Episode 211 of The Independent Characters brings special guest star Caleb Wissenback into the studio to talk with Justin about how to be efficient in your painting setup. Whether you have a small place with no permenant station, or all the room in the world to build a fully fledged art studio, these two will walk you through some tips and ideas on how to get over your painting speed bumps!

We then spend a little time discussing how to get to the table and playing faster. We swear to you this segment was NOT brought to you by Tablewar, regardless of how many times you hear us talk about that product!

One more thing - we mentioned trays and bases that you can print yourself and put into your Tablewar cases, but couldn't recall at the time the name of the company responsible. It was Z-Axis Hobbies. Apologies to them. They make an awesome product!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:18:30 - Hobby Progress
  • 1:03:30 - Preparing for Battle - Part 1
  • 2:14:30 - Preparing for Battle - Part 2
  • 2:55:30 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_211_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:47am PDT
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Episode 210 of The Independent Characters returns, once again, to our series on Champions of 40k. This time we are looking at characters of the any Chaos factions for Champions of 40k: The Powers of Chaos2! Joining us this go-around is Jody and Justin.

As usual we start off with a bit of hobby progress, some discussions about the fires impacting California at this time, and then we move into the main topic!

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:10:25 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 01:07:00 - The Powers of Chaos 2 - Part 1
  • 02:14:00 - The Powers of Chaos 2 - Part 2
  • 03:23:00 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_210_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT
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Episode 209 of The Independent Characters returns to our series on Champions of 40k. This time we are looking at characters of the any Xenos race for Champions of 40k: Enigmas of the Xenos 2! Jody bowed out of joining us this go around as this format with 4 guests would tend to run a little long (I agree with him). But he should be back for episode 210.

First we go through a bit of hobby progress, where you hear all about why the Astronomicon has gone dark, and then we move into the main topic!

We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:10:30 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 00:56:55 - Enigmas of the Xenos 2 - Part 1
  • 01:57:15 - Enigmas of the Xenos 2 - Part 2
  • 02:40:50 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_209_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:59pm PDT
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Episode 208 of The Independent Characters returns to one of our favorite series... the last time we did this was January of 2019.

In the 41st Millennium there are those who stand out among all others. Shining beacons of light or blackened embers of darkness. In this new series entitled ‘Champions of 40k’, The Independent Characters take an in depth view of several of their favorite heroes in the game.

In this episode we return to explore the lore around each of them and what makes them qualified to be counted among the greatest of their kind. And in true ICs fashion, we go deeper. We look at how their model represents them, how they function on the table as well as how they compare to their fiction!

This round sees us return to explore several ‘Heroes of The Imperium’. We will pick our favorites and dive into how they have helped to turn back the tide of Chaos and Xenos alike.

Although it turned out Jody could not join us for this episode, we do have Justin and Adan on board. We hope you enjoy our return to this series as much as we are excited to bring it to you!

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:11:15 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 00:54:50 - Heroes of The Imperium 2 - Part 1
  • 01:38:45 - Heroes of The Imperium 2 - Part 2
  • 02:19:30 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_208_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56am PDT
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Episode 207 of The Independent Characters has us taking a look at the Rogue Trader RPG released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2009.

We are joined by Josh, Jody, and Adan as we discuss the Rogue Trader RPG. We take a look at the mechanics and flavor of the game and discuss the advantages and weaknesses of it. We played through a scenario of it prior to recording and have some interesting thoughts and feedback about it.

While the game is no longer being published, you can still purchase the PDF versions of it from DriveThru RPG, and it is still a valid game with a ton of potential. We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:09:10 - Hobby Progress
  • 0:47:45 - Rogue Trader RPG - Part 1
  • 1:46:50 - Rogue Trader RPG - Part 2
  • 2:03:40 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_207_complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:53pm PDT
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Episode 206 of The Independent Characters takes a look at how the hobby is getting older, what the drawbacks and benefits to that are, what we as a community can do to bring new life to it, and how Games Workshop may be approaching an aging player base.

A couple of notes however: We obviously had to record remotely, which isn't ever my first choice, but we made the best of it. Once the Shelter In Place orders are lifted, we will go back to recording in the studio while observing safety precautions.

I really want to thank our Special Guest - Dave Taylor for joining us in a lengthy discussion on this topic. We meant no offence inviting him to join us on the "old guys episode"!

Also do NOT forget you can use the coupon "ICMay2020" with your Tablewar purchases of FatMats, MacroMats, and GeoMats all throughout the month of May for an additional 10% off your purchase! These guys have been incredibly generous to the community over the years and as small businesses are hurting right now, go over there, take advantage of the coupon code and order something for yourself or a friend if you can do so!

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:09:40 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 00:35:45 - The Greying of Warhammer 40k - Part 1
  • 01:32:35 - The Greying of Warhammer 40k - Part 2
  • 02:07:35 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_206.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:53am PDT
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Episode 205 of The Independent Characters brings you something familiar, but at the same time, totally new.

Welcome to the Community Warrior Lodge! In our continuing effort to make people feel like they are a part of our gaming group, we have invited three special guests from our Patreon group to participate in a Warrior Lodge Episode. You will get to meet Liz, Dave and Rob. Three of our most active and engaged community members!

As mentioned in our last episode - we are recording all of this remotely as everyone is observing shelter in place rules. But I think we have some great topics for discussion for you. We hope you enjoy the show!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:15:00 - Hobby Progress
  • 0:56:30 - Community Warrior Lodge - Part 1
  • 1:47:00 - Community Warrior Lodge - Part 2
  • 2:18:30 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_205.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:25pm PDT
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Episode 204 of The Independent Characters is as late as we have ever been with a show. The current situation around the world has impacted us here as well (as you will hear on the show), but we finally were able to work out a time to record.

A couple of notes however: We obviously had to record remotely, which isn't ever my first choice, but we made the best of it. Additionally, we had to pivot away from our initial topic to a Warrior Lodge for this go around. Without the ability to be with each other in person, we miss out on some of the sharing factor of the previous topic. That's ok though, we will bring it back when things return to a stable state.

That being said, I think we have some solid discussion here with Carl, Jody, Justin, and Josh (The three Js!). We hope you enjoy the show and we fully expect to be back on schedule soon, and in fact we have some new ideas we think you are going to enjoy.

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:10:50 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 00:41:20 - Warrior Lodge: Part 1
  • 01:07:20 - Warrior Lodge: Part 1
  • 01:40:20 - CK Studios Interview
  • 02:25:10 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_204.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:01pm PDT
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Episode 203 of The Independent Characters tackles the subject of Necromunda Campaigns and their various iterations. Now that Josh, our Specialist games Correspondent has returned from his illness, we take a deep dive into this topic.

Additionally, we couldn't address this topic without pulling in a couple of experts. Namely Dan and Campbell from the 40k Badcast. They join us for a thirty minute interview about why Necromunda Campaigns are so exciting.

We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:15:00 - Hobby Progress
  • 1:14:00 - Necromunda Campaigns - Part 1
  • 2:18:00 - Interview with The 40k Badcast
  • 2:50:00 - Necromunda Campaigns - Part 2
  • 3:28:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_Complete203.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:29am PDT
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As Josh, our Specialist Games correspondent is still out sick, we felt we couldn't delay any longer. So we bring you a bit different episode of The Independent Characters. Jody and Carl pivot to discuss The Challenge from Episode 202 and discuss the lore behind each of their creations and how they would interpret their play on the Tabletop.

It's a bit short for an episode of The Independent Characters - but still comes in at about an hour and a half of fun discussion. Our intention is to get Episode 203 out hopefully before Adepticon.

It's a fun episode, and we hope you enjoy it!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:11:00 - Hobby Progress
  • 0:43:00 - Heroes of The Challenge
  • 1:16:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_202_5.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:04pm PDT
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Episode 202 of The Independent Characters takes a look at Extreme Narrative Gaming!

We take a deep delve into how we define Narrative Gaming, and why we think it is the best way to play Warhammer 40k. We have a discussion with the Narrative Guys, and then go into how you can get into Narrative Gaming, how to develop ideas, and finally we let our imaginations run a little wild with ideas for taking these things to the next level.

Event though Justin was unable to join us as planned, it's a fun episode, and we hope you enjoy it!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:10:00 - Hobby Progress
  • 1:06:00 - Extreme Narrative Gaming - Part 1
  • 2:21:25 - Interview with The Narrative Guys
  • 2:55:00 - Extreme Narrative Gaming - Part 2
  • 3:36:40 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_202.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT
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Episode 201 of The Independent Characters contains our coverage of the latest version of Apocalypse!

The latest iteration of Apocalypse is something both unlike we have seen before AND familiar to long time players of Games Workshop games. Jody and Carl talk about playing through the game, some of the changes and challenges, as well as what their final take on it all is.

A solid two hours and twenty minutes of content all about the most beloved... or hated... way to play a game of Warhammer 40k!

So sit back and get some hobby progress done while you enjoy the show.

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00:00 - Show Intro, Host Introduction, and Elite Choice
  • 00:07:15 - Hobby Progress and Games Played
  • 00:45:00 - Surviving The Apocalypse: Part 1
  • 01:19:40 - Surviving The Apocalypse: Part 2
  • 02:15:10 - Final Thoughts and show closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_201_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:17am PDT
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We have finally reached our 200th episode (although somewhat late), and that means it is time to take stock of where we came from, what has changed, and where we are going.

We have spent nearly 10 years (April will be 10!) looking at this hobby and at times have planted our stake in the ground and made either predictions, or taken stances. We will see how many of those have held up over the years.

Where appropriate, we will provide some updates on some things that have changed.

We will also discuss some of our favorite episodes and why they are still relevant.

Additionally, we will take a look at where we are going from here.

It's a fun episode, and we hope you enjoy it!

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:10:40 - Hobby Progress
  • 1:19:20 - Retrospective - Part 1
  • 2:24:50 - Retrospective - Part 2
  • 3:31:20 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing

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Direct download: TheICs_Episode_200_Complete.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:50pm PDT
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