Episode Eighty Five – Captain Plantagenet and the Plantageneteers

Episode Eighty Five - Captain Plantagenet and the Plantageneteers

 

A crumbling gentleman’s club and it’s equally crumbling members are called upon to defend the realm.

The disinherited sons and daughters of a fallen dynasty join forces to reclaim their birthright.

In a binary star system, the ancient machines holding the two stars apart are being tampered with, threatening (very literal) disaster.

 

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We’re having some server … Issues (Resolved)

Specifically, uploading of the complete and edited episode isn’t happening, and this may be a “crappy hostel internet” issue, or it may be at the hosting end of things.

Sadly, this was only found out after the rough cut, which is assembled for just this sort of circumstance, was deleted, because of extreme cleverness.

We’re … Working on it.

UPDATE

….and crisis (for a given value of crisis) averted.  It only took launching the file around the planet and coming at it from the other hemisphere.

Kid’s stuff, really.

 

Episode Eighty Four – A Big Red Christmas

Big Red Christmas

Indiana Jones and Santa’s Workshop.

Krampus isn’t just about beating people with sticks; It’s about sending a message.

The maintenance crew of a hibernating colony deal with a heist in the dead of winter.

What happens when you come out of stasis to discover that the wintering-over crew have gone a bit … odd?

Here are some links to stuff we nattered about

Episode Eighty Three – Don’t think about the WHITE ELEPHANT

Don't think about the WHITE ELEPHANT

 

As they move against the enemies of their society’s psychic overlord, his agents must balance their own misgivings and their team’s allegiances with the needs of the mission.

The city is enveloped by a choking malaise, an invisible force sapping it’s inhabitants and industry.  Is it an conspiracy, a twisted secret, or something even darker?

 

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Earthquake in New Zealand

There was an earthquake, followed by a large number of large aftershocks across a large swath of the country, in the South Island of New Zealand a couple of days ago.

Followed by some tsunami warnings which had people heading for high ground along a good chunk of the East Coast.

Followed by a storm which blew into the middle of the country to really make things difficult.

I have no idea whether it made the news in your area; We are, after all, right out at the raggedy edge of the world in some respects, and there are some fairly momentous things happening these days.
I’d like to let you know that the Big Red Couch crew are all fine.

  • (Craig) am in the UK, and would have to try very hard to get any further from the quakes.
  • Ben lives hundreds of kilometers from the events, and is unaffected. And until he read the news reports, unaware.
    (that said, some people in the same city did feel them)
  • Kevin & Tonya live much closer, and felt the quakes to be significant enough to seek shelter from any falling objects.
    (their cat slept through the whole thing)

Sadly, there have been fatalities from this; Two as I write this.

There’s no shortage of news reports from sources across the full range of reliability, but here, if you’re interested, is the Official Word from Geonet, who are the go-to people in New Zealand for this sort of thing – M7.5 Kaikoura Quake: What we know so far

And now, a request.

Please, if you don’t have an emergency kit at home, wherever home may be, put one together.
If you do have one, now would be a fantastic time to check that it’s up to date, nothing’s expired, the electrical bits actually work, … That sort of thing.

Epiosode Eighty Two – Alien Leprechaun

And It Was Aliens All Along – Is that really a creature of faerie you’ve come across? Does the Leprechaun actually need your help to get to their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Or did you just help a crashed alien explorer return to their spacecraft?

The Grandest Central Station – Workaday life in a ‘train’ station where the 08:15 could be coming in from absolutely anywhere, and the Starlight Express might not just be a fanciful name.

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A Big Red Christmas?

Hello!

We’re going to have an episode drop just before Christmas day; Maybe the 24th, maybe the 23rd, depending on your time zone, and Ben & I are wondering about doing a Christmas Episode.

Specifically, we’re wondering if there’s anything that you all, the audient, would like us to do as a Christmas Episode?
We’ve done a holiday special before, and I’m not sure we’re ever going to top the idea of the Christmas Snake, but if there’s something that calls out to you and says “Those Hacks On The Big Red Couch Should Totally Do This Thing” ?

Well, you may well be right.

Cheers, and thank you for listening,
Craig.

Audient Ideas About Dragons

TAZ presents us with his Dragon Hoard-o-matic.

Kedamono wonders about what modern-day dragons collect that still holds value, given that gold is better protected now. And what headaches that could cause for the Bureau 13 agents keeping an eye on their … collecting.
And what happens when a dragon wakes from centuries of slumber and doesn’t know, or care, how the world works these days.

Jason G. reminded us of modern-day dragons, and is probably horrified by where we went with it.

Here are some links to stuff we nattered about

Episode Eighty One – Banana Warriors Of Dimension X

Unraveling the impending demise of Genetically-Engineered Super-soldiers before it unravels them.
Defending your new home from the uptight a-holes you moved here to avoid, ideally without anyone local finding out you’ve moved in.
Skulduggery & Genocide among the multidimensional produce of the Vegiverse.
Comedic Confused Urban Fantasy Post Apocalyptic Cyberpunk gaming.

And we do terrible things to VeggieTales. And Mad Max 2. Simultaneously.

Here are some links to stuff we nattered about

Episode Eighty – Why Would A Dragon Hoard That?

Big Red Couch - Episode Eighty - Why Would A Dragon Hoard That?

Dracoarchy in Action – “Yes, we elected a Dragon as our head of state.  His campaign had some very compelling points…      …and not just on his teeth.”

A horrifying discovery in the middle of the dungeon puts the party into high gear.  Reverse gear, that is, and wishing they’d dealt with the tricks and traps rather than just circumventing them.

 

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