Beyond Bossfights 18 – Beyond the Beacons


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This month, I’m happy to have my friend Braag, proprietor of the Light the Beacons podcast, on the show to talk about LOTRO, community content creation, and using pseudonyms for our “gaming” personas. I also have a quick interview with my youngest son about his (and my) latest favorite game, Marvel Heroes 2015.

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Show notes:

What Are the Kids Playing?

Marvel Heroes 2015 – Tiny Brax

Definitive Gaming History

Main Topic – Light the Beacons

Questions/Topics for discussion:

  • What is Light the Beacons, and why do you do it?
  • Braag is the ‘persona’ you use on the podcast. Why did you choose to use a pseudonym for that show?
  • How does Braag relate to your real life identity, and do you ever find it difficult to keep the two segmented?
  • In this world of being able to throw our every whim, inkling, and meal out on the Internet, when is self-censorship needed, and when is speaking up important? Do you ever feel like you err on one side or the other?
  • Walk us through your process for a normal episode of “light the beacons”. What’s involved with the creation of that show?
  • You’ve been very creative with the show in the past (April Fool’s episode, various parodies) – where does that inspiration come from?
  • How do you infuse ‘humor’ into the shows?
  • Have you ever considered the possibility of burnout (either with LOTRO or community involvement)? How do you think you would handle that?
  • What are your future plans for LTB and/or community involvement?

What Have I Been Up to?

Contains Moderate Peril ending, but new podcast is starting: Burton and Scrooge

Multiplaying also ending, but spinning up new show: The MMO Show

Voiceover for Middle Earth Lore series (follow on Twitter: Middle-Earth Lore)

Featured TGEN show: Contains Moderate Peril (for old time’s sake)


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Braag son of Balin


Voiceover by Alexa Rubinov

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