Are you ready to get down. I am. I am. It’s pop culture in D&D inspired by Michael Bedensky and then we finish up with the Underdark and finally emerge from the Abyss, a little crazier but still sorta there. Now for the bad news. My audio got messed up bad so I had to go to the back up recording. It’s not as good as our normal fare but next time I promise it’ll be solid. Get Down. Be Solid. Wave your tentacle arms in the air like you just don’t care. Peace.
Tag Archive: D&D
Apr 22 2016
Apr 18 2016
Apr 14 2016
It’s time to get down. Shawn and Chris bring you a bunch of the new things that are going on in D&D the past two weeks and go Gothic with the newest Unearthed Arcana and the vague casting becomes more clearly defined as if it’s emerged from the mists.
Apr 06 2016
Hey Folks. This week we’re bringing Phil back from the dead of his terrible cold and in doing so he brought his view point on resurrection into the garage. It doesn’t smell as bad as you’d think. Of course there’s the social media depository and the podcast round up. Also if you’re not in the chatroom on Tuesday nights I hope you’re having as much fun as the crazies in there are. #chatroom4life.
0:49 – What’s Going On
17:01 – The Garage: Resurrection
1:19:14 – The Social Media Depository
1:34:04 – Podcast Round Up
Apr 02 2016
Mar 17 2016
You down with D&D? You know I am. So lets get down on this slightly longer episode of the newest edition of the underdark hip hop sensation sweeping the podcast nation. It’s Out of the Abyss and What’s New in D&D but not in that order and as a sweet treat James Intercaso, host of the D&D Round Table, has his tones coming through in the intro and outro tune this week and from now on. Feel free to send me your “Yeah, you know me” to Chris@misdirectedmark.com and I’ll be happy to mix you in too.
- Table Top Library Opens to Compete with DriveThruRPG
- Tenkar’s Tavern on Table Top Library
- DMs Quests Released for Adventurers League
- Unearthed Arcana looks at 3 Notable DMs Guild Products
- Pre-order Siege of Dragonspear Castle expansion for Baldur’s Gate video game
- D&D Comes to Middle Earth
Mar 10 2016
Come Get Down With Us. Time to look at a bunch of stone that is covered with mist and horror and romanticism and time travel and we might just throw in the kitchen sink. It’s D&D with Chris and Shawn on Ravenloft and the Out of the Abyss campaign book. Bringing it on strong.
Mar 03 2016
Feb 04 2016
Are 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 if you should let new players bend or break the rules because they’re trying to be awesome or keeping them reigned in. After that we go back to the Underdark to chat with Breunor Battlehammer and wrangle another two dozen plus NPCs. I’m totally feeling it as we get down.
Feb 01 2016
Hey 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 stars. Both are members of the Encoded Designs consortium and we talk about Encoded a bit before taking questions from the audience. This is sort of a bonus episode but since in numerical order the Star Wars special threw things off I decided to number it so we can have Episode 200 fall on March 22nd.
1:40 – What’s Going On
8:10 – The Lab & Questions from the audience
Jan 28 2016
Are you ready to get down with some D&D? I know I am and it’s all fangs and brooding and other new things in D&D this week as we cover as many new and interesting things as we can so strap in, throw on some shades, get your SPF one thousand, and lets get down.
Jan 21 2016
Getting down means getting out this time as the PCs need to escape from the Underdark in chapter 7 of Out of the Abyss. Segment two has us looking at Kits of Old and how the most recent Unearthed Arcana article is updating a few of them. Remember, you gotta get down to get up. Peace.
Jan 20 2016
Wrestling, grabbing, pinning, and other grapples are on the mat in this episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast. We break down the mechanic in a variety of games and then talk about its relevance and hack-ability in games.
1:06 – What’s Going On
10:05 – The Garage: Grappling
1:01:12 – The EDSMD
1:21:58 – Podcast Round Up
Jan 18 2016
Are you ready to get down with a special not in continuity episode of Down with D&D. We’re throwing back to the OG with Cindy Moore in the house to talk how the DMs Guild and OGL are messing or not messing with the Adventurer’s League and everything going on there. We also hear about what Cindy is working on and has worked on in the past. Check it out.
Jan 14 2016
0:46 – What’s New in D&D
- Vault of the drow walk through poster
- D&D Podcast with The Adventure Zone
- Orcus wallpaper download
- Character resolutions on the D&D Tumbler.
- Over Hill and Underdark – article about the history of the Underdark.
- Kits of Old
4:51 – What is the DMs Guild?
Jan 13 2016
Hey Folks. Are you ready to rumble as we dive into the deep end of the ring and see what kinds of stories conflict among the party can bring out. Then this is the right episode for you. We also get into the social media depository, talk about some announcements from Encoded Designs, round up some podcasts, and update the weight loss challenge. Enjoy and we’ll talk to you next week about Grappling. We did Encumbrance and made it interesting, we can do Grappling.
1:20 – What’s Going On
11:50 – The Workshop: Intraparty Conflict
52:24 – The EDSMD
1:09:28 – Podcast Round Up
Jan 06 2016
Hey Folks. We’re talking about the narrative and how it is, surround, and binds mechanics together today. We also hit the EDMS depository, and talk podcasts as we always do. There’s also the 2016 weight loss challenge. Take a listen to see what it’s all about.
1:35 – What’s Going On
13:16 – The Study: Narrative Positioning
- Definition – How what the players have their characters do in the play affects the mechanics of the game.
- Play – The game as it’s occurring
- Mechanics – dice rolls, modifiers, etc
- What does this do in a game?
- It makes what the players describe important.
- It allows players who are creative in their descriptions to engage the mechanics of the game.
- It reinforces more colorful descriptions of actions.
- Challenges of Narrative Positioning
- Takes some players a bit of getting use to.
- Not everyone enjoys that level of narrative in their game.
- Games That Do This
- 5e D&D
- Dungeon World
- Fate Accelerated
- Key Points / Summary
- Hacking This Into Another Game
- Easy, just make sure there needs to be a narrative component in order to engage any mechanic.
56:01 – The EDSM Depository
1:03:45 – Podcast Chat
Dec 31 2015
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
Nov 03 2015
Are. You. Readdyyyyyyy to get Down. We are we’re getting a little bit wet in the Darklake as we explore chapter three of Out of the Abyss. We’re also going over what’s new in D&D and the most recent Dragon+. Hope you enjoy and feel free to send us some feedback.
Oct 12 2015
Are you ready to get down with some D&D. I hope you are because we’re talking a bit about prestige classes and the Tome of Beasts Kickstarter and then we’re gonna delve into chapter one of Out of the Abyss. Kick the beat MC Mad Wizard, or at least the kobold.
Nov 03 2014
Hey everybody. Chris here from the DwD&D crew. Sorry we’re a bit late on this one but we’re here and we hope you enjoy this Monster Manual overview and our look at the Barbarian.
Aug 27 2014
GenCon, Factions, and Magical Classes
What is up. We’re back at the game table for another round of Down with D&D. This time we talk about D&D at GenCon, the factions that are used in Adventure’s League play, and the Wizard, Sorcerer, and Warlock. We’re sans the Unstoppable Force, Alex Swingle, due to the internet, pesky tubes and clouds but that’s ok because our very own Regional Admin for the Adventurers League, Cindy Moore, helps me in filling the hole as best as we can. Hope you enjoy.
Jul 16 2014
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.