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Introducing the Cblog Fapcast! Episode 1 - XCOM or bust!

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Officially introducing the Dtoid Cblog Fapcast! A community podcast for the community blogs by us, the Cblog Recaps team! We talk about your blogs, but also video games! That's not our tagline though.

Spawned from my burning jealously of, "I can do that!", the Cblog Fapcast is an attempt to put the spotlight on the cblog community and who better to do that than the people who sit down and read the damn things? Here's everything you need to know about the Fapcast and my deranged need for self-validation on creative endeavors!

In this episode...

Strider (that's me), Phil, and Wrench get together and figure out how these darn podcasts work! Wrench prods me before the show even starts to talk about what games we've been playing as a veiled excuse to talk about XCOM for the majority of the first segment. Then into the second half, we talk about Robocop Vs. Terminator, compression socks, meta-emotions on gaming, FTL, and... shit! More XCOM? Goddammit Wrench!

~ What is the Cblog Fapcast?

Skip. We've gone over this. Ok, well, it's a podcast much like Communitoid, but since it's by the Recap team, it's about what pertains to the Recappers; the Cblogs. We're a community podcast though, so there's no guarantee we'll stay on topic.

~ Who hosts the Cblog Fapcast?

I'm the host and creator, so most episodes will have me in it. The inaugural episode has PHILK3NS3BB3N (seriously, hard to spell), and Wrenchfarm. The other Recappers have an interest on jumping on but not the time but they will appear on future episodes.

~ Will the Fapcast be on iTunes?

I wish! But have you seen web hosting costs? Like I said, this is a community podcast, and by investing myself as a community member, I'd prefer not to spend more money than I already do on just myself. For now, I'm hosting the file on my own Dropbox account which is linked above as well. In the future, especially if we get some help from people who know what they're doing, we can get the podcast hosted someplace where iTunes can accept our submission. For now, let's just call the podcast an indie thing.

~ How often will the Fapcast update?

I want to do it weekly, recording every Saturday. Honestly, I'm not sure if I've run that question across the Recappers yet. I just need to say right now that I want it to be weekly and yet I can't record in our second week due to previous engagements. MONKEY FEATHERS!

~ Will you talk about my blog?

We're a community run podcast about your blogs. If there's anything of note about it, somebody will probably bring it up. We discuss our topsauces, our fails, and everything in the gray that is worth mentioning yet not worth branding as the top or the bottom. I'm already seeing something I want to talk about and it's neither topsauce nor fail!

~ Obligitory twitter plug

Why that's right! We (and by we, I mean I) have started a twitter! Mostly for the Fapcast and yet confusingly named as if it's for recaps in general. If you have any other questions, concerns, suggestions, or ideas, please kindly shove it! send them to @CblogFapcast! You can suggest cblogs for us to look at and maybe discuss, cold openings (that's the intro peeps), break clips (I'm looking to stick with kitchy nostalgia commercials), and ending themes! I might stick with our current opening theme but if anyone has a suggestion that just blows it out of the water, go ahead and fuck yourself send it in!

~ I'm in desperate need of a tl;dr!

Go here to download it! Go here to send in your ideas! Go here to support our community! Hope you enjoy it! One love and other such Bob Marley references!


~ StriderHoang
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About Cblog Recaps

Schedule:
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Tuesdays - Larxinostic
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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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