Tag Archive: RPG

Oct 12 2017

Gnomecast 26 – What Elements Make a Good One Shot

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Ang, JT, and Matt, talking about Elements that make for a good One Shot.

Oct 12 2017

DwD&D#120 – Starting Your Campaign

Let’s get down with first adventures and story arcs. Shawn and Chris are talking all about Starting your Campaign with that first session and first story arc. Get Down.

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Oct 12 2017

MMP#279 – Narrative Positioning

Phil, Chris, Bob, and Jason Hobbs of Hobbs & Friends of the OSR are talking about Narrative Positioning.

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Time Stamps

2:19 – What’s Going On

12:30 – The Workshop: Narrative Positioning

1:11:20 – The Social Media Depository

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

Sep 27 2017

MMP#277 – Games as Art

Phil, Chris, Nikki, & Bob talk about games as art. First they talk art philosophy, then ways to interpret art, and finally they apply the concepts to games.

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Time Stamps

1:51 – What’s Going On

18:54 – The Workshop: Games as Art

1:33:41 – The Social Media Depository

Sep 21 2017

Jianghu Hustle one – The Knight Errant, Five Venoms, Drunken Master 2

Are you ready to feel learn everything you can about Kung Fu gaming. Well open your ears, stretch out those limbs, and get ready to have your ears pummled with some high flying kung fu fighting fun. It’s Eli Kurtz and Eric Farmer dropping knowledge all over the place.

Let us know what you think of the show, how to improve it, and where the pair should go in the future.

Sep 20 2017

MMP#276 – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Phil, Chris, Nikki, & Bob talk about game Ennui and what you can do to combat when you’ve just lost that burning desire to play your game.

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Time Stamps

1:14 – What’s Going On

11:10 – The Workshop: Game Ennui

1:11:23 – The Social Media Depository

 

Sep 19 2017

DwD&D 117 – James Introcaso on the Adepts Program and the DM’s Guild

Let’s get down with starting up. This time it’s James Introcaso from The Don’t Split the Podcast Network talking with us about the Adepts Program and the DMs Guild.

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Don’t Split the Podcast Network

The World Builder Blog

The Gith & Eladrin

The Lizard King

Beasts of the Jungle Rot

Encounters in Port Nyanzaru

Cellar of Death

Sep 13 2017

MMP#275 – QCC 2017 Recap

Phil, Chris, Bob, & Nikki talk about their Queen City Conquest 2017 experiences and many of the games they played and ran.

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Dungeon World

Rockalypse

Undying

Urban Shadows

Swords & Wizardry

Lightsabers without Master

TAG

Action Movie World

 

Sep 12 2017

DwD&D 116 – Session 0

Let’s get down with starting up. This time it’s session 0 as Shawn & Chris keep up the series on campaigns.

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Sep 12 2017

Diversity in Gaming

Our very own Senda and Ang are joined by Kate Bullock and Jen Adcock to talk about diversity in gaming.

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Gnomestew.com

First Sight Second Thoughts

Sasgeek.com

Bluestockings.ca

Sep 12 2017

Publishing 101

Victoria Beaver from Obatron Productions, Phil Vecchione from Encoded Designs, and Eric Simon from 4inhand games get together and dish on publishing in this day and age.

Sep 12 2017

Trad to Indy

Rach Shelky and Rob Dibold talk about how to go from traditional games to Indy games if you’re interested in expanding your games you’d like to play.

Sep 12 2017

Play Better Games Damn It

Phil, Senda, Chris, Bob, and Ang from MMP sit around and talk about playing better games, damn it. It’s a little tongue and cheek while still being informative and very MMP

Sep 07 2017

H&FotOSR#18 – Donn “DSR” Stroud & Tim “TPK” Deshaine

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Donn “DSR” Stroud & Tim “TPK” Deshaine. They talk  GenCon, the Ennies, and if the OSR is growing as a hobby. Enjoy the show and let Jason know how we’re doing in the comments below or email us at  hobbsnfriends@misdirectedmark.com.

Sep 06 2017

MMP#274 – Con Games & QCC

Sean Gilgore is in house Misdirected to talk QCC and then Phil and Chris talk con games. Come hang with us at the QCC.

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Time Stamps

1:57 – What’s Going On

23:48 – The QCC

48:09 – The Workshop: Con Games

1:29:49 – The Social Media Depository

Sep 05 2017

Different Players, Different Campaigns

Campaigns once again and this time its about player types, DM types, and how to mesh those puzzle pieces together.

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Aug 31 2017

Gnomecast #23 – Games That Changed Us

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Matt, John & Ang talking about Games that changed the way they played.

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Aug 30 2017

MMP#273 – Failure

Hey folks. Chris and Phil are talking about failure in RPGs as a mechanic in the garage.

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Time Stamps

2:01 – What’s Going On

22:44 – The Workshop: Failure

1:20:46 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 23 2017

DwD&D#113 – GenCon 2017

Let’s get down with GenCon 2017. Shawn was there, chatted with some folks, and we talk about everything else that Shawn experienced and heard about at the show.

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Aug 17 2017

Gnomecast #22 – How to Make Death Matter

Welcome to the Gnomecast, the Gnome Stew’s tabletop gaming advice podcast. Here we talk with the other gnomes about gaming things to avoid becoming part of the stew. So I guess we’d better be good. This episode we have Avery & Ang talking about How to Make Death Matter.

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Aug 16 2017

MMP#271 – Adding New Players

Hey folks. Glenn is in the house to sub in for Chris while Chris subs in for Bob as we talk about the pro’s, con’s, and methods of bringing new people into games.

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Time Stamps

2:52 – What’s Going On

20:45 – The Workshop: Adding New Players

1:21:48 – The Social Media Depository

Aug 15 2017

DwD&D#112 – The Good DM and Incomplete Adventurers

Let’s get down with what’s wrong and what’s missing from adventures. It’s another discussion about adventures from a different lens.

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Aug 10 2017

H&FotOSR#16 – Patrick “Hawk” Stevens

On this episode Hobbs is joined by Patrick “Hawk” Stevens. They’re family so they talk about their early gaming life, Hawk’s experiences creating art for the zine, and the weird west game that’s more west than weird Hobbs is working on. 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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Aug 09 2017

MMP#270 – Rough Edges

Hey Folks. We start with where the game fails to meet our expectations for how we believe play should proceed and then take a look at why that’s good and bad in play and design. It’s Rough Edges

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Time Stamps

3:29 – What’s Going On

20:34 – The Workshop: Rough Edges

1:25:36 – The Social Media Depository

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