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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #285 on: July 23, 2013, 11:35:57 AM »
I'd really like an episode on the Hero Trap or ASCII.

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revisitation of games (ToME, Brogue and Dredmore sounds nice)
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Coming out of the IRDC, sounds like a Puzzle episode would be very interesting too!

Heh, looking over that list, every single episode would be interesting :P

Will you do an epsiode on ARRP this year? I remember last year you talked about it a lot before the event, but then really didn't mention much about it after the fact. Would be nice to have at least an overview episode to talk a bit about the releases there and such. It's so awesome for the 7DRL event, so I think it would be cool for the ARRP too.

Oh, and a NetHack episode to get mr. Harris back would be very nice!

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #286 on: July 23, 2013, 12:36:52 PM »
Automated play / tool assistance - More details, what is this?

Using bots and software tools.

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The Hero Trap - More details, what is this?

People try to be heroes in roguelikes, especially those new to the genre, and this gets them killed. How can roguelikes teach their players to act like rogues instead of heroes?

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How to be Good at Roguelikes - This'd be nice.......... can you teach patience over a podcast?

I could speak very slowly :P

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #287 on: July 23, 2013, 12:52:44 PM »
Another vote for "How to be good at roguelikes" from me. I love them, but ultimately fail miserably, often. In fact I've never reached past level 2 in the Dungeonmans preview build! I'm used to investing in RPG characters in MMO's etc, and I really do dig deep into builds and tactics, but usually my RL characters are so short lived I've barely got time to get to know them before they're dead and buried. :(

Also, I'd like to see a round up of the current Mobile RL's

Currently got this collection ("channel") together over at Playboard.me for Android RL's

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #288 on: July 23, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »
Currently got this collection ("channel") together over at Playboard.me for Android RL's



Link doesn't work, can you fix it? I'm curious

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #289 on: July 23, 2013, 01:25:41 PM »
If you guys are considering revisits, I think you should try to get more in depth discussion of the specific games, perhaps without the creators just with community members or experts from that game's player community.

The previous episodes on each of the games has been very much an overview or initial impressions. Since those episodes, personally, I've gone and tried those games, and failed, so I'm familiar with the game in general, and now I'd be looking for insights into how to enjoy, improve, explore the game more.

For example, in addition to a re-overview, where the game might be going, etc. have some meat for current players or those that have tried and bounced off the game:
  • tips for beginners
  • tips for intermediate players
  • typical or innovative strategies for mid-game
  • discussions of classes strengths / weaknesses (for example in Tome)
  • goals for characters at certain milestones in the game

It might result in more narrow interest episodes, but as a player of some of the games, that's personally what I'd like. Another overview isn't going to help me enjoy the game, or get back into a game whose systems I failed to grok.

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #290 on: July 23, 2013, 04:53:58 PM »
Agreed that there's lots of interesting topics ahead from the looks of it---I'd also suggest continuing to accost/kidnap/invite devs from more obscure Roguelikes in on the fun.

Also, I guess at this point you lot might as well add me to the sidebar on the right?   8)  Where there's already been 2 visits, it pretty well stands that there's likely to be more down the line as it does.
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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #291 on: July 23, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »
Link doesn't work, can you fix it? I'm curious

Sorry about that, I've fixed it up now.

http://playboard.me/channel/51e64aa04368c3654900389f

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #292 on: July 23, 2013, 05:36:11 PM »
What about this for an idea, just throwing it out there...

Since these Let's Play videos are so popular nowadays, you only really get a single persons commentary on what is going on, and very often its for the first time.

How about a panel of people who know the game, experienced players, and they comment on a lets play video, highlighting areas that could have gone better and discussing the options available to the player. I suppose its a sort of 'coaching' session, but where you get a real insight into the decision process of the play.

Not sure how you assemble it logistically, but you'd capture the video of the person playing, and also the audio of the panel discussing whats going on. I suppose you do the Lets play video in advance, then the panel can watch it, assemble ideas thoughts and comments, and then you do some nifty editing and timing, and interlace the commentary - pausing the lets play - even slotting in visual facts or help at times of discussion. The captured audio panel could be recorded in real time, as a normal radio show, but it would be the clever interleaving with the video that would add a lot of worth to the show - and it would be a new dimension to the RR podcast :)

Just an idea. Not sure how feasible or how much work it would involve. But I can imagine the benefit of having a number of opinions on decisions made during play, as it plays out in front of the audience.

Otherwise a tiered discussion by the panel, for beginners, then intermediate players, along with anecdotal stuff by players would be quite appealing.

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #293 on: July 23, 2013, 05:42:15 PM »

Also, I'd like to see a round up of the current Mobile RL's

Currently got this collection ("channel") together over at Playboard.me for Android RL's



Thanks for this, there's a couple on here that I didn't know about yet. Now I need to go on a trip so I have an excuse to play on my android :)

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #294 on: July 23, 2013, 06:12:54 PM »
What about busting out of genre conventions and doing a podcastlike? Maybe a roguelikeradio drama? What about revisiting some of these RL's from the perspective of the _character_?! :P

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #295 on: August 08, 2013, 03:32:25 AM »
New episode out on the Hero Trap:

http://www.roguelikeradio.com/2013/08/episode-77-hero-trap.html

Don't know what that is? Well, go check out the episode then! :P

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #296 on: August 08, 2013, 06:49:08 AM »
New episode out on the Hero Trap:

http://www.roguelikeradio.com/2013/08/episode-77-hero-trap.html

Don't know what that is? Well, go check out the episode then! :P

I think I'm a model Hero Trap RL player. Coming from a background of CRPG's and ARPG's, RL's seem like an untapped resource of procedurally generated RP content, but as you say RL's are built different in the way they present the game, with slightly different objectives - not just to sweep in and storm in and solve all the worlds ills - but you have to pick your way through the system and make very key decisions at every step, for the wrong decision will lead to your instant and permanent death!

A lot of why RL's feel punishing to the Hero Trap players like myself, is probably down to my expectations of the game. If you come at it as you would a normal RPG, then you're going to have a rough time of it. It's good that RL's are now catering for the Hero Trappers of the world a little more, and are gently easing them into the gameplay, and hopefully coaxing them to see the differences and the uniqueness of the RL way. If RL developers can shape the experience to introduce the concepts to these action/RPG players coming into the genre for the first time, I think RL's will get much better press in the long run, and more player interest in exploring the essence of what it is that defines the genre.

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #297 on: August 08, 2013, 01:10:51 PM »

Also, I'd like to see a round up of the current Mobile RL's

Currently got this collection ("channel") together over at Playboard.me for Android RL's



Thanks for this, there's a couple on here that I didn't know about yet. Now I need to go on a trip so I have an excuse to play on my android :)

I wish infinite dungeons wasn't for $.

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #298 on: August 22, 2013, 09:17:13 PM »
New episode out on taking inspiration from Board Games:

http://www.roguelikeradio.com/2013/08/episode-78-inspiration-from-board-games.html

Alas I forgot to mention that there are several Rogue and roguelike card/board game adaptions :-/

We've also recorded an ep on Mobile Roguelikes that I can assure you in advance is *excellent*. Expect it to be published in about a week.

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Re: Roguelike Radio podcast
« Reply #299 on: September 03, 2013, 11:04:26 PM »
And here's the mobile episode:

http://www.roguelikeradio.com/2013/09/episode-79-mobile-roguelikes.html

Also, 2 years of Roguelike Radio! Wooo! :D