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  • #640227
    Lockhart
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    • Owlbear

    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.

    #640228
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    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?

    #640229
    Pencil-Monkey
    • Posts : 5728
    • Mind Flayer

    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. @[member=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. @[member=Daniel] and @[member=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.

    #640230
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    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.

    #640231
    kendoyle659
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    • Thri-kreen

    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. 

    #640232
    Lockhart
    • Posts : 1293
    • Owlbear

    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.

    #640233
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    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.

    #640234
    [anonymous]
    • Posts : 256
    • Thri-kreen

    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. 🙂

    #640235
    BigJackBrass
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    • Drider

    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 😀

    #640236
    Lucky_Strike
    • Posts : 197
    • Orc

    Too kind, really 😀

    Duck Troopers is an under appreciated quacksterpiece.

    #640237
    Sênstaku
    • Posts : 57
    • Bullywug

    -casts Revivify on the thread-

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

    #640238
    Pencil-Monkey
    • Posts : 5728
    • Mind Flayer

    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 @[member=”Lockhart”], did you ever get time to listen to some podcasts? 🙂

     

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