Allow us to preface this by saying that TotR is not going anywhere. We are dedicated to this story, to our characters, and to our fans… but 2020 giveth, and it taketh away. This year has been full of many behind the scenes struggles for our crew, some we have shared with our fandom, and some we have not. This has involved several job changes and some substantial decisions about our future as a show and more. Joe has been with us since the beginning – since we all sat in our basement and decided on our name, since we excitedly squealed about our finished logo, and we have enjoyed so many amazing moments with him and his PC Se’ku. For the last few months, your TotR crew has been struggling with scheduling, as adult schedules go, and a few hindering creative differences. At the beginning of August, Joe made the decision to step away from TotR indefinitely.
What does that mean for Se’ku? This was an abrupt and unexpected change in our production, but we are dedicated and feel like we did what we could with the Se’ku to give the fans some closure, especially seeing as we are at the edge of a finale. To be transparent, Joe’s last episode with us is episode 80. We know there are still many unanswered questions about the Twilight Prince, and there may be some worry we will never have answers, or unearth the lore that revolves around the character. We offer you this: Kenon is our DM, and he knows how to weave in an emergency.
What does this mean for TotR? The end of Book 2 is a ride, and the beginning of Book 3 even moreso. This story has a life of its own and we are passionate about seeing it through. And to continue telling stories in this world after the fact. We juggled around the idea of auditioning a replacement for Joe, but after careful consideration, play-testing, conversations with a few trusted friends in the community, and hours of late-night chats and planning between Kenon, Jordache, and I (Nikki), TotR is now officially the three of us. However… you may still see some unfamiliar faces and hear some unfamiliar (or heck, maybe they’ll be familiar) voices in the future.
What does this mean for our Patreon campaign, Sea of Sorrows? As of today, we have one more episode of SoS in the bank before we run out (the episode release for later this month). We are writing and producing a 2-4 episode audio-drama style finale to try and give the story and characters justice. Sea of Sorrows will be replaced by The Axiom, a campaign DM’d by Jordache.
The Joe-specific Patreon content is being replace with some fresh, fun new things (Patrons watch for an update).
We respect Joe’s decision and we wish him well. This is not an easy announcement to make. We hope you will partner with u s as we step forward and into the future of TotR. We are sad to see him go, but we are excited about all the possibilities going forward.
Thank you for your support and encouragement, TotRtots.
All of our love,
Nikki, Jordache, and Kenon
Hello Friends, Family, and #TotRTots!
Today is an exciting day in TotR Land!
You may have noticed we've been a WEE bit quiet when it comes to bonus content lately. That is because we have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to bring you our PATREON!
Supporting us on Patreon is NOT necessary and there are plenty of ways to support us otherwise, but we are still very excited in this next step.
Top of the Round itself will ALWAYS be free for your ear holes. <3
Thank you times a million for all the support and encouragement that you have all so freely given us over the last 5 months.
It truly means the world to us.
- Your TotR Crew
Our three finalists from our art contest have been chosen!
For the next two weeks we will hold voting for the first place entry! To submit a vote please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on FB, IG, or Twitter with which entry you would like to vote for before August 18th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. One vote per person. The three entries below are the Talice Portrait (@aerisa on IG), TotRtots (@SteelieOleOs on Twitter), and Custom Se'ku Minifig (@bricktailor on IG)!
Thank you again to everyone that submitted one or more entries, we loved all the art that came our way and it was very difficult to narrow it down to just three for voting!
A special shout out to @mmatelonek on Twitter for this awesome gif of Grimbly's soup! Give her a follow and check out her cool stuff!
It has been awhile since our last blog post.but we have been very active on social media lately and have gathered an array of questions from our fans and enemies alike to do a completely original and never done before concept in which we answer those questions! The best part? It will not interrupt your regularly scheduled programming and is available for you to listen now!
- Your TotR Crew
We just want to say a great big THANK YOU to all our fans so far! We woke up this morning (barely, after watching Endgame last night) to 26 reviews! You guys are incredible and we're so happy that you are joining us on this crazy journey! As promised, we are giving away three sets of dice!
We will be holding all three giveaways simultaneously starting tonight, running across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for each set of dice until 11:59 PST on May 3rd, 2019. Winners will be selected and notified on May 4th, 2019. Prizes will begin shipping out after May 8th, 2019.
Continental US only. Giveaway account entries will be discarded.
These giveaways are not promoted by or sponsored by Kraken Dice, although we personally purchased all sets from them.
On Instagram we are giving away a 12 piece Sea Salt Taffy set. (This set is a Kraken exclusive that Jordache uses for Chaz)
On Twitter we are giving away a 7 piece Rainbow Foil set.
On Facebook we are giving away a 7 piece Teal Glitter set.
So what are you waiting for? Three sets of dice and three chances to win! Go check us out on each platform for how to enter! May the dice rolls be ever in your favor!
- Your Crazy TotR Crew
Thank you to everyone for all the love and support we have received since we started! We mentioned a giveaway for three sets of dice that we'll be holding once we reach 25 ratings/reviews on iTunes. Once we do hit the magic mark we will begin the giveaways on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Each platform will have a different set of dice to give away. That's three chances to win three different sets! So spread the word and leave us a review if you haven't already. As a disclaimer, entry will be limited to the continental United States as we are trying not to break the bank on shipping costs.
Just wanted to give you all a quick announcement about, well, an announcement. In next weeks episode we will be dropping details about something very exciting for our early fans and (hopefully) spread a bit of the TOTR love to some new ears. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy episode 3! Be sure to head over to one of our social media pages and let us know what you thought of this weeks episode, and remember, to always bring a map.
- Your Top of the Round Cast
It's almost been a week since we released our first, full-fledged episode of TotR, and we just have to say... you guys ROCK!
Thank you SO much for all the messages, comments, reviews, kind words, high-fives, and overall excitement and enthusiasm about our show (we even received our first official fan art from one of our test listeners - but you guys will have to wait a few weeks to see it 'cause #spoilers). We put a lot of work and passion into making TotR what it is, and while we still have room to grow and improve, we are excited about our momentum out the door. We weren't sure what to expect... and you guys have blown us away!
Thank you for coming on this journey with us. We have SO much more to share with you over the next few months, weeks, years, decades... CENTURIES!
From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you.
- Your Top of the Round Cast