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.

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 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

Dec 07 2016

MMP#237 – Luke Cage Salon with Coffee

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week Chris, Phil & Bob talk Luke Cage and then how they can gamify parts of it.

Time Stamps

1:05 – What’s Going On

10:02 – Salon: Luke Cage

1:40:19 – Social Media Depository

1:48:19 – Podcast Superfriends

Rock n’ Roll Play Baby

Nov 30 2016

MMP#236 – Complexity

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about complexity in games, what complexity in games means, and how you might figure out if games are complex or not complex.

Time Stamps

1:54 – What’s Going On

12:54 – Garage: Complexity in Games

1:28:40 – Social Media Depository

1:52:34 – Super-friends of Podcasting

Nov 23 2016

MMP#235 – Playtesting

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we talk about playtesting, how you do it, how we go about being better playtesters, and what you might be looking for when playtesting a game.

Time Stamps

0:49 – What’s Going On

6:14 – Workshop: Playtesting

1:20:06 – Social Media Depository

Any Die

Monsterhearts 2 Interview

1:33:00 – Podcast Superfriends

The Orpheus Protocol

Nov 16 2016

MMP#234 – Co-op Games

minilogo-blackHey Folks. The show is short. It’s because Phil isn’t here. Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll be around two hours again next week. This episode is all about Co-op games, how they work, and how the ideas within can apply to RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:01 – What’s Going On

8:57 – The Garage: Co-op Games

48:09 – The Social Media Depository

1:02:08 – Podcasting Superfriends

Nov 09 2016

MMP#233 – Mashups

MM Mini LogoHey folks. This week we’re gonna smash, crush, and combine things. That’s right. It’s time to do the Gamer Mash. Mashups are where it’s at.

Time Stamps

0:53 – What’s Going On

8:01 – The Workshop – Mashups

1:01:33 – The Social Media Depository

Fantasy Renaissance modules II – Toad God Series

Gaming Paper – Isometric gaming paper rolls

Gamergy Energy Drink

1:32:50 – The Super Friends of Podcasting

Nov 03 2016

Gnomecast #1 – Approaches to Continuity

casticon2Hello Gnomes and fans of gnomes. This is episode numero uno of the GNOMECAST, where gnomes talk about gnomes and try to avoid getting thrown in the pot for other gnomes to eat. I, your humble host Chris, has “recruited” fellow gnomes Phil & Senda to join me on this inaugural episode. Hopefully we avoid the pot.

Today we’re talking about Approaches to Continuity by John Fredricks. Check out the original link just before you read this.

The Gnomecast is a joint effort of Misdirected Mark Productions and The Gnome Stew.

Nov 02 2016

MMP#232 – Reskinning

minilogo-blackHey folks. This week we’re talking about Reskinning games both from a mechanical and narrative point of view, how you do it, and some tools to help you do it. Also, there’s a lot of Kickstarters going on right now and other stuff going on in the mmp community.

Time Stamps

1:37 – What’s Going On

19:09 – The Workshop – Reskinning

1:03:38 – The Social Media Depository

1:44:10 – Podcast Round Up

Oct 26 2016

MMP#231 – What is a Setting

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we start with some stuff about us and the network, break down what a setting is from our perspective in the Workshop, go into the social media of it all and hear some interesting things done with WoD games, and finish up with some podcasts and silliness.

Time Stamps

1:46 – What’s Going On

18:41 – Workshop: What is a Setting

1:24:32 – Social Media Depository

1:47:34 – Podcast Round Up

Oct 19 2016

MMP#230 – GMing Style vs. Designer Intent

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we’re talking about the difference between when you run a game as written and a game as the designer intended. We also cover as many of the permutations surrounding that space as we can figure out.

Time Stamps

0:54 – What’s Going On

18:45 – The Workshop: GMing Style vs. Designer Intent

1:30:16 – The Social Media Depository

1:55:41 – Podcast Round Up

 

Oct 12 2016

MMP#229 – Short vs Long Campaigns

minilogo-blackHey Folks. This week we’re looking at Campaigns and how they shape up in the short and long term. Phil also pours his heart out in the What’s Going On segment and we look at a couple of interesting games in the Social Media Depository.

Time Stamps

0:43 – What’s Going On

23:35 – Workshop: Short vs Long Campaigns

1:40:45 – Social Media Depository

1:55:18 – Podcast Round Up

Oct 05 2016

MMP#228 – GM Advice vs How to Run

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we chat about what’s in the GM section of books and what we think should be in the GM section of books. Of course we do the social media depository and podcast round up on the back end so lets pick up those pod catchers and get on with this thing.

Time Stamps

0:55 – What’s Going On

Character Cache

21:38 – The Workshop: GM Advice vs How to Run

Robin’s Laws to Good GMing

1:03:27 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

Weight loss challenge

Gnome Stew Spotlight – Reconsidering Rifts by Angela Murray

Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook 3rd Printing

Grid-it

IGDN Spotlight – Age Past by Jeff Meklinski

1:41:12 – The Podcast Round Up

Rock n’ Roll Play Baby by Kieran Strange

Oct 03 2016

The Lounge – Have Spellbook Will Travel

hswt-imageHey Folks. Today I have Rudy Basso and James Intercaso to chat about the best damn radio play drama comedy I did an interview on for this particular episode, Have Spellbook, Will Travel. Tune into to hear about this D&D inspired and exceptionally well produced audio drama comedy.

LINKS

Have Spellbook Will Travel website

HSWT email – havespellbookwilltravel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Oct 02 2016

PSA – ITunes modifications

MM Mini LogoWe have two ITunes feeds for the Misdirected Mark Productions Mega Feed. We’re shutting the one down which has more reviews. If you get the show via ITunes, or your podcatcher is referring from ITunes, just go pick up the other feed. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Chris Sniezak

Oct 02 2016

GenCon2016 – Age Past with Jeff Meklinksi

age-past-imageHey Folks. Here’s some more GenCon 2016 audio and I still have some in the hopper that needs to come out. This is with Jeff Meklinski and we’re talking about his game Age Past which is currently kickstarting. Take a listen and see if it’s up your alley.

 

Link

Age Past Revised Core & Companion book Kickstarter

Sep 28 2016

MMP#227 – Making GM Agendas, Moves & Principals in PbtA

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. On this episode we’re gonna get into the nitty gritty of the GM side of Powered by the Apocalypse games. It’s Agenda, Principals, & Moves before we go to the Social Media Depository and beyond.

Time Stamps

1:08 – What’s Going On

15:33 – The Garage: Making GM Agendas, Moves & Prinicpals in PbtA

59:23 – The Social Media Depository

1:33:22 – Podcast Round Up

http://kieranstrange.bandcamp.com/album/adamantine-heart

 

Sep 26 2016

The Lounge – Synthicide with Dustin DePenning

SynthicideHey Folks. This episode we’re talking about killing god king robots and selling them for scrap in Synthicide which is Kickstarting right now. Strap in and enjoy the information upload on this game with its creator Dustin DePenning.

Links

Synthicide Kickstarter

Synthicide AP ep 1

Syththicide AP ep 2

Synthicide Beta

Sep 21 2016

MMP#226 – System and Setting

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we get into another Rob Donoghue thing concerning System and Setting and then talk about system and setting as pertaining to starting games.

Time Stamps

0:58 – What’s Going On

17:20 – Garage: System & Setting

1:14:46 – The Social Media Depository

1:28:28 – Podcast Roundup

 

Sep 16 2016

Rockalypse with Eric Simon

rockalypse-coverAre you ready to rock!?! Eric Simon is powering up his amps and ready to blow our minds with Rockalypse, the game of apocalyptic musical conflict. Within this episode you get the all the inside info on how this game works and what makes it different from other versions of Fate. Rock on.

Links

Rockalypse Kickstarter

Four in Hand Games

The Rockalypse Public Beta

 

Sep 14 2016

MMP#225 – QCC Recap & Safety Redux

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we recap our experiences of the QCC and get into a chunky discussion about safety since we have a safety fail at the table. Then there’s social media and a little podcast action.

Time Stamps

2:21 – What’s Going On

10:54 – The Salon: QCC Recap

1:29:07 – The Social Media Depository

IGDN spotlight Synthicide Kickstarter

Kickstarter: Deadlands – Good Intentions

Kickstarter: Rockalypse

1:55:14 – Podcast Round Up

 

Sep 07 2016

MMP#224 – PbtA Moves inspired by 2d6 and 3 out of 5

HItunesMMpodcast_Whiteey folks. This week we’re talking about Powered by the Apocalypse moves and how they’re built. We take a lot of inspiration from Rob Donoghue’s blog post 2d6 and 3 out of 5 from the Walking Mind. We also social media up and have some fun with podcatchers and feedback from last weeks episode in the social media depository.

Time Stamps

0:47 – What’s Going On

17:51 – The Garage: PbtA Moves 2d6 and 3 out of 5

1:12:40 – The Social Media Depository

 

1:53:57 – Podcast Round Up

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