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The Spoony Bard's Aural Theatre

An episodic reenactment of older video games. Using the video games' original music and sound effects and using the dialogue as it was written in-game (for better or worse), we will "play" for you the entire game from start to finish.
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The Spoony Bard's Aural Theatre
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Jul 12, 2020

Read by Calvin (he/him)
Special Guest: Bryan! (he/him)

WHAT IS NOT SO PERFECT ON THE PERFECT PLANET?

Jun 26, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit (she/her)
Special Guest: Mischa! (she/her)

SOMEONE MURDERED HARLOW THROMBEY. ONLY YOU CAN FIND OUT WHO DID IT.

Jun 8, 2020

Read by Calvin (he/him)
Special Guest: Ronson! (he/him)

WHAT DANGERS LURK IN THE WATERS OF SURFER'S COVE?

Jun 3, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit (she/her)
Special Guest: Calvin! (he/him)

TANGLE WITH THE MEANEST MAN IN THE WEST!

May 25, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn (he/him)
Special Guest: John! (he/him)

THIS DARING SPACE MISSION COULD BE YOUR FINEST - OR IT COULD BE YOUR LAST!

May 18, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit (she/her)
Special Guest: Dustin! (he/him)

WILL YOU SUCCEED IN THIS DANGEROUS MISSION?

May 12, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn (he/him)
Special Guest: Teddy! (they/them)

WILL YOU UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF CHIMNEY ROCK?

May 7, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit
Special Guest: Rob!

CAPTURED BY A UFO!  CAN YOU ESCAPE?

May 2, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn
Special Guest: Josh!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THIS EXCITING JOURNEY?  YOU GET TO CHOOSE!

Apr 23, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit
Special Guest: McKinley!

DANGER AWAITS YOU IN THE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS!

Apr 16, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn
Special Guest: Chad!

WILL YOU BECOME TRAPPED IN TIME?

Apr 8, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit
Special Guest: Patrick!

CAN YOU UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF STONEHENGE?

Apr 3, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn
Special Guest: Jeannette!

THE GREAT MAYAN CIVILIZATION DISAPPEARED MORE THAN 800 YEARS AGO. COULD WE BE NEXT?

Apr 1, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit
Special Guest: Keira!

THE LEGENDARY JEWELS OF NABOOTI ARE MISSING! WILL FINDING THEM HELP WORLD PEACE? OR COULD IT KILL YOU?

Mar 30, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn
Special Guest: Madison!

You were born on a spaceship traveling between galaxies.  An experienced intergalactic adventurer, you are now on a mission to a distant planet.  Suddenly on your screen you see an alien spacecraft -- like nothing you've ever seen before.  Will the aliens be hostile or friendly?  There isn't much time.  Should you fight and hope to drive them off, or just go quietly with them?  Here they come!

Mar 27, 2020

Read by RPG Rabbit
Special Guest: BreAnna!

You are a deep sea explorer, about to embark on your most challenging and dangerous mission. Equipped with the latest technology, your objective is to find the mythical lost city of Atlantis. You bravely face giant squid, Great White sharks, shipwrecks, and the bends—but will you return to the surface with evidence of the underwater civilization?

Mar 25, 2020

Read by Calvin Redburn
Special Guest: RPG Rabbit

You and Carlos are on an expedition to the world's highest mountains in the remote kingdom of Nepal to search for the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. Carlos arrives a few days early and goes missing from Everest base camp. A Yeti sighting was reported nearby. Did he go after it? Or was Carlos onto the trail of something else?

Jan 16, 2020

The key to Deathtoll's throne has opened the portal to the World of Evil.  Before Blazer can defeat the evil trickster, he will need the aid of THE PHOENIX!  We visit old acquaintances and seek the three Red Hot Items, and for better or for worse, Lisa will adopt a goat.

Thanks to the actors who lent us their talent for this production:

Kedo
Deer 1
Houseplant 1
Mermaid 1
Queen's Guard
Secret Mushroom

Blackjack Gabbiani
(Youtube Channel)
Sleeping Bird
Girl 2
Mermaid Guard 1
Mouse 3
Office Cat
Soldier 4
The Widower's Goat

Patrick Shemorry
The Widower

Mort Director
(aka Guards! Guards! Director)
Gaudi the Architect
Crocodile 1
Door 1
Dreaming Dolphin
Grandpa 2
King Magridd

Dustin Graham
Gourmet Goat
Excited Boy
Lou the Dolphin
Singer 1
Actinidia
Waiter Dog

Nancy Homan
Store Woman
Bartender Woman
Bridge Bird
Magician Grandma
Mermaid Statue 1
Mermaid Statue 2
Mermaid Statue 3
Mermaid Statue 4
Mermaid Statue 5
Mouse 2

Asia's Friend Tom
Helpful Tulip
Dog With Good Smell
Nome the Snail

Garrett Pegg
Elevator
Stump 2
Soldier 6
The Chest of Drawers

Chad Howard
Miller
Guide Goat
Angelfish!
Lightbringer Mole
Raft
Mole 1
Grandpa 1
Grandpa 4
Left Tower Guard
Magridd Guard 2
Soldier 1
Soldier 7

Robin Washburne
Tulip
Cat 2
Mermaid NW
Maid E
Marie the Doll
Snail 2

Hannah Carter
Villge Chief's Wife
Monmo the Mole
Excitable Squirrel
Mermaid Guarding Treasure
Girl 1
Freed Mermaid
Mermaid Guard 2

Anne Howell
Flower
Trio Squirrel
Snail 1
Snail 3
Office Cat
Singer 2
Mermaid Queen

Rory McDaniel
The Magician
Teddy the Store Kid
Servas the Dolphin
Servas the Kid
Servas the Kid's father
Boy King
Magridd Guard 1
Door 2
Guard Soul

Josh Burlock
The Master
Deathtoll
The Bard

Angeliki de Morgan
Queen Magridd

Mathew Miller
(OU Esports Club)
Dr. Leo

Asia Lederer
Lisa

Calvin Redburn
Turbo the Dog
Turbo the Goat
Other voices

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
The Crystal Fairy
The Phoenix
Other voices

Jan 1, 2020

From the peak of the tallest mountain to the bottom of the ocean, the Soul Blazer has ventured, vanquishing the monsters whose lairs imprison the souls of all living things.  Now he walks along the empty streets outside Magridd Castle.  Below the stronghold, in the fetid basement and in the two towers to the right and left of the Throne are the souls of those who brought upon this cataclysm.  Will the King find salvation?  Will Dr. Leo see his daughter again?  Is that an airship?

This episode's cast includes:

Josh Burlock
The Master
Singer 1

Angeliki de Morgan
Queen Magridd

Nancy Homan
Bartender Lady

Asia Lederer
Lisa

Mort Director
King Magridd

Anne Howell
Singer 2

Rory McDaniel
Magridd Guard 1

Calvin Redburn
Bunch of soldiers and whatnots

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
Crystal Fairy

Robin Washburne
Maid E

Mathew Miller
(OU Esports Club)
Dr. Leo

Garrett Pegg
Soldier 6

Blackjack Gabbiani
(Youtube Channel)
Soldier 4

Chad Howard
Magridd Guard 2
Soldier 7
Left Tower Guard

Dec 15, 2019

Blazer descends from the tall Mountain of Souls to investigate the labyrinthian factory/laboratory hidden beneath the dilapidated floorboards of Dr. Leo's home.  Here, Blazer communes with the many, uh, cats that Dr. Leo has as he battles robots and toy soldiers in search of the genius inventory.  In the thin place between sleep and waking, Blazer will ponder (silently; he's a silent protagonist) the philosophy of an altruistic man who in service to his king doomed the world.

This episode's cast includes:

Josh Burlock
The Master

Dustin Graham
Actinidia

Nancy Homan
Mouse 2

Hannah Carter
Mouse 4

Mort Director
Door 1

Blackjack Gabbiani
(Youtube Channel)
Mouse 3

Anne Howell
Office Cat

Kedo
Houseplant 1

Rory McDaniel
Magridd Guard 1
Door 2

Calvin Redburn
Devout Mouse
Cat 1

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
Crystal Fairy
Doll

Robin Washburne
Cat 2
Marie the Doll

Mathew Miller
(OU Esports Club)
Dr. Leo

Garrett Pegg
Chest of Drawers

Chad Howard
Magridd Guard 2

Dec 1, 2019

The snowy peaks of the Mountain of Souls are wrought with monsters, but underneath the frigid surface is a barren cavern that once contained a community of fungi and snails, and tiny magical folk.  Blazer endeavors to bring them back home!

This episode's cast includes:

Josh Burlock
The Master

Chad Howard
Grandpa 1
Grandpa 4

Dustin Graham
Excited Boy

Nancy Homan
Magician Grandma

Hannah Carter
Girl 1

Mort Director
Grandpa 2

Blackjack Gabbiani
(Youtube Channel)
Girl 2

Anne Howell
Snail 1
Snail 3

Kedo
Secret Mushroom

Rory McDaniel
Boy King

Asia's Friend Tom
Nome the Snail

Calvin Redburn
Mushroom 1
Mushroom 2
Mushroom 3
Grandpa 3

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
Crystal Fairy

Nov 15, 2019

Blazer travels to the Seabed Palace, or at least the roof of the Seabed Palace where he only needs be knees-deep in saltwater to begin his investigation at St. Elles.  Or St. Elle's.  The game flipflops on that.  What is St. Elles/'s, anyway?  Is that the name of The Seabed Palace?  Alright, let's go!

This episode's cast includes:

Josh Burlock
The Master

Chad Howard
Angelfish!

Dustin Graham
Lue the Dolphin

Robin Washburne
Mermaid NW

Nancy Homan
Mermaid Statue 1
Mermaid Statue 2
Mermaid Statue 3
Mermaid Statue 4
Mermaid Statue 5

Hannah Carter
Mermaid Guarding Treasure

Mort Director
Dreaming Dolphin

Blackjack Gabbiani
(Youtube Channel)
Mermaid Guard 1

Anne Howell
Mermaid Queen

Kedo
Mermaid 1

Rory McDaniel
Servas the Dolphin
And the boy from Servas's previous life
And also the boy's father who seems a
little too excited to hear death approaching

Calvin Redburn
Dolphin Buddy

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
Crystal Fairy

Nov 1, 2019

 

Having vanquished the evil from Grass Valley, Blazer follows the trail of Deathtoll's devastation to Greenwood, a sanctuary for animals built by Dr. Leo's dog, Turbo.  Here, Blazer will set upon the swampy marshlands surrounding the now vacant village, explore the labyrinthine corridors of mystical temples, and work to save the world for all creatures!

This episode's diverse cast includes:

Josh Burlock
The Master

Chad Howard
Lightbringer Mole
Raft
Mole 1

Nancy Homan
Bridge Bird

Garrett Pegg
Stump 2

Hannah Carter
Excitable Squirrel
Monmo the Mole

Mort Director
Crocodile 1

Blackjack Gabbiani
(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvhb4eWlcnGuKPl9LLkt0xg)
Elevator

Anne Howell
Trio Squirrel

Kedo
Deer 1

Asia's Friend Tom
Dog With Good Smell
Squirrel With Emblem

Calvin Redburn
Stump 1
Stump 3
Twin Dog
Wood's Guardian
Lonely Mole
Mole 2
Turbo the Dog

RPG Rabbit
Narrator
Crystal Fairy

Oct 15, 2019

Soul Blazer is a story about a soul blazer named Blazer who, at the command of the celestial being called The Master, is sent to the empty kingdom of Freil to revive the world.  Some time ago, a king consumed with greed brought about the ruin of his empire, selling every soul in the land to the king of evil, Deathtoll.

In this episode, Blazer begins his adventure in Grass Valley, a lush hidden paradise atop a tall mesa overlooking the entire Freil kingdom.  As he battles his way through the tainted underground labyrinth, he releases the souls of the village's population, including farmers, goats, flowers and even a chair.  Here he learns about the scientist who was party to the world's ruin, and gains insight as to where he must travel to triumph over the evil forces.

We do a lot of introduction in this episode; jump ahead about seven minutes if you just want to get into the soul blazing.  Tell your friends about our podcast!

A bunch of people contributed their voices to our little project, and we are grateful for your help!  Some of these people are local community theater actors, and others are folks who recorded these lines from some place far far from here.  They are credited below; some have YouTube channels or websites and such -- please visit them if you're interested to see what else these talented voice actors are up to.

Also, these names are sometimes rather vague.  Only a handful of people in this game have names; most are just villagers and animals and such.

Josh Burlock
The Master

Rory McDaniel
Magician
Teddy

Anne Howell
Flower

Hannah Carter
Village Chief's Wife

Robin Washburne
Tulip

Chad Howard
Miller
Guide Goat

Garrett Pegg
Elevator

Asia Lederer
Lisa

Asia's Friend Tom
Helpful Tulip

Nancy Homan
Teddy's Mom

Dustin Graham
Gourmet Goat

Mort Director
Gaudi

Matthew Miller (Silverplussonic)
(OU Esports Club: OU Esports Club http://www.sooneresports.org)

Dr. Leo

Patrick Shemorrey
Widower

Dec 29, 2017

The Master is dead, but there's one thing left to do: destroy the Mariposa Military Base, the facility from which the super mutant menace is spawned.  It's also where Lou Tenant is, the hulking super mutant who almost beat her to death, who threw her in prison where Dogmeat was killed.  There are some loose ends to wrap up, and a facility to blow up.

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