Big news, folks! We've been asked to join the Necropodicon Network!
What does that mean for us? Well, rest assured nothing will change as far as our episode releases and structure. Shocking Gasp remains under our full control, and there are not changes being made to our RSS feed (how you get your episodes). And any funding you supply either through Ko-Fi or Patreon will continue to support us. The biggest change you'll notice is the addition of one or two 30 to 60 second promo clips at the end of each new episode. These clips will highlight some of our partner shows on the Network, so be sure to stick around until the end and maybe you'll hear something that will spark your interest!
We are happy to announce that Shocking Gasp is now providing transcripts of our episodes!
There are many reasons a podcast should provide transcripts. It helps boost SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It provides fans the ability to copy and paste their favorite moments into Tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, and so on. It makes it easier for the editor to find good content for a recap. But the foremost reason is accessibility.
Accessibility is important. We want people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, or struggle with understanding us to have a way to enjoy the show. We care about these people. We care about everyone, really. So if we can find a way to help you enjoy our story, then it will always be worth our effort.
I mean that. I promise you that we will never, ever charge for transcriptions. Shocking Gasp will always provide this service at no cost. So if you've found someone charging for them, let us know. We'll shut them down.
Currently, we've got no income, and affordable (read: free) transcription services offer limited functionality. So we're doing it on our own. Stephanie is transcribing each episode for us by hand. It's a long process, and I love her for doing it. But what that means is our transcripts will lag episode release, sometimes by weeks or even months. We'll get them up there, that's a promise, and we'll do it as fast as we can.
As soon as we can afford it, we'll start getting professional transcriptions so we can deliver them in a timely manner. But until then, I hope you can forgive a little tardiness or the occasional mispelling.
And be sure to let us know if you have any tips or comments. Thank you.
- Scott the Dungeon Master
We've compiled all of the episode transcripts into one big file in addition to posting them to each episode entry here on the official website. If you prefer the file, click the button below to download it.
Our "Name that Viking" contest has concluded! We received a lot of really good NPCs for the contest, and it was really tough to pick a winner. So tough, in fact, that we chose two!
Our first place winner is Nicole Woodworth (@KneeCoalWoody on Twitter) for her submission, Jørgen Torp!
Our second place winner is Robert Allen Porter (via Facebook) for his submission, Jan Vindar the Victor!
Congratulations to both of our winners! You'll get a change to meet Jørgen and Jan in the next story arc, or read their stories by click "Read More" below!
Shocking Gasp is a serialized actual play D&D 5e podcast. When an enigmatic being falls from the sky, four strangers investigate and find themselves on the run from a superhuman force. Now they must fight for their survival while attempting to unravel the mystery of who the being was and why they’re being hunted. New episodes released every other week on Tuesday at 6am EST. First time listeners advised to start at Episode 1 - Livin’ On a Prayer