Episode 166 of The Independent Characters comes in at around three hours as we go back over all of the releases from Games Workshop of 2017 and complete our annual retrospective.

During our Hobby Progress section you will get to hear how much of our 2017 Commitments we failed to accomplish and what we did instead.

Then it is on to two full hours of discussion around releases and what they meant to the game of Warhammer 40k, the community, and the company.

We hope that all of you are having a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2018. Thank you for listening all throughout 2017. We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:08:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:55:00 - 2017: The Year in Review (Part 1)
  • 2:06:45 - 2017: The Year in Review (Part 2)
  • 2:42:15 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

Relevant Links:


Direct download: TheICs_Episode_166_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:57am PDT

Episode 164 of The Independent Characters is late. Super late in fact. Let us explain:

As you will hear in this episode we have an interview with Steel Wool - a video game company working on a great new game for Warhammer 40k. Unfortunately, we also talked a lot about this interview and its contents. Their announcement was subsequently delayed due to… reasons. As a result, we could not release the episode or even just remove the interview and release it on time, and in fact released it out of order (Episode 165 dropped a few days ago).

We apologize for the delay and we have learned our lesson to never again tie an episode to a PR Announcement of a release!

So with that out of the way, let’s talk about what this episode actually contains! First we have a fairly long and meandering Hobby Progress discussion which also weighs in on a few new announcements from GW and other thoughts and ideas about the community.

We then move into our (delayed) interview with Steel Wool about their new Betrayal at Calth video game! Trust us when we tell you that this thing is VERY cool. Listen to the interview and you will see why.

We then have an interview with returning guests Kat and Caleb of CK Studios. They have some amazing events coming up and we get some insight into what they have going on.

Last but certainly not least, we have a short discussion about our home campaign The Permutation of Arasys, which we have been playing through. We talk about the structure of the campaign, how it is going so far, and what our expectations are going forward.

Again we apologize for the delays in releasing the show, but we really hope you enjoy what we have for you.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:07:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 1:04:15 - Steel Wool Interview
  • 1:45:45 - CK Studios Interview
  • 2:34:40 - The Permutation of Arasys Campaign
  • 2:59:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

Relevant Links:


Direct download: The_Independent_Characters_Episode_164.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:31am PDT

Episode 165 of The Independent Characters is a super-sized, nearly four hour episode! The first thing you need to know though, is that this episode is being released in ADVANCE of Episode 164 as a result of a PR announcement tied to that episode which was delayed. This forced us to delay the release of 164, so we hurried up and released 165 as soon as we could. This episode is our Show of Force covering the Grey Knights!

(I know. It's confusing.)

To help us through this episode, we have brought on two guys who are incredibly passionate about the Grey Knights. Aaron (also known as Magneto) and Adan. I want to thank them very much for joining us on short notice so we could get this episode out to you guys and not make you wait even longer for Episode 164.

Our Show of Force episodes are some of our most positively reviewed content - but just when you think it cannot get any better we top it by bringing on Aaron Dembski-Bowden and Geoff Hummel to complete our Forbidden Lore segment on Black Legion. Aarons follow up to Talon of Horus! It's an hour long interview full of spoilers and fanboy gushing, but we think you will enjoy that!

Thank you for your patience as we have dealt with this fumble of timing. We hope you enjoy the show.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:08:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:55:00 - Show of Force: Grey Knights (Part 1)
  • 2:06:45 - Show of Force: Grey Knights (Part 2)
  • 2:42:15 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing
  • 2:48:50 - Forbidden Lore: Black Legion with Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Relevant Links:


Direct download: TheICs_Episode_165_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT





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