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Bleak Spirit Episode 1

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Bleak Spirit Episode 3
Welcome to The League Presents: Bleak Spirit. In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're returning to Bleak Spirit - Chris Longhurst's game of a lonely wanderer through a land filled with mysteries and monsters. We'll rotate through playing the explorer, the world's inhabitants and monsters, and the chorus of sensory impressions the explorer experiences.  Opal, a lonely sorcerer and assassin, is now deep in the depths of Caer Brys and must content with web-strewn passages and unquiet spirits. How did this place come to be this way? Starring: Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed), Becky Annison (@beckyannison) and Joshua Fox (@rabalias).
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Bleak Spirit Episode 2
 Welcome to The League Presents: Bleak Spirit. In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're returning to Bleak Spirit - Chris Longhurst's game of a lonely wanderer through a land filled with mysteries and monsters. We'll rotate through playing the explorer, the world's inhabitants and monsters, and the chorus of sensory impressions the explorer experiences.  Opal, a lonely sorcerer and assassin, has made her way through the dark waterways of Caer Brys. But what will she find that forces her to draw on her arcane arts? Starring: Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed), Becky Annison (@beckyannison) and Joshua Fox (@rabalias).  
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Bleak Spirit Episode 1
Welcome to The League Presents: Bleak Spirit. In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. This is the start of our second arc, and we're playing Bleak Spirit - Chris Longhurst's game of a lonely wanderer through a land filled with mysteries and monsters. We'll rotate through playing the explorer, the world's inhabitants and monsters, and the chorus of sensory impressions the explorer experiences.  Join us for the story of Opal, a lonely sorcerer and assassin delving into the flooded city of Caer Brys for her own mysterious reasons... Starring: Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed)  Becky Annison (@beckyannison) Joshua Fox (@rabalias)
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45:28
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Bite Me! Episode 5
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me!  In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics. The pack keeps the balance between the city and the wilds, but with the Redcoat's attacks they've been lax in their duties. And now one of them has attacked Britham. Can the pack rebuild the boundaries? Starring: Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as your GM.  Becky Annison (@beckyannison) as Grace, the Alpha.  Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed) as Fiona, the Fixer.  Grant Howitt (@gshowitt) as Kraken, the Howl.  Jay Iles (@jayciles) as Ruby, the Greypelt.
49:44
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Bite Me! Episode 4
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me!  In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics - currently in its last day on Kickstarter.  This is a bit of a short episode, but we had a lot of fun with it. We see what happens when you put a few werewolves in close proximity with each other, and give them rules which encourage them to spill up exactly how they're feeling at that moment... Starring: Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as your GM.  Becky Annison (@beckyannison) as Grace, the Alpha.  Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed) as Fiona, the Fixer.  Grant Howitt (@gshowitt) as Kraken, the Howl.  Jay Iles (@jayciles) as Ruby, the Greypelt.
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Bite Me! Episode 3
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me!  In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics - currently on Kickstarter.  In this episode: Ruby and Fiona debate the merits of driving a car as a wolf. A local pub is home to murderous plotting. One werewolf wants to leave the pack - and other wishes they were more welcome. Starring: Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as your GM.  Becky Annison (@beckyannison) as Grace, the Alpha.  Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed) as Fiona, the Fixer.  Grant Howitt (@gshowitt) as Kraken, the Howl.  Jay Iles (@jayciles) as Ruby, the Greypelt.
53:58
March 13, 2019
Bite Me! Episode 2
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me!  In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're starting off by playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics - currently on Kickstarter.  The Alpha is dead. Long live the Alpha. As the pack tries to escape the Foxhunters, Ruby runs straight into the pack's ancient foe in the depths of the forest. Will the pack be able to fight a battle on two fronts?  Will Grace settle into her new role as pack Alpha? And will Kraken's mystical knowledge and Fiona's modern smarts pull us out of danger? Listen to find out! Starring: Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as your GM. Becky Annison (@beckyannison) as Grace, the Alpha. Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed) as Fiona, the Fixer. Grant Howitt (@gshowitt) as Kraken, the Howl. Jay Iles (@jayciles) as Ruby, the Greypelt.
49:40
March 6, 2019
Bite Me! Episode 1
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me!  In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games. We're starting off by playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics - currently on Kickstarter.  A werewolf pack in suburban England walks a razor-thin line between the hunters of the city and the things that live in the forest. It's a tough life, but made a lot harder when your pack alpha is bleeding out on your kitchen table... Note: we went through game setup in a bonus episode. It's not needed to enjoy this, but check it out if you want to hear more about Bite Me! Starring: Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as your GM. Becky Annison (@beckyannison) as Grace, the Prodigal. Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed) as Fiona, the Fixer. Grant Howitt (@gshowitt) as Kraken, the Howl. Jay Iles (@jayciles) as Ruby, the Greypelt.
54:58
February 27, 2019
Bite Me! Episode 0
Welcome to The League Presents: Bite Me! In this ongoing series, game designers in the UK Indie RPG League play each other's games.  We're starting off by playing Bite Me!, Becky Annison's game of werewolf pack dynamics - currently on Kickstarter.   This is our game setup episode, and the audio quality isn't great. Jump to Episode 1 if you'd like to learn about our setting and character relationships as you play, we won't mind! Starring:  Joshua Fox (@rabalias) as the GM.  Becky Annison (@beckyannison). Chris Longhurst (@potatocubed).  Grant Howitt (@gshowitt). Jay Iles (@jayciles).
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February 27, 2019
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