My neck of the woods is receiving a bit of snow at the moment — nowhere near as bad as more southerly regions, but enough to make one rethink going anywhere at a distance. As always, these are the moments I most want to get out and interact with people. So what can I do?
How about a Crimson Mystical Mages listening party?
Kevin Smith’s sprawling podcast network includes Live from SModcastle, shows recorded in front of a live theater audience in Los Angeles. In the most recent episode, they embarked on a role-playing campaign of sorts called Crimson Mystical Mages, the first chapter of which is titled “The Adventures Of SMiddle Earth (as taken from the Journal of the Whills),” in which “Dungeon SMaster Kev leads Scott Mosier, Jason Mewes and Malcolm Ingram into a world of sorcery and sodomy.” So it’s totally in keeping with the usual what-if and role-play scenarios Smith and his friends have concocted before — and also guaranteed to be explicit, so use your best judgment if you want to follow along.
Tonight at 9:00:00 PM EST according to the clock maintained by the NIST and USNO, I’ll start the MP3 of the episode playing on my computer. If possible, you should do the same to keep in sync. For the next fifty-five minutes or so, I’ll comment live on the nonsense via Twitter using the hashtag #cmm01. If you’re already a Twitter user, feel free to comment along there. If not, I’ll set up a separate blog post to appear tonight as the official conversation post for the listening party. Once it’s all over, I’ll compile any tweets using the hashtag in that conversation post for posterity.
For best listening results, you can download the episode file directly from the SModcast website, or via iTunes. If you prefer, you can also use the embedded player in the SModcast website. The episode in question is number eight of the Live from SModcastle series, currently at the top of the page.
I hope some folks will participate, crack a beer and enjoy the show with me!