An episode about a slavering rat beast!
Run Time: 76:10
Just a warning: we rehash some old jokes this show. We're out of material, folks. You heard it here! We're already washed up.
But there are also some actual reveals in this episode! Like Plague Rat's real human name from before he was fully rattened!
This is an episode of cautionary tales and important life lessons. Brush your teeth. Don't play in the sewers. Don't do drugs. Or crime. Stay in school, kids.
We go from drug dealer, to rat beast, to infectious rat beast, to captured rat beast... look, a lot happens with Plague Rat, actually. You'll just have to listen to the episode!
And we have a decently long Q&A segment today! Lots of fun stuff there. Good questions. Strange answers. And even a few twists!
And we wrap up with a glimmer of hope for the future.
Next week is Ra!
Today is an American holiday, so we're going to talk about an All-American hero!
Run Time: 83:50
Look forward to all manner of voices from Adam in today's episode!
About 10 minutes in, we introduce the robot named CON. And yes, we will explain CON in this episode. It's about time!
At the 20-minute mark, Adam refers to human flesh as, "Delicious, delicious flesh." We just want to mention right now: we do not support or advocate cannibalism. Adam does not consume human flesh and he does not think of it is actually delicious. That line about delicious flesh was from Plague Rat's point of view.
Right after that, we explain how time travel works. So, that's cool.
Around the 47-minute mark, we say that Chrono-Ranger mostly acts in the main canon timeline just after saying that he act in a bunch of different timelines. Turns out, both are true. In the bulk of Sentinel Comics, he's doing stuff in the primary timeline, but in his occasional solo limited series, he shows up in and alters many different timelines.
In the future section, we actually reveal a decent amount of story, both from the Tactics timeline and the RPG timeline. A lot happens to Jim Brooks in both futures, including two different name changes.
Thanks for listening! Get your Plague Rat questions in now!
Let's make some excuses!
Run Time: 28:36
Since we got immediately down to business on Tuesday's Deadline/Lifeline episode, this interlude is a good deal more... fast and loose.
Things we cover in this interlude:
Also, as promised, here's an art!
How do we get through ALL OF THAT in under half an hour? Guess you'll just have to listen to the whole thing to find out!
Oh, also, the very exciting upcoming schedule!
Things are really heating up here on the Letters Page! And not just because it's a hot summer here in St. Louis. But also because of that!
Tarogath... the destroyer? Or savior? Or just all-around jerk? You decide!
Run Time: 86:29
This is a no-nonsense episode! (Meaning we only engage in minimal nonsense.) It's not the longest episode we've recorded, but it might be the most jam-packed with exciting info!
We start off by talking about the Enclave of the Endling, including proper pronunciation of the names of many Endlings and their fallen races. Got questions about the Enclave of the Endlings? Submit a question! We'll do an Interlude on the Enclave some day.
More info on blood magic and vampires and such today, around the 23 minute mark. And in the questions, as well!
Shortly after that, we actually delve into more of the details of the OblivAeon event than we've revealed before. Makes sense, as Tarogath is rather important to that event!
Just after 41 minutes in, Christopher said, "Tarogath, who became the villain Deadline, who then became the villain Lifeline." (Italics for emphasis.) Definitely meant hero there. Just talking too fast. Whoops! Lifeline's not a villain.
This coming Thursday's Interlude has already been recorded, but you still have some time to get your Chrono-Ranger questions in! Send 'em our way, buckaroos!
Today, we talk about Michael Conteh of Conteh Energy Corporation! Surely, that's where you know him from, right?
Run Time: 61:31
Right in the beginning, we mention that The Operative will come up later in the podcast. And then we follow-through on that promise! We talk about stuff between The Naturalist and The Organization - which does happen to involve The Operative - just after the six minute mark.
Lots of exciting things in today's episode, including space adventures, business take-overs, and even the origin of Akash'Thriya!
The Naturalist has to deal with Equity early on, but we'll also hear from the Slaughterhouse Six - lots of people want to kill The Naturalist, apparently.
As we have done before and we will certainly do again, we discuss how unsettling birds are in this episode. Listen to the few minutes leading up to the 30 minute mark for that gem. I'm certain it'll come up again in the future.
The future holds a lot for The Naturalist, but we can't spoil TOO much for now - lots of story things will come up in the long run!
We've already recorded all of the episodes from now through the end of June, so send in your questions for the Chrono-Ranger episode! We'll announce our schedule through the beginning of August next week.
Let's talk about a shady organization that reaches throughout the Multiverse!
Run Time: 67:07
At the beginning of the podcast, Christopher predicts that this episode will have a run time of an hour and twelve minutes. Turns out, didn't even make it that long!
This episode, we cover F.I.L.T.E.R. in all of its incarnations, get into The Block - the extradimensional F.I.L.T.E.R. prison and HQ, and also talk about the story of Sergeant Steel and his Steel Squadron!
We get to introduce the character of Felix Stone in this episode! Exciting times. (We also dispose of him. Whoops! Spoilers.)
You also get to learn of A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.!
As promised, here is the Time-Crazed Prisoner from The Block:
As we mention at the end of the episode, the next few recordings are all going to happen pretty quickly. Paul and I will be out of town for a wedding in a couple weeks, and we're all more nose-to-the-grindstone than ever right now, so we're doing a pile of recording this coming Friday, and then skipping a week for weddings, and then doing another pile of recording the Friday after that. So! Hit us up with questions for these characters ASAP!
Thanks for listening!
She's tough, she's Scottish, and she's got energy powers! It's Agent Paige Huntly: A.K.A. the hero known as K.N.Y.F.E.!
Run Time: 55:34
First thing first! We're both older - but certainly no wiser - than we were last episode! Happy Birthday to us.
We first introduced the character of Paige Huntly in last week's Chokepoint episode, as their stories intertwine before Agent Huntly ever becomes K.N.Y.F.E.
When we get to the Progeny fight, we go into a bit of a discussion on whether Progeny's head flying away is cool or silly. Who is right? You decide!
And then we're off to SPACE!
Lots of great stuff about alternate realities, people being awful, her Scottish-ness, and even more in the questions section.
Get your questions about F.I.L.T.E.R., Sergeant Steel, and The Block now!
Also, this episode's post-credits bit is the longest one ever, I think!
Today, we talk about the tech-bending villain Chokepoint!
Run Time: 71:03
Right off the bat, we discuss the Iconclad Project and how it took on young Evelyn Moore as in her infancy. You might recall the Ironclad Project from the Bunker episode!
Around thirteen minutes in, we talk about The Block, and then a few minutes later, we introduce the F.I.L.T.E.R. Agent Paige Huntly. More on her next week, and more on FILTER and The Block the week after that!
We get through her entire backstory without digging into the Termi-Nation story... but not to worry! We do a HUGE section in the Q&A portion of the podcast all about Termi-Nation.
Adam reads a letter from the Cult of Gloom. After the episode, we went to the hospital, but they don't deal with that sort of thing. So, he'll probably be fine.
Listeners! Tomorrow (May 31st) is Adam's birthday! Two days after that (June 2nd) is Christopher's birthday! For our birthdays, please send us questions about F.I.L.T.E.R., Sergeant Steel, and The Block! Next week is the K.N.Y.F.E. episode, but we've already recorded that one, due to Christopher being in the UK this week for the UK Games Expo. If you're at that show, go see him in the Greater Than Games booth!
A team of misfits and shady characters who have to protect each other in a city - and a world - that's safe for no one! It's time to talk Dark Watch.
Run Time: 32:01
A very brief overview before jumping right in on your questions!
Also, here's the upcoming episode release schedule!
Whew! Get those Chokepoint & K.N.Y.F.E. questions in TODAY! See you soon!
It's everyone's favorite team of heroes!
Run Time: 68:52
We talk about every published incarnation of the Freedom Five and the Freedom Four, and often go down rabbit trails of nonsense, philosophy, or sometimes outright lies. Enjoy!
Lots of callbacks to previous episodes today, but also a good deal of call-forwards! We hint at the contents of the episodes of Haka, Ambuscade, the Slaughterhouse Six, and more!
The Q&A section in this episode is particularly robust, as well!
IMPORTANT! Starting exactly at 58 minutes and 10 seconds into the episode, we start talking about major story spoilers! If you don't want story spoilers for the Sentinel Comics RPG timeline as they're things you'll get to play through, please skip from 58:10 to 63:40.
As we mentioned last week, we still have the demographic survey going, so if you haven't gotten a chance to answer it yet, please do! Help us grow the Letters Page!
On Thursday, there will be a Dark Watch Interlude! Also, next week, we're recording both the Chokepoint episode AND the K.N.Y.F.E. episode, as Christopher will be in the UK from the end of May through the first week of June. So, get your Chokepoint and K.N.Y.F.E. questions in now!