Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

125 – Giant-Size Special #4

Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.
Art by David Wynne. Prints and cards available at the shop, or contact David to purchase the original.

In which Logan Bonner, Max Carleton, and Crystal Frasier hike up their boxers and join us at the gaming table for an X-Men: Evolution tabletop adventure; what happens in virtual reality stays in virtual reality; Shadowcat is great at boats; Jubilee and Boom Boom blow up everything; Havok tries; and Team Reckless Endangerment wins the day!


  • Logan Bonner as Writer and Gamemaster / Erik the Rad
  • Max Carleton as the Shadowcat / Pirate Kitty
  • Crystal Frasier as Jubilee / the Genie
  • Jay Edidin as Havok / the Corsair
  • Miles Stokes as Boom Boom / Boomavara

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  1. This episode was fantastic. I don’t have a lot of familiarity with X-Men Evolution, but was able to jump in pretty easily, and had a lot of fun listening.

  2. Yes, that IS a very… explode-y line up.

    Makes me wonder why there HASN’T been an X-title called “X-plosive” or “X-plosion”

  3. Very fun. I enjoyed it. OK… here comes my (admittedly over-thought) analysis:

    I thought that, the whole time, Logan was hinting that the woman they rescued WASN’T Jean, but was rather Madeline. He said that she “looked like” Jean, and she was in love with Alex. I felt like Jay just wasn’t getting the hint. But I was probably just overthinking it. Still, pretty fun set-up and well-played all around!

    1. Argh. “Madelyne,” not “Madeline.” I always forget if it’s Madelyne Prior” or “Madeline Pryor.” I know that there’s one with an “i” and one with a “y,” but I never remember which is which. Mea culpa.

  4. Okay, I’m only 1:20 into the episode (I have to save my podcasts for commutes!) but I LOST MY MIND when Erik the Rad introduced himself. Absolute god-damned genius.

      1. I MAY have had to apologise to the person sitting next to me on the train for bursting into laughter for no readily apparent (to them) reason after Erik the Rad introduced himself. 🙂

  5. Your X-Men RPG sessions are amazing! They capture the humor, melodrama, and inherent goofiness of some of the setting while not getting bogged down in game mechanics. Are you considering doing one for Wolverine & the X-Men next year?

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