Explorers Wanted

A weekly Numenera Actual Play podcast about exploration, intrigue, and friendship.

About the show

We are a weekly actual play podcast using the Numenera Discovery and Destiny rules. Set one billion years in the future, we journey across the Ninth World. There have been eight worlds before this, where civilizations rose to intergalactic heights only to fall into ashes, leaving a world of strange relics behind them. Join our ragtag crew of messy adventurers as they navigate weird ruins, contend with criminal intrigue, and ignore their own better judgment... Repeatedly.

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Campaign Two: Hearts in Orbit

Three figures, from left: Ezri stands stolidly in armor with brown hair covering half of her face (the unscarred part) holding a large clawed sledgehammer. Ilsene in joyous motion with billowing cloak and thieve's gear. Her hair poking out of her hood above her face which highlights the her green eyes and matching vitiligo against her dark skin. Magpie looking playful in earthtones that align with her light brown hair, pulled back and curled tresses falling on either side of her face, wearing a sisk at her side. All three carry gas masks at their belts.

Campaign One: Night's Hope

Our cast of three explorers from campaign one walking towards camera.. From left to right: Nix - a warrior woman with green hair and serpent fangs cracks her knuckles and smiles. Her left leg is a metal prosthetic with jade green seams. Dili - a short dark haired man with dark green eyes looks distractedly past his pushed up goggles at multi-colored shapes floating above his head. ChaCha - An even shorter fair-skinned woman with blonde hair stares strangely forward with blue eyes. She has extended her left arm flourishing out her bright red hooded cloak to reveal the short-legged lime-green romper she wears beneath.

Character art by @kisunuki.

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  • 1: Rain Falls in Charmonde (Trailer)

    January 26th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  2 mins 8 secs
    actual play, numenera, rpg, trailer

    As the rain falls in Charmonde, two mysterious figures meet to discuss what is to come.

  • 2: A Coven of Contractors

    April 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Welcome to the future! One billion years from now, humanity has begun to evolve and appear again in what they call the Ninth World.
    We meet our four (mostly) brave explorers as they take on a contract job to explore nearby ruins from a prior world.

  • 3: Crystalline Dreams

    April 15th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 2 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Our intrepid explorers search the depths of the crystalline ruins to discover the fate of Mewin. It gets weird.

  • 4: Bonus Episode: Atalia Session Zero

    April 17th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 2 secs
    actual play, bonus episode, invisible sun, numenera, rpg

    We journey back and learn more about Atalia and how she found her way to that particular back alley.

  • 5: Things in the Dark

    April 22nd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Our group of explorers continue their investigation into the fate of Mewin, and have an interaction with a most unpleasant home owner. Also, let's paint some pretty trees.

  • 6: Bonus Episode: ChaCha Session Zero

    April 24th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 24 secs
    actual play, bonus episode, invisible sun, numenera, rpg

    We take a trip down memory lane with ChaCha, and see a series of events that eventually led her to Charmonde.

  • 7: The Sinking Ark

    April 29th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 19 secs
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Our explorers have to escape from a creature intent on saving them from themselves. This time they use their WORDS.

  • 8: Bonus Episode: The Alternate Universe Trailer

    April 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 min 58 secs
    actual play, bonus episode, non-canonical, numenera, rpg, trailer

    This was just a gag trailer that Daniel created for the players based on some of the early recordings. The improvisation that led to the hatred of juggling was too good for him to ignore and so he envisioned an AU where the BBEG is a master juggler.

  • 9: Bonus Episode: Nix Session Zero

    May 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 16 mins
    actual play, invisible sun, numenera, rpg

    BONUS EPISODE! This one is all about Nix!

  • 10: Invisible Strings

    May 6th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 9 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Returned to Charmonde, our explorers begin their next task, but find that their own pasts risk tripping them up.

  • 11: Bonus Episode: Dili Session Zero

    May 8th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 54 secs
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    BONUS EPISODE!!! We take a peek into Dili's past. He doesn't seem any less nervous than he is now.

  • 12: Scorps To Go

    May 13th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Our explorers now reunited, they must deal with a very inappropriate interloper.

  • 13: Tightening Coils

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 12 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Our explorers find that their fates may be tied together more closely than they thought.

  • 14: A Seskii By Any Other Name

    May 27th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    Nix and Cha-Cha find out that there are two criminal organizations after their companions, and Atalia makes hard choices.

  • 15: More Than A Kitchen

    June 3rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 19 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    After a life and death meeting, Atalia and the rest of the explorers regroup and plan their next move.

  • 16: You Can Never Go Home Again

    June 10th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 9 mins
    actual play, numenera, rpg

    The crew enlists Nix's contacts to try and track down their quarry, but unpleasant truths are uncovered in the process.