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Cult of the Clocktower

Cult of the Clocktower

By Andrew Nathenson
Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss Blood on the Clocktower, a social deduction/hidden role game by the Pandemonium Institute.

Each episode revolves around a specific character from the game, discussed in three parts: playing as the character, bluffing as though you are the character, and running the character in a game as the Storyteller.

Episodes are released every other Monday at 10 am PT!

This podcast is made by Andrew Nathenson, who is a fan of Blood on the Clocktower, but not affiliated with Blood on the Clocktower nor The Pandemonium Institute in any other way.
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2.15.5: Mastermind (Menagerie) (April Fool's 2021)

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3.7: Exorcist (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Kohav discuss the Exorcist, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Exorcist's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player (different to last night): the Demon, if chosen, learns who you are & doesn't wake tonight." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
38:32
January 25, 2022
3.6: Pukka (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Edd discuss the Pukka, a Demon from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Pukka's ability is: "Each night, choose a player: they are poisoned. The previously poisoned player dies then becomes healthy." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:10:46
January 10, 2022
3.5: Goon (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Andrew discuss the Goon, an Outsider from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Goon's ability is: "Each night, the 1st player to choose you with their ability is drunk until dusk. You become their alignment." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
49:13
December 27, 2021
3.4: Gossip (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Aggie discuss the Gossip, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Gossip's ability is: "Each day, you may make a public statement. Tonight, if it was true, a player dies." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:23:54
December 14, 2021
3.3: Innkeeper (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Mike discuss the Innkeeper, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Innkeeper's ability is: "Each night*, choose 2 players: they cannot die tonight, but 1 is drunk until dusk." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:08:38
November 30, 2021
3.2: Tea Lady (Bad Moon Rising)
Andrew and special guest Habby discuss the Tea Lady, a Townsfolk from the Bad Moon Rising edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Tea Lady's ability is: "If both your alive neighbors are good, they can't die." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:28:59
November 15, 2021
3.1: Bad Moon Rising Crash Course
Andrew and special guests Capelli and Pat discuss Bad Moon Rising as a whole, and how it differs from Trouble Brewing and Sects and Violets. This is the first episode of a new season!  The coming episodes will each focus on a different character from Bad Moon Rising, getting back into our normal rhythm of character discussions.  However, we wanted to have this episode first to set a baseline for the whole edition, so that each individual episode can assume some degree of familiarity with the nuances of BMR. Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is (usually) about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:52:09
November 02, 2021
2.30: Things We Missed (Sects and Violets)
Andrew discusses things that were missed in previous episodes, and general strategies that weren't quite stated.  Special guest Kendra joins for a quick re-examination of Evil Twin strategies in light of new rules! Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is (usually) about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
30:29
October 19, 2021
2.29: Bone Collector and Deviant (Sects and Violets Travelers part 3)
Andrew and special guests Brian and Ben Finney discuss the Bone Collector and the Deviant, Travelers from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Bone Collector's ability is: "Once per game, at night*, choose a dead player: they regain their ability until dusk." The Deviant's ability is: "If you were funny today, you can not be exiled." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
54:29
October 04, 2021
2.28: Harlot and Butcher (Sects and Violets Travelers Part 2)
Andrew and special guests Edd Gabriel and James Capelli discuss the Harlot and the Butcher, Travelers from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Harlot's ability is: "Each night*, choose a living player: if they agree, you learn their character, but you both might die." The Butcher's ability is: "Each day, after the 1st execution, you may nominate again." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
58:57
September 21, 2021
2.27: Barista (Sects and Violets Travelers Part 1)
Andrew and special guest Jack discuss the Barista, a Traveler from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Barista's ability is: "Each night, until dusk, 1) A player becomes sober, healthy & gets true info, or 2) Their ability works twice. They learn which." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:17:20
September 07, 2021
2.26: Fang Gu (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guests Kohava and Capelli discuss the Fang Gu, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Fang Gu's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player: they die. The 1st Outsider this kills becomes an evil Fang Gu & you die instead. [+1 Outsider]" Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:07:01
August 24, 2021
2.25: Witch (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Nicky discuss the Witch, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Witch's ability is: "Each night, choose a player: if they nominate tomorrow, they die. If just 3 players live, you lose this ability." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
53:33
August 09, 2021
2.24: Sweetheart (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Kendra discuss the Sweetheart, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Sweetheart's ability is: "If you die, 1 player is drunk from now on." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
44:51
July 27, 2021
2.23: Seamstress (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Justin discuss the Seamstress, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Seamstress's ability is: "Once per game, at night, choose 2 players (not yourself): you learn if they are the same alignment." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
58:28
July 12, 2021
2.22: Town Crier (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Town Crier, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Town Crier's ability is: "Each night*, you learn if a Minion nominated today." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
48:32
June 29, 2021
2.21: Oracle (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Kat discuss the Oracle, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Oracle's ability is: "Each night*, you learn how many dead players are evil." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
57:27
June 15, 2021
2.20: No Dashii (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the No Dashii, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The No Dashii's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player: they die. Your 2 Townsfolk neighbors are poisoned." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:26:46
May 31, 2021
2.19: Sage (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Aggie discuss the Sage, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Sage's ability is: "If the Demon kills you, you learn that it is 1 of 2 players." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:22:42
May 18, 2021
2.18: Juggler (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Julian discuss the Juggler, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower that is named after Julian himself! The Juggler's ability is: "On your 1st day, publicly guess up to 5 player's characters. That night, you learn how many you got correct." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:34:26
May 03, 2021
2.17: Pit Hag
Andrew and special guest Edd Gabriel discuss the Pit Hag, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Pit Hag's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player & a character they become (if not-in-play). If a Demon is made, deaths tonight are arbitrary." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
02:34:21
April 19, 2021
2.16 - Philosopher (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Philosopher, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Philosopher's ability is: "Once per game, at night, choose a good character: gain that ability. If this character is in play, they are drunk." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:14:27
April 06, 2021
2.15.5: Mastermind (Menagerie) (April Fool's 2021)
Andrew and special guest Adam Horton from the Making Luck podcast discuss the Mastermind, a 5-cost Action Duration from the Menagerie Expansion, whose ability reads: “At the start of your next turn, you may play an Action card from your hand three times.” You can find more from Adam, including the Making Luck podcast, at adamhorton.com! Also, check out Dominion Points, the Dominion point tracking app I made.  It's available on the iOS App Store (for free!). Each episode of the Cult of Dominion is about a different card from the game Dominion by Donald X. Vaccarino.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the card in three parts, including strategies for playing with, bluffing with, and being the moderator for that card. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:07:01
April 01, 2021
2.15: Mutant (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Nicky discuss the Mutant, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Mutant's ability is: "If you are 'mad' about being an Outsider, you might be executed." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:17:06
March 22, 2021
2.14: Savant (Sects and Violets) - With BOTC Creator Steven Medway!
Andrew and special guest Steven Medway, the designer of Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Savant, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Savant's ability is: "Each day, you may visit the Storyteller to learn 2 things in private: 1 is true & 1 is false." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:45:21
March 09, 2021
2.13: Evil Twin (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special (possibly evil) guests Kendra and Official Storyteller Ben Finney discuss the Evil Twin, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Evil Twin's ability is: "You & an opposing player know each other. If the good player is executed, evil wins. Good can't win if you both live." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:36:33
February 23, 2021
2.12: Vigormortis (Sects and Violets) - with BOTC Producer Evin Donohoe!
Andrew and special guest Evin Donohoe discuss the Vigormortis (plural: Vigormortii), a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Vigormortis' ability is: "Each night*, choose a player: they die. Minions you kill keep their ability & poison 1 Townsfolk neighbor. [-1 Outsider]" Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:16:51
February 09, 2021
2.11: Flowergirl (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Jack discuss the Flowergirl, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Flowergirl's ability is: "Each night*, you learn if the Demon voted today." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
59:51
January 25, 2021
2.10: Artist (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Kohava discuss the Artist, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Artist's ability is: "Once per game, during the day, privately ask the Storyteller any yes/no question." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
58:14
December 28, 2020
2.9 - Dreamer (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Rishabh discuss the Dreamer, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Dreamer's ability is: "Each night, choose a player (not yourself); you learn 1 good character and 1 evil character, 1 of which is correct." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
59:37
December 14, 2020
2.8 - Cerenovus (Sects and Violets) - with TPI Community Manager Ben Burns!
Andrew and special guest Ben Burns, the Pandemonium Institute's community manager, discuss the Cerenovus, a Minion from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Cerenovus' ability is: "Each night, choose a player & a good character: they are 'mad' they are this character tomorrow, or might be executed." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:16:21
November 30, 2020
2.7 - Klutz (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Lucas discuss the Klutz, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Kultz's ability is: "When you learn that you died, publicly choose 1 alive player: if they are evil, your team loses." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:10:00
November 16, 2020
2.6: Vortox (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Brian discuss Vortox, a Demon from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. Vortox's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player; they die. Good abilities yield false information. Each day, if no-one was executed, evil wins." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
48:36
November 02, 2020
2.5: Mathematician (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Eric discuss the Mathematician, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Mathematician's ability is: "Each night, you learn how many players' abilities worked abnormally (since dawn) due to another character's ability." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
56:47
October 19, 2020
2.4: Snake Charmer (Sects and Violets)
The Townsfolk episode that is secretly about playing as the Demon. Andrew and special guest James discuss the Snake Charmer, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Snake Charmer's ability is: "Each night, choose an alive player: a chosen Demon swaps characters & alignments with you & is then poisoned." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
55:47
October 05, 2020
2.3: Barber (Sects and Violets)
Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the Barber, an Outsider from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Barber's ability is: "If you die, the Demon may choose 2 players to swap characters tonight." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:19:19
September 21, 2020
2.2: Clockmaker (Sects and Violets)
If I gave these things fancy titles, this one would be called: "A Vortoxed Clockmaker is Right Twice a Day." Andrew and special guest Justin discuss the Clockmaker, a Townsfolk from the Sects and Violets edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Clockmaker's ability is: "You start knowing how many steps from the Demon to nearest Minion." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:13:19
September 07, 2020
2.1: Sects and Violets Crash Course
Andrew and special guests Kendra and Edd Gabriel discuss Sects and Violets as a whole, and how it differs from Trouble Brewing. This is the first episode of a new season!  The coming episodes will each focus on a different character from Sects and Violets, getting back into our normal rhythm of character discussions.  However, we wanted to have this episode first to set a baseline for the whole edition, so that each individual episode can assume some degree of familiarity with the nuances of SnV. Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is (usually) about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:47:17
August 24, 2020
25: Thief, Bureaucrat, and Scapegoat (Trouble Brewing Travelers Part 2)
Andrew and special guests Edd. Brian, and Ben Finney discuss the Thief, Bureaucrat, and Scapegoat , Travelers from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Thief's ability is: "Each night, choose a player (not yourself): their vote counts negatively tomorrow." The Bureaucrat's ability is: "Each night, choose a player (not yourself): their vote counts as 3 votes tomorrow." The Scapegoat's ability is: "If a player of your alignment is executed, you might be executed instead." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:14:17
August 10, 2020
24: Beggar and Gunslinger (Trouble Brewing Travelers Part 1)
Andrew and special guests Myles and Edd discuss the Beggar and the Gunslinger, Travelers from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Beggar's ability is: "You must use a vote token to vote. Dead players may choose to give you theirs. If so, you learn their alignment." The Gunslinger's ability is: "Each day, after the 1st vote has been tallied, you may choose a player that voted: they die." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:27:18
July 27, 2020
23: Things We Missed (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Justin, but mostly just Andrew, discuss things that were missed in previous episodes, and general strategies that weren't quite stated. Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is (usually) about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
36:27
July 13, 2020
22: Imp (Trouble Brewing) - With Ben Burns, TPI Community Manager!
Andrew and special guest Ben Burns, the Pandemonium Institute's community manager, discuss the Imp, the Demon from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Imp's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player: they die. If you kill yourself this way, a Minion becomes the Imp." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:17:53
June 29, 2020
21: Saint (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Saint, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Saint's ability is: "If you die by execution, your team loses." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
39:12
June 15, 2020
20: Butler (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Butler, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Butler's ability is: "Each night, choose a player (not yourself): tomorrow, you may only vote if they are voting too." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
48:41
June 01, 2020
19: Spy (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Edd Gabriel, one of the Pandemonium Institute's "minions," discuss the Spy, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Spy's ability is: "Each night, you see the Grimoire. You might register as good & as a Townsfolk or Outsider, even if dead." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
02:02:45
May 18, 2020
18: Investigator (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Brandon discuss the Investigator, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Investigator's ability is: "You start knowing 1 of 2 players is a particular Minion." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:01:07
May 04, 2020
17: Virgin (Trouble Brewing) - Featuring Amy Hawkes from TPI!
Andrew and special guest Amy Hawkes, the "Technical Demon" from the Pandemonium Institute discuss the Virgin, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Virgin's ability is, "The 1st time you are nominated, if the nominator is a Townsfolk, they are executed immediately." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:21:44
April 20, 2020
16: Drunk (Trouble Brewing) - With Clocktower Designer Steven Medway!
Andrew and special guest Steven Medway, the designer of Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Drunk, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Drunk's ability is: "You do not know you are the Drunk. You think you are a Townsfolk, but your ability malfunctions." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
02:27:27
April 06, 2020
15.5: Shimmerwing Chimera (Theros Beyond Death) (April Fools 2020)
Andrew and special guest Michael "Not Kevin" Young discuss the Shimmerwing Chimera, a 3/2 blue Enchantment Creature - Chimera from the Theros Beyond Death set with casting cost 3 and a blue, whose ability reads: “Flying / At the beginning of your upkeep, return up to one other target enchantment you control to its owner’s hand.” Each episode of the Religious Sect of the Gathering is about a different creature from the game Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing with, bluffing with, fighting against, and being the judge for that creature. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
39:28
April 01, 2020
15: Chef (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest other Andrew discuss the Chef, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Chef's ability is: "You start knowing how many pairs of evil players there are." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
54:35
March 23, 2020
14: Poisoner (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Justin discuss the Poisoner, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Poisoner's ability is: "Each night, choose a player: their ability malfunctions tonight and tomorrow day." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:25:35
March 09, 2020
13: Soldier (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Jon Gjengset!
Andrew and special guest Jon Gjengset, an Official Storyteller and unofficial "rules guy" for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Soldier, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Soldier's ability is: "You are safe from the Demon." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:02:36
February 24, 2020
12: Monk (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Kendra discuss the Monk, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Monk's ability is: "Each night*, choose a player (not yourself): they are safe from the Demon tonight." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
45:09
February 10, 2020
11: Washerwoman (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Reggie Collins!
Andrew and special guest Reggie Collins, a world traveler who is an Official Storyteller for Blood on the Clocktower (and in fact played in the first ever game of Clocktower), discuss the Washerwoman, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Washerwoman's ability is: "You start knowing 1 of 2 players is a particular Townsfolk."  Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:01:05
January 27, 2020
10: Ravenkeeper (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Russell discuss the Ravenkeeper, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Ravenkeeper's ability is: "If you die at night, you are woken to choose a player: you learn their character." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:11:13
January 13, 2020
9: Baron (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Other Andrew discuss the Baron, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Baron's ability is: "There are extra Outsiders in play. [+2 Outsiders]" Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:06:18
December 30, 2019
8: Librarian (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Ben Finney!
Andrew and special guest Ben Finney discuss the Librarian, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Librarian's ability is: "You start knowing that 1 of 2 players is a particular Outsider. (Or that zero are in play)" Ben Finney is a BotC fan who has been playing since early 2019. He has taken a deep dive into DIY components for the Grimoire and has shared his unofficial documents for others to print and play. He is an official Storyteller and first ran convention games at PAX Australia in October 2019. Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:05:01
December 16, 2019
7: Empath (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Brian discuss the Empath, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Empath's ability is: "Each night, you learn how many of your 2 alive neighbours are evil." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
46:04
December 02, 2019
6: Recluse (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Ben Dance!
Andrew and special guest Ben Dance, one of Melbourne's Official Storytellers for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Recluse, an Outsider from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Recluse's ability is: "You might register as evil & as a Minion or Demon, even if dead." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:14:31
November 18, 2019
5: Scarlet Woman (Trouble Brewing) - With Official Storyteller Jon Gjengset!
Andrew and special guest Jon Gjengset, an Official Storyteller and unofficial "rules guy" for Blood on the Clocktower, discuss the Scarlet Woman, a Minion from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Scarlet Woman's ability is: "If there are 5 or more players alive & the Demon dies, you become the Demon. (Travellers do not count)" Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:03:54
November 04, 2019
4: Mayor (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and returning special guest Roger discuss the Mayor, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. Note: a rules update since this episode has stated that the mayor ability cannot bounce a kill to a protected player or dead player.  The Mayor's ability is: "If only 3 players live & no execution occurs, your team wins. If you die at night, another player might die instead."  Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character.  For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
01:11:13
October 21, 2019
3: Fortune Teller (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Sophie discuss the Fortune Teller, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Fortune Teller's ability is: "Each night, choose 2 players: you learn if either is a Demon. There is 1 good player that registers falsely to you." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
41:29
October 07, 2019
2: Undertaker (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Mohammed discuss the Undertaker, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Undertaker's ability is: "Each night, you learn a character that died by execution today." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
52:58
September 23, 2019
1: Slayer (Trouble Brewing)
Andrew and special guest Roger discuss the Slayer, a Townsfolk from the Trouble Brewing edition of Blood on the Clocktower. The Slayer's ability is: "Once per game, during the day, publicly choose a player: if they are the Demon, they die." Each episode of the Cult of the Clocktower is about a different character from the game Blood on the Clocktower by the Pandemonium Institute.  Andrew Nathenson and a special guest discuss the character in three parts, including strategies for playing as, bluffing as, and being the Storyteller for that character. For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
57:17
August 24, 2019
0: Welcome to the Cult
Blood on the Clocktower is a fantastic social deduction/hidden role game by the Pandemonium Institute.  Every other week, Andrew Nathenson and a special guest will discuss another character from the game! In this introductory episode, Andrew lets you know a bit about what to expect from this podcast, and where you can learn more about the game. Links: Blood on the Clocktower Kickstarter page (you can find rules and other links here) Blood on the Clocktower Youtube Channel (you can find playthrough videos here) For feedback and questions, please email cultoftheclocktower@gmail.com The music used at the start and end of the show is by TeknoAXE, who can be found at teknoaxe.com
05:14
August 23, 2019