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A Short-Play TTRPG Podcast focused on showing you the latest and greatest in the world of table top role playing game systems. We test systems, so you dont have to! 鈩笍 Follow us on Twitter @CtrlGroupPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod for updates, memes, and listener sessions. Featuring a reoccurring and ever changing cast of POC and Queer members. Thank you Nicholas Hodge for our music! PROUD part of the BeGayRollDice network.
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NWL Ep 3: Mansion of Mayhem
Welcome to your first One Night Only Event. Deep in the Catskills a mansion is ready to TASTE THE CRUNCH. On the card for tonight: The Rematch happens in the Mansion of Mayhem match, A steel cage match, and Rusty Gray vs Omaha Ned Scrapple... title vs career. -- Thanks to our testers Adam, Dennis, Kishan, Logan, and Tony. All sounds are provided by Zapsplat.com or the YouTube sound archive. Check out World Wide Wrestling by Nathan D. Paoletta.
01:17:08
October 23, 2021
NWL Ep 2: Card Subject to Change
As we gear up for our first One Night Only Event, we must first get the pieces in place. A contract signing, a rematch, and the main event: Rusty Gray issuing an open challenge for the Netflix People's Championship. -- Thanks to our testers Adam, Dennis, Kishan, Logan, and Tony. All sounds are provided by Zapsplat.com or the YouTube sound archive. Check out World Wide Wrestling by Nathan D. Paoletta.
01:07:08
October 16, 2021
NWL Ep 1: The People's Champion
Back for its 6th season the NWL is the most electrifying brand in wrestling entertainment. With most of the wrestlers on medical leave due to a hellacious Wrestlacolypes, its up to some of the undercard to rise to the top. Like: Omaha Ned Scrapple, Greyson "The Hammerhead" Steel, Ranger Chris Chaney, and Gerry the intern. Join us for the season premier of Saturday night IconoClash! -- Thanks to our testers Adam, Dennis, Kishan, Logan, and Tony. All sounds are provided by Zapsplat.com or the YouTube sound archive. Check out World Wide Wrestling by Nathan D. Paoletta.
01:10:26
October 9, 2021
NWL Ep 0: LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE
Welcome to our newest series NWL, Championship Wrestling. Join Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kishan, Logan, and Tony as we try out World Wide Wrestling by Nathan D. Paoletta. We cut our best promos about the characters we made and the promotion as a whole. Also theres a vocab quiz at the end to show you even if you just have a passing knowledge of Professional wrestling, you'll be set for this campaign! Whether you're a lapsed fan, havent watched since you were a kid, or if you're a current Smark, you wont want to miss out on NWL.
37:03
October 2, 2021
One Shot: Pleasant Evening
Come on in, relax, take a load off. No, no, I promise, this is just a chill little episode. Order some food in. Nothing to fancy. Maybe a drink? But not to many. This is just a Pleasant Evening. Thanks to our testers: Dennis, Kay, Ryan, and Sarah. This episode also includes the review for the system!
01:00:18
September 25, 2021
CtrlGroup Review: Hero Dog Saves Town
We talk about adapting systems for the needs of the players, a famous party card game, and playing to the top of our intelligence. Thanks to testers: Dennis, Kishan, Patrick, and Tony.
09:09
September 18, 2021
One Shot: Hero Dog Saves Town
It's everyone's favorite canine hero: Hero Dog. And guess what? He's gonna save a town. That is if our writers are able to make it through the first draft. Join testers: Dennis, Kishan, Patrick, and Tony as they test out a one page system filled with tons of bits. CW: There is a joke about Magic Johnsons ailments towards the end of the episode.
01:10:31
September 18, 2021
CtrlGroup Reviews: HeartBeats
In this review we go over our first Card system, which Dennis and the testers are very excited about. We discuss guiding in new groups and GMless games as well as safety tools for new players. Thanks to testers: AC, Ezra, Dennis, and Kate!
22:51
September 11, 2021
One shot: HeartBeats
We're coding! Gonna need 20 cc of hot medical doctor drama STAT! Join Dennis, Ezra, Kate, and AC (in one shot-apalooza fashion someones name changes in between recording and upload). We mash together multiple medical drama styles and participate in possibly Dennis' favorite bit in the entirety of the podcast: How to save a life.
01:30:17
September 11, 2021
CtrlGroup Reviews: Charlie's Hosting a Party
We look at the intricacies of making something real as fantastical as possible for a TTRPG game. We also long to party again ourselves. -- Thanks to testers: Ezra, Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, and Nick.
15:04
September 4, 2021
One Shot: Charlie's Hosting A Party
Remember when you couldn't party with people without the threat of imminent death? Wild times. Marc Strocks brings us another quick system that let's us live out our craziest party fantasies! Thanks to testers: Ezra, Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick.
01:19:60
September 4, 2021
CtrlGroup Preview: Tower of the Soul
Awfully Queer Heroes submitted to us their module for the Tower of the Soul. Dennis takes a look at some D&D for a change. We look at a randomly generated tower that's reminiscent of older D&D editions. We look at healing when you cant long rest and mercenaries. Also check out the Kickstarter for Awfully Queer Heroes: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awfullyqueerheroes/tower-of-the-soul-5e-campaign-location
27:16
August 28, 2021
CtrlGroup Reviews: Adam Driver
The title was so long it didnt fit. Ran out of characters. That's how you know it's a good game. Here's our review of You are quarantined with Adam Driver and he is insisting on you reading his script by Sandy Pug Games.
14:02
August 21, 2021
One shot: You are Quarentined with Adam Driver and He is Insisting on Reading You His New Script
Patreon gift! This is one of the many one shots from One Shot-apalooza 2: One Shot-a2looza you can find on our Patreon. With every new patreon threshold we meet, the more of these episodes hit the main feed. So thank the Patrons for this gift. The title really says it all when it comes to this system. Enjoy this game from SandyPug Games! -- Thanks to testers: Dennis, Hadley, and Nick and of course... Adam Driver!
01:01:23
August 21, 2021
CtrlGroup Preview: This is a Game About Fishing
Welcome to one of the newer segments on CtrlGroup: Previews. We get a lot of requests and cant possibly test them all out in a quick manner. If you go to our Patreon there is a specific tier where you can suggest games that we'll definitely check out! This Preview serves as a look into what will come of this system when we have the chance to test it out! Please enjoy This is a Game About Fishing by Riverhouse Games. Thank you to Riverhouse Games for letting us check out this fun queer system!
27:54
August 14, 2021
CtrlGroup Reviews: MonsterHearts 2
How do you think a system whose whole essence boils down to Monster fucking went with a group of people whose favorite game to play together is Monster Prom? Well, it obviously went over well. We talk shop about blending two systems together and add our new segment "Apologies". Thank you for listening to my baby, the "Lake Mary" story. -- Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
21:11
August 14, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 10: Sacrifice (Finale)
It's all led to this. Can Enigma Inc stop Arn and Lucy before the zenith of the Blood Red Moon? Or will Flagstaff... nay, the world be overrun by monsters. What are you willing to give up to save the world? Thank you for listening to our first sequel test. -- --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
01:21:45
August 7, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 9: Zenith
Jack leveled up off mic and took +1 Hot. Sometimes it's important to mention that ON the podcast. For other times you just have a very niche joke in the middle of the penultimate episode of the series. Arent you glad bits are back? --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com. Final thanks to Mother Mother for use of the song 'Weep.'
01:08:28
July 31, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 8: Blood Red Moon of '71
Before Enigma Inc there existed another team of hunters. We follow them as the eclipse draws them to a place that our players have always wanted to go. Be careful what you wish for. Also Sarah would like everyone to know that it's actually referred to as the 'Spear of Longinus.' --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
59:56
July 24, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 7: Three Things
Enigma Inc. knows what they must collect and roughly where to go to get them. Apologies and Goodbyes are said. But never rest easy, because the end is drawing near. --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
01:02:08
July 17, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 6: Darkest Self
I dont know how many warnings I can put on a location. This episode proves that I dont railroad my players. If you want to go straight to the location of a mass suicide, go right ahead Enigma Inc. Content warning at the beginning of the episode. --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
49:28
July 10, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 5: Sad Sack
Enigma Inc attempt to have a sleep over to bolster group morality after the passing of a fellow student. Unfortunately for them, they've been caught in the riptide of sadness that was Melissa Babbit. Content Warnings at the top of the episode but to reiterate if you are sensitive to depictions of abuse and death, when the song that starts the episode replays towards the 50 min mark, skip to the next episode. --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com. This episode features the track "Sad Sack" by The Old College Try!
01:07:49
July 3, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 4: Ace Up Your Sleeve
You'd think that even at a party Enigma Inc could relax. Vicky reveals herself and her feelings this episode. This episode also features fully composed songs by Nicholas Hodge aka CaptainPhallus. Content warnings at the beginning of the episode! --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
01:21:32
June 26, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 3: Invitation
High School is usually the worst. A lot of people are pretending to be something they're not. But what happens if you're pretending to be someONE you're not? Enigma Inc's fate becomes clearer after a seemingly random act. -- Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
01:05:55
June 19, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 2: A Body/A Soul
The darkness of the Coconino forest hides monsters. Enigma Inc lose something precious but also gain what they've been missing. Can Enigma Inc survive their first hunt back together? --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
57:10
June 12, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 1: After Life
High school is rough enough without having to deal with the meticulous invasion of monsters from the Un'darr. With new members, Enigma Inc return to the shoreline of Lake Mary for the first time since the passing of Nate Prosper. --Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
01:07:01
June 5, 2021
Return to Lake Mary Ep 0: Previously on...
The series that started it all is back. Enigma Inc returns to their monster hunting ways but we've switched to a new system: Monsterhearts 2! Enjoy us going over our character creation for season 2 followed by a mash up of important moments from season 1! -- Thanks to our testers Dennis, Nick, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah! Music Credits: Nick Hodge, zapsplat.com, and Free Music Archive. Check out MonsterHearts 2 by Avery Alder on Buriedwithoutceremony.com
37:48
May 29, 2021
Ctrlgroup Review: Warmer in the Winter
The gifts have been unwrapped and kisses under holly had. Listen to us as we talk about Warmer in the Winter by Gamenomicon. Come find out some of the inner workings of one of our fastest turnarounds for a campaign -- --Thanks to our Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus, and Ryan for wanting to kiss so bad they played a roleplaying game about it. Sound Credits to Zapslat and Freesound; Music Credits to FesliyanStudios, Musopen, and the YouTube Audio Library. Thanks to Ryan Bowman for editing this mini-campaign!
17:17
May 29, 2021
Normally, In Love Ep 3: A Christmas Miracle (Finale)
Clair has an insurmountable choice ahead of her. The one that got away, the one who's always been by her side, or the one who can lift her up. See how Act 3 ties it all together! --Thanks to our Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus, and Ryan for wanting to kiss so bad they played a roleplaying game about it.Sound Credits to Zapslat and Freesound; Music Credits to FesliyanStudios, Musopen, and the YouTube Audio Library. Thanks to Ryan Bowman for editing this mini-campaign!
01:01:36
May 22, 2021
Normally, In Love Ep 2: Twas the Night Before Kiss-mas
Act two heats up with memories of love past. The three hunks work in their own way to make sure Clair's bakesale goes off without a hitch. Who gains major heart strings and who freezes up? --Thanks to our Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus, and Ryan for wanting to kiss so bad they played a roleplaying game about it.Sound Credits to Zapslat and Freesound; Music Credits to FesliyanStudios, Musopen, and the YouTube Audio Library. Thanks to Ryan Bowman for editing this mini-campaign!
01:01:31
May 15, 2021
Normally, In Love Ep 1: Hunks of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
Clair BonPain is an established chef in the City of Chicago. But when she looks to open up a second french bistro in her hometown, she's met by three hunks of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Which one of these hunks will teach Clair the meaning of Christmas? Listen to find out. -- Thanks to our Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus, and Ryan for wanting to kiss so bad they played a roleplaying game about it. SPECIAL THANKS to Guest Editor Ryan Bowman! All ambient music and sound effect credit go to zapsplat, freemusicarchive, youtube audio library. Big ups to Gamenomicon for reaching out so we could test this amazing system! "Please DO NOT add this audio content to the Youtube Content ID System. I have used background music which is owned by FesliyanStudios."
53:36
May 8, 2021
Normally, In Love Ep 0: Them's Kissing Words
Join testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus and Ryan as they start up an extra-mini-campaign of Gamenomicons 'Warmer in the Winter' system. A system dedicated to recreating cutesy Hallmark-esque rom coms, specifically ones set around the holidays. Meet our love interests in this episode! Quick note: Kay's preference of name changed during the recording of this season so it will correct in these notes but not in the audio until the finale. -- Thanks to our Testers: Adam, Dennis, Kay, Marcus, and Ryan for wanting to kiss so bad they played a roleplaying game about it. SPECIAL THANKS to Guest Editor Ryan Bowman! All ambient music and sound effect credit go to zapsplat and freemusicarchive. Big ups to Gamenomicon for reaching out so we could test this amazing system!
12:13
May 1, 2021
CtrlGroup Review: Fellowship
Warning: this episode was recorded on 4/20, the weed number. The BEST have finished their quest and its time for us to discuss what we felt about Jacob Randolph's Fellowship system. We talk about Roleplaying and Bricks to the head in depth. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
22:48
May 1, 2021
The Guild Ep 10: The BEST at Saying Bad Words (Finale)
With the pantheon of Arrian Gods dead, the only thing that stands between the Best and glory is one pesky older sister. Families are reunited and swears are said in this epic finale of The Guild. Thank you for listening.-- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
01:07:35
April 24, 2021
The Guild Ep 9: The BEST at Fighting Literal Gods
The scene has been set for the final confrontation. The BEST have found out who the Overlord is... but little did they know that heroes often create their own villains.-- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
56:12
April 17, 2021
The Guild Ep 8: The BEST at Matters of Time
That's odd. Couldve sworn we just did this episode. The BEST arrive at the Last Gate... wait no... we have done this before... -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
01:10:39
April 10, 2021
The Guild Ep 7: The BEST at Matters of Time
The B.E.S.T arrive at the Last Gate, a fortress within a mountain in Everwynter. Attempting to aid in an S.O.S it turns out that maybe the B.E.S.T need their shit saved. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
01:04:43
April 3, 2021
The Guild Ep 6: The BEST at Scoobers
The B.e.s.t. arrive in EverWynter. Their quest is to make it to the Last Gate and take care of an S.O.S. However there seems to be trouble before they even get there. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
58:48
March 27, 2021
The Guild Ep 5: The BEST at Matters of Family
It's a Sophie's choice: follow what you know to be right or what you're told to do. The BEST follow their hearts and Dennis has to re-write the ending of this campaign 馃槇. - Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Big thanks to Ezra William's for "the laugh." Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
59:03
March 20, 2021
The Guild Ep 4: The BEST at Regicide
The Guild arrive in the Idinian Kinglands, home to the elves and the uber wealthy. Our adventuring party of fantasy leftists do not take very kindly to this and start a coup in the first ten minutes... just wait until the end of the episode. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Super big thanks to Ezra Williams for "the laugh." Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
55:48
March 13, 2021
The Guild Ep 3: The BEST at (Not So Tragic) Backstories
Upon the Wavecutter's patented ship, The Knife's Edge, the pirates and the Best loosen up with some tales from the past. Learn more about the adventuring party you've grown to love... and the pendant you've come to fear. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
58:32
March 6, 2021
The Guild Ep 2: The BEST at Battling in Back Alleys
The BEST make their way to Boatsrow, home of the halfling folk and 'Sir' Wilbo. The team need more Guild Credits if they want to get to their first quest in the Idinian Kinglands. That's where the Wavecutters come in. This episode features our post-game, I'll start incorporating these more to show off more of the system. Let us know if you like the post game! -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
01:23:07
February 27, 2021
The Guild Ep 1: The BEST at Dungeons
Hail and Well Met! Blessed be the Gods and their many forms. Using the Fellowship system we begin the final quest of the B.E.S.T, an adventuring party unlike any other. Soon they will become Guild Accredited adventures. Their epic bards tale begins here at one dungeon in Bygon. - Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
56:58
February 22, 2021
The Guild Ep 0: Dungeons and Dragons Who??
Welcome to Fellowship, a PBTA system that mirrors that of Dungeons of Dragons. Learn about the system and meet new testers: Adam, Kishan, and Jessie as they join Dennis and Logan in this D&D-esque romp. Say hello to Dinah Thracka, Sir Wilbo (lil willy), Boldrick Trotter and Morc DaOrc-- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Logan, Kishan, Jessie, and Adam. Special thanks to Jacob Randolph for Fellowship Second Edition. Purchase it where available. Thanks to zapsplat and freemusicarchive for sound effects and ambient music. Big shout out to the BardCore community for use of various tracks in the ye older style. Remember to follow us on Twitter @Ctrlpod
34:20
February 22, 2021
Ronald Reagan and the REAL October Surprise Ep 1: The Worst News Team You've Ever Met
~ This episode is a tease of what's on our Patreon, become a patron today!~ Why yes we did have to use all the characters available to name this series and this episode. It's the 80's and one (terrible awful man) looms large over America. But thankfully there is a team of investigators ready to blow open the case of a century. Enjoy our Journalism Thriller/Satire. Join Testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, and Sarah on a biting satire about an era and area we were not born in, Dm'd by Nick! Thanks to freemusicarchice.com for the background music along with our music man Nicholas Hodge. PROUD part of the Be Gay Roll Dice Network.
01:22:02
February 22, 2021
One Shot: The Heiress and The Aviator
Secrets secrets are no fun, secret secrets hurt someone. This test is of the What's so beautiful about the damned system by Robot Francis and edited by Marcus Strocks. We also forgot to review this one as well, but we very much enjoyed it!
01:15:42
December 12, 2020
One shot: New Jersey Ninja
This week we play a game of Fiasco with our friend and Co-founder of Laughing Pig Theatre, Tony Moschetti. No review for this one because we forgot. Fiasco second edition is out now!
01:16:38
December 5, 2020
Ctrlgroup Review: The Last Shounen
Can you tell it's been a while since we've done a review? We tackle Dennis Verrett's The Last Shounen... and in an anime twist, it's very well received. Check out the beta of this system on CtrlGroupPod.com. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel!
20:47
November 28, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 10: The Mangas Final Chapter
Thank you for reading ahead of the show because they will take liberties and not adapt the cool fight scenes. Thank you so much for joining us on this anime adventure. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel!
01:04:02
November 21, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 9: Time Skip Arc
It was inevitable. You've grown with these characters, now it's time for them to grow. This episode features a major spoiler of Death Note and Dennis having an actual brain meltdown about 26 minutes in. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel! Special thanks to the tracks used this episode inspired by the music of Toby Fox.
01:10:49
November 14, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 8: That Has to be Illegal (Top Ten Anime Twists)
The final of the tournament begins. Can the Rose Finders make it through the Face Cards, the top brass of 52 Pick up? Or does the Ace have something to say?-- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel!
01:06:29
November 7, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 7: A Princess and Her Apprentice
Caspar goes mano e mano with Kaibichi in the second round of the tournament. Caspar learns more about the past of Rosentia and the Compass Rose. What he doesnt know is how it connects to his own. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel!
50:14
October 24, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 6: Ring Around the Rosie
The Tournament in Tropicania begins. The Rose Finders arrive to find new and powerful seed users and familiar faces. Can they clear the first round and make it one step closer to securing a piece of the Compass Rose? -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Natewantstobattle for use of our opening OP, Inferno. Stream his music where available and check out his youtube channel!
01:01:20
October 17, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 5: The President and the Ace
The Rose Finders arrive in the western capital of Gardenia where they are tasked with an impossible feat: Take down the Ace of 52 Pick up. Can they work together to accomplish this and gain a piece of the Compass Rose or will top ten anime twists stop them? -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Meet me @ the altar for our anime's theme song. Stream "Garden" on any music platform.
01:10:12
October 10, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 4: A Flower Growing in Adversity
The Rose Finders end up in Roku's hometown where the team learns how depraved 52 pick up can really be. Caspar makes a deal. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Meet me @ the altar for our anime's theme song. Stream "Garden" on any music platform.
49:24
October 3, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 3: The Dead Rose Kingdom
The Rose Finders meet up with an old friend and make a new one. Also Howl's Moving Castle discourse. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Meet me @ the altar for our anime's theme song. Stream "Garden" on any music platform.
48:10
September 26, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 2: Suki's Sink or Swim
The team, named this episode "the rose finders" end up in the Eastern Capital Pot Purri. WHICH WAS A GOOD TOWN WE SWEAR. -- Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Meet me @ the altar for our anime's theme song. Stream "Garden" on any music platform.
01:01:13
September 19, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 1: The Hidden Village of Lotus
The anime journey begins for Caspar Nadako, Suki Tomoe and The Block. Will our heroes be selected by Adero Sensei to go on a quest? Or will that quest be brought to them? Find out on the first episode of... Compass Rose. - Thanks to Testers: Dennis, Sarah, Nick, and Hadley. Check out and test The Last Shounen by Dennis Verrett wherever its found. Credit to Nicholas Hodge for the music. Credit to Zapsplat, Freemusicarchive, and _Shalfi for the ambient music and sound effects. Big shout out to Meet me @ the altar for our anime's theme song. Stream "Garden" on any music platform.
01:00:27
September 12, 2020
Compass Rose Ep 0: Subs or Dubs?
Hadley is very hungover for this episode and I left it all in. Welcome to our newest mini campaign: Compass Rose. An anime inspired system using The Last Shounen, created by Dennis Verrett. Learn about the system created by Ctrlgroup Labs and the characters you'll be following. New to anime? We won't gatekeep, come enjoy some high action trope fun. -- Thanks for listening! Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Nick, Hadley and Sarah. Special thanks to Meet me @ the altar for use of their song Garden as the theme song for our podcast anime. Special thanks to Nick Hodge for his music contributions as well. Credit to freemusicarchive and zapsplat for ambient music and sound effects.
17:54
September 5, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Interstitial Our Hearts Intertwined
A very lonely review, but still jam packed with GOOFS. Please forgive me for the donald impersonation. Also a sneak peek at what's up next. Thanks all our Guest Variables for joining us for One Shot-apalooza!
08:52
August 29, 2020
One Shot: Hearts Intertwined
THE VOICE OF KIRIGIRI WAS ON MY PODCAST YA'LL. Join us for a real GOOFY take on the Kingdom Hearts you know and love. Do you need a base level of knowledge about the series to get this episode... no. But it would help a little. Regardless big shout out to Patrick, Emily, and Ericka Harlacher for joining me. It brought light to the darkness. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
01:24:51
August 29, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Stranded
Listen to our take on our first creation. You know how you birth your first born and then poke at their flaws? -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
08:49
August 22, 2020
One Shot: The Most Dangerous (TTRPG) Game
It's the first official game out of CtrlGroup laboratories. Hot and fresh and ready to test. Enjoy Stranded! I promise no smoke monsters on this island. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
01:23:05
August 22, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Houses and Wands
We talk about this very divisive system. Not because of the mechanics but its subject matter. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
06:36
August 15, 2020
One Shot: Houses and Wands
First things first, fuck terfs. Use this system to take back this world from that insufferable person. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
01:26:57
August 15, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Void Worlds
Dock with us on Nova Outpost and review this expansive system that Marcus Strocks created. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
09:11
August 8, 2020
One Shot: Nova Outpost
Welcome to the Nova Outpost, located right above "Nova's Planet." Join us in our first test of one of our Tester's games! -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
01:11:40
August 8, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Gunsight
Join us rough and tumble folx as we review Gunsight by Christopher Wargo. We did 'em dirty and rode off, but we wont canter off into the sunset without giving you our opinion of this system. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
10:60
August 1, 2020
One Shot: Finders Keepers
Yeehaw Cowfolks. We got ourselves a rip and rarin train heist for ya using the Gunsight system. We invited some Guest Variables for the mosey. -- Thanks for listening to One-Shot-Apalooza. Special thanks to our testers: Dennis, Hadley, Marcus, Nick. Extra thanks for our guest Variable: Ryan, Sarah, V, Ramon, Jordan, and Logan. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for special effects. Credit to freemusicarchive and Nicholas Hodge for the music.
01:12:57
August 1, 2020
ONE SHOT-APALOOZA
A mini rant from Dennis letting you know what's coming in the next month of CtrlGroup. Plus our end of the month Community Acknowledgements!
03:59
July 30, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Lasers and Feelings
We do a deep dive on a system that's only 8x11. Tell us what you thought about this season on our socials. Don't forget to sign up and become a patron as well. Test Complete!-- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
15:36
July 25, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: A World of Ice and Fire
When you play the Game of Thrones Apocalypse world hack you either win or you die. We won. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire.
21:16
July 25, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 8: The End
When a story comes to an end you often feel a great sadness. It feels like you've lost real friends. But dont worry! These were always fictional characters so you shouldn't feel the slightest sadness. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
36:54
July 18, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 8: The White Wolf
The trial of Marla Corbray arrives. The plots and plays of house Corbray, Oakheart, and Sunswelter all come to a head in this finale. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire. CW: Gore, Derogatory Terms, Sexual advances.
45:58
July 18, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 7: Prime Directive
We didn't forget about that plot point. You were just impatient. - EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
38:32
July 11, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 7: Final Proposals
Galvin Stone attempts to attain evidence of Marla Corbrays innocence. Rogveer gets a moment of clarity. R猫gal is forced into a proposition thanks to Jaena. Silas receives a warm welcome. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire. CW: Gore, Derogatory Terms, Sexual advances.
41:01
July 11, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 6: Zero, Zero
What does it mean to be a human? Better yet, what does a Magrothean do for fun??? - EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
45:06
July 4, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 6: Eternal Spring
With the tournament put to rest there is only one thing left to do... reap what you sow. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire. CW: Gore, Derogatory Terms, Sexual advances.
41:00
July 4, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 5: The Fruuple Coup
Not much going on in the middle of a planet. Hopefully our heroes came ready to entertain. Spoilers: they did not. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
42:21
June 27, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 5: The Blade in the Shadows
The finals of the tournament begin. Can Sir Silas Oakheart, the knight of Eternal Spring clutch victory? Rogveer learns forbidden knowledge (again). Marla plots to take over the Reach. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire. CW: Gore, Derogatory Terms, Sexual advances.
44:47
June 27, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 4: Traveling Through (Emotional) Time and Space
We learn about the rags to riches story of Paris Dawkins. Usher 1239 feels a little misunderstood. AB Fringle feels left out. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
49:37
June 20, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 4: The Man I Once Knew
Stay tuned to the whole episode, theres a special surprise at the end. House Sunswelter starts making moves, Rupheles gets frustrated, Galvin meets conflict head on. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire. Content Warning for this series: Gore, Deragatory Terms, Sexual Advances.
47:39
June 20, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 3: The Bug Bladder Beast of Trall
The crew of the Soul of Silver receive their mission and it's a big one. This episode features a bird and Hadley clicking a pen relentlessly. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
47:36
June 13, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 3: Follow the Waterdancer
The Tournament begins! Every house is competing to show off their raw power amongst this rebuilding realm. Some power though is words and knowing what another house is doing. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire.
46:49
June 13, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 2: One HELL of a Time
We truly couldn't have rolled worse. AB and Usher-1239 aquire the soul of silver. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
45:12
June 6, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 2: A New Land, A New Threat
Jaena and Regal search for a murderer. Silas parties. Galvin Stone is batman. --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire.
50:07
June 6, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 1: From Point A to AB
Earth, am I right? Little did our heroes know, they wouldn't have to deal with it for much longer. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon.
44:47
May 30, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 1: The Meeting of the Lesser Houses
House Corbray, Oakheart, and Sunswelter arrive at King's landing. Will they break the wheel or reinstitute it? --This podcast contains spoilers! EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire.
54:07
May 30, 2020
Attack of the Feels Ep 0: Higher than 4, Less than 2.
Welcome to Hadley's first time DM'ing. Using the Lazers and Feelings system Hadley altered the agreement so that we're on a "Hitchhiker's guide" romp. Join us for absolute absurdism and more than 42 laughs per minute. -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special Thanks to John Harper for creating Lazers and Feelings and to Douglas Adam's for Hitchhiker's Guide for which this is based upon
11:21
May 23, 2020
The Cinders of Winter Ep 0: A Throne of Games
This podcast contains spoilers! Welcome to our Game of Thrones inspired campaign, The Cinders of Winter. 25 years after the fall of King's landing, we find Westeros struggling again to reseat power. Three new houses play the game to gain influence in the realm, will they succeed or will something much worse happen? -- EP Dennis Verrett, Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Credit to FreeMusicArchive for the use of ambient music tracks. Special thanks to Andrew Maderos for their mod of Apocalypse World which became the system of AWOIAF. A little shout out as well to George R.R. Martin for creating A Song of Ice and Fire.
22:03
May 23, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Pasi贸n de las Pasiones!
It's like when... your mom gets you a brand new toy and you love it. It's perfect. But you're so excited you squeeze it and squeeze it and then it breaks. Yeah, it's like that. -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Also special thanks to our Guest Variable: Ryan Bowman. Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. All accents and references are used for comedic effect and to mimic the tone and feel of a Telenovella. Thanks to Magpie games and Brian Leon Gambetta for creating Pasi贸n de las Pasi贸nes
17:15
May 23, 2020
Est贸magos Y Corazones Ep 3: The Stunning Season Finale
After 5 years on the air EYC is finally coming to a close... but how can you possibly end one of the most explosive telenovelas to date? -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. All accents and references are used for comedic effect and to mimic the tone and feel of a Telenovella. Thanks to Magpie games and Brandon Leon Gambetta for creating Pasi贸n de las Pasiones
54:33
May 16, 2020
Est贸magos Y Corazones Ep 2: En Fuego
Things heat up at San Cervantes, as love brews and backs are stabbed. -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Although he does not say anything this episode we would also like to thank our Guest Variable: Ryan Bowman for playing the audience this episode! Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. All accents and references are used for comedic effect and to mimic the tone and feel of a Telenovella. Thanks to Magpie games and Brandon Leon Gambetta for creating Pasi贸n de las Pasiones
30:10
May 16, 2020
Est贸magos Y Corazones Ep 1: A GUNSHOT, A GUNSHOT
In Cancun, two rival restaurants attached to a hotel/casino vie for power along the crystalline blue waters. Thanks for joining us for this one-shot (split into three episodes) of Pasi贸n de las Pasiones, a system for creating Telenovela campaigns. Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Also, special thanks to Ryan Bowman for joining us as the Audience for these first two episodes! Music by Nicholas Hodge. Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. All accents and references are used for comedic effect and to mimic the tone and feel of a Telenovella. Thanks to Magpie games and Brandon Leon Gambetta for creating Pasi贸n de las Pasiones
51:55
May 9, 2020
CtrlGroup Review: Monster of the week: Tome of Mysteries
Following every campaign, we'll give a short review of the system we used. At the very end we'll give our ratings. Knowing us they'll be non-sensical. Thanks for listening to It Came from Lake Mary. -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
17:55
May 2, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep 8: Some Things Are Not Forgotten (Finale Part 2)
If you've gotten this far with us, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. I hope you enjoyed: Nate, Jack, Robocop, Darryl, and Mr. Bones as much as we all did. Make noise on our socials for another season. Until then... -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Follow us on Twitter @CtrlPod and Instagram @CtrlGroupPod. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
50:26
April 25, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep 7: Calm Before the Storm (Finale Part 1)
The audio for this two part finale was taken from our back up mic. It sat on our table. So pretend you're at the table with us. Or a tiny person on the table afraid of your giant benevolent over-seers. -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Music by Nicholas Hodge. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the ambience effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
01:01:39
April 25, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep 6: Bring Me a Dream
Enigma Inc ends their second hunt, but things are different now. Things will never be the same, boys. -- Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Comedy Producer Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to Nick Hodge for the music used in this episode. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
53:28
April 18, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep 5: The Lava Tubes
From this episode forward we refer to "Darnell" as "Darryl." There were months in between this recording and the last. If it makes you feel better his full name is: Darnell Darryl Simmons. His middle name is in honor of his long since passed grand father. A lot of lore in the description for a side character, huh? Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Director of Funny Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
59:15
April 11, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep 4: Grounded
The kids of Enigma Inc. spend some time at home. World building ensues. Thank you for listening to CtrlGroup! Special thanks to our EP Dennis Verrett, our Funnyman Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks our Producer, and Nick Hodge our Musical Producer. Credit to www.zapsplat.com for the sound effects in this and future episodes. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
55:12
April 11, 2020
It Came from Lake Mary Ep. 3: The Flames of Youth
Enigma Inc. take on their first monster and suffer their first loss in the fight against the Un'darr. Thanks for listening to CtrlGroup! Keeper and Players: Dennis Verrett, Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks, and Nick Hodge. Follow us @CtrlPod or CtrlGroupPod on Twitter and Instagram. Music by Nichloas Hodge. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
45:01
April 4, 2020
It Came From Lake Mary Ep. 2: What Lies in the Forest
After meeting Miss Vanessa, the boys meet something much more dangerous deep in the forest of Flagstaff. Thanks for listening to CtrlGroup! Keeper and Players: Dennis Verrett, Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks, and Nick Hodge. Follow us @CtrlPod or CtrlGroupPod on Twitter and Instagram. Music by Nichloas Hodge. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
39:09
April 4, 2020
It Came From Lake Mary Ep. 1: Enigma Inc.
In 2019, multiple unexplained phenomenal accounts went mysteriously undocumented in a small town in northern Arizona. Three boys from a small "mystery solving service" attempt to discover what lies beyond the forest town they know. Welcome to our first campaign! It Came from Lake Mary is a game run off the Monster of the Week: Tome of Mysteries system. Keeper and Players: Dennis Verrett, Hadley Singer, Marcus Strocks, and Nick Hodge. Follow us @CtrlGroupPod and CtrlGroupPod on Twitter and Instagram. Episodes released weekly. Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
01:01:26
March 27, 2020
CtrlGroup Episode 0: It Came from Lake Mary
Welcome to Ctrlgroup: a TTRPG system testing podcast. We use mini-campaigns to try out and show off a plethora of systems. We test them out so you don't have to. If you're new to Dungeons and Dragons, Powered by Apocalypse, or us in general, feel free to start here. If you want to skip to the action, move on to episode 1! Welcome to the CtrlGroup! Shout out to Michael Sands聽&聽Steve Hickey for creating the Monster of the Week system!
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March 3, 2020