Announcing "Bonfireside Chat"


It's my pleasure to announce Bonfireside Chat: An Undead Favourite. In what may be the most predictable move in podcasting history, this new show will focus entirely around Dark Souls and related games.

It will be hosted by myself (Kole Ross) and Gary Butterfield, along with a series of guest hosts, each of them a friend of the network who shares our enthusiasm for the game. It will be released on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, and the first episode will debut on January 13.

Dark Souls is a game that has captured our fascination. Its excellent combat, oppressive atmosphere, and intricate world demand close scrutiny. This show gives us an opportunity to dig in deep on one of the most remarkable games of this generation.

Much like Watch Out for Fireballs each episode will be a dive into a particular area of the game, with the intention being to provide a complete picture of Lordran, from start to finish. Episodes will touch on lore, history, bosses, enemies, architecture, areas of interest, moment-to-moment gameplace, and other stuff like that... in no particular order.

Below you will find the tentative schedule for how we plan to attack the game, so you can plan to play along. This is subject to change as we get into the thick of talking about this stuff.

  1. Intro / Asylum / Undead Burg
  2. Undead Parish / Lower Burg
  3. Return to Asylum / Darkroot
  4. The Depths / Blighttown
  5. Sen's Fortress
  6. Anor Londo
  7. Painted World of Ariamis
  8. New Londo Ruins
  9. Duke's Archives / Crystal Caves
  10. Demon's Ruins / Lost Izalith
  11. Catacombs / Tomb of the Giants
  12. Artorias of the Abyss / Wrap Up

After we finish Dark Souls, we will proceed to Demon's Souls. And after that? Yep, Dark Souls 2. After that? Maybe King's Field. We don't know.

We really encourage you to play along. If you don't own a copy yet, you can grab it at the usual places. We've also created a Facebook group where you can talk about your playthroughs.

If you are interested in guesting on an episode, please use the contact sheet to inquire about it.

Once again, we're really excited about this, and we hope you are too. Be careful out there. Don't go dyin', neither of us wants to see you go Hollow.