Episode 145 – Conflict in Gaming Groups


Episode 145 of The Independent Characters takes a close look at conflicts within gaming groups. This isn’t a show about how to deal with ‘that guy’ at a tournament, but an episode we hope helps address problems in groups that have long standing relationships.

We have all witnessed poor behavior while gaming. However, when it is friends or communities impacted by this type of behavior when do you say something? And more importantly what do you say? Hopefully this episode shines some light on a complex and difficult topic.

We are lucky enough to get Jason Mullins from the Sons of Heresy Podcast onboard to talk with us about the main topic of the show as well! Make sure you check out his new show.

We also have two quick interviews. The first with Caleb and Kat of CK Studios. We talk about the upcoming airbrushing class they are doing in the Bay Area and all about their studio and outlook on painting and the hobby. This is followed up by an interview with Adam ‘Loopy’ Fasoldt from the Masters of The Forge Podcast. We go into the results of The Independent Characters 2016 Hobby Progress Challenge, which he has been kind enough to spearhead for us over the last two years.

There is a slight sound issue towards the end of the Hobby Progress segment. We think we might have an issue with our soundboard and are going to replace it. Fortunately it doesn’t impact the rest of the show and isn’t too terrible. Please bear with us. We hope you enjoy the show!


Time Stamps:

  • 0:00:00 - Show Intro and Host Introduction
  • 0:08:50 - Workbench and Hobby Progress
  • 0:58:00 - Conflict in Gaming Groups (Part 1)
  • 1:28:10 - Conflict in Gaming Groups (Part 2)
  • 2:09:10 - Interview with CK Studios
  • 2:29:20 - Interview with Loopy
  • 2:46:10 - Final Notes and Show Closing


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7 Responses

  1. Waiting4Giants
    You never put the link for what Jordan Raskopoulos said about hygiene in the show note and I can't find it on the site?
  2. Sorry - here it is: https://omny.fm/shows/story-club/7-3-jordan-raskopoulos-stop-war-hammer-time
  3. Waiting4Giants
    Thank you for posting it, I've already listened to it three times, it's incredible and I can't wait to share it with my friends
  4. I agree - really well put together.
  5. Gonewild40k
    I laughed during your mention of EQ. I played with a group of friends, one, of which is married. His wife dubbed the game, 'Divorce in a Box'. Thank You for the memories!
  6. Andy E.
    Been a fan since 2010, finally left an iTunes review. But I have noticed over the years the "I'll put it in the show notes" almost never happens. I even check the forums too! Unless there's show notes somewhere in iTunes I'm overlooking. Regardless, thanks for putting on a great show!
  7. Fair point Andy E. I will be passing out notepads to all hosts so we don't forget going forward!

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