Tag Archive: Panda

Jan 15 2018

Panda’s Talking Games – 91: Social Issues vs. Escapism in RPGs

Show us how you handle social issues vs. escapism in gaming! Phil and Senda talk pros and cons of each and their personal styles in game. Also, it was finally not totally freezing out East, we’re 91episodes in and still can’t end the show, and Pandatron.  When 91 episodes you reach, mess up the ending you…still will.

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Jan 01 2018

Panda’s Talking Games – 89: Playtest with the Best

I shall diminish, and pass in to the west. 

Show us how you playtest in one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda talk about the generalized purpose of playtesting as a one shot vs. what you’re looking for in a campaign, as well as some less than brief gaming new year’s resolutions. Happy New Year, friends! We hope it is joyous and full of so many games. Also, PK Sullivan was taunted by this episode for TWO WEEKS. Because of this, it is extra long.

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Dec 18 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 88: Designed by Pandas

Show us how you like to design games!Phil and Senda try (and FAIL) to crunch two design topics in to one show, and so this is part I: wherein we talk about our design processes, theories, and work spaces. Phil seems to have forgotten that Senda sings and she can’t pronounce “finagle.” Senda’s favorite notebook is from Studio Oh! and no matter how dirty they made that sound she loves it for opening flat (it’s the deconstructed kind)!

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Dec 04 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 86: Relationships Ahoy!

Show us how you handle PC relationships! Senda and Phil talk PC relationships, why they’re important, and how to approach them in one shots and campaigns. Also, cookie cat, waveform song fail, the lesbian trap, Pandas After Dark, and Phil thinks Hobbs mailed it in on his podcast description.

(Thanks for the title, @lordneptune)

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Nov 27 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 85: The Boston Three Party

Show us what you think of third party products! Senda and Phil talk pros and cons of third party products. Also, cough breaks, Phil’s sick brain does very bad things, Lord Panda of the Definitions, and we are PROFESSIONALS.

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Sep 25 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 76: The Wrath of Con(ventions)

Show us how you think of small to medium conventions vs. large and mega conventions! Also known as, we recorded this the week after the Queen City Conquest! There are too many outtakes! Phil forgets the name of the show, and there are giant anime tears streaming from Senda’s eyes as she considers the editing ahead of her.

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Sep 18 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 75: Happy Ending (The Denouement)

Show us how you handle denouement in one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda talk denouement as it applies to con games and one shots vs. the fractal of denouement for campaigns. Also, the Lord of the Rings (because of the longest denouement ever), Phil makes weird cat faces, and Senda’s brain doesn’t mix languages.

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May 22 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 60: Henchmen, Allies, and Wolves, oh my!

Show us how you use henchmen in one shots and campaigns! We talk allies, animal companions, and henchmen, why you might think of using them, and how you may use them differently in one shots vs. campaigns. Also, Phil looses a piece of his child hood innocence when it comes to peanut butter cups, the temperature changed in the show, we’ve moved on to only Moana parodies, and our percentage for finishing the show continues to be terrible.

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Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

May 08 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 58: Arc of the Villainous

Show us how you handle the arc of your villains in one shots and campaigns! Complete with telepathic jokes and the editing delete song.

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Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Apr 24 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 56: The Big O (Organization)

Show us how you organize your materials to run one shots and campaigns, at home and on the go! Phil and Senda tackle this topic on their continuing journey down Phil’s excitement with organizing, bags, and containers. We promise we will talk about the actually requested topic soon.

Smash Man and Skill Monkey return, and Phil makes the opening really long.

Smash Man and Skill Monkey Theme by Little Robot Sound Factory and used under the CC Attributions license. 

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Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Apr 03 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 54: Collaborative vs. Directed Games

Show us how you play to the strengths of collaborative vs. directed games! We take on redefining what we call GMless vs. standard games, and talk about strengths and weaknesses and tips for approaching both. Also, subcutaneous, I ate a cookie (it was delicious), and the FIRST EVER MINI EPISODE OF SMASH MAN AND SKILL MONKEY! And yes, patrons, there are definitely bonus outtakes.

Smash Man and Skill Monkey Theme by Little Robot Sound Factory and used under the CC Attributions license. 

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Twitter: @pandastalkgames

Facebook: facebook.com/pandastalkgames

and panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Mar 27 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 53: Party Imbalance

Show us how you deal with unbalanced power levels in your party — like when an encounter for your barbarian will TPK everyone else.

We also discussed at length why Darth Vader is a bad father because of his lazy force use, phlegm, and our new super hero alter egos, Smash Man and Skill Monkey.

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Drop us a line: panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Mar 20 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 52: PANDAVERSARY!

Show us how you survive ONE YEAR of crazy silly shows about role playing games/one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda reminisce and go long about favorite shows, favorite shticks, and favorite outtakes with such topics as how the hell did this happen anyway? and how much Phil dislikes Pepperidge Farm Bread (because it’s cut too thin). We will be back next week with our regularly scheduled two points of view programming for your listening enjoyment!

Comments? Questions? Topics? #Tableselfies? Find us on twitter:

@pandastalkgames     @idellamithlynnd     @DNAphil

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facebook.com/pandastalkgames

Or drop us an email: panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Mar 13 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 51b: Never Tell me the Games

Show us how you’d run cartoons as RPGs! In the second half of our Phil Solo episodes, Phil tackles favorite cartoons and how he’d run them as role playing games. I promise I’m mostly back together and our next episode will be back to normal for official 52!

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@pandastalkgames

facebook.com/pandastalkgames

or drop us an email with your thoughts or topics:

panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Mar 06 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 51a: Phil Shot First (Converting Trad. Players to Indie Games)

Show us how you make a podcast when one of you doesn’t have a voice….? Guess Phil’s flying solo! On today’s episode, Phil tackles a question from our list that didn’t really have two points of view: How to get traditional RPGers to try an Indie game — and hopefully like it! I am on the mend and will be back for episode 52 the week after next…YOU CAN’T SHAKE ME THAT EASILY!

 

You can find us all over the place:

@pandastalkgames

facebook.com/pandastalkgames

panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Let us know what you think or drop us your topic ideas!

Feb 20 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 50: Loot, I am your Father

Show us how you handle none XP rewards and advancement! Phil and Senda talk about narrative and mechanical rewards in one shots and campaigns. Also there is a deep dive on…candy corn and donuts? What does it sound like to speak in capital letters? All this and more on today’s episode of PANDA’s TALKING GAMES!

 

Get in touch?

@pandastalkgames

facebook.com/pandastalkgames

panda(at)misdirectedmark.com

Senda: @idellamithlynnd and Phil: @DNAphil

Feb 13 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 49: Romance is in the air

Show us how you handle romance in one shots and campaigns! Phil and Senda talk about the story arc of romance and how to use it in both types of games. I couldn’t get the Doubleclicks Will They or Won’t They out of her head (so it’s linked below) and Phil made fun of my sneeze face.

Check out the Doubleclicks at http://www.thedoubleclicks.com! They are fantastic and deserve your ears.

 

 

 

 

Feb 06 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 48: Gender

Show us how you play a character of a different gender? Phil and Senda have an awkward conversation about trying to filter societal gender constructs in to some kind of advice for playing NPCs of a different gender than your own.

This was an extremely difficult topic for us to tackle. We’re pretty sure there are people out there who could do this topic with more poise and grace than we did. Inevitably in any discussion of gender we have to acknowledge that gender is a construct of our society, and so anything we throw out is an implant of how we currently live. With that in mind we attempted to be as careful as possible with this topic since it’s very delicate. If you have things to add or the perspective of another gender identity to throw at us in terms of portraying in game, you know where to find us: @pandastalkgames on twitter or panda(at)misdirectedmark.com. Finally, the moral of the story is and always will be: play characters, not genders. 

We also learned that Phil speaks hairball.

Jan 30 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 47: Thoughts on Gaming with your Significant Other

Show us how you handle gaming with your significant other! What if they’ve never played a game before, but want to try? What if they’re an old hand? What if Phil gets really excited about the Scholastic book fair and we end up talking about ice cream?

Super sorry to jystdave and everyone out there who actually knows the shanty; listening back I realized I did the chorus utterly wrong. Someday I’ll have to do it as a fully produced song and fix it, just to make it up to you. Until that day…..well, just know that I was actually going to re-record it but I ran out of time.

Jan 23 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 46: Low Level Games

Show us how you run low level one shots and campaigns! What kind of games do lower power characters create and play in?

Also, murder bears and a deep dive on sewing with grass, ponchos as military gear, and Tuam. Patreon backers can find their extra outtakes at patreon.com/mmp.

Jan 17 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 45: Players and Genres

Show us how you deal with players who don’t play to genre! Phil and Senda talk about the reasons people play against genre, and how to handle each of those situations in one shots and campaigns. Then they talked about….closets?

Jan 09 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 44: Debriefs

Phil and Senda show us how they handle debriefs in their one shots and campaigns! We also talk about debriefs and conventions, make professional cat noises (very professional), and fail to start the show several times.

Jan 02 2017

Panda’s Talking Games – 43: The X Card

Show us how you handle the X Card at your table. We talk basic safety and lessons we’ve learned from personal experience.  We managed to keep it short and sweet despite many failed attempts at words.

Other good sources for X Card commentary include:

MMP 225: QCC Recap and Safety Redux

SASG 39: Royal Blood: The Chariot

 

Dec 26 2016

Panda’s Talking Games – 42: The Answer (to encouraging improv)

Show us how you encourage your players to improv and participate in improv at your table! Phil and Senda answer a listener email, then chat about new year’s gaming resolutions. We also referenced a bunch of things today, so here’s a list of handy links!  Hope you all had wonderful holidays and we’ll see you in the new year! And patrons……there were so many outtakes….so many. Look for the extras. We didn’t have notes.

Panda’s Talking Games 31 – Questions

Panda’s Talking Games 26 – Rainmakers

Rich Roger’s Lady Blackbird with RPG Podcast All-Stars

One Shot: Dialect Part 1

Dec 19 2016

Panda’s Talking Games 41 – Missing Players

Show us how you handle empty seats at your table! Senda and Phil tackle the issue of missing players in one shots/convention play vs. campaign play. Some of the issues over lap but of course some don’t! Do you have a creative way of dealing with the empty seat? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or G+.

 

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