Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Episode 246: The Actual Episode

Hey everyone! We've got an important episode for you- we're joined by Damian the DM from Adventures in Erylia, to talk about something we've never really done a deep dive on: the process of creating and producing an Actual Play podcast! Damian has a lot to say, as he's spent the last several years creating one over on his own show! So strap in, and get ready for a wild ride.

And remember, for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

We've only got a few more episodes left, so join us for another great one next time!

Episode 246: Real Talk About Actual Play

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. When recording an Actual Play podcast, what are the best recording software options?

2. What are tips and hacks for short-cutting or expediting the post recording editing process?

3. How do you prevent or reduce side conversations that are fun at a normal game but would distract and annoy a podcast audience?

4. Similarly, how do you strike a balance of getting to know the players and keeping the focus of the pod on the characters?

5. Do you give PCs plot armor in an actual play? What are some reasons for or against?


Noteworthy Links:

Extra Life, a charity gaming event in which we've taken part in previous years

Weapons of Legacy

Adventures in Erylia

Damian_the_DM on twitch

Zoom H6 and Zoom L12, two audio interfaces used by Damian

Hindenberg Journalist, an audio editing program Damian uses

Audacity, the audio editing program we use

Nowhere Men: The Nowhere Man Project, one of my other podcasts

DnD Beyond

The Kobold Fight Club, an online resource to design encounters in 5e D&D

Actual Play Podcasts discussed in this episode:

The Adventure Zone

Nerd Poker


Glass Cannon

Film Reroll

Critical Role

Stemming the Tide (from the people behind Encounter This!)

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