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Matt Snyder
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« on: March 12, 2006, 08:56:36 PM »

If you haven't heard, I've been recording an online game of Nine Worlds, involving me, Thomas Robertson, Fred Wolke and Ben Lehman. Download the sessions:


Session 1

Session 2
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Nicolas Crost
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2006, 08:16:04 AM »

I just wanted to tell you, that I absolutely loved the audio files you put up here! I bought Nine Worlds a while back and the audio transcript really made me want to play the game right NOW!

Btw: how did you "tape" the audio stream from Skype?
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2006, 12:06:03 PM »

Hello, Nicolas. I'm EXTREMELY happy to hear that people enjoy these recordings.

As for how I recorded them, it's a tricky process, actually! It involves a couple pieces of fairly inexpensive software and some much-appreciated patience from my fellow players. To date, I don't know of any reliable, simple method for recording on Skype. I suspect it will become simpler as time wears on.

As for how I do it now, I use Audacity to record and edit the files. I use a piece of software called "VAC" (Virtual Audio Cable) that acts as a kind of "pretend" switchboard for audio feeds to record input and output (believe me, that makes me sound like I understand it better than I actually do!).

Down the road, I should post a tutorial with screenshots. But, for now, I'm more interested in finding time to edit the remainin audio I've already got recorded. There are five sessions total so far, and we're still playing! In fact, we're up this Wednesday again after a two-week break.
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Nicolas Crost
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2006, 01:34:44 PM »

But, for now, I'm more interested in finding time to edit the remainin audio I've already got recorded. There are five sessions total so far, and we're still playing! In fact, we're up this Wednesday again after a two-week break.
I would be delighted to get to hear those as well. I think everybody should do that with their games. It makes it much easier to get a sense of the actual dynamics of the game in progress. And I really liked the rules questions and the commentary concerning those questions. This is an accessible way to learn about the "rougher" parts of the game.

Thanks again, I enjoyed it very much and I am looking forward to hearing the following sessions!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 08:07:54 PM »

I'm really really really looking forward to the next session.  I hope you get some time to get it properly edited sometme soon.  I know that there are several folks here, as well at RPG.NET, who are really digging the play so far.  I think it's great pub for a game that seems to have not gotten the press it deserves.  If that's not incentive enough, I know it's been responsible for at least 2 sales (me and a buddy).  Just thought I'd let you know that people ARE paying attention.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2006, 10:18:31 PM »

Any progress yet?
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 05:26:50 AM »

Yes, some. I've got about a third of the second session edited. I plan on releasing all files for the second session at once. Look for it in about a week or so.
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2006, 07:45:24 PM »

Excellent news.  Thanks for the update.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2006, 05:14:18 PM »

Has it been a week or so yet?   :)
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2006, 05:46:12 AM »

Alas, it has, and I got swamped by organizing Forge Midwest. I haven't forgotten about it, I'm just a damn liar and procrastinator with a full schedule!
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2006, 06:12:19 PM »

Hehe.  No worries.  Just keeping you honest is all.  Take your time and get them up when you can.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2006, 08:20:24 PM »

Session two, scenes 1 & 2 now available! (14.7+ MB mp3 file)
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2006, 10:04:18 AM »

I was interested in Nine Worlds before; now I really, really want to play. The audio sessions sold me because:

1) They're remarkably cohesive and straightforward - very little of the drift and cross-talk I've seen happen in other session recordings. I suspect that playing via Skype may help this, as you're not actually sitting around a living room or table face-to-face with your friends, but still, I was impressed. No long jokes or conversational detours, just straight explanations of how to play followed up immediately by action. Kept my interest throughout.

2) I think I understand the basic rules, even though I've not seen the book. All the explanations given were very clear, and when you gave incorrect answers, you were quick to not only acknowledge the fact but go over the mistake and the correction. That kept everything crystalline in my mind, even though I was listening in traffic and unable to take notes.

Nice work. I'm looking forward to burning Session 2 onto the iPod and listening - hopefully tomorrow.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2006, 12:06:00 PM »

I think this is a better link.

http://www.chimera.info/nineworlds/media/nineworlds-skypegame-05.mp3
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2006, 12:18:45 PM »

Ivan, I'm really glad you like the recordings and Nine Worlds. To be fair, however, know that I've edited down these recordings to sift the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. We sound a lot smarter and focused than we are. That said, I DO think the game is focused and we've stayed on task in our sessions pretty well.
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