Normally we wouldn't release an episode this long, but this massive 5+ hour episode is bittersweet for us here as it is indeed the final episode of The Independent Characters. We want to thank every single one of you for listening to us over the last few years. It has been an incredible journey and we have enjoyed it tremendously.

127 may be a bit self indulgent as we check in with many of the guests that we have had on the show and find out where they are heading. We tried not to be too repetitive, but some of it cannot be helped when you conduct as many interviews as we have here.

We also add a few segments for our final episode that we hope you enjoy. Thank you once again for listening, providing feedback, and generally being the best friends we could have ever asked for. Good gaming!

I would also like to just take a moment to thank all of our sponsors over the years. KR Multicase, Secret Weapon Miniatures, Smells like Wargaming, and Wargamma. We made a promise not to advertise products that we wouldn't use ourselves - and these guys provide some of the best on the market. Please do go check them out and at least give them a look, as the show would not have been possible without their support.

Farewell!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:02:46 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:16:40 - Interview with Jason
  • 1:37:05 - Interview with Jordan of Axis of Awesome
  • 1:55:50 - Interview with Bryce
  • 2:12:20 - Segment: Creating a Gaming Community
  • 2:32:30 - Interview with Steve
  • 2:51:20 - Interview with Lars
  • 3:04:50 - Interview with Jason Mullins of The Overlords
  • 3:21:00 - Interview with Doug Johnson of Tablewar
  • 3:37:45 - Segment: Dealing with change
  • 4:08:30 - Interview with Paul Murphy of Forge The Narrative
  • 4:21:25 - Interview with Aaron
  • 4:33:35 - Interview with Josh
  • 4:45:05 - Interview with James of Wargamma
  • 5:01:35 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing
  • 5:13:05 - Interview with Chelle and Tabitha Tuttle

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode127_complete.mp3
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Episode 126 of The Independent Characters has finally arrived and conclued our two part series on Horus Heresy 5: Tempest by Forge World!

Due to scheduling issues, we were unable to get Adan on this episode as originally planned, but Carl is joined remotely by Geoff for a lengthy discussion about the rules, army lists, missions and campaign that make up the Battle of Calth.

There is only one episode left after this one, so we hope you enjoy!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:05:25 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:34:55 - Horus Heresy 5: Tempest (Part 3)
  • 1:30:25 - Horus Heresy 5: Tempest (Part 4)
  • 2:16:10 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode126.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:40pm PDT
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Episode 125 of The Independent Characters covers part one of our two part series about Horus Heresy 5: Tempest by Forge World!

Carl is joined by Adan and Geoff for a lengthy discussion about the background, lore and the tale of the Word Bearers sneak attack on the Ultramarines at Calth.

We are down to our final three episodes (of which this is one), so we hope you enjoy!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:10 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:54:35 - Horus Heresy 5: Tempest (Part 1)
  • 1:49:50 - Horus Heresy 5: Tempest (Part 2)
  • 2:33:45 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: The_ICs_Ep125.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT
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Episode 124 of The Independent Characters covers Imperial Armour: The Siege of Vraks!

Carl is joined by Adan and we spend a few hours discussing one of Forge Worlds latest releases. This volume compresses the previous three-volume set into one massive tome. We spend time discussing if that was the right move or if too much was left on the cutting room floor!

Clocking in at just over two hours long, this is a relatively short episode for us, but we hope you enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:10:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:41:10 - Imperial Armour: The Siege of Vraks (Part 1)
  • 1:20:20 - Imperial Armour: The Siege of Vraks (Part 2)
  • 1:51:35 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_124.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:45pm PDT
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Episode 123 is finally here. Even though it required a change of topic. This time around we present Show of Force: The Green Tide!

This time we do things a little bit differently as we had so many people wanting to be involved in this episode. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were unable to get an interview in with an author of choice to discuss the Orks. But instead we have three very special guests who all have huge, fully painted Ork armies and embody the entire orkish philosophy.

The conversation runs about three hours long this time around. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:20 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:50:40 - Show of Force: The Green Tide (Part 1)
  • 1:50:15 - Show of Force: The Green Tide (Part 2)
  • 2:49:20 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: The_ICs_Ep123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm PDT
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Episode 122 of The Independent Characters covers our Show of Force episode titled Faith and Fire, in which we talk all about the Adepta Sororitas, also known as The Sisters of Battle!

Carl is joined by Adan and Jody to discuss as we delve into the lore and function of the Sisters of Battle. We discuss everything about their backstory and how they play in the current edition of Warhammer 40k.

Additionally, we have a great interview with none other than James Swallow - the author of three different Sisters of Battle stories (Faith and Fire, Hammer and Anvil, and the Red and Black Audio Drama).

Hold on tight, because this is over 3 hours of great content. We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:09:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:57:00 - Show of Force: Faith and Fire (Part 1)
  • 1:56:50 - Show of Force: Faith and Fire (Part 2)
  • 2:47:45 - Show of Force: Black Library Author James Swallow
  • 3:13:40 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Ep122.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT
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Episode 121 of The Independent Characters contains three hours of discussion about Adepticon 2015.

Carl is joined by Adan and local gamer Cristian to discuss our experiences at one of the greatest miniatures conventions in the world!

In addition we have two great interviews for you. First up is Teras from Geek Nation Tours, who we spent a lot of time with during Adepticon. He tells us all about Geek Nation Tours and how it has changed over the years. Then we have Steve from Modcube. This is an awesome new product coming out which is going to revolutionize the way you use markers on the gaming table.

We hope you enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:30 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:10:25 - Adepticon 2015
  • 2:21:35 - Interview with Teras of Geek Nation Tours
  • 2:42:40 - Interview with Steve of Modcube
  • 2:54:40 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Ep121.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:51pm PDT
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Episode 120 of The Independent Characters clocks in at almost three hours to make up for the last short episode.

Carl is joined by Jason Mullins of The Overlords Podcast as well as Michael Dunsmore from our local gaming group for a lengthy discussion about how to get involved with Horus Heresy Gaming (also known as 30k).

We take some time to talk about some of the fundamentals of 30k and what our approaches were to getting into it.

We have a pretty lengthy hobby progress and games played segment this episode - which as it so happens, coincides with the overall theme. We talk about some of our 30k games played in the last couple of weeks and some things we have learned. On top of that Aaron shows up to surprise Carl with a going away gift, the likes of which he could not believe. Thank you so very much for all those who contributed and who listen to the show.

As it turns out, we now have a copy of Imperial Armour: The Siege of Vraks in hand, and it is virtually impossible for us to end the show without covering that one... so we have extended the show another episode before we close the door. Our suspicion is that Horus Heresy Book 5 is going to release before the end as well... so we MAY end up extending it even another episode... we shall see!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:02:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:08:35 - Horus Heresy Gaming (Part 1)
  • 2:08:35 - Horus Heresy Gaming (Part 2)
  • 2:42:30 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode120.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:42pm PDT
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Episode 119 of The Independent Characters is a short one (at 2 hours long!?).

Carl, Adan and Justin spend some time discussing their Hobby Progress and Games Played before we move into the main topic of the show.

We spend a good amount of time talking about Carls visit to the 2015 Las Vegas Open and everything it entailed. Additionally we spend a few minutes discussing the current state of competitive Warhammer 40k.

We also have a short discussion with James Hakola (aka: Mr Dandy) of none other than Wargamma.com. We find out what is going on with Wargamma as well as the answer to whether Mr. Dandy really does like chimichangas!

With only four remaining episodes of The Independent Characters, we plan to make the best of them! We hope you enjoy this one.

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:03:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:51:25 - The 2015 Las Vegas Open
  • 1:41:50 - Interview with Wargamma.com
  • 2:03:20 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Ep119.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT
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Episode 118 of The Independent Characters is our long awaited Show of Force: The Angels of Death!

Carl, Adan and Justin spend some time discussing their Hobby Progress and Games Played before we move into the meat of the show.

You may or may not realize it, but The Space Marines are a pretty large part of Warhammer 40k (who are we kidding? You know that!), and so this Show of Force takes quite a bit of time to go through. Even with the length of this episode, we are still only scratching the surface of the most popular army in Galaxy!

Additionally we get none other than Douglas Johnson of Tablewar fame to join us, and talk briefly about the Tablewar offerings.That's great and all, but you may not realize Doug is also an incredibly accomplished Warhammer 40k Tournament player, with multiple GT's under his belt and several appearances in the Top 16 at the Adepticon finals. Doug also happens to be a huge fan of Space Marines and spends some time with us talking about them in competition.

With only five remaining episodes of The Independet Characters, we plan to make the best of them! We hope you enjoy this one.

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:03:40 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:43:18 - Show of Force: The Angels of Death (Part 1)
  • 2:05:45 - Show of Force: The Angels of Death (Part 2)
  • 3:14:30 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode118.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38am PDT
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