Guests are awesome
Would you like to join us on the podcast? We love having guests on, and we're always really nice to them. And they always have amazing RPG projects to tell us about!
When we have a guest on, they join us for the entire episode, taking part in it almost as a guest host (so it helps to listen to an episode to familiarize yourself with the format). The second half of the podcast is then a chat with the guest about... well, them! Their work, their projects, their favourite colour. It's not so much an interview as a chat. Here's the usual format:
- Introductions/brief chat. We warm up our engines and ease into the show.
- The week's RPG news. Morrus goes through the week's tabletop RPG news, and we all comment on or briefly discuss it.
- A Kickstarter 'game'. Our Favourite Game In All The World is where Morrus reads out the name of a Kickstarter and Peter and the guest try to guess what it is from just the name. It's more fun than it sounds.
- The topic of the week. This is the bit where we talk about the guest and their projects. This is about half the show.
We record on Mondays at 2pm UK time, and that takes about two hours (it's then edited down to a more competent-sounding one hour or so).
If you'd like to join us, please do email us! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
How it works
Usually, Morrus and Peter record live together in the 'studio'. They sit next to each other on a couch and talk into microphones. It's very exciting.
When we have a guest on, we use Skype (unless you're local, in which case you're welcome to join us in the studio!) We prefer a video call, as that makes for a better and more natural dynamic with all that visual social cue stuff that people like to talk about, but we don't save or publish the video. If you don't have a webcam, that's fine; we'll work with your disembodied voice!
All participants in the episode will need to record their own end of the podcast in WAV format using Audacity. They then send us that file, and Darryl, our editor and sound engineer, syncs up the different audio streams. It sounds better that way, we promise!
You'll also need to make sure you're wearing headphones. Otherwise, your microphone will pick up yours and our voices from your speakers, and it will be all echoey. Nobody wants that!
It sounds complicated, but it's not! We have a handy document here explaining exactly how to do it, with pictures and everything.