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The Mortal Path

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A homebrew TTRPG actual play podcast, using a multitude of systems to tell exciting stories.

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68) Admissions and Admonishments

December 2nd, 2020

1:17:30

We're a week late due to Yubi having some pretty tough deadlines, but we're here now and we present you an episode stuffed full of mishaps, mayhem, …

67) Problem Solving

November 11th, 2020

1:09:53

We're here! We're a week late! Yubi got ill (again)! But they're back, they're better, they're weirder than ever as we dive into this week's episode. Our dearest darling Findex has gotten himself into a sticky …

66) Souls and Knives

October 21st, 2020

1:02:03

We're here, we're back, and we're ready to cross new dimensions and ask all sorts of spooky questions! With the rescue mission complete, Taro, Nat, and Nerium are left to pick up the pieces of their evening. With a …

6) Legacies [Legacy of Heroism]

October 7th, 2020

29:35

We're back in Tenbren with Agnes, Groundswell, and Iago as we momentarily forget the troubles and woes of this town in order to play a carnival game! It's definitely a carnival game! It's not some sort of recruitment …

65) Rescues and Realisations

September 30th, 2020

52:10

We're back after our dive into Qillion with more wild shenanigans from our terrible trio. Our rescue mission is ongoing, and danger lurks on every layer of existence. Friends become foes, foes become friends, and Nat, …

2) Myth and Legend [What Is Here?]

September 16th, 2020

54:03

Here we have it, friends! The second and final part of our What Is Here? game! Come and join us as we dive back into the lives of the sea-elves on Qillion, and whatever strange forces are at work. Trees turn weird, …

1) Myth and Legend [What Is Here?]

September 9th, 2020

42:29

This week we bring you a very special first episode of a two-part special where we play Yubi's game 'What Is Here?' and definitely don't make it really weird like we usually do. Definitely not.

Join us as we shift …

64) Complications

September 2nd, 2020

56:43

Things just keep happening as our fateful three plunge deeper into the night and also plunge blades into those who really did think they had their …

5) A Question of Questions [Legacy of Heroism]

August 26th, 2020

35:19

We return once more to Tenbren, eager to unravel the mysteries of the blade causing havoc and distress to the poor people of the Jackal-infested city. Secrets are shared, plans are made, kwepes are had, and Iago, …

63) Stolen

August 19th, 2020

58:31

Back into danger and action we plunge, dear friends! Our terrible trio continue their night of crimes as a bad situation escalates from aaaa to AAAAAAA. We put our new system to the test as shit kicks off, and when one …

62) Loose Ends

August 5th, 2020

1:04:59

Join our merry band of morally dubious 'heroes' as we once more strike at the heart of Hopewell, making more enemies than friends and getting ourselves into a right pickle. We've thrown 5e aside and taken up arms with …

61) Visitations

July 22nd, 2020

1:15:40

Once more we leap onto the streets of Hopewell, our merry trio here to cause trouble and smooth ruffled feathers. Join us as Nerium faces off against …

4) Curses and Forgiveness [Legacy of Heroism]

July 15th, 2020

42:03

Join us once more as we delve back into Tenbren and the troubles terrifying the city. Beneath the sands in the endless tunnels of the Running, our odd trio face Scattanatto and his cohorts, but a mix of magic and …

60) Soul Weave

July 9th, 2020

45:28

Welcome once more to Hopewell as we delve deeper into the mysterious murder of Lady Belva, may her soul rest in peace in her tomb and--... who the …

3) Queries [Legacy of Heroism]

July 1st, 2020

34:25

We're back in Tenbren with our third episode of the Legacy of Heroism! Join Iago, Groundswell, and Agnes as they delve deeper into the mysteries of …

59) Connections

June 25th, 2020

1:04:46

Hello hello! We're a day late (sorry) but we're here at last, late but resplendent in our tomfoolery! Join us once again as Nat, Taro, and Nerium …

2) What's Eating You? [Legacy of Heroism]

June 17th, 2020

31:34

We're back with episode 2 of our Quest game, the Legacy of Heroism! Join Agnes, Groundswell, and Iago as they delve into the secrets of Tenbren, and what's taking a bite out of the jackals. With strange things happening …

1) New Faces in Old Places [Legacy of Heroism]

June 3rd, 2020

25:37

Welcome one and all to the very first episode of our Legacy of Heroism arc! We use the Quest system (https://www.adventure.game/) to revisit the exciting city of Tenbren. With brand new music by the fantastic Rachel …

58) The Giant Woman Falls

May 27th, 2020

1:13:53

Welcome one and all to the latest episode of our jolly adventures! Join us as we once more cause a ruckus and find ourselves facing threats of all …

[Trailer] The Legacy of Heroism

May 20th, 2020

3:04

Greetings, friends. Join us round the fire. Huddle in closer and listen to Yosen, and the tale of Tenbren...

 

[The Legacy of Heroism begins on 3rd of June 2020 as our next side arc to accompany the main campaign, and …

57) Trouble

May 13th, 2020

1:09:22

We're back at it again at the Squeaky Cheese, friends! Our three heroes face a new danger due to some inter-party snooping, and their meeting with …

56) Curiosity

April 29th, 2020

59:10

Once more we leap into the fray of our newest episode! Join our friends Taro (well, not really Taro...), Natalia, and Nerium as they speak with Neutral Jing, head-hunter extraordinaire with a surprising connection to …

55) Lace and Lessons

April 15th, 2020

1:16:11

Welcome one and all to the latest episode in our merry, marvellous tale! Join us as our three heroes, armed to the teeth with plunder beyond their wildest dreams, begin to work out how in the hell they're going to shift …

54) Beneath the Bones

April 1st, 2020

1:00:07

[CONTENT WARNING: Description of a body from 14:15 to 18:30, in line with previous content on show.]

Welcome back on this merry Wednesday! What better to chase away those mid-week blues than an episode of merry japes, …

53) Treasure

March 19th, 2020

1:15:09

We're here! We're back! We're a day late because whoops! But don't worry, we have a slightly-longer-than-normal episode with which we hope to appease you! Join our merry trio as we get stuck into some serious …

52) Reflections

March 4th, 2020

1:05:45

The year marches ever on and here we are again, humbly presenting you with a finely crafted hour of entertainment and Quality Content. Join us as our …

51) Old Flames, New Sparks

February 20th, 2020

1:13:59

There's something in the air tonight, friends. Maybe it's because we recorded this on Valentine's day, or maybe we're just using that as an excuse, …

50) High Society Hi-jinks

February 6th, 2020

54:58

Here we go again! Our friends in Hopewell are mingling with all the right people and sneaking, lying, and scheming their way through high society. They may have gotten past the gates, but the Upper Circle of Hopewell …

49) Behind Bars

January 22nd, 2020

1:09:09

Friends, if you thought last episode was a horny mess, you ain't seen nothing yet. Join our favourite disasters as they visit the sweetest NPC on the planet in jail, gathering clues and information left, right, and …

48) Plots and Plans

January 9th, 2020

1:08:17

Near Year, New Us! This episode contains none of the following: puns, horny jokes, and references no one gets. This is a serious show for serious …

All EDited Out Vol VI

December 25th, 2019

17:21

Ho ho ho! 'Tis the season to be jolly, and we're here to ruin it with another special session of outtakes, bloopers, and general what-the-fuckery. …

47) Missed Connections

December 11th, 2019

1:18:39

Season 3 is in full swing as our merry trio settle themselves in The Laughing Cat. Nerium still has pieces of her old life to pick up, as well as …

46) To Hopewell

November 27th, 2019

1:05:58

Welcome one and welcome all to the very first episode of season 3! Wahoo! Wahey! It's a party and you're all invited! Join our three "heroes" with our favourite anxious lizardman as we crash back onto Alfallen. We're …

Season 2 Recap

November 25th, 2019

8:34

As we gear up for Season 3 of our main campaign, take a moment to remind yourself of what's gone on in Tenbren! 

Of course many delectable and …

1) Gobblin' Grub: Hopewell Edition

November 15th, 2019

1:16:30

Join us as we storm the innocent streets of Hopewell, terrifying and thrilling the inhabitants with our cunning business skills and invigorating Goblin-ness. Three new heroes, three new foes go toe to toe as we face the …

1) Shelter (The Steps of the Prophet)

October 30th, 2019

42:22

Hello and welcome to a very special episode, brought to you by the wondrous ed and Gary! We play The Steps of the Prophet and build a society in Alfallen, trading questions and concepts before turning to the cards for …

45) Under Cold Water

October 16th, 2019

1:10:14

Well here we are again, dear friends. Wednesday is upon us, and with it a new episode and the scintillating thrill of a season finale. Join us as Taro, Nerium, and Natalia travel down into the Nightmare Lake, and down …

44) On Nightmare Shores

October 2nd, 2019

1:06:40

We're back on our spooky BS, friends! Our three "heroes" venture down toward the nightmare lake, but OSHA isn't in their favour. Some quick spell-casting saves Natalia, Nerium, and Taro from an unpleasant end, but while …

2) Over Broken Earth [The Junkyard]

September 20th, 2019

58:04

Welcome once more to our play through of The Junkyard, written by Matthew Guzdial for the #sadmechjam. Once more we descend into the dangerous Junkyard with our friends Pigeon, Kosmic, and Re:þ as we discover new mech …

43) The Call of Shah

September 18th, 2019

1:15:07

The dust is settling in Tenbren, and we leave the political factions to duke it out and catch up with the main trio. What daring exploits, what …

42) Politics

September 4th, 2019

1:14:15

Welcome dear friends as we play an exciting, brand new, one of a kind game written by our one and only Gary! Join us as we each take on a Tenbren …

41) In The Aftermath

August 21st, 2019

1:02:20

The world's turned upside down as the brief but intense fight for Tenbren gutters out, leaving a fractured city to lick its wounds. With the military disbanded and historic Cloudfield Square once more bathed in blood, …

40) Revolution

August 7th, 2019

1:15:30

We're long past patiently waiting for tomorrow as the threat of revolution hangs heavy in the air. Our three "heroes" have fanned a spark into a …

39) The Queen's Speech

July 24th, 2019

59:33

Welcome dear friends to another Right Royal Mess made by our favourite troupe of troublemakers. With their disguises in place Natalia, Vesper, and Nerium hurry back towards the Fanged Court to discuss their next move. …

38) A Voice in the Midst

July 11th, 2019

1:02:10

Come and see, one and all, where one story ends and another begins. Deep in a sacred chamber in the heart of a volcano, Natalia, "Taro", and Nerium …

37) Blood on the Altar

June 29th, 2019

59:33

It is time, dear friends. The carefully laid plans of Natalia, Nerium, and Taro are made or broken in the Firemouth, under alien skies and over …

36) The Set Up

June 12th, 2019

1:15:02

Welcome back to the tangled web we're weaving in the city of Tenbren! Our three heroes (?) have their own myriad agendas, and take a little time to do the most important things that need doing - in their opinions. But …

All EDited Out Vol V

June 9th, 2019

14:52

Boo! Did we scare you? Oh no! We're sorry! Oops! We won't do that again, promise. Can we offer you an egg in these trying times? And by egg, we mean of course an episode of wondrous out-takes, bloopers, and silliness …

1) Under Wilder Skies [The Junkyard]

June 4th, 2019

56:23

Welcome one and all to a very special two part episode of our play through of The Junkyard, written by Matthew Guzdial for the #sadmechjam.

Join Pidgeon, Kosmic, and Re:þ as we dig through a graveyard of mech parts, …

35) Right Hand Woman

May 29th, 2019

1:10:27

Once more we open the door to Tenbren, the palace, and Euseevius' heart. Join Taro, Nat, and Nerium as friendships on all sides are forged stronger than ever, deals are done, rewards are earned, and deaths are plotted. …

34) Into the Labrys

May 15th, 2019

1:17:00

Join us as we step once more into the streets of Tenbren with Natalia, Nerium, and Taro. In a city with the main rule being "don't do a crime", we …

33) Dissent

May 3rd, 2019

1:26:18

Once more we delve into Tenbren, fraught with tension, royal welcomes, and a bunch of students who don't really know what they're doing. Join …

There is No Way Out of this Arena

April 24th, 2019

51:02

Join Gary and Yubi on a super special one-shot where we play the incredible 'There is No Way Out of this Area' by C. Leary! We present, for your listening pleasure, two striking tales of gladiatorial combat, spanning …

32) Friends and Foes

April 17th, 2019

1:27:51

This week we dive straight into the scintillating action, making difficult decisions right off the bat as Taro is faced with some of the most …

7) Journeys and Endings - Part 3 [An Indefinite Inheritance]

April 14th, 2019

1:24:23

The first chapter of An Indefinite Inheritance comes to a conclusion as our party completes their journey across Alfallen. New flames ignite while …

31) In the Halls of the Blessed Queen

April 2nd, 2019

1:07:56

Join us as we dig deeper into the workings of Tenbren, courting danger at every turn. Our three "heroes" are split across the city and some are in more peril than others. Can Taro, Natalia, and Nerium stick together, or …

6) Journeys and Endings - Part 2 [An Indefinite Inheritance]

March 27th, 2019

1:19:56

Our party’s journey through the plains of Alfallen continues as the caravan begins to come apart at the seams. Halbane visits the town of Greenfist, …

30) Mistakes

March 23rd, 2019

1:18:02

Join our three merry trouble-makers as they celebrate Taro's birthday in an abandoned warehouse at midnight, like you do. But while the drinks go to their heads, Taro, Natalia, and Nerium face some tough decisions and …

5) Journeys and Endings - Part 1 [An Indefinite Inheritance]

March 20th, 2019

1:17:46

Once again we travel back to Alfallen’s prehistory to join Halbane, Sigrun, and Ludicrous Bulge on their quest to end the conflict between the …

29) Surprise!

March 6th, 2019

1:15:38

Join us once more as we delve deeper into the city of Tenbren. Our three heroes are on the loose with little cash in their pockets and big plans for their evenings. But even without money Natalia, Nerium, and Taro know …

28) Welcome to Tenbren

February 20th, 2019

1:17:17

Welcome one and all to the city of Tenbren! Join our three plucky "heroes" as we strike out from the crumbled Fallen City and head into not only our …

Season 1 Recap

February 15th, 2019

19:49

Hello and welcome to this non-exhaustive recap of the first season of The Mortal Path! As we gear up to head into Tenbren and explore the delights of our favourite lizard's home turf, take a moment to refresh yourself …

4) Kaio [The Quiet Year]

February 9th, 2019

34:57

As autumn passes the threat of Kaio and the Endless Nights comes closer and closer. We scrabble to finish important projects like securing clean water supplies and... a cat café? But just because winter is coming …

3) Autumn Arrives [The Quiet Year]

February 4th, 2019

58:38

Summer is fleeting and autumn creeps up on us all in this episode of the Quiet Year. Tenbren takes a slightly darker turn along with the weather as …

2) Summer In The City [The Quiet Year]

January 20th, 2019

38:40

Join us for the second episode of our game of The Quiet Year as we continue to construct Tenbren from the foundations up! With spring on its way out and the arrival of summer, we face fearsome foes, tame some beasts, …

1) In The Beginning [The Quiet Year]

January 16th, 2019

50:14

Welcome one and all to our season interlude episodes! We're going to be playing 'The Quiet Year', a game written and designed by Avery Alder (@dreamaskew on Twitter). Join us as we stick our hands in the sand of the …

27) Shatter

January 1st, 2019

1:09:31

The battle continues in the Heart of the Learning Chambers with lives on the line left, right, and centre. Our "heroes" grow desperate, spell slots dwindle, and hit points just keep dropping as Natalia, Nerium, and Taro …

All EDited Out Vol IV

December 29th, 2018

15:01

Surprise! Like Saint Nick clambering up from the sooty chute of the chimney, so too does this episode lurch its way towards the light from the dark depths of Yubi's laptop. With more jokes than you can shake your sack …

26) Unravelling

December 19th, 2018

1:06:01

After having ran, bonded, and battled through their connected subconsciousness, our three "heroes" come face to face with Axen back where it all began. With Findex injured and the aftermath of Axen's eternal hunger …

4) Lead By The Flames [An Indefinite Inheritance]

December 8th, 2018

1:04:18

After a slightly tumultuous trip through the forest our ever concerning friends make it to the lingerer settlement at Ashpit, but things there are …

25) Release

December 4th, 2018

1:10:36

Join Natalia, Nerium, and Taro as we (mostly) stand our ground and spill some blood on the streets of Morganfields. But there's something strange in this neighbourhood, and Axen's influence is seeping in through the …

24) Connections

November 20th, 2018

1:02:55

Once more our three "heroes" must put their heads together and find a solution to the strange situation they're in. But with various members …

23) Nightmares

November 9th, 2018

1:18:26

Join our plucky and unlucky trio as they delve into the darkness of the unknown in a world that's similar but different from what they remember. Taro, Natalia, and Nerium battle to stay together and navigate their way …

3) A Sacrifice [An Indefinite Inheritance]

November 1st, 2018

1:17:12

Welcome back to Alfallen’s storied past as our dubiously named friends begin to dig into the mysteries surrounding “Sustain” and the ever-evasive Toronto Avarice. With a quick diversion for a few rounds of “The Midlen …

2) Intruder or Visitor [An Indefinite Inheritance]

October 14th, 2018

1:07:35

Join us once more on our wild romp through wilder times on our beloved Alfallen! After dealing with Halbane's sudden assailant, our three adventurers enter the town of Midlen. With mostly friendly residents and mystery …

22) Provoke

October 2nd, 2018

1:10:55

As two glowing eyes watch our merry "heroes" in the darkness tough decisions are made, tougher questions asked, and suspicions rise - all without the slightest hint of any subtlety. Confronted with missing items and …

All EDited Out Vol III

September 25th, 2018

14:11

Like a ghoulish specter clambering from its musty tomb deep inside Yubi's laptop, we once more present a titillating and thrilling episode of goofs, …

1) A Stormy Start [An Indefinite Inheritance]

September 23rd, 2018

1:04:20

Join our three new friends as they start their journey as all good journeys should start: in a cave. But when a mysterious figure gives them a magic …

0) Foundations [An Indefinite Inheritance]

September 23rd, 2018

1:19:48

Hello and welcome to episode 0 of An Indefinite Inheritance, a very special campaign of Dungeon World GM'd by ed and set in the distant past of Alfallen. Allow Yubi, Kitty, and Gary to introduce you to their weird, …

21) Hunger Awakens

September 20th, 2018

1:09:40

Join our band of merry "heroes" as they navigate the strange Learning Chambers, and the effects of a certain magical item, with newly rescued Kaishu clinging to their sides. But as Taro, Natalia, Nerium, and Findex head …

20) The Beating Heart

August 29th, 2018

1:21:10

Join our plucky "heroes" as they dash, dodge, and plummet through the Learning Chambers towards the centre, and home! But life is never as easy as you hope it's going to be, and disappointment mixes with confusion when …

19) Into The Darkness

August 15th, 2018

1:13:05

Time is of the essence as our quartet of adventurers have their brains pushed to the limit trying to solve an insidious and deadly puzzle deep in the …

18) The Learning Chambers

July 31st, 2018

1:17:14

After uncovering more of Dekza's plans, the party strikes out into the unknown and down to the mysterious Learning Chambers. Though still coming to terms with their own powers, all feel the effects of a magic stronger …

All EDited Out Vol II

July 28th, 2018

14:20

Rising once more from the deep, dark vaults of Yubi's laptop we present a very special gift: All EDited Out Vol II. Are you ready for another round …

17) What Came From Below

July 17th, 2018

1:15:07

Face to face with foe turned friend, our mighty "heroes" make some strange impressions and discover some striking similarities between themselves. But with warnings of danger and pleas for help, Taro, Natalia, Nerium, …

16) The Archocrypt

July 3rd, 2018

54:26

After awakening from their visions, dreams, and meditations our three "heroes" find themselves imbued with renewed strength and several strange gifts. Diving deeper down into the Fallen City Natalia, Nerium, Taro, and …

15.3) Taro

June 30th, 2018

14:31

Taro has a vision and plays cards...

15.2) Nerium

June 27th, 2018

6:22

Nerium dreams and is granted a gift, and an awakening...

15.1) Natalia

June 23rd, 2018

7:38

Natalia meditates and is given a few new gifts...

15) Under The Altar

June 20th, 2018

55:45

Our three "heroes" pick themselves up and dust themselves off after the unpleasant encounter in the Temple of Roosa and find a few moments to catch their breath. But moments of quiet rarely last long, and Natalia, …

14) In the Belly of the Beast

June 6th, 2018

1:14:06

After spotting movement over by the mysterious Temple of Roosa our curious party make their way out of the manor house, though the strange magic there brings forth more questions than answers. Shrouded in the eerie …

13) Through The Looking Glass

May 23rd, 2018

1:19:05

After a short detour into the land of sleep, our four "heroes" are ready to get what they rightfully deserve. Treasure. But magic items come at a …

12) Behind the Curtain

May 9th, 2018

1:09:36

When a mysterious figure from Nat's past pleads for help, our three "heroes" must quickly decide whether this is friend or foe. With the bonds of …

11) The Manor House

April 24th, 2018

57:05

Faced with a scene of destruction and upheaval, Natalia, Nerium, Taro, and Findex do what they do best: make bad rolls. Though their exploration of …

10) Down Below

April 10th, 2018

1:20:46

After the fateful battle with the Commander, Natalia, Nerium, Taro, and Findex find some much needed rest - as well as some comfort in forces greater …

All EDited Out Vol I

March 31st, 2018

11:18

Straight from the deep, dark vaults of Yubi's laptop we present our April Fool's special: All EDited Out Vol I. This delightful collection of …

9) Thunderstruck

March 28th, 2018

1:09:11

With a cunning plan in mind, Taro, Nerium, and Natalia take negotiations into their own hands and pull off some pretty impressive moves - though not …

8) Dangerous Dealings

March 14th, 2018

1:10:11

After a rough struggle for some up the notorious Fifth Gate, our three "heroes" follow new friend Findex first to a hidden storeroom and then to meet …

7) Finders Keepers

February 28th, 2018

1:04:42

Fresh out of combat and with a new friend at their sides, our plucky and unlucky three travel deeper into the Fallen City to meet Findex's Commander. Strange reflections in a mirror awaken some incredible abilities, and …

6) The Fallen City

February 14th, 2018

57:26

Once more dragged from everything they know and understand, our three weary and confused protagonists survey the bad new world ahead of them and decide it doesn't look good. A giant structure reveals itself to be some …

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