The Hosting of Fear the Boot
by Dan Repperger
I wanted to give you guys an update on the current hosting situation on Fear the Boot. Let me start by saying that no one is leaving the show, nor is anyone new joining. However, if you take the six regular hosts (Chad, Chris, Dan, John, Pat, and Wayne) along with our alternates (Johann and Karla), that’s obviously eight total people. Putting that many people on a single episode would be impractical to record and a nightmare to listen to.
The way we’re going to address this is by returning Fear the Boot to the description it’s carried in the RSS feed since Episode 1.
Fear the Boot is an irreverent, round table discussion of tabletop role playing games. In this weekly show we debate game-related issues, offer advice for improving your game, and poke fun at the hobby. Our cast changes a little from show to show, but we always assemble a group of dynamic individuals with divergent views, guaranteeing you will hear several perspectives on everything we discuss.
For each show, we will have 3 – 5 hosts present, drawn from the list given above. That flexibility accomplishes two things. First, we can make sure we’ve tapped the hosts with the most interest or expertise on a given subject. Second, it allows the remaining hosts to take some weeks off to spend with family or pursue other projects, such as Fear the Con, Skies of Glass, Epoch of Rysos, and Bloodmoon Goblins.
I don’t expect this change to have any significant impact on the show. All of the hosts will still be appearing on the show and active on the forums. However, I wanted to explain in advance why the staffing will shift in seemingly random fashion from week to week.