We are and have been LGBT+ from our very first session. In our tales and characters we strive to de-toxify the worst aspects of old-style roleplay (OSR) and TTRPGs as a whole. This includes pushing back against sexism and misogny as well as the deeply racist colonial attitudes found in many older RPGs. This is … “Why do we include ethical storytelling?”
FAQ Category: FAQs
I have questions!
Then come talk to us on social media – we’re on Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Reddit We’re pretty friendly so you’re very welcome and chat. If you are looking for a way to catchup on previous seasons and story lines, try our Tales So Far page
Do you have a Patreon or Ko-Fi?
Yes, we do (as of March 2018), you can find our Patreon here. We are very grateful for all your support and are starting to expand into more projects. Many heartfelt thanks to our Patrons. Tiers start from just $1 and give access to stat blocks for Penance Friends & Foes, as well as other interesting … “Do you have a Patreon or Ko-Fi?”
So what has changed since you started?
Penance RPG: The Original Series Originally we started with 8 folks all from the guild. This dropped over time as some of the starting cast decided that they would rather not continue their adventure. To make up for this we added new folks. At the start of season 2 we added Belry (played by Ben) … “So what has changed since you started?”
So you write your own music?
Yes. We have been incredibly fortunate to have some very talented creatives within our casts. Due to not being able to receive a list of the music for the Original Series, during the current re-editing process we are replacing the music. These new tracks and those for subsequent campaigns were composed and performed by Daniel … “So you write your own music?”
So when’s the next Episode out?
Currently, our new series – Plummet: Falling In The Dark – is released on our standard schedule of (very early on) Sunday morning, GMT. Most of the time we also have a a mid-week release of a separate campaign on Wednesdays. The archives for all our content can be found under the Shows and Archives options … “So when’s the next Episode out?”
How much do you edit or censor out of each episode?
Very little, We endeavour with each episode to leave as much of the base content as possible, but it is sometimes necessary to remove elongated tangents or repetition. As a rule, we do not censor the content in the podcast – we feel that being able to explore some adult themes in storytelling and the … “How much do you edit or censor out of each episode?”
So how does the RPG system differ from others?
The Penance RPG system allows for complete free-reign for its players to choose how they want to deal with issues they face. If they want to use some form of elaborate trickery to get past a guard or set a building ablaze they can. However, for every action there is a consequence, and sometimes this … “So how does the RPG system differ from others?”
Why are you called “Penance RPG”?
We did not intend to start an actualplay podcast, or indeed any podcast. Way back in the depths of mid 2016, some folk from a small World of Warcraft guild called “Penance” decided they should run “some form of RPG” over the guilds teamspeak server. That was to keep us sane during the many, many … “Why are you called “Penance RPG”?”