The Once And Future Nerd

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Nia’s parents receive some troubling information, and Ry’y lo-Th’yyt delivers some bad news herself to the Freehold garrison. Two mariners have a very unlucky day at sea. The Professor and Miss Bailey grieve, and have some…concerns. This episode features guest performances by Beth Eyre and Feli…
We’re trying to hit $500/episode by March 24th to make the show more sustainable for everyone involved. And we’ve added some cool new rewards to do it! Please help us spread the word, or consider pledging if you’re able. Thank you as always for listening, and we will see you on March 24 for the pre…
First! The announcement you’ve all been waiting for! Release dates for our next chapter. THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD Book 2 – Myth Made Flesh Chapter 5 – “An Impregnable Missive” Part 1 – March 24, 2019 Part 2 – April 7, 2019 Part 3 – April 21, 2019 Part 4 – May 5, 2019 We can’t wait for you to hear…
Today’s bonus content is a conversation that Zach and Christian had with Amanda McLoughlin, Julia Schifini, and Eric Silver of Multitude fame. We talked about the role that storytelling plays in society and how that intersects with roleplaying and self-conception. We’re also pleased to announce th…
Here’s the audio from our #AskTOAFN livestream for Book 2 Chapter 4. It’s been lightly edited for length and clarity, but you can still watch the full video stream on YouTube. Some shout-outs and announcements: Thanks to our Week 1 fundraiser on Maddy Groves, we were able to donate over $60 to the…
In the heart-stopping conclusion of Chapter 4, Regan and Ren navigate some treacherous waters. (That’s literal and metaphorical, you see.) Meanwhile, General Traft makes some new friends. And Ry’y lo-Th’yyt catches a lucky break. Will she finally do some outmaneuvering of her own? The script for th…
The Party is in for yet another of their many culture shocks as they make their way aboard Ren’s notorious Red Reaver (except for Regan of course). Billy questions his role in the group, and Arlene levels up the vital bardic skill “read the damn room.” Meanwhile, Bryce Riverfell proves far less coo…
Regan negotiates with Ren to get her crew to Armstrungard. Jethro the Woodsman explains more of his unusual beliefs to General Traft. General Riverfell has his evening plans disrupted. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. Part 3 of this Chapter will be released on June 3. We hope we…
Welcome back, dear ones! In the premiere of Chapter 4, our party must reap what they have sown aboard the Otto Olafsson’s merchant vessel. (Hint: It’s pirates.) Meanwhile, the High Council of the White Forest has some questions for Ry’y lo-Th’yyt. The script for this episode can be downloaded here.…
Some scheduling announcements for our upcoming episodes. Book 2 Chapter 4 premieres on May 6, 2018. We’ll see you then!
Today’s bonus content is the cleaned up audio from our last end-of-chapter livestream (along with the Chapter 3 blooper reel). You can watch the video of this conversation here. Podcast Shout-Out’s this episode: Greg: Til Death Do Us Blart, Worst Idea Of All Time Ian: Pod Save America, Beautiful S…
While Nia has a brief run-in with her past, Billy procures passage for the Party. But their new accommodations leave much to be desired for our heroes’ purposes. Meanwhile, Traft’s abductor reveals some explosive secrets about the recent past of Iorden. The script for this episode can be downloade…
With the Knights of the Wood hot on their trail, our newly reunited heroes must think quickly to make good their escape from Freehold. Meanwhile, Ardel Redmoor is finally forced to confront the responsibilities of the title he now claims. And a wounded Ry’y lo-Th’yyt encounters yet another obstacle…
Strange and unnatural circumstances abound at Redmoor-occupied Castle Guernatal. The downtrodden General Traft finds shelter from a storm. But what manner of shelter is it? The prodigal Elf, and Knight, and Lady, and Handmaiden return to the side of their Queen. But there’s little time for warm reu…
An inebriated and ill-prepared Yllowyyn finds himself with two lives in his hands. No matter what he does, his decision is likely to echo loudly and far. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank whatever kind souls saw fit to nominate us for t…
Today’s bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes. This conversation was originally broadcast in May as part of Zach’s ongoing “Self Care Sunday” livestrea…
This episode is the audio from our latest #AskTOAFN, which we did as livestream. It’s been cleaned up a little and lightly edited. And you can always watch the original, unedited and with the video right here. Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in with questions! We tried to at least acknowled…
Today’s bonus content is an interview with Tal M. Klein. His sci-fi novel THE PUNCH ESCROW – the film rights to which have already been purchased by Lionsgate -is available now, and he’s touring indie book stores to promote it. If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of the book, tweet something …
In the harrowing conclusion of Chapter 2, Gwen shares what she’s learned with Brennen and Bryce. And Arlene has some very difficult questions to answer. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. As this is the end of this chapter, it’s time for you to send in your #AskTOAFN questions to …
Having had some time to cool off, some of our party takes steps towards reconciling. But Brennen is still struggling, and seeks the guidance of Bryce Riverfell, before the two are interrupted by an unexpected guest. Yllowyyn grins and bears his new traveling companion(s). And back at the Horse’s He…
Having been all but kicked out of his parents’ house, Yllowyyn finds several unlikely allies and adversaries in his familial conflicts. Meanwhile, the Kids consider how to make the best of the turmoil in their camp. But things seem especially gloomy for Nia and Brennen. And elsewhere in the realm, …
Billy, Nelson, and Nia attempt to parse Regan’s revelations through the varied lenses of their unique lives. Meanwhile, Regan reacts very poorly to needing to be cared for. And Yllowyyn returns with what he’s heard to the White Forest – and to his parents, who attempt to set straight the prodigal s…
As the shockwaves of Regan’s revelations ripple through the party, Yllowyyn feels less welcome than ever. Ry’y lo-Th’yyt discovers a loose thread in urgent need of snipping. And Brennen is given an ultimatum. The script for this episode can be downloaded here. Part Two of this chapter will be relea…
Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in for our first #AskTOAFN of Book 2! We answered as many questions as we could. If yours didn’t get answered, we hope you’ll try again next time. And let us know if you enjoy this episode and whether we should keep doing this. Cool stuff mentioned in this e…
It’s the dramatic conclusion of Book 2, Chapter 1. At the Horse’s Head Inn, Arlene and Gwen Anna and Gayle reluctantly make plans regarding their newfound ward. In an ice cave in the south seas, Renault the “nice” necromancer meets a legendary warrior from an age nearly forgotten. And back near Fre…
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Started
Sep 18th, 2013
Latest Episode
Mar 24th, 2019
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No. of Episodes
101
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24 minutes

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