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A Super Mario Tabletop Thing - Now with Easy Watch Order

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Postby Piesonscreations » 9 months ago

Xirix wrote: [...]it's impressive enough that peeps can draw Boos with clothes on and make it look good. :P
Oh, it's hell to try and fit clothes into those things, super super awkward.
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Postby Ludicrine » 9 months ago

So I know that I'm way late to the party, but I'm so grateful that this is a thing and I'm very thankful for everyone that's had a hand in it. In addition to being the only podcast I listen to, this is probably one of my all-time favorite (media? Should I call it media)- anythings, and if you were to ask anyone I know, they'd tell you that I never shut up about it. As someone who's coming some three-years late to the series, I'm so blessed to have Book One still being uploaded on a regular-ish basis. I'm super-looking forward to more and I can't wait to get started on Book Two eventually! So yeah. You folks are wonderful, thank for make, thank for edit, thank for upload, high five, low five, all that.

Also, if the "howdy" shirt ever becomes a real thing, let me know. I'll take twenty.

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Postby Xirix » 9 months ago

Always nice to hear about new people getting into Let's Cortex. ^^

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Postby Ditocoaf » 9 months ago

Ludicrine wrote: So I know that I'm way late to the party, but I'm so grateful that this is a thing and I'm very thankful for everyone that's had a hand in it. In addition to being the only podcast I listen to, this is probably one of my all-time favorite (media? Should I call it media)- anythings, and if you were to ask anyone I know, they'd tell you that I never shut up about it. As someone who's coming some three-years late to the series, I'm so blessed to have Book One still being uploaded on a regular-ish basis. I'm super-looking forward to more and I can't wait to get started on Book Two eventually! So yeah. You folks are wonderful, thank for make, thank for edit, thank for upload, high five, low five, all that.

Also, if the "howdy" shirt ever becomes a real thing, let me know. I'll take twenty.
This was downright heartwarming to read. Thank you!

I'm really glad that this is still finding new fans after all this time. And the fact that there are people who like it so much despite its smallish listenership.

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Postby Xirix » 8 months ago

Just a heads up, no original cortex today, the session I'm on needs more work than usual and I'm too busy to get it done in time, sorry. :P It'll be back next week for sure.

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Postby Ditocoaf » 8 months ago

By the way, I'm curious to hear from anyone following this via the podcast feed. I listened to it that way during the Book 2 stuff before I came back, because I listen to podcasts frequently anyway.

I know that there is some number of subscribers, but it's hard to tell if they ever speak up since this thread is slow and it's reasonable to assume the Youtube comments are mostly from Youtube listeners.

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Ludicrine wrote: So I know that I'm way late to the party, but I'm so grateful that this is a thing and I'm very thankful for everyone that's had a hand in it. In addition to being the only podcast I listen to, this is probably one of my all-time favorite (media? Should I call it media)- anythings, and if you were to ask anyone I know, they'd tell you that I never shut up about it. As someone who's coming some three-years late to the series, I'm so blessed to have Book One still being uploaded on a regular-ish basis. I'm super-looking forward to more and I can't wait to get started on Book Two eventually! So yeah. You folks are wonderful, thank for make, thank for edit, thank for upload, high five, low five, all that.

Also, if the "howdy" shirt ever becomes a real thing, let me know. I'll take twenty.
This was downright heartwarming to read. Thank you!

I'm really glad that this is still finding new fans after all this time. And the fact that there are people who like it so much despite its smallish listenership.
I mean, I fundamentally don't get how people listen to Cortex, but it always warms my heart whenever I hear about people getting into this silly little adventure. Since you're so nice, I figured I might give you some Behind The Scenes here that I'm not sure I've said in a session.

I felt initially overwhelmed at the idea of making a Mario Universe Cortex (wtf are the monsters, stats, powers, etc. like?!? What should the tone be - too silly and it feels pointless and dies out quickly, too serious and it's not Mario!). Then I decided to loosely base the campaign off of the tone of Super Mario RPG, though obviously the players are equal participants in crafting that feel. That game has some genuinely fascinating and bizarre concepts in it (living weapons, meta attacks on the player's controls, abstract pocket universes comprised only of factories, a semi-sentient final boss who only wants to create sentient weapons and invade, etc), but it never loses its core Mario-ness. It is somehow a "weird, yet funny Mario game" and this feel is something that I think the Paper series fails to carry over (and this is why I think the Paper series is largely inferior, despite being great).

I don't think, especially with later Cortex, that I've succeeded in keeping the Mario-ness around as well as SMRPG does, but I'm still extremely happy with the result. One person on a video left a comment saying that they'll "never stop loving how this series can go from completely ridiculous to genuinely intriguing and back to ridiculous again like it's nothing." That made me feel really proud. It's a feeling that I think is really unique and is at the heart of the series. Again, obviously, though I'm talking mostly about myself here, this is in no small part due to the players - being able to switch modes quickly and engage in multiple levels/modes of characterization simultaneously is no small feat.

I will say that most things that end up getting revealed later were planned from the start in my initial world document. I've expanded upon a lot, changed some world-building aspects dynamically based on player response, etc. but the grand universe-level stuff is remarkably close to how I intended it back at the creation of the series. At some point, whenever Cortex ends, I'll probably write (or record?) a little retrospective on what changed universe-wise and why...
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Postby xface20 » 8 months ago

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...I will say that most things that end up getting revealed later were planned from the start in my initial world document. I've expanded upon a lot, changed some world-building aspects dynamically based on player response, etc. but the grand universe-level stuff is remarkably close to how I intended it back at the creation of the series. At some point, whenever Cortex ends, I'll probably write (or record?) a little retrospective on what changed universe-wise and why...
Oh wow, I didn't know you were Babylon 5-ing it. That's impressive! The twists and turns continue to be a blast to follow week by week, and I look forward to Cortex Redux Retrospective one day.

Side note: I have a growing stack of post-it notes on my desk with fan art ideas that I just need some free time to execute on ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
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Postby freakin whatzit » 8 months ago

Horikawa Otane wrote: One person on a video left a comment saying that they'll "never stop loving how this series can go from completely ridiculous to genuinely intriguing and back to ridiculous again like it's nothing." That made me feel really proud.
i was gonna have this big response about how much i like the series, what i like about it, stuff about the tone dynamic thing i commented on, and the dedication for doing worldbuilding for a thing like this, and stuff. but i'm really tired and it kept coming out bad so i gave up on it.

so i'll just give a simple "hey, i'm glad you are making a thing, and i'm glad you like making the thing, and i'm glad the thing i said meant something to you."

hopefully i can word stuff better next time
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Postby Piesonscreations » 7 months ago

This is Mr. Kamek, from that mansion where the gang went to recharge the kart. The actual quote would actually be "That would be unfortunate", but uh, artistic liberties. :lol:
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Postby Xirix » 7 months ago

I love how shrunken-down those two look compared to Kamek, I feel he looks way posher than Horikawa makes him sound though :D

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Postby Piesonscreations » 7 months ago

Well, uh, it's all about the intent of the character and heightening it haha
Also, I added the cat in the bg because i hadn't caught that Kamek had a cat in the first place (and i'm still not sure if he does), so now the cat's there in spirit.
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Postby Piesonscreations » 7 months ago

I know it's a bit of an old meme at this point, but i kinda felt the need to do it anyway.


Here are the standalone pictures: http://piesonscreations.tumblr.com/post ... ch-are-you
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Postby Xirix » 7 months ago

Unfamiliar with that meme but man you're busy again. :P I love how absolutely creepy Daryl (Yes yes I know, it's not spelled like that) looks, also the others look SO happy committing violence. XD

Digging the creepy Lakikawa too, you're spoiling us dude.

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Xirix wrote: "...I love how absolutely creepy Daryl (Yes yes I know, it's not spelled like that) looks."
How would you go about writing Daryl if not like that? "Darryl"??

Also, thanks a bunch, It was fun to do this! Interesting tidbit: rezcow is wearing crocs.
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Piesonscreations wrote:
How would you go about writing Daryl if not like that? "Darryl"??

Also, thanks a bunch, It was fun to do this! Interesting tidbit: rezcow is wearing crocs.
Um, I believe the 'correct' spelling is Deryllllll or something silly like that. It's probably fine to just use Daryl tho. :P

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Postby Ditocoaf » 7 months ago

If I remember rright, Sturg quickly decided at one point that his name is spelt with "three Rs, three Ys, and three Ls"

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Postby Piesonscreations » 7 months ago

Well, i guess that sure is another way to spell it :lol:
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Postby xface20 » 7 months ago

Yo nice work! These are awesome!
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Thank you! :D
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Postby Piesonscreations » 7 months ago

This came to mind when George got too distracted thinking of justice to pay attention to what was happening.
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Postby Xirix » 7 months ago

Yanno I can't actually remember if George ever even did any detective work, probably because of absentminded moments like that. :P

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She's not the detective we need, but she's the one we deserve.
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Postby Ditocoaf » 7 months ago

I'm so glad to have you doing art again. On top of that, I'm both enjoying the look back at older episodes, and looking forward to seeing when you get to later ones.

Looks like Xirix will finish editing the remaining classic footage before you get there, so you'll be one of the first people to actually listen in chronological order.

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Postby Xirix » 7 months ago

Geez Dito thanks for the pressure. :P


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