Jul 27, 2017

Episode 33 - Ascension’s Right Hand [Reader’s Companion]

Ascension_right_hand.jpgHoly Paradox Batman! The Dynamic Duo of Mark and BK unearth the secrets of those few chosen (or blackmailed, or compelled) to join the Ascension War as the Right Hand of Mages.  They poke into the practices of the Traditions, Marauders, and even Nephandi to see how Custos are treated and portrayed in the World of Darkness.  Ideas for Custos-only games are discussed, as well as thematic considerations for cross-over games with Mage.

 

Despite Mark's recently unrepentant dalliance with TORG, he offers the expected high-quality and incisive commentary on the last book published for Mage First Edition.

 

Please note: Neither BK nor Mark are responsible for and outcomes resulting from the combination of this book and The Chaos Factor.  Do so at your own risk.

 

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Episode 34 will feature the frequently-requested topic of LARPing, as a listener joins BK in the recording carriage.

 

Hosts: BK, and Mark. 

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Jul 7, 2017

Episode 32 - Made Men: World of Darkness Mafia [Reader’s Companion]

Mafia.jpgBK and Pete don their pinstripe suits and go to the mattresses to review World of Darkness: Mafia.  These Good Fellas discuss the themes of a good Mafia game, draw similarities between organised crime and the Masquerade, and consider whether the supernatural has any place in a setting like this.

In between chronicle ideas, you'll find a list of great movies, documentaries, and books as inspiration for Mafia-inspired stories, and some suggested old World of Darkness books to accompany this title.

Congratulations to Diesel_Van84 who won the first Midnight Express Story Seed Competition and recieves a voucher for Drivethrurpg.

You can add any information to the V5 forum thread here.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues or Stewart Wieck as we pause to pay our own respects.  Stewart's work inspired many a good tale and fired the imagination - his legacy of purple books will not easily fade.

The show notes links are (as promised) ready to rival the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings, so here we go:

Podcasts

Check our Affiliates, Blogs, and other Podcasts page. 

Gaming Books (please use the affiliate links to support the show)

Ascension's Right Hand, The Risen, Killing Streets, Project Twilight, Unknown Armies, Trail of Cthulhu, W20 Cookbook.

Movies & Documentaries

The Godfather, Good Fellas, The Sopranos, Gangs of New York, The Untouchables, The Departed, Casino, Cocaine Cowboys (by Billy Corben).

Other books

The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, Chasing the Scream, Donnie Brasco

See you in thirty!

Hosts: BK & Pete

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 5, 2016

Episode 25 - Midnight Express [Reader’s Companion]

loco-178092_1920.jpgAll aboard! To celebrate the 25th episode, BK and Rose part with some oboli for tickets on the Midnight Express.  

They discuss the book in some detail, converse on the nature of Ferrymen, and then highlight one module each from the book.  

There is plenty of advice on how to use the modules, and really bring some character to the train.

Buy your ticket now, or face the prospect of being thrown into the tempest by a grumpy conductor!

The books mentioned in this podcast are below.  

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Rose also mentioned http://www.abandoned-places.com/, you can purchase your Werewolf t-shirts here, and the ready-made V20 characters are here.

Hosts: BK & Rose. 

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Jul 29, 2016

Episode 24 - Project Twilight [Readers Companion]

man-2106810_1920.jpgThe truth is out there!
BK hangs his 'I Want to Believe' poster, whilst Pete forages for a pants suit before opening an unauthorised investigation into 'Project Twilight'.

Through the haze of Cancer Man's smoke, they unearth storytelling advice about keeping the mystery of the unknown, presenting investigation clues to players, fixing the Background: Favours (using LARP rules, no less), and Pete ambushes BK with the Background: Arsenal.

Our affiliate links are now working, so you can support the show by purchasing your own gaming books.

Just use the links in any of our show notes to purchase the items at Drivethrurpg, and we'll receive a small portion of the sale (to put into a prize pool for listeners).

The books mentioned in this episode were

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The Forum is still down at the time of posting; Beckett is negotiating with the company doing the server migration to find out more.

Hosts: Adrian BK and Pete.

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May 8, 2016

Episode 22 - The Skinner [Reader’s Companion]

wolf-2227541_1920.jpgBK and Pete use The Skinner as the basis for a discussion not only around the latest title to feature Samuel Haight, but also some ideas on integrating this infamous NPC with your chronicle.

They cover off on some story ideas, explore the motivations for Sam's obsession with wolf pelts, and offer some critique on the Skinner's hunting glories.

We also mention the excellent sourcebook Valkenburg Foundation which will be reviewed in a future episode.

As always, join the ongoing discussion at the forum, email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com, and check out the latest podcast news at our Facebook page

Hosts: BK and Pete.

 
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