Sep 18 2014

Things Coming in the Future – September 2014 edition

Hey Folks. Chris here from the Misdirected Mark Productions. I just wanted to throw info your way on what the next couple of months has in store for the network.

The Misdirected Mark Podcast has been going through some changes. Phil is now in charge of more of the shows operation allowing me to focus on things like growing the audience, advertising, and managing things like the Patreon project and to that we’ve already had our patreon’s who are at certain levels respond with what they’d like to see in the future of the show. There will be a Workshop Segment in October about something called The Magic Circle which if you’d like a preview of that you can watch it right here.

The RPG Review

In October the RPG review will continue as I go through Tremulus from Reality Blurs, an Ax inspired game using the idea’s from the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Sean Preston wanted to get away from the Cthulhu mythos a bit and go for a more traditional Lovecraft feel with this one.

In November the RPG review will be looking at 13th Age. Rob Dorgan has been asking for a while for me to talk about 13th Age and I can finally say November is the month I can get to it. I’ll also be looking into getting Rob Heinsoo, Johnathan Tweet, or both on the show then. Right now there is a kickstarter going on for 13th Age in Glorantha by Rob Heinsoo Games. Check that out here.

In October we will be looking at a bunch of scary things. In the Garage we’ll be taking a look at Doom Tracks and Sanity as as a mechanic. In the Workshop there will be a discussion of the Magic Circle but we’ll also be talking about how to deal with the idea’s of insanity and horror at the game table. We’ll also hit an In-Depth on Eldritch Horror, the board game from Fantasy Flight.

Down with D&D & The TKV Team

Both of these shows will continue to put out episodes bi-weekly of both D&D goodness and dropping Video Game knowledge. The D&D crew will continue it’s adventures and to pour through the players handbook. The format will stay the same with three segments a show and keep to around a 45 minute long show. The TKV Team has informed me they plan on just keepin on with their conversation based format covering their backlogs of games played, news in the industry segments, and opinions on games from a variety of angles from game play to visual aesthetics.

I’d love to hear from you about how we’re doing with our shows and what we might be able to do better to inform and entertain you.

Chris Sniezak
Head of Operations at Misdirected Mark Productions

Sep 18 2014

MMP #129 – Eloy Lasanta, Supers, & Amp Year One

Eloy Lasanta, Supers, & Amp Year One

Hey Folks. This week we’re hurling through time and space to save Garrett Crowe from being Podfaded by Vogons. Unfortunately we run into a complication and end up in Tampa Bay. Fortunately Eloy Lasanta, the sage of the games of the 3rd eye, is there and we get to hang out with him, talk about what’s up with Third Eye Games, announce that Encoded Designs is working on a huge project for Third Eye Games, talk about Supers as a gaming Genre, and I dish on the character side and super powers for AMP Year One. Hope you enjoy. Don’t forget the survey which is closing soon, and game on.

This episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast is Sponsored by Collectors Inn,  DungeonCast, and Swarm Core.

Note: There was an audio Mix up on my end and some sound effects were not quite where they were supposed to be and I couldn’t go back far enough with ctrl z to fix it. Apologies.

3:20 – Intro

Network

This week on Down with D&D…

Survey Continues

G+ Community needs members

7:26 – Bar

News

Eloy’s Veelog & Part-Time Gods of Fate

Con on the Cob

API Kickstarter coming soon

Dice Master info

‘The End of the World’ RPG

Sentinels of the Multiverse coming to iOS and Android

Crowdfunding

Veranthea Codex

13th Age in Glorantha

Local

The Queen City Conquest

30:07 – Gameroom

  1. Sentinels of the Multiverse
  2. Peggle 2
  3. Star Realms
  4. Eldritch Horror
  5. Minecraft
  6. Savage Elhal
  7. D&D 5e – Spelljammed
  8. A!C – Missed opportunity

43:33 – Workshop: Bringing out Genre: Supers

1:20:28 – RPG Review: AMP Year 1, Week 3, Character/Player

1:29:44 – Geekery

Garfunkle & Oates have a TV show
Dr. Who
Reading Mindjammers the Novel - enjoying it very much
Legend of Kora

 

Sep 15 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode 8: Grape Ape

Hey, everyone! Tim goes solo this week, taking over the airwaves while Karol and I get wrapped up in life. In this episode, he covers more backlog games, along with some recent news, such as the Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct, and Sony Japan’s 2014 Fall Conference, amongst other news. He did a great job, so please enjoy it!

Get your direct download here!

Show Notes:

Tim’s backlog: Forza Horizon, Crimson Dragon, Dishonored, Battlefield 4, Minecraft XB1
Karol’s whereabouts: Magfest 8.5
Joan’s radio show: Factory Settings

Points of Interest:

Happy Birthday Dreamcast, you magnificent bastard:
-You are old, but so is Dreamcast. 15 years old. ;(

Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct
– 3DS menu themes
-”New” 3DS: Better battery, improved 3D & Wifi, analog nub C-Stick, faster processor/gpu, web videos (html 5), NFC for Amiibo, custom shells on regular version.
-Retailing for the equivalent of $170 / $200 for the Regular and XL versions.
-Exclusive “New 3DS” games using increased power: launching in Japan with Xenoblade remake.

Sony Japan’s Fall 2014 Press Conference
-PS4, PS3 & Vita Menu Themes
-“Live From Playstation” streaming app hitting Vita this fall with PS4 support from both Twitch and USTREAM.
-Summer Lesson (a demo for Sony’s VR hardware, Project Morpheus)
-Disgaea 5 on PS4
-New Ys title
-Persona 5
-Dragon Quest Heroes
-Yakuza 1988 for PS4
-Resident Evil Revelations 2
-EDF 2025 port for PS4

Xbox one in Japan

Square Public Relations

Contact us!

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles
TKV-Team facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tkvteam

Sep 15 2014

This Week in Geekdom #10

Supernatural

I’m excited for Supernatural’s return if only because Mark Sheppard as Crowley is full cast this year, along with Misha Collins as Castiel. Also, the likely reversal of Dean and Sam in the Heaven-Hell alliance paradigm they usually have going on. If you’re avoiding season nine spoilers, don’t watch the season ten trailer below.

 

S.H.E.I.L.D.

The cast photo for season two:

Agents

 

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

The new Batmobile, and also Batman if you haven’t seen him yet.

Batman vs Superman Photo High Res 620x370 Batman vs. Superman: New Batmobile Detailed In 2 Behind The Scenes Photos

 

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

 

XKCD What If

The science/ geek comic’s writer, Randall Munroe, has wrote a book answering science questions, such as ‘How much Force power can Yoda output.’ The blog itself is worth a read, and presumably the book. To promote the book, Munroe and Hank Green (Vlogbrothers/Sci Show) have a discussion about science, including how a person could potentially survive a velocoraptor attack in a ball pit.

 

Last Week in Television

Doctor Who – this was an experimental piece questioning whether fears could possibly be all in the mind, and furthermore is fear really a bad thing? And because there is time travel, they get to weave reality and imagination in a way that intrigued me. The reactions to the episode seem to be polarizing, but I thought it a great episode.

Haven – This episode has delivered on the same, kind of goofy, storytelling it’s been running with since the beginning. If you like Haven and are up to date it’s worth the time to watch it. The acting is decent, the story doesn’t seem to have too many gaping holes (though a little rushed) and I’m honestly curious in what’s going on. If you’re not completely up to date, you’re likely to be more confused than entertained, I think they’ve given up on getting new audience members in.

Next Week in Television

Doctor Who – this is really it (other than Haven, and Z Nation which I haven’t seen yet). But the Doctor and Clara are robbing a bank, in an episode called Time Heist. If it’s going the way the series has so far, it will be a deconstruction of the heist story.

Sep 13 2014

MMP#128 – IP’s, Star Realms, & AMP Year One

IP’s, Star Realms, and AMP Year One

Hey Folks. This time on the Misdirected Mark Podcast we get in deep on Star Realms, the Ascension meets MtG deck builder, beam captain Mappin aboard for some discussion on IP games, and continue the AMP Year One review. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget about the G+ community and our “Kind of a Big Deal” contest.

1:02 – Intro

Network News

The Survey Link

12:20 – News

Asmodee and Days of Wonder merging
Game Trayz – http://www.gametrayz.com/
Double Exposure Envoy system

Crowdfunding

Fate Codex issue 4 is out
Oddmall by Andy Hopp
Orc Hospital by Postworld Games
d20Pro Unlimited Virtual Tabletop
Spirit of 77 – Ax game of 70’s adventure
The Sprawl – Ax Cyberpunk!

Local

The Queen City Conquest

Rapid Fires

Robin Laws Feng Shui KS coming Sept 17th
The No Response Response at pelgrane press through Drama System
3EGs is coming out with their 2nd edition of Apocalypse Prevention Inc 
Achtung! Cthulhu the Movie

33:17 – In-Depth – Star Realms

1:06:58 – RPG Review – AMP Year One

1:16:33 – Workshop – IPs with Captain Mappin

2:05:31 – Geekery – Fall TV is coming

Sep 11 2014

DwD&D #5 – Monsters, AL, QCC, Bards, & Eldritch Knights

Monsters, AL, QCC, Bards, & Eldritch Knights

Hey Everyone. We’re back with another episode of Down With D&D for your listening enjoyment and this week we have Alex Swingle back in the house and we also bring in the Mad Wizard Merwin to lay the smack down on us and some knowledge down about Monsters and other things. Hope you enjoy and get down with some D&D.

Sep 09 2014

This Week in Geekdom # 9

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Peggy Carter (Haley Atwell) will guest star in the season premier ‘Shadows.’

Captain America 3/ Avengers 3?

Chris Evans does plan to be in the Marvel Universe passed Captain America 3, but there is no information on which movies.

Iron Man 4

Is not happening, according to Robert Downey Jr.

Avengers 2

Our first look at the front of Age of Ultron's version of The Vision

 

DC Television

Supergirl

Greg Berlanti (executive producer of Arrow) will be producing Supergirl for DC, the channel hasn’t been decided yet. However, it seems they want it to be with Arrow and Flash.

Arrow

 

Everything Else

Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke

Syfy is making this into a miniseries.

New Angeles

A new project for television from Keanu Reeves and Roland Emmerich. The official synopis:

The show will be set in the future, based around a young man who escapes the mundane reality of his life by entering an exciting virtual reality world called New Angeles. Once down the rabbit hole, he adopts a new identity, becoming the man he was always destined to be, and in the process, unlocking the keys to a mystery that has real world consequences for him and his family.

 

Sep 04 2014

MMP#127 – Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, & AMP Year One

Chattin with Mappin, Mass Effect RPG, and AMP Year One

Hey Folks. We’re here at the house to chat with Captain Mappin who is suited up in his best TNG uniform, ready to tell us all about his very free Mass Effect RPG powered by Fate, and give us some inside stories from the olden days of the gaming industry. We also have our first part of our AMP Year One RPG review covering the setting of the game.

1:36 – Intro: Chatting with Mappin

30:55 – Gameroom

47:25 – Mass Effect RPG

1:25:15 – AMP Year One Review: Setting

1:38:44 – The Geekery

Sep 02 2014

This Week in Geekdom #8

 

It seems to be promo time for the fall television season:

 

Arrow

 

 

S.H.I.E.L.D.

 


Star Wars VII

After a sever week, bordering into months, hiatus Star Wars is filming again. The pause was due to Harrison Ford’s injury, and to my knowledge there is no word on how long this will delay the film release.

Mitlos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel from Game of Thrones) is joining the cast, role undisclosed.

 

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Stan Lee seems to think a Black Panther movie is happening. This doesn’t mean he’s right, but presumably he knows more about what’s going on with the movies than an average person.

In semi-related anecdotal news, Stan Lee was supposed to be part of the Collectors show room, where he gives Groot the finger. Higher ups didn’t think this was appropriate for Guardians, and refused the cameo idea.

Finally on the Marvel front, Guardians of the Galaxy is the highest grossing movie so far this year.

 

Nod

The book by Adrian Barnes is becoming a TV show. Essentially, everyone stops needing to sleep, and this follows the consequences. It’s a science fiction being produced by FOX, so take the news with a grain of salt.

 

Superman vs Batman

Apparently Jimmy Olsen will be using two prosthetic legs in the movie. He lost them in Man of Steel when Superman decides its a good idea to blow up half of Smallville.

 

Dracula Untold

One of the new vampire movies features Dracula as a family oriented Dad, who is apparently portrayed as a stereotypical ‘good father.’ I’m hoping I read the reviews wrong, but that’s what they’re saying.

 

Frankenstein, MD

On a slightly happier, but equally strange adaption note – Frankenstein, MD is an on going web-series on Youtube. It’s a modern adaption of the book in a sort of vlog format, featuring Victoria Frankenstein and her lab partner/ associate Iggy.

 

Sep 01 2014

The TKV Team Podcast, Episodio Siete: “Una Comunidad Grosero”

Welcome to this week’s TKV-Team Podcast! On today’s episode, we discuss the latest Sony DDOS attack, the extremely surprising Nintendo leaks, and a couple of weird industry meltdowns. Enjoy!

Get your direct download here!

Show Notes:notto

00:02:23 What are we playing?

Tim: Doom 3 BFG Edition, The Witcher 2, Forza 5, Forza Horizons
Joan: Animal Crossing New Leaf, Pokemon X, Zombies, Run!
Karol: Alice 360 version, Alice: Madness Returns

00:34:00: Points of Interest 

Contact us!

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles
TKV-Team facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tkvteam

Sep 01 2014

102.X The Lounge – Rob Trimarco, Fortunes Fool, & Pantheon Press

Rob Trimarco, Fortunes Fool & Pantheon Press

Hey Folks. We’re back in the lounge with Rob Trimarco of Pantheon Press to talk about Fortunes Fool, an RPG that uses a Tarot deck for conflict resolution. Check out the kickstarter and if you want a physical copy of Fortunes Fool you can pick on up here.

Pantheon Press on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pantheonpress
twitter: @pantheonpress
The Pantheon Press website: http://www.pantheonpress.com

Aug 30 2014

GenCon Interviews part 2

GenCon interviews 2nd Set

Hey Folks. Sorry it took so long but here’s the second set of interviews from GenCon.

Aug 30 2014

MMP#126: D20 and The War Room

D20 and the War Room

Hey Folks. This time on the Misdirected Mark Podcast Phil is starting to get suspicious of Chris and asking questions Chris doesn’t really have answers for. We also talk about the D20 mechanic in the garage and talk with Lieutenant Dan and Captain Ron in the War Room. I hope you enjoy and don’t forget to take the listener survey. It’s our first one and your chance to help us make the show better.

2:10 – Intro

4:55 – The Bar

News
Crowdfunding
Local
Quick Hits

22:08 – The Garage – The D20 mechanic

55:05 – The War Room – Dipping, News, and Terrain

1:34:29 – The Geekery

ALS Icebucket Challenge
Plant a Tree for Groot
New Doctor Who

Aug 27 2014

DwD&D #4 – GenCon, Factions, and Magical Classes


GenCon, Factions, and Magical Classes
What is up. We’re back at the game table for another round of Down with D&D. This time we talk about D&D at GenCon, the factions that are used in Adventure’s League play, and the Wizard, Sorcerer, and Warlock. We’re sans the Unstoppable Force, Alex Swingle, due to the internet, pesky tubes and clouds but that’s ok because our very own Regional Admin for the Adventurers League, Cindy Moore, helps me in filling the hole as best as we can. Hope you enjoy.

Aug 25 2014

This Week in Geekdom #7

So it’s been another fairly slow week, other than the hype leading to, and then the premier of Doctor Who. To get straight to it:

Ant-Man:

Behold, The First Picture Of Paul Rudd As Ant-Man

 

Apparently the Rock is playing either Shazam or Black Adam – not Shazam as previously been ‘rumored.’ It seems studios are leaving this choice to him.

 

Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe) has been cast as Bobbi Morse/ Mockingbird in S.H.E.I.L.D. Brian Wade (IMDB) is playing Crusher Creel the Absorbing man

Matt Ward (IMDB) has been cast as Simon Lacroix/ Komodo in Arrow.

 

Is there anything going on in the world that caught your interest? Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

Aug 22 2014

MMP #125 – The GenCon 2014 Recap show

125 – GenCon2014 Recap

Hey folks. That’s right. I many be a day late but here it is. This weeks show and it’s our GenCon recap. We hang out in the gameroom and talk all about our GenCon experiences over the course of the four days, what we saw that was hot, what was really cool, and how Chris sort of dissed Wil Wheaton on accident. It was totally on accident. He swears.

 

Aug 18 2014

GenCon 2014 Coverage: Play Better Games, Damnit! Panel

Hey everyone! Joan filling in for Chris, as he’s pretty exhausted from the GenCon trip! iIPNV9aqUYrGs
This is a panel that Chris, Phil, and Shawn Merwin hosted at the convention called ‘Play Better Games, Damnit!”. Please bear with us, as this was recorded live and some of the questions are lower in volume than we’d like. We hope you enjoy it!

(Get your direct download here!)

Aug 18 2014

This Week in Geekdom # 5

It’s been a slow week, but to kick things off The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, essentially the 60’s and 70’s mix tape featured in the movie, was number one in US Billboard sales.

 

Apparently Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is going to be a movie, and Jack Huston from Boardwalk Empire is going to play Wickham.

 

Apparently Malcom Merlyn will be the Arrow version of the Magician. If anyone understands what this means, or at least who the Magician is in DC, feel free to explain this to me in the comments.

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3 & 4 is a thing. Details to come.

 

And finally, next week in Geekdom, Season Eight of Doctor Who is airing on Saturday August 23rd at 8pm EST. This will be followed on BBC America by Intruders, a new series which looks like a cross between horror, science fiction, and pure strangeness. See the wiki article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 18 2014

GenCon 2014 Coverage: Media Tie-In: Story to Game panel (cleaned up)

Hey, everyone. Here’s the cleaned-up version of the Media Tie-In: Story to Game panel – hope you enjoy it! (Get your direct download right here.)

Aug 18 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode #Sixtus: “Bad News, Butts. Your math level went down.”

Welcome to this week’s TKV-Team Podcast! Today, we look at Gamescom, along with the usual “what are we playing?” segment. Enjoy!
1024px-Gamescom_Logo

Direct download here!

00:01:58: What Are We Playing?

Tim:
-Sonic 2
-TI-99 games
-Witcher 2

Karol:
-Mario Kart 8
-TI-99 games
-Double Dragon Neon
-Crazy Taxi iPhone.

Point of Interest: Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany

00:48:36: Sony:

  • Shareplay – stream multiplayer games to/with a friend
  • Rime
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
  • Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
  • Volume (Mike Bithell)
  • SNOW – open world winter sports game.(poppermost) first free-to-play, open world, 1st mountain 8sq killometers, leaderboards ranked matches, snowboarding and other sports to come.
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • The Order 1886 Gameplay Trailer – Introduces Tesla as a story character, looked bonkers.
  • Driveclub
  • Hellblade
  • 1st Destiny expansion in December
  • “P.T.” on the PSN store was an interactive teaser for the new Silent Hill made by Kojima and Del Toro
  • Fox Engine and developed by Kojima Productions
  • Developer Music Chairs: Platinum making Metal Gear, Kojima making Silent Hill, etc-Sony has sold through 10 million PS4 systems globally

1:15:38: Microsoft

And a final surprise at the end…

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles

TKV-Team facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tkvteam

Aug 16 2014

GenCon Panel: Media Tie-In: Story to Game with Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Steve Long, and Fred Hicks

Media Tie in Story to Game with Correia, Butcher, Hicks, and Long

Aug 15 2014

GenCon 2014 – Evil Hat’s Under the Hat Panel

Evil Hat Panel edited

Because this isn’t as hard as it used to be here’s the Under the Hat panel from Evil Hat where they talk about how Evil Hat does business behind the scenes.

Aug 14 2014

GenCon Day 1 Audio Interviews

Here’s the four brief chats I had with Ken Hite and Robin Laws of Pelgrane Press, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games, and Bard Talton of Level 99 Games. Enjoy.

GenCon Day 1

Aug 13 2014

MMP #124 – MMP gets ready for GenCon

MMP gets ready for GenCon

Hey Folks. This week we’re packing for GenCon and are looking forward to seeing you or telling you all about the best four days in gaming. I’d write more but gotta get packed. Talk to you all from Indy and beyond.

Bar

News

Players Handbook is out there
The Strange RPG is being delivered and will be for sale soon from MCG.
Evil Hat’s Guide to GenCon
3EG GenCon Schedule
Finding Phil and Chris at GenCon:

GenCon Events: PM Talk, Play Better Games, Dammit, The Harvest, ENnies
Hanging out at the Westin
Phil will be posting on G+
Facebook Group

RPG Podcaster Awards…its a Thing
Fate Mass Effect is out
Tenkar and the Badger

Crowdfunding

Agents of Smerch
Tact-Tiles are backGnome Stew Review
Designers & Dragons

Local

Queen City Games is under construction.
RonCon

Rapid Fires

Ryan Macklin – Success at a cost with Defend
Greater Than Games looking for a Graphic Designer

Gameroom

Phil

  • D&D 5e-  TPK
  • Hillfolk
  • Star Realms
  • Blood Bowl
  • Minecraft

Chris

  • A!C Character Creation and session 1
  • Hillfolk
  • D&D Character Creation session
  • D&D TPK x2
  • Dungeon World didn’t happen but Tony Had a baby. Welcome Lincoln.

Geekery

Guardians of the Galaxy – Just go see it.

 

Aug 13 2014

DwD&D#3 – Inspiration, OP Frequence of Play, & GenCon

DwDnD3 – Inspiration, OP Frequency of Play, and GenCon

Hey Folks. This time on Down with D&D we’re talking about the D&D events going on at GenCon, chat up the Inspiration mechanic, and talk about the structure of the organized play programs, how they seem to be built, and what it means for players and hopefully out in time for your Wednesday GenCon trips.

 Show Notes

Coming soon

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