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Astronomica

Team Meatbag

Welcome to Astronomica, a Stars Without Number actual play podcast. Join Star Master Stan and regular players Colin, Cullen, Geoff, and Kristen as they crew the definitely-not-piloted-by-a-rogue-AI ship The Admiral Grace. From encounters with magnificent space whales to battling intergalactic corporate scumbags, there is nothing this crew can't make way more complicated than it needs to be. Tag along every Wednesday and listen in as we learn that the true friends were the ones you decompressed and maybe accidentally spaced along the way.

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Oct 26 2020
3 mins
Astronomica TeaserEp 1: A Brief Orgy of Cannibalism and ViolenceEp 2: Have You Tried Turning It 45 DegreesEp 3: Well Actually It's the Whale ActuallyEp 4: The Ol' Susquehana ShuffleEp 5: Don't Be a Total Party Kill, Man
Nov 18 2020
59 mins
Ep 6: Fine Art Appreciation and Other Contact Sports
Nov 25 2020
1 hr 6 mins
Ep 7: Let's Rob This DudeEp 8: Dancing on the C-WingEp 9: You've Got Cho-MailEp 10: Battle Stations or BustEp 11: Chatstronomica
This week we're taking a little break from our narrative to bring you A Very Special Episode. No, it's not about peer pressure but we do talk about why everyone should be playing Stars Without Number (come on, all the cool kids are doing it) plus dish on answers to all the behind the scenes questions we assume you want to know! Why is Hilde such a fantastic and assertive team member? How come Mackie has the strength and dexterity of a 19 year old football player and, well, the intelligence of a 19 year old football player who keeps forgetting to wear a helmet? And why is Cullen always hoping Anton will just die already? Find out answers to some of these questions and more in our first ever discussion-based episode of Astronomica. PS: A brand new episode of Astronomica narrative next week, and (in Anton's voice) that's our guar-on-tee If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at Astronomica on Twitter, Astronomicacast on Instagram, and Astronomica Podcast on Facebook. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler     Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast)
Dec 30 2020
1 hr 31 mins
Ep 12: Whitelist Our Galaxy for Premium ContentEp 13: Love in the Time of Mall-eraEp 14: Mall Walk to the Danger ZoneEp 15: No Good Deeds for Old MenEp 16: In Space No One Can Hear You Steal Corporate Secrets
Hoping to offload a few of those hungry Apogee Station refugees, the crew of the Admiral Grace answers a call from an incoming corporate vessel. It seems their moral pangs have more or less sorted themselves out as everyone decides pretty quickly that negotiating with shady business dudes is just about the best way to move things along. To that end, Anton and Mackie pull a mini-heist on a potential spy for the Loc Xi De corporation. They liberate a high tech data pad which Hilde immediately plans to use for her own devices. Meanwhile, attempts to negotiate for refugee removal hit a wall as coms go dead. Is the ship being jammed? Did the mysterious powers from the Apogee attack catch up with our heroes? And who is that dude jumping out of the other ship and trying to board the Grace?If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler          Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast)
Feb 3 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Our Story So FarEp 17: Anton Gets His Groove BackEp 18: Home is Where the Humiliation Is
While Anton practices a bit of full contact diplomacy, Hilde presents Mackie with an intimidating possibility: his old home the Empress Helene is nearby and looks to be the most promising option for the majority of the Apogee Station refugees. Unfortunately this means an extremely uncomfortable conversation with his least intimidating progeny. With this new plan more or less set, Anton tries to figure out why the Admiral Grace is diverting course without him. He's not that worried though as the crew assures him that in his absence the galley would become one never ending series of explosions. Before long the Admiral Grace docks at the Empress Helene and Mackie prepares to look as successful as only an old man full of re-purposed organs can.If you enjoy the show, please follow us on your favorite platform for new episodes every Wednesday. You can also head on over to Apple Podcasts and give us a five star review. It really helps us spread the word and find even more fantastic audience members just like you. You can check us out online at www.astronomicapodcast.com; here you'll find links to all of our social media as well as an open invite to our Discord server. If you have questions, comments, or general observations you can  check us out on our subreddit at /r/AstronomicaPodcast or email them to astronomicapodcast@gmail.com.The theme music for our show includes recordings from the Hubble telescopeEditing done by Kristen Schebler    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/AstronomicaPodcast)
Feb 17 2021
1 hr 29 mins