The WAGDIE Recap Podcast provides 5-10 minute theatrical narrated episodes recapping the key events within the WAGDIE narrative in an audio format through podcast syndication on popular platforms like Spotify. It has already produced 3 well-received episodes.
Funding through this proposal will ensure the continued development of the WAGDIE Recap Podcast. It will ensure that episode production can be properly motivated, while also driving a schedule that provides an opportunity for the podcast to reach the present story beat, and find a routine release pattern.
Delivering the WAGDIE narrative to more audiences in new formats is the keystone to more widespread awareness and adoption of the property. Offering a brief audio podcast format of the entire experience will allow a much wider audience of players and newcomers to enjoy the content, but also prepare themselves for integration in the active storyline.
The first three episodes of the WAGDIE Recap Podcast on Spotify have been unanimously well-received and it has come to general agreement that its advancement would have a positive impact in the effort to onboard newcomers, providing entertainment, and exposing the WAGDIE narrative to the wider fantasy (non-crypto) audience.
Formalizing this proposal would provide funding for the individuals who have been crucial to the podcast’s current production, as well as provide the incentive and schedule to ensure its continued production.
The following will be the product of this proposal:
- 5-10 minute narrative audio programs
- Each episode progresses coverage of the WAGDIE storyline
- High quality theatrical production including music and sound effects
- Syndicated on popular podcast platforms (iTunes, Spotify) using PodBean
- Routine release schedule delivered on a weekly basis
- 2 episodes per week initially
- 1 episode per week, once brought to present story beat
These are the steps to accomplish this proposal:
- Put proposal to snapshot voting for approval of retainer funding
- Definition of prefered release dates (Tuesdays and Thursdays?)
- Talent produces and syndicastes episodes in accordance with schedule
- Conclave releases monthly funds to the talent in return for their production
Once operational, the WAGDIE Recap Podcast will operate on a weekly schedule, releasing 2 episodes per week until it is caught up to the present point of the narrative, and then reverting to one episode per week thereafter. There will need a 1-week lead time on production for the first pair of episodes, but will be routinely delivered thereafter.
We estimate that it will take 16 episodes to catch up to present timeline (it would require 12 if the story stopped today), and thus a total of 2 months before we are at the edge of the narrative.
By the third month, production will be down to 1 episode per week but can operate as a month-to-month operation in perpetuity. We will recommend a total 6-month period before renewing this proposal for a second approval.
Cost for these productions will be handled on a per-episode basis, delivered monthly to the talent producing the shows. The Concord of Research has already covered syndication costs.
Each episode will cost a total of $300 for payment towards a voice actor, script writer and audio engineer.
The first two months would each require $2,400 for 8 episodes per.
Each month thereafter would require $1,200 for 4 episodes per.
- 3 months of production
- 20 episodes
- $6,000 expense
- 6 months of production
- 32 episodes
- $9,600 retainer
- 12 months of production
- 56 episodes
- $16,800 retainer
While Option A would provide a 3 month production schedule enough to get the podcast caught up to present storyline, Option B and Option C secure conclave funding as a retainer for the continued production of the podcast, delivered only alongside episode completion.
Payment will be made monthly at the beginning of the month based on the number of episodes completed within the month prior.
Funding for the WAGDIE Recap Podcast would provide financial motivation to three talented community members, while generating many hours of satisfying WAGDIE audio content that can be used as an onboarding tool, an entertainment experience, and a resource for players.