Episode 153 of The Independent Characters brings you the conclusion of our coverage of Horus Heresy Book 7 - Inferno!

To help us out with this coverage we have once again enlisted Josh Sawyer on this episode. Josh is a member of our local gaming group and a huge fan of The Thousand Sons, and has helped us pour over this massive tome and has prepared extensively for this episode!

This episode we close out our coverage talking about the forces of the Imperium. Meaning the Space Wolves, Custodes, and Sisters of Silence.

Last episode saw us cross our 3 MILLION total download mark and we just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone who listens to the show. It has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:30 - Winner of TABLEWAR! Macro Mat Contest announced
  • 0:05:30 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:46:00 - Horus Heresy 7 (Part 3)
  • 1:28:25 - Horus Heresy 7 (Part 4)
  • 2:26:30 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Episode 152 of The Independent Characters begins our long awaited coverage of Horus Heresy Book 7 - Inferno!

To help us out with this coverage we have enlisted Josh Sawyer on this episode. A member of our local gaming group and a huge fan of The Thousand Sons. Josh has helped us pour over this massive tome and has prepared extensively for this episode!

Before we launch into our coverage of the latest Horus Heresy Forge World book, we spend a few minutes talking hobby progress, the latest on 8th Edition of Warhammer 40k (which had just announced the day before we recorded), and include an interview with Paul Murphy of the Forge The Narrative Podcast - where we ALSO talk about the excitement around the new edition of Warhammer 40k!

All in all, it looks like a great time to be involved in this game. We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:03:30 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:52:00 - Interview with Paul Murphy of Forge The Narrative Podcast
  • 1:23:30 - Horus Heresy 7 (Part 1)
  • 3:13:00 - Horus Heresy 7 (Part 2)
  • 3:51:30 - Show Closing

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Episode 151 of The Independent Characters brings us back to our Show of Force format. This time around we talk about the Servants of The Star Gods - or in more common terms, The Necrons!

To help us out with this coverage we have enlisted Aaron Nascimento on this episode. He is a regular member of our gaming group who has played Necrons prior to them even having a Codex!

Before we launch into our Necron coverage though, we have a lengthy Hobby Progress section, which includes a discussion about our time at Adepticon this year. We also have two interviews, one with The 13th Legion, the guys responsible for the massive Helsreach battle that took place there. The second interview is with Justin Jones, a player in the Helsreach game who has lost his vision. This is a really interesting interview which can help many put their gaming lives into perspective.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:23:30 - Interview with The 13th Legion
  • 1:41:30 - Interview with Justin Jones
  • 2:03:30 - Show of Force: Necrons (Part 1)
  • 2:54:15 - Show of Force: Necrons (Part 2)
  • 3:46:45 - Show Closing
  • 3:49:55 - Outtakes

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Episode 150 of The Independent Characters is all about dealing with change in the hobby.

With 8th edition Warhammer 40,000 right around the corner we are sure to see some people get upset about many of the changes. We talk about some good ideas for how to deal with the upcoming upheaval. We start by taking a look back through changes we saw from 5th to 6th and 7th edition and try to put some perspective around how some changes, that were thought to be catastrophic to the game at the time, really panned out.

Building upon this perspective, we talk a bit about good strategies for dealing with change from the point of view of those who deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis. Then we launch into a discussion about what changes we might see ported over from Age of Sigmar into Warhammer 40,000 with this new edition.

We hope you enjoy.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:05 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:02:00 - Dealing with Change (Part 1)
  • 2:14:05 - Dealing with Change and AoS rules in 40k (Part 2)
  • 2:49:00 - Show Closing

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Episode 149 of The Independent Characters covers not only the 2 day airbrush class we all just attended, but we also delve into the hidden benefits of Warhammer 40k.

A couple of years ago we covered the hidden costs of Warhammer 40k, and this time we look at the other side of that coin.

Before we jump into that though, we start off with an interview with Kat and Caleb of CK Studios. We have a discussion about what our expectations are and what the class is going to cover, and then immediately follow that up with our Hobby Progress section which takes place immediately AFTER completing the class. It’s a nice follow up and closure to the whole thing.

We hope you enjoy.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:00 - Interview with CK Studios
  • 0:42:20 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:31:20 - The Hidden Benefits of Warhammer 40k
  • 2:01:45 - Show Closing

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Episode 148 of The Independent Characters sees us focusing on The Gathering Storm 1: Fall of Cadia.

Before we dive into one of the latest releases by Games Workshop, we jump into Hobby Progress and Adan gives an overview of his experience at the Las Vegas Open last weekend.

We then jump into the story of Fall of Cadia and how it compares to the original start of the 13th Black Crusade, the Eye of Terror Campaign. We then go into the details of the story, the characters and the ultimate resolution. Afterwards we provide our thoughts around where this is leading for 40k and what our opinion of the book is.

We hope you enjoy.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:06:30 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:42:15 - Fall of Cadia (Part 1)
  • 1:23:10 - Fall of Cadia (Part 2)
  • 2:19:45 - Show Closing

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Episode 147 of The Independent Characters returns to our Show of Force. This time it is The Great Devourer! Better known as the Tyranids.

First we open with some hobby progress, then a quick interview with CK Studios about their airbrushing class, and then we move into our coverage of our love/hate relationship with one of the most iconic Warhammer 40k Armies.

This is a lengthy discussion of where the Tyranids come from, both in fiction and as it relates to the Warhammer 40k game.

We hope you enjoy.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:06:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:48:10 - Quick Interview with CK Studios
  • 1:01:20 - Show of Force: The Great Devourer (Part 1)
  • 1:45:40 - Show of Force: The Great Devourer (Part 2)
  • 3:04:40 - Show Closing

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Episode 146 of The Independent Characters goes back to 2016 to discuss the year that was.

First we open with some hobby progress, a dip into our plans for 2017, and then move into a quick interview with Teras of Geek Nation Tours to discuss the Geekend out with Miniatures in the UK tour.

After that we launch into a lengthy list and discussion about how Games Workshop treated Warhammer 40k in 2016. What a year it was! Not only do we discuss what products came out in support of Warhammer 40k, we also talk a bit about where we think they may be going this year.

Even as we were recording, Games Workshop released the brand new Lord of Change model (and Kairos Fateweaver), and we spend a few minutes trying to catch our breath after seeing that! All of that and more in this episode! We hope you enjoy

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:06:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:10:50 - Geek Nation Tours Interview
  • 1:28:05 - Warhammer 40k 2016 Year in Review (Part 1)
  • 2:21:25 - Warhammer 40k 2016 Year in Review (Part 2)
  • 3:11:50 - Show Closing

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Episode 145 of The Independent Characters takes a close look at conflicts within gaming groups. This isn’t a show about how to deal with ‘that guy’ at a tournament, but an episode we hope helps address problems in groups that have long standing relationships.

We have all witnessed poor behavior while gaming. However, when it is friends or communities impacted by this type of behavior when do you say something? And more importantly what do you say? Hopefully this episode shines some light on a complex and difficult topic.

We are lucky enough to get Jason Mullins from the Sons of Heresy Podcast onboard to talk with us about the main topic of the show as well! Make sure you check out his new show.

We also have two quick interviews. The first with Caleb and Kat of CK Studios. We talk about the upcoming airbrushing class they are doing in the Bay Area and all about their studio and outlook on painting and the hobby. This is followed up by an interview with Adam ‘Loopy’ Fasoldt from the Masters of The Forge Podcast. We go into the results of The Independent Characters 2016 Hobby Progress Challenge, which he has been kind enough to spearhead for us over the last two years.

There is a slight sound issue towards the end of the Hobby Progress segment. We think we might have an issue with our soundboard and are going to replace it. Fortunately it doesn’t impact the rest of the show and isn’t too terrible. Please bear with us. We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:08:50 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:58:00 - Conflict in Gaming Groups (Part 1)
  • 1:28:10 - Conflict in Gaming Groups (Part 2)
  • 2:09:10 - Interview with CK Studios
  • 2:29:20 - Interview with Loopy
  • 2:46:10 - Final Notes and Show Closing

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Episode 144 of The Independent Characters addresses the topic of the many various ways you can now play Warhammer 40k.

We have Justin and Adan back in the studio to record with us this session. As we go through each way to play we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each and talk about our own personal preferences.

Of course we have our usual hobby progress and games played, but we also include a very short interview with Doug and Todd of Tablewar who have a short announcement at the beginning of the episode. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:35 - Tablewar Announcement
  • 0:15:25 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:01:30 - Variety of Play (Part 1)
  • 1:33:50 - Variety of Play (Part 2)
  • 2:18:20 - Final Notes and Show Closing

 

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