168 episodes

Phil, Bob, & Chris talk about GM / DM advice, Game design, playing, and running table top RPGs in an effort to entertain and inform you, the listener.

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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Phil, Bob, & Chris talk about GM / DM advice, Game design, playing, and running table top RPGs in an effort to entertain and inform you, the listener.

    Likeable NPCs

    Likeable NPCs

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss tips for running NPCs your players will enjoy. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite NPCs at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







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    1:58 The Temperature Check







    4:43 The Lobby







    10:06 The Workshop: Likeable NPCs







    1:31:48 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    Unfortunately, we were unable to reach forum user Chuck regarding his win in the dice bag giveaway drawing, so congratulations to the new winner, Victor Wyatt!







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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Adversaries: Hunter/Collector

    Adversaries: Hunter/Collector

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry return to the Adversary Files, discussing the related roles of Hunter and Collector. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite hunter/collector adversaries at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







    Time Stamps







    1:08 The Temperature Check







    5:01 The Lobby







    15:16 The Workshop: Adversary Files: The Hunter/Collector







    1:14:07 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    The Price of Coal on Kickstarter through Wednesday, September 15th.Reminder: there will be no Misdirected Mark live stream on September 7th (and no podcast episode on September 14th) while the hosts take a little break and Bob finishes up his move.







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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Session Zero (Redux)

    Session Zero (Redux)

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry return to the topic of Session Zero, discussing how to best take advantage of an introductory session for your campaign. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite session zero techniques at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







    Time Stamps







    2:46 The Temperature Check







    6:48 The Lobby







    10:47 The Workshop: Session Zero







    1:26:16 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    The CATS ProcedureAn index card-sized reference for the CATS ProcedureThe Fear the Boot Group TemplateBackstory CardsReminder: there will be no Misdirected Mark live stream on September 7th (and no podcast episode on September 14th) while the hosts take a little break and Bob finishes up his move.







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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Fanatics

    Fanatics

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry continue the Adversary File series with a discussion about the Fanatic, an adversary driven by single-minded devotion to a cause. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite fanatical adversaries at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







    Time Stamps







    3:49 The Temperature Check







    7:12 The Lobby







    17:59 The Workshop: Adversary Files: Fanatics







    1:13:03 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    Check out Jim Crocker's newsletter Jim Still Likes Games and subscribe today!Check out PK Sullivan's new Breakfast for Pancakes episode, "How to Make Pannetone Bread Pudding - An Improv Cooking Lesson"! Be sure to subscribe to Breakfast for Pancakes on YouTube and follow @B4Pancakes on Twitter!Check out the new edition of Get Bit on Kickstarter through Friday, September 3rd.There will be no Misdirected Mark live stream on September 7th, and no podcast episode on September 14th, while the hosts take a little break and Bob finishes up his move.







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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Guest Stars

    Guest Stars

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss adding a new temporary player to an ongoing campaign and share tips both for running the game and playing in it. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite guest star appearances at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







    Time Stamps







    1:55 The Temperature Check







    4:30 The Lobby







    11:20 The Workshop: Guest Stars







    1:21:54 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    Check out PK Sullivan's new YouTube show Breakfast for Pancakes! The first episode, "How to make the PERFECT fried egg every time," is already out, and many more are on the way. Check it out and be sure to subscribe on YouTube and follow @B4Pancakes on Twitter!There will be no Misdirected Mark live stream on September 7th, and no podcast episode on September 14th, while the hosts take a little break and Bob finishes up his move.







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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Montages

    Montages

    Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss getting through a lot in a little bit of time by using a montage. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite montage at The Misdirected Mark Forums.







    Time Stamps







    1:29 The Temperature Check







    5:15 The Lobby







    15:28 The Garage: Montages







    1:03:55 The Conversation Corner







    Announcements and Links







    The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Voyager Watch Club has come to an end! Thanks to everyone who joined us on this journey, and we hope you had fun. We don't know yet when the next watch club will start or what it will feature, so keep an ear on the podcast and an eye on the forums to find out!Congratulations to forum users Chuck and Randy, the winners of the Misdirected Mark Forums dice bag giveaway! Winners are being contacted via the forums, so check your private messages there to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered!







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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

araklusta ,

Mighty ttrpg scholars!

You won't find any other podcast that delves so deeply into what makes role-playing games tick. They tackle a huge variety of topics, and are prominent and prolific voices of indie games. Keep it up Misdirected Mark!

Taustealthsuit ,

Best role playing game podcast out there

I love listening to these guys. They focus a lot on more modern games and playing styles which I like, but they acknowledge that as long as you are having fun, there is no wrong way to role play.

Graystorm ,

Not enough time

The whole collection from this studio is great whether I am learning about GMing from Misdirected Mark enjoying Pandas talking games everything is a blast

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