Episode Ten – Raised By Space Wolves

In which Craig starts with rogue military units and ends up, as he so frequently does, at Space Pirates, Ben considers Monastic Orders in the Emperor’s Name, Kevin dreams of Astral Wolves, and Tonya wonders what responsibilities we have towards past & future species, and just what you do when confronted with your frozen mythical ancestors.

Non sequitur

Millennium’s End
The Traveller RPG(s)

Tottoko Hamutarō

David Brin’s Uplift Universe


Bulldogs! RPG

Giant Squid


Mass Driver

Man Plus – Frederik Pohl ~ Ben remembered this as “More Human Than Human”, but all I could find for that name was the White Zombie number, and this seems to be what he was describing ~ craig

Guinea Pig


I can’t find the book I mentioned, about the astronauts returning; If anyone recognizes it from my description, could they let me know? – craig




The Chanur Novels – C. J. Cherryh
Foreigner Universe / First Contact Series – C. J. Cherryh
Alliance-Union Universe – C. J. Cherryh ~ I misremembered this as Alliance/Merchanter ~ craig

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
Citizen Of The Galaxy – Robert A. Heinlein

Seawolf-Class Submarine

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson


New Amsterdam

Glory – Alfred Coppel

Gunboat Diplomacy


Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series – Nathan Lowell ~ This is the best link I could find ~


Stockholm Syndrome

Bungee Cord


Warhammer 40,000
Games Workshop
Space Marines
The Emperor of Mankind

Ask Us About The Duck Joke

Friedrich Nietzsche

Invader Zim

Ciaphas Cain novels – Sandy Mitchell
Dan Abnett’s website
Dan Abnett’s Warhammer 40k novels

Starship Troopers – Robert A. Heinlein

The AMERICA Club for Gaming at the University of Auckland

Misspent Youth
My Life With Master on Wikipedia Here’s the publisher page, but it’s a bit sparse

Brother Cadfael
The Cadfael Chronicles – Ellis Peters

Terminator Armour
Terminator Cosplay



Eva-01 as a cardboard motorbike ~found it! ~ Tonya

The New Zealand Leaky Homes Crisis



The Shamen

Moon Moon

About Testulon Jones

I'm The Administrator, (With My Pocket Calculator)

10 thoughts on “Episode Ten – Raised By Space Wolves

  1. NDCortright says:

    Great episode. My first thought was of Space Romulus and Remus and galactic. Perhaps a particular cult revolving around the myths surrounding the founding of an empire that is starting a swift decline. The goal might be the hunt for and recovery of the the species of space “wolf” that raised the mythic founders of the empire.

    Additionally this topic makes me think of an episode of Escape Pod featuring trans-humans at the entropic end of the universe and features space wolves. Or at least that is how I recall it going. http://escapepod.org/2010/02/13/ep238-wind-from-a-dying-star/

    Great show!

  2. Kev says:

    We’re delighted people are enjoying the show! Thanks for getting in touch.

    We’re looking forward to listening to the Escape Pod story you recommended, and the idea of ‘the Roman empire in space’ is something we’ve put on a card for the Mystery Box, since several of us interpreted it in different ways. You’ve made a contribution already!

    – Kev

  3. Steve K says:

    Excellent episode. My first thought on the title was a Space Marine chapter as well; kudos for coming up with so many non-obvious answers and then a pretty decent twist on the obvious answer.

    But as much as I liked the Space Hamster Empire, I’m totally stealing the idea for trans-cephalopods for a game I’m working on.

    • Tonya says:

      Glad you liked it, Steve! Let us know how your game goes. *is intensely curious*


    • Craig says:

      “I’m totally stealing the idea for trans-cephalopods”

      And it is right that you should do so, because Friggin’ Trans-Cephalopods!

      (I too would be interested in hearing about the game you’re working on)

    • Steve K says:

      The project is a totally ridiculous space dungeon crawler – basically OSR meets Captain Video & The Video Rangers with a completely ridiculous dice mechanic. I’ve decided trans-cephalopods need to be one of the few playable non-human races.

      I’ll let you know when it’s done.

      • Tonya says:

        That sounds awesome! Also, like it will fit with the next card we are recording, “Space Wreck Exploration.” That show won’t drop till late August tho, so we won’t know if you won till then.

        [edit]-Correction, that ep drops late in September. I keep forgetting how nuts our buffer is.

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