Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Good Comm and Telemetry

So with all of the talk lately of new episodes, old episodes being unearthed, new horizons of teamwork, and what-not I thought I would share at least what's in the pipeline to date.  Mind you, this is all there is folks.  Including the episode of Pathfinder that just posted the other day, this is it as of this writing.  Note it does include what we recorded just the other night too, so really we're in pretty good shape.  There's some editing that needs to take place, and other little technical tweaks, but I'm confident these will well on their way to your libraries sooner than later.  Famous last words?  I hope not!
Episode 74; August 17th, Icons Superhero RPG
Episode 75; September 21st; Fiasco Dragon Slayers
Episode 76; December 10th; Around the Horn, Scheduling Discussions, General Malaise
Episode 77; February 22nd; Star Bastards Character Creation and Intro Adventure

Monday, February 24, 2014

Episode 73 is Now Up

As the title says...episode 73 is up now through all the usual channels; iTunes and straight RSS feed.  This one is from some time back, but it's new to you!  Looks like it's a Pathfinder episode featuring all elf-on-elf action.

Look guys and girls out there, we know there's been a lack of episodes and minion representation but after several board meetings and finger pointing we are getting things back on track, for you, the listener.

Rock on.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The New Face of Star Bastards

New characters, new campaign, new episodes...all in the works. Last night we made characters and jumped right into the adventure. Left to right up top; Chico Sticks rolled up a human scoundrel/pilot who learned their trade in the military but couldn't stomach the beaurocracy of it all and went AWOL. Gyro rolled up a Trandoshan (Bossk race) muscle bound mercenary who swings first and worries about the details later. Americano is playing a first generation Mandalorian clone whose destiny was scrapped in favor of the more obedient Fett line, he's a little bitter. T-Bone is playing a very cautious Mon Calamari who tentatively acts as the group's negotiator and front man. Finally is Biscuit's Jawa/Battle Droid combo that plays not unlike a split personality/old married couple. 

We're using the FATE derivative, FATE Accelerated. It may be streamlined but it's got it where it counts. We breezed through character creation and were knee-deep in the adventure in no time, and that's after a couple of hours of pre-game pizza, beer, and snack shopping. All in all it was great to get everyone (mostly, Mystery Meat was missing in action) together at the table and recording again. Rock on. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

T-Minus Now

This is happening.  Right now.  Tonight.  Episode 77; Star Bastards.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mark, We Are Okay

There's a lot of that going on, running low on an ammo, being chased by undead hordes, trying to survive.  Pretty much everything that's been going on with the Minions podcast; just trying to survive.  

Duck Sauce runs the server that hosts the episodes out of his home, but it crashed, then he fixed most of it but other stuff didn't get fixed.  Then his upstairs bathroom exploded into the kitchen below.  He's also a family man, so life doesn't pause so he can fix podcast issues.

He tried to clue Gyro in on the technical side of things, why he picked Gyro I will never know since both Americano and Mystery Meat work in the computer-go industry and neither are more than a foot from the latest technology at any given time.  T-Bone isn't in the industry but he does tech-stuff on the side as a hobby, so he would've been a better choice as well.  Gyro surfs the web and checks email, and up until recently, plays World of Warcraft, that's the extent of his tech-fu.  

What we need to do is just sit back, take a moment, sip some Bourbon, inventory, and start anew.  As with most things in life, with the new year weeks away, that may be the jumping on point.  Here's our action-item list:
  • Gyro and Duck Sauce need to be in the same room with their computers
  • Gyro needs to take notes on what steps to do to get an episode air-ready
  • Duck Sauce needs to do whatever it is to get the podcast server limping along
  • Episodes that need to be published need to be...published
  • We need to figure out where we left off
  • Get season four intro theme song from Spacejacker
  • Start recording again, week night sessions, Around the Horn, whatevs