Episodes
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they stumble upon a tale of forbidden love. This week Grizzop smacks civilians, Tjelvar arrives fashionably late, Zoya asks the good questions, and Zolf cuts to the chase. Content Notes: - Arguments & family conflict - Threats of violence - Discussions of: unhealthy parenting - Mentions of: death, weapons, alcohol & smoking, blood - SFX: background chattering & shouting, continued water sounds, bees Editing this week by Lowri Ann...
Published 07/21/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they portray Ben's many RQG characters - as wandering woodland creatures - and set out for adventure in the world of Root! This week Tjelvar (the raccoon) judges a pub by its carvings, Zolf (the badger) strides grumpily, Grizzop (the weasel) is more intense than expected, and Zoya (the wolf) is extra fluffy. Content Notes: - Gambling - Discussions of: food, weapons, death & violence - Mentions of: kleptomania, innuendo - SFX: occasional...
Published 07/14/21
In this Metacast Alex, Ben, Lydia, Bryn and Helen discuss the intricacies of inter-character relationships in Rusty Quill Gaming and beyond! Content Notes: - Spoilers for all of Rusty Quill Gaming - Discussions of: murder, kidnapping, sexism, depression - Mentions of: canon-typical trauma & grief, exercise Editing this week by Marisa Ewing and Cathy Rinella. Check out our merchandise available at https://www.redbubble.com/people/RustyQuill/shop and...
Published 07/07/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they sneak and sprint their way out of Svalbard! This week Cel sticks it out, Zolf keeps the key, Azu fights a magnet, and Hamid very strategically knocks on a door. Content Notes: - Undead & zombies - Physical violence - Discussions of: human remains - Mentions of: migraines & fatigue, injury, memory loss, death & dismemberment - SFX: fire, scraping & clanking, continued water sounds, deep percussive sound, roaring &...
Published 06/30/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they are viciously attacked by the colour purple. This week Azu hits the walls, Cel has a rough time, Zolf loses clothing, and Hamid has a brainwave. Content Notes: - Injury - Discussions of: migraines - Mentions of: bombs, death, coma, rot - SFX: clanking, wind Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner. SFX this week by pennyhatemachine, julesibulesi, parabolix, Nox_Sound, RossBell, ssalo, northern87,...
Published 06/23/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face a new set of ghastly challenges. This week Cel tears the carpet, Hamid hears the source, Azu offers healing, and Zolf prepares to strike. Content Notes: - Human remains - Injury & detailed pain - Fatigue - Discussions of: fire, migraines - Mentions of: death (inc. mass death), bats, zombies, rot - SFX: water sounds, continuous humming & droning Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils...
Published 06/16/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben in RQG's 200th episode as they (do a super smooth intro and) fight ravenous zombies! This week Azu calls in a favor, Hamid gets up and out, Zolf has invisibility (doesn't he!?), and Cel is shocked at their own shooting. Content Notes: - Physical violence - Zombies - Discussions of: death & injury, human remains - Mentions of: rot, bombs, drowning, electrocution - SFX: continuous water sounds, growling & roaring, rumbling, explosions,...
Published 06/09/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they find themselves in a precarious position. This week Zolf does sneaky physics, Hamid is learning, Cel wants to rescue THIS one, and Azu stares down a huge threat. Content Notes: - Undead & zombies - Physical violence - Discussions of: human remains, rot & decomposition - Mentions of: death (inc. mass death), body horror, heights & falling - SFX: water sounds, roaring & growling, repeated thudding & smashing Editing...
Published 06/02/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they cautiously stride towards danger. This week Zolf perceives birds, Azu feels it in her fingers and toes, Cel grins about machines, and Hamid recognizes a rarity. Content Notes: - Body horror & undead  - Discussions of: human remains  - Mentions of: death, ableism, heights, fire, bombs, petrification  - SFX: tinkling, intermittent rumbling Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner. SFX this week by...
Published 05/26/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they enter the chilling halls of Svalbard. This week Azu breaks out the marbles, Cel is super effective, Hamid scorches, and Zolf is tactically ready. Content Notes: - Human remains - Body horror - Undead & zombies - Physical violence - Mentions of: death, hiveminds - SFX: dripping, tinkling, electricity, explosions, metallic scraping, deep percussive sound Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils...
Published 05/19/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they set out to retrieve the final piece of the puzzle. This week Cel finds a kindred spirit, Zolf can make all the statements he wants, Azu is enthused about the armory, and Hamid prepares a code. Content Notes: - Social anxiety - Body horror & undead - Scopophobia - Human remains - Discussions of: death (inc. metaphysical), mind control, weaponry - Mentions of: food, mass suffering - SFX: machinery & mechanical sounds, bubbling,...
Published 05/12/21
Alex here with an exciting announcement! RQ network is a podcast network by podcasters for podcasters. We will start by championing the greatest in audio drama podcasting. Beginning with FIVE exciting shows you can listen to right now on rustyquill.com Not to fear we will still be producing plenty of new Rusty Quill Original Podcasts. Join us in welcoming: Cryptids Written by Alexander V Thompson and produced by Wild Obscura, Devin Shepherd, Gabriel Rosenstein and Nora Unkel. Directed...
Published 05/10/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they meet the architects of a possible solution. This week Azu offers a piggyback, Hamid washes up, Zolf is gonna bust in, and Cel gets very focused. Content Notes: - Taunting & insults - Disinfection - Hiveminds & mind control - Discussion of: food, microaggressions, fatigue & workaholism - Mentions of: disability & loss of prosthetic limbs, death (inc. mass death), imprisonment, violence, germophobia - SFX: machinery &...
Published 05/05/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they travel to a secondary location. This week Zolf is getting some air, Cel thinks about knives, Azu can always just kill, and Hamid notices an eerie oddity. Content Notes: - Taunting & insults - Scopophobia - Discussion of: death (inc. mass death), physical violence, cults, apocalypse & existential threat - Mentions of: bears, explosions, suicide, knives  - SFX: continued ticking, clicking, bells Editing this week by Tessa Vroom...
Published 04/28/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they converse with their enemies and find a way forward. This week Zolf welcomes some visitors, Cel withdraws their handshake, Azu inspires burning hatred, and Hamid demands an explanation. Content Notes: - Taunting & insults (inc. diminution) - Continued threats of violence/death - Discussions of: pandemic & infection, cults, existential threat - Mentions of: death (inc. mass death) & murder, fire, innuendo, kidnapping - SFX:...
Published 04/21/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they reconvene and get some answers. This week Hamid needs some deep breaths, Cel drags Wilde into the hug, Azu is genuinely touched, and Zolf learns the consequences of an old failure. Content Notes: - Arguments - Memory loss - Infection & pandemic - Hiveminds - Discussion of: panic attack, food, undead & zombies, apocalypse - Mentions of: death, quarantine, human remains, tentacles, kidnapping, physical violence - SFX: high pitched...
Published 04/14/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they navigate familiar tunnels and unfamiliar foes. This week Cel makes shocking traps, Hamid prepares a tip, Azu hopes to be mistaken for a stall, and Zolf would never freak out. Content Notes: - Body horror & undead - Tunnels & underground - Memory loss - Discussion of: rot & mould, human remains, loss of time, infection - Mentions of: intrusive telepathy, food, death - SFX: repetitive clicking, high pitched sounds,...
Published 04/07/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they take a whirlwind tour of existence itself! This week Azu makes a call, Cel plays percussion, Zolf takes a plunge, and Hamid suggests they move away from the clicking. Content Notes: - Injury - Memory loss & loss of time - Tunnels & underground - Mentions of: falling, the void & space, fire (inc. SFX), drowning, intrusive telepathy - SFX: rumbling, high frequency sounds, water & dripping, repetitive clicking Editing this...
Published 03/31/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face the shadows of the past. This week Azu holds firm, Hamid talks a big game, Cel becomes the monster, and Zolf detects a shift. Content Notes: - Guilt & shaming - Emotional abuse & trauma - Grief & loss (inc. loss of a sibling) - Discussion of: death, futility, destruction, cave-ins, physical violence - Mentions of: claustrophobia, blood & gore, body horror, the void & space, tentacles - SFX: roaring, continuous...
Published 03/24/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they find themselves... elsewhere. This week Zolf left, Hamid catches an encore, Cel cracks the code, and Azu has been here before. Content Notes: - Arguments - Grief & loss (inc. loss of sibling) - Guilt & shaming - Emotional abuse - Discussions of: falling, the void & space, existentialism, tunnels & claustrophobia, unreality, death, faith & afterlife - Mentions: cave-ins, human remains, mannequins, self-recrimination,...
Published 03/17/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they engage in battle with the Garden itself! This week Zolf quite literally gazes into the void, Hamid blocks the squishy NPCs, Cel would like to consider the time-and-space thing, and Azu sends thoughts and prayers. Content Notes: - Physical violence & injury - Nausea - Discussions of: existentialism - Mentions of: death, lightning (inc. SFX), fire & burning (inc. SFX), bears, blades, poison, bombs - SFX: continuous crackling,...
Published 03/10/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they behold the warped center of the Garden. This week Hamid talks arcane theory, Cel hears a distant tolling, Azu spots some familiar faces, and Zolf is gonna go check the bulbs, then. Content Notes: - Religious desecration - Spiritual crisis - Heights & vertigo - Discussions of: rituals - Mentions of: mass suffering, petrification, afterlives, fire & burning, rot & sewage, crowds - SFX: continued bells Editing this week by...
Published 03/03/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they creep towards the corrupted heart of the Blight. This week Cel reads the room, Hamid goes for a classic, Azu knows how the sad bear feels, and Zolf will be careful (since Wilde asked so nicely). Content Notes: - Physical violence - Poison - Petrification & loss of movement - Mentions of: bears, death, suffocation & paralysis, anxiety, mass suffering - SFX: continued bells and humming, shapeshifting Editing this week by Lowri Ann...
Published 02/24/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they face more denizens of the Blight. This week Zolf looks up, Azu sticks with what works, Hamid causes respectable explosions, and Cel notices some absences. Content Notes: - Physical violence  - Tentacles (inc. SFX)  - Zombies (inc. SFX)  - SFX: continued bells and humming, roaring  - Mentions of: body horror, gore & putrefaction, snakes Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner. SFX this week by...
Published 02/17/21
Join Alex, Helen, Bryn, Lydia, and Ben as they do battle in the Blight! This week Hamid hovers, Azu gets psyched for smiting, Zolf reckons it's killable, and Cel drinks defensively. Content Notes: - Physical violence - Body horror & gore - Tentacles (inc. SFX) - Mentions of: existential dread, mind control & compulsion, intrusive emotions, death, mild innuendo - SFX: roaring Editing this week by Lowri Ann Davies, Tessa Vroom & Jeffrey Nils Gardner. SFX this week by...
Published 02/10/21