MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 02

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to Episode 02 of our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you love this second episode. The next one is only a week away!

Episode 30 : Bloodlines

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 30 and our discussion of S02E06 – Bloodlines. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Remember folks: Don’t take your kids into ninja zones unless they can protect themselves. – Emily Buza

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:17

Mission Briefing - 3:20

Feeling the Aster - 11:32

Canary Debrief – 27:55

Crashing the Mode – 27:55 to 44:20

Our Fan Service this week is: Young Justice--How Far We’ve Come created by YoungTitan213. A fun little emotional retrospective of season one set to an awesome song by Matchbox 20.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBNt4wZv0nA

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 01

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you love this first episode. The next one is only a week away!

 

Episode 29 : Beneath

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 29 and our discussion of S02E05 – Beneath. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Would you have felt the need to justify the need for an all-male squad for a given mission? I think not! On to the show!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:24

Mission Briefing - 3:49

Feeling the Aster - 9:41

Canary Debrief - 28:36

Crashing the Mode – 33:08 to 44:20

Our Fan Service this week is: Fictional Female Podcast---the podcast that brings fabulous fictional females to the forefront. Every week, Cheyenne and Diana discuss a different female character, diving into what makes her interesting, the role she plays within her narrative, and the role that her narrative plays in our larger world of stories.

When it comes to DC, they’ve already covered Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, and by the time this episode comes out my guest appearance talking about my favorite alien cheerleader, Miss Martian will already be out. So go listen to them on itunes or their website: https://fictionalfemales.com/

Emily’s guest episode: https://fictionalfemales.com/podcast/miss-martian-young-justice/

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Brendan Conway : MASKS AP Pre Interview

Hello team! Welcome to our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

In this introductory interview we’re going to talk to Brendan about what makes Masks different from other RPGs, and a little about how the games works at the table. Hopefully this will give you a foundation for the Actual Play you’re about to listen to. But that isn’t all. After the game we will be posting a special Discussion Session with Brendan talking about the game, how he ran it, how he set it up, his love for Young Justice, and more.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Brendan has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 28 : Salvage

Hello team! Welcome to episode 28 and our discussion of S02E04 – Salvaged. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Freshman, definitely do the homework! An Apple-laxative seems like a costly mistake to make!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:42

Mission Briefing - 2:42

Feeling the Aster - 7:42

Canary Debrief - 27:07

Crashing the Mode – 31:36 to 38:32

Our Fan Service this week is: @GameablePodcast : Basically our Canary Debriefs turned to 11. Chris and Katrina do deep dives into Disney movies, Saturday Morning Cartoons through the decades, animated series, and more, pulling from them ideas for story arcs, characters, and more. They focus on Roleplaying games, but since they aren’t focused on a particular system, their breakdowns can inspire any storytelling endeavor.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Max Scholbeck : Facebook Group and Social Media

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave, we have the creator and administrator of the most successful Young Justice group on FB. Young Justice Needs a Season 3 has well over 400,000 followers and I am convinced that it’s sheer weight in numbers and active participation in the fan community is one of the reasons we can all look forward to a Season 3.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Eric has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Young Justice Abduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WzS5xfqxE

Young Justice Needs a Season 3: https://www.facebook.com/YoungJusticeNeedsAseason3/

Young Justice Needs a Season 3, Twitter: @YJneedsaSeason3

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 27 : Alienated

Hello team! Welcome to episode 27 and our discussion of S02E03 – Alienated. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Did not see that coming! Kaldur, how could you!?

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:55

Mission Briefing - 2:55

Feeling the Aster - 7:41

Canary Debrief - 29:22

Crashing the Mode – 32:29 to 42:10

Our Fan Service this week is the amazing art from Mermurnator. Check out her amazing 60s take on the team right here. http://murrmernator.tumblr.com/tagged/young-justice%3A-ceasefire/

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Edited by: Neal Powell @joatmoniac

Discussion : Eric Lopez : Blue Beetle

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave, we’re honored to welcome, Eric Lopez. Eric’s voice credits include work on Star Wars: Rebels and Spectacular Spider-man, and the video games Infinite Crisis, Young Justice: Legacy, and How to Train Your Dragon 2, and of course, as Jaime Reyes, Young Justice’s Blue Beetle.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Eric has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 26 : Earthlings

Hello team! Welcome to episode 26 and our discussion of S02E02 - Earthlings. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Climb aboard the SuperMartian ship and get ready for a ride!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:16

Mission Briefing - 2:55

Feeling the Aster - 8:18

Canary Debrief - 41:54

Crashing the Mode - 44:29 to 49:48

Our Fan Service this week is the MASKS Actual Play podcast Nerds On A Roll. Check out their Twitter or their website.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : GTGRandom (aka Erica Gallegos) : AMVs

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave, finally, someone I became an enormous fan of because of my own show! If you’ve listened to our Fan Service, you’ll have heard this name many times. GTG-random (aka: Erica Gallegos) has created many of my favorite AMVs based on Young Justice, Dick Grayson, and DC comics. From Shattered, Demons, Lost Boy, Young Stars, Renegades, What I’ve Done, and a brilliant tribute to both seasons of YJ we will talk about in detail in a few minutes.

Check out all of GTGRandom's amazing AMV's here on her YouTube Channel

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Erica has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 25 : Happy New Year

Hello team! Welcome to our discussion of Happy New Year, the first review episode of season two with Emily on board!

This is the part that Neal didn't do just yet, and will totally get changed and updated at some point! Exclamation Point!?

Stay tuned. Next week, we talk about episode 2 Earthlings!

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Roy Westerman : Earth-27 Project

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave we have the mind behind the fantastic Earth-27 Project, Roy Westerman. Earth-27 is a fan fiction project by Roy and artist Phil Cho that reimagines the entire DC universe in a way that parallels Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti’s unique vision for Young Justice. Roy’s inspiration for creating the Earth-27 Project is a story that hits close to home for me, but I’ll let him share that story himself.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Roy has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Intel Update 5

Hello Team! Since Rich and Emily record episodes in advance, these quick Intel Updates will serve to let you all know in real time what's happening and what we're working on. These are much more casual than our regular episodes, so expect a little less editing and a little more joking around.

This update talks about the news about Season Three. Some personal speculations about that topic come up. We also talk some about the MASKS Actual Play that is coming our way all too soon. We also thank our current Patrons and read our iTunes reviews.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Cameron Bowen : Robin III - Tim Drake

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave, we welcome the incredibly talented, Cameron Bowen. Cameron’s Television and Film credits begin in 1996 with Law and Order, and stretches across voice and live-action parts on Touched by an Angel, Frasier, ER, Mystic River, Seabiscuit, Malcolm in the Middle, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and of course, as the 3rd Robin, Tim Drake, in Season 2 of Young Justice.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Cameron has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Jeff Stormer : Superman and the 4th World

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Stormer to the cave. Jeff is the host of the fantastic Actual Play podcast, Party of One. Party of One focuses on 2-player games, bringing guests on to tell intimate, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories from a variety of gaming systems. Recently Jeff invited me onto the show to play Dan Enders’ painfully brilliant, The Bite, in which Jeff and I played ourselves, trapped in a room during a zombie apocalypse. The twist? One of us may have been bitten and there’s only one gun with one bullet in the room. That game haunts me to this day in all the right ways.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Jeff has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Intel Update 4

Hello Team! Since Rich and Caleb record episodes in advance, these quick Intel Updates will serve to let you all know in real time what's happening and what we're working on. These are much more casual than our regular episodes, so expect a little less editing and a little more joking around.

This update talks about the only currently confirmed news about Season Three. We also briefly touch on the soon-to-be-released Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature and our hate of a certain unnamed show on Fox that turned a very cool premise into a garbage fire. We also thank our current Patrons, answer Patron email questions, and read our iTunes reviews.

Oh yeah, and we release a huge, monumental, and exciting piece of information about the future of Whelmed. Tune in for this. You cannot miss it.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Jason Spisak

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Jason Spisak to the cave. Jason’s voice has graced many of our favorite shows, including Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Star Wars: Clone Wars, the Lego DC Universe, Justice League Adventures, and of course Young Justice. Jason has helped keep the memory of both Green Lantern and Young Justice alive through his personal YouTube channel by sharing amazing clips such as “Wally Reads the Classics”, “Sing Along with Razor”, and “Razor and Wally watch the DC Nation Finale”.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Jason has to share.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Season One Bloopers

Welcome back to the cave.

Season one is done but there is one last thing to do before we move on to season two. It seems that someone kept recording while Rich and Caleb were goofing around. It might have been Red, but it was probably Robin. 

Get ready for almost an hour of bloopers, tangents, shenanigans, bits, and ramblings. You'll hear them in sequential order from way back when we started recording episode zero.

We honestly don't remember what happened during most of these, so we kicked on the explicit warning, just in case. We probably used some grown up swears and made some off-color jokes.

Stay tuned for a huge and extremely important Intel Update next week. After that, you'll get some extra bonus Discussion episodes and maybe even see the return of Secret Origins.

And of course, season two is right around the corner, getting ready for summer.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Joseph Z : Fan Filming

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave we have Joseph Z. Joseph and I have been talking behind the scenes about Young Justice, it’s interpretation of the broader DC universe, and more specifically, about the Young Justice fan film he’s working on and about being a creator of fan-projects in the modern day.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Joseph Z has to share.

Check out Joseph's Instagram here.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.