Episode 158 of The Independent Characters see us discussing the evolution of the Warhammer 40,000 lore. We have seen the timeline move forward a bit and we spend some time talking about what that all means. Taking a look at the various factions and what the impact of the changes are on each of them.

Additionally, we have an interview with Jay Wilson. He was the original creative director for Dawn of War 1. We spend some time talking about that much beloved video game and how it all came to pass.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:10:00 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:01:20 - Updates from the 41st Millennium (Part 1)
  • 1:48:00 - Updates from the 41st Millennium (Part 2)
  • 2:22:00 - Interview: Dawn of War 1
  • 2:47:30 - Show Closing

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Episode 157 of The Independent Characters provides you with our further impressions of The New Warhammer 40,000! (aka: 8th Edition)

Now that we have had time to play many, many games of The New Warhammer 40,000, we feel a little more qualified to give you our opinions on the game. Recently someone stated on our Facebook page that it seems as though all we do is talk about how much we love Games Workshop. Well if you are that person, and that bothers you, you may want to skip this episode.

Once we go through the regular Hobby Progress and Games Played sections, we get down to our continuing discussion of the game, the changes, and what we think it all means. Then, in keeping with the show spirit of making you feel like a part of our gaming group, we pull in four other players from our group and have some discussion with them about their opinions and thoughts on the game. All in all it makes for some pretty interesting and entertaining discussion.

Then, just when you think it's over, we have an interview with painter, artist, renaissance man, Caleb Wissenback. Caleb has just passed over to Carl the Chaos Reaver Titan he was commissioned to paint, and the results are incredible! So incredible, we brought Caleb on to share how the whole process worked.

We also have some discussion about kicking Adan off the show. You will have to listen to find out why.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:03:25 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:56:45 - New Warhammer 40,000: Second Look
  • 1:33:45 - Discussion with Jody and Colin
  • 1:56:15 - Discussion with Doug and Josh
  • 2:15:25 - Interview with Caleb Wissenback
  • 2:46:20 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Episode 156 of The Independent Characters continues to explore our early impressions of The New Warhammer 40,000, but the main focus of the show is about how to bring new players into the game.

With the release of the new edition, the time couldn't be more perfect for people to join the community. The game is easier to learn than ever, but contains enough depth that older players are returning in droves. After a fairly long hobby progress section, we go over some thoughts and ideas on what you can do to help ease people into playing Warhammer 40,000 and not scare them off!

We hope you enjoy the show.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introductions
  • 0:04:00 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:11:50 - Introducing new player to Warhammer 40,000 (Part 1)
  • 1:47:20 - Introducing new player to Warhammer 40,000 (Part 2)
  • 2:10:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT
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Episode 155 of The Independent Characters provides you with our first impressions of The New Warhammer 40,000! (aka: 8th Edition)

While not a totally in depth look at the game, we provide an overview of how it works and what our initial impressions are. We are certain there will be more to come as we get to play more!

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:14:30 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:00:00 - New Warhammer 40,000 (Part 1)
  • 1:37:00 - New Warhammer 40,000 (Part 2)
  • 2:23:30 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT
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Episode 154 of the Independent Characters is all about Shadow Wars: Armageddon! Ok well maybe not ENTIRELY about SW:A, we have a bunch of 8th edition discussion in here as well as a couple of great interviews!

Our first interview, is with the Terrafirmer! They have a brilliant gaming table product that you are going to want to hear about and see (See show notes links below!)

We then launch into a discussion about Shadow Wars: Armageddon. A tremendous offering from Games Workshop, where the initial run of boxes and rule books sold out too fast! We go into the background the game is based on, some of its historical relation to Necromunda, and then talk about the rules and campaign system a bit.

We then launch into an interview with Matei Lungu (Or Matt as he is known!) about the Warhammer 40k scene in Bucharest, Romania. This is hopefully the first in an ongoing segment titled Warhammer 40k: Around the World, in which we talk to different people from around the world and compare similarities and differences to their gaming scene.

As a side note, Carl has been sidelined with some family issues and so we recognize some of the links didn’t make it into the show notes that should be there. We will add those in the next day or so on the Facebook page. We hope you enjoy!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:20 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:53:30 - Interview with FirmerTerra
  • 1:09:45 - Shadow Wars: Armageddon(Part 1)
  • 1:38:00 - Shadow Wars: Armageddon(Part 2)
  • 2:08:30 - 40k Around the World: Bucharest, Romania
  • 2:32:30 - Show Closing

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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm PDT
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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:29pm PDT
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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT
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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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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33pm PDT
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