Imprinted Echoes

A Numenera actual play podcast.

About the show

Imprinted Echos (formerly called Palimpsest) is an actual play podcast using the Cypher System set in the world of Numenera (both made by Monte Cook Games). Join Zann, Rin, Brigid and Chase as they dive into the mysterious world of Numenera and uncover the secrets of the city of Legam.


  • Episode 55: Rhapsody: Revelations

    October 24th, 2021  |  36 mins 42 secs

    Nehemiah has once again been pulled to a strange otherworldly place. It seems that the Beanstalk has a connection with more dimensions than originally thought. Doors are open, threads are followed, and sweat happens. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori put more pieces of this puzzle together.

    Content warning: Spiders and insects

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    Music and SFX Credits:
    Intro - “Whispers of the Ancients” by Justin Longacre (

    Music selections from de Wolfe Music

    Outro - “The Monolith Speaks” by Justin Longacre (

  • Episode 54: Rhapsody: Down the Hall

    October 10th, 2021  |  33 mins

    This interior of the structure known as the Beanstalk is far stranger than any of the the delving party originally thought. Every turn seems to be another path to an unforeseen journey. Bug friends are made, numenera is salvaged, and even more trips are taken. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori try to stay grounded.

  • Episode 53: Rhapsody: Climbing the Beanstalk

    September 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Within the Beanstalk, there are plenty of things to consider. And with a stowaway in tow, the group has to tread lightly on how to approach the challenges of these rooms. Dimensions are traveled, ravines are traversed and a fourth verse I heard. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori seek to answer the echo.

  • Episode 52: Rhapsody: Dueling Prophets

    September 12th, 2021  |  49 mins 36 secs

    Those that listen to the song of the stones seem very keen on bringing others into their fold. But our sonic adventurers feel a bit more information is needed before finding a way into the beanstalk. Inspiration is discussed, prophets are declared, and doors are opened. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori complete the imprinted echoes of the stones.

  • Episode 51: Rhapsody: The Word of Stones

    August 29th, 2021  |  48 mins 36 secs

    A new day has dawned and the Beanstalk is shining in the sun. The group wants to take a closer look but there are a few others who seem to have a vested interest in this structure and its purpose. New breakfast food is discovered, visitants are observed, and religions are shared. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori arrive at begin to investigate the Beanstalk.

  • Episode 50: Rhapsody: On the Horizon

    August 15th, 2021  |  34 mins 5 secs

    Setting out to travel once again, the party heads south and then west. First to deposit their prisoners and then on to find the site referenced in the most recent verse of the song. Tracks are covered, a settlement is discovered and old legends are recalled. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori arrive at the third site.

  • Episode 49: Rhapsody: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    August 1st, 2021  |  48 mins 18 secs

    Our group reconvenes this episode and finally decides on the fate of the prisoners. But with the task of getting out to the third and last part of the communication array also looming on the horizon, they have to figure out how to get everything done efficiently. Plans are laid out, sleep aids are administered, and gift baskets are prepared. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori prepare to enact their plan.

  • Episode 48: Rhapsody: Jhori Reflects

    July 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This is our last of this run of individual sessions as we’ve been taking some time to check in with our characters one on one. With a lot on the horizon, our characters have each set out to see to some things on their own before moving forward. Numenera is sorted, fears are voiced, and anger is vented. Join us as Jhori attempts to find some grounding.

  • Episode 47: Rhapsody: Smalren Prepares

    July 4th, 2021  |  56 mins 58 secs

    As with last episode, we’re taking a few sessions to play with each of the three characters individually. There is a lot to manage, so they have each set out to accomplish a few things on their own before officially deciding on a plan forward. Experiments are conducted, plants are foraged, and code is deciphered. Join us as Smalren seeks to prepare for the next step.

  • Episode 46: Rhapsody: Nehemiah Returns

    June 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We’re taking some time to check in with the characters individually again. With so much going on since they returned to Legam, our adventurers split up to try and tackle the issues at hand. Pasts are uncovered, shopping lists are checked off, and grief is shared. Join us as Nehemiah tries to set things right.

  • Episode 45: Rhapsody: Hard Decisions

    June 6th, 2021  |  54 mins 17 secs

    There’s some very serious issues to be dealt with. Ghosts of Nehemiah’s past have come to haunt his new home. And a solution to Brex’s condition still needs to be found. Songs are sung, force fields are dealt with, and hard decisions are made. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori learn to contend with the darker side of keeping a peaceful community.

  • Episode 44: Rhapsody: Home Again

    May 23rd, 2021  |  50 mins 11 secs

    Our three travelers, and their new companions, have finally arrived back at home. But things have been happening in Legam while they’ve been away. And while they have come back to the village with projects for their resident wright, Rufus who seems to have a job for them too. Leadership is attained, friends are protected and energy is changed. Join us as Nehemiah, Smalren, and Jhori hear someone else’s imprinted echoes.