Apr 20 2015

Lounge with Darren Watts on Envoy, Hero, and Other Things

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey folks. This time in the lounge I have Darren Watts from the Double Exposure Envoy program and other places from the gameosphere to talk about Envoy, Hero Games, and other things surrounding his career as a game designer and publisher.


Double Exposure Envoy

Silverback Press


Apr 15 2015

MMP#152 – Labeling GMs

iIPNV9aqUYrGsIt’s a GM round up this week but first we start off in the lobby responding to your feedback, then we get  over to the Workshop to discuss different types of GM’s, and finish up in the Geekery to talk about all the juicy digital downloads this past week. There maybe a Daredevil discussion.

Time Stamps

0:32 – Lobby

1:24 – What’s Going On

5:19 – Game Spotlight – Queen City Conquest Kickstarter

9:15 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

22:29 – Workshop

1:17:29 – Geekery

 Star Wars Digital Downloads

Apr 14 2015

TKV Podcast 25 | “Arcade’s Revenge”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week’s podcast was a last-minute recording after a day-trip to Niagara Falls where we stumbled on a weird, tiny modern arcade. Karol and Tim have afterthoughts on Axiom Verge; a one-man-band of retro-influenced game design. We also grumble momentarily about our co-op experiences in Resident Evil 6, and Tim talks about the radio plays being used to promote Halo 5. April 17th through the 19th is UBCon at UB North, and Tim doesn’t understand how to refer to local schools.

Apr 08 2015

MMP#151 or 1AB – You First, the Initiative Episode

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week we have the cattle prod in so I’m watching what I say. Now onto what’s on the show this week. We start off in the lobby catching up and responding to your recent feedback. Then make our way to the Gameroom to discuss what we have been playing lately, and finally we end up in the Garage to have an orderly discussion about Initiative. Enjoy the show and feel free to leave feedback here or in any of internet places we hang out in.

Time Stamps

0:32 – The Lobby

Queen City Conquest Kickstarter Opening Party
Resurgence Brewing Company
1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213
April 10th at 7:30 pm

7:36 – Game Spotlight

Phoenix: Dawn Command Kickstarter

One Shot Podcast: Phoenix: Dawn Command

10:37 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

29:33 – The Gameroom

43:54 – The Garage: Initiative



Apr 07 2015

TKV Podcast 24 | ” A prison of our own design”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This episode covers the past week’s Buffalo City Spring Comicon, new game announcements from the April first Nintendo Direct, new Amiibo announcements, previously played games in our collective backlog, and much much more. And I mean that. Like a LOT. Like, we’re at a lower bitrate just so I could get this thing through the default server upload. Woof.

Apr 02 2015

Jester Class Part 2

Threats From Gallifrey takes a look at adding comedy to your rpg campaign. Appropriately, we chat with fantasy rpg parody game designer Javier Palenzuela, whose “Beasties and Bygones” game is now on Kickstarter.


The video announcement concerning Deadlands Rampage can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NMbrT0PTfU


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Check out Beasties and Bygones at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalhitmedia/beasties-and-bygones-raunchy-comedy-rpg-dungeon-wo?ref=nav_search

Details about Pinnacle’s new Lankhmar setting can be found at https://www.peginc.com/product-category/lankhmar/


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Apr 02 2015

Threats From Gallifrey Jester Class

Threats From Gallifrey takes a look at adding comedy to your rpg campaign. Appropriately, we chat with fantasy rpg parody game designer Javier Palenzuela, whose “Beasties and Bygones” game is now on Kickstarter.

The Deadlands Rampage Special Announcement video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NMbrT0PTfU

beasties1jester class

Check out Beasties and Bygones at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalhitmedia/beasties-and-bygones-raunchy-comedy-rpg-dungeon-wo?ref=nav_search

Details about Pinnacle’s new Lankhmar setting can be found at https://www.peginc.com/product-category/lankhmar/


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Apr 01 2015

MMP#150 – The Battle of the Bards

iIPNV9aqUYrGsLet’s get ready to rumbleeeee!!!!!! That’s right. It’s episode 150 and while we start out in the lobby talking about your feedback and a few other gamish and things, some related to Indiana, we eventually head into the backyard for the main event, THE BATTLE OF THE BARDS. After the dust clears from the throw down we stroll over to end our evening relaxing in the Geekery

Time Stamps

0:31 – The Lounge

14:39 – Game Spotlight: Symbaroum

16:58 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

27:03 – The Backyard: The Battle of the Bards

1:21:32 – The Geekery


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Mar 31 2015

TKV Podcast 23 | “A Fool’s Errand”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Tim, alone with the recording equipment, brings shame to us all. This week’s show is a news-brief on recent and upcoming events, including the Zelda Wii U delay to 2016 (and the soon-to-be-old April 1st Nintendo Direct), Buffalo’s Spring Comicon, the new Fast and Furious game, and the start of the Halo 5 marketing campaign. Ain’t no party like a Mario Party.

Also, Karol finished the Order. Bet you can’t wait to hear about that little chestnut. Tune in next week for all-you-can-eat disappointment.

Mar 31 2015

DwD&D#12 – Creating Adventures

DownwithD&DHey Folks. On this edition of Down with D&D we talk about what’s going on in the world of D&D, a dying wizard who wants to be a lich, trickle down campaign design, and creating an adventure. Hope you enjoy and let us know what we can do better.


Topic 1 – M&M&M: The Dying Wizard

Topic 2 – The DM Corner: Campaign World (Alternate Set up)

Topic 3 – The DM Corner: Creating an Adventure (Pg 71 DMG)

Mar 25 2015

MMP#149: How Do I Run This Thing or Learning New Games

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. In this new and buggy episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast We don or Fezs and catch up with you in the lobby, then we head to the Gameroom to talk about the games we have been playing, and then we head into the Workshop to talk about learning to GM a new game.

Time Stamps

0:21 – Lounge

1:10 – What’s Going On

10:27 – Game Spotlight

  • Fate Core Achievements

Post: https://plus.google.com/+MariusSeebach/posts/B3i8itk36rr

File: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1J_jx-RPfobafezLpxLjb_YbUCESZebbuQgM0WKPOXjQ/edit?hl=en-US&forcehl=1

  • Bulldogs: Sci-Fi that Kicks Ass on kickstarter right now


14:12 – Battle of the Bards — Preview

18:42 – Extradimensional Social Media Depository

29:48 – Gameroom

51:31 – Workshop: Learning To GM A New Game

Based on a Gnome Stew article Phil wrote this week: http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/getting-your-sea-legs/

Mar 24 2015

TKV Podcast 22 | “Sorta-Final Fantasy”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week’s episode comes to you at double the size and half the quality!

Conversations on our positive reactions to Final Fantasy XV, our negative reactions to the Order 1886, Nintendo’s infrastructure partnership with DeNA, the ongoing woes of the Driveclub developer (which after the time of recording, ended up being much worse than expected), and a brief reflection on our hosting experiences at Craggnarok 2015. At which Tim forgot to appear at an interview with Chris. Sorry about that.

Mar 20 2015

Threat Detected Episode 66 What a Dysfunctional Party

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On this 66th episode (a very significant number in Star Wars), Carson shares his mental conflict as he journeys toward pacifism. Also, Bucho’s entry room stymies the group with its numerous cunning traps.


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Mar 19 2015

The Lounge with John Harper on Blades in the Dark

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This time we have John Harper on to talk a bit about himself and his ideas about game design, but mostly about Blades in the Dark, his already wildly successful Kickstarting Role Playing Game. By the way you should back it by clicking on the link

Blades in the Dark

One Seven Designs

Night Witches

Mar 18 2015

MMP#148 – Laws and Sausages or Designing Games

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week we start out in the lobby responding to your comments, then we head over to the Lab where we talk about our design process, and end up in the Geekery to discuss, well, Geekery.

Time Stamps

0:32 – The Lounge

1:09 – Gaming Spotlight

Blades in the Dark

5:29 – What’s Going On

11:57 – Social Media Depository

35:41 – The Lab: Designing Games

1:19:55 – The Geekery

Mar 17 2015

TKV Podcast 21 | “Thud After the Storm”

SplatoonThis week’s episode centers on Karol’s reactions from his Boston trip to PAX East 2015.

Topics range from crowd size to diminishing returns to exactly how close the Indie Mega-Booth is to taking over the world. We touch on the PS4 re-creation of Tearaway, Splatoon, and the horror-themed additions to Killer Instinct. Swery makes Karol take a better picture, and Tim says things about Ori and the Blind Forest.

Mar 16 2015

DwD&D#11 – Organized Play, Writing Tests, Campaign Set Up, & Big Bads

Hey Folks. We’re back with some more Down with D&D, yeah you know me and this time we’re chatting about what’s up with organized play, the design test for the open call for writers, campaign set up from the DMG, and some Big Bads you might use in your campaign. Hope you enjoy and let us know.

Note: Sorry about some of the sound stuff. I’ll clean that up for the next recording.

Topic 1 – Organized Play and Writing Tests

Topic 2 – Mastering Dungeons: Campaign Set Up (Pg 25-26 in the DMG)

Topic 3 - Minions, Monsters & Masterminds: Big Bad’s

Chart on pg 74 with ideas in DMG for villains

Chart on Pg 94 – 97 in DMG for villains motivations and methods.

  • Dragons
  • Aberrations
  • Undead Hordes
  • Overlords

Mar 11 2015

MMP#147 – How do you like your Stakes?

Hey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby and talk about your feedback, then we roll on into the game  room to talk about what we have been playing, and then we up the stakes in the combination Workshop/Garage to talk about…um…stakes.  Really Phil? Why do I let you write these things.

Time Stamps

0:31 – Lobby

1:10 – What’s Going On

8:47 – Game Spotlight

Blades in the Dark

12:30 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

28:17 – Gameroom

47:37 – Workshop/Garage: Stakes

Mar 10 2015

TKV Podcast 20 | “Host Goes Here”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Rather than boring ya’ll with Tim talking to himself about how fun it is taking pictures of architecture in racing games, this week’s podcast is a short-form stub while we wait for Karol’s return from Boston and the PAX East 2015 show floor.

We’ll have all the tasty details of his adventures schmoozing with Swery and glaring at Dave Lang at the Killer Instinct  panel soon enough. You’ll get a quick and dirty overview of other industry events (shout-outs on the HTC Vive from Valve and DirectX12 optimizations), and a recommendation for Buffalo’s own “Craggnarok 2015″ this coming Saturday on the Buff State campus. There’s also some comments on the patching going on behind-the-scenes for the Halo Master Chief Collection and XB1 dashboard changes.

Karol and I will be set up with multiplayer games in the Student Union lounge outside the CRAGG offices during Craggnarok (all day Saturday, March 14th), so get ready to Joust.

Mar 04 2015

MMP#146 – The Geek Connection (Chase Mechanics)

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby to hit on a variety of things, then we race to the Garage to talk about Chase mechanics, and then we end our chase in the Geekery.

0:31 – Lobby

What’s Going On

8:35 – Gaming Spotlight

AMP Year 2 Kickstarter is going on right now

Gaming & BS

14:29 – Extradimensional Social Media Depository

29:17 – The Garage: Chases

56:58 – Geekery

Mar 04 2015

TKV Team Podcast 19 (beta) | “Info Graphics for 236 Headshots”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week we continue down the rabbit hole of Karol’s nightmarish adventures in GTA V. We touch on the announcement that Forza 6 will be a thing in 2015 and talk a bit about shifts in retail pricing for new games. We get Karol’s initial impressions of Kirby’s Rainbow Curse for Wii U and broach the merits of medicinal “crack” cocaine. Closing things out, we get Tim’s final thoughts on Valiant Hearts. Surprisingly, he doesn’t cry while describing it.

Next week look forward to news and announcements from GDC!

Feb 27 2015

Threats From Gallifrey Like a Rolling Stone


Threats From Gallifrey celebrates the Deadlands: Between A Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter by chatting with John “Night Train” Goff. Plus, Savage Tim starts his East Texas University campaign… and more developments on the Deadlands Rampage delve.
The Between a Stone and a Hard Place kickstarter can be found here.
The Cackler comic kickstarter can be found here.
Fabled Environments has an upcoming old west map kickstarter. Get info here.
Savage Tim’s ETU Omnibus can be downloaded here.

The customizable GM screen John and I gawked over can be ordered here.


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Feb 25 2015

MMP#145 – Spotlight Please

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby getting caught up, then we head over to the Gameroom and talk about what we have been playing recently, and then we end the night in the Workshop where we put the spotlight on a different type of game balance.

Time Stamps

0:32 – The Lobby

 6:21 – Gaming Spotlight

The Golden Geek Awards

IGDN Bag of Holding

13:27 – Social Media Depository

World War Cthulhu Teaser Trailer

1 of 7 rod pieces?

27:20 – The Gameroom

40:18 – The Workshop: The Spotlight

Feb 24 2015

TKV Team Podcast 18 (beta) | “Out of Order”

This week’s discussion with Karol and Tim is a springboard of commentary on newer releases and reactions to critical panning, set over our observations of Karol’s current-gen Grand Theft Auto V play session. Which is mostly gawking at inconsequential details. In related news, the PC version of GTA V was pushed back to April. We briefly touch on patterns of socioeconomic decay and…layaway? Hopefully those bits will make more sense in context.

Feb 23 2015

Things you may have missed for the week of Feb 16th 2015

iIPNV9aqUYrGsSo lets just recap what happened on Misdirected Mark Productions last week. First we had Down with D&D #9 all about the Monk and putting some story into your leveling. Second there was a TKV Team show about the horrors of retail. Third we had the MM Podcast chatting about interpersonal and Knowledge skills. Fourth and finally we had an Episode of Threats from Galifrey covering news, character death, and a round table on how to do some Lord of the Rings and make it feel like Middle Earth. Man were we busy.

Shows List

DwD&D #9
TKV Team #17
MMP #144
Threats from Galifrey: Middle Earth Edition pt. 1
Threats from Galifrey: Middle Earth Edition pt. 2


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