Category Archive: The Misdirected Mark Podcast

Aug 22 2014

MMP #125 – The GenCon 2014 Recap show

125 – GenCon2014 Recap

Hey folks. That’s right. I many be a day late but here it is. This weeks show and it’s our GenCon recap. We hang out in the gameroom and talk all about our GenCon experiences over the course of the four days, what we saw that was hot, what was really cool, and how Chris sort of dissed Wil Wheaton on accident. It was totally on accident. He swears.

 

Aug 18 2014

GenCon 2014 Coverage: Play Better Games, Damnit! Panel

Hey everyone! Joan filling in for Chris, as he’s pretty exhausted from the GenCon trip! iIPNV9aqUYrGs
This is a panel that Chris, Phil, and Shawn Merwin hosted at the convention called ‘Play Better Games, Damnit!”. Please bear with us, as this was recorded live and some of the questions are lower in volume than we’d like. We hope you enjoy it!

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Aug 18 2014

GenCon 2014 Coverage: Media Tie-In: Story to Game panel (cleaned up)

Hey, everyone. Here’s the cleaned-up version of the Media Tie-In: Story to Game panel – hope you enjoy it! (Get your direct download right here.)

Aug 18 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode #Sixtus: “Bad News, Butts. Your math level went down.”

Welcome to this week’s TKV-Team Podcast! Today, we look at Gamescom, along with the usual “what are we playing?” segment. Enjoy!
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00:01:58: What Are We Playing?

Tim:
-Sonic 2
-TI-99 games
-Witcher 2

Karol:
-Mario Kart 8
-TI-99 games
-Double Dragon Neon
-Crazy Taxi iPhone.

Point of Interest: Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany

00:48:36: Sony:

  • Shareplay – stream multiplayer games to/with a friend
  • Rime
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
  • Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
  • Volume (Mike Bithell)
  • SNOW – open world winter sports game.(poppermost) first free-to-play, open world, 1st mountain 8sq killometers, leaderboards ranked matches, snowboarding and other sports to come.
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • The Order 1886 Gameplay Trailer – Introduces Tesla as a story character, looked bonkers.
  • Driveclub
  • Hellblade
  • 1st Destiny expansion in December
  • “P.T.” on the PSN store was an interactive teaser for the new Silent Hill made by Kojima and Del Toro
  • Fox Engine and developed by Kojima Productions
  • Developer Music Chairs: Platinum making Metal Gear, Kojima making Silent Hill, etc-Sony has sold through 10 million PS4 systems globally

1:15:38: Microsoft

And a final surprise at the end…

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles

TKV-Team facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tkvteam

Aug 16 2014

GenCon Panel: Media Tie-In: Story to Game with Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Steve Long, and Fred Hicks

Media Tie in Story to Game with Correia, Butcher, Hicks, and Long

Aug 15 2014

GenCon 2014 – Evil Hat’s Under the Hat Panel

Evil Hat Panel edited

Because this isn’t as hard as it used to be here’s the Under the Hat panel from Evil Hat where they talk about how Evil Hat does business behind the scenes.

Aug 14 2014

GenCon Day 1 Audio Interviews

Here’s the four brief chats I had with Ken Hite and Robin Laws of Pelgrane Press, Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games, and Bard Talton of Level 99 Games. Enjoy.

GenCon Day 1

Aug 13 2014

MMP #124 – MMP gets ready for GenCon

MMP gets ready for GenCon

Hey Folks. This week we’re packing for GenCon and are looking forward to seeing you or telling you all about the best four days in gaming. I’d write more but gotta get packed. Talk to you all from Indy and beyond.

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News

Players Handbook is out there
The Strange RPG is being delivered and will be for sale soon from MCG.
Evil Hat’s Guide to GenCon
3EG GenCon Schedule
Finding Phil and Chris at GenCon:

GenCon Events: PM Talk, Play Better Games, Dammit, The Harvest, ENnies
Hanging out at the Westin
Phil will be posting on G+
Facebook Group

RPG Podcaster Awards…its a Thing
Fate Mass Effect is out
Tenkar and the Badger

Crowdfunding

Agents of Smerch
Tact-Tiles are backGnome Stew Review
Designers & Dragons

Local

Queen City Games is under construction.
RonCon

Rapid Fires

Ryan Macklin – Success at a cost with Defend
Greater Than Games looking for a Graphic Designer

Gameroom

Phil

  • D&D 5e-  TPK
  • Hillfolk
  • Star Realms
  • Blood Bowl
  • Minecraft

Chris

  • A!C Character Creation and session 1
  • Hillfolk
  • D&D Character Creation session
  • D&D TPK x2
  • Dungeon World didn’t happen but Tony Had a baby. Welcome Lincoln.

Geekery

Guardians of the Galaxy – Just go see it.

 

Aug 13 2014

DwD&D#3 – Inspiration, OP Frequence of Play, & GenCon

DwDnD3 – Inspiration, OP Frequency of Play, and GenCon

Hey Folks. This time on Down with D&D we’re talking about the D&D events going on at GenCon, chat up the Inspiration mechanic, and talk about the structure of the organized play programs, how they seem to be built, and what it means for players and hopefully out in time for your Wednesday GenCon trips.

 Show Notes

Coming soon

Aug 07 2014

MMP #124 – Happy Jacks in the House and other Tangents part 2

Happy Jack in the house and other tangents part 2

Hey Folks. This week we continue our rampage through the show with the guys from Happy Jacks RPG Podcast as we get onto the subject of armor, which Stu breaks out the good stuff to keep his nerves calm, and then make our way to the Geekery for some good old fashioned geeking out since we recorded just after comicon. Feel free to tell us how we’re doing at chris@misdirectedmark.com.

2:30 – Gameroom Continued

  • Stork doesn’t like Numenera

13:29 – The Garage – All About Armor

1:13:30 – The Geekery

Afterlife with Archie

Grammar Girl does not like Word Crimes

First picture of new Wonder Woman

New Wonder Woman costume reminiscent of the costume my wife did for Rainfall

Mad Max Trailer

Green Arrow Season 3 – Ra’s Al Ghul and Oracle.

Walking Dead Season 5 teaser- is the series losing its appeal?

Aug 04 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode 5: Punch Your V Card

Welcome to another episode of The TKV-Team Podcast! In this week’s episode, we discuss content visibility, the habits of consumers, and the nature of game clones, along with some Nintendo Comic-Con reveals, Last of Us News, and the usual “what are we playing?” segment. Enjoy! bannersaga

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00:00:46: What are we playing?

Joan:
-Tomodachi Life
-You Don’t Know Jack Vol. 4: The Ride
-Animal Crossing: New Leaf restart

Karol:
-Destiny Beta
-Nintendo Comicon Stream reveals:
Ufouria: The Saga
The Mysterious Murasame Castle

Tim:
-Destiny Beta

00:34:05: Today’s Topic: The Banner Saga developers and their Apple Marketplace concerns.

00:56:49: Points of Interest:

-Bill from The Last of Us voted in GLAAD’s ‘most intriguing’
-Gaming as art?
-Lambda Generation’s Call for Collaboration

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles

TKV-Team facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tkvteam

Aug 01 2014

MMP #123 – Happy Jacks is in the House, also Armor and Other Tangents Part 1

Happy Jacks are in the House also Armor and Other Tangents Pt1

Hey Folks. This week the Happy Jacks gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, come on over to the Misdirected Mark house to drink our beer, tangent our show, and make us laugh a ton. We get to RPG stuff in this episode and many other things. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave feedback at chris@misdirectedmark.com.

Sponsors – Collectors Inn

2:52 – Intro

31:50 – Bar

News

 Crowdfunding

 Local

  • Collectors Inn: Everyone is Dead they’ll be resurrected soon.
  • Gateway 2014

Rapid Fires

1:14:08 – Gameroom

Phil

D&D 5e
Airy Peaks
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Savage Elhal
Fate of Elhal play testing
Minecraft

Chris

D&D 5e
Airy Peaks
Snappy Card Game
Ascension Realms Unraveled
Marvel Dice Masters
Alhambra
Sentinels of the Multiverse

Stu

Legend of the Five Rings campaign
Moment of Truth conspiracy game
Mongoose Traveler Star Wars

End Part 1

 

 

Jul 30 2014

DwD&D #2 – Breaking D&D is Bad and Backgrounds, Bonds & Flaws

Breaking D&D is Bad and Backgrounds, Bonds & Flaws

Hey Folks. This week Swingle is in the house with Cindy and we chat up some news, Co-operative D&D, and Backgrounds, Bonds, and Flaws. Please send us feedback at chris@misdirectedmark.com.

News

Co-Operative D&D

Backgrounds, Bonds, and Flaws

 

Jul 24 2014

MMP #122 – Tsunami Con and Character Development

Tsunami Con and Character Development

image001Hey Folks. This we we have Erik Carl riding into the Misdirected Mark on the most marvelous Prismatic Tsunami to chat with us about his convention Tsunami Con and character development in games in our workshop, don’t mind the bloody chains in the corner. So I hope you enjoy this longer show and let us know what you’re thinking and feeling. I meant about the show. If you want to tell us how you’re feeling and what you’re just thinking in general feel free. We might even give our thoughts on your feelings.

Show Notes

1:27 – Intro – Erik Carl from Metagamers Anonymous and Prismatic Tsunami

10:55 – Bar

News

Rapid Fires

23:28 – TsunamiCon 2014

55:53 – Gameroom

Erik

  1. Zeitgeist
  2. Sentinels of The Multiverse Enhanced Card Game (2nd Edition)
  3. Once Upon A Time, 3rd Edition

Phil

  1. The Hood
  2. Savage Elhal
  3. Lords of Waterdeep
  4. Fiasco – Channel 6
  5. CoD – Modern Warfare 2
  6. Star Realms
  7. Minecraft – Xbox 360

Chris

  1. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo Wii U
  2. Ascension Chronicle Of The Godslayer
  3. Summoner Wars Master Set

1:17:17 – Workshop – GMing Character Development scenes

1:59:33 – Geekery

Captain Carl’s Tuesday Night Blues Band

Weird Al – Word Crimes

Thor is now a woman

Jul 21 2014

The TKV-Podcast, Episode 4(6): A Dash of Backlogs

greetings from dashconWelcome to another episode of The TKV-Team Podcast! Today we catch up with Tim and Karol’s ever expanding backlog of games, talk shop about why the PS4 is failing in Japan, and offer a bit of introspection on the cluster that was Dashcon 2014.

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What are we playing?

Tim:
-Portal 2
-Red Dead Redemption
-Witcher 2

15:32: Karol:
-The Walking Dead
-Rayman 360
-Uncharted
-Final Fantasy 13 Final Hallway XIII 

51:06: Joan:
-Saints Row IV
-Fallout: New Vegas (Blog: Tales of a Followers Doctor)

56:13: Points of Interest:
-Tomodachi Life is ridiculously fun (and Animal Crossing: New Leaf has scorpions)

-The PS4′s performance in Japan

-A (very brief) look at EVO 2014

-AVGN game coming to Wii U/3DS

-Dashcon 2014*

*It should be noted that the information we discussed was current at the time of this recording, and a lot has changed and/or been updated since then. We encourage you to check out the post above if you’re curious enough to follow this story.

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles

Jul 17 2014

MMP #121 – Chris and Phil Throw down about Story, Drama, and Emergence

MMP #121 – Chris and Phil Throw down about Story, Drama, and Emergence

Lets get ready to Rumble! That’s right, everything seemed right in the house of Misdirected Mark and then they broke out Story, Drama, and Emergence and the battle was on. In their first disagreement on the air Chris and Phil throw down hard. Catch it all inside this weeks episode of The Misdirected Mark Podcast.

Sponsors – Collectors Inn

0:47 – Intro

4:05 – Bar

News

The 2014 Ennies Nominations are out

Local

Collectors Inn and the M15 release plus so much more

Rapid Fires

Engine Publishing is now selling all 5 books on their Online store.
Unframed hard copies are showing up for those who pre-ordered.

58:19 – Garage

Drama vs Story vs Emergence

1:39:40 – Geekery

Phil
Minecraft PE 0.9 releases tons of new features.
The Strain aired on Fx on Sunday

Chris
Taste of Buffalo
Epic Rap Battles of History: Season 3 Finale

Jul 16 2014

DwD&D #1 – Dragons, Tiers, and Diversity

Dragons, Tiers, and Diversity

Hey folks. Chris here with the newest show on Misdirected Mark Productions “Down with D&D” and no, we’re not down on D&D but down with it. My Co-host Cindy Moore is the newest addition to the Misdirected Mark family and together we talk about The Tyranny of Dragons, Tier’s of Play, and the Diversity section of the basic rules. Let us know what you think and we’ll talk to you in two weeks.

Show Notes

Tiamat Tuesdays Building Adventures : Mike Mearls Legends and Lore ArticleThe Basic Rules are only version 0.1
DnDadventurersleague.org
Breaking D&D is Bad on Critical hits.

Jul 15 2014

102.X The Lounge with Russell Zimmerman on Strays and other things

Stray’s and Russell Zimmerman

Hello folks. On this episode of the lounge we have Russell Zimmerman on to talk about his career as a freelancer, how his job as a history professor and the study of history has influenced his game writing chops, his time spent with Shadowrun and other games, and his new endeavor as a game publisher with Stray’s for Fate Accelerated.

Show Notes

Spinespur
No Quarter Magazine
Monsterpocalypse
Shadowrun

Elven Blood
Neat

Stray’s Kickstarter

dice

Jul 10 2014

MMP #120 – The Improv Tool Kit and Creative Constraint

The Improv Toolkit

Hey Folks. This week Chris and Phil chat about The Improv Tool Kit and Creative Constraint while things are heating up with the yearly story as the villain makes their first appearance on the mics. Hope you enjoy and feel free to leave feedback. We always want to get better.

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News

  1. L.U.G. Con (Let Us Game: All day and all night Convention!)
  2. Mechanical Bard: Ninth World Tales
  3. Evil Hat is looking for Playtesters for War of the Ashes
  4. D&D Basic Rules
  5. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals (D&D Boxed Game)
  6. Blood Bowl coming soon on iOS and Android

Crowdfunding

  1. Zombiecide Season 3 
  2. Stray’s – Kid friendly Fate Accelerated
  3. Short Order Heroes – Locations:
  4. Ross & Sean’s Big Denver Adventure happening this week.

Local

  1. Pro Level Gaming’s D&D Starter Launch Party
  2. Collectors Inn

Sunday July 13th – UFS demo’s at 2pm.

Saturday July 19th – Golem Arcana Demo’s at 3pm.

Rapid Fires

Gameroom

Phil

  1. The Hood - slow start, but solid session, tensions building
  2. Airy Peaks - good god what a great session
  3. Shadowrun Returns – loving it, but had to rewind
  4. Minecraft – Diamonds Steve’s best friend.

Chris

  1. Airy Peaks,
  2. The Hood
  3. Shadowrun Returns
  4. Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game

Workshop – Improv Tools and Constrained Creativity

Recent Gnome Stew article: http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/improv-toolkit/

Geekery

Phil

    1. Drone films Fireworks

  1. Blame Sage event  (why others should do the same)
  2. Dice Shaming Lighting Hand dice shame

Chris

  1. Monster Hunter Nemesis (Monster Hunters International Book 5)

Jul 07 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, SPECIAL: E3, Part 3!


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This is it – the last major conference of E3, and everyone’s favorite little piece of nostalgia – Nintendo! Sit back, relax, and enjoy as we discuss what we saw during Big N’s presentation.

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-Super Smash Bros. for WiiU and 3D

  • Reveal of characters; Mii Fighters, Pac-Man, Mr. Gameand Watch, Palutena
  • no seriously you need to see this opening with Fils-Aime and Iwata if you haven’t already:

-Yoshi’s Wooly World
-Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
-The Legend of Zelda (2015 release)
-Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire
-Bayonetta 2
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-Hyrule Warriors!

-Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
-Xenoblade Chronicles X
-Mario Maker
-Splatoon

-Additional snippets: Star Fox?, Mario Party 10 (now with Bowser), Mario vs Donkey Kong, Art Academy for WiiU, Codename: S.T.E.A.M
-Smash Bros. Tournament
-Treehouse Coverage

-Miscallany:
Talking about how the presentations were delivered (“acting”, professionalism, clothing), wrapping everything up

Karol’s Twitter: @blizzardjesus
Tim’s Twitter: @inkjetpowered
Joan’s Twitter: @lady_goggles

Jul 04 2014

102.8 The Lounge – Joe Loveric and Collectors Inn

Joe Loveric and Collector’s Inn

Hey Folks. This week we have Joe Loveric from Collector’s Inn. A game store in Western New York, to talk about his experiences running a games store and what he’s got going on during business hours. Hope you enjoy.

Collector’s Inn Facebook Page

Jul 03 2014

MMP #119 – Aspects Everywhere

119 – Aspects Everywhere

Hey Folks. This week we enter the house and find it covered in Aspects with a menacing trend. I wonder if the house is trying to warn us about something. In any case, after the news we chat about Aspects as a mechanic, the idea itself, where it came from, how it transitioned into other games, and a few tangents around the concept. Hope you enjoy.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Evil Beagle Games, Collector’s Inn

0:37 – Intro

3:14 – Bar 

News

D&D Adventurer’s League Update

D&D Basic Rules Update

13th Age and Eye of the Stone Thiefstone thief dungeon

Play testing for Pelgrane press:

Your dead eye’s my mirror for Fear Itself

Afterlife for Esoterrorists

Truth and Reconciliation for Ashen Stars

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Pandemic Legacy!

D&D Events At GenCon

 Crowdfunding

NPC Cards

Fragged

The Misdirected Mark Patreon Project

The BattleCon: War remastered

Local

Collectors Inn – Mention the MMP and get a discount

 World Board game Championships 

 

30:22 – The Garage - Aspects

Ryan Danks article

How they work 

 

1:17:21 – Geekery 

The Atrocity Archives (A Laundry Files Novel)

Epic Rap Battles of History!  George Washington vs. William Wallace

Solar Frickin Roadways

Guardians of the Galaxy

Jun 30 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast SPECIAL: E3, Part 2!

What, another episode this quickly?! You bet! Get your direct download herepslogo

Today’s podcast discussion is all about the Sony Conference. This is what we covered:

-Problems with the theater stream…
-Destiny (and some discussion about the Alpha!)
-The Order: 1886
-Entwined

-Infamous: Second Son DLC
-Little Big Planet 3
-Bloodbourne
-Dead Island 2

-Disney Infinity 2
-Magicka 2: Learn to Spell
-Oh, Tim Schafer: Grim Fandango remake reveal
-AB:ZU
-No Man’s Sky

-Playstation Now Beta
-Mortal Kombat X
-Powers (tv show)
-Ratchet & Clank movie trailer…
-…and remake/re imagining of Ratchet & Clank!
-The Last of Us Remastered
-Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

-GTA V coming to PS4
-Batman: Arkham Knight
-Uncharted 4

Jun 26 2014

MMP #118 – Dangerous Space Jail and the War Room

118 – Dangerous Space Jail and the War Room

Hey Folks. This week we go to the lab to talk about Encoded Designs first project Dangerous Space Jail but before that I return to the War room to get ready just in case the problems of this seemingly normal day get loose.

1:14 – Intro

2:43 – Bar

News

Crowd funding

Local

Rapid Fire

20:24 – Gameroom

Phil

1) Airy Peaks
2) Minecraft – new world
3) Breach & Clear – New Map (Columbia), new weapons, units, etc.
4) Shadowrun Returns (damn you Chris)

 Chris

1) Nile de Luxor
2) Tahiti
3) Manhattan Project
4) Dungeon World x2
5) Played James Mullen’s Tech Support
6) Golem Arcana
7) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
8) Shadowrun Returns (Suck it Vecchione)

41:11 – The War Room – What Mini’s Bring to the Table, Where to Check out Miniatures, Color Theory

miniature market
cool mini or not
Bones reaper miniatures
Impact Miniatures
Mantic Games
Wyrd Miniatures
Games Workshop
The War Store
Color Wheel

1:12:15 – The Lab - Dangerous Space Jail

1:51:14 – The Geekery

Phil

1) Reading Monster of the Week
2) 3D printing
3) Edge of Tomorrow

Chris

1) Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider

Jun 25 2014

102.7 The Lounge – Brad Talton and BattleCon: War Remastered

 

Brad Talton and BattleCon War Remastered

Hey Folks. This week on The Lounge I have the man who’s level’s have far surpassed the 99 that is company is known for, the one and only Brad Talton from Level 99 games. He’s here to talk about what’s been up with Level 99 games since last year when he was on the show and we get specific on about his current kickstarter BattleCon: War Remastered. I hope you enjoy this episode and let us know what we could do better.

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