Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

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Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by max_torch » November 27th, 2018, 2:21 pm

This is an active roll call for anyone who wants to participate in adding voice to the lines of the narration and the characters of the epic campaign! More people means more diversity of vocals! You can be involved in doing voiceover, in sound editing, reviewing and criticizing, playtesting, etc.

I've seen countless threads in the forum praising the "Descent into Darkness" mainline campaign, with some choosing it as their all-time favorite. The characters and the story always get mentioned as being great. So I know there are a lot of people here in the forums and Wesnoth community who love Descent into Darkness.

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  • Heindal - Voiceover
  • The_Gnat - Coder
Previously, the team had done work on creating voiceover for the mainline campaign "A Tale of Two Brothers" which is currently available on the 1.14 add-on server. We are using github as a repository for the sound files and scenario files, which we will likely also do for this project.

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by The_Gnat » November 27th, 2018, 8:02 pm

I was wondering do we want to have a single person do the story narrative or what do you think would be best for that?

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by max_torch » November 28th, 2018, 2:05 pm

The_Gnat wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 8:02 pm
I was wondering do we want to have a single person do the story narrative or what do you think would be best for that?
The narrative dialog contains some portions where the main characters also speak. I think it would be best if those portions are voiced by the respective voice actors. As for the voiceover of the narrator I have two suggestions:
  • Have one person be dedicated for doing only the narration
  • It might be flavorful to make the narrator be voiced by a Spectre/Wraith/Ghost, or some character, so it sounds like a tale told by "someone who was in the story"

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by The_Gnat » November 29th, 2018, 3:01 am

max_torch wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 2:05 pm
  • It might be flavorful to make the narrator be voiced by a Spectre/Wraith/Ghost, or some character, so it sounds like a tale told by "someone who was in the story"
I like that idea! :D The ghost plays an important role in the plot line and so I can definitely see the value in that. The only disadvantage might be the story text is less factual seeming if it comes from the point of view of a biased narrator.

I don't really see this as an issue but I thought to mention it in light of the campaign's themes and the underlying question that was recently asked on the forum about who really is responsible for the protagonist's decline into the dark world. 8)

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » November 29th, 2018, 5:42 pm

I think it's better to have two voice actors, but it will increase the time to get things done, as every project with several persons on-board.
As for the german part, I could take both roles (we never had feedback from other german voiceovers in the other projects).

For the english version I could take one of the roles, ghost or narrator, whatever max_torch wants to take. My holiday will start on the 12th of december, giving me more time for free time projects like this one. It could also be a surprise for the listeners of my radioshow as part of my advent Calendar (and no, I'm not talking about the Advent from X-Com 2 :P).
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by max_torch » December 5th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Let's make a complete script of all the narration and dialog in a cloud-based word file so that we can more intelligently plan and allocate tasks and see all the available roles.

I'm going to assign numbers to each of us and then roll dice (http://www.roll-dice-online.com/) to see who I'll ask..
1 - Heindal
2 - The_Gnat
3 - max_torch

Result: 2
@The_Gnat, the RNG gods chose you, can you handle making the script?

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by The_Gnat » December 5th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Yes that shouldn't be a problem :)

While I'm doing it I will also allocate a 'name' do to each piece if dialogue. (for example Ghost-3) then when we record the sound files we can save them as that name and just shove them into the campaign.

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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » December 6th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Sounds like a good plan.
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » December 14th, 2018, 8:29 am

Bad news, I couldn't stop myself and finished the german voice record version yesterday. It's a fast paced version, but it includes most of the dialogues as well. I've separated them into two different archives, one for the Narration and one for the dialogues for each chapter.

The dialogue contains information in the title, when the dialogue is started (death drogan, summon ghost etc.). We have lot's of these conditions, as well as several paths the hero can take (use necromancy or not), which will also end up in different chapters and dialogues. So far I've just recorded the dialogue path for using necromancy.
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DiD_Chapter6_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter5_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter4_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter3_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter2_Narrator_German.zip
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » December 14th, 2018, 8:35 am

The second round.
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DiD_Chapter9_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter8_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter7_Narrator_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter1_Narrator_German_Part2.zip
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DiD_Chapter1_Narrator_German_Part1.zip
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » December 14th, 2018, 8:41 am

The third, containing the last chapter narration and the first dialogues.
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DiD_Chapter2_Dialogue_German_Part2.zip
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DiD_Chapter2_Dialogue_German_Part1.zip
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DiD_Chapter1_Dialogue_German_Part2.zip
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DiD_Chapter1_Dialogue_German_Part1.zip
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DiD_Chapter10_Narrator_German.zip
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by Heindal » December 14th, 2018, 8:47 am

The fourth. Please note, that's it. There aren't any dialogue recordings for chapter4, chapter 7-10 and the dialogues don't included the ghost rebellion.
After all not so bad for one day of playing through Descent into Darkness.
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DiD_Chapter6_Dialogue_German_Part2.zip
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DiD_Chapter6_Dialogue_German_Part1.zip
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DiD_Chapter5_Dialogue_German.zip
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DiD_Chapter3_Dialogue_German.zip
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Re: Roll call for voice acting of Descent into Darkness

Post by The_Gnat » December 14th, 2018, 8:59 pm

:D Awesome! Thank you for that! I unfortunately have been rather busy but I will start writing the code to implement your dialogue.

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