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Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:35 am
by Advent7
I really struggle with American podcasts in general, but I find retronauts a real slog despite loving the subject matter and the amount of detail they go in to. All the "Oh jeez!" "My goodness!" "Maybe we should all go and hunt some giant apes! I'm joking, please don't go and harm any animals". The worst thing they do is retroactively put what they were thinking in to playing a game for the first time. "I remember seeing peach's castle for the first time and thinking oh wow, I really like the way you've laid out this area for me to practice my moveset but also appreciate the respect you're giving me as a player to discover what I want to be doing here before I choose when to proceed" No you strawberry floating didn't think that :fp:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:47 am
by Mafrozen
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Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:49 am
by Preezy
Ad7 wrote:I really struggle with American podcasts in general, but I find retronauts a real slog despite loving the subject matter and the amount of detail they go in to. All the "Oh jeez!" "My goodness!" "Maybe we should all go and hunt some giant apes! I'm joking, please don't go and harm any animals". The worst thing they do is retroactively put what they were thinking in to playing a game for the first time. "I remember seeing peach's castle for the first time and thinking oh wow, I really like the way you've laid out this area for me to practice my moveset but also appreciate the respect you're giving me as a player to discover what I want to be doing here before I choose when to proceed" No you strawberry floating didn't think that :fp:

I read that in an annoying American voice and it fit perfectly :lol:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:00 am
by Preezy
Tafdolphin wrote:I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone

Just finished episode 1 of this, really enjoyed it and I'm already looking forward to seeing where the adventures of Merle, Taako and Magnus go from here. Thanks for sharing Taf, I'd probably never have stumbled upon it myself.

Having also just finished season 1 of Stranger Things I can really visualise them all sat in a basement playing D&D, and now I imagine their dad looking like Mike's dad :lol:

Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:42 am
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Preezy wrote:Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(


Preezy wrote:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:45 am
by Preezy
Touche. You cut me deep, Ser Mogster.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:07 pm
by Rudolphin
Preezy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone

Just finished episode 1 of this, really enjoyed it and I'm already looking forward to seeing where the adventures of Merle, Taako and Magnus go from here. Thanks for sharing Taf, I'd probably never have stumbled upon it myself.

Having also just finished season 1 of Stranger Things I can really visualise them all sat in a basement playing D&D, and now I imagine their dad looking like Mike's dad :lol:

Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(


I'm getting towards the end of their first (3 year) campaign now and it's just super, super good. I'd be lying if I said it hadn't made me cry on a few occassions. Once they're done with the initial, out-of-the-book mission it gets real, real good real, real fast.

Stick with it! Glad to be of service!

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:18 pm
by Advent7
that sounds great! Will give it a go.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:20 pm
by Rudolphin
Pro-tip: if you search for fan-art, search carefully. Lot's of spoilers about and you do not want to be spoiled.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:26 pm
by Advent7
I have no interest in fan art so don't worry about that :lol:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:47 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:How Did This Get Made? - I just tried to listen to the latest episode and it's just a wall of annoying American noise, it's like the audio version of an annoying youtube thumbnail trying to get me to watch some shitty vlog channel about kerrazy gamers wearing snapback baseball caps and hispter glasses strawberry float off.



I found it to be the same. Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the ep I tried.

I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone


Do you need to know anything about D&D to be able to follow this?

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:49 pm
by Rudolphin
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:How Did This Get Made? - I just tried to listen to the latest episode and it's just a wall of annoying American noise, it's like the audio version of an annoying youtube thumbnail trying to get me to watch some shitty vlog channel about kerrazy gamers wearing snapback baseball caps and hispter glasses strawberry float off.



I found it to be the same. Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the ep I tried.

I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone


Do you need to know anything about D&D to be able to follow this?


Absolutely not. They're all D&D newbies and explain stuff as they go along. Unlike pretty much every other D&D playthrough I've listened to they also sideline the mechanics for the story and characters, which was an excellent idea.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:00 pm
by Partridge Iciclebubbles
Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:How Did This Get Made? - I just tried to listen to the latest episode and it's just a wall of annoying American noise, it's like the audio version of an annoying youtube thumbnail trying to get me to watch some shitty vlog channel about kerrazy gamers wearing snapback baseball caps and hispter glasses strawberry float off.



I found it to be the same. Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the ep I tried.

I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone


Do you need to know anything about D&D to be able to follow this?


Absolutely not. They're all D&D newbies and explain stuff as they go along. Unlike pretty much every other D&D playthrough I've listened to they also sideline the mechanics for the story and characters, which was an excellent idea.


Sounds quite interesting, I will give it a go.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:10 pm
by Rudolphin
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:How Did This Get Made? - I just tried to listen to the latest episode and it's just a wall of annoying American noise, it's like the audio version of an annoying youtube thumbnail trying to get me to watch some shitty vlog channel about kerrazy gamers wearing snapback baseball caps and hispter glasses strawberry float off.



I found it to be the same. Couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of the ep I tried.

I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone


Do you need to know anything about D&D to be able to follow this?


Absolutely not. They're all D&D newbies and explain stuff as they go along. Unlike pretty much every other D&D playthrough I've listened to they also sideline the mechanics for the story and characters, which was an excellent idea.


Sounds quite interesting, I will give it a go.


Good stuff. It starts getting really great around Episode 7, though it's still good before then.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:53 pm
by Tell Karl his brother is dead
Preezy wrote:Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(

It's definitely possible to play via Skype fwiw.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:58 am
by Dual
Tafdolphin wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I am, however, strawberry floating loving The Adventure Zone. Three brothers and their dad play a D&D campaign that starts off fairly normal but becomes something really special. It stars the McElroy's (off of Polygon and the like) and its equal parts hilarious and inventive.

http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone

Just finished episode 1 of this, really enjoyed it and I'm already looking forward to seeing where the adventures of Merle, Taako and Magnus go from here. Thanks for sharing Taf, I'd probably never have stumbled upon it myself.

Having also just finished season 1 of Stranger Things I can really visualise them all sat in a basement playing D&D, and now I imagine their dad looking like Mike's dad :lol:

Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(


I'm getting towards the end of their first (3 year) campaign now and it's just super, super good. I'd be lying if I said it hadn't made me cry on a few occassions. Once they're done with the initial, out-of-the-book mission it gets real, real good real, real fast.

Stick with it! Glad to be of service!


I've just listened to the first half hour of Ep1. Hilarious.

I was in at 'Taco the Wizard' :lol:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:30 am
by Rudolphin
Karl wrote:
Preezy wrote:Does make me somewhat melancholic that I don't have a group of friends that I could sit and play a proper session of D&D with, I've never played it before but would love to give it a go, but sadly foreveralone.jpg :(

It's definitely possible to play via Skype fwiw.


Yeah, I'm leaving my group behind in England and we're already talking about Skype

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 pm
by Preezy
I’m up to episode 6 of The Adventure Zone and I freaking love it. Been humming the theme tune all day :toot:

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:32 pm
by Mafrozen
I tried to get into that podcast a few months ago but I really can't stand Justin McElroy's annoying tubby American geek voice.

Re: Podcast Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:38 pm
by Preezy
Yeah I know what you mean, but in my head he’s the older version of Dustin from Stranger Things so it fits for me.