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Foamtalk: A Nerf Podcast

14 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

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I don't know about you guys, but I love podcasts. I have 4-5 that I listen to on my way to class, on long car trips to wars, etc. I love the format, the DIY attitude, and the fact that anybody with a mic can make one.

So I've been putting plans together for an NIC podcast. This isn't going to be a Nerfhaven podcast or anything like that, but more about nerfing and nerf modification in general.(obviously, this is an activity that is all about getting out there and participating, so I'm not thinking a 4 hour podcast about the essence of modification or anything like that) I'm not trying to be too ambitious with it-- I'd like to get an episode out there and see what people think of it. If people enjoy it or think it has potential, we'll go from there. That is the cool thing too. If people DO enjoy it, we can hopefully get more of the community involved in it. There is definitely potential for some cool stuff (guest war recaps, etc)

I'd like to note that I've never recorded a podcast before, but I've got a friend who runs a couple different sports related ones. He's already given me some tips and some software suggestions. What I do need is some other people that would be willing to be "on the team" so to speak. This would probably involve a couple hours in the coming weeks of planning content, and then around an hour or two of actual recording. I'd like to get people who are

1) Over 16 (just to start out with)
2) Able to commit to a couple hours a week.
3) Active in modification and NIC war attendance

Optimally, we'd have a panel of three to four people each podcast, and there is definitely some fluidity there based on people's availability and such. I'm planning on using Skype to record/conference call, so you'd also need a computer capable of running that along with a broadband connection.

So if you'd be interested in trying this out with me, send me a PM or post here. If you're not interested, but you still have some ideas for what might be interested nerf related content in a podcast, go ahead and post! I've got some ideas, but I'm sure you guys can think of a bunch of other fun things to talk about. I'm also on fairly active in the nerf chat if you want to pitch some ideas to me there.

Podcast Directory

Foamtalk Episode 1
Foamtalk Episode 2
Foamtalk Episode 3
Foamtalk Episode 4
Foamtalk Episode 5
Foamtalk Episode 6
Foamtalk Episode 7
Foamtalk Episode 8
Foamtalk Episode 9
Foamtalk Episode 10
Foamtalk Episode 11

To save it, right click - Save as or Download link target, depending on your web browser.
To stream, left click.

The first couple podcasts can also be found at:
Our free podomatic membership period ran out, so I'm not sure if this will ever be used or not.

Ohio University Hvz

22 September 2008 - 08:20 PM

Halloween is almost upon us and within a month, Ohio University will be overrun by zombies. That's right, two to three hundred OU students will spend a week playing HVZ. The dates are October 23rd-the 30th. It's a week of nerfing goodness and it's tons of fun.

Why am I posting about it? For one thing, everyone is welcome, so if anybody in the Ohio (or wherever actually) area is interested, you're welcome to come down for a night or even for the whole week. Most of the action does happen at night and I will update this thread with mission info once we have it. If you have any questions, PM me.

Secondly, if anyone does want to come, I'm opening my doors to anyone that wants in on the action. You're welcome to stay at my apartment for any amount of time during the game if you want to make a trip out of it. I've got alot of space.

The rules to the game are posted at http://www.hvzathens.com

Finally, I leave you with some pictures from our previous games, along with a "trailer" that was made for a mission we had two years ago involving defending a large hill

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Let me know if you have any questions too. This is pretty much the highlight of my fall quarter every year and we'd love to have some more brains...er.. players.


24 February 2008 - 09:13 PM

"Phun" is this 2D physics game that has been wasting a ton of my time recently. I usually fire up the soundtrack to Katamari Damacy, start the program, and emerge from my room hours later like some sort of cracked out physics junkie.

It's really quite fun, though. The program allows of a bunch of different kind of physics demonstrations and includes things such as ragdolls, car crashes, and catapults. It probably even has some educational uses, but I've mainly been using it as a time waster (believe me, it works well) It's still a beta, so it's a bit buggy, but not enough to stop it from being enjoyable.

The link to the program is: http://www.acc.umu.s...milk/index.html

Also, as sort of a challenge to the NIC: Who can make the best nerf gun out of Phun? It has a spring function and I was trying to sort of emulate a springer. Once you import this file into Phun, you need to use the drag tool to pull the spring back and see how far you can fling the dart. Here is mine:

So let's see what you've got!

(Once you save your file, it will be a ".phn" file. The default directory is "C:\Program Files\Phun\Scenes"
I'm using rapidshare to upload mine, and it's a whole 8 KB, so it should be pretty easy to put yours up)