Saturday, September 24, 2022

Shownotes for Episodes 7,8 & 9

 That harddrive failure cost me a lot in terms of time, so I'm very late with these shownotes, but 'better late than never' I guess.

Ep 7

Theme                                     Enchiridion

Welcome                                 148 Barovian Castle

Dramatis                                  RPG SOUNDS “Realization”

Part 2                                       Odin 

Some  FX:                     

Ep 8

Theme                                     Enchiridion

Welcome                                 148 Barovian Castle

Part 1                                       Tense Cinematic Instrumental Ambient Music by Argsound


Dramatis                                  RPG SOUNDS “Realization”

Part 2 RPG SOUNDS             “Dark Continent”

Some  FX:                     

Ep 9

Theme                                     Enchiridion

Welcome                                 148 Barovian Castle

Part 1                                       Darren Curtis – She’s Watching Me

                                     211 Thieves Guild

Part 2                                      RPG SOUNDS “Dark Continent”

Some  FX:                     

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

More Beautiful Listener Submitted Artwork!!

 I feel like a rich man! Check out these astounding submissions by Brandon Yu (various manticores) and Simon J Williams (Coll from S2... the first artwork for S2 so far).  Thanks SO MUCH to Brandon and Simon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Alchemists' Fire

 Sorry this a bit late; I'm playing catch up after my hard drive failed and I spent the last month in computer purgatory.

Monday, September 12, 2022

A Lovely Review of One Shot in the Dark with Playthrough (partial)

 A very fun review of the game by 'Stache' from Lonely TTRPG podcast.  You can find it on your favorite podcatcher, or watch it on Youtube with visuals here.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Map of the City Watch Tower

Not exactly a spoiler, but you might want to wait until after you've heard ep 8 for this one.  Also, Shownotes for eps 7 & 8 will be delayed... my computer has been in the shop for 2 weeks and I have fallen way behind.  Shownotes are something I need the main rig to do properly.  Hopefully I won't have any interruptions in my actual release schedule, but it might happen... :(

In the meantime, here's a map of the City Watch Tower that I was lucky enough to have backed up on a flashdrive before Ye Olde Blue Screene of Deth:

Friday, September 9, 2022

Pendulum playtesters: please read

 Even though I've had a setback with my computer blue-screening, I wanted to post this note to the blog to say thanks to all those who helped out so much by playtesting and sharing their ideas.  The finished Pendulum is quite different now as a result of your comments.  There were a few ideas that I wanted to implement but could not, and I wanted to acknowledge them.  They are very worthy but for one reason or another, I couldn't make them happen.  They were:

  • Making the blank parts of the table form-fillable.  A clearly excellent idea.  I spent a lot of time testing products for this, but ultimately couldn't make it work.
  • Playing the game backwards.  Another great idea, but would have required a complete re-write as so many prompts refer backwards to older ones.
  • Adding a variety of sample lists and tables for names, secrets, etc. I thought about this and decided there should either be a lot or none.  Perhaps I can post this kind of thing piecemeal here on the blog.
The title of this post says 'please read' because I wanted to list all the names of my playtesters here to catch anyone I might have somehow missed.

If you playtested Pendulum and you don't see your name here (or if you see a spelling error or something like that), please reach out and tell me (using the comments or email or Twitter or whatever works!) so I can fix the oversight.  The worst thing I can imagine doing is to neglect to thank someone who helped.  If you see your name and all looks well, you don't need to do anything.

Here's the list:

PLAYTESTERS: Thanks so very much to Charles "Cid" Jean, Steve Morrison, EZ, Talon 

Waite, James Sral, Josh @ Mudbeggar Games, Christer Enfors, HODAG RPG, Eric Dill 

(@drakonspyre), Caulin Close, Matt Hayles, Mike Northcraft, Tony Mowery, 

CadejoNegro, Andrea Privitera, Gregory Timperio, Andrew Brewer, Laurent Banguet & Robin Sampson

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Delays, delays...

I thought I'd make a quick note to say that I'm still here, just suffered a setback when my new computer bluescreened about 10 days ago.  The result: I'm a bit delayed with Pendulum and some of my communications, but I'm still here, ready to catch up when I get that computer back from the shop.  I'll probably have to double up on shownotes and do ep 7 and 8 together, after the release of ep 8 on the 11th.

Should be back on track in no time.