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Working Group Masticate is tasked with investigating an unusual spree killing. They find a connection to a strange computer app and begin digging down. What they find sets the final act into motion. The truth is near, but the cost may be too much for the remaining Teeth and their handlers. Reality is only a mask, waiting to be removed.
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And here. We. Go.
You know, there IS an app called The Picky Eater….
Loved that moment when Provost sees a trailer and shit got real. Took me a couple of rewinds to get what happened, though.
Darkest episode on RPPR to date.
My brain hurts.
I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard as I did in a long time. Thank you so much.
So, a world where all internet conspiracy theories are true is a world that is pretty much Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth?
btw, Ross, if your gut feeling is “to hope his mall cop skills will save you”, you’re already doomed.
Wow, I thought things would end badly for Masticate, but…wow.
My favorite campaign finale to date, and I loved Know Evil. I particularly liked the revelation of working group Narnia.
That was dark.
And that was amazing.
The guy who was already dead, the child pornographer who outed himself and then was completely delusional, was that another case of somebody using Picky Eater whose bubble popped, and he didn’t realize that he was back in a reality that wasn’t okay with him? Because I can see why you went with the prison guard taking his phone and overwriting to get the liberal utopia reality you mentioned at the end.
Yeah, but you’re understandably oversimplifying a bit. If somebody’s Picky Eater bubble pops, they don’t recognize it as “going back” anywhere. Reality changes at a reasonable and imperceptible pace for all users. When the firmware burns out, that’s the only time a user is going to register a transition. So instead of “going back,” its more like the shock of being ripped into an alien universe for the first time.
Observers (people that have seen the sign but don’t run the program) can pop in and pop out, but they have no way if when they “leave” whether they’ve returned to “base” reality or a hell of their own design.
As a proud student of Boston University, can confirm, we commit ritual beer pong sacrifice.
Quite a conclusion. Nice thematic choice, Carcosa manifesting from the confluence of cell phone usage and internet echo chamber discourse. Man, sometimes I can almost hear the wheels turning in Ross’s head when he’s working out a mystery. He’s good at it. Sadly for Provost of course…
Those descriptions of the Teeth getting those various unnatural animal sensations made my skin crawl.
This is definitely making me think about ways to up my game in the Carcosa scenario I’m currently writing.
my favorite Provost moment was when he pissed off the Old Boys Club, killed a raccoon, and left it on one of their desks.
The fact that that was his ‘go-to’ reaction for people he hates, that spoke VOLUMES about him.
Holy wow, what a finale. Expected nothing less.
This campaign has been a masterpiece, Caleb. It’s a joy to be surprised in the new ways you find to horrify me. I think the opener was my favourite episode, but all were of a crazy-high quality.
Hard to pick an MVP between Ross and Faust, but I think Provost’s crushingly sad existence just barely edges it for me. in the end. It speaks volumes of the character building and the GMing when a mundane event like being stood up feels similarly bad to going on a trip to Carcosa.
Reminds me of The Strange if you rubbed DG all over it.
I loved this and I can’t wait for the post mortem.
Online, mythos empowered, confirmation bias in an app. Loved it, a great way to update the Hastur mythos to the modern day.
So I’m relistening to all of God’s Teeth from the start, and I gotta ask, are Persistent Hawk and Picky Eater related? There seems to be a theme of alternate realities/locations in both, plus the fact that Pizzarelli says, “We’re using Nora’s tech in -other places-,” makes me think there was some shared code back at MIT.
“… and Colt limps under a porch somewhere to die…” Who? Caleb mentions this after Faust’s vignette and I don’t know what he’s referencing? Did Faust’s character have a pet or something being neglected? Cause if so, this scene just got even more grim dark, like damn.
Very Grim, very Dark, very… fun? 😮 Can’t wait for the Postmortem.
Some great roleplaying all around. I’m amazed the characters made it to this point, considering all the sanity lost. (And handgun training sucesses)
Seems like something Ross can cross off his bucket list- the situation at the end. 🙂
A very complex but very good episode.
This is grand finale worthy of an epic campaign
Little surprised Caleb didn’t straight out call the last scene with Ross’s character (Provost) the Wyld Hunt, but it makes perfect thematic sense that the GM let the player define that scene.
However, I could not recall who all the older characters were (or who their players were) and that added to my confusion in an already complex plot.
To remedy this, I suggest the fans could write up a dramatis personæ with player and character for each episode of the God’s Teeth saga.
This series has transcended gaming and become unequivocally art. This episode was like reading a Philip K Dick novel, and the last two episodes were the best actual plays I’ve ever heard. Congratulations to everyone involved. You’ve created something really amazing.
“Those fishmen, they’re sexual dynamos.”
A fantastic episode: creepy, darkly funny, and very tense. A wonderful end to a great campaign.
I’ve listened to it twice now, and there’s just one thing that I still don’t get: where did FUTURE-HARPER come from? The best explanation I can come up with is that some time between the end of Red Thoughts and the beginning of God’s Eye, Harper discovers Picky Eater and poofs into some idealistic reality where Aaron rules apply: Mankind can fight back against the Mythos, and a utopian society is established after the Elder Gods and their horrific influence is ended. Meanwhile, in a universe that is to the Caleb-verse what the Caleb-verse is to the reality Harper escapes into, another version of Harper ALSO discovers Picky Eater. This Harper, from a nightmare world too horrible to contemplate, escapes into the Caleb-verse. Other-Harper dies in place of the Caleb-verse Harper in God’s Eye, and our Harper pops back into the horror that is the Caleb-verse a few months after he left it, enraged and confused. But that’s just my theory; I’d love to know if I hit anywhere near the mark.