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A gamer who refuses to leave any miniature behind

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November 19, 2017

Neil Shuck

Behind the scenes


As you may or may not know I’m one of the team who produce the Meeples and Miniatures podcast and I thought I’d give you a little insight into how we put the show together, now I cant go into the technical stuff as Neil and Mike do all that, but I can lift the curtain and give you a little peak behind the scenes.

Generally the shows are recorded in several section over 2 nights and then each bit is edited and put together ready to be released into the wild. The reason we do the shows in 2 halves is just because we all talk too much and its impossible to record that amount of content in 1 go, but before we get together we work out which segments we are going to record and make sure we have our notes ready. My job is sorting out any guests we have on and that means working out a running order of things we want to cover during the interview and making sure they know our Skype details etc.

So last night myself, Mike, Dave and Neil sat down to record the first half of show 168, the original plan was to interview Annie Norman from Bad Squiddo Games who wanted to come an on talk about what she’s been doing recently and also do a bit of trash talk about how she always seems to beat me when we game together, but unfortunately she had some work problems and so we pushed the interview back a week. So at the last minute we got hold of Dave Luff (Neils gaming nemesis) and decided to just record the news section and answer some mailbag questions, the plan was to just record for an hour tops, that’s all just an hour.

We started talking about a few news items we had found and then we talked some more and some more and then we did the mailbag and got through 3 questions before we realised we had been talking for 2 and a half hours and it was 10pm…….

I’m sure there is some deep physiological reason why our shows go on for so long, but I think its just because we all get on with each other and more importantly we have a lot of mutual respect for each other, so we are able to have differing views on subjects without taking offence. Plus we all rip the crap out of each other and generally wind each other up in a light hearted way, it is like going to the pub with your mates but without the beer and annoying music, honestly I really look forward to Wednesday nights when I can kick back and spend some quality time with my mates.

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One Response “Behind the scenes”

  1. mervynd
    March 17, 2016 at 9:21 am

    That’s interesting to get that bit of background detail….so there isn’t a veranda in sight either then…
    In fairness though, that is all quite a time commitment by you chaps, so thanks for providing the entertainment and I appreciate the amount of painting/modelling time you give up….have a virtual pint on me!

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