Patreon Announcement

In case you didn't hear at the end of the First Anniversary Q&A Special:

After a long time considering it, we're finally pulling the trigger on this Patreon launch. There are a lot of reasons for this, which you'll hear in the announcement, and a lot of exciting opportunities for the future of ORPHEUS, as well.

Every single listener has been a part of what's made this all possible, and we can never thank you enough.

First Anniversary Q&A Special

TheCalebG of The RPG Academy fame hosts a (very, very) long Q&A session and retrospective on this, the anniversary of The ORPHEUS Protocol's release.

Staci, Dan, Jhan and I join Caleb as we look back on the project from its humble beginnings to its perhaps overambitious present, take some great questions from the listeners, and act a bit silly.

It's been a hell of a year, and we have you, the listeners, to thank.

Episode 51: Road Trip Part IV

Kiera, Mitch, and Pierce are put through a crash course in operational training by Jack, who's less than impressed by their capabilities as a cell.

At the compound of the Coyote Ramblers motorcycle club, our operatives hone their skills, discover new abilities, and prepare to run a deadly errand for the gang.

The Ramblers will help the cell secure supplies they need to go after Andrew Bernier, but a counter-operation against the Sinaloa Cartel is the price of admission...

Music Credits:
Nathan Kross and Rob Stith - In the Dark
Three Chain Links - Magic Hour
Josh Woodward - Dust (Instrumental Version)
Chase Rayment - Epicenter
Myuu - Grotesque Fantasia
Alexander Nakarada - Crossroads
F.O.G. - Intervalo de Horror
Josh Woodward - Flypaper (Instrumental Version)
Myuu - Troublemaker Theme
Kai Engel - Difference
Myuu - Crime Scene
Myuu - Ground Noises (Horror Soundscape)
Zombie-Fish - ANNIHILATOR
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Episode 50: Road Trip Part III

Kiera, Mitch, and Pierce are finally given a moment of respite, now rid of the Sol Invictus team that had been hunting them since Chicago. Jack re-establishes contact with our operatives, and much is revealed as all (or maybe not quite all) of the cards are put on the table.

The way forward is unclear, but the danger is certain; and tensions mounting within the cell threaten to tear the group apart once more...

Music Credits:
Sergey Cheremisinov - Seven Lights
Kai Engel - Mist and Clouds
Somewhere off Jazz Street - Don't Give it All Away
Myuu - Prey ~Reprise~
Somewhere off Jazz Street - Collateral Damage
Peter Rudenko - The Painter
Three Chain Links - Gaining Traction
Josh Woodward - The Hollow Grove Instrumental Version
Kai Engel - (I Am) Climbing on Air
MATHBAT - Rasputin Crawls out of the Neva River Covered in a Dark, Oily Substance
Sergey Cheremisinov - Train
Myuu - Pop Goes the Weasel (Traditional Cover)
Natus - Screaming Silence
Alexander Nakarada - Flynrd Mynrd
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Episode 49: Road Trip Part II

Lying low in a ratty motel, Kiera, Mitch, and Jack try to make sense of what's on the audio cassette tapes Tiresias led them to in his final moments. But Sol Invictus hasn't given up the chase.

Our operatives will have to determine how the strange accounts recorded on the tapes can be used to find their way forward to the contact Tiresias told them about... but they'll need to get out of the crosshairs first.

Music Credits:
Three Chain Links - Magic Hour
Somewhere off Jazz Street - Tonight
Myuu - Obsessions
Kai Engel - Tumult
Moonlit Align - Dark Moss
Taddart - The Legend of Anzar (Act 2)
Marlon Lewis - DEATH CULTVIOLENCE
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Episode 48: ??????

In a place beyond imagining and beyond time, a man finds himself on the shores of an impossible sea. Upon this final precipice stands the Last House, and its lonely keeper within.

Truth, the future, self... all are disassembled and reconfigured by the enormity of the infinite, reflected in eyes that see beyond all things.

Music Credits:
Three Chain Links - Angels
Blind Ear Left - Inner Vision
Three Chain Links - Masks and war drums
Myuu - Promise ~Reprise~ (Silent Hill 2 Cover)
Sleep Rivers - Above an Abyss
WARHORSE - Caldor's Going Out of Business
Darren Curtis - Highland Castle
Alexander Nakarada - Traveler
bXmMusic - Metal $399
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Episode 47: Road Trip Part I

Cut off from ORPHEUS, terrified of pursuit, and with certainty itself a bitter memory, Kiera and Mitch make their journey on dark, lost highways.

They search for hope, with nothing to hold onto but a handful of numbers; a final order and gift from Tiresias.

Music Credits:
Three Chain Links - Demons
Three Chain Links - Darkness
Somewhere off Jazz Street - Refuge
Kevin MacLeod - Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog
Fatal Injection - Untitled
Zackrificed - Escape the Nightmare
juliangruber - Black progressive groove
DegITx - Machine Paradigm
THUNDEROSE - Instrumental Cover - My Own Summer (Deftones)
Alexander Nakarada - Jack the Lumberer
Three Chain Links - Solace
Sergey Cheremisinov - Clouds
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Bonus Episode 2: Cleanup Part II

As a thank you to everyone who left iTunes reviews, followed us on Twitter, and helped to solve the ARG, I now present to you the "Cleanup" saga in its entirety (though split into multiple episodes for upload, it's long you guys).

Cleanup chronicles an important event in ORPHEUS's recent past, and honestly, it'd be unkind to say much more than that. Cleanup's story is a mystery, and trust me when I say that the threads that were pulled led somewhere horrifying.

Find out just where that was in this very episode.

Music Credits:
Three Chain Links - Hide
Kevin MacLeod - Lightless Dawn
Myuu - Forgotten Factory
Kevin MacLeod - Quinn's Song: First Night
L'Incal Noir - Analog Horror Stings
Three Chain Links - Drive Fast
Kai Engel - Imminence
Alexander Nakarada - Nomadic Sunset
Kevin MacLeod - Ossuary 1 - A Beginning
Kevin MacLeod - Shadowlands 4 - Breath
ROZKOL - Ambient V-X
Kevin MacLeod - Birch Run
Tri-Tachyon - The Glow
Kevin MacLeod - Decay
Three Chain Links - Look how bright the city burns at night...
Kevin MacLeod - Giant Wyrm
Kai Engel - Melted Wings
Kai Engel - Touch the Darkness
Igor Sysoev - Chasm
Darren Curtis - Bad Dreams
Three Chain Links - Dance Harder

Director's Note:
You may notice some antiquated rules and game mechanics in this saga, due to the fact that it was recorded rather a long time ago. The ORPHEUS Protocol has been (but hopefully won't always be) a beta test, and this adventure was an important step in that process. Enjoy the look back into ORPHEUS history, both canonically and in a metagame sense!

If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Bonus Episode 1: Cleanup Part I

As a thank you to everyone who left iTunes reviews, followed us on Twitter, and helped to solve the ARG, I now present to you the "Cleanup" saga in its entirety (though split into multiple episodes for upload, it's long you guys).

Cleanup chronicles an important event in ORPHEUS's recent past, and honestly, it'd be unkind to say much more than that. Cleanup's story is a mystery, and trust me when I say that the threads that were pulled led somewhere horrifying.

Music Credits:
Kevin MacLeod - Temple of the Manes
Wimus - Crockett's theme remix
Myuu - Prey
Kai Engel - Silence
Darren Curtis - Peaceful Forest "Into Oblivion"
Borrtex - Darkness
Kevin MacLeod - Bridge
DOS-88 - City Stomper
Tri-Tachyon - Edge of the Wastelands
Kevin MacLeod - Anxiety
Myuu - Phantom (Horror Soundscape)
Three Chain Links - Resetting the Grid
Myuu - Ghost Town
Kevin MacLeod - Satiate Strings
Three Chain Links - Portals
The One They Fear - Wolves

Director's Note:
You may notice some antiquated rules and game mechanics in this saga, due to the fact that it was recorded rather a long time ago. The ORPHEUS Protocol has been (but hopefully won't always be) a beta test, and this adventure was an important step in that process. Enjoy the look back into ORPHEUS history, both canonically and in a metagame sense!

If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.

Episode 46: Contingency Part III

A plot to subvert ORPHEUS itself is brewing, and Diana enlists Rhett and Freya to help turn the tables on the double agents executing the coup.

And as a familiar group of Operatives make their way out of Chicago, it's up to Maenad Directive to safeguard their escape.

Music Credits:
Three Chain Links - Magic Hour
Kevin MacLeod - Deep Haze
Myuu - Look Out
Three Chain Links - Gray is the Sky
Bertram Tung - Something
AKIRA - Final Fight
bXmMusic - E1m8 (Doom Cover)
Alexander Nakarada - Jack the Lumberer
Alexander Nakarada - Flynrd Mynrd
Three Chain Links - Dance Harder
Opening and Closing Themes by Nathan Kross and Rob Stith

Director's Note:
If you enjoy The ORPHEUS Protocol, please consider dropping us a review on iTunes. This is the best way for us to reach a broader audience.

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The ORPHEUS Protocol releases every Monday.