Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Season 4, Episode 11: Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of

Welcome back, Cromrades! On the show this week we have Jeffrey Shanks and Jason Durall, two Hyborian Age scribes who are part of a large collaborative effort to bring forth the definitive Conan RPG experience, Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
Thank you to everyone who sent in questions for us to ask! We tried to get to as many of them as possible! Big thanks to Jared Cvetas, Eddie Coulter, and John dAuteuil for sending in questions for Jeffrey and Jason! 

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Next time: We journey to the Temple of Abomination with Cormac and Wulfhere!
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Closing theme: "Dungeon Master" performed by Visigoth from the 2015 album "The Revenant King."
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  1. Guys - there is a lot of buzz that makes the episode hard to listen to. I guess it is feedback due to the call in.

  2. Yes, for the first several minutes there is some feedback from one of the mics that one of our guests was using. It goes away, and shouldn't detract from the information they drop about the RPG. Enjoy!

  3. That was great. Thanks! By Crom, I can't wait to get my hands on my books (Hoard pledge all the way)

  4. A tip about recording with guests: Use a Mumble Server (murmur). An Open Source program, that allows recording each participant on its own WAV layer in near to MP3 quality. You can push the Codec up to 122kbits and it's optimized for speech. So for most situations you'll end up with a recording that is close to local WAV for most ears.

    Example from my own podcast (it was an official podcast from Funcom - Age of Conan - I was their German Community Manager and the Comcast was a thing I did every second week for the German community): http://cdn.funcom.com/aoc/cromcast/de/cromcast-nr38.mp3

  5. Awesome! I bought the Conqueror's Collection pledge...super stoked for this! I'm especially excited about the skill-based classless system. In a recent D&D group I just joined I for the first time wrote a character backstory before even getting to the character sheet, so I had to fit the character into the game as opposed to the other way around. Class-wise it's something that doesn't make sense (barbarian/paladin), but that's what fit the character's backstory. And it's so rad that they have actual Conan and REH scholars working on the game!!!!