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Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:32:13 am »
For various reasons I stopped the podcast, mostly due to time and effort (on average it would take me around 20+ hours a week to do a single podcast) and although I loved doing it, it was a huge time-sink.

However, with various changes in technology and such I am going to try to do it again as I believe I can get the timing down significantly per week, perhaps just a few hours at most. Even if I can do a 30 minute show once a week would be better than nothing I would expect...

However with that being said the video game landscape has changed significantly. It's both somehow larger than ever before, but yet smaller if that makes any sense. More people are talking about gaming and doing gaming with YouTube and Twitch and such, but yet the number of games fragmented into so many different areas that it's hard to focus on anything specific. And I don't want my podcast to turn into something like "all Minecraft or all DOTA all the time". I am noticing that most of the most popular shows are extremely focused on just one game or one topic, which I find extremely limiting and boring personally.

With that being said I want to perhaps have the podcast not just focus on video games but ALL "nerdy-type" games in general. My knowledge and experience with boardgames, Magic, RPGs, and just everything and anything relating to gaming is fairly deep, nearly as deep as my video game knowledge. Plus I know people in that industry as well (not as many as video games, but still more than your average person).

I am thinking of bringing back the podcast but rather than doing 100% video games all the time I want to mix it up a bit and talk about a wider range of topics relating to gaming. For example, the new version of D&D is out and I might talk about that as well as anything in the world of video games. I'm still figuring out the format a bit, but I might just talk about a wide variety of games in the news segment depending upon what's going on that week. I would try to cover all topics and game types to give equal weight to a variety of topics.

My experience is that most people who are hardcore into video games also do other types of gaming. It's rare to be focused on just one thing and even people who are not "into" something like RPGs doesn't mean they wouldn't enjoy playing them. I sort of came up with idea recently as I finally managed to get some of my video game playing friends to play some D&D after pestering them for years to play ... and they loved it. In fact they are loving it so much that they are playing a weekly game now after it took me years to get them to just try it. I am finding that many of my friends who "just play Magic" or "just play LOL" I am finally getting them to branch out a bit and, surprise!, they actually love trying something new and want more of it.

So my question/request for feedback is as follows:

What do you guys think of this different type of format? The show would basically be the same as before, just a slightly different scope. It would be a true "gaming" show where I discuss all things gaming... The advantage of this type of format is that it opens up more people to the show. The disadvantage is that by focusing on several items rather than just one the show doesn't seems as centered and focused and might lose people who are looking for "just video games" and nothing but video games.

So does the advantage outweigh the disadvantage? What do you guys think of this new format? Let me know what you think...


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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 09:48:49 am »
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Yes. I love the new format idea.




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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 11:00:49 am »
Yes, please!

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 05:02:58 am »
I am in favor of this idea!

Of course, I'm in favor of any idea that makes more podcasts happen.
But this one certainly sounds good!
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 05:05:08 am »
My take on the idea:

AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MORE PODCASTS
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 02:50:04 pm »
It's your show Steve, sounds good to me.

I'm the same boat as your friends, I never bothered with RPG's until some of the forum members talked me into it.  There's definitely an interest among the forum for that kind of content.
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 03:11:35 pm »
Sounds good to me. I'm more worried about video games than the other stuff. Just make sure you cover games, not the bs that occurs around the video games industry. That junk is tabloid fodder for the likes of Kotaku. Don't be Kotaku. :P

Otherwise I always love having podcasts to listen to. Especially ones pertaining to gaming.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2014, 11:40:32 am »
Yeah, I heard Kotaku Sucks. Who was it that said that?

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2014, 12:50:30 am »
I support this it's been years since I loaded up a podcast on my iPod to listen to on the train in to work.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2014, 05:59:09 am »
Yes, do it! Maybe record a video blog too and do show and tell.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 02:44:15 pm »
And as always... don't forget the community. We want to help with stuff. We're here.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 11:32:24 am »
Hey, I remembered my password and Steve came back! Cool!

Also, I like the more gaming format. The Boy and I are playing Ticket To Ride both digital and analog and I am slowly pushing him to the pencil and paper side (he just bought a dice bag!)

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 12:35:02 pm »
Steve came back!

Yeah, four months ago. :P
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 04:57:53 pm »
HUE

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2014, 08:48:14 pm »
Steve came back!

Yeah, four months ago. :P

Relatively speaking, my delay is minimal.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2015, 07:10:42 pm »
Personally I'd love to have a regular Steve podcast no matter the specifics of the gaming-subgenres. Honestly I think whatever excites or interests you would probably make the best experience for the listeners. So big +1 to the podcast coming back in any form (30 minutes is plenty).

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2015, 07:13:43 pm »
Agree.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2015, 11:22:16 am »
Dat Episode #75 doe
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2015, 03:15:13 pm »
They are still coming, not a lot going on in the summer so I will wait a bit until I have stuff to podcast about.
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2015, 04:05:17 pm »
Oh okay, thought it was going to be a weekly thing but that was a bad assumption I see
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2015, 12:59:18 pm »
My suggestion: keep the primary focus on video games, but in each show throw in a minor segment about other gaming stuff: card games, board games, role-playing, pinball, fantasy sports leagues, battling robots, forum games, scavenger hunts, print-and-play, 3D-print-and-play, amusement park skee-ball, ... the list of potential topics might be endless.

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 04:25:53 pm »
I'd be interested in a regular or even occasional section of the show dealing with Pen and Paper RPGs, board games and other tabletop diversions.

I think it's particularly interesting how the big players in that industry like Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop seem to be losing a lot of custom to smaller more specialised publishers, and kickstarter seems to be playing a part as well. (So says the 80 I kicked into the new edition of Paranoia, anyway)
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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2015, 09:25:30 am »
H-how's it coming along?

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Re: Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2015, 12:00:26 pm »
Well if it helps, I had a dream last night and one of the smaller details I remember was that there was a new GS podcast. So maybe soon?