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Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending October 15th, 2017.
Second weekly summary for Odd Order activity! Lots of posts on the blog and social media, and videos posted or streamed, and the Odd Order Anthology for 2017, GIT COMMIT GLITCH, was released!
I posted a second solo roleplay video last week. So there were videos set in both Alfheim and Warp Shell posted. Later today I’m starting a third campaign, with the first video in a new series. That means three solitaire roleplaying sessions each week using the Index Card RPG Core system. This third series is set in a new world, vary loosely on Fritz Leiber’s Nehwon, but in an alternate universe I’ve called Nehwyreve. You can watch for that posting later today, when it’s done uploading, in its own Nehwyreve playlist, or in the playlist with all the solo adventure sessions combined.
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- The Housekeeper and the Professor — Review
- The Copper Cascade — Review
- Abyss In Thee Serpent — Anthology
- I Am Legend — Review
- Become a Patron — Patronage
- Vinea — Review
- Illing-kay ombies-zay n-iay Turned-Unay — Unturned
- Little Boy Lost — Review
- hyPerSpACE — Anthology
- Cthulhu Christmas Cards — Aside
- Sofantastick — Aside
- Pines — Review
- So beat it, just beat it … — Beat Cop
- Vapar — Anthology
- Behemoth Trial — Index Card RPG
- Gumbo, volume 2 — Image
- The Altered State Report — Anthology
- Star Trek: The New Voyages 2 — Image
- Couple of Jeremy stickers — Image
- Rigaroga’s Odd Order Anthology Album 2017 – GIT COMMIT GLITCH — Anthology
- Pride and Joy — Review
- The Golden Key — Review
- Controlled Online Hallucination — Aside
- “I believe that the information bottleneck idea could be very important in future deep neural network research” — Aside
- “science fiction can bypass people’s normal partisan filters” — Aside
Here’s videos and streams from last week
- More wind in my elder sails! — Elder Scrolls III: Morrowwind
- ICRPG Gunk in your Junk, Part 1 — Index Card RPG
- Dung for eons on my soles — Dungeon Souls
- Spicy Chili Stars Con Flicks — Star Conflict
- ICRPG Lost Tomb of the Skeleton King, Part 1 — Index Card RPG
Here’s some popular posts on social media last week
- Kindergoth #3 by Jeff Zugale, Lee Mouse, &al., From Bloodfire Studios #comic #book #indie
- More Songs About Food Vats, a Secret Society Wars Adventure for Paranoia: The Roleplaying Game, by Karl Hughes &al., From West End Games, circa 1989 “The Secret Society Wars Escalate!” #book #game #roleplaying #adventure #module #tabletop #paranoia #cardboard
- Check out my ICRPG Biscuits and Grave-y solo roleplaying video #icrpg #solorpg https://buff.ly/2ybPHBu
- Send in the Clones, a Classical Adventure by Allen Varney and Warren Spector, for Paranoia from West End Games, circa 1985, with flowchart and songbook and funbot, oh my! #book #game #tabletop #adventure #module #paranoia #roleplaying
- Mad Love, The Batman Adventures, by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, a 64-page Special from DC Comics #harleyquinn #batman #joker #dc #book #comic “Face it, Harl. You’re a certified nutzo wanted by the law in two dozen states… and hopelessly in love with a murderous psychotic clown.”
Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending October 8th, 2017.
This is the first weekly summary for Odd Order activity! Last month was pretty active, and there’s even more happening this month, so I think it’s time to start posting these weekly now. I think this month there will be two or more posts every day, as well as 5-6 videos or streams each week. We’ll see how it goes!
Currently my streaming schedule is Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat starting as close to noon, Pacific time, as I can. And, I’ve been streaming around an hour, on average. I know most streaming is long-form entertainment, but I’m just not likely to be that kind of streamer. But, as always, I’m doing what I can with what I’ve got; and that includes me being me, for whatever that is worth. Consider dropping in and hanging out while I prove how awful I am at playing video games!
The big, huge, awesome news is that I’ve just today released GIT COMMIT GLITCH, the Odd Order Anthology Album for 2017! Check it out! I’ll be posting once a day about the tracks, so watch for that on the blog and rolling across social media through the next week or so. In fact, the post announcing the release doesn’t happen until tomorrow, so you’re getting to travel through time and find out about it early!
This week I’m also posting a second solo roleplay video. There will be a video for a part of a play session in the ICRPG world Alfheim as well as a video for a play session in the ICRPG world Warp Shell posting later. Double the fun! Both of the videos this week will be the first part of a longer game session, so I’ve moved into big scenarios for both Take, the small folk shadow, and the Mecha crew, which will roll out weekly until they are done. And then, who knows?
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- I’ll put a pedal under my foot … — Death Road to Canada
- Lucasfilm presents Their Finest Hour — Image
- Printing my X on the line in imprint-X! — Imprint-X
- A second cat has arrived on the scene … — Image
- Measured Motion — Anthology
- Hmm, there appears to be someone in my chair … — Image
- Getting ready to record another solitaire Index Card RPG adventure … — Image
- Mess before the storm as I get ready to record a new ICRGP session — Image
- Light Plays in Fine Boundaries — Anthology
- Quartz Crystal Whistle of Double Time — ICRPG
- The Holy Silver Talisman of the Fire God Zhipho — ICRPG
- The Lost Words — Aside
- Star Trek Adventures Quickstart — Aside
- Fallout: Wasteland Warfare — Aside
- Alighting on His Shoulders — Review
- Who Goes There? — Review
- Inquest — Review
- Zombie no go go, unless you tell am to go — Unturned
- Black Fire — Image
Here’s videos and streams from last week
Here’s a summary of activity for August, 2017.
I was able to start streaming again, over on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube, though I’m struggling to find the right settings. But, I’ve gotten a few streams up this month. Realistically, I probably need a stream PC to improve the quality, but that’s just not going to be something I can afford right now. So, I’ll do what I can with what I’ve got, as one does!
I’ve also started a weekly series of solitaire roleplaying adventures using the Index Card RPG Core game and accessory sets. I’ve got some fun ideas I’m working on for future videos with original trials and cards, but I’m still working on those ideas.
I’ve also started to try to do a couple book reviews a week over on my personal blog, which I’m syndicating over here for titles that make sense for this blog. I’ll keep doing that, and am hoping to keep up the pace of at least two reviews a week.
You can also see that I’ve been posting pictures from my Instagram, and have been keeping up a steady flow of geeky stuff there. There’s also an occasional video I post over there too, which don’t make it to the blog. Check it out!
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Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last month
- Pathologic 2 — Aside
- The Making of Star Trek — Photo
- Sunless Skies — Aside
- Skull of the Cyclops Trial — Video
- Demons by Daylight — Review
- Star Trek 8 — Photo
- The Man of Gold — Photo
- TUNIC — Aside
- I’m a bohemian killing it with this rhapsody in Bohemian Killing — Video
- Cultist Simulator — Aside
- Star Trek Log Four — Photo
- Vignettes — Aside
- Star Wars: The Old Republic — Photo
- The Swords Trilogy
- The Grey Hill Fire Trial — Video
- Tron: Legacy cake topper — Photo
- Deep Sky Derelicts — Aside
- Heat Signature — Aside
- The Covenant of the Crown — Photo
- Pro — Photo
- Ars Magica — Photo
- The Prometheus Design — Photo
- The Philosophy of Kreia — Aside
- OGRE — Photo
- My old dice – Photo
- Shibumi — Review
- Become a Patron, get gratis music downloads, and help me geek out! — Photo
- Starship Grifters — Review
- Reminder about Hermetic Library’s call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 13! — Photo
- A-Train — Photo
- Trek to Madworld — Photo
- Marvel 1602 — Review
- Interested in writing for Odd Order? — Photo
- First Sample Zendo Pieces — Aside
- The Iron Oath — Aside
- Star Trek 7 — Photo
- Mona Lisa Overdrive — Photo
- Lunch Money — Photo
- Write an article, review, or story for Odd Order
- Reminder about the new Odd Order album GIT COMMIT GLITCH call for 2017 submissions — Photo
- Frontier of the Dark — Photo
- High Stakes Drifter — Photo
- The Cat Who Walks Through Walls — Photo
- Lucifer’s Hammer — Photo
- Sunless Skies — Aside
- Dawn of the Archmage — Aside
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I am announcing an open and rolling call for you to pitch ideas for submissions to Rigaroga’s Odd Order.
I recently created an online form which you can use to pitch your idea for a submission. Once you’ve got an idea that you feel is right for Odd Order’s audience, you’re ready to start. You should pitch your idea for a submission!
What happens next, you ask? What’s the process of moving from making a pitch, developing a submission, compensating you, and, finally, publishing your work for the public audience of the library to read? Well, I’m so excited you asked! Let me tell you!
When a pitch comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think, and if they’re interested in reading the proposed submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with the idea as a submission.
If the pitch idea is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.
If the pitch is accepted, then I’ll ask the author to submit the article, review or story for further consideration.
When a submission comes in, what I plan on doing is posting it to a private forum for my Patrons. I’ll do that to give them a chance to let me know what they think about the various merits of the submission. I’ll take their feedback into consideration on whether to accept or reject the pitch, and move forward with compensation for the author and then posting the submission to Rigaroga’s Odd Order blog.
If the submission is not accepted, I’ll suggest whether or not to revise the submission for another try.
If the submission is accepted, I’ll move forward with paying the author. Once I’ve successfully compensated the author for their work, I will then post the the article, review or story for the public to read on the blog.
For submissions that are accepted for publication, I happily offer thanks. I’m also delighted to send a gratis download code for any one of the released anthology albums.
For work accepted to the blog, I currently offer an honorarium of $15/article. If you’re pitching a review, I offer and honorarium of $5/review or I am happy to see about getting a reviewer’s copy sent to you as your compensation instead.
Finally, if there’s something else you’ve got in mind, or an idea I’ve not mentioned, let me know!
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, do get in touch. Also, if the process seems daunting or there’s some aspect of it that creates difficulty for you in some way, let me know so we can find a way forward that works better for you. Finally, if you’re thinking of something that doesn’t seem to fit what I’ve described here, get in touch and let me know what you’re thinking so we can figure out whether and how we can consider your cool out-of-the-box idea. Go ahead and use the form and fill out as much as you can and I’ll get back to you.
I look forward to hearing from you, so pitch your idea today! (Besides, you read this far, right? You might as well follow through with a pitch too!)
Today I am announcing the call for submissions for the second Odd Order anthology album, a new anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by technology and geek culture. These benefit anthology albums help Rigaroga and Odd Order promote artists to the audience of the not only the Odd Order, but also the Hermetic Library and beyond. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.
Theme for 2017 is GIT COMMIT GLITCH
The deadline for submissions to the 2017 anthology album is September 30th, 2017. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the soon to be added pages for the Odd Order anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.
Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2017. Release is planned for a subsequent date to be determined before the end of 2017.
Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album, included below (which includes specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact Rigaroga.
Please consider joining the Odd Order in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the Odd Order to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.
Check out the first anthology album, help spread the word about the Odd Order anthology project, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.
Terms & Conditions for Artist Submissions
Anthology albums will be made available as a “pay-what-you-want” download via Bandcamp, but no single-track downloads, with a reasonable but low minimum. Anthologies may also be made available other digital distributors, such as iTunes, Amazon and others, for a fixed price TBD, usually by the venue. I may eventually also make available a professionally-produced, physical CD for those who want to have a physical copy. All proceeds will go toward supporting the work of Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Contributors to an anthology will be given a code for a free download of their anthology issue.
Artists agree to release their track non-exclusively on the anthology album, selected from tracks submitted to the library. All submitted tracks for this project should be in high quality, lossless format. Contact the John “Rigaroga” Bell for information and arrangements about how to upload submissions, but there are a number of ways to transfer large files. Specifically, acceptable audio files will be as follows, with a preference for 24-bit stereo WAV format:
• lossless WAV, AIFF and FLAC format
• 16 and 24-bit samples
• 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz sample rates
• stereo and mono
Information about each artist will be featured in posts to the Hermetic Library blog and in a dedicated section of the Odd Order website for the Anthology project. When submitting tracks for this anthology, each artist can provide biographical information, profile image, liner notes for the track (including information on whether this track was created exclusively for this anthology), and links (such as to their primary website, label site, and social media accounts). Artists in turn agree to promote this benefit album through their existing network of newsletters, websites, social networks, and other means available.
Artists will retain all rights to their work other than as part of an anthology issue, which will be made available with “all rights reserved.” Artists grant a limited license to sell their work on an anthology with all proceeds going to Rigaroga and the Odd Order. Artists retain all writer credits. Submitting a track will constitute a release licensing 100% of the master recording, publishing, name & likeness and other related rights to the track for the purpose of an anthology benefit album, with indemnification for the project and assigning all revenue generated by the sale of the album to the library. Artist agrees to enter into a release on the above terms and conditions upon request. Artist is responsible for registering their work for performance royalties (if applicable).
Cover Artwork and Design
If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this anthology, please get in touch! Take a gander at all the other covers and consider joining the illustrious artists who have participated with their work on those anthologies.
Bonus Download Submissions
If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, game demos, download codes, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!
Hermetic Library anthology
Please also consider the Hermetic Library anthology, Magick, Music and Ritual 13, which is also being announced today with the same deadline. Hermetic Library Albums are annual compilations of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. Inspirations include Hermeticism in a broad sense, the Western Esoteric Tradition, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema.
Although for the last year I’ve been even more lost in the wilderness than usual, stuck miles from anywhere and with only satellite for Internet, unable to be active streaming as Rigaroga, I’ve been online, mostly on Twitter, trying to stay connected. I have hoped to create a little community of like minded folk. With my patronage campaign, I hope to create more ways I can connect with and develop community, a circle of fans with whom I can share a love of weird and wonderful technology and geekery. One thing I’d love to be able to share is my excitement and joy around music.
The best way to get add anthology releases to your personal music collection is through Rigaroga’s Patron campaign at Patreon. Patrons will each receive a gratis download code for the any release while they are active in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. Consider becoming a Patron today!
There’s only 15 days left until the Aug 15th deadline for submissions to BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL, the first ever and the only anthology in 2016 for the Odd Order.
There’s only 30 days left until the deadline for submissions to BENT BROKEN BEAUTIFUL, the first ever and the only anthology in 2016 for the Odd Order.
Although this anthology is new, for an idea of what this will become, check out my Hermetic Library anthology. Check out all eleven previous releases. Check out the anthology pages at Hermetic Library, but especially the profiles for all the participants.
And, you know, check out the call for submissions for the 12th Hermetic Library anthology; consider participating or letting those who might have an interest know about it.
There are also a number of other ways to participate at Odd Order. Check out the audio and visual pools and participate in these scavanger hunts for cool and fun geekery. There’s more things of interest linked in the sidebar of Odd Order, but also check out Rigaroga’s website.