Triumvirate Episode 1

Welcome to Triumvirate, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers!

Join Shawn Andrich, Sean Sands, Allen Cook and Julian Murdoch along with rotating guests! Our players, a Commedia dell'arte troupe, arrive in Rome in the year 1520. As the Pope attempts to rebuild Rome as the jewel of the western world, the Cardinals crack down on blasphemy and executions grow in number and spectacle.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro by Sean Sands and Julian Murdoch


The music is so good.

Also, please: how do you spell the character's full names? Thank you.

Allen: Francisco del Castillo (mid-30's)

Sean: Giro-lamo dei Elisi (early/mid 30's?)

Julian: Antonio Vasari (Age: 22)

Loving Jeff Cannata's work here.

Not sure if this is a spoiler or not:


I am very excited to hear the Unmarked system is back in play. I don’t know if you all announced it previously but I adore the way the cards play out over a session.

In any case, I loved the episode and am looking forward to the next one!

"The music is so good."

This makes me very happy.

The piece is very loosely based on a classic harpsichord piece called "My Lady Carey's Dompre"

Which was mostly an excuse to try playing an entire composition on my Ableton Push again (like with Orbital). Then Sean did awesome guitar things, which is of course on brand for him (grin).

So nice to have Triumvirate in the wild finally. It's a fun one!!!

Holy moly. I finally allowed myself to indulge in the first part of this. And it is just bonkers fun! I've loved alle the previous RPGs, but this one hit the nail on the head both with regards to setting, story and most of all characters and cast.
I've never laughed out loud as much to a podcast as I did in this one before. Just amazing chemistry between you guys, including Jeff. The tone and timing of various remarks just made me crack up again and again.

And seriously Shawn, you said, you were a little bit nervous about taking on the role of GM, but OMG! You're doing an absolutely incredible job of keeping it tight and opening it up just the right amount to the players. Even the developement and use of tarot cards are great!

Can't get my arms down, that's just un-freaking-believable. Can't wait for the next one!

Great job everyone! And sorry for sounding like a fanboy, but, well, guess I am

That’s so lovely of you to say. Thank you!