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Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.

Merely a Setback: A Podcast about Storytelling in the World of Warcraft Brad Archer

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    • 4.2 • 111 Ratings

Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.

    116 - The End of the Beginning

    116 - The End of the Beginning

    Join us as Loremasters Jessie, Sharku, and Jared discuss the storytelling in the covenant system in Shadowlands and begin to speculate where our story will be taking us in the future.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    115 - Choices

    115 - Choices

    This week, the Loremasters discuss the true motivation behind Sylvanas' choices, and what that means for Anduin. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    114 - The Last One of 2020

    114 - The Last One of 2020

    Join the Lorewalkers as we answer listener questions and discuss the newest WoW short story, We Ride Forth, in all its death knight glory! 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    113 - New Blood

    113 - New Blood

    Our new co-host, Jessie, joins Jared and Sharku as we discuss lore from shadowlands and answer listener questions! 

    • 2 hr 4 min
    112 - This One's Too Long

    112 - This One's Too Long

    Sharku and Jared talk for HOURS about a bunch of new lore bits in the shadowlands expansion. Buckle in, you'll be here a while.

    • 2 hr 26 min
    111 - Shipped

    111 - Shipped

    This week Jared and Shaku discuss one of the latest short stories to drop from blizzard, Terror by Torchlight written by Christie Golden.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Thewizardisin ,

Generally Informative and Fun

I enjoy the discussion. Not thrilled that they sort of just ignore the Bastian plot and assume there is no complexity, but what else should I expect from DKs who seem to be turned off by anything resembling the Light. 🧐

GamersEvil ,

Great podcast

I’m almost catching up with you guys! Episode 84! Great podcast.

Holysquall ,

Jared is right

Had to drop it this last episode , main guy kept cutting off the other guy to make wrong points against the other guys valid points .

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