Why I love the Podcast Games!
The other day I was asked why I love gaming and podcasting those games so much and I had to take a second and think about that. I’ve had a long, long, life long enjoyment of games going back to some of my earliest memories of gaming with my Aunt and her husband in insanely long Monopoly sessions. It was never who won or lost but how we enjoyed the company and stories and comradery of the times. Thankfully that style of game enjoyment followed me as I grew older and started playing more than Chess and other milton bradley games. Then one faithful day I saw the AD&D GM’s Guide cover and fell in love with D&D consuming all I could about it and the books (Mind you Fantasy choose your own adventure books and Comics were how my parents snuck reading into my life before this time), and novels of Fantasy adventure and monster slaying.
To make a long story short flash forward a hand full of years and I was regularly running Teenage mutant ninja turtles, Rifts, Robotech and still D&D games and loving the story writing, pacing adventures and surprise encounters all the while loving to GM and occasionall getting to play!
Than fast forward again a pair of decades and I noticed something, our gaming groups had of course morphed, evolved, and changed due to adult duties and needs but even with old friends who didn’t game any more we could sit and talk about those AMAZING adventures of yesteryear! It was at this point now married and tied up in work, chores, to do list and trying to fill in a active gaming life (Thank you Honey for being a Gamer!) We noticed the hard long gaps in gaming and at the end of a game session we all would hurry and be whipping out phones and calenders looking for the next free day to game. I had been a long time lover of Podcasts on iTunes, so I decided to podcast our games from then on because of nothing else than to let us keep track of where we left off as well as we could listen to those epic moments where some amazing speech or snide remark was tossed out at the spur of the moment, or as I like to call it the ’magic of immersion in the now’. That feeling where your totally in sync with your character and your not playing them but being guided by what you just know to be true there character and when at that level of game enjoyment things just happen and hours fly by and you are left gasping at the amazing story you all just completed together. That magic is why I love to podcast so we can relisten, share and talk about it and if lucky get to relive it a little each time we revisit it. One thing I know that surprised us all was how much our listeners enjoy the shows and that’s added to us wanting to add little things like NPC stories and behind the scene moments that are a blast to write and record! So to sum it up I love to set up story frameworks with twists and turns and varied ending and getting to share them with those who enjoy similar things =D
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