Focused Fire Chat, a Destiny Lore Podcast

Podcast discussing game lore, focusing primarily on Destiny. Join us for our live recording on Fridays at 10pm CST over on Twitch!

March 9th, 2018    

Extra Lore 24 - DOOM

Our 24th installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue and Beard together to reminisce on one of the earlier titles in the First Person Shooter genre, DOOM - and jokingly explain their way through yet another series that both enjoyed (and supposedly didn't have a story). So, gear up for some ripping and tearing as we dive headfirst into the hellish landscape that is the DOOM series - but don't worry, we don't leave all the jokes behind...it wouldn't be FFC without someone making fun of things.

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:11:45 | Intro to DOOM series
  • 0:24:30 | Summary of DOOM
  • 0:34:30 | Summary of DOOM 2
  • 0:50:30 | Summary of DOOM 3
  • 1:04:00 | Beard's Connection between DOOM 3 & Dead Space
  • 1:10:30 | Summary of DOOM 4
  • 1:46:45 | Bringing out the BFG
  • 1:54:00 | The Slayer's Testament
  • 1:56:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
  • 2:08:00 | #BlueHasASecret

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March 5th, 2018    

Ep 123 - Biases in Lore

Episode 123 brings Blue, an extremely tardy Justin, Green, Beard, and returning special guest co-host PurpleChimera back together to discuss a rather hot topic at the moment - the "problem" of biased presentation of in-game story information. Namely - is it a problem? The group hashes it out among them (and yes, we're back to the familiar group of Blue and Beard not really being on the same page), using figures such as the Speaker, Osiris, Toland, and even real life examples such as stereotypes in music, the historical research and experiences of Purple, and the dangers of angering abstract artists (GG, Justin).

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • Who is your favorite Warlock?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:05:00 | Community Feedback
  • 0:17:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:19:30 | Topic Intro
  • 0:24:00 | Lost Lore: Reviews of Ikora Rey's On Circles: Revised Edition
  • 0:46:00 | Purple Discusses Biases
  • 1:03:00 | What is Bias?
  • 1:16:45 | Identification of Biases
  • 1:19:00 | Examples of Bias Interpretation in Game
  • 1:32:00 | Examples of Bias in Reality: Stereotypes and Music
  • 1:42:30 | Discussion on Narration Styles (Dynamic v Static)
  • 1:50:30 | Discussion on Destiny's Narration Style
  • 1:59:45 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

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Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Concentric Dawn (link)
  • Misc Information
    • 99% Invsible podcast: Ep 221 - America's Last Top Model (link)
    • Authorial intent description (link)
    • Interpretive bias description (link)
    • Does the Author Matter (link)

 

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February 28th, 2018    

Snapshot 02 - Orpheus Rig

In the Focused Fire Chat Snapshot series, Blue invites you to take a quick look at some of the trivia connections that can be found within items from throughout the games that the FFC community enjoys. In our second episode, we take a look at the Orpheus Rig exotic armor from Destiny 2 - discussing notes from the etymology and explanation of the item's name to a look at the possible implications that information could have on the overall understanding of Nightstalkers within the game's universe.

 

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Music for this Episode

"Drone in D", "Easy Lemon (60 second)", "Long Note One", "Quinn's Song: The Dance Begins"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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February 25th, 2018    

Ep 122 - Lore Dive: Exo & AI

Episode 122 brings Blue, Justin, Green, & Beard back together to dive into the lore that we have concerning the Exo race (focusing heavily on Guardians, since that's a predominately the information that we have in Destiny 2) and their relationship with the concept of artificial intelligence. A big question that keeps getting brought up is: is the Exo 'mind' an artificial construct...or is it a natural intelligence which lives within an artificial shell? Is there a difference, at the end of the day? Why are Beard and Blue agreeing with each other so much?

 

Also be sure to weigh in for the community question for this week

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • What Destiny lore did you discover that you later had misconceptions about?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:04:30 | Community Feedback
  • 0:08:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:10:00 | Topic Intro
  • 0:15:30 | Lost Lore: The Deep Stone Crypt
  • 0:29:30 | Discussion on Winter's Guile Lore Entry
  • 0:36:45 | What are the Exo?
  • 1:09:00 | Discussion on if Exo are "Artificial"
  • 1:22:00 | Updates on Exo from Destiny 2
  • 1:33:00 | Dive into the Known Exo
  • 2:04:30 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

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Exo & AI Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Deep Stone Crypt (link)
  • Misc Information
    • Article on Artificial Synapse Bridges (link)
    • Article on Memory Storage within Human Memory (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Winter's Guile (link)
    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
      • Exo (link)

        • Ghost Fragment: Exo (link)
        • Ghost Fragment: Exo 3 (link)
      • Ghost Fragment: Legends (link)
      • Lord Timur (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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February 18th, 2018    

Alla Breve - Introduction

Alla Breve is an introduction to the importance of the music in Destiny.

 

Fair warning for those reading or listening to this: This piece is an introduction to the music in the game of Destiny and its intriguing historical, mathematical, and scientific ties. What it is not is an all-inclusive explanation, being as I am not the composer but merely a musician who appreciates the dive into the various aspects of the music and hopefully into the mind of the composer himself.

 

Full Article - Link

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February 18th, 2018    

Ep 121 - Lore Dive: Nezarec’s Sin

Episode 121 brings Blue, Justin, and Beard together to discuss the little information we have on the mysterious figure of Nezarec within the Destiny universe - and also to give Justin a platform to announce his new campaign against sneks (tune in to the end of the episode for that...important announcement). While ultimately this episode is pretty light on confirmed connections - there are plenty of potential threads that connect the singular item we currently have on Nezarec to a few other pieces of trivial tidbits in the game.

 

Be sure to weigh in for the community question this week - it's gonna be a fun one to read everyone's answer to on the next episode!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • What is the Deep Stone Crypt?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:03:00 | Community Feedback
  • 0:05:00 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:10:00 | Lost Lore: Sins of Kharad-Tan
  • 0:18:00 | Who is Nezarec?
  • 0:20:00 | History of Philosophical Change in Reality
  • 0:27:00 | Let's Look at the Text
  • 0:40:00 | Justin Breaks ALL the Things
  • 0:47:45 | Nezarec's Connections to Other Figures in Destiny
  • 0:51:00 | Analysis of Item Aesthetics
  • 1:00:00 | Tropes & Themes of Nezarec
  • 1:05:00 | The Importance of Storytelling
  • 1:24:30 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts
  • 1:31:00 | BONUS: Justin's Introduction of #EatYourself

 

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Nezarec Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore Item: Sins of Kharad-Tan (link)
  • Misc Information
    • Historical Account on the Conflict between Galileo & the Catholic Church (link)
    • The Galileo Controversy (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

      • Nezarec's Sin (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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February 12th, 2018    

Extra Lore 23 - Warhammer 40k

Our 23rd installment of the Extra Lore series brings Blue, Green, Beard, and special guest co-host Receptor17 (known to many as the 'Nutty Welshman', even though Blue thinks it's Irish...don't ask) together to learn a bit about the insanely grimdark universe of Warhammer 40k. Prepare thyself - Receptor delivers an amazing amount of information...and this is just a scratch on the surface of the information that is available for consumption in 40k.

 

As stated at the end of the show - let us know if you enjoyed this one and if you'd like us to schedule a follow up with Receptor (and if so, what in particular you'd like to explore with us)!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:17:00 | Intro to Warhammer
  • 0:25:45 | Let's Begin...
  • 0:40:30 | The Imperium
  • 0:50:30 | Space Marines in Particular
  • 1:30:00 | The Chaos 
  • 2:06:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

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Warhammer 40k Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • The Lexicanum (link)
  • Warhammer Community (link)

 

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February 12th, 2018    

Ep 120 - Lore Update: The Reef & Awoken

Episode 120 brings Blue, Green, and Beard together to discuss the information that we have currently about the elusive Reef-born Awoken and their domain out in the further reaches of the solar system. Quite a bit of the chat is focused around the information that we had received near the end of Destiny 1 - though there are some tidbits that the community has received about the current situation in Destiny 2 that the team brings up near the conclusion of the episode.

 

Be sure to weigh in for the community question this week - it's gonna be a fun one to read everyone's answer to on the next episode!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • Is Nezarec part of an alien race?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:03:10 | Community Feedback
  • 0:04:30 | Weekly Community Question
  • 0:12:30 | Lore Lore: Techeun Coven
  • 0:28:45 | Politics in the Reef
  • 0:33:45 | Review of Information from Destiny 1
  • 0:51:30 | Reef Awoken & Guardians
  • 1:02:45 | Petra Venj & the Techeuns
  • 1:21:45 | Technology in the Reef
  • 1:31:00 | Destiny 2 Information Update
  • 1:47:30 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

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Awoken Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lost Lore: Techeun Coven (link)
  • Lore Items
    • Lore Entries from Destiny 2

    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1
      • Awoken (link)
      • Ghost Fragment: Awoken 2 (link)
      • Ghost Fragment: The Reef 2 (link)

 

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February 4th, 2018    

Ep 119 - Lore Debate: Worm Gods

Episode 119 brings Blue, Justin, Green, and Beard back together to discuss and debate the information that the community has about the infamous Worm Gods - the source of power behind the Hive in the world of Destiny. What are they? Are they related to the Ahamkara (the wish-dragons mentioned elsewhere, also presented as dangerous to the City in their own, unique way)?

 

The team tackles these questions, as well as delving a bit into the intricacies of the tithing of Light that the various broods of Hive seem to have and those implications this week. We also take a few minutes near the end of the episode to discuss the implications and unique challenges that the clarification of the bias of the presentation of game lore open up for the community - and our own personal thoughts on that, to a degree.

 

Be sure to weigh in for the community question this week - it's gonna be a fun one to read everyone's answer to on the next episode!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • Harbingers: What are they?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:04:30 | Community Feedback Answer
  • 0:08:00 | Community Feedback Question
  • 0:15:30 | Lore Lore: Hive Princes
  • 0:34:30 | Hive & Ascendency
  • 0:41:45 | Worm Gods & the Bargain
  • 1:03:00 | Kings Fall Connection to Titan
  • 1:05:00 | Worm Gods Names Breakdown
  • 1:09:00 | Tropes Discussion
  • 1:17:30 | Spinfoil Questions
  • 1:36:00 | Worm Gods & Demonology
  • 1:48:00 | Bias in Lore Discussion
  • 2:00:00 | Team Shoutouts & Final Thoughts

 

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Worm Gods Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items

    • Grimoire Cards from Destiny 1

      • Books of Sorrow (link)

 

Other Lore Resources

 

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January 28th, 2018    

Ep 118 - Lore Update: Saint-14

Episode 118 brings Blue, Green, and Beard back together to chat about the updated information that we've seen on the figure of Saint-14 within Destiny 2 - and to discuss a bit of the paradoxical nature of some of that information. Beard also takes a moment to tie in the discussion from last week with some theories in regard to Saint-14's updated information and the team has an amazing Dispatch this week that allows them to chat a little about some of the things that are going on in gaming communities as a whole. Also, be sure to weigh in for the community question this week!

 

As usual, thank you again for giving our ramblings a listen! Please be sure to let us know how we're doing over on iTunes or through the below email.

 

Weekly Question

  • Are the Worm Gods related to the Ahamkara?

 

Discussion Timestamps

  • 0:06:20 | Community Feedback
  • 0:16:30 | Lost Lore: Paean
  • 0:23:00 | Recap of Known information on Saint-14
  • 0:27:45 | Grimoire Discussion
  • 0:40:00 | Saint-14's Fate
  • 0:50:00 | Discusson on Other's Views of Saint-14
  • 0:54:30 | Saint-14 as a Time Traveler
  • 1:05:00 | Time Travel in Destiny
  • 1:18:45 | Beard's Thoughts on Ghosts
  • 1:24:00 | Perfect Paradox Mission Discussion
  • 1:32:00 | Summary of Updates in Destiny 2 for Saint-14
  • 1:51:00 | Dispatches from the Wilds
  • 2:03:30 | Team Shout Outs

 

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Saint-14 Map

 

Links Mentioned in Show:

  • Lore Items:

    • Entries:

      • Garden Progeny 1 (link)
      • Perfect Paradox (link)
      • Saint-14's Gray Pigeon (link)
      • Helm of Saint-14 (link)
    • Grimoire Cards:

 

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