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What do you think?
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:44:28 am »
I'm curious what you think of the podcast so far. Has it been helpful to you? Are there specific things you'd like me to cover?

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 10:00:52 am »
Huh. Never made a published adventure for anything myself. (Way back in 2e D&D I considered it with a mystery-style adventure I had run 3 times, but 3e destroyed the plot device that let it work.) Would definitely alter how I went about building an adventure.

For the campaign I'm doing now, I went with the Steadfast because I liked the background of the Gaian/Steadfast war as a backdrop to events. No kingdom of the Steadfast really stood out to me -- I'd have prefered far less crazy rulers, for one thing -- but I went with Thaemor due to poor status and proximity to the Beyond for PCs coming from that area. It fit the mayor's fanatical ambitions that the kingdom is poor and hemorrhaging 'troops' to support the war effort from towns that can't spare them. Hence PCs being hired as a catch-all 'do anything I ask. Please?' category for the mayor. While it is working out just fine, I have zero desire to expand the game further into the Steadfast and am really hoping the world guide does give more ideas on other places and potential stories set in them myself.

(Long term: the goal for my first campaign is for it to be a intro to the system/setting for everyone; my second one will be set some years later, with the previous PCs as legends/warnings/etc. and probably deal more with the war with the Gaians directly. Not sure yet; will depend on what players want to do.)

Definitely liking the podcasts: it's always interesting to see how other GMs approach making a series of adventures/settings for a game. Also seconding the idea of even a small pdf booklet of 'weird town/places/etc/' to find for GMs to use, via anthropology.

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 10:48:44 am »
I've never made an adventure for a supplement either. I've found that the considerations I have to make for podcasting it are similar (almost identical) as the ones for publishing it, so it's working out well.

I'm definitely going to be doing some anthropological things as part of the adventure. I've already designed two towns (one in Navarene and one in The Beyond) with their own customs. For me setting creation is a never-ending process. Every game I add bits here and there that I come up with on-the-fly during play. I've also been developing a culture for one of the species/creatures in Numenera that will be a big part of the beginning of the story. My intent with the campaign is to always go to new places that I will develop and include with the adventure.

Depending on how The Obsidian Monolith supplement does, I may do purely setting supplements in the future, with new peoples and places you can use in your game.

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 03:24:14 pm »
It's on my list of favorite podcasts with the Order 66 podcast.

Congratulations on your campaign becoming an officially licensed product!

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 07:14:03 pm »
Thank you!

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 05:59:52 pm »
The podcast so far has been inspirational to me so far.

I'm not intending to run my own whole campaign, as I prefer to be on the player side of the screen. I've always had a fiction-writing bug, and I'm crafting a 3-hour-ish one-shot now.

The OM episodes definitely help me in thinking about how to structure things as a story to be played and shared rather than the packaged short fiction I've written before.

Keep up the great work!

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 06:30:11 pm »
Thanks Gray! I'm glad you enjoy it. I'm hoping to get the 4th one out this week, but the holiday set me behind a little. :)

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 11:55:49 am »
I really enjoyed OB #4!  Lots of food for thought.  And I enjoyed the extra music on the end!

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 03:14:08 pm »
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it. :) I always wonder who, if anyone, notices when I add extra music to the end.

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2014, 06:40:36 am »
This is probably putting the cart before the horse, but do you have any feeling if the adventure/campaign will be ready for purchase by the end of 2015?  I'm sure the approval process will add a few months to it....

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Re: What do you think?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2014, 09:01:20 am »
Yes I hope to have it out by then. I already have the Limited License from MCG, so I don't have to worry about approval. It's just a matter of getting it written, laid out, artwork done, etc.