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Behind the Keeper’s Screen

Here are the posts made that explain behind-the-scenes details of how the podcast or this website are made.

MU Faculty is taking a holiday break

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | Comments Off on MU Faculty is taking a holiday break

Keeper Dan here. While I intended to make an audio file to go with this, my throat has decided to feel like it’s burning its way out of my neck, making speech a troubling prospect at best. We’re going to take a break of a few weeks for the holidays. Scheduling the crew at this time of year is a nightmare, so we’re going to get back together in January to start off our 2017 run. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season, and we’ll talk at ya soon. Merry Yithmas!  

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Forum link and e-mail issues

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | Comments Off on Forum link and e-mail issues

Hiya folks, Dan here. While we’re still getting the new server beaten into submission and then properly shackled to the virtual walls of our web presence dungeon, we’re having some issues. First, the forum link here on the site is not working. It just goes to a blank white page rather that forwarding to the proper spot. Replace the current address of http://www.mu-podcast.com/campus-forum/ with this: http://www.mu-podcast.com/campus/ So you’re removing the “-forum” part of the address. It should work fine while...

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MUP is back, baby!

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Behind the Keeper's Screen, General Updates | Comments Off on MUP is back, baby!

Our server woes have been dispelled for the time being. Though this last outage has thoroughly destroyed the spine of the desert-dwelling dromedary. We already have a spiffy new spot picked out, we just have to splash some fresh blood around and say the proper rites before we can move the full MUP campus over there.  

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Website availability

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | Comments Off on Website availability

I believe I’ve gotten the website to a place where it’s more stable. Episode 54 went out on the feed as normal, and everything is appearing to work as it’s supposed to. I’m going to continue to monitor the site closely, but I believe we’re past the worst issues.  

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A little background on how the tech side of the show works

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | 0 comments

A little background on how the tech side of the show works

I was asked how exactly we use Archive.org to host our podcast files. So, here’s a little peek at how I get this show to your eagerly awaiting ears. I’ll use one of the live play episodes as an example. It’s really simple once you see how it works. First off, log into Archive and upload the finished MP3. Remember, once it has been uploaded, there’s no removing it, so check it over before you send it to the site. I’ve been bitten by this before by being in too much of a rush. While it’s uploading, it gives...

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MU Podcast is in a network!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Behind the Keeper's Screen, General Updates | 0 comments

MU Podcast is in a network!

  When considering the idea for doing a new podcast about Call of Cthulhu, I had several examples I used as templates. First was Yog Radio, the original podcast about Call of Cthulhu. It was the retirement of Yog Radio at episode 50 that spurred me to consider doing a new one. I was waiting for someone to start up another one, and it didn’t happen. So, as is usually the case, if you don’t see someone making the thing you want, make it yourself. Thus, the Miskatonic University Podcast was born. How does one actually do this,...

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Anniversary and cool new stuff coming

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Behind the Keeper's Screen, General Updates | 0 comments

Anniversary and cool new stuff coming

On this day, the 25th of March, 2012, the first episode of the Miskatonic University Podcast was released into the unclean pathways of the Intertubes. In that year, we’ve published 27 episodes, totaling so far 47 hours, 16 minutes and 52 seconds of audio. Then another 26 hours, 34 minutes and 5 seconds of Live Play recordings in 4 different games. We’ve been fortunate enough to speak to some of the most respected names in Call of Cthulhu gaming. We’ve also gained an amazing community of listeners who have been supportive,...

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Website updates tonight

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | 0 comments

The site has been updated and everything looks good. Send a note from the Feedback page if there are any issues you guys find with the site.

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Adding a little audio to set the mood for your game

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Behind the Keeper's Screen | 0 comments

Music and sound effects in an RPG environment used to mean the GM would have to go through hours of splicing together a mix-tape of music that he or she hoped would be effective and at a length that wouldn’t cause more distraction than enhancement of the game. Then came CD, and choosing a specific track to play was a lot easier, and with a multi-disc changer, a lot of sound could be loaded up and ready, if you could keep track of the specific discs and tracks you wanted, and when. But you still had issues with not being able to layer...

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The Hook family has a new investigator

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Behind the Keeper's Screen, General Updates | 0 comments

The Hook family has a new investigator

We here at the Miskatonic University Podcast family want to welcome a new member, Miss Celia Fae Hook. Come over to the Campus forum to wish Jon congratulations on his beautiful new...

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