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Other Announcements / IRDC 2016 New York City: August 6-7
« on: March 05, 2016, 12:56:40 AM »
Hi folks, long time no post :)

Formally announcing the sequel to last year's IRDC Atlanta - IRDC New York City, August 6 - 7! Hosted by myself, with the generous help of NYU Game Center, a beautiful space in downtown Brooklyn dedicated to independent game community in the New York area. The name may be familiar to longtime Roguelike Radio fans - department chair Frank Lantz was on an episode!

If you'd like to get email updates, sign up on this Google form!

The main source of information will be through RogueBasin.

If you'd be interested in speaking, or helping in any way, please let me know! Assistance running equipment to stream/record like we did in Atlanta last year would be particularly nice, though anything from offering shared hotel rooms to ideas for post-con conversation spots would be appreciated.

Other Announcements / PAX Prime roguelike fan meetup?
« on: May 14, 2014, 02:52:12 PM »
Hey folks!

PAX Prime is a big video game convention in Seattle, Washington, USA happening the last weekend of August, through that Monday (September 1, which is Labor Day, a federal holiday here in the US). Any other roguelike folks planning to go? It'd be nice to meet up!

I posted this on the roguelikes subreddit, but I'll reiterate it here and see if any of you have any thoughts on this.

I really like video game charity marathons.

Traditional examples are things like Desert Bus for Hope and Zeldathon. In these, many people gather in one room and play a game or series of games, not stopping for many days, collecting money along the way that goes directly to a charity of the group's choosing. Their exploits - both in game and in the room - are broadcast online with an active chat room going alongside, and there's often silly things done on camera in exchange for donations. The chat keeps the participants energized and excited, and gives them something to interact with other than the game itself.

I really think there's room out there for roguelikes to be streamed online for charity. It would never make the many thousands of dollars these marathons make, but it could give a tidy sum to a worthy cause.

I think an interesting way to do this would be to stream on a channel fairly regularly - say a few hours every Saturday evening, depending on who's willing to stream - with donations open to a charity of our choice. People of any skill level would be welcome - and indeed, it may be useful to show early, mid, and late game strategies from people who understand the larger games. And people could play whichever roguelikes and roguelikelike/roguelite games they like - the more variety, the better.

Would people be willing to watch this? Stream for it, interacting with chat and commentating while they play? Would people be willing to donate to charity in exchange for the entertainment and information they'd get from it? Do you have particular charities you'd like to see this go to?

What are your thoughts on streaming roguelikes for charity?

Other Announcements / Exploring the ASCII Dungeon
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:58:46 PM »
So in a similar but also completely different way than Game Hunter, I've made a handful of roguelike Let's Plays on Youtube. My most recent series compared and contrasted various roguelikes in their "non-graphical" (i.e. ASCII) style. Feel free to check out the playlist, let me know what you think, and suggest other games for me to play!

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