Tag Archive: Dungeons & Dragons

Nov 11 2017

Advantage to Insight – Mark Merida on The Role Initiative

Advantage to Insight returns with one fan, one insight, and roll them together for the best result! Mark Merida joins the show to talk about his background and experience with organizing events with The Role Initiative and how the organization got started.

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  • Mark Merida (Email)

Insight

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Sep 06 2017

Advantage to Insight – Chris Sniezak on Adventure Writing

Advantage to Insight returns with one fan, one insight, and roll them together for the best result! Chris Sniezak joins the show to talk about his background and experience about writing D&D adventures, specifically for consumption and publication.

Fan

Insight

  • Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Writing

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Jul 27 2017

Advantage to Insight – Daniel Kwan on Children’s Programs

Advantage to Insight returns with one fan, one insight, and roll them together for the best result! Daniel Kwan joins the show during Misdirected Mark Kid’s Week and talks about his experience running the D&D program for children at the local museum.

Fan

Insight

  • Dungeons & Dragons Children’s Programs

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Jul 19 2017

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian – Episode 2: Survival

The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne talk about more than just sand and desert. Join us for a survival guide to Athas!

Topic

  • Survival and scarcity: lore, story, and mechanics

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Contact

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

  • obsidian@athas.org

Credits

Jun 21 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 35: First Anniversary

We made it! One whole year! Listen as we take account of what happens in one year… this week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Happy anniversary!

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Jun 13 2017

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian – Episode 1: Templars

The sands of Athas are unforgiving to those without bone, stone, or obsidian to protect their water–and their lives. In this episode, Robert and Wayne talk about the roles templar play in your game: enemy, ally, and setting. Welcome to Dark Sun!

Topic

  • Templar: lore, story, and mechanics

Contact

Bone, Stone, and Obsidian

  • obsidian@athas.org

Credits

Jun 08 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 34: Alan Patrick (Face of the League)

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

Topic

  • Learn about Alan Patrick!

Contact Alan

References

May 25 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 33: Claire Hoffman (Face of the League)

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

Topic

  • Learn about Claire Hoffman!

Contact Claire

References

May 18 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 32: Adding Character Options

Core books, splat books, playtest material–how do you keep all the new character options under control and have any system mastery? It is even possible? When is it too much? This week… on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Adding character options and rules to your D&D game

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May 11 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 31: Travis Woodall

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

Topic

  • Learn about Travis Woodall!

Contact Travis

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Apr 27 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 30: Bill Benham (Face of the League)

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

Topic

  • Learn about Bill Benham

Contact Bill

References

Apr 20 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 29: Burnout

So very tired! We are back on the mics this week talking about what happens when good players and Dungeon Masters reach the tipping point. How do you identify burnout, how to prevent it, and how to recover that gaming spirit again. All this and more… this week on Advantage to Insight.

Topic

  • Burnout

Contact

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Apr 13 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 28: Robert Adducci (Face of the League)

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

Topic

  • Learn about Robert Adducci!

Contact Robert

References

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 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!

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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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Thanks for all the support so far!

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

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Mar 01 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 24: Unearthed Classes feat. Alex D’Amico

If you make lemonade from lemons, what do you make when Unearthed Arcana gives you class options…? Thankfully, Alex D’Amico is able to make better sense of the recent Unearthed Arcana articles than we are at making jokes–this week on Advantage to Insight!

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Thanks

  • Alex D’Amico

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Credits

Feb 22 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 23: Dark Sun Campaigns feat. Robert Adducci

It has finally come to this… the final episode of our Dark Sun series! Once again Robert Adducci steps out of Ral’s burning gaze and joins us on the mics to talk about bringing a Dark Sun campaign to a gaming table near you! This week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • What makes up a Dark Sun campaign?

Notes

Contact

Credits

Feb 09 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 22: Other Stuff feat. Chris Sniezak

It is time for some shameless self-promotion from Chris Sniezak as we talk about what friends of the Misdirected Mark Productions are up to! Can we avoid the tarrasque’s gullet? This week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • What are friends of MM Productions up to in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons?

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Feb 08 2017

MMP#246 – The Problem with the Wizard

Hey folks. This week Phil rants about the wizard and Chris is his yes man in this unrefined and slightly ridiculous take on why wizards are a problem in RPGs.

Time Stamps

1:37 – What’s Going On

17:41 – Workshop: The Problem with the Wizard

1:17:44 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:30:05 – Podcast Review: Welcome to Nightvale

Feb 02 2017

FofOSR #2 – Jose “Panhandler” LaCario

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Jose “Panhandler” LaCario and they talk B/X, Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyporborea and about an article that asks if retro clones are needed anymore.. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

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Feb 01 2017

MMP#245 – Let’s Talk About It

Hey Folks. We’re talking about social mechanics today in the Garage, we delve in hard to the mechanics surrounding social interactions, the good, the bad, the interesting, the usable, and the fun.

This show brought to you by The 100 Dungeons Kickstarter

Time Stamps

0:55- What’s Going On

15:53 – The Garage: Social Mechanics

1:07:34 – The Extra Dimentional Social Media Depository

1:22:25 – Podcast Review – Discern Realities

 

 

 

Jan 31 2017

DwD&D#85 – What’s New in D&D Jan 31st

Let’s get down with the most current things in D&D. Shawn and Chris hit up a variety of things that came up between Jan 16th and Jan 30th. Strap in and enjoy.

Links

The Book of the Tarrasque 

Ask the Oracle: Cellphones

Where to find the D&D Team 2017

Midgard Kickstarter

DM Guild Spotlight – Banquet of the Damned

Merric’s Musings – A Tip for Quicker Play

Mike Shea’s DM’s Deep Dive

The 100 Dungeons Kickstarter

Jan 25 2017

Advantage to Insight – Episode 21: Sharn In-Depth feat. Kristian Serrano

You cannot stop Kristian Serrano from talking about Sharn if you tried! In this second part of our Sharn series, we focus on the major players in the city as well as other communities and cultural elements that makes the City of Towers so compelling! This week on Advantage to Insight!

Topic

  • Immerse the player into the fiction of Sharn, allies and adversaries

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