Episode 131 of The Independent Characters returns with two great topics!

After a large hobby progress and games played update we introduce our two guest hosts for our new segments. Doug (aka Replacement Geoff) is joined by Justin to discuss playing "Garage Style" games. What's the difference between this method and others? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages?

Then we get in the Boiler Room with Jason and talk about Basic Hobby Tools. The topic only sounds dry on paper though - as we go into where you can get these kinds of tools and what things to look out for.

We are hoping to put out one more episode before our upcoming trip to the UK for Salute and Warhammer World, but it may not happen. Either way we will keep you aware of what is going on through our Facebook page and website. We hope you enjoy!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:50 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:04:25 - Garage Style with Doug and Justin
  • 1:30:45 - Basic Hobby Tools with Jason
  • 2:04:40 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_131.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:49pm PDT
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Episode 130 - Paint Choices and Oil Washes

Episode 130 of The Independent Characters continues our return to the Podcast by covering two topics that we find interesting.

First we discuss the process and benefits of doing oil washes. We get Josh on to explain how they are done, why they are done, and what the benefits of doing them are.

Next up is a discussion between Justin and Jody all about the various types of paints avaiable to hobbiests. What the benefits and drawbacks of each type are, and under what circumstances do you want to use one over another! This is typically a hotly debated topic amongst people in our hobby, so while our opinions may or may not line up with yours, we felt it was worth taking the time to discuss.

Of course we have Adan and Justin joining us for the Hobby Progress and Games played segments. So hopefully you enjoy what we have been up to.

We hope you enjoy the show and don't feel like you are listening to paint dry!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:04:50 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:53:50 - Oil Washes with Josh
  • 1:16:45 - Paint Comparisons
  • 1:58:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

 

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Direct download: Episode_130_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT
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Episode 129 of The Independent Characters marks our return to the microphone after a six month hiatus with Carl, Adan, and Justin. Carl was apparently the only one that wasn't aware we were returning. You will hear all about the reasons for the return and how we have changed our format slightly to ensure quality family and gaming time!

After a massive hobby progress and games played update we introduce two new guest hosts for our new segments. Doug (aka Replacement Geoff) is joined by Zach (no not THAT Zach - A NEW one!) to review Fantasy Flight Games Forbidden Stars as well as talk about Faultline 40k, a new gaming club in the Bay Area that emphasizes painting, playing and the narrative approach to gaming.

We take some time to talk about what the plans are for Faultline 40k, where they are heading and how you can get involved if you are local to the scene here. Even if you aren't a local to the Bay Area, you may find the discussion inspirational and packed with some good advice.

We are happy to be back in the saddle. In some ways it feels like we never left. Thanks for all of your continued support while we were on break! It's because of the supportive comments from our awesome community that we have returned. (at least in part). Also thank you to Doug and Zach for helping out with this episode. We hope you enjoy!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction and an explanation
  • 0:12:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:28:35 - Forbidden Stars Review with Doug and Zach
  • 2:03:20 - Faultline 40k Gaming Club with Doug and Zach
  • 2:36:00 - Show Closing

 

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Direct download: The_ICs_Epsiode_129.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:27pm PDT
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It's 2016 and we felt like we just wanted to talk with all of you again, so Adan and Carl sit down to just chat a little bit. No specific topics other than what has been going on and what is coming up for us in the near future (Hint LVO, Salute and Nottingham!).

It's been a while, but we hope you enjoy.

Direct download: Episode128_complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT
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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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:50am PDT
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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 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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