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She’s a Super Geek is an actual play RPG Podcast highlighting women as GMs. Join your hosts Andi and Senda as they play their way through a plethora of various table top RPGs with wonderful guests from across the web in game design and podcasting. This podcast is a member of Misdirected Mark Productions.
 
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Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss types, planning, and expectations for small, convention-like gatherings to play games with your friends. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite friend cons at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:03 The Temperature Check 7:15 The Lobby 22:26 The Workshop: Friend Cons 1:40:47 The Conversation Corner Announ…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the GM skill of managing player expectations when running games. Enjoy the show, and tell us how you manage expectations at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:53 The Temperature Check 5:46 The Lobby 19:52 The Workshop: Expectation Management 1:41:22 The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links The Misdirected…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss how to manage mooks, henchpersons, hirelings, and other low-power NPCs in your games, both as players and GMs. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite character minions at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:24 The Temperature Check 4:37 The Lobby 16:10 The Workshop: Mastering Minions 1:24:04 The Conversa…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry welcome special guest Craig Campbell to talk about culling game ideas from media inspiration and Craig’s game Nowhereville, on Kickstarter through Thursday, June 3rd. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite inspirational media at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 3:27 The Lobby 23:51 The Workshop: Getting Inspira…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry welcome special guests Jamila Nedjadi and Jason Pitre to talk about the use of mini-games in RPGs and Jamila’s new game Once More Into The Void, on Kickstarter through Thursday, June 10th. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite in-game jobs at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:55 The Lobby 23:55 The Garage: Mi…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss GM tips for running job-based games and how the similarities and differences with mission-based games. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite in-game jobs at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:36 The Temperature Check 4:42 The Lobby 13:54 The Workshop: Doing Jobs 1:32:42 The Conversation Corner Announce…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss GM tips for getting the most out of mission-based gaming and stories. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your favorite missions (successful or not) at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:38 The Temperature Check 6:09 The Lobby 18:52 The Workshop: Mission-Based Play 1:35:03 The Conversation Corner Announcements and…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the use of mechanical currencies in games, like Fate Points, Hero Points, and Bennies, and how to manage them both as GMs and players. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your narrative economies at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:29 The Temperature Check 5:39 The Lobby 14:33 The Workshop: Making Economies Work…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss how to prepare for, manage, and enjoy gaming with intense emotional involvement, both as GMs and as players. Enjoy the show, and tell us about your emotional gaming experiences at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:09 The Temperature Check 4:19 The Lobby 11:07 The Workshop: Emotional Play 1:35:51 The Conversatio…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the difficulties with constantly escalating stakes and power in games, and how to deal with the problems that can arise. Enjoy, and tell us how your narrative and power curves at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:56 – The Temperature Check 5:12 – The Lobby 11:03 – The Workshop: Chasing the Curve 1:20:44 – The C…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the uses and influence of in-fiction money in your game. Enjoy, and tell us about how you handle your in-game fortunes at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:25 – The Temperature Check 5:32 – The Lobby 17:58 – The Workshop: Money 1:48:48 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links The Misdirected Mark Star …
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry welcome special guest Andi Fox of the Redemption podcast for further discussion about running games in a setting from an established intellectual property. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite settings at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:42 – The Temperature Check 5:35 – The Lobby 24:42 – The Workshop: Established I…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss running games in a setting established in an existing intellectual property. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite settings at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:28 – The Temperature Check 5:10 – The Lobby 18:30 – The Workshop: Playing In and Around Established IPs 1:16:58 – The Conversation Corner Announcement…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the differences between the “Storyteller” and “Facilitator” approaches to game mastering. Enjoy, and tell us your GMing style at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:30 – The Temperature Check 5:44 – The Lobby 22:53 – The Workshop: Storyteller and Facilitator 1:27:29 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Lin…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of different initiative systems. Enjoy, and tell us how you decide action order at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:01 – The Temperature Check 6:16 – The Lobby 14:37 – The Garage: Initiative 1:31:51 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links Watch for the Misdirected Mark…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss what happens after the big adventure is over. Enjoy, and come share your stories of aftermaths at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:30 – The Temperature Check 8:18 – The Lobby 20:46 – The Workshop: Aftermaths 1:24:30 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links The Misdirected Mark Deep Space Nine Watch Cl…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry take a deep dive into the fantasy sandbox survival game Forbidden Lands from Free League Publishing. Enjoy, and come join the conversation at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:00 – The Temperature Check 7:19 – The Lobby 16:14 – The Deep Dive: Forbidden Lands 1:35:18 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links The…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry continue the series on opposition types with a discussion on the mighty Juggernaut. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite Juggernauts at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:46 – The Temperature Check 4:52 – The Lobby 13:02 – The Workshop: Juggernauts 1:12:52 – The Conversation Corner Announcements and Links The Misdirec…
 
Content Warning: Passing of a beloved pet. Two brief discussions of pet death: 5:40 – 6:35 1:48:14 – 1:51:28 Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss managing game mechanics that deprive players of agency over their characters. Enjoy, and feel free to keep the conversation going at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 2:21 – The Temperature Check (CW pet d…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss types and uses of chase and pursuit mechanics in RPGs. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite chase scenes at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:14 – The Temperature Check 8:21 – The Lobby 21:22 – The Garage: Chase Mechanics 1:23:48 – The Conversation Corner Announcements The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Spa…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the campaign sessions that take place between larger story arcs. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite interlude sessions at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:50 – The Temperature Check 6:16 – The Lobby One Thing Announcements 18:52 – The Workshop: Interludes 1:32:23 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Ep…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry return from winter break and continue the multipart discussion about opposition with a look at the hive mind. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite hive mind over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:43 – The Temperature Check 6:54 – The Lobby One Thing Announcements 23:00 – The Workshop: The Hive Mind 1:29:52 – The C…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry continue the discussion about opposition with a look at the puppet master. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite puppet master over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Reminder: This marks the final episode before the Misdirected Mark 2020 holiday break. The next live stream will be on Tuesday, December 29th, and the next episode …
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss their gaming lives in general in this Salon episode. Enjoy, and connect with us over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Time Stamps 1:43 – The Temperature Check 7:55 – The Lobby One Thing Announcements 26:47 – The Salon 1:48:13 – The Conversation Corner Links for This Episode The Misdirected Mark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss what makes a mastermind, and how to run mastermind opposition in your games. Enjoy, and tell us about your favorite masterminds over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Reminder: There will be no live stream on Tuesday, November 3rd and no new episode on November 10th. The show will return the following week! Time Stamps 1:…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss the composition and uses of conspiracies in your games. Enjoy, and tell us about your in-game conspiracies 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 S…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss tips on running those big boss fights that form the capstone of so many adventures and campaigns. Enjoy, and tell us about your big boss fights 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 ot…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry discuss tips on running games where the GM has to set a difficulty level as part of the task resolution mechanism. Enjoy, and tell us how you decide the levels of difficulty 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…
 
Phil, Bob, and Jerry welcome special guest Jason Pitre of Genesis of Legend Publishing to discuss Forged in the Dark game design and Jason’s new game Sig: City of Blades on Kickstarter through October 30th! Enjoy, and tell us how you forge in the dark over at The Misdirected Mark Forums. Catch the live recording of a new episode every Tuesday at 8 …
 
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 durin…
 
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/misdi…
 
Content Notice: Nazis, WWII, imprisonment, concentration camps, the Holocaust, police raids, assassination, interrogation, homophobia Today we’re playing Part 2 of A Cool and Lonely Courage by Alex White with Betsy Rosenblatt. Find it here: https://planesailinggames.com/a-cool-and-lonely-courage.html Not a single SOE woman broke……
 
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 Sta…
 
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 duri…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 ot…
 
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 listene…
 
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 h…
 
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 oth…
 
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 a…
 
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