Episode 188!

This week we’re joined by the lovely and talented Stephen Miller! Stephen is the creator of the tabletop RPG Gaslight: Victorian Fantasy!

Seriously, how cool is this?
Seriously, how cool is this?

You can purchase Gaslight: Victorian Fantasy at RPGNow, now that you obviously desperately want a copy.

Stephen also works at the MN Renaissance Festival with us as one of the Riddle Masters of Hollow Hill. Now, that being said, we had to have Stephen tell us some riddles, and Matt even got one right! Now, dear listeners, it’s your turn.

Here’s the deal, the first person to solve one of these riddles and email us at feedback@aonpodcast.com will win the prize listed below each riddle. All additional correct answers get a shout out on the show. DO NOT COMMENT WITH YOUR ANSWERS! We want everyone to have a chance to do the riddles themselves. Email answers only at feedback@aonpodcast.com. Good luck!

Jena’s riddle:

Old Willie Peter smokes his pipe, with Satan who is just his type
On a chariot pulled by 15 strong, the warrior moves his spark along
He wants a clean fight he’ll prove quite the match, taking many forms he’s hard to catch
In black and white, violet and red, of ash and bone he makes his bed
He takes a breath and begins to glow, and all around him living things grow


1st correct answer: AoN sticker and button.

All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

Show appropriate riddle:

I stand when I rest, but that’s only fair,

I do my best work with my legs in the air.


1st correct answer: AoN tshirt, sticker and button

All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

Riddle Master level riddle:

Answer my riddle now without fail.

It’s said I’m like footwear, but in the wrong scale.

An empire’s boneyard, the birth of rebirth,

Please tell me your answer and show your true worth.


1st correct answer: Two special Gaslight: Victorian Era calendars, hardcopy, period brass fastener bindings, SIGNED by Stephen! One for 1888, the year of Jack the Ripper, and one for 1893 the year of the Chicago World’s Fair and H.H. Holmes. As well as an AoN tshirt, sticker and button.

All additional correct answers: shout out on the show

Lastly, if you are the first person to guess all three correctly, Salsa will go down on you.

Other things we talked about this episode included a map detailing every state’s biggest secrets:

big secrets map

The horrors of mime-ry at the Masocore marathon:



If you’re into the fighty-whappy like Jena, you should check out the Brawl of America, like Jena. (Mime face not promised.)

Lastly, as a public service, here’s the sites Matt and Salsa mentioned that vastly improve your online porn search experience by searching multiple tube sites at once:



See you next week!


10 Responses to Episode 188!

  1. Shawn Pitre says:

    I for one cannot stand the fact it took that long to share the porn sites….not Sharing soon..what are This!?

  2. Shawn Pitre says:

    …Also, googling the riddles leads me back to AON. Well Played.

  3. Shawn Pitre says:

    I would have been around longer, but had family things to do, sadly…and Jick was doing his live stream for Kol…and a wedding shower….and my wife’s birthday supper….etc etc etc (I know all I’m hearing is excuses here)

  4. Shawn Pitre says:

    You don’t know what you got till it’s gone

    Get a sitter, hang out with Salsa’s Wife.

    Ooohh…Leave Salsa home and bring out Salsa’s wife!

  5. Shawn Pitre says:

    1 clue a day is a great way to get fed info

    One of the DS Zelda games made you close the DS to move the map from the bottom screen to the top screen.

    I couldn’t figure it out for ever…until I closed the DS to go to gamefaqs, and then got a Zelda-tune…opened the DS, and voila! It worked.

  6. Shawn Pitre says:

    Jenniver VolksVagon Broke – 42:00-42:32

    Just a …. Short …. break.

  7. Shawn Pitre says:

    He’s making a Besty Bestiary.

  8. Shawn Pitre says:

    2 hour mark – Darn it. now I feel like a n00b googling’em.

  9. Shawn Pitre says:

    Good show.

  10. @PedanticEric says:

    Love Letter is a great little game. This past October I went on a trip to China with Jason (Jack the Fool) and another coworker, Jason brought a copy of the game along. We played it during layovers, and with a couple of the business partners we spent time with as they are also in the game industry. It’s tiny so easy to stick in a bag or jacket pocket and it’s really fun.