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 23 2016

MMP#222 – Playing to Type

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

0:55 – What’s Going On

27:39 – Workshop: Playing to Type

1:10:38 – Social Media Depository

1:33:58 – Podcast Round Up

Links

The Bite

Adamantine Heart

Aug 20 2016

The Lounge: Monte Cook on Invisible Sun

Invisible SunSome 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.

Links

Path of Suns

Invisible Sun

The Invisible Sun Kickstarter

Monte Cook Games

Aug 17 2016

Gen Con 2016 – Mark Richardson on Headspace

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. Here’s Mark Richardson waxing poetically on Headspace, his game of shared consciousness Cyberpunk or Sense 8 plus Cyberpunk.

Links

Headspace

 

Aug 17 2016

MMP#221 – Changing Games

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

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

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

Aug 16 2016

Gen Con 2016 – Emily Care Boss & Sarah Richardson

MM Mini LogoHere’s the first in a series of Interviews from Gen Con 2016 and I’m starting with Emily Care Boss and Sarah Richarson. I hope you enjoy and more are on the way.

Links

Bubblegumshoe

The Romance Trilogy

SpyFi

Bluebeard’s Bride

Velvet Glove

Aug 16 2016

The Lounge with Corey Russell

MM Mini LogoOn 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.

Link

Fan World Website

 

Aug 13 2016

Cypher Speak Episode 0: Weird Beginnings

CS-credits-250x250-webWelcome 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.

Time Stamps

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

11:22 Poddities

Aug 10 2016

MMP#220 – Obligatory Gen Con 2016 Episode

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. It’s time for the Obligatory Gen Con 2016 episode where we regale you and those members of our chatroom4life’s Gen Con experiences.

Aug 02 2016

MMP#219 – Interesting Combats

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Links

Jul 26 2016

MMP#218 – Deliberate Practice

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

1:21 – What’s Going On

21:42 – The Workshop: Deliberate Practice

Deliberate Practice

1:14:47 – The Social Media Depository

Emily Care Boss’ Romance Trilogy is available for Pre-Order shared by Eric Farmer

Modiphius gets Star Trek shared by Ben Wilson

What? Fantasy Flight Mansions of Madness 2nd edition shared with me by Drew Smith

Asmodee acquires F2Z games

The Pax Crew of Acquisitions Inc is playing D&D on the Big Screen

Empire’s Reign and other Ninja Crusade 2E Expansions

The 2016 Metatopia Scholarship

1:42:24 – The Podcast Round Up

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

 

Jul 21 2016

MMP#217 – Cultures

MM Mini LogoWhat 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!!!

Time Stamps

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

MMP#216 – Damage

ItunesMMpodcast_WhiteHey 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.

Time Stamps

1:34 – What’s Going On

8:52 – The Garage: Damage

1:16:24 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository

The Diana Jones Awards

1:40:34 – Podcast Round Up

Adamantine Heart

 

 

Jul 06 2016

MMP#215 – Monsters and Adversaries

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

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

MMP#214 – Tech for Gateway RPGs

MM Mini LogoHey 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?

Time Stamps

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

MMP#213 – Heists

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. This week we steal a podcast. We’re talking about heists in the workshop as Phil is back for the fun, frivolity, and thievery of the Misdirected Mark Podcast.

Time Stamps

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

MMP#212 – Player vs GM Perceptions

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

0:57 – What’s Going On

4:17 – The Workshop: Player vs GM Perceptions

1:03:36 – The EDSMD

1:16:54 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 08 2016

MMP#211 – The Salon with Bob

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

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

MMP#210 – GMPC. It’s not as terrible as you think

MM Mini LogoHey folks. On this episode we talk about how the GM can bring a character into the fold and have it not suck. Decide if we’re right or wrong for yourself and enjoy the show.

Time Stamps

3:17 – What’s Going On

10:12 – The Workshop: GMPC

52:30 – The Social Media Depository

Ted Talk: Why D&D is good for you

Red Markets

Threadbare

 

1:17:03 – Podcast Round Up

Swallows of the South

Rock n’ Roll Play Baby is by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart

 

May 25 2016

MMP#209 – Layer’s of the Game

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

0:50 – What’s Going On

7:54 – The Workshop: Layer’s of the Game

1:15:35 – The Social Media Depository

1:31:52 – Podcast Round Up

 

May 18 2016

MMP#208 – How we Run

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

3:38 – What’s Going On

11:50 – The Workshop: How we Run

1:28:42 – Social Media Depository

Link to Powered by the Apocalypse Games List

Modiphius Frontiers

Sort of IGDN Spotlight The Veil Kickstarter

Adamantine Heart

1:48:39 – Podcast Round Up

 

May 11 2016

MMP#207 – Adventure Design

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We have Shawn Merwin in the house to talk about adventure design and then we get into the Social Media Depository and the Podcast Round Up. Enjoy and thank you to the Patron’s.

Time Stamps

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

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/545820095/rifts-for-savage-worlds?ref=nav_search

AcadeCon Kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/therpgacademy/acadecon-2016-leveling-up

IGDN Spotlight – Threadbear RPG – A Stichpunk game

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mortaine/threadbare-rpg-a-stitchpunk-tabletop-role-playing?ref=card

1:46:06 – Podcast Round Up

One Shot Evil Campaign

 

May 04 2016

MMP#206 – Two Fisted Tales AKA Pulp

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

We have a Patreon for Misdirected Mark Productions. If you are a listener who enjoys what we do we would appreciate your support in making this happen for us. Just click on the image below to take you to the patreon page and check out the audio.

MMP_Patreon
If you don’t have as little as a $1 a month to help us keep making this show happen please at least share out and let people know about this and the other podcasts on the network. Now for the time stamps.

Time Stamps

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

Bonus: Synthicide Part 2

We’re back again with Part 2 of the Synthicide AP from Dustin DePenning. Part of an initiative to help shed some light on the creators within the Indy Game Developers Network.

IGDN

Synthicide

Apr 27 2016

MMP#205 – A Culture of Questions

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

1:31 – What’s Going On

Queen City Conquest Kickstarter

14:25 – The Workshop: A Culture of Questions

The Gauntlet Community 

1:11:21 – The Social Media Depository

Scalzi’s Article: Strait While Male – The Lowest Difficulty Setting there is.

Savage Rifts Kickstarter

1:46:51 – Podcast Round Up

Acadecon Kickstarter

 

 

Apr 26 2016

Bonus Lounge: GGG with Jason Cordova

gauntletHey 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.

The Gauntlet Community

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