Category Archive: Misdirected Mark Productions

Jun 16 2017

MMP#250 Kung Fu Rebuttal – You’re Killing Me Smalls

Hey Folks. This is a very special episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast where Chris, Phil, and Bob aren’t even here. It’s Eli Kurtz, PK Sullivan, and Eric Simon to give you the low down on what Kung Fu in games should really be like.

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Jun 15 2017

H&FotOSR #12 – Hex Talk Two

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Eric “The Stormlord” and “The Panhandler” Jose LaCario, to talk more about Hex Crawling. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

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Jun 14 2017

MMP#262 – Rule Zero

Hey Folks.This week we’re talking about the Rule Fun and Rule GM. Wanna know what that is? Tune in to find out.

Time Stamps

1:00 – What’s Going On

21:40- The Workshop: Rule Zero

1:08:02 – The Social Media Depository

Jun 13 2017

The Lounge with Chris Grey on The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Be a feared friends and foes alike, the great mouse god demands tribute or it shall awake and devour us all. The question is do we stop it or do we help it wake up. Chris Grey knows all the answers so listen and learn in this episode of The Lounge as we talk about the Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

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Jun 13 2017

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian – Episode 1: Templars

The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne talk about the roles templar play in your game: enemy, ally, and setting. Welcome to Dark Sun!

Topic

  • Templar: lore, story, and mechanics

Contact

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

  • obsidian@athas.org

Credits

Jun 13 2017

DwD&D#103 – Jungle Adventures

Let’s Get Down. It’s gettin hot in here, and bugs are buzzing, the plants are hungry, and the locals eat, well, us. Time to talk about jungle adventures as we get down with some D&D.

Links

  • No time for Links Dr. Jones

Jun 12 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 63: Ooops I Did It Again

Show us how you handle a mistake in your game! Senda and Phil talk mistake magnitude, how fast you catch it, retconning, and just moving on. There’s also milky juice, Phil does not have the clap, milky milk and the funky bunch, this is an A show, and Senda squealed on mics because YOU GUYS LEFT REVIEWS!

Bonus outtakes available for Patrons today!

Find us on the internet!

Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Jun 12 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 12: Shanna Germain Asset Interview

Today Darcy and Troy interview Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games.

We travel back into the past of Predation, and learn some of its secrets.CS-blank-250x250-web

 

Links:

Monte Cook Games

Museum of the Earth

Shanna Germain:


Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show or anything in the CypherSphere!

Thanks for all the support so far!

Jun 10 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Twelve – Muddy Joe

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues…no wait. The important thing to note is Fionn asked a lamplighter to rip her eye out and replace it with an Illithid’s pearl orb. There was also something about destroying or disposing of the box but really, her eye. I can’t wait to see what happens next with that.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS and member of the Pocket Sized Play AP, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Scene switch by Mike Koenig

All other sounds from the Public Domain

Editing & Sound Engineering by Chris Sniezak

Jun 08 2017

Threats From Gallifrey Let’s Play Paranoia

The Misdirected Mark Podcast family gathers a group of gamers to play the new edition of Paranoia. This episode deals with character creation, the basic rules and of course killing clones.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here.
30 Treasonous Plots for Paranoia can be purchased here.

      1. TFG050 Paranoia Char Gen and Clone Death - Threats From Gallifrey

Jun 08 2017

Gnomecast #16 – The Eight Types of Fun

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. Today we have Chris, and myself, Ang, and we’re going to discuss one of Chris’ articles,The Eight Types of Fun.

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The Eight Types of Fun

Jun 08 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 34: Alan Patrick (Face of the League)

Welcome to the Face of the League series! Today we are privileged to have Alan Patrick on the show! Learn more about Alan and his role in the D&D Adventurers League… this week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Learn about Alan Patrick!

Contact Alan

References

Jun 06 2017

MMP#261 – Sweet Immersion

Hey Folks.This week we’re diving deep into the character level as we talk about staying immersed in the play of our characters.

SponsorThe Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Time Stamps

2:26 – What’s Going On

20:09 – The Workshop: Character Immersion

1:20:21 – The Social Media Depository

Jun 06 2017

DwD&D#102 – Stream of Annihilation

It’s time to get annihilated with the zombies, dinos, and zombie dinos. We’re talking the Stream of Annihilation. Go Green Devil Doorway.

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Jun 05 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 62: The 8 Types of Fun

Show us what your favorite types of fun are! Phil and Senda talk through their top four types of fun from the eight kinds of specified and defined fun (Phil defined terms that had been defined — can anyone say Philception?). Smash Man and Skill Monkey buck the ratings to return to their less than adventurous adventures by popular demand. We also invented a new game: MAGICAL POPSPLAIN POWER — MAKE UP!

The original article on the 8 Types of Fun:

http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~hunicke/MDA.pdf

 

Sniezak’s Gnome Stew Take on defining the 8 types:

http://www.gnomestew.com/general/the-eight-types-of-fun/

 

Bonus outtakes available for Patrons today!

Find us on the internet!

Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Jun 03 2017

DwD&D#101 – Eberron Noir

It’s Mark Knapik talking about Eberron and Noir. So let it rain…and be monochrome.

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Jun 01 2017

Threats From Gallifrey Killing Clones

Garrett reviews his Paranoia name. What did he learn about himself by slaughtering clones?
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here.
Manos and Dragons can be purchased here.
30 Treasonous Plots for Paranoia can be purchased here.

      1. TFG049f Killing Clones

Jun 01 2017

H&FotOSR#11 – Roger “Killer GM” Brasslett & Greg “2 First Names” Christopher

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Roger “Killer GM” Brasslett & Greg “2 First Names” Christopher. They chat about Ambition & Avarice, the first issue of The Hobbs & Friends of the OSR Zine, and we get to know Roger and Greg. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

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May 30 2017

260 – Narrative Combat with Todd Crapper

Hey folks. This week we’re going high action with the Warden. It’s Narrative Combat with Todd Crapper on this episode of MMP.

SponsorThe Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Time Stamps

4:37 – What’s Going On

23:51 – The Workshop: Narrative Combat

1:23:13 – The Social Media Depository

May 29 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 11: Level Up Your XP

CS-blank-250x250-webThe most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious

-Albert Einstein.

Darcy & Troy discuss the many uses of XP in the Cypher System, from the usual things like re-rolls & tiering up to things like adding narrative flavor, modifying Numenera, establishing NPC contacts or houses, and more.

Short-term Benefits:

  • The Cypher System Rulebook lists the following ideas for short-term benefits:
    • 1 XP: Re-roll any die roll, Decline a GM Intrusion
    • 2 XP: Gain training in a very focused skill, Gain short term use of an item or ability
  • Our other ideas:
    • 1 XP: Narrative flavor for a single scene
      • The shopkeeper has a tell that allows you to negotiate a better price.
      • You just happen to have a crowbar in your bag for opening this chest.
      • Modify the way a cypher works, staying with the original use of the device, but stretching it a little bit.
      • There is particular lighting in this warehouse fight that makes your character look really cool
    • 2 XP: Narrative flavor that lasts a bit longer
      • Characters are able to modify or add a new ability to an artifact, perhaps with a drawback kor additional depletion effects.
      • Recruit a friendly NPC that will help out the group for a short period of time, or is an expert in a specific field.
      • A temporary safe house.

Long-term Benefits:

  • The Cypher System Rulebook lists the following ideas for long-term benefits:
    • Familiarity: +1 to the die roll of a given task
    • Contact: Someone helpful to the party that can assist them over a period of time.
    • Home: A residence to call home.
    • Title: A title
    • Wealth: Characters come into some money
    • Artifact: Create an artifact
  • Some of our ideas:
    • Long-term benefits should have a long and impactful effect on your campaign.
      • Allow players to bring in someone from their backstory as a contact.
      • Modify an existing artifact to have additional properties. Sort of a legacy weapon feel, so you have an item that grows with you.
      • That creature you formed a bond with permanently becomes your companion animal.
      • Your tinkering with that device/piece of Numenera allows you to permanently have a Google Glass-like HUD that tells you some extra information of things you look like (Horizon Zero Dawn’s scan ability, for instance)
    • Refunds. If players invest in a long-term benefit and for some reason it’s not applicable anymore, you should consider refunding the XP they invested, or some portion of it.
      • Maybe the contact did work out. Maybe the Title became hollow, Maybe the GM burned your home to the ground. If for whatever reason something you invested 3 XP in no longer has value, or is taken away, think about softening the blow with additional XP. These types of things should be GM Intrusions at least, and Troy would consider giving a bonus XP to the affected player.

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How do you use your XP in a Cypher System Game?  Let us know your thoughts!


Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show or anything in the CypherSphere!

Thanks for all the support so far!

May 29 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 61: Eli Kurtz and Maps Maps Maps

Show us how you like to use maps in your one shots vs. campaigns! Eli Kurtz (mythicgazatteer.com) joins Senda and Phil to talk maps, coastlines, details, and more! Also, he can SING! Interrupts interrupted by interrupting counter spells.

CORRECTION: Senda referred to a game during this episode as The Last Safe House — the actual title of the game is Bated Breath, by Jacqueline Beckwith. 

Our sponsor this week is Bagthulhu! You have 24 hours left to back these awesome dice bags: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1001433474/bagthulhu-the-diabolically-adorable-cthulhu-diceba?ref=nav_search

Find the last 24 hours on the Blackwood setting for Savage Worlds on kickstarter! If you missed it NOW IS THE TIME! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/53075258/the-blackwood-for-the-savage-worlds-rpg-system

You can also find Eli all over the place: Homepage / DriveThruRPG / Facebook / Twitter /  Google+

Bonus outtakes available for Patrons today!

Find us on the internet!

Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

May 26 2017

Streets of Avalon. Eleven – Eye

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues returned to the Iron Wheel to find Alison’s younger sister and brother looking for Alison. Marus delivered the bad news to the family, and then they went and started a conversation with a Lamplighter. Let’s find out what the Lamplighter has to say to our Rogues.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS and member of the Pocket Sized Play AP, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Scene switch by Mike Koenig

All other sounds from the Public Domain

Editing & Sound Engineering by Chris Sniezak

May 25 2017

Gnomecast #15 – The Power of No

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. Today we have Phil, and myself, Ang, and we’re going to discuss Phil’s recent article, The Power of No.

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The Power of No

 

May 25 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 33: Claire Hoffman (Face of the League)

Welcome to the Face of the League series! Today we are privileged to have Claire Hoffman on the show! Learn more about Claire and her role in the D&D Adventurers League… this week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Learn about Claire Hoffman!

Contact Claire

References

May 24 2017

MMP#259 – Sourcing the Table

Hey folks. This week we’re asking questions and using the answers. It’s sourcing the table on this episode of MMP.

Sponsor: Bagthulhu

Sponsor: Rikirta D&D 5e,   Rikirta DW

Time Stamps

1:31- What’s Going On

19:16 – The Workshop: Sourcing the Table

1:11:33 – The Social Media Depository

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