The Perishing of Sir Ashby Phipps

Friday the 1st of June, 1866. Minor baronet Sir Ashby Phipps, a robust and even-tempered man of some fifty summers, was found dead four days ago in his garden, a look of unimaginable terror on his face. Can this really be a simple case of heart failure?

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This was “a slow-paced, investigation-heavy” adventure even before Whartson Hall met it.

Session 1: The Supervet of the Occult World: The newly widowed Lady Phipps chooses to consult specialists in discreet investigation of the occult. Actual game starts at 44m30s.

Session 2: Not Prone to Doing Anything Wild or Zany: What was Sir Ashby chasing? Or, perhaps, what was chasing him?

Session 3: As Psychic As a Block of Oat-Shaped Cheese: Lacking a post-mortem, we poke about and correlate the old contents.

Session 4: The Accrington Banshee: More investigation, while some of us try not to cause excessive offence and others… don’t.

Session 5: Never Had a Seizure and Died Before: Moments of inspiration? Perhaps.

Session 6: Tragic Accent Accident: Are we making progress? It seems bizarrely as though we are.

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It was largely my fault that the game started so late, apologies on the behalf of myself and the four-legged invasion. I’d like to reassure anyone listening that genuinely no mice were harmed during the course of this episode. Surprised, yes. But not harmed.

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To be fair, I feel the blame lies more on the occupying rodents than on their unwilling host.

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Session 2: Not Prone to Doing Anything Wild or Zany: What was Sir Ashby chasing? Or, perhaps, what was chasing him?

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Marrows in May? In Lincolnshire? Now that is a bit eldritch.
Looking forward to the next episode.

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Session 3: As Psychic As a Block of Oat-Shaped Cheese: Lacking a post-mortem, we poke about and correlate the old contents.

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No no no! We never correlate the contents! Did Howard teach you nothing?

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“Avoid women, non-whites, and seafood.”

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It is a great joy to hear views on Bleak House which I find so accurate and personally relevant aired at large.

I can’t wait to discover how that blasphemous tome will be defeated once and for all.

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Join me for my new podcast, “I’d rather shove a spike up my bottom than read another Dickens” coming soon.

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“Paid by the episode are we, Mr Dickens?”

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I would like to apologize in advance to fellow Merseysiders for the next episode.

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Unless they’re fans of Charles Dickens.

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I believe we established I have a birthright to my scouse accent.

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Your ever so authentic scouse accent?

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You must try it some time.

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Session 4: The Accrington Banshee: More investigation, while some of us try not to cause excessive offence and others… don’t.

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Session 5: Never Had a Seizure and Died Before: Moments of inspiration? Perhaps.

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Session 6: Tragic Accent Accident: Are we making progress? It seems bizarrely as though we are.

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