Space Quest AdventureCast – Part 1: Marooned Morons

An adventure over 7 years in the making finally unfolds!

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This article contains heavy spoilers


What’s this?! A new GameCola RPGcast? Nay, I say! This…is something a bit different. About seven years ago, over a year before the Secret of Mana RPGcast came into being, during a rather large discussion at GameCola Headquarters, staff member emeritus Nathaniel Hoover mentioned to me that he’d tried to draft a new kind of roleplaying podcast based on Sierra’s Space Quest series of sci-fi spoof adventure games from the ’80s and ’90s. Rather than relying on character sheets, die rolls and math, this would be based purely on roleplaying and improv. It would be great! Only trouble was, designing an adventure with open-ended puzzles, equal opportunities for every character to shine, and lots of flavor text proved to be overwhelming. So even after he passed the torch to me, it took nearly six years to actually write the campaign, and another year to plan out and refine that campaign into something that we believe players and listeners alike will agree is very entertaining.

So, here we are—it’s finally ready! Join me, James Pelster, as the narrator, and fellow GameCola staff, alumni, and superfans as the player characters: John Rizzi as Roger Wilco, Nathaniel Hoover as Beatrice Wankmeister, Leaf as Rumproast Droole, Alex Jedraszczak as Flo, Blu Ryder as W-D40, and Joseph Martin as Cliffy, as they participate in the most open-ended and nonsensical GameCola odyssey to date!

In this part, you can expect to witness:

  • James getting small Space Quest lore details wrong and it bothers Nathaniel
  • A robot failing at basic math
  • Beatrice apologizing with peanuts
  • Cliffy being the victim of a whoopee cushion prank
  • The party deliberating for several minutes over buying refreshments

…and much more!

Also, be sure to join us on the Discord to be a part of the conversation! Catch our video content Live or Archive on our YouTube! You can find episodes of this and other GameCola podcasts by searching “GameCola” on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts!

Thumbnail background from spacequest.net.

Music from spacequest.net.

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James is a college student by day, and a college student by night. He co-administrates the GameCola YouTube channel, too. He's also a guy who loves programming, and talking about video games! Writes articles and stuff every 20XX years.

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