Tuesday, December 22, 2009

SnoutCast #3: Story Time

Apologies for the audio artifacts this time around. I forgot to unplug my laptop before recording and had to remove the 60-cycle hum (and harmonics) using a software notch filter. Which is ironic, because I warned about this very problem on the Wired How-To Wiki.

[ Download mp3 - 39 MB ]

00:00 - random teaser
01:25 - shout-out to our two confirmed listeners!
02:10 - "Which Game had the most coherent story?"
06:25 - DeeAnn votes for The Goonies Game
12:20 - stories in Snout Games
13:45 - clue difficulty distribution; dromedary vs. camel
21:27 - Curtis actually means Mickey Rooney
22:47 - "Go to Hogwarts" (see what she did there?)
37:46 - in other gaming news...
41:04 - The End

Happy Holidays, y'all!

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey," "Skullcrusher Mountain," "Tom Cruise Crazy," and "Chiron Beta Prime" by Jonathan Coulton

CKL DeeAnn Jasper


Blake Tucker said...

I'm offended that everyone has forgotten "Espionage" on the coherent story vote!

DeeAnn said...

Hi, Blake--

It's not so much that we forgot about it, but that CKL didn't call it out in the contents. We did discuss the Game, but we're not qualified to make a story judgment. Neither of us played in "Espionage."


CKL said...

I'm offended that you didn't listen to the whole podcast before commenting on it! :)

Skott said...

Thanks for fielding my question :)
It sounds challenging to GC an coherent original story that teams would actually care about enough to pay attention to. Especially considering slower teams get skipped over clues and there's a constant meta-gaming thought process going on. Most people I talked to say you did a great job with Hogwarts story-wise. Sorry I missed it!

Wei-Hwa Huang said...

I believe The Brain's "YES!" is an exaggeration of Orson Welles, which does predate Ed McMahon.

ubragg said...

Good stuff, Curtis and DeeAnn! Your SnoutCasts have made my last couple holiday flights go a little faster. :)

Discussion suggestion a future SnoutCast: What is your all time most memorable moment in a Game? Most memorable moment in each Game you played in or ran might also be fun.

And a possibly stupid question: Is there a way to subscribe to your audio podcast that I'm missing? So far I've just had to download each one independently.

CKL said...

@ubragg: Glad you're enjoying the podcast! Thanks for the topic suggestion. We'll put it on our list.

You can now subscribe to the SnoutCast with this URL:


That should work in iTunes and most other podcast feed readers. Let me know if you have any problems.

Corby said...

You guys are up to #12 now, but I've been downloading Snoutcast via iTunes ever since it was possible (which I guess is this episode). I'm listening furiously, and hope to meet you soon in the present. I LOVED heading Sean's Old Person clue (beta and the real one with Coed). I played some fro Crissy last night and she plotzed!

CKL said...

Actually, we've been on iTunes for a while, but I may have broken the feed temporarily due to the Blogger migration earlier this month. Sorry about that. Glad to hear you're enjoying the show!