Friday, December 23, 2011

Episode 4 - The Scablands

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

It is the middle of the 1800's and out in the Oregon Territory, as the British and American invaders continue to defile the lands of the Nez Perce and argue heatedly over which side will claim the area, dark forces from a demonic realm also seek to take the land in fulfillment of their own twisted Manifest Destiny. WARNING: This episode contains Googling. Lots and lots of Googling. Find it in the wiki here.

00:00 Tomfoolery
00:21 Introduction
01:00 Deciding a Genre
01:04 Cowboys & Aliens
01:20 Weird Western
01:28 Deadlands
02:51 The Proposition
03:39 Quigley Down Under
04:00 Deciding a Scale
06:10 Washington State
06:19 Rain Shadow Effect
06:59 Lewis & Clark
07:15 Colville Reservation
07:35 Eastern Washington Wiki Page
08:25 Palouse Hills
09:05 Lake Missoula / The Channeled Scablands
11:00 Noah's Ark


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Episode 3 - Aurelia

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

In this episode we create the world of Aurelia, a distant ice planet. There, a mysterious and distant race of religious penitents carry out their holy obligation in repayment of their horrific crime. Find it in the wiki here.

Recommendation: Jon recommends "In Blackest Night," a story by Alan Moore from Tales of the Green Lantern Corp Annual Vol 1 # 3 (1987)

00:00 Tomfoolery / "Think of a number." / Pi
00:20 Introduction
01:28 Battlestar Galactica / Star Wars
01:56 Writing Prompt / Random Word Generator
02:33 Babylon 5
02:45 Setting the Scale
03:22 "Wrong!"
03:32 Theocracy
04:00 Star Trek
04:12 Alderaan
04:25 Inhabitants
04:33 Kaminoans (not Geonosians - sorry, our mistake!)
04:56 AI / Supermecha

05:33 UrSkeks / The Dark Crystal
06:10 Terraforming
12:18 Planetary Conditions / Geography
16:45 History
17:19 Utopia
20:24 Thri-Kreen
21:42 Geode
27:42 More Inhabitant Details
29:27 Younglings
29:50 George Lucas
31:31 Sects
36:53 Flagellant / Zealotry
41:00 Population Size (aka Fixing Our Math)
43:41 Vatican
54:44 Monsters
54:56 Roper
55:52 Bulette/Landshark
57:00 Naming

60:00 The Silence / Omega
61:31 Opus / Staff / Clef / Canon
62:04 Coda
62:40 Aureus / Staphylococcus Aureus
63:13 Aurelia
63:50 Recommendation / Green Lantern / Alan Moore / Rot Lop Fan / "In Blackest Night"

65:30 Conclusion & Outro


Episode 3 - Aurelia Download

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Episode 2 - The EarthTech Trials

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

The focus of this episode is a dystopian future setting called the EarthTech Trials. Want a world with corporations controlling everything, cybernetics running rampant and popularity of web presence deciding government policy? This is it. Find it in the wiki here!

00:00 Tomfoolery
01:13 Introduction
02:00 World Concept
02:16 The Running Man
03:23 The Hunger Games
04:12 Orwellian
04:40 Deciding the Era
06:55 Dystopia / Media Influence
07:12 Max Headroom
07:37 Rupert Murdoch
07:57 McDonnell Douglas / McDonald's
08:13 Taco Bell
08:30 World War Corporation / War on the Web
08:56 Google / Facebook
09:30 Baidu
10:31 William Shatner's TekWar
11:16 Nike / Squad Combat / Paintball
11:39 How Things Changed
11:55 One World Government
13:40 Factions
14:06 Marshal Josip Broz Tito
16:27 Alien Threat Conspiracy
19:00 Setting the Level of Devastation
19:28 Earthborne Devastation
19:37 The Day After Tomorrow
20:29 48th Parallel
21:00 World Dome
22:52 Brain-Computer Interface
22:57 Transhumanism
23:50 Beyond the Fringe / "Civil War"
24:50 Faction Locations
26:51 Allegiance by Online Votes / Foursquare / +1
27:09 Technology
27:42 Naming Factions
28:32 Intel
30:19 Prime Numbers
31:22 Star Trek Aesthetic
32:18 The Games
32:23 The Olympics
34:59 The World Cup
35:37 Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?
36:18 Mechs
36:45 Apple
38:18 Nikola Tesla
38:30 Light Teleportation / Fiber Optics / Quantum Entanglement
39:32 Solar Mirrors
41:41 Corporate Structure
42:26 Virtual Baronies
45:22 Cult of Personality
45:29 Steve Jobs
46:15 Virgin Galactic
49:22 Naming Media Outlets
49:50 The Prime Directive
50:13 Madison Avenue
50:26 Important Locations
51:45 Ouroboros
52:22 The Phoenix
52:44 Fenghuang
55:30 Uluru
55:52 Casablanca
56:13 Tombstone, AZ
56:36 Deadlands
58:29 Conclusion & Outro



Episode 2 - The EarthTech Trials Download

Friday, November 11, 2011

Episode 1 - Aegis

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

In this first episode we create Aegis, a fantasy world dominated by the element of Air. Find it in the wiki here!

00:00 Introduction
00:41 World Concept
02:13 Google Documents
02:33 Google Christ
03:00 Air Theme
03:28 Bespin
03:44 George Lucas
03:55 Holo-Cube
04:30 World Rules & Geography
08:00 Elementals
09:00 Balance of the Elements
10:13 Winged People
11:33 Hawk People / Flash Gordon
11:44 Brian Blessed / Prince Vultan
12:05 Harpy
12:30 Lizard People
12:54 Airborne Jellyfish
12:55 Arthur C. Clarke / A Meeting with Medusa
13:09 The Beatles
13:25 Beholder
13:55 Bodies of Water
14:50 Poles, Temperature, Day & Night
16:17 Huge Water Spout
16:58 Up is Bad, Down is Good
21:00 The Thing at the Center
21:43 Government / Parliaments of Birdfolk / Sultanates of Lizardfolk
23:53 History, Magic & Technology
27:45 The Opener
28:29 D&D / Elemental Plane of Air / Demiplane
30:50 Present Day Conflict
32:17 Clothing, Population and Biology
37:00 Naming Things
37:44 Ouroboros
38:13 Thesaurus.com
38:38 Red Dwarf / "Ouroboros"
40:02 Komodo Dragon
41:54 Wikipedia / Medusozoa / Scyphozoa
45:49 Aegis Shield
46:24 Conclusion & Outro



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