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#41 Pencil-Monkey

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:33 AM

Oh Monkey - if only I had more time for the little stuff...


That's what she said. [/Badump-Tssh!]

There are other Admins around here you know :P


Really? Perhaps you could delegate some of these menial tasks to your minions helpful admins, then. ;)

Since tis the season perhaps make our way through the various Christmas specials?


Yeah! Let's have a vote: Porn Santa vs. Pimp Santa - who would you rather see, coming down your chimney?
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#42 Aethyr

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 06:16 PM

Maybe pimp Santa. Porn Santa seemed a little too equal opportunity for me to be happy seeing him coming donw the chimney.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:39 PM

Hmmm, considering I'm now quite capable of listening at work, maybe I should try and revive this one...we'll see in coming weeks.
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Posted 28 November 2014 - 02:50 AM

Maybe pimp Santa. Porn Santa seemed a little too equal opportunity for me to be happy seeing him coming donw the chimney.

 

Absolutely! Pimp Santa never gave anyone any opportunities, if he could help it.

Come to think of it, the only elf that he didn't get to sodomize and/or use as a toilet during the course of the game was Lindsay's character, IIRC; she outsmarted him whenever he tried to get near her.

So yeah, Porn Santa was much more "equal opportunity" than Pimp Santa; after all, the latter only managed to bugger the male elves. ;)
 


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#45 Aethyr

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:33 AM

That is what I get for not doing my homework. I figured pimp santa would make me bugger others and pay him for the priviledge while getting slapped. Guess I was too optimistic there.
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#46 Lockhart

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 12:55 PM

This conversation reminds me somehow of the lost Christmas special where the North Pole was left to its devices without Santa for One Quiet Year.
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#47 Lockhart

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

So, since I'm now in a position where I can regularly listen to other podcasts, I'd like to revive this, taking over its administrative management. However, I'd like to see what opinions are on a few things.

Frequency: Is weekly still agreed on as the best? There is also once every 2 weeks.
Content: Do we concentrate on one-shots and shorts? Medium length games? Long games? Or perhaps alternate, say, go through a long game every second week and other games on the off weeks.
Other: any other goals, rules, etiquette we want to implement?
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:08 AM

One-shots and shorts would probably be better, since more people would be able to find time to listen to a single session, rather than an entire long-running campaign. If you pick something longer, maybe select a specific episode that you think can stand alone, and which (preferably) doesn't contain too many spoilers for people who haven't listened to the whole series. Maybe one of the first episodes in a campaign, or a shopping episode.

Remember to advertise the fact that the AP Club is up and running again. Twitter, Facebook, etc. (I know you don't have an account, but either Hal, Thing, or even Pencil-Monkey could do it... Hang on, that's me!) :O

Are you planning on just picking an episode and then letting people comment, or will you be kicking off the discussion yourself? If you have the time for it, you could record videos of yourself commenting and reviewing the audio you've picked (heck, people do it all the time with video games, movies and suchlike - why not try it with AP podcasts?).

Maybe get some guests to join the discussion, either people who've listened to it, or - if possible - the GM or one of the players from the game. @Balgin did a nice interview with the author of Tomb of Haggemoth, you could invite him (the author, that is) to listen to some of your Patron exlusive Haggemoth sessions, courtesy of the YGGernauts, and then debate it. @Daniel and @Tulty and several others would probably cream their pants (those of them who actually wear such garments, that is) at the opportunity to chat at length about their campaigns.

If you make note in advance of certain quotes or times in the episodes that are particularly interesting, you could play them back during the discussion.

Or, you know, just stick with old-fashioned written commentary. Whatever you have the time for.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

Well, if it was campaigns (and it in veritable would eventually come to it as there is only so many shorts on the site) it would still be one session discussed a week. So the time investment wouldn't be any different, though if you meant the investment to catch up, I could see that.

As part of taking it over I do intend to be a contributor to discussion. That being said, I really don't have the time to make a production out if it. My plan is to listen (possibly pre-listen) to the session a few times at work, jotting down notes where I can, and trying to post in the episode thread (which will be promoted during the week) a write up that will hopefully kick off discussion.

If anything, as a potential Pro to campaigns, I might get more creative and attempt author contact at some point or do something larger as part of it, as my time would for such a project would be spread over several weeks. I do appreciate the ideas and thoughts in this regard. Ultimately though, I believe it best to keep this in the spirit of a book club, to help initiate conversation about sessions once more, instead of an overly big production (which might end up being almost shameless self-reflection when the discussors are also part of the recording.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 01:55 PM

Personally I think fortnightly might be best. That gives some time to listen and come up with your thoughts. I'd definitely take part in the discussion. 


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#51 Lockhart

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

My own preference tends toward a week personally (though I am of course bendable to the whim of the masses). Two weeks makes listening through a medium campaign, like banewarrens, an exercise that takes half a year. Of course, nothing would restrict people from catching up on the podcast club, or joining in late, or continuing the conversation months after the session was on promotion.
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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

I'd be game.

I can see a benefit of aiming this at a longer campaign. They are harder to get into when staring at the archives.

I'm through about a hundred sessions now and a significant portion are Whartson Hall because of the number of different short expeditions into systems. It's easier for me to load up the podcast ap with five session of dogs in the vineyard and have an end in sight.

The big 3e, 4e and pathfinder games are a bit intimidating and a guiding discussion could help make them more accessible.
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:11 AM

If be up for this. I often don't feel motivated to start listening to new stuff, as it feels like it'll take ages, but with this, with the opportunity to discuss and reflect, it'll add an extra layer of enjoyability. :)
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Posted 30 December 2014 - 01:20 PM

I'm through about a hundred sessions now and a significant portion are Whartson Hall because, gosh darn it, they're such a witty and loveable bunch of scamps I just can't get enough of their shenanigans. 

 

Too kind, really :D


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#55 Lucky_Strike

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 02:02 PM

Too kind, really :D


Duck Troopers is an under appreciated quacksterpiece.
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Posted 21 April 2015 - 10:33 PM

-casts Revivify on the thread-

Would this be specifically only RPGMP3 APs or would this be whatever whomever fancied at the time?


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:26 AM

So, since I'm now in a position where I can regularly listen to other podcasts, I'd like to revive this, taking over its administrative management. However, I'd like to see what opinions are on a few things.

Frequency: Is weekly still agreed on as the best? There is also once every 2 weeks.
Content: Do we concentrate on one-shots and shorts? Medium length games? Long games? Or perhaps alternate, say, go through a long game every second week and other games on the off weeks.
Other: any other goals, rules, etiquette we want to implement?

 

Hey @Lockhart, did you ever get time to listen to some podcasts? :)
 


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