Oct 31, 2015

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

BK 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.


Jun 26, 2015

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

This 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.

Feb 8, 2015

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

BK 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.

In 'From the Bookshelf' they cover:
You can join us over at the community, via our Facebook page, or email us at midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.
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

Dec 18, 2014

Episode 09 - Mage the Ascension [Game Line Spotlight]

Mage: 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.

In From the Bookshelf, the hosts give reviews of:
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.
Stay tuned for the Companion Reader episode to Mage which will review Halls of the Arcanum.

Hosts: Adrian, Mark, and Beckett.

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 

May 29, 2014

Episode 03 - Hunters Hunted [Game Line Spotlight]

Steve and Adrian grab their stakes and mallets to descend into the role of hunters in the old World of Darkness.  In this episode we give an overview of the hunter books (excluding Hunter: the Reckoning), cover the hallmarks of a good hunter game, and offer advice for the Storyteller.

In From the Bookshelf, you'll get mini-reviews of:
We mentioned Anthony Jennings blog Read the Damn Book, so check it out.
You can send us an email via midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com or drop by the forum
Next month we'll discuss starting a chronicle - see you in thirty!
Hosts: Steve & Adrian.

Apr 23, 2014

Episode 02 - Beyond the shroud [Game Line Spotlight]

Wraith: the Oblivion receives the full-episode treatment as Steve and Adrian cross the Shroud to discuss the nature of the Shadowlands, the Tempest and how to run Harrowings.  There are plenty of shot-outs to the community and we tackle a couple of the questions posed on the forum.

Our selections 'From the Bookshelf' in this episode are:
Next month, we'll be changing tack and covering the use of Hunters in the oWoD, complete with a book review.  In the meantime, you can contact us at: midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com or via the forum.
See you in thirty!
Hosts: Steve & Adrian 

Mar 19, 2014

Episode 01 - When will you Rage? [Game Line Spotlight]

In the first episode, Steve and Adrian tackle Werewolf: the Apocalypse, covering the basic structure of the game.  During each segment, the hosts offer advice to Storytellers and players from designing antagonists to playing packs of all the same Auspice or Tribe.

In From The Bookshelf, they cover a range of source-books for new and veteran players alike.  This month, we draw down From The Bookshelf:
Next month the show will cover Wraith: the Oblivion, but until then, join us on the forum, or send us a message via midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com
Hosts: Steve and Adrian