SARPtalk is a podcast series run by Wes. As with the SARPcast, shows are recorded from Skype calls and uploaded to Chirbit. SARPtalk episodes are sporadically produced about once a month. They are are casual, mostly unplanned, and usually unedited. Wes's goal is for each show to be roughly an hour long but this is not strictly enforced; the show has lasted up to two hours. Because SARPtalk is hosted by the site's owner, it has a different feel than the user-driven SARPcast but they have unique perk of getting the viewpoint of the site's Setting Manager with every episode. SARPtalk broadcasts have often had a direct effect on the community's direction as the discussions on it have been very constructive and tend to influence Wes's opinion.
To subscribe to SARPtalk, add http://www.chirbit.com/rss/stararmy to your RSS reader.
|Episode 1||24 minutes||October 24, 2009||Food||SUBLIMEinal|
|Episode 2||45 minutes||October 31, 2009||Abwehrans||Matthew|
|Episode 3||1 hr, 25 min||December 8, 2009||Starship Designs||Uso|
|Episode 4||47 minutes||January 15, 2010||Plots, NMX, misc||Nashoba|
|Episode 5||43 minutes||February 5, 2010||Badass Characters||Luca|
|Episode 6||2 hours||April 18, 2010||Streamlining the Setting||Revolver|
|Episode 7||1 hr, 43 min||April 25, 2010||New Species and Factions||Scot|
|Episode 8||1 hr, 33 min||May 2, 2010||Random Generators, Epic SARP Moments||Soresu|
|Episode 9||1 hr, 15 min||May 16, 2010||Abwehrans||Matthew|
|Episode 10||1 hr, 4 min||May 23, 2010||Nepleslia||Moon Man|
|Episode 11||55 minutes||May 30, 2010||Origin Industries||Kai|
|Episode 12||53 minutes||June 7, 2010||New Players and Character Creation||Gabriel|
|Episode 13||1 hr, 17 min||June 13, 2010||Creating Plot Ships, Illustration, Religion||Exhack||NSS Acadia|
|Episode 14||1 hr, 6 min||October 3, 2010||Revisiting SARP History||Doshii Jun||Fred's future plot|
|Episode 15||1 hr, 19 min||October 10, 2010||SARP in IRL||Lam||Nepleslia/NMX War|
|16A included in Episode 17||October 17, 2010||Temple Guards and Samurai||Kokuten|
|Episode 16||1 hr, 5 min||October 24, 2010||Star System Creation||phacon||YSS Aeon|
|Episode 17+16A||1 hr, 16 min||February 26, 2011||GMing Philosophies, Character Development||Samuel||69th Para-Military Squad|
|Episode 18||48 min||May 7, 2011||Gartagens, Recruiting||Tony||21st Squadron|
|Episode 19||1 hr, 48 min||May 15, 2011||Miharu Ending, Nekovalkyrja||Doshii Jun||44th Fire Team|
|Episode 20||1 hr, 20 min||May 28, 2011||YSS Hokorimasu||5tar||Vice|
|Episode 21||42 min||June 4, 2011||Andrew's Return and the 7th Fleet||Andrew||Seventh Fleet|
|Be sure to check out Lam's Calgary Jones, Episode 1: Funky City!|
|Episode 22||9 min||October 25, 2011||General news and updates|
|Episode 23||54 min||November 5, 2011||From A New Player's Eyes…||Amaryllis, Arieg||1st SOAR|
|Episode 24||1 hr, 10 min||April 14, 2012||Kingdom of Neshaten||Kyle||NSV Gam'trosha|
|Calgary Jones Episode 2: The International Relations Conference|
|Episode 25||1 hr||June 2, 2012||Types of Factions/Making New Factions||Kyle, SUBLIMEinal||21st Squadron|
|Episode 26||57 min||September 8, 2012||Alien Diversity in the Star Army Universe||Moogle||OIF Atuan II|
|Episode 27-1||28 min||October 20, 2012||Post-War SARP (Attempt 1)||Arieg, Tony, Jimmy|
|Episode 27-2||Unavailable||October 20, 2012||Post War SARP (Attempt 2)||Arieg, Tony, Jimmy|
|Episode 28||54 min||October 21, 2012||Frontier Zones and Economics||Arieg, Gallant||LSDF Akahar, Unit 4|
|Episode 29||33 min||January 21, 2012||2013/YE 35||Tony||147th Kith|
|Episode 30||42 min||March 31, 2012||Aeonic||Scot||Bounty Hunts|
Traditionally SARPtalk guests are notable SARP community members such as Game Masters. However, guests do not necessarily be GMs or even site members; we also welcome roleplaying experts, community leaders, science fiction writers, and anyone relevant and and interesting to our community. If you would like to be a SARPtalk guest, send Wes a private message on the forums, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (209) STAR-ARMY.
To be a SARPtalk guest you will need:
This section is for brainstorming, planning, and ideas for future episodes and guests.
The show starts with a brief introduction, followed by news and then segues into the main topic, followed by segments, extras, and shoutouts.
Typically the introduction follows this form:
Here's What's Happening (Around the SARP) is a news portion containing the latest IC news followed by the latest OOC news. This information is pulled from plot reports and other sources.
Typically the show ends like this:
A carryover from SARPcast, “Pimp Your Plot” is a segment where the guest gets to choose one plot that they think deserves recognition, whether they are a player, a GM, or simply read the plot and want to advertise it to the SARPtalk listeners. This segment did not appear until Episode 9 because Wes did not want SARPtalk to be a SARPcast clone. However, with SARPcast on indefinite hiatus, Wes eventually changed his mind about the segment.
This section contains and analyzes a selected unusual, strange, funny, or hilariously stupid post for humor value. It does not appear in all SARPtalks. The maximum weekly weirdness is 2 posts per speaker.
Wes is also considering adding these segments:
Send Wes your suggestions for future topics of discussions! Any constructive criticism is also welcome.
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