Penance RPG: The Original Series
Originally we started with 8 folks all from the guild. This dropped over time as some of the starting cast decided that they would rather not continue their adventure. To make up for this we added new folks. At the start of season 2 we added Belry (played by Ben) and at the start of Season 3 we added Andreadina (played by Rebecca). At the beginning of Season 5, we were joined by Ora Dulce (played by Daniel, often referred to as Lenida) and Rivane departed.
For each of our subsequent series, including the current ones, we’ve have a different cast for each project. This has several advantages – we get to play with more awesome people, have more diversity in our cast and helps ensure each campaign has its own feel. Our first Halloween series was hugely enlightening as to how we can expand to include different styles and locations, despite some painful time zone differences.
There have also been a few changes on the technology side; we have decided to upgrade our podcast hosting package to one from Libsyn. Also we’ve recently had to bid farewell to our original Teamspeak server as the hosting site has closed down. From Season 4 of our original series onwards, we have been playing online over Discord and recording and editing on Audacity. In addition, our GM (Nikoli) and several of the cast now have Blue Snowball mics. Some combination of these, plus many more hours of practice at editing, have improved our audio quality and we feel it has added to the immersive, storytelling aspect of our tales.