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.

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

Apr 12 2017

MMP#253 – Episodic Games with Nathan Paoletta

Hey Folks. This week we talk about episodic games with Nathan Paoletta with a focus on Trouble for Hire, a post-western world high octane road adventure game. We also get into 200 a day, a Rockford Files podcast, and a get to know Nathan a little better.

1:52 – What’s Going On

13:31 – The Workshop: Episodic Games

1:08:54 – The Social Media Depository

Apr 05 2017

MMP#252 – Sunstone in The Salon

Hey Folks. This week we talk about Sunstone in The Salon and how it tells story and can be applied to games.

0:50 – What’s Going On

17ish – The Salon: Sunstone

1:25:16 – The Social Media Depository

 

Mar 28 2017

MMP#251 – Noir with John Adamus

Hey Folks. This week it’s Noir as a genre and Noir World with John Adamus. We’re getting into all the rain slicked messy relationships of what Noir really hold. So get ready to have a face punch conversation with someone and make some hard choices.

Time Stamps

2:01 – What’s Going On

14:53 – The Workshop: Noir

Mar 21 2017

MMP#250 – Kung Fu, Finally

Hey Folks. This week it’s episode 250. That’s right. 250. More interesting, it’s actually the Kung Fu episode. Enjoy and thank you for being here for so long with us.

Time Stamps

1:13 – What’s Going On

21:54 – The Garage: Kung Fu Mechanics

1:20:50 – Social Media Depository

Mar 08 2017

MMP#249 – Lay Down the Beat…Structure

It’s time to feel the beat of the story as we talk about Hamlet’s Hit Points and how we can apply the idea of Hope/Fail cycles to our RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:13 – What’s Going On

15:43 – Workshop: Beat Structure

1:07:19 – Social Media Depository

Mar 01 2017

MMP#248 – 8 Steps to Build a Plot with Jim McClure

Hey Folks. This week we have GM Jim McClure with us to talk Satanic Panic, his newest game which is in Kickstarter right now, and we also get into a huge topic about 8 steps to build a plot/story arc for your games. Tons of information in this longer episode so strap in and enjoy.

Time Stamps

2:20 – What’s Going On

25:50 – Workshop: 8 Steps to Build a Plot

1:30ish – We stop talking about 8 Steps and start talking about all things Satanic Panic & Jim

Feb 15 2017

MMP#247 – The Love Arc

Hey Folks. On this episode Chris, Phil, & Bob are talking about the components of the romance arc in RPGs.

Time Stamps

3:25 – What’s Going On

19:18 – Workshop: The Love Arc

1:07:04 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

Feb 09 2017

FofOSR #3 – Donn “Drink-Spin-Run” Stroud

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Donn “Drink-Spin-Run” Stroud and they talk DCC, Adventure Conqueror King, Matt Finch’s old school primer and a random table roll of other things. 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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Feb 08 2017

MMP#246 – The Problem with the Wizard

Hey folks. This week Phil rants about the wizard and Chris is his yes man in this unrefined and slightly ridiculous take on why wizards are a problem in RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:37 – What’s Going On

17:41 – Workshop: The Problem with the Wizard

1:17:44 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:30:05 – Podcast Review: Welcome to Nightvale

Feb 01 2017

MMP#245 – Let’s Talk About It

Hey Folks. We’re talking about social mechanics today in the Garage, we delve in hard to the mechanics surrounding social interactions, the good, the bad, the interesting, the usable, and the fun.

This show brought to you by The 100 Dungeons Kickstarter

Time Stamps

0:55- What’s Going On

15:53 – The Garage: Social Mechanics

1:07:34 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:22:25 – Podcast Review – Discern Realities

 

 

 

Jan 26 2017

The Lounge with Jason Pitre on Sig: Manual of the Primes

Welcome to another chat with someone creating something cool in the industry. This time we’re talking to Jason Pitre of Genesis of Legend publishing about Sig: Manual of the Primes which is Kickstarting as this episode becomes available. We also get into the idea of Situation in games towards the end of the chat.

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Jan 26 2017

FofOSR #1 – Eric the Stormlord

Welcome to episode one of Hobbs & Friends of the OSR. This is a show about the Old School Renaissance where Jason “Hobbs” Hobbs has one of his friends on to chat about the OSR. Often these friends are publishers of OSR material.

The show currently has four segments. First we must introduce Hobbs’ friend. Second they chat about games they’ve been playing together or playing in general. They’ve cover thoughts on the game, the style or mechanics of the game, and their favorite moments of the game. It’s a personal reflection and borders a bit on a review without being quite that formal. Third they spotlight an OSR product. Last they chat about something happening in the OSR, be it another product, some bit of news, an article someone wrote, or other miscellany.

On the inaugural episode Hobbs is joined by Eric “Stormlord” Hoffman of Stormlord Publishing and they talk USR, Treasure Vaults of Zadabad, and a few other things. 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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OSR logo is attributed to osrcompatible.org and is under the CC-BY licence.

Jan 25 2017

MMP#244 – Get out of my Niche, Bro

Hey folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark, we are going to talk about character niches, niche invasion, and niche protection.

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1:15 – What’s Going On

14:46 – Workshop: Niche

1:08:08 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:24:01 – Podcast Review

Jan 18 2017

MMP#243 – GM Feedback

Hey Folks. This week  we’re talking about giving feedback to the GM, how to do it, why we do it, and do we even need to do it.

Time Stamps

1:00 – What’s Going On

11:45 – Workshop: GM Feedback

1:09:57 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:19:07 – Podcast Superfriends

 

Jan 17 2017

Individual Feed OPML File

Hey folks. Here’s the OPML file for podcasters to get every individual feed for the MMP network. To get it follow these steps:

  1. Click on the link
  2. Download the file to your podcatcher
  3. Upload the OMLP file. Most podcatchers have an option to upload an OPML as a way to subscribe to podcasts.

OPML File

Thank you Mycroft for putting this together for the listeners. I appreciate it.

Jan 11 2017

MMP#242 – The Many Faces of Failure

Hey Folks. It’s a podcast about gaming, game mastering, game design, & entertaining you with Chris Phil and Bob who doesn’t like PB&J and will be set on fire at 700 bucks in the patreon. Wait. I totally failed at that intro. That’s because we’re talking about failure today. Enjoy and drop us a rating on Itunes.

Time Stamps

2:03 – What’s Going On

14:36 – Workshop: The Many Faces of Failure

56:13 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:22:42 – Podcast Superfriends

Jan 04 2017

MMP#241 – Arc of the Misdirected

Hey Folks. This week we revisit arcs and talk about everything surrounding them, what they are, how you can use them, what they mean, and how you can up your games by recognizing things about them.

Time Stamps

0:45 – What’s Going On

13:17 – Workshop: Arc’s Explored

1:12:26 – EDSMD

1:30:48 – Podcast Superfriends

Don’t Split the Podcast

It’s Like D&D

 

Dec 28 2016

MMP#240 – Year in Review 2016

Hey folks. This week on MMP we’re doing our year in review for 2016. We talk about our games of the year, the high’s and the lows of 2016, and what we want to accomplish next year. Happy New Years.

Dec 25 2016

MM Productions Video Christmas Card

Hey Folks. Last thing for this holiday season. We have a video Christmas card for you all. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Dec 25 2016

The Streets of Avalon. One: Shapeshifers

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, 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.

The Streets of Avalon are a hard place, and especially harder when trouble comes knocking at your door. Join Grandma, Fionn, Marus, and Vassar as they deal with a mysterious box that has come into their possession that everyone seems to want.

Mud-splat, thunder, scream, scene switch & rain sounds by Mike Koenig

Editing by Chris Sniezak

Dec 24 2016

MM Productions Holiday Special 2016

Happy Holidays. This is our first network holiday special, well we got as many people involved as we could. It’s full of stories and songs about the Holidays and we hope you enjoy it and your celebrations this holiday season.

Dec 21 2016

MMP#239 – Setting as Character

Hey Folks. We’re talking about setting as character, what that means, and how you might make your settings characters in your games.

Time Stamps

3:09 – What’s Going On

26:14 – The Workshop: Setting as Character

1:29:18 – The Social Media Depository

1:45:41 – Podcast Super Friends

Dec 14 2016

MMP#238 – Procedures are Mechanics

Hey folks. This week we talk about procedures in games and drop some definitions on the ideas surrounding mechanics. There’s also Cthulhumas and social media hi-jinx.

Time Stamps

4:12 – What’s Going On

16:00 – The Garage: Procedures are Mechanics

1:02:52 – The Social Media Depository

1:14:37 – Podcast Superfriends

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