Hey Folks. It’s time to geek in an outward direction with the force. That’s right, we’re talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Chris, Phil, Bob, and the Girl Friday herself, Jessie. Real quick, this episode is full of spoilers so go see the movie if you haven’t, it’s pretty darn good.
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/035-Community-Topics-and-OotA-8-Audience-in-Gauntlgrym.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:30 — 16.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAre you ready to get down with D&D. I know I am as is the mad wizard. It’s community topics this week as we touch on the Polymorph spell as a starting point and then move over to …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/193-Getting-Motivated.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:23:45 — 38.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHey Folks. We’re getting motivated tonight to talk about how to motivate your characters. Thanks to Danny Silva for sending us this topic. Enough talking and more gaming talk. Time Stamps 1:39 – What’s Going On The 2016 …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/192-Encoded-at-Running-GAGG.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:32:51 — 42.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHey Folks. We were at Running GAGG and thought we’d record some stuff a our panel of play better games damn it so we did with Shawn Merwin from Down with D&D and John Arcadian, Webmaster to the …View full post
http://media.blubrry.com/the_misdirected_mark_podcast/p/misdirectedmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TD073-My-Exploding-Pit-Droid.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:48 — 9.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS On Star Wars Threat Detected: My Exploding Pit Droid, GM Tony leads Barriss, Platt and Carson as they steal a ship from Docking Bay 94 to find Platt’s aunt. Meanwhile, the Almas group uncovers a foe they …View full post
Dec 21 2015
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. It is time to get down. It was a tough week of illness and other things but I’m finally through it and ready to bring you this hot new edition of Down with D&D. Shawn and myself, this is Chris by the way, are gonna dish on Neverlight Grove and the Zuggtmoy that Cthulhu’d up and went crazy. We also talk about that old black magic which is the topic of the most recent Unearthed Arcana and cover the new stuff in D&D.
In other news we have a G+ community just for Down with D&D these days and you can get there and join up by clicking on this link.
If we get to a 100 members by January 1st Shawn and I will give away a free adventure to every member of the community. Cool huh. As of this writing we’re already at 79 people so come on and join up because everyone loves free stuff.OotA bumper music by: Lino Rise Title: Jingle Avalon Source: www.free-intro-music.com
Dec 18 2015
Hey Folks. Chris here. I’m a little late with this one, sorry about that. Got the plague from some gundark in the Epsilon system. Anywho we have the horseman of pestilence…hey, maybe that’s where I got the cold from. In any case Steve Helt, one of the Four Horsemen, is with us today to talk about going from gamer to game maker and his path while Phil and I tell our tale. After that we get into a Star Wars Memories EDSMD and finish up talking about some podcasts. With that I shall say May the force be with you.
1:51 – What’s Going On
10:07 – The Backroom: gamer to Game Maker
42:27 – EDSMD: Star Wars Memories
1:04:38 – Podcast Roundup
Dec 16 2015
Get ready for…frankly I don’t know what this is. A book reading and experimental audio. Welcome to another filler episode. The November NPDs were shockingly positive, too many games have hit the market to reasonably keep up with, Itagaki’s Devil’s Third is now desirable for some reason, and the new Star Wars movie is happening this week.
Dec 15 2015
Hey Folks, Chris here. Phil and I were fortunate enough to be invited onto the She’s a Super Geek podcast to play Heroine by Josh Jordan and those episodes started coming out today. Instead of just a link to the episode page, which I will be providing, Emily put out a post on twitter. She’s @TheCraftyDM on the T and here’s the tweet.
- @IdellaMithlynnd was cast on the first season of Project Runway but decided it was beneath her.
- Chuck Norris once met @IdellaMithlynnd & referred to her as “that cool chick in the corner” later.
- @IdellaMithlynnd will physically harm you if you give her an oatmeal raisin cookie instead of chocolate chip.
- @IdellaMithlynnd knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop. She refuses to tell.
- The @TheDoubleclicks song “Wonder” is actually about @IdellaMithlynnd.
- @IdellaMithlynnd holds the world’s only honorary PhD for baking.
- The new Star Wars movie is based on a fanfic @IdellaMithlynnd wrote in the 7th grade.
- @IdellaMithlynnd is the president of her local Polar Bear club.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has in fact caught all 1,042 pokemon.
- @IdellaMithlynnd is #3 on Betty White’s speed dial.
- @IdellaMithlynnd made an indestructible gingerbread house 2 years ago. Her cat still won’t go into the room where it’s kept.
- Video didn’t kill the radio star. @IdellaMithlynnd did, but she’s got a great lawyer.
- @IdellaMithlynnd knows how to say “I hate your turtle” in over a dozen languages.
- @IdellaMithlynnd let the dogs out.
- @IdellaMithlynnd doesn’t play the harp.
- @IdellaMithlynnd promises me there’s no secret archive for @sasgeekpodcast.
- @IdellaMithlynnd ‘s favorite TV show is Deal or No Deal.
- @IdellaMithlynnd is a recruiter for S.H.I.E.L.D.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has left a d20 at the top of every mountain in Central America.
- @IdellaMithlynnd taught her son Elvish and Goblin (because you never know when you’ll need Goblin).
- @IdellaMithlynnd makes necklaces out of the tears of her players after she GMs a game.
- @IdellaMithlynnd had to destroy the only copy of her first novel because people started levitating after reading it.
- @Wizards_DnD based their description of chaotic alignment off @IdellaMithlynnd ‘s bachelorette party.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has been asked to play Buffy in the upcoming movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Life after High School.
- @IdellaMithlynnd owns 1/5 of the go-kart racing centers in America.
- @IdellaMithlynnd is NASA’s on call IT service.
- @IdellaMithlynnd was Jessie’s girl.
- No one goes tromping around wearing boots like @IdellaMithlynnd.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has never played Minecraft because she lived it.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has been mistaken for Idina Menzel enough times that she just says “yes” & signs autographs.
- @IdellaMithlynnd ‘s cat Legolas is an actual descendant of the real Legolas. Beautiful hair that family.
- @IdellaMithlynnd met JK Rowling on a train once. They had a nice chat over tea.
- @IdellaMithlynnd can recite both the Iliad and the Odyssey in classic Greek from memory.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has counted to infinity.
- @IdellaMithlynnd has an entire room in her house dedicated to steampunk technology. All it does is make toast.
- @IdellaMithlynnd studied abroad in college in Themyscira.
- “Revenge is a dish best served at 237 degrees” -@IdellaMithlynnd.
- @IdellaMithlynnd ‘s legal middle name is Paraglider.
- @IdellaMithlynnd made the business cards used by @JPsoFLY ‘s PC Tryst Valentine in the Campaign Podcast.
- @IdellaMithlynnd can speak to pandas but has a terrible human accent.
Feel free to click on the image of the tweet above and like it so we can get more cool fake Senda facts and you can catch the lovely ladies of She’s a Super Geek over at sasgeek.com to pick up the first episode of Heroine: Snowland by clicking on the link. You know, the one that’s highlighted in some color other than the normal text color.
Mic Drop. I’m Out.
Dec 14 2015
Hey Everyone – it’s time to geek out in an outward direction! Midseason finales for SHIELD, Flash, and Arrow are discussed this week.
Dec 13 2015
The Company of the Whiskey Drinking Bear continues their quest to heal Ankle Biter Legelaven of the dreaded petty dwarf curse. The Company has their first Fellowship phase. Throrr woos King Dain’s daughter, and Otbert falls in love with a Dale engineer. Then, the group petitions the King Under the Mountain for help retrieving the Marsh Dwellers’ treasure.
Watch the episode “Summer of Love” here.
Dec 10 2015
Hi everyone. Update guy here. Sorry i missed a few weeks with updates but holidays and such. In any case the last week has been pretty busy here at MM Productions. Lets see what we got going on.
On Geekin’ Out Chris was AWOL this week as The Girl Friday Jessie takes the reins of the show. To help her Bob, “The Eyes” of the MMP and Encoded Designs, joins her to Geek Out about some of the awesome things that happened during the Fall TV week of November 30th in geekdom.
On The Misdirected Mark Podcast Chris & Phil week we’re here to talk about all things geek in the Salon, which has a bumper that is a little too long. Sorry, Chris said he’ll fix that. They cover games, TV, Movie trailers, and other things going on in their lives that are nerdish. They also hit up the EDSMD and round up some podcasts. Chris is looking for some feed back so let him and Phil know what you think of the show.
On the TKV Team Podcast Karol and Tim took a Toronto day-trip to a “winter” BitBazaar event held at the Canadian Videogame Awards. They give a new batch of reactions to indie games and talking about some new gadgets they’ve picked up over the Black Friday season, then Karol and Tim dive a bit into new Playstation VR news out of last week’s PSX event.
There may even be some dark secrets. And sibilance.
On a personal note I think this is an excellent episode especially if you’re into video games and hearing about events and titles you wouldn’t normally be able to hear about. Give it a listen.
Down with D&D gots down with The Sword Coast Adventures Guide, the newer Stuff in D&D, and special guest Garrett Crowe. Garrett was on to talk about the MST3K kickstarter and the adventurers he is writing to go with it. He’s also doing it just to be awesome, not out of any monetary incentive. If you’re wondering about Out of the Abyss content fear not, Chris and Shawn said they’ll get back to it next time.
Speaking of Garrett, on Threats From Gallifrey, Savage Tim gave advice for running Savage Worlds for 24 hours straight… coordinating a monthly Savage Worlds minicon… Stone and a Hard Place… Pinnacle Entertainment’s Black Friday sale… and his memories Mystery Science Theater 3000. Rob and Tony talk about epic campaign conclusions. Garrett started a new segment about gaming and mental health and he talks about his MST3K Kickstarter Incentive.
I feel Threats From Gallifrey is a wonderful show people should be listening to. Garrett has done a wonderful job assembling people to provide the experience of being at a convention talking with other gamers who are excited about games.
There we go. Until next week this is update guy signing off. Go play some games and listen to some podcasts.
Dec 09 2015
Chris is AWOL this week as The Girl Friday Jessie takes the reins of the show. To help her this week Bob, “The Eyes” of the MMP and Encoded Designs, joins her to Geek Out about some of the awesome things that happened during the Fall TV week of November 30th in geekdom. Enjoy and we’ll catch ya next week.
Dec 09 2015
Hey Folks. This week we’re here to talk about all things geek in the Salon, which has a bumper that is a little too long. Sorry, I’ll fix that. We cover games, TV, Movie trailers, and other things going on in our lives that are nerdish. We also hit up the EDSMD and round up some podcasts. Enjoy and let us know what you think of our show.
1:11 – What’s Going On
9:12 – The Salon
53:13 – The EDSMD
1:08:26 – Podcast Round Up
Gaming & BS
Dec 09 2015
A Toronto day-trip to a “winter” BitBazaar event held at the Canadian Videogame Awards give a new batch of indie reactions. After talking about some new gadgets they’ve picked up over the Black Friday season, Karol and Tim dive a bit into new Playstation VR news out of last week’s PSX event.
Also, dark secrets. And sibilance.
Dec 08 2015
I can’t stay quite anymore. I’m in love with what’s happening on TV these days. Specifically about what’s going on over on Supergirl right now. There will be spoilers so stop reading if you don’t want them. This should also be known. I love this stuff. It’s irrational. I can’t actually tell if it’s good or not. I just know I like it a lot because of how much I love comic book stories and I’m honestly more of a DC guy than a Marvel guy, I just tend to like characters other than Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman more than the rest. Ok. Disclaimer over.
The Martian Manhunter J’onn J’onzz showed up on Supergirl episode 7, “Human for a Day”, an episode which had two stories going on. One which dealt with the Solar Flare Supergirl let out in episode 6 when she fought the Red Tornado and then lost her powers, that’s a side effect of the Solar Flare, and the second which resolved the story of why Hank Henshaw lied to Alex Danvers about her father, Jeremiah Danvers, and his death. Lets tackle the second story first.
Hank lied because Hank and Jeremiah were part of a team hunting down an alien, not one of the Fort Roz prisoners but another one, one that happened to be the Martian Manhunter. Jeremiah sacrificed himself to save J’onn J’onzz and then J’onn promised he’d take care of his family, especially Alex. He then assumed the identity of Hank Henshaw and made good on his promise. This blew my mind because in the comics Hank Henshaw is Cyborg Superman so I wasn’t expecting the bait and switch reveal. Great job team DC TV. By the way this all played out while Jemm was running lose in the DEO facility which should of been the clue that Hank Henshaw wasn’t cyborg superman but The Martian Manhunter since they have some history in comic with each other.
The first story was really nice too. I love any story which shows being a hero isn’t about the powers you have but who you are so they take the time to explore Kara without her powers, make her appreciate what its like to be human, both in feeling powerless and then showing that true power or being a true hero is about standing up and doing what’s right. She puts her life on the line as Supergirl without powers to stop a mugging with a gun in her face and the best bluff/inspiring be a better human speech I’ve hear in a while. They also keep making Kat Grant more and more likable which I find to be rather impressive.
Now lets take a second to list what I just mentioned here:
- Martian Manhunter
- Red Tornado – I didn’t mention that episode 6 had T.O. Morrow
- Solar Flare
So in the last two episodes we’ve had two Justice Leaguers, The Martian Manhunter and Red Tornado, a Solar Flare power sighting, a Red Saturnine in Jemm, and I didn’t even mention that Maxwell Lord is in this show and is probably some kind of big bad this season. These are deep cuts that appeal to us nerds who are looking for them. The show also has a presentation to it that I think is universal. All kinds of people are enjoying it for a variety of reasons. Its gotten not just better with the special effects but might be better than The Flash, and that show is killing it all around. The acting is pretty darn good to great. It’s got a fantastic look to it, and it’s fun, emotional, and action packed. Everything I want in a super hero comic book TV show. Heck, everything I want in a super hero comic book. It looks like the ratings numbers are backing that up too since Supergirl went from 13 episodes this season to a full 20. Oh yeah. I hope they had some plans for those extra seven episodes because I want them to keep this pace of reveals, twists, along with character beats, and plot beats every couple of episodes. It’s working and if Flash and Arrow are any indication, it should keep working.
Well now that I’m done gushing about the show I suggest you go and watch it. I’m not sure if you’ll see another one of these anytime soon but you never know. Hasta and go watch some TV. It’s a great time to do it.
Dec 06 2015
Are you ready to get down. I know I am and today we’re going to get down with some Sword Coast Adventures, the newer Stuff in D&D, and special guest Garrett Crowe is coming on to talk about the MST3K kickstarter and the adventurer’s he is writing just to be awesome to go with it. All kinds of goodness and we’ll get back to Out of the Abyss next time. So jump up, jump up, and get down. D&D&D&D&D&D&D.
1:02 – What’s New in D&D
- The Map of the OotA comic
- Yeenoghu: Demon Prince of Gnolls
- A Demon Lord’s Guide to the Holidays
- Zuggtmoy: Demon Queen of Fungi
- The November 2015 Survey
- Nice map of North West Faerun from The Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide
29:12 – Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide
Dec 06 2015
On this episode of Threats From Gallifrey, Savage Tim gives advice for running Savage Worlds for 24 hours straight… coordinating a monthly Savage Worlds minicon… Stone and a Hard Place… Pinnacle Entertainment’s Black Friday sale… and his memories Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Rob and Tony talk about epic campaign conclusions. I start a new segment about gaming and mental health. Plus, the MST3K Kickstarter Incentive.
The Threats From Gallifrey Patreon can be found here.
The MST3K KS Incentive can be tracked down here.
Go here for the exciting Savage Worlds Black Friday sale!
Visit the bipolar disorder support group.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & … Tolerance Workbook can be bought here.
Dec 02 2015
Hey Folks. This week we’re here with a new room, The Study, a space where we can dive a little deeper into a topic utilizing games as direct references and how they’re working with the mechanics. We also get our diamonds from the EDSMD and do that podcast round up thing. Enjoy and lt us know what you think of the Study.
1:55 – What’s Going On
9:06 – The Study: Group Creation
55:25 – The EDSMD
1:05:37 – Podcast Roundup
Gaming & BS: Holidays in gaming (see side bar for link to G&BS)
Dec 01 2015
Dec 01 2015
Nov 25 2015
Hey Folks. On this episode of the Misdirected Mark podcast we have Florence Vecchione with us to talk about Spousal Karma and what it’s been like for her to have a gamer turned writer and then company owner as her partner in life. Hope you enjoy this family focused edition of the show and Happy Thanksgiving.
2:23 – What’s going on
24:06 – The Workshop: Spousal Karma and the gamer’s better half.
1:14:53 – The Extra Dimensional Social Media Depository
1:35:13 – A Moment of Gaming & BS
Nov 25 2015
A deeper look into the final release version of Star Wars Battlefront leads into exchanges on content rationing, game design, the new Animal Crossing “board” game, and words that start with the letter “G.” If gradual realizations about the ways we insulate ourselves with commercialism are your thing, then boy is this the episode for you.
Nov 22 2015
Threats From Mirkwood: The Company of the Whiskey Drinking Bear continues with Episode 4: The One Ring: Trolling the Mines of Erebor. Throrr, Aegir and Otbert deliver the ailing Legelavan “Ankle Biter” to Erebor. Before being allowed to search the Hall of Nain for information on the cursed item around Ankle Biter’s leg, the company’s led by Beli into the mines, where goblins found their way inside from the north.
Orcs defeated, the company heads to the Hall of Nain and finds the stone door off its hinges and Nain the Loremaster dead, her neck snapped by something massive. Follow the heroes back into the mines after Nain’s killer. Shudder as Throrr dares to cross words with King Dain in front of Princess Mair.
Threats From Mirkwood is a live play video podcast for Misdirected Mark Productions made possible by the generous supporters of the Threat Detected/Threats From Gallifrey Podcasts at www.patreon.com/garrettcrowe.
Watch the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqnrZGPYSwY
Nov 20 2015
Hey folks. Here’s your MM roundup for the week of Nov 20th.
On the 28th episode of Down with D&D Shawn & Chris delve into the City of Blades, the 4th chapter of the Out of the Abyss campaign book, and they give all the help they can on this expansive chapter. They said to tell you to groove on. Groove on and go kill some monsters.
The TKVTeam talks about the Syracuse visit to RetroGameCon, gripes about seller decorum, and expound on a few tidbits from the first Nintendo Direct since Iwata’s passing. As a bonus, Karol does a dramatic reading of message board swill for your listening pleasure for the intro. Stay far, far away or tune in. Either way you’re not safe.
On episode 182 of the Misdirected Mark Podcast Chris has Sean P. Kelley as a co host from Gaming & BS since Phil is out of town. He joins the show to dispense some knowledge about the Module in gaming and along the way they do a little social media from an extra dimension and a chat about some podcasts. So strap in for this episode of Rocker boy and Vending Machines or Misdirected BS or Gaming and MS or…you get it. You’re smart.
Note: There is some echoing here and there on the episode. Sorry about that.
Well there you go folks. If you’d like to help out the network with costs and such you can donate via paypal from the link on the website, buy a t-shirt from our store which can be accessed via the website, or go back our patreon for the character cache. Those who get in on the cache this month and are already patrons will get a couple of head shot characters that might not be available ever again.
Nov 20 2015
Are you ready to get down?!? I don’t think you are. Are you ready now? How about now? GOOD. LETS GET DOWN with some D&D. On this episode we delve into the City of Blades, chapter 4 of the Out of the Abyss campaign book and give all the help we can on this expansive chapter. Groove on my friends. Groove on and go kill some monsters.
Nov 18 2015
Nov 18 2015
OMG. Normally I start with hey folks but this week I have with me Sean P. Kelley from Gaming & BS since Phil is out of town. He joins us to dispense some knowledge about the Module in gaming and along the way we do a little social media from an extra dimension and a chat about some podcasts. So strap in for this episode of Rocker boy and Vending Machines or Misdirected BS or Gaming and MS or…you get it. You’re smart.
Note: There is some echoing here and there. Sorry about that.
2:38 – What’s Going On
8:09 – The EDSMD
12:40 – Podcast Chat
Gaming & BS – Horses and other NPCs
She’s a Super Geek – Soth Part 3: The summoning
26:08 – The Workshop – The Module
Nov 17 2015