Tosche Station Radio #123: Tabletop

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, Tom and Jay join us to discuss Star Wars tabletop gaming!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight What’s New on the Blog. Bria reviewed Star Wars #7 and Kanan #4. We had our interview with Christie Golden. There was also our Attack of the Clones live commentary

In Fixer’s Flash, both Brian and Nanci have been busy reading Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig. Jay’s been working on a collaboration with Tosche Station and ETE. Tom’s heading to a super awesome video-game arcade and we’re totally jealous.

Deak’s Dirt is light this week. Three day tickets for Celebration Europe are already sold out, which is nuts. Vader Down Star Wars/Vader comics crossover is a thing that’s coming. Most importantly, AFTERMATH EXCERPT.

Biggs’ Bull$#!& is also light this week, with only a weird rumbling that potentially three Star Wars shows are heading to Netflix.

This week on Camie’s Concerns, Tom and Jay help provide an introduction to Star Wars tabletop gaming. Why get into it? How do you get into it? How do you play? We answer all of that and more!

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

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Go/No-Go: Under the Empyrean Sky

nasa-mission-control-3I was super excited earlier this month to learn Chuck Wendig would be writing the entire Aftermath trilogy, and I hadn’t even read any of this books yet. Chuck is a delight on Twitter, and his blog is super informative for writers and always full of interesting stories and commentary on current events. I grew even more excited after reading the Aftermath excerpt. His prose seemed tight and catchy, and the present tense singled it out from all the other Expanded Universe books.

I wanted to check out some of Chuck’s fiction, to get a better sense of what he’d be bringing to the Star Wars Universe. The first two books of his young adult series were recently on sale, in anticipation of the release of Book Three. And since Chuck himself has suggested that series for people wanting to see how he’d handle Star Wars, that series became the logical choice.

Brian and I both finished the first book and are onto the second. What did we think? Our opinions after the break!

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Review: Star Wars #7

If you came into this issue expecting to find out just what the heck is up with Han Solo having a wife, that’s too bad because this issue is all about Obi-Wan Kenobi. Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi take a break from the action to travel back in time to years before A New Hope when Obi-Wan’s still becoming the crazy old hermit and Luke Skywalker’s just a little boy.

First things first though: what nerd at Marvel lettered the credits page entirely in Aurebesh? Because you, you beautiful nerd, are a wonderful human being.

Using the journal as a framing device was a simple yet great idea to allow Aaron and company to go back in time so they can use a character like Obi-Wan Kenobi and it’s one that I hope they use again in the future from time to time. Like Kenobi before them, Star Wars #7 brings the story down to a far smaller level and makes it about the characters. Is there a plot line? Sure but that’s not as important as the journey that Obi-Wan is going through as he continues to adjust to this life as Ben Kenobi. It’s also about him figuring out how to be at peace with being a Jedi to his core and also remaining in hiding where he can protect Luke.

On the art front, this is our first issue without John Cassaday and Marvel chose wisely. Bianchi was a great choice for this issue as his style is a perfect fit for Tatooine. He also draws an absolutely adorable young Luke Skywalker. I’d love to see more of Bianchi’s artwork in the Star Wars universe in the future especially if they continue to do the occasional Kenobi one-off.

Bottom line? Aaron-Bianchi-Kenobi are a winning combination in my book.

Star Wars #7 gets a 5/5 from me this week for a simple yet enjoyable one-shot story about the one and only Master Kenobi.

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Tosche Station Radio – Attack of the Clones Live Commentary

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Our second installment in Tosche Station Radio’s live commentary track series brings us to Attack of the Clones! Joining the panel this week are Alli and Sho.

Instructions!

  • We will be using the Blu Ray discs for these recordings. The recently released digital copies will also work
  • Each recording will start at the 00:00:01 mark (the black screen before the logos appear)
  • We will give a “3, 2, 1, play” count. When we say play, that’s your cue to start the film

Sit back and enjoy!

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Review: Kanan: The Last Padawan #4

If you don’t like gif reviews, I have some bad news for you.  This is going to be another one of those.  Kanan #4 by Greg Weisman and Pepe Larraz is out in stores today and, well, Caleb continues to be in a spot of trouble.

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Tosche Station Radio #122: Dark Disciple with Christie Golden

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, we’re joined by author Christie Golden to discuss Dark Disciple, Star Wars, and even a bit of Warcraft!

The discussion will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t finished Dark Disciple, proceed at your own risk!

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

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Tosche Station Radio #121: Hall H Madness

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, it’s the big news from San Diego Comic Con!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight What’s New on the Blog. Bria reviewed Lando #1, Darth Vader #7, and Princess Leia #5. We had a Go/No-Go and full review of Dark Disciple from Bria. The Dichotomy of Revan by Bria explored the importance of Revan and representation. Nanci did a Go/No-Go for Imperial Justice. We had our TPM live commentary.  Nanci explained why science Fiction must err on the side of diversity.

In Fixer’s Flash, Nanci finished Dark Disciple, read Yours All Along by Roni Loren, read Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, and is currently reading Liesmith by Alis Franklin. Nanci is also almost done with her book! Meanwhle, Brian has been busy with soccer. All the soccer.

Deak’s Dirt starts with publishing news. Our friend Janine Spendlove is writing a short story for the Star Wars Insider! Chuck Wendig writing all three Aftermath books. On Wednesday we got news about the Journey to The Force Awakens titles. There was an Aftermath synopsis – Wedge is in it! The covers for the YA books were released (Phil Noto!) and we got a synopsis for Lost Stars. Marvel announced a Chewbacca miniseries. Hasbro also announced a ton of toys, including a Black Series Sabine figure!

In Biggs Bull$%#*, we got news that the second standalone will be a Han Solo anthology film directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of LEGO Movie fame.

San Diego Comic Con was the big news this week, and it takes center stage for Camie’s Concerns. We break down the news, information, and excitement from the big Hall H panel.

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

Her Universe - Flaunt Your World - www.heruniverseshop.com Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

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