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93 minutes | 5 days ago
Episode #172 - Writers Room: A Day in the Life — Absolute Zero
Time for a nice tall frosty one! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:33:19 We do some marketing goofs, at least partially inspired by Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition currently on Kickstarter! But then! We get into telling the story of the issue, which we actually do in a very non-sequential/chronological way! The actual order of the stories in the issue is clear and unpackable, but we get a bit obtuse about it. But that ends up creating some moments that we're particularly proud of. Anyway, enjoy! After all that storytelling, we get into your questions, starting off with a historically long question from Liz C.! She gets to a lot of the good stuff, and yet we still take even more questions! And then we talk briefly about the cover, which can be seen above. Don't forget to check out Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition on Kickstarter! And join us next week for our return to Disparation for the first time in a long time!
107 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode #171 - Creative Process: American Tall Tales
I promise that there will be at least one coonskin cap in this episode. Show Notes: Run Time: 1:46:46 Our timing was off! At the start of the episode, we claimed that the Kickstarter was already live, but we're backwards: the Kickstarter goes live one hour after this episode starts. So, if you started listening to this episode the moment it came out, you'd want to pause halfway through to go check out that Kickstarter! We'll add a link to the Kickstarter to the show notes below when it goes live. Adam and I have been looking forward to digging into these tales for a while, so we went into this one with a list of people we wanted to talk about, but not a lot of planning. On purpose! We wanted this creative process to be pretty transparent on the "process" side of things. Ended up with at least a couple very solid character ideas out of this, plus a slew of stories, especially from the earlier ages of Sentinel Comics. We're on the cusp of a big month here. Lots of fun episodes coming up, AND there's that Kickstarter! Speaking of which, this link will go to the Kickstarter campaign once it's live! Until next time, Sentinels!
79 minutes | 19 days ago
Publishers' Note #10
Paul is back! Back again! Paul is back, Paul is back, Paul is back! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:18:51 We talk a lot about stabs. We're into stabs here. Upcoming schedule! Tuesday, April 6th: Episode #172: Writers’ Room: A Day in the Life — Absolute Zero Tuesday, April 13th: Episode #173: Writers’ Room: Disparation — Citizen Storm vs. The Primal Wardens Tuesday, April 20th: Editor’s Note #45 (?!?!) Tuesday, April 27th: Episode #174: Classic Episode: xxtz’Hulissh So many questions! And also some game shows! What's not to like? Join us next time for an exciting Creative Process!
90 minutes | a month ago
Episode #170 - Writers' Room: Dark Watch Annual #3
I hope you're wearing green today! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:30:36 Some goofs, but then, a story! Actually, no, then another set of goofs. And THEN a story. Lots of interesting stuff in this one. Building out a whole set of stuff that we've had floating around in the shadows but have never formalized. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Around 46 minutes in, we take some questions... and provide answers to them! As we mention on the air, this week's live show is on Thursday instead of Friday, and it's not Editor's Note #45. Of course it's not. We may never get to Editor's Note #45. We'll keep trying! But this Thursday's recording is an unexpected return of the Publishers' Note! Paul and Christopher will be live for our Patreon supporters at 11 AM, Central Time. If you have questions for the Publishers' note, but sure to submit them by end of day Wednesday! Thanks for listening!
108 minutes | a month ago
Episode #169 - Creative Process: Hero HQs
People, places, and odds-and-ends! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:48:14 This is an interesting "creative process" episode, in that you get to see a slightly darker side of the creative process. Both Adam and I were feeling pretty rough at the time of recording, but we slogged on and made it happen. By the end, we feel like it turned out to be solid, but we wanted to be honest about our process here. After about 55 minutes of goofs, storytelling, and place-crafting, we get to your questions! Thanks for asking them! If you want to ask more questions, use our handy form! If you want to be part of the nonsense — especially during live shows — join our Patreon! So many options! Until next time!
83 minutes | a month ago
Episode #168 - Writers' Room: Absolution #18
Why must they fight? Show Notes: Run Time: 1:23:14 We talk about the weather! Gripping content, right? Then, we talk about Fanatic and NightMist! (Or at least we attempt to, after a few false starts and rabbit trails.) Not as interesting as the weather, but it'll have to do! Unsurprisingly, there were a few outstanding questions about each of these characters, which we get to in record time at around the 28 minute mark. Thanks for joining us! Want to be part of our Letters Page Discord with our awesome community where Adam and Christopher hang out with some regularity? Join The Letters Page Patreon! Want to ask questions for future episodes? Use this handy form!
96 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #167 - Writers’ Room: Cosmic Tales Vol. 2 #528
Another tale: told! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:36:15 Back to the drawing writing board! We do some goofs, as per usual, then get into it. We set the story straight on Fashion — her appearances, her character changes, her disappearance, her reappearance... look, there's a lot. Then! We craft a tale! For you! After over half an hour of story making, we get to question answering! And then cover discussing, the results of which you can see above. Join us next time! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US! JOIN US!
130 minutes | 2 months ago
Bullpen #3: Definitive Edition Q&A
It's the longest Bullpen ever! Show Notes: Run Time: 2:10:18 Welcome to Chris Burton, AKA Braithwhite! Right at the top, we establish that we'll call him "Braithwhite" for the purposes of the episode, and then we all go on to call him a variety of names over the course of the following two hours. Enjoy the confusion! Here's the upcoming schedule! Tuesday, March 2nd: Episode #168 - Writers' Room: NightMist vs. Fanatic Tuesday, March 9th: Episode #169 - Creative Process: Hero HQs Tuesday, March 16th: Episode #170 - Writers’ Room: Luck o’ the Setback Tuesday, March 23rd: Editor’s Note #45 (THE REAL RETURN! PROBABLY!) Tuesday, March 30th: Episode #171 - Creative Process: American Folklore After all that, we dive into questions all about Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition! We hope that this giant pile of Qs and As answer all of the questions you could have about Definitive Edition! There are some reveals in here! Thanks for listening! If you want to be part of future live episodes, join us on the Letters Page Patreon. And if you have letters that you want us to read, submit them using this handy form! Catch you next time!
92 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #166 - Creative Process: Treasure Vault of Ignazio Gallo
Delightful devices... with dangerous drawbacks! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:36:36 We goof a bit at the top, but we also talk about what the last week+ of news of/reactions to Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition. Remember, this coming Friday, we're recording a Bullpen all about Definitive Edition, so get your questions in now! Just after the 5 minute mark, we delve into treats and tricks. At around 36 minutes in, we get distracted by watching a video. This is that video. Finally, we get to your questions at around the 57 minute mark. At the end, we descent into madness. Why? Blame it on the boogie! See you next time! If you're one of our Patreon supporters, join us this Friday for a LIVE Bullpen!
93 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode #165 - Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition
All new — all different! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:33:30 Here's the announcement! We talk about all that is Sentinels of the Multiverse: Definitive Edition! The people that worked on it, the contents of it, the updates to game design. There's even a Polygon article! There's more than we can cover in one episode... but that's why we're coming back in two weeks with another Bullpen! So, get your Definitive Edition questions in by the 18th and we'll answer them in this month's Bullpen! We get into your questions at the 1 hour and 4 minute mark. Join me for my Definitive Edition AMA on the GTG YouTube channel tomorrow, February 3rd, at 3:00 PM, Central Time! If you haven't yet, go check out the new GTG website! There are plans to overhaul the GTG forum and even this podcast page as well... but not yet! I'm told it'll be soon! But, "soon" relative to what scale? Who can say? Stay tuned!
119 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #164 - Sentinel Comics Lore Crash Course
Welcome to the Multiverse of Sentinel Comics! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:59:14 Hello, listener! This is (hopefully) a decent jumping-on episode. At least, it is in terms of content - Trevor (our producer) wants me to make sure it's clear that our audio quality used to be a ton better back before Adam and I were each recording in our own homes, and hopefully we'll be back in studio again before the end of this year. Blame the pandemic! Sorry about that. We follow the standard-ish format of a bit of goofing around, followed by the Overview (the meat and potatoes of the episode). After that, we eventually get to the questions at around an hour and 15.5 minutes in, which help flesh out even more of the story! In this episode, we have a notable SPOILER segment! If you don't want any spoilers for the "Off the Rails" adventure issue that was released at the same time as the SCRPG core rulebook, skip from 1:43:25 to 1:46:59! (I claimed that it would be over 5 minutes on the air, but I underestimated how quickly we talk sometimes.) How did it go? Did we succeed at a jumping on/overview episode? Do you have questions you want us to answer? Submit those questions here! "See" you next week!
126 minutes | 3 months ago
Bullpen #2 - The Sentinel Comics RPG
Now with special guest Dave! Show Notes Run Time: 2:06:26 Our newest Bullpen yet! The secondest Bullpen we've ever done! What a delight. And having both Paul and Dave here not only made it a good time; it also made it a Bullpen. Here's the upcoming schedule: Tuesday, February 2nd: Episode #165: [REDACTED] Tuesday, February 9th: Episode #166: Creative Process: Ignazio Gallo’s Treasure Trove Tuesday, February 16th: Editor’s Note #45 (THE RETURN!) Tuesday, February 23rd: Episode #167: Writers' Room: Fashion After some intros, goofs, and talking about the schedule, we get into your questions - all about Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game - at around the 5 minute mark. Thanks, everyone! We'll definitely do more SCRPG content as the products make their way into wider distribution.
91 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode #163: Writers' Room: Ra: God of the Sun #255
First "normal" episode of the year! How normal, you ask? Not very at all, actually! Thanks for asking! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:31:34 Right off the bat, we get weird. Like really weird. Look. I'm sorry. OK? The goofs go ever on and on, down from the door where it began... But even we must finally talk about the actual topic of the day. We get into it at the 7 minute mark. There's a lot of storytelling. It's pretty OK. We seem to still remember how to do this. Whew! A bit before the 39 minute mark, we begin to address your questions, delightful as they are. Thanks for joining us! We hope you can join us this Friday for the live recording of this month's Bullpen, featuring Special Guest DAVE! (And Not Really All That Special In Comparison Guest Paul.)
4 minutes | 3 months ago
Welcome to a new year! The only thing I can say about this, is that you should listen to it. It's... something else. Back to regular programming soon!
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Surprise, surprise. We said there wasn't going to be an episode today, but that was the most obvious of lies, right? Show Notes: Run Time: 12:32 Happy Birthday to everyone mentioned, and to everyone else that had a birthday this year. Listen to our very 2020 song, and despair. This is what going mad sounds like. See you next year!
108 minutes | 4 months ago
It's a new type of episode for the end of a very long year! Show Notes: 1:48:43 The biggest cast we've ever had! Including a surprise twist early on in the episode! Here's what happens in January of next year! Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, January 5th: Start of Year Break Tuesday, January 12th: Episode #163: Writers' Room: Ra and Setback Buddy-Cop Story Tuesday, January 19th: The Bullpen #2 (featuring Paul and DAVE!) Tuesday, January 26th: Episode #164: Creative Process: SCRPG Lore Crash Course After MUCH goofing around, we finally get into questions at just after the 19 minute mark, and we are all over the place on questions! Thanks for bearing with us. Thanks for joining us, everyone! We'll catch you next year!
93 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #162 - Writers' Room: The Savage Haka #177
Happy Holidays, everyone! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:32:52 Adam is back! Or, rather he will be starting next month! Except next month's schedule will feel similar to the last couple months because of beginning of the year reasons and having a packed Editor's Note! But forget about all that: ADAM IS BACK! Sort of! Whatever! Get excited! We are silly for about 7 minutes, and then we get into actually writersing this room, in which we continue to be silly. That said, given that this is a Haka story, who could have guessed that we'd start with an action-based story but then pull a switcheroo and make it about feelings and sadness? Would we do that? Who can say? After much storying and telling and a little crossover of both of those words, we get to your questions at around the 41 minute mark. At around an hour and 28 minutes, we talk very briefly about a cover. We know right away what it should be. Glimpse its glory above! Quite good. Join us this Friday for our year-ending live recording!
89 minutes | 4 months ago
Publishers' Note #9
The FINAL Publishers' Note! Show Notes: Run Time: 1:29:11 We've got all the greatest Publishers' Note style hits: questions for Paul, getting into the weeds on Star Trek and Tolkien, Sentinel Comics lore, a variety of game shows, and a pile of Meta-Meta questions! What more could you ask for? Paul and I have had a blast noting publishery for you all. Thanks for sticking with us for this weird schedule. But we'll be back to normalish at the start of the year! For now, look forward to a holiday-themed episode next week, and then a bigger than usual Editor's Note the week after that!
93 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode #161 - Creative Process: PSAs of the Multiverse
Gather round, everyone. It's time for some real talk. Show Notes: Run Time: 1:33:39 We had a lot of fun recording this one. We learned some things - about PSAs, about comics, and about ourselves along the way. Remember, kids: there's always a moral to every story. At around 58 minutes into the episode, we finally get to your questions! There, we talk about the subject of this episode, but also! We talk about a fan-favorite new hero/old trendsetter/in between gladiator! Who could it be? No way to know. It's a mystery forever. Also, goodness, listening back to this episode, we're at our best/worst when we're just laughing at our own bad jokes. How can you people stand us? Thanks everyone for listening! This coming Friday, we record our last Publishers' Note, so make sure you tune in to wish Paul a fond-farewell as co-host! And don't forget: Make Good Choices!
79 minutes | 5 months ago
Publishers' Note #8
The Penultimate Publishers' Note! Show Notes: Run time: 1:18:42 We start off with the what we'll talk about in December! Upcoming schedule: Tuesday, December 1st: Episode #161 - Creative Process: PSAs of the Multiverse Tuesday, December 8th: Publishers’ Note #9 Tuesday, December 15th: Episode #162 - Writers’ Room: A Haka Holiday Story Tuesday, December 22nd: Editors’ Note #45 Tuesday, December 29th: End of Year Break Then we get into questions! Lots of fun topics, and more game shows than ever before! Thanks everyone for joining us! Get your questions in for the December episodes ASAP! We'll catch you...
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