COVEN: An Actual-Play Podcast
Bonus: Creating Joan Bataille

Bonus: Creating Joan Bataille

October 12, 2021

Joan Bataille has grown into a headstrong, shape-changing sorcerer capable of standing her ground against the worst sorts--here's how she came to be.

 

Content Warnings: demons, insects, parasites, witchcraft.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Bonus: Creating Robert Chesimard

Bonus: Creating Robert Chesimard

September 28, 2021

As we work on finishing this season our, we've got another bonus episode to tide you over. This ages-old recording shows you the thought process that went into creating Robert Chesimard, and also contains the seeds of some major series plotlines.

 

Content Warnings: demons, grandmothers.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Episode 16: Goodbye Horses

Episode 16: Goodbye Horses

September 14, 2021

The coven is out for the count. Samson has gone white-eyed from the Boost power. Robert has passed out from ill-advised demon summoning exertions. Meanwhile, Joan is bleeding out on the floor of an arcade. With all of their minds wandering away from "reality," they find themselves somewhere...new.

 

Content Warnings: animal sacrifice, burning trauma, demons, emptiness.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Episode 15: Anime Power-Up Sequence

Episode 15: Anime Power-Up Sequence

August 31, 2021

The title's ironic.

With Samson and Joan out for the count, Robert has to muster his all to summon a new, more powerful, in-your-face melee berserker demon... But is he up to the challenge?

 

Content Warnings: demons, fire, self-harm.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Bonus: Creating Samson Sycamore

Bonus: Creating Samson Sycamore

August 19, 2021

The COVEN crew is hella busy this week, so instead of a new mainline story we've got a bonus episode for you! This recording is from months and months back, with Kieffer behind the creation of bugle-blowing businessman Samson Sycamore.

 

Content Warnings: AIDS and HIV, bodily fluids, demons, Vietnam.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Episode 14: Blades in the Arcade

Episode 14: Blades in the Arcade

August 3, 2021

Joan, Robert, and Samson face off against Travis Trent, in a fight that turns out to be truly for their lives...

Also, in a masterful work of time compression, we spend nearly an hour of game time on only a few seconds of diegetic (that's "within the world of the narrative") time. Some would call this a highly successful work of cinematic exploration.

 

Content Warnings: AIDS and HIV, demons, discussion of sick children, knives, illness, swampiness.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Episode 13: Extradimensional Pinball Machine

Episode 13: Extradimensional Pinball Machine

July 20, 2021

“In the meantime, let’s play some pinball.”

Joan manages to track down Travis Trent, but meanwhile, Samson is following the trail of the Clearing's ownership, which may finally bring his and Robert's relationship to a head.

 

Content Warnings: AIDS and HIV, demons, onscreen drug use, discussion of sick children.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Mid Season Break

Mid Season Break

July 6, 2021

Hey folks, no episode this week! Noah just got through a move and so hasn't had a chance to edit the new episode yet--but it's a good one! We'll be back with your regularly scheduled programming in two weeks.

 

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Episode 12: Collective Nightmares

Episode 12: Collective Nightmares

June 22, 2021

Joan goes on the hunt for the man who attacked her mother. Samson conducts his own familial investigations. Robert, finally, gets some answers.

 

Content Warnings: AIDS, demons, drug use, sick children.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

Episode 11: It’s been a weird couple of weeks

Episode 11: It’s been a weird couple of weeks

June 8, 2021

After the attack on Joan's mother, the group gets together to strategize, and they get precious information from a familiar face. Then Samson takes drastic action...

 

Content Warnings: AIDS, demons, drug use, insects, the undead.

Our players are Gary Slack, Sharon Mariem, Kieffer Katz, and Noah Lloyd.

Our theme is by Ben Cronin. Our cover art is by Daniel Stettner. 

Find us on twitter @coven_podcast.

Sorcerer by Ron Edwards.

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