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Backwater Bastards Trailer

The Bastards are BACK, and officially in orbit! We know you’ve all had enough of being gravity-bound- so we’re kicking this joint for a new star system. Join the same motley crew for new stories, new characters, a brand new universe, and all-new game mechanics designed by our very own DM Dragon Daddy Dick Dynamite. So buckle your EVA suits to yer control decks- cause a bear and a jellyfish just landed in the station and this PILOT is taking you on a RIIIIIDE!

Apr 7, 20201m
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S1E00: Pilot Episode

Ursine demolitions expert Cleo DeCap and the Robotic/aquatic Doctor Ze are in search of an easy payout on the hulking space station

Apr 8, 20201h 36m
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S1E01: A Meeting in Midspace

In a shady saloon, we meet an Ursine, a jellyfish in a bowl, and an aging imperialist downing drinks.

Apr 15, 20201h 29m
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S1E02: An Old Rust Bucket

Picked up by local kingpin D.E.E.T.Z.; Cleo, Dr. Ze, and Herodotus are headed into the bowels of Mid space to bring back a...

Apr 22, 20201h 15m
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S1E03: Midspace Miscreants

Our trio's subterranean adventure continues, as they barely escape a brush with fate, in the form of a mutated cavern beast.

Apr 30, 20201h 47m
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S1E04: The Plentiful Pantry

Armed to the teeth after a quick getaway- egg and briefcase of credits in hand- the Bastards are set to warp!

May 7, 20201h 22m
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S1E05: Hans the Space Dragon [feat. Spiridon Giannakis]

After a SECOND narrow station escape, our Bastards have finally dropped into contested space.

May 13, 20201h 21m
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S1E06: BIG Badda BOOM! [feat. Spiridon Giannakis]

WOOP WOOP that’s the sound of the... local synth authorities?

May 21, 20201h 49m
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S1E07: Garcia Station

IT'S TIME TO GO SHOPPING.

Jun 4, 20201h 37m
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S1E08: When life hands ya Eggs

Our intrepid collectors of crap continue buying up the station- while the ever noble Herodotus gets a bit too saucy.

Jun 11, 20201h 15m
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S1E09: Wheels or Wings?

All of the Bastards and their newfound compatriots have gathered back at the ship and are about to set out on a... mission of stealth?

Jun 18, 20201h 28m
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S1E10: Keep Rolling

The hunt for the egg continues as the Bastards "stealth" through the enemy base.

Jun 25, 20201h 48m
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S1E11: Making my way Downtown and I'm Homebound

After all that splittin', the party is back together!

Jul 3, 20201h 53m
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S1E12: TMWNN, Squid, & KAK [feat. SETH]

Did somebody say... BIRTHDAY? Herodotus is busy bonding with the ovum - so Cleo and the Doctor are OUT! Join them as their ship breaks down at Bengaman's FamilyFun Milkshake and Mindgames Emporium - a battleground that one of our Bastards knows far too well...

Jul 9, 20201h 53m
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S1E13: Bengaman's Bowling Bonanza [feat. SETH]

The Birthdaying continues with PART TWO of the saga!

Jul 16, 20201h 17m
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S1E14: I Got Blasted at Bengaman's [feat. SETH]

The PARTY RAGES ON with the third and final event in our birthday saga. The time of the laser tag and the bowling has passed.

Jul 23, 20201h 21m
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S1E15: The Replicant Part 1 [feat. Lucas]

The crew begin to trek into a dangerous abandoned research station to look for a body.

Jul 29, 20201h 6m
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S1E16: The Replicant Part 2 [feat. Lucas]

Continuing the two-part sci-fi CREEPSHOW of corporate decay and mysterious patrons.

Jul 30, 20201h 20m
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S1E17: Short Rest

It's been a long string of journeys- and our Bastards have earned a short rest to recap and catch up, both in-game and out.

Aug 12, 202032m
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S1E18: Monty

Good ol' Herodotus is bringing home the bacon! Or... Well, he's got a guy for that.

Aug 26, 20202h 17m
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S1E19: The Diplomat

Endeared to the Jelly people by Cleo's love of pterodactyls, The Bastards continue their diplomatic mission from Monty into the secret mountain lair.

Sep 3, 20201h 25m
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S1E20: Dirty Herry I

Cleo is gonna blow some ship up! Ze is about to perform surgery, and Herodotus is caught staring at an old Lover.

Sep 10, 20202h 12m
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S1E21: Orbital Planetary News

We break your regular viewing for an urgent announcement. Eric Rhodes has been sighted!

Sep 17, 20207m
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S1E22: Cleo, Dr. Ze, and Spines

Many years ago in a star system far, far, away- Dr. Ze met Cleo in a backspace high-security prison.

Sep 24, 20202h 5m
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S1E23: Soup's back on the menu!

The Prison King and his weird little army are the only things standing in between Dr. Ze and Cleo’s big escape!

Oct 8, 20202h 2m
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S1E24: I'm wearing GLASSES

Turns out, the Prison King and his crew weren’t the only obstacles in between Dr. Ze, Cleo, and those ships.

Nov 5, 20201h 59m
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S1E25: As Big as an Elephant

This is a story of endings. The ending of the saga of the jelly people and their expensive guano problem.

Nov 12, 20202h 17m
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S1E26: The 38th Smell

Our intrepid team has once again escaped the gaping maw of battle unscathed!

Nov 19, 20201h 57m
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S1E27: The Honey Boy

Our intrepid explorers venture further into the labyrinthine belly of the body factory- hot on the trail of the... Honey.

Nov 26, 20201h 42m
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S1E28: Anything can be Anything

Deep inside the synth body factory, the battle against the honey boy rages on- as a rogue AI takes its wild revenge on our humble travelers.

Dec 3, 20202h 4m
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S1E29: The Dorro!

After a daring rescue by a mercenary guild- the Bastards board their ship and Herodotus makes a move!

Dec 10, 20202h 26m
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S1E30: The One At Customs

Join our heroes on their most daring adventure yet- as they navigate the winding labyrinth of... IMMIGRATION

Dec 17, 20201h 46m
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S1E31: Everything's a Costume

Our customs horror saga continues, with Cleo, Dr. Ze, and the nefarious nineteen of Clan Zarg stuck together in a line.

Dec 24, 20202h 6m
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Dear Bastards

The advice show you never knew you needed, Or wanted.

Dec 25, 202034m
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S1E32: I'm Naked

Turns out, The Bastards and their new friends are big fans of hotels.

Jan 7, 20212h 16m
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S1E33: The Seed

The crew pull themselves from the mire of a big nite out

Jan 14, 20211h 57m
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S1E34: Two Birds

The hunt for Herry continues, as our Bastards slowly uncover the laundry list of things they did while in the thrall of the DRINK.

Jan 21, 20212h 11m
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S1E35: Where you going?

Cleo and Dr. Ze head back to the scene of the crime(s) to collect their booty.

Jan 28, 20211h 48m
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S1E36: Dirty Herry II

The gang meets up with Herry- but he’s already up to his old man antics.

Feb 5, 20211h 42m
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S1E37: Put it in Papyrus

The Bastards are making their way towards Firsnear, but it's a long ways to go.

Feb 11, 20212h 0m
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S1E38: That's No Moon

Finally back in their own minds after a near spacewalk; our scrappy Bastards warp onward to Zarg Moon and their waiting allies.

Feb 18, 20211h 33m
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S1E39: F.O.M.O.O.S. Fear Of Missing Out On Snacks

Picture if you will, a troupe of hardy adventurers geared in the sharpest armor...

Feb 25, 20211h 47m
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S1E40: The Pink Panther one

We left Herodotus and Dr. Ze lying in wait in the shopkeeper's inventory room.

Mar 4, 20212h 18m
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S1E41: BUGGA. helpeven.org

Time is ticking, as the poison blooms.

Mar 11, 20212h 29m
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S1E42: Sack 2 Sack

The Bastards gather in the name of their fallen comrade, precariously balanced on the edge of survival, and the edge of their friendship with Clan Zarg.

Mar 19, 20211h 42m
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S1E43: The Bandit King

Every Bastard has made it to the Zarg Castle.

Mar 25, 20211h 39m
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S1E44:The Stone in the Sock

The skirmish rages on as Larkey's forces draw nearer to the castle - and the real fight flickers on the horizon.

Apr 7, 20212h 4m
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S1E45: Sweet Timothy

Deep in the belly of the Terran Flagship brig, our Bastards find themselves stripped of weapons and hope.

Apr 15, 20211h 38m
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S1E46: Fresh Prison Toilet

Meanwhile in a flagship prison cell...

Apr 23, 20211h 56m
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S1E47: Time to find out!

Surely against such great odds, our Bastards won't be able to turn the tide of battle?

Apr 29, 20212h 1m
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S1E48: HOT SOUP / Game of Phones

The Bastards find themselves caught in a war, but they still have their wits, their guns, and BEAR CLAW!

May 13, 20212h 9m
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S1E49: Call me, Beep me, if you wanna reach me

After the ringing stops, there are decisions to be made.

May 20, 20211h 40m
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S1E50: State of the Podcast

So where to now? what "shinys" await?

May 26, 202149m
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S1E51: The Replicant - The Dead Song Part 1 [feat. Lucas]

Lucas Duff from Ballad of the Seven Dice takes us out deep into Midspace for a horror sci-fi adventure.

Jun 2, 20211h 15m
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S1E52: The Replicant - The Dead Song Part 2 [feat. Lucas]

Join the Bastards this week with Lucas Duff to find out what will happen to our heroes

Jun 9, 20211h 48m
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SideArm - Mercury Underpants (Patreon Exclusive Bonus episode for all)

This week we have a bonus episode for you all! This is one of our SideArm episodes, our Patreon exclusive content.

Aug 18, 202248m
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Lore Dive - Psychic abilities

Lore Dive and this week is all about psychic powers!

Jul 28, 20221h 14m
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Lore Dive - MidSpace the place

Lore Dive and this week is all about MIDSPACE.

Aug 11, 20221h 10m
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Lore Dive - MidSpace the inhabitants

Lore Dive and this week is all about THE ZONES AND INHABITANTS OF MIDSPACE.

Sep 1, 20221h 23m
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Lore Dive - Gear and equipment

Lore Dive and this week is all about THE EQUIPMENT AND THE GEAR!

Sep 22, 20221h 30m
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Midspace Newscast

Tune into the Midspace News

Sep 28, 202239m
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The Bastards are coming to London Comic Con!

The Bastards are heading to London for their first comic con!

Oct 24, 202236m
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The Bastards are back from London Comic Con!

We’re BACK from our first Comic-Con, and we’re sitting down for a recap!

Nov 10, 20221h 3m
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Bastards Wrapped

Join us on a stroll through 2022

Dec 23, 20221h 14m
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Lore Dive - Ships

Lore Dive and this week is all about SHIPS

Jan 19, 20231h 28m
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