Branson Reese and his jester's retinue, Christopher Hastings, Carly Monardo, Tim Platt, Joe Lepore, and Ali Fisher, buck and bumble through the magical backwater world of Cordelia. One hopes you enjoy both japes AND scrapes, because honestly, it would be impossible to disentangle one from the other, given their profound entwinement in this particular piece of entertainment. Produced by Taylor Moore @ Fortunate Horse.
While the original Rude Tales gang waits out quarantine in Stirfry’s pocket (no food), here's a tale from Cordelia's mysterious past: COME AT THE KING, a miniseries set 500 years before the events of Rude Tales!
[UNLOCKED! The Encyclopedia Cordelia is a new mini-show, sort of a "quick bite" or "qui-bi", that explores all the geography, history, and lore of the world of Cordelia. Written by insatiable lore-freak Branson Reese, every episode will be available via our subscribers-only feed. Drink from the black grail, and conjoin with us at patreon.com/rudetalesofmagic
"Regarding that principle, the Buddha often said to the bhikùus, “You should know that the Dharma which I speak is like a raft. The raft is used to cross the sea of suffering — birth and death. Before you have ended birth and death, you use the raft in cultivation. Once you have ended birth and death, you should put the raft aside. If you do not put the raft aside you have an attachment."
-The Diamond Sutra
Chickens come home to roost as our heroes juggle obligations old and new. Backs are stabbed. Deals are made. Loyalty is pledged. The long arm of the law doesn't bend, and destiny (or destruction?) tightens its grip.
Meanwhile....the mountaintop awaits.
One loose thread hunts another in the shadowed labyrinth of Scrum North, the erstwhile temple-cum-Kenku bandit hideaway. Blades in the dark. Betrayals remembered. Promises made. A new power dips a toe in the water. Can we escape our past? Would we even want to?
The Rude Tales' VAULT has been OPENED and this episode of Rude Talks of Chatting (our aftershow for Patrons) has been UNLOCKED. This is the episode discussing episode 10, Buggin Out, about the prison break in the Soaking Valley. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did: a lot!
An uncouth cadre of daredevil saviors waylay our heroes on their journey to destroy the bandits in the north, but perhaps this rambunctious new sect has exactly what our friends so desperately need even if they themselves do not know they need it? Secrets are divined! Hidden romance uncovered! The past comes back to haunt! Tomorrow, in this petty pace, creeps day to day!
Froggie went a courtin' and when he did ride, DANGER must surely follow. Our heroes find themselves in the good graces and iron clutches of one Mr. Scrum Fabulous, the gadabout flycatcher and never not plotting crime lord of Soaking Valley. What choice will they make regarding his offer they can't refuse? Must all reunions be brief? Must all goodbyes be Irish? Answers inside!
Live free or die? Eat or get eaten? Are you in, or are you out? It's a wild night in the Soaking Valley County Jail as our heroes fight for their freedom and their lives when a jailbreak gets out of control. Exits must be taken. And choices? Ain't so such thing as easy ones, and they all gotta get made, babeee.
Feeling TEASED Yet? Well you 'bout to feel it! Here's a little slice of our recent live show at Union Hall in historic Brooklyn, New York, USA. Stranded on a pirate ship, the gang must reconcile a mutiny against the captain before it takes them all to a watery grave. To hear the WHOLE, VERY GOOD episode (one of the main characters gets a gun) subscribe to the show on Patreon at patreon.com/rudetalesofmagic
Captured! Desperate! And...Deadly? The gang races, and riddles, to save their friends from the completely reasonable consequences of their own actions. Missions are accepted and secrets are, you guessed it, revealed. Can justice be averted? Can the group dynamic ever heal? What's YOUR Hungry Boy Score? All this and more, NOW!
The dead speak! Sort of. But there's no peace in the valley today, hombre. A brief respite in the Delighted Wife quickly turns to mystery, danger, and violence. Can our heroes rejoin what malice and circumstance have torn asunder? Can one person ever REALLY know another? Is there life beyond death? ALL answers will be revealed!
Overwhelmed by tragedy and confusion, the gang believes they'll find safe harbor in Soaking Valley, but one wrong turn after another costs them the ultimate price as they find themselves saying goodbye to one of their own, and we on the show say goodbye to one of our original cast members con carné.
Exhausted and fed up, our heroes battle and cajole their way through the last leg of the Teenage Woods and its brood of ridiculous and dangerous denizens. But what lies beyond? After all this, can you go home again? And what might you find there? Can our heroes bear the revelations of the Dawn house? Can you?
When a rich, protestant elf gets epsteined (murdered) at the posh Lindseyngham Manor, our heroes must become the crack investigators they were always meant to be. Listen as they ruthlessly interrogate witnesses, brilliantly analyze evidence, and work as a team to explore all the potential angles in this well-structured whodunit!
It's a family reunion...of sorts, when our heroes are introduced to their mysterious host in the heart of The Nest. Who or what is She? What dark trials must our heroes best? What will be the horrible price of their freedom? If sweat is the pee of the skin, is spit the pee of the mouth? ALL WILL BE ANSWERED in... Mother Knows Best!
All the music in this episode is by HOME. Goodness gracious go buy that album at https://music.midwestcollective.us/album/before-the-night
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Metaphorically at-sea and literally in-woods, our heroes struggle to survive encounters with the natives and wildlife of the Teenage Forest. Thirsty provincial royalty, swarms of altered beasts, secret societies, ancient mad scientists, and more await our heroes in the dark hollows of the great woods on this night. But will they all live to see the dawn?
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The beginning! What a fine place to start. We meet our nascent heroes in the throes of the beginning of the sunset of their scholastic salad days. Demon possessions, ominous warnings, and threats from Hell itself auger ill and trouble. Can they matriculate from danger to destiny? Can they graduate magna cum...adventure?
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