Tag Archive: Encoded Designs

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?

Notes

Contact

References

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

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

Apr 27 2016

MMP#205 – A Culture of Questions

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. We’re getting into something a little less heavy this week. We’re gonna talk about what it means to play games with a culture of questions and how to create that culture at your table. Hope you enjoy and lets get on with this thing. This episode inspired by Phil’s chat with Jason Cordova of the Gauntlet. I promise next weeks show will be shorter.

Time Stamps

1:31 – What’s Going On

Queen City Conquest Kickstarter

14:25 – The Workshop: A Culture of Questions

The Gauntlet Community 

1:11:21 – The Social Media Depository

Scalzi’s Article: Strait While Male – The Lowest Difficulty Setting there is.

Savage Rifts Kickstarter

1:46:51 – Podcast Round Up

Acadecon Kickstarter

 

 

Apr 05 2016

Character Cache Version 2!

cclogoThis is a re-posting of the press release over on the Encoded Designs website.

Encoded Designs (designers of Part-Time Gods of FateLife and Moon, and Dangerous Space Jail) have teamed up with artist Matt Morrow to create the Character Cache, a collection of characters designed to be used in tabletop RPG gaming. This effort is being supported via a Patreon community. We have recently updated the campaign and are once again looking for supporters.

In the new version of the Character Cache, we have expanded the community input, allowing the patrons to determine what character will be created by voting on the gender, genre, role, and descriptive tags.

Then Matt Morrow illustrates the character pieces while the Encoded Designs team writes a system-neutral description, including how to incorporate this character into your campaign. These write-ups also include hooks for encounters and adventure inspiration, plus tags for quick reference.

The original Patreon campaign allowed the community to vote for the system we would use to stat the character each month. Now, we automatically provide stat blocks for the following games systems each month:

  • Fate Core
  • Savage Worlds
  • 5e

That makes these NPCs usable at the table for some of the most popular RPG systems in use today.

The Character Cache has some amazing stretch goals to allow the campaign to grow, including art upgrades, additional stat blocks, alternative genre illustrations of the character of the month, and eventually a second character each month.

In order for the Cache to grow and to be an even more amazing GM resource, we need your support. Please come to https://www.patreon.com/encodeddesigns and see samples of the artwork and write-up. If you like what you see, we hope you will pledge your support.

Thank You.

Mar 21 2016

Panda’s Talking Games 3: Character Gen

Talking Games Logo 200x200Hello everyone. It’s time to talk about Character Gen be it one shots or campaigns, pregens or created by the players. So lets listen in as Senda and Phil show us what they got.

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 15 2016

MM Update January 15th 2016

Well. It’s been kinda busy around the house misdirected these past 10 days. The DMs Guild went live so Chris and Phil and Shawn and John and Bob and even the newly risen from the dead Tim Jones made a thing and put it up there for people to buy. Podcasts have been coming out a little less rapidly that usual but to make up for that Chris and Phil have been doing other things in the podio world. It’s been kinda crazy so let me tell you about this stuff in a little more detail.

The DMs GuildDMsGuild-Logo

The DMs Guild is the new D&D market place brought to us by One Book Shelf, they’re the folks who run Drive Thru. This market place lets creators put there work up there and utilize a number of art assets, a template, and the Forgotten Realms IP to make things. You don’t need to make Forgotten Realms stuff, the material can also be system agnostic.That leads to a couple things.

Down with D&D #32 – Mark KnapikitunesDownwithDD

I can’t believe they let him back on the show. That guy is…wait, never mind, editorial said I couldn’t say bad things about Mark. Where was I, oh yeah. On the last episode of Down with D&D Mark Knapik came on and let us know a little about the DMs Guild since he helped create the website for it and was involved in business meetings with the folks from the D&D brand, you know, Mike Merals, Chris Lindsay, people like that. It was a good conversation even if I hate that guy.

The Five Temples of the Earthmother Part I: Life & MoonEncodedLogoweb75h

This is the adventure the guys from Encoded put together in one week for the DMs Guild launch. I can’t wait to see what they do next when they actually take a little bit of time to get the project organized. Chris was giving the adventure to all the people in the Down with D&D community but has since taken down the adventure from that space but is now looking to do a Down with D&D community project for the DMs Guild for charity. Interesting thought. In any case, if you want to check out some preview pages on the adventure and the fly Tim Jones cover here’s the link to the adventures storefront page.

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

The Misdirected Mark PodcastItunesMMpodcast

So there were some podcasts released aside from the Down with D&D episode. Episodes 189 and 188 of the Misdirected Mark Podcast were released. 188 was about Narrative Positioning and 189 covered Intraparty Conflict. I hear from 190 they’re talking about grappling as a mechanic. I have no idea how they’re going to make that interesting but they did encumbrance really well so what do I know. Here are the links to those two episodes

189 – Intraparty Conflict

188 – Narrative Positioning

Threats of Mirkwood: Cold Halls of the Kingcold halls ep6

Garrett wasn’t to be outdone and released the next part of his Threats of Mirkwood Youtube AP game using the One Ring RPG. The adventurers do a favor for Thranduil, one he wishes no one would have to do.

iTunes Feeds

Chris did another interesting thing and that was get every show their own iTunes feed so if you’re tired of the mega feed you can itunes up and not get the clutter or grab an individual show on whatever podkicker you want.

She’s a Super Geek: Heroine Part 3sasgeek2withtext

You’d think I’m done but I’m not. Chris and Phil played their third and final session of Heroine by Josh Jordan with the lovely ladies of She’s a Super Geek, Senda and Emily. They were even nice enough to let Chris be the narrator for part of the game. Then Phil got to narrate the epilogue. It was like and episode of the Oprah show. You get to GM and you get to GM and YOU GET TO GM!!! Felt a little hippyish to me but at least it was funny. You can catch that here

talking_tabletop_post-header_slimTalking Tabletop with Jim McClure and Chris Sniezak

To finally finish this ridiculously long update, which should take a couple more years off my sentence, Jim McClure was gracious enough to let Chris come on his show and talk about himself for like an hour. Lucky for Chris Jim knows how to conduct an interview. I guess I should give Chris a break, he did bare his soul on the internet radio and it was actually pretty compelling. Anyways, if you’d like to go listen to the show that Jim McClure edits – not Jim Meritt Chris, McClure does the audio editing – then I would highly suggest Talking Tabletop.

 

 

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

 

Jan 13 2016

MMP#189 – Intraparty Conflict

ItunesMMpodcastHey 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.

Time Stamps

1:20 – What’s Going On

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

Character Cache

11:50 – The Workshop: Intraparty Conflict

52:24 – The EDSMD

Mechawest Kickstarter

Accursed: World of Morden Kickstarter

1:09:28 – Podcast Round Up

Gaming & BS

She’s a Super Geek

Talking Tabletop

Jun 26 2014

MMP #118 – Dangerous Space Jail and the War Room

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118 – Dangerous Space Jail and the War Room

Hey Folks. This week we go to the lab to talk about Encoded Designs first project Dangerous Space Jail but before that I return to the War room to get ready just in case the problems of this seemingly normal day get loose.

1:14 – Intro

2:43 – Bar

News

Crowd funding

Local

Rapid Fire

20:24 – Gameroom

Phil

1) Airy Peaks
2) Minecraft – new world
3) Breach & Clear – New Map (Columbia), new weapons, units, etc.
4) Shadowrun Returns (damn you Chris)

 Chris

1) Nile de Luxor
2) Tahiti
3) Manhattan Project
4) Dungeon World x2
5) Played James Mullen’s Tech Support
6) Golem Arcana
7) Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
8) Shadowrun Returns (Suck it Vecchione)

41:11 – The War Room – What Mini’s Bring to the Table, Where to Check out Miniatures, Color Theory

miniature market
cool mini or not
Bones reaper miniatures
Impact Miniatures
Mantic Games
Wyrd Miniatures
Games Workshop
The War Store
Color Wheel

1:12:15 – The Lab Dangerous Space Jail

1:51:14 – The Geekery

Phil

1) Reading Monster of the Week
2) 3D printing
3) Edge of Tomorrow

Chris

1) Mirror Sight: Book Five of Green Rider

May 01 2014

Episode #111 – Atomic Marvel Dice Masters and Fudging Part 1

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Atomic Marvel Dice Masters and Fudging

Hey Folks. In part one of this double sized episode we cover the news and then break down Marvel Dice Masters in the gameroom. See you in part two where the atomic blue lights will shine on us talking about fudging in the workshop and we geek out in the geekery.

1:10 – Intro

3:51 – Bar

News

  • Acthung! Cthulhu Investigators guide for Fate now out for A!C Backers
  • New Gnomes Join Gnome Stew! (http://www.gnomestew.com/gnome-gnews/welcoming-two-new-authors-to-the-stew-angela-murray-and-john-fredericks/)
  • Encoded Designs  (encodeddesigns.com)

Crowdfunding

Local

Rapid Fire

  • Storiumn Update
  • Worlds in Peril Update

31:36 – Gameroom

Phil

    • No Savage Elhal
    • Minecraft
    • Dungeon World  (Airy Peaks)
    • Forbidden Desert (Almost made it…)

Chris

    • Dice Island
    • 3.0 D&D
    • Ticket to Ride
    • Ostia
    • Revolution
    • Artemis
    • Love Letter
    • D&D Encounters
    • Dungeon World x2
    • Storium

52:53 – In Depth with Marvel Dice Masters