Saturday, January 21, 2012

Episode 6 - Utopia Horizon

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

Guest: Gregory Weir of Ludus Novus

We travel out into the depths of space to create a science fiction setting in which humanity has transcended physical needs. Factions within this utopian society wish to bring the joy of this state of being to others - whether they want it or not. 

Wiki entry to follow!

00:00 Warning
00:38 Tomfoolery
01:06 Introduction
02:10 Ludus Novus
02:25 Listener Feedback
02:39 Happy Jack's RPG Podcast
03:26 Deciding Genre & Concepts
03:38 Space / The Final Frontier
04:00 Star Trek / Star Wars
04:58 Deciding Era & Tech Level
07:01 Singularity
09:05 Deciding Scale & Location
09:53 Luddites
14:03 Detailing Civilizations
15:11 The MCP
16:32 The Borg
21:14 Warp Drive
24:23 Dyson Sphere
26:18 Frankenstein / Cyborg
27:31 Green Women
29:23 Red Queen / Alice
29:58 William Shatner
31:38 Babylon 5 / Minbari
34:40 Freemarket
36:00 The Computer Is Your Friend
36:57 Facebook
43:04 Developing Group Structures
43:27 Mass Driver
43:50 Vogons
45:33 James Bond / M / Q
45:55 John le Carre
47:33 Farscape / Moya
48:42 "This Concludes Our Broadcast Day..."
50:28 Babylon 5 (Station)
51:20 Spawning
52:57 Orson Welles / Unicron
53:18 Naming Civilizations
55:11 Naming Entities & Locations
57:02 Vulcan / Haphaestus / John Milton
57:49 Return-to-zero
58:52 Naming the Setting
59:31 Conclusion & Outro



Episode 6 - Utopia Horizon Download

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Episode 5 - The Civil Engagement

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

We tackle the Superhero, Steampunk and Historical Fiction genres all at once by leaping into a world in which the Civil War is being fought not only with armies, but with strange technology and stranger heroes. Find it in the wiki here.

Recommendations: Jon recommends World War Z by Max Brooks. Jim recommends Matthew Wayne Selznick's World Building series.

00:00 Tomfoolery
00:22 Mr. Rogers / HAL 9000
00:55 Introduction
01:32 Recommendations / World War Z
03:10 Matthew Wayne Selznick
04:07 Deciding Genre
04:38 DC / Marvel
05:09 The New Gods
05:16 Green Lantern / Superman / The Flash
05:24 Thor / The Incredible Hulk / The Silver Surfer / X-Men
06:10 Deciding Superhero Power Level & Geographic Scale
07:15 Gambit (Remy LeBeau) / Rogue
07:33 The Civil War
08:34 Hat with Gears
09:27 Confederate Ironclads / Submarines
10:34 Washington, D.C. / Richmond, VA
11:20 Creating Characters
12:44 Kentucky Fried Chicken / Colonel Sanders
13:27 Snow Crash
13:45 Captain America / Golden Age of Comics
14:13 Professor X
15:23 Dime Novel
15:46 Battle Hymn of the Republic
17:16 Batman
17:42 D&D / Cavalier / The Cavalier
18:25 Colt Dragoon
18:55 Sergeant Major
20:08 Benjamin Franklin
20:19 Q / Futurama
21:28 Fu Manchu
22:20 Abraham Lincoln / Pinkerton Detective Agency
22:41 Allan Pinkerton / Secret Service
23:22 Locations
23:52 Georgetown, SC
24:09 Tuskegee Airmen
24:28 Deadlands 

31:13 S.H.I.E.L.D.
32:28 Tuskegee, AL
34:09 Percy Jackson / Ares
34:54 Poseidon
35:16 Leonidas / Menelaus
35:46 Odysseus
36:08 Ulysses S. Grant
36:20 Captain Nemo
38:44 Geomancy
39:58 Acadians
42:11 Joan of Arc
43:30 Catching Up on Names
45:05 Gone With the Wind / Scarlett O'Hara / Vivien Leigh
46:15 Geomancers
46:44 Butte
47:32 Ursa Major
49:18 Highlander
50:18 Conclusion & Outro



Episode 5 - The Civil Engagement Download