Hey Folks. This week we’re gonna talk about why players play to type, why you might want to play against type, and some tips to help you play against type so you can add more types to your repertoire if you’d like.
Category Archive: The Misdirected Mark Podcast
Aug 23 2016
Aug 20 2016
Some game designers have epic stories of their own. Odyssey’s which range decades and cross many games, genre’s and companies. Today we have one such person. From Iron Crown Enterprises to TSR, then WotC, then his own Malhavoc Press, back to WotC, then a brief stint creating video content with geek seekers, before taking Kickstarter and the Gameosphere by storm with Numenera, then the Strange, No Thank You Evil, the Worlds of the Cypher System, and now Invisible Sun. He even managed to fit in a faux feud with the Dungeon Bastard. This man, who has lived the story which I’ve only barely hinted at, is Monte Cook. Enjoy an hour with Monte in this episode of the Lounge.
Aug 17 2016
Hey folks. It’s about migrating from Game X to Game Y and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. Then we follow that up by trying to provide some advice to help you make the change. There is also a large discussion about MCGs Invisible Sun. Thanks for listening.
1:56 – What’s Going On
11:31 – The Workshop: Changing Games
1:04:52 – The Social Media Depository
1:40:36 – Podcast Round Up
Aug 16 2016
Aug 16 2016
On this edition of the Lounge we have Corey Russell the Con Director and leader of the staff of folks behind Fan World, a convention located in Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. During our chat we talk about the guests, some of the issues with running a show on both sides of the border, and hear a bit about Corey’s history working on conventions and events like this.
Aug 13 2016
Welcome to episode zero of Cypher Speak. Darcy and Troy begin their quest to delve into all things related to Monte Cook Games: creators of the Cypher System, Numenera, the Strange, No Thank You Evil, and the upcoming Invisible Sun RPG. Every show will have an Artifact, which will be our major topic or question for that episode. Darcy and Troy will then throw Cyphers at that particular Artifact. These will be different perspectives or points of view that will be useful for unpacking or exploring the episode’s Artifact. Lastly will be the Poddities; these will be little shoutouts about something cool that Darcy and Troy have seen recently and want to share.
In this introduction episode, Darcy and Troy talk about the format of the podcast, and why they love the Cypher System so much.
0:30 Artifacts: Introduction to Cypher Speak, Why We Love the Cypher System
2:03 Cyphers: Darcy & Troy’s favorite aspects of the Cypher System
Aug 10 2016
Aug 02 2016
Hey Folks. This week we’re talking about making the fight more engaging for your game. It’s interesting combats in this pre Gen Con episode and we’re…what? We’re recording in bed together. Ok. It’s not awkward…it’s awkward.
- Weight loss check in
- Topic for Chatter
- Pine Con
- Troy’s Crockpot: Take it outside Kiddos
- Unofficial GenCon Character Sheet!
- Gaming and BS Update : 98 Ok to Fail
- Talking Table Top: Evan Torner
- The Round Table 130: AL, Storm Kings Thunder, Tome of Beasts
- The Black Tapes: About a Boy
- +1 Forward: The Sprawl
Jul 26 2016
Hey Folks. This week Phil, Chris, & Bob talk about deliberate practice and how you can be a better GM through deliberate practice as well as a little Pre GenCon talk and a little about Mexico. Thanks for listening and leave some feedback here or in the G+ community.
1:21 – What’s Going On
21:42 – The Workshop: Deliberate Practice
1:14:47 – The Social Media Depository
Emily Care Boss’ Romance Trilogy is available for Pre-Order shared by Eric Farmer
1:42:24 – The Podcast Round Up
Jul 21 2016
What is going on? Chris isn’t here. Bob’s down for the count. What’s Phil to do? Call in PK Sullivan of course since he also just got back from being on vacation in a foreign country so he and Phil can talk about Culture’s in RPGs. Strap in and thanks PK for filling in. Also. Three Rocketters. BINGO!!!
3:32 – Meeting PK
17:49 – The Workshop – Culture’s in RPGs
1:19:46 – The Social Media Depository
1:34:15 – Podcast Round Up
Jul 12 2016
Hey Folks. This week we take some hits and let the pain settle into our bones. That’s right, we’re talking about damage. We also get into the Ennies and the Diana Jones Awards in the social media depository. Hope you enjoy and thanks for helping us become a 2016 Ennie nominee for Best Podcast.
1:34 – What’s Going On
8:52 – The Garage: Damage
1:16:24 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository
1:40:34 – Podcast Round Up
Jul 06 2016
Hey Folks. We’re talking about monsters this week. Where they fit in RPGs, how they’re perceived and used, why they’re monsters in the first place, and what a monster even is. So strap in and lets get to it.
1:07 – What’s Going On
8:18 – The Workshop: Monsters and Adversaries
1:04:26 – The Social Media Depository
1:43:29 – Podcast Round Up
Jun 29 2016
Hey folks. This week we’re talking about tech you might want to look for in games that are good on ramps for people to get them into RPGs. Enjoy and let us know what games you think are good as gateway games for RPGs and why?
0:39 – What’s Going On
7:56 – The Workshop: Tech for Gateway RPGs
1:04:05 – The Social Media Depository
1:24:12 – Podcast Round Up
Jun 22 2016
0:52 – What’s Going On
9:07 – The Workshop: Heists
1:08:10- The Extradimentional Social Media Depository
1:44:22 – The Podcast Round Up
Jun 15 2016
Hey Folks. It’s time to talk about how a consummate player, Bob – AKA Old Man Logan, and a consummate GM, Chris, views a number of gaming topics. So strap in for something a little new from the Misdirected Mark Podcast and let us know if you like it so we can do it again in the future.
0:57 – What’s Going On
4:17 – The Workshop: Player vs GM Perceptions
1:03:36 – The EDSMD
- The Smart Party – They give a nice walk through of Fate Accelerated
- The Good Friends of Jackson Elias – They talk about Pulp Cthulhu
1:16:54 – Podcast Round Up
Jun 08 2016
Hey Folks. On this episode we reopen the salon and talk about the geeky books, TV shows, and movies we’re into and how we can relate them to games. Also it’s only me, myself, and Bob as Phil is out of town for the first of two Philess weeks. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the Salon.
1:14 – Have you met Bob
3:50 – What’s Going On
7:28 – The Salon
54:24 – The Social Media Depository
1:10:46 – Podcast Round Up
Jun 01 2016
3:17 – What’s Going On
10:12 – The Workshop: GMPC
52:30 – The Social Media Depository
1:17:03 – Podcast Round Up
Rock n’ Roll Play Baby is by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart
May 25 2016
Hey Folks. We’re delving into the cake that is known as Table Top Role Playing Games and looking at all the lovely and squishy layers within. We hope you enjoy. #chatroom4life. Hail Queen Senda. Mic Drop. We Out.
0:50 – What’s Going On
7:54 – The Workshop: Layer’s of the Game
1:15:35 – The Social Media Depository
- Cutting Words from the Visionary Comms
- Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance
- Alien’s Adventure Game Wiki
- Red Markets Kickstarter
- Rock n’ Roll Play Baby is by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart
1:31:52 – Podcast Round Up
May 18 2016
Hey Folks. This week we get a little personal and a little episode zero as we talk about why we play games the way we play them and hit a lot of the GMing advice in brief we’ve talked about over the last couple years. We know there are a bunch of new people listening so here’s a little episode zero action for you folks new and a bit of a nostalgia trip for those who’ve been around for a while.
3:38 – What’s Going On
11:50 – The Workshop: How we Run
1:28:42 – Social Media Depository
1:48:39 – Podcast Round Up
May 11 2016
1:36 – What’s Going On
15:22 – The Lab: Adventure Design
1:36:07 – The Social Media Depository
Savage Rift’s Kickstarter Update 303K
IGDN Spotlight – Threadbear RPG – A Stichpunk game
1:46:06 – Podcast Round Up
May 04 2016
Hey Folks. This week we get into the Indy, Mummy, Rocketter, Sky Captain, and other pulp favorites or as they’re actually know, two-fisted tales. We hope you enjoy this and all the other goodness we bring this week. Now for an announcement.
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1:55 – What’s Going on
12:13 – The Workshop – Two-Fisted Tales
1:03:34 – Social Media Depository
1:24:06 – Podcast Round Up
Apr 29 2016
Apr 27 2016
Hey Folks. We’re getting into something a little less heavy this week. We’re gonna talk about what it means to play games with a culture of questions and how to create that culture at your table. Hope you enjoy and lets get on with this thing. This episode inspired by Phil’s chat with Jason Cordova of the Gauntlet. I promise next weeks show will be shorter.
1:31 – What’s Going On
14:25 – The Workshop: A Culture of Questions
1:11:21 – The Social Media Depository
Scalzi’s Article: Strait While Male – The Lowest Difficulty Setting there is.
1:46:51 – Podcast Round Up
Apr 26 2016
Hey Folks. This week in the Lounge it’s Phil with Jason Cordova from the Gauntlet talking about GGG which is being Geared, Giving, and Game. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did editing it. There’s a lot of great stuff.