Tag Archive: D&D

Jun 24 2016

DwD&D#55 – Origins 2016

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets get down in Columbus, Ohio for Origins 2016 with the Mad Wizard, Rob Schwalb, the Baldman Dave Christ, and Sean Molley. That’s what’s on the playlist for this interview heavy episode from the D&D room at Origins.

Links

Baldman Games

Shadow of the Demon Lord

Forge in Magic from Paradim concepts

Jun 21 2016

AtI#1 – Prep

eyeHey 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.

Pre-Production Notes

“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

Alex’s notes:

DM 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?

Wayne’s notes:

What are you preparing?

Prep which layer of game

  • Setting (home brew or established)
  • Campaign (module or no)
  • Story Arc (chapter)
  • Session
  • How comfortable are you with prep

Prep vs improv

Thank you Chris of Misdirected Mark
Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Jun 08 2016

MMP#211 – The Salon with Bob

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. On this episode we reopen the salon and talk about the geeky books, TV shows, and movies we’re into and how we can relate them to games. Also it’s only me, myself, and Bob as Phil is out of town for the first of two Philess weeks. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the Salon.

Time Stamps

1:14 – Have you met Bob

3:50 – What’s Going On

7:28 – The Salon

54:24 – The Social Media Depository

1:10:46 – Podcast Round Up

Jun 03 2016

DwD&D#52 – The Grid and Theater of the Mind

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteIt’s time to get down with some D&D. Let’s get moving and rocking and rolling with the tactical and the narrative. It’s the Grid and the Theater of the Mind in this installment of getting down with D&D.

 

May 27 2016

DwD&D#51 – What’s New and Curse of Strahd 2: Barovia

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteAre you ready to get down. Lets do this thing with Curses of Strahd and Merric Blackman and the News and all the good stuff you love to get down with. Alright, you’ve been primed. Now dance and dice on.

Links

LiveStream from Meltdown Comics

Could Season 5 be Giant Themed?

AL Writing Switches to Royalty Only

May Sage Advice

New Version of the System Reference Document Released

Third Party Spotlight: Death in the Cornfields by Merric Blackman

May 20 2016

DwD&D#50 – Community Topics

DownwithD&Dnew_whiteLets Get Down for the 50th time. To celebrate or mail it in we take the community topics we’ve been collecting and go through each of them. So this time it’s all about getting down with the community. Go D&D.

 

May 16 2016

Talking Games Eleven: Gateway Games

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got about games to bring new people into the hobby. It’s gateway games staring Senda and Phil.

May 13 2016

DwD&D#49 – Getting Noticed

DownwithD&DIt’s time to get down. Ok, we’re treading into some new territory lately with new segments we’re trying out. This time we’re talking about getting noticed by the industry so you can get paid for your writing. Shawn lays down some mad knowledge within this episode so get ready to get down.

May 06 2016

DwD&D#48 – Adventure Design Musings

DownwithD&DLet’s get down. It’s putting words together for others today in a way that they can use those words to facilitate games for others. I guess I could of just said we’re talking about adventure design but what’s the fun of that. Time to groove.

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Apr 22 2016

DwD&D#46 – Pop Culture D&D and OotA Final

DownwithD&DAre 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.

Apr 18 2016

Talking Games seven: Rules

Talking Games Logo 200x200Show me whatcha got. It’s Rules our stars Senda and Phil are showing us this week and how they handle them in one shots and campaigns this week. So tune in and be square or round or a dodechahedron.

Apr 14 2016

DwD&D#45 – What’s New and Gothic Heroes

DownwithD&DIt’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.

Links

King’s Road Publishing

New Miniatures from Wiz Kids

The D&D April Fools Joke of Everything is Green

3rd Party Product Spotlight: Trail of the Apprentice from Legendary Games

Baldman Games’ Announcement

Adventurer’s League Backgrounds

New Adventurer’s League Adventure’s

Neverwinter MMO Portobello DaVinci 

Unearthed Arcana: Gothic Heroes

New WotC president

Apr 06 2016

MMP#202 – Resurrection

MM Mini LogoHey 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.

Time Stamps

0:49 – What’s Going On

17:01 – The Garage: Resurrection

1:19:14 – The Social Media Depository

Dice – Rendezvous with Randomness by Åskfågeln — Kickstarter

Unknown Armies

http://www.margaretweis.com/19-frontpage-articles/72-cortex-heroic-and-action-roleplaying

1:34:04 – Podcast Round Up

Rock and Roll Play Baby by Kieran Strange on the album Adamantine Heart

Apr 02 2016

DwD&D#43 – What’s New and OotA Ch 15: City of Spiders

DownwithD&DLet’s get down. It’s Drow, Adventurer’s League, Sages, and Origins news all rolled up into one giant party of D&D. So will you come and get down with me.

Mar 24 2016

DwD&D#42 – D&D Hot Button & OotA Chapter 14: The Labyrinth

DownwithD&DTime to get down. It’s time to delve into the Underdark again to see what the hyena demon lord is up to and also chat about some D&D hot button topics. Good times. Good. Times.

Mar 17 2016

DwD&D#41: What’s New in D&D plus OotA chapters 12 & 13

DownwithD&DYou 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.

Links

 

 

Mar 10 2016

DwD&D#40 – Ravenloft and OotA 11: Gravenhollow

itunesDownwithDDCome 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.

Links

Ravenloft & The DM’s Guild

Mar 03 2016

DwD&D#39 – Community Topics and OotA Chapter 10: Descent into the Depths

itunesDownwithDD(Think the Smurfs) La la la la la la la la la la GET DOWN! It’s time for some D&D so come get down with me and the Magnificent Marvelous Mad wizard Merwin as we chat up the community topics and then delve farther than we’ve ever delved before into the depths of the Underdark.

Feb 04 2016

DwD&D#35 – Community Topics & OotA 8: Audience in Gauntlgrym

itunesDownwithDDAre 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.

Links

The Down with D&D G+ Community

Out of the Abyss

Feb 01 2016

MMP#192 – Encoded at Running GAGG

ItunesMMpodcastHey 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.

Time Stamps

1:40 – What’s Going On

8:10 – The Lab & Questions from the audience

Jan 28 2016

DwD&D#34 – Ravenloft and Other New Things

itunesDownwithDDAre 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.

Links

Ravenloft D&D announcement

Curse of Strahd Preorder on Amazon

I Strahd

Knight of the Black Rose

D&D Podcast with Hickman & Perkins

Six Ravenloft adventures for AL

Merric Blackman Five Temples Review

Merric Blackman Adventurer League Post

Baphomet Article

Rules Answers for January 2016

Jan 21 2016

DwD&D#33 – OotA Chapter 7 and Kits of Old

itunesDownwithDDGetting 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.

Links

Out of the Abyss

Unearthed Arcana: Kits of Old

The Five Temples of the Earth Mother Part I

Jan 20 2016

MMP#190 – Grappling with Grappling

ItunesMMpodcastWrestling, 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.

Time Stamps

1:06 – What’s Going On

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

10:05 – The Garage: Grappling

Pathfinder Flow Charts

5e En World Grappling article

1:01:12 – The EDSMD

Sidney Roundwoods Blog

1:21:58 – Podcast Round Up

Adamantine Heart

Jan 18 2016

DwDnD#32a – Cindy Moore on the Adventurer’s League

itunesDownwithDDAre 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.

The Occupation of Szith Morcane

Jan 14 2016

DwD&D#32 – DMs Guild & What’s New in D&D

itunesDownwithDDBreak it down. Mark Knapik from OBS (Drive Thru & DMs Guild) joins us to talk about the DMs Guild and gives us a little behind the scene look at its creation. We also hit up what’s new in D&D.

Time Stamps

0:46 – What’s New in D&D

4:51 – What is the DMs Guild?

The Five Temples of the Earthmother Part I: Life & Moon

 

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