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RQG specials[]

Special's Title Summary System GM Special Guests
RQG Storyjam! Join Alex, James, Bryn, Lydia and special guest Ed Croft as they try out the Beta for the RPG app Storyjam! Join the group as they generate a post-apocalyptic adventure with mutants, mole people, sentient guns, and bounty chocolate bars! Then explore their personalized post-apocalyptic adventure with cannibals, poisoned lemonade, and unexploded nuclear bombs! Storyjam!

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Ed Croft Ed Croft
RQG Halloween 2015! Join Alex, James, Bryn and Lydia as they play a one off Halloween special episode of Dread, as themselves! In this episode, Bryn stays asleep, James repurposes Ben’s liver and Lydia tells James to shut up. Dread Alex Newall
RQG 2015 Goblin Quest Festive Special! Join Alex, James, Bryn, Ben, Lydia and special guest Grant Howitt as they play Goblin Quest! The wild tabletop RPG featuring excessive goblin death! Goblin Quest Grant Howitt Grant Howitt
Meet The Crew! Join Alex and James with special guests Michael Le Beau, Jonathan Sims, Martyn Pratt Murray Porter, Sam Jones, Anil Godigamuwe and Lottie Broomhall as they play Superfight!

It takes a lot more people than you think to make Rusty Quill the success it is and we thought it was about time you met them. Along with 50 narcoleptic marshmallow men, 100 screaming Justin Beibers and 10 killer bees with hammers. After this episode you’ll have met everyone currently involved in bringing this lovely podcast to your hearing holes in addition to a supporting cast including a Moose on Rumspringa, a rabid crooner, a Clown Posse tea party and Draconic Gump.

Superfight GM-less game Mike LeBeau, Jonathan Sims, Martyn Pratt, Murray Porter, Sam Jones, Anil Godigamuwe and Lottie Broomhall
Deadlands Halloween Special 2016 Join Alex, James, Bryn, Ben and special guest Jonathan Sims from The Magnus Archives, as they play a Halloween special in the Deadlands Campaign setting of Savage Worlds. Meet our band of questionable desperados as they attempt a bank heist in a world populated by supernatural horror. Its a straighforward job and surely nothing could go wrong… right? Listen to our gang slowly fall apart as they desperately attempt to survive an attack by the most sinister version of Mr Ben ever. Deadlands:Reloaded Jonny Sims Jonny Sims
RQG New Year Special 2517! Join Alex, James, Bryn, Ben, Lydia and special guest Alice Bell as they celebrate New Year 2517 in a Corporation one shot special! Corporation Ben Meredith Alice Bell
RQG Trail of Cthulhu Join Alex, James, Bryn, Ben and Lydia with guest GM Sean Smith as he runs a one shot of Lovecraftian horror game Trail of Cthulhu. A band of childhood friends all find themselves invited to a brand new and very exciting showing of the play 'The King in Yellow'. This can of course, only end well...  Trail of Cthulhu Sean Smith Sean Smith
RQG 2017 - Fiasco Holiday Special Join Alex, Lydia, Anil, Bryn and Ben in the first part of our holiday special! Fiasco GM-less game Anil Godigamuwe
D&D 5e Special - Thanes of Beowulf Join Alex, Lydia, Bryn, Ben and special guest Helen Gould as they give Beowulf some well deserved backup. This episode meet Billinger the Gilded, Larg son of Thorg, Ungrak the Collector and... I think that's everyone actually as they help Beowulf on his quest to slay the monster, Grendel. D&D 5e Alex Newall Helen Gould**
Jason Statham's Big Vacation Join Bryn, Ben, Helen, Alex and Mike LeBeau as they play Jason Statham's Big Vacation by Grant Howitt! In JSBV, you play a group of elite operatives with one mission: make sure that Jason Statham has a nice holiday. Join the gang as they visit a South African Owl Sanctuary and get tasered in some hot Springs. Jason Statham's Big Vacation Alex Newall Mike LeBeau
Spire Special Join Lydia, Ben, Helen, Alex and special guest GM, Grant Howitt as they dive into Grant's newest RPG; Spire. The team play a cell of radical Dark Elves tasked with a top secret mission; bring down the wicked high elves through any means necessary. In the first of this four part special, we meet the characters, discover their unique talents and get a glimpse into the dark and dangerous world of Spire. Spire Grant Howitt Grant Howitt
RQG Broken Worlds Special Join Lydia, Bryn, Helen and Alex as they play Abaddon's Broken Worlds, set in the world of webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons. In this four part special, we are introduced to the city of Throne, where we meet a group of miscreants who are tasked with stealing a precious item for the Gilded Demon, Aloblithoquim. Broken Worlds Lydia Nicholas
RQG Honey Heist Holiday Special Join Alex, Ben, Bryn and Helen as they romp through Grant Howitt’s Honey Heist! Honeycon 2018 is in danger,and it’s going to take a crack team of bears to save the day. In this first episode of two, the team are briefed for their mission, role to decide on characters and, more importantly, find out which hats they’ll be wearing as they save the day. Honey Heist Alex Newall
RQG Monster of the Week Special Join Ben, Helen, Alex and special guest Sasha Sienna in the penultimate episode of our Monster of the Week special! The group investigates some slaughtered cows, but may have bitten off more than they can chew. Monster of the Week Ben Meredith Sasha Sienna
RQG Not Far to Bermuda Special Join Helen and Lydia with special guests Sasha Sienna and Lowri Davies on Day 294 of their cruise to Bermuda! Antics abound as they (and their characters) clearly go a bit sea crazy. Fate Accelerated Sasha Sienna Lowri Ann Davies & Sasha Sienna
RQG Space Pals Special Join Alex, Helen, Lydia, Ben, and special guest Tim Meredith on this exciting two-part space adventure with the cast of Stellar Firma! We meet Deraldio Pilchards, Mr. Squeakington [her/she], Shmerr, Commander Unal Manspray & Worshiper 2X7 as they navigate the perils of deep space. Vast & Starlit N/A Tim Meredith
RQG Apocalypse World Halloween Special Join Alex, Bryn, Lydia, Helen, and special guest Frank Voss as they navigate their tumultuous relationships in Apocalypse World! The group's characters: Torque, Grubb Tolltaker, Sundown, and Nai (aka "Grandma"), must survive in this post-apocalypse world, but what lurks outside of their walls? Apocalypse World Helen Gould Frank Voss
RQG Sexy Battle Wizards Holiday Special Join Alex, Bryn, and Helen as they set out to save Christmas in this special play through of Grant Howitt's Sexy Battle Wizards! Join them as they save Christmas with the group's sexy characters: Lady Voluptuousness, Apocrypha Ponzie, and Kevin. Sexy Battle Wizards Grant Howitt Grant Howitt
RQG 4Thought Special Join GM Bryn with Alex, Helen, Ben and special guest Lowri Ann Davies in a D&D 5e adventure. D&D 5e Bryn Monroe Lowri Ann Davies
RQG/STL Halloween Crossover Special 2020 Join Helen, Ben, Lydia and special guests Tim Meredith and Imogen Harris as they band together to survive a haunting adventure in Grant Howitt's Beautiful Space Pirates. Beautiful Space Pirates Helen Gould Imogen Harris, Tim Meredith
RQG Bite Marks Holiday Special Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Ben, and special guest Becky Annison as they craft werewolf characters and enter the world of Bite Marks! Bite Marks Becky Annison Becky Annison
RQG/RQ Streams Crossover- What Is Here? Join Helen, Lydia, Ben and special guests Anil and Mike of RQ Streams as they create a community of lunar miners and the strange force lurking beneath them... This week Lydia is running out of silicate, Mike recounts shared nightmares, Helen pilfers teenage poetry, Anil categorizes shiny-ness, and Ben just carries the pods. What Is Here? GM-less game Mike LeBeau, Anil Godigamuwe
RQG Root Special- BenQuest Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they portray Ben's many RQG characters - as wandering woodland creatures - and set out for adventure in the world of Root! Root Ben Meredith
RQG The Quiet Year Halloween Special Join Helen, Ben, Lydia, Bryn, and special guest Maddy Searle as they craft a post-apocalyptic community in The Quiet Year! The Quiet Year GM-less game Maddy Searle

Patreon-only RQG specials[]

Goblin Quest Live show, Pugmire, Into The Wilds, and the RQG/These Flimsy Rituals crossover. Pugmire and Into The Wilds are both set in the Erasing The Line universe. The RQG/TFR crossover is set in the These Flimsy Rituals world of Ryne. Please note that these episodes are different from the crossover episodes available on the TFR website which are mentioned below. For more information see the Patreon Links page.

Gaming specials in RQ's other podcasts[]

Title Summary System Players Podcast
Duskhollow PD Join Jonny, Frank, Sasha, Alex and Lowri as they play MacGuffin & Co's original TTRPG 'Duskhollow PD'. We meet a team of likely cops whose task it is to solve completely normal crimes...The team split their resources to follow up the leads they've found. Emma and Archie head to 'The Last Drop' while Gabrielle Schreiber and Detective Sergeant Carl Husselback pay Angela Grockle a visit. The case is solves with a showdown at the spooky railyard. The Cthulhu Hack; Setting from MacGuffin & Co. Jonathan Sims (GM), Frank Voss, Sasha Sienna, Alex Newall, and Lowri Ann Davies The Magnus Archives
Twilight Abyss Jonny, Ben, Lydia & Lowri collaborate to create characters & set them on a journey of infinite dread, horror and health code violations... This is a fully-improvised horror game set in a water park in Dorset Unnamed system of Jonny's devising Jonathan Sims (GM), Ben Meredith, Lydia Nicholas, Lowri Ann Davies The Magnus Archives
Lovecraftesque (Patreon-only) Join Alasdair Stuart, Imogen Harris, Ben Meredith and Sue Sims as they take it in turns to narrate, witness and create a fantastical and horrifying tale set aboard a Russian vessel trapped in Arctic ice on a mission to find Zemlya Sannikova (Patreon-only). Lovecraftesque Alasdair Stuart, Imogen Harris, Ben Meredith, Sue Sims The Magnus Archives
Mothership Ben leads Jonny, Lydia & Alex through an adventure in outer space, where everything is definitely, absolutely fine... until another ship flickers into existence in the same space as theirs. The group assesses the damage to their ship and begin their futile attempt to survive the horrors unleashed. Mothership Ben Meredith (GM), Alex Newall, Jonny Sims, Lydia Nicholas The Magnus Archives
The Voyage of the Conglomerate Merger Stellar Firma's interstellar scout ship, the Conglomerate Merger, is returning from a mysterious mission, but soon the crew is interrupted by an enemy force. Will they manage to survive the onslaught? Will they even manage to leave the room? Lasers and Feelings Maddy Searle (GM), Helen Gould, Imogen Harris, Jenny Haufek, Tim Meredith Stellar Firma
Camp Flying Moose Join us at Camp Flying Moose for Girls of all Kinds. We meet Ivy, Rowan, Violet and their fellow campers who are about to be thrown into a world of adventure and mystery. Camp Flying Moose Sasha Sienna, Annie Fitch, Frank Voss and Lowri Ann Davies The Magnus Archives

RQG cast playing on non-RQ podcasts[]

Special's Title Summary System Players Podcast
Hammer of the Earth James sits down with Jonathan Sims, Sasha Sienna, Ben Meredith, and Anil Godigamuwe to design a train carrying the last hopes of humanity and civilization. Predictably, that train in a world of trouble and fraught with political in-fighting. The outriders have their mission: venture into the creeping ruin and find fuel to keep The Hammer moving. As long as the Hammer moves the rails rattle and humanity survives. This is their last chance, as it always is. The game was designed by Jonny, Sasha, Ben and Anil, and can be found in James D'Amato's book 'The Ultimate Micro RPG Book'. Hammer of the Earth James D'Amato (GM), Jonathan Sims, Sasha Sienna, Ben Meredith, and Anil Godigamuwe One Shot
Shards and Fragments: This Thing We Started It’s a game about being on the trail of your creation. You created it, but now it has broken free. Who are you, its creators? What have you made? At some point you will come face to face with it – will you destroy it, or will it destroy you? This Thing We Started Part 1: Adam Dixon (GM), Helen Gould, Elizabeth Simoens, Steve Martin. Part 2: Thryn Henderson (GM), Ben Meredith, Beck Michalak, Ryan Evans. These Flimsy Rituals
Event Planning in Zero G Event planning is never easy. Event planning for a double-booked megatube space station where five different alien species (one of which is very tasty) all have to get along? Well, you can imagine. Meet the species and find out what starts to happen when grand ambitions meet the constraints of space and budget! Event Planning in Zero G, from The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book Tim Meredith, Ben Meredith, Jenn Martin (game author), James D'Amato (facilitator) One Shot
Broker Youngblood Negotiation Ben guests as he and James play NPC's from Campaign: Skyjacks coming to an agreement regarding their grievances and ambitions. It is recommended that this is listened to as part of Campaign: Skyjacks as it is not standalone. An original negotiation game designed by James, with mechanics inspired by Apocalypse World Ben Meredith, James D'Amato Campaign: Skyjacks