Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SnoutCast #167: Comparative Playtesting in Portland (Afoot vs. DASH)

In which we preview the Portland Afoot Game (May 4th) and DASH 5 PDX (May 18th). No spoilers!


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00:59 - "verifiable"
02:42 - compare and contrast
05:00 - cisgendered team formation
07:30 - a puzzling philosophy
11:16 - following instructions is fun!
14:48 - the scourge of scoring
20:25 - tasks & activities & challenges & things.
22:15 - VERY MINOR WARTRON SPOILER
25:29 - Twitter usage paradigms
30:17 - "Why DO people want to talk to other people?"
33:34 - The End

Tell us we're wrong on the Internet! E-mail podcast@snout.org or post a comment at www.snout.org/podcast.

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "First of May" by Jonathan Coulton

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Curtis DeeAnn

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Flash Fiction: "Hang a Lantern on It"

And just in case you don't know what that phrase means...


http://youtu.be/AMBL4rzlZjQ

Read "Hang a Lantern on It" at 512 Words or Fewer

Curtis

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SnoutCast #166 : The "I" in Team

What's the deal with "the Game community?" A sort-of follow-up to our one hundredth podcast.


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00:59 - "singular"
03:46 - does solving puzzles make you smart?
06:20 - yet another half-baked hypothesis
09:40 - makin' community out of nothin' at all
13:03 - sharing is caring
17:31 - is puzzle hunting a one-way street?
19:37 - "MAYBE IF PEOPLE HAVE THOUGHTS THEY WILL E-MAIL US AT PODCAST@SNOUT.ORG"
22:04 - The End

Tell us we're wrong on the Internet! E-mail podcast@snout.org or post a comment at www.snout.org/podcast.

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "A Talk With George" by Jonathan Coulton

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Curtis DeeAnn

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

SnoutCast #165: We've Got Spirit, Maybe We Do?

In which we discuss T-shirts, branding, and angry cats. But not taxes.


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00:58 - "spirited"
01:22 - for tax advice, check out SnoutCast #61: Games and Taxes
02:38 - attempting to define "team spirit"
04:00 - backstory: Curtis goes to Paradise Lost III
06:55 - the value of having a distinct team identity
09:13 - DeeAnn's Viking-inspired costume experience
11:55 - dress blues
13:57 - yet another half-assed theory
20:24 - clipboard grudge
24:50 - "and don't put your hand in my mouth anyway"
28:49 - The End

Tell us we're wrong on the Internet! E-mail podcast@snout.org or post a comment at www.snout.org/podcast.

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "Shop Vac" by Jonathan Coulton

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Curtis DeeAnn

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Flash Fiction: "Not From Montgomery"

Low bar this time: I really didn't have any goals other than passing the Bechdel test. (I'm busy this week, traveling and attending Paradise Lost.)

Read "Not From Montgomery" at 512 Words or Fewer

Curtis

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

SnoutCast #164: Rhymes with "Hoary"

This podcast is like a storybook story, and it's as real as the feelings you feel.


[ Download mp3 - 37 MB ]

00:58 - "bookish"
03:12 - you, too, can send us an e-mail
04:54 - comparing XCOM strategies
05:50 - look, it takes a long time to write a novel
08:24 - the cool thing that happened recently: Query Shark!
13:54 - from query to synopsis to manuscript
22:10 - Hogwarts and the endless story conferences
27:38 - riffing on tropes, like you do
29:36 - who else loves deadlines?
38:40 - upcoming events: Portland Afoot Game (May 4th), DASH 5 (May 18th)
39:36 - The End

Tell us we're wrong on the Internet! E-mail podcast@snout.org or post a comment at www.snout.org/podcast.

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "I Feel Fantastic" by Jonathan Coulton

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Curtis DeeAnn

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

SnoutCast #163: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

In which we blather on about Kickstarter, again.


[ Download mp3 - 33 MB ]

00:59 - "regal"
01:10 - spoiler-free Game of Thrones micro-recap
03:40 - you might call it a new direction
05:02 - Kickstarted on April 1st: Emperor's New Clothes!
10:47 - going back to Hogwarts
20:50 - "Is this better than playing Skyrim? [Y/N]"
25:52 - the bottom line (and more)
34:02 - upcoming event: you can now sign up for DASH 5
35:58 - The End

Tell us we're wrong on the Internet! E-mail podcast@snout.org or post a comment at www.snout.org/podcast.

Music: instrumentals from "Code Monkey" and "I Crush Everything" by Jonathan Coulton

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Curtis DeeAnn