Thursday, December 19, 2013

Epoch Iteration 12 - We Demand Sanitation Ninjas

We are not dead! In this Iteration we go off on many a tangent about D&D, Doctor Who and conventions in addition to reading some listener feedback.

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Scaldcrow Games' Worlds of Pulp (DrivethruRPG, Kickstarter)


The Probably Questionable Podcast

Kent's Extra-Life team, Team Intelsat

Jim's appearances on RPGRoundtable (Episode 1: Audio, YouTube) (Episode 2: Audio, YouTube)

Jim's appearance on Happy Jack's RPG Podcast (Audio, YouTube)

In the Bloodstream: an Anthology of Dark Fantasy and Horror
(Jim's story in it is titled "Lady of the Manor")

RECOMMENDATIONS: Jon recommends the TV show Parks and Recreation. He also recommends Agent to the Stars and Redshirts, both by John Scalzi.

PROMO: Ideology of Madness - Ghosts of Reignsboro AP Podcast

Also Mentioned in this Iteration:

Wired Images
D&D 2nd, 3rd & 4th Edition / Epic Destiny
D&D Next / Against the Giants
Dresden Files RPG
Davey Beauchamp
Parsec Awards / Sylvester McCoy
The WEIRD Show
Doctor Who / The Day of the Doctor / The War Doctor
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
Final Fantasy
Creative Commons
Sin City
Fig Newtons
Principia Mathematica
Bacon Cat
Wil Wheaton
Douglas Adams
Old Man's War

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Episode 21 - Epilareus

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

Guest: Charles White of Fabled Environments

We create a fantasy city where the holy orders are involved in almost every level of society. The various factions of Epilareus are each guided by their religion, and it is up to the king to keep everything moving along and prevent the various orders from seizing too much power. All while seeing to the needs of the populace and protecting them from invasion.

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Fabled Environments' products can be found on DrivethruRPG.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Pantheon / The Pantheon
Sandman / The Endless
George RR Martin / Faceless Men
The Fates
Forgotten Realms / Forgotten Realms Deities
Constitutional Monarchy / Parliament / Primogeniture
Artificial Island
Colossus of Rhodes / Lighthouse of Alexandria
Commune / Collective
Parliament / House of Lords / House of Commons
Plebeian Council
The People's Court
Behind the Name / 20,000 Names
Rudolph Valentino
Eberron / The Sovereign Host / The Dark Six


Episode 21 - Epilareus Download

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Episode 20 - Sorcerer's Gambit

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

Guest: THE Jim Harris

In this episode, we create a Steampunk / Victorian Fantasy mashup setting. As the British Empire rolls out its engines of industry, the indigenous populations of its colonies call upon ancient magics to drive them out! Meanwhile, the Druids watch and wait and a sinister figure playing all sides against each other watches from the shadows...

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RECOMMENDATIONS: Jon recommends The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson.

Mentioned in this Episode:

The Da Vinci Code
British Empire
Boxer Rebellion
The Royal Society
The League of S.T.E.A.M.
Oxford University
National Geographic Society
Wicker Man
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
D&D Druid
Field Marshal Kitchener
The Green Man
Celtic Pantheon
"The only winning move is not to play."

Episode 20 - Sorcerer's Gambit Download

Monday, May 6, 2013

Epoch Iteration 10 - Walk the Fire

Another quick Kickstarter-related Iteration this time. Upcoming guest David Sobkowiak talks about an ongoing Kickstarter campaign for Walk the Fire, a shared world sci-fi anthology series. Check it out HERE.

Walk the Fire

And stay tuned at the end for outtakes from Episode 19!

Mentioned in this Iteration:

David Sobkowiak
John Mierau
Twin Peaks
Texas Instruments
Brian Aldiss / Helliconia
Game of Thrones / World of A Song of Ice and Fire
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Man in the Moon
J.R.R. Tolkien / Middle Earth Languages
Goldilocks Zone

Epoch Iteration 10 - Walk the Fire Download

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Episode 19 - Ptemos

Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent

Guest: Matthew Wayne Selznick

Finally, a new episode with actual world-building in it! Though in this episode, we go about it a little differently. Our guest, creator Matthew Wayne Selznick, walks us through the process of building a truly habitable planet, as detailed in his book World-Building for Writers, Gamers and Other Creators, Volume One: Star, Planet, Moon. We develop the world, and from there we brainstorm up a sentient species with a primitive culture.

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During the course of recording, we found a pretty cool site about language: Edenics.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Jon recommends SimEarth.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Brave Men Run / Brave Men Run Podcast Novel
7th Son / 7th Son Podcast Series

Anyman: The John Smith EP
Tee Morris
Torus / Hypercube
Gila Monument

Episode 19 - Ptemos Download

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Epoch Iteration 9 - Throw Yourself at the Ground and Miss

We discuss recent strange turns of events related to the podcast. We also go back and talk about some listener feedback we neglected to cover earlier. (This show was recorded in late February.)

The fateful promise Jim made in the Comments section of the FATE Core Kickstarter update can be found HERE.

Brennan Bishop's Storm Battalion Indiegogo Project is HERE.

Eden Royce's Dark Fantasy Voodoo Story "Rhythm" Appears in the February 2013 issue of the Siren's Call E-Zine - currently available for free download!

Kent's new podcast appears on the Distorted Order web site. His sponsorship page for Extra Life can be found HERE.

Volume I of Matthew Wayne Selznick's Worldbuilding for Writers, Gamers and Other Creators can currently be found HERE on Amazon.

RECOMMENDATION: Jon recommends the web comic Snow by Night.

Mentioned in this Iteration:

D&D Next Playtest
Gen Con
Third Eye Games / Eloy Lasanta
Eden Royce
Douglas Adams / Flying
Santa Claus: The Movie / NORAD Tracks Santa
Doctor Who
Kickstarter / Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple / Deadlands Noir
Game of Thrones 

Reddit Worldbuilding Community
Matthew Wayne Selznick

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