Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks: Time Flies By
Welcome one and all to the Age of Steam! Back in their natural habitat of casual imperialism and copious baked goods, the Whartson Hall Aethernauts fire up the boiler and pop the kettle on before venturing into the world of Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks by Lynne Hardy, a streamlined aéronef of a game, as smooth as a glazed teapot and faster than a whirring Babbage Engine! This adventure is complete in a single episode, including character generation and considerable discussion of potatoes.
Our intrepid and somewhat mismatched trio take a job as couriers, delivering a parcel to a lady at St. Pancras station in London. She is meeting them by the First Class lounge, so clearly there is no reason to believe that any double-dealing, foul play or general naughtiness lies ahead…
The Whartson Hall Aethernauts play through the Google+ Hangouts facility rather than face-to-face in a room. Despite our best efforts, listeners may find some reduction in sound quality as a result. Entertainment quality remains at our customary low level, of course.
The intro and outro pieces are by the very splendid Professor Elemental, used with his kind permission.
Amelia as Miss Jemima Brooke-Bond
Nick as Professor Screwford Louse
Riddles (Mark) as Colonel Edgar Fortitude
and Jon as the GM