits the fan when the Aboleth starts hurtling toward the Elgin University’s gallery, where the controversial Book of Knowledge is on display. …

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