It's time for some terror!
Run Time: 1:07:21
OK, we do start off pretty silly, but don't worry, we get to questions in the first few minutes, and then we are very serious and very scary.
No, that's not true, the first few minutes of questions are still silly. But then! A scary story! In fact, spoilers, if you don't like scary stories, you probably want to skip the tale from roughly the 7 minute mark to just before 38 minutes in.
And then, on to more questions and stories!
Near the end of the episode, we talk about the arts that Adam has been doing and posting on his Twitter this month. They're all here on the Sentinel Wiki!
This is the last episode of October, so we read ALL of the names for the last time! Also, restructuring of our Patreon is happening later today, so look forward to that!
Big stuff in this update! Letters Page AND OblivAeon!
Run Time: 1:55:58
We start off by talking about this very podcast! First, the format of the show itself: we'll be recording every Friday (barring scheduling conflicts) and we'll be putting out episodes on Tuesdays. This includes Editor's Notes, which will be recorded live for all Patreon supporters. Also, Extrasodes are going the way of the fondly remembered Interludes. Farewell, Extrasodes! Focusing this show down to the key elements. Each month, we'll have an episode every Tuesday, with the exception of the second to the last Tuesday of the month, which will be an Editor's Note. Makes sense? Good!
Next up, we cover the way that you can be a part of The Letters Page and support the show! The Letters Page Patreon is getting boiled down just to the important stuff as well. Thus, starting next month, there will be two Patreon levels:
We're excited to open up this community to more people this way, and also focus the show a bit, as well! Look forward to the Patreon changes next week!
Then, we get to the schedule for November:
After all that business, we get to your questions at around the 15 minute mark! And wow, do you have a lot more questions about OblivAeon!
At the very end of the episode, we mention that an expansion for Spirit Island is currently on Kickstarter! It's awesome! Go check it out!
Thank you so much for listening. We'll catch you next week for a SPOOOoooOOOoooOOOKY episode!
When the heroes are down and out, what's going on?
Run Time: 2:34:06
We're talking about every single hero character card twice over, plus every Vengeance/VotM villain character card, so we have a lot to cover today. As a result, we get right down to business!
Just before the 2 hour mark, we finally get to the villain character cards. Whew! So many cards!
At around two hours and 13 minutes in, we answer some questions! Your questions, in fact!
We've got an important Editor's Note coming up in two days - this Thursday, we do our OblivAeon follow-up Editor's Note, in which we also talk about how the Letters Page (and the associated Patreon) is changing! See you then!
Who sounds like whom?
Run Time: 1:39:09
The final Extrasode! Going out with a bang! This is a pretty interesting look at how we think about a lot of our characters. But, starting next month, no more Extrasodes. The time of the Extrasode has come to an end. More on that topic in next week's Editor's Note. (Which is being recorded live today at 11 AM Central - anyone on our Patreon can watch that live recording!)
We go through a bunch of casting for well over an hour (with unexpected help from the Irreplaceable Taffyman), and then we get to a few questions starting around an hour and 23 minutes in.
SPOILERS INCOMING! We recommend that you listen to the audio to learn who we would love to cast in each role, but here's a list (with a few post-recording notes):
Two shows and two movies! All totally real! (Note: this is yet another lie.)
Run Time: 2:17:59
We're excited to finally be getting back to the animated series for this episode! Lots to get through here.
We start right off with season 1 of the Prime Wardens show.
Around 29 minutes in, we get into the two movies after finishing the Prime Wardens show. Both movies! Two of them.
Then, just before 41 minutes in, we finally dive into the Dark Watch show, which takes a good deal longer than anything else. We clearly went a bit overboard on this part, but we were inspired!
Finally, we get to a few questions at the 2 hour and 6 minute mark.
More exciting episodes coming soon! Plus, if you're at the Contributor level on the Patreon, you'll be able to join us this Thursday morning for a live recording of a bit Editor's Note (which will be released in audio form next week). See you then!
The final Baron Blade story of the Multiverse!
Run Time: 1:12:01
Sure, we are still the fools that mess around for the first few minutes of the episode, but then we get right down to the story! And what a story!! We go through all 12 issues of the Burying the Blade limited series, though not in a page-by-page way, so much as a "telling all the story" method.
Just before the 37 minute mark, we use the long-lost spoilers tag! There is spoilery stuff in here for the OblivAeon story, so if you want to avoid that info for a bit more, skip from there to the questions section!
Speaking of which, we get to your questions just after the 45 minute mark.
We'll be recording this month's Extrasode live on this Thursday morning, so if you're a Letters Page Patreon supporter at that level, come join us for that!
We take another stab at making a live story element! What are we going to make? We have no idea.
Run Time: 1:24:10
This episode is all over the place, as we intentionally did no planning, letting our creative process take us where it would... and it turned out pretty interesting! Listen on to discover a bit of world building as we craft it. (After we spend the first 6 minutes stalling...)
We get to live questions right around the one hour and 12 minute mark. These are all questions from the Discord chat, as questions couldn't have been written in for a topic that no one could predict!
At the end, we mention briefly that we're looking at doing some Patreon restructuring, which we are going to be doing at the end of October! This will be the last month of Patreon working the way it currently does - next month, it'll be different! We'll be talking more about that over the course of this month.
The end of the end... or is it?
Run Time: 2:14:02
We get right down to the brassiest of tacks! And it's a good thing, too - there's plenty to talk about, still!
We get to your questions about an hour and 27 minutes in.
Thank you all for listening through the end of the Multiverse! Catch you next month for the very episodes for which you voted!
An Editor's Note for between the two OblivAeon episodes!
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We answer questions NOT about the OblivAeon episodes! However, we will be talking about those in the next Editor's Note!
IMPORTANT NOTE! The morning that this episode is released, we'll be doing a live recording of a "create a story live" episode! It's happening, today, September 20th at 11 AM Central! The live showing will be viewable by everyone on the Patreon! Come join in!
Here's the upcoming schedule:
And here's the customary photo of next month's release calendar:
The bulk of the questions section of this episode is spent on various topics from the Vertex line of Sentinel Comics, but after that, we also go on to talk about a few other things, including:
We hope you can join us at 11 AM, Central today for our live "create something" episode recording! And look forward to part 2 of the OblivAeon story next Tuesday!
It's officially the beginning of the end.
Run Time: 2:16:09
We jump right into the story, not wasting too much time messing around as we often do. And! You get to hear hints of some new music! What could this music be? Only time will tell.
Initially, we go through snapshots of various events that lead up to OblivAeon. But, as we get deeper into the OblivAeon story, we zoom in more and more.
That said, it's half an hour into the episode before OblivAeon finally reaches Earth. And by that point, there have already been two major character deaths. Yikes!
Just past an hour and 51 minutes in, we get to some of your OblivAeon questions. More coming next week!
Upcoming cool event: on Thursday morning of this very week, we'll be doing a live stream for all of our Patreon supporters! We're releasing another "Create Something Live" episode in early October, and we're recording it on Thursday, September 20th, at 11 AM Central time. Only the Contributor level supporters will be in the chat, but the video will be available to everyone on the Letters Page Patreon.
Also, this morning, we're launching a Kickstarter for the great game Homebrewers. Go check it out. It's genuinely a blast.
Look forward to the second part of the OblivAeon story next week!