Penance RPG

Penance RPG is a homebrew style of RPG podcast created out of the belief that actual play storytelling should allow for not only free player choice for any and every decision but equal consequences to these decisions. We believe this allows for an organic style of storytelling rarely seen anywhere else whilst still retaining a deep love for fantastical tales of castles and characters. As all bard’s tales should, we work to not only tell our own tales of heroism and heretics, but also blend our own ideas with tales that have passed around the fires many times over to create fresh blood for older stories, telling them in such a manner that breathes new life and a different style to a tale that some of you may have heard more than 956877 times before.... We offer lovable characters, dastardly villains, dangerous scenery and chaotic situations all in an attempt to bring you something different from your standard dungeon crawl.


episode 1: Halloween 2018. 1: The Pilot Episode

I Hope Your sitting Comfortably, For this tale can go many different ways..


Welcome to the Penance Halloween Project 2018 – We Wrote a tale, based on our love on horror and storytelling, and We Opened it up to those of you out there who were brave enough to take up this quest… 


13 Podcasts accepted our challenge, in one way or another..

10 Episodes Were Recorded, All Totally Different from each other
And While the Story stayed the same, the methods became abstract
Between Those who want the finest Details.. And those who's patience sorely Lacked

So Let us Open the Dungeon with this Tale of a Missing Merchant’s Son
Who will survive and What will become of them for now the Games have Begun…

This Episode was the Pilot Episode, The Story was in its "written but not tested" stage and many elements of the story were tightened or changed following this pilot episode to make them better before the other groups ran the tale. 

There were also several instances where the groups excitability caused them to talk ontop of each other, or Belry to play with his microphone connection (causing crackling noises),  We apologise for any annoyance this causes. 

So Who was part of the Pilot? Well it was a Blend of our normal cast and the Curse of Penance Cast which features two other podcasts:

The Character of Jess was played by Lexa from The Dead horse Podcast




The Character of Paulie Lightfingers was Played by AJ from Pretending with Dice





Editor’s Note: since we were recording different groups via discord - who had various degrees of experience with recording online - the audio quality may vary Player to player. We did our best to minimise this difference but sometimes it was beyond our control.

Also the Intro has a relatively quiet intro. This has been done to Build suspense, please wait until Artie has begun speaking (around 18 seconds in) before adjusting your sound volume, Apologies if you only read this after.

All Music Was Written & Performed by Daniel Boström

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 2018-11-01  2h44m