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Nice. A faerie can also work. Nothing heightens emotion like a tsunami. A kind of Master Kelpie?
But false god fits the bill perfectly, yup.

I've just discovered that the newer version of Canva has native linking in it, so the bestiary from Games From Folktales I'm preparing for episode 250 will have links to the podcast episodes and blog posts referred to embedded in the document.

Currently it has 78 monsters in it, although one is a cheat (it's from the episode coming this Thursday). The episodes planned between now and then have 5 additional monsters, so that brings it to 83, which is a disappointingly indecisive number. There's one episode which is an empty slot, but I don't think it will get to 100 this time around.

As I've said, these are all from the blog: so you've seen them before. That being said, it's handy to have them in one place.

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Four epsiodes this week.


People tell me the best way to keep a podcast audience is to do podcasts on a regular schedule, but a lot of people are trapped at home and bored right now, so, I'm sending my spare episodes out for people to listen to.

Episode 233 (New England) has technical issue and I'll fix and post it tonight.

Episode 250 was meant to be the collected monsters of the previous 249 episodes, but that's just a tidyiness thing for me: I can send it out and then rework it to include everything for 275, so it will also go live tonight. It's 83 monsters you've seen before, but now they are all in the one place, so hopefully it will let you slap some scenarios together quickly for your zoom games.

I evaluate Games From Folktales every six months, to see if it is still worth doing. Currently it looks like it has about 40 regular listeners, which is fine. I know that doesn't sound like many compared to a big podcast, but basically if I had a chat with people at Grand Tribunal and 40 of you showed up, that would be magnificent, so I count it as good enough to keep going. The paetreons are still covering my hosting costs, so it only costs me time.

(My numbers are a bit higher than 40, but part of it is that when a new person joins, if they download the entire back catalogue, then on that day my downloads spike by a couple of hundred. I think 40 is a fair, conservative sort of number.)

There will be some delay on the episode transcripts, and especially, the monster stats, at https://timothyferguson.wordpress.com/

I'm one of those new subscribers who started listening to your podcast a few weeks ago and downloaded and listened to all the content in a short time. I've enjoyed it, and you can count me one more ongoing listener.

Edit: "You can count me one more ongoing listener." I originally wrote "you can't," which was a typo.

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Well, that's great! I hope you are enjoying it.

It's not really settled into a shape I like yet, this year. Basically my idea is to do one episode a month based on Mythic Venice, one a month based on the "King of Elfland's Daughter" to keep the Dunsany theme going, and then whatever other bits turn up in the other weeks.

Your Podcasts are great, I don’t get them immediately when they’re released, but I’m the download and listen in batch type.

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Yes, I am enjoying it, and I'm looking forward to hearing more on Mythic Venice!

Also, I just edited my earlier post. I accidentally wrote "you can't" instead of "you can," but it seems like you understood my intent.

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I admit I listened to them more when I had a backlog. It was awkward for me when I went to listen to episodes during a jog and it ended after four minutes. Heh. It forced me to look up more podcasts!
It's really made me want to run something in the Stonehenge Tribunal, though my group has commited to a long-haul long-form game in Thebes.

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