A team that is sometimes extreme, but is always awesome.
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Our Patreon is running smoothly already, thanks to so many of you! As a result, this week, we'll be recording our upcoming Editor's Note LIVE for those of you at our Contributor level. Afterwards, the video will be posted for our supporters over on the Patreon.
Anyway! Prime Wardens!
We start off by digging into some of the specific dates of the history of Sentinel Comics - we use the historical landmarks of where these heroes came from as a framework for the bulk of this episode. This is by far our most historically accurate episode.
Starting just after the 12 minute mark, we zoom in on the story of the very first Prime Wardens story. We go on quite awhile just about this one big story. It's a very cool story, if I do say so myself.
Around 33 minutes in, we get into the Fall of the Prime Wardens story.
We talk about the re-formation of the team and the second volume of the Prime Wardens book around the 41 minute mark.
At 45 minutes in, we get to your questions, starting with questions about the entire team!
We get a little EXTREME around an hour and 9 minutes in.
Our future section today starts just after the one hour and 43 minute mark. There's a lot of interesting details in there, including a return of the SPOILERS! If you are avoiding spoilers for the story content of the SCRPG Starter Kit, you'll want to skip from 1:45:45 to 1:47:55.
Don't forget, at noon Central Time today, join Adam, Maggie, SaRae, Craig, and me on our Twitch channel for the hero character creation for our upcoming Sentinel Comics Live show! (And Paul will be there in the chat!) We're going to figure out how all this video stuff works!
See you next week for Grand Warlord Voss!
The long-awaited episode for one of the first heroes from Sentinel Comics!
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Our longest episode yet! It is astounding to me that an episode about one character ended up longer than our previous longest episode, the Southwest Sentinels/Void Guard episode, about 4 characters who make up two teams with major changes in there. But, then again, hardly surprising that Tempest takes so long to cover - really speaks to just how much is going on in the Tempest story.
We cover the three major phases of Tempest's life:
There are lots of things going on in each of those phases, but that's a fair way to break up the stories of Tempest. Be sure to tune in next week when we talk more about the whole team of the Prime Wardens, and the week after when we talk specifically about Tempest's primary nemesis: Grand Warlord Voss! There are a good bit of Tempest stories that we don't get too into in today's episode, as they belong in the Voss episode much more.
Just after the 52 minute mark, (that's right - we cover the entire overview in less than an hour!) we get into your questions! And there are a lot of them. You folks asked about all the things!
At around an hour and 16 minutes into the episode, we get asked a question that results in a deep dive into the biology of the Maerynian people. I know a lot of people have been wondering about this stuff for a LONG time.
An answer to a question just under two hours and 40 minutes in that gets us into a discussion of what we've done to make Sentinel Comics feel like "real" comics. Then, we go on to give a preview of the sort of thing we'll be doing in the OblivAeon episodes! At least, we go down a rabbit hole that is certainly the type of discussion that will be happening in the OblivAeon episodes.
Just after the two hour and 50 minute mark, we finally get to the character of Leviathan... who we give a quick overview for, but don't get into too thoroughly. Want more? Perhaps we'll do another episode later!
We finish your questions and go to the future section at just after three hours in. It's a quick one!
Ooh, and a big reveal at the end of the future section! I wonder what the implications of that will be...
Finally, the major announcements! They begin at 3:05:31. I'm not putting all that info here - I want you to hear it the way we present it in the episode, not just give you a wall of text. However! I will say, you should definitely check out the changes that are going live later today on our Patreon!
Thanks for bearing with us through this whole episode! See you next week for an almost certainly shorter episode about more characters!
One way or another, all of these environments house some great power... let's talk about them!
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We dig into the last of the environments - they only sort of go together in this episode, but they're all important parts of Sentinel Comics!
Lots of cool story bits for each of those places!
Next week is the long-awaited Tempest episode! Get your questions in using the submission form by end of day Thursday, March 8th!
Aaaand, finally: our Patreon is now live! Go check it out! We'll be adding Patreon exclusive behind-the-scene content all the time, including a livestream happening within a few hours of this episode going live!
One of the most important heroes of Sentinel Comics is also one of its most terrible villains. Today, we cover the Fall of Legacy.
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In the first few minutes - after a bit of nonsensical side-tracking - we get right into the appearances of Iron Legacy in the history of Sentinel Comics. With that, we also tell some of the historical elements of the Young Legacy story, as that's a necessary part of the story setup.
And then, things start getting really spread out. Good thing we've got your questions to help figure everything out! We get into your Iron Legacy questions right around the fifteen minute mark.
We cover how Iron Legacy can be "stronger" than Legacy, various art elements, what's going on with other heroes and villains in the Iron Legacy timelines, and even more odd food analogies for how we deal with time and reality and such, and more!
We are forced to take an emotions break around 45 minutes in. Then, we get back to more cheery Iron Legacy stuff. Yay?
Then, around eight minutes after the one hour mark, we get into alternate reality and timelines questions! Way more positive stuff!
Get ready for topics about alternate versions of lots of heroes and villains, Disparation stories, outside reality/time, and a few other things - we're all over the place.
Around an hour and 20 minutes in, we reveal our true, secret goal behind everything we've done for the bulk of the last decade... So now you know!
A bit after that, we get into possibly the most delightful segment we've ever done - the Animal-verse! Warning: we get REALLY silly.
Before wrapping up, we talk a bit about environments!
Last, but certainly not least, we mentioned our new Patreon last week, and we're putting more stuff up on it over the course of this week! We're looking forward to making this show even more awesome with your help!
An Editor's Note about Time and Space!
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We cover two primary categories of topics in this episode: TIME and SPACE!
Also, at the very end of this month, we're launching a Patreon! Help us keep making The Letters Page, and be a part of the podcast yourself! We'll be putting more information here as we get closer to March.
Next week is Iron Legacy and other alternate realities! It's going to be a lot of ups and downs...
Lots of Fake News in this episode. Where is it all coming from?
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Let's go back to the 50s! This episode starts with story from very early on, and then works its way up through the end, slowly but surely.
After fifteenish minutes of establishing backstory and world stuff and some goofs, we get into the villainous stuff.
Then, we spend a bunch of time in the aughts! I don't want to spoil too much in the show notes - you'll just have to listen to find out what happens!
A bit before the hour mark, we get into your questions!
We get into fan-saltiness around the 1 hour and 25 minute mark. A lot of questions and stories lead up to this, but the fan backlash due to the Sentinel Comics choices resonates with us strongly. We've all been there!
In a couple days, we'll have an Editor's Note with the upcoming schedule for March, as well as more exciting questions, answers, and some exciting news! See you there!
Parse has keen arrows, but a far more keen eye!
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We don't spend any time dillying or dallying in this episode! In fact, this may be most "content per minute" episode we've ever done - just jam-packed with the story of Parse through the years of Sentinel Comics!
We start off in the 80s, including a bunch of information on how various titles are being treated then, laying the groundwork for Parse's origin.
Just after the 6 minute mark, we mention that the Iron Legacy and Alternate Realities/Timelines episode is coming up on the recording block in a few days - get your questions in now!
Around 12 minutes in, we introduce a character we've never talked about before... and within a couple minutes, you learn why he's never come up before.
The high-speed rate of reveals continues, right up until the start of the Miss Information story around the 20 minute mark... but then we clam up. Don't want to spoil next week!
Even more publication history oddities around 23 minutes in, covering her origin yet again and setting up why Parse is in space so much.
A bit after the half hour mark, we talk a bit about OblivAeon, and how the appearance of that cosmic, singular entity alters Parse and her story.
Then, just after 34 minutes in, we get to your questions!
The questions do a great job, as per usual, of further digging into Parse's abilities and story. Strong work, everyone. One of you even made Adam laugh so hard that we had to pause recording momentarily!
In the future segment - starting around the one hour and 25 minutes mark - we talk about a few important things, including a reveal of where she's ending up in the Sentinel Comics Universe!
Whew! There we go! That one seemed fast, but it was still 90 minutes of non-stop Parsing! See you next week for an episode and an Editor's Note! Also, later this afternoon at 3 PM Central time, Christopher will be doing a livestream over on the OblivAeon Kickstarter page! Come hang out!
The most settings ever covered in one episode!
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This episode is all about the weird and magical environments from the world of Sentinel Comics!
An important note: There are a few spoilers in this episode for the story of the issues included in the Sentinel Comics RPG Starter Kit. If you want to avoid a minor spoiler, skip from 1:31:20 to 1:32:04. From 1:43:45 to just before 1:48, we do get into a few more notable story spoilers, so listen at your own peril. Or skip that chunk of time, if you want to experience the story in play. We specifically mention incoming spoilers, so you have at least a heads up.
As much as this is a settings episode all about environments, this episode also covers a lot of characters who are important to the world of Sentinel Comics. Enjoy!
At the end of the episode, we mention that we were going to be recording the upcoming Parse episode between when we recorded this episode and when it aired. Due to some scheduling conflicts, that didn't happen, but we will be recording the Parse episode tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7th). So, you still have a few scant hours to submit Parse questions! Also, we're recording Miss Information's episode as well this week, so get those questions in now!
(Last thing! Next Tuesday, February 13th, at 3:00 PM Central Time, I'll be doing a live stream test on the OblivAeon Kickstarter to cover a bunch of Kickstarter and OblivAeon related things. Come hang out!)
She's a smoooooth operator!
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New intro on today's episode! Trevor's trying out something different! What do you think? Tweet at us and let us know: @SCLettersPage
After some light silliness, we get right into her not-very-light backstory.
We reference two other episodes a few times in this episode: the Mister Fixer episode, and The Chairman episode. They're both important to this one, so worth giving a quick listen to, though we do rehash a lot of the important points from both of those episodes.
Lots of things to talk about with this lady. She's had quite a few twists and turns in her story. The overview in total is under half an hour, but it's jam packed with story and action! Plus, there's even more story that we saved for some juicy questions in the Q&A portion of the show.
Speaking of which, just after the 27 minute mark we dive into your questions.
Fun bit of Stuntman story a bit before the hour mark. Just so you know.
We start the future segment right after the 1:04 mark. We have more Mist Storm Universe stuff than usual for her, as she plays some important roles and for reasons we've never publicly discussed before!
Then, we go on to actually reveal some Sentinel Comics Universe story stuff that is also brand new information. We must be feeling generous.
Next week is the Supernatural Settings episode, featuring such bizarre environments as Madame Mittermeier's Fantastical Festival of Conundrums and Curiosities, Tomb of Anubis, Realm of Discord, Nexus of the Void, and (relevant to this episode) the Temple of Zhu Long. Get your questions in now!
The first Editor's Note of 2018!
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Topics of today's Editor's Note:
And the promised photos:
With the posting of this episode, you have less than 24 hours to get in any questions about The Operative! Ask your questions about her and the above upcoming schedule characters and topics!