Aug 26 2015

DwD&D#22 – Magic & Dragon+

DownwithD&DAre you ready to get down with some spell slinging sorcery and a bit of the Dragon or in this case Dragon+. Well I am and you should be too. Join us on this episode as we get advice from the swing to not drink the apple cider in the underdark and be aware of the Demons as they Rage through out the caverns.

Aug 26 2015

MMP#170 – Never Design Alone and RPG a Day Lightning Round

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast we cover all of the RPG a Day in one episode and we talk about our never design alone philosophy and a few of the projects we’re working on for Encoded Designs. Hope you enjoy and looking forward to hearing what you think. Also a big congrats to Gaming & BS for their 50th episode and thank you to everyone who participated in the chatroom for this episode. It was awesome to have so many of you there.

Time Stamps

1:19 – What’s Going On

5:41 – Lightning Round 1-10

9:37 – Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

29:33 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

35:27 – Lightning Round 11-20

39:28 – The Lab : Never Design Alone

1:22:38 – Lightning Round 21-31

Aug 25 2015

TKV Team Podcast 44 | “A Profit Without Honor”

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Aug 19 2015

MMP#169 – Bringing down your Latency

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On episode 169 of the misdirected mark podcast we’re talking about Latency at the table and how to manage it. We also get extradimentional in the media depository with our topic for chatter this week, why don’t you or do you like mechanics in games, plus a few other things.

This episode is unofficially sponsored by Nihilistic Arby’s, where life as no meaning.

Time Stamps

1:19 – What’s Going On

10:57 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

The Things We Leave Behind for Call of Cthulhu

39:19 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

48:49 – The Workshop: Latency at the Table

Aug 18 2015

TKV Team Podcast 43 | “Twitches Get Snitches”

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Our audio is mad doo-doos this week. We record “live” on Skype, and Tim gets a DMCA takedown. Karol instructs the class on post-mortem Japanese corporate etiquette. Nintendo crushes one man’s dream, and Tim outwardly justifies it. This somehow leads into a brief stint on student debt. Hope you enjoy the show.

Aug 16 2015

The Lounge with PK Sullivan on the Three Rocketeers

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the lounge I have PK Sullivan on to chat about The Three Rocketeers along with a bit about freelancing, and Star Wars. Come for the Star Wars and stay for the Rocketeers.

 

Aug 14 2015

Phil Vecchione, John Arcadian and Walt Ciechanowski on Threats From Gallifrey

On this enlightening episode of Threats From Gallifrey, Phil Vecchione, John Arcadian and Walt Ciechanowski teach the art of running epic campaigns.

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Aug 14 2015

Threats From Gallifrey The Journey Goes Onward Pt1

On this enlightening episode of Threats From Gallifrey, Phil Vecchione, John Arcadian and Walt Ciechanowski teach the art of running epic campaigns. Rob and Tony talk props. Savage Tim unpacks from GenCon. And can Garrett finish Deadlands Rampage before it’s scheduled to run in September?

 

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Aug 12 2015

MMP#168 – Latency

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this, the 168th episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast we talk about Latency, what that means, and how understanding it can help you better determine the kind of game experience you’re looking for. We also delve into the extradimentional social media depository, enjoy a moment of Gaming & BS, and finish up our GenCon wrap up.

Time Stamps

2:11 – What’s Going On

17:14 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

41:33 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

46:16 – The Garage: Latency

1:18:42 – GenCon Game Spotlight

Apocalypse Chaos

Aug 11 2015

TKV Team Podcast 42 | “Proper Mic Etiquette”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim touch on a few highlights from Gamescom in Germany, and transition into a back-and-forth about game variety and creativity. We also have a brief guest appearance by Sarah, who quickly  lays out some of the goings-on in seasonal League of Legends events.

Aug 11 2015

DwD&D#21 – GenCon and Saltmarsh

DownwithD&DYou ready to get down with some D&D. I know I am and we’re back from GenCon to talk about everything that we could find from there and a bunch of stuff that is going on outside of the best four days in gaming. We also take a trip into the way back machine to talk about U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh.

The Tome Show Mike Mearls

The Tome Show Wolfgang Baur on 5e products

D&D Rage of Demons T-Shirt Contest

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh

Aug 10 2015

Lucifer – Pilot

Wait, what? Geek blogs on this site are still a thing? Apparently, because I really want to talk to you all about Lucifer, the TV series based on Neil Gaiman’s graphic novels. Since i have read a disappointingly small amount of these comics, my opinions cannot begin to compare the two, and only compare the tv show to other shows of it’s general genres.

The premise of the tv series is fairly straight forward. Lucifer Morningstar (His self proclaimed God-Given name)  takes a vacation from hell against his father’s will and finds himself helping the LAPD, specifically one cop named Chloe. She is immune to Luciver’s powers of seduction and forcing people to speak their innermost secret desires out loud.

Given this, I wasn’t confident about the show going in. There’s a lot of room to make this go wrong quickly. Even the supernatural crime procedural is becoming somewhat saturated. They manage to side step the potential issues by cultivating a tone that uses Lucifer’s concept to inject demonic ridiculous into otherwise trope-like scenes.

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Aug 05 2015

MMP#167 – GenCon 2015 Recap

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This time we talk about the majority of our GenCon experience and Phil pummels Chris in the Gameroom this time around. Hope you enjoy and we’ll hopefully see you next year at GenCon.

Time Stamps

1:31 – What’s Going On

9:19 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

Papercuts competition 2015

16:58 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

24:17 – The GenCon 2015 Recap

1:19:37 – The Gameroom

Aug 04 2015

TKV Team Podcast 41 | “The One Where We Libel”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, Karol and Tim lay into loot crates, appreciate the fruits of the USPS, talk a bit about two flavors of gaming conventions, prattle on about MMOs and freemium game models, and actively slander/libel Konami.

There’s quite a bit in this episode, including some bonus round content at the very end.

Aug 03 2015

Play Better Games Damn it!!! GenCon 2015

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. The Audio on this one is a little sketchy but here’s the Play Better Games Damn it!!! from GenCon 2015. Hope you enjoy and we’ll talk to you soon.

Jul 31 2015

MMP#GenConSp1 – Thursday Floor Audio

Hey Folks. This is the audio I got from the floor on GenCon on Thursday morning. I’ll update this post with links later but I wanted to make sure I got it to you no later than today so enjoy and Brett. Here’s my audio proof.

Jul 29 2015

MMP#166 – GENKHANNN!!!

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast we’re doing our GenCon preshow and it’s got the Bob Head, Jim the Greenshirt, Index Cards, Greyed Out Bags, writing in books vs not writing in books, and so much more. So strap in and let us take you for a ride.

Time Stamps

1:17 – What’s Going On

9:03 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

10:14 – A Moment of Gaming and BS

36:12 – GenCon Preview

1:20:12 – Game Spotlight

The Warren

Undying

Fate Acompli

Greyed Out Dice

Jul 28 2015

TKV Team Podcast 40 | “QC by Cacpom”

TKVTeam_Logo2015Tim and Karol find themselves getting surprisingly little material out of the Street Fighter V beta as Capcom’s servers crumble helplessly under the stress of pre-order users. Fear not, as we have the next best thing: the GBA version of Street Fighter Alpha 3, played with a Sega Genesis controller.

Some brief topics of LE Amiibo/Skylander figures somehow transition into commentary on Social Media platforms, the Japanese adaptation of Minecraft-style game systems, chasing Sony’s PS1-era advertising successes, and the boundless joy that is Rocket League.

This week will also signal the start of Gamescom in Germany and Summer Games Done Quick.

Jul 28 2015

DwD&D#20 – Madness and Alex Has IT!!!

DownwithD&DAre. You. Ready!!! To get down with some D&D. Cause we are and GENCON is almost upon us.  So with that, the Rage of Demons,and the Sword Coast Handbook announced, the podcast madness is palpable. Also Beholder body shaming.

Links

The Sword Coast Handbook

Extra Sword Coast Handbook information

Madness Comes to Adventurers League

Mom’s Basement Podcast

Jul 24 2015

A Different Kind of Master Pt2

The dungeon crawl through Bucho’s lair’s complete. The BBEG remains one turbolift away, and his spoils are taken by our heroes… except the Jedi, who doesn’t need any material wealth.
Sirona’s Sauna answers a question about grappling and rewiring droids. Angelic Doctor shares a dramatic skill challenge. Plus, Ramma makes a friend.

 

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Jul 24 2015

Threat Detected A Different Kind of Master

The dungeon crawl through Bucho’s lair’s complete. The BBEG remains one turbolift away, and his spoils are taken by our heroes… except the Jedi, who doesn’t need any material wealth.
Sirona’s Sauna answers a question about grappling and rewiring droids. Angelic Doctor shares a dramatic skill challenge. Plus, Ramma makes a friend.

      1. TD 069 A Different Type of Master Pt1 - Threat Detected Podcast

I answered a question concerning maps appropriate for Episode 6: Core of Corruption. I found these maps at  to be extremely useful for all urban scifi needs.
For the conclusion of Core of Corruption, I recommended using elevation tactics to add bridges, pits, linked together with Galaxy Tiles… and of course Chris West’s Maps of Mastery Battle Station maps.
Finally, check out the Aethercon Summer Round Table Series. Join us September 21st to watch live and ask questions of Fantasy Flight Games’s Sam Stewart and crew.

Finally, support your Threat Detected Podcast through our patreon.

Jul 22 2015

MMP#165 – Creating Advanatges

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This week in the house Misdirected we talk about the Create an Advantage action in the garage and then expound on the idea and how it appears in other games. We also deal with the coins and gems of the Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository and finish up in the Gameroom. We hope you enjoy the show.

Time Stamps

0:33 – What’s Going On

8:22 – The Extradimentional Social Media Depository

22:20 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

37:42 – The Garage: Creating Advantages

1:10:41 – The Gameroom

Jul 21 2015

TKV Team Podcast 39 | “Pertinent Features”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week’s show is highlights from EVO 2015, a crowd-funded Earthbound convention streamed on Twitch, the sandwich of Doctor Who and Back to the Future in Lego Dimensions, and social obligations after leaving town for the weekend. Also, fuzzy pickles and arcade-stick trends in the FGC.

As a bonus, here’s a video of Karol playing the Galaxy Force II arcade machine he rebooted at Skylon Tower in Canada.

Jul 20 2015

GO – Comicon and Beyond

The geek bus has come and gone and in it’s wake is everything from comicon. That’s right, My Girl Friday, Jessie, has gathered up some of the most interesting bits from San Diego comicon and we mull them over and geek out all over the place. So let us geek in an outward direction.

Links

Agent Carter vs Agents of Sheild dubsmash war

The Geekin’ Out Facebook Group

Ash vs the Evil Dead

Jul 15 2015

MMP#164 – Con Comfort or What and Why you Preparing for Con Games

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast we talk about how to get comfortable running your con games which is some combination of confidence and presentation. We’ll explain ourselves, don’t worry. Also a little comicon trailer talk for the cool stuff that’s coming up.

Time Stamps

1:08 – What’s Going On

10:28 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

22:02 – A Moment of Gaming & BS

26:42 – The Workshop: Con Comfort

Phil’s Gnome Stew Hand Out Article

1:12:53 – The Geekery: Comicon Trailers

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