Well, fall 2023 has hit, and with it some changes. As you may have noticed, we've missed a couple of weeks. Jeff says to blame it all on him (in fairness, he started not one but two new jobs in September). Our hope is to be back up and releasing regular episodes by mid-October.
We're also going to be making a change in how we release our episodes. When we come back, we'll no longer be streaming them live on Twitch on Tuesday nights. Instead, we will upload the episodes to Twitch instead as well as uploading to YouTube the same night (instead of the following Monday). We will still release the audio podcast version the following Monday, however.
Thanks for sticking with us, and we hope you'll enjoy the stories we have coming up through 2023 and into 2024!
As of Tuesday, May 16th, the Lands of Aecathan campaign is back in full-swing! We're going to be presenting somewhat shorter episodes (around 2 hours a week) but we'll still be telling the same quality stories as always. :) We pick back up with the quest to save the Northern barbarian city of Ballinamard, with the Four (and their remaining allies) facing off against the vile Thuilnu and their menagerie of horrors and trying to free the townspeople above who have been enthralled and turned into slaves!
Tune in every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern US time at https://twitch.tv/artifactsworldswide for the weekly premiere, or catch the episodes the following Monday via podcast (search "Artifacts Worldswide" wherever you get your favorite podcasts from) or watch the replay on YouTube at https://youtube.com/@artifactsworldswide!
It is with deep and abiding sadness that we must share the loss of Mike Christian, beloved husband, life-long friend, and original member of "The Four."
You will never be forgotten, my friend, and Arimynn lives on in our hearts, and in the Lands of Aecathan. You will be sorely missed.
You may have noticed that our episodes have been appearing more randomly than our previous regular schedule. It's time we let you know what's going on.
As we have previously shared, one of our original cast members, Mike Christian (Arimynn, brother of Zorith), has been battling serious health challenges for the past few years. Recently, his wife Pam (Aribell) made the difficult choice to begin hospice care for Mike.
As you can imagine this is a very challenging and emotional time for all of us and, rather than produce episodes in a haphazard fashion, with the cast and GM... distracted, to say the least, we have decided to take some time off from Aecathan.
We aren’t sure how long this break will be, but we encourage you to take this time to get caught up on any episodes you might have missed (you can find them all on our YouTube Channel), and while you're there, perhaps check out the archive of our "GM Chat" program, featuring Jeff and Mike.
We hope you will join us in sending thoughts, prayers, or your good vibes of choice to Mike, Pam, and their family. We will keep you updated and look forward to, at some future date, welcoming you back once again to the Lands of Aecathan.
With love and gratitude,
Jeff, Annette, Lesley, Nikki, and Pam
Looking for the summary of Lands of Aecathan? It's the first link under the "Aecathan" menu up at the top of the page! While you're there, check out the player bios, character bios, and the world map! And if you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line and we'll be happy to answer them!