Apr 16, 2017

Episode 30 - Dial ‘M’ for Metaplot

full-moon-2097326_1920.jpgAs the thirtieth episode rolls out, Beckett and BK are swept away in the swirling morass that can only be metaplot.

The dynamic duo discuss the role of metaplot in RPGs, and the oWoD in particular, offering their views on the successful narratives.

They close out by considering two aspects of metaplot from Vampire and Werewolf, with some alternate approaches to Assamites, Tremere, Stargazers, Ratkin, and Gurahl. Sadly there are no Hitchcock cameos in this episode.

Remember that we're running the first Midnight Express Competition [http://themidnightexpresspodcast.gamerz.co/topic368.html for details] and $20.00 to spend with our friends at Drivethrurpg could be yours! You have until May 6th to be in the running.

Hosts: BK and Beckett.


Jan 26, 2017

Episode 28 - The World of Darkness is… [Storyteller Advice]

man-1519665_1920.jpgBK and Wendell_Burke step onto the mean streets of the World of Darkness to explore notions of darkness in storytelling, hiding the supernatural, and the role of consequence.  

This is the first in a series throughout 2017 to examine what the key concepts in the oWoD are, and how to evoke them at the table.

If you have any ideas for the list, post them over at the forum, email them to midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com, or post on the Facebook page.

See you all in two weeks for Episode 29, featuring a new Shard of Darkness!

Hosts: BK & Wendell_Burke 


Nov 3, 2016

Episode 27 - White Wolf Magazine #40 [Storyteller Advice]

woman-1596956_1920.pngIn this second solo episode, BK focuses on one article in White Wolf Magazine #40 - namely one on Blood Cults for Vampire: the Masquerade.

He breaks the article down, offers advice and background for creating cults in your own Vampire games, and discusses the motivations of would-be cultists to make it more challenging for your players.  

As the community continues to rub off on him, there is even mention of cross-over games in this episode (without prompting).

If you'd like your own copy of this article, please visit our friends at Drivethrurpg using this link (every purchase helps the show).

As always, drop by the Forum, or our Facebook page to interact with the community, or send your emails to midnightexpresspodcast@gmail.com.

Host: BK  


Jun 9, 2016

Episode 23 - Commonplace books [Storyteller Advice]

book-2325624_1920.jpgWelcome back to another episode of the Midnight Express!  

In this solo recording, BK uses H.P. Lovecraft's Commonplace book of the weird to develop plots for Wraith, Changeling, Victorian Age Vampire, Werewolf: the Wild West, and Werewolf: the Apocalypse.

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

Host: BK


Mar 11, 2015

Episode 12 - Listener questions and Storyteller advice

mortality-401222_1920.jpgWelcome back everyone to another episode of the Midnight Express.  This episode is brought to you by our listener Michael (who generously donated funds to help with our costs - thank you!) and coincides with the one year anniversary of the podcast.

BK and Beckett expand a few of the popular forum topics into a conversation about storytelling; offering some practical advice backed up by examples from our own chronicles.

We do plan more of these types of episodes in the future.  Drop by the forum of our Facebook page and give some feedback - it helps us to plan for the next episode.

Also, you can leave us a review on iTunes and help support the show via the Donate button to the right.  

The last year has been a fantastic experience, and on behalf of both Beckett and I, we'd like to thank the community for their continued support (and we'll try to get more of you on the show soon).  The conversation on the forum is always lively, the emails full of good ideas, and I'm really pleased that we're a part of such a great group of oWoD fans.

We also mentioned Read the Damn Book.  If you haven't read this blog, you need to.

See you in April, where we have something special planned.

Hosts: Adrian BK and Beckett.


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