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!!!
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/03-Joel-Sparks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:47 — 11.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat do you get when you mix cats and Cthulhu? Call of Cathulhu. That’s what Joel Sparks did and now he’s here to tell you all about it. You can also listen to Senda and Emily along with …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/TFG026-Andy-Hopp-Fears-the-Flower-Children.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:25 — 9.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Andy Hopp discusses his kickstarter for the Low Life sourcebook Holy Crap. Plus, a track from Marc Gunn’s Pirates vs Dragons album. Pirates vs Dragons can be found here. Andy’s kickstarter is easy to find. Go to www.lowlifekickstarter.infoView full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/222-Playing-the-Types.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:51:23 — 51.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHey 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 …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/DwDD61.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:13 — 14.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAre you ready to get down. It’s Chris and Shawn talking about the Unearthed Arcana on the Faithful and then delving into an article posted on ENWorld on Mike Mearls talking about actual plays influence on game design …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/TG025-SwitchingPrep.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:14 — 44.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSShow us how you switch up your prep between campaigns and one shots! What are the challenges when you’re most accustomed to one form over the other? Phil and Senda manage to make ONE QUARTER OF THE SHOW …View full post
Jul 21 2016
Jul 21 2016
Writer James Brown uses the Hunger Games as an example of how to adapt material for the One Ring. Garrett gushes over GenCon, almost done prepping for the Manos The Hands of Fate Dungeons and Dragons 5e game. Also be sure to purchase our theme song by Marc Gunn,” Doctor of Gallifrey.”
Jul 19 2016
How many Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings can you name from memory? We discuss our favorite ones, get nostalgic about the “good ol’ days”, and debate the merits of a good campaign setting! All this and much more–this week on Advantage to Insight!
Why this topic:
Which campaign setting should we play next?
– Dragonlance, Dark Sun, Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, Planescape, Greyhawk, Spelljammer, etc.
– Why use a published/established setting?
– What makes a setting unique, but still fantasy?
– Wizards of the Coast’s Fantasy Setting Search (2002)
– Existing setting vs. home brew, plethora of info vs. no info?
– Vote for Misdirected Mark for Best Podcast, 2016 ENnie Award!
– There are 24 officially recognized D&D campaign settings, not including sub-settings. Can you name them without searching Google?
– Congratulations Jen and Chris on your wedding!
Jul 18 2016
Show me how you deal with broken characters at your table! Phil and Senda talk through different ways to avoid and resolve broken characters at your game table in this week’s episode of Talking Games AKA Panda. Don’t forget to send us your #tableselfies and any topics you’d like to hear us talk about for our list!
And friends — if anyone can find a link to the song Phil is talking about hit us up and we’ll add it to the show notes here!
Jul 14 2016
On this episode of Misdirected Mark Podcast, Garrett adapts Manos the Hands of Fate to Call of Cthulhu. Rob and Tony create a D&D game inspired by Empire Strikes Back. The theme “Doctor of Gallifrey” is by Marc Gunn.
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 11 2016
Show me watcha use for gaming inspiration! On today’s episode Senda and Phil are talking about what inspires their one shots and campaigns. And there is a new waveform song! Don’t forget to tag your #tableselfies, and reach out to us @dnaphil and @idellamithlynnd to drop us a topic you’d like us to discuss.
Jul 08 2016
Jul 07 2016
Time Lord Tayna discusses using fantasy settings in her Doctor Who games, plus she teaches her group the value of running from the scary aliens in the Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space RPG. The theme song “Doctor of Gallifrey” is by Marc Gunn;
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
Jul 05 2016
Dungeons & Dragons history is full of modifications, hacks, and house rules. We dig into the rules we use in our games and see what other games have rules we can comment on! All this and much more–this week on Advantage to Insight!
Why this topic:
Do house rules help your game or do they turn into another game entirely?
– How many hacks and house rules until it is no longer D&D?
– Is your game recognizable as D&D? Will an outsider be able to play?
– Are these house rules required or is it just easier?
– Rules inform play, experience
– 2+ years, 200,000+ people playtest
– why do them? More fun, more easy, or more lazy?
– ignore rules?
– milestone: theory v practice
– little “allowances” (potion as bonus action in a tight spot, spell being used a bit outside the rules due to creativity, Bard bongo drumming away rats)
– bard or cleric effects (if the DM calls the roll too quickly)
– Critical Role houserules
– Spell components/food/water
– investigations, skill proficiency = automatic clue
– fail forward (with consequences)
– Inspiration (advantage vs. re-roll)
– level by XP vs. milestone
– Help action
GUMSHOE by Pelgrane Press
Jul 04 2016
Show me watcha got when it comes to getting players to fill out your games. That’s what Senda and Phil are chatting about on this installment of TG AKA Panda. So strap in and enjoy and feel free to send us your #tableselfies and topics you’d like to hear talked about on one shots and campaigns.
Jul 01 2016
Jun 30 2016
Savage Tim celebrates the arrival of his Rippers books and talks conversions.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” is by Marc Gunn the Celtfather and is available here.
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 27 2016
Show me whatcha got when it comes to playing games in brief. Senda and Phil have the answers on this weeks Talking Games. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. One Last Job. Listen to the show and you’ll get the joke.
Jun 24 2016
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 21 2016
Hey Folks. This is the first episode of Advantage to Insight, a D&D podcast by @Visionary. You can find more of their content by following this web link. Feel free to let us know what you think of the show.
“This is Advantage to Insight! Where we roll two d20s and…”
“…we immediately forget our Wisdom modifier!
“Welcome to the show where we talk about Dungeons & Dragons until we get completely off topic!”
“My name’s Wayne.”
“And I’m Alex.”
Why?: hard to find the right balance of prep and unused prep
- module or open world?
- if module, repercussion ready for straying too far.
- Some NPCs sketched out
- Where are they likely to go
- Ideas for maps, but we both tend to map as we go
- will they ever go back?
What are you preparing?
Prep which layer of game
- Setting (home brew or established)
- Campaign (module or no)
- Story Arc (chapter)
- How comfortable are you with prep
Prep vs improv
Thank you Chris of Misdirected Mark
Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Jun 15 2016
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 13 2016
Jun 11 2016