RPPR Episode 62: Post Gencon 2011 Wrapup part 2

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Synopsis: In this episode, we bring in Aaron and David to discuss their experiences at Gencon 2011. Aaron ran three sessions of a Monsters and Other Childish Things game based on the Secrets of NIMH while this was David’s first Gencon. David cosplayed as an anime character, so he had a different experience. We also go over our purchases at Gencon and share more anecdotes from con games.

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  13 comments for “RPPR Episode 62: Post Gencon 2011 Wrapup part 2

  1. August 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    It’s truly shameful just how much I enjoy being mentioned on the show. It was a lot of fun playing in your game, Aaron, glad it went well for you after the first one. If you run a different game next year I’ll certainly try to get into the game. I’ll be running some stuff for Arc Dream again too, be happy to have you as a player as well.

  2. SimonLucid
    August 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Regarding the amount of APs, I think two a week is a good number because you don’t want to get too back logged and so that the continuity of the longer games stays more fresh in peoples minds and encourages discussion.

  3. joe
    August 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I agree with Simon. Perhaps you could do something like ‘Wild Talents Wednesdays’ and then an one-shot game some other time during the week.

  4. joecrak
    August 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Being one that listens at work, I am pro as many as you want to put up. And really, there is no downside to putting more up, so people will suddenly have more options to listen to shows?

    That doesn’t sound like something worthy to complain about.

    “Oh no we are getting all this wonderfully entertaining free content, how dare you!”

    loved that song!

  5. Amish Ninja
    August 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout Aaron!

  6. Dom
    August 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    As far as AP posting goes, I think two a week hits the right spot.

    I think that the Modern League AP posting isn’t the best for the experiment’s purpose. I had listened to them back when they were gifted for contributing to a Kick-starter, and so I didn’t download it twice.

    Also, for itself, I didn’t find the games to be too interesting when compared to, say, Eclipse Phase or Heroes of New Arcadia. It’s probably because there were several references that went over my head.

  7. September 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    RPPR Crew! Shallazar loves you. The dood playing the old lady was named Devin.

    @Aaron, I got to play Hobomancer. The system is QAGS (quick ass gaming system), it plays a lot like old school hack. Justifications and some sort of awesome point mechanic. We played during the golden age of hobos, the 30s. We had Raccoon Robert ( a beastmaster Hobomancer) Eyeless Ezra (Streetpreaching hobo) and Rye Whiskey Joe (hobo alchemist). System is probable more fun than the game we played in.

  8. BOMherren
    September 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    If there can even be such a thing as too many APs being released in a week, then this probably requires a much higher output than any one gaming group can sustain over time. Many fans like to listen at work or during exercise, and can readily absorb one AP a day or more. Getting rid of the backlog would help keep the content of future releases more up to date, stimulating discussion and giving us listeners a better sense of the pacing and continuity of the campaigns.

    Even if some listeners were overwhelmed by a sudden deluge of content, then I don’t think that’s a problem. It just transfers the backlog from Ross’ list onto the individual listeners, who can then select individually and intelligently, based on personal preferences.

  9. du8
    September 8, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I’ve been listening to the show for a while now and I really enjoy it! I’ve already made several purchases based on your shout outs and reviews.

    Thanks so much for your coverage of Gen Con! I have always wanted to attend and I’ve never been able to. If society as we know it still exists in 2013, I’m going to try and attend then.

    Anyway, I didn’t have much to say this time. I just wanted you to know that I really enjoy the show and I appreciate that you take the time to do it.


  10. Motorbreathjazz
    September 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I agree with BOHherren, post as many as you can. People can pick and choose what they want to listen to and in what order. I personaly would love to hear more Monsters games but will listen to everything over time. If your going to listen to it all at some point what’s the difference between having many now or a few here and a few more there.

    Thanks for the shout out Ross, that Monsters game was a blast. If you plan one doing another next year I will most definitely be there to play.

  11. Journ-O-LST-3
    September 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Yeah, I’ve got about twenty hours of commuting each week, and even when I added your podcasts to the Yog-Sothoth ones I still come up short. So pile them on I say.

  12. Jacob
    September 16, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Hey, it’s your call guys, really.
    It’s nice that you give listeners a choice, but candidly, what result are you expecting to get? About 60% will say nay, 30% will say aye, and the rest won’t feel like deciding. We, the fans, tune in whenever a new podcast is up and we listen to it.

    What is your ap-production capability in the first place? You have your lives (oddly enough) and we, the listeners, can’t demand less than you’ve been doing and more than you possibly could. Therefore, I suggest that you should post as many plays per, say, week as you actually played.

    PS Maybe you should partition your plays into single session chops? Would more, but less capacious, plays per week satiate our hunger for awesome sauce, guys?

  13. Brynhilde
    October 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Late to the game here (hey, I’m behind… and I don’t mind…) but I say post as many as you want. You want a big backlog, post a few, you want a little backlog, post a lot. We’ll eventually get to them!

    I just wanted to comment on David Wong. I once commissioned a piece of art from him (simple black & white sketch, no color), and I live in the same town as him… and it still took me a few years (two or three) to get my artwork. And he clearly hadn’t been working on it all that time… he started it some time on the weekend that he finally delivered it to me (and I hounded him all weekend for it). By the time did I get it, I was underwhelmed, and wasn’t even actively playing that character anymore. Sorry you got burned by him.

    In general, I just want to say I love your show, and I love your AP episodes. I’ve always thought I was not a fan of horror, but your CoC games (esp. Delta Green) are my absolute favorite. I’ll skip over other AP’s in my queue when I see one of those pop up! Thank you so much for being so entertaining! You make work fly by! 😉

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