I recently picked up the Edge of the Empire Beginner Set and decided to see if there were any actual plays out there so that I could see how other people had run the game. I wasn't really expecting to find anything but lo and behold, there was a podcast that covered it! And then the screaming began but that's only to be expected with...
Focus: Dungeons and Dragons 4e actual play.
Audio Quality: Three and a half sonic screams.
Content Quality: Four tangerines.
Average Length: About an hour to an hour and a half
Release Schedule: weekly
I gotta be honest, I really wanted to hate this podcast. Between the random screams and the sonic hyena laughs, my ears probably would have loved me more it I had just turned around and walked away but for some reason I listened to more... and then I got hooked.
As I mentioned, the first of their games that I listened to were a short series of Star Wars APs and that is just an absolute train wreck. Between the players screaming about strange dice and them just running around blindly attacking everything in sight all I could think was "WTF?"
Just to make my pain complete, I decided to check out their regular 4e feed to see just how bad it was in comparison. I don't know if my senses had just been deadened from the previous exposure or I had been driven to the brink of madness but I actually kind of liked it. The players have a much better handle on the rules in 4e so there is a lot less complaining about the dice and a lot more actual playing. There are still a ton of tangents sprinkled liberally throughout the episodes and if you're listening on headphones you still need to watch out for those ear splitting moments, but overall this podcast has been a lot of fun to listen to and I'm looking forward to more. Until next time...