Saturday, April 23, 2022

Episode 28 - Tide Shift

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: Drew Meyer

(NOTE: The original MP3 file had a bit of a hiccup late in the episode, but it's since been replaced and the new file should be available to grab now!) 

In this episode recorded in December 2013, we welcome podcaster and game designer Drew Meyer! Together, we hammer together a world permeated with dimensional waves that change the laws of reality. The ones living there have founded very different civilizations, each suited to their circumstances.


You can find Drew's podcasts and other work here:

The Never Say Die! Podcast - https://theneversaydiepodcast.podbean.com/
The Doctor Who Podcast - https://thedoctorwhopodcast.com/
Scaldcrow Games - https://scaldcrow.com/


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Episode 27 - Children of the Fury

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent
Guest: Dave Robison

Ever have one of those personal eras when your life turns upside down a few times and then a pandemic happens and then you look up and realize the audio edit you've been stressing over for the past decade doesn't have to be as perfect as your inner critic insists and it's okay if the final product runs over two hours after all? 

Sometimes it takes a very long time to get one's inner critic to back down.

But when it happens? It can be a thing of wonder.

At long last, here is the next episode of Crucible of Realms. In it, our guest Dave brings us a massive concept to play with - a world split into three parts, each experiencing a different environment and each with a different relationship with magic.


You can find more about Dave and his work at these places:

Dave Robison: Vocal Performer - https://butterymanvoice.com/
ARCHIVOS - https://www.archivos.digital/

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:

Blog: http://www.davidsobkowiak.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dsobkowiak
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/David-Sobkowiak/e/B004OXCA52
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4443153.David_Sobkowiak

Also mentioned in this Episode:

Portal Cake Mix
Dubstep Kitty
Broken Sea
Gypsy Laura
Twin Peaks
Appalachian Trail
Innsmouth / HP Lovecraft
Super8
Mt Katahdin
Baxter State Park
Hundred-Mile Wilderness
The Shining
Dot-com Bubble
Sasquatch
Call of Cthuhlhu RPG
Hunting and Trapping in Maine
Jackalope
Doctor Moreau
Sugar Glider
Loch Ness Monster
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Jonathan Higgins/Robin Masters
Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve
Igor
Fenrir
Owlbear
Presley Lake / Moose Head Lake / Seboomook Lake
Rocky IV / Dolph Lundgren
Sprockets
Valhalla
Northern Exposure
X-Files

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster

RECORDED LIVE AT CONCAROLINAS 2015!

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!


LINKS

ConCarolinas

Extra-Life, Team Intelsat

Sabrina's DeviantArt Site

Tenebrous

CypherCaster Magazine, Issue 001

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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.


LINKS

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!

RECOMMENDATIONS

Jon recommends The Martian by Andy Weir.

Jim recommends The Film Reverie Podcast.

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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 - http://www.scottroche.com/blog/
Fiction - http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Roche/e/B004KS1U6Q
Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/scottroche
Twitter - https://twitter.com/spiritualtramp

Also mentioned in this Episode:

Leper Colony
Being Human
Frankenstein
The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
Nikola Tesla / Colorado Springs
Werewolf Belt
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Thomas Edison / Tesla vs Edison
Apache / Geronimo
Deadlands
Hypochondria
Hulk
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
Browncoats
Giant Mechanical Spider
Super 8
Area 51
Fargo
Difference Engine / Guglielmo Marconi
Magneto / Homo Superior / New Mutants
Nietzschean Superman / New Gods / Herculoids
Promethean: The Created
Transformers
Boomstick
Evolutionary War

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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
Rice-a-Roni
Monsters, Inc.
Ronald Reagan
Max Schreck / Nosferatu
Frank Langella / The Box / Good Night and Good Luck
Remora
Coulrophobia
Marcel Marceau
Snowman Holocaust
Se7en
Mephistopheles
Warwick Davis / Leprechaun
Rumplestiltskin
Albert Finney / Peter O'Toole
Inception
Manticore
Morlock
Will-o-the-Wisp
Doc Holliday
Knots Landing
F. Lee Bailey
The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand
Planet Terror

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