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About The Show
Champions of the earth
The Dead rise, Aliens descend from the stars, an ancient power awakens, and the fate of the world depends… on five teenagers from Beach Bay High!?!
Part audio drama, part tabletop gaming livestream, CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH is a Parsec-nominated biweekly podcast that blends the epic unpredictable storytelling of tabletop RPG shows like The Adventure Zone and Critical Role with the thematics of the golden age of teenage magical warrior shows like Voltron, Sailor Moon, and Power Rangers into a fully produced, original cinematic audio experience.
Set in the fictional town of Beach Bay, CA, the show follows five disaster teenagers accidentally chosen to inherit power suits, animal mechas, and the responsibility to defend the earth from sinister forces—and all while trying to sort out their messy teen drama. Giant robotic kaiju, re-animated animal corpses, black government vans, and the looming threat of homecoming share the stage with personal crises like coming out of the closet and disappointing parents.
The CHAMPIONS podcast (and occasional livestream Twitch show) serve as the very public beta test of an original game system developed by narrator and Game Master Collin Kelly.
Each story arc serves as a playtest for a system being continually refined for eventual release. At the end of the arc, the players (and the audience) give feedback as part of special episodes that then inform changes to the system that take effect with the next arc. This makes the show itself an interactive experience wholly unique in the world of actual play shows. Listeners also find themselves written into the show, and perhpas even involved in a secret game embedded inside each episode’s transmission.
- Ep. 30: "A Better Life Right Now (Part One)" April 2, 2020
- Ep.29: "Empathy Check" November 27, 2019
- Return and Redux: Live at IndieCade November 21, 2019
- Ep. 28: "When You Strike at a King" May 19, 2019
- Ep. 27: "So Much for Stealth" April 16, 2019
- Ep. 26: "Subterfuge" March 13, 2019
- Ep. 25: "The Rest of the Giant" February 19, 2019
- Ep. 24: "Esmonds All the Way Down" February 5, 2019
- Ep. 23: "Laughing Corpse Man" January 15, 2019
- Ep. 22: "Obsidian" December 19, 2018
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Meet the Cast
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Amanda Powers as…Mel
Collin Kelly as… the DM
Gina Devivo as…Olive
Jesse Vigil as…Huxley
Jackson Lanzing as…Nico
Martzi Campos as…Martha
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