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Welcome to The Letters Page!

In this podcast, creators Christopher Badell and Adam Rebottaro talk for an hour or two each episode about a hero, villain, event, or something else entirely from the wide world of Sentinel Comics. They also answer your questions!

Episodes post weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9 AM, Central Time. We also post Thursday Editor's Notes monthly!

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Dec 28, 2017

Another thrilling Editor's Note! This one has a Special Guest! We're pretty excited. You'll just have to listen to find out who it is!

Run Time: 1:03:28

Upcoming Schedule:

  • January 2nd: Sky-Scraper
  • January 9th: Greazer
  • January 16th: Time-Travel Settings: Silver Gulch, Final Wasteland, Time Cataclysm, Outside Time
  • January 23rd: The Operative
  • January 25th: Editor's Note #14
  • January 30th: Madame Mittermeier's Fantastic Festival of Conundrums and Curiosities, Tomb of Anubis, Realm of Discord, Nexus of the Void, Temple of Zhu Long

Topics of today's Editor's Note:

  • THE COSMIC CONTEST
  • That's it. We talk about the Cosmic Contest and nothing else
  • At the end of the episode, we talk about the winner

See you next year!

Dec 26, 2017

To celebrate Boxing Day, let's talk about the fighters in the cosmic arena! (Yes, yes, we know that Boxing Day has nothing to do with the pugilistic sport of boxing.)

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:07:06

After only a couple minutes of jawing about the holidays, your intrepid hosts get right into the history of the Bloodsworn Colosseum in the pages of Sentinel Comics.

Around the twelve minute mark, we finally tell an integral part of the Tony Taurus story.

Then, on to more and different tales of the Bloodsworn!

We start in on your questions a few minutes before the half hour mark. And we start off with a true and proper backstory!

And then, around the 34 minute mark, we talk about a thing we messed up.

A few minutes before the hour mark, we tell the backstory of a character you've seen before, but never heard of! She's a piece of Sentinel Comics history!

Next week is Sky-Scraper, so get your questions in now! See you Thursday for an Editor's Note all about the Cosmic Contest.

Dec 19, 2017

Let's talk about all manner of places in the Sentinel Comics galaxy!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:45:33

In today's episode, we cover a few notable Cosmic Settings:

  • Wagner Mars Base
  • Dok'Thorath
  • Celestial Tribunal
  • The Enclave of the Endlings

With only going over four environments in this episode, we have enough time to really get into each of them. We go through them in the above order, answering your great questions on each setting as we cover that environment.

The cosmic place we talk about the least this week is the Bloodsworn Colosseum, which is the topic of next week's episode! Send in your questions now!

Dec 12, 2017

A Contest of Cosmic proportions!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:46:41

Whole lotta story going on today! Who will win? Only time will tell! I mean, actually, we're gonna tell you. In this episode.

The show notes today would be pretty spoilerific, so I'm just going to give some useful timestamps here. The whole thing is story, so just listen to it!

After a few minutes of banter and overview, we cover what all of the tiers and brackets contain, and then get right into going through each of the fights in Round One.

Coverage of Round Two begins at around the one hour and 8 minutes mark. The fights start getting more intense now!

We begin Round Three right before the one hour, 40 minutes mark. Everything's really heating up now! This round determines the winner of each tier!

With those winners determined, we move on to the Quarter Finals at an hour and 52 minutes in, with the last characters standing from each tier facing the winner from the opposing tier.

The Semi-Finals begin at 2:02:12. Just two matches here and then it's time for the finals! 

The Final match to win it all begins at the two hours, 11 minutes mark. Whew. What a contest!

We dig into your questions around two hours and 20 minutes.

Did you win? As we discuss around 2:37:37, if you submitted a winning entry, let us know at letterspage@greaterthangames.com!

See you next week!

Dec 5, 2017

We're back with an episode about brothers!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 2:14:22

It's been a month since we last recorded and we're thrilled to be back! We are also very excited about the release of the Starter Kit for Sentinel Comics: the Roleplaying Game! So many thrilling things.

Also! This episode goes live the morning of Tuesday, December 5th. The deadline for getting your Cosmic Contest entries to us is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6th! Very exciting.

Let's get into the episode!

(Many apologies for terrible British accents this episode.)

We dig into the origin of Captain Cosmic, talking about the history of the brothers Lowsley and how Hugh got cosmic powers and Nigel just disappeared...

Then, we're off to space to fight space threats! We go over a few of them before getting into the big stuff with Infinitor! It takes us 28 minutes to get to the reveal that Captain Cosmic and Infinitor are brothers... which has been common knowledge in this world since the release of the characters, but was a much bigger reveal in the pages of Sentinel Comics.

Then we're back into space for more space stuff! Including spending a lot of time on Dok'Thorath.

After all that, about 43 minutes in, we actually start to get into the OblivAeon event itself. We're saving most of that for the OblivAeon episode, but Captain Cosmic and Infinitor both have too much going on in the OblivAeon event to not cover that stuff now.

And then, finally, just after the 52 minute mark, we get to your questions. Lots of questions!

Finally, due to a question, we actually get into Infinitor's origin story. This happens around an hour and 11 minutes in.

Then continuing with so many more solid questions.

Just after the hour and 41 minute mark, we get a question about just how OblivAeon shards work. Whoof. That's a big one. Some explanation here. Perhaps some reveals? Either way, it's big.

At an hour and 53 minutes in, we plug the official GTG online community. They're great! Go hang out with them!

At 2 hours and 9 minutes in, we go to the future.

Interesting things going on with Captain Cosmic's powers in both timelines!

Thanks for listening! Next week is Cosmic Contest!

Nov 30, 2017

An editor's note! About Things! So many things.

Run Time: 1:11:18

Upcoming Schedule:

  • December 5th: Captain Cosmic & Infinitor
  • December 12th: Cosmic Contest
  • December 19st: Cosmic Settings: Wagner Mars Base, Dok'Thorath, Celestial Tribunal, Enclave of the Endlings
  • December 26th: Kaargra Warfang and the Bloodsworn Colosseum
  • December 28th: Editor's Note #13

Topics of today's Editor's Note:

  • Wager Master
  • Guise
  • Meta-Universes
  • The Scholar
  • Hermetic
  • Leylines
  • Magic
  • Unity
  • Chokepoint
  • The Wraith
  • Rook City
  • The Chairman
  • Holidays
  • The nature of time

Don't forget, the deadline for getting your Cosmic Contest entries in is Wednesday, December 6th!

Nov 28, 2017

A creepy podcast about a creepy fellow, indeed!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:04:32

"We make things up and then are surprised when you like them."

We start off with the first appearance of Biomancer in Sentinel Comics, and then get into the deeper truth behind who Biomancer really was. The truth is out there! And it's in this episode, too.

We cover Biomancer's overview in under fifteen minutes. It's your questions (starting about 14 minutes in) that bring out all the really interesting stuff. This episode is on the shorter side, but that makes sense, given how little time Biomancer spends in the spotlight.

Right after the 32 minute mark, we get into a MAJOR story reveal. One of the things we've been sitting on forever. You'll know what episode to ask your follow-up questions in when you hear what we're talking about.

Around 43 minutes in, we get a question that leads into a Tachyon story that we greatly enjoy. Time for another "Christopher and Adam talk through a comic book page by page" type story!

Then, around the 50 minute mark, we talk about the crossover with the Widow's Walk expansion to the game Betrayal at House on the Hill. Some creepiness ensues.

And then weird stuff happens at the end of the episode! I don't remember any of this.

Editor's Note in two days! If you have a burning desire to ask questions, ask them about Captain Cosmic and/or Infinitor!

Nov 21, 2017

An episode on the vital essence of most living things in Sentinel Comics!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 1:25:30

(A quick note on run times - I've been asked to stop listing the minutes in just minutes for episodes that take over an hour, thus the new format! Just to be entirely clear, the first number is the number of hours, the central number is number of minutes beyond that hour, and the last number is the number of seconds beyond those minutes.)

The overview portion of today's episode covers a lot of topics!

Right off the bat, we recommend you check out the Deadline/Lifeline episode, as it has some Blood Magic hints.

Then, we get into the Blood Countess and the Court of Blood.

After that, we talk about Bugbear, who we previously introduced in the NightMist episode and further explored with the Naturalist episode - both also recommended listening.

Then, you might think we'd get into Hermetic, but first we have to go down a weird rabbit trail first about time and then about spices and flavoring. Oh, and then alchemy.

After all that nonsense, it's Hermetic time! And what a time it is...

Finally, about at the 23 minute mark, we get into your questions. That's right - the vast bulk of this episode are the questions you fine folks asked about blood. You're welcome.

56 minutes in, we're asked to tell the story of Lifeline in the Court of Blood. So we do!

At the one hour and eleven minute marl, we're asked about werewolves... and we deliver!

8 minutes later, we talk about future stuff.

Thanks for listening!

Nov 14, 2017

This is our very first settings episode, in which we talk about environments and locations from the world of Sentinel Comics!

Show Notes:

Run Time: 113:16

In today's episode, we cover Urban Settings such as:

  • Megalopolis
  • Freedom Tower
  • Rook City
  • Pike Industrial Complex
  • San Alonso
  • The Maerynian Refuge: Plavu'Col
  • Mordengrad

We start off by doing a quick rundown of each of these locations, and then we get into your questions! The Q&A portion of the episode begins about seven minutes into the episode.

In the Megalopolis section, we answer a couple questions about banners seen in that fair city in the Sentinels of the Multiverse video game backgrounds. In answering the second of these questions right after the 32 minute mark, we reveal the truth about just what Funny Bunny means. Behold!

Astounding.

Then we go on for well over half an hour about a bit more Megalopolis stuff, and then on to Rook City questions.

Around the 72 minute mark, we move on to San Alonso, the Maerynian Refuge, and finally Mordengrad! 

Thanks for all the great questions!

Nov 7, 2017

Of all the villains we've talked about so far, this one is possibly the most evil.

Show Notes:

Run Time: 113:40

To reiterate what we mention in content warning at the very start of the episode, you might not want to listen to this episode with your kids. Or, at least, pre-screen this episode for content. Spite's pretty awful.

In this episode, we reference both The Wraith's episode and GloomWeaver's episode. They're both pretty important to what's going on here, so you should probably check them out, if you haven't already.

We start the question segment just after half an hour into the episode, but we spend the first couple minutes just talking about Spite before actually reading any of your questions. Yeah, that sounds like us.

A bit after 45 minutes in, we talk about a misleading quote on a card and how the flavor text actually comes from a much earlier comic than the art depicted on a card, and why we did that thing. Not an error! But it sure looks like one.

A couple minutes after the hour mark, Christopher reads the longest letter we've ever received. No, that is not a challenge. Don't try to beat this letter. Please. We almost canned this letter just based on length.

Send us your questions about environments!

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