Website & Updates!
Oh hey, friend. I say friend because if you're reading this, you are literally a close, personal friend of somebody in the cast. Thank you for checking out our podcast. Originally, this post was a long rambly paragraph which was terrible to read. So behold, mild organization:
Yes, we have a website. Let's call this a "soft open" as there are still some details missing here and there. Mostly in the cast and characters pages.
Yep, we're on twitter, too. Click here to check out our twitter page. This will be our primary means of communication between ourselves and our fan (you) for now. And if you follow our twitter, you'll know exactly when we post updates here about the show.
We'll be using Gina De Vivo's drawing of her character, Windsgar, as the art for our podcast and twitter until we find a more permanent show piece. But, for now, revel in the squirrel scavenging beauty that is Windsgar.
The reason you're here, presumably. First thing's first, you can listen to it on "The Podcast" page. Also, you can plug our RSS feed (link here) into the podcasting app of your choice. Chapter 1 & 2 are currently available. Chapter 3 will begin next Monday.
THE SOUND -
Honestly, the podcast came about because Elly recorded our first session on her iPhone, which is not the industry standard for podcasting. After that, I set my Yeti mic in the middle of the table hoping it would sound better. It was marginally better, but not great. Then, we upgraded to lavs for everyone at the table. They are not studio quality microphones, but they drastically focus and improve the sound for each person's voice, and allow us to continue to play the game relatively unencumbered. And it's mobile, which is rad.
THE PLAN -
Remember earlier when I called this a "soft open"? The audio quality of the first 4 chapters is lacking, and we want to step out of the gate with our best foot forward. So starting Next Monday, I'll begin posting a new episode every week. These regular updates will get me in the swing of scheduling, editing, and posting consistently as I aim to do for the duration of the podcast, thus preparing me for the the coming months and our iTunes debut. Additionally, when we get to Chapter 5 and go to iTunes, we will have a respectable library of episodes; listeners will be able to make the choice of starting from the beginning of the adventure, or from the point at which our sound drastically improves. As players and a DM, I think we also improve by that point, but I'm biased.
FINAL THOUGHTS -
I'm very excited about this whole project. It's so much fun to play this game with such wonderful people. Sharing the adventure with you is something I'm really looking forward to. I really hope you like it. Listen. Follow. And if you really like it, share. Because the best adventures are the ones you take with friends.
OOF THAT WAS CHEESY... HAPPY MONDAY!!!