Just got word that the Pandora Megacorporation has added our little podcast to their approved entertainment list for corporate citizens: https://www.pandora.com/podcast/burning-edge/
We’re super excited to let you know that we’ve scheduled the first few episodes! Our podcast will officially launch February 10th, 2020. Both our first regular episode and our first Patreon-exclusive backstory episode are set to show up in your podcast feeds at 5AM central just in time to make Monday morning commutes slightly more enjoyable. Sorry early-rising east coast chummers!
To make sure that we were actually ready to launch, the second and third episodes are also already done editing and scheduled to go out, ensuring that you’ll have Burning Edge every week for at least the month of February. Similarly, the second and third Patreon-only monthly releases of backstory material have also been scheduled for the second week in March and April.
If a podcast drops in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make any noise? No idea, chummer. But when our podcast drops, you can be sure that the noise made will fill your ears with sweet, sweet audio shenanigans by subscribing on whatever podcast service is your favorite:
Through no fault of the GM, we’ve managed to keep recording, and even managed to have a surprise for the cast here and there. We’ve recorded twelve sessions so far, some of which may be released as multiple episodes, depending on the length after editing.
We’re super excited to have y’all hear the story we’re building and can’t wait for our February release!
It took a long time to replace a cast member that had life get in the way of recording regularly, but we’re recording new episodes on a regular basis now. We’re shooting for a release in February 2020.
The cast has figured out their team’s back story! It only took two recording sessions, three fist fights, twelve shots of Hurlg, two running gun battles, seven burned points of edge, and a downed VTOL. The downed VTOL was totally not our fault and had nothing to do with the amount of Hurlg consumed, we swear.
Now the GM has to figure out some fun and interesting ways to make the character’s lives “interesting” and for the players to finish writing up their character sheets. We’ll be posting partial character sheets here at some point so you can get some idea of the mechanical descriptions of the characters. You’ll have to listen to the podcast for more detailed back story and character descriptions.
Burning Edge is a Shadowrun actual play podcast set in the dark shadows of St. Louis. In 2070, St. Louis is no longer the gateway to the west, but is a contentious border town between two nations, the United Canadian and American States, also known as UCAS, and the Confederation of American States, or CAS. Diplomats from the two nations frequently meet in St. Louis to discuss international politics. Shipping along the Mississippi river is a huge part of the economy. There’s still a large amount of industry in St. Louis, from cyberdeck manufacture and matrix infrastructure work to Thaumaturgy research and development at St. Louis University as well as the megacorporations. The Italian mafia is the dominant criminal syndicate in St. Louis.
And anywhere in the sixth world you find high value targets, shipping, industry, or research you’ll find Shadowrunners. This is a story about a few of those runners.