Episode #20 – Swing Sword, Kill Thing

Welcome to Prophecy Radio, a Percy Jackson podcast dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s past, present, and future projects! Co-hosts Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz discuss the latest news in the Percy Jackson/Rick Riordan Presents fandom, then design their very own Percy Jackson video games (no need to be realistic here), as well as analyze chapters 17 and 18 of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. New episodes of Prophecy Radio will air weekly, and all ages are welcome to tune in.

News and Updates (00:01:17)

Our ideal Percy Jackson video game (00:10:24)

  • Karen is very excited for today’s topic.
  • Let’s start off by saying our ideas might not be super realistic, but we don’t care.
  • Kristen doesn’t want her game to be too much like Kingdom Hearts.
  • But she is drawing some inspiration from Battle for Middle-earth.
  • Kids are very adept at playing games these days, so we want some agency!
  • But the real big inspiration for Kristen’s video game is Spyro.
  • It’s very important that we be able to look for hidden items and Easter eggs!
  • Camp Half-Blood would be at the center of the game, but each level could be a new book.
  • Karen also loves an open-world game, but her idea is a little different.
  • Has she mentioned lately how obsessed with Grounded she is?
  • Who doesn’t love managing some resources?
  • Camp Half-Blood would act as a tutorial as well as your base of operations.
  • Wouldn’t it be fun to be your own demigod and not play as Percy Jackson?
  • And you could pick your godly parent!
  • Could Percy Jackson ever show up in Kingdom Hearts?
  • Events at Camp Half-Blood are a must!
  • Karen has a lot of thoughts, please don’t judge her.
  • Does anyone ACTUALLY like playing video games with strangers?
  • Karen’s ideal game absolutely involves mushrooms.
  • And there’s always room for expansions, right?
  • Okay, but can we actually get a video game like one of these??
  • What about a LEGO Percy Jackson video game?
  • Who wants to watch us livestream a Percy Jackson video game? Probably no one.

Chapter Reviews (00:44:20)

  • It’s time to talk about Sea of Monsters chapter 17.
  • We remembered the name of Clarisse’s ship.
  • Did Percy interpret the prophecy correctly?
  • Speaking of, that’s prophecy count #11!
  • Percy really stepped up to the plate this chapter, and it was great to see.
  • It looks like Annabeth’s tactical thinking has rubbed off on Percy a little.
  • Now it’s onto Sea of Monsters chapter 18.
  • Is it possible that Percy had mistaken Blackjack for a mare?
  • Do swimming pools heal as well as oceans and rivers?
  • Does Luke have ANY loyalty?
  • Maybe the bigger question is if we have any sympathy for Luke anymore.
  • We were so ready for the PARTY PONIES.
  • Did you remember that centaurs have a special ability to move through space and time when they run?
  • Florida has a reputation.
  • You have to choose to do the thing.
  • We get some great feedback on last week’s episode about our Disney World Percy Jackson theme park.

Thanks for listening, and be sure to tune in next time for episode 21, where we’ll do a monster guide on the Minotaur.

This episode’s hosts are: Karen Rought and Kristen Kranz.

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