Monthly Archives: October 2015

ESPL 2: The Rosters!

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Ready for the rosters? You GOT the rosters! The ESPL is pushing forward and you can’t get enough of it! The positions aren’t listed (that’s not the important part), so don’t worry about them… it’s the names, the teams, and we get the first taste of what the league will look like at kick off on January 3!

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Charles Alexander
Shawn Rock
November Nstinga
Hans Mueller
Max Vice
Jason Tracker
Kord Jurgens
Thane Moreau
Wade Wonder
Alvin Marques
Jack Doyle

EmeraldUnited_FChigher

Trent Areonak
Edge Righte
Pace DeJesus
Xin Li
Garrett Parker
Dae Ho Park
Joe Olman
Bart Hathaway
Francois Liguere
Kelvin Bradley
David Janson

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Simon Tarken
Donovan Righte
Guillermo Martinez
Norman Tavez
Victor Vesselin
Renan Silva
Pierre LaFayette
Adam Stonewall
Yuri Petrikoff
Juan Avilaperez
Hiro Takahashi

Halo_2015x2

Scott Stennon
Andrei Ramius
Jonathan Lucke
Nico Nechev
Shinji Yamagashi
Hector Cruz
Ghudra Nmamba
Hogi Prince
James Traceur
Ravi Garcon
Hector Lopez

Knightsquare_2015

Alan Marquardt
Claude Deveraux
Anthony Marconi
Nico Capella
HL Wagner
Franz Volstag
Freidrich Gunther
Joe Miller
Darin Van Pelt
Theron Wildhorse
Ryad Al Sayad

NavalArmada_2015_x2

Khan Galaxy
Pedro DeJesus
Stephan Khan
Vance Alexander
Nathan Thomas
Matt Craven
Xavier Masters
William Tavern
Piotr Khrush
Pedro Cruz
Jesse Davis

RealOlympia_2015

Severus MacLain
Francisco Perez
Dieter Gerhardt
Tim Bailey
Sam Wells
Arlow Powers
Gregoric Probst
RJ Thane
David Lopez
Walter Amos
Michael Bradfords

ShamrockCeltic_2015

Patrick Barnes
Arak Shemin
Marco Kaspazov
Shamus O’Mara
Ken Broadwell
Kip Nguyen
Thor Skjelstad
Tom Johnson
Luis Suarez
Zane Faulken
Don Thomas

ShazamCM_2015

Taoufik Belbani
Jackson Alexander
Linke Rosseau
Carlos Marcos
Tony Johanssen
Karl Schmidt
Hoshi Tanaka
Theo Wolf
Russell Mantrell
Drago Petroff
Corey Carson

SportingBlackCats2015

Avendale Borusa
Uriah Lakewood
Victor Khrushchev
Karl Schweitzer
Kai Funaka
Tsung Bai
Gene Blankenship
Jose Lopez
Luigi Antonelli
Jean-Louis Pepon
Nate Havram

VulcanFC_2015

Jacque Lareaux
Dzung Tran
Tsung Zhang
Ji Sung Kwan
Arbo Muvata
Casin Klop
Duncan McBriar
Anderson Barao
Muleaki A’anhi
Fuji Takei
Boris Putin

Wordsmiths

Travis Trevors
Wonk O’Riley
Jason White
Kerwin Katzer
Donald Blake
Calvin Casey
Dorian Parker
Josh Franklin
Samuel Brankoff
Shu Liang
Tendo Hiroshima

Don’t miss kick off on January 3, 2016! Go ESPL!

ESPL 1: The Schedule Announcement

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Below is the official announcement of the 2016 Emerald Specter Premier League Schedule! Plan your season… the team rosters will be announced next time…

January 03, 2016 at 9:00 – Allen FC vs Emerald United
January 03, 2016 at 12:00 – Gothica vs Halo
January 03, 2016 at 15:00 – Knightsquare vs Naval Armada
January 03, 2016 at 18:00 – Real Olympia vs Shamrock Celtic
January 04, 2016 at 16:00 – Shazam CM vs Sporting Black Cats
January 04, 2016 at 19:00 – Vulcan FC vs Wordsmiths
January 10, 2016 at 9:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Vulcan FC
January 10, 2016 at 12:00 – Shazam CM vs Shamrock Celtic
January 10, 2016 at 15:00 – Allen FC vs Wordsmiths
January 10, 2016 at 18:00 – Halo vs Knightsquare
January 11, 2016 at 16:00 – Real Olympia vs Naval Armada
January 11, 2016 at 19:00 – Emerald United vs Gothica
January 17, 2016 at 9:00 – Gothica vs Knightsquare
January 17, 2016 at 12:00 – Wordsmiths vs Emerald United
January 17, 2016 at 15:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Sporting Black Cats
January 17, 2016 at 18:00 – Shazam CM vs Real Olympia
January 18, 2016 at 16:00 – Allen FC vs Vulcan FC
January 18, 2016 at 19:00 – Naval Armada vs Halo
January 24, 2016 at 9:00 – Halo vs Real Olympia
January 24, 2016 at 12:00 – Knightsquare vs Allen FC
January 24, 2016 at 15:00 – Naval Armada vs Gothica
January 24, 2016 at 18:00 – Emerald United vs Sporting Black Cats
January 25, 2016 at 16:00 – Wordsmiths vs Shazam CM
January 25, 2016 at 19:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Vulcan FC
January 31, 2016 at 9:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Wordsmiths
January 31, 2016 at 12:00 – Allen FC vs Gothica
January 31, 2016 at 15:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Naval Armada
January 31, 2016 at 18:00 – Shazam CM vs Vulcan FC
February 01, 2016 at 16:00 – Emerald United vs Halo
February 01, 2016 at 19:00 – Real Olympia vs Knightsquare
February 07, 2016 at 9:00 – Wordsmiths vs Gothica
February 07, 2016 at 12:00 – Halo vs Shazam CM
February 07, 2016 at 15:00 – Emerald United vs Real Olympia
February 07, 2016 at 18:00 – Vulcan FC vs Naval Armada
February 08, 2016 at 16:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Knightsquare
February 08, 2016 at 19:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Allen FC
February 14, 2016 at 9:00 – Emerald United vs Shamrock Celtic
February 14, 2016 at 12:00 – Naval Armada vs Sporting Black Cats
February 14, 2016 at 15:00 – Halo vs Allen FC
February 14, 2016 at 18:00 – Knightsquare vs Shazam CM
February 15, 2016 at 16:00 – Vulcan FC vs Gothica
February 15, 2016 at 19:00 – Wordsmiths vs Real Olympia
February 21, 2016 at 9:00 – Shazam CM vs Allen FC
February 21, 2016 at 12:00 – Real Olympia vs Vulcan FC
February 21, 2016 at 15:00 – Gothica vs Sporting Black Cats
February 21, 2016 at 18:00 – Naval Armada vs Wordsmiths
February 22, 2016 at 16:00 – Knightsquare vs Emerald United
February 22, 2016 at 19:00 – Halo vs Shamrock Celtic
February 28, 2016 at 9:00 – Vulcan FC vs Halo
February 28, 2016 at 12:00 – Emerald United vs Naval Armada
February 28, 2016 at 15:00 – Wordsmiths vs Knightsquare
February 28, 2016 at 18:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Allen FC
February 29, 2016 at 16:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Real Olympia
February 29, 2016 at 19:00 – Gothica vs Shazam CM
March 06, 2016 at 9:00 – Vulcan FC vs Emerald United
March 06, 2016 at 12:00 – Allen FC vs Real Olympia
March 06, 2016 at 15:00 – Naval Armada vs Shazam CM
March 06, 2016 at 18:00 – Wordsmiths vs Halo
March 07, 2016 at 16:00 – Gothica vs Shamrock Celtic
March 07, 2016 at 19:00 – Knightsquare vs Sporting Black Cats
March 13, 2016 at 9:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Wordsmiths
March 13, 2016 at 12:00 – Vulcan FC vs Knightsquare
March 13, 2016 at 15:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Halo
March 13, 2016 at 18:00 – Gothica vs Real Olympia
March 14, 2016 at 16:00 – Naval Armada vs Allen FC
March 14, 2016 at 19:00 – Shazam CM vs Emerald United
MID SEASON BREAK
START SECOND HALF OF SEASON
March 27, 2016 at 9:00 – Emerald United vs Allen FC
March 27, 2016 at 12:00 – Halo vs Gothica
March 27, 2016 at 15:00 – Naval Armada vs Knightsquare
March 27, 2016 at 18:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Real Olympia
March 28, 2016 at 16:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Shazam CM
March 28, 2016 at 19:00 – Wordsmiths vs Vulcan FC
April 03, 2016 at 9:00 – Vulcan FC vs Sporting Black Cats
April 03, 2016 at 12:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Shazam CM
April 03, 2016 at 15:00 – Wordsmiths vs Allen FC
April 03, 2016 at 18:00 – Knightsquare vs Halo
April 04, 2016 at 16:00 – Naval Armada vs Real Olympia
April 04, 2016 at 19:00 – Gothica vs Emerald United
April 10, 2016 at 9:00 – Knightsquare vs Gothica
April 10, 2016 at 12:00 – Emerald United vs Wordsmiths
April 10, 2016 at 15:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Shamrock Celtic
April 10, 2016 at 18:00 – Real Olympia vs Shazam CM
April 11, 2016 at 16:00 – Vulcan FC vs Allen FC
April 11, 2016 at 19:00 – Halo vs Naval Armada
April 17, 2016 at 9:00 – Real Olympia vs Halo
April 17, 2016 at 12:00 – Allen FC vs Knightsquare
April 17, 2016 at 15:00 – Gothica vs Naval Armada
April 17, 2016 at 18:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Emerald United
April 18, 2016 at 16:00 – Shazam CM vs Wordsmiths
April 18, 2016 at 19:00 – Vulcan FC vs Shamrock Celtic
April 24, 2016 at 9:00 – Wordsmiths vs Sporting Black Cats
April 24, 2016 at 12:00 – Gothica vs Allen FC
April 24, 2016 at 15:00 – Naval Armada vs Shamrock Celtic
April 24, 2016 at 18:00 – Vulcan FC vs Shazam CM
April 25, 2016 at 16:00 – Halo vs Emerald United
April 25, 2016 at 19:00 – Knightsquare vs Real Olympia
May 01, 2016 at 9:00 – Gothica vs Wordsmiths
May 01, 2016 at 12:00 – Shazam CM vs Halo
May 01, 2016 at 15:00 – Real Olympia vs Emerald United
May 01, 2016 at 18:00 – Naval Armada vs Vulcan FC
May 02, 2016 at 16:00 – Knightsquare vs Shamrock Celtic
May 02, 2016 at 19:00 – Allen FC vs Sporting Black Cats
May 08, 2016 at 9:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Emerald United
May 08, 2016 at 12:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Naval Armada
May 08, 2016 at 15:00 – Allen FC vs Halo
May 08, 2016 at 18:00 – Shazam CM vs Knightsquare
May 09, 2016 at 16:00 – Gothica vs Vulcan FC
May 09, 2016 at 19:00 – Real Olympia vs Wordsmiths
May 15, 2016 at 9:00 – Allen FC vs Shazam CM
May 15, 2016 at 12:00 – Vulcan FC vs Real Olympia
May 15, 2016 at 15:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Gothica
May 15, 2016 at 18:00 – Wordsmiths vs Naval Armada
May 16, 2016 at 16:00 – Emerald United vs Knightsquare
May 16, 2016 at 19:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Halo
May 22, 2016 at 9:00 – Halo vs Vulcan FC
May 22, 2016 at 12:00 – Naval Armada vs Emerald United
May 22, 2016 at 15:00 – Knightsquare vs Wordsmiths
May 22, 2016 at 18:00 – Allen FC vs Shamrock Celtic
May 23, 2016 at 16:00 – Real Olympia vs Sporting Black Cats
May 23, 2016 at 19:00 – Shazam CM vs Gothica
May 29, 2016 at 9:00 – Emerald United vs Vulcan FC
May 29, 2016 at 12:00 – Real Olympia vs Allen FC
May 29, 2016 at 15:00 – Shazam CM vs Naval Armada
May 29, 2016 at 18:00 – Halo vs Wordsmiths
May 30, 2016 at 16:00 – Shamrock Celtic vs Gothica
May 30, 2016 at 19:00 – Sporting Black Cats vs Knightsquare
June 05, 2016 at 9:00 – Wordsmiths vs Shamrock Celtic
June 05, 2016 at 12:00 – Knightsquare vs Vulcan FC
June 05, 2016 at 15:00 – Halo vs Sporting Black Cats
June 05, 2016 at 18:00 – Real Olympia vs Gothica
June 06, 2016 at 16:00 – Allen FC vs Naval Armada
June 06, 2016 at 19:00 – Emerald United vs Shazam CM

Emerald Specter 8: Updates!

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of ALL ages! I think it’s high time for an update up in this mother… don’t you?

First and foremost, I know that everyone is looking for the Greatest Show. We have been accused of “pod fading” but that is not the case. Bob and I have not been able to sync up schedules to find the time to podcast, so we are in a holding pattern until something changes. The skinny of the situation is that Bob works Sunday nights now and my schedule is too volatile at the moment to be able to make long term plans, so we are trying but failing at meeting in the middle. We will continue to try but let me be clear: we WILL be back on the air in the near future because we are in need of podcasting with each other again.

That being said, let me tell you about the other things that are going on in the background that make this place look like a freaking ghost town.

If you are wondering why I would post the teams and league logos of the Emerald Specter Premier League and then do NOTHING about that after the fact… wonder no more! I’m actively setting up the league schedule, getting the rosters finalized, and running a final series of tests on the simulator that I’m going to be using to run the league. Know that ACTIVE WORK is being done in the background, albeit in small chunks, to prepare the ESPL for play beginning in January. Rosters and scheduling will be announced before then, so you’ll all have an idea where things will be going. Between updating you regularly and just going forward and getting things ready to launch without updating you all, I chose to get things ready… seems like it gets dragged out, yes, but at least I’m moving towards the end result of launching the ESPL.

I also wanted to touch on the “About Me” section of this website. When I filled it out, I kept talking about all this fiction I was going to be writing… well, the good news is that I’m writing fiction… the bad news is that I have a slow start and I had to finalize my entries for the Top Cow Productions script for my hopeful career change into comic book writing. Alright, maybe not a “career change,” but at least I’m trying to get into the industry.

The fiction I’m about ready to start launching on the site, though, is serialized fiction. I plan on just releasing chunks of stories on the site in the very near future, starting with a single series and branching out from there. My biggest crutch in the past has been the need to map every single detail out and that is holding me back from actually WRITING the damn stories. So, rather than micromanage every little aspect, I’d rather just write and see where I can go with my ideas.

In May, I started writing “snippets” or “synopsis” bits of story ideas that would help the creative juices get flowing. Well, 165 days later I’m still updating one of those ongoing ideas and I’m ready to start putting that stuff up on the website. Not the synopsis chunks, the actual stories that tell the tales of what I’m writing these little snippets about… so I can actually start posting fully fleshed out stories.

Nice idea, right?

My biggest problem has been the all consuming need to “keep the streak alive” by doing the small snippets instead of just writing the stories… once again, needing to know the bits and pieces in detail before starting anything. Screw that, I’m just going to start writing.

This Wednesday I’ll be finishing up my Top Cow script and starting to write the fiction for this site. Several of the ideas I’m going to be writing are listed below:

  1. Time travel, my take on an “American Doctor Who”
  2. People with powers, Jedi-esq, that have appeared suddenly in the world
  3. Vampire society as seen from the “big three perspectives” of street level, city level, and world level
  4. Space… combat, spaceships, and drama among the stars
  5. A solo mission in space and one man’s discovery of where we fit in the universe
  6. A post apocalyptic story that will keep you guessing as to what is going on
  7. The “fleshing out” of the back story of my own comic book universe
  8. My own take on the “high school football story”
  9. One of my RPG game ideas finally just brought out as full fiction instead of a game
  10. Werewolves!
  11. Zombie story… Walking Dead like, where you center on a single character to follow
  12. and more!

There will be more coming but these are the ideas I’m tossing around starting with. If you’d like to suggest one of them to start with, you can email me at emeraldspecter.com@gmail.com and let me know… I’ll listen to suggestions, but move forward with what I believe will be the strongest (and longest lasting) story idea first.

Well, there’s your update. I’ll do what else I can when I can do it but I’m guessing you’d rather have progress than 75 updates stating “I’m almost there.”

One last thing… the website is pretty but I’m already toying with replacing it. I didn’t realize how constrictive the design is with navigating and I’d like to open it back up. Just a thought.

Think on it.