Episode Seventy Two – Esoteric Support

Esoteric Support

Alternative, & frankly more enlightened, approaches to Organised Crime.

Specialist squads of Royal Marines & Kung Fu Experts team up, possibly while still learning how to work together, to maintain a fragile peace in a changing world.

The lovable miscreants on the helpdesk of an organisation full of “True Believers” have to be able to think outside of the box to do their jobs, but when the end of the world looms, maybe that’s more important than those jobs.
Besides, their contracts haven’t been renewed.

Disabling & replacing the on-site tech support is the best way to infiltrate this facility.
Of course, once that’s done, tech support still need to be perceived to be on duty, so SOMEONE is going to have to fill that role.

Solving exotic problems with the alleged help of extra personalities, selected at random, and played by the folks either side of you.

Dealing with spirits, and looking for criminally unappreciated treasures, in the antiquarian trade.

quartz knuckledusters


Deadlands: Noir

The Blue Lotus (Adventures of Tintin), by Hergé
Yihequan Movement / Boxer Rebellion


Fate RPG
D&D 4th Ed.

Qi / Ch’i
Feng Shui

Mr. Vampire
Jiangshi / Hopping Vampire

Cultural Appropriation

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Paranoia – RPG

Aleister Crowley

Oh No Ross and Carrie – podcast

Babylon 5
XxXthe movie, not the genre
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Shadowrun – Wikipedia link
Catalyst Game Labs ‘Shadowrun’ page


Maid RPG
Better Angels
Everyone Is John

Herman’s Head


Read Or Die – OVA

Ian McShane
American Gods

Christchurch Earthquake – 2011

Principality of Sealand
Kingdom of Lovely

Paul Carter – Author of “Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs…She Thinks I’m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse”

Hundertwasser Toilets
Doing Your Business
London Loo Tours – not the bog standard London experience


Craig had the wrong of it when he referred to TriggerHappy’s forum post – It was an email, so here’re the suggestions for Tech Support questions;

“Support, my workstation is on the fritz. I tried turning it off and on again, and now it seems to be bleeding…”

“Hey, Support? It’s the guys from lab 4. Just got the invoked memory stimulator installed, but the subject has begun shouting an error code at us. In Sperethial. Could you have someone send over a linguasoft?”

“Support? How do I change my avatar? Some chucklehead decided to change mine to a really unfortunate Mexican stereotype and I’m not logging in with that. Someone from higher up sees that and the guys from lab 3 will be coming for me next.”

“Support? Could I get another troll-sized keyboard? A bit sturdier, this time?”

“Support? It’s lab 3. Could you message our suppliers and let them know I need FRESH chattel for this experiment? 15 is practically ANCIENT by ork standards. All I am getting is a lot of mess to clean up and food for the subjects in lab 6, which I’m sure they appreciate, but that’s not what I’m here for.”

“Support? Your wife’s at the front door.  Said you forgot your lunch this morning. You giant nerd.”

“Support? This is management. Just letting you know some of the project heads from home office are coming by to check on progress.  No slouching today.”

“Support? Did one of the lab guys lose control of a spirit recently? Because either a spirit is dropping gremlins on this machine or you didn’t fix the problem from yesterday, and if my presentation is late because of you I AM GOING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW WHY!”

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2 thoughts on “Episode Seventy Two – Esoteric Support

  1. Chris K says:

    I believe the conversation was actually about a dream I’d had harking back to my helpdesk days in which i was told “That weird geomantic confluence between the Arts building and the Science block has generated another god. Get down there pronto and find him something to be the god of, we don’t want a repeat of what happened over the Christmas break.”

    In real life, I once attended a ticket with the description “User report: radio broken” and closed it with the resolution “Working as intended: radio was powered off”. At least it wasn’t another leaky tap call…

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