Hosts of the Show


Derek a.k.a. Zendead has been a tabletop gamer since the age of 9. Starting with AD&D then moving through a long list of games. I started running games after turning 10 and haven’t looked back. Currently I am running a Pathfinder game that is on hold as well as a Shadowrun game. I am playing in a local Shadowrun game as well as a Savage Worlds game with the Broken Earth setting. I started podcasting about 8 or 9 years ago now. I had a Shadowrun specific show called Hiddengrid which is now being managed by Nulloperations. After a few years off to help raise my daughter I figured I had more to say but about more then just one game system. I had the brilliant idea to start up another show from the ground up.


Joules Watts describes herself as a self driven bumbler and science afficionado.  Her husband describes her as irreverent half ifrit, which probably explains her incredible heat resistance and fiery personality.  The truth is probably a unique amalgamation of the two.


Aside from her day job, Joules is a geek (leans sci-fi), musician, writer, podcaster, gamer (both video and tabletop), and unfortunately a mildly brain damaged, semi-professional medical patient.  In her considerable free time (trademark sarcasm) she enjoys reading, top rope wall climbing, and chasing the ever elusive full night’s sleep.


She’s also a player on the podcast Hidden Grid (A Shadowrun AP podcast that’s currently on hiatus) and Legends of Earthdawn (An Earthdawn AP podcast).  Additionally she has her own podcast, Five Degrees Off Normal, which is a chronicle of her experiences being a geek with brain damage.





Iona Stone is a long time gamer and lover of all things geeky.  While a person of many interests and occupations, gaming has been near the center of their heart ever since their first board game at the tender age of three.  Table top gaming followed not too long after, and since then they have played and enjoyed three editions of DnD, pathfinder, mage the ascension, Shadowrun, and many, many more.

When not gaming, they perform as a musician, actor, and dancer, write bad poetry (and illustrate it), climb rocks, and collect swords, dragon paraphernalia, and translucent dice to add to their hoard.  They also spend many hours preparing for DMing their pathfinder game, which has run for 2.5 years and claimed the lives of 5 characters.