Dec 06 2016

DwD&D#77 – What’s New & SKT Chapter 2

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get running since the giants are a coming. We cover what’s new in D&D and then fight back against the giants attacking all over the world. It’s Storm King’s Thunder chapter 2 and a little on chapters 3 and 4. Get down.

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Dec 05 2016

Panda’s Talking Games – 40: Comfort Zone Characters

pandas_talking_games_logo_-_oct_2016-200xEveryone’s got a comfort zone they fall in to with PCs — show us yours!  Phil and Senda talk about their comfort zones, how to mitigate the annoyance of other players when you stick to your comfort zone, and tips for how to break out. There was also a battle of waveform carols. That happened. It was late.

Dec 04 2016

Threats From Gallifrey Dungeons and Dragons Plot Twist

Tony and Rob help Garrett comprehend the changes to the Dungeons and Dragons AL.

Watch the latest Threats From Mirkwood here.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here.

 

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Dec 01 2016

Gnomecast#3 – Resurrecting Your Campaigns

casticon2Welcome to the Gnomecast where we talk with gnomes about gnome things and avoid becoming part of the stew. This might be mandatory to avoid being volunteered as ingredients for the stew. Today we have Ang, John, and myself, Chris. Today we talk about Resurrecting your Campaigns.

Links

Resurrecting your Campaigns

Serial

Criminal

Case File

Detective

Nov 30 2016

MMP#236 – Complexity

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about complexity in games, what complexity in games means, and how you might figure out if games are complex or not complex.

Time Stamps

1:54 – What’s Going On

12:54 – Garage: Complexity in Games

1:28:40 – Social Media Depository

1:52:34 – Super-friends of Podcasting

Nov 29 2016

DwD&D#76 – Speculating on the Future

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets speculate on future D&D story lines with Wayne from Advantage to Insight. Hope you enjoy and sorry about any audio quality issues with the episode.

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Labryrinth

Nov 28 2016

Panda’s Talking Games – 39: Acadecon LIVE

pandas_talking_games_logo_-_oct_2016-200xHey pandas! So last week was Thanksgiving here in the US, and while we thought we had everything planned out so that we would still be on schedule, life came up the only night we could record before holiday travel started. Since we wouldn’t want to miss a week, here is the audio of the live show we did at Acadecon, in panda suits! Patreons already have access to the video to see this, but we’ll be releasing the video to the public also sometime this month. We did a question round up on some things that had been hanging around that we didn’t think we could fill a whole show with, messed up a lot, and this my friends…this is what it sounds like before I put all that stuff at the end.

Enjoy!

 

Nov 23 2016

MMP#235 – Playtesting

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we talk about playtesting, how you do it, how we go about being better playtesters, and what you might be looking for when playtesting a game.

Time Stamps

0:49 – What’s Going On

6:14 – Workshop: Playtesting

1:20:06 – Social Media Depository

Any Die

Monsterhearts 2 Interview

1:33:00 – Podcast Superfriends

The Orpheus Protocol

Nov 23 2016

Advantage to Insight – Episode 14: Sharn 101 feat. Kristian Serrano

Legend has it if you say “Sharn” three times quickly, Kristian Serrano appears on the mics to talk about Eberron with you! Lucky for us, we only needed to say it once! Listen as we dive into the first of three episodes about running a campaign in Sharn–this week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Find out about Sharn: City of Towers
  • The goal of this episode is to have the listener to immediately search out more information and play

Notes

  • What makes Sharn a great campaign setting?
  • What tropes and elements? Tone?
  • History of Sharn
  • Appendix N and references

Links

Contact

References

Nov 22 2016

DwD&D#75 – Mike Shea on Fantastic Locations and DM Surveys

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some D&D. It’s all about Mike Shea and his work this week as we talk Fantastic Locations, The Lazy DM, and his DM survey. It’s all inside on this weeks Down with D&D.

Links

Sly Flourish

The Lazy DM

Fantastic Locations

The DM Survey

 

Nov 21 2016

Panda’s Talking Games – 38: Finding Mr. Right

pandas_talking_games_logo_-_oct_2016-200xShow us how you find the right game for you…you show me yours I’ll show you mine? Phil and Senda talk through key things they currently look for in games, even though it’s an evolving taste. We also talk about a lot of different games on this show. In case you’re looking for them, here are some links in approximate order of mention:

One Last Job: https://gshowitt.itch.io/one-last-job

Dialect: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thornygames/dialect-a-game-about-language-and-how-it-dies (YOU CAN BACK THIS GAME UNTIL 12/9/16 — GET ON IT)

Royal Blood: https://gshowitt.itch.io/royal-blood

Bated Breath: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/195819/Bated-Breath?term=bated+breat&test_epoch=0

All Outta Bubblegum: https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/2h7ezh/saving_all_outta_bubblegum/

Heroine: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115174/Heroine

Bluebeard’s Bride: http://www.magpiegames.com/bluebeards-bride/

Loose Threads: (I MISSPOKE THE NAME I’m sorry) http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/196127/Loose-Threads–A-World-of-Adventure-for-Fate-Core?hot60=0&src=hnum

The Witch is Dead: http://imgur.com/a/d8QZe

Lasers and Feelings: http://www.onesevendesign.com/laserfeelings/

Rockerboys and Vending Machines (out now to Patrons — coming soon for everyone else!)

Unbound: http://unboundrpg.com/

Damn the Man, Save the Music: http://makebigthings.com/damn-the-man-save-the-music/

Night’s Black Agents: http://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/nights-black-agents/

Hackmaster Basic: http://www.kenzerco.com/hackmaster/

FFG Star Wars: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/#/universe/star-wars

 

 

Nov 20 2016

Threats From Gallifrey Extra Life

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Savage Tim recounts the successful Extra Life event and updates us on Pinnacle’s Kickstarters. “Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here.

 

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Nov 17 2016

Gnomecast #2 – Gaming as Imaginative Play

casticon2Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. It’s episode two of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, has “recruited” fellow gnomes Ang & Avery to join me on this episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot.

Today we’re talking about Gaming as Imaginative Play by Avery Liell-kok. Check out the original by clicking on the link.

The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew.

@Chanticoa on twitter

www.chanticostudios.com

Nov 16 2016

MMP#234 – Co-op Games

minilogo-blackHey Folks. The show is short. It’s because Phil isn’t here. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be around two hours again next week. This episode is all about Co-op games, how they work, and how the ideas within can apply to RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:01 – What’s Going On

8:57 – The Garage: Co-op Games

48:09 – The Social Media Depository

1:02:08 – Podcasting Superfriends

Nov 16 2016

Advantage to Insight – Episode 13: Solo Update

It is solo host on the podcast this week as Wayne abuses the power of the mics and talks about a random splattering of topics–some of them even D&D related! It is the recap and update show–this week on Advantage to Insight!

Why This Topic

  • Flying solo this week, time for an update of random D&D and gaming

Notes

References

Nov 15 2016

DwD&D#74 – What’s New & UA Barbarians

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with the raging and some of the other places things are happening in D&D. That’s right, we’re expanding our reach of What’s New in D&D to other places and spaces plus we groove on the newest UA on our favorite ragers, the Barbarian.

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Nov 14 2016

Panda’s Talking Games 37: Leveling Up Mid Session

pandas_talking_games_logo_-_oct_2016-200xSenda and Phil show us how they handle leveling up characters mid session! It’s not something we’ve done a lot but we tackle it anyway. Why would you plan to level up in the middle of a game session? If you’re going to, what are the best ways to do it without interrupting the flow of the game itself? In more news, I can’t remember the words to the song, we sing a couple extras, and we learn Phil’s college nick name.

Nov 09 2016

MMP#233 – Mashups

MM Mini LogoHey folks. This week we’re gonna smash, crush, and combine things. That’s right. It’s time to do the Gamer Mash. Mashups are where it’s at.

Time Stamps

0:53 – What’s Going On

8:01 – The Workshop – Mashups

1:01:33 – The Social Media Depository

Fantasy Renaissance modules II – Toad God Series

Gaming Paper – Isometric gaming paper rolls

Gamergy Energy Drink

1:32:50 – The Super Friends of Podcasting

Nov 08 2016

DwD&D#73 – GameholeCon Car Edition

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteGetting down in a car on the Gamehole.. That’s me and Shawn this week and the audio is not as good as you’ve come to expect from us but I wanted to get something out rather than nothing. That means the groove is a little more industrial than I prefer. Enjoy and we’ll talk to you next week sounding like our usual selves.

Nov 07 2016

Panda’s Talking Games 36: Strix and Bluebeard’s Bride

pandas_talking_games_logo_-_oct_2016-200xWe stalked another game designer! This time we found Strix, on third of the magical matrix behind the current Kickstarter Bluebeard’s Bride. Strix does all the things on the internet and studies games as way more than a hobby. She joins us to talk about Bluebeard’s Bride both as a fairy tale and a game of capital H Horror. We also confused her a lot y singing our opening and closing songs on mic. We gotta get better at not weirding people out, you guys.

Bluebeard’s Bride is on kickstarter until 11/20 and is already way past funded:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1921129910/bluebeards-bride?ref=nav_search

Find Weekly Affirmations on Hyper Rabbit RPG: http://hyperrabbitpowergo.com/

More Strix on http://strixwerks.com

Nov 05 2016

Threats From Gallifrey Run From the Daleks

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Time Lord Tayna talks about the art of horror in the Doctor Who RPG and why Daleks are so scary. During her interview the interviewer’s audio did not record, so the interview is presented as a monologue by the all knowing Time Lord Tayna.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sci-fi-drinking-songs/id894239361

 

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Nov 03 2016

Gnomecast #1 – Approaches to Continuity

casticon2Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. This is episode numero uno of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, has “recruited” fellow gnomes Phil & Senda to join me on this inaugural episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot.

Today we’re talking about Approaches to Continuity by John Fredricks. Check out the original link just before you read this.

The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew.

Nov 02 2016

MMP#232 – Reskinning

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about Reskinning games both from a mechanical and narrative point of view, how you do it, and some tools to help you do it. Also, there’s a lot of Kickstarters going on right now and other stuff going on in the mmp community.

Time Stamps

1:37 – What’s Going On

19:09 – The Workshop – Reskinning

1:03:38 – The Social Media Depository

1:44:10 – Podcast Round Up

Nov 02 2016

Advantage to Insight – Episode 12: Children

Did you play Dungeons & Dragons when you were a child? Did you teach D&D to your children? There are so many questions when it comes to playing D&D with children, where to start? Join us as we barely scratch the surface… all this and more–this week on Advantage to Insight!

Why This Topic

  • Differences between running D&D for children and adults?

Notes

  • What age is a good start?
  • Reasoning and bargaining
  • General gaming introduction
  • Imagination, math, learning
  • Simplifying the rules, modifications
  • Buy-in and stakes, session length vs. attention span
  • Content, violence, context

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References

Nov 01 2016

DwD&D#71 – Phoenix Dawn Command & D&D

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLet’s get down with some Alphastream and Phoenix Dawn Command. Teos wrote this article about how PDC relates to D&D, read it here. Shawn and I talk about it on this episode and bring some of our own ideas to the table too. Let it spin mix master. Let it spin.

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Phoenix Dawn Command

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