Oct 31, 2015

Episode 18 - A Fatal Addiction (or the plot writes itself) [Game Line Spotlight]

hand-749676_1920.jpgBK and Pete delve into the secrets of the second-class citizens in the Masquerade.  After establishing the role of the ghoul they explore archetypes (and how you can expand these to create interesting stories and conflict), providing more character to ghouls, and some ideas for all-ghoul chronicles. 

They finish with a brief explanation of animal ghouls (crocodiles and panthers and piranhas - oh my!) and the possibilities they offer your game.

You can purchase Ghouls: Fatal Addiction here.

As always, join the conversation in the forum, via Facebook, or by emailing midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.
Next month there will be a Changeling themed Shard with Storyteller advice.

Hosts: BK and Pete.

 

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Jun 26, 2015

Episode 15 - Mummy 1st and 2nd Edition [Game line Spotlight]

the-witch-539683_1920.jpgThis month Beckett and BK explore the world of Mummy 1st and 2nd editions. 

After discussion concerning the nature of these immortals, the duo cover some of the major themes of both editions, how Mummies could be used in a game, and some tips for Storytellers wanting to use the Shemsu-Heru (or any other type of Mummy) in their game.  We'll cover Mummy: the Resurrection in a later episode. 

Drop by the Forum, our Facebook page, or send us an email (midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com) with any feedback, ideas for new shows, or simply to chat about the old World of Darkness. 

If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider taking some time to leave a review on iTunes.  Every bit of publicity helps for the show. 

The books we used in this episode were:

Coming up next: a Shard of Darkness from Changeling: the Dreaming, and a Reader's Companion episode for Blood-Dimmed Tides!

Hosts: Adrian BK and Beckett.

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Feb 8, 2015

Episode 11 - Changeling: the Dreaming [Game Line Spotlight]

leaf-409258_1920.jpgBK is joined by listeners (and all-round Changeling fans) Darling_Rose and Wendell_Burke for an episode dedicated to all things fae.

They talk about the 'last of the big five' in detail, covering the types of characters, stories, and settings Changeling players and storytellers can encounter, as well as providing a short overview of their favourite books from the line.

You can join us over at the community, via our Facebook page, or email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

In 'From the Bookshelf' they cover:

Join us in 30 when Beckett and BK devote an episode to listener questions from the forum.  

Hosts: Adrian BK, Darling_Rose, and Wendell_Burke

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Dec 18, 2014

Episode 09 - Mage the Ascension [Game Line Spotlight]

man-1519667_1920.jpgMage: the Ascension: the game line that demanded three hosts across three time zones!

Adrian, Beckett, and Mark plumb the depths of purple and gold arcana to discuss Mage: the Ascension.

After an overview of the core concepts of the game they dive into advice on running Mage chronicles, tackle Avatar issues, elaborate on Paradigm and meet Paradox head-on.

You can join in the discussion at the forum, drop by the Facebook page, or send an email via midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

Thanks to forum user Darling_Rose for the bumper, and you can look forward to more fan-created content in the new year.

In From the Bookshelf, the hosts give reviews of:

 

Stay tuned for the Companion Reader episode to Mage which will review Halls of the Arcanum.

Hosts: Adrian, Mark, and Beckett.

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Jun 26, 2014

Episode 03.5? - Vampire: the Dark Ages [Game Line Spotlight]

We're due an episode tomorrow, and it's a good news/bad news scenario.  The bad news is that Steve has been really ill and in no fit condition to record a podcast.  We're working on setting a date to produce the episode as soon as he's well again.

However, we'd like to make sure that you have something to listen to.  If you're new to the podcast, you might not realise that our first work was on a series of four Darklings for the Darker Days podcast, and Mike and Chris were kind enough to not only post them up, but also provide a bit of commentary at the end too.

To tide you over until the next episode of Midnight Express, tune in to the four (yes four!) episodes below and get your monthly fix of gaming goodness from us both.  You'll see that our style hasn't changed too much, and there was (even then) a focus on gaming advice.

We'll be back on deck soon enough, and remember to drop by the Forum.

These episodes are also available via iTunes.

Hosts: Steve & Adrian 

 

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