Tag Archive: Interview

Nov 05 2017

The Lounge. Bridget and Dragon Bagons

We welcome Bridget Hughes, owner of Wayward Masquerade and creator of Dragon Bagons to the Lounge. She’s here to chat about herself, her dragons, and her other creations all the way from New Zealand. So sit back and enjoy the conversation.

Links

Dragon Bagons Kickstarter

Oct 09 2017

H&FotOSR#20 – Frank Mentzer

On this episode Hobbs is joined by The Legendary Frank Mentzer. They talk Empryea, TSR, BECMI, and other things. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Show Notes

  • Introduction
    • Introduce Guest of the week  Frank Mentzer(10 minutes)
      • Old TSR Grognard
        • BECMI
        • Temple of Elemental Evil
        • List goes on
      • How do we know each other
        • Cons
      • Weekly gaming briefly
        • Hobbs (Playtesting Whitebox western game)(WWO online)
        • Frank (?)
      • Everything about YOU! (Never Read Rules Cyclopedia)
        • Frank
    • Frank Mentzer (Main topic)(20 minutes)
      • Any new old TSR Stories
      • Empryea/Aquaria
        • The Aesthetic
        • Multiple version compatability
        • Loxley
          • Eldritch Enterprises
          • The Team
        • The Okay from EGG
        • Is the product OSR or containing BECMI stat blocks
        • Haters – anything to say about their reasoning?

 

  • Timeline – 2008?

 

      • Cons
        • Which is the best
          • Why
        • RPG Awards

 

  • State of the OSR (5 Minutes)

 

    • Is the OSR irrelevant
  • Outro (5 Minutes)
    • Patrons (Appreciation)
      • (David Horrocks), (Brian Miller), (Cody Mazza)
    • @hobbsindeed, @osrnhobbs, www.patreon.com/OSRnHobbs
    • hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com
    • Hobbs & Friends of the OSR G+ Community (418)
    • Hobbs & Friends of the OSR is part of the Misdirected Mark Network, media arm of Encoded Designs

Oct 03 2017

The Lounge with Derek Kamal on Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse

My guest tonight is writer and game designer Derek Kamal from Shoreless Skies Publishing and he’s here to talk about Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, which is kickstarting right now, along with a few other things about his work and himself.

Links

Jun 27 2017

MMP#264 – Damn the Genre

Hey folks. This week Hannah Shaffer is with us to talk Damn the Man, Save the Music, and how to design genre into games. Hope you enjoy and consider backing Damn the Man, Save the Music.

Time Stamps

What’s Going On

The Workshop: Designing for Genre

The Social Media Depository

Jun 20 2017

DwD&D#104 – Origins 2017 Recap

Let’s Get Down. It’s all Origins all the time as the Mad Wizard recaps us on all the conventions hotness.

Links

Jun 20 2017

The Lounge – Darrell Hayhurst on Torg Eternity

Welcome to the Lounge where we’re going to chat about the pulpiest, genreist, two-fisted, horror, weird, cyberpunk, kitchen sink game that’s over 30 years old. That’s right. It’s Torg: Eternity. it’s kick starting right now, Darrell is one of the lead designers on the game, and he’s here to chat with us.

Link

Jun 13 2017

The Lounge with Chris Grey on The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Be a feared friends and foes alike, the great mouse god demands tribute or it shall awake and devour us all. The question is do we stop it or do we help it wake up. Chris Grey knows all the answers so listen and learn in this episode of The Lounge as we talk about the Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

Links

Apr 19 2017

The Lounge: Todd Nicholas on SCUP

This time in the lounge we have Todd Nicholas from Wheel Tree Press and The Jank Cast to talk about The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power. A powered by the apocalypse game about power, intrigue and social standing. Enjoy.

Links

Oct 03 2016

The Lounge – Have Spellbook Will Travel

hswt-imageHey Folks. Today I have Rudy Basso and James Intercaso to chat about the best damn radio play drama comedy I did an interview on for this particular episode, Have Spellbook, Will Travel. Tune into to hear about this D&D inspired and exceptionally well produced audio drama comedy.

LINKS

Have Spellbook Will Travel website

HSWT email – havespellbookwilltravel@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Sep 26 2016

The Lounge – Synthicide with Dustin DePenning

SynthicideHey Folks. This episode we’re talking about killing god king robots and selling them for scrap in Synthicide which is Kickstarting right now. Strap in and enjoy the information upload on this game with its creator Dustin DePenning.

Links

Synthicide Kickstarter

Synthicide AP ep 1

Syththicide AP ep 2

Synthicide Beta

Sep 05 2016

Cypher Speak Asset Interviews 1: Monte Cook on Invisible Sun

CS-blank-250x250-webTroy & Darcy interview Monte J Cook about his new game of surrealistic fantasy, Invisible Sun, which is currently sitting at double its funding goal with over $400,000 on Kickstarter with only 11 days left! If you’re a Cypher System fan and want to know why you’d be interested in Invisible Sun, this is the interview for you.

1:03 Invisible Sun Pitch

2;35 What do Cypher System fans have to look forward to in this game?

Invisible Sun Character Sentence Posts

  • You are a [Foundation] [Heart] of the order of [Order] who [Forte]
    • Your Foundation is something about your past or background, your Heart is your truest self, your Order is how you interact with magic and other magic-users, and your Forte is something that distinguishes you uniquely.

4:09 What level of narrative control do the players have in Invisible Sun?

8:50 There are pools in Invisible Sun, similar to the Cypher System. Do these pools act as both your resource, and your damage tracking?

10:10 Is there anything in Invisible Sun similar to the GM Intrusion Mechanic?

12:40 Because of the similar sensibilities to the Cypher System, was there a time when you thought Invisible Sun could be a Cypher System game?

15:10 What have you learned from previous projects, specifically the Numenera Reliquary Box, that you were able to apply to this project?

18:17 Are there elements of the Invisible Sun game that Cypher System players can take back to the Cypher System games that they play?

20:20 Are there things like Cypher System Card Decks in Invisible Sun to help the GM with managing the game, or with narrative ideas?

Invisible Sun Orders

Vances

Makers

Weavers

Goetics

Apostates

24:55 What was the inspiration behind the creation of the directed campaign?

26:40 During the directed campaign, people will be communicating back to Monte Cook Games about what is happening in their home campaigns. What will this experience be like of getting all this feedback of how people are playing the game?

28:00 There are great communities forming around Invisible Sun. What are you excited to see come out of the community?


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Thanks for all the support so far!

Aug 25 2016

Joel Sparks on Call of Cathulhu from GenCon 2016

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01-Cover-NEKONOMIKON-sm1What do you get when you mix cats and Cthulhu? Call of Cathulhu. That’s what Joel Sparks did and now he’s here to tell you all about it. You can also listen to Senda and Emily along with the Chief Gnome, John Arcadian, play Call of Cathulhu over on She’s a Super Geek.

Links

Aug 20 2016

The Lounge: Monte Cook on Invisible Sun

Invisible SunSome game designers have epic stories of their own. Odyssey’s which range decades and cross many games, genre’s and companies. Today we have one such person. From Iron Crown Enterprises to TSR, then WotC, then his own Malhavoc Press, back to WotC, then a brief stint creating video content with geek seekers, before taking Kickstarter and the Gameosphere by storm with Numenera, then the Strange, No Thank You Evil, the Worlds of the Cypher System, and now Invisible Sun. He even managed to fit in a faux feud with the Dungeon Bastard. This man, who has lived the story which I’ve only barely hinted at, is Monte Cook. Enjoy an hour with Monte in this episode of the Lounge.

Links

Path of Suns

Invisible Sun

The Invisible Sun Kickstarter

Monte Cook Games

Aug 17 2016

Gen Con 2016 – Mark Richardson on Headspace

MM Mini LogoHey Folks. Here’s Mark Richardson waxing poetically on Headspace, his game of shared consciousness Cyberpunk or Sense 8 plus Cyberpunk.

Links

Headspace

 

Aug 16 2016

The Lounge with Corey Russell

MM Mini LogoOn this edition of the Lounge we have Corey Russell the Con Director and leader of the staff of folks behind Fan World, a convention located in Niagara Falls on both sides of the border. During our chat we talk about the guests, some of the issues with running a show on both sides of the border, and hear a bit about Corey’s history working on conventions and events like this.

Link

Fan World Website

 

Jun 03 2016

Red Markets with Caleb Stokes

Wred-markets-posterelcome to the Lounge. It’s Caleb Stokes to talk about his game of economic horror on this edition of the lounge. Delve into the mind of the man who’s come up with a zombie game that is actually a poverty simulator. Hear about Bounty, the Profit System, the Loss, and the recession in this fascinating game.

Links

Red Markets Kickstarter

Game Designer’s Workshop

 

Feb 29 2016

The Lounge with Shane Ivey on Delta Green and Other Things

ItunesMMpodcastWelcome to the Lounge and on this installment of the Misdirected Mark interview series where we talk to game designers a little about themselves, their philosophy on publishing and designs, and what’s hot on their production end, we have Shane Ivey of Arc Dream Publishing, one of the Architects of the cosmically horrific Delta Green. I quite enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do too.

Links

Arc Dream Publishing

Delta Green

Jan 22 2016

The Lounge with Ross Watson

ItunesMMpodcastWe have a storied game designer with us today to talk about curses, super heroes, and a variety of other things related to his life and his work. Ross Waston is our guest in this installment of the lounge.

Links

Oct 12 2015

The Lounge with K.N. Granger

On this edition of the lounge I have game designer KN Granger with me to talk about her games which live in the read a loud text adventure area of gaming and also LARP. We might get off on a few tangents too which are quite geeky and entertaining. You can check out KN Granger’s patreon by clicking the link below or go click the amazon link and purchase the books she’s written there.

KN Granger’s Patreon

KN Granger’s Amazon Page

Aug 16 2015

The Lounge with PK Sullivan on the Three Rocketeers

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. On this episode of the lounge I have PK Sullivan on to chat about The Three Rocketeers along with a bit about freelancing, and Star Wars. Come for the Star Wars and stay for the Rocketeers.

 

May 19 2015

The Lounge – John Four from Role Playing Tips and Mythic Gods and Monsters

Hey everyone. This time in the lounge I have the venerable Johnn Four from Role Playing Tips – you can click the link on the right bar of the home page to check out RPT – on to talk about his newest book Mythic Gods and Monsters. We also chat a bit about the history of Role Playing Tips and then we chat about all manner of games and gaming stuff. Hope you enjoy because I sure did.

Links

John Large of Red Dice Diaries

Mar 19 2015

The Lounge with John Harper on Blades in the Dark

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. This time we have John Harper on to talk a bit about himself and his ideas about game design, but mostly about Blades in the Dark, his already wildly successful Kickstarting Role Playing Game. By the way you should back it by clicking on the link

Blades in the Dark

One Seven Designs

Night Witches

Dec 22 2014

The Lounge with Jason Pitre & Genesis of Legend Publishing

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The Lounge with Jason Pitre & Genesis of Legend PublishingiIPNV9aqUYrGs

Hey Folks. This time in the louge I have the genesis of Legend himself Jason Pitre. He’s here to have a conversation with me about some of his games, his philosophy behind his games, and just a lot of cool stuff that’s going on out there on the smaller side of RPG publishing including Epimas. What’s Epimas? You’ll just have to listen to find out.

Links

Genesis of Legends website

Game Chef

A Sojourn in Alexandria 

Polaris

A Penny for my Thoughts

The Mountain Witch

Durance

Ganakagok

Our Last Best Hope

Headspace – Green Hat Designs

Urban Shadows

No Country for Old Kobolds

Project Dark

Spark

A Spark in Fate Core

Becoming: A Game of Heroism and Sacrifice

Sig the City Between

Post Human Pathways

Underground

Carolina Death Crawl

Epimus Sale

Dread

Questlandia

Swords without Master

RPG Design Panelcast

Table Top Super Highway Podcast

IGDN

Double Exposure: Envoy Program

Feb 20 2014

Episode 102.1 – Interlude with Will Hindmarch and Project: Dark

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Interlude

Hey Folks. This week is a little different as I have two great interviews for you. In the first part I chat with Will Hindmarch about his very successful kickstarter Project: Dark and get some insights on where where story and gaming intersect.

Shared Worlds
2nd Person from MIT Press
Persuasive Games
Protagonist Labs
Gameplaywrite press

Nov 07 2013

Episode #87 – The Strange with Bruce Cordell

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The Strange with Bruce Cordell

The Strange

Hello Folks. Chris here and we’ve got a good one for you today. The Prophet of Carter Morrison is here to tell you all about The Strange. Who’s the prophet you ask? Why it’s Bruce Cordell and think the interview is quiet good. We also have the return of the Marks favorite ass chapper as Tony returns for the second You Know What Really Chaps My Ass segment. Mark is also absent as he chases down the Evil Hat of Fred Hicks. Man is that Hat Evil. Enjoy.

Sponsors for the Show – Seeley and Kanes, Evil Beagle, Level 99 Games

0:49 – Intro

1:27 – Watercooler

Kickstarter and the dangers of international shipping
The Evil Hat Street Team is now a thing.
MiniCon at UB is on November 9th – Gaming and relationships, Rm 114 Baldy Hall, 7pm – 8pm. Board Gaming to follow.
Post World Games update:
Torchbearer is available to purchase in print now.
The Firefly Cover has be revealed from Margret Wies Productions
Table Top – Halloween Episode
Level 99 Games – Power Play

Seeley and Kanes Comics

10:18 – Gameroom

Chris
Dungeon World
Cards Against Humanity
Blood Bowl the Video Game
Ticket to Ride on Android
D&D Encounters

13:06 – Lounge

Bruce Cordell and The Strange

Evil Beagle Games – Colossal Clash

54:44 – You Know What Really Chaps My Ass

1:01:11 – Geekery
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