Shocking Gasp is a serialised actual play D&D 5e podcast. When an enigmatic being falls from the sky, four strangers investigate and find themselves on the run from a superhuman force. Now they must fight for their survival while attempting to unravel the mystery of who the being was and why they’re being hunted.
New episodes released every other week on Tuesday at 6am EST.
Additional details and a full Press Kit are available from the Shocking Gasp website (www.ShockingGasp.com)
Scott Heckler (The Dungeon Master)
Longtime nerd, first time podcaster. Inspired by The Adventure Zone, Scott decided to share his love for tabletop gaming with the world by creating Shocking Gasp. He finally gets the chance to share a story that's been rattling in his head for over 15 years. Hopefully you enjoy listening to it as much as he enjoyed writing it.
When not thinking about D&D (which is almost always), Scott enjoys brewing beer, woodworking, taking hikes with his wife and three dogs, and fondly looking back at how cool the 80s was. He is also an avid video gamer connoisseur, although adulting has impacted that hobby quite a bit, much to his dismay. For his day job, Scott is a Mechanical Engineer, because working with metal is far more preferable than working with people.
Stephanie Heckler (Gunny Glitterblaster)
Stephanie has been playing D&D for nearly a year now. She tried to avoid TTRPGs for a long time, but having a natural-born DM for a husband and a pre-existing interest in all things nerdy meant she would succumb eventually. Turns out, D&D is something Stephanie really enjoys [Called it! – Scott]. She loves the character creation aspect (she’s the type of person that spends 2 hours on her Dragon Age avatar every time she starts a new play through) as well as the story building she gets to do with her friends. She is totally humbled and honored to be able to create this epic tale with her friends.
In real life Stephanie is an orthopedic nurse. Other interests include eating, traveling, reading, hiking, DOGS, and horseback riding.
Steve Heckler (Amos Vonal)
He has been a nerd since the first time he laid eyes on a six-sided die. He used to think 'Wouldn't it be cool if this had even MORE sides? Like 20?' From there, he found his love for role playing. A true child of the 80s, Steve grew up with Magic: The Gathering, Transformers, Nintendo, The Dark Crystal, and, of course, Tolkien to lead the way.
Outside of the game, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters, and their dog. He had a boat once, so that was pretty cool. Now he mostly sits and thinks about how cool it would be to own a drumset while drinking Scott’s beer.
Alex [REDACTED] (Tychus Gemcutter)
Alex was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons by Scott way back in 2001. Since then, his passion for adventuring has led him to become an International Man of Mystery. He has traveled as far as [REDACTED] in search of the ancient [REDACTED] urn, which would of course grant [REDACTED] to anyone who held it. It is said he was successful in this venture, for none have laid eyes on him since that journey. Some say he looks a little like pop-music sensation [REDACTED] but with [REDACTED]’s hair, but we may never know for sure. The best rendered image of Alex known to the modern era is found in the upper left corner of the Shocking Gasp logo. Outside of claiming the long lost city of [REDACTED] as his birth, Alex prefers to live a quiet life with his wife REDACTED, whose name has not been redacted but is quite literally, “REDACTED”.
Jake (Tilly Gladdenstone)
Jake is a novice podcaster who is interested in too many things. He loves his wife, dogs, food, cars, traveling, RPGs, video games…the list goes on. Like I said, he is interested in too many things. Wait, who is writing this thing anyway?