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Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 45-48

Chapters 45-48: The Dude Abides

For next week — Chapters 49-52

49. Math.random()
50. Copse and Robbers
51. Blood in the Water
52. Culmination

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

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Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 41-44

Chapters 41-44: Wherein Zencastr records from the wrong microphone for Eneasz, despite saying it’s the right one, and Eneasz’s audio sounds like shit for the whole episode. :( Sorry guys.

For next week — Chapters 45-48

45. Keep Magic Weird
46. The Market of Blood and Bone
47. At Arm’s Length
48. Doe or Doe Not, There is no Try

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 37-40

Chapters 37-40: Eneasz Flickers In and Out of Reality

Suddenly John Mulaney

For next week — Chapters 41-44

41. Truth and Reconciliation
42. A Pleasant Interlude in Kansas
43. In Search of a Quest
44. Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

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Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 34-36

Chapters 34-36: If You Choose Torture Over Dust Specks But Then Rewind Time, Did It Really Make A Sound?

Mentioned on show: Yudkowsky’s Guide to Writing Intelligent Characters, a Bearded Axe, and Eminem’s Stan

For next week — Chapters 37-40

37. Paths
38. Don’t Split the Party
39. Strategic Reserves
40. The Feminine Mystique

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 30-33

Chapters 30-33: Cranking the Meta Up a Level

Mentioned on show: The essay about reading – “Learn to Read, Kid, But Don’t Fall In Love

For next week — Chapters 34-36

34. Weik Handum
35. Friendship is Magic
36. In Which Juniper Stares At His Character Sheet

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.

Not Everything Is A Clue – Ch 26-29

Chapters 26-29: The Ballad of the Most Badass Dude On Aerb

For next week — Chapters 30-33

30. Plot Relevant
31. The Loyal Elf
32. Be Still My Heart
33. Tenth

Boneitis

Cakoluchiam’s stellar Character Sheet

Steven’s Predictions – Everything is a Clue

Worth the Candle can be read at AO3 or RoyalRoad.

You can support this podcast at our Patreon. Alexander Wales can be supported at his Patreon. We have a Discord as well.