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The Stories and Art of Michael J. Rigg

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Ep. 57 FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

We celebrate our FIRST ANNIVERSARY with special guests, looks back on Season 1, and a very special preview of Season 2, with boundless thanks to Steampunk icons, authors and podcasters Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine. And many thanks to our anniversary sponsors: Kevin C. Mason of Jack Monkey Games, The Shared Desk, High Level Games, A Quest for Magic and Steele Podcast, Jock and Nerd Podcast, Terminally Nerdy, and the Happy Hour from the Tower Podcast. And thanks to our Season 1 Cast: Judy, George, Ray, and Derek; and our Season 2 Cast: Melanie, Rupert, Jenn, Dave, George, Ray, and Derek. Music in this episode courtesy Astral Fogg, Bensound.com, and Battlebards.com.

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Ep. 56 Chapt. 43 "After the Pillow"

Jameson Mayfield's bloody night has concluded...or has it? The team confers as the Lady of the Cumberland arrives in Nashville. From there, Martin Barnett's flight skills are put to the test as the team pools their money to buy a small, private airship to get them to Atlanta. Charles Humphrey also learns something of his mysterious protectors with the emerald jewelry.

Be sure to stay tuned to the very end to find out what was on the note Derek passes to me during this episode.

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Ep. 55 Chapt. 42 "Riverboat of Blood"

Our band of Steampunk Adventurers are in a precarious trio of situations. As Charles Humphrey finds himself the shepherd of a young man in the employ of Jameson Mayfield's mother, Martin Barnett becomes the caretaker of a woman almost killed by someone hunting him. And Jameson Mayfield...Well, he doesn't like to lose.

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Ep. 54 Chapt. 41 "Lady of the Cumberland"

Jameson, Humphrey, and Martin are getting closer and closer to their quarry. So far, they've managed to elude bounty hunters between Missouri and Kentucky, but will their luck change aboard a riverboat bound for Nashville? Is Red still following them, or is a more dangerous foe lurking around the next corner?

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Ep. 53 Chapt. 40 "Bait's on a Train"

Our intrepid trio of adventurers is now well on their way to Atlanta to find Robert Edmund Hillary. Sure, there are a host of vile bounty hunters on their trail, but our stalwart heroes are keeping a cool head as they stick together, boarding a train of curious strangers on the way into the Confederation State of Kentucky.

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Ep. 52 Chapt. 39 "DeLeon in Winter"

This week, our trio of intrepid adventurers face off against the power of the Imperial Military Machine (and Martin Barnett's would-be girlfriend). They also discover some rather crafty bounty hunters are on their trail. Can they reach Atlanta before they're all killed?

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Ep. 51 Chapt. 38 "Encounter at Canner Bluffs"

Our Valentine to you, dear listener, is a longer adventure episode. In this first chapter with all the party members together, we learn of their plans to mobilize the Loyal Glass rebel movement. But first, they have to get out of Venture Pass, and in the small woodland village of Canner Bluffs, they get more than they bargained for.

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Ep. 50 Chapt. 37 "The Party"

Our adventure continues with the consequences of Colonel Charles Humphrey, dying of "Chicago Consumption" before the eyes of a pair of Clockwork Carpenters. Meanwhile, Jameson Mayfield launches an investigation into the shady dealings in Venture Pass, MO, and Martin Barnett, dressed as a Confederate soldier, wanders into town seeking food and shelter.

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Ep. 49 Chapt. 36 Lore. 01 "Roose"

Seven years before Martin Barnett was gunned down in front of an abandoned diner in Wayward, Iowa, Glass & Christian operated a successful underground laboratory...three stories below that very diner. In this special dramatic "lorepisode," we meet the young witches who were bred there, and the young technician who would save them.

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Ep. 48 Chapt. 35 "There Twice Was a Man From Nantucket"

It seems Abel Keye, the Rusty Knight of Chicago and "disharmonied" Clockwork Carpenter, is ready to strike a deal with Colonel Charles Humphrey. Will the proposed trade succeed, and if it does, what then? Meanwhile, Martin Barnett comes under fire as a patrol of Confederation Scouts closes in on his position.

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Ep. 47 Chapt. 34 "Man in the Iron Lung"

The adventure resumes as Martin Barnett attempts to find his bearings and leave what has become the haunted forest north of Venture Pass. Meanwhile, Jameson Mayfield wakes to find a stranger standing in his room, though he has been given a modest new set of clothes.

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Ep. 46 IN THE BEGINNING Part 2

It's our filler for the New Year's break! Yay! But we're still giving you some SRAPies. Mike proudly presents part 2 of the flashback to October, 2015 and an un-aired episode that show how it all began. In this episode, you'll found out how George and Ray presented Cecil and Martin, and then we have a one-on-one with Derek in the creation of Jameson Mayfield!

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Ep. 45 IN THE BEGINNING Part 1

Since we really didn't take a break during the holidays, we're going to take one going into the new year. Not to leave you SRAPless, however, Mike proudly presents a special two part episode that flashes back to October, 2015 and an un-aired pair of episodes that show how it all began. In this episode, you'll found out how George and Ray dreamed up Cecil and Martin, and you'll learn something about Heart of Bronze lore, and character creation!

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Ep. 44 Chapt. 33 "Lost Harmony"

In this episode, Jameson Mayfield seems quite at home in the quaint Confederation town of Venture Pass, MO. Befriending the locals in his mild mannered guise of the Reverend David Clawson, he now prepares to continue the mission he and Adrienne set out on, alone. Meanwhile, Colonel Charles Humphrey comes face to face with Abel Keye in the man's deep, dark, underground lair.

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Ep. 43 The Steam Rollers Adventure Podcast Holiday Special 2016

Merry/Happy Hanakwanzaramadanzachristafestivus! Please enjoy our 2016 Holiday Special, otherwise known as a "love letter to our fans." Much love and thanks goes to: George, Ray, Derek, Jenn, Rupert, Dave, Melanie, and Jeff. Special thanks also goes to Parker Moose, @D20FutureShow and @EmpireSteele on Twitter, and to Astral Fogg on SoundCloud. And, if I missed saying thank you to you...thank you! Oh, and Merry Christmas! Get your free copy of the novel that started it all here (FREE until Christmas Eve): https://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Looking-Glass-Heart-Bronze-ebook/dp/B00HG4OJ3M/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482242856&sr=8-1&keywords=clockwork+looking+glass

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...The Highwayman is Jolly...for now...

Ep. 42 Chapt. 32 "Birth of the Glass Witch"

As Jameson Mayfield makes his way into the tiny Confederation town of Venture Pass, MO, Martin Barnett struggles to survive the crash landing of the Devil's Due. Colonel Charles Humphrey, meanwhile, arrives in Chicago, and begins his search for the elusive Abel Keye.

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...The Highwayman is Jolly...for now...

Ep. 41 Chapt. 31 "Airship Down"

The Devil's Due is going down in flames! Martin, Kera, Stain, and Jameson scramble to find parachutes, rations, and some way to escape the inevitable explosive crash through the Tesla Net while Sasha Zorma channels her magical powers toward resurrecting Sumeshi. Meanwhile, Colonel Humphrey makes a plan to locate one of the Loyal Glass rebels, Abel Keye, in the gritty, grime-encrusted smoggy city of Chicago.

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Ep. 40 Chapt. 30 "A Church in Onastee"

Martin lives! The Devil's Due has returned him to the ship, and now he and Jameson must regain control before Captain Sasha Zorma goes crazy over the loss of her friend and first mate, Sumeshi Sosumi. Meanwhile, Colonel Humphrey arrives at the hidden listening post fort in Michigan where he learns what Molly Rose is up to as well as some secrets about the other Loyal Glass rebels.

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...the highwayman is filled with hate...

Ep. 39 Chapt. 29 "Dead Reckoning"

We begin high in the air over the southern edge of the Imperial United States following Martin's rapid descent toward the Tesla Net and sure death. Then we accompany Colonel Humphrey, now operating under his own free will, as he heads to Chicago and a secret military listening post.

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...the highwayman listens...

Ep. 38 "Spotted Dick"

In this episode: Assaulting Gummy Bears; Spelling "Come" with 3 Letters; SRAP Season 2 Teaser; Weed & Shrooms in Britain; Skim Milk; Trump & Bus Buddies; Salty Tea; "Locker Room Talk"; Spotted Dick and Cream Pies; Dr. Who; Tears for Martin; The Wet Bit in London; Bicycling; Making GM Great Again; Monty Python; Sir Rupert Bathurst; Derek Can't Grow Facial Hair; The Sex Talk; Sandbox Video Games; Harry Potter, Twilight, Star Wars & Zoe; Jammie Dodgers... and more.

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...the highwayman is listening...

Fig. 3801 Jammie Dodgers! Thanks to Rupert, a very much UNOFFICIAL sponsor of today's episode, and this photo is proof they exist.

Fig. 3801 Jammie Dodgers! Thanks to Rupert, a very much UNOFFICIAL sponsor of today's episode, and this photo is proof they exist.