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Lardy Podcast

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:19 pm
by Richard
Afternoon all.

Just a heads up to say that we are planning to run a regular monthly Lardy podcast starting later this month. We have a rough idea of what we want to include, for example we are keen to do reports on show trips, look at products from other companies which match well with our rule sets, generally talk about gaming and, whilst we intend to make it short and sweet, maybe 30 minutes an episode, we do plan to have occasional 'road trip' specials a la Top Gear covering things like our forthcoming trip to Passchendaele.

Anyway, we also thought that it would be good to ask you all what you would like to see included. That could be a broad subject, a regular 'column' on something, or a specific question for the mail bag, maybe guests we could have on?

Any tips gratefully received.



Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:50 pm
by Archdukek
Sounds like an interesting idea and a good opportunity to hear more from the other stalwarts on Lard Island and avoid interviewing that Clarke chap who witters on incessantly whenever he is on Meeples. :D

Seriously I always enjoy your contributions to Meeples and it would be fascinating to hear more about your research findings or the thinking behind the design approach you have taken in particular rules. However, keep it short and focussed, as you do in your WSS columns, would be my advice for what it's worth.


Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:50 am
by Captain Reid
I agree entirely with John.

In a half hour show, I don't think you'll have time for regular slots. Also, if you have regular slots then you must always produce content to fill them, which can then seem like a chore, potentially resulting in more lacklustre content.

Whereas if you just pick a topic for the week, on whatever thing takes your fancy, you'll be enthused and the whole thing will be better for it.

Put on your hippy wig and go with the flow, man. Don't get pressured into conforming to the system, man.

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:45 am
by Truscott Trotter
Mail bag question of the month would be a good regular thing to include?

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:10 am
by agent_pumpkin
Sounds excellent! A mail bag/email/forum/twitter/facebook/pub question would be great.

As Captain Reid said with just 30 mins you cant really have time for a quest slot, but you could have a guest co-presenter from time to time? Or every now and again dedicate a whole show to one fellow gamer and or game-designer to chat with such as Henry Hyde?

Actually looking forward to this.

Oh! Will there be a Samantha on hand, or Mrs Trellis of North Wales? ;)

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:20 am
by sjwalker51
More likely to be the lovely Sid on hand, I suspect.

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:32 pm
by Truscott Trotter
As long as he's not topless this time!

PS on a slightly more sober note a "Whats on Rich's workbench" segment might be a regular?

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:29 pm
by MikeH
Sounds like a great idea Rich, but do you really think you can stick to 30mins?

you know your mates on M&M will there to support you by getting the word out to the public

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:31 pm
by Pavlovs_Dog
It sounds like a wizard idea, I am coming to the conclusion you can never have enough Lard (when playing toy soldiers is concerned).

Re: Lardy Podcast

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 am
by Richard
Well, the first one clocked in at 58 minutes. We hope to go live on that next week.