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๐ŸŒ† #7: Mikkel Mainz (Tales of Alethrion)

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Welcome to another Grounds Patrol creator interview! This episode we talk to Mikkel Mainz, head of animation studios Skald and Sun Creature and creator of the Tales of Alethrion series.

Tales of Alethrion is an animated fantasy series that tells the stories of seasoned adventurers and their run-ins with an ancient and mysterious treasure map. On its YouTube channel (boasting over 100K subs) youโ€™ll find the original short film that started it, the entirety of Season 1, a bunch of short mini-arcs and tons of behind-the-scenes content. And weโ€™ll all be treated to a kickass Season 2 if we can slay an epic beast of our own - the Alethrion Season 2 Kickstarter.

I got to catch Mikkel after a 3-hour marathon Youtube Live event and pick his brain about Alethrion, fantasy storytelling, DnD and a whole lot more. Enjoy the interview and consider pledging to make Season 2 a reality.

BY THE WAYYY: Grounds Patrol now has a public email address! Send your thoughts, feelings and glorious praise for this episode to groundspatrol@gmail.com and I might likely read out your message in the next episode. For now, no ads or plugs for your stuff - thatโ€™ll come later.

Also, shoutout to @NinjaMuffin, Grounds Patrolโ€™s new producer. Thanks to his work this podcast will chug on like the well-stoked coal train it is. And I wonโ€™t have to sweat at 3am because I havenโ€™t found anyone to come onto the show yet. Haha. Ha.


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It does take a while to load these podcasts here! But then again I appreciate how the file is actually there once loaded. You can go offline if you want and it'll keep playing. I guess the download feature would suffice for that buuut... it just feels pure somehow. Oldskool. Outdated but: I like it.

Regarding the podcast itself though this was awesome. Awesome guest, awesome insights, awesome flow with the conversation too for the most part. Props to Mikkel on jumpin' on at such unfavorable hours too! XD Those timezones. Relatable.

Thanks for the show, hope the kickstarter makes it, and looking forward to listening in on more of these in the future. And watching way more Tales of Alethrion. Would be pretty cool if you could do some kind of follow-up to this in a few years. Whenever it becomes relevant.


GroundsPatrol responds:

Thank you Cyberdevil!! Glad you like us! A follow-up would be a great idea for down the road.

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4.45 / 5.00

May 29, 2019
11:30 AM EDT
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61.7 MB
44 min 58 sec

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