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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #23

Episode 23 - "Squirrels are the devil's oven mitts." - Recorded 9/28/2010 - Runtime 1h11m16s

MP3 Podcast Version

In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by special guest Heathyr, talk about upcoming events in the neighborhood, recap the recent Northcoast NERO event http://northcoastnero.com , answer Andrew's question about personal plot, and shamelessly promote Matt's book http://memoirs.dalantia.org and the upcoming NERO Elkins events http://www.dalantia.org and the upcoming ARGO events http://neroargo.com

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Sorry, no play-by-play on this one.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shameless Self Promotion - MLC Listeners can get 15% off Memoirs of the Crimson Dwarf


Purchase Matt's book Memoirs of the Crimson Dwarf and use coupon code FALLREAD305 to get 15% off until 10/15/2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #22

Episode 22 - "I summon a force to disarm your Ustream." - Recorded 9/21/2010 - Runtime 70m52s

MP3 Podcast Version

In this episode, Eric & Matt talk about upcoming events in the neighborhood, OOG chatter ruining our LARP, the social stigma attached to LARP, and shamelessly promote Matt's book http://memoirs.dalantia.org and the upcoming NERO Elkins events http://www.dalantia.org

http://midlevelcrisis.dalantia.org
http://twitter.com/fantasmagorio
midlevelcrisis@gmail.com

Sorry, no play-by-play on this one.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #21

Episode 21 - "Curse of the Doom Box" - Recorded 9/14/2010 - Runtime 55m53s

M4A Enhanced Podcast Version
MP3 Podcast Version

In this episode, Eric & Matt talk about props, realism v. fantasy, and shamelessly promote Matt's book http://memoirs.dalantia.org and the upcoming NERO Elkins events http://www.dalantia.org

http://midlevelcrisis.dalantia.org
http://twitter.com/fantasmagorio
midlevelcrisis@gmail.com

Play by play:
(1m14s) Meet your new host, Robbie.
(1m37s) Uh oh, Eric shows up; this could be trouble.
(2m15s) Okay, Robbie is a guest, not the new host.
(3m16s) Matt and Eric are the biumvirate, the two legged stool upon which the Kingdom of the Crisis stands.
(4m15s) Sorry about the video folks; don't know why it's causing problems. The neighbors are probably downloading movies. Yeah. That kind.
(5m43s) We will begin, with this episode, to offer an mp3 version of the audio. Look for a link in the show notes and a mp3 version feed coming soon. We like m4a because we like what we can do with it, but I know some people can only listen to mp3s. So, we hear you and your wish is granted.
(7m27s) Shout out to Kevin from the Walking Eye podcast for helping us improve MLC and having a bag full of awesome http://www.thewalkingeye.com
(9m20s) LARP News - Check out LARP Source http://www.larpsource.com and LARP Ohio Blog http://larpohio.blogspot.com - both posted about sponsors in LARP
(10m45s) Matt is starting a Jugger team. Check out the USJL at http://americanjugger.com
(16m15s) We keep losing the video feed
(18m23s) The Practice of LARP - Talk about props
(29m20s) The Theory of LARP - We discuss a question sent in by Scarab: "Fantasical vs. Realistic... Where would you draw the line as too fantasical that it can't be properly repped in a larp and wheres too real that it makes it not so much an escape?"
(47m42s) Lots of shout-outs
(50m51s) Shameless Self Promotion
Eric & Robbie promote an idea for advertising - walking around town in costume on Halloween day and hand out flyers
Matt promotes the upcoming NERO Elkins 1-Day on 10/30/10 - http://www.dalantia.org
Matt also promotes his book "Memoirs of the Crimson Dwarf" - http://memoirs.dalantia.org

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #20

Episode 20 - "Boffering a Dead Horse" - Recorded 9/8/2010 - Runtime 63m39s



In this episode, Eric & Matt talk about using LARP to teach the Bible, things to avoid in LARP, and shamelessly promote Matt's book http://memoirs.dalantia.org and the upcoming NERO Elkins events http://www.dalantia.org

http://midlevelcrisis.dalantia.org
http://twitter.com/fantasmagorio
midlevelcrisis@gmail.com

Play by play:
(2m16s) We've reached level 20! We pity those of you stuck at level 3.
(3m40s) Did we ever talk about what LARP is?
(4m12s) Thank you, Walmart, for your brains.
(4m39s) Matt gets wierd about the video.
(6m03s) LARP News - Eric talks about a man he ran into that is using LARP to teach Bible lessons. http://www.summitelkins.com/
We discuss the comparison to our previous discussion about using LARP in education.
(15m17s) Matt brings up the Walking Eye Podcast and encourages LARPers to listen to Discussion episodes 20 & 23, where Jen talks about her experience with LARP, and think about ways to avoid these issues in their own LARP. http://www.thewalkingeye.com/
(18m58s) The Theory of LARP - We discuss things to avoid in LARP that will turn people away or ruin games. Matt also brings up the idea of plotting vs. responding, an interesting discussion for the future.
(27m40s) Eric makes a "OOG" (hand over head) gesture which you can't see unless you watch the video.
(34m41s) Matt makes a comparison between Necromancy in NERO and Masturbation in Puritan New England
(45m43s) One LARP Family
(54m09s) Shameless Self Promotion - Matt promotes his book http://memoirs.dalantia.org and the NERO Elkins events http://dalantia.org
Eric promotes his trip to Northcoast NERO http://northcoastnero.com
(60m26s) Matt wants Prince Poppycock to come to NERO Elkins

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #19

Episode 19 - "May all my brothers' backs break if you do not podcast." - Recorded 8/31/2010 - Runtime 53m20s

In this episode, Eric & Matt rant a bit, talk about emotional involvement in LARP, and shamelessly promote Matt's book http://memoirs.dalantia.org

http://midlevelcrisis.dalantia.org
http://twitter.com/fantasmagorio
midlevelcrisis@gmail.com

Play by play:
(4m20s) What do you use level 1 for?
(5m00s) Eric talks a bit about his stalker.
(6m08s) LARP News - we mention the upcoming events in our area.
@NEROElkins - Tavern Night 9/1 & 9/15 - http://www.dalantia.org
(7m19s) Matt realizes we aren't broadcasting, just recording the audio, so reveals that he is a barbarian, not a gnome. We need a gnomish engineer.
(9m58s) Barbarians use Macs... because they're tasty.
(10m40s) PRO is having a 3-day over labor day weekend - http://www.prolarp.net
(11m50s) North Coast NERO - 9/24-26 - http://www.northcoastnero.com
(12m49s) WAR is having a 2-day over labor day weekend - http://kingdomofstonegate.net
(13m15s) Alliance Ohio is holding the national Alliance 3-day over labor day weekend - http://alliancelarpohio.net
(14m30s) Check out the LARP Ohio Blog - http://larpohio.blogspot.com
(15m53s) Matt wants to set up the backend for online tracking of Knights of the Crisis characters, so if you know about a good, feature rich character tracking system, preferably in PHP, let him know.
(16m58s) If you want us to promote your LARP events, email us at midlevelcrisis@gmail.com
(19m14s) The Theory of LARP - we rant, with a few sidesteps, about getting your players emotionally involved in the story line of your LARP and how to draw their backstory into the mix
(37m22s) We try to recruit experienced female NPCs
(38m24s) Shameless Self Promotion
(39m53s) Matt promotes his novella - Memoirs of the Crimson Dwarf - http://memoirs.dalantia.org
(42m06s) Eric promotes roleplaying on the forums - http://www.dalantia.org/smf/forum/index.php - and our marketplace - http://www.dalantia.org/marketplace.html
(50m50s) Contact us and tell us what to talk about.
(51m49s) Purple people.