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The Quest - Part 4: Cool halflings don’t look at explosions

It's the final part of our Quest special! If you haven't listened to the rest then hold your horses, nip back to part 1 and we'll see you in a while.

Join our roving band of breakfasting adventures as they find the final puzzle piece of Enaria's secrets, and offend a local religion with their dice rolls and use of magical incendiaries. If you'd like to solve the big puzzle along with us, then check out this map of the city. Alternatively, if your day to day life already involves too much brain churning thought then you can skip ahead to the solution.

Ben is Forquare Quendien - A halfling wizard, and mute war crime in a seven year old's dress-up robe.

Bailey is Bailinator Jones - A half orc fighter, roller of diabolical dice and yorping standup comedian.

Jamie plays Luck, Stuck and Bugger - A trio of goblin spies in a trenchcoat, and the bane of park caretakers everywhere.

Mike plays Clam Strumlington, an oversexed and underbrained shapeshifting bard. Has moved on from horny animals to ones with big trunks for sucking, and beaks for beaking.

And Tony is our guide, leading us through the adventure, and starving for a curry.

You can find out more about the gang via our character sheets, including blurbs, abilities and inventories.

If you like what we've been doing here then check our our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook.  We hope you enjoyed the special - back to regular TIER stuff next week!

The Quest - Part 3: Don’t make me run, I’m full of chocolate

It's part 3 of our 4 part Quest special! Join our band of merry adventurers as they conduct a little light tomb desecration, Dieter invocation and snoozy brunching! If you haven't listened to part 1 and part 2 yet then quick, go back - give them a listen!

Ben is Forquare Quendien - A halfling wizard. He doesn't say much, which on reflection is an interesting choice of character trait for a podcast.

Bailey is Bailinator Jones - A half orc fighter. She's glam, she's disco, and she's itching to smack something with an axe. Standard Swansea night out.

Jamie plays Luck, Stuck and Bugger - A trio of goblin spies in a trenchcoat. We wish you could see the webcam pantomime we were witness to as Jamie mimed having three sets of stacked hands. It was poetry.

Mike plays Clam Strumlington, an oversexed and underbrained shapeshifting bard. He's got a list of horny animals he wants to transform in to, and a sound effects board.

And Tony is our guide, and does a smashing impression of a ten year old German exchange student.

If you're mega smart want to solve the puzzle before us, here's a cheeky map of the city of Enaria. You can also peruse our character sheets from the campaign, including blurbs, abilities and inventories.

And as ever, you can check our our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook.  

The Quest - Part 2: Moose in a china shop

This is part 2 of our 4 part adventure, using the Quest RPG system, where the gang find themselves causing chaos in, and below a magical department store while searching for a mysterious token...

Ben is Forquare Quendien - A halfling wizard. Last time, he exploded a blob. He can use magic strike, kindle, blink and other abilities. he's armed with a staff, a dagger a longsword and a Fray Bentos tinned tent. He's doesn't say much, but his magical violence does the speaking for him.

Bailey is Bailinator Jones - A half orc fighter. Last time, she got blob on her axe and now it smells. She Can use counterattack, wild attack, provoke and other abilities. She's armed with a double-headed axe, a longsword, some Swansea knuckledusters, and some kiln gauze. Last year this orc saw the pork.

Jamie plays Luck, Stuck and Bugger - A trio of goblin spies in a trenchcoat. Last time, the wrestled with a multiple identity crisis. They can use sneak attack, poison, disguise and spyglasses, and are armed with a scimitar, a club, a dagger and some lockpicks. They have the look of someone underage trying to get in to the cinema.

Mike plays Clam Strumlington, an oversexed and underbrained shapeshifting bard. Last time, he turned in to a goat long enough to perch on a wall. Can use Shapeshift, Wild Aspect and Gills as well as other skills.  Armed with a Rapier, a Battle Lute and a Dagger. Also have a magical flask of Brandy. Clam is the party's resident goon.

And Tony is our guide, leading us through the adventure, and painting the world around us with his colourful command of accents.

If you're frothing with immersedness and want to solve the puzzle before us, here's a cheeky map of the city of Enaria.

You can also peruse our character sheets from the campaign, including blurbs, abilities and inventories.

 

And as always, check our our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook.  Love ya x 

 

The Quest - Part 1: Crack it like a crème brulee

This is part 1 of a 4 part special! Oh boy oh boy oh boy - we have wanted to run another one of these ever since we did our first D&D miniseries. This time, we're using the Quest RPG system, and we've got to say we absolutely love it. 

Tony guides Me, Ben, Bailey and Jamie through a fantastic adventure, filled with quirky powers, great puzzles, daft gadgets and dodgily accented characters.

We recorded this in one big 6 hour session - with Tony putting in some nice chapter points for us to break the episodes up. Should we have called it chapters rather than parts? Yes. Bugger. Oh well.

In part 1 we find ourselves transported once more to a magical world, and in to the bodies of our characters:

Ben is Forquare Quendien - A halfling wizard. He can use magic strike, kindle, blink and other abilities. he's armed with a staff, a dagger a longsword and a Fray Bentos tinned tent. He's doesn't say much, but his magical violence does the speaking for him.

Bailey is Bailinator Jones - A half orc fighter. She Can use counterattack, wild attack, provoke and other abilities. She's armed with a double-headed axe, a longsword, some Swansea knuckledusters, and some kiln gauze. Last year this orc saw the pork.

Jamie plays Luck, Stuck and Bugger - A trio of goblin spies in a trenchcoat. They can use sneak attack, poison, disguise and spyglasses, and are armed with a scimitar, a club, a dagger and some lockpicks. They have the look of someone underage trying to get in to the cinema.

Mike plays Clam Strumlington, an oversexed and underbrained shapeshifting bard. Can use Shapeshift, Wild Aspect and Gills as well as other skills.  Armed with a Rapier, a Battle Lute and a Dagger. Also have a magical flask of Brandy. Clam is the party's resident goon.

You can also peruse our character sheets from the campaign, including blurbs, abilities and inventories.

The map maker we make mention of can be found here: https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator .  And here's the map itself:

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And as ever, if you enjoy the episode, why not chuck us a quid via Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook.  You fab folk you.

Escape the Wizard’s Sleeve

Keep your mind out of the gutter, and your imagination in Gandalf's armpit as the gang find themselves the victim of a well intentioned magical whoopsie.

  • Will they listen for suspicious silences?
  • Will they check themselves before the wreck themselves?
  • Are hankies internationally recognised?

Tune in, find out!

Also this episode was recorded using a Zoom H2n in Alan and Bailey's lovely (if slightly echoey, sorry!) dining room.

This episode was snack sponsored by Enigmailed, who sent us some chocolate. You can support the podcast yourself by sending us snacks, or via our  Patreon.

’Escape the murderer, choo choo!’ said Thomas

Thomas is a very helpful engine. Can he help the gang solve a grisly murder within his carriage innards?

Join Ben, Jamie and Bailey as they burn, kick, rob and molest their way through Mike's frightful puzzle.

If you're playing along at home, you'll need something from Rupert's carriage. Here it is:

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And as ever, if you enjoy the episode, why not chuck us a quid via Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook.  You good eggs you.

 

Escape the Coal Mine

Join Bailey, Mike, and Tony as they delve into the depths of a coal mine, prodding and poking every nook and cranny.
  • What otherworldly creatures lurk for folk who don't have all of the information?
  • Why are there so many knickers down here?
  • Can our team work out how to get Trefor's motor going?
Get ready for some belly laughs, and slight peeks behind the production throughout - only on this weeks episode of The Infinite Escape Room!

Escape Madame Tussauds

A long, long time ago, we did a corporate gig. We also did a rehearsal with some friends and family and, by way of thanks, we offered them the chance to choose a venue for a future episode. They chose Madamme Tussauds.

What could be more charming than an idle wander through the wax works of this great institution, respectfully looking, not touching (and definately not stabbing, Alan), adhering to all signage and staying on our side of the venerable velvet rope.

What indeed...

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Escaping The Puzzleverse Inc.’s ISS Crisis

Hi folks, bit of a special one for you this week! We got contacted by the Puzzleverse Inc a few months back, wanting to know if we'd like to play and record one of their rooms. We said yes, and this was the result! We had an absolute blast, and our host Jayden was great. 

So bit of a departure this week, as you join Mike, Ben, Bailey, Tony, Aled and Laura in solving a crisis on the International Space Station!

We've done our best to describe what we're seeing on the stream and screen as we go, but heck - if you're just missing big group escape rooms this might provide some lovely soothing ambient audio to take you right back to them.

We'd heartily encourage you to check them out if you fancy a fun group escape experience. You can check out their games at https://www.thepuzzleverse.ca/

Escape the Wedding!

This week Bailey, Aled and Jordan find themselves to be guests at a very lovely wedding. Join them as they:

  • Marvel at how nothing bad happens!
  • Ignore the German with the Luger and the blood of three men on his hands!
  • Wonder at the tasteful decorations!
  • Get their thinking caps on for the speeches!

Here's the Polaroid clue for your own viewing pleasure:

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If you enjoy the episode, why not chuck us a quid via Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook? 

PS - This episode is dedicated to marriage of Danny and Amy Nicholls, who put on a belting wedding and the first major social event any of us had experienced in 18 months. IT WAS GLORIOUS. Lots of love , Mike x

Zoinks! Escape the Wye Valley!

This week, join Bailey, Alan and Danny as they escape the harrowing Wye Valley. A camping trip, a great dane, an whole shitload full of rain. This episode has it all. And the crazy thing? It all actually happened.

If you're interested in your own real life end-of-the-world weather experience then check out Beeches Farm Campsite? The weather is always dire but the view is incredible.

And if you enjoy listening to people re-live traumatic camping trips, why not chuck us a quid via Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook? 

Escape the Drag Race Dressing Room

After being nipped at the heels by a pack of slobbering hounds the gang found themselves in the shadow of shady bitches of a different kind...

They are backstage at a dragtastic Mama LaRu extravaganza ... but with the headline act storming off in true diva fashion and a drag-hungry audience between them and escape, what will the gang do?! Join Laura, Ben, and Aled as they escape backstage at the drag show! (With Bailey as their drag obsessed host!)

No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade, this escape room is large and in charge and will hopefully make your day MUCH BETTA! Ladies start your engines and may the best woman…ESCAPE!

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Escape the Ransacked Writing Room

Everyone loves a cliff hanger. Last week left the team trapped in a Bus, surrounded by zombies. How will the story end?

 

Will Bailey reveal her real name?

Will Aled save Wales?

Will Chris be able to draw a circle?

Will you? (It's actually quite hard, try it now).

 

 

Tune in with your host Jon and find out!

 

And as always, if you want to make our day, why not join our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook? You know you want to.

Escape The Park

Ah, the park. It's the only outdoor space most of us have left. If only they weren't so prone to vandalization by local youths.

What's that? Oh I think you'll find it is a word.

vandalization

/ˌvand(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

  1. the act of deliberately destroying or damaging public or private property."due to vandalization in the past, a security system has been installed in the house"

If you're wondering why I've resorted to linguistic pedantry, join Aled, Bailey and Mike and find out!

 

And as always, if you want to make our day, why not join our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook? You know you want to.

Escape the RoomRoom

Happy new year! Or at least ... New Year! The world may still be teetering on the brink of collapse, but heck we're still publishing episodes so it can't all be bad right?

Join Mike, Chris, Jon and Bailey as they escape sneaky Danny's mind bending Roomyroomyroomroom!

Can you figure out the twist? We certainly can't...embarrassingly.

And as always, if you want to make our day, why not head join our Patreon, or hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook? You know you want to.

Escape the Faithful Christmas Carol Special - Christmas yet to come…

Iiiit's Chriiiiistmaaaaaas! Well actually it's boxing day - but who's keeping track at the moment? And you're getting it a day early, that's a cheeky lump in the stocking if you know what I mean.

(This is part 3 of our 3 part Christmas Special - if you haven't already, why not listen to part 1 (the past) and part 2 (the present)?

Join us for the spectacular conclusion to our Christmas Carol special series, where our Scrooges find themselves in a terrible future, facing up to their dreadful festive sins, and answering mind bendingly important questions like:

Will Alan Scrooge change his bathroom habits?

Will Anna Scrooge think twice the next time she sees a reindeer?

Will Ebeneezer Bailey call the proper authorities?

And will Tony Scrooge allow natural selection to take its course?

If you like Christmas in general, and have enjoyed the series in specific, hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook. Or if you're mega cool and want to help us out with our hosting and software, head along to Patreon.

Escape the Faithful Christmas Carol Special - The Present

It's that time of year again! And boy do we have a show for you. Or rather three shows. For we have faithfully recreated Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale "A Christmas Carol."

We have our Scrooge(s), we have our Ghosts. Join us as Tony, Alan, Bailey and Anna get taught the error of their ways!

Will Tony make foodie history?

What is Mrs Cratchet cooking?

How might Alan violate some guests?

Will Fred remember his lines?

Settle down with with some festive pud, and find out!

If you like the episode, hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook. Or if you're mega cool and want to help us out with our hosting and software, head along to Patreon.

Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Longing and Concern by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Escape the Faithful Christmas Carol Special - The Past

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the other novel-

 

It's that time of year again! And boy do we have a show for you. Or rather three shows. For we have faithfully recreated Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale "A Christmas Carol." We have our Scrooge(s), we have our Ghost*. Join us as Tony, Alan, Bailey and Anna get taught the error of their ways!

 

Will Bailey find a use for the chamber pot?

Will Anna remember how to pronounce her own beer?

Will Alan ever manage to tempt that donkey?

 

Settle down with a Mince Pie, and find out!

 

If you like the episode, hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook. Or if you're mega cool and want to help us out with our hosting and software, head along to Patreon.

 

*When Jon remembers

Dragons and Dungeons Special Part 4 - Words hurt, but not as much as an ork and a halfling

IT'S THE FOURTH AND FINAL PAAAART!

You know the score - if you haven't listened to the other episodes then whiz back and give them a schwiz. It will all make much more sense. Here's:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Join our merry band as they conclude their fangrobulous premier adventure:

  • Jamie - Our noble GM and high quality prop photoshopper
  • Tony - Dwarf Rogue Caskell Marwen, the aunty in sensible shoes
  • (Emma) Bailey - Half Ork Barbarian Bailinator Jones, so full of rage she might need a little sleep
  • Ben - Forquare Quendian, the Halfling Wizard, tiny psycopath and concealer of cages
  • Mike - Human Bard Clam Strumlington, master of genital insults

Will they find Pilchard Pete? Who's doing that horrid chanting? Aren't tombs supposed to have dead bodies in them someplace? If you're any way intrigued by those questions then give this sweet mess a listen. Also if you want to play along with the puzzle, you'll find the following visual aids tres useful:

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(you can click the images to view them at full size)

We hope you enjoyed this brief departure from our normal format. Normal service will be resumed next week...until our Christmas specials :D

And yeah, hit us up on the Twitters or the Facebook. Or if you're mega cool and want to help us out with our hosting and software, head along to Patreon.

(By the way - we recorded this miniseries in two monster recording sessions. We've broken them in to smaller chunks to keep it all sensible and listenable. This is first part of the second recording, which clocked in at just shy of three and a half hours 0_0.)

Dragons and Dungeons Special Part 3 - The Rat and the Pilchard

PART 3 BABY OOH YEAH

If you haven't listened to Parts 1&2 then slow down cowboy! Give them a listen first and this whole crazy kahoot will make sense.

Last time we found ourselves murdering the local wildlife in search of Pilchard Pete, with a tame goblin in tow. Rejoin us as we stand at the entrance to some sort of deliniated tomb, with:

  • Jamie - Our noble GM and goblin impersonator
  • Tony - Dwarf Rogue Caskell Marwen, cockney flower
  • (Emma) Bailey - Half Ork Barbarian Bailinator Jones, the boss of cross
  • Ben - Forquare Quendian, the Halfling Wizard, and vermin conjourer
  • Mike - Human Bard Clam Strumlington, the chocolate teapot of the party.

Why not cast your eyes over this mysterious puzzle component as well...

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If you like the episode, and want us to do more weird and wonderful stuff like this, then why not let us know via the Twitters or the Facebook? Alternatively you might be too busy being the coolest person alive, in which case you should probably head straight across to our Patreon.

(By the way - we recorded this miniseries in two monster recording sessions. We've broken them in to smaller chunks to keep it all sensible and listenable. This is first part of the second recording, which clocked in at just shy of three and a half hours 0_0.)

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