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By Carl Tuttle
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The Warhammer 40k Podcast that puts you in the game! Show releases every two weeks. The highest rated Warhammer 40k Podcast on iTunes! Nominated for Best Gaming Podcast of 2012 and 2013 by The Peoples Choice Podcast Awards (http://www.podcastawards.com/) We frequently run contests for our subscribers. The Independent Characters is rated PG-13. Visit www.theindependentcharacters.com for more information.
Episodes (Total: 10)
Dec. 31, 2017 · 02:54:15
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: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library  
Dec. 5, 2017 · 02:39:58
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: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library The Permutation of Arasys Campaign Files Betrayal at Calth Website Steam Page for Betrayal at Calth
Dec. 3, 2017 · 03:56:07
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: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Black Legion the Novel by Aaron Dembski-Bowden  
Oct. 23, 2017 · 03:02:43
Episode 163 sees The Independent Characters return after a short delay due to illness of one of the guest hosts. When we come back though, we come back strong! This episode is an extended "Warrior Lodge". The Warrior Lodge segments are a moderated discussion about topics which are relevant to the Warhammer universe and community in which we all participate. To help us through this episode, we have three special guests who have joined us on previous episodes. Colin, Jody, and Josh join Carl to talk about topics which have been on our minds and possibly the minds of others throughout the community. Then we launch into a special interview with Ross Watson. You may know the name from all of the work on the RPG Warhammer 40k games from Fantasy Flight Studios. Ross is working on a new Warahammer 40k RPG, called "Wrath and Glory" with a brand new publisher. We get a bit of the inside scoop on what is going on with this new game and what we can expect! We hope you enjoy the show. Time Stamps: 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction 0:07:15 - Workbench and Hobby Progress 1:04:15 - Warrior Lodge Part 1 1:45:45 - Warrior Lodge Part 2 2:34:40 - Interview with Ross Watson 2:59:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Wargames for Warriors Charity Event Link for Bran will go here once I have it - sorry  
Sept. 26, 2017 · 02:49:14
Episode 162 of The Independent Characters takes campaigns to the next level by incorporating other systems into your campaign to represent the different scales of conflict. NOTE: If you are reading this - the times in the shownotes may be slightly off. We will correct that with an update soon. We also have a couple of interviews. First up is a discussion with Todd Kinkade from Tablewar about their new Kickstarter for the GEOMat. We also speak to Greg Rizzer of FanKicks about their Warhammer 40k themed shoe line. We hope you enjoy the show! Time Stamps: 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction 0:10:00 - Workbench and Hobby Progress 1:05:00 - Interview with Todd Kinkade of Tablewar 1:30:00 - Multi-Tiered Campaigns (Part 1) 2:00:00 - Multi-Tiered Campaigns (Part 2) 2:30:00 - Interview with Greg Rizzer of FanKicks 2:56:00 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Tablewar Kickstarter FanKicks 40k Shoes Narrative Wargaming Site    
Sept. 11, 2017 · 02:54:30
Episode 161 of The Independent Characters brings you our latest episode in the "Show of Force" series. This time it's The Angelic Host! More commonly known as The Blood Angels. To help us out with this episode, we have brought Chris Morgan from the Forge The Narrative Podcast and Brian Harvey, who is just starting out with a Blood Angels army, from The Splintermind Dark Eldar Podcast! Additionally we have a remote interview with Paul Murphy, Chris' co-host on Forge The Narrative. Be warned that these types of shows tend to make people buy armies. We're just saying... We hope you enjoy the show! Time Stamps: 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction 0:07:05 - Workbench and Hobby Progress 0:43:35 - Show of Force: Blood Angels (Part 1) 1:56:40 - Show of Force: Blood Angels (Part 2) 2:46:40 - Final Thoughts and Show Closing Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Forge The Narrative Podcast Splintermind Dark Eldar Podcast    
Aug. 29, 2017 · 04:02:28
Episode 160 of The Independent Characters covers part 2 of our revisit to the question “What army should I play?”. We hope you are relaxed or have a lot of painting to do, because this episode clocks in at over four hours! Back in Episodes 42 and 43 we ran two linked shows which explored each of the faction (on the surface) and sought to answer just that. At the time, the show notes were so long the hosts decided it would be better to break it up into two episodes. One which was an Imperial Edition, and the other which was a Xenos Edition. Those are some great episodes, but that was all the way back in 5th edition and SO much has changed since then (and some things have stayed the same!) that we felt it was time to update this series. We aim to provide you the definitive guide for looking at all your choices for Warhammer 40,000 armies and making the right one for you. This is part two of these revised episodes, the Xenos and Chaos Edition. On top of all of that great content, we have our Forbidden Lore Segment near the end of the show. This is an hour long discussion with Black Library Author John French about his latest book, Horusian Wars: Resurrection! I was lucky enough to be joined by Geoff Hummel, our original co-host for this great interview. WARNING: Spoilers abound in this episode though! If you are interested in reading this book - you may NOT want to listen to this interview until you have completed it. We hope you enjoy the show! Time Stamps: 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction 0:07:35 - Workbench and Hobby Progress 1:08:25 - Which Army should you choose? Xenos Edition (Part 1) 2:10:10 - Which Army should you choose? Xenos Edition (Part 2) 2:58:00 - Forbidden Lore: The Horusian Wars: Resurrection 3:57:35 - Show Closing Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Geek Nation Tours UK Minis trip Forge The Narrative Fan Kicks 40k Shoes SplinterMind Podcast Facebook Page    
Aug. 14, 2017 · 03:53:51
Episode 159 of The Independent Characters revisits the question “What army should I play?”. Strap in because this is a long episode with some great pieces! Back in Episodes 42 and 43 we ran two linked shows which explored each of the faction (on the surface) and sought to answer just that. At the time, the show notes were so long the hosts decided it would be better to break it up into two episodes. One which was an Imperial Edition, and the other which was a Xenos Edition. Those are some great episodes, but that was all the way back in 5th edition and SO much has changed since then (and some things have stayed the same!) that we felt it was time to update this series. We aim to provide you the definitive guide for looking at all your choices for Warhammer 40,000 armies and making the right one for you. The first of these episodes, the Imperial Edition, is this one. But don't worry, we are going to follow up episode 159 with an updated version of the Xenos Edition in episode 160, by the end of the month. Additionally, we have a couple of AMAZING interviews. The first is with Jes Bickham of the Warhammer 40k Design Studio! We ask him a bunch of questions around the development of the game and gain some insights into what the thinking was on many of the questions that have arisen since it’s release. THEN we talk to Dave Taylor, who tells us all about the NOVA Open Charitable Foundations efforts to raise money for those in need, and how you can get a chance to win some amazing prizes by helping out. We hope you enjoy the show! Time Stamps: 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction 0:08:45 - Workbench and Hobby Progress 0:58:50 - Which Army should you choose? Imperial Edition (Part 1) 2:03:00 - Which Army should you choose? Imperial Edition (Part 2) 2:58:00 - Interview: Jes Bickham Warhammer Studios 3:29:00 - Interview: Dave Taylor for NOVA Open Charitable Foundation 3:48:30 - Show Closing Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Geek Nation Tours UK Minis trip Forge The Narrative The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Dave Taylor Miniatures    
July 26, 2017 · 02:50:59
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 Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library Geek Nation Tours UK Minis trip Invested Painting Forge The Narrative The 40k Badcast Masters of The Forge    
July 12, 2017 · 02:49:53
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 Relevant Links: KR Multicase - SPONSOR Tablewar! - SPONSOR Wargamma - SPONSOR Forge World Games Workshop The Black Library CK Studios The Hobby Hangout