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#1 Hal

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 10:17 PM

The thing Paul posted about the Bookwyrms book club podcast for me to thinking :)

 

We have almost 900 individual recordings on RPGMP3. What would you guys think if I suggested one ever week (either at random or by choice).

 

Then we can listen to it over the week and talk about it. System / gameplay / player discussions and all that stuff.

 

What do you think?

 

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#2 Telemergion

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:40 AM

I think that sounds like way too much responsibility for me. I mean, all I accomplish on this site is barely tolerable nonsense. Now I have to both remember to listen to a particular audio file and then form intelligent conversation about it? Egads! Is there anything not wrong with that picture?

 

In all seriousness I'm totally down. I think it's not only going to bring about interesting discussions but also could serve as a great way to expand the libraries of people looking for new things to listen to. I know there are audio gems I have completely missed because they came out at a busy time, are buried in the massive vaults of time, or simply didn't have a description that captured me at that moment of browsing through them. Besides, I'm always looking for new writing projects these days.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:08 AM

The only slight problem I can see with picking a session entirely at random is that it might not make very much sense taken in isolation if it's from a fair way into a longish campaign. On the other hand, choosing the first session of everything means that some real gems are going to be overlooked... Tricky.

 

Maybe start with a few first sessions and then pick something more random once the club has settled down and found its feet.


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#4 ScaleGraze

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:13 AM

The only slight problem I can see with picking a session entirely at random is that it might not make very much sense taken in isolation if it's from a fair way into a longish campaign. On the other hand, choosing the first session of everything means that some real gems are going to be overlooked... Tricky.

 

One way to counteract this might be for the group (or anyone who can remember) to give a "so far in <insert epic campaign here>..." hence filling in the relevant background and in-jokes

Although to do this without giving massive spoilers might be tricky


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#5 kendoyle659

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

I think it sounds interesting. 


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#6 Dr_Jomster

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:52 AM

Like it! :)

Where would we discuss it? The site chat room or G+ could be hard as they simultaneous things and we'll have time zone differences, so I imagine there would be a dedicated thread?
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#7 Hal

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

We could just make it a forum discussion perhaps? To counteract the time zones and allow everyone who wanted to to participate.

 

I agree random might be a bit difficult so we might want to concentrate on first sessions and one off initially :)

 

If we used the forum the discussion could just be in the thread for the audio - would also help to expand discussion about the sessions :)

 

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#8 LightPagoda

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:11 PM

I think it is an interesting Idea and might help get some activity going on the forums.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

Seems like considerable interest, then. Why not pick a group at random then select an episode to discuss and make a post about it now, Hal?  :)


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#10 Hal

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

Sounds like a plan :) I can set the current selected audio as featured in downloads as well :)

 

(rolls dice) And we have......

 

Yorkton... :)

 

So lets do Jade Regent Session 01 and talk about it over here in the Jade Regent Session 01 Forum

 

Go listen and discuss...

 

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#11 Dr_Jomster

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Downloading now! :)
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#12 Telemergion

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:39 PM

That's crazy. I started listening to this just yesterday! Now I have to participate.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

Spooky :)

 

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#14 Dr_Jomster

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Got the first posts in! Fastest Labrador in the West! Yup. :)
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#15 Hal

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:49 AM

This weeks new AP discussion audiio is from Whartson Hall Gamers...

 

One of my favorite intro audios for any game on the site and the puns come think and fast.

 

Pirates of the Spanish Main Session 01

 

Listen and discuss on its audio thread :)

 

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#16 BigJackBrass

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:03 AM

One of my favorite intro audios for any game on the site...

 

"Board 'em from the rear!"


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#17 Telemergion

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

Oh yes! This one is a classic. It's been years since the last time I listened to these.


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#18 Hal

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

Pirates is awesome... lots of discharged seamen...

 

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

Captain Cyril Marmaduke Seabeast and his jolly crew on board of The Elusive Boobie. I should listen to these again.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

Ah. The birth of Seabeast. Wonderful


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