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#81 WatsonSE

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

Paul, during the HotOE-sessions, did you use the music by Alex Otterlei as intro music during your sessions (before actual play started)? Or was it only added as intro/end for the audio-files?

BTW, I have listed to [almost] all sessions in very short time (<2 weeks!) - I have seriously become addicted... :D

I am right now preparing to start my own HotOE in a few weeks.


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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:29 PM

Glad you like them! It was only for the intro/end files. Since we essentially play & record in the Dining Room, things have to be portable including sound systems.

We have used pre-recorded audio in game fairly recently with Walker in the Wastes - that seemed to have turned our fairly well.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:46 PM

The recent post reminding of HotOE, I found the following last year in the pages of one of those free magazines the train operators sometimes put out.

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What's quite handy is if you send away for the brochure you get lots of interesting photos, history and cut-away plans of the carriages. :)

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:24 AM

Glad you like them! It was only for the intro/end files. Since we essentially play & record in the Dining Room, things have to be portable including sound systems.


Then it was as I thought. I don't just like them - I love them! I didn't think that i would like listening to another group playing as much I did. I will probably listen to the last session today. On the upside, I have the Walker in the Wastes Audio Game to look forward to...

We have used pre-recorded audio in game fairly recently with Walker in the Wastes - that seemed to have turned our fairly well.


Oki. We have 'always' used pre-recorded audio, especially music, that was the reason why I was curious about whether you used it before- and after the actual sessions (as the music was in the files).

It's gonna be really fun to start listening to the Walker in the Wastes Audio Game, and how Val is doing as a Keeper.

Keep up the good work!

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:03 PM

Paul; the voice changer you used a couple of times during the campaign - was that based on just software or was it a piece of hardware?

I am thinking about using some kind of voice changer in our upcoming sessions and would like some advice.

Thanks,

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

Paul; the voice changer you used a couple of times during the campaign - was that based on just software or was it a piece of hardware?

I am thinking about using some kind of voice changer in our upcoming sessions and would like some advice.

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I suspect it was hardware; they are often sold as toys (there was a
TRANSFORMERS-shaped one sold through Radio Shacks here in the US
for many years).

You might even be able to find one at a dollar store.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

Yes, just a simple cheap 'voice changer' from the Halloween (toy) section in a shop in Shetland.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:12 AM

Thanks for the answer!

I tried several software voice changers, but found them all to be quite rubbish (way too much delay to be useful). Sometimes the most simple solution is the best! :D

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:23 AM

Recently, I bought myself a little coffee table book - I think it's called Weapons: A Pictorial History. Or something like that.

Imagine my amusement to find, on page 159, a picture of two small, elegant pistols, labeled "Muff Guns".

Yes, they were for ladies to secret away in the aforementioned spot.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:30 AM

The Horror on the Orient Express audio game will come off public release at the end of the year.

I'm including here a few review comments from the iTunes store (before the feed goes offline).

Gripping and exciting classic horror roleplaying

The best horror stories make you care about the characters before the really horrible things happen to them. Horror on the Orient Express will have you on the edge of your seat, terrified for the fate of the characters who seem so real - brought to life by expert roleplayers.

If you haven't roleplayed, listen to what you're missing! If your a jaded, cynical gamer, listen and get re-energised about everything you used to love! Everyone else, just listen to the wonderful storytelling, the gripping characterization, and the true horror of Paul of Cthulhu's accents...


When did everyone else learn Arabic?

The steadfast Colonel Goodenough, the wit and wisdom of Mrs Betty Sunderland, the beautiful Violet and her imaginary husband. Poor, poor Grace Murphy. These are some of the fantastic characters realised by the Bradford Players in this epic adventure across Europe and beyond.

Exotic locations, maniacal baddies, dangerous chickens and the fate of the world in their hands. A must have for old and new roleplayers or anyone who enjoys a ripping yarn!


Wonderful, entertaining, thrilling, educational, but above all very, very funny...

Quite simply this podcast (and other Yog-Sothoth podcasts) is about all I have used my iPod for for the last couple of months. A superb melding of acting, role-playing, Lovecraft Mythos, entertaining chatting and extraordinary situations, but the whole is so much more than the sum of its worthy parts.

It is also recorded at excellent audio quality (unlike many podcasts).

If you have a long commute or lots of time in the car or train try this and you'll be hooked. The characters are rich and surprisingly well detailed, the players intelligent and funny, and the whole campaign moves along at a terrific pace.

You'll never look at a chicken in the same way again...


The best pizza in Austria

I'd love to say a massive thank you to everyone responsible for this wonderful and entertaining podcast. The group are not only great role-players, they're also funny, well-informed and creative, and exude a warmth that makes listening a real treat. On a recent trip to Austria my boyfriend and I ate a pizza in their honour. Thanks again. Please do some more! P.S. The bit where Paul accidentally says "botties" instead of "bodies" made me cry laughing. :)


I'd just like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who listened and for all the very kind words of appreciation and support. They were most gratefully received. Thank you again for joining us on our journey in Horror on the Orient Express!

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:06 AM

The Horror on the Orient Express audio game will come off public release at the end of the year.

Paul


Oh No!! I listen to this frequently - why is it going away? What a great work of, dare I say, art!

what happened Paul?

regards,
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:17 AM

We did the same with our Masks of Nyarlathotep audio game, previously. We try keep two games freely available at any time, and in the New Year Tatters of the King starts to go out and so Orient Express gets retired.

Fear not, if you're a Patron or have a copy of our 10th Anniversary DVD, then you still have access to it!

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 01:46 PM

Hey Paul....


I've been listening to it (HotOE) on my Ipod for the past week at work...thoroughly enjoying it. Said Podcast is keeping me sane, I have a new co-worker (who I don't care for) and having my earbuds in allows me to ignore him without seeming overtly rude.

The death of Professor Moretti was a blow and your crying as Maria S. "Oh Papa..Papapapappapapa...." caused me psychological damage.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:22 PM

Sorry about that. :)

- but at least part of the world is now safe! Horror on the Orient Express has now been cycled off public release (though YSDC Patrons still have access to it).

Tatters of the King starts it full public release soon...

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 03:37 PM

I choked upon reading this. Could hipster humorists in Ohio be listening to Horror on the Orient Express? You can't fool the one eye!

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NOTE THE BOY'S NAME FOR GOD'S SAKE!!

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 06:14 PM

Just got to the part were Fenalik attacks our intrepid investigators.

Paul, you are having FAR too much fun with your voice changer and Fenalik sound effects here. LOL!!

I am nearing this point in our home HotOE campaign. So, as the Keeper, I am gleefully looking forward to the carnage myself.

It has been a pleasure listening to you all play this great campaign out.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:01 AM

That episode is one of my favourites. :D
It's beginning to look a lot like fishmen...

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

I love how meal time takes precedence over everything with the investigators, I'm a long time ( since the late 80's in college) gamer and a professional chef ( I work for a hotel chain) and I get a kick out of these characters wanting kippers and a English full on breakfast no matter where they at :P

I have been enjoying these recordings, I remember seeing this box set in the game stores years ago but never got around to playing it.