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.

Oct 19 2017

MMP#280 – Character Backgrounds

Phil, Chris, & Bob, talk about Character Backgrounds

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Time Stamps

2:10 – What’s Going On

15:08 – The Workshop: Narrative Positioning

1:10:27 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 13 2017

Games People Play: The Grocery Store Game

Desperate times call for bananas.

We’re joined by tabletop game designer Joshua A.C. Newman to talk about…grocery stores! We cover self-checkout machines, queuing theory, toilet paper preferences, and panic attacks in the spaghetti sauce aisle.

Read more at http://gamespeopleplay.libsyn.com/#BiJ6vTksFi6ukCA1.99

Oct 12 2017

MMP#279 – Narrative Positioning

Phil, Chris, Bob, and Jason Hobbs of Hobbs & Friends of the OSR are talking about Narrative Positioning.

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Time Stamps

2:19 – What’s Going On

12:30 – The Workshop: Narrative Positioning

1:11:20 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 12 2017

Episode 02: The Jianghu, Iron Monkey, The Magic Blade

Are you ready to feel learn everything you can about Kung Fu gaming. Well open your ears, stretch out those limbs, and get ready to have your ears pummeled with some high flying kung fu fighting fun. It’s Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer dropping knowledge all over the place.

Show Notes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ppX6zdjS89A3BRiws5e2ljc4bI5cIz5I7gZcDcgo8w8/edit?usp=sharing

Oct 06 2017

Games People Play: The Making Friends Game

Hannah and Alanna talk about the challenges of making new friends as an adult.

Intro Music: Bah! by Okapi

Oct 04 2017

MMP#278 – Roll When?

Phil, Chris,  & Bob talk about when you roll the dice and how does it affect the play of the game.

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Time Stamps

2:44 – What’s Going On

23:24 – The Garage: Roll When

1:34:54 – The Social Media Depository

Oct 03 2017

The Lounge with Derek Kamal on Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse

My guest tonight is writer and game designer Derek Kamal from Shoreless Skies Publishing and he’s here to talk about Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, which is kickstarting right now, along with a few other things about his work and himself.

Links

Sep 27 2017

MMP#277 – Games as Art

Phil, Chris, Nikki, & Bob talk about games as art. First they talk art philosophy, then ways to interpret art, and finally they apply the concepts to games.

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Time Stamps

1:51 – What’s Going On

18:54 – The Workshop: Games as Art

1:33:41 – The Social Media Depository

Sep 22 2017

The 30-Life Crisis Game

Hannah Shaffer was kind enough to let us re-release these episodes of Games People Play. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did listening to them the first or second time around. Thank Hannah.

Alanna and Hannah discuss the comparisons and expectations games people play with you as you approach age 30, including an extended metaphor about Texas hold’em poker.

Logo: Evan Rowland

Intro Music: Bah! by Okapi

Read more at http://gamespeopleplay.libsyn.com/#8mXWYAH47SjPF8ip.99

Sep 21 2017

Jianghu Hustle one – The Knight Errant, Five Venoms, Drunken Master 2

Are you ready to feel learn everything you can about Kung Fu gaming. Well open your ears, stretch out those limbs, and get ready to have your ears pummled with some high flying kung fu fighting fun. It’s Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer dropping knowledge all over the place.

Let us know what you think of the show, how to improve it, and where the pair should go in the future.

Sep 20 2017

MMP#276 – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Phil, Chris, Nikki, & Bob talk about game Ennui and what you can do to combat when you’ve just lost that burning desire to play your game.

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Time Stamps

1:14 – What’s Going On

11:10 – The Workshop: Game Ennui

1:11:23 – The Social Media Depository

 

Sep 13 2017

MMP#275 – QCC 2017 Recap

Phil, Chris, Bob, & Nikki talk about their Queen City Conquest 2017 experiences and many of the games they played and ran.

Links

Dungeon World

Rockalypse

Undying

Urban Shadows

Swords & Wizardry

Lightsabers without Master

TAG

Action Movie World

 

Sep 12 2017

Diversity in Gaming

Our very own Senda and Ang are joined by Kate Bullock and Jen Adcock to talk about diversity in gaming.

Links

Gnomestew.com

First Sight Second Thoughts

Sasgeek.com

Bluestockings.ca

Sep 12 2017

Publishing 101

Victoria Beaver from Obatron Productions, Phil Vecchione from Encoded Designs, and Eric Simon from 4inhand games get together and dish on publishing in this day and age.

Sep 12 2017

Trad to Indy

Rach Shelky and Rob Dibold talk about how to go from traditional games to Indy games if you’re interested in expanding your games you’d like to play.

Sep 12 2017

Play Better Games Damn It

Phil, Senda, Chris, Bob, and Ang from MMP sit around and talk about playing better games, damn it. It’s a little tongue and cheek while still being informative and very MMP

Sep 06 2017

MMP#274 – Con Games & QCC

Sean Gilgore is in house Misdirected to talk QCC and then Phil and Chris talk con games. Come hang with us at the QCC.

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Time Stamps

1:57 – What’s Going On

23:48 – The QCC

48:09 – The Workshop: Con Games

1:29:49 – The Social Media Depository

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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Time Stamps

2:01 – What’s Going On

22:44 – The Workshop: Failure

1:20:46 – The Social Media Depository

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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Time Stamps

1:40 – What’s Going On

16:07 – The Workshop: RPGs as Entertainment

1:29:48 – The Social Media Depository

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

 

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