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Friday, June 24, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #40

Episode 40 - "With Eldritch Force I Rebuild a Podcast" - Recorded 6/16/2011 - Runtime 23m30s

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In this episode, Matt & Eric recap the June NERO Elkins event.

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NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #39

Episode 39 - "By the power of Solaris I invoke a protection upon the departed! (R.I.P. Charles Meier)" - Recorded 5/31/2011 - Runtime 35m

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In this episode, Matt & Eric talk about the recent passing of Charles Meier, player of Avegost - http://www.avegost.com , and, of course, shamelessly promote their favorite things.

Mournfully Discussed:
Avegost - http://www.avegost.com

Shamelessly Promoted:
NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #38

Episode 38 - "By the power of Solaris I invoke a protection upon this Podcast! (Special Avegost/Landolfi Interview Edition)" - Recorded 5/10/2011 - Runtime 1h03m

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In this episode, Matt & a belated Eric, joined by Leah, Kris, and George of the Future, talk with Joseph Landolfi, creator of Avegost - http://www.avegost.com , and, of course, shamelessly promote their favorite things.

Shamefully Discussed:
Avegost - http://www.avegost.com
NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org

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NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org
WVU Roleplaying Club - http://www.facebook.com/pages/WVU-Creative-Role-Playing-Club/147024518648678
Counter Culture Concepts - http://www.facebook.com/people/Counter-Culture-Concepts/100001813571158
A Time-Traveler's Blog - http://www.gacorley.com/

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #37

Episode 37 - "With Eldritch Force I Start the LARP Season" - Recorded 5/4/2011 - Runtime 1h15m

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Leah, talk about the latest happenings in LARP and, of course, shamelessly promote their favorite things.

Shamefully Discussed:
NERO Membership discussion on the national forum - http://www.nerolarp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20680
NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org

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NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org
Team Wench Multiple Sclerosis Fantasy Ball - http://www.teamwench.org/msfb/
Counter Culture Concepts - http://www.facebook.com/people/Counter-Culture-Concepts/100001813571158
RCHS Fur Ball - http://www.rchs-pets.org

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #36

Episode 36 - "I call upon a month of no podcasts to grant you the power of a fantasy ball, 2 NERO events, a LARP documentary, and a NERO national membership war." - Recorded 4/26/2011 - Runtime 1h10m

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Kris and Leah, talk about the latest happenings in LARP and the recent WAR event, and, of course, shamelessly promote their favorite things.

Shamefully Discussed:
Team Wench Multiple Sclerosis Fantasy Ball - http://www.teamwench.org/msfb/
World of LARP documentary trailer - http://www.worldoflarp.net/
NEROlogy - National Dues posts - http://nerology.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/annual-dues-and-what-national-does/
NERO Membership discussion on the national forum - http://www.nerolarp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20680
WAR - http://www.warweb.org/
NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org

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NERO Elkins - http://www.dalantia.org
Counter Culture Concepts - http://www.facebook.com/people/Counter-Culture-Concepts/100001813571158
WVU Roleplaying Club - http://www.facebook.com/pages/WVU-Creative-Role-Playing-Club/147024518648678
RCHS Fur Ball - http://www.rchs-pets.org

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

LARP News - LARPcast

Hi everyone,

We won't be recording a Mid-Level Crisis this week, but we'll see you again next week.

In the meantime, check out LARPcast. Bill (from the LARP Ohio Blog) and Mickey (an awesome LARPer with a treasure-trove of knowledge) have come together to discuss ideas about LARP in this podcast, available from http://larpcast.podbean.com. Check it out. It's already my second favorite LARP podcast. :) They already have 2 episodes up, but I've reposted their first episode here, because it's that awesome.

Listen to the first episode here.

MLC will be returning next week, as will LARP-Thing-A-Week.

Thanks,
Matt

Sunday, February 27, 2011

LTAW #9: Website

My LARP Thing this week is the redesign of the NERO Elkins website - Head on over and check it out.

The biggest change is moving to a content management system (CMS) which will allow our staff to post info on there rather than static web pages that needed to be edited each time. We're using the Mambo CMS, because there is a nice bridge with our forums that allows us to use the same login for both.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #35

Episode 35 - "I call upon the NERO to call forth eldritch power to summon a mystic force to create chaos to grant you the gift of 9th Edition... [caster waits 10 years] ... 9th edition up!" - Recorded 2/22/2011 - Runtime 1h07m

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, in a pure episode of MLC, delve deep into the new NERO 9th Edition Rules - http://www.nerorulebook.com

Check out the breakdown of changes at the LARP Ohio Blog - http://larpohio.blogspot.com/2011/02/nero-9th-edition-recap.html

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

LTAW #8: NPC Database (Part 2)

This is part two of my ongoing NPC Database Discussion. Read Part 1 Here

This is also the 8th Thing of LARP Thing-A-Week, and, while it's been much more than a week since I posted a Thing, this represents a renewed commitment to bring you some awesome LARP Things. View the other LARP Thing-A-Week posts here.

So, in Part 1 we created a simple DB for keeping track of NPC motivations, connections, and stats. In Part 2, we've taken two more steps.

1) I realized there are two more DBs we have to create: a monster DB, and a DB for generic unnamed NPCs. So, I adapted our previous DB (from Part 1) to fit generic NPCs better. Here's the link to a copy of that spreadsheet so you can see my setup. A monster DB will take more work and will wait until Part 3.

2) I hate filling out this information on spreadsheets, but I love that my plot team can collaborate on filling it out. Fortunately, Google Docs has this great "Create Form" feature. You just click on Form=>Create Form and change a few things around and Voila, an easy to fill out form.

And thus, we have this (See the full version of the form here):


So, we've taken another step towards creating a great and easy to use DB. It's just a bit more user-friendly, and now we have two DBs. These could be the same DB but different "sheets" or what have you, but I've created these as two separate DBs so I can better control access to them. For instance, you may have a monster marshal who should be able to edit the Generic NPC DB and the Monster DB, but you may not want him seeing the major NPCs he won't be working with.

We'll return in Part 3 as we progress further down this road.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #34

Episode 34 - "Detect Celestial Magic, Eh!" - Recorded 2/1/2011 - Runtime 1h40m

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Kris, Leah, and Jared talk about the new NERO 9th Edition Rules - http://www.nerorulebook.com - and go on about fifty tangents, including a plug for tRANTasaurusRex - daily rants from a 1ft tall green plastic dinosaur - http://trant.fantasmagorio.net

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #33

Episode 33 - "Craftsman (Podcaster) - Wait, that doesn't make you any silver!" - Recorded 1/25/2011 - Runtime 55m52s

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Kris, Leah, and Andrew talk about the infamous Craftsman (Other) skill

Andrew's article on the subject - http://larpohio.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-post-andrew-mills.html

The thread mentioned - http://northcoastnero.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=2250&highlight=tracker

Ruehl Leatherworks - http://ruehlleatherworks.deviantart.com/

LARP from the Netherlands courtesy of Steven -
http://www.icemotion.nl/photos.php?cat=4

http://www.dimitridesign.nl/index.php?option=com_joomgallery&func=viewcategory&catid=102&startpage=1&Itemid=53#category

http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq174/Selina91_photos/Far%20kingdoms%20Zomerlive%202010/


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #32

Episode 32 - "I Grant You the Gift of 27 Deaths... well, okay, maybe not..." - Recorded 1/18/2011 - Runtime 1h08m37s

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Kris and Leah talk about the latest NcN event - http://www.northcoastnero.com - and answer some listener emails

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Mid-Level Crisis Podcast #31

Episode 31 - "The Crisis Awards" - Recorded 1/11/2011 - Runtime 1h25m51s

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In this episode, Eric & Matt, joined by Kris, Jared, Leah, and Heathyr, give out completely informal and made-up LARP awards: The First Evah CRISIS AWARDS!!!!! *cheer*

Shout out to AIE! http://www.aie-guild.org

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