Announcing New Podcast Feed: TRF Excursions and Recursions

It was just about a year ago that The Redacted Files was busily maturing from a good idea for a single campaign of D20 Modern into the multi-headed beast that it is today: as some of us fell in love with providing people with the Cthulhu mythos sprinkled into a number of systems and settings, along with the theme of a few brave if flawed heroes trying to protect their people from secrets better left undiscovered. Fast forward to today and find us in the middle of several ongoing campaigns and cranking out a steady stream of one shots, introducing that special TRF twist wherever we can.

We’re not content doing the same thing over and over though, and so we’re launching a new feed for games that don’t necessarily have to include Lovecraftian elements, but that our cast wants to dabble in nonetheless. We hope you’ll join us as we experience staples like Pathfinder, community favorites like Fiasco and Final Girl, and hot new titles like Night’s Black Agents. We also plan on trying to be the first out there with actual plays of new games (including many that Megan has kickstarted over the last year) to give you our take on some wonderful new releases coming down the line.

And fear not, The Redacted Files proper is going strong with plenty more Numenèra and The Strange soon to feature added mythos goodness, more indy horror and loads of Trail of Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and perhaps a bit more of an old crowd pleaser in the works.


For now, expect TRF Excursions and Recursions to be out within a month or so with a playthrough of Pathfinder’s epic Rise of the Runelords campaign. Our very own Megan Peterson will be delivering one super-sized experience, with no fewer than six members in the regular party for A Rune Awakening. This group of veteran players includes podcast newcomers Patrick West, James Austin, Jonn Perry, TRF fan Tassia Accioly, as well as returning cast members Landan Smith and Aser Tolentino.

The current plan is to alternate between releases each week. This will mean less mythos, but more games overall. These plans aren’t set in stone though and we’re always open to offers of help to get more done quicker.

We’re very excited to be bringing you new games more often, offering greater diversity and quality in the experiences we share, and hope you’ll enjoy them with us.

Aser is a visually impaired attorney and assistive technology instructor that started playing RPGs shortly before the podcast's founding. He ran our games of The Strange and Night's Black Agents, and is an advocate for accessibility in gaming. His gaming interests tend towards mythos horror, investigation, espionage, and military role-playing games.

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