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Phil, Bob, and Jerry conclude the discussion of non-optimal play, this time from the player’s perspective. Enjoy, and tell us about your non-optimal play over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 3:23 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 24:18 – The Workshop: Non-Optimal Play — The Player’s Side Main discussionRoundtable 1:39:19 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch ClubHeroQuest Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the human side of non-optimal play from the GM’s perspective, as opposed to last week’s discussion of the mechanical perspective. Enjoy, and tell us about how you run non-optimal play over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 3:30 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 21:08 – The Workshop: GMing Non-Optimal Play Main discussionRoundtable 1:46:47 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the benefits and mechanics of non-optimal play decisions. Enjoy, and tell us about your non-optimal play over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:52 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 14:05 – The Garage: Non-Optimal Play 1:17:47 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss various categories, examples, and uses of GM tools to help you run your game. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite GM tools over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:48 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 14:41 – The Workshop: GM Tools Main DiscussionRoundtable 1:32:45 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch ClubThe Story Games Names Project (free PDF available from FICTIONEERS.net, or print version available from Lulu)Masks: 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying GameQuiver card casesDeck O’ Names productsBackstory CardsGenesys System Adversary DecksSavage Worlds Cast of Cards productsRory’s Story CubesThe Crawler’s CompanionIt’s Not My Fault (also available as an in-browser game!)Story, Please! for No Thank You, Evil!GameMastery Critical Hit Deck and GameMastery Critical Fumble Deck for PathfinderAugmented RealityFantasy City GeneratorRinkworks Name GeneratorSeventh Sanctum name generatorsDungeon ScrawlShort Order HeroesAtmar’s Cardography Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss different ways to prepare and use published adventures in your games! Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite published adventures over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:11 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 14:36 – The Workshop: Preparing Published Adventures Main DiscussionRoundtable 1:24:33 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Phil runs Hydro Hacker Operatives for Metagamers AnonymousThe Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch ClubKnucklebone Magazine – email pitches to knucklebonemag@gmail.com by September 18th. Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss pre-game preparation, improv in gaming, and the strengths and uses of both of those styles – even together! Enjoy, and tell us about your prep and improv experiences over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:00 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 18:06 – The Workshop: Prep and Improv Main DiscussionRoundtable 1:48:43 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club winds down with the series finale.The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club is just starting up! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss what nostalgia means, how you can enjoy it, and what the risks of indulging may be. Enjoy, and tell us about what makes you nostalgic in gaming over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:38 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 19:01 – The Workshop: Nostalgia Main DiscussionRoundtable 1:25:47 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Veil 2020The Great American Witch on Kickstarter through August 27th.Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here!Watch for the DS9 Watch Club soon! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss managing the villains in your game: what they’re for and how to make them memorable. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite villains over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:19 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 19:24 – The Workshop: Villains 1:41:28 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Cypher Speak podcast.Misdirected Mark Exploratory Play series for NumeneraPart 1: #330, #331, #332Part 2: #335, #336, #337Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss in-game planning, especially various game mechanics for pulling off heists. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite in-game plans over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:38 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 16:06 – The Workshop: Patrons 1:46:06 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss powerful NPCs that support and provide for player characters. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite in-game patrons over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:52 – The Lobby Temperature CheckOne ThingAnnouncements 14:19 – The Workshop: Patrons 1:28:57 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss different methods and approaches to worldbuilding for your tabletop stories. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite worlds over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:08 – The Lobby Check-inOne ThingAnnouncements 14:02 – The Workshop: Worldbuilding 1:38:21 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss various types of “assist” mechanics in different games. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite teamwork rules over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:21 – The Lobby Check-inOne ThingAnnouncements 14:05 – The Garage – Assist 1:15:00 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil, Bob, and Jerry take an in-depth look at Dungeon Crawl Classics from Goodman Games. Enjoy, and tell us your takes on DCC over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:13 – The Lobby Check-inOne ThingAnnouncements 19:55 – In Depth – Dungeon Crawl Classics 1:48:49 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here!Gaming and BS episode #300 Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back Jerry for another installment of the Salon series. The hosts discuss various activities and media in their lives and how they relate to gaming. Enjoy, and tell us what’s happening in your life over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:43 – The Lobby Check-inOne ThingAnnouncements 16:30 – The Salon 1:33:13 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Dungeon ScrawlMisdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back Jerry for another installment of the Salon series. The hosts discuss various activities and media in their lives and how they relate to gaming. Enjoy, and tell us what’s happening in your life over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:53 – The Lobby Check-inOne ThingAnnouncements 16:48 – The Salon 1:28:40 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions PatreonMisdirected Mark Productions TwitterMisdirected Mark Productions YouTube ChannelEncoded Designs itch.io pageNever Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back Jerry for another installment of the Salon series. The hosts discuss various activities and media in their lives and how they relate to gaming. Enjoy, and tell us what’s happening in your life over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:19 The Lobby Check-in One Thing Announcements 23:52 – The Salon 1:32:25 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Misdirected Mark Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club on the Misdirected Mark Forums. Check out the welcome message here! Alice is Missing on Kickstarter through June 29th. Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back Jerry for another installment of the Salon series. The hosts discuss various activities and media in their lives and how they relate to gaming. Enjoy, and tell us what’s happening in your life over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 1:42 The Lobby Check-in One Thing Announcements 27:14 – The Salon 1:32:59 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode Gen Con 2020 official cancellation Follow The FM Gamers at @fmgcasters on Twitter for daily prompts all month long. (And catch the show live every other Monday on Twitch!) Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back Jerry to kick off a less structured format for the show in the new Salon series. The hosts discuss activities and media in their lives and how they relate to gaming. Enjoy, and tell us what’s happening in your life over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. If you’re available, also catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark to chat with the hosts and other listeners during the show! Time Stamps 2:12 The Lobby Check-in One Thing Announcements 22:01 – The Salon 1:39:32 – The Conversation Corner Show Links Follow The FM Gamers at @fmgcasters on Twitter for daily prompts all month long. (And catch the show live every other Monday on Twitch!) Portrait Workshop (app information and pre-order) Schmitty on Twitch “Over 200 Tabletop Games to Play for Free at Home, to Keep You Busy During COVID Quarantine #StayAtHome” from Moe, the Tabletop Bellhop. Follow and Support Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss finding, bolstering, and recovering your confidence as a GM. Enjoy and tell us about how you’ll boost your GM confidence on The Misdirected Mark Forums. Join us for the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark. Time Stamps 1:45 Check-in 11:03 – One Thing & Announcements 22:45 – The Workshop: GM Confidence 1:33:08 – The Conversation Corner Links Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss techniques and tips for learning new games. Enjoy, tell us about how you learn games on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Time Stamps & Links 1:40 – One Thing & Announcements Torchbearer 2nd Edition on Kickstarter through May 16th. HârnMaster Boxed Set on Kickstarter through May 4th. “Where Does Your Money Go When You Buy a Game?” blog post by Fred Hicks 17:34 – The Workshop: Learnin’ Games “The Four Structures” blog post by Jason Pitre 1:33:38 – The Conversation Corner Sam the Cooking Guy YouTube channel The Mini Quick Pack from Topo Designs
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss the reasons and use of failure in games. Enjoy, tell us about failure in your games on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Time Stamps 7:34 – One Thing 17:34 – The Workshop: Failure 1:33:38 – The Conversation Corner
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss how to discourage the murder hobo mindset in your games. Enjoy, tell us about your game’s murder hobos on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Links Con of Champions Buy a badge Volunteer to run an event Sponsor a perk Spread the word! Tales From the Loop board game on Kickstarter through May 7th Time Stamps 2:48 – One Thing & Announcements 15:57 – The Workshop: Urgency 1:36:16 – The Conversation Corner
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss how to manage urgency in games. Enjoy, tell us about your game’s urgent situations on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Links Zoom Star Traders: Frontiers Missile Command: Recharged Con of Champions Trophy Gold available from the Trophy RPG site ICONS Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells Time Stamps 2:11 – One Thing & Announcements 9:15 – The Workshop: Urgency 1:20:40 – The Conversation Corner
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss productive and non-productive play, and how each can be used at the table. Enjoy, tell us about your table’s productive play on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Time Stamps 4:03 – One Thing & Announcements 25:35 – The Workshop: Productive Play 1:20:20 – The Conversation Corner
Phil and Bob welcome back guest host Jerry to discuss the nature and use of the character background and backstory. Enjoy, tell us about your characters on The Misdirected Mark Forums, and join us live every Tuesday at 8 PM U.S. Eastern time on twitch.tv/misdirectedmark.   Misdirected Mark Productions Patreon Misdirected Mark Productions Twitter Misdirected Mark Productions YouTube Channel Encoded Designs itch.io page Never Unprepared Audiobook Time Stamps 1:33 – One Thing & Announcements 10:46 – The Workshop: Character Backgrounds 1:35:56 – The Conversation Corner
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Created by
The Misdirected Mark Podcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jul 10th, 2014
Latest Episode
Sep 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Seasons
1
Episodes
411
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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