Apr 04 2017

DwD&D #93 – Adversarial DMs and Alignment

Let’s get down with the conflict and the good and evil or chaos and law of it all. It’s Adversarial DMs and Alignment on this track of Down with D&D.

Apr 03 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 54: Collaborative vs. Directed Games

Show us how you play to the strengths of collaborative vs. directed games! We take on redefining what we call GMless vs. standard games, and talk about strengths and weaknesses and tips for approaching both. Also, subcutaneous, I ate a cookie (it was delicious), and the FIRST EVER MINI EPISODE OF SMASH MAN AND SKILL MONKEY! And yes, patrons, there are definitely bonus outtakes.

Smash Man and Skill Monkey Theme by Little Robot Sound Factory and used under the CC Attributions license. 

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Apr 03 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 7: Gods of the Fall – Shifting Into Divine Gear

CS-blank-250x250-webThe Gods Are Dead – Now It’s Your Turn. Darcy & Troy explore the Cypher System setting Gods of the Fall, the first of the worlds funded by the Worlds of the Cypher System Kickstarter. There is a lot to love about the Afterworld, the post-apocalyptic setting of Gods of the Fall, which is still reeling after heaven literally fell out of the sky and all the gods died. Players play characters discovering their divine sparks and potential to become fully fledged gods.

Gods of the Fall has some amazing mechanics and setting goodness that you won’t want to miss, check it out!

Safety in Gaming Resources: The X Card by the amazing John Stavropoulos & Panda’s Talking Games on its use, and Misdirect Mark’s episodes on safety and having a safety fail at the table even when you think you’re prepared.

Poddities


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Thanks for all the support so far! You’re all divine in our eyes <3

Apr 02 2017

Threats From Gallifrey Doctor Who Closet

As part of Misdirected Mark’s April Fool’s celebration, Time Lord Tayna discusses uses of closets in Doctor Who.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here,
Manos and Dragons can be puchased here
30 Treasonous Plots for Paranoia can be purchased here
Check out Garrett’s Call of Cthulhu blog here

 

      1. TFG047 Doctor Who Closet - Threats From Gallifrey

Mar 31 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Seven – Fire

Last time on the Streets of Avalon Marus spoke with Master Corwin, the rest of our rogues met with Mort the Leshae at his graveyard, and  we learned about Ergon the Architect. Now let’s find out what Marus’ next move is and what the rest of our rogues will do next.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Scene switch & bell sounds by Mike Koenig

Fire Sounds Recorded by JaBa

 

All other sounds from the Public Domain

Editing & Sound Enginnering by Chris Sniezak

Mar 30 2017

Gnomecast #11 – Player Intent

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. Today we have J.T. Evans, Phil, and myself, Chris. Today the topic at hand is Player Intent. I hope you enjoy and let us know how you’ve handled the things we talk about today.

Links

Player Intent

J.T. Evans

Mar 29 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 27: Greg Marks (Face of the League)

Welcome to the Face of the League series! Today we are privileged to have Greg Marks on the show! Learn more about Greg and his role in the D&D Adventurers League… this week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Learn about Greg Marks!

Contact Greg Marks

References

Mar 28 2017

MMP#251 – Noir with John Adamus

Hey Folks. This week it’s Noir as a genre and Noir World with John Adamus. We’re getting into all the rain slicked messy relationships of what Noir really hold. So get ready to have a face punch conversation with someone and make some hard choices.

Time Stamps

2:01 – What’s Going On

14:53 – The Workshop: Noir

Mar 27 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 53: Party Imbalance

Show us how you deal with unbalanced power levels in your party — like when an encounter for your barbarian will TPK everyone else.

We also discussed at length why Darth Vader is a bad father because of his lazy force use, phlegm, and our new super hero alter egos, Smash Man and Skill Monkey.

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Mar 23 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 26: Arcanis feat. Henry Lopez

Return to Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires! Welcome Henry Lopez, creator of Arcanis to the show as we dive into topics about the campaign setting, the origins of the game, the long running organized play campaign, and the Kickstarter campaign now FULLY FUNDED! This week on Advantage to Insight!

(This episode is dedicated to the late Vincent Au, the greatest fan of Living Arcanis.)

Topic

  • All about the Arcanis campaign setting!

Notes

Contact

References

Mar 23 2017

HoFotOSR#6 – Sean “Railroad” Kelley

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Sean “Railroad” Kelley and they talk DCC and nakedness in game products. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Links

Mar 21 2017

MMP#250 – Kung Fu, Finally

Hey Folks. This week it’s episode 250. That’s right. 250. More interesting, it’s actually the Kung Fu episode. Enjoy and thank you for being here for so long with us.

Time Stamps

1:13 – What’s Going On

21:54 – The Garage: Kung Fu Mechanics

1:20:50 – Social Media Depository

Mar 21 2017

DwD&D#92 – Investiagtion

Let’s get Sherlocked. We’re talking investigation on Down with D&D this week as we delve into the mystery of it all.

Links

Mar 20 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 52: PANDAVERSARY!

Show us how you survive ONE YEAR of crazy silly shows about role playing games/one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda reminisce and go long about favorite shows, favorite shticks, and favorite outtakes with such topics as how the hell did this happen anyway? and how much Phil dislikes Pepperidge Farm Bread (because it’s cut too thin). We will be back next week with our regularly scheduled two points of view programming for your listening enjoyment!

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Mar 20 2017

Cypher Speak: Rules Primer

We wanted to give a quick Rules Primer of the Cypher System.  For experienced players there will not be much new here, but if you are a new player, and want to understand the jargon in some of our episodes this primer’s for you.

 


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Thanks for all the support so far!

Mar 20 2017

Cypher Speak Episode 6: Comparative Cypher Studies

This week we compare the Cypher System to several other game systems.  If you are unfamiliar with the Cypher System, this will help you draw comparisons to games you may know.  If you are familiar with the Cypher System, this may give you a few ideas for new games to try.

 

Games We Compare To:

Savage Worlds

Fate

Star Wars – Edge of the Empire

Powered By the Apocalypse

Fiasco

The End of the World

Dungeons & Dragons

Nights Black Agents (Gumshoe)

 

Poddities:

Cypher Caster #6

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Keep in touch & let us know your thoughts on the show!

Thanks for all the support so far!

Mar 17 2017

Threats From Gallifrey Running With the Rippers

Garrett’s Paranoia book is published! Savage Tim talks Rippers.
“Doctor of Gallifrey” by Marc Gunn can be purchased here.
Manos and Dragons can be puchased at http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/206213/Manos-and-Dragons
30 Treasonous Plots for Paranoia can be purchased here.
Check out Garrett’s Call of Cthulhu blog here.

 

      1. TFG046 Running With the Rippers - Threats From Gallifrey

Mar 17 2017

The Streets of Avalon. Six – Master Corwin

Last time on the Streets of Avalon our rogues decided to trust some cats, Marus killed One Eyed Willy for murdering Allison, and Grandma forgave her son Cutter and asked him to stay safe. Now let’s find out if Mort is on the level and if Marus can learn anything about the box.

Welcome to the Streets of Avalon, an urban city actual play created and DMed by Brett B who puts the B in Gaming and BS, with Tom Flanagan of the Knights of the Night, Kevin Lovecraft – the glue of MMP and G&BS, Chris Sniezak of MMP, and Emily Morgan of She’s a Super Geek. Enjoy and please, provide feedback as we’re learning and going to get better at this as we move forward.

Scene switch by Mike Koenig

Metal clang by battlestar10

Ting by Popup Pixels

All other sounds from the Public Domain

Editing & Sound Enginnering by Chris Sniezak

Mar 16 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 25: Sharn Campaigns feat. Kristian Serrano

This is the end… but not without a fight! The Last War is never over for Kristian Serrano as he joins us on the mics again to talk about how Sharn campaigns are run! This week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Prepare a Dungeon Master to run a Sharn campaign

Notes

  • How to run a Sharn campaign?
    • Mind mapping
  • Action and dark intrigue
  • How to make characters and parties
    • The Last War
  • Go back to the tropes, but how-to
  • Where to dig for ideas?
  • Most important ideas to remember

Contact

References

Mar 16 2017

Gnomecast #10 – Six Narrative Game Tips

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. Today we have Ang and myself, Chris. Today the topic at hand is Six Narrative Game Tips. I hope you enjoy and let us know your narrative game tips and your traditional game tips too.

Links

Swords without Master

 

 

Mar 14 2017

DwD&D#91 – What’s New March 13th

Let’s get down with traps, Digital tools, Sci-Fi 5e, Demons in Freeport, and more on this track of down with D&D.

Links

Mar 13 2017

Threats From Gallifrey Keeping Game of Thrones Together

Garrett writes a Cthulhu blog. Rob and Tony discuss keeping the party together.

 

      1. TFG043 Destiny Point for the Death Star - Threats From Gallifrey

Mar 13 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 51b: Never Tell me the Games

Show us how you’d run cartoons as RPGs! In the second half of our Phil Solo episodes, Phil tackles favorite cartoons and how he’d run them as role playing games. I promise I’m mostly back together and our next episode will be back to normal for official 52!

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Mar 09 2017

H&FotOSR#5 – The Birdman & The Panhandler

On this episode Hobbs is joined by John The Birdman, Jose “Panhandler” LaCario and they talk Kalmatta, D&D, and The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Links

Mar 08 2017

MMP#249 – Lay Down the Beat…Structure

It’s time to feel the beat of the story as we talk about Hamlet’s Hit Points and how we can apply the idea of Hope/Fail cycles to our RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:13 – What’s Going On

15:43 – Workshop: Beat Structure

1:07:19 – Social Media Depository

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