Category Archive: The Misdirected Mark Podcast

The original show of Misdirected Mark Productions. Now where Chris and Phil take mechanics and GMing advice topics to new depths and unexplored avenues. It's all about taking a deeper look at games and how we play them in an effort to have the best gaming experiences possible.

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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Time Stamps

2:52 – What’s Going On

20:45 – The Workshop: Adding New Players

1:21:48 – The Social Media Depository

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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Time Stamps

3:29 – What’s Going On

20:34 – The Workshop: Rough Edges

1:25:36 – The Social Media Depository

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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Time Stamps

 1:50 – What’s Going On

15:48 – The Garage: Initiative

1:32:17 – The Social Media Depository

Jul 26 2017

MMP#268 – Designing for Kids

Hey Folks. We’re sitting down with Eloy Lasanta, the Sage of the 3rd Eye, to talk about designing games for kids. We hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.

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Time Stamps

 1:35 – What’s Going On

34:10 – The Garage: Designing Games for Kids

Jul 19 2017

MMP#267 – Fight the Man

Hey folks. This week we’re throwing punches at the authority and taken the fight to The Man!!! To help us out we’re bringing Robert Bohl in to back us up and while he’s here we’re talking Misspent Youth. an RPG about fighting the authority, which is Kickstarting right now.

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Time Stamps

 1:29 – What’s Going On

15:23 – The Workshop: Social Justice in Games

 1:06:01 – The Social Media Depository

 

Jul 12 2017

MMP#266 – Jumping on…MMP 101

Hey folks. This week we’re going into the wayback machine and chatting about who we are and what we do. It’s mmp 101 on today’s episode so lets pick up those mics and get on with this thing.

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Time Stamps

2:22 – What’s Going On

19:58 – The Bar: MMP 101

 

Jul 07 2017

MMP#265 – Position & Effect from Blades in the Dark

Hey folks. This week we’re talking about a mechanic from Blades in the Dark which is part of the action roll called Position & Effect. It’s a garage episode and it’s also a shorter one so enjoy and let us know how we’re doing and what we can do better.

Time Stamps

3:09 – What’s Going On

16:53 – The Workshop: Designing for Genre

1:09:36 – The Social Media Depository

Jun 27 2017

MMP#264 – Damn the Genre

Hey folks. This week Hannah Shaffer is with us to talk Damn the Man, Save the Music, and how to design genre into games. Hope you enjoy and consider backing Damn the Man, Save the Music.

Time Stamps

What’s Going On

The Workshop: Designing for Genre

The Social Media Depository

Jun 22 2017

Gnomecast #17 – Gnomecast at Origins 2017

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 we’re at Origins and Ang is talking to as many Gnomes as she can find.

Jun 21 2017

MMP#263 – Origins 2017 Recap

Hey Folks.This week we’re talking things that happened at Origins and what we learned from the games we played there. Thanks for listening.

Time Stamps

1:32 – What’s Going On

15:46 – Origins Recap

1:25:15 – The Social Media Depository

Jun 20 2017

The Lounge – Darrell Hayhurst on Torg Eternity

Welcome to the Lounge where we’re going to chat about the pulpiest, genreist, two-fisted, horror, weird, cyberpunk, kitchen sink game that’s over 30 years old. That’s right. It’s Torg: Eternity. it’s kick starting right now, Darrell is one of the lead designers on the game, and he’s here to chat with us.

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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 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 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.

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Time Stamps

2:26 – What’s Going On

20:09 – The Workshop: Character Immersion

1:20:21 – The Social Media Depository

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.

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Time Stamps

4:37 – What’s Going On

23:51 – The Workshop: Narrative Combat

1:23:13 – The Social Media Depository

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.

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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

May 16 2017

MMP#258 – Cheat Sheets

Hey folks. This week we’re going into the nitty gritty on cheat sheets, how to make them, what goes on them, and ways to make them. Enjoy and let us know how you make your own cheat sheets.

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Time Stamps

1:21 – What’s Going On

16:59 – The Workshop: Cheat Sheet

58:51 – The Social Media Depository

May 10 2017

MMP#257 – Fixing Campaign Problems

Hey Folks. Problems got you stuck, we’ll give you the game plan to solve them. It’s how to fix campaign problems.

Time Stamps

0:59 – What’s Going On

13:37 – Fixing Campaign Problems

1:11:52 – The Social Media Depository

May 02 2017

MMP#256 – Session 0

Hey folks. We’re beginning before the beginning. It’s session 0 and our look at how session 0 works.

Time Stamps

1:11 – What’s Going On

17:39 – Session 0

1:21:41 – The Social Media Depository

Apr 25 2017

MMP#255 – Hodge Podge or Questions from the Community

Hey folks. We scrambled and got questions from the community and now we present an excellent episode of information about a variety of topics and the idea for a Quantum Leap RPG. Welcome to the Hodge Podge.

2:05 – What’s Going On

30:29 – Questions from the Community

1:30:34 – The Social Media Depository

Apr 19 2017

The Lounge: Todd Nicholas on SCUP

This time in the lounge we have Todd Nicholas from Wheel Tree Press and The Jank Cast to talk about The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power. A powered by the apocalypse game about power, intrigue and social standing. Enjoy.

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Apr 19 2017

MMP#254 – Gaming on the Spectrum

Hey folks. This week we’re talking about Autism and gaming with Dave Mondello, AKA tangent twin Dave, who is on the spectrum.  He’s here to give us an inside look at what it’s like to be a gamer and autistic.

0:50 – What’s Going On

12:22 – Gaming on the Spectrum

1:06:02 – The Social Media Depository

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