Blackout Chapter 25 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Mealies on Heelies" Garret and Bunk have a lovely day in the park while gathering information about their quarries: BBB, Lex and Dandelion. However, they're not the only ones enjoying lunch al fresco: the team butts heads with Blunderbuss Bailey.CONTENT WARNING: Disability, AddictionCountdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/dNHUVJy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as…

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Blackout Chapter 24 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Baby's First Hack" The team meets with their new client Idira, head south to Puget Sound to hit the streets for information on their new targets, all before running into an old friend.Countdown Clocks Album Art:Artwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as Bunk Support the Show: Patreon…

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Tranquility Resorts

Products: Crop seeds, GMOsServices: Hospitality, Tourism, Recreation, Residential, Nature Conservation, Agrochemical R&D, Agriculture, BiotechnologySubsidiaries: Park Rangers, TerraFirma, Blue Marble Research, Perfect Parks, Cosmic Amusements, Stay Awhile Hotels, VIP Concierge, NOVAcancy,Headquarters: Quito, Ecuador Motto: “Experience life like never before.” Tranquility Resorts is primarily known as a premier hospitality corporation, responsible for many of the most desirable and prestigious resorts, hotels, tourist…

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Blackout Chapter 23 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Twinabego" Back together at last, the old gang take stock and make plans. A potential client reaches out looking for a team of investigators... [Countdown Clocks] (https://imgur.com/VdusGFc) Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/dNHUVJy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as Bunk Support the Show:Patreon | Etsy Contact Us:Facebook | Twitter |…

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5 VanTle Restaurants Worth Canceling your QuickBite Subscription For

By Jake Shultz Kaletown For those of you counting calories, check out Kaletown in central Van for a great selection of vegetarian bites, made with fresh ingredients synthesized on site. Grab a kaleboat for a seriously healthy and guaranteed grammable lunch. The Mustard Point A popular food truck serving hot dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches made with unique and inventive toppings.…

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Blackout Chapter 22 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Like an EpiPen, if you were allergic to bullets." With the evidence they need secured, Jin, Tiss, Cass, and Bunk must escape the complex as security begins to lock the facility down. Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin Bae and Olivia CrowDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as Bunk Support…

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Blackout Chapter 21 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Who knew hacking would be so important?" The group must overcome the security of the Exhale warehouse as they try to push further into the facility, hoping to uncover the truth before MasKorp can cover it up. Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin Bae & Olivia CrowDan as TissShaun…

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Blackout Chapter 20 [The Sprawl]

"You need to climax a bit later." The gang sneak into the Exhale warehouse and begin their investigation. However, they quickly discover that the facility will not give up its secrets so easily. Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin BaeDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as Bunk Support the Show:Patreon | Etsy…

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Blackout Chapter 19 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Secret Hot Tub"STAKE OUT! 🎵 The group finalizes their preparations and plans and leave for Exhale. Olivia discovers she and Mimi Moji have a common history. Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin BaeDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as Bunk Support the Show:Patreon | Etsy Contact Us:Facebook | Twitter |…

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Blackout Chapter 18 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "First things first, we gotta stalk him on social media" Cass, Bunk, Tiss, and Jin continue to pull at the tangled web of corruption behind MasKorp, revealing the truth goes way deeper than they initially thought... Meanwhile, we check back in with Olivia. Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin…

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Blackout Chapter 17 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Tactical Sandals" Cass, Bunk and Tiss discuss the details of the new mission with Redshift and Jin, then begin their research of the MasKorp Exhale warehouse and key personnel.Countdown Clocks Exhale Layout Get 10% off your digital solution at https://objektiv.digital/hobcast Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as Jin BaeDan as TissShaun…

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Blackout Chapter 16 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Nobody that rich has ever tried to kill me," Cass, Tiss, Bunk, and Olivia have been separated after their disastrous VanTle Harbour mission. As they try to pick up the pieces, a new opportunity arises. But is the risk worth the reward? Countdown Clocks Get 10% off your digital solution at https://objektiv.digital/hobcast Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wYOHexy.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production…

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Blackout Chapter 15 [The Sprawl]

"Strangers are just friends I don't know yet" The Passing Angel Axiom is built around the belief that the city blackouts are divine punishment from supernatural beings. We take a break from the action at VanTle harbour to watch four acolytes of the Axiom, keen to undergo their rights of initiation... Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/Zs5TxYc.pngArtwork by ShubertAudio Production by Astronomic Audio…

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Blackout Chapter 14 [The Sprawl]

"I don't want to remember any of this" Time is running out. Swarms of security descends on VanTle Harbour. The package is in the team's hands and the exit is in sight - can they beat the odds and escape? Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/r9WTcfN.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as OliviaDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as…

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Blackout Chapter 13 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Military Grade Presentation Pointer"The team continues their infiltration of VanTle Harbour, but their troubles are only just beginning. How long can their luck hold out as the odds stack up against them? Countdown ClocksCONTENT WARNING: sexual harassment Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/r9WTcfN.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as OliviaDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as Bunk…

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Blackout Chapter 12 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Hot Katana" The team don a new set of aliases and Kit Simone, Micro-Wave, Esmeralda Justice, and Xiaotao begin their infiltration of VanTle Harbour. It goes about as well as you'd expect. Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/r9WTcfN.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMCristina as OliviaDan as TissShaun as CassShubert as Bunk Support the Show:Patreon…

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Blackout Chapter 11 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Allergies are a myth!" The team deals with the aftermath of the Skiptracer event, doing their best to lick their wounds and move on. A new client, a new ally and a new mission set their sights towards VanTle Harbour. Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/r9WTcfN.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as…

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Blackout Chapter 10 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "I"m a hacker, not a fighter"The jig is up - the Slacks family is caught with their slacks down. Can the party make a slick getaway from Pepper and Flint? Meanwhile, a tantalizing offer from a rival - but can they be trusted?Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/STlcJe3.jpgArtwork by Trevor GeiskeAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex…

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Blackout Chapter 9 [The Sprawl]

"Drone Cop 2: Drunk Cop" Another day in Applewood Terrace sees a house party, a mysterious delivery, blackmail and more. All the while, the Skiptracers are closing in on theteam... Countdown ClocksAlbum Art: https://i.imgur.com/ii7P4Qj.jpgArtwork by Trevor GeiskeAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as Garrett as Cecil SlacksCristina as Olivia as Cynthia SlacksDan as Tiss as Gene SlacksShubert…

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Blackout Chapter 8 [The Sprawl]

"Pauls to the left of me, Geralds to the right" Garret, Tiss, Olivia and Bunk, deep undercover as the Slacks family, meet their new neighbours and start settling into suburban life. But is everything as it seems in sleepy Applewood Terraces? Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/tmFuoTX.jpgArtwork by Trevor GeiskeAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as Garrett as…

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Blackout Chapter 7 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "BLOOD GUZZLER" Downtime Activities: Tiss ties up loose ends and Garret overextends. Olivia considers tank treads while Bunk picks out new threads. The team prepares to go deep undercover while Epistle hatches a plot. Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/t9em8u4.jpgArtwork by Trevor GeiskeAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as Bunk…

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Blackout Chapter 6 [The Sprawl]

Episode Summary "The Doctor is the mother" Tiss faces his fears, Bunk rocks out, Olivia pops and unlocks and Garrett shows off his driving skills. When the Gastown Sparks make their move, the gang gives chase. [Countdown Clocks](https://imgur.com/tZKud7o) Episode Notes "The Doctor is the mother"Tiss faces his fears, Bunk rocks out, Olivia pops and unlocks and Garrett shows off his…

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Blackout Chapter 5 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Emotional support human" Olivia, Bunk and Garret make a detour to investigate a mysterious message from one of Garrett's contacts. Bunk's show is about to begin when astartling discovery is made below the Gastown Sparks hideout...Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/wh9SIZ4.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as Bunk…

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Blackout Chapter 4 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "It's Amazing What Microchips Can do These Days" Following a successful (?) mission, the team takes care of some housekeeping before preparing for their next gig: infiltrating the Bodybag Nightclub, a hideout of the Gastown Sparks. Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/FWBZAZ2.jpgArtwork by @shaunmakesAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as…

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Blackout Chapter 3 [The Sprawl]

Episode Notes "Stop being so cyber thirsty" With Epistle security forces closing in, the team will have to act fast. But when questions about the motivations of both their client and target surface, they'll have to make a critical choice... Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/5pEIg5A.jpgArtwork by @merrittcristinaAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as…

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BLACKOUT GM Diary 3 – Megacorps

Written by Jake Shultz Now that we’ve covered the groundwork for the game and setting (here and here), we can finally get to the juicy centerpieces of so many cyberpunk stories: the megacorp. Impenetrable, ubiquitous, and probably up to no good.  We followed the suggestions in the Sprawl book for creating the megacorps of our world, with each player, including…

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Blackout Chapter 2 [The Sprawl]

"It's a tough world for teenagers" Bunk, Tiss, Garret and Olivia continue to investigate the source of the leak of smart weapon history, narrowing it down to an Epistle office building. However, time is running short... Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/JGec7NE.jpgArtwork by @merrittcristinaAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring:Jake as The GMAlex as GarrettCristina as OliviaDan as TissShubert as Bunk Support…

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Blackout Chapter 1 [The Sprawl]

"#vanlife" In the first episode of our new campaign, we find our ragtag group of mercs mid-mission; but things take a turn when the meeting with their client is interrupted by two corporate employees... Countdown Clocks Album Art: https://i.imgur.com/JGec7NE.jpg Artwork by @merrittcristina Audio Production by Astronomic Audio Featuring: Jake as The GM Alex as Garrett Cristina as Olivia Dan as…

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Blackout GM Diary 02 – Inspirations, Questions and Primers

Written by Jake Shultz Last post, I talked about some of the groundwork we did laying the foundation for BLACKOUT. We had conversations about what we wanted to see in the setting, the tone of the game, the system to use and so on. Today, I’ll be going into more depth about the setting, VanTle, and some of the inspirations…

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Blackout [Preview]

Episode Notes "Coming September 30: BLACKOUT" Coming soon, a brand new House of Bob campaign. Visit our social media or join our Discord server to learn more, or support us on Patreon to hear the new series early! Album Art:Artwork by @merrittcristinaAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Support the Show:Patreon | Etsy Contact Us:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | [Discord](https://hobcast.com/discord-server) |…

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Blackout [Announcement]

"Coming September 30: BLACKOUT" Coming soon, a brand new House of Bob campaign. Visit our social media or join our Discord server to learn more, or support us on Patreon to hear the new series early! Artwork by @merrittcristinaAudio Production by Astronomic Audio Support the Show:Patreon | Etsy Contact Us:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Discord | Email | hobcast.com…

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Blackout GM Diary 01 – System, Setting and Tone

Written by Jake Shultz Early into our previous campaign, Tomb of Annihilation, we started to consider what our next game would be. We’ve played together as a group for about 15 years now, and we usually have ideas percolating about what games or genres or systems we were interested in trying, but this time was a little different. Now, we’re…

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