Sunday, December 11, 2022

Fierce Firelight: Podcast

I've started a podcast for my short stories, readings, conversations, and commentary. 

Special thanks to Dan Sullivan for his irreplaceable work as an editor.


  1. Hmm I use the Pocket Casts app but I don't see this yet, will keep checking.

    1. Yes, I haven't yet gone through the mass-publishing process on buzzsprout yet; I want to get just a few more things put up first, and I'll probably need to remove Twin Dragons: Nobility first as it's set in 40k.

      Also I regret that I haven't addressed any comment lately; I've been preparing to travel and now traveling, and it reduces my general competence

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  3. Cool, yes. Hmm. Dig the voice. You've got a good one. Beware plosives 'specially if you want that voice to keep/remain buttery. I get obsessed about this stuff and others may not care, but you've clearly got aims at actual voice-work, whether just for your characters or future whatever, so... just a note.

    Second note, and more a question, went on a deep-dive of yr stuff, YouTubes, whatnot, and a question came to mind during the Patrick Stuart interview: is there a dearth of good layout designers in the OSR / DIY TTRPG community? I don't have enough books or haven't spent enough time downloading PDF's to know, but some I've seen (of like, twelve) haven't figured out text hierarchy or whatever, and I'm not sure where I should lean in and start helping out.

    Somehow ended up here and realized this is my world after a long time being out on a raft by myself. You seem approachable; figure why not start.

    Also no idea why this is making me anonymous when I specifically suggested public, but it's Eric, who you don't know, I wager.

    1. Thank you, and I appreciate the pointer; do you mean avoiding delivering strong plosives into the mic, or just beware of stumbling on them? I've been trying to improve quickly across uploaded stories in terms of my approach to recording and editing, for example I've found that odd periods of dead silence are suboptimal even if you remove some random noises (learned from City of the Dead), so for Making Your Bones (which I wrote a good while back but only just re-recorded) I edited it such that there's generally a gap between sentences but not much absolute silence; I see that you've been doing audio readings for some time, so I'd be glad to know any lessons you've learned about recording in the process.

      I couldn't say anything definite about layouts, I just know it's been a point of difficulty or time sink for a number of people's projects; I haven't had a problem reading any RPG PDFs, nor have I published any RPG material intended as a 'finished good' yet so I haven't experienced the process, however I have begun to think about how to approach layout when I eventually do put out an adventure PDF of book of RPG material, so if you mean that you'd be interested in working as a layout designer for RPG products, we could touch bases about that when the time comes.


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