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By Christopher M. Sniezak
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A gaming and geekery podcast network which covers Tabletop and video games in an effort to entertain and inform our listeners.
||MMP#152 – Labeling GMs||It's a GM round up this week but first we start off in the lobby responding to your feedback, then we get over to the Workshop to discuss different types of GM’s, and finish up in the Geekery to talk about all the juicy digital downloads this past wee||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 25 | “Arcade’s Revenge”||This week's podcast was a last-minute recording after a day-trip to Niagara Falls where we stumbled on a weird, tiny modern arcade. Karol and Tim have afterthoughts on Axiom Verge; a one-man-band of retro-influenced game design.||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#151 or 1AB – You First, the Initiative Episode||Hey Folks. This week we have the cattle prod in so I'm watching what I say. Now onto what's on the show this week. We start off in the lobby catching up and responding to your recent feedback. Then make our way to the Gameroom to discuss what we have b...||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 24 | ” A prison of our own design”||This episode covers the past week's Buffalo City Spring Comicon, new game announcements from the April first Nintendo Direct, new Amiibo announcements, previously played games in our collective backlog, and much much more. And I mean that. Like a LOT.||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitJester Class Part 2||Threats From Gallifrey takes a look at adding comedy to your rpg campaign. Appropriately, we chat with fantasy rpg parody game designer Javier Palenzuela, whose “Beasties and Bygones” game is now on Kickstarter. - -||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Threats From Gallifrey Jester Class||Threats From Gallifrey takes a look at adding comedy to your rpg campaign. Appropriately, we chat with fantasy rpg parody game designer Javier Palenzuela, whose “Beasties and Bygones” game is now on Kickstarter. -||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#150 – The Battle of the Bards||Let's get ready to rumbleeeee!!!!!! That's right. It's episode 150 and while we start out in the lobby talking about your feedback and a few other gamish and things, some related to Indiana, we eventually head into the backyard for the main event,||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 23 | “A Fool’s Errand”||Tim, alone with the recording equipment, brings shame to us all. This week's show is a news-brief on recent and upcoming events, including the Zelda Wii U delay to 2016 (and the soon-to-be-old April 1st Nintendo Direct), Buffalo's Spring Comicon,||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||DwD&D#12 – Creating Adventures||Hey Folks. On this edition of Down with D&D we talk about what's going on in the world of D&D, a dying wizard who wants to be a lich, trickle down campaign design, and creating an adventure. Hope you enjoy and let us know what we can do better.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#149: How Do I Run This Thing or Learning New Games||Hey Folks. In this new and buggy episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast We don or Fezs and catch up with you in the lobby, then we head to the Gameroom to talk about the games we have been playing, and then we head into the Workshop to talk about lear...||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 22 | “Sorta-Final Fantasy”||This week's episode comes to you at double the size and half the quality! - Conversations on our positive reactions to Final Fantasy XV, our negative reactions to the Order 1886, Nintendo's infrastructure partnership with DeNA,||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThreat Detected Episode 66 What a Dysfunctional Party||- On this 66th episode (a very significant number in Star Wars), Carson shares his mental conflict as he journeys toward pacifism. Also, Bucho’s entry room stymies the group with its numerous cunning traps. - -||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Lounge with John Harper on Blades in the Dark||Hey 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...||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#148 – Laws and Sausages or Designing Games||Hey Folks. This week we start out in the lobby responding to your comments, then we head over to the Lab where we talk about our design process, and end up in the Geekery to discuss, well, Geekery. Time Stamps 0:32 - The Lounge||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 21 | “Thud After the Storm”||This week's episode centers on Karol's reactions from his Boston trip to PAX East 2015. - Topics range from crowd size to diminishing returns to exactly how close the Indie Mega-Booth is to taking over the world.||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||DwD&D#11 – Organized Play, Writing Tests, Campaign Set Up, & Big Bads||Hey Folks. We're back with some more Down with D&D, yeah you know me and this time we're chatting about what's up with organized play, the design test for the open call for writers, campaign set up from the DMG,||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#147 – How do you like your Stakes?||Hey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby and talk about your feedback, then we roll on into the game room to talk about what we have been playing, and then we up the stakes in the combination Workshop/Garage to talk about...um...stakes.||3/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 20 | “Host Goes Here”||Rather than boring ya'll with Tim talking to himself about how fun it is taking pictures of architecture in racing games, this week's podcast is a short-form stub while we wait for Karol's return from Boston and the PAX East 2015 show floor. -||3/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#146 – The Geek Connection (Chase Mechanics)||Hey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby to hit on a variety of things, then we race to the Garage to talk about Chase mechanics, and then we end our chase in the Geekery. 0:31 - Lobby What’s Going On 8:35 - Gaming Spotlight||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Team Podcast 19 (beta) | “Info Graphics for 236 Headshots”||This week we continue down the rabbit hole of Karol's nightmarish adventures in GTA V. We touch on the announcement that Forza 6 will be a thing in 2015 and talk a bit about shifts in retail pricing for new games.||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThreats From Gallifrey Like a Rolling Stone||- Threats From Gallifrey celebrates the Deadlands: Between A Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter by chatting with John “Night Train” Goff. Plus, Savage Tim starts his East Texas University campaign… and more developments on the Deadlands Rampage d||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMMP#145 – Spotlight Please||Hey Folks. This week we hang out in the lobby getting caught up, then we head over to the Gameroom and talk about what we have been playing recently, and then we end the night in the Workshop where we put the spotlight on a different type of game balan...||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTKV Team Podcast 18 (beta) | “Out of Order”||This week's discussion with Karol and Tim is a springboard of commentary on newer releases and reactions to critical panning, set over our observations of Karol's current-gen Grand Theft Auto V play session.||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scouring the Shire Pt2||- This is the second part of Threats From Gallifrey: Scouring the Shire. It includes the round table discussion with Rich Harrison, Exploding Mary and Chris Witt. -||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThreats From Gallifrey Ep 5 Scouring the Shire||- On this episode of Threats From Gallifrey, GM Chris, Exploding Mari and Rich H embark on a quest… a discussion on how to capture the Tolkein feel in a Middle Earth RPG. - Tony and Rob advise gamemasters about coping with PC death,||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMMP#144 – Knowledge & Interpersonal Skills||Hey Folks. We're back this week to talk about Knowledge and Interpersonal skills. We also hang out in the Lab to talk about Tyvir's Teachings. Wondering what that means? Well listen and find out. - Time Stamp 0:33 - Lounge What's Going On||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitTKV Podcast 17 (beta) | “DICEy Tastes”||This week's conversation with Karol and Tim touches on the DICE presentations of the Game Developers Conference, as well as bits on retail penetration strategies, marketing, and terrible meme games. Topics meander among reactions to Tim's purchase of D.||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDwDD#09 – The Monk, The Awkward & The Leveling||Who's down with D&D. That's right. We're back or at least back with an episode recorded before our holiday hiatus. Today we get down about the Monk and turning leveling into a part of the story. Hope you enjoy. 1:58 - Topic 1 & 2 - The Monk||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#143 – Let’s Be Candid and other Soft Skills||Hey Folks. I just wanted to be honest with you and say I truly appreciate all of you who listen to the show and let us come into your devices every week to talk about the things we're passionate and knowledgeable about.||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV Podcast 16 (beta) | “Hard Drivin”||- Swears: 6 Season: Deux Playtime: 41:08 - This week's episode, after a brief bit on hard drives for new-gen systems, breaks into conversation about the current-gen remake of Grand Theft Auto V, pre-release tech demos from the Gamecube,||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP#142 – Encumbrance, What is it good for||142 - Encumbrance, What is it good for? - Hey Folks. Today we're lugging stuff around just to prove that we can, or at least that encumbrance might not be the dog of a rule everyone thinks it is. We also do that listener feedback thing and chat about ...||2/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV-Team Podcast 15 (beta) | The word was “Powerslide”||Direct Download: [TKV 15 | Blur] Running Time: 28:55 Swears: 14 Season: Deux - In this week's TKV-Team Podcast, Karol and Tim muse on topics ranging from living with a game collection to the merits of physical office layouts as Karol plays through ...||2/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThreat Detected Darkness Part 2||- On this Threat Detected, our heroes take the fight to the Black Sun Vigo Bucho. Fun in a volcano base and a discussion of prequels vs original trilogy. - - This is Part 2 of the podcast.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 64 Darkness Surrounds A Lot Of Things Pt 1||On this Threat Detected, our heroes take the fight to the Black Sun Vigo Bucho. Fun in a volcano base and a discussion of prequels vs original trilogy.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMMP#141 – T is for Trust||Ep141 - T is for Trust - Hey Folks. This week we're coming to you with 100% less clicks, trust me. We're also checking out what we get from the Extradimentional Social Media Depository before we head to the workshop to talk about trust.||1/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TKV-Team Podcast 14 (Beta) | The Half-Cast||TKV-Team Podcast 14 (Beta) - The Half-Cast||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP 140 – Taking Damage & Listener Feedback||- MMP#140 - Taking Damage & Listener Feedback - Hey Folks. This week Phil and I are talking about Taking Damage or at least damage systems and how they work. We also are trying a new recording set up and are still working out the kinks.||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP #139 – Where the RPG Industry is Headed and Gamer Resolutions||The RPG Industry & Gaming Resolutions - Hey Folks. It's time for another episode of the Misdirected Mark Podcast and I have my trusty companion Phil with me as we get into the gameroom, talk about where we think the RPG Industry is headed,||1/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPart 2 of TFG Cozy Christmas Slippers||Be sure to download and listen to Part 1 of the show... unless you only really want to hear about the One Ring. Fine. Be like that. - -||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Threats From Gallifrey Cool Christmas Slippers Pt1||Welcome to Threats From Gallifrey. Rob and Tony talk building effective NPCs. Savage Tim does the happy dance over Shane Hensley’s Deadlands announcement. Rich H reveals the next publications in the One Ring line.||1/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP #138 – Fiction Engines and Games of the Year||138 - Fiction Engines and Games of the Year - Hey Folks. Happy New Year and all that Jazz. The MMP is back with an episode talking about fiction engines and we give you what our favorite games we played this year were.||1/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Lounge with Jason Pitre & Genesis of Legend Publishing||The Lounge with Jason Pitre & Genesis of Legend Publishing 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,||12/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitMore of Threat Detected Episode 63||- Oops, our show went long. No, wait... it's a present... that's right... a present to our jolly listeners. Download and hear the second half of episode 63 here. -||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThreat Detected Ep 63 All I Want For Xmas is a Nat 20||On this Threat Detected Podcast, our heroes eliminate a Black Sun hit team sent to help conquer Exovar’s Emporium. We talk super healing abilities and helping struggling groups through investigations… and the Episode 7 Teaser cryfest. -||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Lounge – Shotguns & Sorcery with Matt Forbeck and Jeremy Mohler||Shotguns & Sorcery with Matt Forbeck and Jeremy Mohler - Hey Folks. Chris here with another episode of the Lounge and who do I have this time but freelancer's extraordinaire Matt Forbeck and Jeremy Mohler who also happens to be the CEO of Outland Ente...||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Lounge with Rob Heinsoo||- The Lounge with Rob Heinsoo - Hey Folks. This time on the lounge we have Rob Heinsoo, one of the lead designer of the 13th Age and 4th edition D&D plus a ton of other games. To go along with Rob we have our longest running patron,||12/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||MMP #137 – Shanna Germain on Editing & In Depth on 13th Age||- Shanna Germain on Editing and In Depth on 13th Age - Hey Folks. This week we have an excellent and jam packed show of stuff for you. Shanna Germain is with us to talk a little about herself and editing in the world of gaming and fiction,||12/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Threats From Gallifrey Episode 3 For John||- - On this episode of Threats From Gallifrey, Savage Tim shows us things we missed in the chase rules, Rob and Tony on campaign prep, the return of Sirona O’Keefe and Transmissions From an Alternate Galaxy… plus a detailed look at Doctor Who...||11/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Lounge – Dracula Dossier with Kenneth Hite||- Dracula Dossier with Kenneth Hite - Hey Folks. Today I have Ken Hite with us who needs little to no introduction if you're a fan of the show. He's with us to talk about the Dracula Dossier, his newest project which is an improvisational campa...||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
A solid new RPG podcast.
This is good stuff, Mark & Chris have some excellent banter, but know when to stay on the subject. The show emphasises adventure & campaign for the casual gamer. Theres a lot of solid advice and experience that these guys share that you can take home to your own game. They also cover a lof of aspects the gaming community (conventions and things). Keep it up!
Excellent show on games
Misdirected Mark is still getting its legs, but you can tell the hosts are expert game masters and are passionate about the topic. The latest episode saw the transition to a few format where they "stay on target" and provide excellent advice on running an RPG campaign and give interesting news on the world of tabletop games.
Both informative and hilarious
This program is a treasure in the rough for RPGs discussions. It's beyond cheesy with the prepared bits, but more than makes up for it with the actual discussions. Both hosts are heavy vets (and you can interpret that, however you like) in roleplaying and it shows.
Chris 'the light' Sniezak is by far the most entertaining member if you don't take him seriously with every statement he makes. I'm not sure if he is aware of this, but he is a massive jerk when it comes to getting his point across and it makes me laugh at how rediculous his efforts are in doing so. I'm often facepalming every recording saying, "I can't believe he is really saying that!"
The other host, Mark, is the true balancer of reason. He is very considerate in how he talks on the podcast and tolerates a lot in order to have a productive discussion.
While chaotic and absurd, their friendship clearly comes across and shows they are the perfect match for this style of show. I always look forward to their program because quite frankly, it's insanely profound.