Monday, August 22, 2016

Episode 26 - Pinewood Cove

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: David Sobkowiak

It appears we've returned!

This episode was one of a handful coming up that we thought gone to the mists of time. Thankfully, we've finally managed to recover the audio and are delighted to present it to you!

In this episode we create a PERFECTLY NORMAL town deep in the Hundred-Mile Wilderness where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is amiss. Nothing. At all.

Well, except during glider season...

Here are some links for David online:


Also mentioned in this Episode:

Portal Cake Mix
Dubstep Kitty
Broken Sea
Gypsy Laura
Twin Peaks
Appalachian Trail
Innsmouth / HP Lovecraft
Mt Katahdin
Baxter State Park
Hundred-Mile Wilderness
The Shining
Dot-com Bubble
Call of Cthuhlhu RPG
Hunting and Trapping in Maine
Doctor Moreau
Sugar Glider
Loch Ness Monster
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Jonathan Higgins/Robin Masters
Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve
Presley Lake / Moose Head Lake / Seboomook Lake
Rocky IV / Dolph Lundgren
Northern Exposure

Episode 26 - Pinewood Cove Download

Monday, June 8, 2015

Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster


Kent and I met up at ConCarolinas to do a live podcast this year, marveled at the fact that the room was nearly empty and practically gave up hope. Then, as we were getting ready to pack it all in, we were bolstered by the arrival of a single audient (quite possibly by accident), so we decided to do an Epoch Iteration with her.

So here's that. Enjoy!



Extra-Life, Team Intelsat

Sabrina's DeviantArt Site


CypherCaster Magazine, Issue 001

Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster Download

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Epoch Iteration 16 - Running and Screaming and Giant Frogs

For the first time, we have a guest on an Epoch Iteration! Author Eden Royce returns to talk about her upcoming novella release, Containment 2: Unleashed, a good portion of which takes place in our own Hell Noir setting. She also reads an excerpt from the book! In addition, we talk a bit about RPGs (as usual) and recent losses in the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy entertainment.


Eden Royce
- Blog

Charles White of Fabled Environments (whom you may remember from our Epilareus episode) is running a new Kickstarter: Wild West Floor Plans. Check it out!

In this Iteration, Jim also mentions he will be appearing as a guest at ConCarolinas 2015!


Jon recommends The Martian by Andy Weir.

Jim recommends The Film Reverie Podcast.

Epoch Iteration 16 - Running and Screaming and Giant Frogs Download

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Episode 25 - Western Evolution

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: Scott Roche

Our latest world is a mashup of the Western, Sci-Fi and Horror genres with a slight touch of Steampunk thrown in for flavor. Not long before the turn of the 20th century, a group of scientists led by Nikola Tesla are caught in a war. To one side are the carriers of a lycanthropic virus - some want a cure, but others want only to take advantage of their newfound transformations. To the other are hordes of dead soldiers reanimated by the US government. Some say it's only a matter of time before the whole thing erupts into a second Civil War.

Want to find Scott online? Here ya go:

Blog -
Fiction -
Patreon -
Twitter -

Also mentioned in this Episode:

Leper Colony
Being Human
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Nikola Tesla / Colorado Springs
Werewolf Belt
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Thomas Edison / Tesla vs Edison
Apache / Geronimo
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Apache Wars
Fort Apache
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Mark Twain
Boris Karloff
Mike Mignola
Topsy the Elephant
Washington Monument / Arlington National Cemetery
Battle Droids
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Ulysses S. Grant / George Armstrong Custer
Teddy Roosevelt / Rough Riders
Giant Mechanical Spider
Super 8
Area 51
Difference Engine / Guglielmo Marconi
Magneto / Homo Superior / New Mutants
Nietzschean Superman / New Gods / Herculoids
Promethean: The Created
Evolutionary War

Episode 25 - Western Evolution Download

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode 24 - Terror

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: Mark

And now, as we get ever closer to Halloween, we bring you a realm of chilling darkness where fear is the greatest commodity. This is a place in which all of the world's worst nightmares are embodied. A strange, supernatural dimension where factions of living nightmares fight for dominance, each trying to force their own paradigm on each other even as they harvest the fear of mortals. Don't fall asleep, or you may find yourself there...

Image courtesy of Imgur

Unlike last month's extra-long episode, this one is a bit shorter than usual. We had a devil of a time with Skype on this particular episode, with calls dropping right and left, so we didn't have quite as much time to detail the world as we usually do, but I think we managed to put something pretty cool together. Along with making WAY more Frank Langella references than is generally recommended...

Also mentioned in this Episode:

Final Jeopardy
Monsters, Inc.
Ronald Reagan
Max Schreck / Nosferatu
Frank Langella / The Box / Good Night and Good Luck
Marcel Marceau
Snowman Holocaust
Warwick Davis / Leprechaun
Albert Finney / Peter O'Toole
Doc Holliday
Knots Landing
F. Lee Bailey
The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand
Planet Terror

Episode 24 - Terror Download

Monday, September 15, 2014

Episode 23 - Azure Tears

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: Jason Bulmahn of Paizo Publishing and Minotaur Games

We brainstorm up a world so full of ideas that we had to bleed into an extra half hour! In a Conan-esque world where magic waxes and wanes in centuries-long cycles, the one who has the most power is the one who is best prepared for change. And when the next wave of magic comes, who will come out on top? The barbaric humans who hold Stoneshadow Valley? The forces of the High Imperator, who - it is said - can never die? The dwarves who live deep in the mountains and hold a terrifying secret? Or the much-maligned elves who live outside of civilization, yet may hold the key to changing everything? The seasons are turning, and when the Azure Tears appear in the sky once more, the die will be cast!

Jason's Kickstarter for his card game Pirate Loot can be found HERE! Check it out!

Also mentioned in this Episode:

Yoda / Midi-Chlorians
Matt Forbeck
Oxy Acne Medication
Conan the Barbarian
Hero's Journey
Sparta / Mongol Empire
Incan Terrace Farming
Helm's Deep
The Hobbit
Medici Family
Doctor Doom
To Serve Man
Night of the Comet
Mass Hysteria
Vlad the Impaler
Magic Jar
Dalai Lama
Thundarr the Barbarian / Gundark
Behind the Name

Episode 23 - Azure Tears Download

Monday, July 28, 2014

Epoch Iteration 15 - Collating Data Between Our Various Selves

Nope, we're still not dead. Listen in as we talk about recent events, the current state of affairs, upcoming releases and how to get rich using time travel. We also read listener feedback!



Think Baby Names

Jim's interview with Storium's Stephen Hood


Kent recommends the Fairy Behind the Door Kickstarter project (ENDS AUGUST 2nd, 2014!). Jon recommends the Monster Hunter series by Larry Correia. Jim recommends The Big Red Couch, an RPG brainstorming podcast from New Zealand.

Also Mentioned in this Iteration:

Epoch Iteration 15 - Collating Data Between Our Various Selves Download