Category Archive: Misdirected Mark Productions

Aug 31 2017

H&FotOSR#17 – Hex Talk 4

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Eric & Jose for Hex Talk 4. 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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Aug 31 2017

Gnomecast #23 – Games That Changed Us

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. This episode we have Matt, John & Ang talking about Games that changed the way they played.

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Aug 30 2017

MMP#273 – Failure

Hey folks. Chris and Phil are talking about failure in RPGs as a mechanic in the garage.

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2:01 – What’s Going On

22:44 – The Workshop: Failure

1:20:46 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 29 2017

DwD&D#114 – Starting a Campaign

Let’s get down with beginnings. Session 0, finding players, campaign concepts, and how much to plan. We do a brief cover on all these ideas and more.

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Aug 28 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 17: Cypher Friends at Gen Con

Warning: this is rambly, and there is a minor SPOILER for the Predation adventure Cawdor Complex at 15:44-16:00.

Troy & Darcy just returned from Gen Con and break down their experiences (Cypher & otherwise) while still slightly beset by the tail end of bronchitis, con crud, and eclipse madness.

The major reveal was Numenera 2: Discovery and Destiny! It’s not quite a new edition, but a shine-up and expansion of the core game experience into two corebooks. Numenera Discovery will serve much the same purpose as the existing corebook, but Numenera Destiny will bring tools to your table to facilitate community building, crafting, and not just looking back on the wonders of the past, but creating a world worthy of the “Ninth World” title. Also, everything is forwards compatible! We’re really excited. More to come!

Torment: Tides of Numenera – the Explorer’s Guide went home with the silver ENnie award for Best Cover Art – it’s an amazing piece by  Chang Yuan.

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Did you go to Gen Con? Play any Cypher System games? Will you be coming next year?


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Aug 28 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 73: Wait Wait! I Know This One!

Show us how you handle meta gaming as players and GMs! Phil and Senda talk through how to avoid meta gaming, how to keep ideas in the fiction, and how to communicate at the table about meta gaming. Also, more Steven Universe, The Hunt For Red October, Highlander, kilts, Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

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Aug 23 2017

DwD&D#113 – GenCon 2017

Let’s get down with GenCon 2017. Shawn was there, chatted with some folks, and we talk about everything else that Shawn experienced and heard about at the show.

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Aug 23 2017

MMP#272 – RPGs as Entertainment

Hey folks. Chris and Phil are talking about how RPGs compare to books, other games, movies, comics and the media we love to enjoy..

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1:40 – What’s Going On

16:07 – The Workshop: RPGs as Entertainment

1:29:48 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 21 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 72: Pining for the Fjords

Show us how you handle character death, whether it’s one character or the dreaded TPK! Phil and Senda talk about character death and occasionally, accidentally, player death. Also, I shouldn’t drink fizzy things before we record, Snacks McMorselson, extra random almost waveform song extravaganza, Phil’s maniacal laughter.

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Aug 17 2017

Gnomecast #22 – How to Make Death Matter

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. This episode we have Avery & Ang talking about How to Make Death Matter.

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Aug 16 2017

MMP#271 – Adding New Players

Hey folks. Glenn is in the house to sub in for Chris while Chris subs in for Bob as we talk about the pro’s, con’s, and methods of bringing new people into games.

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2:52 – What’s Going On

20:45 – The Workshop: Adding New Players

1:21:48 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 15 2017

DwD&D#112 – The Good DM and Incomplete Adventurers

Let’s get down with what’s wrong and what’s missing from adventures. It’s another discussion about adventures from a different lens.

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Aug 14 2017

Panda’s Talking Games -71: Have a Holly Jolly Podcast

Show us how you use holidays in your one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda talk through ways to use holidays and festivals as set decorations, stake raisers, and for campaign continuity.

Also, French, we are annoying Americans (sorry), and the great bread debate: bagel vs. croissant!

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Aug 10 2017

H&FotOSR#16 – Patrick “Hawk” Stevens

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Patrick “Hawk” Stevens. They’re family so they talk about their early gaming life, Hawk’s experiences creating art for the zine, and the weird west game that’s more west than weird Hobbs is working on. 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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Aug 09 2017

MMP#270 – Rough Edges

Hey Folks. We start with where the game fails to meet our expectations for how we believe play should proceed and then take a look at why that’s good and bad in play and design. It’s Rough Edges

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3:29 – What’s Going On

20:34 – The Workshop: Rough Edges

1:25:36 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 08 2017

DwD&D#111 – Monsters as PCs

Let’s get down with the kobolds, lizardfolk, and medusa as characters you can play. Shawn & Chris are talking Monsters as PC races on this episode. Do you claw or do you bite?

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Aug 07 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 16: Monte Cook Invisible Sun Asset Interview #2

It’s been 366 days since Invisible Sun was announced.  As the release of Invisible Sun nears, we get back together with Monte, and talk about Invisible Sun Characters.  We focus on the character driven story aspects of Invisible Sun and how a game of Invisible Sun will work.

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Thanks for all the support so far!

Aug 07 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 70: Sharing is Caring (when it’s Narrative Control)

Show us how you ease in to sharing narrative control! Senda and Phil talk about the challenges of playing with shared narrative control if you are accustomed to a more traditional split of narrative power, from the perspective of players and GMs. We also give some tips on how to get to a place where you feel comfortable with shared narrative control.

Also: V, Phil says um, Senda fails to sing the song, Senda pulls a Bob, rockergirl and the chrome harp.

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Aug 05 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Fifteen – Fionn

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues found Urgon’s, mage achitect of Avalon, but what’s this? Fionn has volunteered to take the box to the catacombs? Lets see what happens next in our conclusion to the first story of the Streets of Avalon.

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.

Sounds from the Public Domain

Scene switch by Mike Konig

Editing & Sound Engineering by Chris Sniezak

Aug 03 2017

Gnomecast #20 – Continuity

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. This episode we have Senda, Chris, & Ang talking about continuity in games.

Aug 02 2017

MMP#269 – Initiative

Hey Folks. It’s time to get our turn on when it’s time to get our turn on. We’re talking Initiative in the garage today and breaking down the mechanisms surrounding it.

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 1:50 – What’s Going On

15:48 – The Garage: Initiative

1:32:17 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 01 2017

DwD&D#110 – Rethinking Campaign Expectations

Let’s get down with stories, arcs, and campaigns. It’s rethinking campaign expectations this week as we talk about a number of ways to structure campaigns.

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Jul 31 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 69: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Show us how you decide if you should stay in a game or go, as a player or a GM! Phil and Senda tackle the basics of what to weigh in to making a decision, and some advice on how to leave a game as gracefully as possible. NOTE: as we say in the show, we are not dealing with this topic from a perspective of safety. If you aren’t feeling safe in your game, these notes will not apply to your decision. Also: Phil won’t do Informer, Friday Night Videos, Neon Pegasus returns, Senda can’t decide which waveform song to use, and Senda should not be caffeinated. Ever.

In case it’s difficult to visualize, here’s the equation we discuss: Core Need vs. (reasons to stay – reasons to go)

Robin’s Laws of Good Game Mastering player types: http://www.darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/theory/models/robinslaws.html

Walt’s What Type of GM Are You: http://www.gnomestew.com/game-mastering/gming-advice/what-type-of-gm-are-you/

Today’s show is brought to you by Wayward Masquerade’s Bagthulhu, still available for preorder for a little longer! Check out the adorable incomprehensible horror here: https://bagthulhu.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

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Jul 27 2017

Gnomecast #19 – Gnomes, Kids, & RPGs

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. This episode we have John, JT, Matt, & Ang talking about gaming with kids.

Jul 27 2017

H&FotOSR#15 – Gaming with Kids

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Cory “DM CoJo” Cozman and Brett “What’s My Surname” B. They’re covering gaming with kids in this episode. 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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