Monday, January 24, 2011

Episode 22: Season Finale

In the Season Finale of Mom's Basement Podcast, we beg for your votes and comments!

Episode 22: Season Finale


  1. I really enjoyed your Ronnies episode. It was good to hear your opinions of the different games and your personal rankings.

    The episode that followed which was the Dance Macabre was a bit hard to follow but I did get the gist of what you were doing with the game.

    I am afraid that I have only been really listening to your podcast since episode 18 but it has been pretty decent though you tend to interrupt each other quite a bit making it harder to follow at times.

    I hope you go on to do a second season and continue to work on developing your games.

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Smerg!

    I definitely agree. Our actual play podcasts are terribly hard to follow. Between the fact that you can't see any of the physical actions, the simultaneous talking that you mentioned and people moving closer to and farther aware from the mic, it's an absolute mess. I rarely want to listen to them, and I'm in them.

    I know we call MBP the "least professional podcast on internets," but I do think listeners should be able to understand what is happening, and I feel a lot of the actual play casts really fail in that regard. (If you want to hear a real mess, check out Episode 13: Shade. At one point, music is blaring, obscuring everything that happens.)

    Meanwhile, I don't think clarity is a huge problem with the topical podcasts. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    Ideally, I would like to see season 2 have more topical podcasts and less actual play (maybe 80% to 20%). I'd also like to see the actual play casts that we do post be a) higher quality and b) more often feature games we didn't create. I'd really like it if we added an actual play by request feature, where designers could email us and ask us to playtest their games on podcast.

    That said: I really want to hear what our listeners think. Maybe you love actual play and hate topical casts. Don't be afraid to say so! I'd really love to hear some diverse opinions.